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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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St. Mary’s Academy Announces Name Change to St. Brendan’s Academy In Memory of Brendan Tevlin

St. Mary’s Academy Announces Name Change to St. Brendan’s Academy In Memory of Brendan Tevlin   HACKETTSTOWN NJ – St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) announced plans to change its name to St. Brendan’s Academy in memory of Brendan Tevlin — the 19-year-old college student who was tragically killed in West Orange earlier this year.   “Our group was deeply moved by Brendan’s story,” said Gregg Dudzinski, SMA president, “and we wanted to do something to insure that he’s remembered for the way he lived and not just how he died.”   According to Dudzinski, the organization had been talking about changing
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Santa to Visit by Fire Truck

Santa to Visit by Fire Truck   Santa Claus has once again made arrangements with the Schooley’s Mountain Fire Company to make a special appearance and visit many of the neighborhood children on Saturday, December 20. He will be landing on the mountain to hitch a ride with the firefighters who will bring him via fire truck to the various developments on Schooley’s Mountain. Santa and several of his elves will begin their tour at 10:00 AM, and work their way through various streets including Gentry estates, Middlesworth Farm, Cobblestone and Glen Ridge, and William Way. They’ll also travel through
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Divorce and Recovery Support for Women

Divorce and Recovery Support for Women   Have you been feeling out of control in your relationship? Have you been wondering if you should get divorced or not? Have you talked to your partner about the unhappiness and the differences? How is divorce going to impact your life emotionally, physically, financially? What is your next step? The divorce process can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be if you get organized and are prepared when dealing with documents, attorneys, your spouse and other parties. As a Divorce Coach, I will be there to help you focus during this difficult
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