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ther, Tom Perrine, a Korean War veteran as the recipient of his Mentor Pin for his inspiration and guidance. Jordan also presented the Eagle Scout mother pin to his mom, Dina Perrine. To earn scouting’s highest award, Jordan earned a total of 37 merit badges, including the required 12
Eagle badges, served in his troop in a leadership position as Troop Instructor, and completed a major community service project. Jordan’s Eagle service project is located behind the Vienna Methodist Church Community Center on Route 46 in Vienna. Jordan solicited donations from veteran’s families and area clubs and businesses, and led 33 volunteers and Scouts in the construction of the 24 x 20 foot Military Pavilion. The pavilion is dedicated to area military veterans from all branches of service, whether they served during peacetime or wartime. The project took approximately 541 hours to complete. A dedication ceremony was also held at the pavilion on July 31, 2011, led by Rev. Jim Craig of the Vienna Methodist Church. Jordan has been involved in scouting since the first grade, starting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 164 of Hackettstown in 1999, continuing all the way through Cub Scouts and Webelos. He became a Boy Scout with Troop 158 in 2004. In addition to scouting, Jordan was an athlete on

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Proverbs 3:5

ordan Perrine, 18, a member of Hackettstown Boy Scout Troop 158, was honored at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony on July 31, 2011 at the American Legion in Hackettstown. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Jordan chose his grandfa-

Hackettstown Youth Receives Eagle Scout Award


Hackettstown High School’s wrestling, baseball, and cross country teams and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Jordan was also honored this year as a Horatio Alger National Scholar.

Cutline: Jordan Perrine (right), a resident of Hackettstown, receives his Eagle Scout award at a dedication ceremony at United Methodist Church in Vienna, N.J., presided by Rev. Jim Craig on July 31, 2011. Submitted photo.

Jordan is currently a freshman at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. He is the son of Dina Perrine of Hackettstown, and grandson of Tom and Bette Perrine of Independence Township.

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f you pass by the corner of Washington and Moore in Hackettstown, you will notice the facelift in progress at St. James’ Episcopal Church. The church tower, plagued by leaks in recent years due to worn siding, is being restored. Craftsmen from Cro-International have been working for more than six weeks to remove the worn siding, replace it with new, more resilient material, and to restore the board and batten trim. The tower has an explosive history. Built in the summer of 1859, it was destroyed by lightning before being completed. The determined people of St. James’ rebuilt it by year end. The tower housed the church bells, which still ring from the belfry. A facelift of the tower was done in 1992, using scaffolding and the building skills of

Triumph of the Tower

members of the congregation. The present reconstruction uses a cherry-picker type vehicle to carry workers close to the tower, so scaffolding was not necessary. “We know that church is the people and not the building,” says The Rev. Dr. Cathy Deats, Rector of St. James’, “and we also know the importance of sacrament. Things become intimately connected to meaning, and so we honor the sacred space that God has given us and care for it so that our children and their children can continue to find it a place of strength and comfort.” You can see the tower progress at the St. James’ website, You can support the restoration of the tower by sending a donation to St. James’ Episcopal Church, 214 Washington St, Hackettstown NJ 07840.

oxbury Fire Co. # 2 presents their 3rd Annual Haunted Beach (HeId at the Shore Hills Beach, Mt. Arlington, Landing.) on October 21st & 22nd and October 28th & 29th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm (weather permitting). Children’s Hour 7:00 to 8:00pm for kids 5 to 10 years old. $5.00 admission at door. Advance tickets can be purchased also for $5.00 at The Landing Market or contact Michael

3rd Annual Haunted Beach

Mangano 973-398-7267. Sponsored by the Shore Hills Country Club For groups of 10 or more, reservations are encouraged 973-398-7267. Like to scare people? Want to volunteer to help with the Haunt? Contact Michael Mangan 973-398-7267, community service hours are available .

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Mansfield Boy Scouts Learn Outdoor Skills at Ockanickton Camp
welve Boy Scouts from Troop 154 of Mansfield attended summer camp at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Pipersville, Pennsylvania from July 31 to August 6, 2011. They participated in many programs, including SCUBA, rock climbing, repelling, COPE, woodburning, vol-


leyball, a water carnival, a morning bird walk, shotgun, rifle, and archery. They also earned numerous merit badges, such as swimming, lifesaving, canoeing, leatherwork, textiles, bird study, environmental science, astronomy, space exploration, and music.

Boy Scouts Troop 154 of Mansfield, N.J., attend summer camp from July 31 to August 6, 2011 at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Pipersville, Pa. The Scouts participated in various outdoor activities while earning merit badges. Pictured from left are (bottom row seated) Ryan Moran, Tom Lezon, Daniel Moorehead, Sean Graham, Peter Warsen, Griffin Zignoli; (middle row) Jacob Wian, Luke Costello, Justin Walker, Auston Viotto, Anthony Ventriglia, Paul Heyrich; (top row) Tom Costello, Scoutmaster Tim Moran, Ed Heyrich. Submitted photo.


Diapers Needed

Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News - October 2011 - Page 5 health problems for the infant, but a strain on the family that can lead to even more problems. The answer for many is the Diaper Bank, and Child and Family Resources in Mt. Arlington is hoping the community can help meet the need for diapers. According to statistics from Child and Family Resources, a healthy change of diapers costs $112 per month for children and $312 per month for adults. However, fulltime work at minimum wage grosses only about $1,160 per month; at $10/hour, it grosses about $1,600. Now think that the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $1,045 per month, leaving only $115-$5 in disposable income for all other expenses, including taxes, food, transportation, clothes, and diapers. When you think about those who are unemployed and about homeless families, the picture is even grimmer. In some cases, the cost is not “short term”. Many disabled babies never outgrow the need for diapers, requiring them through adulthood. Child and Family Resources notes that for child care, school, and job training, many disabled children and adults require incontinence supplies. Cloth diapers are not a solution. For adults, they are not readily available For children, child care programs require disposable diapers for sanitary reasons. The result of a lack of diapers or diaper changes is not just a mess. A child who is left in the same dirty diaper risks everything from skin problems to hepatitis. Then there is the child’s reaction. The baby cries. Prolonged, non-stop crying can become unbearable for some parents and caregivers. Child and Family Resources notes that children under age three represent 28% of all abuse and neglect cases. The answer to the problem is disposable diapers for the Diaper Bank and that’s where Child and Family services needs the community’s help. There are many ways it can be done. Child and Family Resources offered these ideas: “Host a Diaper Drive at your workplace, congregation, or organization. We are in great need of sizes 4, 5 and 6 diapers. Collect unopened diapers at an upcoming party or family event. Donate Dollars for Diapers by making a check payable to Child and Family Resources or host a fundraising event for the Diaper Bank at Child and Family Resources.” Diapers are distributed through the following affiliated organizations: Children on the Green, Interfaith Council for Homeless Families, Little People’s Academy, the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, NORWESCAP Early Head Start Program, Parsippany Child Day Care Center, Catholic Charities Hope House, Homeless Solutions and Samaritan Inn Shelter. There are babies in need, and Child and Family Resources is hoping that the community will donate for those who can’t help themselves. For more on the Diaper Bank contact Claire Bianco at: Child & Family Resources 111 Howard Blvd., Ste.201 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 (973) 601-6157 or

by Elsie Walker his area and surrounding areas have been hit by high unemployment and problems associated with the recent flood conditions. While it is difficult enough for adults to try to keep their heads above water (so to speak), think about the effects on infants. Infants depend on a parent to provide necessities like food and diapers. However, when money is short or non-existent, parents may not have enough to buy diapers. Neither WIC, Medicare, nor food stamps cover diapers (except for hospice care). Parents of infants may resort to trying to stretch the diapers out, making the child go without a change or more. This can cause not only

