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Proverbs 3:5

February 19, 2013

he musical torch has been re-ignited at West Morris Central High School (WMCHS), as more than 60 students prepare for this years musical, Children of Eden. This family-friendly and touching production, Children of Eden, is based on the book by John Caird, the music and lyrics of the wellknown composer Stephen Schwartz, and it features the creative concept by Charles Lisanby. Children of Eden will be performed in the WMCHS auditorium on Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16 all at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be also held on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00

West Morris Central High School Presents Children of Eden

My Fair Lady was produced in 2012 by WMCHS. Here, Henry Higgins (played by Ben Thompson) and Mrs. Pearce (Haley Witko) speak with Eliza Doolittle (Stephanie Turci) in Higgins' house.

p.m. General admission tickets are available at the door for $10. West Morris Central High School is located at 259 Bartley Road,

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Technology is the Topic of Discussion in the West Morris Regional School District

By Kate Halse s the West Morris Regional School District gears up for another productive year, one hot topic that has been on the mind of parents, students, and faculty alike is becoming a reality. Over the past year, the idea of expanding the use of technology in the classrooms throughout the district has been met with mostly favorable responses from the community. Earlier this year, the West Morris Regional Board of Education held a vote to decide whether students should be allowed to bring their own devices to school. The overwhelming majority voted in favor of the policy, suggesting that if the school district would like to remain competitive, it should allow students to have access to the latest technology inside the classroom. This will help advance their thinking and communication skills, providing them with the necessary background and training they need for life during high school and beyond. Although students will eventually be able to bring their own devices to school, boundaries and policies need to be set in place. These enforcements will help to curtail any distractions or unrelated activities, keeping students focused and on task during the day. Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast believes that before students can bring in their

own devices, the board needs to analyze and create responsible usage policy, which includes social media. The Board of Education has played an active role in the decision to allow students to use their own devices in school, and their enthusiasm is shared by both students and faculty members. While they are getting ready to incorporate technology into the schools, physical measures must be taken to ensure that each school is properly equipped for todays devices. WiFi capabilities need to be created, as they offer students and teachers the use of wireless devices inside the school. To help prepare their schools for the integration of technology, the West Morris Regional High School District has appointed a new Supervisor of Technology, Erica Hartman. Hartman believes that education by way of technology is critically important in todays society. Her goal is to educate teachers and staff members on the ways in which modern programs and devices can greatly enhance both teaching and learning experience. Hartman is especially fond of Google, which offers its services free of charge. The school district has since adopted a Google platform, bringing it one step closer to compatibility with todays technology. Devices such as iPads and Smart Phones can be seen in continued on page 6


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nce again the Leprechauns will be invading Chester. Yes the Knights of Columbus, Council 5410 and St. Lawrence the Martyr Church will hold their annual St Patricks Dinner Dance. Traditional Irish Dinner and Refreshments and Music by The Susan Shaw Band featuring Tommy D. The event will take place at The St. Lawrence Parish

Annual St. Patricks Dinner Dance

Hall, (375 Main Street, Chester, NJ) on Saturday March 16, 2013, and will start at 6PM to 11:30PM. Come and enjoy the festivities, great Irish food and real Irish music! Cost is $35.00 per person, For Ticket Information Call Bruce at 973 584 3405, Jerry at 908-879-7302 or Brian at 908-8796976.

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he excitement of the Christmas Season is over, but the story is only beginning! We are now looking forward to the excitement of the Easter Holiday and at Immanuels Easter for Kids your children can hear and learn what happens next in the story that all started on Christmas Day! Children ages 3-14, will hear Bible Stories, play games, learn songs, and have some snacks! And we will even be holding an Easter Egg Hunt! The program runs

The Rest of the Story (Easter for Kids)

ark your calendar for this free Hearing Screening that will be offered on Wednesday, March 27 at 9am at the Washington Township Senior Center located in Rock Spring Park off East Springtown Road, Washington Township (Morris County). This service is made possible by the Washington Township Recreation Department in cooperation with Total Hearing Care of Denville. Please call to reserve an appointment before March 22, at 908.876. 5941. Light refreshments will be served.

from 9 AM to Noon on Saturday, March 23. Registration begins at 8:45 AM. Join us at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 40 Coleman Road, Long Valley NJ 07853. Sign up by visiting If you would like more information, please call the church at 908-876-5429 OR 908867-7179 or e-mail There is no cost to you, but donations to our food pantry would be appreciated! Hope to see you there!


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ashington Township Recreation Chef it up 2 go & Jr. Chef it up 2 go is having a six week long foods around the world cooking class. Chef it up 2 go is taking the kids on a culinary adventure. The fun begins by creating a variety of fun foods and treats to eat in class. Chef it up 2 go & Jr Chefs will be held on Fridays from April 5, 2013 May 10,

Washington Twp. Rec. To Offer Chef It Up 2 Go Cooking Class

2013 at Washington Township Senior Center, Long Valley for ages 5-10 from 45pm and ages 11-14 from 5:15-6:15pm with a non refundable fee of $75. Space is limited so register no later than March 22, 2013. For more information contact the recreation office at (908) 876-5941 or email us at or visit our website at

almost everyones hand now, and are used by millions of Americans across the country. With such an abundance of technology, it seems difficult to believe that such devices have not yet made their way into many public school systems. These devices offer an array of learning opportunities and ways for students to communicate with one another and their instructors as necessary. continued from front page The school district is exploring programs such as Edmodo, which allows students to communicate with each other and their instructors through a social learning network. Social media platforms such as Facebook add to Edmodos popularity among students and teachers, making it a useful addition to the West Morris Regional High School District classrooms.

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Dentist Opens New Modern Facility in Roxbury

Dr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Connecticut and earned his dental degree at the prestigious University of Michigan. He has advanced training in: cosmetic smile design, implants, porcelain veneers, bone grafting, sinus grafting, occlusion, complex restorative treatments and full mouth reconstruction. He is a member, Associate Fellow, Fellow, or Master in the following associations: American Academy of Implant

Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association, TriCounty Dental Society and Bergen County Implant Study Club. You can visit Dr. Ira Goldbergs website at The office phone number is 973-328-1225.

oxbury area residents who need dental care now have a new choice. Morris County Dental Associates has opened a new, modern dental care facility at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite 201, at the Roxbury Mall in Succasunna. The office, led by Dr. Ira Goldberg, provides comprehensive dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants from start to finish, teeth whitening, veneers,

crowns, fillings, root canals, dentures, plus free consultations & second opinions . Dr. Goldberg and his team provide gentle, caring service in a comfortable, state of the art facility. The doctor, who has been practicing dentistry here in northern New Jersey for 17 years, is highly experienced in implant dentistry performing both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant therapy.

