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t. James Episcopal
Church will be march-
ing in the Memorial
Day parade collecting jars of
peanut butter or donations
for the 2014 Summer
Backpack program. This
program provides food to the
hungry children of the
greater Hackettstown area
and provides relief for family
food budgets in homes where
unemployment, underem-
ployment or disability impact
on the food needs of chil-
During the school year the
needy children of
Hackettstown receive food
from school based programs.
In the summer months, these
strapped families must now
absorb the additional food
costs into their already
strained budgets. Last years
Summer Backpack Program
Looking for Donations or Jars of Peanut Butter from Memorial Day Onlookers
provided large bags of kid-
friendly, healthy and fresh
food every two weeks to over
300 children. This year, it is
expected that this number
will increase.
If you are going to the
parade please remember to
bring a jar of peanut butter
for a needy child. If you
miss us in the parade, we
have a donation bucket on
the front porch of the
Mitcham House at 214
Washington Street.
To volunteer for the
Backpack program this sum-
mer, please call 908 852
3968. For more information
about this program or any of
St. James other outreach
ministries please visit our
web or Facebook sites.
About St. James Episcopal
Church Hackettstown:
St. James Episcopal
Church is an open, inclusive
and caring faith community
that embraces diversity and
celebrates the joy of Christ.
The Christian life is one lived
in community. At St. James',
we possess the two essential
elements of community: a sense of belonging,
developed through relationships one with
another, and a common goal and witness.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of
Jesus Christ, our Lord, and believe in the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We strive to love
our neighbors as ourselves and respect the
dignity of every person. We celebrate our
unity in Christ while honoring our differ-
ences, always putting the work of love before
uniformity of opinion. All are welcome to
find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
The church is located at 214 Washington
Street in Hackettstown, NJ, at the corner of
Moore. The Rev. Elizabeth Myers provides
liturgical and pastoral services. Weekly
Sunday services at 8 AM and 10 AM include
sign language interpreters and assisted listen-
ing devices for people who are hard of hear-
ing or deaf. Find us on the web at or Facebook
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Live Animal Show at the
Hackettstown Library!
Join us at 2 pm for a visit
with live animals! Well get
to know a macaw, wallaby,
fennec fox, porcupine, pot-
bellied pig and a cute little
Fetch a Good Book this Summer at the Hackettstown Library!
pygmy goat. For children
ages 5 and up, tickets are
NOT required. See you
JUNE 26 and 27
Kids: Make Your Own
Book Bag!
Drop in anytime on
Thursday, June 26 and
Friday, June 27 at the
Hackettstown Library to
make your own book bag to
carry all your summer
books! Ages 3 and up.
Friday Craft Day
Drop in the library every
Friday to make a fun craft to
take home with you! Crafts
are for children ages 5 and
Reading fur Fun with
Maggie the Therapy Dog
Maggie is returning to the
library on Thursdays this
summer! Reserve a spot to
read to her in a private,
comfortable environment.
Parent permission required.
Storytime, Morning and
Stories, songs and crafts
make Storytime a fun time.
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standing in front of their tent
which they put together in the
dark at Morey's Piers Scout Beach Jam on
May 16 - May 18, 2014. The rain finally
stopped after driving in it for 4 1/2 hours
and the weather succumbed to a beautiful
sunny, warm weekend for the rest of our
camping trip. There was a SWAPS Tent,
bonfire, two days full of exciting rides, the
comradeship of camping along side hun-
dreds of other Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
and of course the breathtaking, scenic New
Jersey shore. The girls had an awesome
weekend and came home with fond memo-
ries, sand, seashells and more sand!
A special thank you to everyone who
supported our troop through buying Girl
Scout cookies and donations and Walmart,
Pet Valu and First Hope Bank for allowing
them to have their Cookie Booths there!
The girls couldn't have experienced this
wonderful camping trip without your help!
ant to speak up for the best inter-
ests of children who have been
removed from their homes due to
abuse and neglect? CASA (Court Appointed
Special Advocates) of Morris and Sussex
Counties trains community volunteers to
provide foster children with a voice in court
to assure each child a safe, permanent and
nurturing home. Attend a CASA
Information Session to find out how you
can be the voice of a child. Information
Sessions will be held in Morristown on
Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. An
Information Session will be held in Newton
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By Ejvind Boccolini
ackettstown Mayor Maria
DiGiovanni said the Bergen Tool
property recently had Phase I
approved by the planning board, and this
will include the CVS Pharmacy, and that
Phase II will be going before the planning
board in the coming months.
"Phase II will be retail on the first floor
and 99 apartments on the second," said
DiGiovanni in a statement to the
Hacketstown News last week.
She said Phase I will "start during this
year as some of the buildings have come
down," and that Phase II will start to go
before the planning board within the next
Developer Ray Rice is the owner of this
property at 91 Main Street.
In other construction projects around
Hackettstown, Sgt. Darren Tynan of the
Hackettstown Police Department said in a
press release that a Route 46 Bridge
Reconstruction Project will start on or about
Hackettstown Mayor Digiovanni Outlines Next Steps Of Bergen Tool Site;
Police Sgt. Tynan Offers Bridge Project Details
June 16, and offered information on detours
and weight restrictions for vehicles.
He said that Stage One of the reconstruc-
tion project of this bridge over the
Musconetcong River will start on or
aboutMonday, June 16.
The road work will be done overnight
from 9 pm - 6am and an alternating traffic
pattern will be put in place, he said. Stage
Two of the project will start on Saturday
evening August 16 at approximately 9 pm,
where there will be a full road closure and a
detour in place for ten days, he said.
The road will be closed between
Route182 (Mountain Avenue) and East
Avenue, he said, adding that the roadway
would be accessible for motorists that need
to get to a business or residence up to the
bridge closure.
The detour for vehicles at four tons or
less Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
travelling Route 46 West would be to make
a left onto East Avenue, then make a right
onto Route 182 (Mountain Avenue) to
Route 46 West.
The detour for vehicles four tons or less
GVWR travelling Route 46 East would be
to make a right onto Route182 (Mountain
Avenue) then a left onto East Avenue to
Route 46 East.
Sgt. Tynan said there will be a signed
detour for vehicles over four tons GVWR
and that detour would keep those vehicles to
the highways and not allow them to use East
Avenue. Vehicles found travelling on East
Avenue, over the four ton GVWR, will be
ticketed, Sgt. Tynan said.
The information is subject to change, he
said, adding that "we ask that you keep
checking back to the Hackettstown Police
Department Facebook page and twitter page
for up-to-date information. Information will
also be sent out on our NIXLE Alerting
In other police department news, the
Hackettstown Police Department was
involved in the 2014 "Click It or Ticket"
campaign and Sgt. Tynan said the results are
as follows: "During the two week campaign
there were 123 tickets issued for drivers,
front seat passengers or backseat passengers
not wearing their seatbelts."
"There were 4 speeding tickets, 21 cell
phone tickets, 1 careless driving ticket, 1
DUI Arrest, 1 DWI Arrest, 5 suspended
driver tickets and 105 tickets issued for
other moving and non-moving violations,"
he noted.
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Fetch a Good Book this Summer...
n Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, St.
Marys Academy (SMA) will be
hosting a 5K Run/Walk in River
Park in Hackettstown to raise funds for a
new Catholic school that it's planning to
open in the greater Hackettstown communi-
ty later this year.
Please join us for what's sure to be a
morning of great race times, fun and prizes!
Race check-in begins at 7:00 a.m..
Runners will take to the starting-line at 8:30
a.m. and walkers and kids will begin the
race at 8:50 a.m. The course, which is a
registered 5K course, begins at Riverfront
Park, winds through a portion of Alumni
Field and loops back to the park. Runners
will be required to finish two loops to com-
plete the 5K. The course is flat with mixed
asphalt and cinder. The race fee is $25.00.
