Arts & Entertainment

August 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – With just a couple of weeks until the school bells ring, the Montville Township Public Library hosted its kids’ summer reading program finale on Aug. 15. Kids who signed up during the summer to read more due to the library’s program enjoyed ice cream, a petting zoo, and they ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township residents were treated to a visit from “Mark Twain,” who assured them – tongue in cheek – that rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated, but when the real Mark Twain died, “I went to heaven and didn’t see any of my friends.” Mark Twain re-enactor Charles ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Years of practice and hard work are paying off, as Towaco resident Zach Matari and his band the After Parti are opening for pop singer Andy Grammer at the Quick Chek Balloon Festival on July 27. Matari told TAPinto Montville he’s been singing since he was very little, because he ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - In recent months, the Montville Township Public Schools’ music program celebrated its final events at the elementary, middle and high school levels. These events included instrumental and choral concerts at the elementary schools, concerts by the Robert R. Lazar Middle School music ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – If you wanted fun, no matter your age, the library parking lot was the place to be on Saturday, June 30 for the Montville Township 4th of July celebration. The day began just before 1 p.m. with Police Explorer Post 805 and VFW Post 5481 presenting the colors, conducting the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, the group of teens responsible for conducting teen programs and advising the library staff on programs and material purchases, has been awarded a Library Service Award from the New Jersey Library Association. The award, ...

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MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m. But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ- Entering the Dr. Robert O. Stafford Auditorium at Montville Township High School, one can witness the curtains sliding to make way for the collection of talented musicians, singing perfectly in sync with the group of instrumental musicians in the pit. The 25th Annual Putnam County ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Music Program put on a brief concert for the residents of The Chelsea at Montville in April, proceeding with their mission as a chapter of the nationwide Tri-M Music Honor Society to “spread music in the community.” “We came to The Chelsea to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School art teacher Sharon Pflug-Moench announced that nine MTHS art students’ works have been accepted for display at the Blackwell Street Artists’ Annual High School Exhibition with one senior receiving top honors. “I entered 18 ceramics pieces from nine ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – If you like fudge, dumplings, Polish food, empanadas, soaps, artwork, jewelry and candles, you were definitely in heaven if you attended William Mason Elementary School's third annual student entrepreneur marketplace on March 24. The students learned, through a series of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Santina DiBenedetto and Raelle Lamela, two students from Robert R. Lazar Middle School, are among only 275 junior high students from across Northern New Jersey who were chosen to sing in the North Jersey School Music Association’s 2018 North Jersey Junior High School Regional Honors ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Library is experiencing delays in acquiring inter-library loans from other libraries, according to an announcement on the library’s website. This is due to problems with the new delivery service the state library has contracted with this year, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township kids got a lesson in science – and fun – at the library Jan. 10 when Science Explorers’ “Atomic Amy” presented a lesson in the three states of matter. The kids, ages kindergarten through fifth grade, were treated to a lesson in how to be a scientist, as Amy, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - It was quite obvious that at the grand opening of Montville Township’s Studio J Dance Academy, everyone acquainted with Jessica Mellace, owner and artistic director, admired her for her ability to have a dream and make it come true. But more importantly, they admired her for her ...

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NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year. Palmer, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – After Ross Tanner’s fiancée passed away from the disease cystic fibrosis in August of 2015, he suffered from severe depression. He started writing a blog as a way to heal, he told TAPinto Montville, but then turned to writing children’s books. His first book, I Will Not Stop My ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Library Board of Trustees met on Nov. 29 to discuss and vote on the 2018 budget, which will include a new librarian to handle technology and social networking, more programs at different times and geared to new audiences, and more children’s ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When Montville resident Veronica Tullo started participating in pageants three years ago, she didn’t know much about teen suicide or depression. But when a friend developed problems, it became her passion. Now 15, the Montville Township High School sophomore has founded HEART, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Montville Township Public Library on Nov. 9 to hear the stories of veterans from VFW Post 5481, a rare treat for even fellow members of the post, one post member said. Gerry Gemian, who served in the Pacific in World War II and was a Staff Sergeant in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Key Club hosted a “Monster Bash” on Oct. 28. The Halloween party for children, held at the high school, was a fundraiser for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Montville Kiwanis food pantry. Sixty pounds of food were collected for the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Halloween parade and costume contest on Friday, Oct. 27, to the delight of pint-sized police officers, ninjas, monsters and clowns. The event, which has been sponsored by the fire department for more than 40 years, featured a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The weather was breezy and cloudy, music was in the air – and so was the delicious smell wafting from 11 trucks full of food and the joyful screams of laughter from kids having fun. It was the first Montville Day held in recent memory, and residents were enthused and thankful for ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 14, 2018 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Sixth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition. Millburn Camera ASAP in Millburn is sponsoring this ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township public schools capped off the Week of Respect, observed Oct. 2-6, with a concert by the high school’s School of Rock. The Week of Respect is required by the state Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, begun in 2002 but extended in 2011. Director of School ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Three Montville Township veterans were treated to a flight on a B17 bomber visiting northern NJ, as part of its tour along the east coast with the Experimental Aircraft Association. The plane, owned by the EAA, is named the Aluminum Overcast. During World War II, when the planes ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – TowacoFest continued its tradition of bringing good food, excellent music and community spirit to Montville Township residents on Sept. 24. Despite sweltering temperatures, attendees enjoyed rock, oldies and country music, while munching on empanadas, zeppoles, wood-fire pizza or ...

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