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    Vol. 6 No. 3 March 2014




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    Chester Brownie Troop 94908 just completed a community project for their Journey. The girls collected gently worn shoes to donate to

    Soles4Souls. This is an organization that brings shoes to individuals all around the world, any where from New Orlenes, Mexico to India.

    Many of these donated shoes will be the first pair of shoes for individuals around the world. For a small troop of only 9 girls they col-

    lected over 75 pairs of shoes.

    By Cheryl Conway

    Tweeting, texting, emailing and linking may be the in,

    but nothing compares to the face to face networking

    with a solid handshake and an exchange of a busi-

    ness card.

    Marketing in the Morning is a premier event of the Mt.

    Olive Area Chamber of Commerce (MOACC) and has been

    the best tool to connect businesses and share ideas. Heldonce a month, every third Wed. from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.,

    Marketing in the Morning celebrates its third year anniver-

    sary next month in April.

    The in-person business marketing meeting is open to all

    businesses and attracts atleast 50 businesses per meeting.

    The program allows businesses to network with other local

    businesses in a relaxed atmosphere to share ideas and meth-

    ods of improving their service.

    Its all about building the network, says Greg Stewart,

    past president of the MOACC. We want folks to know

    what people do. We go out and meet with people. We try to

    promote businesses doing business together.

    Stewart says, We do push the fact of getting to know the

    people from other businesses rather than communicating

    through an email. Business owners swap cards at the

    Marketing in the Morning Program so they can connect and

    find ways to work together, talk about businesses and them-


    You dont have to be scared to network, says Stewart,

    with the loose but formal atmosphere of Marketing in theMorning program, which is at a different location every

    month. We try to break down the walls; dont be afraid;

    networking can be a good thing.

    The MOACC was formed in the 1950s and has grown

    in its membership and programs. What began with 15 mem-

    bers involved in Marketing in the Morning three years ago,

    has grown to 50 members.

    We are now over 100 members, says Stewart. The

    MOACC is one of the largest in the state, incorporating

    the greater Mt. Olive area as well as drawing in members

    from three other counties including Morris, Sussex and


    Local Businesses Make It their Business toInterconnect With Area Chamber of Commerce

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    Mad Science After School Science

    Club presents NASA Academy of

    Future Space Explorers for grades

    2-5 scheduled for Tuesdays April 22 - May

    27, 2014 (six weeks) from 4:30-5:30pm.

    The cost for this program is $105 and will

    be held at Long Valley Senior Center 35

    East Springtown Rd., Long Valley.

    From our Earths atmosphere to the outer

    reaches of our solar system, this hands-on

    program for children sends them on a questfor exploration! Comets, planets, stars and

    more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn

    about the four forces of flight, the chal-

    lenges of space travel, and participate in a

    rocket launch!

    Topics include: Planets & Moons,

    Rocket Science, Atmosphere & Beyond,

    Space Phenomena, Sun & Stars, Space

    Travel, Living in Space, Space Technology.

    The deadline to register is April 15,

    2014. For more information please contact

    the office at (908) 876-5941 or visit ourwebsite at

    The Edible Book Festival is a free

    open to the publicevent, sponsored

    by the Food for Thought Cookbook

    Club of the Washington Twp. Public

    Library, 37 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley,NJ, in celebration of National Library

    Week. It will take place on Saturday, April

    12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Judging from the public will take place to

    from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m.

    to 3:00 p.m. Awards and prizes and eating

    of entries will take place after 2:00 p.m.

    What is the Edible Book Festival?

    Around April 1st, bibliophiles, book

    artists, and food lovers around the world

    gather to celebrate the book arts and the (lit-

    eral!) ingestion of culture. Participants cre-

    ate an "edible book," which can be inspired

    by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famoustitle, or simply be in the shape of a book (or

    scroll, or tablet, etc). All entries will be

    exhibited, documented, then EATEN!

    Photographs of all edible books will appear

    in the Edible Book Festival gallery

    ( and on the

    Library website (

    Over the years, "edible books" have been

    made across the country at different institu-

    First Edible Book Festival at the Washington Twp. Public Librarytions from cake, breadsticks, chocolate,

    veggies, and matzo meal. Every entry pro-

    vides not only some artsy good fun with a

    dash of creativity, but the promotion of

    libraries through community engagement.You don't have to be a food artist to sign-up!

    Adults, families and any group of any size

    are encouraged to enter. Members of the

    community are encouraged to attend, ogle

    the edible art, and vote for their favorite

    entries. This is a family-friendly event, so

    bring the kids! Shoprite Certificates and

    other prizes will be awarded in multiple cat-

    egories. Categories to be judged this year

    include Best Use of Chocolate, Most

    Literary, Most Creative, Most Unusual Useof Food, Best Non-Cake Book. Entry forms

    may be picked up at the Library and soon

    will be online at the Library website, Go to

    for ideas! Please contact Mrs. Gold at the

    Library at 908-876-3596.

    Mad Science After School Science ClubAt Washington Twp. Rec

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    The Chester Library is offering the

    following upcoming programs.

    Register for all programs online at or call 908-879-7612.

    "John and Abigail Adams: A Love Storywill be presented by Glenn LeBoeuf on

    Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pm. One of the great

    love stories of American history is set

    against the back-drop of war, political

    intrigue and the building of a new, fragile

    and fractious government. Hear about their

    courtship, marriage, family life and the

    friendship that endured through many trials.

    Classic Hatha Yoga is offered on

    Wednesdays at 9 am. It is a gentle style of

    Yoga, well suited for everyone including the

    newcomer and those who want to continuefocusing on the fundamentals of the basic

    Yoga poses and correct breathing. There is

    no fee but registration is requested.

    Seniors can learn how to partner with

    health care professionals and get the most of

    their doctors visit at this months Senior

    Lunch and Learn on Monday, April 7 at 12pm. A complimentary lunch is served.

    Sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.

    If you enjoy shopping and bargain hunt-

    ing from the comfort of your home or think

    you just might want to sell a few things in

    your spare time, Cindy Gilbert, an accom-

    plished eBay seller and instructor will show

    you the basics of buying and selling on

    eBay on Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm.

    Ron Weiss, M.D., diplomat of the

    American Board of Internal Medicine and

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine atUMDNJ, will present his Food is

    Medicine talk at the Chester Library on

    Chester Library Programs for MarchTuesday, April 1 at 7 pm. Dr. Weiss will

    discuss how plant-based whole foods are

    the most powerful disease modifying tools

    available to the medical practitioner and

    how chronic illness is prevented andreversed using these foods. He will also

    discuss his farm-based healthcare project in

    Long Valley and how the project combines

    Community Supported Agriculture with the

    prevention and treatment of illness.

    Celebrate Community Family Night at

    the library with a special showing of the

    movie, FROZEN on Wednesday, March19

    at 6:30 pm. Free popcorn and refreshments

    will be served. Community Family Night is

    a special night without homework and

    scheduled activities when families canspend quality time together. Sponsored by

    Chester Recreation, Chester Library & the

    Chester/Mendham Municipal Alliance.

    Children will have fun building their

    own Lego creation with friends on

    Saturday, March 29 at 11 am. We supply the

    Legos -- all ages welcome!

    Long Valley Townwide Garage SaleSaturday, April 26, 2014

    9:00am to 3:00pm, Rain or ShineLong Valley residents signup at