All registrants will receive a tee shirt, water
and after race refreshments. Children under
12 years of age don't need to register and
may participate for free.
You can register by visiting the SMA
website at
For more information you can call 908-328-
The goal of SMA is to open a school that
inspires students to be their best academi-
cally, spiritually and personally so they
become caring and productive citizens of
our world. By participating in this event,
you'll help provide area parents with a
choice when it comes to their children's
education. See you at the race!
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St. Marys Academy to Host 5K Run/Walk
at River Park
ccording to the American Heart
Association, relaxation that calms
tension in the mind and body can be
a great way for men and women to combat
stress. Deep breathing is one relaxation
technique that's simple and effective when
done the right way. The AHA recommends
that men and women looking to relax
through deep breathing should first sit in a
comfortable position with their feet on the
floor and hands in their lap (lying down is
also acceptable). Once they have gotten in
position, men and women can close their
eyes and picture themselves in a peaceful
place, holding the scene in their mind, all
the while inhaling and exhaling slowly and
deeply. This slow breathing should continue
for at least 10 minutes.
Did You Know?
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ristyn Fedich has always loved the
seashore. She also loves teaching
young children. Fedich recently put
the combination together with the release of
a charming new ocean-themed book, her
first publication.
"Marine life is fascinating to me, and my
favorite sea animal is a starfish," says local
author Kristyn Fedich. "They are such a
unique and strong ocean creature. I felt the
ocean theme was a great backdrop for a
children's book."
That book would become "Seamore the
Starfish," a tale of a young starfish who
goes on a journey of discovery through self-
A first-grade teacher in Warren County
and a resident of Sussex County, Fedich
was able to fulfill a long-held desire as the
author of "Seamore," her first children's
story. "I decided to write it because I have
always wanted to write a children's book,"
says Fedich, who has been teaching for
eight years. "I read so many children's
Local Teacher's Love of Seashore Turns into Uplifting Children's Book
books to the students on a daily basis, that I
had so many ideas running through my
head. It has been a dream of mine, and I am
so thankful that I was able to make that
dream a reality with 'Seamore the Starfish.'"
For Fedich, "Seamore" goes beyond a
simple opportunity to write a kids' book. It
also has a strong message about the impor-
tance of self-esteem and self-discovery. "I
wanted children to understand that it is ok to
feel different and have uncertainties in life,
but that we must overcome them and try
new things no matter what the outcome,"
says Fedich. "Seamore is unsure of himself
and finds that in trying something new, he
discovers a sense of pride and self-confi-
dence which I feel is an important message
to send out to our children."
Seamore is a quiet little starfish unsure
of the way he looks. Because of his unique
shape, he feels like he does not fit in and
cannot do the things that his other fish
friends can do. Seamore learns that it does
not matter what he looks like; he can still do
anything his heart desires! In the book,
Seamore learns and grows within himself,
while playing with his friends Rayna and
Eli under the sea.
The story line was all Fedich's and she
wrote all the words for the book. She found
a wonderful partner in Hazel Quintanilla,
who drew the colorful illustrations to help
bring the book to life.
"I would love to write more books," says
Fedich, as she ponders what the possibilities
the future might bring for her writing. "I
enjoyed the process of writing my first
book, and have so many ideas flowing for
more adventures that Seamore could go on
with his friends!"
For more information, visit seamorethes- or email info@seamorethes-
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By Ejvind Boccolini
ell-loved and successful,
Hackettstowns Tom Kitchen, who
passed away from cancer last
October, is being honored with the 1st Annual
Tom Kitchen Scholarship Fund 5K Walk/Run
event on July 26.
This first annual Tom Kitchen Scholarship
Fund 5K Walk/Run event is being held July
26, 2014 at 10 am at Field of Dreams in
Independence Township and registration is
from 8:30 9:30 am.
Were hoping to have people register by
July, said Connie Kruse, public relations
director for the event.
This way, sponsors can be listed on the
back of the t-shirts being made, she said,
adding that they will, however, take walk-ins
the day of the event.
Tom Kitchen is remembered as a great guy
and a generous individual who worked hard
and donated his time and energy to the com-
munity often. The Hackettstown High School
Girls Softball Field is now named after him,
and a dedication ceremony was held in May
of this year.
Hackettstown High School Athletic
Director Bobby Grauso spoke at this dedica-
tion and noted that, he made a countless
number of contributions to our school district,
athletic programs and the entire
Hackettstown community.
Grauso said Kitchen spent many, many
hours working with players, especially
pitchers and catchers in the winter months, all
to make each player better and all for no com-
pensation. Tom had a positive effect on the
many players from not only Hackettstown,
but throughout Warren County.
Grauso said, On May 9th 2014, the
Hackettstown High School Varsity Softball
field was dedicated and will now and forever
more be called the Thomas R. Kitchen Jr.
Hackettstown Resident Remembered As Caring Individual, Great Contributer;
Has Athletic Scholarship Created In His Name
Kitchen also had a successful professional
life, as he ran the Hackettstown Department
of Public Works for many years and later
earned the position of Warren County Road
Supervisor in 2008.
Kitchen was also Chief of the
Hackettstown Fire Department (Hook and
Ladder Co.) in the 1990s, and served as a
member for years as well.
In addition to this, he offered so much of
his time and energy toward the community.
In the early 1990s, he started the travelling
girls softball teams for the 7th and 8th
graders. These fast pitch teams compete
against other teams in Warren County, and
also, about 25 years ago, he was the co-
founder of the Tiger Athletics Association,
through the Hackettstown Recreation
Commission. It includes cheerleading and
football and serves children 8-13 years old.
And thats still going really going
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strong, said Kruse, who worked for seven
years at the high school concession stand that
Kitchen was instrumental in helping to make
a reality.
Kitchen, who also coached many youth
sporting programs and helped establish the
comprehensive Orange and Black Booster
Club for all sport teams, is remembered as a
caring individual who was well-loved by the
He was born and raised in Hackettstown,
was a graduate of Hackettstown High School,
was a three-sport letter winner in football,
wrestling and track, and served his country in
Vietnam in the US Navy.
Toms daughter Allison, a surgical techni-
cian at Emmaus Surgical Center in the
Hackettstown area, created posters for the
upcoming July 26 event to educate and raise
awareness about bile duct cancer, the type of
cancer Tom passed away from.
Toms wife of 36 years, Ellen, spoke in an
interview late last month and noted that
there needs to be more support systems for
that specific cancer.
This type of cancer is rare, and individuals
need emotional support, she added.
Ellen also noted that Tom did a lot for
people, and was great at getting things
donated to the athletic programs. He loved
the kids, she said, and noted that he also
served as a security guard at high school
events as well.
Grauso said, he treated people with
respect and had a presence that the whole stu-
dent body respected.
The Tom Kitchen Scholarship Fund will
be awarded to a high school student, an ath-
lete, who applies for the scholarship and is in
To print out the entry form for the event,
visit Hackettstown High School Homepage and
click on Athletics, and then scroll down the
page a bit and click on the bold blue type
which reads Tom Kitchen Scholarship Fund
5K Walk/Run. By clicking this link, an entry
form will appear and it can printed out and
then sent in with payment of $25 by July 1
(same-day registration at the event is $30).
Information on where to mail the check
and who to make it out to is provided on the
There will also be door prizes at the
event. There will be an autographed football
from the 2013 Green Bay Packers, a few New
York Yankees tickets and an autographed
poster from the New York Jets.
For more information, email trkitchen- or see Tom Kitchen
Memorial Fund on Facebook.
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Hackettstown Resident Remembered...
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NJ Spinal Care Offers New Freezing Therapy
By Cheryl Conway
thletes and sufferers from chronic conditions can
drain their ice baths and head on over to New
Jersey Spinal Care in Wayne for the latest thera-
peutic approach to recovery.
