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October 18, 2011

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Cub Scout Pack 188 visits the Great Swamp Education Center in Chatham, N.J., on October 8, 2011. Pictured from left are (front row) Jeffrey Coron, Travis Remshifski, Anthony Benfield, Mindy Schmidt, Alex Lizotte, Robbie Rust and Austin Kurbansade; (rear row) Christopher Merring, Mathew Ehrenberg, Quincy Lavin, Anthony Shafron, Keyan Rogalsky, Derrek Keyes, Evan Carroll and Michael Ners. Submitted photo.

oys from Cub Scout Pack 188 of Landing visited the Great Swamp Education Center on Saturday, October 8, 2011 where they learned about various species of flora and fauna along with wildlife, birds, trees, layers of a forest and how to determine the age of a tree. The boys then hiked the red, orange and blue trails to see

Webelos venture into the GREAT SWAMP!

what they learned and talked about first hand. They saw various species of trees, like the Red Oak tree which is the NJ state tree, along with painted turtles, and spiders. With this trip they completed their forester badges and their naturalist badges.

ommunity newspapers like the one you are reading are actually growing across the country. While larger paid papers struggle with keeping people subscribing the community free papers are still delivered to homes and businesses in the local communities they serve and people are reading them. The Internet provides people with the ability to find, search, read news and shop online. We have improved our website and made it easy to navigate, find articles and best off all shop for deals locally. When you visit you will find local stories and photos, calendar of events, interesting articles and more.

Our New Site is up and running!

You can also find the local businesses that are offering you great deals and coupons. When you go to the site look for the rotating ads on the right, scroll down a little further and you will see categories of businesses. When you click on those you will see the latest ads that are being run by those business. If you are in the mood to go out and eat click on restaurants and see the latest ads. Then you can click on the ad you like and print it out and use the coupon or discount being offered. You can also see the entire paper online or even on your Ipad. The papers are located on the left side of the site. continued on page 17


Page 2, October 2011, Tell Them You Saw It In The Roxbury News November 3rd. This year’s art auction will feature original works of art by local artists. This is a good chance to obtain beautiful paintings to decorate

he Art Association in Roxbury will be holding its annual Art Lovers Auction at the Roxbury Senior Center, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ on Thursday,

Art Lovers Auction to Benefit Local Charities
your home or as holiday gifts. AAR members will be donating both small and large paintings in all media and styles, so there should be something for everyone’s tastes. If you love art or need a gift for an art lover, this is the place to go. All proceeds will go to support the arts. This year the Art Association in Roxbury will concentrating on raising money for five different charities. The organization will be donating money to fund the awards for the annual “All Media Art Show for Morris County Seniors and Persons with Disabilities” and money to be used for art supplies at the P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls. They will also present art scholarships to Roxbury High School graduates and County College of Morris fine arts students. Lastly the organization plans to make a donation to the Roxbury Recreation Center for the Senior Center, where the Art Association in Roxbury holds its monthly meetings. In addition to lots of paintings, there will be some new and gently used items to inspire your creative spirit including paints, brushes, pads, portfolios, canvases, books, paintings, prints, crafts, and craft supplies. Other items have been

donated by local merchants. These are all perfect for the gift-giving season. There will be a silent auction of the smaller paintings and items, followed by a live auction of the more valuable items and paintings. A light buffet meal will be served before the auction begins. Members of the Art Association in Roxbury reside in many towns in

Northwest New Jersey, including towns in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Somerset counties. Come with family and friends to have a lot of fun and support a good cause! The silent auction will begin at 6:30 pm and the live auction at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Contact Caroline Goldsmith with questions at (908) 684-8765.