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he Washington Township Community Events Organization (WTCEO) will be hosting their 5th Annual Comedy Night on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at Long Valley Fire House, Long Valley. Last year was an enormous success, not only did the show SELL OUT, the comedian was hilarious. The night was full of laughter, food and door prizes. The doors will open at 6:00pm and the show will starts at 7:30pm. Costs of tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the

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door. Your admission price includes: Draft Beer, Soda and Light Appetizers. Feel free to bring your own food. Cash Bar also available. To purchase tickets please call 908-6360514 or visit No one under 18 years of age will be admitted All proceed go towards the 4th Annual Kevin M. Walsh Firework Festival and the 275th Anniversary of Long Valley Parade, September 27th, 2013.

ashington Township Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Gershwin Theatre to see the Broadway Musical Wicked on August 10, 2013 at 2:00pm. Bus leaves the Senior Center, located in Rock Spring Park at 11:00am and will return approx 6:00pm. Non refundable fee for the tickets are $130 for Residents and $137 for Non Residents in the orchestra seating section.

Washington Twp. Rec. Sponsoring Trip to See Wicked

Tickets are sold on first come basis so do not wait. Checks made payable to WT Recreation, and mail to Washington Township Recreation, 50 Rock Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. Please include your contact number and a email address with your check. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 908 876-5941. Deadline to purchase is March 31, 2013.

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Long Valley Art Teacher Has Influential, Inspired Career

the school band at West Essex High School, choreographing the routines, and danced in school plays as well. She drew sketches quite well in her youth and always dreamed of being an artist when she grew up. Wasserman, who was obviously off to a great start, also made sculptures all the while, and when in high school, she said she had a "fantastic" history teacher, Larry Mach. Mach introduced her to foreign films and photography, and encouraged Wasserman and said she had an eye for composition with her superb photos. Wasserman said Mach taught her how to draw, and to sketch out a drawing in a short time - showing her that it was important to sketch out the "whole thing in three minutes." She took these skills and built upon them. Wasserman began photography when she was 17 and pursued art education in college at the State University of New York in New Paltz, SUNY. This background helped Wasserman gain the wisdom and drive to succeed in many facets of her artistic life in future years. She took tap dancing classes from an Afro-Cuban jazz dancer, Brenda Bufalino, "and I never stopped," she said. Wasserman was simultaneously interested in realism and sculpting, and always photography, using black and white 35 mm film. She also performed around New York City as a dancer and received funding to make a documentary with Bufalino, "Great Feats of Feet," which was released in 1977. It documents the great tap dancers of the 20s, 30s and 40s, and Bufalino and Wasserman served as director and assistant director, respectively. She moved from New Paltz to Boston, where she lived for the next four years: 1978 - 1982. She had an art sculpting studio/store and a dance studio right next to each other. From 1982-1991 she lived in New York City, where she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for six years. She had a staff card, and said it was "like being in an art history book" for years. At the time, she was still very involved with dance, and did a lot of offBroadway dance, taught dance, and created sculptures - using clay and fabric. She said it was "figurative, but very mixed," and also started to incorporate putting photos to silk - that is, printing them on silk. In addition to all this activity, she began teaching in public school in New York City as well, in an effort to make a better salary. She started as a substitute teacher in the public school system. Some of the neighborhoods were very rough, and though it was practical financially for Wasserman, it was difficult work. In 1991, she relocated to New Jersey, where she began teaching at Old Farmers School in Long Valley. Wasserman taught there until about five years ago, when she began teaching at Cucinella Elementary School, also in Long Valley. "I love my job, because I have such passion for art," she said. Wasserman said she loves the idea of creating projects for the kids that are challenging and interesting. All the while, of course, she continues to create her own art as well. She began using more and more photos in her artwork - more specifically, patchwork with silk and photos. Wasserman makes highquality injet copies of her photographs for her photo collages - a medium which she has created with for years now. It was 1999 when she made her first photo col-

By Ejvind Boccolini Long Valley art teacher has an influential career in photography, dance and sculpting - having performed in a major motion picture called Tap, and several significant theatre/dance productions and documentaries as part of her career. Dorothy Wasserman, of Hackettstown, teaches art in the Washington Township Public School System, starting at Old Farmers Road School from 1992 to 2007, and then at Cucinella Elementary School, from 2007 to the present. Wasserman loves her job and the projects she works on with her students - but local Morris County residents may not know everything about her impressive career as an artist. Born in Duluth, MI, Wasserman grew up in North Caldwell, NJ, and notes that, "Art has always been a part of my life." She performed as a twirler with

lage, and now she is up to number 17. In 2006 she received the Geraldine Dodge Artist Initiative Grant, a grant for a teacher/artist, and used the funding for her work on photo collages, but also to fund a trip to Michigan and research her roots. Here she visited the town of St. Cloud, where she has extensive family history and where some of her family members are considered pioneers - a very informational and inspiring learning continued on next page

Dorothy Wasserman

Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, February 2013, Page 11 continued from previous page experience indeed for Wasserman. Perhaps one of Wasserman's most impressive achievements was performing in New York City in the mid-1980s as part of the theatre/dance production Sole Sisters an all-women's tap show which captured the attention of famed actor Gregory Hines when he saw the live production in Greenwich Village. He saw The Dorothy Shim Sham - a unique interpretation, which Wasserman created, of the legendary "Shim Sham Shimmy" dance. When Hines witnessed Sole Sisters, he was inspired to recruit Wasserman to be included in the Tri-Star major motion picture "Tap" in the late 1980s. Over the years, Wasserman continued to create an ongoing batch of excellent photo collages, with such titles as "Leaving New York", "1st Ave. South," and Wherever You Go There You Are." Wasserman has exhibited her work at Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Show, and was featured in Town and Country magazine. Her philosophy regarding art, is that "my artwork has a lot of meaning to me as an artist," she said. "It's an organic process." And with this passion, comes purpose. "I

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have to make art," she said, adding that her photo collages are intriguing to work on, and include much detail and complexity. Wasserman said her work has to have "some kind of philosophical meaning to me." She said she is really interested in physics, and her collages have stories to them as well. "Photo collage is like life: dense, multilayered and complicated. Our vision simplifies, unifying the chaotic harmony of details. Our eyes see through emotions, distorting and confusing that which is within with that which is without. Black and white photography, used in collage, is a very agile medium for attempting to make visual these perceptions." Wasserman's collages are narratives based on psychological, political, and sometimes spiritual concepts - often exploring ideas from "Most artists working in photo collage use the computer to cut and wield the images to create 'illusions,'" she said. "I take all my own photographs and assemble the pieces by hand," she said. "The physicality of art making informs my work. As a final step, the rough collages are scanned, to create surface unity, and printed on rag paper using pigmented archival inks."

