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    Vol. 6 No. 9 September 2014




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    Left to right: Back: Sara Brandt, Alyssa Ettel, Lucy Chomiak, Kelsi Mohs, Natalia Cresti, Samantha Harris. Front: Erin Lonergan,

    Madeleine Ryan, Zoe Hermans,Kelly McDonald, Allison Colella. Not pictured: Trainer Simon Moores - Cheshire Soccer Academy

    The West Morris Rockets (U10G) had more fun thanthey could handle but no competitors they couldn'thandle at the The Fall Kick off Morris United STA

    Soccer Tournament. The Rockets went away from theweekend as well deserved champions conceding 0 goalsin 4 regulation games, scoring 4. The championshipgame was tight, and The Rockets did not connect a goal

    which led to a shootout where The Rockets scored 4 goalsfor the win!! They defeatedtheir four formidable oppo-nents, winning 4-2 in a nail biting shoot out in front of alarge crowd in the championship game. Great job,Rockets! Tryouts for The Rockets and other West Morristravel teams are in the early spring, we accept playersfrom all towns.

    The First Congregational Church in Chester is about tocelebrate their 275th anniversary and are eager toshare their history with everyone. There will be

    many events throughout the year and the Kick-off eventwill take place on September 20th and 21st.

    On Saturday, the Sanctuary and buildings will be open tothe public for historic tours, led by historian Joan Case. TheGreek revival style features four Doric columns and the

    First Congregational ChurchCelebrating Our 275th Anniversary

    interior of the church features excellent examples of trompeloeil decoration. The beautifully decorated tracker organ,installed in 1873, is in fine condition and is used for servic-es.

    Also on Saturday, you can dig deeper into Chesters his-tory and visit the final resting places of the towns early res-idents, who impacted Chesters beginnings. Get their storiesright from our costumed characters. Cemetery Tours are at1:00 and 3:00.

    The Public is also invited to attend our annual PigRoast, which is a free event, with lots of food and gamesfor the kids!! The Pig Roast is from 12:00 until 4:00. Comeand make a day of it!

    Then on Sunday, please join us for our Colonial WorshipService, led by one of our previous ministers, Rev. Dr. ScottHoffman, who will be dressed in period costume! The serv-ice starts at 10:30 am, followed by reception in Zezzo Hall.

    Some of the other events planned are a Quilt Show, aHymn Sing and Nativity Display, more HistoricPresentations, an Organ Concert and more! The church is

    located behind the Publick House at 30 Hillside Road inChester. For more information, please call 908-879-5322.

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    The Chester Lions Club will present

    its signature event once again this


    Oktoberfest 2014, Our 16th anniversary,

    will take place on September 27th and 28th

    , at Chubb Park, located 1 mile west of the

    junction of Routes 206 and 513 on route

    513 (old route 24). The location is perfect

    for this family oriented event that has taken

    on every aspect of a happening. The doors

    open at noon and close at 8:00pm.

    Admission, $6.00 for adults with children

    under 12 admitted free. Free parking is also


    Beer and wholesome German foods take

    center stage. Enjoy the finest in German

    Oktoberfest beers, brewed specifically for

    this event. Foods offered from noon until

    8pm daily include bratwurst, sauerkraut,

    potato salad and the most delicious smoked

    pork chops you ever tasted.

    Food and drink will be available all day,

    along with the fantastic performance of the

    famous German band The Adlers, noted

    for authentic German costumes and music.

    Classic German dancers will also perform

    for your pleasure.

    Additional activities include a wide vari-

    ety of games and rides designed to entertain

    the entire family, pony rides, obstacle

    course and a super slide will entertain active

    youngsters and sand art and spin art will be

    available for the artistically inclined. Slot

    car racing is new and exciting this year, and

    dont miss you chance to design your own


    Automobile enthusiasts should take noteas numerous Classic cars will be on display

    The Chester Lions Club Sponsors Oktoberfest 2014ranging from the elegant Mercedes to the

    functional Volkswagen. In addition, you

    can enjoy face painting by Bella Faccia


    In previous years funds raised at the

    event were donated to many deserving char-

    ities including the New Jersey Eye Bank,

    The Seeing Eye, New Jersey Battered

    Women, ARC of Morris County,

    Community Hope, local First Aid and Fire

    Departments and High School Scholarships.

