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    Vol. 6 No. 8 August 2014




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    By Joseph Stanley Kurp Jr.


    or over twenty three years, Deacon Frank Owens hasbeen a beloved figure in Chester, and especially at St.Lawrence Church. Since he was ordained as a

    Deacon, he has contributed in becoming a major part St.Lawrence and the entire Chester community.

    To commemorate his meaningful years of service withhis retirement from active diaconate ministry nearing,Frank and his family will be honored on Sunday September21st, 2014 during the 11:30AM mass at St. Lawrence, locat-ed on Main Street P.O. Box 730 in Chester.

    Along with Frank and his family being honored duringmass, a reception will follow at St. Lawrence Church Hall,located at the churchs lower level. The reception, whichincludes lunch and mingling with other parishioners looksto bring Franks family and the entire St. Lawrence commu-

    nity together to celebrate his many years of service.I dont remember ever wanting to become a deacon, but

    I did feel a strong urge to live a life of service said Frank.That is exactly what the role of deacon is, to be of service.

    Frank is a North Carolina native as he was born inAsheville. Married for over 50 years to Conchita Owens,the two, along with their 3 children have been residents ofChester since they moved there from South Jersey in 1974.

    Before becoming a Deacon, Frank received an under-graduate degree in the field of music and had a career inteaching high school instrumental music for a year. Aftermoving to New York City, he found it difficult to land amusic position and started working in the airline industry.

    Longtime St. Lawrence Deacon to be Honored for Years of Service

    Frank worked as an Airline Industry Manager for AT&TMarket Management and worked for many years with TransWorld Airlines in cities like Kansas City, New York,

    Philadelphia, and Washington. After leaving the airlineindustry in 1985, he had a HR career with a specialty in out-placement until 2004.

    Wanting to live a life of service, Frank began his dia-conate formation in 1988, about 12 years after he and hisfamily joined St. Lawrence in 1976. Franks family has con-tinued to receive unconditional love from the St. LawrenceChurch family and have been fully committed to serving theChester and St. Lawrence community ever since then, espe-cially since Frank retired from full time HR consulting.

    Frank especially loves serving the children of Chesterbecause he feels they are always open and that they may befuture contributors to the church and its community.

    Through baptisms, funerals, joys, and sorrows, Chesterfamilies have honored me by inviting me into their heartsand homes said Frank. These relationships are solid andunconditional, built and sustained by love and all throughthe grace of God.

    Although Frank is retiring from active ministry, Frankremains committed to serving the St. Lawrence and Chester

    communities as administrative duties and other scheduledemands for Frank will now enable him to expand his serv-ice commitments.

    Deacon Frank Owens

    The Chester First Aid Squad is once again partneringwith Chester Township and Chester Borough to organ-ize the popular annual Town-Wide Treasures Garage

    Sale. The event will be held on Saturday, September 13th,from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, with a rain date of Sunday,September 14th - As in past years, sellers can set up at theirhomes, and for a $10 fee be listed with key items on a masterlist on a town-wide Google map. This is a convenient methodfor treasure hunters and sellers alike. Last year over 40 house-holds participated in the event.

    As an alternative to setting up at home, sellers are invitedto display their wares at the centrally-located CFAS headquar-ters location at 100 North Road across from Black River

    Middle School in Chester. Local community groups and busi-nesses are also welcome to set up a table, as well as residentsof neighboring towns. For a spot at the CFAS location, a tax-deductible donation to CFAS of $20 is requested. Participantsshould bring one or two tables; chairs will be provided. CFASwill provide free popcorn, and soda and water will be avail-able for sale. Free ambulance tours will be offered to the pub-lic.

    For more information about the Town-Wide TreasuresGarage Sale Event, email: [email protected];To participate, register at:

    Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS) Partners with Chester Twpand Boro for Annual Town-Wide Treasures Garage Sale

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    Tickets are now on sale for the Chester

    Lions Club sponsored "Mark Twain

    Himself" show that will take place at

    the Black River Playhouse on Saturday,

    October 25th at 7:30 PM.

    One hundred years ago Mark Twain was the

    most popular speaker and entertainer in the

    world. He traveled the world packing the-

    aters and town halls. "Mark Twain

    Himself" returns author and humorist

    Samuel Clemens to the stage. All from the

    pen of Mark Train and authentic in every

    detail, this very entertaining and hilarious

    show is performed live on stage by

    acclaimed stage actor Richard Garey. This

    is great theater chock full of comedy and

    heartwarming drama.

    Tickets are priced at $18 per person andmay be obtained by contacting Lion Stan

    Pukash at [email protected].

    Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly

    "A man who carries a cat by the tail

    learns something he can learn in no other

    way." Mark Twain

    Mark Twain Himself

    Chester Lioness Club meets on the

    first Thursday of the month (except

    July and August) at 6:30 PM in the

    Lamplighter Restaurant, 190 West Main

    Street, Chester, NJ.

    New members are welcome. For more

    information phone Holly Simmenroth 908-


    The clubs purpose is to encourage civic

    minded persons to serve their community

    and foster a spirit of understanding among

    the people of the community, state and

    world. Activities include raising funds to

    provide scholarships to high school gradu-

    ates for further education, assisting The

    Jersey Battered Womens Association,

    Camp Marcella for the Blind, The NJ

    Foundation for the Blind, The Lions

    Charitable Foundations, The American

    Cancer Society, Chester Area Senior

    Housing, Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest,

    The Chester Theater Group, The Chester

    Food Pantry, The Messiah Community

    Resource Corporation, Operation CHILL-

    OUT, Homeless Solutions , Community

    Hope, Matheny Medical and Educational

    Center, The Market Street Mission,

    Creative Heartworks, The Chester Theater

    Group, The American Cancer Society,

    Operation Jersey Cares providing "We

    Care" packages for the Armed Services , as

    well as participation in Community Events

    and The Chester Lions endeavors.

    Chester Lioness Club Activities

    Washington Township Recreation

    Chef it up 2 go is going kid show

    crazy!! We will have our little

    chefs and their mom, dad, nana, etc. prepare

    some fun foods from one of our favorite Kid

    Shows or Movies!!

    Chef it up 2 go is for ages 2-5 and will be

    held on Thursdays September 18- October9, 2014 from 4pm-5pm at Washington

    Township Senior Center, Long Valley with

    a non-refundable fee of $45. Space is lim-

    ited so register no later than September 11,


    For more information contact the recre-

    ation office at (908) 876-5941or email us at

    [email protected] or visit our web-


    Washington TownshipCooking Class for Ages 2-5

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    ealth Supportive Chef Sue

    Stimpson will teach us how to cre-

    ate delicious and healthy fruit, veg-

    etable, green juices and smoothies. We will

    also learn about equipment, tools, tips and

    tricks to make juicing smoothie creations a


    Washington Township Recreation

    Department is sponsoring this free healthy

    cooking on Healthy Smoothie on

    Wednesday, September 24 at 12:00pm at the

    Senior Center in Rock Spring Park, Long


    Please join us to learn about fun and easy

    plant based meals to be added to your diet.

    This class is opened to all ages and pre-reg-

    istration is required.

    Call or email Recreation to register at

    (908) 876-5941 [email protected]

    before September 19, 2014.

    Washington TownshipHealthy Smoothies


    n September 7th at 9:30am, the

    Stanhope United Methodist Church

    in Netcong will hold its yearly out-

    door worship service, followed by a picnic.

