Arts & Entertainment

July 23, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Maggie Grady should take a bow and hear the applause. The Chatham resident came up with the idea for the Chatham Summer Concert Series two years ago and on Thursday evening the first official concert of 2021 was no doubt as good as Grady imagined it could be.  "Unplugged", the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents Mike McLaughlin, Sal Arnuk and Chris Tomaino will bring their band "Unplugged" to the Gazebo at Reasoner Park for a Summer Concert Series event set to start 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.      

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Mark Harter grew up in Chatham watching the annual Fourth of July Parade and came up with an idea to help bridge the gap to the traditional parade on Main Street in 2022. "My wife, Molly, and I decided with no parade this year we should do something fun, especially after what ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- According to Chatham Borough Council member Irene Treloar, the Celebration of Diversity event was the idea of borough resident Zandie Sutton, who wanted to express her solidarity with the Asian community when hate was first reported as a national issue in the spring. Months later, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There will definitely be a horse in Julia Brennan's future. The soon-to-be Chatham High senior has her mind made up on that and is already thinking about taking pre-veterinarian courses and considering other horse-related career ventures. Most recently, she took an AP Psychology ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- the Latin phrase "E Pluribus Unum" means "Out of Many, One" and is enshrined on the seal of the United States.   That's the idea behind the event set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lum Field, adjacent to the Chatham Train Station parking lot when Chatham and Madison will celebrate the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Azniv Basralian came before the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night to announce the completion of a new hiking trail she spearheaded as part of her Eagle Scout project. Basralian will lead a guided walk of the new trail at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. The 14-year-old ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The 15th year of the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market is set to open Saturday, June 19 at the Chatham Train Station with returning and new vendors. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the new vendors are Fat Caps Gourmet Mushrooms, Grandma Emma's homemade peach cobbler, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Colony Pool Club's rich history came to life on Sunday afternoon with the return of Bert Abbazia to the club for "Bert Abbazia Appreciation Day." Cindy and Kevin Sullivan organized the event in honor of the first certified lifeguard, also known as the "Colony Boy" at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham's living veterans came out to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday in front of the Library of the Chathams. There are memorials for Chatham residents lost in action that date back to the Revolutionary War and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- "Give Our Regards to Broadway” was the theme of the 2021 Chatham High School PTO Fashion Show, where 185 seniors modeled clothing inspired by various Broadway musicals and recorded skits that included the "Sound of Music" and "Bye Bye Birdie." "We chose a Broadway theme as this is ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At Chatham Board of Education meetings, Chatham High senior Ryan McWalters works behind the camera to produce the live-streaming of the meetings aired on Youtube. Recently, McWalters was rewarded for his more creative side behind a camera, writing and producing a short "thriller" ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Andrew Palmieri, a senior at Chatham High, is one of the music students recognized by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as an outstanding vocalist for May 2021. Palmieri joined the Concert Choir at CHS his freshman year and has been a member of the Select Choir for the last three ...

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From May 20-23, Chatham High School Theatre Department will present a live production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, with music by William Finn. The show stages a spelling bee with six quirky contestants in the fictional town of ...

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Chatham High graduate Kelly Krincek has been named the University of Georgia "Student Employee of the Year." Krincek has been working as a student media coordinator in the office of the dean of students at the university. She is an entertainment media studies major and was nominated for the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham softball players made an appearance on the YES Network on Sunday, May 2, when they announced the Yankees starting lineup for the game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The players called out the starting lineup from Memorial Field, behind the Library of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee gave unanimous approval for 10:30 a.m. starting times for Sunday recreation team games at its regular meeting on Thursday night. In a separate measure, the committee introduced an ordinance that raises the family membership fee for Colony Pool from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High senior Grace Petersen is the 2021 winner of the Governor's Award for the Arts in Music Education. "This is an incredible honor and recognition for Grace," CHS Chorus teacher Ken Bryson said, "The Governor's Award in Music Education is both highly competitive and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Folksingers Jim Fix and Tom Farrell, former members of Noe Pond, have gotten back together to sing the "Ballad of Noe Pond" in hopes of preserving the club, which has been sold to the Silverman Group for redevelopment. “We remember how concerned citizens saved the Great Swamp from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Sonny's Indian Kitchen held its grand re-opening Sunday on Main Street in Chatham and there was plenty to celebrate for owner Sonny Kumar. Kumar not only celebrated his grand reopening, but it also marked the exact day 25 years ago when he arrived in the United States (see ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Visual artist Peyton McGarry, a senior at Chatham High, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Ehlers Arts Scholarship from Morris Arts, formerly known as the Arts Council of the Morris Area. "I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Ehlers Arts ...

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The Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Monday to vote on whether to open the library to a limited number of patrons by appointment. The Board resolved to move to Phase 4 of the library’s reopening plan to allow the public to visit the library in person with ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee spent a good portion of Thursday's meeting discussing membership fees for the Colony Pool Club and decided to offer "early bird" 2019 membership rates right away. The early bird prices (see chart below) will be in effect through April 30. After that, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Recreation Advisory Committee is asking for residents to take a survey on what recreation facilities in town need the most improvement. The survey can be accessed through the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBRecreation

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High art students Lea Casano-Boris and Stephanie Chen each earned a Gold Key award in the Region-at-Large competition of the Scholastic Art Competition. Casano-Boris won for her Sculpture piece  "Contemporary Confinement" and also received an Honorable Mention in Sculpture ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - More than 100 Chatham residents took to the streets to bring awareness to their opposition for any proposed high-density development at the Noe Pond Club, which has been sold to real estate developers, the Silverman Group. Carrying signs and hearing honks of support from passing ...

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MADISON, NJ - Out with the old and in with the new! Start 2021 with a first-day walk. This walk begins at the Trail Head of Loantaka Brook Preservation on Loantaka Way on the Madison/Chatham Border. The event will take place from 11am - 3pm and walkers and dogs can depart on their walk as they ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Noe Club Pond members received a message from former owners Kim and Chuck Barton on Monday, informing them that the sale of the club is official and that all activities at Noe Pond have ended. "We are writing to you all with heavy hearts to announce the sale of the Noe land has ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Don't let anybody tell you that little Chatham can't go big. The Barrett brothers, Tom and Joe, and their friends Will Covino, Anshul Kamath and Patrick Heffernan got together and built a 15-foot high, five-ton snowman that now proudly stands in front of the home at 27 Elmwood ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Christmas Eve tradition of Santa Claus greeting families at the Gazebo was derailed by the pandemic, but that didn't stop the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department. On Saturday morning, Santa Claus rode Engine 1 through borough streets with a police escort, much like the ...

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