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Denville Student Wins NJAC Scholarship

August 10, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Denville resident Noah Whitmore was one of four Morris County Vocational School District students granted scholarships based on donations from several major copmanies.

Whitmore received a $500 scholarship from Investors Bank Foundation. He is a spring graduate of Morris County School of Technology and will pursue studies in the culinary arts at Rutgers University in the ...

Two Weeks Left to Help Denville School Supply Drive

DENVILLE, NJ - An effort by Denville Social Services to help underprivileged local families with school supplies will continue until Aug. 21.

The project, which began Aug. 1, provides a number of places where generous people can bring school supplies and gift cards (to Target, Walmart or Staples): Mt. Tabor Foodtown, Flowers by Candle-Lite, Denville Hardware, Denville Vacuum & Appliance, ...

Two Weeks Left to Help Denville School Supply Drive

August 8, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - An effort by Denville Social Services to help underprivileged local families with school supplies will continue until Aug. 21.

The project, which began Aug. 1, provides a number of places where generous people can bring school supplies and gift cards (to Target, Walmart or Staples): Mt. Tabor Foodtown, Flowers by Candle-Lite, Denville Hardware, Denville Vacuum & Appliance, ...

A Chance for Denville Residents to Properly Remove Domestic Hazardous Products

August 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is urging Denville residents to participate in two free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events where they can properly discard unwanted hazardous household products.

The events will take place Sept. 15 in Parsippany and Oct. 13 at Chatham High School, said the authority.

The MUA's disposal day on Sept. 15 will be ...

A Chance for Denville Residents to Properly Remove Domestic Hazardous Products

August 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is urging Denville residents to participate in two free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events where they can properly discard unwanted hazardous household products.

The events will take place Sept. 15 in Parsippany and Oct. 13 at Chatham High School, said the authority.

The MUA's disposal day on Sept. 15 will be ...

Overlook Medical Center Sole NJ Institution Named to '100 Great Community Hospitals' List

July 27, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders, which includes Becker’s Hospital Review and other ...

Morris Residents Warned About Summer Motor Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts

August 6, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Most of these incidents are occurring between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., with criminals targeting cars parked in driveways or streets. In some ...

Denville Police Ask Residents to Check Security Camera Recordings

 

DENVILLE, NJ - As part of its investigation into a series of vehicle burglaries, and the theft of one vehicle, Denville police are asking people with security cameras to give them a hand.

The police department said the incidents being probed took place at night in the Shongum Road section of town. Police are asking residents in that area who have surveillance camera systems to ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

August 18, 2018

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Navarro Breaks His Own Record For Training Wins At Monmouth Park

August 17, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — ”I'm walking on air right now,” The speaker is Thoroughbred trainer Jorge Navarro after Find the Money staged a hard fought battle to win the eighth race on Thursday's Monmouth Park card.

That win gave the Panamanian-born conditioner 66 winners for the season to break the old record set last year by Navarro himself. And, the beat goes on.

In ...

Vineland, N.J. Teen Serving On American Junior Paint Horse Association Board

VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two.

McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect .

She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club for four years.

“I decided to run for youth ...

Atlanta Bounces Back To Beat The Boys In The Hambletonian

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Atlanta bounced back from a second place finish in her elimination to win one of harness racing’s most coveted prizes on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Earlier in the day in the first elimination, Atlanta and driver Scott Zeron shot to the front and stayed there until Crystal Fashion charged down the homestretch and caught her just before the wire ...

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Families Seek Help Finding Roxbury Runaways

August 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Two 15-year-old Roxbury boys with behavioral problems ran away from a residential facility last Friday and their relatives are asking for tips about their whereabouts.

The boys, Jason Stevens and Matthew Canfield, left the Bonnie Brae residential school for boys in Basking Ridge on Aug. 10, said Stevens’ grandmother, Annette Vilagos, and Canfield’s mother, ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Denville Public Library FOL Community Garden Growing Veggies and Minds!

August 10, 2018

Every Thursday morning at 9:00 am, Ms. Melanie and Ms. Christine of the Denville Public Library, and a group of children ages 6 months to 10 yrs old show up at the Denville Community Gardens ready to work! This year, The Denville Public Library's FOL sponsored the Children's Library program: Book Worms Garden program. We were able to get new gardening ...

Drive for Autism Foundation to hold Seventeenth annual Drive for Autism Golf Event

August 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation is pleased to announce that its annual golf event, Drive for Autism XVII will be held at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ on September 17, 2018.

The Drive for Autism Golf Outing which has been held since 2002 has raised and distributed over $700,000 to local school programs.  Previous beneficiaries of grants were Morris ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Rehab Center; Which to Choose?

Source: Samuel K. Burlum defines the differences in the types of senior care options and the level of care that is associated with each. 

Before an individual can make a decision on which type of senior health care they need or which type of facility to choose, one must understand the differences that nursing homes, assisted living campuses, or a rehabilitation center offers. Do you ...