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    Vol. 4 No. 2 February 14, 2012

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    heres a line in the Girl ScoutPromise that says help

    people at all times. That is a PERFECT statement to

    describe what happened on the night of January20th, 2012! To achieve their bronze award, Girl Scout

    Troop 87 organized an entertaining event in the Kossmann

    School Gym that helped the homeless, the hungry, animals

    at a shelter, and the environment. They even had a DJ and


    Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout troops had fun at

    each station. At the animal station, the girls had fun filling

    the bags for the animals (bones and dog treats) which will

    be donated to Noahs Ark Animal Shelter and Furever

    Home Dog Rescue. The homeless bags (bathroom items

    and a happy quote), and breakfast bags (breakfast foods)

    will be donated to Bridges, which is an organization thatserves the homeless in New York City. At the environment

    station, Girl Scouts decorated Shop Rite bags and wrote

    some environmental slogans on them, along with some

    color and environmental drawings. Troop 87 will then send

    them back to Shop Rite, to use with thei r customers on

    Earth Day- a great way to let people know about how we

    should be taking care of the environment!Along with these

    enjoyable service projects, additional activities were set at

    all of the stations like: a recycling relay, a Juliet Lowe (the

    person who created Girl Scouts) action story, and a dog

    game. To make the night even more fun, there was dancing

    activities at the DJ stand. Girl Scouts had fun dancing withgirls from troop 87.

    To end this wonderful night, everyone got into a circle

    and lit 100 electric candles to celebrate 100 years of scout-

    ing. Each person lit the candle of the person standing next

    to them. This event was truly a great way to let everyoneslight shine!

    Girl Scout Troop 87Organized An Entertaining Event

    Washington Township Recreation Departmentis celebrating the luck of the Irish by offeringtheir annual St. Patricks Day Luncheon on

    Friday March 16, 2012 at 11AM. The festive eventwillbe held at the Washington Township Senior Center in

    Rock Spring Park, Long Valley.The event will include a catered luncheon by LongValley Restaurant consisting of corned beef, cabbageand potatoes, green salad and Irish soda bread. Theladies from Long Valley Jr.Womens Club are generous-ly donating their time to help out. Marcel and Luckywill be performing their unique show of singing anddancing.

    The cost of this event is a non-refundable fee of $8.00 for residents and $9.00 for non-residents. Pleasesend yourcheck made payable to Washington TownshipRecreation to: WT Recreation, 50 Rock Rd., LongValley, NJ 07853 before March12, 2012. For anyques-tions please call Liza Cook at 908-876-5941.

    Annual St. Patricks DayLuncheon

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    The 32ndAnnual Chester Science Fair

    will be held on Saturday, March 3rd,

    2012 from 9:00am to 2:00pm athe

    Black River Middle School, 100 North

    Road, Chester, NJ 07930.Come see over500 students presenting over

    400 amazing projects. Special exhibits

    throughout the day from The Nitrogen

    Magic Show with Dr. Hwang, Circus

    Science Activity Zone, Beach Detective

    Touch Tables from the NJ Aquarium, Live

    Raptors from the Delaware Valley Raptor

    Center, Schiff Nature Preserve and more.Admission to the Fair is free. For more

    information visit: www.chesterscience

    32nd Annual Chester Science Fair


    he Chester Township Environmental

    Commission's Green Team has pro-

    duced a book of coupons to local

    Chester businesses, thanks to a small grantfrom the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants

    program. 'The Best of Chester: Fabulous

    Values for our Fabulous Shoppes,' contains

    49 money-saving offers to Chester busi-

    nesses. Anyone who lives, works, or shops

    in Chesterwill findwonderful discounts for

    many goods and services.

    Inspired by coupon books that offer

    coupons to large out-of-town chain stores,

    this book is instead designed to encourage

    people to shop locally. Many of the

    coupons will inspire shoppers to try some-thing new! Buying locally and choosing to

    keep our dollars in town means that we:

    Support local businesses,help create

    jobs here in town,get to know business

    owners,walk more, drive less, get personal-

    ized service, encourage local prosperity,

    invest in our community, create fewer pol-

    lutants and help clean the air.

