Giving Back

March 11, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School’s Key Club held its 38th annual volleyball marathon on Feb. 22 at the school. It was open to all students and teachers, and the theme was “sports.” More than 40 teams competed, according to Key Club President Cynthia Zhu, a senior at the school. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Teachers, staff and administration at Montville Township High School were treated to a large buffet luncheon on Feb. 19 as the Montville Township Chinese Association presented them with a teacher appreciation lunch. Coincidentally, it was the last day of the 15-day celebration of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - A new addition has come to Cedar Hill Elementary and it's not a new student or teacher. It's a two-months-old golden retriever named Oliver! Oliver is the 19th service dog from The Seeing Eye, Inc.©, in Morristown, trained by school nurse Bonnie Lee DiCola, and the 21st trained ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A December fundraiser has brought four Montville Township Girl Scouts closer to their Silver Awards and will help the Wild Baby Rescue of Blairstown. Scouts Laura Adrignolo, Claire Grau, Grace Kowalski and Lucia LoPresti, eighth graders at Lazar Middle School and members of Troop ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Dec. 17, the Montville Moms’ holiday gathering raised $8,000 to donate to the Montville Township First Aid Squad for the new ambulance fund. The Montville Moms Committee worked to raise money through ticket sales, donations from individuals and businesses, as well as a tricky tray ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On Dec. 19, the Garden Club of Montville made a donation to Family Promise of Morris County, a homeless shelter supported by many local churches, synagogues, and individual contributions. Accepting the donation for Family Promise is Dominique Tornabe (center).  From left to right ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Kiwanis has been committed to helping our neighbors in need since 1978, and seeks to offer a helping hand to our friends and neighbors impacted by the ongoing shutdown in making ends meet. While the government shutdown persists, the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry is opening ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday. "We don't forget," James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, said. "Lisa di Palma ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ -  A whirlwind romance ends in tragedy. The details have the making of a mystery novel, but it's actually Marisa Spagnoletti's reality.  After one year of dating, Spagnoletti knew that Maurice was the "love of her life". She moved with him to Indianapolis and then eventually ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Chapter of UNICO National, the country’s largest Italian-American civic organization, distributed nearly 300 toys and provided nearly $2,000 in gift cards to 36 local families in need, touching more than 100 persons, on Saturday, Dec. 15. The chapter also distributed ...

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PARKLAND, FL  — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, an alumnus of Miami Carol City High School in Florida, has chosen to honor the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims as the NFL season closes out. Hurns wore cleats with all 17 victims’ names written on the side of the shoes, and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes. The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the ...

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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 – RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties (RNP) hosted a fun filled gala complete with a fabulous tricky tray and phenomenal band this past Thursday! The Montville Township community consisting of RNP realtors, staff, clients and friends came together for a great cause, raising $20,000 for the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 13 to eat spaghetti and raise money towards the medical expenses of Kyle Gauweiler. About 400 attended the dinner, which included pasta cooked by the Parsippany Sons of Italy, several 50/50s and a tricky tray, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Jeffrey Himelson was just 14 years old when he lost his father to brain cancer.  He was entering his freshman year at Montville Township High School and he said he lost his father in less than a year of the diagnosis. He credits his close relationship with his cousins, his aunt ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s Shining Stars program, an adaptive after-school program for individuals with special needs that is open to local families in Livingston and surrounding communities, has officially kicked off its new season. In her second year as Livingston’s first-ever full-time ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad gathered at the squad building on Sept. 11 not only for a regular members’ meeting, but also to honor the members of their organization who had responded to Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, attempting to help the victims on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department announced a fundraiser for Kyle Gauweiler, a 14-year-old boy who underwent surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Proceeds will go directly to Kyle to assist with the expenses of treatment in his fight to recover. The fundraiser will ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – As the Montville Township Department of Public Works is trying to make the VFW Post 5481 building more accessible for the aging vets who use the facility, it became obvious that a new gun rack was needed for the ceremonial rifles the veterans use in their commemorations. The guns ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – What started out as two teens attending a basketball game, ended in a nightmare for two families. Sam Cali and Leo Vagias were going to a basketball game on Father’s Day 2016, but never made it home. A tragic car accident ended both their lives at the young age of 19. They had ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – What started as a passion for racing bikes has become a passion for a bicycle charity. Rising junior Alex Iervolino received a bicycle for his graduation from Lazar Middle School and started riding, then joined a bike racing team that races several times a week. He has been ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – At the pre-school where Tyler Bataille, Herbert Eggers, Matthew Herdin and Sebastian Szorc are students, every kid in the class is invited to every birthday party. Their parents decided to have a joint party, but, says Matthew’s mom Jenifer, “We didn’t want the parents bringing so ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association presented two scholarships at the June 7 Montville Township High School awards night to seniors Katie Becker and Charlie Roy. “The scholarship applications were wonderful,” scholarship committee member Georgianna Manderioli said. “Some were very well ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Michelle Sullivan Fund held its 20th annual softball tournament the weekend of May 4 through 6, and touched the hearts of the Sullivan family with its warmth and continuity. The fund was set up in 1993 to raise money for athletic organizations in Montville Township following ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - On Sunday night, students from Robert R. Lazar Middle School, alongside Spanish teachers Jaime Novak and Maria D’Apolito, held a bowling fundraiser at Boonton Lanes to support victims of Hurricane Maria.  The idea of aiding Puerto Rico arose during Hispanic Heritage Month, which ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Leonidas Foundation held its second annual Kickoff Event cocktail party fundraiser on April 19, at which approximately 700 people gathered. The Leonidas Foundation was formed following the tragic death of Towaco resident Leonidas Vagias in 2016. The foundation board is ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Girl Scout Daisy Troop #97539 from Woodmont School dropped off cookies for the Montville Township First Aid Squad volunteers on May 1.  "While we were selling cookies this year, we took cookie box donations for our community helpers," said Nicole Campbell, troop leader.  “We ...

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