Giving Back

September 9, 2018

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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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Ricky Godoy was a confident, intelligent and outgoing entrepreneur. Ricky refused to let his diagnosis define him and went on to establish his own multimedia business, YODOG media (his last name backwards!). Within the year, he became a thumbtack pro because of his genuine ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Forty-year veteran Towaco volunteer firefighter Joe Gretkowski was honored by the New Jersey Firemen’s Home in Boonton for his dedication and devotion to the social needs of the residents there, according to Towaco Volunteer Fire Department officials. Recreation Assistant Sheila ...

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PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Students, staff, and parents from Montville Township’s St. Pius X School provided materials to make 24 large Easter baskets, numerous smaller baskets, and a bin full of extras that were delivered to Paterson’s St. Joseph’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Department on Wednesday, March ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - With this year’s theme as “careers,” roughly 70 teams participated in the Montville Township High School Key Club’s 37th Volleyball Marathon event on Friday, March 16. The annual event raised $6,260 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma Crusade ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Rotary Club held an open house last month at Boiling Springs Bank with guest speaker Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, who talked about gun control, terrorism, and his mobile opiate service unit. “In the early 80s, heroin was three percent [pure],” Gannon said.

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Faith Stanley, a Towaco resident and a single mother of four boys, sought help for her youngest son, Joey, who is almost three years old and diagnosed with autism. Amazingly enough, Faith found the help she needed! Due to the generosity and help of so many people, Faith has ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Girl Scouts of all ages lent a hand to inspire some hope in the hearts of the residents at Wanaque Rehabilitation Center when the girls of Cadette Troop 4559 sponsored a “Hearts of Hope” painting event at the Senior House on Jan. 20. First created in response ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township First Aid Squad received a donation from the Chelsea Senior Living Center, to the tune of $1,500, the proceeds from the Chelsea’s October golf outing fundraiser. “It’s great to have this partner in our community to help take care of the residents who live ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and Columbia University sophomore Jordan Mahr received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28. This was Mahr’s second year receiving a scholarship for $1,000 from the organization, as last year he received the group’s ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Rotary awarded Veronica Tullo a $1,000 grant for her foundation, Help Educate At Risk Teens (HEART). Tullo, who is International United Miss Junior Teen 2017 and a sophomore at Montville Township High School, founded HEART to help raise awareness about the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When Montville Township VFW Post 5481 asked Rails Steakhouse in Towaco for a price list for holding their holiday luncheon at the restaurant last year, they were surprised to find out it was on the house. This year the restaurant hosted about 50 veterans from the post and their ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville UNICO organization met at the Pine Brook Volunteer Firehouse on Dec. 16 to distribute gift cards and toys to 126 needy township families, UNICO President Karen Arakelian told TAPinto Montville. The club held fundraisers over the course of the year, such ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On Dec. 4, The Gloria Foundation, founded by Montville resident Karen Arakelian, donated $50,000 to the Jersey Battered Women’s Service to support the Morris Family Justice Center. The mission of the Gloria Foundation is to help provide resources to local safe houses and domestic ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A labor of love, Deane Driscoll has been running the Kiwanis Food Pantry for seven years and has served countless families. Never seeming to run out of energy, he receives donations at the Passaic Valley Road house where the pantry is located, takes phone calls from donors and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The children of the Montville United Methodist Church Sunday school are learning about service to others in their Sunday school classes at the church. During one such lesson, the children recently made pinecone turkeys out of felt and construction paper, plus centerpieces, for ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – About fifty girls attended a Teddy Bear Tea hosted by Girl Scout Troop 4916, seventh graders at Lazar. Four of the girls in the 11-girl troop created the party as a fundraiser for their Girl Scout Silver Award. Joleen Amer, Sara LoPresti, Ridhee Maddula and Rebekah Mathew chose ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Being able to walk and run are gifts, but there are many children and young adults with illnesses or physical disabilities that cannot walk, walk long distances or run. So how can a child or young adult with these illnesses or physical disabilities even begin to think about running ...

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