    Each coupon book costs $10, and with

    the use of just one coupon, the book wil lpay for itself! From there on, it's all sav-

    ings! Proceeds from the sale of the books

    will be used to fund future printings. You

    can buy'TheBestof Chester' coupon books

    at these locations: Alexs Cafe and Aztec

    Nights, All Computers Go, Alstede Farms,

    Antiques by Chester Craf ts , Bal lroom

    Dancing Like the Stars, Black River Candy

    Shoppe, Branded Screen Printing, Chester

    Antique Mall, Chester Crafts and

    Collectibles, Chester Township, Municipal

    Bu ild ing, Country Nursery, Curves,Elegant Custom Tailoring, 5 Diva Girls,

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    Schools, Churches, Organizations Send YourPress Releases to [email protected]

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    Gelsamina MalangaGelsa

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    egister now for the West Morris

    Soccer Club (WMSC) Small Sided

    Spring Soccer. This program offers

    the opportunity for players to learn newtechniques, while spending the majority of

    time playing pick-up style games on small-

    sided fields.

    Registration is open to children in grades

    Kindergarten through 8th. This soccer pro-

    gram will be held at Black River Fields in

    Chester, and runs from April 30 through

    June 11 (weather providing). Participants

    will practice two times per week, for one-

    hour sessions. Enrollment for the program

    is $75 per child for those who registerbefore March 1, 2012; thereafter, the fee

    will be $100.

    For more information and to register,

    please visit the WMSC website at: west-

    morris , and look under the

    'Spring Soccer Program' tab.


    row your own organic fruits, veg-

    etables, and flowers in an ideal

    local setting! The Chester

    Community Garden , opening in mid-March, is located at Highlands Ridge Park,

    100 North Road, Chester. The community

    garden 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(

    den.html) to print the forms. Send complet-

    ed forms to the ChesterTownship municipal

    building along with your payment. The 120

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

    served basis.

    Chester Lioness Club Is sponsoring a

    Gala Evening at the Show on

    March 4th, 2012 at 2 PM in the

    Black Rive r Playhouse , Budd Ave, in

    Chester, NJ.

    The featured show will be thelight heart-

    ed musical, By Jeeves which is based on

    the classic story by P.G. Wodehouse. This

    is a hilarious, light hearted musical which

    follows the madcap adventures of society

    fab Bertie Wooster and his unflappable

    ingenious manservant, Jeeves. AndrewLloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera)

    weaves some of his most endering melodies

    ever and playwright Alan Ayckbourns rapi-

    er wit was never sharper.

    The all inclusive ticket cost of $25 00 is

    partially tax deductible, as proceeds will

    fund the many charitable activities of the

    Chester Lioness Club. The ticket price

    includes refreshments of wine, soda, water.

    fruit , and cheese platters with crackers.

    Tickets may be purchased from any Lioness

    Club member or call Lioness Virgini a

    Savell at (908)879-6543 to purchase tickets.

    Chester Community GardenOpening Soon!

    West Morris Soccer Club SpringRegistration

    Chester Lioness Club SponsoringGala Evening at the Show

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    5:00pm. The cost for this 4

    week program is $60.00.

    This event will take place at

    the Senior Center. Deadline

    to register is March 1, 2012.

    A cookbook w ill be

    emailed at the end of all of

    the classes with all foods

    prepared in class so the kids

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    Tue, Feb 28

    Workshop: Ten Steps to Freedom from Disorganization - Flanders. Mt. Olive Public

    Library, 202 Flanders-Drakestown Rd. Free. 7 pm. (973) 668-5666. Does yourlack of organization keep you from focusing on the things that are most important to

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    Washington Township Recreation

    Department is sponsoring a trip

    to Brownstone Restaurant in

    Paterson, NJ for their St. Josephs Festival

    on Monday, March 19, 2012.You will enjoy a special ly prepared

    Italian meal. Hear the songs of Frank, Dean

    and other Italian favorites. An Italian show

    cant be complete without a great Italian


    Each participant needs to obtain a trip

    form that includes travel waiver informa-

    tion from the Washington Twp. Senior

    Cen ter or from our township websit e,

    Please send the completed form with

    your check for $45.00 resident or $49.00non-resident. Seats are limited. So hurry

    and ask a friend tojoin inthe fun!

    All checks andforms should be made out

    and mai led to Wash ing ton Township

    Recreation, 50 Rock Rd., Long Valley, NJ

    07853. For more information, please call

    Liza Cook at 908-876-5941.

    Come Join Frank, Deanand Other Italian Favorites

    The stalled economy has pushed manyfamilies into the position of doing what-ever is needed to make ends meet. In

    many cases, this means both parents workingwhatever jobs they can find and finding the best

    childcare option while they are at work. Manypeopleare turning to theirparents tohelp care fortheirkids.

