Giving Back

November 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Currently there is a severe blood shortage, said the American Red Cross. The organization is seeking blood and platelet donors to avoid delays in medical care for patients.  During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Boy Scout Troop 8 and the Chatham United Methodist Church will hold their annual "Turkey Drive" to benefit the Community Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 17. Donors can drop off frozen turkeys at the Main Street entrance to the Chatham Middle School between 9 a.m. and 2 ...

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Green Village Fire Department held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the triangle Sunday. Janet Doherty of the Green Village auxiliary made the introductions and Pastor Annie Williams of the Green Village Methodist Church offered prayers for the Veterans. Vocalist ...

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Six years in, the magic is still alive at Chatham Education Foundation’s highly anticipated Trivia Night. The wildly popular game mesmerized close to 400 players, who descended upon Fish & Game and Mountainview gym on November 3rd bearing striking costumes, heaping platters of carefully curated ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Barbara Montague pointed to some of her role models, Chatham Township legend Alice Lundt and her grandmother, Vida Bowman Drum, as her inspiration to "Give back to your community," something she never forgot from a speech she heard in Cincinnati many years ago. Longtime Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - To honor the loss of a cousin, two local girls are delivering more treats than tricks this Halloween season.  Sisters, Sofia, 16, and 13-year-old Ali Dorrego of Chatham Township have created a fundraiser to benefit the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham couple, Barbara and Monty Montague, will be the recipients of the Chatham Jaycees 58th annual "Distinguished Service Award" on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The Chatham Jaycees welcome the Chatham community to attend the reception for the Montagues set for 7 p.m. at Long Hill Tavern, ...

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@CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Key Club has been raising funds to support "The Outreach Program" by selling treats at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturdays. A year ago, the CHS Key Club raised $14,500 and packaged 50,000 meals for families in need. This year, the goal is to raise $17,250 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham football coach Dan Czepiga directed his players and the CHS cheerleaders joined in on Wednesday afternoon, unloading the pumpkins for the 2018 Chatham Presbyterian Church "Pumpkin Patch." The Chatham Presbyterian Church buys pumpkins of all sizes from the Navajo Indians in ...

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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter, partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to host the "Out Of The Darkness" walk to raise funds and awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention. "Over the past three years, we've raised over $200,000, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Emergency Squad, an all-volunteer organization providing medical assistance and transport to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents and its visitors 365 days a year, has unveiled a new website to showcase the depth and breadth of services provided in the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The before and after photos pretty much say it all. With the help of Sarah W. Stanley, the signage and landscaping at Stanley Park on River Road have been vastly improved. Stanley was recognized with a resolution of appreciation for her "generous and thoughtful contribution" at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held. The event is free, with a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Joseph Shuster, a 13-year-old Chatham Middle School eighth-grader, raised $1,500 for 9/11 victims on Saturday. Shuster placed fourth in his age group in the Johnson & Johnson 9/11 Heroes 5K run. Also participating was his father, Brian Shuster, who is an employee of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Anna McCormack, a 15-year resident of Chatham, is living proof of what early detection of Ovarian Cancer can mean. Hers was discovered at stage one five years ago, greatly increasing her chances for survival. McCormack told her story (see video below) in promoting "Turn the Towns ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Sean Smiley became a second generation Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighter when he was sworn in as a probationary firefighter on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. The 19-year-old student at Coastal Carolina follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs. Jean Wallace White at Juniper Village in Chatham Township. White served with the U.S. Navy WAVES from August 1943 until her discharge in April 1946. Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and New ...

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The Chatham Emergency Squad recently received a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Madison at the club’s annual Benevolence Dinner. The donation, which was similar to the contribution given to the Emergency Squad in prior years, was the result of various fundraising events held by the ...

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BOONTON, NJ - Members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department were the hosts for a barbecue at the New Jersey Fireman's Home in Boonton on Saturday. Skip and Jack Conlan were among the Chatham firefighters giving back to those who served.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - Since 2005, Chatham High student-athletes have been awarded scholarships in honor of E.J. Schmeltz, who died suddenly during his training as an Air Force Cadet that same year. The annual E.J. Schmeltz Memorial Golf Tournament, which helps fund the scholarships, is set for Monday, ...

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Weichert Realtors in Chatham is hosting a Christmas in July event to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. The office will be collecting toys from July 15 through the 31st. The office is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items must be new, with original packaging and ...

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Chatham Eagle Scout Collin Goldbach, in coordination with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, has designed and built American Flag disposal boxes to be located at key spots in the county, in an effort to call attention to proper methods of discarding old and worn Stars n’ ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris made sure that the members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department knew that their service is appreciated when he addressed them at the firehouse on Wednesday morning. Harris made his remarks (see video below) during the traditional ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Fish & Game Club needed help replacing the cap on its 30-foot flag pole and Corey Duren and the Chatham Borough Fire Department came through on Tuesday afternoon. Using the situation as a training exercise, the Chatham Borough Fire Department set it us so that ...

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St. Patrick Parish in Chatham has sent Youth Ministry members to Rowlesburg, West Virginia for the 32nd year. This summertime mission to aid families in need began in 1986 following a flood that devastated the geographic area. It was started by three teenage parishioners and has continued ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - According to Borough of Chatham Council member Vicki Fife, one of the best kept secrets in town is the Chatham Woman's Club. "Most people in town are not even aware that there is a Woman's Club in Chatham, let alone that it is 100 years old," Fife said. "But like most women, they ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and council members recognized volunteers during the Fishawack Festival with a ceremony held in front of the municipal building on Saturday. Council members in attendance included Peter Hoffman, Jim Collander, Vickie Fife and Bob ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams will once again cap the annual Fishawack Festival with a free movie for families under the stars: "Despicable Me 3." The movie will be shown on the Lum Front Field located across from the Chatham Train  Station parking, starting at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department joined in the efforts started by the Chatham Township Police four years ago when they joined the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the first time on Friday. The run raises money for the New Jersey Special Olympics. Because of the expanded ...

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