    The service will include communion. All

    are welcomed to attend. The church is

    located at #2 Route 183 in Netcong. For

    more information call 973-347-0247.

    On Saturday, September 27th from

    10 am - 3 pm the United

    Presbyterian Church in Flanders

    will be holding its annual Apple Festival. .

    Events include RH Farms Market, Irish

    Dance, a Rock n Roll Band, Live Auction,

    bouncy house, picnic food, games, face

    painting, "Just Two Bucks" Table, and a Pie

    and Bread Baked Goods Table. Theres fun

    for the whole family! The church is locat-

    ed at 58 Drakesdale Road in Flanders.

    Community Welcomed toOutdoor Service

    Apple Festival

    Join Stanhope Hose Company #1 And

    The Stanhope Recreation Commission

    For A Corned Beef And Cabbage

    Fundraiser on Saturday, September 6th,

    2014, at the Stanhope Fire House on Main

    Street in Stanhope from 6:00pm to


    The cost $20 per person in advance and

    $25 per person at the door if tickets are still

    available seating is limited. (Free beer,

    soda, and water)

    Children under 10 are free and will be

    served hot dogs and french fries. Irish music

    for your listening pleasure!

    Tickets are on sale now through

    September 1st, 2014. For information or to

    purchase tickets, please contact: Tammy at

    201-602-4970, Mike at 201-207-1231 or

    Mark at 862-432-0237.

    Corned Beef And Cabbage Fundraiser!

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    he community center in Chester

    Township will likely be quite a

    green and efficient facility whencomplete.

    Though no exact completion date can be

    known at this time, as officials are continu-

    ing to make decisions on the next phases of

    the project, the barn community center, ahistoric building and former dairy, is shap-

    As part of their silver award project, girls from Cadette Troop #1307 held several cookie booth sales

    to raise enough money to buy a new oven/stovetop range and a coffee maker for the barn at

    Highlands Ridge Park. They also set up collection bins at BRMS and Bragg schools and held a dona-

    tion event at Shop Rite where Chester area residents generously donated items to help stock the

    warming station's kitchen with utensils, pots, pans, etc. Let's thank these girls, some of whom are pic-

    tured here with Mayor Cogger, for their outstanding citizenship!

    ing up quite nicely. Donations continue and

    so does the work on this project.

    The Barn at 100 North Road will serve

    as a community center and warming station,

    and in a phone interview last week,

    Construction Official Jim Fania saidChester Township is grateful that Girl Scout

    Cadette Troop 1307 raised money to pur-

    chase and then donate a new oven/stovetop

    range and coffeemaker. Also, a custom logo

    was painted on the floor by artist Charlie

    Pellecer before we sealed it, said Fania.

    Fania also said that all the trim work is

    done, as is the painting. The second floor of

    the barn is set to be worked on as well.

    The next phase of construction is being

    decided by officials, and the building will

    not be open until it is fully complete. This isfor the safety of the residents, Fania said.

    He also noted there are a lot of ideas that

    the mayor wants to implement, and the goal

    is to achieve the best efficiency. The many

    donations of materials, as well as time and

    Chester Community Center Shaping Up Nicely

    continued on page 10

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    In Awe Foundation, Inc. is a registered

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    zation. Its mission is to encourage,

    engage, and empower individuals affected

    by abuse and/or addiction using recovery

    coaching and counseling to inspire individ-

    uals and communities towards change

    through lasting transformation.

    The foundation provides Enthusiasm

    in Action through coaching and counsel-

    ing. This uniquely tailored approach com-

    bines coaching that compliments counsel-

    ing provided in one-on-one and intimate

    group settings. The foundations clients

    and coaches work together to establish

    accountability on an on-going basis. This

    relationship enforces and inspired actions

    that build confidence and help clients tolive purposeful and productive lives.

    In Awe Foundation has grown greatly

    since its incorporation in 2011. By 2012

    the foundation began acquiring clients and

    coaches who helped spread its message.

    By 2013, In Awe Foundation held 16 work-

    shops at no cost to the surrounding com-

    munity. This included working with Take

    Shape for Life - a coach based solution tothe problem of obesity in America.

    The Foundation provides a weekly

    internet radio show through the Hunterdon

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    brings Inspiration through conversation

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    Currently, In Awe Foundation is plan-ning its fourth annual fundraiser in

    October 2014 in collaboration with the4

    Partnership for a Drug Free NJ featuring

    top talent in the industry, and teaming up

    with local talent Police Commissioner

    Brian Swingle and Ruth Altamura-Roll,

    MA.NCC, LPC, a Licensed Professional

    Counselor. Future plans for webinars on

    Anger Management as well as in personAnger Management Groups to be offered

    to the community.

    Ultimately the vision of the foundation

    is to have a physical facility known as a

    Coaching Center. This Coaching Center

    will provide for 18 months of services to

    include counseling and recovery coaching

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    The Ritter Family, people who

    brought you Livingston Car Wash, is

    at it again. They recently opened

    Morristown Car Wash and revitalized the

    car wash experience with a high end hand

    wash, located in the center of Morristowns

    automobile district. The hand wash experi-

    ence takes car washing to the next level. Its

    an all new, state of the art facility with thelatest and greatest equipment the industry

    has to offer and the know how that only

    comes with 50 plus years experience. The

    facility is specially designed to accommo-

    date everything from todays sports cars to

    the classics of yester year.

    We take every possible step to ensure

    that your vehicle is washed in the safest and

    most gentle process possible. We prep

    every vehicle to ensure that any of the dam-aging particles that would possibly damage

    Morristown Car Wash Has Revitalized The Car Wash Experiencea vehicles finish are removed with high

    pressure prior to entering the tunnel wash

    process. We believe that the most efficient

    and safest way to wash a vehicle is by hand

    using mild detergents. Harsh chemicals can

    destroy the finish on your vehicle while

    stripping off protective waxes leaving the

    painted surfaces vulnerable to damage from

    environmental factors. After the vehicle is

    prepped for washing, thick mild detergents

    are foamed onto the vehicle and mitted in to

    lift the dirt off of the vehicle. Then the

    vehicle proceeds through the tunnel to

    receive any extra waxes to protect and shine

    the vehicle followed by a fresh water rinse.

    After the car passes through the finishing

    step in the tunnel, the blowers, the finish-

    ing employees towel dry the vehicle with

    microfiber towels and pressure blow the

    water out of the mirrors and thoroughly

    clean all windows.

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    energy, have been most helpful and officials are grateful of

    this kindness from the community.

    Officials are now considering geothermal quotes -

    design and install quotes to just see the cost and rate of


    The mayor wants us to be as close as possible to green,

    Fania said.

    Chester Township residents have been donating time and

    materials toward this project for a while now.

    This group effort will result in the creation of a commu-

    nity center to be proud of. Several of the Chester Township

    residents are also contractors and their aid in the creation of

    this community center has been incredibly helpful.

    Open space funds were used to purchase the community

    center, and it will be a place where local residents can come

    to get water, or heated shelter in the event of an emergency.

    The facility can also be used as a venue for a school concertwith a choir or band. In general, it will also be designated

    as an emergency management center.

    Officials have installed radiant heating in several areas

    of the building, then finished the bathrooms, and installed

    gas connections over time. In addition to materials, resi-

    dents have also donated labor which has been a big help.

