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Artists Reception At Washington Township Library

The Musconetcong Watercolor Group invites the public to an Artists Reception onSat. May 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.The artists will be exhibiting their work May 20- June 22at the Washington Township Public Library in Long Valley during library hours. Sharing a passion for nature and a love of the medium of watercolor, the artists meet weekly in a nineteenthcentury gristmill overlooking the Musconetcong River near Hampton. Led by Professional Artist and Illustrator, Doris Ettlinger, they study plant, animal and natural forms while they experiment with new techniques and hone their brushwork. According to Ettlinger, “Watercolor is not for
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U.S. Coast Guard Offers Class On Boating Safely

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-10, on Lake Hopatcong, will be conducting an “About Boating Safely” on Mon., June 15 and Tues., June 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Taught by all volunteer U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified instructors licensed by the State of NJ, this 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 will take place at the Lake Hopatcong Marine, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, 07849. The fee for the course is $65, and will help to support the volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary continue promoting recreational boating
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Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years

Arc/Morris Still Doing Great Deeds After 60 Years By Ejvind Boccolini The Arc Morris is a great provider of services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), helping them to become as self-sufficient as possible and to become included in their communities as much as possible. For more than 60 years Arc Morris has done this great deed. Last year, the organization celebrated 60 years of service, and earlier this month, Executive Director, Bill Testa, offered some insight on its service. “For over 60 years, The Arc/Morris has envisioned a world in which people with Intellectual and related Developmental Disabilities and
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Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program

Mental Health Association Kicks Off Awareness With Send Silence Packing Program The Mental Health Association of Morris County (MHAMC), kicks off May is Mental Health Month by hosting Send Silence Packing, a traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks. These backpacks represent the number of college students lost every year to suicide. This powerful program has been raising awareness of mental health issues among college students since its inception at the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2008. The program was displayed at the Morristown Green in Morristown on Fri., May 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and
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Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight

Scapicchio Enters Ring For Round Two For Freeholder Fight By Cheryl Conway A zero tax increase, reducing debt and maintaining roadways are high on the list for David Scapicchio’s campaign as Morris County Freeholder. Running in the Republican 2015  June 2 Primary for his second three- year term as freeholder, Scapicchio of Flanders and Morris County resident for more than 36 years, was sworn in to his first three-year term on the freeholder board on Jan. 4, 2013, serving as the board’s deputy director in 2013 and 2014. Competing in an all-Republican Primary, Scapicchio joins running mates Freeholder John Krikus
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Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation

Flanders Teen Videos Historic Sites For Preservation By Cheryl Conway Nicholas Mathus of Flanders has found his niche, and how ironic that his passion for history stems from his very own past. Determined to share history with others and preserve our nation’s past, Nick follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (also named Nick) whose love for history is much the same. Since he was three years old, Nick has visited more than 80 historic sites and videotaped their significance, all with the help from his father Glenn Mathus. The fourteen year old is known as “Nick The
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Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens

Homeowners And Garden Centers Getting Ready For Spring Gardens Cara Connelly The calendar page has turned to April and the promise of spring is here. After the record breaking winter the region has endured, the birds are finally singing and bulb buds are poking through the newly uncovered grass. Springtime means preparing the yard and gardens to enjoy landscaping all summer long.  Putting in some prep time now by preparing the lawn, controlling weeds and cleaning planting beds to get them ready to become flower or vegetable gardens for another season of blooms and fresh produce will help those enjoy
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Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets

Taste Buds Bloom With Variety Offered At Farmers Markets By Cara Connelly Farmers markets provide visitors with a window to see into the world of the people and places that grow our farm foods, baked goods, artisans’ chesses, local honey and hand crafted products. Once considered more of a novelty, farmers markets today provide consumers with an alternative to traditional grocery markets, specialty food stores and unique gift shops. Visitors to local farmers markets can purchase locally grown and made items all with the convenience of one stop shopping. Different farmers, bakers, craftsmen and unique shop owners come together in
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Astronaut Inspires HHS Students

Astronaut Inspires HHS Students Students from Hopatcong High School were recently invited to spend the morning at High Point Regional High School listening to a presentation from a real life Astronaut.  Students from the STEAM Academy and Engineering classes were given the opportunity to hear a presentation on “The Future of Technology” presented by Dr. Sandra Magnus. Magnus has completed three missions to space with the longest being a four month stay aboard the International Space Station.  Her presentation focused on the theme of “if you can dream it, you can achieve it.”  She spent time talking about how her
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Hopatcong Students Celebrate Earth Day

Hopatcong Students Celebrate Earth Day In honor of Earth Day, the students in Mrs. Mancuso’s class in Hopatcong Borough created “Litter Bugs”.  After learning about ways to help and protect the earth the students had many ideas to share.  Each student was asked to bring in “garbage” from home to help create his or her creature.  The students used their materials from home to create their very own Litter Bug.  In writing, each student gave their Litter Bug a name, and then worked to write a special Earth Day message from their  Litter Bug.  Each student then had the opportunity
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