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    Vol. 5 No. 4 April 16, 2013

    Proverbs 3:5




    The Long Valley Raiders Competition Cheerleaders attended Cheer and Dance Extreme Nationals in Virginia Beach in

    March. Both the Juniors and Youth teams won National titles in their divisions.


    By Ejvind Boccolini

    AChester man with

    great experience in

    building online peer

    groups is now lending a

    hand to friends and col-

    legues who need help per-

    haps more than ever.

    Edward Chatlos, who

    has friends and collegues

    suffering from PTSD (Post

    Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    and brain tumors, is lendinga hand by way of setting up

    "peer-based virtual support

    environments." These

    online environments allow

    participants - those suffer-

    ing from PTSD and brain

    tumors - to communicate

    and bond with each other,

    and speak about concerns

    and successes with respect

    to their condition. They are

    able to do so in a small

    group with others who are

    experiencing similar chal-lenges - a much needed

    aspect of the healing

    process. The groups could

    contain 10, or 20 individu-

    als, and perhaps up to, but

    not more than, 50.

    These enviroments are

    uplifting to individuals who

    participate, and it gives

    them "more trust to open

    up," said Chatlos, who was

    compelled to find solutions

    for his friends and collegues

    suffering from such difficult


    When participants log in

    to the online support envi-

    ronments, they can initiate

    Skype communication

    (video and audio communi-

    cation); begin a chat session

    with other participants; send

    private messages or emails;

    send "community" mes-

    sages; or start audio and

    video conferences.Chatlos said is can serve

    as a "dashboard" for a pri-

    vate team. Individuals can

    declare their status, and

    change it at will, to

    "online," "do not disturb,"

    "invisible," or "offline," for


    Most importantly, partic-

    ipants are able to offer and

    receive support - significant

    and uplifting support - when

    they are finishing

    chemotherapy, when they

    are tired after treatments,

    and when they just simply

    need someone to talk to.

    Chatlos, Chief Executive

    Officer of PeerPort LLC,

    said PeerPort brings these

    individuals together in

    small teams so they can

    bond and support each

    other. It also provides an

    archive of comments for


    Contact information for

    PeerPort is P.O. Box 480,

    Far Hills, NJ 07931-0480.

    Office phone number is

    908-672-3525 and email is

    [email protected]

    Chatlos said the individ-

    uals who become involved

    with the PeerPort environ-

    ments are able to receive a

    Edward S. Chatlos

    Chester Man Is Offering Unique Online SupportCommunities For Friends, Collegues With Tumors

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    Submitted by Lana D'Agostini

    West Morris Central High School

    Project Graduation 2013 is host-ing another Washington

    Township Town wide Garage sale as a

    fundraiser on April 13th from 9am to 3pm.

    Participants can register through Project

    Graduation 13. Sign up deadline is April

    8th. $20 donation.

    The form is available online at

    pring-garage-sale.html Participants address

    will be listed on the directory/map that willbe available online and distributed to cus-

    tomers. Event is advertised regionally

    through newspapers, radio, cable &


    Contact Lana for additional info:

    [email protected]

    Caring for Your Familys Treasures

    on Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm. This

    1.5-hour workshop will feature an

    overview of techniques and methods of pre-

    serving letters, diaries, scrapbooks, works

    on paper, photographs, slides, textiles,

    audio and video recordings, and other his-

    torical objects. Deb Schiff, the Chester

    Library's Local History Librarian, will also

    demonstrate how to use archival supplies to

    protect your family's treasures, and share

    her secrets for where to shop for reliable

    supplies online.

    De-Mystifying Design Workshop on

    Tuesday, April 30 at 7 pm

    It's Spring and it's time to start thinking

    about how to get those long-awaited home-

    improvement projects off the ground!

    Carrie Oesmann, ASID from Bailiwick

    Design offers valuable insight on how to

    approach your interior design projects at the

    Chester Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 7

    pm. Come and get inspired, ask questions

    and get the ball rolling! Register online at or call 879-7612.

    Sport Fish of New Jersey: An Anglers

    Guide on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm

    Manny Luftglass, owner of Gone Fishin

    Enterprises, will discuss his new book,

    "Sport Fish of New Jersey: An Angler's

    Guide" at the Chester Library on Tuesday,

    May 7 at 7 pm. He is publisher &/or author

    or co-author of twenty one books, including

    fourteen that start with the words Gone

    Fishin, and So You Want To Write A

    Book. Manny is currently writing the

    columns, Gone Fishin for Hunterdon

    Democrat (New Jersey)& Condo News


    Paws for Reading on

    Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

    Children get to practice reading to a trainedtherapy dog. Register online at or call 879-7612.

    Spring Story Time on Wednesdays at 1

    pm and Fridays at 10:30 am during May

    A special Spring Story Time will be held at

    the Chester Library during the first three

    weeks of May on Wednesdays at 1 pm and

    Fridays at 10:30 am . Preschoolers will

    enjoy stories, songs, healthy snacks and a

    planting activity to take home.

    WMC Project GraduationTownwide Garage Sale

    Chester Library Happenings

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    tremendous wave of help, and all act as "caregivers." This

    is vital for those recovering from PTSD or brain tumors -

    while having to endure often very difficult treatments and

    an ongoing healing process that likely can be tiring and

    require great emotional and physical strength.

    Participants who have gone through chemotherapy, for

    instance, receive much-needed support and compassion

    from peers as a result of the online communities.

    Sometimes after patients receive treatments, they are

    expected to re-enter their usual enviroments, but perhaps

    they do not have an opportunity to "decompress," and they

    have no opportunity to talk about their challenges nor their

    difficult experiences. They are maybe not even "welcomed

    back" in the most appropriate or way by their family,

    friends and collegues.

    With PeerPort communities, participants can gain uplift-ing encouragement from others who understand their diffi-


    "You have a great ability to create networks," that are

    small and private, said Chatlos.

    Chatlos previously has experience bringing groups of

    computer software technicians together via online commu-

    nities, but when he started PeerPort, he greatly reduced the

    group size from sometimes tens of thousands of participants

    to these much smaller groups he brings together now - up to

    50 members max.

    Chatlos said it is a great thing to focus on "small teams"

    that want to work together, because it is not as natural forbig online "communities" to want to interact.

    "I wanted to get out of that," scenario, said Chatlos,

    adding that he has seen participants really benefit from the

    small groups where interaction is more natural and those

    involved actually want to collaborate.

    His online groups are a great tool for those who are deal-

    ing with these sometimes trying emotional, spiritual, and

    yes, financial difficulties associated with the healing


    So, Chatlos' online groups and technology is proving to

    be a helpful tool to participants.

    Participants provide profile information, such as emailand password, and then they choose the size of the commu-

    nity they wish to be involved with. For a team of 10 it is $99

    per month, which they can divide amongst themselves, but

    would be assigned to one credit card, for instance. For up to

    50 members it is $375 per month, which they divide

    amongst themselves as well.

