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www.mtolivenews.com

January 2015

Local Resident Sees Brighter Future With Foundation

By Cheryl Conway
oseph
Sehwani
of
Flanders lost his eyesight
more than three years
ago, but his vision has never
been clearer.
The 20 year old college
student at Seton Hall
University in South Orange
started a non-profit corporation just more than one year
ago called The Joseph
Sehwani
Dreamscape

Foundation. Issued its 501c3
status on Dec. 6, 2013, the
Dreamscape
Foundation
operates to aid people faced
with rare diseases and disabilities through fundraising,
research development for
cures, resources, knowledge
and inspiration.
After experiencing a rare
disease and facing incidents
of mistreatment, Sehwani
gained real insight in the way

in which victims of rare disabilities and diseases are
treated. Instead of letting that
negative energy bring him
down a dark path, Sehwani
held his head high and began
a journey to help not only
himself but lead others
toward a brighter future.
“I knew how it felt to feel
helpless and perplexed by a
rare sudden disability and I
wanted to do everything in
my power to help those individuals guide themselves as
their motivation and inspiration,” Sehwani says on his
website. “I wanted to encourage others to envision their
own path in life despite a disability and to always keep
moving forward. The road we
must take to achieve success
and impact humanity is the
very roots of The Joseph
Sehwani
Dreamscape
Foundation, together we will
help overcome obstacles and
prove equality for those
impacted with rare disabilities.”
It was on Sept. 21, 2011,
when Sehwani’s world started to change. He was a 16year old junior in Spanish
class at Riverview High
School in Sarasota, Florida,

when he was rubbing his
right eye and noticed a blur
spot. He called his parents
right away, and after visiting
several eye doctors, was diagnosed
with
Leber’s
Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
(LHON) by a specialist at
John Hopkin’s University
Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
LHON is a genetic disorder that can cause the optic
nerve to atrophy. Symptoms
usually begin as sudden,
painless loss of central vision
in one eye and then the other

eye, resulting in a “severe
visual loss in both eyes.”
While reading, driving and
recognizing faces are impossible, peripheral vision can
remain intact allowing the
affected individual to independently walk around.
One obstacle with those
affected by LHON is the lack
of support since they tend to
not “look blind,” leaving others struggling to understand
their situation and realizing
how profound their vision
loss is, Sehwani explains.

Sehwani’s disorder was
passed down to him by his
maternal grandmother who
had LHON for 20 years and
his uncle who was diagnosed
with the disease when he was
11 years old but lasted only
three years with his vision
returning when he was 14
years old.
Originally, Sehwani was
told that his vision loss would
last three to six months.
Unfortunately, after three
years, Sehwani is still legally
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Emergency Life Safety Stations
Located at Vasa Park Pool

n January 2, 2015,
Alex Brattstrom, an
Eagle
Scout
Candidate with Boy Scout
Troop 312 in Budd Lake has
completed his Eagle Scout
Service Project for Vasa
Park. His project consists of
building two Emergency
Life Safety Stations located
at Vasa Park Pool.
The stations consist of a
Ring buoy and protective
case, a 50 foot throw rope, a
16 foot reaching pole with a
Life hook and a First Aid kit
all mounted on a 6x6 pole
with a Solar powered light
fixture on top.
In addition to his project,
Alex had presented his Eagle
Scout Project to the Mount
Olive Township and The
Association dedicated to the
Preservation and Protection
of Beautiful Budd Lake and
hopes that his design will be
utilized at various locations
around Budd Lake.

Pictured from left to right: Alex Brattstrom, Ken Kallman - Vasa
Park Pool Chairman and Jack Hanright - President of Vasa Park.

Mt. Olive Healthy Eating Program

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he Mount Olive Public Library will
host a workshop titled, “The Basics
of Healthy Eating – Making MyPlate
Your Plate” on Thursday, February 19th at
7:00 pm.
Join Lydia Lelah, Retail Registered
Dietitian with ShopRite in Flanders, as she
discusses healthy recipes, creative snack
ideas, meal planning and much more! She

will show you how to delete the word diet
from your vocabulary and replace it with
tried and true lifestyle changes.
There will also be a Q & A session following the presentation so bring any and all
of your questions!
For
further
information
visit
www.mopl.org or call the library at973691-8686.

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Secret Givers Pay Off Toys On Layaway At Local Store

By Cheryl Conway
magine setting toys aside in the layaway
department of a local store as gifts for
the holiday, and when the day comes to
spend the hard-earned cash to pick up the
items, the employee in layaway shares the
shocking news that the merchandise has
already been paid for.
This spirit of giving was remarkably
bright this past holiday season when several families who went to pick up their layaway items at the Walmart in Flanders
found that the toys that they placed on hold
were already paid for by some local Secret
Santas in town.
Truly a secret it is as the givers did not
leave any contact information. Information
received from a source by MJ Media Group
Newspapers also refused to reveal the name
of a generous resident of Mt. Olive and also
did not want to be identified as the source of
the information.
On the last day of layaway on Sunday,
Dec. 21, two gentleman and then a couple
showed up at the layaway department at the
Walmart in Flanders and paid $200 to $300
each in toys as anonymous donors, according to John Forrest-Ales, a Walmart
spokesperson.

When customers came to pick up their
items and found that they were already purchased, they were “excited, surprised,
appreciative and thankful,” says the
spokesperson.
In 2011, Walmart brought back its holiday layaway department to guarantee customers that the items would be available for
the holiday and as a “convenient way to
hide the toys and items,” from family members at home, says Forrest-Ales. The holiday layaway department was available from
Oct. through Dec. 21, 2014.
Paying off other people’s layaway items
during the holiday season is not unusual,
according to Forrest-Ales, but this year he
did say that people have been “very generous.” One person in Pa. paid $60,000 in layaway items as a way to give back to the
community; other people have spent $500
to $600 to pay off items.
“How amazing it is that people pay off
the layaway,” says Forrest-Ales. “If people
are trying to make a difference in the community, this is a good way to do it. During
the holidays, its incredibly inspiring to see
how generous people are and we [Walmart]
are proud to be part of the kindness.”
One tip received by a local resident who

knows of the anonymous donor is that this
generous person “Wanted to give locally,”
that’s why they chose Walmart to pay off
the layaway items, and they also chose to
pay off toys. This same person also gave
beds, toys and treats to the Eleventh Hour,
local animal rescue in Randolph.
“I know this person donated beds, treats
and toys to a group of dogs he volunteers
for at the Eleventh Hour in Randolph,” says
the anonymous source. “I swear he must

work about 90 hours a week and still finds
the time to volunteer at this rescue center.
“Strangers are paying off layaway in our
local Walmart to spread the cheer....they ask
for nothing in return just that they remain
anonymous. I know a good friend has paid
off toys that were on layaway just because
he wanted to give back locally. Mt. Olive is
a beautiful place to live- it truly is a hidden
secret!”

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Mount Olive Area Chamber Hosts Breakfast with Mayor

he Mount Olive Chamber of
Commerce will host its Ninth
Annual Business State of the
Township Breakfast with the Mayor on
Tuesday morning Jan. 27.
Mount Olive Township Mayor Rob
Greenberg will look back on the business
climate in the township in 2014 and
update chamber members and members of
the business community at-large on what
the goals are for 2015 as they relate to the
business community.

As part of the meeting, there will be an
opportunity for attendees to ask questions
and make suggestions.
Chamber officials will also discuss
"how the Chamber can team with the
Township leadership for continued success in the new year," and introduce the
new Chamber Leadership Team for 2015.
The meeting is open to the business
community at-large, as well as the general
public.
The breakfast meeting is being present-

ed and hosted by the Longhorn
Steakhouse at ITC Crossing, starting at
7:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for Chamber members and $30 for guests; you can save $5
p/p by pre-paying during registration. The
workshop includes a light breakfast.
Reserve your spot through the chamber
website, www.mtolivechambernj.com.
Meanwhile, Marketing in the Morning,
a complimentary benefit to members of
the Chamber, takes place the 3rd
Wednesday morning of every month from
7:15 to 9 a.m. The Chamber also provides
a monthly program for the area Young

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Professionals to meet and network which
meets the 2nd Thursday each month at a
variety of locations.
The next Marketing in the Morning,
considered the premier AM business networking event in the region, is scheduled
for Jan. 21 at the Mount Olive Township
Municipal Building, 204 Flanders
Drakestown Road, Mount Olive.
There is a $5 fee but it is complimentary to members of the chamber. You can
register for this program at MEET UP
(http://www.meetup.com/Marketing-inthe-Morning-Mt-Olive-Area.

