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Stanhope Seniors Picnic!

Stanhope Borough Senior Citizens Club celebrates summer with its annual picnic on Thurs., Aug 13t at 11:30 a.m. It will be held at The Trout & the Troll , an indoor/outdoor lakeside restaurant in Stanhope. Annual dues for the club are $15 and new members, 55 and over, are always given a warm welcome. Call Miriam at 973-208-1008 for more information.
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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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Events Happening At Waterloo

This year the Canal Society of New Jersey will be offering a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village starting Sat., July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for “Waterloo Canal Heritage Day”. Eight of the historic buildings will be open, and historic trades will be demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. Long Hill String Band is back at Waterloo this season with their own special brand of traditional music, Earle Post, woodworker, has set up a carpentry shop in the Peter D. Smith CarriageHouse, where he will be working on projects of all kinds, Richard & Richard Brusco, metallurgist and blacksmiths from Brookside, will be working in the blacksmiths shop. They will alternate between hammering red-hot metal and interpreting the process, and Sharon Kuechelmann will demonstrate her skills in an 19th century Seamstress Shop using a vintage treadle sewing machine to create authentic period garments. A narrated boat ride on the historic Morris Canal will be offered continuously in the late morning and throughout afternoon. Other buildings open are: Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), Smith Brothers Gristmill milling by water-power, the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Museum of New Jersey, and other exhibits. Waterloo Village will also be open to the public for other Heritage Days on the following Saturdays:Aug. 8 and 29, Sept. 12 and 26, and Oct. 10 and 25. For further information, contact Joe Macasek at 973-292-2755 or at macgraphics1@verizon.net. Visit the Waterloo website for more information at WWW.CANALSOCIETYNJ.ORG.
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Vacation Bible School

The St. Michael Parish in Netcong will be organizing an Everest-themed Vacation Bible School for children entering K-5th grade! The sessions will run from 8:45 a.m. until noon. Join us for a week of fun, music, learning, games, and snacks! Learn how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power! There is a fee for the week but it is less than $10 a day. Contact us at 973-347-1465 or http://www.stmichaelnetcong.org/ for forms and information. There is a free T-shirt included with registration.
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Netcong Fire Department Still Blazing After 110 Years

On Sat., May 16, Netcong, Stanhope, Byram, Budd Lake, and much more came together for the 110 anniversary of the Netcong Fire Department Parade. Since 1905 the Netcong Fire Department has voluntarily served its community.   Other towns included, Randolph, Roxbury, Berkshire Valley, Liberty Corner, Burners Township, Schooley’s Mountain (Long Valley), Washington Township, Mansfield, Greystone Park, Wharton, Mt. Arlington, Mt. Tabor, Dover, Mine Hill, Hackettstown, Hopatcong, Allamuchy, and Lincoln Park.   The Netcong Fire Department at this year’s parade honored Grand Marshall Bob Rush. Rush was fire chief from 1976-1977 and became a member in 1954. The department also honored
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Historic Bell Rings At Netcong School Assembly After 93 Years

On Thursday morning, May 28, the entire student body of Netcong School swarmed with excitement into the sun-filled gym for a special assembly presided over by their principal, Dr. Gina Cinotti to celebrate the return of a piece of its history to the school.   Had it not been for the sensitivity of a seven year old school boy 93 years ago, the historic piece would have been forever forgotten.   The year was 1922 and it was the last day of school. As James Vincent “Vince” Barbato, a seven year old boy with thick curly hair was leaving the
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Musical Performance Award Does Not Skip A Beat For Byram Twp. Family

If you look at the Herman L. Dash award plaque at Lenape Valley High School, one name seems to keep popping up: ‘Lefurge.’ Recently, another Lefurge name was added to that plaque, ‘Jeremy Lefurge.’   Lenape Valley High School’s band director, David DiGrazia said, “The Herman Dash Award is given to a senior band member in memory of Herman Dash, who was the first band director at Lenape Valley Regional High School. Since 1980, it is given for outstanding musical performance and leadership. Jeremy received this award because of all the support he provided the band and the staff.”  
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Young Thespians Presents Commedia Dell’Arte At The Growing Stage

Most teenagers and pre-teens probably never heard of “Commedia Dell’Arte,” including the 20 young thespians in the Growing Stage Studio Series Presentation this month.   But the pre-teens and teens gathered at the beginning of tech week for “Cinderella with the Commedia Players” and “The Commedia Robin Hood” grasped the concept quickly.   As Commedia players Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin, Rosetta, Scaramouche and others, they pepper the story with their slapstick and other shenanigans and their silly squabbles.   Danny Campos, who started as an actor at The Growing Stage in Netcong and is now a director and marketing manager for
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Inaugural Meeting Highlights Fundraising At Landing Station

Cutlines: Bela: Bela Szigethy, founder and a trustee of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, explains his vision to the membership meeting at the Landing Railroad Station. Scraps of sheetrock still cling to the fieldstone and the attic is open between the beams, but the Landing Passenger Station is ready for use by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Society.   The foundation’s membership meeting was held on Fri., May 15, in the former waiting room of the station, with folding chairs on the old tile floor.   With a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 people, the foundation board
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