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ast week the Silhouettes gymnastics team at CS Gymnastics of Flanders, was excited to see how many cartwheels they could each do within a two minute time limit. It wasnt just to settle their curiosity, but to help a local Flanders CS Gymnastics team family work through a tragic death of a family member. The Cartwheel A-Thon for Katrina was the idea of CS Gymnastics team member Sophia Lemongello and her mom, when they learned of the situation that their fellow CS Gymnastics team family was going through. The CS Gymnastics families had a week to gather sponsors to contribute donations per cartwheel or a general gift. After a brief warm up time, the girls lined up for cartwheels. At the coaches signal all

Cartwheels for Katrina

you could see were 22 sets of legs in air, and parents counting cartwheels. At the conclusion of two minutes, 1,113 cartwheels were rolled over, and 419 push ups where cranked out for Katrinas three daughters. It was great to see us all cheering each other on. We all were excited to be able to use our love of gymnastics to help out one of our

own., commented CS Gymnastics director Cheryl Moormann, who also contributed 60 cartwheels to the total. All pledges and donations are currently being collected, with hopes to reach a minimum goal of $500.00. For further updates on Cartwheels for Katrina, go to

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Washington Twp. Rec. Offers Free healthy Cooking Event

Monday - March 11, 2013 at 12:30pm at the Senior Center in Rock Spring Park, Long Valley, following our weekly Scrabble Event! Please join us to learn about fun and easy plant based meals to be added to your diet. This class is opened to all ages and pre-registration is required. Call or email Recreation to register at (908) 876-5941 or before March 4th, 2013.

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Submitted by Mary Murphy inter is Wonderful at the Chester Library with lots of programs and activities for children of all ages. On Wednesdays at 10:30 am preschoolers can learn Spanish through fun activities, songs and games. Exercise story time begins in February every Wednesday at 1 pm and Friday at 10:30 am through March 27. Preschoolers exercise their body and mind and enjoy stories, jokes, music and snack. Children can gain confidence reading at Paws for Reading on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 pm 7:30 pm.

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Chester Library Announces Children's Programs

On Saturday, February 23, families will have lots of fun Moving to the Music Bollywood Style. This introductory workshop to Bollywood music will give children and adults a glimpse of popular Indian culture through Indian Melodies and Dance. Muscle Man Mike and Soccer Sue introduce health and fitness to children at The Healthiest Show on Earth on Thursday, February 28 at 4 pm. Finally on Saturday, March 9 at 11 am, families will enjoy a game show, dance party and rhyming time at Seussology. Register for all programs at

Q. Tell me about your practice? A. I am a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery at Executive Spine Surgery in Hackettstown, NJ. I completed two fellowships in complex spine surgery at Stanford University in California and interventional and minimally invasive spine surgery at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Tennessee. I focus on treatment of spinal disorders through pain injections and minimally invasive spine surgery. Q. What is minimally invasive spine surger y? A. It is spine surgery with a skin incision less than 1-inch, but it is more than just a small incision. The surgery is done through a tube in between back muscles to decrease muscle damage and weakness caused by muscle retraction. Do not confuse minimally invasive surgery with the term microsurgery. Microsurgery only refers to the use of a microscope not the size of the incision or the amount of muscle damage. Q. How is endoscopic laser spine surger y different than minimally invasive surger y? A. Endoscopic spine surgery

is state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery. A micro video camera is inserted through a small incision to the damaged area of the spine. The camera projects the images onto a video screen so the surgeon can easily visualize the pathology. Tiny instruments are inserted through the camera to remove herniated disks, fix arthritis or fuse the spine under direct visualization. The media often emphasizes lasers but they are only one of the many endoscopic instruments. Q. Why is endoscopic spine surger y better than traditional surger y? A. Traditional surgery is more destructive in its approach to the spine for the problem being treated. The larger the incision the more collateral tissue damage and consequential scar tissue that forms. This scar tissue may result in future difficulties. Endoscopic spine surgery is extremely minimally invasive, even for minimally invasive spine surgery. The incision is very small (the size of a fingernail) and there is minimal damage to blood vessels, muscle, ligaments and bone producing very little blood loss. No general anesthesia is required decreasing medical risks and improving access to surgery for high-risk patients. These benefits result in less post-operative pain and quicker recovery.

Q. What types of conditions can endoscopic spine surger y treat? A. Treatment is effective for conditions that cause back pain, leg pain, numbness and weakness, such as arthritis, bone spurs, bulging discs, stenosis, herniated disc, facet joint disease, sciatica, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis (slipped spine), instability and others. Q. What are the surger y options? A. Endoscopic Rhizotomy treats back and leg pain originating from facet joints and medial branch nerves. The medial branch nerves are found and cut through the endoscope. Patients usually have almost immediate pain relief lasting for years. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) only damages the nerve and usually provides pain relief for six to nine months. Recovery time ranges from one to three weeks. Endoscopic Discectomy treats back and leg pain resulting from herniated or torn discs pinching the leg nerves causing sciatica. The disc is found and removed through the endoscope, providing quick pain re-

lief. Recovery time ranges from two to 6 weeks. Endoscopic Fusion treats degenerative disk disease, spondylolysis (pars fracture), spondylolithesis and instability that cause back pain. The disk is removed through the endoscope and spinal endplates are prepared for fusion under direct visualization. Endoscopic fusion is done under general anesthetic with nerve monitoring to facilitate insertion of a cage and spinal instrumentation. Recovery time ranges from one to three months. Q. Why can you help people others say they cannot? A. Traditional surgery is limited because the surgeon requires direct vision of the pathology with their eye or microscope. The endoscope camera visualizes areas that are not usually accessible, through foramen and around corners. This greater visualization combined with less damage and surgical risk increases the spectrum of pathology that can be treated safely. This allows treatment of spinal disorders others say they cannot treat. This happened many years ago in orthopedics with introduction of endoscope to knee surgery. Today no one doubts the incredible benefits of endoscopy of the knee. We are seeing this happen with spine surgery. Q. Can you help ever yone? A. Not everyone can be helped or will be satisfied. This is still spine surgery. I do sincerely believe that in those that

are not improved, the negative consequences of the open techniques are at least avoided. Endoscopic spine surgery is the next advance in the treatment of spinal disorders. Q. Why doesnt ever yone do this surger y? A. These procedures require a unique combination of skills that take time to acquire; it is a hybrid procedure that falls in between interventional pain and minimally invasive spine surgery. They are cutting-edge techniques. I believe that with time these procedures will replace most open surgeries of the spine similar to orthopedic, urology, general and gynecological surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is the future.

