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The American Cancer Society kicked off its2013 Relay For Life of  North Warren withdinner catered by SweetJane’s Roadhouse inJohnsonburg. Thedinner was held at theE-Free Church in Blair-stown on January 24th.The night started witha talk from KristinCampilango, Staff Director from theAmerican Cancer Society’s northwestoffice in Cedar Knolls.Kristin discussed justsome of the manyservices the ACS provides from themonies raised from therelay. She emphasizedthat most of the moneygoes back to our com-munity in WarrenCounty and pays for such things as a wig for a cancer patient who haslost their hair duringchemotherapy treat-ment, to providing hous-ing for patients and their families that may haveto travel to places like New York City for specialized care.Joan Knudson, a localresident currently under-going chemotherapy, bravely took to the podium and showed theIV bag hanging from her  body. While talkingabout her experience sheexplained how she couldnot have gotten throughit without her two dear friends and caregivers inthe audience. One of them, Tracey Britten,stood up and emotion-ally hung a survivor medal around her friend’s neck. There wasnot a dry eye in thehouse when Joan thenwalked over and hung acaregiver medal aroundTracey’s neck, who has been providing much of the transportation for Joan’s medical care.Tracey has additionallytaken on the role for therelay event as co-chairperson, along withSusan Wilson-Tursky.Relay For Life is aunique event whereteams of people taketurns walking a track throughout the night tofundraise. The partici- pants honor andcelebrate thecommunity’s cancer survivors with a compli-mentary dinner, giftsand more. There is atime for reflection toremember those we havelost to cancer. As dusk falls, luminaria bags arelit with candles alongthe trackside, dedicatedin honor or remem- brance of someonetouched by cancer.There is also time for many fun activities,contests, as well as livemusic all night long.The ACS’s Relay For Life of NW will be heldin Blairstown at the NWRegional High School,with registration begin-ning at 2pm on June 8th.The Relay wraps upwith a Fight Back ceremony at 6am onJune 9th. To sign up and become a Team Captain, join a team or register asan attending cancer survivor, visit www.RelayForLife.org/NorthWarrenNJ. For moreinformation, call TraceyDePano at 973-285-8025.Local 12-year-oldOlivia Sylvester is a partof the Spirit Hoopers,who are making hulahoops for children in theDominican Republic.She is inviting the publicto join her on February24th, 1pm at BreathingRoom Center to help her make hula hoops for thiscause.“In June I will have anopportunity to travel tothe Dominican Republicwith my aunt’s medicalmission team,” Oliviasaid. “There I will behelping out with under- privileged children.These children areunable to attend theregular schools due tohandicaps they mighthave. My goal is tomake enough hoops(150) to give one to eachchild and teach them theart of hula hooping.With your help this can be possible.”Breathing RoomCenter, located at 735Rt. 94 in Fredon, willalso be accepting dona-tions of new or gentlyused sheets and or  pillow cases, night-gowns, men’s pajama pants, light weightrobes, and slippers.These will be given tothe patients at the hospi-tal.For more information,visit breathingroomcenter.com.Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop 140 will behosting its 5th annualspaghetti dinner onMarch 8th from 5pm to7:30pm at the FirstUnited MethodistChurch, located at 10Stillwater Rd. in Blair-stown.The dinner will includespaghetti, meatballs,salad and dessert, withtakeout available. Costis $7 for seniors andchildren under 12, $9 for adults, or $30 for fami-lies. For tickets andmore information, callChris at 908-362-5256.