    Volunteers from area schools and organiza-

    tions make the Oktoberfest function every

    year and this year will be no exception.

    Community involvement and generous

    sponsors allow the Chester Lions Club to

    continue its contributions to numerous char-


    With your support, the Chester Lions

    Club can continue its effort to help others.

    Join us for a family fun day, youll enjoy

    yourself. For Further information contact

    Phil Savell at 908 879 6543 or visit our

    website at

    St. Jude's Men's Group, Hopatcong,

    presents an all you can eat Beefsteak

    Dinner, catered by Nightingales, on

    Sunday, Oct.19th at 1:00pm at the parish


    Dinner includes salad, pasta, steak, fries,

    ice cream, coffee, tea, soda and water.


    Special guest: Mr. Al Russo will sing the

    songs of Sinatra. Tickets are $39.00/pp and

    can be purchased by calling. the rectory at




    All You Can Eat Beefsteak Dinner

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    Friends of the Chester Library Book

    Sale on Saturday, October 4 from

    9:00am-2:00pm at the Chester

    Library, 250 West Main Street, Chester.

    Books donations will be accepted until

    Thursday, October 2.

    For more information please call the

    library at (908) 879-7612 or check

    Library Book Sale

    Project Graduation, a decades old tradi-

    tion, takes a lot of planning, work and

    funding. The fruits of the West Morris

    Centrals 2015 Project Graduation

    Committee are about to emerge. The

    Committee, made up of parents of graduat-ing seniors, has been meeting since March

    2014 to prepare for their June 2015 Event.

    Their mission is to provide a safe celebrato-

    ry environment for graduating seniors The

    Committee, like the ones before, will pro-

    vide an all-night celebration for every grad-

    uating senior. Every senior who walks in

    graduation is invited to attend. The under-

    taking comes with a heavy price tag, so the

    fundraising has begun. The group is sensi-

    tive to all the fundraising necessary in

    todays environment, so they have carefully

    selected events that serve the community

    and add value.The group is selling Vendor Discount

    Cards containing discount offers from over

    40 local businesses that offer foods and serv-

    ices. The Discount Card is popular and

    looked for year after year by residents. A

    complete listing of vendor offers can be

    found at the Groups website: An

    West Morris Centrals 2015 Project Graduation Committee Hits the Ground Runningorder form and ordering instructions are also

    found on the website.

    Yankee Candle is also partnering with

    WMC Project Graduation and offering a

    fundraising opportunity, where interested

    parties can shop on,

    using Group Code 990066879, and a large

    portion of the sale will benefit the Project

    Graduation efforts.

    Coming in October, the group is organiz-

    ing a Town Wide Garage Sale on October 25

    and a Used Clothing Drive on October 18.

    Details of upcoming fundraisers are posted

    to the groups website and updated frequent-


    Project Graduation is an idea that has

    been around for a decades. It grew out of a

    need and desire to keep celebrating seniorssafe on one of the most meaningful nights of

    their lives, a night where celebrations can

    lead to parties and drug and alcohol dangers.

    Contact: WMC Project Graduation

    Chairs Donna Edwards & Kathy Froetscher

    [email protected],

    Bazaar to be held on Saturday,

    October 25, from 9am to 3 pm in the

    Presbyterian Chapel of

    Hackettstown, 291 Main St (across fromour sanctuary.) Tea time 9 to 11, lunch

    11:30 to 1:30. Holiday sundries, handmade

    items, white elephant table, and baked

    goods. Enjoy our church's website at

    Presbyterian Chapel Hosts Bazaar

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    Fridays, September 19 and 26 at 10:30

    a.m. Lifetime Learning Giving a Good

    Impressionism with Dr. Michael Norris,

    former Museum Educator at the

    Metropolitan Museum of ArtWednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

    Monuments Men.