Page 14, February 2013, Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News Imagine thirty to forty years ago if you were told that lasers would replace scalpels in surgery or that robotic instruments would build cars; you may not have believed it. By the same token would you believe that chiropractic treatments could be performed using a special hand-held instrument developed by NASA scientists; all while you were sitting in an upright position without turning or twisting movements? Advances in computers and engineering technologies have been able to uniquely blend with chiropractic in order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that was never before realized. According to Dr. Michael S. Hyjek, This new form of computerized treatment is so gentle and effective, that it amazes even the most skeptical patients. Its called the ProAdjuster and is the latest, state-of-the-art technology in existence today, and the only one in the Long Valley area The ProAdjuster can safely and gently analyze and treat the spine and other joints to remove the nerve impingement that is often the cause of pains in the low back, neck, shoulder and elsewhere in the body. It also works on a variety of muscular conditions to loosen tight muscles with ease and comfort. Many patients say that its like getting a mini-massage. It can also help increase the amount of motion in almost any joint. Even patients with knee, hip and foot problems such as plantar fasciitis are being helped. It is also covered by most insurance companies including medicare. Dr. Michael S. Hyjek, the secret to the ProAdjuster lies in its advanced piezoelectric sensor that is able to detect the slightest amount of restriction in a joint and then deliver an

Breakthrough Treatment Now Available In Long Valley

extremely precise adjustment. He says that Even though traditional forms of adjusting also work, people are drawn to this new technique because of how gentle it is and does not involve any twisting, especially in the neck. Many people love getting adjusted with traditional manual techniques, all of which are safe and effective, but there are a large number of people who never get to experience the

Dr. Michael S. Hyjek uses the ProAdjuster to analyze a patients spine and pin-point areas of nerve impingement syndrome causing malfunction and pain.

amazing benefits of chiropractic because they are scared to have their spines adjusted in that way, says Dr. Michael S. Hyjek, Now, there is no longer a reason for anyone to be weary. The ProAdjuster is perfect for anyone who has been thinking about going to a chiropractor, but hasnt yet made that decision. Dr. Michael S. Hyjek, wants everyone to be able to experience these same benefits and if you have any of the following conditions, the ProAdjuster may be the answer youve been looking for Low back discomfort Fibromyalgia Sciatic nerve pain * Planter Fascitis Neck and shoulder pain Knee or hip pain TMJ dysfunction Scoliosis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Arthritis Headaches Sports injuries Treatment with the ProAdjuster is consistent, measurable and extremely gentle. There is no guesswork, and its safe for individuals of all ages. Call our office today and mention this article to receive a FREE ProAdjuster analysis to pin-point your problem area and see how the ProAdjuster can help. Call within the next 7 days and you will also receive a complimentary nerve stress scan and computerized muscle test that can show the areas of your stress and how its affecting your body. Call 908-876-8777 today to reserve your free ProAdjuster Analysis Scan. (Reg. $125) This technological marvel can help you return to a healthier lifestyle. You may no longer have to live with a persistent, painful condition. Call us today. Dr. Michael S. Hyjek, 2 Mountain View Ave., Long Valley, NJ 07853,

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Thursday, Feb. 21st at 1 p.m. - Genealogy Series: Searching Russ Worthington will cover the best genealogical search techniques and provide examples. Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 1 p.m. Secrets of Traditional Chinese Culture Tea service & power point presentation of ancient Chinese music and dance. Monday, Feb. 25th at noon Lunch n Learn Lunch 'n' Learn: "Train Your Brain (All About Cognitive Awareness)" It's normal to forget things every now and then. We've all misplaced our keys, blanked on an acquaintance's name, or forgotten a phone number we've dialed a hundred times before. Susanne Lamb, MS, CCC-SLP, of Kessler Rehabilitation Chester, talks about what's normal when it comes to memory loss as we age. When should we be concerned? And is there anything we can do to prevent age-related memory loss? Learn the difference between normal forgetfulness and more serious memory problems, the causes of memory loss, and how to stay mentally sharp throughout your golden years.

February Adult Events at the Washington Twp. Public Library

A complimentary luncheon will be served. Seating is limited, so you must register by calling the library at 908-876-3596 or by clicking on the Sign Up link. Sponsored by the Senior Resource Center, 50 Route 24, Chester, NJ, 908-8792202, Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 p.m. Community Film Screening YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) This month's film will be YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road -traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage -- to explore every state in America (the good, the bad ... and the weird) in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crisis. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events pushes them to the brink in this award-winning docu-comedy. Call the Library at 908-876-3596 or go to to sign up for the above programs.

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ould you like not only to look 5 to 10 years younger but also feel years younger as well? Skylands Acupuncture and Wellness Centers Anti-Aging program can do just that. Facial fillers and cosmetic surgery can only change the hands of time on your face, but do nothing to physiologically make you feel younger, increase your energy, promote overall wellness, help you to sleep better and overall turn back the hands of time both inwardly and outwardly! Cosmetic Surgery is a booming multimillion-dollar industry in the United States; millions of women are on a quest to restore youthfulness to their face and neck. As the risks and complications, and at times disfigurement, from invasive surgical treatments, injections and chemical exfoliants become increasingly public; many people are discovering the effectiveness of cosmetic acupuncture to rejuvenate the face. By activating the facial muscles, increasing collagen and boosting the circulatory and lymphatic systems, acupuncture offers a completely natural path to facial rejuvenation that many have called an astonishing and relaxing experience. Promoting collagen production increases muscle tone and elasticity helping to firm the skin, fill out wrinkles, and reduce bags and sagging without recovery time, lost work time, or hiding from family and friends while healing. Facial rejuvenation utilizing acupuncture is becoming a more popular, non-surgical method for those who want not only to maintain natural beauty, radiance and vitality in the face, but also improve their overall health and well being at the same time. Cosmetic acupuncture has even been featured in the mainstream media, such as on ABC Televisions Good Morning America, Fox News and Public Broadcasting Systems Healthweek. Madonna, Jessica Parker and Cher utilize facial rejuvenation to maintain the work theyve had done surgically. (see the video at This delicate use of ultra fine facial acupuncture needles are placed both on the face, neck and body which develops collagen and stimulates the rejuvenation processes. While your skin is reacting to the subtle stimulation, the treatment is also adjusting energy throughout your entire body to pro-