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200 Years Old and Looking To The Future

by Elsie Walker rakestown United Methodist Church has dreams. Those dreams include ways it can move out into the local community to make a difference. Located on Church Street not far from Route 46 East in Budd Lake, the church has been part of the area for two centuries. Recently, it is celebrated its 200th anniversary with a concert by The Gospel Project and a re-dedication service with a pot lunch luncheon. However, while noting its heritage, the church’s focus is on now and the “future”. “We want to be known as ‘The Drakestown Church- a United Methodist Community’,” said the church’s pastor, the Rev. Bob Mayer. That community’s history began with Christians gathering in that place called Drakestown two hundred years ago. However, it wasn’t until 1858 that the actual church was built. Also, according to the New Jersey Civil War Cemetery site, there is well-kept small historic cemetery by the church. Looking at the church today, people can see some changes that have been made over

the years such as the change in the steeple and the addition of the basement and the handicapped ramp. The Friendship Hall, a separate building which was erected in 1956 (as a gift from the Smith family), offers space for a variety of meetings. However, one thing remains the same. The church cares and now reaches out to others near and far in a number of ways. “Our food pantry is very active. We work with the neighborhood schools at the holidays. We are sending our second team to the Appalachia Service Project this month. On November 19th, we will have our Free Community Turkey Dinner. We [provide room for] eight Alcoholic Anonymous meetings and one Overeaters Anonymous meeting each week, “ shared Mayer. Currently, one of the most visible signs of the church working in the community is its Drive In Prayer Tent. Originally a Lenten project, the tent now operates on Mondays from 6 - 8:30 am and 5 6:30pm. “We are praying for all the commuters and the community around us. It is our way of showing we care and we are there for them,” said Mayer.

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orship at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 30, 2011 will be especially inspiring, as the congregation welcomes violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge to its third Sunday worship services. Jorge, who has played in Hackettstown several times through the auspices of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and who was the special guest of Trinity Church at its Capital Campaign kickoff dinner several years ago,

Violin Virtuoso to Perform at Trinity’s Worship Service
will share his considerable talents as a part of the worship services. Those services are at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel and 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Dr. Frank Fowler, Senior Pastor of Trinity comments, "I have heard Jaime play on several occasions and have come to know him as an outstanding and gifted Christian man who, by his music and life, seeks to honor God and share God's love. He has inspired me, and I know worshippers will be truly inspired by hearing him on the 30th. I especially encourage parents and grandparents to bring their children and grandchildren." Jorge has played in a multitude of settings from high school auditoriums to Carnegie Hall, and has played in 40 countries on five continents. He has released 16 albums. Besides being an accomplished musician, Jorge has an inspiring story to share. Born and raised in communist Cuba, he was offered many opportunities - including offers to study in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of our time - if only

Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News - October 2011 - Page 7 he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused. When Jorge was 10, miraculously, his family was given the opportunity to leave the country. In 1996, Jorge left medical school and a promising medical career to devote himself to full-time music ministry. Jorge will play at all three of Trinity's regular worship services, and people of all ages will be moved by his music and story. Trinity Church is located at 213 Main St in Hackettstown. For more information, visit or call (908) 852-3020.


riends and Neighbors of Allamuchy is having a Bingo Fun Night on Thursday, October 27 at the Mountain Villa School on Rt. 517 in Allamuchy. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and includes 12 games, coffee, tea and desserts. Pizza and hotdogs will be sold. There will be a 50/50, a raffle, and an extra Jack-pot game. Prizes for the evening will be beautiful

Allamuchy Club to hold Bingo Fun Night, Oct. 27

Vera Bradley and Brighton products supplied by Frogmore Country Elegance, Inc. and Coach products. All proceeds go to civic and service organizations in the surrounding communities. Seating is limited to 200 guests. Tickets can be purchased at Frogmore Country Elegance, and the Panther Valley Pharmacy. For more information or tickets, call 908852-0060 or 908-850-3546.

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Calendar of Events
Thursday, Oct 20 Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic– Belvidere. Wayne Dumont Administration Building, Lower Level, 165 Route 519 South. Open to public, appointments required. Flu $15, pneumonia $35; Medicare, Part B card accepted. 8-9:30. (908) 689-6000, ext. 260 or ext. 261. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace 20th Annual Grand Tasting– Florham Park. Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue. Open to public. General admission $75, VIP $100. Begins 6 pm. Co-sponsored by Arts Council of the Morris Area. Novices and connoisseurs are invited to taste over 500 wines from an impressive array of vineyards and varietals. Music: George Benson– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Main. $57$97. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Special: Ladies-only Psychic Party with Jon Stetson– Allamuchy. Mattar's Bistro, 1115 route 517. Open to women. $20. 8 pm. 908852-2300. Stetson has entertained presidents, kings and celebrities with his unique demonstrations of psychic talents that mystify, inspire and amuse. The Lab - Open Mic Night (3rd Thursday of month) – Hackettstown. Arts Off Main Gallery of Fine Art, 128 Willow Grove. $5

cover. 7:30 pm. (908) 684-4278 or Tour of The Willows– Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to home-schooled children and their parents. $6 per student. 13 pm. 973-326-7645. Students learn about the people who lived and worked in the historic house, which was once home to the Foster family. Friday, Oct 21 35th Annual Morristown CraftMarket (Oct. 21-23) – Morristown. National Guard Armory, Western Avenue. Open to public. Daily admission $10, all three days $12, children under 12 with adults free, seniors $2 off. Fri 5-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. One of the nation’s longest running and most successful craft shows. Featured artists display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Comedy: "Weird Al" Yankovic in The Alpocalypse Tour– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Street. $37-$67. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Al Yankovic will perform songs from his latest album Alpocalypse, which features parodies of Miley Cyrus ("Party In The CIA"), Taylor Swift ("TMZ"),

B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars ("Another Tattoo") and T.I., among others. HS Football: Wallkill Valley vs. Hackettstown– Hackettstown. Hackettstown High School, 701 Warren Street. 7 pm. (908) 852-8150. Homecoming/Senior Night. Saturday, Oct 22 2nd Annual Spooktacular Fun Fest– Denville. Morris County Vocational School, 400 East Main. Open to public. Admission $10, $8 for members and seniors. 12:30-4:30

pm. Sponsored by The Community Children’s Museum of Dover. (973) 3669060 or Enjoy a spectacular Halloween party that features costume contests, pumpkin carving/painting, cake decoration contest, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, games and music and entertainment by Big Jeff and Tweedles the Clown. continued on page 9

