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NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which families get home renovations, will be building a new, handicapped-accessible bathroom for Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina-bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s star, George Oliphant and his team “are excited to support the Spencer Family of Roxbury Township, NJ” with its Raising the Roof for Levi project.

The Spencers have been raising money online to fund major renovations to their Condit Street house, including the addition of a second floor, to make life easier for Levi.

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“The Spencer home is filled with love and positivity and GTTR is excited to bring local experts together to make significant spatial upgrades for their son Levi,” said Scerbo in the letter. “Levi was born with spina bifida and faces various mobility challenges that limit his independence. As he gets older, more accommodating spaces will make life significantly easier for the entire family. We’re extited to tackle this special project and value your community’s support.”
 

Jillian Spencer said she’s been applying to GTTR for almost a year. “What they do fits our needs to a T,” she said. “But I thought it was a long-shot.”

However, when she saw an open casting call on the GTTR Facebook page recently, Spencer applied and followed up with an email. She said the show then contacted her and a couple of producers paid a visit to do an interview and view the house.

“They came back and said it was to tape … to show producers to see if they wanted to take on our project, but – unbeknownst to us – they’d already decided to take on the project,” Spencer said. “They surprised us by having George knock on our door” during the taping.

The GTTR producers are going to use as many local workers as possible. “They’re getting the community involved,” Spencer said. “A lot of the contractors are from Succasunna and, even more specifically, from right on our street.”

In an email, Scerbo thanked Raths for supporting the project. “In all my years of rescuing homeowners, it’s not very often you come across a community so tight nit (sic) and willing to help a moment’s notice,” he wrote. “Truly inspiring.”

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Summer Concert Series Announced by Montville Twp Recreation

June 16, 2018

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Four Montville Residents Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State Leadership Program

June 21, 2018

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At the event, taking place at Rider University this week, the students get to "govern and interact with their peers from across New Jersey as they run their own mythical 51st ...

May the Fourth Results in Donations to Lung Cancer Foundation from Cedar Hill Character Education Group

June 16, 2018

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June 21, 2018

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Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

TAPinto will update this as more information becomes available.

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Morris County Chamber Issues Statement About State Budget Negotiations and Proposed Tax Increases

June 21, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Paul Boudreau, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, yesterday issued the following statement on the budget negotiations in Trenton:

“Individuals and businesses are shouldering a significant tax burden already in our state. Raising taxes sends a signal to our employers and future investors that New Jersey will remain uncompetitive for decades ...

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend 6/16 - 6/17, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018:

  From 12 - 2 p.m.

  201 English Place, Bernards Township

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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018:

  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  170 Morris Avenue, Mountain Lakes

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The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties this weekend.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018:

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  25 Hillcrest Road, Mountain Lakes

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018:

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  1 Philhower Court, Denville

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Open Houses this Weekend by Century 21

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, June 23 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
3 Louis Drive, Montville

Sunday, June 24 from 12 - 3 p.m.

6 Woodside Drive, Montville Township

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Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, June 9 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
7 Diann Drive, Montville

Sunday, June 10 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
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