Archives for The Hackettstown News

NJ Kiwanis gov visits NW Jersey

NJ Kiwanis gov visits NW Jersey   NJ Kiwanis District Governor Nancy Hart-Esposito , is welcomed to Northwest New Jersey at a special meeting held in Hackettstown in December. Area club representatives of the organization who were on hand included, L-R, Sean Untamo, President-Elect of Phillipsburg, NJ Key Club Governor Samantha Levisay, from Phillipsburg, Jim Scovell. President of Washington Club, Kiwanis NJ District Secretary Gwen Walding, Drew Di Sessa, Hackettstown President, Dan Vander Berg. President of Sussex Club, Richard Moore, President of Mt. Olive Club, Patrick Reardon, President of Lenape Valley Club, and John Healey, President of the Sparta Club.
Read More

Rutherfurd Hits The High Note

Rutherfurd Hits The High Note   Long before the 3:00 jazz concert on December 28 began, the performance room at The Hall was literally packed and volunteers were scurrying about rerouting chairs from various rooms in the mansion. Alone, (except for an older brother) sitting on the edge of a long table in a spacious ornate room overlooking the patio and the lake, legs swaying back and forth, Geoff Gallante, the 13 year old trumpet prodigy seemed pensive yet at ease with the world. As the program developed, it became obvious that Geoff was already a young version of, “a
Read More

BENNY GOODMAN TRIBUTE KICKS OFF “JANUARY JAZZ FEST” AT CENTENARY STAGE.

“The King of Swing” will be celebrated in high fashion this month as theBenny Goodman Tribute by the Stan Rubin Orchestra kicks off the annual January Jazz Fest at the Centenary Stage on  Saturday, January 10th at  the Centenary Stage Company.  With a career spanning over 50 years, Benny Goodman became synonymous with swing and jazz orchestra, renown for his talents as a bandleader, conductor, and clarinetist. The Benny Goodman Tribute is sponsored in part by a generous grant from Fulton Bank of NJ. Band leader Stan Rubin  has been called he “crown-prince of swing” by many, and is committed to preserving and
Read More

Willow Grove K-Kids Club Supports Troops

Willow Grove K-Kids Club Supports Troops   HACKETTSTOWN (Nov. 14, 2014) – The K-Kids Club at Willow Grove Elementary School in Hackettstown isn’t wasting any time as the school’s newest club.   Off to a running start, the club, comprised of 30 third and fourth graders, hosted a special Veterans Day event on Veterans Day and are actively collecting items for care packages for soldiers overseas. In addition, they are writing Christmas cards and letters to the troops and making a 20-foot “banner” message with greetings and drawings.   “The K-Kids club is off to a great start,” said Robin Gibbon, K-Kids
Read More

WCCC student from Great Meadows teaching at MIT

WCCC student from Great Meadows teaching at MIT   WASHINGTON TWP. (Dec. 3, 2014) – William Browder-Little doesn’t make a big deal about it. Indeed, the fact that he has been teaching courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology through its Educational Studies Program since 2011 is only known to a few people in and around Warren County.   Browder-Little, now 19 and a sophomore at Warren County Community College studying Computer Science, first started attending MIT ESP classes himself as part of the internationally renowned school when he was 14 years old.  Two years later, he taught his first class
Read More

Warren County Freeholders Recognize Family Caregivers

Warren County Freeholders Recognize Family Caregivers   BELVIDERE, N.J. –  The Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed November National Family Caregivers Month and recognized the work of the United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition to provide the estimated 24,000 Warren County family caregivers with education, information and resources to help them in their caregiving journey.
Read More

Local Handbell Choir Makes it to Carnegie Hall!

Local Handbell Choir Makes it to Carnegie Hall! by Darrell Sandrue   On October 30, 2014, Carnegie Hall experienced a first, which is a rare occurrence its 123 year history- handbells and an orchestra made music together. The Trinity Ringers of Hackettstown, New Jersey, along with the Camp Rhythmo Ringers, based in New York City, performed with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.   Established in 1995 by Sharon Treacy-Dunne as a peace initiative between the then troubled north and south regions of Ireland, the Cross Border Orchestra, conducted by Gearóid Grant, today consists of over 100 young musicians from
Read More

ALLAMUCHY STUDENTS HONOR VETS

ALLAMUCHY STUDENTS HONOR VETS   They gathered in a classroom, awaiting the call . Many enlisted at that time in history. Some of the veterans wore their uniforms, representing various branches of the Armed Services with pride and enjoyed the opportunity to meet, again, at the Annual Allamuchy Veterans Day Assembly. As the bagpiper, Gerard Hardiman, began the Processional, the troops moved forward down the hall of the school in formation and into the auditorium where the audience- students from K-8, staff, parents and guests- quickly fell into silence as they recognized the solemnity of the occasion. This was something
Read More

Sock it to Me!

Sock it to Me!   With winter approaching quickly and temperatures dropping, homeless people are at a great risk of becoming sick and while every type of donation is probably greatly appreciated there is one item that most homeless people are in desperate need of and that’s socks. Most people think of socks as almost meaningless, that they don’t really make a difference, but to people living out in the cold, socks provide so much warmth and comfort. Sadly though, homeless shelters and clothing drives rarely get socks. Girl Scout Ambassador Troop #792 will be having a Sock Drive thur
Read More