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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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Missing Dog in Warren: Have You Seen Fonzi?

September 14, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Update: Found.

Fonzi is an 80 pound Italian Mastiff and was last seen about 9:45am Thursday in the Deerwood Trail/ Wychwood Way area. 

 

Fonzi is a friendly dog and should come right to you if you see him and call him or clap. He is wearing a collar with a tag with phone number.

 

Call 973-699-2387 if you spot him.

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Warren Township Police Department becomes member of premier program designed to protect Warren’s Children

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Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 10, 2017

Dear Editor:

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our current scouts or their older brothers can remember.

Two Towns, Two Schools, Two Teams Unite to Remember, Honor Police Detective Tarentino and His Family

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Joined in a sea of emotions that includes sorrow, grief, love and pride, Summit and Somerville will always now share a more distinctive link because of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and his family.

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Belmar Puts End to ‘Beach Spreading’ by Banning Large Tents and Canopies during Busy Summer Season

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