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Steward, Ethridge Fuel Chatham Girls Volleyball to Win Over Morris Knolls

September 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Lisa Steward collected 19 assists and five digs and Charlotte Ethridge knocked down seven kills, made seven digs and had two service aces in Chatham's 2-0 girls volleyball victory over Morris Knolls on Monday.

Emily Langan contributed seven kills, three digs and a service ace for the Lady Cougars, who won 25-13 and 25-22.

Chatham received five kills ...

Robertson Sparks Chatham Girls Soccer Past Mount Olive, 3-0

FLANDERS, NJ - Olivia Robertson collected a goal and two assists in leading the Chatham girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Mount Olive on Monday.

Schuyler Bixby and Rebecca Nickerson each netted a goal for Chatham (6-3). Sophie Collins made seven saves in shutting out Mount Olive (0-8). 

 

Walker 2 goals, Walrond Shutout Spark Chatham Field Hockey Past Millburn, 3-0

CHATHAM, NJ - It's still September and the Chatham field hockey team already has matched its win total of a year ago.

Chatham reached that mark on Monday when senior Ellie Walker scored two goals and junior goalie Abby Walrond posted a shutout as the Lady Cougars defeated Millburn, 3-0, at Haas Field.

Chatham, now 6-4, won just six games for the entire 2015 season and the way the ...

Young Boy Struck by Vehicle in Chatham; Taken to Hospital with Minor Injuries

September 23, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A young boy, estimated to be five or six, was transported to Morristown Medical Center with injuries described by the Chatham Emergency Squad as "not serious" after he was struck by a vehicle near Main Street and Center Street on Friday night at about 7:45 p.m.

The boy was conscious when he was placed in the ambulance on a stretcher. Chatham Borough ...

Chatham Borough Council Adopts No Stopping/Standing on Dellwood Avenue

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council adopted an ordinance Monday night that will prohibit stopping or standing on a portion of Dellwood Avenue on school days.

The ordinance is designed for the safety of children using the path on Dellwood Avenue to walk to Lafayette School or the high school. 

Stopping or standing will be prohibited from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 ...

"Discarded" American Flag Flies High at 9/11 Chatham Memorial Ceremony

CHATHAM, NJ - Months ago, a folded plastic bag with a flag inside was left at the base of the deposit box for worn flags at the Chatham Borough Fire Department.

On Sunday, that same American Flag, which measures 25 feet by 40, feet was raised for the first time over the ceremonies for the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

"It's amazing, I hadn't seen it ...

Patterson Gives Chatham Middle School Students "Just a Little Breathing Room"

September 25, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Julie Patterson has added her own three "Rs" to the education of Chatham Middle School students.

In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, Patterson has introduced "Refocus, Relax and Reflect" (see video) with the recent opening of her brainstorm "Just a Little Breathing Room." 

Technically, it isn't a room, but ...

Chatham "Out of the Darkness Walk" Raises $65,000 for Suicide Prevention

CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies couldn't stop the bright light of awareness that shone through on Saturday when the first "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk was held behind Chatham High School.

People came from as far away as Virginia to raise more than $65,000 and remember lost friends and relatives who are no longer here because of suicide, an issue participants say needs to ...

Over 200 Cyclists Participate in Bike MS: Country Challenge 2016; Raise Over $200,000 for Research

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cycling is a great way to lose weight, socialize and distress. But, for more than 200 cyclists on Saturday, their hobby went towards raising more than $200,000 for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

Across from Loantaka Brook Park and the sleepy horses grazing at Seton Hackney Stables, cyclists of all skill levels gathered at 475 South Street starting at 6:45 in the morning to ...

Chatham Residents Vote on School Referendum in Special Election

September 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Poll workers were in agreement that there would have been a much larger crowd on Nov. 8 for the presidential election. But the turnout for the Sept. 27 special election on the $12 million referendum Tuesday was slow and steady, according to reports.

"Each book holds 100 votes and most people are on their second pad right now," Chatham Borough poll worker ...

Debate is Over, Time for Chatham Residents to Vote on Referendum

CHATHAM, NJ - Jill Critchley Weber, board president, made the announcement at the top of the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. BOE business would be thorough, but completed in an abbreviated time frame.

"We're going to be as succinct as possible so people can get to the debate," Weber said.

Long before the televised debate everyone was talking about on ...

Patterson Gives Chatham Middle School Students "Just a Little Breathing Room"

CHATHAM, NJ - Julie Patterson has added her own three "Rs" to the education of Chatham Middle School students.

In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, Patterson has introduced "Refocus, Relax and Reflect" (see video) with the recent opening of her brainstorm "Just a Little Breathing Room." 

Technically, it isn't a room, but ...

Debate is Over, Time for Chatham Residents to Vote on Referendum

September 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Jill Critchley Weber, board president, made the announcement at the top of the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. BOE business would be thorough, but completed in an abbreviated time frame.

"We're going to be as succinct as possible so people can get to the debate," Weber said.