FACIAL REJUVENATION A Wonderful, Holistic Approach to Reversing the Aging Process

mote wellness. Each treatment is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours long and is part of a ten to twelve treatment series. For optimal results, it is recommended that the patient receive two treatments per week for 5 to 6 weeks, although not necessary. Many of our patients come once a week and still see amazing results. Maintenance sessions are scheduled according to the individuals needs and are usually recommended on a monthly basis to enhance results for many years. Changes may be seen as soon as the first treatment is completed, but each subsequent treatment builds on the last. The program is safe, effective and brings with it none of the great expense, adverse effects or toxicity of more invasive approaches that involve drugs or surgery. The following before and after pictures show the disappearance of lines utilizing only acupuncture: How Does Facial Rejuvenation Work? According to the latest research in dermatology and Dr. Howard Murad, a professor of dermatology at UCLA and Vogue magazines proclaimed One of Americas top dermatologists, the problem is free radicals. Aging skin ...wrinkles, sagging, enlarged pores, puffiness, thin and dry skinis due to the damaged caused by free radicals. Free radicals are caused by the foods we eat, environmental toxins we breathe and apply on our skin, smoking, and grilled meats to name a few. Free radicals are destructive molecules. They destroy the integrity of other molecules. They first attack and destroy the walls of your skin cells. So if you imagine your cells as being like a water balloon. Free radicals are like a needle that pokes holes into it. The balloon will then leak like a sieveand your cells become dehydrated. They become deflated and dry, because all the vital fluid and nutrients have leaked out. Facial Rejuvenation utilizing Acupuncture helps restore the integrity of your skin cells by stimulating the nervous, circulatory and hormonal systems to boost collagen and elastin production. Facial Rejuvenation can actually take 5 to 10 or more years off your face. Some of the most common effects of facial rejuvenation include: Reduction of fine lines Diminished deep wrinkles

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Droopy eyelids are lifted Jowls are firmed Under eye bags are reduced Puffiness around the eyes is reduced or eliminated Increase of blood and lymph circulation to the face increases skin moisture Increased collagen production Improved muscle tone Dermal contraction Tightening of pores Brightening of the eye area Reduced signs of stress from the face Facial Rejuvenation utilizing Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to the use of more invasive therapies to regain your youth not only on the outside, but also on the inside. In our clinic, cosmetic Acupuncture entails a detailed health history in addition to just doing facial acupuncture. To really get results, we also treat the underlying causes of each patients aging process. For example, a person with a lot of facial sagging and puffiness may also exhibit signs of indigestion, insomnia, with some depression. This person will receive facial acupuncture in addition to being treated by tonifying her spleen, moving her liver Qi, and calming the mind. Hence, each treatment is highly individualized to meet the needs of each patient. In addition to the acupuncture treatment, many patients also receive Chinese Herbal formulas to target areas of disharmony and renew original beauty by enhancing adequate blood flow, moisture, energy and circulation. Skylands Anti- Aging program recommends that you use all natural facial cleansing and toning products to enhance your new youthful look which help to prevent free radical formation from harsh chemicals used in facial cleansers and cosmetics. In addition to your treatment and cleansing products, you will also receive dietary and lifestyle awareness that will further reduce the production of free radicals that cause aging. I have been living my dream for over 20 years of helping my patients to enjoy better health, living a more vibrant and energetic life, eliminating their pain, preventing heart disease and cancer through dietary and lifestyle awareness, helping couples achieve their dream of having a child and now helping my patients to turn back the hands of time. It is my pleasure and joy to help you achieve your health, well-being and longevity goals for 2011. Our mission at Skylands is to serve you and provide you with a total healing experience. Start today move towards a healthier, more beautiful, energized, and younger-looking you! Call Skylands Acupuncture for your free phone consultation with Deb Torrance, whom is certified in Acupuncture facial rejuvenation at 908-876-3643. Deborah Waddell completed her Masters level degree from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ. She received her Acupuncture Certification from the New Jersey Board of of Medical Examiners (C.A.) and from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists (Dipl. Ac.). Deborah also has a degree in Biology and Chemistry with summa cum laude Honors from Felician College.-

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CPR Course Open to the Public Offered at Giant Gymnastics

Submitted by Margaret Witt n February 24th from 11am to 2pm Giant Gymnastics in Hackettstown will be hosting a CPR course. Anyone aged 14 and up seeking to gain certification or renew their prior certification is welcome to participate. The course will cost $45 and be taught by Michael Craig, the CEO and founder of PEMSTARProfessional Emergency Management

Services Training and Resources. Giant Gymnastics coaches took this course last month, and co-owners John Skorski and Jennifer Packard are looking forward to giving the general public the opportunity to gain these key life saving techniques. Registration is required, and suggested as soon as possible as space is limited. Call Giant Gymnastics at 908-850-3746 to reserve your spot.

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entrance fees. If you are single and at least 50 or so years young and would like to get to know us and join in the fun, don't hesitate to call me, Marilyn 201-400-8300 cell, leave message. Next meeting Sunday February 24th 1PM call for reservations. Townsquare singles celebrates its 15th year. Hope to see you soon. Remember to reserve your seat.

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f you are a parent who would like to expand your bag of tricks and learn some new tools that will help your family connect and interact on a whole new level, then look no further.Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center is offering our Spring 2013 cycle of the Parent Education Program which starts Thursday, February 21, 2013. It is a 12 week cycle

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that provides child care, dinner, mentoring and ongoing support and transportation. Come learn and explore what really makes your child tick! The Program is being held at the Center, at 150 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake location. Registration is currently in progress. For further information, stop by or call 973-426-1525 and speak with Daniela.

r. Alexander Abkin, one of the NJ PREMIER BARIATRIC SURGEONS, wants you and your loved ones to be informed. About 26 million Americans have diabetes, up 9 % since 2008; experts attribute the rise in part to an increase in obesity. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2007. Risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people without diabetes. Diabetes is associated

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Personal Accomplishments and Big Wins Highlight the West Morris Central Wrestling Teams Season
formance that earned him a coveted victory in the world of high school wrestling. During the meet, Windt managed to defeat a Roxbury competitor, Steven Arthur, 2-0 at 195 pounds. This victory made Windt the first Wolfpack County Champion in seven years and the first for 125 pounds. Windts victory is preceded by eight others in Morris County. He believes that his hard work and dedication in the off season helped prepare for this moment, and for his victorious season in his final year at the school. In the months that he wasnt wrestling for the team, Windt could be found completing intensive training routines and taking lessons with SIR wrestling, a New Jerseybased wrestling club that offers training for wrestlers of all abilities. The high school teams courageous performance in the tournament earned them a second place finish behind Delbarton, with a total of 174.5 points. West Morris Central was the top-earning public school team, followed by Roxbury with a total of 173.5.Delbarton won the meet with a grand tally of 215.5 points. There were a total of 24 schools competing in the meet. West Morris Central senior Brandon Carcuffe took second place, edging out Jon Patane of Roxbury, 11-4. Carcuffe lost to top-seeded Delbarton wrestler Danny Reed in the final round. Several other wrestlers placed in the meet, with bronze medals going to team members Cory Fleming, Nick Matthews, and Adam Kratch. Another shining moment for West Morris Central wrestling came earlier this year when Carcuffe became the second wrestler to win 100 matches for the West