Free Child Health Exam

he Township of Mount Olive is sponsoring a Free Child Health Exam &
Vaccines for resident children of
Mount Olive, Netcong and Mount Arlington
who do not have health insurance. A
licensed Pediatrician will perform physical
examinations and update vaccinations.

The Child Health Exams will be held on
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 from 8:30am11:00am in the Mount Olive Township
Health Department, 204 FlandersDrakestown Road, Budd Lake 07828. For
an appointment, call 973-691-0900 ext.
7353.

Next Issue Date Feb. 17th,
Deadline Feb. 4th
Call Joe for info. 973-809-4784

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t started with one man and a desire to
help and to give back. It has now turned
into an enormous event with the support
of dozens of local volunteers, township
politicians, and local youth organizations.
One day, Joseph Coscia, a former resident of Mt. Olive Township, posted on his
Facebook Page, a wish that he could host a
dinner for Wounded Warriors for the
Holidays. That was all it took. His friend,
Tara Elms Henderson, saw the post and
vowed to make it work with Joe. They met
and planned, and coordinated with Tara’s
brother, Kevin Elms, a member of the
Flanders Fire Department, to secure a location and date for the dinner. The rest fell
into place with volunteers from all over.
On February 7th, 2015 at 4pm the

Hero’s Helping Hand Dinner
Flanders Fire Department will be the location of the 1st annual Hero’s Helping Hand
Dinner. This dinner will be raising funds in
support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
The dinner will host approximately 150
people, many of them honored guests that
have been injured during military service.
The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)
serves veterans and service members who
incurred a physical or mental injury, illness,
or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their
families. With the mission to honor and
empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the
hand extended to encourage warriors as
they adjust to their new normal and achieve
new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to

January is National Skating Month!

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n honor of the event Aspen Ice in
Randolph will be hosting an Open
House on Sunday January 25th.
Starting at 1:15 the Aspen Ice Learn to
Skate Program will be holding an exhibition
of their skaters. Students will take to the ice
to demonstrate their skills. During the 2:30
-4:00 Public Skating Session, Aspen Ice

Skating Professionals will be on hand to
provide free group lessons for new beginner
level skaters (admission fee is required for
participation in the group lessons; first
come first serve; no rain checks).
Aspen Ice is located at 16 Aspen Drive,
Randolph, NJ 07869; (973) 927-9122;
www.aspen-ice.com

serve warriors with every type of injury –
from the physical to the invisible wounds of
war.
The dinner will include food donated
from local eateries, door prizes, auction
items, and guest speakers. Local youth and
youth organizations will be on hand volunteering their time at the event.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the
door. To purchase advance tickets, contact
Kevin Elms at 908-955-3567 or
kevine@optonline.net.

If you would like to help, but cannot
make the event, the committee is accepting
donations at the following website:
https://support.woundedwarriorproject.o
rg/individual-fundraising/HEROSHELPINGHAND/
If you would rather mail a donation you
can do so by making a check payable to
Wounded Warrior Project and mailing it to:
Tara Elms Henderson
72 Smithtown Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

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Councilman Mania presents a Resolutions To Frank Hunkele , owner of Sparta Redi-Mix for his continuous support to the Township of Mount Olive . Several projects have been able to be completed
because of their continued support and dedication to the Township.

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Flapjack Fund Raiser Breakfast

njoy a short stack for a tall cause.
You’re invited to an Applebee’s®

Flapjack Fund Raiser Breakfast on
February 1, 2015 from 8:00am to 10:00am
at Applebee's, 50 International Drive South

in Flanders, to support Mount Olive High
School Boys Basketball.
Tickets Cost: $10.00
For more information call 973-713-2696
or email dmpajt@yahoo.com

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Former MOHS Football Captain Scores Top Scholar Athletic Award

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fter playing 15 years of football, from a junior Marauder
in Mt. Olive all the way to
his senior year in college, one former
captain of the Mt. Olive High School
varsity football team finishes on top
as a scholar and an athlete.
Jake Weiss of Flanders, a senior at
The College of New Jersey in Ewing
who graduated MOHS in 2011, was
recently awarded the Earl H. Dean
Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award by the
Delaware Valley Chapter of the
National Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame. He received
the award on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014,
at the 21stannual TCNJ Football
Banquet. This award was established
in 1965 to recognize the top ScholarLeader-Athlete from the TCNJ football team.
Weiss, finance major with plans to
graduate this May, has been named a
co-recipient of the award for his dedication to football and outstanding
academic performance. His teammate, Joe Urciuoli from Matawan,
was also named a 2014 recipient.

After struggling with injuries for
the past three years, Weiss remained
determined to play football in his
senior year. Through his hard work
and dedication to rehabilitation,
Weiss was able to overcome his
injuries and play a leadership role on
the team. It was this dedication,
along with his near perfection in the
classroom that earned Weiss the
award.
A captain of the MOHS Varsity
Football team in 2010, Weiss continued playing football as a student-athlete at TCNJ. He just finished his
senior season as a defensive lineman
and leader on the team for quarter
back sacks. Academically, Jake has a
3.9 GPA while earning his varsity letter; has been named to the NJAC AllAcademic Team for four straight
years; and is recognized as a TCNJ
Scholar Athlete, which recognizes all
student-athletes that maintain a 3.3
GPA or higher.
As a co-winner of the Earl H.
Dean Scholar-Leader Athlete Award
for 2014, Weiss will be honored at

the Hyatt Regency in Princeton,
onMarch 8, 2015, at the 53rd scholarathlete banquet hosted by the
Delaware Valley Chapter of the
National Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame, the premier
event for the chapter.
Held annually in March, the dinner attracts over 450 football enthusiasts, including top-student athletes
from high schools representing six
counties in the NJ Delaware Valley,
as well as top performers from TCNJ
and Princeton University. The mission of the National Football
Foundation & College Hall of Fame
is to promote and develop the power
of amateur football in developing the
qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive
for academic excellence in America's
young people.
TCNJ is a Division III School that
participates in NCAA Football and is
a member of the NJAC (New Jersey
Athletic Conference).

Pictured above is Jake Weiss with TCNJ Head Football Coach,
Wayne Dickens.

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Sheriff's Office Says Its Case, Requesting Additional Funding From The County, Will Continue

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By Ejvind Boccolini
or the second year in a
the
Morris
row,
County
Sheriff’s
Office spent over $1,150,000
training new officers who
were hired to fill the spots of
those who have left the
agency for higher paying
jobs at other law enforcement agencies throughout the
county. This is a huge drain
on the county fiscally as well

as with regards to the productivity on behalf of the agency
which serves as THE shared
supportive service agency for
the 39 towns in this county.
This mass departure is
almost completely due to the
MCSO being the lowest paid
agency in the county. In the
last three years, our training
hours/costs have quadrupled
and that is a cost that can not
be ignored and must be

remedied. From a business
perspective or even a tax
payer’s perspective, it makes
far more sense to pay the
officers a compensation that
is competitive with others in
their industry to keep the talent...than it is to continually
train new officers and drain
our funds. From a law
enforcement perspective,
assuring the safety of those
who work and visit the court-

house, serving warrants,
finding missing persons,
fighting the war on drugs,
preventing and solving
crimes, professionally and
respectfully securing the jail,
it is paramount to retain talent. Without talent, crimes
and lawsuits will run rampant in the county. The
MCSO has earned the ranking of being in the top 1% of
the 3,083 Sheriff’s Offices in
the country. This is what
Morris County residents
expect and deserve.
For the past four years the
county has been saying they
have to keep the budgets low.
In fact, in two of the past four
years our officers and
employees took a zero percent increase, and in the
other two years took less than
a 2% raise to accommodate
the Freeholders’ concern
about the “health” of the
county with a “gentlemen’s
agreement” that the county
would find some way to
repay them when the county

was fiscally healthier.
As far as the other entities
within the county… we are
not aware of a similar retention problem elsewhere and
the gravity of an inexperienced employee in many
other entities within the
county are not as severe as
are those in law enforcement.
An inexperienced officer or
not enough officers can have
devastating results.
As
Sheriff, it is his responsibility
and Constitutional duty to
ensure the health of this
agency.
Recently we learned that
the County has built up a war
chest of over $55 million dollars in surplus. Historically,
Morris County has averaged
between $15 and $25 million
in surplus and that was
regarded as “healthy.” In an
effort to retain employees I
wanted to provide some
additional form of compensation to keep them here. The
employee incentive total of
$612,000 is significantly

Sheriff Rochford

lower than the $1,150,000 I
had to pay to replace the officers.
Today’s Judge’s OTSC
(Order To Show Cause) decision didn’t dismiss this case,
it merely dissolved the
restraints, which we believe
is contrary to the statute and
is contrary to the Bergen
County Sheriff’s Appellate
Court decision explaining the
law. However, simply put,
the decision was ultimately
to make the decision after
more information is provided, therefore the case will
continue.

