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January is National Skating Month!

January is National Skating Month!   In honor of the event Aspen Ice in Randolph will be hosting an Open House on Sunday January 25th. Starting at 1:15 the Aspen Ice Learn to Skate Program will be holding an exhibition of their skaters. Students will take to the ice to demonstrate their skills. During the 2:30 -4:00 Public Skating Session, Aspen Ice Skating Professionals will be on hand to provide free group lessons for new beginner level skaters ( admission fee is required for participation in the group lessons; first come first serve; no rain checks ). 16 Aspen Drive,
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Sign Up For Fly Tying Classes Now!

Sign Up For Fly Tying Classes Now!     The North Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited is once again holding its Beginners and Intermediate Fly Tying Classes. The classes will start on February 3, 2015 and runs for 7 consecutive Tuesdays until March 17, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class is only $50 per person. The classes will be held in the Recreation Hall at Camp Jefferson, located at 81 Weldon Road in the Jefferson Township Recreational Area, in Jefferson Township. Nation wide, Trout Unlimited has more than 150,000 members. The North Jersey Trout Unlimited draws more
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All Youth Production of THE CANTERBURY TALES

All Youth Production of THE CANTERBURY TALES   The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present the Studio Series Presentation of THE CANTERBURY TALES from January 30th through February 8th with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. Based on the original story by Geoffrey Chaucer, THE CANTERBURY TALES is a two act comedy play adapted by Lindsay Price. Lori B. Lawrence, The Growing Stage’s Director of Educational Programming is the director for this production.  
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ABILITIES RECEIVES GRANT TO ENHANCE “GREEN” SKILL TRAINING FOR DISABLED

ABILITIES RECEIVES GRANT TO ENHANCE “GREEN” SKILL TRAINING FOR DISABLED   WASHINGTON, NJ - Abilities is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation. Abilities will use these funds to assist in providing differently abled persons SustainAbilities™ electronic recycling and hydroponic skill training.   SustainAbilities™ electronic recycling is currently offering recycling services to the community for computers/electronics, printers, circuit boards, backup systems, along with many other unwanted electronics. Each device is dismantled and sorted, teaching the trainees skills ranging from tool recognition, problem solving and enhancing fine motor skills.   SustainAbilities™ hydroponics has developed a partnership
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Presbyterian Women Newton Presbytery

Come one, come all women of the Newton Presbytery to the Annual Get Away With God, retreat at Star Lake Lodge, Bloomingdale, NJ from 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015. Our topic, “The Parables of Jesus” will be led by the Rev. Karen Bostrom O’Brien of The First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley. Invite a friend. Bring a sister, your mother or daughter over the age of 18. Call the Church down the road from you and ask if any of the women there have ever attended a PWP Retreat (Presbyterian Women Newton
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Veteran’s Day Appreciation Assembly

Veteran’s Day Appreciation Assembly We have so much to be thankful for especially at this time of the year. On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Veterans were welcomed at Stanhope’s Valley Road School. The morning began with bagels, fruit, and coffee for breakfast, compliments of the teachers and para- professionals of the Stanhope Education Association. All Veterans were announced and honored during a celebration assembly, including our own Mr. Tim Nicinski and a special surprise guest, Mr. Bob McCann. Many Valley Road students participated in making this a special occasion for the Veterans by presenting specially written essays as well as
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Tulsa Trail Presents Thank You, Sarah

Tulsa Trail Presents Thank You, Sarah On Tuesday, November 25, Mrs. Mancuso’s 2nd grade class, with the help of Mrs. Carney (Reading Specialist) performed the play Thank You, Sarah for family, friends, and peers.  The play was adapted and based on the book, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, a true story about Sarah Hale who fought to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.   After culminating our weekly story on Abraham Lincoln, and learning how working together can change history, the students learned about the trials and tribulations of Sarah Hale and her quest to have everybody celebrate Thanksgiving
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LOCAL STUDENT ANTON PEZZANO RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

LOCAL STUDENT ANTON PEZZANO RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR Hopatcong High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced Hopatcong High School student Anton Pezzano from Hopatcong,NJ, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard
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Hudson Maxim Students Auto-B Good!

Hudson Maxim Students Auto-B Good! The students at Hudson Maxim School in Hopatcong are incorporating literacy skills into the character education program by reading the Auto-B-Good series in class.  The series is based on the Six Pillars of Character from the Character Counts program.  The books were purchased with funding from a grant, Life Lessons with Literature, awarded to Lisa Schuffenhauer, and sponsored by the Hopatcong Education Association.  Book Bags were also purchased to send the series home to share with families and members of the community. A journal is included in each Book Bag, giving each family the opportunity
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Netcong School Student Issued U.S. Patent

Netcong School Student Issued U.S. Patent It is not every day that an eight year old has an idea that turns into a United States Patent. Stefano Patamia is the exception! He is currently a Netcong Elementary School 7th grade student, and created a convenient way to erase a dry-erase board as to maximize the top of the board and sides. One or more erasers are mounted to a shaft that travels along the surface of a dry- erase writing board.  A motorized transport mechanism may be used to propel the shaft along the writing board. Other options include a
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