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Montville Board of Education Members Earn Milestone Service Awards

April 29, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - At their annual end of the year dinner meeting held on April 26, 2017 at the Mansion in Mountain Lakes, Karen Cortellino and Michael Palma, members of the Montville Board of Education, received milestone service awards for their 10 years of membership on the Montville Township Board of Education. 

Charles Grau received a pin for his more than 20 years of service on ...

Possible New Start Time for Montville High School Part of District's 5-Year Strategic Plan

MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar presented the Montville Township Public School District’s five-year strategic plan at the April 4 Board of Education meeting.

The district held a series of three public meetings in October and November of 2016, and then in January of 2017, to aid in the planning, Rovtar said. The first was designed to identify district ...

Montville's Middle School Principal to Retire at End of 2017 School Year

MONTVILLE, NJ – Lazar Middle School Principal Sharon Carr’s retirement was approved at the April 18 meeting of the Montville Township Board of Education. Before the meeting, no formal announcement had been made. Her retirement takes effect July 1, 2017, according to the meeting agenda.

During the meeting, Board Member Dr. Karen Cortellino said that she was sad to see Carr ...

Car Burglary at Montville's Community Park

April 29, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Captain Andrew Caggiano of the Montville Township Police Department announced that on April 29 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., an unknown person broke the window of a car parked at the Montville Township Community Park youth center and took items from the vehicle. 

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the event to please contact the Montville Township Police ...

First Aid Squad Responds to Car Accident in Montville on Wednesday

MONTVILLE, NJ - Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, the Montville First Aid Squad responded to an accident on Passaic Valley Road, according to Montville Township Police Captain Andrew Caggiano.

Caggiano said the accident involved a single car and no one was transported to the hospital. The exact cause of the accident is under investigation but the driver has ...

Montville Mayor Honored by Boy Scouts

April 25, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Mayor Jim Sandham was one five Morris County residents honored at the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner.

The 22nd annual event, held at the Park Avenue Club on April 19, recognized Morris County citizens for their community service, “as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the ...

Montville High School's Make-A-Wish Club Raises Funds to Help Grant Wishes

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township High School (MTHS) juniors Randi Deitz and Maddy Carver, co-presidents of MTHS Make-A-Wish, say they “love” working for such a worthwhile organization.

MTHS Make-A-Wish is affiliated with Make-A-Wish New Jersey. 

Make-A-Wish New Jersey’s mission statement is: “We grant ...

Great Places to Eat on Roatan

April 30, 2017

With the influx of travellers has come an astounding array of restaurants, a dozen of which stretch along West Bay beach and a dozen more a short water taxi ride away in West End.

Menus throughout the island pay homage to mass tourism with typical North American fare, joined by fresh seafood or a traditional Honduran baleadas for as little as 20 Lempiras -- around $1 -- in places. If ...

How about Enjoying New York this Weekend?

TAPinto Travels is going to switch it up for you this weekend, because we have been forgetting the best visit of them all:  New York City and State.  Here are three activities that are guaranteed not disappoint.

If you liked Hunger Games -- and we're not talking about your New Year's diet -- then you probably always wanted to shoot a nifty bow and arrow like Katniss ...

Diving and Snorkeling the Barrier Reefs of Roatan

What soccer is to Europe and baseball is to the U.S., scuba diving is to Roatan.

Professional dive shops are as abundant as Starbucks in New York. Virtually every conversation circles back to that day's visibility or curious sightings.

And it's easy to see why.

Located along the world's second-largest barrier reef, it boasts more than 150 established dive sites, from the ...

Montville Township Library's STEAM Program Teaches Teens with Fun

April 25, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Taking a scientific approach to chocolate was the Montville Township Public Library’s STEAM Project for April 5.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, and the library’s “STEAM Project” program is a way for kids to explore these fields beyond the school atmosphere.

Students in grades 6 through 12 could attend the ...

Montville School of Rock Concert Supports the Montville Educational Foundation

MONTVILLE, NJ - On March 16, the amazing kids who participate in the School of Rock at Montville Township High School, put on a tremendous concert in support of the Montville Educational Foundation (MEF) under the direction of Anthony Sia.  

The night featured music from Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran and Pearl Jam.

Democratic Candidates for Montville Township Committee Make Statements

April 26, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Democratic Committee met on April 20 and discussed members’ new-found energy in a mostly Republican town.

“We’re fired up and ready to go,” said Vice Chair Linda Lewis Kornreich.

Montville Township Board of Education Member David Modrak encouraged attendees to run for local positions, including the two open spots on the ...

Arbor Day Celebrated in Montville Township

April 28, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Charles Perry was honored as part of the township’s Arbor Day celebration April 28. The Montville Township Public Schools’ Arbor Day poster contest winners were also honored at the ceremony.

Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday in April, and is a way for communities to encourage residents to plant trees and celebrate the important role that trees ...

