Community Life

June 3, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and WWII hero Herbert Terner died May 28. He was 99. Terner was a member of the Army’s 101st company, the “Screaming Eagles” – later called Special Forces. He was a radio expert who would parachute out of C47s and notify the troops of viable landing positions, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Even though large gatherings cannot occur, the Montville Township VFW Post 5481 was not going to let Memorial Day go by unmarked. Members gathered outside the post on Thursday to commemorate the day. Post Commander Ken Hanzl said that Memorial Day is designed to honor all ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In a very special ceremony, every year members of Montville’s Veterans of Foreign War Post 5481 travel to each cemetery in Montville and, assisted by students from Lazar Middle School, exchange the American flags at each veteran’s gravesite. But with Montville schools being ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Girl Scout Troop 80492 is pleased to announce five of its members have earned scouting’s highest honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Giovanna Angiolini, Toniann Bednarz, Marissa Bordonaro, Jacqueline MacStudy and Rebecca Sherman each created and executed an individual ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Due to the unprecedented restrictions and social distancing guidelines in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montville Township 4th of July Organization has made the decision to cancel this year’s Montville Township 4th of July celebration that was to take place on June ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a moment of silence at their April 28 meeting for five notable residents who died recently. Ralph Daniels, 86, was a dedicated and active member of Montville’s VFW Post 5481, Mayor Frank Cooney said. He was a Korean War veteran. He died on ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With beautiful weather forecasted, township officials would like to remind residents that although the rate of new COVID cases in New Jersey seems to have slowed in recent days, transmission is still occurring, and the number of new cases here in Montville continues to rise.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When kids have birthday parties, they usually have a few friends over or go to the movies or mini golfing. But during the Coronavirus pandemic, new ways to celebrate are emerging. TAPinto Montville talked to a couple of families to find out how their children’s recent birthdays were ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When a 90-year-old Montville resident and Army veteran had his birthday during these times of social distancing, township residents knew that such a milestone had to be applauded and celebrated in a special way. Bob Cottrell celebrated his birthday on April 11 in the way that has ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee met March 10 and honored the 15 township Girl Scouts who achieved their Silver Awards. As detailed in this article – 15 Montville Girl Scouts Attain Silver Award – the girls, from troops 94559 and 94916, carried out projects regarding animals, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The veterans of Montville Township VFW Post 5481 wanted to ask residents to fly the flag to show unity in the face of uncertain and frightening times, Post Commander Ken Hanzl said. The post's 87 members, who are still mourning the recent loss of one of their comrades to the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Parsippany resident Ralph Amato died of Coronavirus on March 23. He was 91. Amato was a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, according to Commander Kenneth Hanzl of Montville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5481, where Amato was a member. Amato was in an ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Kiwanis food pantry will have new hours, effective Feb. 13, 2020.  The hours will now be Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, go to Food Pantry or call Deane Driscoll at 973-216-7649. Visit and read your ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Fifteen Girl Scouts attained their silver awards at a ceremony held Jan. 22 at the Senior House. The girls, from troops 94559 and 94916, carried out projects regarding animals, refugees and recycling – some in teams and some solo. The silver is the highest award for a Girl Scout ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2019 Award recipients. Citizen of the Year: Mike Kambourakis Business of the Year: Lincoln 1st Bank Organization of the Year: Towaco Civic Association Public Safety: Patrolman LoGrasso and Patrolman ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Two scouts from Troop 74 attained the Eagle rank on Jan. 12, with Cedar Hill Elementary benefiting from their projects. Richard Deary, IV and Matthew Krase led teams that built a shade structure for the upper field (Deary) and a retaining wall for the school’s new electronic sign ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - “Happy New Year - 新年快樂” was the greeting of Northern New Jersey Chinese Association Chinese School (NNJCACS) students as they welcomed their guests who came to see the school’s annual Lunar New Year celebration at Montville Township High School on Sunday. NNJCACS is a Taiwan ...

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OAK RIDGE, NJ – Montville resident and Lakeland Bank Vice President Marcella Gencarelli recently received the Boy Scouts of America 2019 Tribute to Women Award, bank President and CEO Thomas Shara announced. The Boy Scouts of America Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon is an annual event which ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents came together in 2019 to cheer on triumphant high school sports teams, raise money for families in need, and support numerous community events. The year dawned bright as Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney was sworn in Jan. 1 for a second term. Cooney was sworn in for his second ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Menachem Toren, Pine Brook Jewish Center’s cantor, led the Montville Township Hanukkah celebration and the lighting of the menorah on Sunday on the first night of Hanukkah in front of the municipal building. Approximately fifty people gathered near the menorah, which can be seen ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - A group of Montville women have been getting together for the last six years to spread a little holiday cheer in their Cooks Farm Road neighborhood by venturing out in the cold to sing Christmas carols to their neighbors and friends. It all started one day when Tara Merlino and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The weekend of December 21 and 22 was a jolly time in Montville Township. For both days, Santa Claus was driven around the township by the fire departments of Montville, Towaco and Pine Brook. “My grandfather was the one who first started it and from there, it went bigger and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays, township residents were facing very full recycling bins, since recycling pickups have been cancelled for both holidays. Luckily make-up pickups have been scheduled. Plastic, glass, and metal recyclables will be ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A chance encounter with a woman one day years ago has become a cherished holiday tradition for VFW Post 5481. The Montville VFW post building has an Army tank that is a monument and is bordered by a wall and pathway of commemorative bricks. These bricks are inscribed with ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco held a party, and all of Montville was invited. The Towaco Civic Association hosted its third annual ShopHop Dec. 7, with treats, photo ops, horse-drawn wagon rides and fun for every age in the Towaco section of Montville. Businesses, the fire department and Montville ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Female Montville residents learned important techniques thanks to one Girl Scout’s gold project when Ambassador-level scout Skylar Lee decided to teach self defense techniques to earn the award. Lee, who is a senior at Montville Township High School, has been taking ishin jujitsu ...

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BOONTON, NJ - For many, the moment Thanksgiving is over, the real fun begins with Christmas. But even before then, holiday preparations take place. Some of those individuals who are eager to celebrate Christmas, while doing their civic duties, are the men and women of the local fire departments of ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ – Residents, Scouts and township leaders gathered in East Hanover to honor two Towaco residents at the third annual Boy Scouts of America Good Scouts dinner, held at the Hanover Manor Nov. 21. Former Board of Education president and Good Scout award recipient herself Karen ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Purple Heart recipients, both from the township and the surrounding area, received a warm welcome and a standing-room only crowd at Montville Township’s Veterans Day commemoration ceremony held at the Youth Center building Nov. 11. Montville VFW Post 5481 Commander Ken Hanzl had ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – As residents came for Montville Day on Oct. 13, they also wandered down the hill to the high school parking lot for Truck Day, where lots of area construction companies and public agencies gathered to allow families to climb into and learn about the big rigs. Montville, Pine ...

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