NJ Spinal Care is one of four facilities in the tri-state area
to offer this new technological treatment called
Cryotherapy. Used by mostly athletes to treat all chronic
conditions as well as acute therapy, Cryotherapy is admin-
istered through a Cryotherapy Machine.
Whether in need for chiropractic care, physical therapy,
massage therapy or acupuncture treatments, patients of NJ
Spinal Care will receive the latest techniques in treatment,
even its most recent addition- Cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy, a physical therapy treatment, is the
newest, most cutting edge way to recover after exercise or
injury as well as promote the healing of chronic condi-
tions, says Dr. James Wolf of Wayne, facility director and
chiropractor at NJ Spinal Care. It is great for all chronic
conditions as well as acute recovery.
In its 12th year, NJ Spinal Care provides a multi-disci-
plinary approach to health care. Four chiropractors, four
physical therapists, one massage therapists and one
acupuncturist are all working together to achieve results,
says Wolf. This is one of the few places you can go and
have every aspect or chronic condition treated simultane-
Services such as class four laser, traditional modalities,
physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture and
whole body cryotherapy are offered.
Wolf received the new Cryotherapy Machine just five
months ago. Whole-body Cryotherapy was first introduced
in Japan in 1978, and subsequently worldwide. Although
used in Europe by mostly professional athletes, the tech-
nology was recently brought over to the United States by
professional hockey players, explains Wolf.
Experts wanted to offer the treatment to the general ath-
lete, as well as those who suffer from chronic conditions.
Cryotherapy is the whole-body or localized use of
extremely cold temperatures in therapy from below zero
temperatures, from negative 230 degrees Fahrenheit to
negative 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The term "cryotherapy"
comes from the Greek words cryo meaning cold and
therapy meaning cure. The goal of cryotherapy treatment
is to offer better health and a faster recovery from injury,
with the reduction of inflammation, pain relief and
improved mobility.
In cold temperatures, blood vessels quickly constrict
forming a protective layer while the core body temperature
is maintained. The process naturally stimulates blood cir-
culation as the body's hormone, immune, and nervous sys-
tems are activated.
Patients receiving Cryotherapy are placed into the
Cryotherapy Machine, which is like a stand-up tanning
bed, explains Wolf. Users wear underwear, gloves, socks
and slippers and are inside the machine for two to three
minutes. Liquid nitrogen gets pumped into the chamber
lowering the temperature, making it the coldest place on
earth, says Wolf.
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Wolf explains that while the gas gets
penetrated a half inch, the brain is triggered
into thinking you are freezing to death.
The organs, therefore respond, and act by
detoxifying the blood and getting rid of all
inflammatories. It oxidizes the blood,
bringing healing to the tissues, muscles and
Wolf describes the feeling similar to the
chill one feels when exiting a pool after an
evening swim, just slightly magnified. It
penetrates a half inch deep so you dont
have that bone chilling cold. Unlike ice, its
a systematic process that affects the blood.
Your body is feeling the cold, blood circu-
lates and is the healer.
Wolf compares the Cryotherapy treat-
ment to an ice bath, but unlike an ice bath
that can take 20 minutes to work, the
Cryotherapy machine takes only two to
three minutes. Also with an ice bath, an
individual would have to wait 40 minutes
to get his body temperature back to normal;
whereas with Cryotherapy, it takes sec-
onds to get back to normal body tempera-
You dont feel miserable like you do in
an ice bath, says Wolf, with the
Cryotherapy treatment. There are also no
side effects.
You can accomplish more in two to
three minutes, what used to take 25 to 30
minutes, says Wolf. Its the least invasive
way to heal the soft tissues.
To be a candidate of the Cryotherapy
treatment, patients must be 14 years old or
older and can not have a history of blood
The only other locations in the Tri-State
area to have a Cryotherapy machine are the
New York Knicks,New York Ranges, and
another practitioner.
Its a newer technology, says Wolf,
As a faculty we try to institute new tech-
nologies. The distributor of the machine is
in Texas.
Statistics have shown a very high suc-
cess rate, says Wolf, especially in the area
of herniated discs, shoulder, knee and hip
injuries. Most patients include the average
weekend warrior, college and professional
football players and high school athletes.
NJ Spinal Care offers a free consultation
to determine whether a patient would be a
good candidate for the Cryotherapy treat-
ment. For more information, call NJ Spinal
Care at 973-942-4449.
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he Growing Stage - The Childrens
Theatre of New Jersey, located in the
Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183
in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to bring
back Grammy Nominee Brady Rymer and
The Little Band That Could on Sunday, June
29th at 1:00PM. Brady Rymer, a family
music artist known for making music with a
rock and roll heart (New York Times) will
celebrate the CD release of his seventh
album, Just Say Hi! at the concert.
Funded by a lively Kickstarter campaign,
Just Say Hi! is an expansive and life-affirm-
ing musical experience, fueled by the joyful
Lil Wall of Sound. Brady and his band,
The Little Band That Could, play exuberant-
ly with accordions, mandolin, acoustic guitar,
keyboards, bass, drums, the occasional saxo-
phone along with their joyful voices singing
together. As NPRs All Things Considered
notes, this might just be the best sounding
band in childrens music. Each track is its
own bright and fully realized world, musical-
ly rich from the contributions of the multi-tal-
ented band members, Odettas musical direc-
tor and players from Bruce Springsteens
Seeger Sessions rhythm section among them.
Brady Rymer is one of the top talents in
the independent family music scene today.
Originally with the RCA Records band From
Good Homes, Rymer ventured into family
music with the CD Good Morning, Gus in
2000. Since then, he has released five other
CDs, including the 2008 GRAMMY-Award
nominated Here Comes Brady Rymer and the
Little Band That Could. Rymers rootsy,
accordion-laced pop and rock music regular-
ly wins critical acclaim and national awards.
His Jump Up was included in the album
Songs for a Healthier America, a compilation
of songs that is part of First Lady Michelle
Obamas Lets Move campaign. He has also
been a featured performer with ASHAs
Listen to Your Buds campaign to promote
hearing protection with kids. His last release,
Love Me for Who I Am, inspired by children
with special needs won a 2011 Parents
Choice Gold award and national acclaim
from parents, educators and critics alike.
Together with his Little Band That Could,
Rymer creates rockin live music for kids and
families across the country. Brady also plays
bass guitar with the Laurie Berkner Band.
Rymer lives on Long Island with his wife and
two children. For the latest Brady Rymer
news and tour schedule, visit
Tickets for this event are $20 for adults,
$15 for children and seniors. To order tickets,
please visit or con-
tact the Growing Stage Box Office at (973)
The Growing Stage Brings Back
Grammy Nominee to the Palace Theatre
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On Monday, May 26th, 2014 the Hackettstown Community Band participated in the towns
annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade ended at Union Cemetery, where the band
played at a special ceremony honoring members of the armed forces.
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By Elsie Walker
t was the perfect blend
of beautiful weather,
classic cars, a fun venue
and a great DJ. To top it
off, $27,000 was netted for
the Joan Knechel Cancer
Center and other local caus-
es. The event was the annu-
al Memorial Motor
Madness Car Show held on
the Sunday of Memorial
Day weekend and spon-
sored by the Hackettstown
Three thousand people,
including spectators, ven-
dors, and exhibitors helped
to make the 20th anniver-
sary of the event a day to
remember. Four hundred
and twenty-five cars graced
the MARS Chocolate/North
America parking lot.
We were thrilled with
the support for this 20th
Memorial Motor Madness
car show. While there were
few years that welcomed as
many cars or more, we had a
record number of guests
from all over the Metro
area. It clearly is the biggest
and best car show weve
had. And because the num-
ber of members of the
Hackettstown Rotary Club
has grown, we had more
volunteers than ever, mak-
Motor Madness Nets $27,000 for Local Causes
This piece of Hackettstown fire department history, an antique
chemical truck, was shown by Jim Allen of Mansfield.
ing this years production a
smooth operation, said
Hackettstown Rotary Club
president, Kevin Guyette.