    More than 60 percent of families withchildren under age 18 had both parentsemployed outside the home in 2005 to 2006,according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.That compares to less than a third of mothersin 1975. The numbers today are around 42percent, a decrease that likely has a lot to dowith unemployment figures remaining high.Human Resources and Skills DevelopmentCanada states that there are similar statisticsamong Canadian families.

    With so many menand womenheading towork each day, and money a factor for doingso, the topic of child care becomes one ofnecessity as well as affordability.Grandparents are regularly stepping up tohelp family members who are under a finan-cial crunch.

    Grandparents considering caring for theirgrandkids should keep in mind some thingseven if the childcare scenario on the surfaceseems like it is the best option.

    * It's a big commitment. Once the deci-sion has been made, it is expected that you

    will be providing care for a certain period oftime -- perhaps even without a future enddate. Remember, other arrangements will

    have to be made if you back out because it'ssimply not working.

    * Know your l imits .Childcare is notsomething to take lightly. While you mayhave had enough energy to provide care

    years ago, maybe now you are simply not upto the task or have not identified factors thatcould hinder your ability to care for a grand-child -- no matter how much you love him orher.

    * Be prepared for changes to your life.You willno longerbe ableto operate on yourown schedule. Now your days will largelyrevolve around caring for your grandkids. Ifmany of your friends are living active liveswithout grandchildren in tow, this could puta hamper on your relationships and ability tosocialize.

    * It could be just what you need. On theflip side, if youhave been seeking somethingtodo withyourtime,beingin the presenceofyour grandchildren could be just what youneed to find a purpose to your days.

    * Talk to your spouse. If you are marriedor are in a relationship, this is a decision thatwill have to be discussed with your partner,whose life will be impacted as well. If bothof you aren't seeing eye-to-eye on the situa-tion, it may cause a rift that can damage yourrelationship.

    * Avoid guilt. If you choose to say no tothe situation, it may generate hurt feelings at

    the onset, but if you explain your reasonsclearly, chances arethe loved onewill under-stand how you are feeling.

    Grandparents Helping to Raise Grandchildren

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    The West Morris Chorus, under thedirection of Caitlin O'Leary, per-

    formed for the 41st year, for the

    Long Valley Woman's Club at the Long

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    Members of the club and residents of the

    town attended and had refreshments after-


    The Woman's Club is a local communityservice organization which meets the third

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    Published once a month by MJ Media, LLC.Joe Nicastro and Mary Lalama, Co-Publishers

    Our office is located at5 Vista Drive, Flanders, NJ 07836 800-691-7549

    The views and opinions any syndicated column in this paper, do not reflect the views and opinions of TheBlack River News. We are not responsible for typographical errors.

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    The Black River News (Chester, Long Valley and Gladstone) - 9,290The Robury News (Kenvil, Landing, Succasunna, Ledgewood) - 9,448

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    Next Issue Date: March 20, 2012 Space Deadline March 7th

    Leap Year Financial Seminar onWednesday February 29, 2012 at11:00-1:00 in the Washington Twp.

    Senior Center. Guest speakers will be attor-neys Naim Bulbulia , Allison Busch andlocal financial advisor Thomas Cross. Takecontrol of your retirement! Preserving your

    assets without losing control. Come andhear what our panel has to say.

    Complimentary lunch is served. Mustregister by February 22, 2012 by callingLiza Cook at 908-876-5941. Seating is lim-ited!

    Washington Township RecreationLittle Bakers Workshop sched-uled for Ages 5-10 on Fridays

    March 2 March 30 from 4:00pm 5:00pm. The cost for this 5 week programis $75.00. This workshop will take place atthe Senior Center-East Springtown Rd.(Rock Spring Park), Long Valley, NJ07853.

    Little bakers class will explore varioustechniques of baking, decorating, and mak-ing creative and delicious treats! All treatare taken home, not eaten in class. Deadlineto register is February 24, 2012. For moreinformation contact the recreation office at(908) 876-5941 or email us at [email protected] or visit our website

    In North America, horses are largely companion animals and diligent workers. But

    thanks to a quietly lifted ban on funding horse meat inspections, horse meat could

    now be more readily available for consumption. In November 2011, U.S.

    Congress lifted the ban, which was initiated in 2006, in a spending bill PresidentBarack Obama signed into law to keep the government afloat until mid-December.