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Webelos Visit the Mayor

Councilwoman Colleen Labow, Mayor Rob Greenbaum, Jim Thomas Pack 249 Leader, Sgt. Michael
Pocquat, and Council President Joe Nicastro.
Webelos Left to Right: Charlie Holdsworth, Anish Pradhan, Braydon Mack, Jacob Thomas, Sebastian
Dirubio, Andrew Lucas.

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he Webelos Scouts from Pack 249
Budd Lake visited the Mayor's office
as part of their last requirement to
earn their Citizen Pin. The Scouts had an
opportunity to have a Q&A session with
Mayor Rob Greenbaum about his role as

mayor of Mt Olive and the day to day operations of township. The Scouts were awarded their Citizen Pin before the Town
Council Meeting and the State of The
Township Address 2015. Great job Scouts!

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Local Resident Walking 4 Tomorrow

ancer has had a great impact on my
life. Because of this, I created
“Walking 4 Tomorrow” about 7
years ago to make a difference. Our goal is
to save several birthdays each day.
Almost all of us have been touched by
cancer in some way, so we've decided to
make a difference by raising money and
walking in our local American Cancer
Society Relay for Life event. At the event,
our team will take turns walking around the
track to raise money and awareness to help
the American Cancer Society in the world’s
largest movement to end cancer.
Our team is asking for your help, the
goal for this year is to raise $4,000. You can

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make a donation by visiting www.relayforlife.org and make a donation to “Walking 4
Tomorrow.”
Our team is taking action to help finish
the fight. Please join us in june or make a
donation. With one team, one participant,
and one dollar at a time we can finish this
fight.
If you are looking to donate visit
www.relayforlife.org and make a donation
to “Walking 4 Tomorrow” and support our
efforts to end the fight and to continue the
journey.
Thank you,
Alexis pignataro
- 2015 student Relay for Life Liaison

Mount Olive Public Library
Happenings

ount Olive Public Library has
many fun and free programs for
children planned for January.
Lego Club: We pick the theme, you take
the building challenge.
Grades K-5th
Saturday, January 31st @ 2pm
No registration required
“Backwards Night”: Stories, Crafts &
Games (Dress accordingly). For All Ages

Tuesday, January 27th @ 7pm
No registration required
Pajama Time: A nighttime story time &
craft for families.
“Dreams of Gingerbread”
Children can wear their pajamas!
Wednesday, January 28th @ 7pm
No registration required
For further information call the Youth
Services Department at 973-691-8686.

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Become a Literacy Volunteer!

iteracy Volunteers of Morris County is
proud to have nearly 400 volunteers in
Morris County helping to change lives
and impact future generations through literacy.
Did you know that 20% of adults have
problems with reading and writing that
impact their ability to work and function in
our complex society? In Morris County one
in five residents speaks a language other than
English, and many are unable to work or are
working at jobs beneath their capabilities. If
you would like to help an adult improve
his/her reading, writing or conversational

English skills, please join Literacy
Volunteers of Morris County on Saturday,
January 24, 2015. We will be holding a tutor
orientation at Morris County Library from
10:00am to 3:30pm. Prospective volunteers
must register by calling 973-984-1998.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have
their high school diplomas, and be fluent in
English. No teaching experience is required.
LVMC tutors work with their students just
one hour a week and pick the time and public place that is most convenient for the
tutors. For information can be found at
www.lvamorris.org.

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Flanders Firefighters Stop Car Fire From Becoming House Fire
started was a total loss. In addition, there
was damage to the siding of the house, to
the garage and to a second vehicle. No damage estimate was given and investigators are
looking into the fire. There were no injuries.
In addition to the Flanders Fire Company
#1 and Rescue Squad and Budd Lake Fire
Company #1, firefighters from Netcong and
Chester were alerted, but their services
weren’t needed. Ambulances from
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
were on scene as were members of the
Mount Olive Police Department.
The Flanders Fire Company and Rescue
Squad No. 1 provides fire protection and
emergency medical services to residents
and businesses in Flanders and, through

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uick action by Flanders firefighters
prevented a fully involved car fire
from becoming a house fire
Monday December 29th.
Firefighters were dispatched around 1:45
p.m. for a report of a car fire at a residence
on River Road in Flanders. Police arriving
on the scene reported that the car was fully
involved and sitting next to a home and

mutual aid, surrounding towns. It is made
up of about 45 members, all of whom
receive training in fire suppression, rescue,
hazardous materials response, homeland
security issues and emergency medical
services. The fire company operates two
fire engines, one tower truck, one heavy rescue, a brush-and-foam truck, two ambulances, a multiple-casualty unit and a mass
decontamination unit.
In addition, the fire company offers public education services including lectures,
demonstrations, training and a trailer that
safely simulates a smoke-filled home. For
information about membership, donations
or public education, call (973) 584-7805 or
click on www.flandersfire.org.

Sign Up For Fly Tying Classes Now!

detached garage.
Firefighters from
Flanders, assisted by members of the Budd
Lake Fire Company, arrived as the fire was
spreading up the outside walls of the house,
to the roof of the garage and to a second
vehicle. Firefighters were able to quickly
knock down the fire before it could do significant damage to the buildings.
Fire officials said the car where the fire

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he North Jersey Chapter of Trout
Unlimited is once again holding its
Beginners and Intermediate Fly
Tying Classes.
The classes will start on February 3,
2015 and runs for 7 consecutive Tuesdays
until March 17, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The class is only $50 per person.
The classes will be held in the
Recreation Hall at Camp Jefferson, locat-

ed at 81 Weldon Road in the Jefferson
Township Recreational Area, in Jefferson
Township.
Nation wide, Trout Unlimited has more
than 150,000 members. The North Jersey
Trout Unlimited draws more than 500
members who volunteer for conservation
and education projects from Sussex,
Warren, and Morris Counties.

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Mount Olive Area Chamber’s Successful
Annual Food Drive Will Help Feed Area Families
year were Jeff Stadelman and Dr.
Berezny,the co-chairs, Rt46 Chevrolet,
Motion Kia, Paragon Village, Nisivoccia
LLP, Amish Mikes, GBW Insurance,
Picatinny Federal Credit Union, Warren
Distributing, CBRE and ITC Business
Group, Mt Olive Township, Mt Olive
Seniors, Kiwanis of Mt. Olive Township,
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Givaudan
Fragrances Corp, Berezny Chiropractic, The
Wine Rack, Drayer Physical Therapy,

This year’s Mount Olive Area Chamber of
Commerce Food Drive once again helped to
answer the needs of the community. As many
families – neighbors – continue to struggle,
the food drive clearly helps folks cope with
trying times.
The chamber drive this year collected over
5300 pounds of food and over $2000 in monetary and gift card donations. Indeed, the
amount of food collected through this drive
has steadily increased over the past several
years due to a higher demand and the generosity of people who care. In 2005, when
demand was not as high, the organization

collected 820 pounds.
“Our thanks to all who have participated in
this year’s Chamber - and now community food drive,” said Jeff Stadelman, a member
of the Chamber and Co-Chair of the food
drive. “It is a great effort by our community
to aid those less fortunate.”
“The community remains committed to helping those who need a boost,” added Chamber
president Greg Stewart. “The Chamber feels
strongly that we lead this effort. It’s our way
of giving back to the community.”
Participating businesses and organizations
that either collected food or donations this

Northern Hills Physical Therapy, Flanders
Pediatric Dentistry, Goddard School, Village
Green Apartments, American Instants,
Adams Hot Bagels Pancake House, Robert
Scirocco, Esq., and the members of the
MOACC Marketing in the Morning business
networking group.
For further information about the Mount
Olive Area Chamber and its varied programs
and member benefits, visit www.mountolivechambernj.com.