Joan Winter - Pitcher of Red Flowers (Pastel - 8”x10”)

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Scouts Have Overnight of Fun


Boy Scout Troop 188 of Landing hosts an overnight event for second-year Webelos from Cub Scouts Pack 188 who will be crossing over to Boy Scouts in February 2012. Webelos got to sample various activities that a Boy Scout is expected to know, such as chopping firewood, tying knots and building a monkey bridge. Submitted photo

oy Scout Troop 188 of Landing hosted an overnight event for the second-year Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 188 that will be crossing over to Boy Scouts next February. They were invited to see what they will be doing on future Boy Scout outings and also so that they could learn various skills important to a Scout. They had several learning stations for orienteering, knife safety, chopping fire-

wood, lashing and knot tying. They then put their knot tying skills to test by building a monkey bridge that they then crossed. They also pitched their own tents and learned how to cook their own dinner and dessert over a campfire. They ended the night with a large campfire filled with funny skits, campfire songs, jokes and most of all lots of laughs!

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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

Serious Fun at The Little Gym

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!


Tell Them You Saw It In The Roxbury News - October 2011 - Page 5 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 .

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

he Ever Young Seniors club of Roxbury meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Senior Center at Horseshoe Lake on Eyland Avenue, Succasunna. Doors open at 10 a.m. for refreshments and socializing. Meeting is at 11 a.m. BINGO is at 12:15 p.m. New members are welcome! Residents over 60 years are eligible to join. The club has scheduled the following upcoming events.

Ever Young Seniors Schedule Halloween Costume Event, Trips

• October 20 - Halloween luncheon at the center. Wear a holiday costume if you want. • November 2 - Adam Todd, Cranberry Lake, N.J. "Golden Nugget." $41. This is a 'drive yourself' trip. Arrive at 11:15 a.m. • November 16 - Mt Airy Casino, Pa. Bus leaves center at 10:30 a.m. Returns at 5:45 p.m. Call Frank (973/584-3629) for more information. Non members are welcome.

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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

Mothers Circle Mini-Course at Temple Shalom

Institute and Temple Shalom. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm and taught by Rabbi David Levy and the Director of Congregational Learning, Cory Hermann. Session dates are: November 16 - Session 1: Creating a Jewish Home December 7 - Session 2: The Early Stages of the Jewish Lifecycle, from Brit and Consecration to Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation. January 11 - Session 3: An Overview of the Jewish Holidays: What Do They Mean and How Are They Celebrated. Come to 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. RSVPs are welcome but not required. RSVP to Phyllis Sapherstein, Temple Shalom is located at 215 South Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ.


Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled time for children grades 1-6. Interesting Bible stories, exciting missionary stories, and meaningful songs will be a part of the program. The children will learn respect for authority, character qualities, moral values, and Biblical principles. Sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship of New Jersey and hosted by

Good News Club at Franklin School

Mrs. Miriam McCune, a Good News Club is meeting at the Franklin School in Roxbury Township every Thursday after school until 4:00 p.m. Please note that the club will be meeting only on full days of School. There is no charge for the program and children grades 1-6 are welcome to attend.

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Making the Band – Chapter 31
to fill the place, be there if you can. The concert tickets are $16 and MUST be purchased from Chapter 31, NOT through ticket master, see below. Arrangements for bus transportation is also available for the concert. During the last 2 years the band has been playing covers, playing small parties, playing local fundraisers, playing local establishments. Then, the break though happened, they were chosen to open for a name band. The summer had been spent writing music and lyrics, and then laying down a debut album. It was so worth the work, now they will be playing their original music and promoting their new album, ‘In With the Old….Out with the New’ outside of the local circle. The genre is punk, alternative, pop, and reflects the day to day lives of being a young adult - walk through the relationship breakups, the relationship starts, be 17 on your way into the world, search to step onto your path. The four of them all know they were born to perform music. The band’s next mission is to appear at BB King’s in New York City in the next six months. Practicing a few times a week at the home of front man Chris