Here is a list of notable books and other itemsthat have been added tothe collection recently atthe Warren CountyLibrary:Scarlet (Lunar Chroni-cales), by MarissaMeyer. Perfect Scoun-drels, by Ally Carter. AnAwesome Book of Love!, by Dallas Clay-ton. Buried Memories:Katie Beers’ Story, byKatie Beers. Saige(American Girl Today), by Jessie Haas. Power Foods for the Brain: AnEffective 3-Step Plan toProtect Your Mind andStrengthen Your Memory, by NeilBarnard. Nancy: TheStory of Lady Astor, byAdrian Fort. Francona:The Red Sox Years, byTerry Francona.Inferno: A Novel. byDan Brown. D. Gray-man: Vol. 23, byKatsura Hoshino. BetsyBeads: CreativeApproaches for Knit-ters, by Betsy Hersh- berg. Antarctica: AnIntimate Portrait of aMysterious Continent, by Gabrielle Walker.Fantastic Fabric Fold-ing: Innovative QuiltingProjects, by RebeccaWat. War That CameEarly: Two Fronts (TheWar That Came Early), by Harry Turtledove.Stranded (MaggieO'Dell), by Akex Kava.You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros.Story, by RichardSchickel. E StreetShuffle: The Glory Daysof Bruce Springsteenand the E Street Band, by Clinton Heylin. Fish-ing Delaware River, byJohn A. Punola. Walk-ing Home: A Poet'sJourney, by SimonArmitage. Test Your IQ, by Hans J. Eysenck.Once Remembered, byJohn T. Yantis. LostDaughters, by MaryMonroe. Gone with theWin: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery, byMary Daheim. TheBride Will Keep Her  Name: A Novel, by JanGoldstein. The LastWord: A Spellman Novel (Izzy SpellmanMysteries), by LisaLutz. Hidden Order, bbyBrad Thor. Unseen: A Novel (Will Trent), byKarin Slaughter. Nem-esis (Nameless Detec-tive), by Bill Pronzini.Bad Heir Day: AComedy of High Classand Dire Straits, byWendy Holden. StormRiders (DragonBrigade), by MargaretWeis. Ashen Winter,Mike Mullin. Ask thePassengers, A.S. King.Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, byKirstin Cronn-Mills.Being Henry David, byCal Armistead. Beyond:A Ghost Story, byGraham McNamee.Crap Kingdom, by DCPierson. Don’t TurnAround, by MichelleGagnon.
The Warren CountyPlanning Board Janu-ary Meeting has beenrescheduled for Febru-ary 25th, 8pm.The Warren CountySolid Waste AdvisoryCouncil Meetingscheduled for Febru-ary 7th in the WayneDumont Jr. Adminis-tration Building hasbeen rescheduled forFebruary 28th in thesame location.Knowlton Twp.Elementary School iscurrently acceptingfour year old childrenfor a high quality,comprehensive, andfun filled PreschoolInclusive EducationProgram
for the 2013-2014 school year. Chil-dren must be four yearsold by October 1st, 2103and must be toilettrained. The programruns Monday throughFriday from 9am to11:30am. Space islimited and transporta-tion is not provided. If interested, call theschool office at 908-475-5118, ext. 200 bythe February 28th.
Blairstown Elemen-tary School prefirst(kindergarten) regis-tration screening forSeptember 2013 will beheld on April 13th andApril 27th
in theScharre Wing of theschool. Prefirst parentorientation night will beheld on May 22nd, 7pmin the gymnasium.Student orientation will be held on May 28th at9am. For more informa-tion and a screeningappointment, call Eileenat 908-362-6111 ext.109.
Attention KnowltonTownship residents:Knowlton Twp.Elementary Schoolwould like to identifyas many children aspossible who will beeligible for kindergar-ten this September.
If your child will be fiveyears old by October 1st, 2013, please call theKnowlton Twp.Elementary School at908-475-5118, ext. 200as soon as possible.Dates for screenings of next year’s kindergartenclass will be released ata later date; parents willreceive details in themail.
If your child will befive years old by Octo-ber 1st, 2013 and youare a Hope Townshipresident, call HopeTownship School at908-459-4242 and yourchild’s name will beput on a registrationlist
. Your child is notofficially registereduntil all forms are com- plete and submitted tothe main office.
If your child will bethree or four years of age on or before Octo-ber 1st, 2013, is toilettrained and you are aHope Townshipresident, call HopeTownship School at908-459-4242, ext. 221by February 28th if you are interested inregistering your childfor Pre K 3 or Pre K 4
.If there are more than 15requests, names will be put into a lottery for entry into the program.
