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February 19, 2013

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Allamuchy Fire Conducts Ice Rescue Drill

n January 26, the Allamuchy Township Volunteer Fire Department held an Ice Rescue Drill on Allamuchy Pond with the Green Township Fire Department and the Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad. Firefighters and rescue personnel met at the Allamuchy Firehouse for a briefing to discuss the equipment that is required for ice rescues, the type of rescues they were going to conduct, and several new techniques for rescuing someone who may have fallen through the ice. As temperatures rose to warming 16 degrees, firefighters and rescue personnel made their way over to the pond to

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break through the ice and begin their training. Firefighters who participated in the ice training learned how to enter the icy water properly, how to self-extricate themselves, techniques on rescuing victims who are conscious and unconscious, and how a rescue sled works. Firefighters and Rescue personnel who worked the safety lines from land

learned what it takes to pull the ice rescuer and victim to safety, hand signals, and the importance of getting both the victim and rescuer to a warming shelter immediately. The Allamuchy Ladies Auxiliary assisted greatly, as they provided a heated shelter, coffee, and food for the drill participants.

20 member mission team from Trinity Church has returned from an 8 day visit toHaiti - the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The church has had a 25 year history ofsending mission teams, requested supplies and financial support to a variety of partners in Haiti. A team of 15 people was on such a trip in 2010 on the day the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the country, killing about 300,000 people. None of the Trinity people were hurt in that sad event. This year the team took 40 suitcases filled with items that were requested by several of their partners in and near the capital of Port au Prince. Included were medicine and first aid items, shoes, clothing, childrens toys for a play therapy program at a hospital, and numerous other items. Also carried to Haiti were two wheelchairs needed by the Wings of Hope home for severely disabled children, and a set of brake pads needed for the bus at the Light and Peace

Trinity Church Haiti Mission Team Returns

Orphanage. Also taken were financial donations that were given by the church and community. The value of the items taken plus the financial donations exceeded $47,000. This years mission team was intergenerational, with the youngest member being 18 and the oldest 79. Seven of the travelers were on their first mission to Haiti. On ground there the team split into two service groups, with one working in the new play therapy program of Grace Childrens Hospital. That group also flew north to Cap Haitian, to visit a clinic which Trinity has supported with supplies and personnel. The other service group lived at and worked with the 54 children at the Light and Peace orphanage in Bon Repos, a suburb of Port au Prince. They also visited and served at Mother Theresas Orphanage, as well as the Wings of Hope home, and made a long journey to a rural mountain church. continued on page 4

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he Allamuchy Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:00 am until 12 noon on Saturday, March 23. In an effort to assist the food pantry at the Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, the fire department will waive the charge for breakfast if you bring food items totaling the value of the entrance fee. Please keep to this list and only bring items that have not reached their expiration date: Tuna Fish, Pasta, Bread, Peanut Butter, Corn Flakes, Crackers, Cookies,

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Pancake Mix, Syrup, Coffee. Should you choose to pay the normal entry fee; adults are $8, children 6-13 are $5, and children 5 and younger are free. The Easter Bunny will be available throughout the breakfast for kids to take pictures with. The fire department is offering the community a great opportunity to assist those in need, while enjoying a free breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Please save the date and support your local volunteer fire department.

oin us for a Tricky Tray, Dinner, Dj, And Dancing on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Davids Country Inn, 314 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Doors Open at 5:30pm Tickets Cost $45 and includes, sit down dinner, DJ, and dancing. Tricky Tray Hour from 6pm-7pm. Cash bar all night. Tickets Must Be Purchased In Advance. Tickets Will Not Be Sold At The Door.

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Some Of The Great Prizes...2 Nights for Family of Four at Great Wolf Lodge; Disney Hopper Passes; Pocono Romantic Get-A-Way; Vera Bradley; Dining-Out Apron; Sports Memorabilia; Baskets for the Entire Family and Much More!!! Please contact Mt. Olive PTA at moms.pta@gmail.com to reserve your spot now, limited amount of tickets will be sold. Thank you in advance for your support!!!

