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Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 Denville Good Scout Award Dinner


Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will honor local citizens at the 2017 Denville Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, June 1st at Embassy Suites in Parsippany at 6:30 pm. The honorees are Melissa Cooke; Ronald and Marie Dickerson; Officer Rick Duda; Dr. Andy Smith; Reverend Richard V. Tartaglia; and Nancy Witte.

The event recognizes these seven outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the Denville community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives. The event chair is Denville Township Councilman, Douglas Gabel.

Melissa Cooke is the owner of Restyle Renew and the President of Denville P.R.I.D.E. Council. Ronald and Marie Dickerson are the owners of the Denville Foodtown. Officer Rick Duda is an officer for the Denville Township Police Department and the School Resource Officer at Morris County School of Technology. Dr. Andy Smith is a Chiropractic Physician at Denville Community Chiropractic Center. Reverend Richard V. Tartaglia is the Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Nancy Witte is a retired teacher and Army Master Sergeant.

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The area is a part of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves 17,000 youth in over 400 Scouting units in communities like ours throughout Morris, Middlesex, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties.

For more information on Scouting, attending the event, and sponsoring the program journal, contact Sarah Galo, Development Executive, at 973-765-9322 ext. 224 and/or

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Parsippany Teachers To Host Fourth Annual Community Health Fair

March 17, 2018

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association is proud to sponsor its Fourth Annual Community Health Fair to take place at the Parsippany PAL, 33 Baldwin Road, on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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GOP Assemblymen Call on Murphy to Declare Emergency

March 5, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Noting that thousands of North Jersey residents and businesses remain without electricity following last Friday's snowstorm, three Republican state lawmakers today called on Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency.

Murphy, a Democrat, wasn't biting.

“The Governor continues to monitor the damage and outages caused by the nor’easter," said ...

Local Boy Scouts Invite Alumni to Gathering on March 19th

March 17, 2018

Were you a Cub Scout?  Did you earn the rank of Eagle Scout? Maybe you served as a volunteer at one point? Then this is the event for you.  All former Scouts and vounteers are welcome to attend the  Black River District Alumni Gatheirng. The event is hosted by the Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee and being held on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Rockaway River Barn ...

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