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Chatham Rotary Club Will Tell the Story of the Lenape Indians and Fishawack


The Chatham Rotary at Fishawack this year is proud to host Sherry Lang of the Miller-Cory Museum. She will be on hand to talk about the Lenape Indians and the tradition of Fishawack.

There will be artifacts, agricultural tools, a miniature long house, skins and hides, a hand carved mask, and numerous other implements used in their daily lives. Lang will explain the rich cultural history of the Lenni Lenape Indians (aka the Delaware Indians), a tribe indigenous to New Jersey and along the Delaware River during the pre-colonization period. She will be there to answer questions and will do a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Our tent is located on Fairmount Avenu across from Fish and Game.

The Chatham Rotary will be on hand with free face painting and balloons. The Rotary will be selling a coloring book, about the rich history of the Lenape and the Fishawack celebration, and a Chatham Christmas tree ornament. The money raised goes to our scholarship efforts, the Dictionary Program and our Rotary Youth Leadership Award winners. We will also be starting a new recognition project for high school juniors next year.

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Here is some more information on the tradition of Fishawack.

Fishawack, celebrates the Lenape’s crossing of the Passaic River to harvest and preserve fish to feed their families throughout the year. When the river was full, with long, narrow boats hand-hewn from the bark of the tulip tree, the Lenape Indians set out to catch fish.  They brought the huge nets they made by pulling and weaving threads from the surplus bark.  They lay the nets in the water over a fairly sizable stretch, and scooped up the fish as they swam.  Fish were eaten, dried, and stored.  There is so much more to this great culture, renowned for its moral convictions, matrilineal blood lines, and vision quests



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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 19 – Sunday, March 25, 2018


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Video: Dietze Indicates Equity Drop Means Investors Should Go Bargain Hunting

March 23, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on taking advantage of market weakness to find investment opportunities right now!

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