    At the PeerPort website,, indi-

    viduals can find all of the information they need in order to

    create a community. There are some discounts for non-prof-

    it organizations. There is a free, 30-day trial offer as well.

    They will enter a title and paragraph to explain the pro-

    posed community. Then they invite individuals with anemail containing a link. Individuals can join by setting up a

    profile. They would give their name, location, state and city,

    and phone numbers. There is an "alert system" if someone

    Chester Man Is Offering Unique Online Support...posts a document - an email or text message.

    "Your peers are your best psychiatrists, therapists," said


    And since Chatlos brought business people together with

    his previous work of creating online computer tech support

    groups, why not bring people together who are trying to rise

    above their challenging healthcare issues, he said.

    Chatlos said participants say it is a "relief to talk to peo-

    ple that are going through the same thing." He said those

    involved are often saying, "I've got people that are showing

    me that I can live through this."

    The comraderie is excellent and some members often

    reflect on the experience and say they were 'so happy that

    they weren't left out.'Chatlos said work is also being done to create online

    communities for those with diabetes, or children with can-

    cer, since PeerPort is not exclusively for one type of health-

    care issue.

    continued from front page

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    Wound Care Presented by Karen Young,

    APN Hackettstown Medical Center will be

    the April 22, 2013 Lunch n Learn Topic at

    the Washington Twp. Public Library, 37 E.

    Springtown Rd,. Long Valley, NJ 07853from noon to 2:00 p.m.

    Healing is typically a natural process, but

    for diabetics and patients with certain skin,

    bone, and tissue conditions, healing is not

    something that can ever be taken for granted.

    Even for an otherwise healthy individual,

    generally any wound that fails to show signs

    of significant healing within 30 days should

    be evaluated by a physician immediately.

    Come hear about the comprehensive

    range of programs for highly effective

    wound management, including advanced

    treatment modalities such as hyperbaric oxy-gen therapy and wound debridement.

    Cost: FREE! ~ Complimentary luncheon

    is served. MUST REGISTER by calling the

    library at 908-876-3596 or register at -Seating is limited-

    Sponsored by the Senior Resource Center,

    50 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-


    The month of April

    offers a great oppor-

    tunity for spring

    cleaning. You can donate

    used books for the benefit of

    the Washington Township

    Public Library. Books and

    other media can be dropped

    off at the library all month,

    for resale by the Friends of

    the Washington Township

    Public Library at their annu-

    al Book Sale.

    Lunch n Learn at Washington Twp.Public Library Wound Care

    Donate Used Books ForLibrary Book Sale

    The sale is set for Friday,

    May 10, from 10 am to 8

    pm, and Saturday, May 11,

    from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The

    following materials would

    be very welcome: books for

    adults, young adults and

    children, DVDs, CDs and

    video games. They should

    be in good condition.

    Textbooks are not wanted.

    The Friends of WTPL is

    a group of library patrons

    who join together to encour-

    age the use of the library,

    and to support the library in

    developing its facilities.

    The group sponsors some

    library programs and helps

    the library in purchasing

    materials that are not paid

    for by normal funding. It

    has bought the library mem-

    bership in several museums,

    which patrons may borrow

    to gain free or reduced price

    admission to the museums

    and other benefits of muse-

    um membership. The group

    works closely with the

    librarys professional staff,

    underwriting programs such

    as the Lifetime Learning

    adult enrichment lecture

    series and tai chi classes.

    Friends of WTPL wel-

    comes new members. If you

    would like to volunteer

    some time to help at the

    book sale, please leave a

    message for Friends of

    WTPL at the librarys circu-

    lation desk. For more infor-

    mation about the group, go

    to the librarys website,

    The Chester Lioness Club is sponsoring a "Gala

    Opening Night at the Show" on Friday, May 3,2013

    at the Black River Playhouse, Chester, NJ.07930.

    The featured show will be " STEEL MAGNOLIAS".

    The play revolves around a group of gossipy southern ladies

    in a small town beauty parlor. Steel Magnolias is alternate-

    ly hilarious and touching and, in the end, deeply revealing

    of the strength and purposefulness which underlies these

    ladies antic banter, the inspiration for the Oscar-winning

    movie starring Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Julia

    Roberts, and Dolly Parton.

    The ticket cost of $20.00 is partially tax deductable asproceeds from the show will fund the many charitable activ-

    ities of the Chester Lioness Club. The ticket price includes

    refreshments of wine, soda, water,and assorted cheeses,

    crackers and fruits.

    Tickets may be purchased from any Lioness Club mem-

    ber. They may also purchased by telephoning Lioness Anne

    MacMillan at (908)879-7621.

    Chester Lioness Club Hosts"Gala Opening Night

    at the Show"

    The Garden Club of Long Valley will be presenting a

    Historic Standard Flower Show "History in Bloom"

    in celebration of Long Valley's 275th anniversary.

    This flower show will feature heirloom flowering bulbs

    and plants by century, period designs, botanical artistic

    crafts, exhibits from the Sprouts of Long Valley and Garden

    Therapy sponsored groups. Photography will also be fea-


    Free and Open to Public at the Washington Twp. Public

    Library, 37 East Springtown Road, Long Valley.

    Friday April 19 1:30 - 4:30pm

    Saturday April 20 10am - 4:30pm

    Sunday April 21 1-3pm

    Garden Club of Long ValleyHistoric Standard Flower Show

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    The Community Presbyterian Church,

    located at 220 Main Street in

    Chester will be hosting a Clothing

    Drive on Saturday April 20th from 10am-


    They are collecting: Mens, Womens &

    Childrens Wearable & Useable Clothing,

    Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Linens, Stuffed

    animals, Hard toys (must fit in

    24x24x21 box) and Bikes.

    Please put items in a well tied plastic

    garbage bag. They will be collecting clothes

    the week prior, contact BYG to schedule a

    drop off appointment at (908)443-1294 or

    [email protected]

    Fundraiser to benefit BYG Work Camp!

    A mission group composed of 6 local

    area churches that travel to

    Appalachia every summer to rebuild

    homes with Appalachia service project.

    This summer 88 volunteers will spend a

    week making many families homes warmer,

    safer & drier through home repairs.

    Dont Throw it Away!! Clothing Drive!

    The Long Valley Womans Club

    brought home the top prize at the

    Highland District of the New Jersey

    State Federation of Womens Clubs

    Performance Day Competition.

    Twelve clubs presented various dramatic

    offerings at The MadisonCommunityCenter

    on March 13th. Challenged by their direc-

    tor, Janice Carruth, to submit their thoughts

    and feelings relating to SuperStorm Sandy,

    the group composed an original "Ballad of

    Sandy, Superstorm" sung to the melody of

    "Down in the Valley"

    Pictured participating in this production

    are, left to right: Dorothy Walter, Marie

    Bohn, Sheila Abrams, Janice Carruth, PatHead, Millie Palmer, Mary Lou Slowinski,

    Pat Jacinkiewicz, Mary Ann Kordys. The

    club president, Joan Canonico, who intro-

    duced the Ballad is not pictured.