    Based on the true story of the greatest treas-

    ure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is

    an action drama focusing on an unlikely

    World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with

    going into Germany to rescue artistic mas-

    terpieces from Nazi thieves and returning

    them to their rightful owners. It would be an

    impossible mission: with the art trapped

    behind enemy lines, and with the German

    army under orders to destroy everything asthe Reich fell, how could these guys - seven

    museum directors, curators, and art histori-

    ans, all more familiar with Michelangelo

    than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed?

    Monday, September 22 at 11:00 am -

    Basic Word Class

    Monday, September 22 at noon Lunch n


    Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM -


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    This complimentary seminar will explain

    what you need to know about:Whether Social Security can provide the

    income you need when you retire.

    How to make the most of your Social

    Security benefits.

    Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 P.M. -

    Family Chess Club All ages, adults too.

    Join us to play, maybe even on the LEGO

    chess board and challenge a friend to a

    game - kids, play for points/prizes. No reg-

    istration required - must know how to play.

    Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 PM - Fall

    Into Winter Gardening - Master GardenerGail Di Domenico will tell you everything

    you need to know to get your lawn, trees,

    shrubs, perennials, vegetable garden and

    ornamental beds read for winter. As well as

    how to clean and care for your gardening

    hand and power tools. Information on

    extending the garden season, what bulbs &

    vegetables to plant, and plants with winter

    and year round interest will be included. A

    handy calendar of chores & projects will

    also be included.

    Call the Library at908-876-3596 or go to sign up for the above pro-


    Adult September Library Programs

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    he Kwiatkoski family of Long Valley

    found a runaway guinea pig along-

    side their road several years ago.

    They rescued the little guy and named himMoose. Little did they know that the unusu-

    al stray would become the main character of

    a childrens book.

    Inspired by Mooses antics, third-grade

    teacher Rebecca Kwiatkoski penned a pic-

    ture book entitled, Moose is Loose! Its a

    loveable story about Moose and his owner

    Samantha. Moose accidentally escapes

    from his cage and has the adventure of his

    life! The reader follows Samantha on her

    journey to find her lost companion Is he

    inside the house? Is he out by a tree? Poorlittle Moose, where can he be? The reader

    is captivated by Mooses whereabouts as

    well as the whimsical poetry that follows

    Moose throughout his adventures.

    The photographs capturing Mooses per-

    sonality and antics were taken by Anna

    Hickey, a student at the School of Visual

    Arts in New York City. Hickey is working

    toward a full-time career as a photo journal-


    Photos of Samantha were snapped by

    local photographer Kathryn Higgins also ofLong Valley. Higgins enjoys photograph-

    ing animals and nature as well as family


    Book design is credited to graphic artist

    Jeanne Balsam who resides in Milford, NJ.

    Balsam is long-time Rescue advocate.

    Moose is Loose! is Kwiatkoskis second

    book. Her first, Harley and Heloise . . . Its

    a Rescue! is based on the adoption of her

    Rottweiller/Huskey mix, Harley.

    To order a copy of Moose Is Loose! send

    a check for $ 12.00 plus $5 (tx/sh) to

    Rescuereads P.O. Box 103 Long Valley, N.J.07853. The book can also be purchased


    Pet Guinea Pig Starof New Childrens Book

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    Local Expert Shows NJ ParentsHow To Get The Most Money For

    Their Childrens College Education

    New Jersey parents suffering withfinding ways to pay for their chil-

    drens college education can final-

    ly get the solutions to their college funding


    Most families who earn $75,000 or more

    and own a home assume they are not eligi-

    ble for financial aid. However, most fami-

    lies with income over $100,000 are actual-

    ly eligible for some types of need based

    financial aid. They simply need to know

    how to get their fair share.According to Newell, there are several

    easy things parents can do to substantially

    increase the amount of money they get

    from colleges. For example, There are

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    financial aid packages than others, says

    Newell. If families do proper income and

    asset planning before filling out the forms,

    they can increase eligibility by thousands of


    Newell offers a few simple tips to par-ents with college funding problems. If a

    parent has only half an hour to end theircollege funding problems, I would suggest

    the following:

    1. Make sure they do not over-value

    their home on the financial aid forms

    2. Try not to save money in the childs

    name as it weighs more heavily than the

    parents savings

    3. Dont be afraid to negotiate with a

    college for a better financial aid package.