    The facility may have wifi access, and may allow resi-

    dents to charge their phones and use their labtops.

    When the community center is complete, there will be a

    partly open ceiling, and community members attending an

    event at the center can walk upstairs and view a band or

    choir, for instance, from upstairs. From upstairs looking

    down, they will also have an excellent view of the two-story

    fireplace. These features will add nicely to the facility, mak-

    ing it an attractive and useful community center.

    Some other features will include French doors and gran-

    ite countertops in the kitchen area, a meeting room upstairs,

    and on the very top of the building, there will be a copola

    with windows and a light hanging down in the middle.

    Inside the building, there will be a "wagon wheel" chande-


    In other Chester Township news, the Chester Township

    Police Department continues to instruct D.A.R.E (Drug

    Awareness Resistance Education) at the Black River

    Middle School. The officers were directly involved in a

    variety of activities designed to support, educate, and

    befriend the children. Police officers work to facilitate the

    growth of these children as members of the community. The

    Chester Township Police Department has participated in

    activities and presentations at the school regularly visit with


    Also, Chester Township police will be cracking down on

    drunk drivers as part of a national campaign. In 2013, alco-

    hol-impaired fatalities accounted for 22 percent of New

    Jerseys motor vehicle fatalities, it notes on the Chester

    Township website.

    In Chester Borough,check the borough's


    for the many meetings scheduled so you can give your

    input. Over time, borough officials have been working on

    Larison redevelopment planning, and continue to hold

    meetings on this and other visionary projects.

    Chester Community...continued from page 6


    ut-of-work individuals looking for employment cantake advantage of free occupational training and job

    search assistance offered by theMorris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Investment Board andEmployment and Training Services. Donna L. Buchanan,director of program operations for Morris/Sussex/WarrenETS, said the agency has successfully provided job skillstraining services to area residents for more than 50 years. Inthis extraordinarily competitive employment market, it isessential that job seekers make an extra effort to stand outfrom the crowd, Buchanan said. Keeping skills sharp andupdating resumes with attained credentials will lead to well-paying jobs in 21st century careers. According to Buchanan,ETS offers eligible job seekers grants of up to $4,000 fortraining in labor-demand occupations at leading training

    schools and community colleges, online training, and On-the-Job Training. In addition, training in Microsoft Officeapplications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint isavailable at the Morristown One-Stop Career Center. Forindividuals seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) andBasic Computer instruction, training is available through theWorkforce Learning Link, located in the One-Stop CareerCenter in Randolph. Training eligibility is subject toWorkforce Investment Act program guidelines. More infor-mation on Job Skills Training is available online EmploymentServices information is also online at Individuals can also call 973-285-6880for information on these and other free training opportunities,or to schedule a training orientation.

    Morris Workforce AgencyAnnounces Free Skills Training

    for Unemployed Job Seekers

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    No storm or injury can prevent JeffCopen from running a top notch sportstraining facility and health club.

    In its second year, Chester Health &

    Performance Center at 95 West Main Street inChester has been ranked #1 in the nation insports training with 133 athletes attainingscholarships. Not the average health club,Chester PHC caters to the average personrather than bodybuilders and heavy lifters.

    Unable to fulfill his dream of playing forthe NFL after sidelined from a career-endinginjury, Chester PHC Owner Jeff Copen fol-lowed his passion to work in the field of healthand sports. His motivation has been to helpother aspiring athletes to reach their potentialby preventing injuries and increase athleticability.

    Even though I was not able to pursue myown career, there were others I could helpreach their potential by preventing the injuriesthat halted my career, and increasing the athlet-ic ability of others, says Copen, formerRutgers University football player, and stand-out football, basketball and track athlete fromWest Morris Central in Chester. So I startedby creating my own training philosophy andwent back to school to get certified in train-ing.

    Copen started his training in Albuquerque,N.M., quickly having success at the collegiateand professional level, including a three-year

    stint as a trainer for the United States OlympicTeam in Colorado Springs. With local roots,having grown up in Long Valley since 1982,

    Copen returned to NJ to open his first sportstraining facility and health club in 1996 inAllamuchy. After seven years, he opened hissecond facility in 2002 in Mt. Arlington; and

    his third facility ten years later- Chester PHC.I was ready to create a different type ofhealth club, Chester Health & PerformanceCenter that catered to the average person andnot to bodybuilders and heavy lifters and tostress the benefits of sports training to youngathletes to increase productivity and decreaseinjury, explains Copen. I created my owntraining program called Pre-Hab designed toincrease productivity and decrease injury inathletes.

    To date, we have graduated 133 scholar-ship awarded athletes including 22 AllAmericans and a Heisman Trophy winner and

    many pros. This year alone we have four stu-dents going on to compete at the collegiatelevel. Two are from West Morris Centralgoing to Univ. of Pennsylvania, andWisconsin. One is from Mendham going toRochester Institute of Technology; and onefrom Gill St. Bernards going to Univ. ofScranton.

    As a health club, personal training facilityand sports training facility, Chester PHC

    prides itself as a family run family friend-ly environment not a giant warehouse facility.

    The facility opened in Chester in Dec.2012, despite set backs faced from Hurricane

    Sandy three months prior.For more information, call (908)955-7773.

    Sports Training Facility MusclesAverage Athlete

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    families. the cards are supplied by the

    Stellingwerf family of Chester who have

    been sponsoring a children's carnival for

    many years. According to Brian

    Stellingwerf who was instrumental in start-

    ing the carnival when he was 11, "in the past

    twelve years alone, we have successfully

    donated over $21,000" making a difference

    in the lives of less fortunate children.

    The Children's Carnival will take place

    at Horseshoe Lake this year, 72 Eyland

    Avenue, Roxbury, NJ, 07876 on Sunday

    August 3rd, 2014, 3:00pm to 6:30pm.

    Join the Chester Lions Club in donating

    any amount to provide vital services to

    needy families. Gift cards will be pur-

    chased from the Ledgewood Wal-mart with

    the proceeds.

    Roxbury Social Services distributes the

    cards in conjunction with Operation


    Community Hope, founded almost 30

    years ago by Carmela Lunt and Eileen

    Griffith, has created a brighter future for

    those in our communities disabled by men-

    tal illness.

    In support of their effort, the Chester

    Lions Club has donated $3,500 to subsidize

    Community Hope's Annual Getaway for the

    disabled in several Morris County resi-

    dences. The three day trip is the only

    opportunity for many of them to experience

    a holiday.

    The organization creates a bright future

    for individuals recovering from mental ill-

    ness and substance abuse by providing

    housing and services in a dignified, respect-

    ful and person-centered way. Emphasizing

    wellness and recovery, the programs focus

    on helping individuals set goals and strive

    to meet them. Residents attend rehabilita-

    tion programs, volunteer their time or

    secure employment.

    Those interested in the Chester Lions

    Club's continuing effort to help others can

    contact Phil Savell at 908-879-6543 or visit

    our website at

    The Chester Lions Club News

    Next Issue Date June 17, 2014

    Deadline June 6thCall Joe for info. 973-809-4784

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    Join the Morris County Historical

    Society on Thursday, September 11from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a 1920s

    Speakeasy Night, an evening celebration of

    its current exhibit Bottoms Up: Cocktails,

    Cider, and Civil Rights. The evening fea-

    tures light refreshments, historically-

    inspired spirituous beverages, 1920s-

    themed tours of Acorn Hall, and at 5 p.m.,

    Professor Peter Mabli of Fairleigh

    Dickinson University is on tap with a lec-

    ture on the history of whiskey.