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continued from page 8 8th Annual Senior Expo– Washington Borough. Warren County Vocational Technical School, 1500 Route 57. Open to public. 10-2 pm. Sponsored by Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce. (908) 835-9200 or Expo showcases a variety of products and services for active adults and caregivers. Exhibitors include senior care and home care options,

health care providers and facilities, financial services and more. Also highlighted is a senior art show. First Presbyterian Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser– Hackettstown. First Presbyterian Church, Chapel building, 291 Main Street (Rt. 46 West). Open to public. Adults $12; children aged 12 and under, $8. 4-7 pm. 908-813-3418 or 908-852-3025. A family-style roast beef dinner, complete with all the fixings, to benefit the church’s Capital Campaign Fund for restoration and capital

improvements. Music: A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra– Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $25. 8 pm. (908) 979-0900. Innovative string orchestra of young musicians makes music according to its own rules in a self-conducted concert. Shamanic Journey Circle with Julie Lange Groth– Hackettstown. Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1811 Route 57. Open to public. Free, donation requested. 7 pm. (908) 684-4040 or Theater: In the Heights– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $52-$77. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award, "In the Heights" offers a window into the history of immigration in the United States as told by stories of people living in Washington Heights of New York City. Workshop: Apple Muffin Baking– Chester. Cooper Gristmill, County Route #513 (old Rt. 24). Open to children and their family. $10 per family ($5 for members), pre-registration. 2 sessions, 11 am and 2 pm. 908879-5463. Tuesday, Oct 25 Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination– Washington.

Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57 West. Open to public. Flu $15, pneumonia $35; Medicare, Part B card accepted; appointment required. 9-1 pm. (908) 689-6000, ext. 260 or 261. Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic– Phillipsburg. Phillipsburg Senior Nutrition & Activity Center, 321 Marshall St. Open to public, appointment required. Flu $15, pneumonia $35; Medicare, Part B card accepted. 11-12 pm. (908) 689-6000, ext. 260 or ext. 261. Wednesday, Oct 26 Warren County Freeholders Meeting– White Twp. Freeholder Meeting Room, Wayne Dumont Jr. Admin Building, 165 County Route 519 South. Open to public. 7 pm. 800554-8540. Thursday, Oct 27 Bingo Fun Night– Allamuchy. Mountain Villa School, Rt. 517. Open to public, limited to 200 seats. Tickets $25, includes 12 games, coffee, tea and desserts. Doors open 6 pm. Sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Allamuchy. 908-852-0060 or 908-8503546. Enjoy a bingo outing complete with a 50/50, raffle, prizes and food for purchase. Music: Willie Nelson– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $72continued on page 10

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continued from page 8 $100. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. United Way Women’s Leadership Council Dinner– Washington. Wells Fargo Bank, Washington Ballroom, 2 Washington Avenue. Open to women. $25. 6-8 pm. (908) 835-3550. Dinner connects women leaders from all sectors of the community for an evening of conversation and networking. Guest speaker is consultant James P. Brennan. Friday, Oct 28 Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic– Stewartsville. Greenwich Elementary School (gym), 101 Wyndham Farm Blvd. Open to public, appointment required. Flu $15, pneumonia $35; Medicare, Part B card accepted. 2-5 pm. (908) 689-6000, ext. 260 or ext. 261. Theater: The 39 Steps, Sabotage and War of the Worlds (Oct. 28-30) – Budd Lake. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road. Tickets $10. Fri, Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm. (973) 691-2100. Enjoy three, one-act plays, each 30 minutes long, featuring works by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Wells. Saturday, Oct 29 Halloween Spectacular– Hackettstown. Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Road. Open to public. $. Noon to 4 pm. (908) 296-1945 or Celebrate Halloween with music and games, costume parade, prizes, Trick-or-Treat stations, pumpkin carving contest, Pumpkin Illumination and other activities. Learn from the Animals Hike (rain date Oct 30) – Stanhope. Waterloo Village. Open to public. Free admission. 1-3 pm. Sponsored by Winakung at Waterloo. Enjoy a walk through a remarkable re-created Lenape Village and learn from animals along the way. Miller’s Halloween Day– Chester. Cooper Gristmill, County Route #513 (old Rt. 24). Open to public. Small donation requested. 13:30 pm. 908- 879-5463. Enjoy a fun-filled Halloween-themed celebration. Join fellow visitors in colorful costumes while touring the mill that has been adorned with corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, old-time games, and other Halloween decorations. NJ Ballet– Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $25. 8 pm. (908) 979-0900. NJ celebrated professional ballet company returns to the Sitnik Stage for a concert you won't want to miss! Ballet with a Latin Beat II is a fresh new celebration of Latino culture with works representing

Cuba, Brazil and Mexico. Singing Bowls Meditation with Sandee Conroy– Hackettstown. Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1811 Route 57. Open to public. Free, donation requested. 7 pm. (908) 684-4040 or Sunday, Oct 30 HFD Breakfast– Hackettstown. Moore Street Firehouse. Open to public. Adults $7; seniors and children aged 5-12, $5; children

under 5 free. 8-11 am. Sponsored by Hackettstown Fire Department. Music: Hyperion Knight– Hackettstown. Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $17.50 in advance, $25.50 at door. 4 pm. (908) 9790900. Known for his artistic breadth, Knight is a pianist who can perform both serious classics and popular standards with consumcontinued on page 18


iding a surge of research showing that learning a foreign language early in life improves math and reading skills and SAT scores later in life, Foreign Language program Lango Adventures has begun teaching Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French to kids ages 6 month old 11 years in the Northwest NJ and sur-

New Foreign Language Program to Teach Mandarin, Spanish and French to Northwest NJ-area
rounding communities. Bringing Lango to this area is owneroperator and Chester NJ resident Agnes Beede. A mother of 6 Children who became unemployed after 9 years of working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Agnes started Lango a year ago after her daughter lost the Language program at her school, now her daughter is learning Spanish, French and Chinese after she decided to become entrepreneur. Convinced of the importance of learning new languages when traveling overseas, Agnes says that America falls far short when it comes to a key aspect of getting along in an increasingly global society. Joining forces with San Franciscobased Lango, Agnes has hired nativespeaking and certified teachers who use a proprietary curriculum, teaching classes in local schools, community centers and other facilities. Lango classes employ music, movement, playacting, games, reading and writing and art activities in a high-energy environment. “We strive to reach every child in the manner that best suits their learning style,” continues Aggie. “We believe that every child should learn another language, and that every child can learn another language. Our teachers work really hard to ensure that we make good on this belief.” Foreign language instruction among

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young children has indeed gained wide acceptance in recent years as numerous studies have shown that learning languages early in life impacts a child in a variety of ways. In addition to being able to speak the language devoid of accents that teenagers and adults typically appropriate, children benefit through accelerated cognitive development, which has been shown to result in stronger achievement in other subject, including math and reading, and even in higher test scores. “When you’re learning a second language not long after learning your first, your brain isn’t so cluttered, and it’s not anchored to the sounds and patterns you already know,” says Aggie. “They say those little kids are like sponges, and it’s really true; I see it every day in our classes, as they soak it up readily and naturally. It’s a blast to watch happen.” Lango website Phone 973-476-3137 - Email

Have A Safe & Happy Halloween!