    The Long Valley Womans Club is a

    community service organization which

    encourages fellowship and participation in

    cultural and intellectual interests and in just

    plain having fun. We welcome new mem-

    bers and membership information is avail-

    able from Dorothy Beckbissinger at (908)


    Long Valley Winners

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    By Ejvind Boccolini

    The Borough of Peapack/Gladstone ishonoring Borough Administrator andClerk Marge Gould upon her retire-


    Borough Mayor William Horton alsosaid in an email late last month to thisreporter: "Marges last day was this pastFriday. We held a party in her honor forfriends and Borough employees to stop byand extend their best wishes.

    A number of her friends and associateswill be attending a more formal retirementdinner in her honor in May.

    I will miss her cheerful presence everymorning. She has been a great friend andmentor," Horton said.

    The former Borough Clerk of Far Hills,NJ - Robin Collins - will serve as the newborough adminstrator and clerk.

    The Peapack/Gladstone website also hasa note that reads: "Thank You Marge Gouldand Welcome Robin Collins - The Mayorand the Borough Council are proud toannounce and welcome the appointment ofMs. Robin Collins as our Assistant BoroughAdministrator and Clerk effective January3, 2013. Ms. Collins has been hired to even-tually replace Ms. Gould as the newBorough Administrator and Clerk upon herretirement anticipated in March of 2013."

    "It is important to note that the Mayor

    and Council have conducted a very thor-

    ough search of prospective candidates toidentify a competent individual to under-take the challenging responsibilities cur-rently assigned to and brilliantly performedby Ms. Gould. They are confident that Ms.

    Collins will admirably perform the func-tions expected of her and trust that the tran-sition will be virtually seamless."

    "Ms. Collins joins the borough staff withover eight years of administrative experi-ence from other municipalities and with allthe necessary credentials to properly exe-cute the various roles and responsibilitiesthat she will assume when Ms. Gouldretires.

    Please join us in welcoming Ms. Collinsto our distinguished family of boroughemployees. We wish her luck and much suc-cess."

    Gould has earned the respect of townofficials and should be honored for her serv-ice. Serving as a borough administrator andclerk is certainly be a difficult job thatrequires a great deal of effort and expertise.

    In the Spring edition of thePeapack/Gladstone Gazette, Mayor Hortonincluded a tribute to Marge Gould, whichreads: Spring will indeed bring profoundchanges. On April 1st, after 30 years of out-standing and dedicated service to ourBorough, Marge Gould will retire asBorough Administrator and Clerk. She has

    taken on so many additional responsibilities

    Peapack/Gladstone Borough Administrator Retires, Is Honored For Her Hard Work

    over the years and earned so many certifica-tions that space does not permit me to listthem. It has been a great pleasure to servewith her. She is simply extraordinary in allthat she does. Her guidance has been

    invaluable to me as mayor, to the counciland to all of the Borough's employees andresidents. Her incredible storehouse ofknowledge, quick wit and keen sense ofhumor will be greatly missed. Our newBorough Administrator, Robin Collins, for-merly the Borough Clerk of Far Hills, hasbeen working very hard to step into her new

    position."Gould was not able to be reached by

    phone before deadline. We wish her luckand thank her for her hard work.

    Also, at the borough website,, residents arereminded that borough council meetings areheld on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of eachmonth at the Peapack/Gladstone MunicipalBuilding on School Street, Peapack. Themayor and council will meet to discuss andact upon business at 7:30 pm. The following

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    Grow your own organic fruits, veg-

    etables, and flowers in an ideal

    local setting! The Chester

    Community Garden, now open for the sea-

    son, is located at Highlands Ridge Park, 100

    North Road, Chester. The community gar-

    den offers 120 garden plots measuring 8' x

    16'; gardeners can rent several plots if

    desired. Gardening seminars will be offered

    all season to provide support and informa-tion to participants. Fees for one year are

    $30 per plot for residents and $40 for non-


    Please go to the Chester Township web-

    site 'Community Garden' tab (www.chester- to

    print the forms. Send completed forms to

    the Chester Township municipal building

    along with your payment. The 120 plots

    will be filled on a first-come, first-served


    Chester Community GardenHas Openings!

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    by Karen Rogers

    Who would ever guess there were

    so many wild cats roaming the

    neighborhoods? Not me. I live in

    Peapack-Gladstone and never once saw a

    feral cat. Until one day in November whenmy Rottweiler started barking at something

    on the other side of our fence, in the neigh-

    bors yard. Going out to investigate, I dis-

    covered the sound of a tiny kitten. It was too

    cold for a little kitten to be wandering out-

    side at dusk, so I put on my boots and went

    out to find it. Now, I dont own cats. I con-

    sidered myself a ferret and dog person. But

    I had to rescue the little guy from the ele-


    I spotted the kitten, all black with four

    white paws. I headed towards it in the grow-ing darkness, only to have it slip away. I

    waited for it to cry again. To make a long

    story short, I waited in my neighbors yard

    in the dark with my flashlight for over three

    hours. Id hear the kitten and then lose him

    again. Snow was predicted for the follow-

    ing morning, so I didnt have much time.

    Finally, around nine oclock, I heard the kit-

    ten under the shed of the neighbor behind

    us. I shined my flashlight and discovered

    not only one, but two little kittens about five

    weeks old. The second one was tiny andstriped like a tiger. At that point I was very

    cold and tired of standing around outside.

    There was no way I could get to the little

    kittens wedged in the back, under the shed.

    I reasoned the mother cat must be around

    and if not, the two kittens would keep each

    other warm for the night. I decided to comeback and try again in the morning.

    The next morning there was snow on the

    ground. It was still falling as I went toward

    the neighbors shed. I stopped to listen

    when I got closer. Sure enough, I heard the

    cries of a kitten! There, heading boldly

    across the yard through the falling snow,

    was the little tiger-striped tabby kitten! I

    followed it quickly and cornered it by a fall-

    en tree from Hurricane Sandy. I scooped her

    up and tucked her into my rabbit fur lined

    hat as she hissed at me. What a wild andfeisty little thing! I went back to the shed to

    find the other one, but it darted underneath

    before I could grab it. I was having a hard

    time keeping the tabby kitten still in my

    arms, so I decided to come back for the

    black one.

    After settling the scared little kitten on a

    towel in the bathroom, I went back out for

    the other one. Much to my dismay, it was

    nowhere to be found. I put milk out by the

    shed. I waited. I looked all day. I looked the

    next day. And the next. My hope was thatthe mother had come to take care of it, but I

    Friends in the Neighborhoodwasnt so sure. I decided to try putting food

    out on my front stoop to lure the mother

    and/or kitten to my house. The weather was

    very cold now and I was distraught about

    the little guy.