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blind. With great courage, Sehwani has dealt
with the disorder with a positive attitude and
has now reached out to others through his
foundation by trying to provide the support
that he did not receive at first.
“I felt more lost and confused than I was
scared,” Sehwani explains when he started to
lose his vision. “I was very upset about it,
needed some ground on how I was going to
handle it. I felt like I had to plan ahead. I felt
this was the last couple of months with my eye
sight.”
In the beginning, Sehwani says he “had a
really hard time in high school getting the help
I needed; faculty was very negative, they didn’t want to deal with what was going on.” The
principal of the school told him “‘you’re better off not going to school because it’s not
going to happen.’”
Sehwani had been in an advanced program
in high school at the time, called the IB program, but because of its strict requirements
and Sehwani’s sudden disability with his
depleting eye sight, he was moved out of that
program and placed in the general core program.
“I wasn’t able to get extra time on tests,” he
says. “I wasn’t able to get an extra 30 minutes
to read or to magnify.” Sehwani says he had
requested electronic books and extra aid to use

during his class but “no one was willing to do
it. Everything I asked for, they considered it
cheating. It was a very bad position for me to
be in at the time.”
When it came time for the SAT’s, Sehwani
says he missed out since he couldn’t use magnifiers. He ended up taking the test with a
scribe over a two-day period.
On Jan. 3, 2012, Sehwani considers that
date the official day when he lost his sight
because “that was that day I lost my driver’s
license. From that point on it became a deteriorating process, slow eye sight drop and had
to use a cane. He was considered legally blind
in Fl., which means if eyesight is 20/80 one is
legally blind. Legally blind also is used when
a person becomes blind later in life rather than
being blind at birth, he explains.
Also, he found that the Division Blind
Services (DBS) helped only individuals that
were almost fully blind.
Sehwani says “I was in the center. I could
see but couldn’t see fully. There’s black and
white; black I’m blind, white I can see, but
there’s the gray.” Sehwani was in the gray.
“This negativity drove me to make something happen,” says Sehwani. “I really wanted
to make a difference in the community where
it’s gray. I’ve always wanted to help people,
just didn’t know how. When this hit me, I
never knew where to start so I started with rare

disabilities and diseases. I felt mistreated by it;
I was treated unfairly.”
He sat down with his parents and “figured
out what we needed to do.” With their help, he
got verified by the state and filed for a tax
exempt organization. He spent six months
planning this out.
It was during the summer of his senior year
in high school, when Sehwani decided to start
his concept of his Dreamscape Foundation.
With his creative ability and passion for art,
Sehwani held his first fundraiser –Landscapewith his paintings and drawings. Held from
Aug. 2013 to Oct. 2013, Sehwani was trading
donations for his art, and raised $5,000 to

begin his foundation.
Despite his struggles, Sehwani “pushed
through and got to college. “It was tough.” He
is currently studying business administration
with a minor in computers. “At Seton Hall,
they give me everything I need.”
Up until now, his eyesight has stabilized,
he says. He is “ok” in common areas, but in
new areas, requires a cane. The LHON
impacted his central vision and his peripheral
vision is strained.
“If you stare at your palm, that’s gone,”
explains Sehwani. “Surrounding is blurred
and strained. If you are writing something and
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looked away, that’s exhausting.”
Sehwani uses technology like a lot of magnifiers, closed circuit television, and voice
over software. “My best friend is my computer; I can magnify it,” says Sehwani.
To maintain his independence, Sehwani
says he gets around college all on his own
without an aid.
LHON is considered a rare genetic disorder. When Sehwani was looking for a diagnosis, he says “no doctor really knew what was
happening. They only read about it. They
never experienced it first-hand. That was frustrating.”
LHON impacts about 100 people in the
United States and 35,000 people in the world
each year. Improvement usually happens
within two to three years but does not always
happen. There is currently no treatment, no
medicine.
“There’s not a lot of knowledge on what it
is and what the cure is to prevent it,” he says.
It is these rare diseases and disabilities that
do need extra funding and support to find a
cure or provide resources for victims to turn to
for help.
Through the Dreamscape Foundation,
Sehwani’s hopes to make a difference in
someone’s life and inspire others to do the
same; provide knowledge and resources for

individuals to help them live comfortably and
succeed; and raise funds and contribute to
research and development of cures for rare
disabilities and diseases.
The foundation provides individuals with
scholarships, job aids, education accommodations, health aids and all amenities to help
them succeed in life. So far the foundation
has helped with LHON, Down Syndrome,
HIV AIDS, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, multiple
sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Ebola,
Diabetes, Autism and Usher Syndrome.
This past year, the foundation sponsored
a Toy Drive from Nov. through Dec. 15,
donating toys to various locations such as
Mt. Olive Child Center, PEAK,
Hackettstown Head Start program, Toys for
Tots and MJ Media Toy Drive.
The foundation also held a 12-hour
Holiday Dream Stream on Dec. 20, which
raised more than $2,000 for children and
families in orphanages, churches, and more.
“There are a lot of people during the holidays that don’t get gifts, that don’t have a
family. It was nice to see these kids when I
brought them toys and gifts. It made my holiday,” says Sehwani.
Funds through the Dream Charity
Streams are raised in a variety of ways such
as on-line game playing, special guests,
questions and answers and voice actors.

Sehwani held a recent charity stream with
a GoFundMe page for a three-year old girl,
Emily, diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid
cancer in childhood, in order to help the
family financially.
“They needed someone to sponsor the
event,” says Sehwani. “I was able to help.”
He set up a donation page on Nov. 15, 2014,
and the community came through to raise
$2,000 to help the family with the financial
burden.
Sehwani has also relied on Google and
Amazon for support with his online
fundraising events. When people are shopping online, for example, Amazon will
donate a portion of the funds to Dreamscape
through its Amazon Smile program.
Contributions have been from all over,
says Sehwani, reaching 12,000 people on
Facebook and 10,000 on twitter. “I had 800
people donating to someone they never met
in their life,” he says. “There are a lot of
good people who are willing to help.”
Sehwani encourages even more people to
contribute or volunteer.
“Any help is good help to me,” says
Sehwani, who “appreciates creative
ways.”
Visit
his
webpage
atwww.Dreamscapefoundation.com, click
on the volunteer link to fill out a form

whether through fundraising, a campaign,
talent or to share ideas for events.
Sehwani is a strong supporter of creativity encouraging “unique and different ways”
to raise funds and support whether through
art work, music, video games; community;
and showing where he sends his proceeds.
“I wanted to be completely transparent,”
says Sehwani. “I want to keep a sense of
community” and let all contributors know
that “their ideas are being incorporated. I
wanted to make it the people’s charity.”
Creating this foundation has not only
helped others, but it has given Sehwani the
strength to carry on.
“I was told ‘don’t go to school,’ but when
I created this organization, I made sure to let
those people know what I did. They were
part of my life.” But, ‘if you’re going to tell
me I couldn’t do something, I’m going to
prove you wrong. I could’ve been upset
about it, but I chose to make a difference out
of it.
“I didn’t want other people to experience
what I felt,” continues Sehwani. Creating the
foundation, “it gave me a sense of closure. I
was rebellious; I needed to find that common ground. If my eye sight did get better,
it’s ok, but if it didn’t, it’s ok too because it
helped a lot of people in the process.”

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Lace Day – Passing on the Tradition of Handmade Lace

By Elsie Walker
ottie Wolfe of Stanhope learned
how to make lace from a neighbor
who didn’t want the skill to die, and
so wanted to pass it on.
On Saturday,
February 7th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,
Wolfe will now be the one to pass on the
skill as part of Lace Day at Harmony Lodge
#8 on 519 Route 206 in Newton. The event
is sponsored by the Lost Art Lacers of North
Jersey, a group dedicated to keeping alive
the art of handmade lace. This is the organization’s 30th annual Lace Day, which will
include demonstrations, exhibits, and workshops on lace making. There will be workshops for both children and adults, with
adults’ workshops on Sunday. For more
information, see the organization’s site at
www.lostartlacers.org
On Lace Day, members of the Lost Art
Lacers will share their skills in making various types of lace. Wolfe shared that members will be bringing their latest projects
and doing demonstrations on those. There
are many varieties of handmade lace. For
example, Wolfe’s specialty is tatting, a type
of lace made using knotting and loops.
She’ll be teaching beginning tatting.
While many may picture lace as only an