Tell Them You Saw It In The Roxbury News - October 2011 - Page 7 Taramelli in Roxbury, the four musicians are driven to take their lives forward. Chris does the lead vocals and plays guitar, and he is from Landing. Alexander Markgraf from Fredon rocks on lead guitar. Mike Landolfi, drummer, hails from Rutherford, and bassist/backing vocals man Dillon Finn of Succasunna, is a Roxbury High School student. With Chris, the epiphany to play music came after he begged his Mom to take him to see a Green Day concert. He finally convinced her. The show left him thunderstruck, he turned to his Mom and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ A guitar was bought and Chris taught himself to play guitar, piano, bass, and drums, even though he never played before, he has never had a lesson, it’s inconsequential. Alex started doing music at the age of 13. In the beginning he was a self taught musician who learned by playing classical music. When he realized that music came very easily to him, he moved to taking lessons to advance as quickly as he could. He was hungry for it. It all started for Mike very early, around age 5. His moment of clarity was at a Van Halen concert, now he has a musical history of having played with a number of famous musicians. Inspired by the Beatles, Dillon began his musical journey at 13 year old. Before Chapter 31, he was paying in a jazz band. Think of a slightly cryptic riddle and you will get the name – Chapter is representative of October and 31 is the continued on page 8

by Theresa Vaia hat is it like to have your dream come true? Not just a simple dream, a little wish or fantasy. A big dream, the modern day adaptation, the rock star epic. Ask the members of Chapter 31, a local garage band with the opportunity to open for a name band early next month. On November 4 at the Crocodile Rock Café in Allentown, PA, our local guys will be on stage warming up the crowd for the Misfits, the 1970’s group from Lodi, NJ. Chapter 31’s Showtime is 6:30pm and they would love


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he Succasunna United Methodist Youth Group is having their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Succasunna United Methodist Church, located at 91 Main Street, Succasunna, N.J. Over 20 vendors are expected to participate with jewelry, food, cosmetics, toys, books continued from page 7

Church Youth Group to Hold Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 5

and decorations to purchase. Start or finish your holiday shopping, while supporting the Youth Group mission projects. Please join us and bring your friends, family and neighbors. If you are a vendor and would like to participate, please call Joanne at (973) 5846650 or the church office at (973) 584-7349.

Making the Band – Chapter 31...
day – ‘Halloween, the band’s favorite day of the year,’ explains Jenn, Chris’s Mom. The band will be playing some local venues in the upcoming months, particuarly in November ,they will be at Canvas Clash in Boonton. (like them on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their shows). They are on their way! Debut CD ---"In with the old...out with the new"\chapter31 mySpace chapter 31 Hot Topic in Rockaway NJ will be handing out promo CD's with a purchase (while supplies last) Local college radio stations will be playing the debut CD For CD sales, t-shirt sales, concert ticket sales, and bus tickets to the concert contact or 973-4796351

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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

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

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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.


ountainCreekthetri-statearea’spremiere destination for mountain excitement, is pleased to announce an unprecedented investment of $40 million in improvements to the resort for this winter. An investment of this size is rarely seen done at one time and will include several new additions and substantial upgrades that will dramatically improve the overall experience for each segment of Mountain Creek’s diverse clientele. Conveniently located in Vernon, 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 stunt-

Mountain Creek Reinvents For Winter With $40 Million In Improvements

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man-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, worldclass facilities that are well above anything within a four-hour drive of Manhattan. Regardless of if our guests are 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 (http://creektalks. 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 continued on page 12

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Mountain Creek...
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 learn-

ing 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 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 ( • 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-win-

ning golf courses, 2 topranked 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.


Diapers Needed

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

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.

