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MO Robotics Teams Host Competition

Mount Olive Robotics Teams, FRC 11 MORT and FRC 193 MORT Beta, plans to host the Mid-Atlantic Region – Mount Olive District Competition- the weekend of March 7 and 8 at Mt. Olive High School in Flanders. Events will begin each day with Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Sat. and 9:30 a.m. on Sun. Competition matches featuring high school robotics teams from across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware will follow. This year’s game is Recycle Rush. Additional details about the event are available at the team’s website, http://mort11.org/district. Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points
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Mt. Olive Library Hosts Children’s Programs

Mount Olive Public Library has many fun and free programs for children planned for March. Preschool Play, Mother Goose, Storytime, & Library Fun begin the week of March 8 and end the week of March 29. Preschool Play: 2 through 6 years old is set for Tuesdays at 10 .am. No registration required. Mother Goose: Infants 6-23 months, Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. No registration required. Storytime: 2 through 6 years old, Wednesdays at 1o a.m. No registration required. Library Fun: 2 through 6 years old, Thursdays at 10 a.m. No registration required. Dates and times are subject to change as needed. Special Programs “Backwards Night”: Stories, Crafts & Games- (Dress accordingly); For
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Breakfast Anyone?

Sunday Breakfast at Musconetcong Lodge is set for March 15, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fundraiser breakfast is every third Sunday of the month.  Located at the corner of US 46 and S. International Drive in Budd Lake. Call 973-347-2036. Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet style breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, french toast, homemade strawberry topping, with whipped cream, eggs, bacon, pork-roll, sausage, home fried potatoes, toast, bread, milk, coffee, tea, chocolate milk, O.J., tea and apple juice. Pay at the door : Adults, $7; Seniors, $6; Children 10 and under, $4.  
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Cinderella At Pax Amicus

Come join us at Pax Amicus Theatre in Budd Lake for a new musical retelling of the beloved classic story of Cinderella. Come see the Prince, the Fairy Godmother, the Royal Crier, the Step-Sisters, and that not-so-loving Step-Mother as Cinderella makes her way to the Ball and they all discover just what happens “If the Shoe Fits…” Written and Directed by Rich Boyer. Feb. 28 – March 14 (Sat. @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. @ 2 p.m. All seats: $15.Call the box office for tickets 973-691-2100 or purchase tickets online at www.paxtix.org.
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Talk About George Washington

When George Washington was about to become the first President under the Constitution of the United States he said, “I walk on untrodden ground to shape America.”  And he did! Everything that George Washington did, from the inaugural oath, through the establishment of the U.S. Treasury and its financial system to the creation of the Coast Guard, cabinet meetings, appointment of ambassadors, appointment of the justices of the Supreme Court, his dealings with Congress, to the time when Washington unilaterally on his own volition, refused to run for a third term for the presidency of the United States, was a precedent. 
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Sunday Morning Fitness Hikes at Schiff

Sunday Morning Fitness Hikes at Schiff   Take a brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain along Schiff’s trails on Sundays, Feb. 22, March 22, April 19 and May 17, at 8 a.m. Meet at Schiff’s McVicker’s Brook Preserve parking lot at 229 Pleasant Valley Road in Mendham. Vaccinated dogs welcome on a leash. Members free; non members $10. Hikes are limited to 20 participants. Advance registration required. Register online at schiffnaturepreserve.org.
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Upcoming MPAC Events

Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a variety of events for families and adults the first week of March.   The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, Tues., March 3, at 4 pm. Little Blue Engine dreams of leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? This song-filled adventure is based on Watty Piper’s timeless tale. Ages 4-10. All seats $12.   The Temptations and The Four Tops, Fri., March 6, at 8 pm. Two legendary supergroups –
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Assembly Panel Approves McHose-Space Measure For Distinctive License Plates for Honorably Discharged Veterans

Legislation by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space to commemorate the contributions of the veterans of the United State armed forces was approved earlier this month by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Under the bill, A-1485, special license plates will be available for honorably discharged veterans. “The brave men and women who serve our country are proud of their contributions,” said McHose, R – Sussex, Warren and Morris. “These exclusive plates will give them a well-earned opportunity to display their patriotism and pride. We have more than 400,000 veterans in New Jersey, including more than 30,000 women. I’m hopeful that soon we will see many of these plates on
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Community Developers Association Release Impact Study

More than 120 nonprofit community development corporations throughout New Jersey have generated $12 billion dollars for NJ’s economy, according to a recent study from the Housing and Community Development Corporation of New Jersey. The study, Stronger Together: The $12 Billion Impact of Community Development Corporations in New Jersey, highlights the investments made in the sector since 1989. “New Jersey’s resilient community development sector has improved the quality of our neighborhoods and helped grow our state and local economy as well,” said Staci Berger, president and chief executive officer of the Network. “The Network compiled this information highlighting the last 25 years since
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Volunteers Needed

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Manager of Community Relations, R. Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 orrzepka@nybloodcenter.org.
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