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Knights Of Columbus Blood Drive

GIVE BLOOD, on Sat., May 30, from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.  A Life Shared is a Life Saved. The Community Blood Service will have its bloodmobile at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Flanders, NJ. Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs, and should eat before donating. All donors must have identification, photo ID.  For questions on eligibility, call Community Blood Services at 201-251-3703. For directions to the Knights of Columbus hall call Pete at 973-610-1308. All donors will receive a complimentary non-fasting Glucose & Cholesterol test.
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Flanders Fire Department Tricky Tray

A Coach wallet, luggage and a discount on a vacation to use the wallet and luggage are among the items being offered at the Flanders Fire Company number one and Rescue Squad Tricky Tray, slated for 6 p.m. on June 6 at the firehouse. “This is one of those fund-raisers that also provides an evening of fun for participants while giving people a chance to see our firehouse,” said Sue Scribner, chair of the event. “We like having people visit our firehouse and associate it with something fun.” Scribner, an EMS lieutenant, said there would be many trays in addition to the large prizes. The $10 admission
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All You Can Eat Breakfast In Budd Lake

The Budd Lake Fire Department will be hosting an all you can eat breakfast buffet on Sun. June 14 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Buffett will take place at the Budd Lake Fire Department. The cost per person will be $9, $6 for seniors, $6 for kids between the ages of five to 10 years old, and kids under 5 eat free. The buffet includes a create your own omelette station. For additional information call Peter at 973-615-5545
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Mt. Olive Chamber Of Commerce’s May Luncheon

The Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce’s next luncheon meeting on Tues. May 26 at 11:45 a.m. is planning on focusing on what a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is and what it means for businesses. The meeting will be held at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in the Gene Milton Conference Room. Cost for the luncheon is $10 in advance ($15 at the door for members, $20 for non-members). The meeting is open to the business community at-large, as well as the general public. Led by Suzanne Jeska of MRN Web Designs, this month’s Lunch & Learn plans to unravel the meaning of
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Free Stroke Screening In Mt. Olive

Mount Olive Health Department is planning on hosting a free stroke screening on Fri. June 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The screening includes: total cholesterol/HDL, TC/HDL ratio, blood sugar, blood pressure, pulse check, and a carotid artery exam. No fasting is necessary but registration is required. To register call Helen Giles at (973)-691-0900. Start by becoming more aware of your risk factors the personal characteristics and habits that may increase your chances of having a stroke. Learn the warning signs of a stroke and what to do if someone begins to exhibit signs of having a stroke.
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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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