While there were a vari-
ety of cars on display, it was
Jerry Ziemba of Long
Valley who walked away
with Best Overall for his
1967 SS Camaro. DJ Doc
South did the honors as MC.
Meanwhile, seemingly all
around and looking down
on it all, were the smiling
faces of the M&Ms gang.
Our deep gratitude
[goes] to MARS for gra-
ciously hosting the event
and making everyone wel-
come. They do a spectacular
job of handling all of the
small and large on-site
details that make an event
like ours so successful, and
our sponsors provided the
financial support that will
make it possible for the
Rotary Club to make a sig-
nificant donation to the Joan
Knechel Cancer Center at
Hackettstown Regional
Medical Center. It sounds
trite, but we could not have
done it without them,
shared Guyette.
It takes a number of peo-
ple to help put on such an
event, but Guyette noted
one person who deserved
special thanks:
If I may, I would also
like to publicly thank our
car show committee chair
Robert Eberle of Long
Valley. Bob really does have
this car show in his head,
and there is not a single
detail he overlooks in his
passion for perfection, not
only for the event, but also
for making this a great
introduction to Rotary.
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ix volunteers from Morris and Sussex
Counties were recently sworn in as
Court Appointed Special Advocates
(CASA) by The Honorable Catherine I.
Enright, Presiding Family Court Judge of
the Morris/Sussex Vicinage. The ceremony
was held at the Morris County Courthouse
in Morristown. The new volunteers include
Ronald Cattafi (Whippany), Elizabeth
Gorrell (Bedminster), Katherine Megrue-
Smith (Bernardsville), Anne-Claire Riehl
(Mendham), Paula Tyson (Flanders) and
Katerina Zambrano (Mountain Lakes).
These community members are volunteers
for CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, a
local non-profit organization. CASA of
Morris and Sussex Counties trains and
supervises community volunteers to advo-
cate for the best interests of children who
have been removed from their homes due to
abuse and neglect. Essentially, CASA vol-
unteers speak up for these children in
court, making sure they are receiving the
services they need, and are placed in a per-
manent, safe, and nurturing home as soon as
possible. CASA volunteers make recom-
Volunteers Sworn in as Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children
mendations to the court to further the childs
physical, psychological, and educational
well-being CASA volunteer advocates par-
ticipated in an extensive 36 hour training
program before officially being sworn in to
be assigned to a child in the foster care sys-
tem. Prior to the swearing in ceremony, vol-
unteers and their guests gathered at the
CASA office in Morristown for a welcome
reception. These individuals have made an
extraordinary commitment to serve as advo-
cates and positive role models to vulnerable
children in Morris and Sussex Counties.
Swearing In ceremonies are an important
event as we connect new volunteers to our
CASA Family. Our CASA volunteer advo-
cates are the heart and soul of our organiza-
tion. They are passionate and dedicated to
bringing better tomorrows to vulnerable
children, said Dr. Lisa Firkser, Executive
Director of CASA.
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n Fathers Day, June 15, the North
Jersey Street Rod Association will
host its annual charity Rod Run at
Horseshoe Lake, Eylund Avenue, in
Roxbury Township. The event will be held
from 8 AM to 3 PM. This years recipient is
5 year old Nicholas Da Silva who is current-
ly in remission from cancer.
Spectators and participants are requested
to bring canned goods to support the
Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.
Show car admission is by donation and
spectator admission is $5. Children under
12 are free.
Activities will include valve cover races
for children, 50/50 and door prizes, NSRA
Inspection, and some beautiful cars and
trucks to check out. Food and beverages are
also available. Alcoholic beverages and pets
are not permitted.
Vendors are welcome and must have a
NJ State Tax ID number. Entry fee for ven-
dors is $25. Vendors should contact Bob
OMalley at 973-219-8163 for more infor-
Past Rod Runs have been a huge success
and thanks to the participants and specta-
tors, we have been able to help many chil-
dren through their life-threatening illnesses.
Additional information is available at
Charity Car Show to Benefit
Five Year Old Boy
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CCM Creative Leadership Club Donates
Handmade Soap to Womens Center
he Creative Leadership Club (CLC)
at County College of Morris (CCM)
recently made and donated approxi-
mately 25 bars of soap for clients of the
Womens Center, which is located at the
The CLC was created three years ago by
CCM employees to establish an even
stronger connection with the local commu-
Each bar of soap was scented, colored,
wrapped with a small flower or twig, and
included a note tag from a CLC member.
This is just one of the many projects the
club has completed since its formation.
Previous projects have included decorating
pillowcases for troops overseas, designing
and creating fall grapevine wreaths for fam-
ilies to decorate their homes built by Morris
Habitat for Humanity, and creating fall nap-
kin decorations to grace the meal trays
delivered by the Morris County Nutrition
Program, formerly known as Meals on
Club members meet usually once a
month during their lunch time.
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elanie M. Nowling, resident of
Netcong, and Certified PiYo
Instructor, is bringing the newest
fitness phenomenon to our area, PiYo. The
mom of two and Independent Beachbody
Coach states that this revolutionary fitness
program, soon to be released by renowned
fitness mogul Beachbody, is perfect for any-
one looking to recreate their body without
damaging it. According to Ms. Nowling,
PiYo gives you the same results as the high
intensity Beachbody programs you are
more familiar with like Insanity and T25,
without the jumping and jarring effects on
your joints. Students leaving from her
weekly class, held in the Netcong School
Gymnasium, are just as sweaty and winded
as those having completed an hour long car-
dio session.
A typical PiYo class is made up of ten
different components ranging from the
warm-up to lower body focus, full body
fusion, core, and of course lots of planks
and the PiYo Push Up! Ms. Nowling shared
this class during her FITCLUB program at
the Netcong School in May and June as well
as at local charity events. If you would like
to bring this program to your community or
fitness center, contact Ms. Nowling at You may also view
a version of PiYo on youtube at:
Local Fitness Instructor Brings Newest
Fitness Sensation To The Area
onday, June 23rd, 2014 Abilities
of Northwest Jersey Inc. will be
hosting the annual Abili-Tees
Invitational Golf Outing at Hawk Pointe
Golf Club on Route 31 in Washington. Golf
outing package is $150 per golfer and
includes green fee, cart, golfer goodie bag,
commemorative event t-shirt, continental
breakfast, lunch, complimentary beverage
during play, and awards dinner. Hole-in-
one prizes including car and cash prizes,
and contests galore. Registration is limited
for this annual sell-out event, reserve your
spot today! Sponsorship packages avail-
able. Call (908) 689-1118 or visit for more information.
Golf Outing at Hawk Pointe Golf Club
Local Expert Shows NJ Parents How
To Get The Most Money For Their
Childrens College Education
ew Jersey parents suffering with
finding ways to pay for their chil-
drens college education can final-
ly get the solutions to their college funding
Most families who earn $75,000 or more
and own a home assume they are not eligi-
ble for financial aid. However, most fami-
lies with income over $100,000 are actually
eligible for some types of need based
financial aid. They simply need to know
how to get their fair share.
According to Newell, there are several
easy things parents can do to substantially
increase the amount of money they get from
colleges. For example, There are several
schools that historically give better finan-
cial aid packages than others, says Newell.
If families do proper income and asset
planning before filling out the forms, they
can increase eligibility by thousands of dol-
Newell offers a few simple tips to par-
ents with college funding problems. If a
parent has only half an hour to end their col-
lege funding problems, I would suggest the
1. Make sure they do not over-value their
home on the financial aid forms
2. Try not to save money in the childs
name as it weighs more heavily than the
parents savings
3. Dont be afraid to negotiate with a col-
lege for a better financial aid package.