    Although there currently are no horse slaughter operations in the United States (the

    last one closed in 2007), the lifted ban makes it possible for start-up operations to

    begin, albeit amidst protests from animal activists. In a statement, the USDA said that

    if a slaughterhouse were to open, the agency would conduct inspections to make sure

    federal laws were being followed.

    Did you know?Lunch N Learn

    Little Bakers Workshop Scheduled

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    Alfonso Merola from Alfonso's Salon in Flanders, presents a check to Ms.Janet Janneli from the

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey in the amount of $4,211.50, that he raised applying pink

    hair extensions. We want to thank all the people who contributed to make this fundraiser a huge suc-

    cess. Alfonso commented, We look forward to doing this again in October 2012!

    Pink Hair Extensions Fundraiserat Alfonso's Salon A Huge Success

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    The Physician learns

    that disease must be

    cured by prescribing

    d ru gs o r b y s urg er y.

    Although there is nothing

    inherently wrong with this

    approach. It often works.

    But why does Chinese med-

    icine succeed where con-

    ventional Western medicine

    sometimes fails? What is it

    about Acupuncture and

    Chinese herbal medicine

    that can result in relief of

    symptoms, helping couples

    conceive when they were

    told there is no hope, or

    even a cure that is often

    lacking in conventional

    Western Medicine?

    Although the ultimate

    result of Chinese medicine

    is to cure the patient, thePractitioner of Chinese

    medicine attempts to do this

    by treating the whole per-

    son, taking into account the

    various attributes of an indi-

    vidual that, when combined,

    account for an individuals

    health status. A person,

    according to the tenets of

    Chinese medicine, is more

    than their condition. To

    treat just the condition may

    yield some results, but,

    however impressive, these

    results are usually tempo-


    People are not, according

    to Chinese Medicine, repre-

    sented solely by their ill-

    ness, but by the culmination

    of every human interaction

    e nga ged in f rom t he

    moment of their birth and

    by the culture they are

    exposed to. The emotional

    experiences, eating habits,

    work habits, work and liv-

    ing environment, personal

    habits, and social network

    all contribute to their dis-

    ease, and are factors that,

    when changed, may lead to

    regained health.

    The power and effective-

    ness of Chinese medicine is

    evidenced by its very long

    history of over 3,000 years

    of continued practice andsuccess. Did you know that

    more than of the worlds

    population uses some form

    of alternative medicine as

    their health care treatment?

    Chinese medicine however,

    is the only form of alterna-

    tive medicine that has been

    regularly and continuously

    used outside of its country

    of origin.

    The experienced Chinese

    medical practitioner is

    trained to observe ones

    tone of voice, complexion,

    eyes, facial expression,

    overall demeanor, and how

    one walks, sits and stands,

    and to use these observa-

    tions along with a detailed

    health history to arrive at a

    diagnosis. B efore the

    patient says one word, the

    practitioner already has

    some idea of who this per-

    son is, clinically, simply by

    observing them.

    A great Practitioner is

    one who can process a mix

    of medical knowledge with

    a personal sensitivity based

    on experience. The practi-

    tioner of Chinese medicine

    specializes not just in insert-

    ing needles or prescribing

    herbal remedies, but in

    being able to see hidden

    or subtle conditions thatmay not been seen or under-

    stood by Western trained

    Doctors. The ability to see

    these subtle conditions

    takes years of training and is

    done without the benefit of

    modern technology. How

    many of you reading this

    had or do have pain, or are

    unable to conceive but all

    your test results are nega-

    tive? Many of these types

    of patients are given anti-

    depressants and are made to

    feel that their pain is all in

    their head.

    The only diagnostic tools

    used by Practitioners of

    Chinese medicine are the

    Four Examinations.

    1. Observing,

    2. Listening/Smelling,

    3. Questioning, and

    4 Palpating.

    This method of diagnosis

    dates back over 3,000 years.

    Each of these examinations

    can take years to master and

    the intelligent and judicious

    Practitioner uses them to

    arrive at a differential diag-

    nosis. With the advent of

    technology-based diagnos-

    tics, necessary and benefi-

    cial as they are, there is a

    definitive correlation

    between advances in tech-

    nology and a decline in doc-tor sensitivity to the patient,

    and thus, misdiagnosis. The

    ability to truly listen and

    observe clearly, yields

    amazing clues to the cause

    of many diseases. This is

    what Chinese Medicine is

    all about. In addition to

    attacking a factor that is

    contributing to the disease

    process, it is the responsibil-

    ity of the Chinese

    Practitioner to support the

    individual in his or her goal

    of achieving overall total

    health, which includes the

    physical, psychological,

    emotional and spiritual

    aspects of the patient. This

    multidimensional approach

    is crucial to the process of

    true healing.

