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Montville Veterans Honored by Lazar Middle School Students

December 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – After being delayed by snow, the Lazar Middle School held their Veterans Day commemoration on Nov. 29, inviting area veterans to speak to the school’s 8th graders while also honoring the vets for their service.

Eight veterans spoke to the students about their experiences in wars ranging from WWII to Afghanistan, while first being welcomed in the newly renovated ...

Montville Twp Lights Menorah in Celebration of Festival of Lights

MONTVILLE, NJ – It was the third night of Hanukkah, Dec. 4, when residents gathered to enjoy doughnuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee on a chilly winter’s night at the Montville Township Municipal Building and to light the township’s menorah.

Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of light, which celebrates a vessel of oil that was only supposed to burn in the newly re-dedicated ...

Former VFW Post Commander Frank Warholic Dies

MONTVILLE, NJ – Former VFW Post 5481 Commander Frank Warholic died on Nov. 19 at home, according to an obituary posted by the Keri funeral home. He was 88.

The Towaco resident served as commander of the post for 20 years. According to TAPinto Montville’s 2014 Spotlight on Warholic, he was born in Garfield, NJ on November 1, 1930 but eventually his family moved to Passaic, he ...

Montville Township VFW Commemorates Veterans Day; Hears from Paratrooper

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 observed.

Mayor Richard Conklin, host for the event, noted that this year was the centennial ...

Boy Scouts Honor Four Montville Service Leaders

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 Township community and for their embodiment of the values of the century-old Scout oath ...

Local Montville Eateries Make Kiwanis’ First “Taste of Montville” Event a Success

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 available from Asian Kawa. Bonefish Grill provided their signature appetizer ...

Montville Resident Kyle Cooney - Home at Last

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 family, after rushing to Hackensack University Medical Center following ...

Lazar Living Lessons "Monuments Man" Dies at 92

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 Germany, his father snuck the family out of the country just before ...

Montville Recreation's Trunk or Treat is No Trick

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department’s annual trunk or treat went off with a “boo” on Halloween as hundreds of township kids gathered on the hill near the amphitheater and ran from vehicle to vehicle to gather treats on Oct. 31.

Recreation Supervisor Kelley Kehoe said it was a “great day” and that it was the largest attendance she had ...

Pumpkin Blaze Gets Spooky at Towaco's Cedar Hill Elementary

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Cedar Hill Home and School held its ninth annual Pumpkin Blaze event at the school on Oct. 25.

Staged in the outdoor classroom, a learning area in the woods next to the school, 25 families set out their jack’o’lanterns on the picnic tables there for the kids to view and enjoy.

A DJ played spooky tunes in the parking lot as kids danced and enjoyed treats ...


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