Long before the televised debate everyone was talking about on ...

Chatham Township to Seek $350,000 Sidewalk Grant for Snake Hill, River Road

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee decided to seek a $350,000 grant to fund the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of the Snake Hill portion of Southern Boulevard and continue on River Road toward the Chatham Glen condo and townhome community.

Committee members gave John Ruschke, township engineer, the go-ahead to apply for the grant from the ...

Chatham Borough Becomes First in Morris County to Settle Affordable Housing Plan; Now Protected from Lawsuits for 10 Years

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham became the first municipality in Morris County to settle its state requirement for the third round of the "Housing Element and Fair Share Plan" to provide affordable housing.

"This is really great," Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris said, summing up the bottom line for Chatham Borough in resolving the complex, litigious ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham Borough "Fair Share" Housing Approved by Judge; Special Joint Meeting Sept. 21

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council and the Chatham Planning Board set a joint special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 for a public hearing and action on the Housing Element & Fair Share Plan recently approved in court, it was announced Monday at the regular meeting of the borough council.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Stephan C. Hansbury approved Chatham ...

Chatham Residents Vote on School Referendum in Special Election

September 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Poll workers were in agreement that there would have been a much larger crowd on Nov. 8 for the presidential election. But the turnout for the Sept. 27 special election on the $12 million referendum Tuesday was slow and steady, according to reports.

"Each book holds 100 votes and most people are on their second pad right now," Chatham Borough poll worker ...

Debate is Over, Time for Chatham Residents to Vote on Referendum

CHATHAM, NJ - Jill Critchley Weber, board president, made the announcement at the top of the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. BOE business would be thorough, but completed in an abbreviated time frame.

"We're going to be as succinct as possible so people can get to the debate," Weber said.

Long before the televised debate everyone was talking about on ...

Typo in Question 5 of Chatham BOE Referendum Ballot for Sept. 27 Vote

CHATHAM, NJ - The sample ballot mailed to registered Chatham voters for the $12 million capital improvement referendum that will be up for a vote in a special election on Sept. 27, has a typographical error in "Proposal 5," which asks for a yes or no vote on the construction of additional classrooms at Milton Avenue School.

The cost of adding four classrooms at Milton is quoted as ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

September 23, 2016

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

September 23, 2016

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Marks 10th Year with "Farm-to-Table, Top Chef Event

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market (CBFM) announces the inaugural "Farm-to- Table: Top Chef,” a fundraiser benefiting “MyChathamNJ – Keep Chatham Beautiful!” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Reasoner Park at Firehouse Plaza on Fairmount Avenue, Chatham.

This culinary event will feature tastings of farmers’ ...

Chatham Borough Police Receive a Thumbs Up at Sustainability Fair

CHATHAM, NJ - Gerry Malanga offered that he didn't really know any of the members of the Chatham Borough Police Department. Then he added, "Maybe that's a good thing."

Chatham Borough resident Malanga stopped by to say hello and thank the borough police, who held a "Coffee with a Cop" event Saturday at the Sustainability Fair held at the train ...

Chatham "Farm to Table" Event Celebrates Anniversaries of Farmers' Market, Restaurant Serenade

September 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chef James Laird and Janice Piccolo "brainstormed" a way to mark the 10th anniversary of the Chatham Farmers' Market and the 20th anniversary of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham.

The idea for a "Farm to Table" event hatched by Serenade Chef Laird and Piccolo, the manager of the Chatham Farmers' Market, came to life on Sunday evening at Reasoner ...

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Voted No, Now Voting Yes

September 26, 2016

Dear Editor,

I voted No in last year’s $25 million school district referendum, but I am voting Yes ontomorrow’s scaled back $12 million proposal. 

Our Board of Education, in extensive consultation with our community, has pared down the proposal to the most urgent and beneficial capital needs, in my opinion. The additional STEM space at Chatham Middle School ...

Chess for Kids at the Chatham Library

Chess for Kids at the Library

There are still a few spots left for the "Chess for Kids" program at the Library of the Chathams. The program is for beginners and those who can already play. Classes will be on Thursdays, Sept. 22 and 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27. 

Call the library for more information at 973-635-0603.

Using the Force: A ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

September 23, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

Taking Control Through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

“Week 11,” says a smiling Daniela Chieffo. “How’s everyone doing?” She scans the seven faces in a Madison Area YMCA conference room on a recent Thursday evening. “We’re here.” It’s an affirmation to the group. “I know there were lots of social events, time with family and friends...how did our weekends go?”

Ms. Chieffo is ...

Chatham Highlanders Complete 196.2-mile Lake Placid Relay

September 24, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - The Chatham Highlander's elite running team completed its eighth year of competition Saturday by finishing the non-stop 196.2 mile running relay in Lake Placid.

The team aced the mixed masters category and are poised to train for their next race.

 "Sleep deprivation is a small price to pay for what we accomplished," Michael Perlmutter, ...