embellishment for garments or handkerchiefs, it can be used in making a variety of
things.
“I make Christmas ornaments, of course,
and lots of lace collars. This past year, I discovered ruffle yarn for making scarves –
that’s a lot of fun, and they look nice, too,”
Wolfe shared. She also makes tatted jewelry.
Her work has won ribbons at past State
Fairs and 2014 was no exception. Wolfe
won a blue ribbon for a yellow and lavender
tatted necklace and, because they thought so
highly of it, she was recognized by the
judges with a special ribbon for a crocheted
necklace.
How does Wolfe come up with the ideas
for her pieces?
“There are many patterns available for
making various pieces of lace jewelry, but
generally I see something on tv that I like
and design a piece using those colors.
Sometimes, I will see something in a store,
and, not having enough money to purchase
that item, I’ll come home and dig out some
thread and beads and make something like
it. I go by a house and like the color combination and decide to make something in
those colors. Also, there are many patterns

and tutorials available on the internet,
which has become a great asset,” Wolfe
said.
She usually adds an embellishment to the
jewelry. She generally picks what appeals
to her but finds that glass beads give a better finish than acrylic ones. Pretty buttons
work, too.
Wolfe shared that making tatted jewelry
takes one or two tatting shuttles and a small
crochet hook for joining the picots (loops of
thread). Crocheted jewelry takes a crochet
hook in the correct size. Wolfe approximates that it takes probably 6-8 hours to
make a necklace. She says it’s hard to tell
for sure because she works on one here and
there when she has time.
A member of the Lost Art Lacers for 20
years, Wolfe shared what she enjoys about
lacemaking:
“ I would like to say that it’s relaxing, but
it isn’t always, especially when things go
wrong. Lacemakers are a very small community, so we all know each other and we
make friends easily and have lots of good
times. I love working with different colors
and textures, so that’s part of it too.”
On Lace Day, Wolfe and the rest of the
Lost Art Lacers will be playing it forward,

Tatted lace earrings and Irish angel by Dottie
Wolfe.

doing what others did for them in showing
people how to make lace.
“It’s great when someone asks me to
show them how to make something,
because of course, we are all committed to
passing on our skills. That’s part of the purpose of Lace Day. We have fun ourselves,
but it’s also a time to learn new skills and
pass them on,”

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Free Seminar and Dinner

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Winterfest

ree
Seminar
and
Dinner
“Understanding Social Security”
hosted by Dawn O'Malley of
Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Matt
Ward of Protective Insurance on

oin us in celebrating the Jersey Shore at
Ironia's annual Winterfest on Saturday,
February 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(snow date: February 8, 12:00-6:00). Enjoy
a day of family fun including carnival
games, inflatables, crafts, face painting,
magic shows, live music, 50/50 raffle, bake
sale and pizza! Our basket raffle includes an
iPod Air, GoPro camera, Kate Spade bag,

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00pm at
La Strada Ristorante, 1105 Route 10,
Randolph.
Please RSVP Ellen Hawkins at 973398-0028

Xbox One, Beats by Dre Studio headphones
and much more! All baskets will be
revealed a week before the event:
Winterfest 2015 - Ironia PTO on Facebook.
Entrance fee is $12.00/child between ages 4
and 15 ($40.00 maximum/family. Under 4
and over 15 are free). Ironia Elementary
School is located at 303 Dover Chester
Road in Randolph.

Italian for Adults

ounty College of Morris is offering
“Italian
for
Adults”
(Beginners/Continuing). Beginners
start: Mon., February 9, 2015, Continuing
start: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Instructor: Domenico Tancredi
Visit their website at County College of
Morris www.ccm.edu
Web Registration at https://webadvisor.ccm.edu for instant enrollment

Next Issue Date Feb. 17th, Deadline Feb. 4th
Call Joe for info. 973-809-4784

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2015 Tax Preparation Appointments For 2014 Taxes Now Being Scheduled

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olunteers affiliated with AAPR and
trained / certified by IRS are now
scheduling appointments to assist
Morris County Tax payers with the 2014
taxes due by April 15, 2015. Taxpayers of
all ages and economic status are welcome.
All of the volunteer tax preparers have successfully passed a series of IRS administered tests plus specialized training. Most
returns are filed electronically and most tax
payers receive refunds through this process.
IRS closely monitors the Tax Aide program
and consistently reports a very high level of
accuracy in the submitted returns. In Morris
County, in 2014 for the 2013 tax year, more
than 80 volunteers operated 13 sites. They
prepared more than 2800 federal / state tax
returns plus more than 690 PTR’s (Senior
Property Tax Freeze applications).
For the Tax Aide Program, there are no
age or income restrictions; you do not need
to be a senior citizen or member of AARP.
The Program helps all low and moderateincome taxpayers file their state and federal
personal income tax returns. Taxpayers with
complex tax returns are advised to seek paid
tax assistance.
FOR TAX ASSISTANCE. In western
Morris County, contact one of the following
libraries for assistance in preparing your

2014 taxes, if you must file a PTR application, or if you have questions concern tax
law or applicability. All assistance is FREE
and completely CONFIDENTIAL. Tax
preparation season will start on Monday
February 2 and conclude the morning of
April 15.
LOCATION WEEK DAY TIME Where
FOR APPOINTMENT CALL
Chester Tuesday 9:30 to 2:30 Public
Library 908-879-7612
Jefferson Wednesday 9:30 to 2:30 Public
Library 973-208-6244
Roxbury Monday / Thursday 10:15 to
2:30 Public Library 973-584-2400
Wharton Monday / Tuesday 10:30 to
2:30 Public Library 973-361-1333
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: Photo
ID and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all
dependents (NOW REQUIRED BY IRS)
plus A copy of your previous year’s returns
(Federal and NJ). New Requirement: information on your health insurance especially
if you participated in the Affordable care
Act (Obamacare)
Finding an AARP Tax-Aide Site Near
You

Visit
our
website
at
www.aarp.org/taxaide or Call our toll-free
number at 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-

7669) from late January/early February to
April 15.
What is AARP Tax-Aide?
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest
free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with
low- and moderate-income, with special
attention to those age 60 and older. Over
35,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained
in cooperation with the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), now help over 2.6 million
taxpayers file their federal, state, and local

tax returns each year at nearly 7,000 AARP
Tax-Aide sites nationwide.
In New Jersey, our 980+ volunteers
helped over 55,000 taxpayers with their federal and New Jersey returns, plus their PTR
(Senior Freeze), Homestead Rebate, and
other related forms. We operate at approximately 175 sites (mostly Libraries, Senior
Centers and Municipal Buildings).
The above information was taken by the
NJ
Tax
Aide
internet
site
www.njtaxaide.org

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Sandshore Students Kick Off School Day With Fitness Program

By Cheryl Conway
ore and more elementary school students are extending
their day- both before and
after school-by getting
involved in extra programs
such as chorus, band,
advanced art, academic
courses, extra help and even
fitness.
Close to 20 kids are at
Sandshore School in Budd
Lake at 8 a.m.participating in
A.M. Fit Kids, a fairly new
program through the Morris
County Arts Workshop in
Chester. In its second year,
A.M. Fit Kids is a physical
education class that reinforces healthy choices, skills,
games and interaction in a
multi-aged group setting.
With longer days for those
students who do participate
in before and after school
activities, ranging from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., starting off the
school day by exercising has
its benefits.
“It’s a great way to start
your day with exercise,” says
Kit Thompson, physical edu-

cation teacher at Sandshore
who runs the A.M. Fit Kids
program along with David
Misener, special education
teacher. “We talk about
healthy eating habits and get
kids moving to start their day.
These kids need to start their
day energizing their metabolism. When they get in the
classroom, it improves their
listening, their mood. They
leave here in a much better
mood and are able to concentrate.”
Nicole Musarra, principal
of Sandshore School, says
“Physical activity helps children develop motor skills
and coordination. It can also
help children feel good about
themselves, both physically
and mentally. Our students
are more alert in school,
which in turn is putting them
in the optimal position to
learn!”
Thompson, who has
taught the program at
Sandshore since it started,
has witnessed how beneficial
the program has been to the
students.