Newell offers New Jersey parents with
college funding problems a free booklet
that explains the 9 most common college
funding problems and solutions. Free copies
will be distributed at the seminar listed
Mr. Newell will be conducting a free
one-hour seminar for parents of college
bound high school juniors and seniors at the
following location: The Washinton
Township Public Library on Monday, June
23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Reservation only! Seating is limited.
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he 2014 Cranford area Promise Walk
was by all measures a success thanks
to some Morristown skaters who par-
ticipated. The event attracted 275 walkers
including skaters from Precisely Right
Synchronized Skating Teams who represent
the Skating Club of Morris and practice at
Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. This
years local sponsors included: TD Bank,
New Jersey Perinatal Associates,
Contemporary Womens Care, Happy
Family Organic Superfood, Saint Barnabas
Medical Center, Ray Catena Mercedes of
Union, Summit Medical Group, Dr.
Iammatteo of Morristown, Girl from
Ipanema Spa (of Westfield/Summit), and
The Little Gym (of Cranford, Summit &
West Windsor). The walk was held on May
18 at Oak Ridge Park (in Clark), and was
the 4th Annual New Jersey Promise Walk.
Over $32,000 has been raised already. The
walk attracts participants from throughout
the state, and also received support from
Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty
who issued a proclamation declaring the
month of May as Preeclampsia Awareness
Local Figure Skaters Walk for Preeclampsia
Month in Morristown, where Precisely
Right Teams practice. The Promise Walk for
Preeclampsia, with the tagline Making
Strides, Delivering Hope makes a clear
connection with the Mission of the
Preeclampsia Foundation a commitment
to better outcomes for those whose lives
have been or will be touched by preeclamp-
sia and other hypertensive disorders of
pregnancy. The promise includes finding
a cure, supporting families, and ensuring
education and awareness for all pregnant
women. For more information or to make a
donation, please visit Precisely
Right Synchronized Skating Team members
not only spend their time skating and com-
peting but they have participated in many
charitable events both on and off the ice.
For more information about Precisely Right
Teams, please visit our website at www.pre- or like us on
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rab your family and friends on
Saturday, June 21st, from 11 am
11 pm and take them to RUBY
TUESDAY at Rte. 517, Hackettstown for a
delicious meal. Ruby Tuesday will give
back 20% of your purchase to the Pet
Adoption League. PAL is a local animal
rescue group and 100% volunteer based - all
proceeds will benefit homeless animals.
Visit our website at to
download the flyer from our website and
present to your Ruby Tuesday server. YOU
FOR PAL TO GET THE 20%!!! Cannot be
combined with any other offers.
he is a 7 year old, Pit
Bull Terrier mix with
a super sweet and lov-
able personality. She will
follow you around the
house and just the mention
of the word walk will get
her tail wagging and butt
wiggling with joy! She was
severely abused and mal-
nourished as a young pup,
so she does have trust
issues in certain situations
and will need that special
family that understands her
specific needs. Celene
knows many basic com-
mands like: sit, stay, down,
etc and is a willing learner
for the right reward. To
read more about Celene, to
see all of the adoptable pets,
or to complete an applica-
tion, please visit: or call:
hese sweet pups are friendly & play-
ful. They are about 11-12 weeks old
and just adorable! They love, love,
love people, children and other dogs.
Molly, Marty & Micky were rescued from a
high kill shelter in NC and they are all liv-
ing in foster homes in NJ. They sleep
through the night without having an acci-
dent and they are doing great with house
training. The puppies enjoy playing in the
yard and playing with toys & they enjoy
cuddling with their foster families. So if you
are ready for a friendly, affectionate puppy,
Micky or Molly or Marty is the puppy for
you! To see more photos and to ready their
bios go to or e- and request an adoption
Molly Micky
Molly, Marty & Micky Are Looking for
Their Furever Homes!!
Pet Adoption League and Ruby Tuesday
"Give Back Program"
ESSIE is a very sweet
Siberian husky, Cattle
Dog, Blue Heeler mix
and very pretty as you can
see from her photo. She is
small weighing about 30 lbs.
She lost her home recently
when her owner passed away
and she is missing them very
much. Jessie loves people,
cats, and other dogs and is
very well behaved. She is
calm and quiet and listens to
everything she is told. Jessie
is the perfect family dog and
is hoping that someone will
open their home and their
hearts to her as she has a lot
of love to give. Jessie is 11
years young, spayed, and up-
to-date on all of her shots.
If you are interested in
meeting Jessie, please con-
tact the Pet Adoption League
at 973-584-0095, email us at or visit our
website at
Meet Celene from Eleventh Hour Rescue
Jessie Is Looking For A New Home!
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By Cheryl Conway
ars lined the street on Saturday, May
31, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary
of Bills Luncheonette onDover
Chester Rd. in Ironia.
A few hundred people attended The Old
Fashioned Block Party from 2 p.m. until
dark enjoying free hot dogs, hamburgers,
ice-cream and prizes to reminisce on days
past and be the first to see the newly reno-
vations to the luncheonette. Family, friends,
current and former employees gathered at
the building that dates back more than 150
years, and had been used as a general store
and post office before converted to a lunch-
Third-generation family owner, Bruce
Button, 28 of Madison, closed the lunch-
eonette from May 26 to May 30 to complete
some minor renovations before the gather-
ing. Among the improvements included a
new floor and installation of booths. The
well-needed changes provided a facelift
while maintaining the character of the
charming old structure.
Some were concerned on how it would
turn out, says Kathy Crowley-Sheehy of
Randolph, mother of Button, and daughter
of Bill, who ran the business as Bills
Luncheonette & General Store until he died
eight years ago. Most were happily sur-
prised and loved the remodeling. They
were thrilled we kept the old feel and
charm that was there.
Located just on the border of Chester and
Ironia in Randolph on Dover Chester Rd.,
Bills Luncheonette still thrives after 65
years of business enjoyed by residents in
surrounding towns of Randolph, Mendham,
Chester and Roxbury. Known for good
prices, cleanliness and old country-style
diner ambiance, Bills Luncheonette is
open for breakfast and lunch.
Some of the customers favorite entrees
include omelets like the Chile Cheddar
Omelet, home fries, pancakes, handmade
burgers, fantastic homemade Chile, milk-
shakes and egg-creams.
The specialties are named after people
such as the Momlette, an omelet made
with spinach, tomatoes and swiss cheese;
Mister D Sandwich, named after a long-
time customer, with taylor ham, egg, swiss
cheese, fried onions on a sub roll; Pops
Pudding, grandpas new secret recipe of rice
Button plans to add some healthier items
to his menu, more salad options next to his
existing chicken Caesar salad; and plans to
increase his ice-cream selection. Customers
Local Hub Celebrates 65 Years With Block Party
can get ice-cream cones, sundaes, milk-
shakes, egg creams, root beer floats and ice-
cream sodas.
With the remodeling we got a new ice
cream dipping cabinet with eight flavors of
Welsh Farms Ice Cream, says Sheehy.
Bill's has always been known for great
He also plans to keep the restaurant open
a little later until 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. in the near
future to attract more customers who want
to eat or enjoy an ice-cream later in the day.
We get a lot of people that want to come
in at three oclock, says Sheehy. Kids
want to come in for ice-cream after high
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Bruce and Grandpa Bill at Bill's 1989
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Working on and off at his grandfathers
business since he was 12, Button became
the full-fledged owner about one year
When I would come into work, he
would wipe tables when he was three years
old, says Sheehy. He learned from his
grandfather when he worked here as a
teenager. He started to learn a lot more
about the business; learned the tricks in
cooking and dealing with customers. You
kind of had to do everything when you
worked here.
Before Button took over, Sheehys broth-
er, Reggie, ran the business for seven years
but passed it on after becoming a police
officer in Morris Twp. Reggie took over the
business in 2006 when their dad, Bill, died.