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

Soroptimist International of Hackettstown is holding its monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 PM. For more information and to reserve a seat contact Abby at 908-979-8945.

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

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he Hackettstown Council of the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its Second Annual Meet the Mayors breakfast at Centenary College in Hackettstown on Wed.nesday, March 27, 2013 Among the mayors expected in attendance are Betty Schultheis of Allamuchy Township, Maria DiGiovanni from Hackettstown,Ted Tomazewski, Mansfield, and Bob Giordano of Independence (with Deputy Mayor John Cummins). The mayors will update area business

Warren Chamber to Host Hackettstown Area Mayors at Special Meeting

people on issues of relevance in their municipalities. Professor Cheryl Veronda of Centenary will moderate the panel discussion, which will include questions from the audience. The public is also invited to attend. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Cost for the breakfast meeting is $15 per person for chamber members, $20 for nonchamber members. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.warrencountychamber.com. For additional details, call the chamber, 908-835-9200.

continued from front page Dr Frank Fowler, Senior Pastor of Trinity and a veteran of many such mission trips to Haiti commented : This years mission was extremely effective in reaching our goal of helping and supporting the Haitian people. Though the country is overwhelmingly poor, this wonderful culture is rich in spiritual community. We go not just to give, but to receive the lessons the people of Haiti

Trinity Church Haiti Mission...

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

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have to teach us. And after so many trips there, we also go to see and support the many individuals who have become our dear friends, about whom we care deeply. More information about Trinitys service in Haiti can be found by calling the main church office at 908-852-3020 and speaking with Lois. Also a brief video about this years trip is on the churchs web site at www.catchthespirit.org.

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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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he First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, located at 298 Main Street (Rt. 46), will hold several worship services during Holy Week. We invite you to join us on Palm Sunday, March 24th, for our 10:00 a.m. worship service. The children will carry palms in the opening procession. Our church pastor, Birda Ferguson will preach. Palms will be given out by our Sunday school children at the end of the service. March 28 at 7:30 p.m., we will hold our Maundy Thursday Communion service, recalling Christs last supper with his disciples. The service includes the Tenebrae, a special service of candles, light, and darkness that mirrors the themes of Holy Week. The choir will sing. Church pastor Birda Ferguson will preach the sermon.

2013 Holy Week Services at First Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday, March 31st, begins with a sunrise service at 6 a.m. at Alumni Field, Hackettstown. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight! Leadership will be provided by clergy and members of local congregations. Coffee, donuts, and fellowship follow. A more traditional Easter worship service starts at 10:00 a.m. in our sanctuary. We will celebrate the risen Christ with scripture, joyous music by our choir and an Easter message by Rev. Birda Ferguson. The sanctuary will be filled with glorious spring flowers. Everyone is invited to participate in one or more of these services. We welcome you! For further information, please call the church office at (908) 852-4011.

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.

Great Prices, Service Drives Customers To New Local Honda Dealer


and a service department to local customers and surrounding areas. With the closest Honda dealer 16 miles away, local residents no longer have to travel too far for great service and the best deals. Were trying to get our company established here, says John Pearce of Fanwood, general manager of Hackettstown Honda. The closest Honda dealers are Joyce Honda in Denville and Phillipsburg Honda. Honda decided that having a location in the Hackettstown/ Mt. Olive area would be beneficial based on statistics that show how many cars are registered in the vicinity. Having a nearby location will help customers to not have to travel so far, says Pearce. At Hackettstown Honda, Pearce says shop us last. Give us the best price and we will beat it by $300. Customers can also take advantage of the service department opened Monday through Sunday; free loaner cars with every service; free car wash with every service; and free shuttle service within a 15 mile radius. Pearce says Hackettstown Honda will service any make and model, not just Honda. We really make it easy, says Pearce. We make car buying more of an experience as opposed to a hassle. The showroom floor features eight new Honda vehicles, with 300 new cars on site ready to purchase, as well as more than 100 used vehicles. Honda sells themselves, says Pearce, who has worked in the car industry for the past 13 years. Honda is very reliable, has the highest resale value in the market, and offers very competitive program for leasing. Like the saying, everyone knows someone who loves a Honda, Pearce says we

Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News, February 2013, Page 7 want everyone to know about Hackettstown Honda. We want everyone to know someone who loves the Hackettstown Honda. All the technicians at Hackettstown Honda are certified mechanics. The store received a customer satisfaction score of 96 percent out of 100 percent. As a way to be a part of the community, Pearce says were trying to get involved with the community, such as sponsoring teams, offering small donations for recreation or the schools in both Hackettstown and Mt. Olive, to do whatever we can to be involved. As a way for saying thanks for helping out, Pearce says Hackettstown Honda offers a referral program in which $200 will be given to any customer who refers any family member or friend to buy or lease a new vehicle. We are always here to help out the community, says Pearce, who enjoys his career with Honda. I love the customers, the product, says Pearce. Everyday, I love dealing with the customers and we are lucky to have a great product to sell. It makes our job easier when you have a good product to sell. For the best prices, service and coupons, visit www.HackettstownHonda.com. Prices for oil changes are as low as $19.95.

By Cheryl Conway ebruary is the month for love, but that is one feeling that wont run out of gas at the new local Honda dealer. Everyone knows someone who loves the new Hackettstown Honda on Route 46 in Hackettstown. Established eight months ago, Hackettstown Honda is opened seven days a week offering the latest and greatest in new and used Honda models at the best prices guaranteed. The store provides retail, sales

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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

Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Diabetes


with increased risk for heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disease, amputations, dental disease and pregnancy complications. Total estimated cost of diabetes is about $174 billion a year, including $116 billion in excess medical expenditures and $58 billion in reduced national productivity. A recent study shows bariatric surgery is associated with an elimination of diabetes medication in 84.5% of patients two years

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

Free Parent Education Program at Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center

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.

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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: www.ehrdogs.org or call: 973-664-0865.

Page 10, February 2013, Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown 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, drmike@provalleychiro.com www.provalleychiro.com

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


raising event at the hospital. The salon donates 100% of the profits to the Susan G. Komen Cure of North Jersey. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is an organization supporting breast cancer research. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has raised over $1.3 billion for reasearch, education and health services, making it the largest breast cancer charity in the world. Today, the Komen organization is recognized as the leading catalyst in the

fight against breast cancer, with more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 125 US and international affiliates. Susan G. Komen for the Cure received Charity Navigator's highest rating, four stars. Alfonso's Salon will do the "pink extention's for the cure" fundraiser again in October, 2013. We hope we can count on everyone again. Alfonso's Salon is a full service salon specializing in all aspects of hair care. Alfonso's is located on Route 206, in Sutton Plaza, Flanders, NJ.

Pictured are (l to r) Janet M. Jannelli, Community Events Manager for the Susan G. Komen Cure of North Jersey, Melame Hughes and Alfonso Merola.

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 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

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

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 customers. 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 continued on page 18

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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 www.csgymnasticsinc.com

ounty College of Morris (CCM) will hold an open house for adults Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Room, on its Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Anyone who has been out of high school for a few years is welcome to attend. CCM faculty and advisers will be on hand to address those special circumstances facing adult students, such as juggling work, family and college. Participants also will have an opportunity to learn about financial aid and discover what career possibilities may be best for them. Given the increasing cost of college tuition, community colleges present an affordable option for enhancing a career, transitioning to a new one and developing additional areas of expertise. At CCM, students can select from more than 70 degree and 30 certificate programs. The $30 application fee will be waived for anyone who applies for admission at the open house. Those who wish to register for classes at the open house should bring the following items, if applicable: 1) an official high school transcript or a copy of their GED, 2) an official college transcript in a sealed envelope, 3) SAT scores. Open house visitors can park in Lot 6. For more information, go to www.ccm.edu or call 973-328-5101.