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Acupuncture, “What’s the Point?” Sticking to the Facts - Learn How Everyone Can Benefit!
In attempts to raise awareness about Acupuncture in my own community, I am sharing some of these Acupuncture Facts with you! What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that requires the insertion of tiny filiform needles into various points on the body. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine originated in Ancient China thousands of years ago. The Ancient Chinese discovered that every living being has energy that flows through invisible meridians (energy lines) throughout the body. This energy, known as "Qi" is the motive life force. In healthy individuals the Qi flows smoothly through the channels/ meridians. Imbalance in the flow of Qi results in illness and/or disease. Think of a garden hose. Water flows smoothly through the hose as long as there are no kinks. When a kink occurs, the water builds up on one side of the kink preventing the water from flowing through. Now envision 14 garden hoses attached to one another and arranged within the body. Each hose is connected to an organ in the body. You can see how a kink in just one of the hoses can affect all the other hoses/organs throughout the body. The “kink” or blockage results in illness and/or disease. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is used to restore the smooth flow of Qi (i.e. “remove all the kinks”) and bring the body back to balance. If you are still following then you are probably wondering how the “kinks” originate in the first place. Our “Qi” or energy can become “kinked” or blocked from physical/emotional trauma, stress, poor lifestyle and eating habits, seasonal changes, overexertion, and exposure to the elements (wind, cold, dampness, heat). But have no fear…Acupuncture is here! How does Acupuncture Work? There are several theories regarding the Acupuncture mechanism. Acupuncture helps the body to do what it was meant to do- heal itself. Some of the most common theories include: - Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which relieve pain - Acupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters (substances that that transmit nerve impulses to the brain -Acupuncture has a profound effect on the Autonomic Nervous System - Acupuncture stimulates circulation - Acupuncture enhances the body’s immune response - Acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body The most common question of all… Does Acupuncture Hurt? Extremely fine needles are used in the treatment of Acupuncture, making the experience almost painless. Most patients don't even feel the needles being inserted. The Acupuncture needles used are as fine as a few hairs on your head. All of my patients find their Acupuncture treatments to be very relaxing. In fact, most people fall asleep during their treatment. What is a typical Acupuncture treatment like? Upon arrival the patient is asked to fill out a detailed health history questionnaire. Then, the acupuncturist will review the health history with the patient and go over the patient’s primary health concern and lifestyle. The acupuncturist will take the patient's pulses and look at his/her tongue (In Chinese medicine the tongue and pulses are representative of the various organ/meridian systems and help in the diagnostic process). After the interview, the practitioner will come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. The treatment plan is specific to the individual- not their disease. Then, the needles will be inserted into various acupuncture points. The patient may feel a heaviness or tingling sensation around the needle insertion site. The needles are typically retained for 20-30 minutes. How many Acupuncture treatments are needed? The number of Acupuncture treatments needed is based on the severity and chronicity of the condition. However, most patients experience some relief after the very first treatment. What kinds of needles are used in an Acupuncture Treatment? Tiny filiform needles are used for Acupuncture treatment. All of the needles are disposable, pre-sterilized and prepackaged. After each treatment, the needles are thrown away and new needles are used every time. Are there any side effects of Acupuncture treatment? Most people do not experience any side effects from Acupuncture. Occasionally, minor bruising can occur at the needle site. What does Acupuncture treat? Acupuncture is effective in treating various disorders and symptoms including, but not limited to the following: Addiction, Anxiety, Arthritis, Tendonitis & Joint Pain, Asthma, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Common Cold & Influenza, Constipation, Degenerative Disk Disorders, Depression, Facial Rejuvenation, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Infertility, Insomnia, Menopause symptoms, Migraines, Morning Sickness, Musculoskeletal pain, Nausea, Orthopedic Conditions, Pain, PMS & Menstrual Irregularities, Reproductive Issues, Sports Injuries, Stress, Tendonitis, Smoking Cessation and Weight management. What does it take to become an Acupuncturist? In addition to obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, Acupuncturists are required to undergo 3 years of schooling at an accredited Acupuncture school. Acupuncture programs consist of various classes in the areas of Acupuncture and Biomedicine as well as a full year of a clinical internship to obtain the experience of treating patients. The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine requires that Acupuncturists take 3 National Board Examinations to test proficiency and knowledge in the areas of Acupuncture, Theory and Biomedicine. The State of New Jersey requires an additional Licensing Board Examination to obtain licensure in New Jersey. Once licensed, Acupuncturists are required to take Continuing Education Courses every year. For more information on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine call Kearstin R. Saya, L.Ac 908.876.3643

cupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. This Ancient Medicine has been practiced for thousands of years in China, but has only gained popularity in the U.S over the past 25 years. Although 36% of U.S adults have used complementary and alternative medicine, many healthcare consumers are still unaware of alternative healthcare options and their vast benefits. In fact, everyone can benefit from Acupuncture whether seeking help for an existing health issue or just to promote overall wellness and to help prevent future issues. Acupuncture is an evidence-based modality and research from the National Institute of Health proves that Acupuncture is effective for use in pain management, osteoarthritis, postoperative or chemotherapy-related nausea, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, infertility and asthma, among others. In addition, The World Health Organization declares Acupuncture’s efficacy in relieving anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia and forty-two other medical conditions.


s we watch the seasons change, we can also see the positive changes of the pre-school students enrolled at CS Gymnastics in Flanders. Whether they participate in the Bunny tots (1 ½ -3yrs) with parents, Bouncin’ Bunnies (3-4yrs), or Gym n’ Learn Pre-School –combining PreK academics and fitness, these youngsters are having a healthy lifestyle reinforced in a Fun environment every week. The national organization, USA Gymnastics, strongly promotes the many benefits of being involved in a gymnastics program at an early age. Below are the top nine reasons, though you may think of more. Fitness - Experiencing fun associated with fitness activities early in life can create lifelong positive fitness habits. Mental Focus - Learning how to concentrate on a task and achieving goals. Balance - Walking beams can transfer later to riding a bike. Social Skills -Taking turns, working with partners, sharing , making friends and

The Benefits of Pre-School Gymnastics At CS Gymnastics

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acknowledging the accomplishments of others. Strength - Climbing on bars and ropes develop muscle strength. Flexibility - Improved range of motion through stretching and holding body positions. Coordination - Hand-eye coordination improves writing ability while eye –tracking improves reading readiness. Burn Calories - Will help jump start a life a fitness. The sport of ALL sports - Gymnastics prepares kids for all sports. To see for yourself, come visit CS Gymnastics in Flanders during our upcoming Gym n’ Learn Back to School Night/Open House on Thursday, October 20th. See how you can get your special young ones involved in the Fun and over-all body developing gymnastics programs at CS Gymnastics in Flanders. Contact us at 973-347-2771, or visit