“I’ve seen the positive
benefits to kids who are slow
to get moving in the morning,” says Thompson. “It gets
their engine flowing; oxygen
to the brain.” One student
who was late to school every
day had signed up for her
program, and although even
late for her program, he was
atleast on time for homeroom. “Over time it had a
really positive effect on the
student,” because “after
while the student insisted on
being on time for class.”
In its second year, A.M.
Fit Kids has been offered at
some of the Mt. Olive elementary schools since the fall
2013. This year, only
Sandshore and Mt. View
schools are offering the program because of fewer participants interested at the
other schools, explains
Thompson. A teacher at Mt.
View, who used to teach the
program in Mendham, introduced the program to the Mt.
Olive
schools,
says
Thompson.
At Sandshore this fall,

about 18 kids participated in
the four day program before
school. With “so much more
focus on tested areas” such as
reading, math and language
arts, a lot of the fun courses
such as chorus, band, gifted
and talented art have been
removed from the regular
school day and are now
being offered before and
after school.
“The student day has
increased,” says Thompson.
“They took out a lot of programs and have them before
school. Students who want to
take advantage of all the special programs have a long
day.”
More programs are being
held in the morning because
“this provides additional
opportunities to become
involved,” says Musarra.
“We’ve seen a very good
attendance in all before
school programs. We try to
be as accommodating as possible.” A lot of times, after
school, students have other
engagements such as boy
scouts, girl scouts, dancing,

sports and religion, so the
morning is the only available
time for them to participate.
“There’s a shift,” explains
Musarra in the regular school
day regarding those extra
classes. Before, students
would get pulled out of their
regular classes to participate
in choir, band or G&T art.
It enables students “to still
participate in academic programs throughout the school
day instead of missing content,” says Musarra. “It’s less
pull out so they don’t miss
the key academics.” Students
can be well rounded, still
participate in everything,
without missing their core
curriculum.
“They have the opportunity to participate in these
programs without having to
sacrifice from anything else,”
says Musarra.
Although it takes commitment to get to an extra
program earlier in the morning, before school programs
can be a plus.
Offering more programs
in the morning is a benefit to

The student is Isabella Pepe.
She is warming up for the
activities by
jumping rope.

working parents as it “allows
parents to get to their jobs,
their commitments a little
earlier as well.”
A.M. Fit Kids, “it’s a
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Kindergarten Registration Dates

Mt. View Elementary School
February 4th & 5th ~ 8:45 -10:30 AM and
1:00 -3:00 PM. (Snow date Feb. 6th ~8:4510:30 AM and 1-3:00 PM)
Tinc Road Elementary School
February 11th - Children whose last name
starts with A-J (9-11:00 AM), February 11th –
Children whose last name starts with K-R (13:00 PM), February 12th – Children whose
last name starts with S-Z (9-11:00 AM).
(Snow date Feb. 13th ~ 9-11:00 AM or 1-3:00
PM)
Chester M. Stephens School
February 18th & 19th ~ 9-11:00 AM and 13:00 PM. (Snow date Feb. 20 ~ 9-11:00 AM
and 1-3:00 PM)
Sandshore School
February 25th from 9-11 AM and 1-2:30 PM

. (Snow date Feb. 26th ~ 9-11 AM and 1-2:30
PM)
Kindergarten Entrance Requirements for
Registration
• All children must be five (5) years of age on
or before October 1 of the year they begin
Kindergarten.
• A valid birth certificate with a raised seal
and proof of residency must be presented.
• A healthcare provider official health record
must be presented showing all current immunizations.
• The incoming student need not be present at
the time of registration.
visit
our
website
at
Please
www.mtoliveboe.org
click on the school; then kindergarten tab for
additional information

Sandshore Students...

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good built-in supervised play date,” says
Thompson. Held 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., students
in grades kindergarten through fifth, attend a
multi-age interaction session, which is a positive environment for young and older kids.
“Older kids are good role models and
helpers and younger kids like being with the
older kids,” says Thompson. “It’s really a
nice blend.”
At A.M. Fit Kids, students warm up, participate in a skill challenge, discuss healthy
habits when it comes to eating and exercise,

and play games and other group activities.
“We work as a group so its team challenges,” says Thompson.
Parents pay based on the number of days
their child participates in the A.M. Fit Kids
program, which varies since some students
miss a day or two to attend chorus, G&T Art
or any of the other extra-curricular before
school programs.
“There’s pros and cons,” says Thompson.
“When you are nine or ten years old, that’s a
long day.”

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CCM Student, 91-Year-Old Ira Kaplan, Thrives in Intro to Film Course

ra Kaplan, 91 years old from Clifton,
came to County College of Morris (CCM)
during the Fall 2014 Semester to take Dr.
Matthew Jones’ Introduction to Film class.
Kaplan was already well introduced to cinematography, given that his father had owned
a chain of New Jersey movie theaters during
the early 20th century, but he wanted to study
early film in an academic setting.
“They called my father the ‘Movie
King,’” said Kaplan. “He was a movie
exhibitor and owned five movie houses that I
knew of.”
Jones was thrilled to have Kaplan’s “depth
and breadth” of knowledge on the subject of
film enhancing the classroom experience for
students. “He supplemented whatever subject
was being discussed in class with his own
personal experiences and things he had
learned about movies through the years,”
noted Jones.
Kaplan’s presence added an extra layer of
richness to class discussions, especially when
the class watched movies from the World War
II era such as Citizen Kane.
“When we watched Citizen Kane, a quintessential ‘film class’ film that I am very
familiar with, Ira knew very specific details
about the careers of people who were in the
film that I did not know,” said Jones.
“One day Dr. Jones asked if anybody
knew who the cinematographer of Citizen
Kane was,” recalled Kaplan, who audited the
class as a non-credit student. “I never put up

my hand because I knew these kids were
there for credit. No one knew the answer, so I
raised my hand and said, ‘Gregg Toland.’ I
think that impressed him,” said Kaplan.
Born in 1923, Kaplan learned about the
film industry endeavors of his father, Ike
Kaplan, largely through his sister, Ann, who
was born in 1908. Ann, who lived to be 100
years old, was a cashier for the family theater
business.
“After Ann died, I was going through her
stuff and I found my father’s application for
United States citizenship from the year 1914.
He was from Lithuania. Under occupation, he
wrote movie operator,” said Kaplan.
Among Ann’s other belongings, Kaplan
came across a newspaper article from his
father’s heyday. The document revealed that
Ike’s acquisition of the Star Theater in
Cliffside elevated him to new heights. It mentioned the installation of a $20,000 pipe organ
and “other splendid features, including a
handsomely redecorated” movie house. The
article refers to him as the “Marcus Loew of
New Jersey,” who was a motion picture theater magnate from New York and went on to
create Metro-Goldwin-Mayer. Ike’s goal was
to make sure his theaters featured, “… everything that Broadway affords with the exception of their high prices.”
“You have to remember that back in those
days, there was no television or even radio,”
said Kaplan. “The only real entertainment for
the mass public, besides theater on Broadway,

was the movies.”
Kaplan now plans to take the History of
the Theatre course at CCM.
“The most essential function of a college
is that it is an aggregator, or a place where
people who wouldn’t normally interact are

put into situations where they can react,” said
Jones. “Out of this union comes creativity
and new ideas.”
“The youngsters were very nice,” said
Kaplan. “I think they accepted me.”

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Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein NJ Residents That Were The 20th Century’s Model Image of Genius

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by Michele Guttenberger
oth Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein spent the
twilight years of their lives until their death calling
New Jersey their home. Thomas Edison lived in
West Orange, NJ and Albert Edison lived in Princeton NJ.
These were two faces that the world found fascination to
photograph and made the trek to these legendary New
Jersey home locations. However, Edison and Einstein were
worlds apart on how they viewed their fame and how they
wanted to be immortalized.
Albert Einstein’s final years left him uneasy about his
uninvited public fame. He became weary of the press interviews and being photographed. A famous photo captured
these sentiments. In 1951, on Einstein’s 71st birthday after
a marathon of press photographers, he bade to ruin a UPI
photographer’s image of himself by sticking out his tongue.
This facial spoof backfired on him. The photo became one
of the 20th century’s most popular iconic images. Einstein

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was never entirely comfortable with his pedestal of fame.
He did not desire any monuments to be built in his honor.
Einstein realized that his grave site would undoubtedly
become a place of pilgrimage. Therefore, he requested that
his body was to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered.
Albert Einstein was a stark contrast to Thomas Edison’s
ego that indorsed his own fame. He used his iconic image
and signature to promote his enterprises to the masses. In
the final decades of his life, Edison had more free time to
entertain and welcome his close avid followers. After his
death, the Thomas Edison image was memorialized in the
US and other nations with dedicated monuments to him.
One most notable Edison monument was erected 1952. It
is a 12.5 foot bronze portrait bust of Thomas Alva Edison
located in Washington D.C. at the Naval Research
Laboratory. The honor to sculpt this prominent bust was
given to renowned artist Evelyn Beatrice Longman
(November 21, 1874 – March 10, 1954). She was the first

