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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Conducts About Boating Safely Course

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15 – 10 on Lake Hopatcong, plans to conduct an “About Boating Safely” on Mon. and Tues., May 23-24, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m . Taught by USCG certified instructors licensed by the State of NJ, the course covers all the subjects to satisfy the requirements for the mandatory NJ Boating Safety Certificate needed by all powerboat operators in NJ.  The class is sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and will take place at Hopatcong Senior Center. The fee for the course is $65. To register, contact Patrick (Pat) DeDeo @ flotilla1510pe@gmail.com
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Seniors Invited To Conduct Survey

Seniors Invited To Conduct Survey Chatham Township residents age 55 and older are encouraged to  complete a survey from the Madison Health Department, which also serves Chatham Township. Seniors are invited to share their thoughts about transportation, housing, community activities and health services. Take the survey at http://svy.mk/1qa2ixW.
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Heath Village Resident Displays Her stunning Paintings

Heath Village Resident Displays Her stunning Paintings Heath Village is very excited to introduce its new Artist-in-Residence Connie Halliwell. Formerly of Netcong, Halliwell, along with her husband Tom, is a new resident at Heath Village. She has been painting for her entire life and is enormously talented. She attended Tufts University and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. Following college and while pursuing her art on the side, Halliwell taught sixth grade social studies, mostly, for 25 years in Long Valley. Her favorite medium is watercolors but she will also occasionally paint in acrylics. She has been active in
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Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Third Annual Block Party Will Celebrate NJ’s Largest Lake

The Lake Hopatcong Block Party, hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is poised to be a day that celebrates New Jersey’s largest lake: from recreation and leisure to business and everyday living. The third-annual event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 7,  rain or shine, at Hopatcong State Park, will bring together local organizations and businesses, bands, demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, restaurants, a children’s area, and a opportunities to have a short boat ride provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises. Limited parking is available at the Hopatcong State
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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Conducts About Boating Safely Course

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15 – 10 on Lake Hopatcong, plans to conduct an “About Boating Safely” on Mon., and Tues., May 2-3, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Taught by USCG certified instructors licensed by the State of NJ, the course covers all the subjects to satisfy the requirements for the mandatory NJ Boating Safety Certificate needed by all powerboat operators in NJ.  The class is sponsored by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and will take place at Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta. The fee for the course is $65. To register, contact Patrick (Pat) DeDeo
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Church To Host Presentation On Refugee Crises

Church To Host Presentation On Refugee Crises On Thurs., April 21, at 7 p.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, Will Haney, associate director, External Relations, Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Services (CWS) plans to speak on How to Support Refugees in New Jersey. We are facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II.  Every five seconds a person is displaced in the world today.  World-wide 60 million people are displaced. More than four million Syrians are now refugees, seeking safety in countries across the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  Another eight million are displaced
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Senior Softball Players Sought

Senior Softball Players Sought Senior Slow Pitch softball players wanted: come and discuss how to join the league. Players needed for every age and playing level. Games are played Tuesday or Saturday mornings, or week nights. The group is looking for players ages 50 to 80. Check out www.northjerseyseniormenssoftballleague.com for more information; or call Gene Stracco at 973-229-4910; genestracco@optimum.net.
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United Way Offers Free Tax Filing Website

United Way Offers Free Tax Filing Website Area residents can file their taxes for free online through MyFreeTaxes.com, the first free national online tax preparation program. A safe, easy way to file state and federal taxes, MyFreeTaxes is free for anyone earning $62,000 or less. Residents earning more than $62,000 can use the site at a discounted rate. United Way of Northern New Jersey is encouraging those who fall below the ALICE line – households earning above the poverty level, but less than what it takes to afford the basics – to take advantage of this free service this tax
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Apply For 2016 Voice Of Working Women Scholarship


Apply For 2016 Voice Of Working Women Scholarship Applications are now available for the “2016 Voice of Working Women Scholarship.” The scholarships are offered by the BPW/New Jersey Foundation, Inc. Awards of up to $1,000 per person will be made. The awards are available for women who live and are attending school in New Jersey or for female small business owners looking to purchase a piece of equipment. All applicants must be at least 25 years old. Applicants who are seeking to advance their careers, reenter the workforce, or make a career change are encouraged to apply for consideration of
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Hudson Farm Spring Charity Hike Set

On Sat., May 14, the Hudson Farm plans to host the 10th annual Charity Hike for Hopatcong. This event is rain or shine. It is a free event and is open to everyone. Participants may register between 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on the farm. There will be several trails open with the option of hiking between three to five miles. At the end of the hike participants will receive “fun money” which they may donate to any of the 17 organizations benefiting from the hike. The Hudson Farm will match the fun money donations. After the hike participants may also enjoy
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