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Creative Writing Speaker Series

Attending the first event of the Creative Writing Speaker Series at Centenary College for the Spring 2015 semester is Charles Rice-Gonzalez, fiction writer and author of Chulito. The Reading and Writing Workshop is set for Wed., April 1, in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. Funding for this event was made possible in part by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Open to the community, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a reading of some of Rice-Gonzalez’s work, including Chulito, a coming-out, coming of age love story of a sexy, tough hip-hop loving, young
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Scholarships Offered

Village Family Clinic Offering Two Scholarships Dr. James Fedich and Village Family Clinic in Allamuchy Township are offering two scholarships this spring to high school seniors aspiring to get into the health field. The scholarships are available to any high school senior from Northwest New Jersey. Applicants are asked to submit a summary of any community and/or student activities that they have been involved in, why they are choosing the health care field, and what their ultimate career goal is. Current high school, contact information, and one school reference must be included. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to two
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Mrs. Allamuchy Vies To Be Mrs. New Jersey America 2015

Mrs. Allamuchy Vies To Be Mrs. New Jersey America 2015 Bernadette Johansson has garnered the title of Mrs. Allamuchy 2015 and will go on to compete at the Mrs. New Jersey Pageant in May, where she will join married women from across NJ to promote her personal platform, fundraise for charities, and compete for awards and the title for Mrs. America. Bernadette is representing Allamuchy in Warren County, where she is happily married to her husband, Carl, and is a resident of Panther Valley.  An advocate for organ donation, Bernadette is the Founder and CEO of The Donor Network, a
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Community Band Calling For Musicians

The Hackettstown Community Band is seeking instrumental musicians for its concert and parade bands. The band has been in existence since 1947 and serves the community needs in the Warren, Morris and Sussex County areas. The band is open to any instrumental musician with reasonable proficiency in reading concert or marching band music. There are no auditions or fees for joining the band. Members of the band come from all walks of life and enjoy performing in community events, senior citizen residences and holiday parades. For more information, visit www.hackettstownband.org. The band rehearses at the Hackettstown Community Center from 7:30
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Used Clothing Drive

Used Clothing Drive Project Graduation 2015 Spring Used Clothing Collection is set for Sat., May 2, 9a .m. to 1 p.m. at the WMCHS Gravel Lot. Wanted is used clothing, shoes, clothing accessories, and household items, such as towels, bedding, and curtains. Items should be clean and in plastic bags. Do not leave items at any other time as we will not have any way to take care of them or have them removed if you do. Items that cannot be collected include VCR tapes, CDs, books, oversized play sets or outdoor play sets, car seats, workout/exercise equipment.
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Messiah in the Passover Demonstration

  Messian in the Passover, a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, is set for Thur., April 2, 6 p.m., at The Drakestown United Methodist Church, Hackettstown.   Missiah in the Passover will be conducted by Chosen People Ministries, an over one hundred-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Hebrew Scriptures. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Chosen People Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry to “the Jew first and to the Gentile.”
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TRINITY CHURCH RECOGNIZES ITS MANY PANTRY PARTNERS

TRINITY CHURCH RECOGNIZES ITS MANY PANTRY PARTNERS The Trinity Church Lord’s Pantry in Hackettstown is the second largest food distribution program in Warren country.  Like many pantries it has seen the need for food assistance grow significantly in the past six years.  In 2008 it served 5,000 people.  In 2015, that number was 14,820!   Yet the pantry has never had a major problem meeting the growing demand because if its many “Pantry Partners.” In the past two years that partner list has grown to be 73 local businesses and organizations who help the pantry serve the many families who are food insecure.  This list
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Good Shepherd Recognizes Long-time Employees

Talk about loyal employees! Three employees at the House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community in Hackettstown topped a list of 14 who were recently recognized at a special recognition dinner held in their honor.   Patricia Bevelock and Carolyn Banghart, with 35 and 30 years, respectively, and Gloria Napier, with 25 years, were highlighted for their years of service. Bevelock and Banghart are in Nursing Services while Napier works in Human Resources. Additionally, two other employees with 20 years at The House earned special praise: Helen Wysowaty, Administration, and Tammy Cominsky, Dining Services.   “In this day and age
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United Way Caregiving Expert Named Chair

United Way Caregiving Expert Named Chair United Way Caregivers Coalition Coordinator Robin Ennis was recently chosen to serve as chair of the Warren County Senior Services Advisory Council, as announced by the United Way of Northern New Jersey. Ennis was first appointed to the Council in 2013 by the county freeholders, serving alongside its 14 members to advise the county’s Division of Aging & Disability Services on matters related to the special needs of local senior citizens. Ennis was nominated by her fellow Council members in December to serve as chair for a term of one year. In that role, Ennis will preside
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Fish And Chips Dinner

The First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown will hold its annual Fish & Chips Dinner, provided by Tastefully British, on Fri., April 24, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Chapel building. Tickets are $14 adults; $8 kids under 12. Take-out dinners will be available. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Call 908-813-3418 or 908-852-3025.
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