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woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National
Academy of Design in 1919.
Today the public is also welcomed to visit the gravesite
of Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas and Mina Edison’s final
resting place is their Glenmont home estate in West Orange,
NJ which is part of the National Park Service. It is approximately one mile for the Edison’s factory laboratory which
is now a museum. The museum also holds a wonderful collection of Thomas Edison sculpted images - the iconic
genius of the 20th Century.
Visit the Thomas Alva Edison Museum - NPS - Open
Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Admission Fee is $7.00 - 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ
07052.
Visit website for more details http://www.nps.
gov/edis/index.ht

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Mozzarella Madness

March 27th @ Municipal Building Cafeteria
mozz, 7-9pm
Interactive adult cooking class, each guest
will stretch, squeeze or braid their own fresh
mozzarella! We will also have sliced tomatoes and bread and make a delicious homemade pesto for dipping along with some garlic knots. Now that’s Amore!
Price: $45 per person ages 18+ presented by
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Register Online Winter 2015

CHOC-O-HOLICS

Feb 12 @ Municipal Building cafeteria 78:30pm
This class is for the serious fans of chocolate!
Brownies, chocolate dipping, chocolate cake,
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Price: $50 pp ages 18+ presented by Chef it
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Studio Painting Classes

Open studio classes allow the freedom to
explore all mediums under the guidance of a
professional Artist. Work in watercolor, oils,
acrylic, drawing media and sculpture. You
choose your subject and work fromyour own
drawings or photographs. Work at your own
pace in a no-pressure atmosphere. Ongoing
studio classes allow uninterrupted creativity;
when you finish a work, you can begin another immediately without waiting for another
semester to start. Class size is limited; register early.
Ages 14-17 must be accompanies by an adult.
Cost $112 (PLUS SUPPLIES)
New for 2014-2015 8 week sessions studio
painting
6:30-9:00pm MOHS/Rm. B-236 Thursdays
Session 3: Feb 19-April 23, no class April 2
&9
Session 4: April 30-June 18th
INSTRUCTOR: David Rush, Professional
Artist
Portrait Society of America, Royal Portrait
Society (London)
Register Online Winter 2015

Heart Saver AED & CPR
Certification Course

Spring 2015
This 3.5 hour American Heart Association
class includes adult, child and infant CPR and
choking. The class is designed to meet the
needs of coaches, camp counselors, fitness
instructors, security guards and anyone who
requires a course completion card to satisfy
regulatory or employment requirements.
Tested course with course completion card.

The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y.
Clinic

(Sports Awareness for Educating Today's
Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets
the state requirements. Topics include: mini-

mizing the risk of injury to young athletes,
fundamental coaching concepts, legal aspects
and more. Spring 2015, Limited space
Municipal Building Council Chambers $35.

Getting Paid to Talk:
Making Money with
Your Voice

Feb. 9, 2015
This exciting class will explore numerous
aspects of voice over work for television,
film, radio, audio book, documentaries and
the internet in your area. We will cover
all the basics. Students will a chance to record
a commercial script under the direction of our
producer. Space is limited: registration closes
one week prior to class
INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER MARCOTTE
Cost:$25 per session
Mt. Olive Middle School room D110
Time:6:30-9pm
Online Registration Winter 2015

Friends & Family CPR

Almost 90 percent of cardiac arrests occur in
the home, according to the American Heart
Association. Friends and Family CPR is a 2
1/2 –hour class that teaches participants what
to do for their family and friends in the event
of a cardiac arrest. Adult, child and infant
CPR is taught. Participants also learn what to
do in the event that somebody is choking. The
instructor will demonstrate a defibrillator.
Participants receive a guidebook and a
course-completion card. The instructor is a
paramedic with Saint Clare’s Hospital, a
Flanders firefighter and president of training
company Critical Moments.
Cost: $45 per student
1 day class – 2 dates
offered. Spring 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Mt Olive Municipal Building
Council Chambers

Young Rembrandts

Cost:$94 includes supplies, Grades K-5
This winter season is the perfect time to enroll
your student into a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Students will advance techniques
when using color pencil, marker and Sharpie.
A Lego-inspired mini-figure face drawing, a
historical-based drawing will document the
Op art movement and a composition featuring a detailed scorpion will provide plenty of
fun, artistic challenges. Young Rembrandts
students will emulate master artist Pablo
Picasso, complete a portrait of Canadian athlete Terry Fox and spend plenty of time being
silly with a funny pterodactyl character drawing.
Weds @ Tinc Rd school Directly after school
pick up 5pm
Feb 4-March 11
Thurs @ Mt View School Directly after
school pick up at 5pm
Feb 5-March 12th
Register Online Winter 2015

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Gold’s Gym Winner of Snow Blower Event

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old’s Gym of Hackettstown,
Flanders and Phillipsburg partnered
with Mayberry’s Sales and Service
in a Snow Blower Event that lasted for
about three months. To enter, you had to
sign up as a member or refer someone who
signed up as a member. The winner of this

event is Tina Jackson of Port Murray, NJ.
Tina, pictured right, is a member of the
Gold’s Gym in Hackettstown. Also pictured with Tina is Joy Gilligan, left, who is
a representative from Mayberry’s Sales and
Service and Donna Francisco who is the
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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day

reat family, friends and co-workers to something
they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making
easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite
roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones
by adding some simple details with icing.
From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to leave
them smitten with sweets this Valentine’s Day:
• Desserts with dimension. Triple your treats by stacking
three decorated cookies in different sizes together and
attach them with icing.
• Complement with color. A simple piping technique
looks stunning when piped in different colors on your cookies.
• Get to gifting. Wrap your finished treats in a
Valentine’s Day treat bag or box.
For more fun and delicious Valentine’s Day recipes, baking tips and inspiration, visit www.wilton.com.
Stackable Ombre Heart Cookies
Each stacked cookie serves 1.
Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
Royal icing (recipe on wilton.com)
Rose Icing Color
Heart Micro Mini Icing Decorations

Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe
directions. Use 3 smallest cutters from 4-piece heart nesting
cookie cutter set to cut out shapes. Bake and cool cookies.
Divide royal icing into three equal portions, and tint 3
shades of rose. Thin a portion of each shade following
recipe directions. Use tip 3 and full-strength tinted icing to
outline cookies. Use thinned tinted icing in cut decorating
bag to fill in cookies; gently tap to smooth icing. Let dry
overnight.
Use icing to attach cookies, stacking largest to smallest;
place icing decoration on top.
Scalloped Heart Cookies
Each cookie serves 1.
Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
Ready-To-Use White Creamy Decorator Icing
Icing Colors: Burgundy, Red-Red and Christmas Red
Prepare and roll out dough following recipe directions.
Use largest cutter from the 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shape. Bake and cool cookies.
Divide icing into four equal portions. Tint one of each
portion light burgundy, dark burgundy and combination of
red-red/Christmas red. Reserve last portion white.
Starting from top edge of heart, use tip 102 and icing in

dark burgundy, light burgundy, red and white to pipe Vshaped groups of two petals, one piped from left and one
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Repeat with second row between petals in first row.
Continue to repeat pattern until cookies are covered.

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Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
Servings: 2
2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow
milk or TruMoo Chocolate milk
1/4 cup coarsely broken graham crackers
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces,
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In small saucepan over medium heat,
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crackers and vanilla until milk is hot.
Pour into mugs. Garnish with chocolate
chips, graham crackers, toasted almonds
and mini marshmallows, if desired.
To heat in microwave, combine milk,
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minute or until warmed through. Garnish as
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Servings: 2
2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow
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1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash ground cloves
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Classics Reinvented

hen you are looking to serve up a
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breakfast, dinners and even desserts. Instant
white or brown rice and multi-grain blends
provide easy ways to put a fresh twist on traditional recipes your family knows and loves.
For a delicious, modern take on classic
family favorites, look for ways to integrate
current flavors that complement the original
recipe. Start new family mealtime traditions
with easy recipe makeovers. For example,
traditional broccoli, cheese and rice casserole
only gets better with bacon, and using quinoa
adds a subtle new texture. You can also give
your sweet potato casserole a lift with white
or brown rice for an updated take on this
revered dish.
Using a quick and wholesome ingredient
like fluffy Minute Rice saves cooking time so
you can transform your favorite recipes while
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These recipes demonstrate how to update
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classics.
Explore more recipes and preparation tips
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Brown Rice Frittata with Bacon and
Edamame
Servings: 6–8
1 cup Minute® Brown Rice
4 thick cut bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch
pieces
4 scallions, thinly sliced (whites and greens
divided)
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
6 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
While rice cooks, sauté bacon pieces in
10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat
until starting to crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain
off all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat, then add
scallion whites and edamame (or if desired,
use 1 cup frozen green peas) to the bacon in
the pan and sauté 1 minute.