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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


Page 14, October 2011, Tell Them You Saw It In The Roxbury News nary to the Miss Jersey pageant. The October pageant was part of the Miss America pageant system, which provides winners with scholar-

Pageant Winners Crowned
ships and a forum for raising awareness of issues that are important to them. Working behind the scenes to make the local pageants a reality are volunteers like those who helped with Miss Gateway, Miss Northern Lakes, and Miss TriCounty. “To me it is a worthwhile program for women who are trying to further their education. It is a good clean activity, “ said Sharon Rosequist of

by Elsie Walker arlier, in the afternoon, Ellen Chu of Park Ridge had sat waiting for her interview with the judges. Her platform was Overcoming Obstacles. Like all the contestants, she wondered if she would walk away with a crown. Later that night, after the talent, swimsuit, evening gown, and on-stage question competitions, she did. Chu became Miss Gateway 2012. Chu, along with Cierra Kaler-Jones (Miss Northern Lakes 2012 ) and Carissa Palumbo (Miss Tri-County 2012 ) were among several young women who came to the Stanhope United Methodist Church in Netcong on October 1st to compete in a prelimi-

Netcong, Executive Director of the Miss TriCounty pageant. She described the contestants as “upbeat, confident, and poised.” “I really believe in the pageant,” said Jeanne Viscito of Berkeley Heights, who is the Executive Director of the

Miss Northern Lakes pageant. Viscito is an example of the wide range of volunteers who help to make the pageants a reality. She is a prosecutor for the city of Newark . Viscito got involved in the pageant because of Terry Karns continued on page 15

Ellen Chu waits for her judges' interview. Later, Chu would be crowned Miss Gateway 2012.

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Tell Them You Saw It In The Roxbury News - October 2011 - Page 15 with the judges, was Fiona DiGennaro, 18, of Middletown. This was her 4th pageant in her first season of competition. She explained that it was “a sort of graduation [from high school] gift”. To compete, the girls need a gown and certain accessories. While these things don’t have to be expensive, they do cost money. DiGennaro’s graduation present helped her to buy what she needed. That night DiGennaro finished as first runner-up. (Second runnerup was Amanda Neshiewat.) Seemingly a thousand places at once was Willadene Karns of Stanhope, who was “mom” for the day. The wife of the director of the Miss Gateway pageant, she said she helped the girls by “sewing, spraying, cajoling and consoling” when needed. A retired Bryam third grade teacher, Karns noted that the pageant contestants and volunteers are like a community. Many past contestants now volunteer their help on the day of the pageant. For Devon Caposello, 20, of Hopatcong, this was her first time competing in a pageant. A student at Kean University, her grandmother had continually encouraged Caposello to enter a pageant and she finally did. Caposello noted that one of the things she liked about the pageant system was that a requirement was that contestants had to raise a certain amount of money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She likes the idea of helping others. Her platform was Youth Violence. She was personally affected by that when a friend was badly beaten by a group of juveniles. Youth violence is an issue today with youth ages 13 – 18 committing the violent acts. Caposello reflected on the pageant itself. She noted that unlike the portrayals of pageants on TV, there was no back-biting there; the young women were supportive and helped each other. Of course, the climax of the pageant came during the evening which was filled of talented performances by the contestants, an appearance by the reigning Miss New Jersey, Katharyn Nicolle, and the crowning of the winners. Now, for the winners, it is on to the Miss New Jersey pageant in June and to see whether one of October pageant winners will assume Katharyn Nicolle’s crown.

ment. Such is the case of Dr. Susan Miller, an eye doctor form Ventnor, New Jersey. Her daughter, Heather (now Dr. Heather Miller) is a former Miss Gateway. Susan Miller saw how the pageant benefited her daughter in the way it helped her develop poise and through the people she met. Now Susan Miller comes to help other young women who are taking the same path. Sitting near Miller, waiting for her time


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ou can host a fabulous holiday dinner party with a guaranteed-delicious menu like this one, crafted by Kendall-Jackson® and The Beef Checkoff. Sweet and Savory Petite Steak Sandwiches set the party off on the right note. The first bite of the entrée, juicy Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin with Cabernet Sauce, will have guests begging for the recipe. And for the perfect ending, offer Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Riesling Raisins. Holiday Beef Roasts —Tenderloin Roast: The most tender of all, this lean roast is available whole or as a smaller center-cut. —Rib Roast: This show-

