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Centenary College Employee To Attend Academy For International Education

  Centenary College’s International Student Admissions Counselor in the School of International Programs, April Chang, has been accepted into the 12th Class of the NAFSA Academy for International Programs. With nearly 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA’s focus is on establishing mutual understanding among nations, preparing the next generation with vital cross-cultural and global skills and creating the conditions for a more peaceful world.   NAFSA’s Academy for International Education is an extensive 11 month training program that prepares participants for leadership roles in the field of international education. The
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Centenary College Publishes E-Book To Help College Bound Students Navigate The World Of Financial Aid

Centenary College in Hackettstown is offering college bound students tips on finding their way through the financial aid labyrinth in a new, downloadable e-book entitled “Navigating the World of College Student Financial Aid,” now available on the Centenary College website. “This e-book is intended as a resource to help students and their families really understand the financial aid process,” says Evelynne Blatt, Director of Financial Aid at Centenary College.  “It is designed in an easy-to-read format, so individuals can be better equipped to pursue a college education that is personally beneficial and affordable.” “Navigating the World of College Student Financial
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In The Car With Blossom And Len To Receive World Premiere Production At Centenary

  Family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material, as is the case in the Susan Glaspell Award winning, In the Car with Blossom and Len by Joni Fritz.  This funny and poignant new play is set to make its World Premiere in the Sitnik Theatre as part of Centenary Stage Company’s 2015 season opening Feb. 20 and running till March 8.  A basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold’s laboratory is discovered by one of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent partner, and a few other challenges which must be met by this
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Award Winning Play At Centenary

    Two-time Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett will bring the award-winning play, “In the Car with Blossom and Len”  to the stage for its world premiere at the Centenary Stage Company through March 8. Written by New Jersey playwright Joni Fritz,  the play has enjoyed a strong alliance over the past two  years with Corbett, who has been on-board as director and collaborator during its development.  The development process has included readings of the work with such theatre luminaries as Len Cariou, Kyra Sedgwick and Dick Cavett. “In the Car..” was featured in the Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series last
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Tax Service Offered

United Way of Northern New Jersey is teaming up with local partners to offer area residents free tax preparation and opportunities to open a free savings account and access financial education as part of an America Saves Week celebration from February 23 to 28. United Way has scheduled Community Resource Days across the region in recognition of America Saves Week, a national campaign to promote practical savings habits. Appointments are required. Local residents can call 908.253.6521 to register to attend one of the two remaining sessions: Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., in Hackettstown; and Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
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French Baroque Music Featured

Bethlehem Baroque to Play for Music at St. Luke’s- The 2015 season of Music at St. Luke’s begins Sat., Feb. 28 with The Age of Splendour, a candlelight concert of French Baroque music by Bethlehem Baroque. The concert, which features music of Couperin, Leclair and Saint Colombe, begins at 7 p.m. A free pre-concert talk about the sites where this music was first heard will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by Guy Walton, professor emeritus of art history at New York University. The talk will be in the St. Luke’s Parish House, next to the church in Hope. Bethlehem Baroque is a chamber music group based in
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Centenary Presents Funny Play

Centenary Stage Company to present World Premiere production of Joni Fritz’s Susan Glaspell Award Winning In the Car with Blossom and Len through March 8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.  Work-shopped during last season’s annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response. In this funny and poignant new play, a basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold’s laboratory is discovered by one of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent
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HACKETTSTOWN’S COMMERCE AND EDUCATION SHINE THROUGH

HACKETTSTOWN’S COMMERCE AND EDUCATION SHINE THROUGH By Ejvind Boccolini     Jim Sheldon, Executive Director of the Hackettstown BID, said in a phone interview late last month that he is excited about the upcoming Man Skirt Brewing Co. set to open shortly at 144 Main Street. Sheldon said last month that it may open in February. The brewing company’s Facebook page has updates periodically, and on it, the owner thanked all the community members inquiring about when it will open. He thanked them for their support, and said he was humbled by it, knowing that many who are inquiring are strangers. Also, Sheldon said
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Book Discussion At Centenary

Centenary College Hosts Book Discussion As Part Library Lecture Series Centenary College’s Taylor Memorial Library in Hackettstown is set to host author Robin Shulman for a discussion of her book “Eat the City: A Tale of New York City’s Culinary History,” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17,  at Centenary College’s Taylor Memorial Library. A book signing will take place after the event. In addition, Donaldson Farms in Mansfield will be on-site to showcase their healthy eating weekly program called the “Healthy Bites Buying Club.” Both opportunities are open to the public, as well as members of Centenary College’s staff and students. This event is part of
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Youth At Trinity Church Go Hungry To Help Others

An enthusiastic group of 80 young Christians gathered recently at Trinity Church in Hackettstown to do something rare for their age group- they went without food for 24 hours.  The youth participated in the church’s annual B-1 Fast, an event designed to raise awareness of hunger issues, and to raise money for a cause that will help others.  Youth from four churches joined a large contingent of Trinity youth in the event. The youth, from grades 6-12, were joined by 30 adults who also fasted, stayed overnight at the church with them, and then on the Saturday of the fast
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