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Janice’s Blog
the slimmest laptop, it’s in the brand new model of that very thing we don’t really need but must have. But the more we distract ourselves with everything that’s outside of ourselves, the harder it is to see what’s inside. One of my favorite children’s books is Shel Silverstein’s “The Missing Piece” (and the sequel, “The Missing Piece Meets The Big O”). If you happen to be in the bookstore, pop on over to the children’s aisle and give it a read. Personally, I think it’s in the wrong section entirely, it should be in the adult “Self-Help” aisle. The idea is that a sweet, little pac-man shaped character goes looking for the missing piece that he thinks will make him whole, only to discover in the end, that there’s nothing really missing from his life after all. The search for what he thinks is missing was only a distraction from seeing the beauty of the fullness of his life. Oh, by the way, if you come to my house, you’ll find both of those books on my shelf, my most prized literary material! When you begin to learn to trust that you have everything you need, life just gets eas-

“The Missing Peace”

By Janice C. Molinari ometimes when a lesson comes, it hits you from all sides. It seems like recently, I’ve been hearing the same thing over and over. It comes in different voices trying to get me to pay attention. Maybe it’s time for me to really listen up and hear the message that’s being delivered. Here’s what it’s saying…”You already have everything you need for your own greatness.” That’s shocking. And at the same time, it feels like something I’ve always known deep down in my core. I’ve heard time and again “you do not GAIN something, you UNCOVER what has been there all along, what will always be there.” In a society that’s constantly delivering the message, “you NEED the latest and the greatest”, it is no wonder this message that is embedded in our very DNA, gets lost. We know deep down that we already possess everything we need. But somehow, we still get distracted by the message that what we’re looking for exists in something outside of ourselves. It’s in the latest iphone or

ier. We carry our greatness within us, we just need to remove the clutter and let it shine. We need to stop searching for the thing that we think will make us complete, we need to stop looking for our Missing “Peace” and realize that we are already whole and beautiful…all on our own.

Janice C. Molinari is the owner of Ananda Yoga located in Mendham, NJ . Join her at the studio on October 27th at 8pm for her FREE monthly workshop, “The Conversation”. A discussion group about what really matters in life. Visit for details.

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t The Little Gym of Roxbury, children are developing skills like balance and coordination, and so much more! In addition to the physical aspects of this program, kids are building confidence, making friends, and learning to take turns. They use their imagination as the instructors weave confidence building activities into

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each themed lesson plan. Along with self confidence and a proud smile, children are demonstrating problem solving skills and creative expression while learning life skills like sharing, cooperation, listening and leadership! And parents are beaming with pride with every roll and hang their child accomplishes!

New York Giants player Chris Canty, #99 (left) autographs a jersey for Centenary College student Tyler Micchelli at Hackettstown Middle School. The New York Giants spoke there recently about the Play 60 program, which is a collaboration between the NFL and the American Heart Association designed to prevent childhood obesity. The event was sponsored by the United Way of Northern New Jersey, Warren County. Submitted photo.


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ownsizing, getting organized and consolidating may be a great idea, but not if you are throwing out thousands of dollars in valuable antiques, collectibles, and artifacts. Most homeowners have more than $2,000 in valuable collectibles and artifacts in their homes. Many families will toss out these

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family heirlooms or just give them away, without ever knowing their value. Appraisal experts and nationally-syndicated radio show hosts Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner will share the secrets on how to keep the good stuff and toss the junk at the 8th Annual Senior Expo on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at the Warren County Technical School, 1500 Route 57 W. Washington, NJ. Learn how to identify, save, and protect these valuable items in your home. Discover “Bucks in Your Basement” and “Assets in Your Attic,” and learn how not to get taken when you decide to turn them into cash. This is just one of the many seminars that will be going on at this years Senior Expo. The Senior Expo, sponsored by Warren Hospital and the Warren County Regional

he “Tuesday Series,” a different community activity each Tuesday of the month, is being continued by The Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 1811 Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (just west of Kohls and Walmart). All are welcome! The first Tuesday of the month is being kept open for future activities, the second Tuesday (October 8) is Belly Dancing with Cerisa Michaels at 7:30 p.m., the third Tuesday (Oct. 15) is Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Ginny Mills at 7:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday (Oct.22) is the Shamanic Journey Circle with Julie Lange Groth at 7 p.m, and the fifth Tuesday (Oct. 29) is Singing Bowls

Skylands Unitarian Church to Continue with Tuesday Series

Chamber of Commerce, showcases a variety of products and services for active adults and caregivers. Exhibitors include senior care and home care options, health care providers and facilities, financial services and more. Exhibitor spaces are still available. For more information, contact the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce at (908) 835-9200, by e-mail at or the Web at .

Meditation with Sandee Conroy at 7 p.m. All sessions take place at the Fellowship Hall at 1811 Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ. These activities are presented on a drop-in basis with no registration required. Skylands is providing these activities at no cost to the community. A free-will donation basket will be passed, but no one is excluded because of lack of funds. Folks should check the Web site,, for possible cancellations if we have had snow that day. The number for more information is (908) 684-4040. The activity schedule is expected to continue through the spring.

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cupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. In honor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, Skylands Acupuncture will hold an Open House on October 29, 2011 from 10:00am- 3:00pm. On this day, Skylands Acupuncture & Wellness Center invites you to tour the office, learn about Acupuncture, ask questions, and even experience a Free Acupuncture De-stress Treatment! Since space is limited for treatments please call for an appointment. Free Acupuncture treatments are only offered to new patients. The National Institute of Health states

Skylands Acupuncture Hosts Open House on October 29

that, “Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body.” Acupuncture treats various conditions including but not limited to: Muscle & Joint problems, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Depression, Frozen Shoulder, Urinary Disorders, Incontinence, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain relief, Sciatica, Sinus Problems, Skin Problems, Women's Health Problems and Infertility. Skylands Acupuncture & Wellness Center: 59 East Mill Road, Long Valley NJ 908-876-364 www.skylandsacupuncture. com

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continued from page 10 mate skill. Music: Jaime Jorge– Hackettstown. Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main St. Open to public. Free. 10:45 am. (908) 852-3020. An award-winning violinist performs during Sunday service. Call to confirm time. Tuesday, Nov 1 Book Reading: Aryn Kyle– Hackettstown. Centenary College, Seay Administration Building, 400 Jefferson. Open to public. Free. 5-8:15 pm. or (908) 852-1400, ext. 2021. Best-selling author Aryn Kyle reads from her two books, “The God of Animals” and “Boys and Girls Like You and Me.” Book signing and reception to follow. Writing workshop (limited to 15 participants) to be held from 7-8:15 pm. Thursday, Nov 3 Comedy: Rita Rudner– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $42-$67. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. A nationallyrecognized comedienne jokes about life, love, and everything in between. Theater: The Time Machine (Nov. 3-6) – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. $20-$25. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. (908) 9790900. Radiotheatre presents one of the greatest science fiction stories ever written, told in a unique, creative, exciting and theatrical way. Friday, Nov 4 HS Football: Hackettstown vs. Warren Hills– Washington. Warren Hills Regional High School, 41 Jackson Valley Rd. 7 pm.