    Newell offers New Jersey parents with

    college funding problems a free booklet

    that explains the 9 most common collegefunding problems and solutions. Free

    copies will be distributed at the seminar

    listed below.

    Mr. Newell will be conducting a free

    one-hour seminar for parents of college

    bound high school juniors and seniors at the

    following location: The Chester Public

    Library on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at

    7:00 p.m.

    Reservation only! Seating is limited.

    Reserve your seat today by calling toll free


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    By Cheryl Conway

    More kids are smiling in Mt. Olive,some with ice-cream covered faces,with a new homemade gourmet ice-

    cream shop in Budd Lake.Das Creamery, at the Village Green

    Shopping Center on Route 46 west in BuddLake, is the newest place to go for the finest andfreshest selection of super-premium homemadeice-cream.

    Opened since June 16, the shop offers 32 fla-vors of hard ice-cream, as well as soft vanilla.

    Other homemade ice-cream shops may be asfar as Ledgewood or Chester, but with DasCreamery, local residents can stay closer tohome for a delicious treat.

    Weve always been very passionate aboutour ice-cream, says Pankaj Das of WashingtonTwp., co-owner of Das Creamery along withhis daughter Komal. Weve traveled the dis-tance to go to a good ice-cream shop to get goodice-cream.

    When Das learned about the vacant 1,300 sq.ft., former ice-cream shop, Das decided to occu-py the space to open a fun business with hisdaughter.

    After dad retired last year, we talked aboutideas of what we could do, says Komal. We

    wanted it to be fun once he retired, he didntwant to just sit around.

    After working for 25 years as the Director ofSocial Services for a NJ state psychiatric hospi-

    Unique Flavors Mixing In New Local Ice-Cream Shoptal, Pankaj decided to retire in Sept. 2013 to dosomething different, he says. Life is too short.We need to experience it to the fullest as possi-ble, he says, deciding to share his next ventureas a father/daughter team. His wife, Neeta

    Das loves ice-cream too but works as a socialworker; and their son, Janak lives in Indiana andworks as a mechanical engineer.

    So we decided to open a gourmet ice-creamshop to sell good quality ice-cream, to try newflavors, to create new flavors of ice-cream,says Komal. We put this thing together in oneyear with a lot of research and participation intechnology ice-cream resource courses.

    Although she earned her degree in classicculinary art in 2012 from the French CulinaryInstitute in Manhattan, NY, Komal took thatextra step to learn about ice-cream by taking aTechnology Ice-Cream Course at Penn State.

    To gain two different schools of thoughton creating ice-cream, Pankaj took his one weekintensive course in Dec. 2013 at the Universityof Guelph in Ontario, Canada. I did a lot ofreading when I retired, he says. I read aboutice-cream technology, the factors, how to makeit good and what could go wrong.

    Before going into business with her dad,Komal worked as a chef cooking fine diningmarket to table American cuisine for a Michelinstarred restaurant in Manhattan, and then livedin Atlanta, Ga., to experience different things,see different cuisines and lifestyles.

    She says, We were thinking of a caf to

    utilize her culinary experience, but decided thatice-cream is the happiest business we could bein together.

    Out of the 32 flavors they offer at a time,

    only two are not homemade, the Superman fla-vor and no sugar added flavor. All of their otherflavors are their own creations.

    The Pomegranate flavor is so unexpectedas customers expect more of a sherbet or yogurt

    texture, but are pleasantly surprised when itreally is ice-cream, says Komal.

    The peaches used to make the Peach flavorare fresh fruit from RH Farms in Budd Lake.They are planning on creating a new flavor withbasil and lavender, adds Pankaj, with ingredi-ents also to be purchased from RH farms.

    Basil is interesting to me, its a versatile fla-vor that can be used in all kinds of drinks andcooking, says Pankaj. Lavender is also unusu-al and available for only a short time.

    We want to work with unusual things andchallenge our guests when they buy ice-cream,says Pankaj.