    Bottoms Up: Cocktails, Cider, and Civil

    Rights follows Morris Countys tavern,hotel, and restaurant culture from the rise of

    Florham Parks infamous Canary Cottage

    during Prohibition through to the day

    Randolphs Saltz Hotel closed its doors.

    The exhibit looks at a diverse 60 year peri-

    od from 1918 through 1978 in Morris

    County that included Prohibition, the devel-

    opment of African-American taverns, the

    first LGBT bar in northern New Jersey, and

    the Jewish culture of the Mount Freedom

    Borscht Belt resorts.

    Admission for the 1920s Speakeasy

    Night is $15 for non-MCHS members, and$8 for MCHS members. For more informa-

    tion about this special event, please call the

    Morris County Historical Society at 973-

    267-3465. The Society is located at Acorn

    Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ


    Founded in 1946, the Societys mission

    is dedicated to the discovery, preservation,

    promotion, and interpretation of Morris

    County history through events, programs,

    exhibits, and preservation advocacy. The

    Morris County Historical Society is a mem-ber-supported, 501 (c)3 non-profit organi-


    The MCHS receives operating funds

    from the Morris County Board of Chosen

    Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical

    Commission, and project grant funding

    from the New Jersey Cultural Trust, The

    Morris County Heritage Commission, and

    the Morris County Historic Preservation


    The Morris County HistoricalSociety Presents:

    1920s Speakeasy Night

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    So your dog had an

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    The Chatham Community Band-Jazz

    Ensemble, is an all- volunteer organ-

    ization dedicated to preserving clas-

    sic jazz, big band and swing music. The jazz

    ensemble performs at local venues includ-

    ing the Methany Center in Peapack,

    Franciscan Oaks in Denville, and the annu-

    al Fishawack Community Day in Chatham.

    For more information on the band, visit Instrumental musicians,

    interested in joining the band should contact

    the director, George Estes at 973-326-8982

    or email at [email protected] for more


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    Friends of the WTPL Movie Night -

    Wednesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m.

    A brilliant con man, along with his equal-

    ly cunning and seductive British partner, is

    forced to work for a wild FBI agent who

    pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is

    enchanting. Free snacks!

    Lunch 'n' Learn: "What You Need to

    Know About Home Health Care

    But Are Afraid to Ask" - Monday, August

    25, from Noon - 2 p.m

    In several industry surveys, upwards of

    90 percent of the elderly say they want to

    stay at home and age in place. But some sen-

    iors seem leery of home care. That may be

    because there are a few misconceptions that

    often surround care for the elderly at home.Come and learn from Barbara London, Elder

    Care Expert and President of Freedom Elder

    Care, about the ins and outs of choosing the

    appropriate home health care agency and

    services for you or your loved ones.

    A complimentary luncheon will be

    served. Seating is limited, so you must reg-

    ister by calling the library at 908-876-3596

    Sponsored by the Senior Resource

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


    Strength and Cardio ClassesRegistration is now open for new stu-

    dents for the Fall session of Strength and

    Cardio classes which will begin the week of

    September 8. Evening classes are held on

    Mondays at 5:30 and Wednesdays at6:00 at

    the Community Presbyterian Church on

    Main Street in Chester. Afternoon classesare held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30

    at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church on

    Bartley Road.

    'We don't miss a muscle' in these fun,

    high-energy classes which combine upper

    and lower body workouts, (using weights

    and loop bands), with cardio and ab routines.

    All classes begin with a warm-up and end

    with a long series of relaxing stretches.

    Routines are all done to upbeat music and

    the time flies by!

    You'll never have more fun getting inshape than you will with us!!

    Classes fill up very quickly, so call today

    for further information and to register.

    Contact Arlene at LifeLong Fitness ~ (201)

    317-5871. Visit our website ~ www.lifelong- ~ for more information on

    what we have to offer.

    Family Chess Club - Thursday, August

    28, at 7 p.m.

    All ages welcome, even grownups - must

    be able to play. Play for prizes! Use our

    LEGO chess board! No registrationrequired.

    Washington Township HappeningsYoga

    Fall Yoga classes are now forming and it

    is for ages 13-99. Yoga is suitable for every-

    one, from the absolute beginner to a more

    seasoned practitioner, and will consist of a

    series of strengthening, toning, relaxingbreath and meditation exercises.

    Fall Yoga is a ten week program and will

    be held on Wednesdays from October 1

    December 10, 2014 at Washington

    Township Senior Center. Classes will be

    held from 1-2PM or 4:15-5:15pm with a

    non-refundable fee of $105. Space is limit-

    ed so register no later than September 24,


    For more information contact the recre-

    ation office at (908) 876-5941 or email us at

    re[email protected] or visit our web-site at

    Senior Chair Yoga. Yoga is suitable for

    everyone and is a growing population of

    aging adults that can greatly benefit from

    gentle stretches, guided breathing tech-

    niques and assisted strength building.

    Chair Yoga is a ten week program and

    will be held on Wednesdays from October 1

    December 10, 2014 at Washington

    Township Senior Center, Long Valley from

    11:00am-12:00pm. Early-Bird registration

    is a non-refundable fee of $95 beforeSeptember 22nd. Fee will increase after

    September 22nd to $105. Space is limited

    so register no later than September 29, 2014.

    For more information contact the recre-

    ation office at (908) 876-5941 or email us at

    [email protected] or visit our web-

    site at City Bus Trip

    Washington Township Recreation is

    sponsoring a trip to Radio City Music Hall

    to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

    on Saturday November 15, 2014 for their

    1:00pm matinee show. Bus leaves the

    Senior Center, located in Rock Spring Park

    at 10:00am and will return approx. 4:00pm.

    This will allow you some time to walk

    around before the show to pick up lunch or

    do some lite shopping.

    A nonrefundable fee of $66 for Residentsand $72 for Non Residents in the 1st

    Mezzanine seating section is due before

    October 31, 2014. Tickets are sold on a first

    come basis so do not wait as we only have

    12 tickets left. A trip form must be filled out

    along with your check made payable to WT

    Recreation, and mail to Washington

    Township Recreation, 50 Rock Road, Long

    Valley, NJ 07853. If you have any ques-

    tions, please contact our office at 908-876-

    5941 or visit our website at

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    The Knights of Columbus-Council

    5410, based in Flanders, NJ recently

    awarded scholarships to local high

    school seniors in the Flanders, Randolph

    and Chester areas. Recipients were Timothy

    Iverson- St Lawrence the Martyr Parish-

    Chester, Jeffrey Noble-St Elizabeth Seton

    Parish-Flanders, Julienne Manning Caprio-

    Grandaughter of David Manning (deceasedcharter member of Council 5410) and

    Matthew Carle-St Matthew the Apostle

    Parish-Ironia/Randolph . The Knights of

    Columbus congratulates each of these

    deserving high school seniors and wishes

    each continued success in their future aca-

    demic careers. The Knights of Columbus is

    a Catholic Men's fraternal, charitable, bene-

    ficial and service organization, founded in

    1882, with over 1.8 million members world-wide.

    Knights of Columbus Council 5410Flanders Scholarship Recipients

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    ALOHA of Flanders is hosting a fun

    filled Open House on Sunday,

    August 24 at their Netcong Center.

