Community Life

December 27, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ –The first snowfall of the season could not keep bingo players away from Montville Educational Foundation’s first Bingo-Tricky Tray Fundraiser held on Friday, Nov. 16 at the St. Pius X Parish Center. The evening was a sell-out with more than 310 people in attendance. It kicked off ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Cedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco marked its 13th year hosting a special commemorative event for area veterans on Nov. 30. About 50 veterans who are relatives of students, staff and simply visitors from the township and VFW, attended. The veterans visited the classrooms to tell ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville residents gathered at the Municipal Building to carol, drink hot chocolate, and light the township Christmas tree on Dec. 3. Across the township, parents have been making a special effort to embrace their youngsters with Santa lore, following the Cedar Hill Elementary ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 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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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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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 – 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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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A slight chill didn’t keep residents away from Montville Day 2018 on Oct. 14, where they enjoyed food, music and fun. Organizations had booths so residents could find information and resources, meet their neighbors and political candidates, and learn about the many clubs and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When the wooden “Cedar Hill” sign in front of Cedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco was knocked over by a car accident almost two years ago, the Home and School Association gave the school a new electronic sign in its place. A retaining wall in front of the sign was also ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township senior citizens were treated to raffle prizes, resources and a luncheon at the annual senior seminar Sept. 26, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the law firm of Casha & Casha. Township businesses and organizations provided information and giveaways ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A car accident has left an 18-year-old Towaco resident in the ICU for more than a week, and while his family is emotional about the long journey his recovery will entail, they are thankful for the support they have received from the Montville Township community. Kyle Cooney was ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association was treated to a tour and presentation by veteran firefighter Joe Gretkowski, who had some stories to tell after his years with the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department. The TCA met at the fire station for their Sept. 17 meeting. Gretkowski, who was ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - On a damp and cloudy day, Montville Township and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5481 remembered the events of Sept, 11, 2001.  On Tuesday at the youth center, about 100 people gathered to give tribute to those who died on 9/11. Montville Township Mayor Richard Conklin ...

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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 – Almost 100 Scouts, leaders, family, friends and honored guests gathered on June 10 to celebrate the Court of Honor for Eagle Scout Conner Phalen. Conner who will be a senior at Montville Township High School in September led a project at Woodmont Elementary School in October of ...

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – Montville Township’s UNICO chapter has been and awarded the “Model Chapter” award for the best chapter in the nation at the national convention in Delray Beach, Florida on July 27, according to former chapter president Karen Arakelian. During the 2017-18 year, the initiatives ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On Friday, July 20, Montville Township Brownie Troop 96548 helped paint the “thermometer” in front of the Montville First Aid Squad house. This started another phase of the First Aid Squad's fundraiser, “Bring the New Ambulance Home” called "Boots on the Ground." According to the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Friends, relatives, residents and Mayor Richard Conklin gathered in the atrium of the Chelsea at Montville on July 18 to fete three centenarians who reside at the assisted living facility. Eleanor Ferrara reached 101 late in May, George Roth turned 105 in mid-April, and Dorothy ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Staying in Montville Township this summer? How about a Montville staycation? There’s lots to do in the township, all throughout the summer. If you’re free on Tuesday nights, take in some music as the recreation department’s free summer concert series has started. Bands such as ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey held its Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Program on May 9, at William Paterson University in Wayne, honoring more than 300 outstanding volunteers across northern New Jersey with more than 600 awards that recognized their donation of time, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - A small group of patriotic citizens got together at the Montville Township Community Park pavilion on July 4th to read the Declaration of Independence and discuss its meaning. This year is the 242nd anniversary of this important day in history. Due to circumstances, the annual ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re talking about fireworks, Montville Township is pretty serious about its display. Residents and visitors come out in droves to view the 20 minute-long presentation that never disappoints. TAPinto Montville spoke to some families who were viewing from the soccer fields in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and World War II prisoner of war Hjalmar Johansson died suddenly on June 30. He was 92. Johansson was a nose gunner in the Air Force during WWII in a B-24 bomber aircraft. He was shot down during his first mission and then survived six months in a German ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – During the recent Montville Township High School Senior awards ceremony, the Montville Township Kiwanis Liaison to the MTHS Key Club, Kimberly Passaretti, awarded scholarships to four outstanding MTHS seniors. Taylor Blicht, Key Club President, will attend the University of ...

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