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Chatham Troop 8 Braves Snow at Quail Hill Campout

Phillip Nissen showing off his skill with the tomahawk
Troop 8 Campers at Quail Hill
David Ruggiero, Tommy Reichard and Matt Pasko testing their skills on the Tomahawk Range

How well are we prepared to have fun in cold weather while camping? One weekend in March, thirty-nine scouts from Troop 8 in CHatham found out exactly how well prepared they were.

Although the temperature in the preceding week or so was near spring weather, a cold spell and snow made sure the scouts were not going to experience any temperature above freezing. Notwithstanding the cold, 10 new Boy Scouts who joined the troop a mere 3 weeks earlier braved the cold.

A few inches of snow on the ground did not deter the boys in having fun. The scouts worked on shelter building and cold weather camping skills. Tomahawk throwing was a favorite as were the fantastic food cooked by the various patrols.

Although the temperature dropped down to 20 degrees during the night, the Scouts were well prepared for winter camping. In the Troop 8 tradition, the coveted red T-shirts were awarded to the 10 first time campers. They were Brandon Thomas, Charley Baird-Hassell, Jack Bigham, Jack Tunny, Sawyer Shaw, Thaddeus Kobylarz, Thomas Mitzak, Vincent Miller, Matthew Engel and Jude Morgan.

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


By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

rWe will miss all the friends that we have developed over the past 26 years. Wishing everyone much success and happiness in the future.


Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...

Lafayette School Receives 'Hope' Award from Community Foodbank of New Jersey

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As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...