At that time, he removed the shelves and
got rid of the groceries, but kept the lunch-
The general store part wasn't doing well
in recent years because of all the conven-
ience stores and additional supermarkets
coming to the area, so when my Dad, Bill,
passed away, the grocery portion went with
him, says Sheehy. We still sell anything
we use though. If someone needs eggs or
milk or a pound of ham, we can make that
happen. We still sell newspapers, orange
juice, milk, eggs, baked goods, snacks, and
also sell a lot of take-out coffee and sand-
Bill Crowley had established Bills
Luncheonette & General Store in 1949.
Prior to that, the building was used as a gen-
eral store, owned by Bills dad, Robert
Bob Crawley. Bob purchased the struc-
ture in 1941 after moving his family and
goat farm from Kansas to Ironia that same
The origin of the building dates back to
1860, and was owned by David Stryker who
operated it as Strykers General Store.
There he sold butter and eggs from local
farmers, as well as milk, flour, sugar,
molasses, tea, coffee, candies, packaged and
canned goods, says Sheehy.
It was the only place to buy necessities
for miles and miles around, she says. The
building still retains many of its original
windows and doors and lots of character. Its
history is long and colorful, and the com-
munity has been using it as a meeting place
for over a century and a half.
When the local iron boom hit, the area
grew and with that the need for a post
office, she explains. In 1871, Stryker
became the very first Postmaster of Ironia
and the Ironia Post Office was created
inside his general store. Stryker eventually
passed on the general store and building to
his son, David R. Stryker, who also became
a Postmaster of Ironia.
When the younger Stryker was looking
to retire, Bob Crowley knew he had to
keep the store going in his new hometown,
so in 1941 he purchased it for around $65,
which included $25 for the cash register,
describes Sheehy. The Crowleys also took
over the post office, with two of his daugh-
ters serving as Postmistress and then Bill as
Postmaster, a position he held for 38 years
starting in 1944.
The whole Crowley family chipped in
to keep the store going during this time,
says Sheehy.
Working another full-time job in addi-
tion to the general store and a goat-dairy
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Bill's 65th-Employees & family on front steps.
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his summer children and their fami-
lies will be out and about enjoying
all kinds of outdoor activities. At the
new playground, riding bikes at the park,
theme park adventures or a favorite swim-
ming pool your kids will be looking for-
ward to a great time in the sun. But what
would your child do if a stranger got too
close? Now is the time to prepare your kids
for those unfortunate situations.
CS Gymnastics of Flanders and Black
Diamond Karate are excited to show our
community an "EZ Defense for Children".
This one day seminar is designed for
kids ages 7-12 years of age to teach them
how to handle themselves in a variety of
challenging situations. What makes this
seminar unique is that it focuses on teaching
kids how to prevent being chosen as a vic-
tim for bullies and abductors using fun sce-
narios and age appropriate role plays rather
than just teaching physical defense tech-
Children leave the seminar with the
information and new choices they can uti-
lize, right away, to help take care of them-
selves when they are home alone, at school,
or simply away form their parents watchful
eyes. Ideal for scout troops badge require-
For additional information on attending
our next seminar or scheduling a group
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ide to preserve more of the landscapes you love! Do
you like clean water, scenic landscapes, untouched
habitats for wildlife, and rolling farmland vistas? If
you answered yes, please support the Pedal for Preservation
on Sunday, June 22. All proceeds benefit The Land
Conservancy of New Jersey which works to preserve and
protect New Jerseys natural land and water resources.
The organization is seeking riders, sponsors, and volun-
teers for its third annual Pedal for Preservation Bike Event.
Riders will start and finish at West Morris Central High
School, 259 Bartley Rd, Chester, NJ 07930.
Families, recreational riders, and avid cyclers can enjoy
a 7, 14, or 28 mile rail trail ride through picturesque small
towns in rural Morris and Hunterdon counties. The
acclaimed, unpaved route traverses forest, farms, and park-
lands alongside the South Branch of the Raritan River.
Registration for the event is now open online at
The day will feature a great ride, good food, and fun for
everyone, says Conservancy President David Epstein.
Best of all, riders will be pedaling alongside forests, farms,
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New Jerseys vital natural lands and drinking water
resources and conserving open space. The Land
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inspire and empower individuals and communities to pro-
tect land and the environment in New Jersey.
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farm down the street,Crowley, decided to
pass on the general store/Ironia Post-Office
to his son Bill.
Bill decided right away to add the lunch-
eonette to the general store/ post office and
thus Bills Luncheonette & General Store
was born in 1949.
He wanted to make it his own thing,
says Sheehy. He was very dedicated, run-
ning the place from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. at
night. My father was a character. My father
threw people out if they had their hat on
backwards. It was his way of keeping con-
trol and making sure that he ran a respectful
place. He was old-schooled. It was an insult
when you wore your hat backwards. You
couldnt walk in with mud on your boots; he
would yell at people for that.
In addition to the luncheonette, Bill
helped to plan and build the Ironia
Shopping Center in 1970, when he moved
the Ironia Post Office to that location just
100 yards away. He remained Postmaster
until his retirement in 1982; ran both the
post office and luncheonette in the two loca-
tions every day; and also managed the
Ironia Shopping Center for many years.
Married twice with 11 children, Bill had
a lot of helping hands.
We all worked here, says Sheehy, an
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employee there since she was 11. The rule
was you had to be able to reach the counter
with a cup of coffee. Sheehy waited on
customers, cleaned, dusted, swept, cooked.
Over the years, so much has taken place
inside the walls of this building, says
Sheehy. It has sold wagons and wagon
wheels, clothes, hay, feed, coal, kerosene,
tobacco, ice cream, fresh local dairy and
farm products, groceries, drugs, toys, pizza,
deli items, anything from soup to nuts. It
has been an outlet for Sears & Roebuck, a
gas station, a deer-checking station, a pizze-
ria, as well as a club meeting hall. For
decades it had a juke box and pinball and
video games, too.
Though times do change, since 1860,
this building continues to be the heart and
hub of the surrounding community, says
Its a meeting place, she says. Its
where people have come in; you strike up a
conversation or you run into a neighbor. So
many time people come in and see someone
they havent seen in 30 years. Its that kind
of place where everybody talks to every-
body. My son always says, its almost like
a bar but without the alcohol.
illions of students participate in
online learning each year, and
that number continues to grow,
according to the Sloan Consortium. A grow-
ing number of colleges and universities now
offer distance learning courses, and some
students find it possible to complete their
degrees without ever visiting campus.
Online learning enables students to take
classes according to their own schedules
and complete coursework without having to
commute to campus. This is particularly
attractive to students who work full time or
have families. Convenience is not the only
reason to consider online education.
According to a 2009 meta study from the
United States Department of Education, stu-
dents who took online courses performed
better than those taking the same courses
through traditional instruction. Students
who mixed online learning with traditional
classroom work performed even better.
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ong days spent riding the waves or
diving to the deepest depths of the
ocean can tone the body and give it
a sun-kissed glow. Many people find their
appearances benefit from warm weather
and time spent outdoors, provided they are
wearing sunscreen and taking precautions
against skin damage. But a few parts of the
body may pay the price for time spent
enjoying the sand, surf and other elements
of summer.
Saltwater, chlorine, ultraviolet rays, and
hot, humid weather can certainly wreak
havoc on hair. After a day spent soaking up
summer sun, men and women may experi-
ence breakage, loss of color, frizziness, and
tangles. Healthy, beautiful hair requires pro-
tection and a few changes to your normal
grooming procedure.
* Swim cap: They may look like some-
thing your grandmother would wear, but
nothing protects the hair and scalp from
environmental effects better than a swim
cap. A rubber cap keeps hair contained
underneath, preventing snags and tangles,
while shielding hair from salt, chemicals
and the sun. A swimming cap is a smart idea
even for those with short hair, as it can pre-
vent sunburn on the delicate skin of the
scalp, an area highly susceptible to sun
* Sunscreen: Sunscreen is not just for the
body. Certain formulations are designed to
be sprayed on the hair and scalp.