    Over the next month, I watched and wasamazed. Not one, not two, not three, or even

    four cats came to eat at my front door every

    night. I counted at least nine different feral

    cats, four of them kittens! (Sadly, I never

    saw the little black one with white feet

    again.) The cats and kittens would come in

    groups of two, three, or four at a time. I fed

    them and left my garage open a little so they

    could come in for shelter, which some of

    them did on the colder nights. The kittens

    were bigger than my Moxie which is what

    I named the feisty little kitten I had caught.I hadnt planned on keeping her, but she and

    my Rottweiler had bondedgo figure!

    Around Christmas I ran into my neigh-

    bor Mary, works for a vet. She suggested

    that I try to catch the feral mother cat in acontinued on next page

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    Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, April 2013, Page 11

    Have-a-Heart trap and have her spayed. The only problem

    with that was, which one was the mother? And if I spayed

    only one cat, surely the others would have more kittens! It

    was then that I realized what a big undertaking it would be

    to manage the feral cat population on West Avenue.

    However, if nobody did anything, it was sure to get worse.

    The neighborhood was going to the cats!

    A few of the neighbors I spoke to about the cat problem

    mentioned calling Animal Control; however, I knew the

    wild cats would have little or no chance of ever finding a

    home. It was hard enough for shelters to take tame unwant-

    ed cats, let alone wild ones like these. (The adult cats were

    very wild and couldnt be handled.) I didnt want them to be

    euthanized! So, I got an idea. With the help of the neigh-

    bors, I could do this. After all, it would affect all of us if the

    feral cat population exploded. This was our neighborhood,

    and these were our wild friends. Together, we could catch,

    spay/neuter, and release the cats again. We could all pitch in


    I made phone calls and spoke to different shelters and

    vets. St. Huberts offered the best plan. For fifty dollars, I

    could buy a spay/neuter voucher for one cat, good at partic-

    ipating vets in the area. The feral cat would be spayed or

    neutered as well as given a rabies shot and micro chipped. I

    learned that this was part of a Trap/Neuter/Release pro-

    gram put on by the state of New Jersey.

    Now, I had a plan. All I needed was some help: traps,

    crates, and money for the vouchers. I typed up a letter and

    handed it to most of the neighbors on our loop, Valley View

    and West Avenue. To my amazement and delight, most of

    the neighbors were receptive and almost everyone pitched

    in! Tom Pote, Joanne Callahan, Mary, and Alberto from

    across the street loaned me six Have-a-Heart traps. Other

    neighbors gave me crates to keep the cats in while recover-

    ing, as well as cat food. One by one, I started collecting

    fifty dollar checks made out to St. Huberts for the vouch-

    ers. I promised each neighbor who sponsored a cat that they

    could choose the name of their feral cat. I would even

    take photos!

    From early January to mid-February, with the help of

    Tom and Alberto, my trapping neighbors, we caught

    twelve feral cats and kittens.

    As they were caught, I brought each cat to Whitehouse

    Veterinary Clinic, a participating vet in the TNR program. I

    brought the cats home from the vet in a crate, keeping them

    in the garage where they recovered and then were released

    back into the wild West Avenue. I kept the feral kittens in

    my basement in a crate and worked with them by feeding

    them by hand. Eventually, when they started to purr and let

    me hold them, I got them all homes. All the cats and kittens

    were spayed and neutered. All were covered by vouchers

    with money donated by our wonderful neighbors. Alberto,

    Tom, and I continue to feed the feral cats and keep an eye

    out for any we may have missed. My garage door stays part-

    ly open in case any cat has the desire to spend the night on

    a warm blanket and come in from the elements.

    My experience has been a good one. I know my neigh-

    bors better and know we can all pull together if the need

    arises. We are a stronger community for this experience.

    Joseph, Joanne, Holly, Suzi, Naomi, Sylvester, and

    Sommatone continue to visit me for dinner. (The cats are

    named for or by their sponsors.) Kittens Phil, Daniel, Lyla,

    Sean, and Dennis (named after sons and daughters of their

    sponsors) were tamed and adopted out to loving families.

    I have photos of all our feral friends, my Moxies extend-

    ed family. Although Moxie has no desire to live out in the

    elements again and loves being the queen of the kingdom

    (my house), shell sometimes peek out the window to see if

    she can spot anyone she knows from her past life.

    If you would like more information on helping the feral

    cats, please contact: Karen Rogers (908)234-1323

    Friends in the Neighborhood...continued from previous page

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    are the dates, as listed at press time: April23; May 14 and 28; June 11 and 25; July 9and 23; August 13 and 27; Sept. 10 and 24;Oct. 8 and 22; Nov. 12 and 26; and Dec.10

    and 26 (Thursday).Please recheck these dates on website

    before attending meetings, just in case thereare changes.

    Also, agenda and minutes are postedprior to meetings on website.

    Other upcoming events listed on thewebsite are as follows: Baseball Picnic on6/7/13; Community Day on 6/8/13; Art inthe Park, on 9/15/13; Halloween Event on10/26/13; and Carolling March on 12/8/13.

    An "Emergency Resources" link is alsoincluded on the website, on the right side of

    the webpage, and residents can obtain use-ful information as well as contact numbersfor "storm recovery" resources. It lets resi-dents know that, "during emergencies andpotential urgent situations, it is important toprepare properly to ensure personal andpublic safety."

    "Please use some of the resources belowto prepare foreseen and unforeseen issuesthat may arise."

    Links are available which thank theOffice of Emergency Management for helpduring the storm, offer a hotline for legalassistance regarding Hurricane Sandy, offerinformation on property assessment for2013, and offer post-storm food safety

    information.Also, The US Small Business

    Administration is offering loans to residentswho suffered damage from Hurricane

    Sandy, and residents can access a "FactSheet" for more information on the website.Residents are also notified on the web-

    site that they can still can apply forHurricane Sandy assistance online, by calling tollfree 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by visitinga different DRC. To check the status ofother DRC locations, visit

    For other storm-recovery resources, theycan visit

    Hurricane Safety Information, and Linksto other resources are available at the web-site.

    Also, on the website there is a "thankyou" note from Mike Seboria OEMCoordinator, that thanks Police, Fire, FirstAid, and OEM Staff along with Boroughofficials, volunteers and business ownersfor their outstanding dedication, help, sup-port and patience during and after StormSandy.

    "Last, but not least, a sincere thank youto all in the Borough for their support andpatience in allowing us to keep the borough

    safe for all residents and others that work inour town."

    Administrator Retires...continued from page 8

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    Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, April 2013, Page 13

    Washington Township Recreation

    (Morris County) is gearing up

    for summer with camps, and

    clinics. Camp sign ups will begin on April

    1, 2013 at the recreation office from 8am-


    New to our schedule this year Kickz

    Soccer Club, and Minds in Motion Robot

    Camp. This year we will have Chef it up 2

    Go with foods from around the world, US

    Sports Institute will be teaching Tennis,

    Golf, and Multi Sport camp, and finally Jim

    McDermotts Complete Player Baseball and

    Softball camps.

    You can find more information about

    these events by going online to, by stopping by the

    recreation office at 50 Rock Road in Long

    Valley, email us at [email protected]

    or call the office at 908-876-5941.

