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F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA Adds “Jimmy’s Bus” to its Preschool Playground in Memory of Jimmy Guischard

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The Kirby Center’s “Jimmy’s Bus” with Jimmy Guischard’s wife, Becketa Rosemarie; his son, James; Madison Area YMCA President & CEO Diane Mann and the Kirby Center's Executive Director Harriet McCarter Credits: Madison Area YMCA
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"That's the plan!" was Jimmy Guischard's signature phrase. An incredible man who was beloved by all, Jimmy worked as the transportation and maintenance manager at the F. M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA for 15 years. A little more than a year after his death, Jimmy's colleagues and friends purchased a lasting memorial. "Jimmy's Bus" will reside on the preschool playground to be enjoyed by all the children that he dedicated his professional life to. 

 

Jimmy lived and modeled the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and his presence is still deeply missed by everyone. After a special dedication ceremony on September 1, “Jimmy's Bus” is now a permanent reminder of a very special friend to all. 

 

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development center and provides exceptional quality in childcare and curriculum-based early childhood education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Young 5 students and kindergartners. As a former elementary school, the Kirby Center facility is specifically designed for children. Located on almost 3-acres of property, the Center has a full-size gym, full kitchen that serves snacks and meals developed by a staff nutritionist, a pediatric registered nurse on staff and five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve all age groups.

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The F.M. Children’s Kirby Center is a member of the prestigious New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, a participating partner in the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey initiative to implement school-based food, nutrition and physical education programs and is also a flagship center for the Healthy U program which teaches preschool children the importance of physical activity and healthful nutrition. Financial assistance may be available for eligible families.

 

As a cause-driven charitable organization, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, and improving the community’s health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.

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East Hanover/Florham Park

Hanover Park Wrestlers Place First at Districts

February 18, 2018

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Congratulations to Hanover Park Wrestlers for taking first place in the districts. Eight hornets took first place;

Joey Olivieri 
Jake Bursese 
Dom Merola
Dom DiFrancescantonio 
Nicky Raimo
Mike rubin
Sean Conley
Matt Liberato 

Dan Jiminez placed second, Nick Zarra  and Sebastian Bassolino both placed third. Next up for ...

Travel Spotlight - Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Decades Rewind Returns to the Jersey Shore

Decades Rewind transports their audience to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!!

RED BANK, N.J.- Returning to the Count Basie Theatre, Friday, March 9th, 2018 Decades Rewind, the national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster, high energy show, celebrates the hits of the 60’s, 70’s and ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

Travel to Belmar for Chance Glimpse of an Adorable Baby Seal

TAPintoTravels — All eyes will be on everyone’s favorite groundhog today, but it was a baby seal that stole the spotlight yesterday at the Belmar marina.

During the morning of February 1, borough public works employees were working at the marina’s boat ramp when they noticed the gray pup sitting on the jet-ski dock, said Ed Markey, who works in the department and also ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

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This Year's S.T.E.M. Fair at Brooklake School Was Their Biggest, So Far

February 18, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - On Tuesday, January 9, Brooklake Elementary School in Florham Park hosted their annual S.T.E.M. fair.  According to principal, Dr. Steven Caponegro, it “had the most participants recorded, approximately 90 students.”

The fair was coordinated by Mr. Chris Perruso, who is the fifth-grade science and math teacher. In order to be a part of the fair, ...

German Language School of Morris County Raise $1,000 for Market Street Mission

February 19, 2018

February, the month of all things red and romantic with red, hearts, roses, and chocolates, is also a time to show our love of friends and community. Students from the German Language School of Morris County (www.njlearnsgerman.org and www.glsmc.org), took that lesson to heart and raised $1,000 for The Market Street Mission (www.marketstreet.org), a Morristown haven for the needy for more than ...