Additionally, certain shampoos and condi-
tioners may protect hair from UVrays, pro-
viding further defense against the sun.
* Conditioner: Dryness and breakage is
common when hair is damaged. Deep con-
ditioning can restore some vitality to hair
that has been dried out by the sun and surf.
In addition to weekly conditioning treat-
ments in the shower, apply a leave-in condi-
tioner to the hair prior to going to the beach
or in the pool. This conditioner will offer
another layer of protection and help shield
the hair follicles from damage while pre-
venting chlorine from penetrating.
* Baking soda treatment: Some of the
chemicals in pool water, namely copper
algaecides, can tint blonde hair green. To
combat this, rinse hair with a mixture of
spring water and a teaspoon of baking soda
to thoroughly clean away chemical
* Overprocessing: It may be better to
wait until the summer season is over before
utilizing chemical processes at the salon.
Coloring, getting a perm or straightening
hair may compromise already taxed tresses.
Plus, color tends to fade more quickly in the
sun and after exposure to chlorinated water.
* Brushing: Avoid brushing wet hair,
which can rip out hair from the roots and
lead to breakage. Comb through wet locks
and go over gently with a brush.
Open-toed shoes or even walking bare-
foot is popular come summertime. But
strolls in the sand or around town can cause
dangerous or uncomfortable conditions to
the feet if cautions is not taken.
* Microorganisms: Warm, damp condi-
tions can create a veritable breeding ground
for the microorganisms that lead to plantar
warts, athlete's foot, ringworm, and other
infections. Closed-in shoes will provide
protection against these organisms. If your
feet do get wet, change out of your shoes
and dry your feet.
* Sunburn: People often overlook their
feet when applying sunscreen. Spending
long hours in the sun can expose the feet to
the same harmful rays that are baking other
areas of your body. According to the
American College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons, people often do not apply sun-
screen to their feet when they apply sun-
screen to the rest of their bodies. But skin
cancer can occur on the feet as well.
* Support: Some summer shoes tend to
be flimsy and lack support. Wearing this
type of footwear can lead to ankle, leg and
back pain. Supportive summer footwear
may be more expensive than dollar-store
flip-flops, but always look for shoes that
provide good sole and ankle support.
* Burns: Hot pavement, sand and other
surfaces can easily burn the bottoms of your
feet. Test the temperature before walking
barefoot. Better yet, wear a water shoe or a
sandal to protect your feet from hot temper-
atures and any broken shells or debris that
may cut the soles of your feet.
* Pedicures: Visiting a salon for a pedi-
cure is a great way to keep feet healthy.
Pedicures typically involve soaking, mas-
sage, moisturization, and toenail care.
Always visit a salon that uses sterilized
tools to prevent infection, or bring your own
set of tools to ensure cleanliness.
Avoid Injury to Hair and Feet This Summer
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By Cheryl Conway
nnual Field Day for amateur radio
operators is coming up and the
local radio group, Splitrock
Amateur Radio Association is tuned in and
ready for this years competition.
Sponsored by the American Radio Relay
League (AARL), the national organization
for amateur radio operators, more than
350,000 radio amateurs plan to gather on
Saturday, June 28 through Sunday June 29at
various locations around the country for the
Annual AARL Field Day. The local
Splitrock Amateur Radio Association plans
to set up shop at Horseshoe Lake in
About 60 members of the local group
from Roxbury, Mt. Olive, Randolph,
Hopatcong, Landing and Rockaway are
looking forward to this years informal con-
test, practice for emergencies and fun.
I enjoy talking to people and making
some contacts around the globe, says Bill
Sohl of Mt. Olive, a member of Splitrock
Amateur Radio Association (SARA) for the
past 10 years. Its been something thats
peaked my curiosity. Ive enjoyed being a
ham. Its got to be fun or else why do it?
Established in 1972, the SARA was
formed when a group of interested amateurs
got together and built an amateur radio
repeater from used commercial equipment.
It was located on a radio tower on the north
end of Rockaway Township, near the
Splitrock reservoir, how the club got its
name. The call sign was initially WR2ADB
The repeater had been moved around
several times over the years and was moved
to its current location in June 2011 on top of
a cellular phone tower in Roxbury.
Field day had been established and is
known as the most popular on the air
event. Friend, groups and clubs throughout
the U.S. and Canada set up and operate
from remote locations to picnic, campout,
practice for emergencies and compete by
contacting as many other stations as possi-
ble and operate radio gear in abnormal situ-
ations, according the ARRL website.
Field day is a day to stop by, say
hello, says Sohl, and get the public
involved to learn about the ARRL. His
group, SARA, will have an information
table at field day.
The goal of field day is to provide
emergency communication; to provide
readiness. He recalls some years back
when serious flooding in Jefferson Twp.
Field Day Promotes Interest To Radio Hams
caused the radio system with emergency
services and police to go underwater.
Individuals with ham radio licenses
were providing communications, says
Sohl, during the incident.
Field day involves a 24-hour operating
period from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m.
Sunday. Hams will set up their equipment 8
a.m. that day. The objective is to show our
ability to be ready with equipment that can
be deployed with three or four stations; put-
ting stations up; raising antennas; collecting
antennas; then go on the air 2 p.m., into the
night and into the afternoon the next day.
We all help set up, says Sohl, and then
everyone takes turns working in shifts to
operate the system. We are a three-class
operation, says Sohl, a medium sized club
compared to larger ones that operate with
seven or even eight stations.
Sohl brings the equipment which
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includes a VHS Station which is made up of
a receiver (less than 10 pounds); AC/DC
converter; transmitter; and antenna system.
Besides setting up shop, hams need to
know how to communicate with other hams
and they compete to see how many con-
tacts they can make. You can get awards
from reaching certain operators.
In previous years, Sohls group has made
more than 1,000 contacts in the 24-hour
period. In the U.S.exists more than 700,000
amateur radio individuals, says Sohl.
Field day is also the time to educate oth-
ers about amateur radio, says Sohl. People,
especially kids, at the park stop in as they
are curious to what the group is doing.
You have to keep the youth involved,
says Sohl, so they can attract them and peak
their interest.
Sohls interest in radio, electricity and
electronics dates back to memories of his
dad who had a short wave radio when he
was growing up. Sohl got his first radio
license in 1958, and has been an expert in
this hobby for the past 10 years, renewing
his license every decade.
In 1963, Sohl earned his associates
degree in electronics; worked for IBM as an
electric repairman of office equipment; and
in 1966 worked four years as an electrical
technician on a Navy Destroyer ship in the
U.S. Navy. When he got out of the Navy, he
worked as a telecommunications craftsman
for companies such as AT&T, Verizon and
Bell Laboratories.
Members of SARA share interests in
amateur radio with a common goal of talk-
ing in greater distances with low power
equipment through a centralized site to
broadcast on a different frequency, explains
Sohl. Hams can specialize in 50 areas such
as building equipment, operating in differ-
ent modes, and using Morris Code, digital
data and more.
I tend to operate VHF, very high fre-
quency, above 30 megahertz, says Sohl,
with the ability to contact with other ham
operators around the globe. Sohl says he
has been able to talk to people as far as
Europe, South America and Canada.
The SARA meets every second Tuesday
of the month at the Mt. Arlington
Community Center. Call Bill Sohl at 201-
841-3501 for more information; visit the
club at Horseshoe Lake the last weekend in
June; or go to
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his Fourth of July, after the family
has enjoyed the burgers, brats and
potato salad, the only thing theyll be
looking forward to more than fireworks are
simple-to-make, delectable desserts to end a
perfect summer night.
