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Touch The Music In Washington Twp.

Touch the Music Tues., May 26th @ 4:30 p.m. – for ages three and up, register online @ wtpl.org Touch the Music is a hands-on music program that introduces children of all ages to the fascinating world of musical instruments. The library events presented by Touch the Music combine literature and music into an exciting exploration of words and sounds. After reading the story “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin”, Touch the Music owner Claudia Lemmerz introduces several instruments from the story: violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, French horn, flute, bassoon and the harp. After explaining each instrument the children have the opportunity to try them all
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Evening Of Bingo For Kids and Seniors

Calling all Seniors to come and try their luck while they buddy up with a Kid for Kindness in an evening of Bingo.  Washington Township Recreation and Kids for Kindness presents an evening of bingo at 5 p.m. on Fri. June 12 at Senior Center in Long Valley. Join us for a free fun night of pizza a game of bingo, and prizes! Must pre-register to attend, limited space available so register early. Call the Recreation Dept. (908) 876-5941or email recreation@wtmorris.net to sign up for the fun filled evening before June 10.
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Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years

Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years By Ejvind Boccolini The Arc Morris is a great provider of services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), helping them to become as self-sufficient as possible and to become included in their communities as much as possible. For more than 60 years Arc Morris has done this great deed. Last year, the organization celebrated 60 years of service, and earlier this month, Executive Director, Bill Testa, offered some insight on its service. “For over 60 years, The Arc/Morris has envisioned a world in which people with Intellectual and related Developmental Disabilities and
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Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program

Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program The Mental Health Association of Morris County (MHAMC), kicks off May is Mental Health Month by hosting Send Silence Packing, a traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks. These backpacks represent the number of college students lost every year to suicide. This powerful program has been raising awareness of mental health issues among college students since its inception at the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2008. The program was displayed at the Morristown Green in Morristown on Fri., May 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and
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Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight

Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight By Cheryl Conway A zero tax increase, reducing debt and maintaining roadways are high on the list for David Scapicchio’s campaign as Morris County Freeholder. Running in the Republican 2015  June 2 Primary for his second three- year term as freeholder, Scapicchio of Flanders and Morris County resident for more than 36 years, was sworn in to his first three-year term on the freeholder board on Jan. 4, 2013, serving as the board’s deputy director in 2013 and 2014. Competing in an all-Republican Primary, Scapicchio joins running mates Freeholder John Krikus
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Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation

Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation By Cheryl Conway Nicholas Mathus of Flanders has found his niche, and how ironic that his passion for history stems from his very own past. Determined to share history with others and preserve our nation’s past, Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (also named Nick) whose love for history is much the same. Since he was three years old, Nick has visited more than 80 historic sites and videotaped their significance, all with the help from his father Glenn Mathus. The fourteen year old is known as “Nick The
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Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens

Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens Cara Connelly The calendar page has turned to April and the promise of spring is here. After the record breaking winter the region has endured, the birds are finally singing and bulb buds are poking through the newly uncovered grass. Springtime means preparing the yard and gardens to enjoy landscaping all summer long.  Putting in some prep time now by preparing the lawn, controlling weeds and cleaning planting beds to get them ready to become flower or vegetable gardens for another season of blooms and fresh produce will help those enjoy
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Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets

Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets By Cara Connelly Farmers markets provide visitors with a window to see into the world of the people and places that grow our farm foods, baked goods, artisans’ chesses, local honey and hand crafted products. Once considered more of a novelty, farmers markets today provide consumers with an alternative to traditional grocery markets, specialty food stores and unique gift shops. Visitors to local farmers markets can purchase locally grown and made items all with the convenience of one stop shopping. Different farmers, bakers, craftsmen and unique shop owners come together in
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Washington Library Offers Adult Programs

Washington Library Offers Adult Programs May is packed full with adult programs at the Washington Twp. Public Library in Long Valley. WTPL Knits – Tues., May, 19, at 1 p.m. Lunch n Learn – Mon., May 18, at noon. “Medication Management” will be presented by Jean Smalley, RN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, to teach simple strategies to help manage medicines wisely. This includes making sure that medicines are stored properly, that they have not expired and that prescriptions are refilled on time. Mistakes with medication cannot only be costly; they can be fatal. Cost for the program is $2, which
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Scouts Clean Up Raritan River During Earth Day

Scouts Clean Up Raritan River During Earth Day On April 18, 2015, twenty-six members of Long Valley Boy Scout Troop 236 participated in an Earth Day stream clean-up sponsored by the Raritan Headwaters Association. The Troop’s volunteers met at the trailhead for the Gillette Trail on Fairview Avenue in Long Valley and broke into three teams, one team working the Columbia Trail heading east, one team working the Columbia Trail heading west and the third team working along the Gillette Trail. The group’s efforts were very productive resulting in twelve bags of garbage and recyclables collected in addition to notable
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