    The key to cure is to not

    view curing the disease

    itself without regard to side

    effects from the treatment,

    but rather to treat the root of

    the disease, the anxiety and

    depression that causes the

    insomnia, which facilitates

    exhaustion, which lowers

    the immune function, which

    leads to chronic illnesses.

    With one and six couples

    today unable to conceive

    and with all the technology

    available, many couples are

    still childless. Many ofthese women are pumped

    full of hormones and even

    steroids, baby aspirin and

    birth control pills, yes, you

    read right. You might be

    asking yourself if one is try-

    ing to have a baby, then why

    put them on birth control

    pills. Yet, Chinese medicine

    helps these couples con-

    ceive without the use of

    these harmful drugs. Rather,

    the Chinese Practitioner uti-

    lizes the Four Examinations

    mentioned earlier in this

    Valley Professional Center, 59 East Mill Road (Rt. 24),

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    L. Ac.

    Prescribe Drugs or Worse Yet, Surgery!article and Chinese herbalf or mu la s. On e o f o u r

    patients, just this week

    became pregnant after 2

    months of treatment, yet

    was told she would need

    invitro-fertilization, because

    although her hormone lev-

    els were within the normal

    range, they were a little high

    for her age indicating she

    may have poor egg quality.

    S o wh at w ou ld y ou

    choose drugs, surgery or

    Acupuncture and Chinese


    For more information

    about Acupuncture call

    Kearstin R. Saya, L.Ac at


    Kearstin R. Saya is a

    licensed Acupuncturist in

    the State of New Jersey and

    a diplomat of the National

    Certification Commission

    for Acupuncture and

    Oriental Medicine.

    Kearstin studied at The

    Eastern School of

    Acupuncture and Oriental

    Medicine, an ACOM

    accredited school. Her

    training includes

    Traditional Chinese

    Medicine, Dr. Richard Tans

    Balance Method, Kiiko

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    At our Thursday meeting on January

    19, the Long Valley Womans Club

    members were entertained by a

    group entitled The Korean Spirit &

    Cultural Promotion Project. Four lovelyKorean ladies, in beautiful authentic cos-

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    us a delicious luncheon having some of the

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    was an afternoon we will all remember!

    On Saturday, February 25, the Long

    Valley Womans Club will be holding its

    Annual Antique Show at the Middle School,

    Route 24, in Long Valley. This is the Clubsbiggest fundraiser and benefits our scholar-

    ship program for seniors at West Morris

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    Our next meeting will be held on

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    Church on Bartley Road, Long Valley and

    begins at noon. If you are a woman looking

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    The wrestling mat can be a lonely

    place for an athlete. Its a one-on-one

    sport with the referee being the only

    non-combatant on the mat. If a wrestler

    becomes tired, put in a difficult situation or

    is simply being defeated by a better oppo-

    nent, then they cant ask for a timeout so

    that a teammate can substitute in just

    because things may not be going the way in

    which one wrestler had hoped.

    Sure, the coaches and teammates are

    there on the sidelines to give much needed

    encouragement and instruction, but they

    cant go onto the mat and actually show a

    wrestler the proper way to perform a move

    in the middle of match.

    Also, in wrestling there is no hidingbehind a teammate or blaming a mistake

    made during a match on someone else. An

    error made on the mat is there for all to see.

    But, wrestling is also a very rewarding

    sport as well. One of many examples is

    when an athlete gets their hand raised in

    West Morris High School Wrestlingvictory. It can give them, their family,

    friends, coaches and teammates a great deal

    of pride, knowing that all of the hard work

    was worth it en route to victory.

    Athletes on a wrestling roster who can

    greatly help their teammates learn how toachieve that moment of accomplishment

    that is felt when their hand is raised after a

    win are the captains.

    Captains in wrestling can provide the

    type of solid leadership skills which are

    very important in such a difficult athletic


    For the West Morris Central High School

    wrestling program this season, head coach

    Ken Rossi has a great deal of pride and con-

    fidence in his two captains-John Isemann

    and Zak Krulan-both seniors.Isemann competes in the 126-pound

    weight class and Krulan wrestles in the 285-

    pound weight class.