    Some unusual flavors include Maple Brittlewith Sage; Cinnamon Almond Tipsy Raisindipped in rum; Lemon ice-cream with home-made granola; Village Fig which is giving hom-age to their location at the Village Green; andGhost Chocolate, which is smooth rich choco-late ice-cream infused with chili.

    Everyones palate is different, says Komal,but with the ghost chocolate flavor, sweet, spicyand a little bit of smoke at the end is her descrip-tion. Its unusual and expected but its deli-cious.

    Customers say Wow, what great ice-creamwhen they try The Dark Knight Rises flavor,

    says Komal. Dark Knight Rises is a blacklicorice flavor ice-cream but were alwaysadding things. The second time they made it,

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    they added marshmallow swirls and white-chocolate curls; and the third recipe consists ofblack licorice with chocolate-covered espressobeans.

    They are open to new flavor suggestions.Sometimes we get our ideas from our cus-tomers when talking with them, says Pankaj.

    All of the ice-cream is super premium withwhole milk, made three to four times per weekon one little machine that Komal calls theirwork horse. Its as fresh as can be using allfresh fruit.

    They serve one flavor of sorbet calledSorberry, which is 100 percent dairy free andnaturally fat free that includes flavors such asstrawberries, blueberries, blackberries and rasp-berries.

    Some other new flavors they hope to try

    include Grapefruit with Paragon in Nov. orDec.; and Pumpkin, Apple, Chai flavor.

    Theres always something new when youcome back, says Komal; Something new totry.

    To accompany the many flavors are top-pings galore with more than 30 toppings suchas Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, dirty potatochips, pretzels, chocolate rocks, sprinkles andcandies. Customers can order fresh dippedsugar and waffle cones dipped in top qualityBelgian chocolate, or cups in four sizes fromkiddie to large, as well as pints, quarts and evengallons packed fresh on the spot, .

    Three day pre-order is required on gallons aswell as ice-cream cakes made by a cake decora-

    tor which include super premium chocolate ice-cream and vanilla ice-cream separated by alayer of fudge and chocolate crunchies, thendecorated with designs and colors that are funand bright. Cakes can also be fully customized

    with two flavors per cake, various fillings suchas caramel, candy, almonds or peanuts, in sizesfrom seven-inch round, ten inch round and 9x13half sheet cake.

    Flying saucer ice-cream sandwiches; mix-ins; three specialty sodas such as the Red EyeExpress made with coffee ice-cream andEspresso Coffee Soda; and milkshakes are alsoavailable.

    Our chocolate is so rich and creamy itmakes a fantastic milkshake, says Komal,adding that there are a minimum of five differ-ent chocolate flavors offered at any given time.Products are gluten free and allergy free with

    no-nuts to go through the machinery.Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days aweek. Call 862-258-3593 for more information.

    I like that people come in and they areexcited we are here, says Komal. We havecustomers that come in three times a week.Everyone is happy to be here. We are happy tobe here.

    We care about what we are serving, con-tinues Komal. We want all your ice-creamdreams realized when you come here. We arecommitted to quality and professionalism. Wecount on our guests, they are our motivation.

    Its all the chocolate-covered faces that

    walk out from nose to chin all the way up totheir elbows in chocolate, she laughs.

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    Unique Flavors Mixing...

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    Long Valley Womens Recreational

    Basketball League starts October, on

    Tuesday nights at Cuccinella School

    in Long Valley. Come join us for one hour

    a week for great fun and exercise. All lev-

    els of play welcome. Call or email Debbie

    for information on how to

    register:[email protected] or 908-


    Long Valley Womens RecreationalBasketball League


    he Knights of Columbus Council

    5410 is sponsoring Italian Night

    Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday

    October 4, 2014 at St Lawrence Parish Hall,Chester, NJ from 6:30pm TO 11:00pm

    The Knights of Columbus, Council 5410

    Chester, NJ is sponsoring a gourmet Italian

    Night Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday

    October 4, 2014. The event will be held at

    the St Lawrence Parish Hall in Chester, NJ.

