Archives for The Hackettstown News

CENTENARY COMMUNITY COMPETES AGAINST NEW YORK CITY JAGUARS

Hackettstown, N.J., April 16, 2014 – Centenary College will be hosting a basketball competition between the New York City Jaguars and the Hackettstown community at6:30 p.m. April 26, 2014. Prior to the game there will be a Fan Fest at 3 p.m. and a Youth Clinic at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center.   The pre-game Fan Fest will kick off with games and prizes. The activities will follow a carnival theme with games like KanJam available to participants. Food for the event will be provided by Mama’s Café and Frank’s Pizza.   Following the activities,
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FISH & CHIPS DINNER

The First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown will hold its annual Fish & Chips dinner (provided by Tastefully British) on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Dinners are served on a first come – first serve basis.  Take-out dinners will also be available with tickets purchased in advance. Location:  The Chapel building at 291 Main Street (Rt. 46 West) opposite the First Presbyterian Church. Tickets cost $13.00 (adults) and $8.00 (kids under 12).  To purchase tickets or for further information, call Vicky at (908) 813-3418 or Barbara at (908) 852-3025 day or evening.  Advance purchase of tickets
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United Way Golf Outing Supports ALICE

17th Annual Golf Outing helps Warren County families struggling to afford the basics    WASHINGTON, N.J. – On Monday, May 5, area residents can enjoy playing a round of golf at an 18-hole course while helping United Way of Northern New Jersey address the needs of ALICE families in Warren County. The 17th annual United Way Golf Outing in Warren County will be held at the Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive in Washington. The day begins with registration at 7:30 a.m., follows with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and includes a Cinco de Mayo inspired breakfast and
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V‑DAY WARREN COUNTY JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

 V-Day Warren County 2014 Presents A Benefit Performance of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES    On Thursday, April 24th, 2014, at 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:00pm, V‑Day Warren County will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at the Independence Firehouse in Great Meadows. All proceeds from The Vagina Monologues reading will benefit the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County. Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $5 million through
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DAWN Center for Independent Living Offers Wellness Program for People with Disabilities


DAWN Center for Independent Living is starting the spring session of its Living Well with a Disability program. This program teaches people with disabilities valuable skills to help improve their quality of life. Participants meet weekly for 8 weeks to discuss topics including goal setting, communication, advocacy, nutrition and exercise. Meetings will be held at the Hackettstown Senior Center on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Limited transportation may be available – contact DAWN for transportation information. The Living Well with a Disability Program was developed at the University of Montana and has been proven to improve quality
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Alcohol Ink Workshop

The May 8th Warren County Arts group meeting will feature Carolyn Opderbeck, Artist Creative Explorations Alcohol Ink Workshop.  “Awaken a new sense of creativity as you discover the excitement of experimenting with alcohol inks on Yupo ® as a medium which has unlimited possibilities totally different from any other.” In this workshop you will learn the properties of alcohol ink on Yupo® and watch how they blend and flow to produce high-intensity, jewel-like colors. Painting with alcohol inks on Yupo® provides a unique opportunity for a beginner to create unique works of art and for the more experienced artist to
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Saving Family History on Video

Hackettstown Historical Society Meeting & Presentation Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:30pm You are invited on come and meet William Van Natta, who will be with us to discuss how to save family history on video, using programs that are standard on most computers. Mr. Vatta will share tips on genealogy and researching your family roots. We will see Mr. Van Natta’s “Family History Timeline Video” which includes his ancestors who were born in Hackettstown, among them George T. Werts, 28th Governor of New Jersey in 1893, and Henry H. Vanatta, Mayor of Hackettstown in 1856. The program is FREE and
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Mansfield’s Shannon Frone, Product Engineer At Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Honored by State

TRENTON (April 2, 2014) – Shannon Frone, a Product Engineer in Research and Development at the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Flanders facility, was recently recognized by New Jersey for her innovative work in the field of healthcare. Frone, of Mansfield Township, was honored on the floor of the New Jersey State Legislature in March as part of the state’s celebration of Women’s History Month and this year’s focus on the Life Sciences. “It was such an honor to be there,” said Frone. “I think it’s wonderful that the Assembly is recognizing our contributions and commitments to the life sciences.” “Shannon is
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Springfest of Song Set for Early May

  The Warren County Community Singers present their annual Springfest of Song on May 3 and 4.      The concerts are Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, and Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington.      Music includes show tunes, classical, American Folk music and gospel.      Performing with the Community Singers will be the Children’s Chorus of Warren County which is sponsored by WCCS. The children range in age from 8 to early teens with unchanged voices.      The singers are directed
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Allamuchy Firefighters Become Certified Ice Rescue Techs

ALLAMUCHY, NJ  – On Saturday, March 29 Allamuchy Firefighters made their way onto the thinning ice of Allamuchy Pond to conduct their Ice Rescue Technician’s practical and become certified in Ice Rescue.  The course was a 1 day lecture and 1 day practical where firefighters learned several techniques of rescuing a victim who has fallen through the ice.  The course also instructs how to stabilize & package a victim who may be injured on the ice from an ice skating or snowmobiling incident. During the practical firefighters donned their ice rescue suits and made their way onto the ice to
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