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Giving Back

October 20, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ - “Thank you. McDonald’s! We’re Lovin’ it!” Those are the cheers heard on video from educators at William Mason Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey. William Mason educators, in the Montville Township Public Schools district, made a poster and a video to share their gratitude ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When Ava Costantino and Lily Kelly embarked on their Girl Scout Silver Award project, they chose Pine Brook’s Learning Garden Academy pre-school as the focus of their efforts. School director Rachel Lopardo wanted to make the school’s library more diverse and inclusive. So the girls ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Chase Tarnoff, a Montville resident and sophomore at Seton Hall Prep, spent a good portion of his summer representing the United States in the Latin American Baseball Classic. The tournament, which took place in the Dominican Republic from July 28-August 3, saw Tarnoff make the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure ...

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BOONTON, NJ - Table of Hope's free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday, August 19 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). On Friday, August 20, free food will be distributed at Pepe Field (740 Hillside Ave) in Boonton from 2 p.m. - 3 ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Women’s Club recently made a donation to Roots & Wings, an organization based out of Denville which helps foster care children who are aging out of the system to obtain an education and self-sufficiency. With apartments in Union and Morris County, Roots ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On June 22, OneMontville partnered with Pine Brook based Seven Scoops & Sips to raise money for Pastor Tom Henion, who is the Pastor of Montville Reformed Church. Henion, a long-time member of OneMontville, has been an integral part of sharing the OneMontville mission of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Approximately 30 people attended a memorial service dedicated to hard-working Kiwanis members Jerry Hug and Bill O’Dowd, plus all past Kiwanians who have “worked tirelessly and dedicated their time and efforts for the benefit of the children of Montville.” Bill’s brother Joe ...

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CARTERET and RAHWAY, NJ — Sometimes a story is more than just a story. And sometimes a request from a neighbor involves just a bit more than asking for that old clichéd cup of sugar. Occasionally, too, it happens that one encounters such acts of goodness and charity and decency and love, albeit ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township VFW Post 5481 recently made a surprise visit to the Montville Township First Aid Squad. Post Commander Ken Hanzl introduced himself to members of the squad attending their monthly meeting on May 11 and called the First Aid Squad (FAS) members “good ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The 200 Club of Morris County announced that it will award fifteen $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are family members of first responders or training to become first responders. Griffin G. Smolar, a senior at Montville Township High School, is one of the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Former Montville Township High School English teacher Jack Lynch had a devastating fire in his full-time recreational vehicle residence in February which dealt an overwhelming blow. It was determined that his insurance will cover his mortgage and some personal belongings, leaving ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Aaron Lefkowitz had been volunteering in a senior living facility, playing Bingo with the residents, before the world shut down due to COVID. But when the 16-year-old junior at the Montclair Kimberley Academy could not come in to the senior facility, he realized that volunteering ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Wayne resident, Harry Stricker is searching for a good Samaritan to help save his life. After a battle with kidney cancer fifteen years ago, Stricker had one kidney removed. In March of 2020, his remaining kidney began to fail and now a living kidney donation may be his only ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – With help from her family, a Roxbury teacher who lost her husband to COVID-19 is spearheading a campaign that urges people to get vaccinated in honor of someone, or something, they care about. Marla Sarrel, who teaches at Franklin School in Succasunna, said she and her family got ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Pastor Tom Henion Jr., of the Montville Reformed Church has recently undergone a liver transplant at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NY. The surgery went well and the liver and other organs are functioning, so we are very hopeful for a full recovery, although it will be an extremely long haul ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Troop 74 recently participated in the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges Thanksgiving Food Drive. Cub Scouts from Packs 179 and 66 joined Boy Scouts from Troop 74 and purchased 42 reusable bags and filled them with all the following items: 2 stuffing 1 can cranberry ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville UNICO Foundation distributed over 400 toys, games and stuffed animals to children of local families and to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital on Dec. 19.  The organization also distributed more than $1,500 in gift cards to local families. Montville UNICO member Angie ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Like most gatherings in 2020, holiday celebrations at elementary schools have adapted to meet the socially distanced needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Montville Township Public Schools, parents of fifth grade students in all five district elementary schools decided to come together ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - For the second time in her short life, ten year old Courtney Stolz-Illge has grown her hair so long she was able to donate 12" of her blonde locks to Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization that has been around for over 30 years with a mission of 'helping ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Valley View Elementary School students, faculty and families donated 543 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The donation was made in time for Thanksgiving 2020. Third grade teachers Amy Falk and John Larkin delivered the non-perishable items ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Friends and family of Jefferson Grabill, who was born and raised in Montville Township and currently resides in Boonton, have come together as "Jeff's Army" to ask for the community's support. Grabill suddenly suffered a brain aneurysm on Nov. 8 and is still hospitalized in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Forty seniors in Montville received hot lunches from Rails Steakhouse Oct. 27, thanks to a donation from Gallo Wine Sales of NJ. The company has been giving back during the COVID crisis, according to Gallo sales rep Tara Merlino, including purchasing meals for healthcare workers ...

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