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The Future of 1911 Graduates

Grover Cleveland McCullough played center field for the High School baseball team.  He served in WWI and was one of the original 32 members of the American Legion Post 92.  Jennie Smith was a writer for the "The Public School Record".  Fred Reinhold Pihlman was the captain of both the high school football and baseball team on which he played 3rd base.  He attended Middlebury College and Pratt Institute, majoring in chemistry and at the time he entered the service, he was a research chemist with Westinghouse.  He was killed in action October 16, 1918 at 27 years of age. 

Hilda Monteith delivered the Salutatory for the graduation ceremony, the topic being "The Barbizon School of Artists".  She was a lifelong Chatham resident, joined the Madison School District and was the Principal of Central Avenue School.  She attended Stanley Congregational Church, where her funeral took place and she is buried in Fair Mount Cemetery.  Olland Lees played high school Football and delivered a speech on the "Panama Canal" at the graduation.  The Chatham Press, July 1, 1911 stated that "The essay...on the 'Panama Canal' was a thoughtful and carefully prepared paper,..the young student had been at no small pains to master his subject."  Harriet Peloubet was the Valedictorian and delivered a speech on "Virgil, the Ideal Roman" to the graduating class. 

We could get philosophical about their lives in 1911, but we will leave that up to the reader.

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Congratulations to the Chatham High School class of 2011.

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


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Week at the Library of The Chathams

Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

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AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!


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, ...