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Girl Scout Silver Award - Community Drive: Sports Equipment


Chatham Girl Scouts, Gianna Latorre and Sarah Delaney, have begun a sports equipment collection program as part of their Silver Award project, working in partnership with Let’s Play It Forward ( ), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2012 by a group of teens from Westchester, NY. 

Let’s Play It Forward collects and donates used sports equipment to children and organizations in need. To date Let’s Play It Forward has collected and donated 39,061 pieces of gently used sports equipment.

Sarah and Gianna are also working with the Madison Area YMCA as part of their Silver Award project and will be collecting the donated equipment in the front lobby of the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center, April 17 through May 1. 

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Both girls will also be participating in the Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA on Saturday April 29th and will answering questions about the Let’s Play It Forward organization, the Girl Scouts, and their Silver Award program.

Collection Dates:  Monday, April 17 – Monday May 1

Location:  Madison Area YMCA Family Center, Front Lobby

Sports Equipment Collected: (For a full list of accepted items, go to )

  • Baseball, soccer, softball, lacrosse, tennis and hockey equipment
  • Footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, and kick balls
  • Golf equipment (see the Let’s Play It Forward website for details)
  • Roller Blades
  • Shin Guards

Contact:  Community and Member Engagement Manager Gwen Riddick at or 973-822-9622 x 2235

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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!


Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning April 2018 - Space is limited as classes will be small

March 16, 2018

Madison, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, couple and sex therapy.  She is a highly trained couple and sex therapist who provides a safe, ...