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Young Performers Workshop Performance

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of eight and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29 – June 7 with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a “state treasure” by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from
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PBA 2015 Comedy Night Fundraiser

The Centenary Stage Company will host the 2015 Comedy Night fundraiser for the Hackettstown-Mansfield PBA (Local 369) on Sat., June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center.   “New Jersey’s Bad Boy” Mike Marino will headline the night’s entertainment, which will be hosted by comedian Bob Gonzo, and will open with “The Reverend” Bob Levy. NJ Comedy Hall of Famer Marino has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. He currently can be seen nightly as a headliner in
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Pressed Flower Techniques To Be Taught At Arts Group Meeting

The June 11 Warren County Arts group meeting will feature a Pressed Flower Workshop by Dorothy Kovak and Linda Conrad. At this workshop, participants will learn about the art of pressed flowers. The instructors will demonstrate different ways to press flowers and show their creations, explaining the techniques used to create their art and the best flowers and leaves to press. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thurs., June 11 in the Oxford Township Municipal building. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. There will be a $2 fee for non-members wishing to participate. Call Warren County ARTS Event HotLine:
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Hackettstown High School Student Grand Champion of NJ Conservation Poster Contest

Every year Soil Conservation Districts across the state of N.J. give students in grades two through twelve the chance to participate in the National Conservation Poster Contest.  This year’s theme for the contest was “Local Heroes… Your Hardworking Pollinators”. The contest consists of the student researching the an important conservation issue and designing a poster based on that theme. In the submission the students learn all about the importance of pollinators and must combine what they learn into the poster. This year’s Warren County Soil Conservation District’s first place winner in grade levels 10-12 is Taylor Copko from Hackettstown High School.  She
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Centenary Offers Young Acting Program

Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists by offering the TYRO I and II Acting Program this summer June 29 – July 10.  As part of the CSC’s mission to introduce and develop arts in education with the community, TYRO I and II is a two – week theatre arts program that meets daily and is designed specifically for young thespians ages six to eleven years of age.  Using structured theatre activities which focus on expression, confidence building and fun, young thespians will learn acting games and demonstrate improvisations inspired by popular fairy and folk tales.  TYRO
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Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years

Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years By Ejvind Boccolini The Arc Morris is a great provider of services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), helping them to become as self-sufficient as possible and to become included in their communities as much as possible. For more than 60 years Arc Morris has done this great deed. Last year, the organization celebrated 60 years of service, and earlier this month, Executive Director, Bill Testa, offered some insight on its service. “For over 60 years, The Arc/Morris has envisioned a world in which people with Intellectual and related Developmental Disabilities and
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Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program

Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program The Mental Health Association of Morris County (MHAMC), kicks off May is Mental Health Month by hosting Send Silence Packing, a traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks. These backpacks represent the number of college students lost every year to suicide. This powerful program has been raising awareness of mental health issues among college students since its inception at the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2008. The program was displayed at the Morristown Green in Morristown on Fri., May 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and
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Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight

Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight By Cheryl Conway A zero tax increase, reducing debt and maintaining roadways are high on the list for David Scapicchio’s campaign as Morris County Freeholder. Running in the Republican 2015  June 2 Primary for his second three- year term as freeholder, Scapicchio of Flanders and Morris County resident for more than 36 years, was sworn in to his first three-year term on the freeholder board on Jan. 4, 2013, serving as the board’s deputy director in 2013 and 2014. Competing in an all-Republican Primary, Scapicchio joins running mates Freeholder John Krikus
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Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation

Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation By Cheryl Conway Nicholas Mathus of Flanders has found his niche, and how ironic that his passion for history stems from his very own past. Determined to share history with others and preserve our nation’s past, Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (also named Nick) whose love for history is much the same. Since he was three years old, Nick has visited more than 80 historic sites and videotaped their significance, all with the help from his father Glenn Mathus. The fourteen year old is known as “Nick The
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Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens

Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens Cara Connelly The calendar page has turned to April and the promise of spring is here. After the record breaking winter the region has endured, the birds are finally singing and bulb buds are poking through the newly uncovered grass. Springtime means preparing the yard and gardens to enjoy landscaping all summer long.  Putting in some prep time now by preparing the lawn, controlling weeds and cleaning planting beds to get them ready to become flower or vegetable gardens for another season of blooms and fresh produce will help those enjoy
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