    Both wrestlers are earning their third

    varsity letter this season, Rossi said. John

    has outstanding character and a strong

    work-ethic. He leads by example and is a

    great organizer. John has been out for three

    weeks (in January) with a concussion. Zak

    has improved tremendously over his career

    and has gotten much stronger lifting with

    the help of strength coach ChrisDelPreore.

    In early season tournament action,

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    Tournament with a first period pin in the

    championship round. Krulan also placed

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    the thrill of victory on a wrestling mat, but

    they are also successful in the classroom.

    Both students made the Honor Roll for

    marking periods one and two, Rossi said.

    Both John and Zak are our only graduating

    seniors. They have done an excellent job

    setting an example for our younger

    wrestlers and competing for the team. Theywill both sacrifice personal success for team


    Notes: Through the month of January,

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    February.WMC will take part in the

    NJSIAA District 1 Tournament beginningon Friday, February 17.

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    Having a clean and tidy home is ahigh priority for many people, butso is having time for fun and relax-

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    A steamer. Cleaning with steam letsyou clean and deodorize multiple surfacesaround the house. Johnson says that steamis quick and powerful, and since youreonly using water, you eliminate the need forusing products. You can get a handheldsteamer for smaller jobs, or an upright ver-

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    Before you put your cleaning tools awayafter each clean, Johnson says its a goodidea to make sure theyre ready for the nextcleaning session. Make sure your spraybottles have enough cleaner in them, andthat your brushes, sponges and wipes areclean, dry and ready to go. That way, whenit comes time to clean again, you can justgrab your tools and get started. And thequicker you can start, the quicker you canget done.

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    By Thomas Lotito

    Is Mitt Romney a conservative? Hispositions on the issues tells a differentstory. "I'm not concerned about the very

    poor," Romney told CNN's Soledad O'Brienin an interview the morning after winning

    the Florida primary. "Im in this racebecause I care about Americans," Romneysaid. "Im not concerned about the verypoor. We have a safety net there. If it needsa repair, Ill fix it."

    Mitt Romney made one of the biggestgaffes in the history of presidential politicswhen he said, "I'm not concerned about thepoor."Not only does Mitt's statement playinto the liberal news media's class warfarecampaign against working Americans.Taken out of context, it's a perfect soundbitefor an attack ad furthering the liberal story-

    line that rich Republicans don't care aboutthe poor. Of course nothing could be furtherfrom the truth, but you can expect more ofthese type of lies from the Obama media.

    Mitt clarified his statement by saying thepoor had a safety net, and if elected presi-dent, he would fix the safety net if need be.What Mitt was really trying to say in theinterview was; he was concerned aboutAmericans who cannot find jobs and thatwould be his primary concern if electedpresident.

    Mitt Romney then shocked the blogos-phere when he said he was in favor of rais-ing the minimum wage. Raising the mini-mum wage is liberal Democrat a position,not a conservative position. Conservativesbelieve that low minimum wage jobs areentry level positions, not career positions.Keeping the minimum wage low helps busi-nesses to hire more employees and moti-vates people to move on to higher paying

    jobs. It has been proven that businessesforced to pay a higher minimum wage hireless employees.

    Is Mitt Romney pro-choice or pro-life?Should teenage girls be allowed to have anabortion without their parents knowledge?Quote: Mitt Romney in 2002 when he ranfor Governor of Mass. "I will preserve andprotect a woman's right to choose." "Withregards to this issue of age of consent, it is18 years old. And if one wants to have anabortion younger than that, and a parentdoesn't go along, one can can go to a judgeor justice to get that permission. When ayoung woman has gone to a judge not one

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    Mitt Romney has stated on the recordwhen he ran for governor of Massachusettsthat he would protect a woman's right to an

    abortion. Romney also said that he wouldnot support parental notification if a teenagegirl wanted an abortion. However, when heran for the president in 2008 Romney said,"I will be a pro-life president." Now in2012, Mitt clams to have a pro-life record.

    Is Mitt Romney against religious free-dom? Romney-care is Obama-care. BarackObama's Affordable Care Act is modeledafter Romney-care. Obama-care is as largean expansion of the entitlement state asLBJ's Great Society and FDR's New Deal.One of the provisions in the new health care

    law would require all employers, includingreligious institutions, to pay for birth con-trol. The Catholic Church is ready to go towar with the Obama administration overthis mandate. Never before, unprecedentedin American history, has the federal gov-ernment lined up against religious institu-tions and the Roman Catholic Church.

