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Large Town Low Debt, Hackettstown Revitalizes, Attracts Visitors

Large Town Low Debt, Hackettstown Revitalizes, Attracts Visitors Hackettstown Mayor Maria DiGiovanni recaps 2015 and looks forward to this year.   The goals met for 2015 were that Hackettstown continued to pay down our town debt; while not sacrificing our infrastructure. We paved roads, purchased necessary equipment, did a facelift on our Town Gazebo park area and also painted our Town Museum building.   Our town continues to work on revitalizing Main Street with many new restaurants and shops. Through our Business Improvement District; we continue to have events, parades and the annual Spring Festival. All of these events attract many
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Bria Skonberg To Appear In CSC January Thaw Music Festival

Hailing from West Coast Canada and now living in New York City, award winning trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” (Wall Street Journal).  Now she joins Centenary Stage Company’s January Thaw Music Festival set for Sat., Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Lackland Center. Since moving to New York in in 2010 she has earned a Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year” and has been included twice in DOWNBEAT Magazine’s Rising Star Critics‘ Poll. She has recently
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United Way Seeks Volunteers For Annual Project Homeless Connect

Volunteers are needed on Wed.,, Jan. 27, to help connect individuals and families at risk of or facing homelessness with available social service supports during the annual Project Homeless Connect. United Way of Northern New Jersey partners with the Warren County Department of Human Services to link the county’s most vulnerable with information and services in the arenas of housing, emergency assistance, legal support, substance abuse, mental health and employment. Project Homeless Connect is an annual one-day, one-stop event in one central  location to bring the community together to help those most in need. Volunteers are needed at Saint Philip
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MPAC Spring Musical To Be “Mary Poppins”

Auditions for MPAC’s fourth annual spring musical is set to take place Mon., Feb. 1, Wed., Feb. 3 and Sun., Feb. 7 at the Theatre. Youth ages 9-22 may audition. Details on casting and auditions can be found at http://www.mayoarts.org/education/musical. The show will be directed by Cathy Roy. Musical Director is Kevin Lynch. The show is scheduled to be staged Fri., June 3 – Sun., June 5. In “Mary Poppins,” the jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces the audience to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their
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Singers To Begin New Season

Rehearsals for the spring 2016 season of Warren County Community Singers is set to begin Tues., Jan. 12, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington in  Washington. Rehearsals begin at 7:30, but registration begins at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in January. The music fee is $55. WCCS is a non-audition group open to singers high school age and older. The group sponsors the Children’s Chorus of Warren County for children ages eight and up with unchanged voices. Registration for the Children’s Chorus begins Tues., Feb. 1, and continues every Tues. in February. The fee for children’s music is $25
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CSC To Hold January THAW Music Festival

Music permeates Centenary Stage Company’s Lackland Center during the month of January with the January THAW Music Festival.  Featuring the music of legends and some of New York’s hottest artists this year’s festival includes; “Duke Ellington: Composer Beyond Category” by The Duke Ellington Center Big Band under the direction of Mercedes Ellington, the Bria Skonberg Quintet and “An Oscar Moment” with the Matt Baker Quartet. On Sat., Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. the music is scheduled to kick off in full swing with The Duke Ellington Center Big Band under the direction of Mercedes Ellington.  “Duke Ellington:  Composer Beyond Category” is
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Dance New Jersey Presents “Show Up And Dance” At The Lackland

Dance New Jersey, the state’s premiere dance service organization is set to present its bi-annual member-based performance opportunity at Centenary Stage Company’s Lackland Center , Sat., Jan. 9. Show times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and they are open to the public. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for seniors/children 12 and under “Show Up and Dance” informally showcases the breadth of dancing and choreographic talent that hails from NJ. In a welcoming and supportive environment, student and professional members of Dance New Jersey alike come together to share their creative dance work with the community. In this iteration showcasing
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CSC Presents “The Nutcracker”

There’s magic in the air and sparkle in every smile when the “Nutcracker” comes to town! Over 50 talented dancers and actors from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties have earned roles in the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” The company’s “Nutcracker” is unique because it’s narrated by Hadley DeGregoris who tells the story from the perspective of twelve-year-old Clara Stahlbaum. A theatre ticket becomes an invitation to Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum’s Christmas Party. As the theater darkens, and some of the world’s most beautiful music plays, Clara take the audience on a storybook adventure. At the
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CSC Young Performers Workshop Returns

Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites in the annual Winter Festival of Shows.  This year’s Winter Festival of Shows includes “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “George M!” and “Cabaret.”  The festival is set to run Dec. 12 through 20, with a cast of talented young thespians from across New Jersey.  All performances will be held in Centenary Stage Company’s Little Theater located at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown.  Spring registration is now open to new and returning young theatre artists for the Young Performers Workshops spring intensive.  Registration deadline is
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Free Hearing Screening To Be Offered To The Public

Ed Regan, ACA, BC-HIS, Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, will be in the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this special event, the following free services will be offered: 1. Electronic hearing screening by Licensed Hearing Professional. 2. Ear Scan,ear canal will appear on a color TV Screen with the use of new video camera. For some, the problem may just be wax! 3. Be the first to try Starkey’s latest technology, Z Series. These hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. They feature the latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, which is designed
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