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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, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

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 ...

Video: Dietze Says Despite Trade War Fears, Economy's Fundamentals Remain Strong

June 21, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live from the CNN building on the case for bullishness despite a potential trade war:

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

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 ...