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    employee health plans -- but the health carebill he enacted as governor ofMassachusetts also contained that require-ment.

    In an article in the Boston Globe, C.J.Doyle, executive director of the CatholicAction League of Massachusetts, said,"Romneys criticism of President Obama ishypocritical because as governor he did notlift the state-level requirement of contracep-tion coverage." "The initial injury toCatholic religious freedom came not fromthe Obama administration, but from the

    Romney administration."Establishment Republicans have anoint-

    ed Mitt Romney the Republican nominee.They look upon the Tea party andRepublican conservative base as a nuisanceand have ignored the results of the 2010congressional elections. In a recent debatewith a moderate Republican, I presentedMitt's record. I was told I was being "whol-ly illogical" and that Mitt had an 85%Democrat legislation in Mass. and the hewas doing what the people wanted and that

    By Harlin Parker

    So, have you been paying attention tothe Republican presidential primarycontest? You know, the one where the

    best and the brightest people who identifythemselves as Republicans vie to become

    their partys nominee for President of theUnited States? You have? Good. Thenperhaps you can point out to me which one,if any, of these people deserve to be consid-ered by any rational person to lead thiscountry. Truly, from what I have seen andheard, this is a sorrowful group. What plan-et are they living on? They give us made upfacts. They repeat nonsensical and mean-ingless bromides in lieu of anything evenresembling intelligent, informed, debate.But, alas, considering the current makeup ofthe Republican party, it isnt surprising.

    We can argue about when it started, butits clear at this point that Republicans havemoved further to the extreme right wingthan at any time in recent memory, probablyin their entire history. Republicans, as agroup, have devolved into rigid ideologues.Clinging to their slogans, theyve lost allperspective on how this country is supposedto work. More than once, their implacableintransigence has ill served us.

    Dont believe me? Perhaps youllbelieve Norman Ornstein of the (very) con-

    servative American Enterprise Institute.Mr. Ornstein, in collaboration with ThomasMann of the bipartisan BrookingsInstitution, has recently written, One ofour two major parties, the Republicans, hasbecome an insurgent outlier ideologicallyextreme, contemptuous of the inheritedsocial and economic policy regime, scorn-ful of compromise, unpersuaded by conven-tional understanding of facts, evidence andscience, and dismissive of the legitimacy ofits political opposition. Thats quite anindictment.

    The Republican frontrunner, such as heis, Willard Mitt Romney, goes around thecountry repeating anodyne slogans whichultimately mean nothing. "I will insist on amilitary so powerful no one would everthink of challenging it." Really? Guesswhat, Mitt? We already have a military sopowerful no one does think of challengingit. And for those few lunatics that do (hey,you cant stop em from trying), our mili-tary is ready. So what does he gain frommouthing such nonsense? More important-ly, what do we gain, we the American peo-

    ple, who are being asked to consider him asour next President?

    The point is that this years crop ofRepublican presidential contenders reflectthe abysmal condition of todaysRepublican party. This is no longer a party

    that is ready and able to formulate publicpolicy based upon solid empirical evidence.Republicans no longer acknowledge thatthis country is populated by millions of peo-ple who hold individual opinions and whodemand, and deserve, to have their opinionsrespected and considered. To use NormanOrnsteins word, todays Republican is con-temptuous of, well, America. Typical isAnn Coultur, that darling of the right, whocalls Democrats traitors. Traitors!Really?

    And lets not forget about the wonderfulTea Partiers. Talk about a group scornful ofcompromise. Of course this is all done asthey wrap themselves in the American flag,holding their newly purchased copy of theConstitution in their hands. I will admitthat Im bemused when Tea Partiers try tocome off as the ultimate authority on any-thing having to do with our Constitution. Irecently received a call from a local rightwing extremist with the news that BarakObama (who was born in Hawaii, folks)cant be American because, ostensibly, both

    of his parents were not Americans. Thatcontention would be funny if it wasnt sopathetic. No, the current, sorrowful state ofthe Republican party is not helpful to ourcountry.

