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Gonzalez Pitches Five Innings of Relief, DeMaria Homers in 19-Hit Attack as Chatham Baseball Defeats Morris Catholic

April 6, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Freshman right-hander Anthony Gonzalez pitched five innings of one-run relief and Peter DeMaria connected for his third homer of the young season as Chatham rallied for a 16-6 baseball victory over Morris Catholic on Thursday.

Morris Catholic took a 5-1 lead into the fourth inning before Chatham (2-0) pushed across seven runs with the help of Bobby Briganti's three-run ...

Freshman Yukniewicz Earns First Varsity Pitching Win for Chatham Softball in Win Over Morris Catholic; McCabe Homers

CHATHAM, NJ - Freshman Julia Yukniewicz struck out seven in pitching the distance and Sarah McCabe launched a two-run homer in leading the Chatham softball team to a 6-1 victory over Morris Catholic on Thursday at Shunpike Field.

Yukniewicz, who also scored two runs in the game, allowed three hits, five walks and one earned run in earning the win for Chatham (3-0). Anna ...

Cade Krauss Scores 6 Goals; Bredahl 7 Assists as Chatham Boys Lacrosse Gains Momentum with Win Over Morristown

CHATHAM, NJ - Senior attack Cade Krauss pointed to signs of momentum building within the Chatham boys lacrosse team after his career-best six goals helped Chatham roll to a 16-4 win over Morristown on Thursday at Cougar Field.

Of course, that momentum can also directly be tied to senior attack Mac Bredahl, who collected three goals and seven assists for Chatham (3-1).

Cade Krauss talks ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

High School Students in Morris Vocational School Academy Attend Clean Communities Program

April 16, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Students in the Denville-based Morris County Vocational School's Academy for Environmental Science, offered at Jefferson High School, recently attended a special program focused on clean communities.

The students went to the 10th Annual Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange (CCESE) Program held at the Ocean City Music Pier. During the 2-day event, selected ...

Denville Community Invited to the 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness to Protect Our Teens

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -  According to the taskforce facing addiction in the State of New Jersey, addiction to opioids affects people of all genders, races and adults of all ages. In 2015, more than 33,000 people in the United States died as result of opioid overdose, stated the agency.

The Youth Protection Committee of Patriots’ Path Council has partnered with the Morris County ...

Alexandra Finn, of Denville, Earns Spot on Assumption College Women's Lacrosse Team

WORCESTER, MA - The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Alexandra Finn, of Denville, has earned a coveted spot on the 2018 Assumption College women's lacrosse team. Finn, Class of 2019, will compete during the Greyhounds' spring season, where the team began competition in Florida over Spring Break.

"One of our team's biggest mantras is ...

Six 11th Congressional District Candidates Attend 'Town Hall Project Morristown' to Answer Questions on Gun Control

April 8, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Following a massive turnout of over 13,000 people at last month’s March for Our Lives Morristown rally, the students behind the march organized an event called “The Town Hall for Our Lives.” This event brought together 11th Congressional District candidates who were questioned by student panelists about their views on gun control and how make schools ...

High School Students in Morris Vocational School Academy Attend Clean Communities Program

April 16, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Students in the Denville-based Morris County Vocational School's Academy for Environmental Science, offered at Jefferson High School, recently attended a special program focused on clean communities.

The students went to the 10th Annual Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange (CCESE) Program held at the Ocean City Music Pier. During the 2-day event, selected ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) – a ...

Morristown’s Atlantic Health System Launches Region’s Only HPV Center Dedicated to Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral HPV-Associated Cancers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for approximately 70 percent of new cases of oral cancer, HPV-associated oral cancer is now the leading ...

Area Girl Scouts Donate Care Packages to Overlook's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center

SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health.

The donated boxes are to help patients cope during treatment.

The Pediatric Eating ...

Pastor's Son Portrays Jesus in Annual Cross Carry to Denville

April 2, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville resident Mark Urbanik, 18, led more than 50 Christian Drama School students and faithful followers on a 4-mile-long Easter Sunday trek that involved carrying a heavy cross from Boonton to Denville.

It was the 18th Annual Cross Carry. For all those years, Christian Drama School students who participated in the event wore Bible-era costumes and carried 12-foot long ...

Weekend Travel Idea - Go to the New York Show for Awesome Family Friendly Activities

March 29, 2018

NEW YORK - File this one under family fun!

The New York International Auto Show is providing much more than exciting car launches.  The show offers more family friendly events than ever before.

Some of our favorite family friendly displays and activities are:

Jeeps’ Camp Jeep takes off-roading to the road with some of the most challenging man made ...

First Horses Arrive For 2018 Monmouth Park Meet

April 21, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ - Kellyn Gorder's Draxhall Woods, who has been wintering at Fair Grounds, was the first horse to arrive at Monmouth Park when the back stretch opened in preparation for the 2018 season.

Veteran trainer Greg Sacco was on the halter when the gelding arrived to race for the 62nd time in his career when the Monmouth racing season opens on May 5.

Fifty-two racing programs ...

New York Horse Wins Triple Crown Excellence Award in Florida

WELLINGTON, FL — Brady Mitchell riding Seaside was presented with the Triple Crown Excellence Award during week 11 of the Winter equestrian Festival.

Mitchell, originally from Toronto, Ontario, now resides in Wellington and spends summers in New York. His mount, Seaside, is owned by Eliza Kimball of New York City, and in training with Emily Smith.

Mitchell and Seaside showed in the ...

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More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

April 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laurie D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

Lake Hopatcong 'Floating Classroom' Launched at Roxbury

April 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Wednesday launched onto Lake Hopatcong its long-awaited "floating classroom" educational vessel. The launch took place at Lake Hopatcong State Park in Landing.

The 40-foot covered catamaran pontoon boat seats 40. It will be used to teach area students and the public about Lake Hopatcong. The boat, built by ...

New Jersey Fashion Companies Capitalize on State Resources to Grow

April 19, 2018

NJ Business Action Center recently assisted Adore Me and Better Team USA to identify space and financing.

The U.S. apparel market is the largest in the world, valued at over 360 billion dollars. However, the market has been disrupted by the rise of e-commerce, and is moving beyond established locations like NYC’s garment district. 

That said, like every industry, fashion ...

GFWC Woman's Club Participates in Denville Rid Litter Day

April 22, 2018

GFWC Woman’s Club- Denville/Rockaway Participates in Denville PRIDE Rid Litter Day

Close to 400 volunteers came out on a lovely, but windy Saturday to participate in Denville Township’s annual PRIDE, Rid Litter Day.  The timing was perfect, as it also coincides with the 48th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's ...

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Arts & Entertainment

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.