Music: Get the Led Out– Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Street. $32-52. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," band performs the music of the classic British rock group of the 1970s. Saturday, Nov 5 Theater: The Cocktail Hour (Fri-Sun from Nov. 5-20) – Chester. Black River Playhouse, Corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue. $. Call for time/date. Sponsored by Chester Theatre Group. (908) 879-7304. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award as Best Off-Broadway play and a long-run New York success, this witty, perceptive play is about a story of the struggles of a playwright in the 1970s in upstate New York to convince his wealthy family the merit of his new production. Sunday, Nov 6 Trinity Church Roast Beef Dinner– Hackettstown. Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street. Open to public. Advance adults $12, children aged 6-10 $7, children 5 and under free; tickets at door $13. 4:30-7 pm. (908) 852-3020 or Enjoy a roast beef dinner and help the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) and RISE teams fund their trip to Central Appalachia and Western New York State to repair homes for low-income families. Thursday, Nov 10 Teacher Convention Days (Nov. 10-11) – Dover. Community Children's Museum, 77 E Blackwell St. Open to public. $. 10-5 pm. (973) 366-9060. A 2-day event featuring the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, Tuneables creator Jill Todd and many crafts programs for children. Theater: Exit Stage Left (Nov. 10-13) – Hackettstown.

Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. $20-$25. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. (908) 9790900. Parallel Exit presents a production that blends theatre, dance, and music into works that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. Saturday, Nov 12 Women's Roller Derby: Jersey Shore Roller Girls vs. Skyland Roller Girls– Hackettstown. ExCel Roller Skating Center, 13 West Route 57. Open to public. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. Doors open 6 pm, game starts 7 pm. Sunday, Nov 13 Thanksgiving-Harvest Home– Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to public. $2-$6, veterans free. 12-4 pm. (973) 326-7645. Celebrate Thanksgiving and Armistice Day by discovering how Charles Foster, his daughter Caroline, and their resident farm foreman, Edward Woods and his family, observed the holiday in 1918 after the end of World War I. Monday, Nov 14 Lecture: The Three-Fifths Compromise: Our Nation’s Heritage and Burden– Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Open to public. Free. 7 pm. (908) 852-1400, ext. 2346 or Gates-Ferry distinguished visiting lecturer, Dr. Howard L. Burrell, discusses the impact of the Three-Fifths compromise of 1787 on the legacy of race relations in America. Reception to follow.

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their own nature. Being one of the most respected Intuitive Readers on the world stage, Jon takes his work seriously and treats it with the utmost integrity and respect. Jon Stetson’s signature program, “The Stetson Experience,” never fails to amuse, amaze, and inspire his audiences. The “Ladies Only Psychic Party” is a brand new, fun-filled afternoon, where we will Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn! You will be enthralled by new demonstrations of Jon’s unique brand of psychic entertainment. However, that is just the beginning! You will be empowered to understand and further develop your own psychic skills. Participants will, indeed, amaze themselves and discover their unlimited potential. Jon will introduce you to “The Jewel,” awakening your intuition. It is his own secret to happiness and the key to unlimited energy! The afternoon will conclude with a seldomseen demonstration of a “Crystal Gazing” Gallery reading! Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of psychic fun. Together we will create Magnificent Memories that will last a lifetime. For tickets or reservations, call Mattars Bistro at (908) 852-2300.


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re you a mother raising Jewish children...but you're not Jewish? Don't do it alone! Temple Shalom, in Succasunna, recently renovated our facility. As part of that renovation the Goldberg Judaic Study Center was created. The centers mission is to offer a variety of programs, speakers and minisessions to continue the Jewish tradition of literacy and intellectual growth. One of our exciting offerings is the Mothers Circle mini-course. Come be a part of this warm and nurturing environment and feel empowered in your raising of Jewish children. Mothers in all family situations are welcome and participants do not have to be affiliated with Temple Shalom or have any prior knowledge. The mothers Circle mini-course is a partnership program of the Jewish Outreach

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Tell Them You Saw It In The Hackettstown News - October 2011 - Page 21 coming for the day or looking to make a weekend out of it, everything is in place to provide an incredible experience,” commented Bill Benneyan, Mountain Creek’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The technology in our rental center is truly next level, our snow tubing park is the biggest in the country and our terrain parks consistently win national recognition. Whether you’re looking to try snowboarding for the first time, a seasoned skier looking to sharpening their skills or a hardcore park enthusiast, there’s now something for everyone here at Mountain Creek.” Details on Mountain Creek’s recent improvements include: • New Red Tail Lodge: Visitors to Mountain Creek’s blog ( have watched the extraordinary 55,000 square foot Red Tail Lodge take shape. Merging rustic charms with high-tech elegance, the lodge is comprised of three floors, two bars, a fine dining restaurant, indoor and outdoor dining options, and a state-of-the-art rental center. With all of these features packaged together under one roof, the Red Tail Lodge is easily one of the most modern and plush day lodges in the East. • Revolutionary New Rental Center and Learn-To Area: Learning to ski or snowboard can be daunting. The physical experience of simply securing your rental equipment can be a tiresome process, which can make actually getting onto the snow to learn even more challenging than it needs to be. Mountain Creek’s new technology-driven rental system fills out your paperwork with just the swipe of a credit card or driver’s license, and then transports your equipment via a surface elevator to the new on-snow “Schoolyard” teaching area so it’s there waiting for you when you arrive. No fumbling required! Revolutionary New Rental Center and Learn-To Area Continued: In addition, the new learning area will feature an intuitive, terrain-assisted learning paradigm that makes the experience of learning to turn on snow easier, more successful, less tiring and more enjoyable for beginners, complete with a special ‘Cool School’ station. • Action Lift Company Restaurant: A new 180-seat slopeside restaurant pays homage to Mountain Creek’s past while providing the modern amenities that visitors desire. Located at the base of the Appalachian Hotel at Vernon Peak, the restaurant will feature a mix of traditional home cooking and real Southern-style BBQ. The interior will be decorated with posters, pictures and icons representing the deep history of rollicking spirit of invention and fun in the Vernon Valley area, including Action Park, Great Gorge, the Playboy Club and the rich heritage of skiing and snowboarding in New Jersey, which includes the headquarters of Cubco Bindings, the first Head Ski test and early proving grounds for snowboard pioneer, Tom Sims. The Action Lift Company is destined to be a great place to get a drink, relax with family for a sit down dinner or simply just unwind on the patio and while breathing in the fresh mountain air. • Drop Zone Snow Tubing Park: With more than 35 lanes totaling six miles of runs, it will be the largest snow tubing facility in the country. In addition to the tubing chutes, there’ll be free-to-try demo skis and snowboards in the Snow Play continued on page 26