    The event begins at 6:30-11:00PM. A gour-

    met dinner, catered by Charlottes Web of

    Dover, will be featured and music by Rikki

    Starr Entertainment. Beer, Wine, Soda is

    included in the ticket price. FOR TICKETSOR OTHER INFORMATION CON-

    TACT973-584-2083. Tickets are $40.00 per

    person. A 50-50 Raffle will be held during

    the evening to benefit area charities. Come

    and enjoy the festivities and an excellent

    meal. You wont be disappointed. Buon


    KofC Hosts Italian Night CharityDinner Dance

    Secretay NeededBusy phones, scheduling appointments, and typing.

    Able to work independently and multi task. Send

    resume to: HR, P.O. Box 6244, Parsippany, NJ 07054

    or fax to (973) 442-2705 after 6 pm.

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    Gelsamina MalangaGelsa

    Broker/Sales AssociateOffice: 908-879-4900 Ext. 150


    Coldwell Banker191 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

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    EELERS Square Dance Club is

    hosting a free Introduction to

    Square Dancing event on Tuesday,

    October 7, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm atIronia School, 303 Dover-Chester Road,


    Learn a few square dance moves and

    dance the night away! Have fun, improve

    your cardio fitness, and make new friends!

    The event is open to singles and couples.

    Casual dress. Refreshments will be avail-


    Happiness is right around your corner!

    Dance in a square and youll make a cir-cle of friends!

    Square dancing: Friendship Set to


    For more information, call 848-219-

    4152 or email [email protected]

    Learn Square Dancing on October 7

    Several donations were recently

    approved by the Board of Directors of

    the Chester Lions Club.

    A long time relationship established with

    Covenant House continues with a $500

    donation helping youngsters who are in dis-tress. In addition, $1000 has been designat-

    ed for Operation Chill Out, an organization

    that provides for the needs of homeless vet-

    erans. In keeping with the desire to help our

    hero's in the military, the Chester Lions

    Club will provide $2000 to Cooking With

    The Troops who offer meals and events to

    members of the military and their care

    givers at hospitals and medical center

    around the country.

    For additional information regardingLionism and how the Chester Lions Club

    helps others please contact Phil Savell at

    908 879 6543 or visit our web site at

    Chester Lions Club Makes Donations

    Get Your Business Noticed with the


    AND WE CAN PROVE IT!Call 973-252-9889 for information

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    Used Bike Drive (Rain or shine) onSat. Oct.18, 2014, 9:00am to12:00pm at the Highlands

    Presbyterian Church, 3 Heath Lane, LongValley, NJ.

    Were collecting adult and kids bikes tosend to Nicaragua, Ghana, Albania, CostaRica and Guatemala. Do your part to putunused bikes to good use in the developingworld.

    Bikes should be rust free. No trikes, butbikes with flat tires in need of some repair

    are accepted. We are also collectingportable sewing machines in working con-dition.

    $10 minimum donation with each bike orsewing machine for shipping. Bikes anddonations are tax deductible.

    SPONSORED BY: HighlandsPresbyterian Church, Pedals for ProgressTM,Putting Used Bikes to Good Use.TM ContactMaureen (908) 850-3704, [email protected] or visit [email protected] or call 908-638-4811

    Used Bike Drive

    The Jonathan Slusher Memorial 5KRun/Walk and Kids Fun Run, a sanc-tioned USATF-NJ Grand Prix Race,

    begins at 1PM on Sunday, Oct 5 at thebridge in Califon. The course follows RiverRoad in Califon, loops left at Hoffman'sCrossing, continues back on the ColumbiaTrail, finishing at the train station. This is anevent within the Califon Street Festival sonon-running family members will haveplenty of exciting things to do at the festi-val.

    Last year's race was run by 127 runnersand walkers and 10 children. Sixteen-year-old Erin McLaughlin of Califon finishedfirst overall with a time of 19:41. Warren

    Geist of Asbury was the top finisher in themen's division with a time of 22:53.

    Anthony Antonaccio, Sr. finished first in thewalkers division with a time of 48:18. Thecurrent course record for runners is held by

    David Reed of Middletown with a time of16:27.3.The Race is sponsored by the Jonathan

    Slusher Memorial Scholarship Foundation a501-c-3 charity. For the past three years, inJon's memory, the foundation has funded13 scholarships of $1,000 each for area highschool seniors.