    Look, neither the Democrat nor theRepublican parties were ever monopolizedby searing intellectuals. Political parties, bytheir nature, are populated by people inter-ested in power and position, too often fortheir own, narrow purposes. But politicalparties are also founded upon reasonedphilosophies which support and legitimize

    policies which themselves underlie socialprograms developed in response to actualfacts. As a Liberal and as a Democrat, Imourn the passing of a Republican partythat had some intellectual weight. I mournthe passing of a Republican party thatrespected opposing views and understoodthe need for compromise in government.But pendulums swing and Im an optimist,even as I get older. Go figure.

    Send comments [email protected]

    Harlins Point of View.... Toms Point of View...

    Is Mitt Romney A Conservative?Not Smart. Not Helpful.

    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.

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    Torri Siegel Dragos of Long Valley began her love

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    would listen.

    In 1978, Dragos parents moved the family to a 70-acre

    property in Long Valley and opened Snowbird Acres Farm.

    Sitting high atop Schooleys Mountain, Snowbird,

    named after Dragos first pony, was a very successful

    family-run horseback riding school. The stable had several

    barns, a large indoor arena and five outdoor rings.

    Between lessons, summer camp and the show series, its

    fair to say countless people were exposed to and shared in

    the fun times at Snowbird, Dragos recalls fondly.

    A competitor herself, Dragos talents and hard work

    were rewarded with multiple state awards on various ponies

    and horses in Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation. She

    remembers the highlight of those times being her name in

    lights at Madison Square Garden five years in a row. And,

    while competing on the National level, out of a field of hun-

    dreds of riders, she achieved Top Ten status twice.

    In 2000, Dragos opened her own True Heart Stables in

    Whitehouse Station where she remained for 11 years.

    Recently, she moved her program to a private farm in

    Bedminster. The exquisite facility boasts acres of beautiful

    pastureland, a quaint but immaculate barn complete with

    12x14 stalls, heated wash stalls, and an elegant tack room.

    Both the large, outdoor ring and the bright 204 X 84 indoor

    riding arena have Travelite dust-free footing. A heated

    viewing lounge overlooks the indoor ring.

    True Heart offers riding lessons, a boarding program

    which includes complete animal management, an equine

    buying and selling consultation service both in and out of

    state, intercollegiate coaching, and student coaching from

    Schooling through AA-Rated shows. Thorough horse care

    skills are emphasized for both boarders and lesson students


    Of all the services Dragos provides at her stable, she

    most enjoys giving Beginner to Advanced riding lessons in

    Equitation, Hunters, and Jumpers. Shes especially good

    with beginners and those returning to the saddle.

    I began riding again in my forties, after a twenty-year

    absence, recalls Loren Spiotta-DiMare of Tewksbury. I

    was quite nervous -- long gone was the confidence of my

    youth. Torri was so patient. She walked alongside my les-

    son horses and engaged me in conversation to help me

    relax. It worked. We jokingly referred to my lessons as

    walk/talk therapy. When I was ready to start trotting she

    even ran alongside to bolster my confidence!

    I have my own horse now and ride regularly. I like to

    say, Im reliving my youth but having a better time and I

    owe much of my passion for horses to Torri.

    I try to create a family atmosphere at True Heart,

    Dragos responds. I want all of my students to feel wel-

    come, to enjoy themselves while improving their skills and

    their confidence.

    Its not unusual for both child and parent to take lessons

    from Dragos. Christy

    Blackburne of Budd Lake, rode Ike, a flea-bitten grey

    ex-racer turned lesson horse, for several years and eventu-

    ally competed in the Zone 2 Championships in Harrisburg,

    Pennsylvania. When Blackburne left for college, her moth-

    er, Joan began taking beginner lessons on Ike. Today she is

    a competent jumper.

    Six-year-old Katie and her Dad, Russ Watkins of

    Hampton currently take lessons with Dragos. Torri has a

    calm, professional and warm manner that my daughter

    responds to, Watkins says. Katie absolutely loves all the

    horses and looks forward to her lessons each week. Ive

    always had an affection for horses and thought riding would

    be a fun thing to share with my daughter. My personal goal

    is to go on trail rides with Katie.

    Dragos takes her position as role model for equestrians

    of all ages very seriously. She is proud of her work ethic and

    honesty and tries feverishly to instill these values in all of

    her students. I am absolutely blessed to have a wonderful

    group of riders with me now and would love to grow my

    True Heart family, Dragos says. She welcomes riders of

    any age and ability to join her.

    For more information about lessons, boarding and other

    services at True Heart visit:

    and/or locate them on Facebook at True Heart Stables.

    Long Valley Equestrian Trainer Opens True Heart Stables In New Location

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