ountain Creek the tri-state area’s premiere destination for mountain excitement, is pleased to announce an unprecedented investment of $40 million in improvements to the resortforthiswinter.Aninvestmentofthissizeisrarelyseendoneatone timeandwillincludeseveralnewadditionsandsubstantialupgradesthat will dramatically improve the overall experience for each segment of MountainCreek’sdiverseclientele.ConvenientlylocatedinVernon,NJ, Mountain Creek is just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge and an easy drive from points throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Its location, coupled with these improvements, will further solidify Mountain Creek’s position as the top destination for on-snow adventure-seekers living in the region. The new developments taking place at Mountain Creek’s facilities will benefit anyone who comes to the resort, from novice skiers to the veteran locals alike. Visitors this winter will have access to one of the finest, most modern day-lodges on the east coast, a high-tech rental facility that transports equipment to the slopes for the user, five new slopeside dining options, three new bars and entertainment options, and the largest snow tubing park in the country. Beginners will enjoy newly designed teaching terrain that will make learning to ski or snowboard easier than ever before. More daring skiers and snowboarders can utilize the two new BagJump™ features. These inflatable stuntman-style landing pads, will allow guests to experience the thrills of big air and spins with the safety of an impact-free landing. “The improvements made this year to Mountain Creek are nothing short of amazing. We now have destination level, world-class facilities that are well above anything within a four-hour drive of Manhattan. Regardless of if our guests are

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he 35th Annual Morristown CraftMarket (, one of the top juried, longest running and most successful fine crafts shows in the nation, will be held Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 at the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ. TheshowhoursareFriday,October21,5pmto9pm;Saturday,October 22, 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 5pm. In a Special Citation for 2011, the Arts Council of the Morris Area recognized the Morristown CraftMarket as a “nationally acclaimed charitable fine crafts show” and as “a major cultural event, attracting thousands of visitors each year in addition to gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the county.” Showcased in the Morristown CraftMarket are extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine crafts in all contemporary media. 160 artists will display and sell their original and magnificent creations in jewelry, leather, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, wearable fiber and more. “The artists compete in a rigorous, nationwide selection process and the panel of judges, who are peer judges, choose the best in each arts category,” said Geoffrey Price, Volunteer Show Director. The Morristown CraftMarket is sponsored and run by the not-for-profit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ. All proceeds from the show benefit local charities such as the Interfaith Food Pantry and Meals On Wheels, among others. “The Morristown CraftMarket is one of only a handful of fine crafts shows of its size and quality in the country run to benefit charities in the community,” said Price.

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Fall Plant Sale A Fall Plant Sale will be held which is included in admission to the show. The Plant Sale will feature best quality, elegant and unusual plants from two expert horticulturists who have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. Ken Selody of Atlock Farm in Somerset, NJ will bring his one-of-a-kind living sculptures, including precisely trimmed topiaries, along with cacti and other succulents, tropicals, perennials and more. Kathleen Gagan of Peony’s Envy in Bernardsville, NJ will bring a handpicked selection of choice peony root cuttings for fall planting. The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a not-forprofit organization partnering with the Morristown CraftMarket which will be in Booth # 703, will present a special 20 minute demonstration: “Planting Bulbs with a Friend.” The demonstration will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 in the Conservatory. Also partnering with the Morristown CraftMarket are two other not-for-profit organizations: the Arts Council of the Morris Area, which will be in Booth #211, and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Visitors to the show are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the Annex which is located near the main show floor. Tickets to Show Tickets to the Morristown CraftMarket are $10 at the door. A weekend pass may be purchased for $12. Children under 12 with an adult are free. A coupon for $2 off the admission price is available online at

A special $35 VIP ticket also will be sold at the door on the opening night of the show, Friday, October 21. The VIP ticket includes entry to a Gala Reception celebrating the show’s 35th Anniversary that will be held on the show floor from 6:00pm to 8:00pm along with a weekend pass to the show. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and attendees will be able to move freely between the Gala Reception and the show. There is plenty of free parking.


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Thomas Edison and The Ghost Machine – Truth or Dare
paper away from the stranger’s view. The stranger placed his hand on the assistant’s head and was able to call out every name on the paper. To confirm this was not a hoax, Edison asked if he could answer a question for him. The question he chose related to his storage battery. He wrote down – Is there was anything better than nickel-hydroxide? The stranger answered – “No. There is nothing better.” The mysterious man left without his calling card and never returned again. This incident gave Edison a more serious consideration to paranormal sciences and not to dismiss it as pure quackery. Edison met the famed medium Dr. Bert Reese. He thought Reese was a prodigy who had developed a new sense that all humans are capable of developing. Confirmation of Edison interests in determining if there was life after death appeared in a special January 23, 1921 New York Times feature story by A.D. Rothman entitled: Mr. Edison’s “Life Units” Hundred Trillion in Human Body May Scatter After Death – Machine to Register Them. Edison goes into details about his life after death theories and the apparatus that could register it. However, in final closing argument he denies that his experimentation has spiritual motives. He tells his audience during this interview: “The grub when it dies splits open. A remarkable change occurs, a butterfly comes forth. I am investigating the butterfly existence of human life, but I have nothing to do with transmigration of souls. One is scientific; the other I know nothing of.” Was Edison’s New York Times interview a bit of the Wizard’s sensational chitchat or was it a media premiere to

by Michele Guttenberger here is a long running legend that Thomas Edison thought it was possible that a machine could be invented for the purpose of helping humans communicate with the dead. Whether Edison had actually worked on developing this machine is pure conjecture. If you ask those who give credence to paranormal sciences, they claim that Edison was serious in his claim and had something in development. If you ask an Edison historian the verdict is – they were thoughts he gave some theory to. However, he left no records of any apparatus blueprints on application of these theories. In all the documents, notations and patent applications that have been archived and collected no one has found hardcopy evidence of its existence. Thomas Edison himself may be blamed on how these rumors got started. In a 1920 interview for Scientific American with B.C. Forbes (later founder of Forbes magazine), Edison was quoted saying: “...I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected, moved, or our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something.” Edison attracted many people from the scientific community and that included those involved in the paranormal who wanted to engage his attention. One day a clairvoyant stranger had walked into his lab claiming he could read minds. Edison allowed the stranger to demonstrate his abilities. Edison’s assistant wrote some names on a slip of

new mind bending discoveries to come. To this day it still remains a topic for debate. Although, you won’t find the Ghost Machine, there are many mind probing exhibits at the museum. Visit The Thomas Edison Museum. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm Fee is $7.00 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052 Visit website for more details

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continued from page 21 Center, so inquisitive tubers who are eager to explore other winter activities can do so in a low-pressure setting. • 2 New BagJump™ Air Bags: Get ready to take flight. If you’ve ever wanted to try a big jump without the hard landing consequences, Mountain Creek is making it easier than ever to be that daring skier or rider. Two new BagJump™ air bags, which are essentially inflatable landing pads that cushion landings off of jumps, will be located at the South Terrain Park and Vernon Base all winter long. These are the same landing bags that many professional athletes use for training and can be found at major resorts around the globe. More information on BagJump air bags is available online at (http://www.bag • Expansive New Solar Project: Decreasing their environmental footprint is a major goal for Mountain Creek. For this winter Mountain Creek will be covering all of their parking spaces with new roof-mounted solar parking canopies, which will ultimately generate more than eight megawatts of electricity for the resort and decrease electrical usage by 50 percent. This is believed to be one of the largest resort solar installations in the US.

