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Summer Swimming Safety 101

Summer Swimming Safety 101   By Cara Connelly Summer vacations don’t have to involve trunks and suitcases, sporting equipment or even stopping the mail and newspaper delivery. Staycations are becoming a common term where people enjoy their own neighborhoods and communities during down time. Backyard pools and community pools are great staycation activities and can be a safe and fun experience for all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three big causes for unintentional drownings for children 14 and younger: lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers and lack of supervision.   To avoid
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Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key

Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key   By Cara Connelly   Summer is well underway with many spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Enjoying time at the beach, by the pool, tending to the garden or any outdoor activity carries an increased risk of skin cancer. From the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, anywhere there are living cells, there is a potential for skin cancer. To understand cancer, understand cell growth 101 and its progression.   Human bodies are made up of hundreds of millions of living cells. Normal cells grow,
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Vista Parking Unlocks The Key To Secure, Convenient Parking

By Cheryl Conway Going on a trip, whether business or pleasure, can be stressful especially if it involves driving to the airport, deciding where to park in crowded lots, remembering where the car is parked, getting the luggage out of the vehicle and then finding the means to get to the gate in time for a flight. A lot of these concerns can be avoided for those drivers who choose Vista Parking for their off-site parking destination. Located directly across Newark Liberty International Airport, customers can park their car valet style in a secure 24-hour access lot before they even
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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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Shoprite Offers Scholarships

RoNetco Supermarkets, operators of ShopRite supermarkets in Sussex, Morris and Warren counties, has announced its scholarship winners for the 2015-2016 academic school year.   Committed to continuing education, RoNetco provides $22,000 in scholarships annually to associates, children and grandchildren of associates from the seven ShopRite supermarkets, including the corporate offices.   Employing more than 1,800 employees, RoNetco is committed to providing opportunities for associates to pursue a post high school education by not only offering scholarships, but by encouraging staff members to take advantage of their tuition reimbursement program.   Offering opportunities for students to learn and earn while working at
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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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