Community Life

September 19, 2020

MADISON, NJ - In addition to the many educational and social benefits provided to its students, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA delivers many opportunities for children to develop healthy imaginations and strong bodies.   During their time as Kirby students, enrollees ...

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MADISON, NJ – Madison is still rocking with the Summer Downtown Concert Series on Sunday September 13.  The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts and the Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) presents House of Hamill on Sunday September 13 at 2pm. This concert was rescheduled from a ...

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In a fall like no other, The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison, and Florham Park remains committed to offering affordable, high-quality lifelong learning programs that are interesting, useful, and fun.  This semester, in light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, classes will be offered virtually ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Morris County Pride 2020 will take place at Memorial Park in Madison on Saturday, September 12 from 6:30pm - 10pm. According to organizers, the event will be their first Drive-in Drag Show. There will be a pre-filmed Drag Show with a live host. Attendees will be able to order ...

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MADISON, NJ - On August 30th, a special ceremony was held at the Madison Borough Hall (the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building) in Madison. For that windy evening, about 75 to 100 people, including many county officials, came to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. “It is an honor ...

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Caption: Situated on a beautiful three-acre campus, Kirby encourages both outdoor exploration and indoor learning as children build education, physical and social foundations. Kirby sets developmentally appropriate goals and lays the foundation for success. Choosing a child care and early ...

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Join Macculloch Hall for their last virtual, 30-minute presentation for families with children ages 4-8 years old on August 29 at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and perfect for kids ages 4-8 years old.  Art and activity materials are provided prior to the program dates. How weather is more ...

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Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA provides quality child care and early education for children as young as 6 weeks. Situated on a beautiful three-acre campus, Kirby encourages outdoor exploration as children build educational, physical and ...

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MADISON, NJ - Tri Town Cares will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Tuesday August 25 titled 'Helping Your Child Transition to Their New School Reality'. The discussion will take place over zoom at 7:30pm. Presenters will include Cara Maksimow, LCSW Maximize Wellness Counseling and Coaching, ...

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MADISON, NJ -  This summer has been hot! The Madison Pool is offering residents a chance to cool off. Memberships are now 50% off . "Our water is clean, and we have passed and exceeded all current State of NJ health regulations and inspections", said pool officials."Due to the pandemic, some of ...

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The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA follows the Creative Curriculum, using fun activities, such as this week’s lesson plan on different modes of transportation, as a vehicle for learning as well as setting developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for students in four ...

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AUGUST Dog of the Month...LUCKY!!🍀 He might not have been so lucky in the past, but we all sure hope he will be lucky in the future! Lucky is an (almost) 5 year old Labrador Retriever/Cattle dog mix who is amazingly affectionate, eager to please and even housebroken. He bonds quickly with his ...

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Discover the Y and see what we currently have to offer you on your health and wellness journey! Not a member? Join us and take advantage of a 2-week Outdoor Group Exercise Trial Membership beginning Monday, July 27 - Sunday, August 9.  With this trial membership, register and join us at one (or ...

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MADISON, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be stationed at the Madison Train Sttion on Thursday July 23 from 2pm - 6pm.  The team was temporarily suspended in March due to the pandemic but is now back to providing in person help to those who need it. The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in ...

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Lunch is always a special time at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA. The anticipation of its arrival builds as students begin to smell the aromas coming from the kitchen. With a variety of meals served on a three-week rotation, students at Kirby are able to enjoy classic ...

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MADISON, NJ - The sun is shining and free energy is all around. To help residents take advantage of summer’s abundant solar power, the Madison Environmental Commission has invited Frank Curran of Green House Solar to give a free talk on “Is Solar Right For Your Home?” The event will be held on ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison's Henri Bouvart, age 5, enjoys suction cup archery during this second week of Quest Camps with the Madison Area YMCA. "We are excited to welcome our campers and look forward to a safe, healthy and fun-filled summer!", said YMCA staff.  "Want to join the fun? There is ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Lost cat in Madison! Winston's owner is asking residents in and around Madison to keep their eyes out for her. She ran away July 10 and is still missing. Winston was adopted from Eleventh Hour Rescue two years ago. She is black with big yellow eyes.  If anyone sees her, please ...

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The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce virtual engagement programming for our preschoolers. Preschool students who have a confirmed enrollment spot at a later date can virtually visit a different classroom each week to join actual classroom experiences.

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Summer is here! At the Madison Area YMCA, we want to give kids an opportunity to enjoy a fun and safe summer as our day camps open on July 6. After spending so much time at home and missing the social interaction from school, kids need camp this summer more than ever. “This summer is going to ...

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Reading Recommendations You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat (available on Hoopla)- On a hot day in Bethlehem, a 12-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden, and ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library is hosting a Virtual Summer Seminar on July 27 at 1:30pm. The seminar, presented by: Christina Lavner, RD, Nutrition Services, Summit Medical Group, will focus on an anti-inflammatory diet, along with exercise, can yield many health benefits, such as ...

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At the Madison Area YMCA, we are excited to invite our members to participate in our Members-Only Outdoor Group Exercise classes beginning June 27! In accordance with Governor Murphy's executive order allowing outdoor fitness classes, and in conjunction with local health authorities, we have been ...

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The Madison Historical Society would like to remind local residents about the Historic House Plaque Project.  This project, initiated through a generous grant from the Madison Elks Club, was originally announced last fall.  Historical Society members identified over 250 homes built before 1900, ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Students from Madison High School and Hanover Park High School have organized a youth led march for Black Lives and Civil Rights Teach-In, on Saturday, June 13. The march will begin at Madison High School at 5pm. The event is being held in partnership with Black Lives Matter ...

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MADISON, NJ - Protests are being organized locally and all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Today's event in Madison called for an end to social injustice and an end to "White Silence". As the bell rang out at 12noon, people of all ages, gathered in front of ...

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Reading Recommendations from the Madison Library A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has ...

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Madison, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted our lives in so many ways, but The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) is continuing its 50-year mission of being a partner to the community; focusing on our members, visitors, students and families.  As a leader in providing educational ...

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Hogan is a super sweet boy and a favorite of our staff and volunteers!! He always seems to greet his human friends with a smile, and they can’t help but smile back when they see that happy face. Hogan is a black lab/retriever mix around 3 1/2-4 years old that weighs about 45 lbs. Hogan’s very ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Memorial Home Bereavement Support Group is still available to all during this unprecedented time… now virtually. Everyone that is interested in joining IN may benefit from the group from the comfort of their own home. There are two meetings this month that will be held ...

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