Government

Denville Honors Thrift Barns, President and Board

0eb496c05a6dd6b76a94_3891651fc8eaaab70c98_DSC_0453.jpg
0c579473f07797073f67_DSC_0449.jpg
213062c757d7933afcc6_DSC_0446.jpg
8151ed731c8f0caf16a8_DSC_0445.jpg
e263e60c89642ad70a1e_DSC_0444.jpg
3602d213b411e97b37e8_DSC_0443.jpg
564262ee1bcc7735d96d_DSC_0441.jpg
9503dfdf894fcb8bc937_176a9125b624d8fbc7cc_DSC_0440.jpg
0eb496c05a6dd6b76a94_3891651fc8eaaab70c98_DSC_0453.jpg

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville Social Services Coordinator Steve Dublanica figures nobody better deserved to be given the "Key to the City" than Leonard DiMenna, president of Thrift Barns of Morris County.

"The Thrift Barns of Morris County have to date donated $130,000 to Denville Social Services," Dublanica said.

DiMenna, and the Thrift Barns board of directors, were awarded the "Key to the City" recently by Denville Mayor Thomas Andes. They were also honored by the mayor's proclamation that March 20 to March 27 is "The Book and Bargain Barn Week"

Sign Up for E-News

Although officially called Thrift Barns, the non-profit organization still uses the names "Book Barn" and "Bargain Barn" noted Andes. After the Thrift Barns separated from St. Clare's Health Care System, "Leonard DiMenna and his board began donating the 'Barn's' proceeds to various charities in the local Morris County area," noted the mayor in making his proclamation.

He said they have donated to organizations including the Joey Bella Foundation, the American Legion and VFW, the Knights of Columbus, Roonts and Wings and the Alzheimer's Association of New Jersey. "They also donated money to the Denville Rotary to help repair Santa Land after the arson incident," Andes said.

Additionally, the Thrift Barns supports new local authors and provides book signings on its site, he said. "They also conduct holiday events for children" and have made "significant monetary contributions towards Denville Social Services' home heating and family emergency fund," Andes said.

"Because of their generosity, my department is in much better financial shape, allowing us to buy food for the pantry and provide energy and heating assistance to Denville’s less fortunate citizens," concurred Dublanica. "The money will also be used for future projects as needs develop. We are indebted to Leonard, his Board and all the tireless volunteers who have ever labored at 'The Barns.'” 

Dublanica noted "The Key to the City is the highest honor the Township of Denville can bestow on an individual or organization," and added, "The Book and Bargain Barns richly deserve such recognition."
 
A the social services coordinator, Dublanca said cited "the hearts Leonard and his volunteers have unlocked, the lives they’ve touched and will continue to touch, the chains they’ve loosened, the generosity they’ve unleashed, and the burdens their hard and often unsung work have lifted.
"On behalf of myself and Denville Social Services, and all the organizations they have helped, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude and earnest hope that they will continue doing what they’ve been doing for so long and so well. Congratulations! The Thrift Barns are one of the many reasons Denville is such a great and caring town."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Denville

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend; July 13 - 15

July 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday July 13

Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - 11am

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers; Great Swamp (Chatham); 10am - 11:30am

Tyke ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Names New Vice President of Operations

July 17, 2018

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, recently named Alex Patton vice president of Operations.  Previously, Patton was director, Operations Services, for Mon Power, a FirstEnergy subsidiary that provides electric service to about 385,000 customers in West Virginia.

In his new position, Patton is responsible for the operation and ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon

Northern NJ Libertarian Party Monthly Meeting

Government

Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sings Conclude with Verdi ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_4795040bf6b6301f766b_adoptionevent2

Sat, July 28, 2:00 PM

Montville Animal Shelter, Montville

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal ...

Home & Garden Other

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Source: Many small start-up businesses and tech ventures in search of capital turn to popular online platforms for crowd fundraising of financial resources to get their concept off the ground and launched into market. Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe, to name a few, offer solutions in generating cash to fund new ideas. How do you get people to contribute to your cause?  Sam Burlum ...