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March 22, 2021

Great Swamp Watershed Association Preserves Land in Chatham Township

Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced that they have acquired 10 acres of open space in Chatham Township, New Jersey. This acquisition increased the organization’s land holdings to a total of 86.5 preserved acres in the Great Swamp watershed.

The property is located at the end of Evergreen Road in the Black Brook sub-watershed, one of the 5 sub-watersheds of the Great Swamp. It is connected to a large amount of preserved open space that includes the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and a 3.5-acre tract of land known as the Hoag property that GSWA acquired approximately 20 years ago. In addition, it is adjacent to wildlife travel corridors and a population of endangered Indiana Bats.

CCM Online Business Program Gains Top Rankings

County College of Morris (CCM) is now considered to have one of the most popular Online Business Programs in the U.S. The college has received top distinction for its online business degree program, including being listed as the “Most Popular” associate degree program in New Jersey. 

Rockaway McDonalds Feeds Vaccination Site Workers

Thank you to Michael Scarcella, owner of McDonalds Restaurant located at 201 Route 46 Rockaway New Jersey for your very generous donation of 40 hamburgers and 40 apple pies for C Troop1/102nd Cavalry. 

I Remember Dad: Precious Be, Cherished Memories

There are places that hold special, precious memories of childhood moments that are endearingly sketched in indelible ink in the deepest chambers of our hearts, minds, and inner beings. For me, such a special place lies in the memory of the little living room of my early, early childhood on Hazel Street in Clifton.

The Autumn of 1969: Farewell Thy Summer

By Richard Mabey Jr.

Late August seemed to come all too quickly, for the Summer of 1969. For soon it would be Autumn. And, that meant returning to Boonton High School to begin my junior year. A sadness fell unto my heart.

County College of Morris Student Named as Semifinalist for the Prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

County College of Morris (CCM) is excited and proud to announce that Morristown resident Jonathan Granda Acaro, an Engineering Science major, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the highly competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards these scholarships that supports exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The finalists will be chosen in April 2021.

5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters

(Culinary.net) Feeding an entire family can be difficult enough on its own with busy evenings full of hustle and bustle. One additional factor that can cause even more headaches is dealing with a picky eater, especially a child whose preferred menu ranges from hot dogs to candy.

5 Tips to Save at the Grocery Store

(Culinary.net) Among the many monthly expenses that are simply unavoidable, buying groceries is one of the few that’s squarely in your own control. While it’s a necessity you can’t eliminate from your budget completely, there are some simple ways to save a few bucks during future grocery runs.

10 Tips to Recognize Ripe Fruits

(Culinary.net) Keeping fresh fruit around the house provides a healthier alternative when your sweet tooth comes calling. Understanding how and when to buy at the peak of ripeness (or just before, in some cases) can help you avoid food waste while keeping your doctor happy.

It’s Time to Rethink Heart Health

Seeing Your Doctor During the Pandemic

Easy Ways to Eat More Plants This Year

Family Features) Plant-forward eating should be easy and delicious – and it can be. Rather than follow strict rules, simply add plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and grains to more meals throughout the day.

OPINION: Raising Campaign Money Doesn’t Build Character; It Reveals Character

By Mark Shields

Shortly after the cooling of the earth when I was a younger man, I managed political campaigns for Governor, for mayor, for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House

5 Ways to Design with Authentic Materials

(Family Features) Creating a welcoming and relaxing space may be easier than you expect when you give natural materials a leading role in your design. Elements like natural stone, wood, fiber, metals and even plant life can allow you to express a sense of unique personal style that is broadly appealing.

Thoughts and Reflections: Remembering Thorpe Hall

During the Summer of 1969, when I was 15 years old, Thorpe Hall of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church had become my little home base, of sorts. I spent nearly the entire summer painting the upstairs all-purpose room, the kitchen, the back conference room, the entire staircase, and all of the downstairs Sunday School classrooms. This was all part of my Community Serviced Project toward my becoming an Eagle Scout.

Wake Up Refreshed: Simple ways to begin your morning

(Family Features) Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how mornings begin for many men and women.

Take Steps Toward a Healtier Lifestyle

(Family Features) There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fit with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine – good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement – and start down the path toward better health.

OPINION:Transfixed by Trans Fiction

From the right


Our dominant media’s celebration of transgender people must inevitably include the distorted sounds of our tastemakers becoming transfixed by trans fiction.

Hope Hub Launched to Help At-Risk People in Morris County

Program Creates a Team-Approach to Bringing Services to People in Need

Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon today announced the launch of Hope Hub, a sweeping program that combines the expertise and resources of multiple public service agencies to help vulnerable and at-risk people find the assistance they need, from homeless solutions and addiction treatment to mental health counseling or a combination of services



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