    ALOHA has been helping kids improve

    their math and language skills since 2006.

    The enhanced learning experience they pro-

    vide for youngsters results in an all-around

    development of the child.

    To celebrate the joy of learning and

    being a pioneer in the field of mind math,

    ALOHA of Flanders is hosting an open

    house event in their Netcong location. Its a

    great way for parents and kids to experience

    what ALOHA has to offer. The fun and edu-

    cating event will be packed with games,

    activities, demos, raffles, and exciting


    During the Open House, parents and kids

    will be able to:

    Learn about various ALOHA programs

    Meet the teachers

    Interact with current ALOHA families

    The courses at ALOHA are designed to

    give kids the competitive edge in school and

    they have helped a number of kids across

    the country and continue to help many


    ALOHA stands for ABACUS Learning

    of Higher Arithmetic. ALOHA offers both

    Mind Math and Reading | Writing Program.

    ALOHA Mind Math is an after school

    program designed and structured by a panel

    of experts from the field of Mathematics.

    The program is imparted by certified and

    qualified teachers who aim to provide a fun

    filled and interactive learning environment.

    Comprehensive Development of both the

    right and the left brain is what experts rec-

    ommend in child. Not only does the childs

    ability to solve mathematical problems

    improve; with ALOHA the childs attention

    span, memory, analyzing power, observa-

    tion, listening and logical reasoning gets

    enhanced leading to all round development.

    ALOHAs Reading | Writing program is

    an after-school, instructor-led program with

    an emphasis on writing for children from

    grades 1 to 5. The program goes beyond thekids current school curriculum to foster lit-

    eracy, providing meaningful opportunities

    for practice and application. Particular

    emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness,

    decoding and reading. The ALOHA

    Reading | Writing program encourages

    active learning of these skills by combining

    reading and writing through journaling, dis-

    cussing current events, and participation in

    the ALOHA Reward System. Small group

    classes ensure that the kid receives step-by-

    step instruction from a qualified and trained

    Witness First-Hand What ALOHA Has to Offer Kidsteacher. Activities in each session are

    designed to encourage reading and writing

    and listening, speaking, and self-evaluation.

    For more information please contact us


    ALOHA of Flanders, 42 Main Street (II

    Floor), Netcong, NJ 07857, 973-804-0120

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    By Cheryl Conway

    After a year-long celebration with events in recogni-

    tion of WashingtonTownships 275th anniversary,

    Long Valley residents can become even greater his-

    tory buffs this year which marks New Jerseys 350th

    Anniversary.To recognize NJs milestone, the Washington Township

    Historical Society has planned several events such as dedi-

    cation of a new Historical Marker in downtown Long

    Valley, annual historical house tour as well as participation

    in The Pathways of History tour in October.

    By learning about their history, residents can appreciate

    the area more in which they live.

    You have to know where you came from, what you

    have now and what you need to protect, says Betsy

    Guzenski, vice president of the Washington Township

    Historical Society and co-author of Images of America

    Series Washington Twp.-Morris County. The area does haverich history.

    As part of NJs 350th Anniversary, Washington Twp. has

    been asked to participate in the Pathways of History Tour

    for the first time. The Pathways of History tour is an annu-

    al event in Northern Morris County that will be heldSat.,

    Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 12, noon to 4 p.m.

    There are no admission fees.

    To prepare for the tour, Guzenski has been trying to

    coordinate some displays at the Washington Township

    Historical Society Museum at 6 Fairview Ave. inLong

    Valley, such as a Family Tree of Washington Townships

    founding fathers.Samuel Swackhamer was one of the founding fathers

    who came over in 1732. Once he settled here, he wrote to

    his friends in Germany and said you need to come over

    here too, describes Guzenski, who is very familiar with the

    towns history after spending only six weeks writing the

    series on Washington Twp. published last year in celebra-

    tion of the townships 275th Anniversary.Agriculturally it was perfect, explains Guzenski as to

    what attracted the founding fathers. With the Raritan River

    running through it, it had open fields, it reminded him of

    the area he came from in Germany. Swackhamer was an

    imprisoned passenger from Germany who had been

    released in the area, she says.

    The Duffords also came over in 1738. With some fami-

    ly members from the founding families still living in the

    area or close enough, the Swackhamer and Dufford families

    recently held a reunion in town.

    Also included in the tour is a visit to the Old Stone

    Union Church Cemeterylocated right next to the museum.In ruins, but since stabilized since the Washington Twp.

    Historical Society has become its caretaker, the structure

    was the first church that housed the German/Lutheran and

    German/Reform congregations.

    The church ruins were stabilized about three years ago

    by an archaeologist hired to make sure the foundation was

    stable enough to maintain. In the 1970s, the church roof fell

    in. nobody repainted walls or took care of it, so it caved

    in, says Guzenski, who has been involved with the histor-

    ical society for the past six years after she retired from 33

    years of teaching.

    In the future, Guzenski hopes for seeding to grow amemorial garden for visitors and fix up the church so peo-

    ple can walk inside to sit.

    John Solomon Teetzel, a famous person from the area

    that carved headstones at cemeteries, signed one of the

    headstones at the cemetery. He signed JS Teetzel on the

    headstone of Catharina Flack, which was later switched to

    Flock, a well known name in town such as Flocktown Roadand FlocktownSchool, adds Guzenski.

    The church is also historically significant because

    Pastorate Henry M. Muhlenberg, who is known as the

    father of Lutheranism in America, preached there. The

    cemetery is the burial grounds of the first settlers of what

    was then called German Valley.

    The name of the town had switched several times since

    its origin. The Lenape Indians had called the area Long

    Valley; the Dutch changed it to Dutch Valley; the founding

    fathers of Germany changed it to German Valley in 1805,

    but then after the war in 1910 many did not want to identi-

    fy with Germany, so the name was switched back to LongValley, explains Guzenski.

    There are also four townships in NJ that are named

    Washington Twp., but the local one was named first, she

    notes, adding that George Washington did spend a night in

    the area. Before the area became its own township, it was

    part of Roxbury Twp.

    It was huge, says Guzenski. People said we could be

    our own township so in the late 1700s, Long Valley broke

    off on its own. With 44 square miles, and Roxbury also 44

    square miles, Long Valley area dwellers wanted to be

    under their own town government, she says.

    Long Valley has always been the hub of the township

    Long Valley Residents Embrace NJs 350thAnniversary

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    of Washington Twp. In 1887, 11 districts made up the

    Washington Twp. area, she describes. Those districts were

    divided into three main areas: Middle Valley Historic

    District, German Valley Historic District and Schooleys

    Mountain area.

    Other than the Long Valley district, the rest of the areas

    are very rural, says Guzenski, who describes it as starting

    out as a big agricultural township, with a lot of orchards

    such as corn, potatoes and whatever they needed to sur-

    vive like wheat, hay and barley.

    One fellow made molasses; he had sugar cane and

    made molasses, says Guzenski.

    In 1810, the Washington Turnpike was completed so res-

    idents of GermanValley could travel to Morristown. By

    the late 1800s, we were one of the first major resort areas

    in America, rivaled by Newport, Rhode Island

    andSaratoga Springs.

    Many tourists were attracted to the local area because of

    the purest water at a spring at Schooleys Mountain dis-

    covered by the Indians, says Guzenski. Two chemists from

    the University of New York conducted an analysis of the

    chalybeate water and claimed it to be the purest water in

    the world.