Add cooked rice, and sauté 1 minute. In a
bowl, whisk together eggs, 1/2 cup sour
cream and salt. Add egg mixture to pan,
swirling gently to distribute mixture evenly
throughout other ingredients. Cook undisturbed for 2–3 minutes, until edges look set.
Then place pan in preheated oven until set in
center, about 10 minutes.
Mix together scallion greens with remaining 1/4 cup sour cream. Serve frittata in
wedges topped with a dollop of scallion
cream.
Sweet Potato Rice Casserole
Servings: 6
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in natural
juice, drained (reserve juice)
1 cup Minute® White Rice or Minute®
Brown Rice, uncooked
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated skim milk
1 can (15 ounces) sweet potatoes, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Measure reserved pineapple juice and add
enough water to make 1 cup. Prepare rice
according to package directions using juicewater mixture.

In large bowl combine pineapple, rice,
egg, milk, sweet potatoes and cinnamon. Mix
well. Spread in 2-quart casserole dish. Top
with marshmallows.
Bake 20 minutes, or until marshmallows
begin to brown.
Honey Nut Dressing
Servings: 6
1 cup Minute® Brown Rice, uncooked
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
(optional)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Melt butter or margarine in large skillet over
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falo wing platter with an assortment of crunchy vegetables
and creamy dressings.
Spice up your game day spread with these crowd-pleasing dips and bites. For more game day and tailgate recipes,
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or
Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or your favorite shredded
cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir.
Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers and vegetables.
Bake wings in foil-lined pan on lowest rack for 20-25
minutes, until crispy, turning once.
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Tips for Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

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ne of the highlights of the summer
season is the incredible bounty of
fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert from
Broil King, shares some simple tips for flavor
perfection.
* When preparing vegetables, slice them
to expose as much of the vegetable to the grill
surface as you can.
* Coat vegetables with olive oil before
placing them on the grill. This will help prevent them from sticking to the grill.
* Use the right tool for the job.
Accessories like grill toppers and skewers are
perfect for keeping smaller foods like cherry
tomatoes and onions from rolling around or
falling through the grate.
* Don't leave vegetables unattended.
Vegetables are delicate and can easily overcook if not monitored.
* Grill extras. Leftover grilled vegetables
are great in soups, salads, sandwiches and on
pizzas and pasta.
When grilling vegetables, consider this
popular recipe.
Grilled Zucchini Rolls
3 medium zucchinis, sliced 1/4-inch thick,

lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces chevre (soft goat cheese), at room
temperature
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of kosher salt
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed
and minced
1 teaspoon oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Directions: Preheat the grill on medium.
Brush both sides of sliced zucchini with
olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on the
grill and cook for 4 minutes per side.
When cooked, set on a wire rack to cool.
In a small bowl, combine the chevre, salt,
pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, oil and thyme.
Using a small spatula, spread the cheese
mixture thinly over one side of the zucchini.
Lightly roll the zucchini, and place seam side
down on a small, parchment-lined baking
sheet. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place
baking sheet on top rack of the grill for 15
minutes. Remove to a platter and serve.
Additional recipes and a complete vegetable grilling guide can be found at
www.broilkingbbq.com.

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Fire Up Fellow Football Fans

The Super Bowl is nearly here, and that means scores of
football fans are readying themselves for a day spent fraternizing with friends and indulging in all of the great food
that has become synonymous with the biggest day in
American professional sports.
No football feast is complete without wings, and this year
Super Bowl party hosts can satisfy their guests' needs for
this beloved bar snack with the following recipe for
"Virgil's Smoked Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Dip"
from Neal Corman's "Virgil's Barbecue Road Trip
Cookbook" (St. Martin's Press).

Virgil's Smoked Chicken Wings With Blue
Cheese Dip

Serves 4
Blue Cheese Dip
2 cups blue cheese crumbles, divided
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
Marinade
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup hot sauce
4 tablespoons Virgil's Dry Rub (see below)
4 tablespoons granulated garlic
4 tablespoons granulated onion
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Wings

8 large chicken wings
1/2 cup Virgil's Dry Rub (see below)
Sauce
10 ,tablespoons unsalted butter
1 ,teaspoon cornstarch
4 ,tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 ,cup hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. To make the dip, combine 1 cup of the blue cheese,
mayonnaise, buttermilk, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce,
and salt in the bowl of a food processor and blend on low
until smooth.
2. Remove to a medium mixing bowl and fold in the rest
of the blue cheese, scallions and celery, being sure to
break up the large blue cheese crumbles. Place in a covered container and refrigerate overnight.
3. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large mixing
bowl. Place the wings in a large container with a lid and
pour the mixture over the wings. Toss until the wings are

thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 days.
4. Preheat the grill or smoker to 245 F.
5. Spread out the wings on a sheet pan and wipe away any
excess marinade. Sprinkle liberally with the dry rub, coating the wings all over.
6. Position the wings on the grill away from the direct heat
of the coals or burners, and add hickory to the smoker, or
place hickory chips on the coals or gas burners.
7. Cook the wings for about 3 hours, flipping every 30
minutes (their internal temperature should be about 165 F
when cooked).
8. While the wings are cooking, cut the butter for the
sauce into 1-inch cubes and refrigerate. Whisk the cornstarch into the white vinegar in a small bowl.
9. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, bring the hot
sauce to a simmer and whisk in the thickened vinegar.
Return to a simmer, cook for 1 minute, and remove from
the heat.
10. Add the cayenne and slowly whisk in the cold butter.
Keep warm until serving.
11. Remove the wings from the smoker or grill and put
half of them into a bowl, cover with the sauce, and toss.
Repeat with the remaining wings and serve on a platter,
with the blue cheese dip on the side.

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Winter Warm-Up
Chili Cook-Off Event

leventh Hour Rescue’s got your
warm up event of the season with a
Chili Cook-Off Event. Come and
enjoy various Chili dishes from local participants whose offerings will be judged and a
winner announced. Attendees can sit back
and enjoy what others have prepared or if
you think your Chili really rocks, then you
are invited to bring a pot of your own making. Additional food to pair well with Chili
will be available as well as beverages for
additional purchase. Enjoy the music of a
local DJ and check out the 50-50 raffle and
silent action items as well.
The best part is that proceeds will go to

C

the rescue, care and adoption of homeless
dogs and cats.
Please join us at: Rock Ridge
Community Club House, 53 Entrance Way,
Denville, NJ 07834 on Sunday, February 8,
2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Bring the gang!
Tickets can be conveniently pre-purchased online at a discounted price for $20
per adult and $5 for children under 12 at:
www.ehrdogs.org Tickets at the door are
$25 per adult, $5 per child under 12
Visit www.ehrdogs.org for more information, or email to: mainoffice@ehrdogs.org
or call: 973-664-0865

Meat-free Meals

ome late winter, diners may notice
more meat-free selections available
on restaurant menus. That's thanks
to the Lenten season that precedes Easter
Sunday. During Lent, Christians traditionally abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Lent
is an ideal time for men and women looking
to get healthier to include more vegetables,
whole grains and seafood in their diets. Try
substituting ground beef with tofu, and

incorporate vegetables where meat may be
used. For example, layer lasagna with slices
of zucchini instead of filling it with sausage.
Plus, eat more fish. Research shows that
fish high in omega-3 fatty acids decreases
the risk of abnormal heartbeats, which can
lead to sudden cardiac death. Omega-3 fatty
acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow
the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque
and lower blood pressure.

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Check Presented
for Pink Extensions for the Cure

Pamela Green from the Susan G Komen, of North Jersey Foundation accepting the check, Alfonso,
and Aneta..

T

he final count on the " Pink
Extensions for the Cure " fundraiser,
was $1,604.00. We would like to
thank all the people who helped and contributed to make this fundraiser a success.
We are looking forward to doing it again in
2015.
Special thanks, goes out to Aneta H.,

Martha Lopez, Irena Dalida, Lovelyn Tan,
Pamela Del Rosario, and others who helped
in getting permission for us to be there, and
making, posting and distributing the flyers.Colleen Golden for giving up her day to
help me at the booth, and to all the wonderful people who participated with a donation
or extension, Thank You.

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