Police & Fire

Staking out some shade for the parade

Maureen Pridham, along with Katie and Megan, drop off chairs for the 4th of July parade in Chatham. Credits: ELB
A bench set up on Main Street reserves seating  for more than one Credits: ELB

CHATHAM, NJ – Maureen Pridham was in a rush. The St. Patrick’s kindergarten teacher had to get her chairs onto a shady spot on main street for the annual Fourth of July Parade set for Thursday, July 4 in Chatham.

“I’m late this year,” said Pridham, who lives in Florham Park. “If you want a spot in the shade, you have to get here by noon.”

The parade, which will be held, rain or shine, starts at 10:30 a.m. at Hillside Avenue and Main Street and ends at the Chatham Middle School.

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Deane W. Elmblad, a 50-year member of the Chatham Fire Department and a retired fire official, will be the parade grand marshal. Elmblad will lead a contingent that includes 10 bands and nine fire departments.

The fireworks display will be held at the Chatham Middle School. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will commence at 9:15 p.m. or dusk. The Willie Lynch Band will provide the pre-fireworks entertainment.

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


By Galina Natenzon

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Those were the days!

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To the Editor,

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Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

February 20, 2018

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

-Space is limited as classes will be small-

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, ...