    While the water was pure enough to drink, it tasted

    vile, she says, but people wanted to visit the area just to

    bathe in it. For hosuing, Joseph Heath started Heath House,

    followed by a compound of buildings. Other establishments


    In 1810, Connover Browne established the first hotel in

    the area near the springs on Schooley Mountain calledBelmont Hall, which later became known as Dorin Court.

    We were a hot spot for the wealthy, says Guzinski

    attracting noteworthy people to the area such as the

    Roosevelts, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Harrison.

    Celeste Holms grandmother owned a farm in the area and

    lived here until she died; Thomas Edison rented a cottage in

    the area; Albert Einstein went to Long Valley for chickendinners on Sundays.

    It was a hopping place, says Guzinski, who has lived

    in Long Valley for 28 years in a 1730 Stone Barn owned by

    a local farmer, the Zellers.

    Long Valley is also home to John C. Welsh who started

    Welsh Farms in town in 1891.

    Once the Jersey Central Railroad was established in

    1876 and ran for 100 years, a tremendous amount of quar-

    ries were established in the area for iron ore and crushed

    stone to pave highways, describes Guzinski.

    The railroad also led to a decline to the hotel era in the

    township, says Guzinski, with tourists then choosing to visi t

    beaches instead. They could go to Newport, they had

    ocean beaches and big money, or Saratoga Springs for

    horse races, or even to the beautiful mountainous resorts in

    the Catskills.

    To learn more about historical places in Long Valley,

    attend the annual historical house tour, Autumn in the

    Valley Historical House Tour set for Sat., Oct. 5, from 11

    a.m. to 4 p.m. This year historic homes built along the

    South Branch of the Raritan River will be featured.

    To recognize NJs 350 years, The Washington Township

    Historical Society is a participant in Pathways of History,

    Sat., Oct 11 and Sun., Oct.12. This is a self-guided weekend

    tour with about 18 local history groups in Morris County


    Washington Twps special events for that weekend will

    feature musical historian Sharon Kuechelmann on

    Saturday; and historical tours of the Union Church and

    Cemetery; exhibits on The Famous Schooleys Mountain

    Spring and Grand Hotels, the High Bridge branch of the

    Central Railroad; a clarinet once played by a local boy forthe Marquis de Lafayette; the hotel register with the signa-

    ture of President Ulysses S. Grant; and vignettes on local

    past residents of Washington Twp., explains Mary Ann

    Kordys, president of the Washington Twp. Historical


    As part of the 350th Anniversary of NJ, a new beautiful

    sign that was put up last year in front of the 250 year old

    Zion Lutheran Church in downtown LongValley will be

    dedicated to recognize the German Valley area. A date for

    the sign dedication has not been set yet.

    The new Historical Marker was installed through a grant

    from the Morris County Heritage Commission, according to


    Local residents jumped into thei r towns history last year

    with events held almost every month to recognize

    Washington Twps 275 year anniversary. Events ranged

    from a lecture series at the library; a beer called 1738

    named by the Long Valley Pub; concert at Middle Valley

    Community Center which was the original store/post office;

    historical tour of Old German Valley; fall festival and

    parade with Ort family members as grand marshals filling

    up tractors to ride during the parade; and even an 1800 style

    baseball game with players wearing vintage uniforms and

    late 1800 baseball rules.

    continued from previous page

    Long Valley Residents...

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    Picture the quintessentialChester Township homeand you see 610 Old

    Chester Road. Situated whereone can enjoy the bucolic land-scape of the surrounding area,

    this 4 bedroom 3 bath homehas that and more. Oversizedbay and picture windows, slid-ing glass door and an abun-dance of skylights everywheremake the home a bright andsunny place. Built in the1800s with two 20th Centuryadditions, the house retains thecharm of original features suchas built-in cupboards, book-shelves, window seat, and abrick fireplace, while also pro-viding the light and high ceil-ings of a more contemporarydesign. The kitchen and din-ing room area have windowsgalore. Sunrises and sunsetsflood the house in the morn-ings and evenings. Located onthe first floor, creating one-floor living space if desired,the master has windows thatlook out onto both the frontand back landscape. A woodburning fireplace and over-sized bay window set the stagefor the living room. Adjoiningand open to that room is the

    den which also goes from frontto back. This layout thenoffers terrific light with a bay

    Wonderful Home In Bucolic Setting

    window in the front and anentire wall of windows andside slider along the back. Asecond floor bedroom has itsown entrance making it a

    potential studio or guest suite.There is a full bath directly offthis room. Patios at the front

    and back running nearly theentire length of the house offerwonderful outdoor livingspace. Offered at $575,000,this home is listed with Susan

    Eagan of Coldwell BankersMendham Office. She may bereached at 908-963-1112.

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    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.

    As Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine continue to gainacceptance in the west, they are increasingly being used inconjunction with western conventional medicine to treat arange of conditions, including cancer. Acupuncture in par-ticular has received a lot of attention for its use in cancerpain and post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nauseaand vomiting. According to an article by Dr. N. Samuels(2002) published in the research journal, Harefuah:Acupuncture's use in cancer patients has been recommend-ed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the treatmentof cancer and treatment-related symptoms. Pain, nausea,

    breathlessness, vasomotor symptoms and limb edema haveall been found to respond to this treatment modality.(2)Dr. Samuels further states that acupuncture can act

    against carcinogens (factors attributable to cancer develop-ment) through its ability to reduce stress and enhanceimmune function.(2) In fact, several cancer centers havebegun incorporating acupuncture for treating cancer-relatedsymptoms such as pain(3) and many patients have had sig-nificant results in the reduction of their symptoms.(4)Before describing how acupuncture can be effectively inte-grated into the care of the patient, it may be helpful to firstgain an appreciation of what cancer is and the various west-ern conventional therapies that are often used in its treat-ment. What is cancer? As you may know, cancer is one ofthe leading causes of death in North America. Cancer aris-es from abnormal changes in the genetic make-up of cellsthat cause them to multiply uncontrollably. The abnormalcells then spread locally or to other regions of the body viathe lymphatic or blood circulation. Several factors arebelieved to trigger the cell mutations that give rise to can-cer. These include hereditary susceptibility, immune dys-function, increasing age, improper dietary intake, extremestress, hormonal therapy and environmental, infectious, andtherapeutic carcinogens (agents that are associated withcancer development).(5,6,7) Conventional treatment

    Common cancer therapies include surgery, chemothera-py, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal thera-py. While surgery involves the physical removal of tumors,other treatments such as chemotherapy work on inhibitingcell growth and multiplication. All these therapies can bevery effective and are often critical components to helpinga patient survive. Removing tumors through surgery and

    radiation can prevent further metastases ( spread of cancerto other areas of the body) and complications.Unfortunately, these and other treatments can be very diffi-cult for the body to process and recover from. Several of thedrugs used in chemotherapy are not only toxic to cancercells but to healthy cells as well and can cause mild tosevere bouts of nausea. By depleting the bone marrow andthus inhibiting the production of white blood cells, redblood cells, and platelet cells, chemotherapies can increasea person's risk of infection, cause fatigue and dizziness, andimpair wound healing respectively. Furthermore,

    chemotherapeutic agents can cause hair loss and skin rash-es from damage to the cells of the hair follicles andskin.(5,6,7) Hormonal drugs such as tamoxifen (used in thetreatment of breast cancer), have also been shown toincrease the risk of thrombosis (blood clotting) andendometrial cancer.(7)

