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Chatham Bridging the Gap to Benefit from Fairmount Ladies’ Holiday Luncheon

The community is invited to join the Chatham Bridging the Gap team for a festive day of shopping and lunch during the Fairmount Country Club’s Ladies’ Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, December 2.

Shopping at vendor stations starts at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon begins at 12 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. The Fairmount Country Club is located at 400 Southern Boulevard in Chatham.

Chatham Bridging the Gap temporarily “bridges the gap” by helping individuals and families in Chatham who might face an unexpected financial set-back due to a loss of employment, divorce, death of a spouse or a catastrophic illness. 

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“Chatham is the community that we know and love because of the people who live in it,” said Mary Lonergan, president of Chatham Bridging the Gap. “Residents right here in our neighborhood may be going through some difficult times and chances are, people don’t even know it. This is where Chatham Bridging the Gap steps in to help.”

For those who meet the eligibility requirements, Chatham Bridging the Gap assists individuals and families in a respectful way at no cost and in a highly confidential manner. We learn about the most pressing needs and help find solutions to help get the individual or family back on their feet.

Services provided by Chatham Bridging the Gap include: temporary financial support for necessary bills, in-kind gifts such as clothing, shoes, household items, etc., budgeting assistance, job search assistance, sports/club fee waivers, handyman types of home repair, emotional support and making connections with Morris County services for available services.

For more information about Chatham Bridging the Gap and to register for the luncheon, visit: Checks may also be sent to Chatham Bridging the Gap, P.O. Box 271, Chatham, NJ 07928.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...

Chatham Residents Corry, Garavente, Myler, Radigan and Robbins are 2018 Graduates of Loyola University Maryland

July 14, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland recognized the class of 2018 at its 166th Commencement Exercises on May 19, 2018, which included Chatham residents Bridget Corry, who received a BA degree in Communication; Elizabeth Garavente, who received a BBA degree in Business Administration; Jacqueline Myler, who received a BA degree in Communication; Leigh Radigan, who received a ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...