Notice of PublicMeeting:
The nextscheduled meeting for the Warren CountyCultural and HeritageCommission will beheld on March 21st,7:30pm at ShippenManor Museum, locatedat 8 Belvidere Ave.,Oxford. For more infor-mation, call 908-453-4381.
The Blairstown Aux-iliary of the NewtonMedical Center islooking for new mem-bers.
The auxiliarymeets the first Tuesdayof every month at theFirst United MethodistChurch in Blairstown at10am. For more infor-mation, call 908-902-3771.Like Us on Facebook!
The Blairstown DogPark is currently seek-ing donations for fenc-ing around the park 
.All donations arewelcome and can bemailed to BlairstownDog Park, 106 Rt. 94,Blairstown, NJ 07825.The dog park is a non- profit group and can provide donors with taxdeductable forms. For more information, visitwww.BlairstownDogPark.com.
The Sycamore Park Playground Project iscurrently acceptingdonations to help makethis dream a reality inBlairstown.
Like“Sycamore Park Play-ground Project” onFacebook for moreinformation.
Happy birthdaywishes are sent to LillyRutherford
, February20th;
Elizabeth Krafty,Brandon Werner
Gindy Hanyon
; Febru-ary 21st. Happy birth-day, everyone!
We love hearing fromyou!
Send your birth-days, anniversaries, andother info to:The PRESSPO Box 430Blairstown, NJ 07825thepressnews@enter.netthepressnewsonline.comLike Us on Facebook!
The Washington Busi-ness ImprovementDistrict's monthlyDowntown Art Walk ismorphing into theFourth Friday from hereon in, and expanding toinclude an AntiquesTrail, and light enter-tainment "after hours."The MediterraneanBistro is the newestaddition to those businesses showcasingart in their establish-ments on a month basis,starting with an openingreception on the FourthFriday. Each month, ahost of regional andstatewide artists exhibittheir works in minigalleries at businessesthroughout the town. AnArtists' reception is heldat each of the participat-ing businesses from5pm to 8pm. The artthen remains on displayfor about three weeks.The Fourth Fridays are presented by the WBIDin conjunction with the participating businesses.Three antiques storeswill also be open duringthe Fourth Friday hours:Main Antiques, AuntBarley's, and Kathy'sKove and Kafe. Newlyopened Philpert's Pubwill offer light musicstarting at 8pm.The MediterraneanBistro brings a welcomenew venue featuring a bar, full service menuand entertainment, alsostarting at 8pm.Featured music thatnight will be performed by Larry Barbi, special-izing in jazz.Tim Halpin of Edisonwill be the inauguralartist to show at theBistro. A plein air  painter (painting outsidefrom life), Halpinadmits that living in aheavily populated areahas been a "challengefor me over the years.Even now most peoplehave never seen some-one paint a pictureoutside." He jokes,"That's something thatFrench guys in arthistory books did 130years ago and some passersby react with asmirk or a giggle as I'msetting up. As the paint-ing progresses, the skep-tics tend to keep their distance and people startto come over to talk andcompliment the work (especially kids if you'reon a crowded beach) allof which becomes amuch more pleasantdistraction."Halpin continued, "For me personally, there'snothing like paintingoutside. The ever chang-ing light, colors andforms provide constantvisual fuel for those painters who dareventure out."Another featured artiston February 22nd isMena Manin. Born inRajkot, India and nowliving in Mahwah, shehas been painting anddrawing from an earlyage. Her works will beon display at Kathy'sKove.Local favorite DaveyWerkhiser will be doinghis music at Philbert'sPub, starting at 9pm.Among the businessesfeaturing other artists'works in February areKathy's Kove & Kafe,Fliegauf Jewelers,Jackie's Sub Hut,Gibson's Gym, YB Normal, Sal's Pizza, andPandora's Box.Artists interested inhaving their work considered for an ArtWalk should emailwashingtonartwalk@gmail.com. For a full listingof participating businesses and artists or for more information,visit washingtonbid.org,call 908-689-4800, or check out the Washing-ton BID on Facebook.

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