By Kate Halse ts been an exciting season so far for the members of the West Morris Central High School wrestling team, with an array of highlights and top place finishes that have started the new year out on the right foot for the team. This year, the team has already given several outstanding performances, including individual accomplishments that helped propel the team to a second place finish in the recent Morris County Tournament. Several members of the senior class have left their mark on the mat during their final year at the high school, with significant milestones that have helped pave the way for a successful season. Since the start of 2013, the team has had two senior members reach a 100-win milestone, with a third classmate right behind. Top performances by senior class members have helped push the team into top places at the championship meets, with exciting wins and narrow losses dominating the headlines as the team progresses through the season. West Morris Central High School senior Jesse Windt set both a personal and a school record at the tournament, earning a second place finish for the team with a gutsy per-

Morris Central wrestling team. His accomplishment was mere weeks behind that of Nick Matthews, who won 100 matches in January and is also a senior at the school. A third senior, John Sickles, is close behind them with 99 wins so far this season. Coach Ken Rossi enjoys working with the three seniors, calling it a privilege to be their coach as they reach these impressive milestones.

he final count on the "Pink Extentions for the Cure" fundraiser at Alfonso's Salon is in. The salon rasied $3005.00 in Oct, Nov, 2012. Alfonso would like to thank everyone who participated. Of the $3005, a total of $2005 was raised through the application of pink extensions and related staff donations of tips, as well as donations collected at the Wine Rack liquors, Vallentinos Pizza restaurant, Pure Wireless Verizon store, Flanders Cleaners, and Manderine Village chinese restaurant. Alfonso and his team raised the additional $1000 through application of pink

"Pink Extentions for the Cure" Fundraiser at Alfonso's Salon

extensions to the nursing staff at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Alfonso would like to thank everyone at the salon and Morristown Memorial who participated to make our fundraiser a success. Special thanks to staff members Cara DeMare, Melanie Hughes, and Maria the cosmotology student from Somerset VoTech. He would also like to thank all of the nurses at Morristown Memorial that particpated and Martha Lopez and Colleen Golden, for getting approval for the fund raising event at the hospital. The salon donates 100% of the profits to

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IB Program at West Morris Central Captures International Attention

inception. While the delegates did not come to NJ solely for this purpose (they were in the state to visit Rutgers), the program has such a solid reputation that it immediately captured their attention. The delegates were anxious to learn more about the IB program and to explore ways in which they could make it as successful at schools in Japan. West Morris Central High School has been part of the IB program since 1998. According to the official International Baccelaurate website,, the program is student-focused, with four programs that strive to provide the necessary background for students aged 3 to 19 to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The high school aims to teach students from freshman through senior grades these important skills as they navigate their way through their high school years and beyond. This program plays a helpful role in setting up students for life after school, whether their plans include going to college or entering the work force. The local high school is one of a few around the country that has successfully implemented and run the IB program. The website states: Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,501 schools in 144 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,069,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. Among these schools, West Morris Central stood out to the Japanese delegates as one that has successfully intertwined academics, giving students and teachers satisfying results. This method is what Japanese schools are striving for, as it gives students and teachers a disciplined and structured way of learning both inside and outside the classroom. Perhaps one of the biggest keys to the

By Kate Halse he West Morris Regional High School District, which has long had an outstanding reputation for innovation and strong student standings, attracted international attention early this year when a group of Japanese delegates visited West Morris Central High School. The delegates were impressed with the International Baccelaurate (IB) program at the high school and wanted a chance to get an inside look at the school and to find out how the program has become so successful since its

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success of the IB program at West Morris Central High School is the fact that it allows students to grow and develop with guidance, rather than just have the teachers give them information and answers in the classroom. With the freedom to choose the courses they wish to take and to pace themselves at an appropriate rate, the students will feel like they have more control over their current and future success in school. Another positive aspect of this program is that it is virtually open to all students within the community, and welcomes any student who wishes to pursue one or more IB courses. The program does not require students to test into a course, giving them the opportunity to make the choices they feel are best suited for their needs and desires. At West Morris Central High School, students are encouraged to use the IB program to gain further understanding and knowledge of the world around them, applying and learning important academic and social skills that will help them during school and after graduation. The strong example set by the school continues to set the academic and personal achievement bar higher for both students and teachers, making it an important component of their education.

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Stupid Party, Smart People

by Hrlin Parker tupid is as stupid does. And, when it comes to today's Republicans Party, as stupid says. The past several years have been quite the show, with the Tea Party led Republicans saying and doing some of the stupidest things imaginable. Not too long along it was impossible to believe that any member of Congress would even think to allow the United States to default on its debts. No more, as the Tea Party Republicans gave new meaning to absurd. Even today, Tea Partiers are clamoring for the Congress to not allow the so called debt ceiling to rise to cover our debts unless their ideas for draconian and immediate spending cuts are implemented. Even when it comes to emergency aid, these Tea Partiers voted no, against aid to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut unless totally unrelated spending cuts were implemented, holding hostage the taxpaying American citizens of these states. As it happens, the conservative government in the United Kingdom has implemented the Tea Partiers ideas for immediate spending cuts, sending their country into a triple dip recession and actually expanding their deficit, along with some other ugly consequences. Thats exactly what these Tea Partiers would have us do. Climate change? It isnt just climate warming. It does get a bit more complicated than a simple term. Whatever you call it, scientists from around the world are very clear on a consensus about the climate changes which are impacting us even as they differ, as they must, on some details. But not those G-d fearing Conservatives. Nope. No need to make any changes in our behavior or infrastructure as they reject (reject!) all those scientists. Why? Because these conservatives reject science itself. Be it absurd pronouncements on rape, on the rights of minorities to vote, to the teaching of creationism in classrooms, to their childlike absolutism on a whole host of issues, not least of which is gun control, the Republican Party is now, officially, Americas Stupid Party. Facts are out. Rigid ideology is in. Ideology based in unsupported, even disproven, beliefs. Republicans have spent years now doing and saying lots of stupid things. Thats not me talking, thats not my word. Its the label given by Republicans themselves in their current Kabuki performance of supposed self reflection that isnt fooling anyone. From dismissing global climate change as a Liberal fiction to dismissing science itself (Marco Rubio isnt sure if the Earth is actually millions of years old and

