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Book Donations At The Mt. Olive Public Library

​ The Friends of the Mt. Olive Library will be accepting book donations from generous patrons on Sat., July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the rear entrance of the Library.  The Library phone is 973-691-8686.  The library can only accept books and DVDs in good condition—for example: NO sets of encyclopedias, VHS’s, magazines or vinyl recordings.  The public doesn’t seem to want them anymore!!! See the Library website: www.mopl.org and the Friends’ Facebook page for further information.
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Mega-Adoption Event in Mt. Olive

Now is the perfect time to find your new best friend! Eleventh Hour Rescue is teaming up with PetSmart for a special super-sized adoption event at the Mt Olive, NJ PetSmart store all weekend from Sat., July 11 through Sun., July 12. Lots of adorable dogs and cats and cute puppies and kittens will be available for adoption. Come out and see the many wonderful pets just waiting to meet you. Adopters will receive a free bag of food with every adoption. Gift bags will be provided too while supplies last! Call (973) 448-7601 x 7 for more details The
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Mt. Olive Teen Wins In Track Event

Nick Mathus of Mt. Olive, eighth grade student at the PECK School in Morristown, came in first place at the Morris County Boys 13 – 15 Outdoor Pentathlon Lakeland League annual track and field event held Tues., May 26, at Randolph High School. All qualifiers competed in the 100, 200 & 1,500 meter dash as well as shot put and long jump. Mathus scored 2,571 points to win the 13 – 15 boys category and is now is two for two winning first place victories for Mt. Olive in the past three years. Mathus is pictured with his Coach Rich
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MOHS Girls Attend Conference

A group of 21 girls at Mt. Olive High School were chosen to attend the Women Who Dare Conference at CCM in Randolph recently. The conference focused on women thriving in fields of math, science, business and engineering. A guest speaker who was an executive of Verizon spoke about the importance of risk taking and following one’s passion. Attendees were split into groups and sent to various workshops and information sessions such as Mathematics on Broadway, focusing on the importance of statistics in everyday life;, and Women in Law Enforcement, a female police officer discussed her career, the benefits and the
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Leadership Conference To Be Held

What’s the difference between leaders who improve their schools and those who don’t? Leaders of change do things others can’t or won’t. This conference will equip leaders with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to lead the work of school improvement by cultivating the four claims of a true instructional leader.   On Aug. 20 and 21, Dr. Tracey Severns plans to present her first independent conference for leaders who seek the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to lead this work.   “For years, I have dreamed of offering a conference that gets to the heart of what I believe leaders need to
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Mt. Olive Middle School Teen Arts Winners

At this year’s Teen Arts Show, 255 students from 21 high schools and middle schools participated. Mt. Olive Middle School was one of only five schools to be awarded “Best in Show.”   Out of only 10 Gold Awards, Bella Klekner won a Gold medal for her drawing, Hidden Treasures.   The following three students won Blue Ribbons: Annie Lin’s sculpture 1,000 Cranes made from 1,000 origami cranes; Niko Barnes’ ceramic sculpture, Insanity; and Jessica Murr’s drawing, Heart Inside Cloche.   The following three students won Red Ribbons: Shreya Segu’s acrylic painting, Nature’s Spirit; Aliyah Anderson’s copic marker drawing, Before the Flower Withers: and Prachi Rao’s graphite drawing, The Hidden Truth.  
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Enjoy the Music of Dino, Frank and Sammy

Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night, as Dave DeLuca performs his one-man tribute to the swingin’ sounds of the iconic Las Vegas trio at the Mt. Olive Public Library on Tues., June 23, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, disc jockey and musician, who has been performing for more than 30 years. In his one-man show “Rat Pack Flashback,” DeLuca sings classic songs from the Great American Songbook as he pays tribute to the distinct vocal styling’s of the three men who forever defined the Las Vegas sound. Dean Martin,
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Mud Run To Raise Funds For Wounded Warrior Project

May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time for Americans to rally around their nation’s military heroes. The months serves as a way to honor active duty service members and remember those who bravely offered their service in the past – extraordinary men and women who ensure America’s safety and freedom. Thus, it is the perfect month to register to participate in the 2015 Raiders of the Lost Park Mud Run, and help fundraise for the Wounded Warrior Project. Mt. Olive Recreation, in partnership with Sam’s Club of Mt. Olive, Edward Jones, Fratelli Beretta and Applebee’s of Mt. Olive, plans
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