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese medi-cine (TCM), which consists of acupuncture, Chinese herbalmedicine, tuina (Chinese massage therapy), ChineseDietary Therapy, counseling, and physical exercise (such asTai Qi and Qi Gong), is a comprehensive medical systembased on over three thousand years of experience. The ear-liest drawings of tumors have been found on turtle shellsand "oracle bones" from the eleventh century B.C. Textsdating from 200 B.C. have detailed descriptions of the qual-ity of tumors and their cause.(8) Similar to conventionalwestern medicine, TCM attributes cancer to one or a com-bination of factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and environ-ment. Cancer is the accumulation of external or internal fac-tors or both, that create disharmony in the normal function-ing of the body, and combine to produce a diseased state(8,9). In ancient texts, it was believed that factors such asextreme cold and intense sadness could also lead tounhealthy conditions such as cancer.(8) When treatingpatients, the TCM physician takes a complete inventory of

    the person and considers such things as musculoskeletalabnormalities, energy level, body temperature, complexion,sleep, appetite, diet, digestive functioning, emotions, andoverall lifestyle. Acupuncture for various stages of canceror conditions where the cancer is detected early, acupunc-ture can maintain and promote the normal functioning ofthe body.(10) Several studies done primarily on animals

    The Multiple Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Treatmenthave shown its ability to boost the immune system andencourage the growth of healthy functioning cells.(3) Thiscould be important for counteracting the result of radiationand chemotherapy that tend to attack both normal andabnormal cells. An additional benefit of acupuncture is thatit can induce a state of deep calm and relaxation and allevi-ate physical and emotional tensions. In cases where a tumorhas formed, acupuncture can be used pre- and post-opera-tively where appropriate as an adjuvant therapy to surgery,radiation, or chemotherapy.(10) According to a study doneby Poulain (1997) on 250 patients who underwent gynecol-

    ogical surgery for cancer, acupuncture was shown to speedrecovery time.(11) A another study done by Aldridge (2001)on a series of 40 breast cancer patients, found that acupunc-ture could reduce nausea and vomiting following surgeryand significantly reduce post-operative pain.(12) Foradvanced stages of cancer, acupuncture can be used in con-

    junction with other forms of palliative care to significantlyreduce the sensation of pain.(10) In some cases, patientsmay be able to reduce the dosage of pain medication sub-stantially and thereby avoid the harsh side effects that areoften associated with them.(11) Some final thoughts Canceris not a death sentence. It is a life-changing experience notonly for those who have it, but for others as well. Educating

    ourselves as to what options are available for treatment andoverall healing can only improve our opportunities to live ahealthier and happier life. From providing adjuvant therapyfor pain and associated emotional aspects relating to cancer,to treating side-effects such as nausea and decreased immu-nity arising from the more toxic and invasive conventionaltreatments, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are invalu-able resources that can guide the body towards a healthierstate.

    References 1. Vancouver Hosts Symposium onTraditional Chinese Medicine and Cancer Accessed February 18,

    2004. Samuels N (2002) Acupuncture for cancer patients:why not? (article in Hebrew) Harefuah. 141(7):608-610,666. Click here. Accessed March 17, 2004. 3. Filshie J,Thompson JW. Acupuncture. In: Doyle D, Hanks G, CherryN, Calman K editors. (2004) Oxford textbook of palliativemedicine-3rd ed. NY: Oxford University Press. P. 410-424,1093. 4. Johnstone PA, Polston GR, Niemtzow RC, MartinPJ (2002) Integration of acupuncture into the oncology clin-ic. Palliat Med. 16(3):235-9 Click here. Accessed March 6,2004 5. What is Cancer? Click here. Accessed Feb. 18,2004. 6. Holmes, HN (2001) Professional guide to diseases.7th ed. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation. 7.Tierney LM, McPhee SJ, Papdakis MA (2004) Currentmedical diagnosis and treatment 2004. 43rd ed. NY: TheMcGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated. 8. Gordon JS,Curtin S (2000) Comprehensive cancer care: integratingalternative, complementary, and conventional therapies.NY: Persus Publishing. 9. Li P (2003) Management of can-cer with chinese medicine. St. Albans, UK: DonicaPublishing Limited. 10. Mak E. Acupuncture in CancerTreatment. Click here. Accessed Feb. 18, 2004 11. PoulainP, Pichard Leandri E, Laplanche A, Montagne F, Bouzy J,and Truffa-Bachi J (1997) Electroacupuncture analgesia inmajor abdominal and pelvic surgery: a randomized study.Acupuncture in Medicine. XV (1), 10-13.

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    Area residents are invited to enjoy a

    day of family-friendly music for the

    cost of canned food donations that

    will support the Community Foodbank of

    New Jersey. Foodstock 2014, organized by

    Sound of Humanity, Roxbury Recreation, andRoxbury Arts Alliance will take place at

    Horseshoe Lake Park, Roxbury, NJ, on

    August 30, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    For less than $10 the cost of four 16

    ounce cans of food a family of four can help

    New Jersey residents who dont have enough

    to eat and hear eight different bands that are

    donating their time and talents to support this

    event, said Larry Salomon who heads Sound

    of Humanity. All of the canned goods that

    will be collected will go directly to the

    Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which

    has over 1,000 partner organizations through-

    out the state of NJ.

    Community FoodBank of New Jersey

    (CFBNJ) distributes more than 40 million

    pounds of food a year, helping feed more than

    900,000 hungry people in the state.

    Every day, we see hard-working families,

    struggling seniors and vulnerable children

    who face hunger, said Julia Kathan, Director

    of Public Relations and Communications for

    CFBNJ. Our latest numbers show that there

    are more than 39,000 people in Morris

    Country alone including nearly 16,000 chil-

    dren who dont always know where their

    next meal is coming from.

    In some cases, the neighbors who are hav-

    ing difficulties feeding their families are

    working, and might not qualify for most

    forms of public assistance.

    We recently met a Morris County mother

    who, like her husband, has a job but cant

    make ends meet as they try to raise their two

    young daughters. This womans eyes filled

    with tears at a local food pantry. She told us,

    Its simple. Food helps us live, said


    Among the bands that have volunteered to

    play for Foodstock 2014 are Matt Mead Band

    (Elizabeth, NJ), The Bent Benjamins (West

    Chester, PA), and Under a Ton (Roxbury, NJ).

    Each of these bands will play music that

    every member of the family can enjoy, said

    Salomon. Additionally, there will be food

    vendors on hand so you can buy lunch for the

    family without having to miss a single note.

    A few activities for younger kids will also be

    available, at an extra cost, if your children

    want to do something else during the festi-


    This event is made possible by the gener-

    ous support of local businesses: Aires

    Jewelers, D Lovenbergs Portable Toilet

    Rentals, Kuiken Brothers, Merry Musicians,

    PanAVid, The Powder Bar, and ShopRite.

    FoodStock 2014 Music Festival

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    Peanut Butter Apple Pie

    Recipe contributed by winner Alisa L.,Midwest region

    Servings: 8 pieces

    Prepared pie crust

    Chopped peanuts (optional)


    7 apples, peeled cored and sliced

    2/3 cup sugar

    3 tablespoons flour

    1 teaspoon lemon juice


    3/4 cup rolled oats

    1/4 cup butter1/4 cup peanut butter

    1/3 cup brown sugar

    1/2 cup flour

    Place crust in 9-inch pie pan and crimp edges.