    Washington Township RecreationCamps & Clinics


    edeemer Lutheran Church, 203

    Eyland Ave., Succasunna, will be

    hosting a St. Baldrick's fundraiser:A Shave Event in honor of Rebecca

    Shannon, an 8th grader in Randolph, suffer-

    ing from cancer on Apr 27, 2013 starting at

    3:00 pm at the church. For more informa-

    tion contact Thom Torode at 862-219-6890.

    About St. Baldricks

    Be a hero for kids with cancer! Join this

    St. Baldrick's event, and whether you

    decide to shave your head, volunteer, or

    donate, we hope you'll be a part of the

    excitement.The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volun-

    teer-driven charity that funds more in child-

    hood cancer research grants than any organ-

    ization except the U.S. government.

    Get involved and you'll be giving hope to

    infants, children, teens and young adults

    fighting childhood cancers.

    Redeemer Lutheran Church HoldsFundraiser In Honor ofRebecca Shannon

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    Gelsamina MalangaGelsa

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    I am a Full Service Seller/Buyer Agent with 27 years of experience

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    Want to See what your Home is Worth in Todays Market?

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    Spacious 3BR, 2 Bath Home on Se-cluded Property. Updated Kitchen withGranite Countertops, Glass Backsplash andStainless Steel Appliances. Living Roomwith Fireplace and Hardwood Flooring. For-mal Dining Room with Vaulted Ceiling.

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    LONG VALLEY $375,000

    The Pet Adoption League is currently

    looking for volunteers to help care

    for the cats in our busy adoption cen-

    ter in Mt. Olive. If you have an hour or two

    to spare between 7-9 am or 4:30-8 pm any

    day of the week, our cats and kittens would

    love to meet you.

    We are also looking for volunteers to bake;

    help at our bake sales; provide a foster

    home for a kitten or cat, (all supplies are

    provided) and assist with fundraisers. If

    you are interested, please call 973-584-0095

    or visit our website at or

    email us at [email protected] You must be

    18 years of age to work with the animals.If you are looking for something mean-

    ingful to do with your time, then look no


    Please Help! Spaghetti Dinner to

    Benefit the Hildebrant Family (own-

    ers of R H Farms, formerly Iona Hill

    Farm) at The Drakestown Church, a United

    Methodist Community, 6 Church Road,Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Directions:

    Route 46 to the top of Budd Lake Hill, by

    Johnson Dodge, onto Naughright Road,

    take 2nd left onto Church Road. Saturday,

    April 13, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. A

    free will offering will be taken with all

    donations going to the family. Enjoy

    spaghetti & meatballs, salad, rolls, and

    dessert!For more information, phone (908) 852-

    4460; email [email protected];

    or visit our website at www.

    Cat Lovers And Volunteers Needed!

    Benefit Dinner for Hildebrant Family

    St. Therese will be hosting their 30th

    Annual Golf Tournament John

    Rackowski Memorial. Join us for a

    day of golf. Shotgun start 1:30, dinner at

    6pm. Contests and games, sponsorship

    opportunities. Register by calling Bronwyn

    Fraser at 97-601-3446.

    St. Therese 30th Annual Golf Outing

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    Page 16, April 2013, Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News

    Deborah Waddell,Dipl. Ac., C.A.

    Valley Professional Center, 59 East Mill Road (Rt. 24),Suite 2-201-A, Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853 (908) 876-3643

    Treating: Mental and Emotional Issues

    Musculo-skeletal and Neurological

    Upper Respiratory Tract

    Gastrointestinal Disorders Reproductive System


    Deborah Torrance,Dipl. Ac., C.A.

    Did you know that over 90 million Americans suffer

    a myriad of digestive disorders ranging from irrita-

    ble bowel disorder (IBS), Constipation, diarrhea,

    gastro-intestinal reflux disorder, (GERD) and more serious

    disorders such as ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease? In

    fact, over 30 million people seek out medical attention due

    to gastrointestinal complaints every year. Reports confirm

    that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can offer much

    needed relief from even the more serious digestive disor-

    ders with a lot less side effects.

    Early medical literature dating from 3 AD provides evi-dence along with specific Acupuncture points and herbal

    formulas for abdominal pain, borborygmus, (gurgling in the

    intestines), and diarrhea with pain. Many of the herbal for-

    mulas used today are the same formulas used in 3 AD.

    In traditional Chinese medical theory, digestive disor-

    ders are a result of a disharmony with the Spleen and

    Stomach. The Spleen is the key organ involved in gastro-

    intestinal disorders. The Spleen has primary responsibility

    for transforming and transporting food essence in the

    body, including the excretion of waste material. The spleen

    and stomach are Yin/Yang partners, and each one can devel-

    op specific problems. The Spleen needs to be somewhatmoist in order to function well, but if it becomes deficient,

    it can become excessively moist at which time a pathologi-

    cal condition can occur called Dampness or Damp Heat

    which can cause a host of gastro-intestinal ailments. The

    Stomach, on the other hand, needs to be on the dry side to

    function optimally, and when its balance is upset, it can eas-

    ily overheat and a painful condition of Stomach Fire can

    develop. Other organs, especially the Liver, can also con-

    tribute to gastro-intestinal distress.

    The four most common patterns seen when gastro-intes-

    tinal problems are differentiated at Skylands Acupuncture

    are as follows:

    1. Spleen Qi Deficiency, which is often caused by chron-

    ic fatigue or chronic illness;

    2. Damp Heat Retention, which can be caused by

    improper diet, environmental factors, or infections

    3. Disharmony of Liver and Spleen, which is often

    caused by emotional stress;

    4. Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency, which is caused

    by chronic illness or aging.

    To treat these disharmonies or imbalances, Chinese med-

    icine commonly uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary

    and lifestyle counseling. When applied properly, these

    modalities balance the disharmony, build Qi and Blood,

    nourish the organs discussed above and eliminate


    Conditions which respond well to Acupuncture and

    Chinese medicine include:

    Inflammatory diseases such as chronic gastritis, chron-

    ic enteritis, and gastroenteritis

    Peptic ulcers such as duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer;

    Circulation problems in the gastro-intestinal system

    such as gastro-intestinal tract bleeding and intestinal


    Pain associated with gastro-intestinal tumors such as

    stomach cancer, tumors of the small intestine, or colon can-


    Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis

    and Crohns disease;

    IBS and short bowel syndrome.Of all the gastro-intestinal disorders discussed above the

    most prevalent disorder most often seen in our Clinic from

    a biomedical perspective is irritable bowel syndrome aka

    IBS. It is labeled a syndrome because it involves a group of

    symptoms that varies for each individual who is affected. It

    is a motility disorder (involving abnormal movement of the

    small and large intestines. The most common symptoms of

    IBS include abdominal cramping and pain, and constipation

    and/or diarrhea often in alternating episodes. IBS may also

    be accompanied by other gastro-intestinal problems, such

    as gas, bloating and nausea. Symptoms are almost always

    aggravated by stress. Episodes may also be aggravated byeating, and are frequently relieved after a bowel movement.