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of fruit and subtle spice notes. Perfect with a dessert like panna cotta. To learn more about Kendall-Jackson wines and recipes, visit roast (about 2 to 3 pounds) Cabernet Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, slice 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth, divided 1 cup Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1 tablespoon cornstarch Heat oven to 425°F. Combine nuts and thyme in small bowl. Spread mustard evenly over all surfaces of beef roast; press nut mixture evenly onto mustard. Place roast in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover. Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for

Serve with KendallJackson® Vintner’s Reserve® Cabernet Sauvignon Makes 8 to 12 servings 1/4 cup salted, shelled pistachio nuts, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 center-cut beef tenderloin

Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin with Cabernet Sauce

medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.) Meanwhile, prepare cabernet sauce. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, shallots and salt; cook and stir 6 to 9 minutes or until mushrooms are browned. Add 3/4 cup broth and wine to skillet; increase

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aving friends and family over for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult. With these tips and a savory recipe from the all new “Entertaining Chapter” of the latest edition of the “Betty Crocker Cookbook,” (Wiley, 2011), experienced and novice hosts can pull off a festive party with ease. Setting a Buffet Table Buffets are a great option when the gathering is less formal or you’re short on table space. • Buffets can be set up on a variety of surfaces, including a center island or counter, dining room table, sideboard or folding table. Allow ample room for people to move around the serving area. • Arrange buffet items starting with the main course and then the side dishes, salad, condiments, bread, flatware, with glasses and napkins last. • Make cutlery bundles for easier carrying. • If people will be standing to eat, skip paper plates and use dishes or plastic plates. If you must use paper, make sure they are heavy-duty. Avoid serving foods that require cutting. What to Serve

Easy, Elegant Ideas for Holiday Entertaining
Cheese plates are a great idea for an easy and elegant buffet. When selecting cheese, aim for variety – try mixing textures (soft, semisoft, hard and very hard) and flavors (mellow and sharp). Plan on at least 2 ounces of cheese per person. Here are some delicious cheese plate combinations: • Flavored cheddar, like chipotle, queso blanco and pepper Jack. Serve with grapes, pickled chiles, dates, grape tomatoes. • Gruyère, Havarti and blue or Gorgonzola. Serve with apple and pear slices, dried apricots, olive assortment. • Chèvre (goat cheese), Colby, cream cheese. Serve with chives, crackers, breads, chutney. Instead of serving a typical dip, try this scrumptious Smoked Salmon Cheesecake. It’s one of more than 1500 recipes featured in the 11th edition of the “Betty Crocker Cookbook.” In this edition you’ll find hundreds of new recipes, brand new features, all new photography and plenty of helpful tips and techniques. With the new “Learn to Make” feature to guide you through recipes, you’ll become an expert in no time. And the “Heirloom Recipe and New Twist” feature brings many classic dishes to life alongside up-to-date recipe versions

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Prep: 30 minutes Total: 4 hours 20 minutes 36 servings

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

1 cup crushed buttery crackers (about 24 crackers) 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup whipping cream 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups shredded Gouda cheese (6 ounces) 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium) 1 package (4 1/2 ounces) smoked salmon, flaked 2 tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium), if desired 2 tablespoons red caviar, if desired Pumpernickel crackers, if desired

Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, stir crackers and butter until well mixed. Press evenly in bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream, eggs and salt; beat until smooth. Stir in Gouda cheese, 1/4 cup onions and salmon until well mixed. Spoon evenly over crust. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Top with 2 tablespoons onions and the caviar. Cut into wedges. Serve with crackers.

