Giving Back

May 23, 2020

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 – When nine New Jersey kids saw the need for nursing home residents and hospital patients to be able to communicate with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, they formed a non-profit to make that possible. Colin and Grace Volpe are freshmen at Montville Township High School.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic have come lay-offs, and with no income has come increased need at the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry. Cedar Hill Elementary School’s Fifth Grade Committee decided to help out by hosting a “food pantry parade.” The fifth graders collected and shopped for ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – It may be shut down from letting diners inside, but Rails Steakhouse has definitely been busy. Unfortunately, the decrease in demand forced Rails administration – as with many small businesses – to lay off 75 employees. But that has not stopped Mike Mulligan, Director of Rails ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When a group of friends, neighbors and relatives got together, the result is a program that has fed hundreds of frontline workers and offered a nourishing, hot meal to people who are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Zwigard of East Hanover; his friend Ted ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, April 28, the squads announced on Twitter Monday. A formation of ...

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Volunteers are creating thousands of Hearts of Hope gifts in an effort to offer hope to healthcare workers and others at the front line of the Coronavirus crisis. A worldwide movement of compassion, Hearts of Hope has responded to national and international tragedies since 9/11 as well as to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville business has made a sizable donation towards treating area healthcare workers to hot, nourishing meals, all while providing supportive signs that have painted Montville red, white, and blue with support for healthcare heroes. Sign Your House, a business owned by Shari ...

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The Coronavirus pandemic has placed the entire country in a state of grief, according to Judy Pedersen, Executive Director, Hearts of Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation, and a trained grief counselor. Sudden, unpredictable losses – from jobs to social circles to health – ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - An idea that started in Chatham has spread to Montville, Denville, Mountain Lakes, Boonton and Boonton Township: a grassroots group that is raising money to provide meals for healthcare workers caring for Coronavirus patients at area hospitals. FLAG – short for Front Line ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville woman has made it her personal mission to sew hundreds of face masks for area medical professionals, taking on the call for personal protective gear head on. Joanna Kloda says she learned to sew when she was about 10 because there was nothing on store shelves in her ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township residents are trying to help out in this time of crisis in any way they can, and one who is helping is Montville Township High School junior Griffin Smolar. He usually rides with the First Aid Squad as a cadet – a junior non-EMT member – but that program was cancelled for ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On March 23, Montville Township High School donated 3,000 pairs of Nitrile gloves to Morristown Medical Center. Over the weekend, teacher James Queen initiated the discussion that led to this donation, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar. “After hearing about ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township's Mayor Frank Cooney posted on Facebook that members of the township committee had received several inquires from residents about what they could do for the Montville Township Police officers and First Aid Squad members to support them at this time. Mayor ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Women’s Club (MTWC) conducts fundraisers throughout the year to help support local non-profits. This year the Montville Township Women’s Club proudly presented a $1,000 donation to the Montville Township First Aid Squad and $1,000 to the Montville Police ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Team “Tigger” was the winner of the Montville Township High School Key Club’s annual volleyball marathon fundraiser Feb. 21, helping the club to earn more than $2,500 for area charities. Juniors John Cecco, Nicholas Cecco, Declan Dougherty, Daniel Fariello, Anthony Ferrare, ...

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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 – A young man who started a business gave back to his school when they needed some portable stereos. Fourteen-year-old Joey Falciola of Pompton Plains is an eighth grader at Trinity Christian School in Montville, and he enjoys auto detailing.   “I was helping my grandma wash her ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department PBA Local 140 joined the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department and the Montville Kiwanis Club toy collection for children in need. The Towaco Fire Dept. supports the Toys for Tots program every year, and this year members of the PBA assisted the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of Montville’s Veterans of Foreign War Post 5481 gathered at Rails Steakhouse Dec. 3 for what has become a treasured holiday tradition. For the fourth year in a row, Rails owner Jim Stathis has treated the veterans to a full holiday party on him. The post, which is ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Police officers in Montville are given a reprieve from strict uniform code by Chief Andrew Caggiano in November when they donate to charity and mark “No Shave November.” Normally the male officers are only allowed to grow mustaches, but for No Shave November, beards are allowed ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville organization teamed up with a Kinnelon group to deliver more than 800 turkeys to needy families in northern New Jersey last Saturday. Volunteers from Montville UNICO teamed up with Kinnelon’s Turkeys 4U to deliver 870 turkeys, plus food certificates, at three ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of residents flocked to the fundraiser held at Seven Scoops and sips ice cream parlor in Pine Brook for Woodmont Elementary School teacher Danielle Stoveken, who has breast cancer. The October fundraiser, at which all sales proceeds for the day went to Stoveken, saw lines ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – About 85 Montville Moms came to the Hearts of Hope painting event held Oct. 22, where ceramic hearts were painted with inspiring and gratitude-filled messages to be given to the township’s unsung heroes, its emergency workers, to remind them that residents care about them, and thank ...

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Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for the Sunday game against ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents met with Montville Township police officers in a friendly environment at the second annual Coffee with a Cop event, held Oct. 2 at Seven Scoops ice cream shop in Pine Brook. The program launched in California eight years ago when officers from the Hawthorne police ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident Sue Eagan was named Citizen of the Year by the Lakeland Hills YMCA. Eagan and friend Aili Monahan attended an awards dinner in the spring at which Eagan was presented with a plaque for her award. The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to individuals who, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville third grader Caroline Grau recently had a hair cut – but it wasn’t just any cut. The eight year old donated her locks to children with hair loss. Caroline always had long hair – it had grown to her waist, her mom Lisa told TAPinto Montville – and she loved it, but she ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Things have been busy for Montville’s VFW Post 5481 this summer, according to new Post Commander Ken Hanzl, who reported on the following activities from May through July: The post held four weekend Poppy Drives, which started in March and concluded in May. Donations to the poppy ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - On July 27, a special music concert was held at the Montville Amphitheater, known as the Sam Jam. There, about 100 people came to hear a variety of great musical talent, featuring pop-punk, to rock, to hip-hop, to rap. These musical artists included Big Ears Glenn, Turkish ...

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