    An estimated 10-20% of all Americans are affected by

    symptoms of IBS, with 3 times as many women as men

    being affected.

    IBS according to Chinese Medicine

    Improve and Strengthen Your Digestive Health with AcupunctureIBS is almost always considered a disharmony between

    the Live and the Spleen in Chinese medicine. The liver is

    responsible for the smooth flow of substances throughout

    the body. This flow can be upset by emotions or stress,

    causing stagnation of Qi or energy or blood. The Spleen can

    be weakened by a number of factors, including overeating

    unhealthy foods, overwork, too much worry, fatigue and

    lack of exercise. When the Spleen is weak and the Liver is

    not moving smoothly, the Liver overacts on the Spleen and

    can manifest as symptoms of IBS.

    Do you suffer from IBS or any of the other gastro-intes-

    tinal disorders discussed above, if so; call Skylands

    Acupuncture to see how we can provide you with a safe

    effective and drug free way back to health.

    Deborah Waddell completed her Master s level

    degree from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Mont-

    clair, NJ. She received her Acupuncture Certification

    from the New Jersey Board of of Medical Examiners

    (C.A.) and from the National Commission for the

    Certification of Acupuncturists (Dipl. Ac.). Deborah also

    has a degree in Biology and Chemistry with summa cum

    laude Honors from Felician College.-

    Kids' VitaminDeficiency Signs

    Ahealthy diet is supposed to provide all of the essen-

    tial vitamins and minerals necessary to sustain a

    body. But thanks to finicky eating habits and limit-

    ed choices, many children are not getting the vitamins and

    minerals they need to grow up healthy. Although many

    foods are fortified with certain vitamins, they still may not

    be enough to provide the level of nutrition required for a

    growing body. Parents may be well informed of a child's

    needs of vitamin C to boost immune system function, but

    they may not be as readily informed about other vitamins

    that are essential to human health.

    * Vitamin A: Vitamin A promotes a healthy immune sys-

    tem and proper eyesight function. A child lacking in vitamin

    A may be tired and weak and experience weight loss. Other

    symptoms include dry eyes, skin scaling and respiratory


    * Vitamin B6: Hyperactivity and impulsiveness are often

    blamed on an underlying medical condition, such as

    ADHD. But such conditions may be the result of a deficien-

    cy in vitamin B6.* Vitamin B12: Nervous system function is largely gov-

    erned by proper levels of vitamin B12. Children who do not

    receive enough vitamin B12 may experience weakness,

    insomnia, edema, and abdominal pain.

    * Vitamin D: Vitamin D is called the "sunshine vitamin"

    because it is produced in the body after exposure to the sun.

    Children who spend many hours indoors or wearing thick

    layers of sunscreen may not get enough vitamin D.

    Irritability, muscle cramps and even late teething could be

    tied to vitamin D deficiency.

    Parents should consult with pediatricians about the prop-

    er levels of vitamins children need.

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    Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, April 2013, Page 17


    he Growing Stage, The Childrens

    Theatre of New Jersey, located in the

    Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183

    in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present


    12th through May 12th with performances

    Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and

    Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. PINKALI-

    CIOUS the MUSICAL features a book by

    Elizabeth and Victoria Kann with Music and

    lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth and

    Victoria Kann. This production is directed

    by Lori B. Lawrence, The Growing Stages

    Director of Educational Programming with

    choreography by Jillian Petrie and musical

    direction by Laura Petrie.


    tale, based on the popular childrens book, of

    Pinkalicious, who cant stop eating pink

    cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

    Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctors

    office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns

    her pink from head to toe a dream come

    true for this pink loving enthusiast. But

    when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious

    can figure out a way to get out of this pink

    predicament. PINKALICIOUS the MUSI-

    CAL is about learning the power of self-con-

    trol and the importance of moderation.


    many of the professional equity artists that

    are familiar to the Growing Stage audiences.

    Emily Portune (Peter in Peter Pan) brings to

    life the role of Pinkalicious. Robert Mintz

    (Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz) portrays

    Pinkaliciouss little brother Peter with Ryan

    Malyar (Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) and

    Jenna Morris (Mrs. Claus in Rudolph the

    Red-Nosed Reindeer) playing Mr. and Mrs.

    Pinkerton. Nikole Rizzo (Lilly in Lillys

    Purple Plastic Purse) returns to the Palace as

    Dr. Wink. Jaclyn Blythe, who is making her

    TGS debut, portrays Pinkaliciouss best

    friend Alison. Rounding out the cast are six

    young performers who are sharing their tal-

    ents to make this a very special treat for the

    entire family.

    The Growing Stage continues FUN-tastic

    Fridays with all tickets $15! Saturday and

    Sunday tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for

    children and seniors. To place your reserva-

    tion, please contact the Growing Stage Box

    Office at (973) 347-4946 or e-mail at boxof-

    [email protected] Group rates and

    Birthday Party packages are available.

    The Growing Stage PresentsPINKALICIOUS the MUSICAL

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    n Saturday, May 4, at 7:00pm Glen

    Burtnik and Bob Burger presenting

    THE BEATLES 1963 1971.

    BEATLES and BIKESGlen Burtnik is a former member of

    Styx, a cast member in Broadways Damn

    Yankees, and current member of the

    Orchestra (Formerly the Electric Light

    Orchestra). Among his numerous credits,

    Glen also performed on Broadway in

    Beatlemania with Marshall Crenshaw. Bob

    Burger is a noted songwriter and performer.

    He too is a former member ofStyx. Bob and

    Glen co-wrote several songs that Burtnik

    and other artists subsequently recorded.

    Over the years, Bob has jammed with leg-

    ends of rock like PAUL McCARTNEY,


    WATERS, and BON JOVI in concert.

    To help promote the event, on the sameday, (May 4), Mount Olive schools will host

    an all-city MOTORCYCLE Rally and Ride

    at Mount Olive High School. The three-

    hour ride will cruise dozens of bikers

    through the most amazing New Jersey land-

    scapes. For the admission price of $20 per

    bike, riders will get 1 FREE admission to

    the Beatles show that evening.



    Beatles & Bikes Coming to theMount Olive Performing Arts Center

    Mark your calendars for PET


    Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser.

    Please join us for a pasta dinner; all pro-

    ceeds go to help care for dogs and cats in

    our area waiting to be placed in loving

    homes. PAL is 100% volunteer based.

    The date is Friday, May 3, 2013; the first

    seating is 67:30 p.m. and the second seat-ing is 7:309:30 p.m. Location is the

    Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490

    Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ. Cost is $9.00

    per person (kids under six half price).

    Menu includes: baked ziti, pasta with

    plain sauce, add sausage or meatballs, salad,

    bread, dessert, soda/water, coffee and tea.

    Takeout available: call Sue at 201-317-

    1016 to order. Leave the cooking to us!