Serves 4 Olive oil 1 13-ounce to 1-pound turkey breast, skin left on Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup chicken stock 4 tablespoons butter 2 large oranges, segmented, membrane, seeds and pith removed (24 segments total) 4 tablespoons pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped 1/ 2 bunch chives, finely chopped Preheat oven to 400° F. Season turkey breast with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat an 8 to 10-inch ovenproof sauté pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Place breast skin side down in hot pan, searing until skin is golden brown, for approximately 4 minutes. Transfer pan to middle shelf of preheat-

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ed oven, continuing to roast turkey skin side down for approximately 10 to 12 more minutes. Turkey should be done when internal meat temperature is between 170°F and 180°F and the flesh feels slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to rest. In sauce pan, heat chicken stock over medium heat and reduce by half. Add butter and swirl into reduced stock over low heat. Add orange segments, gently tossing them in sauce and season lightly with salt and pepper. Taste and correct seasoning. Set aside on very low heat to keep warm. To serve, slice turkey on a bias into thin slices and overlap slices in a fan. Spoon warm orange sauce over turkey, and sprinkle with toasted pistachios. Garnish with chives and serve immediately on its own or with prepared rice or potatoes. For more tips and recipes from Chef Cat Cora, and to learn more about safe food prep, visit

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November 10th and 11th Teacher Convention Days Programs Nov. 10 -Rock Paper Scissors Tournament for Children Nov. 11 - The Tuneables from the Music Intelligence Project for Children
scissors tournaments all over the world and now children in New Jersey can be in one too. The museum program will teach the rules of the game and how to play your best match. Children will enter the tournament and work their way up the ladder to the final match. Patti, the swift and sometimes very funny referee, will keep the tournament rolling with a keen eye out for false starts and fake-outs. All participants will receive a small prize for playing. Rock, paper and scissor crafts like rock painting, scissors figure sculptures and origami paper folding will be offered throughout the day for children as well. The Jaycees of Morris County are sharing their expertise and providing the technical assistance to run the tournament. Their organization's mission is to provide young adults the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community action and organizational involvement while expanding the Junior Chamber movement. Please contact them at On Friday, November 11th The Tuneables creator, Jill Todd, will be at the museum from 10:30am -11:30am and 1:00 – 2:00pm to engage children in fun songs and musical games. They will learn about music with the very charming Tuneables characters like Clara—the Clarinet, Pete— the trumpet, and Mo—the violin, who invite the children to sing, play, and interact through appealing story-lines and catchy, original music. This program is ideal for ages 3-8 but all children will enjoy it. Children will be able to make a musical instrument to take home which is included in the price of admission. The Tuneables is an award-winning, animated DVD/CD series, sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project. It uses a carefully sequenced curriculum based on years of research and practical experience designed to develop rhythm, tonal skills, the singing voice, and foster appreciation for the sounds and melodies of classical music. Though just launched this summer, The Tuneables has already been awarded with The 2011 Parent’s Choice Gold Award, rec-

hildren of all ages are invited to the Community Children’s Museum November 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm for Teacher Convention Days for a Children’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, an amazing new musical program called Tuneables and lots of crafts to make and take, all included in the $5 price of admission. A pizza lunch will be offered each day between 11:30am to 12:30pm for only $1per person one year and older. The lunch will include one slice of pizza, juice and a special desert and is optional. No admission coupons will be accepted for either day. How do you decide what to do when all the choices are good? Rock, paper, scissors – shoot, that’s how. On Thursday Nov. 10th from 10:30am to 11:30am and again from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, the first ever Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament for children, cosponsored by the Jaycees of Morris County, will take place at the Community Children’s Museum located at 77 E Blackwell St., Dover. There are rock, paper,

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ognized by Dr. Toy as one of the 100 Best Children’s Products for 2011 and Top 10 Best Audio/Visual Products, and awarded “DVD Of The Year” by Creative Child. The Music Intelligence Project was created to promote the best approaches to music education for children. For more information visit and The Community Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization where children explore and learn through hands-on fun in art, science and world cultures. The Museum’s regular hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5 for children ages 6 months and older, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Funding for the museum has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information call (973) 366-9060 or visit

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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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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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Energy Saver Tips Saving Energy and Money at Home & Business
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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