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Creative Cuisine Battle Cooking Camp In Long Valley

Washington Township Recreation is having a week long Creative Cuisine Battle Cooking Camp. While there are plenty of shortcuts out there to make life easy, this class focuses on back to basics…foods from scratch!  Here kids will be taken back to simpler times, showing them how food was made before boxes of pasta were created and dinners came pre-packaged. BATTLE OF THE DAY! Each day the kids will be broken up into different teams and learn the rules and the cooking battle will begin. To add to the suspense we keep the ingredients a secret until they are ready to
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The Chester Theatre Group Presents Various

The Chester Theatre Group presents, Various directed by Clifford Parrish. The dates are from July 10-12, tickets are $25, senior citizens 65 and older and students under 18 are $23. Make your reservations now! For more information call The Chester Theatre Group at 908-879-7304 or go on the website at www.chestertheatregroup.org.
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Chester Woman Captures Win In Bayer Photo Contest

A Chester woman and retired nurse is the winner of a photo contest sponsored by Bayer, after taking a beautiful photo of a Cape May scene that was chosen as part of a campaign to raise awareness about CTEPH, or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.   Patricia Middings, a resident of Chester for 50 years, said the reason she entered the Bayer photo contest was because it was directly involved with the medical field. Her outstanding photo, courtesy of Bayer, is of “The Cove” at Cape May, a section of the beach hailed as picturesque, family-oriented and good for surfing.   Middings
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Chester Author’s Work Strikes Fear in Readers

When it comes to psychological horror, Chester author Carlotta Holton is an expert. The award- winning author of “Salem Pact,” “Deadly Innocence,” “Vampire Resurrection” and “Touching the Dead,” Holton plays on the fear within the mind.   Her latest book, “Grave Matters,” is a continuation of “Touching in the Dead.” It is an anthology of short stories based on ethnic superstitions and legends from around the world. Jack Evans, host of WMBS-CBS’ “The Jack Evans Show,” has described it as “A mélange of terrifying supernatural tales that will keep you turning page after page. Grave Matters combines legends, curses and
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WMC Alum First Drafted Into Pro Football

Growing up in Long Valley, Michael Burton, dreamed of playing professional football. On May 2, his dream came true when the Detroit Lions selected him 168th in the National Football League Draft, making him the first student from West Morris Central High School to get drafted.   “When you love something you want to be able to perform or work in that field at the highest level,” Burton said.   Burton, 23, said his love of the gridiron traces back to his father, Peter who played quarterback at Susquehanna University. Additionally, his brother, Drew, 27, played basketball and his sister,
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Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key

The official start of summer may still be a few weeks away but, people are already spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Enjoying time at the beach, by the pool, tending to the garden or any outdoor activity carries an increased risk of skin cancer. From the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, anywhere there are living cells, there is a potential for skin cancer. To understand cancer, understand cell growth 101 and its progression.   Human bodies are made up of hundreds of millions of living cells. Normal cells grow, divide and
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New Officers Installed

The Evening Membership Department of the Long Valley Women’s Club and NJSFWC installed their new officers for 2015-2016. The club is a non-profit club that helps the emergency services, gives out scholarships to seniors, and work with many groups such as NJ Battered Women, NAMI and LFCAP. Beverly Scoza, liason from the LVWC, installed all members at the Pandam Room in Hackettstown on May 13. Pictured, from left, are the officers Annette Sadloski, vice chair; Bernice Jacob, corresponding secretary; Jill Wanner, treasurer; Bev Scoza, liason of LVWC; Faydean Henkyl; Carol Procter, chair.
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New Altar And Benches By Eagle Scouts

Collin Petronella of Long Valley, pictured with Scoutmaster Jim Maguire, received the highest rank in scouting at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony following the outdoor mass at Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Long Valley. For his Eagle Scout Project, Petronella from Troop 236 and his team constructed the altar, five wooden benches and a prayer garden with a statue honoring St. Francis of Assisi. To earn the Eagle Award, a scout must be active with a troop, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, assume a position of leadership in the troop and complete a service project
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Annual Canoe Trip

On May 29-31, Troop 236 had their annual Delaware River canoe trip at Ten Mile River Scout Reservation in Narrowsburgh, NY. The troop camped overnight for two nights in tents and lean-to’s. On Saturday they navigated the Delaware River on a 20 mile trek. Along the way they were able to spot Bald Eagles on several occasions along with other incredible sights of nature.  
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Beach Volleyball Coming To Long Valley

Beach volleyball is considered to be the best cross-training available for an indoor volleyball player to improve their game. Beach volleyball is also an official NCAA sports that offers scholarship opportunities? Washington Township Recreation is having an eight week Girls Junior Beach Volleyball Camp scheduled for June16-Aug. 6, for ages 12-16.  Players looking to compete in tournaments will meet on Tues. and Thurs. from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. for a non-refundable fee of $200, and beginners and recreational players will meet on Wed. from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. with a non-refundable fee of $125.  Both sessions will be held at Rock Spring Park Volleyball Court, Long Valley. The camp
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