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August 7, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ --  Andrew Furst is allergic to nuts and he learned from a visit to the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry that families facing food insecurity have struggled to find allergen-free options during the pandemic. The Chatham High 17-year-old decided to do something about it and on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It started out with one plastic shelf of food and has expanded to two sheds and a basement storage area at Chatham United Methodist Church at 460 Main Street in Chatham. Lifelong Chatham resident Eileen Ruggiero has been coordinating the operation of the CUMC Community Food Pantry ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Education Foundation once again showed its support for the Chatham High math program by coming up with the numbers to multiply by three it's funding for "The Thinking Classroom". In 2019, CEF provided the funds for "The Thinking Classroom", converting two math ...

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The Chatham Community Food Distribution, which takes place each Wednesday afternoon between 2:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the rear of the Chatham United Methodist Church, would like to thank all who donated to our most recent food drive.  Coordinated by the Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, and Green ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham's Cole Ekert, one of the co-chairs for the annual Juniors Fore Goryeb golf tournament fundraiser held last month, announced the proceeds raised over the last four years. "It has been one month since our 2021 Juniors Fore Goryeb event and we have officially closed our ...

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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 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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Grace Eline, a 12-year-old cancer survivor who is finishing up sixth grade, helped to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer through a partnership with Prestige Diner and hosted a "Dinner with Grace" event that brought family and community members together for a great ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Library of the Chathams is seeking to promote recognition for veterans through the collection of video and written personal histories and testimonials of veterans who are or were residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. "This is a very meaningful project," Karen ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High John Taylor Babbitt Club will be holding a virtual walk/run to spread awareness and raise funds to guard against sudden cardiac arrest on Friday, May 14. The event starts at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, and concludes at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Those wishing to register or ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There are a few times during the year when an accomplished golfer like Cole Ekert doesn't have to take his game that seriously. One of those days will be June 2nd when the fourth annual Juniors Fore Goryeb fundraiser is held at the Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham. Cole, the top ...

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As the war against COVID-19 still rages on, other health experts are fighting new battles against other disease forces. This includes Chatham native Brooks Kenny who has been leading UsAgainstAlzheimer’s for women’s brain health. Most recently, Kenny and her team have created a new tool to achieve ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Paula Polishuk, a senior at Chatham High School, has received the President's Volunteer Service Award, sponsored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. “Paula has clearly made a commitment to give back to others and to make a difference in the lives of other people," ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Declan Curry, a senior co-captain of the Chatham boys ice hockey team has partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise funds for research and bring awareness to childhood cancer. "Through a combination of friends, family and other networks, I was fortunate enough to raise over ...

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MADISON, NJ - In an announcement the FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Chatham and Madison has received a grant funded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's new Sustain and Serve Program. With the award, the FLAG group will continue to feed the front line workers. "We know ...

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Join us this Saturday, February 6th, for Jackie’s Day! We will be hosting a fundraiser for 5-year-old Jackie Gonnella Erb, who was diagnosed with a very rare form of leukemia, called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).  15% of the day’s proceeds will go towards a care package specially ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The 12th annual Chatham Turkey Trot was forced to go virtual in 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic but that didn't stop the benefits of the run for a number of good causes. Funding for first responders and diabetes research continued. There has been more than $190,000 raised ...

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The Chatham field hockey team extended its successful 2020 season by delivering help to those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Unable to do the team's annual toy drive during the holiday season, 2020 captains Charlotte Hamilton and Carlin Chazen brainstormed an idea with their coach that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - While most are still trying to assist others against the coronavirus, in the Chathams, district residents are teaming together to help another face a different enemy. For the morning and afternoon, Saturday at Chatham High School, a drive-through bone marrow screening has held for ...

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Girl Scouts are thinking outside the box - the cookie box that is – this year as they launch the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season on Jan. 8. “We’ve Got This,” the theme for this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, reflects the resilience of Girl Scouts and their ability to adapt to today’s ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams and the Chatham Education Association PRIDE committee have joined forces to find a bone-marrow stem cell donor match for 5-year-old leukemia patient, Jackie Erb. The screening event will be held at Chatham High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ...

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MADISON, NJ - December is here and it is cold! The Jersey Cares Coat Drive at the Madison Area YMCA collected over 1,500 coats. "While we expected our community's usual generosity, we did not expect to collect over 1,500 coats", Our collection was constantly overflowing with your generosity and ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive at the YMCA’s Family Center at 111 Kings Road, Madison, on December 30 from 12noon. to 6 p.m. There is an urgent need for blood donations. Each donor will receive festive socks! To maintain proper social ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The idea was to give an "Inside Look" into careers by doing interviews inside the workplace environment. But COVID-19 got in the way, so  Chatham Girl Scout Samantha Teisch took her Gold Award Project outside. "Kids are always asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Most ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living-managed senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, raised a record-breaking $163,165 for the community's Staff Appreciation Fund. The campaign was launched to provide a way for residents to show their gratitude to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Sergeant Wayne Shivers vividly remembers the tragic events of six years ago when 11-year-old Michael DiMaggio was struck by a car while he was walking home from school. "I recall the incident like it was yesterday," Shivers said. "It touched me in such a way ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Wounded Warrior Project Club of Chatham High will be making a delivery on Sunday to Community Hope, a local veterans shelter, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. "We wanted to do something special for veterans this month," Jack Casano-Boris, one of the four presidents of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Earlier this month, Chatham resident Ginny Leslie recorded a hole-in-one during the annual Play for Pink Tournament, which funds breast cancer research, at the Madison Golf Club. Leslie hit a seven iron to notch her ace on the 80-yard, par-3 seventh hole at the Madison Golf ...

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Since May, the Madison Area YMCA has been helping to combat food insecurity in our community. In partnership with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Seashore Fruit and Produce Co., Inc. through the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, the Y has been able to distribute 1,378 boxes of fresh produce ...

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