he supports creationism being taught in our schools science classes), to the basics of how democratic government functions (sure, let the federal government default on existing debts, thatll show them Liberals!), the Republican Party has been on a real streak of stupidisms. And lets not forget the downright stupid statements their officials, candidates and spokespeople continue to make (rape, anyone?). Unfortunately, we are all paying a high price for this stupidity. But the election results did not go unnoticed. And now the Republicans are shocked, shocked! They bemoan President Obamas second inaugural address. He didnt reach out to us, they say. Where was the bid for bi-partisanship? Say what? From the time of his first presidential campaign, President Obama was Mr. BiPartisanship. He not only sought out the Republicans, his starting position on just about any issue already incorporated Republican positions, much to the chagrin of Liberals. It was the Congressional Republicans who would have nothing of it. Obamas first term was four years of Republican intransigence, a purposeful effort to deny any successful legislation for the mere partisanship of it all, from the sole, single minded focus of making the President a one term President. That didnt turn out too well. And now the train has, hopefully, left the station. Lets understand something. Obamacare itself is a Republican based plan, pushed by President Obama in the spirit of bi-partisanship. The rest of the civilized world uses a single payer based system, with private insurance supplementing universal healthcare for all residents. Thats what Liberals were calling for. Yet even though Republicans denounce it now, the current law is based on the Republican plan to make sure private insurance companies remain the defacto directors of healthcare in America, with ever rising premiums and ever decreasing benefits. Regrettably today, driven by Tea Partiers, the Republican Party is little more than the Confederacy. Lots of very angry white people who view themselves as victims. All the smart people in the Republican Party have either died, left the party, or have become so outnumbered and cowed as to be irrelevant. With the Tea Partiers still in control, were in for another few election cycles between the Democrats and the Stupids. Eventually, though, the smart people will be back. Its just going to take a while. Hey, Sarah Palin is gone. Thats a start, no? Send comments to

16.4 Trillion Dollars in Debt and Millions of People Looking for Work

By Thoma Lotito n the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, there's a scene at Nick's bar where George Bailey says to Clarence the angel, "what's the matter with him, I've never saw Nick act like that before," (referring to Nick the bartender's inhospitable treatment of Clarence the angel) Clarence turns to George and says," You'll see a lot of strange things from now on." In the same way, we, the citizens of the United States of America, are going to "see a lot of strange things" coming from the Obama administration in the days to come. Most importantly, America's financial health, which is headed in the wrong direction. It seems clear, that the power brokers are increasingly more desperate and openly calling for the destruction of the US dollar. Recently, Commerce Bank chairman and CEO David Kemper called on the fed to print an extra 30 trillion dollars in bonds which would allow the Fed to return an additional $900 billion to the Treasury, in theory, wiping out most of our federal deficit while avoiding actually having to do anything about current government spending. Mainly because, we as a society have no stomach for trying to reduce our soaring deficit and our accelerating entitlement programs. No one in our federal government seems to be willing to work out a long-term fiscal solution for it's spending addiction. But what about inflation? Bank reserves are growing again, which is an indication that they aren't loaning money, but instead banks are happy to hold their reserves with the central bank and collect a fraction of a percent in interest. If those reserves start to find it's way back into the economy at a rapid rate, inflation will heat up very fast. This will bring higher interest rates and make it too costly for the Federal Government to finance its deficits. We're talking a recession here, unless the Fed prints more money to buy the debt. How long can Fed do that before people lose faith in the dollar? Can you say Zimbabwe? Government spending is not keeping up with the economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently reported that the United States' GDP dropped .1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. This is the first time the GDP has shrunk since 2009. A healthy economy isn't dependent on Government for growth. A healthy economy thrives on business investment, job growth and entrepreneurship. Government spending to sustain the economy does not work in the long-term.

Agree? Disagree? You can reach me at References for this article came from, Just Facts Daily's James D. Agresti, Bloomberg Business Week, CNN and friends David Johnson and Shelly Kennedy.

It's like drinking coffee to stay awake, you can only do it for so long. Washington power brokers are making the case with a sledge hammer, with the main stream media in their pockets, that we can not cut spending because it will hurt the economy. However, according to Harvard University's Albert Alesinia "spending cuts are far more effective than tax increases in stabilizing debt and avoiding economic downturns. Spending cuts adopted to reduce deficits have been associated with economic expansions rather than recessions."The Obama administration has injected billions of dollars into the economy, that includes auto bailouts and stimulus and where has it gotten us?16.4 trillion dollars in debt and millions people looking for work. Now is the time for Washington to take a serious look at it's priorities. Obama's policies need to be reversed, America should once again become a place where the ideals of working hard, playing by the rules and earned success is rewarded. But no, we live in a time under Obama, where families are struggling to make ends meet and success is demonized and Washington continues to thrive. The solution is to cut spending, and it could happen with a process know as sequestration. What is sequestration? It's a series of automatic, across-the-board spending-cuts to government agencies, totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years. Sequestration is also an attempt to get a handle on the growth of the U.S. national debt, which exploded upward with the bailouts in 2007 under George W. Bush and continued with Barack Obama's reckless spending and now stands at more than $16 trillion. The sequester deadline has been coming for more than a year, the President and the Congress pushed it back to March 1st as part of the fiscal cliff deal at the end of December. Republicans in the house have an opportunity to cut spending and reduce the deficit by sitting on their hands by letting the sequester become effective. In other words, if the Republicans " do nothing" it will be good for the economy. But, inquiring minds want to know if the Republicans will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory again.

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Petro Oil NJ Goes Pink To Help 'Stomp Out Breast Cancer'

that supports community-based breast health education, screening and treatment programs. With 550 participants, the 'Romp to Stompers' raised over $43,000 and Petro was proud to be part of such a great local event to raise awareness and support an even greater cause. Be on the lookout for the pink Petro trucks in your neighborhood and honk or wave to the driver to show your support for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! As

your local, total home services provider, Petro will continue being active participants in local and national efforts to raise funds for many great charities and causes. From heating oil and AC services to propane and plumbing, helping customers save on energy costs is what drives the Petro team every day. You can learn more about Petro, their services and special offers by visiting or by calling 1.800.OIL HEAT (800.645.4328).

etro's goal is to take care of all of their customers' home comfort needs and support the local community. Thats why they continue to sponsor and participate in charitable programs and events, like supporting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by painting two of their delivery trucks pink. NJ residents may have seen the pink truck on the road and in their neighborhoods as drivers deliver heating oil to cus-

tomers. On January 19th, Account Executive Mary Schneider and heating oil truck driver Gary Colton brought one of the pink trucks to support the "Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer" fundraiser at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, NJ. The Romp to Stomp event is a 5K snowshoe walk and race that benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- an organization