Montclair Kimberley Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Opening of New Green Roof

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is a buzz with activities this spring involving their K through 12 students and their new Green Roof that boasts spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The Green Roof officially opened on Tuesday, April 18 in time to celebrate Earth Day at their Upper School campus on Lloyd Road.

"MKA is a great place to ...

Arbor Day Celebrated in Montville Township

April 28, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Charles Perry was honored as part of the township’s Arbor Day celebration April 28. The Montville Township Public Schools’ Arbor Day poster contest winners were also honored at the ceremony.

Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday in April, and is a way for communities to encourage residents to plant trees and celebrate the important role that trees ...

Montville Township Celebrates 150th Anniversary at April 11 Ceremony

MONTVILLE, NJ – Dignitaries, children and residents helped the Montville Township Committee celebrate the anniversary of Montville Township’s charter-signing on April 11 at the Municipal Building.

Kenny Ferris and Francesca Gonzalez of St. Pius X School opened the celebration by presenting the colors. Cassidy Davis, also of St. Pius, led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

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Request to Reinstate Former Montville High School Marching Band Director

April 21, 2017

As a proud parent of a Montville High School Marching Band member I would like to express the thoughts and views of not only myself, but the vast majority of parents and students in the marching band program regarding this year's selection of a new band director. 

On March 22nd the band parents, along with the student members organized a meeting with the music department ...

Montville Township Recreation Department Has Garden Plots Available

April 26, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department has garden plots available for planting for the 2017 Season.

Gardens are open to Montville Township Residents ONLY.

There are garden plots available at two different locations:

The Montville Community Park garden area is located at 130 Change Bridge Road in Montville and is available for all levels.
The ...

Arbor Day Celebrated in Montville Township

April 28, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Charles Perry was honored as part of the township’s Arbor Day celebration April 28. The Montville Township Public Schools’ Arbor Day poster contest winners were also honored at the ceremony.

Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday in April, and is a way for communities to encourage residents to plant trees and celebrate the important role that trees ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Joseph Pennacchio, New Jersey State Senator, Political

April 30, 2017

Part II of Meet the Leader Series on Republican State Senator Joseph Pennacchio includes Pennacchio’s political career and more. Click HERE to read Part I focusing on Pennacchio's personal life.

MONTVILLE, NJ - When asked how he get involved in Morris County politics, Pennacchio stated that because he had a successful dental ...

Cedar Hill School Holds TREP$ Student Marketplace

April 27, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Cedar Hill students got the chance to show off weeks of work as their eighth annual TREP$ marketplace took place on April 22.

Short for en-TREP-reneur, TREP$ is a program that teaches fourth and fifth graders at the school about marketing a product or service of their own making. The students attend a series of weekly after-school classes where they learn about marketing, ...

Franklin School Recycles Pouches, Wins Entenmann's Party

April 28, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Franklin Elementary School was the randomly-drawn winner this month of a nationwide promotion related to recycling. The win means an Entenmann's-based classroom party for the school.

The school pledged to help the environment by using recycling to reduce waste. It did so as part of the "Entenmann’s Little Bites Make the Pledge Promotion," a contest ...

Dreams Do Come True: Springfield's Anthony Cioffi to Sign with Oakland Raiders

April 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The dream has come true for the Springfield kid.

Just work baby!

Anthony Cioffi, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound four-year defensive back out of Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton High School alum, signed as a priority undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders.

The speedster, who runs between a 4.3-to-4.5 40-yard dash, got the call immediately after the three-day, seven-round ...

Montville Township Recreation Department Has Garden Plots Available

April 26, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department has garden plots available for planting for the 2017 Season.

Gardens are open to Montville Township Residents ONLY.

There are garden plots available at two different locations:

The Montville Community Park garden area is located at 130 Change Bridge Road in Montville and is available for all levels.
The ...

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Open Houses this Weekend by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 The Crossing is having the following open houses this weekend:

Sunday, April 30:

6 Woodside Drive, Montville from 1 - 4 p.m. - click HERE for further details.

16 Dudley Court, Wayne from 1 - 4 p.m. - click HERE for further details.

4 High Mountain Drive, Montville from 1 - 4 p.m. - click HERE for further details.

79 Lake Drive West, Wayne from 1 - 3 p.m.

Feeling Like a Failure? It's Only a Feeling

Too many of us go through life measuring ourselves against impossible standards and coming up short.  There's good news, though.  Feeling like a failure doesn’t mean you are one.  Your 'failures' aren't failures at all.

Looking at it objectively, what we call failure is simply not reaching a desired goal.  That's it.  The problem comes when we ...

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Random House, 2016)

 

What happens to us when we die? Does everything stop and our bodies just turn to dust? Or do our souls continue to exist in some ethereal form? Are we able to see what happens to our loved ones; are we reunited with those who have gone before us? This is just one of several intriguing themes that the delightful Fannie ...

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