    3rd Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

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    Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, April 2013, Page 19

    By Cheryl Conway

    The 11th Annual Food For Thought Benefit set for

    next month will tempt the palate to fine food and

    wine from area restaurants while raising funds for a

    good cause.Hosted by the Mental Health Association of Morris

    County, the event is planned for Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

    at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. On top of being a

    premier fundraising event in Morris County, this year the

    organization is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.

    Expecting to be a larger turnout than previous years

    because of the anniversary, the benefit is at a larger venue

    this year. Open to the public, more than 250 guests are

    expected along with many supporters of the MHAMC.

    With the 60th year anniversary, we needed a bigger

    venue to accommodate more restaurants, says Louis A.

    Schwarcz, president and chief executive officer of the

    MHAMC. Food for Thought is a wonderful, fun night with

    splendid food and wonderful people, and provides support

    for people during challenging economic times.

    This year, more than 20 restaurants from different genres

    and five dessert/wine places will be serving their fine cui-

    sine and drink.

    Its a benefit for restaurants, says Schwarcz, because it

    allows customers to try different genres of food.

    Guests will sample food from each of the participating

    restaurant vendors which includes, Blackthorn Restaurant

    and Pub, Tiffanys Restaurant, Patsys Trattoria, Coney

    Island Catering, LaCucina, Thirsty Turtle and more!

    Beverages to be provided by Best Cellars of A&P.

    Many of the areas finest restaurants will offer a taste

    of their delicious cuisine. At the same time, all funds raised

    at Food for Thought go to support the work of an importantcharity.

    The MHAMC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization pro-

    viding support and services along with education and self-

    help resources for those with mental illness in Morris


    We are advocates for people who dont have a voice in

    the system, says Schwarcz. We are their voice.

    In 2012. The MHAMC served 3,722 Morris County res-

    idents with mental health issues, whether it was education,

    support and advocacy, he says.

    Food for Thought activities include a silent auction and

    tricky tray raffle featuring restaurant gift certificates, spa

    packages, and shopping spree opportunities. Food for

    Thought tickets can be purchased by visiting the events sec-

    tion of the MHAMC website at

    Tickets are $75 per person.

    Several houses of worship will also be recognized at the

    Food For Thought fundraiser for their continued support

    whether it has been sponsoring the homeless, community

    dinners, educational assistance, financial support, and pro-

    viding services such as haircuts to the homeless.

    For information on sponsoring the event or donating an

    auction item, contact the MHAMC Development office at

    973-334-3496 x102 or e-mail [email protected]

    A 60th year Anniversary Celebration is also planned for

    June 10 at the Famished Frog in Morristown. NJ

    Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen plans to attend along

    with some other state legislators. Frelinghuysens father,Peter, was a long time contributor to the agency and his

    legacy will be honored.

    Founded in 1953, the MHAMC works to promote men-

    tal health awareness and improve the care and treatment of

    people in recovery from mental illnesses through programs

    of education, direct service, and advocacy. Current services

    include information and referral, homeless outreach, sup-

    portive housing, self-help, and disaster response.

    The MHAMC is a local chapter of the New Jersey

    Division of Mental Health America, formerly the National

    Mental Health Association. The Mental Health Association

    empowers people with mental illnesses to live quality lives

    in their communities; empowers family members to

    become partners with mental health consumers and profes-

    sionals in the treatment and recovery process; links people

    who have mental health treatment needs to available servic-

    es and resources; models effective high-quality programs

    and services which are responsive to consumer needs and

    preferences; and works to increase public awareness of

    mental health and mental illness, promoting mental well-

    ness for everyone.

    Mental Health Association Rings in 60 Years At Fundraising Event

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    Page 20, April 2013, Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News

    Roxbury & Randolph Fire DepartmentsSponsoring St. Baldrick's fundraiser

    Help us to extinguish the flame on kid's cancer..

    Roxbury Company #1 Fire Dept.,122 main street, Succasunna,

    (next to Merry Heart Nursing Home) on Saturday, June 15, 2013, 12:pm to ?.

    Seeking: food venders, handmade-homemade crafters & retail venders.Pickles, bbq foods.

    All forms of entertainment for young & old alike are needed:

    clowns, sand art, spin art, facepainters, magicians, tarot readers,

    handwriting analysis, caricaturists.

    Part of the street will be closed for this event! 6 --8 ft tables & chairs are provided.

    Please call francesca for info & applications. 973 895 5637

    St. Thereses Rosary will be hosting a

    Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 20,

    from 11:00am to 3:00pm at St.

    Therese School located at 135 Main Street,

    Succasunna ADMISSION IS FREE!

    Craft & Vendor Market, 50/50,Silent

    Auction, Bake Sale, Face Painting, Cash for

    Gold & Silver Jewelry,Refreshments and


    Sponsored by: St Therese Rosary Altar

    Society, Eileen Redfern 201-317-8691

    [email protected]

    St. Therese Rosary To Host Spring Bazaar

    Attention Schools, Churches, Organizations

    Send Your Press Releases to

    [email protected]

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    Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News, April 2013, Page 21

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    n March 8th,

    Franklin and

    Lincoln Roosovelt

    schools held a fundraiser forSt. Baldericks Foundation

    which benefits children

    with cancer. The girls cut

    their hair which was donat-

    ed to provide wigs for the

    children with cancer

    through Beautiful Lengths,

    an organization that uses

    donated hair to make wigs

    for children affected by can-

    cer. The requirement was

    that donated hair had to be 8inches. Over 60 inches of

    hair was collected that day.

    Alfonsos Salon decided to

    make it a happy fun day for

    all. You can view pictures

    on the salons facebook


    St. Baldricks is home of

    the head-shaving fundrais-

    ers. Its an easy and fun way

    to raise money for a very

    serious cause - like a

    walkathon, but without the

    blisters. St. Baldricks

    Foundation, does one thing,

    and they do it well: they

    fund childhood cancer


    Alfonso's Salon is a full

    service family hair care

    salon located at 293 Rt. 206,

    Flanders. 973-584-7743

    Alfonso's Salon Helps Girls Raise Moneyfor St. Baldericks Foundation

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    Please Note: The views and opinions of these columns does not reflect the view and opinions of MJ Media LLC. Contact the individual writers with your feedback.

    -By Thoma Lotito

    It wasn't that long ago that parents taught

    their children the value of a dollar. Sayings

    like "a penny saved is a penny earned" were

    common place. Working hard, sacrificing

    and saving money was the way to get out of

    poverty. The most important aspect I took

    away from these lessons were: there are nolimitations, if you have the desire and you

    could dream it, you could build it, you could

    do anything you set your mind to and the sky

    was the limit.

    This uniquely American ethic of "work-

    ing hard," "saving" and "lifting yourself out

    of poverty" was heard all away around the

    world. To this day, millions of legal and ille-

    gal immigrants flock to our shores each year

    in search of liberty and prosperity.