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From left to right is Per Taylor and Aaron Benson touching a python which is around Kiki at a recent event at the Stepping Stone.

Vendors wanted for the 18 Annual Stanhope Spring Festival the event is Sunday, June 9, 2013 from noon to 6pm. It is located outdoors on main street stanhope. For information call paula-973-691-7449, or murf2@optonline.net

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In 1878 Thomas Edison Measured The Total Eclipse of the Sun with Great Fanfare & Poultry Accommodations
application than practical application which gave him further notoriety for this celebrated eclipse event. In his work to improve Bell's telephone, Edison adopted compressed carbon as a telephone transmitter material - the "carbon button" telephone. He discovered a problem, the handheld hard-rubber telephone mouthpiece absorbed heat from the hand which transmitted pressure to the carbon button that resulted in loud static on the telephone line. He called it molecular music thermal motions of iron molecules - thermal expansion. He realized that this phenomenon could be applied to measuring radiant heat. Edison felt certain his device could measure the corona's heat during the forthcoming eclipse. He called his instrument the tasimeter. He wrote to astronomer Professor Langley and offered his tasimeter for his eclipse project. Langley insisted on conducting astronomical tests with his device before setting off to the eclipse. He wrote to Edison in early June asking him to send a tasimeter to the Allegheny Observatory for tests. Langley did not receive the instrument from Edison. What Professor Langley didnt know was that Edison himself was going to this eclipse in Wyoming. He did not get the invite from Langley and the leading astronomer team, but got his invite from Henry Draper, a wealthy medical doctor with an interest in astronomy. Edison joined the Draper party at the eclipse site with his tasimeter. Edisons trip to Wyoming was met with much fanfare including courtesy free passage aboard the Union Pacific Railroad Company. The New York press was at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot and recorded his parting words: "Yes," said Thomas Edison, "it [the tasimeter] will measure any degree of heat that can be measured. If the sun's corona has any heat of its own . . . the tasimeter will measure it accurately." When Edison arrived at Rawlins he found the professional astronomers already checked into the best rooms of the only hotel and claimed the most protected places to observe the coming eclipse. All that remained for him as a protected observation spot was a dilapidated but active henhouse. Among the hens, Edison used its doorway to set up his telescope and equipment. Edison was successful in getting a shot at the corona with his tasimeter. The New York

by Michele Guttenberger homas Edison left his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ, for an eventful trip to Rawlins, Wyoming, on July 18, 1878. It was an expedition that found him in a brief interlude sandwiched between his great endeavors - the phonograph (1877) and the incandescent lamp (1879). It provided him time for travels. At a young age of 31, he had become a famous inventor and the national press gave him title of Professor Edison for his modern day wizardry. However, Edison never had formal schooling or a degree. This irked many in the higher academic and scientific world. Likewise, Edison had almost no respect for either higher education or pure theoretical science. But, he had invented a measuring device that had more scientific

Herald reporter dispatched his report, "When but one minute of totality remained Edison succeeded in crowding the light from the corona upon the small opening of the tasimeter. Instantly the galvanometer cleared its boundaries. Edison was overjoyed." Langleys own equipment failed to detect the corona. Edison mockingly dedicated the tasimeter without patent to "the dilettantes in the higher branches

of science." Langley had his revenge by inventing the superior bolometer a few years later. Discover Edisons other inventions. Please visit the Thomas Alva Edison MuseumNPS Open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 9:00am 5:00pm Fee is $7.00 - 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052 Visit website for more details http://www.nps.gov/edis/in dex.htm

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Page 18, February 2013, Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News continued from page 13 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 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

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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 www.njcollegegoalsunday.org. 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.

Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News, February 2013, Page 21 which has served hundreds of students in the past five years. The program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), the state agency dedicated to helping students with information and financial resources for college, university or vocational school. Data shows that 90 percent of students who submit a completed FAFSA enroll in postsecondary education, said HESAA Executive Director Gabrielle Charette. Filing a FAFSA is also the only way to qualify for New Jerseys Tuition Aid Grant, one of the most generous need-based aid programs in the U.S. College Goal Sunday FAFSA Day will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, and between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the following locations: Camden County College, Camden; Kean University, Union; New Jersey City University, Jersey City; New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick; Ocean County College, Toms River; Passaic County Community College, Paterson; Mercer County Community College, Trenton; Cumberland County College, Vineland; and Centenary College, Hackettstown. HESAA co-sponsors the event with the New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJASFAA), which represents about 100 higher education institutions and organizations. NJASFAA President Karen Sokol said students should file a FAFSA regardless of whether they have been accepted to their school of choice. "We invite all potential students in New Jersey to take advantage of College Goal Sunday FAFSA Day, so they can complete and submit the application correctly, well in advance of the deadline, she said. The event helps first-generation and lowincome students, along with veterans, the unemployed or those in need of retraining, and individuals who receive social services. All students, however, are welcome. Each session includes a 30-minute presentation in English and Spanish, followed by one-on-one assistance to complete and submit the FAFSA. The sessions are staffed by financial aid experts from HESAA and educational institutions across New Jersey. Students who complete the FAFSA can enter a raffle for a $500 scholarship awarded at each session. Please visit www.njcollegegoalsunday. org for specific locations, and to see a checklist of documents needed to complete the FAFSA. Advance registration is suggested but walk-ins are welcome. The snow date for all locations is Sunday, March 3, 2013. College Goal Sunday FAFSA Day is made possible in part through a grant from USA Funds.

ew Jersey students who plan to continue their education should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Its the only way to apply for state, federal and/or institutional financial aid. Students and families who need help to complete the application should take advantage of free assistance offered at College Goal Sunday FAFSA Day, an annual event

Free Statewide Event Helps New Jersey Students Open Doors To Financial Aid

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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 www.nationalpeanutboard.org. 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

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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 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 of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes. Slide a knife around edges of muffins to loosen them from pan if no paper was used. Serve warm or cool; store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 4 months.

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1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 425F. Remove sausage links from casings. (Slice casing with knife and peel to remove.) In skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in sausage, red bell pepper and cheese. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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World Spay Day

By Elsie Walker ou may have seen them quickly run across the road on a dark night. Looking for food and shelter, they brave the traffic, hoping that on the other side there might be hope. Some dont make it and their bodies end up as road kill the next morning. Many of these creatures, dogs and cats, are homeless. Homeless pets are on the increase. One reason is due to overpopulation. Reminding pet owners of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to cut down on over-population is what World Spay Day is all about. This year World Spay Day is February 26th. The website of the Humane Society of the United States (http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/spay_day/) explains what the day is: World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neutera proven way to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street. Local rescues are doing their bit to be part of the solution to pet overpopulation. Cassie Kowalchuk is the director of Once Step Closer Animal Rescue (OSCAR) in Sparta . Oscar does trap and release for local cats in

Sussex County. It traps feral cats, gets them fixed, then releases them. OSCAR is on the list of NJ approved rescues to adopt from (and the adopted animal can get low cost spay/neutering): http://www.nj.gov/health/ cd/documents/pafr_agencies.pdf The rescue is also listed on the Humane Societys website for food assistance/ low cost options: www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.ht ml#New_Jersey With Spay Day approaching, Kowalchuk recently reflected on the subject of spaying and neutering pets, and what OSCAR is doing for animals in need. Spay/Neuter is a big deal! People think its not necessary for dogs or cats, but it is. If people would get their animals fixed, rescues wouldn't have to work so hard to keep up with the homeless animals The biggest problem is healthy well-mannered animals being put down because of overcrowded shelters. Our rescue saves animals from being put to sleep at shelters, so we see firsthand the amount of overcrowding and such great animals losing their lives because there is no space for them. Many shelters are so overcrowded that the quality of life of the animals isn't that great. We can change people's mindsets a little every day. The animal world has made such continued on next page

