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Warren Mayor Proclaims Aug. 16 Anne LaHoff Day on Chelsea Resident's 101st Birthday

WARREN, NJ - Anne LaHoff, a former dance teacher who once danced with Fred Astaire, celebrated her 101st birthday at The Chelsea at Warren, 274 King George Road, surrounded by friends and family, on Wednesday, August 16.

Warren Mayor Carolann Garafola read a proclamation honoring LaHoff and naming August 16 Ann LaHoff day in Warren.

LaHoff, who was born in Jersey City and later moved to North Arlington, was a career employee of RCA in Harrison where she supervised the manufacture of vacuum tubes.

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The highlight of her second career as a ballroom dance instructor came in 1949 when she won the Viennese Waltz portion of the Harvest Moon Dance competition in New York. The prize was a dance with legendary performer Fred Astaire.

“Fred Astaire was a good dancer,” recalled LaHoff, “but not as good as my husband.”

 LaHoff was joined at her Chelsea birthday party by her many Chelsea friends, her nephew Michael Miller of Oradell and his wife Elaine.

 

PHOTOS:

1. Ann LaHoff with Mayor Carolann Garafola

2. Group photo with Ann, Mayor Garafola, Mayor’s aide Jodi Hadam, Michael Miller and wife Elaine Miller (far left)

3. Mrs. LaHoff demonstrates a dance step with nephew Michael Miller

4. Mrs. Lahoff with cake and card

 

 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Safety - Red Cross Offers Travel Tips & More

November 19, 2017

Millions of people are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the American Red Cross is offering tips travelers can follow as they visit loved ones over the long weekend.

More vehicles will be on the roads, making the travel risks greater. Bad weather and distracted drivers add to the danger. Plan ahead and expect delays.

DRIVING SAFETY

1. Make sure your car is in ...

Human Services Agency Alternatives Expands Services to Ease Transition to Fee-for-Service Billing

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Alternatives Inc., a non-profit human services provider for people and families with special needs, announced it has opened two new group homes in Ocean County with plans for six more in Ocean, Hunterdon and Somerset counties. The agency also debuted its redesigned website and a video that reinforces the theme “One Community” to highlight its successes and ...

The First Holiday Season Without Your Person — Making a Plan, Checking it Twice

If you are facing your first holiday after an important person in your life has died, it’s not too early to come up with a plan. Watching others who are feeling thankful and are celebrating when we feel overwhelmed, lonely or sad can be very painful. Holidays force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one.   

The first step in coping ...

Obituaries

- Oct 26, 2017
Robert N. Merkle – Plainfield Robert N. Merkle, 88, died Thursday, (October 26, 2017) at ...
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Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 11, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Late

November 20, 2017

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Route 22 Motel

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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Somerville Christmas Tree Decorated, Wrapped in Lights, Ready for Santa's Magic Touch

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The stage is set for the official arrival of Santa Claus Nov. 25 with the borough's official Christmas tree decorated, with lights strung and ready to be lit on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

No snow yet, but with crisp temperatures and brisk winds blowing down Division Street, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas; a few merchants have already begun ...

Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...