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Free Hot Seats At Shippen Manor June 28

The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission is happy to present The Hot Seats in a free concert on the lawn of Shippen Manor, Sun., June 28. The Hot Seats, a five person group of acoustic musicians from Richmond, Virginia play a type of music that has been described as acoustic mayhem incorporating elements of vaudeville, jug-band music, bluegrass, old-time string-band music and various Eastern European musical traditions. The Hot Seats, just back from a European tour and who have been together since 2002, consist of Josh Bearman on mandolins, banjos, and bass, Ben Belcher on three finger banjo and
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Anyone see Batman?

Among the 425 cars on display at the recent Memorial Motor Madness in Hackettstown  was this Batmobile. Memorial Motor Madness was held on Memorial weekend Sunday by the Hackettstown Rotary Club Foundation to benefit The Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and Rotary projects benefitting area individuals and nonprofits.  
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Four decades, Trinity Thrift Shop Fulfills A Dual Mission

Trinity United Methodist Church Thrift Shop has long been a presence on Main Street, Hackettstown, but when Maureen Storey was hired as director she brought some welcome changes. Some 41 years ago, Trinity had a rummage sale and had lots of things left over, so someone got the idea to start a thrift shop. At first in the basement of one of the church’s buildings and only open a few hours a week, the shop is now in a bright store front next to the church offices. When Storey arrived in July 2013, she determined a few changes had to
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American Legion Post 164 Honors Veterans With New Flags

The American Legion Post 164 of Hackettstown remembers the nation’s veterans with an honorable ceremony each year after old flags are replaced with new ones on veteran’s graves in Union Cemetery. The practice of changing flags on graves is performed by other posts as well, but not all perform the elaborate and community-oriented ceremony like the Hackettstown post does.   It is a good way to honor veterans, indeed, and some years back, this ceremony – the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags – was re-introduced to the Hackettstown Post 164 by Americanism Chair and past commander Rich Barry. It is now
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Centenary College To Host Its 18th Annual Scholarship Gala

Centenary College plans to host its 18th Annual Scholarship Gala from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 25 at the David and Carol Lackland Center. This year’s theme is “A Toast to Scholarship.” Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and an awards presentation, as well as live and silent auctions. Funds raised from this event will help keep a Centenary education accessible and affordable for those who could not otherwise afford to attend the College.  This year, over $15 million from the institution’s annual budget was awarded in financial aid to full-time undergraduate students.  Since its inception, the
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Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop

“The most professional kids troupe around!”
-The Star Ledger Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, the Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop Summer Session registration is now open to new and returning applicants. This 5-week intensive program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers interested in working in the theatre. The hands-on program utilizes both the classroom and the “production process” to train young people in the theatre arts. The program includes the production of musicals and one-act plays.   Led by theatre, TV and film veteran Michael Blevins, the
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June Recognized As National Great Outdoors Month

In an effort to urge residents and visitors to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and explore nearby parks and open spaces, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized June as National Great Outdoors Month. Aimed at connecting families with the outdoors, National Great Outdoors Month includes National Trails Day, National Fishing and Boating Week, the Great American Backyard Campout, and National Get Outdoors Day. “The Freeholders deserve special thanks for recognizing the importance of our great outdoors,” said Corey Tierney, Director of Land Preservation and Administrator to the Warren County Board of Recreation Commissioners. “Proclamations like these from across
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Centenary Students Awarded at Film Festival

Five Centenary students tied for second place at the 41st New Jersey Young Filmmakers Film Festival at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange recently.  This accolade was for their submission of the experimental film “An Incidental Nostalgic Journey.” “An Incidental Nostalgic Journey” is an experimental film, shot on black and white 16 mm.  It incorporates many filmmaking techniques including animation.  The film is based on a poem written by the students about the passage of time and personal reflections.  The poem that was used as a narration for the film was read and recorded by WNTI’s Spider Glenn
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Ray Charles Tribute To Be Held At Cetenary College

The name “Ray Charles” is a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. The name “Ray Charles” designates a superstar worldwide whose legacy shaped and forever changed the face of American music.  Fellow musicians called Charles “The Genius,” an appropriate title for the rambling musician, who never worked in just one style, but blended and beautified all that he touched.  He also earned the nickname “Father of Soul”.   In just about every Hall of Fame that has anything to do with music, be it rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and roll, gospel, or country and Western, Ray’s name is very prominently
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Centenary College To Conduct Intensive International Summer Program

Centenary College will again conduct its annual intensive Summer Culture and Language Program for international students to learn American culture and the English language.  This program is open to international college students and high school students who are entering or just completed their senior year. From July 6 through Aug. 13, 76 students from China, Colombia, Taiwan and Korea are attending the Summer Culture & Language Program.  Thirty-nine of the summer students will remain at Centenary for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Some students will be attending from Centenary sister university partners in South Korea, such as Dongduk Women’s University, Ewha
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