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Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News, February 2013, Page 25 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), h t t p : / / w w w. a s p c a . o rg / H o m e / A b o u t Us/about-the-aspca, : Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). However, not only does spay/neuter help in overpopulation, it also has health benefits for the animal. Kowahlchuk shared some of the benefits that spayUSA.org notes. The benefits for female pets include that there are no heat cycles; therefore, males will not be attracted. Theres less desire to roam. Also, their risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated (especially if done before the first heat cycle). Spaying reduces the number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies and dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. The benefits of neutering are that it reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking. Theres less desire to roam; therefore, the pet is less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents. The risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and it decreases incidence of prostate disease. Neutering reduces the number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs /puppies and decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites. It also helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. Some people note that the expense of having a pet spayed or neutered is what is keeping them from having it done. We would be happy to go over low cost options with the community. We also have a tab on our website outlining options, said Kowalchuk. That website address is: http://www.oscaranimalrescue.org/oscar-1spay-neuter.html While World Spay Day focuses on curbing future pet reproduction, there are still pets already out there that are homeless and aching for a special loving someone to give them a home. One such pet is Comet. Hes at OSCAR. He yearns for a forever home, but let him tell you that for himself: "Hello. My name is Comet. I really love it here in New Jersey. Its a lot better than that high-kill shelter in Kentucky. Thats for sure! I love playing with toys and I especially love other dogs. But the thing I love most is... attention. I need a lot of it. I cant help it. I love to snuggle! My hobbies include following you around the house and letting you pet me. Please consider adopting me, then the thing I love most wont be attention. It will be you. Love, Comet" To find out how to adopt Comet or for information about OSCAR, see its website at: http://www.oscaranimalrescue. org.

continued from previous page strides in the last 10-15 years. But there is still so much that needs to be done. One by one . said Kowalchuk. According to the American Society for the

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he Warren County Community Singers are celebrating their 20th year of performing in the Warren County area. This spring's concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, NJ, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington, N.J. The Childrens Chorus of Warren County will join them on both dates. Both locations are fully handicap accessible. The concerts are free, however a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted on both dates. All donations received are tax deductible, and are used by the group for operating expenses, as well as for an annual scholarship given to a talented high school senior from Warren County, who will pursue a degree in music. The annual scholarship recipient will be announced prior to the Springfest concerts, and he/she will perform their musical piece during both concerts. The group's director, Bob Riday, and associate director, Ann Hoyt, will direct the Warren County Community Singers this spring. The program will include Americana, Spirituals, Pop, Jazz and Broadway songs performed by soloists and the group. Among the popular selections will be "It's a Grand Night for Singing", selections from Porgy and Bess, and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". The Children's Chorus will join the adult chorus and sing a selection of popular and entertaining numbers. About the group: The Warren County Community Singers is a non-auditioned, non-profit community chorus, sponsored in part by the Warren County Cultural and

20th Anniversary Springfest of Music!

Heritage Commission. Members are people from all walks of life who share a love of choral music. They perform jazz, inspirational, spiritual, sacred and secular songs, and pop tunes from Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. They live in Warren, Morris, Sussex and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey, and in eastern Pennsylvania. They range in age from high school to senior citizens. In addition to performing winter and spring concerts each year, the Warren County Community Singers perform at Belvidere's annual Victorian Days celebration, Christmas

Tree lighting events, senior citizen housing locations, and other community venues. At their annual spring concerts, the singers look forward to awarding a scholarship to an exceptional Warren County high school senior pursuing a music education. The Warren County Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington NJ. New members are always invited to join. For more information, please call 908-454-5912, or visit us at www.wcsingers.org.

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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: www.ehrdogs.org 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: www.ehrdogs.org or call: 973-664-0865.

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