    In the later part of the 19 the century,

    America's reputation for success was sogreat that immigrants from Europe spread

    rumors that the streets in America were

    paved with gold. What's uniquely American

    about this work ethic is; this great, limitless

    success could only be had in America.

    But, is that what's happening today?

    Recently, Barack Obama floated a plan to

    raise more tax revenue from wealthy indi-

    viduals by limiting or capping retirement

    accounts to 3 million dollars. Self-employed

    business owners, doctors and lawyers can

    contribute up to $51,000 a year to their

    IRAs, making it relatively easy for them to

    hit $3 million.

    Disciplined savers in those plans with

    higher caps can reach $3 million in savings

    without unusual investment strategies. A $3

    million limit would be enough to finance an

    annuity of $205,000 in retirement. The

    White House said in an April 5 statement

    that under current law some wealthy indi-

    viduals can accumulate substantially more

    than is needed to fund reasonable levels ofretirement savings."

    What are the reasons the Obama adminis-

    tration would propose such an impingement

    upon your liberty and hard-earned savings?

    Is Obama planning to prevent people from

    adding more money to their accounts by tax-

    ing them for the difference once they reach

    the limited amount? Moreover, could it be

    Obama wants to bailout public sector bene-

    fit pension funds, which by their nature are

    bankrupt ponzi schemes? To do that, they

    need a source of funds.

    Obama will have to bribe people with

    giveaways and sell it as another safety net. If

    you don't have enough money saved for

    retirement, you will be happy to receive an

    "annuity for life" in exchange for your under

    water pension fund.But how can Obama get away with this?

    We'll hear about evil rich people from the

    main steam news media with more than 3

    million in retirement accounts - who didn't

    rely on the "something for nothing" union

    pensions fantasy- galvanizing the public's

    opinion that accumulating wealth for one's

    self through "hard work" and "savings" is

    inherently evil.

    At the first sign of a crisis in the markets

    your IRA will be converted to an IOU, a

    401K will become a 201K. States will goalong with this plan if they can offload their

    pension liabilities to the Feds through some

    new pension security act. It will be a new

    program like Social Security.

    The end result is a bailout of public sec-

    tor pensions and a new source of captive

    funds to finance deficit spending. They will

    have succeeded in kicking the can down the

    road by creating yet a bigger ponzi scheme

    than Social Security.

    This confiscation of wealth scheme is

    quietly and methodically being planned in

    small steps. The cap on IRAs and 401K

    plans is a trial balloon. Obama's method is to

    take advantage of crisis, or create a crisis

    then his offer solution, which is to strip

    American citizens of their basic rights in

    order to solve the problem.

    So, what are you to do? In an email a

    friend reminded me of the first rule of sav-

    ing ("don't put all your eggs in one basket")

    when he said: "The government can't print

    real estate and precious metals. Spread yourmoney around. Put some in land, some in

    precious metals, some in your business,

    some on foreign soil. Most of all, stay

    informed. "

    Agree? Disagree? You can reach me at

    [email protected]

    References for this article came from, The

    St. Louis Post Dispatch, Bloomberg News

    and The Armchair Economist, David


    by Hrlin Parker

    There are some fundamentals on

    which we all agree. Left, right, mid-

    dle, even the wacko anarchists like

    Rand Paul. We agree that what makes

    America great is our Constitution, specifi-

    cally those first ten amendments, what we

    learned as school children to call our Bill of

    Rights. And what a list it is. These unalien-able rights are not group rights. Oh no.

    Theyre individual rights. Each one of them

    belongs to each one of us, personally.

    Rights not granted to us by any government

    but rights in which we are each, personally,

    endowed by our creator.

    The history of America has been less

    than ideal, though, when it comes to recog-

    nizing our rights, recognizing that we each

    have them, even people we maybe dont

    like so much. So much of our history has

    been the struggle to secure those rights (not

    to grant them but to secure them) for lots of

    people who were long denied their enjoy-

    ment of them. Black people. Women of all

    ethnicities. And now gay people. The

    struggle to secure the rights of all people

    has been long, hard, and ugly. But the tide

    of history has not been and will not be

    denied forever. Clearly, we all understand

    just how precious and important our

    Constitutional rights are.

    But what most reasonable people, cer-tainly people with any degree of education,

    know is that our precious Constitutional

    rights do not exist in a vacuum. We our-

    selves do not exist in a vacuum. We live in

    a society. There are a whole bunch of us

    here. Our precious Constitutional rights

    live, as it were, in a framework of

    Constitutional law. We are a nation of laws

    so that our society can live not in chaos but

    in some level of peace and order.

    And so we need to understand somethingabout our rights, and most people do. No

    right is absolute. There is, as there must be

    for a functioning society, a balance. And

    what do we balance rights with? Yes,


    You might want to think of this as

    Newtons fourth law, or at least as part b of

    his third law which, loosely translated,

    states that for every action there is an equal

    and opposite reaction. You cannot have

    force in only one direction. And so lets

    understand that for each of our

    Constitutional rights there is, as there must

    be, an equal level of responsibility associat-

    ed with that right.

    Alas, with all the talk, with all the chat-

    ter, with all the propaganda on the part of

    the National Rifle Association and all those

    who have been clamoring, loudly, abouttheir Second Amendment rights, not one

    word have I heard, not one, about any

    amount of responsibility these people might

    have. Not one word.

    Clearly, if it were up to the NRA, you

    would, actually, be allowed to yell fire in

    a crowded theatre. There would be no such

    thing as libel or slander. How could there?

    Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, is

    it not?

    The ownership and use of firearms is a

    complicated subject, made ever the more so

    due to a poorly written amendment and the

    proclivity of so many to read what they

    want to read, and no more. But the current

    round of childlike nostrums of the radical

    right wing on the subject of Second

    Amendment rights is, like so many of their

    other social positions, simple minded, abso-

    lutist, rigid, ideological and just plain

    wrong. All they harp on is some absolutist

    vision of unfettered rights to own and use

    guns of all kinds anytime and anywhere forany purpose. Not one word, not one, on

    what responsibilities go along with these

    rights. And were not even talking about

    reasonable restrictions (you know, like not

    shooting bullets into the ceiling as youre

    yelling fire in a crowded theatre).

    The issue of guns and gun violence is not

    simple. The current barrage of the simple

    minded radical right wing is not helpful, but

    thats no surprise. Its dangerous. Innocent

    people will continue to die and many will begravely wounded until responsible people

    insist that spineless politicians pass respon-

    sible laws. And then enforce those laws.

    Guns dont kill people? Thats true.

    People with guns kill people. Javelins not

    so much anymore. Its time to grow up and

    to stop listening to the simpletons of the

    NRA crowd.

    Send comments to

    [email protected]

    Saved for retirement?Think again!

    Bang. Bang. Bang.

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    College Funding Seminar

    Thursday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m

    This seminar will discuss how parents of

    college-bound high school sophomores and

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    These musicians will come armed with var-

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    music here the previous four years.

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    Why Solar on Tuesday 30, 2013 at 7 p.m.

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