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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Supports Literacy

Reading.  Many consider it a pastime or hobby.  It is also the gateway to a world of knowledge, but the facts on illiteracy in America may surprise you.  The U.S. Department of Education states that approximately 44 million American adults cannot read, and 50 million adults are unable to read at higher than 4th or 5th grade level.  This statistic is staggering; but the fact is, literacy is a learned skill.  Illiteracy is passed down through generations.

Peapack-Gladstone Bank feels we all have a role to play ensuring those who need or wish to improve literacy skills have the opportunity to succeed not only in school, but in life. To provide support for children, teens and adults within our communities, Peapack-Gladstone Bank recently sponsored a Reading Matters Book Drive in conjunction with the United Way of Northern New Jersey. Bank employees and clients donated new and gently used books at their headquarters and bank locations to provide for local needy individuals and organizations.  The response was phenomenal as books and support poured in from throughout the area. To those that contributed, thank you for your generosity. The great success of this book drive was attributed to the efforts of those who have made a difference in our communities – one book at a time!

About Peapack-Gladstone Bank

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Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a bank holding company with total assets of $1.64 billion as of March 31, 2013.  Established in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that offers a full range of quality banking products and services to businesses and consumers through its New Jersey locations, an online branch, a wealth management division and its new subsidiary, PGB Trust & Investments of Delaware.  For additional information about Peapack-Gladstone Bank or to open an account online, visit or call 908-234-0700.  Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


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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 Things You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner

How an air conditioner works

Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool indoor air. When a liquid converts to a gas, it absorbs heat. This process is called phase conversion. Air conditioners use phase conversion by forcing refrigerants to evaporate and condense over and over in a closed system of coils. 

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Filters remove particles from the air, keeping ...