Montville News

November 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents and dignitaries gathered at the Youth Center at the Montville Township Community Park on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day with the help of Montville Township VFW Post 5481. The VFW post always holds their ceremony on the 11th, not on the date the national holiday is ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville UNICO Foundation, in conjunction with Turkeys 4U, a non-profit student-run organization now in its 17th year, will once again be distributing turkeys and food certificates to needy families, food pantries, churches, orphanages, and soup kitchens throughout northern New ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Park Commission will conduct a controlled deer hunt at select parks including Pyramid Mountain this fall and winter in accordance with its white-tailed deer management program, which aims to improve forest health in county parks through the management of the deer ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Public Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Friday, Nov. 16, according to Superintendent Rene Rovtar. Rovtar said that buses will run two hours later than normal and MEDLC will open at 9:00 a.m.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated).

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Public Schools will have an emergency early dismissal on Thursday, Nov. 15 due to the impending hazardous weather forecast for tomorrow, according to Superintendent Rene Rovtar. Rovtar said this will be a four-hour day with no lunch period for the students. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts held its 2018 Montville Good Scout awards dinner on Oct. 25, at which it honored four outstanding Montville Township service leaders. The event was designed to recognize four citizens who have positively contributed to the Montville ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ – Montville Township Police detectives assisted in the apprehension of two suspects arrested for the possession of substantial amounts of illegal drugs, and in the process helped to shut down a drug production mill. On Monday, Nov. 5, a commercial box truck was reported stolen in ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2. With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Kiwanis Club of Montville hosted its first “Taste of Montville” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Montville Township High School cafeteria. At this well attended event, local restaurants, along with student volunteers, served signature dishes to the community attendees. Sushi was ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.  “Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School “School of Rock” music organization was one of seven groups whose documentaries were winners in the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival contest. Steven Van Zandt, who is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, worked in ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky. “With all the ups come some pretty ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24. The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8. Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Twp Police Department responded to a burglary call at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 on Asa Street, according to Acting Chief Andrew Caggiano.  Caggiano said the crime occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 when the homeowners were not home. The homeowners reported numerous ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Oct. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting had a unique turn of events when attorney Steven Schepis came to the microphone during the public portion and asked the committee to consider his client’s senior living facility project. The Allegro Company has filed an application ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the annual Gold Medal Horse Farm honors to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, N.J. at its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8 The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s hard to miss New Jersey’s Alice Tarjan and Candescent when they enter the ring, and the elegant black Hanoverian mare’s extravagant movement and mistake-free performance caught the attention of not only spectators but also the judges on the first day of the 2018 US Dressage ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents of Towaco were treated to enthusiastic car horn honking around noon on Nov. 8 as the Cooney family brought home 18-year-old Kyle Cooney, who had spent the last 44 days in the hospital and then rehab due to a car accident he had on Sept. 24. It’s been a long path for the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On December 17, the Montville Moms will sponsor a holiday gathering and help "Bring the New Ambulance Home" for the Montville Township First Aid Squad. The event is for anyone in the Montville Moms group – men, women and members in neighboring towns, as well as any member of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax, a renowned horseshow judge and clinician from Westfield, N.J. was presented with the 2019 “Spirit of the Horse Award” at the Rutgers Equine Science Center’s  “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.  Former Governor and current New Jersey ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Harry Ettlinger died on Oct. 21, according to an obituary in the Daily Record. Ettlinger was a frequent speaker in Montville, as he participated in Lazar Middle School’s Living Lessons program. Ettlinger was one of the “Monuments Men” during World War II. Born a Jew in Nazi ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, Oct. 30, friends, colleagues and strangers gathered together to peddle their way to support the rare disease organization Soft Bones, Inc., whose mission is to provide valuable information, education and support for people living with a rare bone disease called ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer J. Willard Thompson, a Monmouth Park mainstay for more than 50 years, passed away Saturday night after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in 1935 Thompson got his start in racing as a steeplechase rider before switching to training in the early 1960s. He ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian is accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — M. Michael Meller and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses presented this year's M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award to Molly Ashe Cawley at the National Horse Show, held, Oct. 27-Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. The M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award is presented to the rider who ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him. According to ...

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