All of these changes come on the heels of the successful merger of Mountain Creek with Crystal Springs Resort in May of 2010. Together, Crystal Springs and Mountain Creek offer 4-season world-class amenities including seven award-winning golf courses, 2 top-ranked spas, abundant lodging in 4 hotels including the distinctive Grand Cascades Lodge, a globally-renowned 120,000 bottle wine cellar, multiple venues for weddings, meetings and catered events, ski and snowboard, Mountain Creek Waterpark, Diablo Freeride mountain bike park. About Mountain Creek Located in Vernon, NJ, Mountain Creek is the tri-state area’s premiere destination for mountain excitement. Just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge, Mountain Creek is easily accessible for New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania residents looking for a world-class resort experience in less than two hours from many major locations. Mountain Creek offers over 167 acres of terrain on 4 mountain peaks with 100% night skiing and the region’s highest vertical at 1040'. More information on Mountain Creek can be found online at http://www.mountain

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ome join us at one of our worship services on Sunday, October 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street, Hackettstown. We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday at all of our worship services. Our Chapel service begins at 8:15 a.m. Church school beings at 9:15 a.m. and our Contemporary Worship also begins at 9:15 a.m. with music provided by the Celebration Praise Band. Our traditional service begins at 10:45 am with music provided by the Trinity Ringers and the Brick Church Ringers. Creative Activities and Nursery care will be available in our nursery. Join us on Monday, October 3 at 2 p.m. for Martha Friendship Circle at Heath Village, and on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for Creating a Healthy Green Home and for Latino Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, October 5 for Wednesday Bible Study and the Trinity Career Transition Network at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, October 7 at 1 p.m. for the Prayer Shawl Ministry. On Saturday, October 8 for the Men’s Bible Study at 7 a.m. and the United Methodist Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. Then come and worship at the Saturday Night Worship at 5 p.m. The Thrift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Thrift Shop can be reached at (908) 850-3669. The church office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call the church office at (908) 852-3020 with questions concerning any programs or visit our Web site at

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This is Jake from Eleventh Hour Rescue. He is a 1 year old, handsome, brindle, Pit Bull mix. Although neglected as a young puppy, and in need of finding the “right” family to adopt him, he has made wonderful progress in gaining appropriate social skills. This dog may not be for everyone, but truly is a Diamond in the Rough. With the right environment, the right training, and the right owners, Jake is ready to blossom now. He is a favorite amongst the volunteers and many of them have been working with him one-on-one to bring him along. We are proud of his progress and want to find his forever home now. To read more about Jake, to see all of our adoptable pets, to see our upcoming events, or to make a donation, please visit our website at: or call: 973-664-0865.

This is Huck (Puppy) from Eleventh Hour Rescue. This 6 month old, black lab mix, would be an adorable addition to any home. Full of puppy love and curiosity about his surroundings, Huck will explore everywhere he goes, and when needed, he will obey the “No” command. Huck is very playful and enjoys a good game of “fetch” whenever he can. He’ll chase his toy and then dutifully return it to you and drop it for another toss. As with all youngsters, Huck is full of enthusiasm and has a lot of energy. He will need a Family that is willing to train him and harness that energy. To read more about Huck, to see all of our adoptable pets, to see our upcoming events, or to make a donation, please visit our website: or call: 973-664-0865.

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or even on your Ipad. The papers are located on the left side of the site. Our newest offer is our Clipmee site which will offer you deals of the day. You can click on the Clipmee logo on the top right and sign up to receive special offers from advertisers. You will be entered to win an Ipod and $25.00 gift cards from that can be used in many of the local restaurants. We are also looking for moderators for our town’s blogs. If you are interested click on the town under blogs and send us an email. If you are an organization or non profit you can submit articles right online as well as photos. If you would like to upload your events directly to our site please submit a request online and we will send you information on how you can post your events. We hope you enjoy the new site and please send us your feedback and suggestion to make it better.

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Pay less for your electricity We have all been inundated with phone calls, emails and junk mail to switch to a different energy provider. Is it worth it? YES. Thanks to the deregulation of energy, you can now shop for a better rate. Just like the phone company and cable television, NJ, CT and PA and many other states have deregulated there energy market . Already, 40% of electric customers in CT and PA have converted to a different electric supplier and NJ customers are following this trend. In all the states mentioned, the local utility is still responsible for maintaining the existing wires, pipes and poles and billing. These new energy suppliers can provide the electricity at a lower cost than the existing utilities such as PSE&G, JCPL and ACE. However, when switching, beware, as some of these suppliers offer promotional rates which increase over time, have hidden fees and their rate does not include sales tax. Just make sure that the rate you’re offered is the rate you’ll pay. Lastly some have penalties if you want to switch, so read the terms and conditions, shop wisely and start saving There are many ways to cut energy consumption and be smarter in the way we use it. By doing just a few of the things mentioned in this article you will be adding money to your pocket.

t used to be so simple. “Just Turn the Lights Off!” Now with technology and competition, it’s become a little more complex. According to the Energy Data Book, heating accounts for 31% of the average energy bill, followed by appliances and electronics at 27% and water heating at 12%. Saving energy can be divided into three areas. 1. Use less. 2. Be more efficient when you are using it. 3. Pay less for it. USING LESS. The average family can cut energy consumption by more then 10% simply by doing the basics. Turn off lights, use timers on night lights, and turn your thermostat down at night. William Curcio, Executive Vice President at Eastern Propane located in Oak Ridge, NJ recommends the following six simple energy saving tips which can help you conserve energy and reduce your family’s home heating bills. • CHANGE YOUR FURNACE FILTER MONTHLY. Clean filters help your heating system work more efficiently. • DIAL BACK YOUR THERMOSTAT. You can cut annual heating bills by as much as 10 percent per year by turning your thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours per day. • GET A TIMER. Investing in a furnace thermostat timer saves you money by lowering your home’s temperature when you’re not at home. • KEEP JACK FROST FROM SNEAKING IN Reduce the air leaks in your home by caulking, and weather stripping windows, doors and other openings. • SCHEDULE A TUNE UP. A properly working heating system is more efficient and will save you money. • KEEP YOUR VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED. Arrange furniture and draperies so they do not block radiators, vents or baseboard units. The US Department of Energy recommends switching to more efficient lighting! BE MORE EFFICIENT. Switching to more efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. An average household dedicates 11% of its energy budget to lighting. Using the latest lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by 50% to 75%. Be sure to buy ENERGY STAR qualified. They will save you about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime. The top energy users for appliances are the refrigerator and washers, and dryers. When you shop for a new appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR products usually exceed minimum federal standards by a substantial amount. The Energy Guide label estimates how much power is needed per year to run the appliance based on the yearly cost. Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These “phantom” loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, and computers. Many people believe that equipment lasts longer if it is never turned off, this is an incorrect perception. Unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance can avoid these phantom loads.

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