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Menagerie Comes to TBA Early School Camp

August 6, 2014 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Imagine seeing a fennec fox, striped skunk, African pygmy hedgehog, chinchilla and a blue tongued skink--at school. Well, the children at the Early School Camp of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston did just that recently at an educational presentation by Eyes of the Wild, which under the leadership of Travis W. Gale and Wallaby Tales, LLC, takes in abandoned animals in need of new homes.

Eyes of the Wild Center cares for, protects and houses abandoned animals in private facilities in rural Warren County, NJ where the animals have room to run and play.

The company's “Animal Friends Travel-Out Educational Wildlife Program" provided the Early School students with the opportunity to meet and learn about unusual mammals, birds and reptiles including a  fennec fox.  

Gales, the director of the Eyes of the Wild Center, has a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Education from the College of New Jersey. He worked as an Environmental educator for Monmouth County Parks and as an instructor/ program developer for Mad Science for two years. He said his love for animals led to him working as a field biologist, radio tracking New Jersey Timber Rattlesnakes. He conducted the first radio tracking program of the New Jersey baby Pine Snakes in the Pine Barrens. His commitment to education continued when he became a Special Education/Science/ESL instructor for the New Egypt Schools. In 2006, Travis bought the Eyes of the Wild Center in Washington, New Jersey, which is located in the heart of Warren County. There, he has been encouraging guests to share his vision to LEAP (Learn, Enjoy, Advocate and Protect) into wildlife, ever since.

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20-Year-Old Orange Man Arrested for Murder of Missing Montclair Woman

December 7, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - Authorities announced Tuesday that they have arrested Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, of Orange, who is suspected of the murder of Sarah Butler, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Butler, a 20-year-old Montclair resident reported missing on Nov. 23, was found dead on Dec. 1 in Eagle ...

Randolph's Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”

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Livingston Symphony Orchestra to Perform Winter Concert Dec. 17

December 7, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra invites areas to join them on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for their Winter Concert at the Livingston High School Auditorium.

The second performance in the orchestra’s 2016-2017 season, the winter concert includes works from venerated composers such as Beethoven, Dvorak, and Ravel, and will feature ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

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Q/A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on TApinto.net.

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