Its easy to simplify special occasion
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Youre sure to impress your July Fourth
guests when you serve up patriotic treats
that go beyond the box with surprising
ingredients, such as rich cream cheese and
mouthwatering fruit filling. Friends and
family will find it hard to resist a second
helping of treats that highlight the fresh
strawberry flavor of the season. Here are
two great summer recipes that take an easy
and different spin on strawberries, for cre-
ative, delicious results.
For tips on how to incorporate a yummy
finale to your July Fourth fare, as well as
recipe ideas, visit
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
1 package Duncan Hines Signature
French Vanilla Cake Mix
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
3 eggs
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons confec-
tioners sugar
1 can (21 ounces) Comstock or
Wilderness Strawberry Pie Filling and
Preheat oven to 325F. In large bowl
combine cake mix, butter or margarine and
1 egg; blend well. Reserve 1/3 cup of mix-
ture for topping.
Pat remaining mixture into bottom of
well-greased 9-by-13-inch pan.
In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until
fluffy, beat in 2 eggs and 2 1/2 cups confec-
tioners sugar. Pour over cake mixture in
pan. Spread strawberry fruit filling on top
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and sprinkle with reserved cake mixture.
Bake 1 hour or until lightly browned.
Refrigerate until chilled; cut into bars and
sprinkle with 2 tablespoons confectioners
Sunshine Strawberry French Vanilla
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
Servings: 12
1 package Duncan Hines Signature
French Vanilla Cake Mix
1 container Duncan Hines Creamy Home-
Style Vanilla Frosting
1 can Duncan Hines, Comstock or
Wilderness Strawberry Pie Filling &
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease
two 8-inch round cake pans with nonstick
cooking spray.
Prepare and bake cake according to
package directions.
Cool cakes on wire rack 15 minutes.
Remove cakes from pans and cool com-
Arrange one cake on serving plate and
evenly spread with 1 cup frosting, leaving
sides bare. Add layer of pie filling on top of
frosting. Top with second cake layer.
Garnish with remaining frosting and pie fill-
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his summer, skip the trips to expensive steakhouses
and entice neighbors to your backyard with the
mouthwatering aroma of sizzling steaks. Award-win-
ning grilling pros Chris Lilly and Tuffy Stone lend their
expertise to help you create the most flavorful and tender
According to ten-time world champion pitmaster Chris
Lilly, a hands-off strategy is the secret to a perfectly seared
steak. No matter what doneness level youre aiming to
achieve, resist the urge to flip steak more than once. This
allows the exterior of the meat to crisp while the inside
cooks evenly all the way through. Searing over high heat
also helps to seal in flavor Lilly says, unlike gas grills char-
coal can easily achieve temperatures of more than 800
degrees Fahrenheit to enhance the flavor profile of your
A Blazing Battle
To watch a heated competition hosted by Chris Lilly,
including a sizzling steak challenge, tune into BBQ Pit
Wars: The Kingsford Invitational, airing on Destination
America. See if you can handle the heat by trying contender
Tuffy Stones winning steak recipe.
For more recipes, tips and tricks visit
Grilled New York Strip with Virginia Bacon Brown
Butter Sauce and Balsamic Drizzle
Recipe created by Tuffy Stone
1 1/2 inch thick cut New York strip steak
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 strips of thick cut Virginia bacon, sliced into 1/4-inch
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Season both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Allow
steaks to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
For butter sauce, take 1 tablespoon each of butter and
bacon, and saut in pan to render fat out of bacon, brown-
ing and crisping it. Drain fat from pan, leaving bacon. Add
remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to saut pan with bacon
and brown butter over high heat.
For balsamic drizzle, place vinegar in sauce pan and
reduce to 1/4 cup or until it coats spoon.
Set up fire for direct grilling with Kingsford charcoal.
While grill heats, remove steaks from refrigerator to come
to room temperature.
When briquets are burning hot, pour coals into bottom
grill and place grate on top. Once grill has reached 700F,
place steak on grill and cook for approximately 6 minutes,
then flip. Cook approximately 6 minutes more and then flip
again. Cook for about 5 minutes more, flip and cook until
steak reaches an internal temp of 126F for medium rare
Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes. Spoon bacon brown
butter sauce over steak and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Serve hot.
Boost Your Backyard BBQ
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ot, steamy weather can derail the
best intentions of reducing energy
consumption. As temperatures soar,
few can resist the temptation to crank the air
conditioning unit and relax in some frosty
comfort. However, relying too heavily on
air conditioning can compromise the efforts
of men and women hoping to reduce their
carbon footprints.
It is estimated that up to 50 percent of
electricity used during the warm weather
season is for air conditioning. The
American Council for an Energy-Efficient
Economy says energy consumption for
home air conditioning accounts for more
than 8 percent of all the electricity produced
in the United States, costing homeowners
more than $15 billion annually. This trans-
lates to roughly 195 million tons of carbon
dioxide, an average of almost two tons per
year, for homes with air conditioning. Air
conditioning costs and energy usage vary
widely depending on the type and age of a
unit, the size of a home, how well air condi-
tioners are maintained and many other fac-
Air conditioners work similarly to refrig-
erators. Evaporator and condenser coils
either distribute cool air into the home or
release hot air outdoors. When an air condi-
tioner is running, a great deal of heat can be
expelled outdoors. Air conditioners use
pumps known as compressors to transfer
heat between these components. Refrigerant
fluid is pumped through the tubing and fins
surrounding the evaporator and condenser
coils. When the fluid reaches the indoor
coil, it evaporates, taking heat with it and
cooling the air that will be pumped inside.
The pump then moves the gaseous refriger-
ant over to the outdoor coil where it con-
denses, transferring that heat to the air that
will be expelled from the building.
Compressors, fans and additional compo-
nents of air conditioning systems require a
lot of energy and power.
Reducing reliance on air conditioning
can lower energy bills and benefit the envi-
ronment. Before turning on your air condi-
tioning unit this summer, consider these
cooling tips.
* Keep the blinds and shades drawn.
Sunlight entering a home can quickly create
a hot-house environment. To prevent such a
situation from materializing, draw the cur-
tains or blinds, particularly on windows that
are south- or west-facing. This will cut
down on the amount of heat that enters the
* Use cool water. Run your hands, head
and feet under cold water. This will cool
down the blood in key pressure points of the
body and keep you feeling cool for an hour
or more.
* Switch to LEDor CFL bulbs.
Incandescent bulbs produce more heat than
light, contributing to warmer ambient air.
Light-emitting diode or compact fluores-
cent lights not only use less energy but also
run much cooler.
* Run fans in a counter-clockwise posi-
tion. Ceiling fans come equipped with a
switch that enables you to change the
blades' spinning direction. Counter-clock-
wise will draw the cooler air up from the
floor and distribute it throughout the room.
* Dress sparingly. While in the comfort
of home, wear minimal clothing to remain
cooler. Sleep in less clothing and remove
covers if you're finding it difficult to get a
good night's rest.
* Change your home's color scheme. A
light-colored roof and siding will help
reflect the sun's rays rather than absorb
them. This can make a home considerably
* Plant shade trees. Trees can stop sun-
light from baking a home or backyard.
Trees also absorb and sequester carbon
dioxide emissions, which makes them ben-
eficial to the environment for a variety of
* Open windows and doors at night.
Open windows to allow cool nighttime air
to enter. Open interior doors (including
closets) to allow trapped, hot air to be
released. This may help cool the home
down a few degrees.
* Avoid steam and heat-producing appli-
ances. Dishwashers, ovens and hot showers
can add extra heat to an already warm
home. Wait until the evening before running
appliances. Stick to cool showers and cook
outdoors if possible.
* Insulate your home. A home that has a
well-insulated attic and walls will keep the
heat out of the house during the hotter
months of the year.
Air conditioning systems use a great deal
of energy, but eco-conscious homeowners
can explore other methods of keeping cool
to help lessen their reliance on air condi-
tioners this year.
Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning
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