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ids are more likely to eat what they help cook or bake. So if youre looking for ways to get your kids to eat more nutritious foods, its time to get them into the kitchen. That wont be hard with a delicious recipe for Peanut Pumpkin Muffins. Incorporating nutritious ingredients, such as peanut butter, can play a role in maintaining a healthy diet for the whole family. Peanut butter contains protein, fiber and good fats, which can provide long-lasting energy. One serving of smooth-style peanut butter offers a natural, plant-based source of eight grams of protein and more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. From measuring and dumping ingredients, to whisking, pouring and sprinkling, kids of all ages will have fun making these wholesome treats. Get more nutritious, kid-friendly recipes at

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Peanut Pumpkin Muffins Makes: 12 muffins 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-grain pastry flour 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 large eggs, divided 1 cup canned (solid-pack) pumpkin 1teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk 3/4 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped, divided Cooking spray Preheat oven to 400F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray, or line it with muffin papers. In medium bowl, whisk together the first continued on next page

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continued from previous page six ingredients until well mixed. In large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, molasses, oil and one egg until combined. Add the other egg, pumpkin and vanilla, and whisk again until combined. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, until just combined, being careful not over mix. Stir in 1/2 cup peanuts. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each one about 3/4 full. Sprinkle top of each muffin with remaining 1/4 cup chopped peanuts. Bake until puffed and golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center





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entenary College is one of 10 colleges in New Jersey to participate in New Jersey College Goal Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. February 24, 2013. This event, which is a financial aid seminar, was made possible through the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) and the New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJASFAA). During this event, volunteer financial aid professionals - including Centenarys Director of Financial Aid Evelynne Blatt and the entire Financial Aid Office - work one-on-one with students and families to help them complete and submit the electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed to be considered for any financial aid for all types of education beyond high school. In addition to being open to high school students, members of the adult population are invited, including the unemployed, underemployed or those returning from military service. College Goal Sunday can also provide financial aid information and assistance to those who may need retraining or further education. Those who attend have the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship. This is a terrific opportunity for people

Centenary College Participates In College Goal Sunday

to learn about the financial aid process, which is a critical part of the college application procedure, says Blatt. It is our intention to answer questions and inform the public, so this experience is one that is positive and productive. To register, visit For more information, please call 908-852-1400, ext. 2207. Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies college distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body. Centenary is the only baccalaureate and masters degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey. Centenary Colleges main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in three locations: Hackettstown, Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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ao of Chi, LLC Acupuncture is celebrating the Chinese New Year by offering massage at half price ($25.00) during February and March. AMMA Chinese Meridian Massage uses gentle circular pressure along the meridians

Chinese New Year Celebrated By Tao of Chi, LLC Acupuncture

and other areas. No oils are used. Loose clothing is recommended. For information, contact Virginia Mills, L.Ac. at 908-852-2260 or TaoChiLLC

t. Therese School will be hosting a Casino Night on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Junction 46 Restaurant, Ledgewood, New Jersey. Doors Open 6:30 p.m. Support the school by joining us for a night out! Its sure to be a Fabulous time! Join us for a fun filled night of Casino games, including: Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, Texas Hold'em, Let it Ride. Tickets may also be purchased at the door

St. Therese School To Host Casino Night

on March 2nd. $75 per person includes: Casino entry and dinner PLUS 1 drink ticket and $1000 Casino Cash! * Mail form and payment to: St. Therese School, ATTN: Casino Night, 135 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876 Write checks out to: St. Therese School Questions? Please call 973.583.6583 or email

merican Christian School is currently enrolling new students from Pre K-12. Small class sizes, Fine Arts Program, Outstanding national test results! Please visit us at our Open House on February 27 & 28. We are located at 126 S.

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Are you ready to meet Randall from Eleventh Hour Rescue? Do you love a senior dog that still has lots of love to give? Looking for that special dog, but want one beyond the puppy stage? Randall is between 1-2 years old, but he looks and acts much younger. He is recovering from heartworm treatment and doing very well. He is a pit/lab mix and a true gentleman. This well behaved prince of a pup has a beautiful grey and white coat with a touch of brindle mixed in making him a very handsome guy. Please consider adopting him. To complete our adoption application, to read more about Randall, to see all of our adoptable pets, or to make a donation please visit: or call: 973-664-0865.

This beauty is Belle from Eleventh Hour Rescue. She is 8 years old and a total sweetheart of a dog despite her past mistreatment. She is the total embodiment of a dogs mission in life to be mans best friend. She is kind, warm, loving, gentle, quick to please, and a willing companion to all who will give her a chance. She was saved from a high kill shelter just in time, with less than 24 hours to go before her time was up. Her previous owner was sent to jail and therefore he was forced to give her up. For Belle, this almost led to her demise at the high kill shelter, but now that shes safe with Eleventh Hour Rescue and available for adoption to a home that will love and care for her forever, she is much better off now. Her foster Mom says that she is housebroken and a total joy to have at home. Next up for Belle is to be adopted into a loving, quiet home, so she can begin the next phase of her life. To read more about Belle, to see all of our adoptable pets, or to make a donation, please visit: or call: 973-664-0865.

Meet Mischief from Eleventh Hour Rescue. I was Mischiefs foster parent for almost two months. It only took less than a day though for us to become best friends. I renamed her Shadow around the house because she literally followed me everywhere, so close to the point I would sometimes almost trip over her. If we were sitting on the couch and I got up to go to the bathroom or something, she would get up right after me and wait for me outside the door. If I would leave the house for a few hours, my father said she would sit on the couch, looking out the window until I returned. She is the loving, loyal and makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world. At night, she loves to lie on the bed and cuddle with you. She usually let me sleep until about 8:30 or 9:00am. The only time she would wake me up earlier is if she really had to go to the bathroom, other than that she holds it through the night. She ate 1 cups of food twice a day and usually went to the bathroom within half an hour after eating. Throughout the day she enjoyed chewing on the rawhides and/or eating peanut butter, which she LOVED. She is house trained and crate trained. When you put her in the crate she does cry/bark a little, but then calms down after a bit once she realizes no one is home and is going to let her out. She is extremely smart. I taught her to sit and lay down in one day. I was still working with her to not jump when someone would walk in the door. She didnt do it to harm you; she was just really excited to see you. Once you say hello to her, she lies down and turns over for you to rub her belly (which again she LOVES). She is great with

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adults and older kids (about 6 years and up). I think with the little kids she doesnt realize how big she is and how playful she can be (but she doesnt attack them). She is okay with other dogs. During a walk, she met another pit-bull and they were playing for about 20 minutes. I am not too positive how she is with cats. I had two and personally I think she will be fine with them, but mine just wanted nothing to do with her. I think she was just really curious what they were and wanted to play with them. When she got near one, he would swat at her and she left him alone so it would just take time for them to get use to each other. She does not bark a lot at all unless there was a new person by the house or other dogs were barking at her. To read more about Mischief, to see of our adoptable pets, or to make a donation, please visit: or call: 973-664-0865.

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