    Use dried beans to weigh down bottom. Bake

    crust for 1015 minutes, or until crust is light-

    ly browned.

    Mix all filling ingredients together and put in

    crust. Using hands, mix crumble ingredients

    until in pea-sized pieces. Top apples with

    crumble. Dont worry if sky high, apples will

    cook down and pie will be perfectly propor-


    Bake at 350F for 4050 minutes. Keep

    edges covered with foil until last 15 minutes.

    Garnish with chopped peanuts.

    Easy PB & J

    Breakfast TartsRecipe contributed by winner Susan M., West

    region, Servings: 8 tarts

    2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling

    1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

    6 tablespoons sugar

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    2/3 cup shortening

    6 tablespoons peanut butter plus 4 heaping

    teaspoons for filling (1/2 teaspoon per tart)1/2 cup cold water

    5 tablespoons jam (strawberry works well)

    Drizzle option 1:

    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    1 tablespoon jam

    1 tablespoon milk

    Drizzle option 2:

    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    1/4 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional

    1 tablespoon milk

    Preheat oven to 350F. In medium bowl mix

    together flours, sugar and sea salt.continued on next page

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    Using pastry cutter, cut-in shortening and

    peanut butter, until mixture resembles small

    peas. Drizzle mixture with cold water until

    mixture is moist and holds together. Roll out

    on floured surface to at least 1/16th of an inch


    Using 3-by-5-inch index (recipe) card for

    template, cut into sixteen 3-by-5-inch shapes.

    Re-rolling works fine. In middle of eight

    shapes, smear 1/2 heaping teaspoon peanut

    butter and heaping teaspoon of jam on top. Be

    careful not to go to edges. Using fingers, wetedges with water and place another piece of

    pastry on top. Press all sides well, and using

    fork press all edges to secure. Using fork,

    gently poke tops in four places so steam can


    Place inch apart on parchment lined baking

    sheet. Bake for 1314 minutes until starting

    to brown around edges. Cool on rack.

    Whisk together drizzle of choice in small

    bowl. Drizzle over cooled tarts.

    Note: This pastry is very user-friendly and

    delicate. Freeze tarts up to one month and

    defrost at room temperature before serving.

    Nutty Jalapeno-ChickenStuffed Peppers

    Recipe contributed by winner Lori M.,

    Southwest region

    Servings: 12 peppers

    12 large jalapeno peppers, split open

    (not all the way through) and seeded

    1/2 cup peanut butter

    1 cup shredded cooked chicken

    13-ounce package cooked bacon pieces

    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    1/4 cup mayonnaise

    1 cup crushed cornflakes

    Preheat oven to 350F. Place peppers in

    medium bowl and cover with boiling water 2

    minutes. Drain and pat dry.

    In medium bowl, mix together peanut butter,

    chicken, bacon and cheese. Fill each jalapeno

    with mixture. Smear each pepper with a little

    mayonnaise and roll in cornflakes in shallow

    dish to cover.

    Place jalapeno on non-stick baking sheet.

    Bake in preheated oven until golden, about

    1520 minutes.

    continued from previous page

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    Authors Diana Drew and Robert Grayson took an

    inspiring sojourn as they wrote the new book

    "Jewish Threads: A Hands-On Guide to Stitching

    Spiritual Intention into Jewish Fabric Crafts" (Jewish

    Lights Publishing). Exploring the intriguing stories behind

    each of the book's 30 Jewish fabric craft projects fromthroughout the United States and Israel, the authors redis-

    covered many of the Jewish traditions underlying hand-

    made fabric crafts.

    Members of the Temple Hatikvah Sisterhood will retrace

    the steps the authors took on the way to this spiritual awak-

    ening on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9:45 a.m., at the Sisterhood

    Membership Kickoff Breakfast, at the synagogue, 58

    Pleasant Hill Road, in Flanders. The Sisterhood

    Membership Kickoff Breakfast is free and open to the pub-


    In a special talk, titled "Jewish Threads: Crafting aJewish Life," the authors will discuss the spiritual journey

    they took in writing the book and the Jewish traditions that

    suffuse these crafts. Jewish cultural heritage will come to

    life through the stories of these fine handcrafted pieces.

    As part of this special event, attendees will have a

    chance to hand-sew Feelie Hearts for grieving children.

    These small, stuffed fleece hearts, which are given to chil-

    dren who have suffered a terrible loss , are donated to organ-

    izations both in the United States and in Israel.

    Deep-rooted, spiritual inspirations and religious convic-

    tions about life and death, peace and war, birth, marriage,

    healing, family life, holidays, new beginnings, and how

    those beliefs influence the work of fabric artists--all are

    interwoven into the fabric of "Jewish Threads," which takes

    readers on a journey of sacred creativity. The book presents

    an array of fabric craft projects, plus the backstory behind

    each of the pieces featured in the book--how and why they

    Authors to Speak at Temple Hatikvah Sisterhood Membership Kickoff Breakfastwere made and what sparked the idea for each one. Among

    the projects spotlighted in the book are tallitot (Jewish

    prayer shawls) and Torah mantles, shulchan (lectern) covers

    for the synagogue, Purim puppets, a knit seder plate, an

    apples & honey Rosh Hashanah challah cover, a ChanuCats

    quilt for Chanukah, and many more.A section titled "Inspirations" includes stories of five

    more projects that inspired the authors to write the book,

    including a quilted chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy), cre-

    ated collaboratively by members of National Council of

    Jewish Women, West Morris Section, of which Drew serves

    as co-president. Grayson, a prize-winning former daily

    newspaper reporter and magazine writer, writes books for

    young adults.

    Says Drew, an award-winning writer and book editor, "

    'Jewish Threads' brings together the disparate threads of my

    own life--Judaism and Jewish observance, sewing and knit-

    ting, writing and editing--while stitching together the

    inspiring stories of fabric artists from throughout the United

    States and Israel. Collectively, these personal stories, andthe projects that spring from them, form a patchwork of

    modern-day Jewish life. The part introductions, written by

    Robert Grayson, place these crafts in historical perspective,

    with tales from the Jewish tradition that give these fabric

    crafts added resonance today."

    For further information about the Temple Hatikvah

    Sisterhood Membership Kickoff Breakfast, contact

    [email protected].

    On Sunday, October 19, Macculloch Hall Historical

    Museum in Morristown, NJ presents its second

    biennial Historic District House Tour, sponsored

    by Millea Bros. Auctions+Appraisals. Participants will

    have the opportunity to visit eight historic properties

    seven private homes and 1810 Macculloch Hall in one of

    Morristowns most prestigious Historic Districts, all within

    walking distance.

    Tickets are available online at, $40in advance. Beginning September 2, tickets will also be

    available at the Museum, and from local retailers: Lauren B.

    (Morristown), Suzis (Morristown), British Home

    Emporium (Madison), Garden Cottage (Bernardsville),

    Laura Claire (Bernardsville). On October 19, tickets will be

    available only at the Museum ($45 for event-day sales).

    Funds raised from the tour help support the Museums oper-

    ations, its public and educational programs, and the preser-

    vation and maintenance of its historic building and grounds.

    Additional information about the Historic District House

    Tour is available at

    Historic District HouseTour:

    A Walk through Time

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