    Register on line at or at

    jonhslushe Checks can be madepayable to the Jonathan Slusher MemorialScholarship Foundation and mailed to 79

    Guinea Hollow Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833..For more information call 908-832-7383.

    The Jonathan Slusher Memorial 5K Run

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    On Saturday September 27, 2014 the MorrisHabitat for Humanity ReStore will be holding its4th Annual "Go Green, Save Green" Sales Event.

    From 10am to 5pm shoppers will save 20% off everydaylow prices on the ReStores ENTIRE stock. During thishuge sale, you will be entertained by music from DJPudge while you visit booths and displays highlightingthe products and services of earth-friendly vendors. Theevent will also include free hot dogs and popcorn.

    Aside from great bargains, shoppers can learn how torecycle and reuse old furniture and other household items.Let upcycler Carried Away help you enjoy living withoutbreaking the bank. Specializing in antique and vintagerestoration, and utilizing resources like Craig's list, fleamarkets, and the Morris ReStore, their designers workwith homeowners to create the home space and furniture

    they desire. Andreas Interiors can also help you inte-grate your ReStore purchases to create the space of yourdreams. Junk-A-Haulics will take away your old furni-

    ture and donate it to the ReStore if you desire to makeway for your new purchases. If saving energy is yourthing, you can learn about solar power from GeoscapeSolar. For information on Green Event vendors, pleasevisit Because this isa special event, other discount coupons will not beaccepted.

    This awesome event is made possible by the generousdonation of time and services provided by SimplySunshine Events and John Pivko Photography.

    Visit the ReStore located at 274 South Salem Street,Randolph, NJ 07869. It is open Tuesday 12-8pm,Wednesday & Friday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-8pm,Saturday 10am-5pm and is closed on Sundays andMondays. Cash, debit cards, Visa and Mastercard areaccepted. Donation drop offs can be made during store

    hours, or for larger items call 973-366-3358 to schedule apick-up. To learn more about the ReStore and upcomingsales go to

    Morris Habitat ReStore Go Green, Save GreenSales Event Features Green Vendors & HUGE SAVINGS!

    Plastic bottles are routinely recycled into other plas-tic items and new bottles, but they can be turnedinto much more. When you were sipping water

    from that bottle, you probably never thought of the possi-bilities of wearing that very plastic. However, fabric

    innovators are turning disposed plastic into durable gar-ments. When compared with producing virgin materials,recycling plastic products helps save up to 70 percent onenergy costs. Recycled bottles can be broken down intopellets of pure recycled plastic that is virtually indistin-guishable from virgin plastic. Then the pellets are turnedinto yarn, which can be woven as-is or mixed with otheryarns to produce polyester clothing. According to Waste2 Wear, a recycled clothing company, anywhere from 12to 20 bottles can be saved per garment and transformedinto anything from robes to shirts to uniforms. Recycledclothing presents yet another way to turn trash into treas-


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    During the summer months, AnneMacMillan and Holly Simmenroth,Co-Chairpersons of the fund raising

    activity and their committee have been busysoliciting the best restaurants in the area todonate dining certificates for the benefit.More than 84 local restaurants will be partic-ipating. Tickets will be on sale and may bepurchased from any Lioness Club member.

    Six lucky winners will receive restaurantcertificates to all of the restaurants in theirwinning category. Each category has a retailvalue exceeding $610. The restaurants arelisted in alphabetical order in each category:

    Culinary Adventure 1: Biladi Grill, TheChester Diner, Blue Morel at the GovernorMorris Hotel, Don Jose Mexican, Fujiyama,Grand Caf, grasshopper off the green,Lallegria, Maggianos Little Italy, Marias,The Godfather, Vine.

    Culinary Adventure 2: Benitos Trattoria,Black Forest Inn, Brasserie 513, DantesRistorante, Dublin Pub, Famished Frog, HotRods BBQ, Houlihans, Lamplighter,Randolph Diner, Rons Landmark, ShortHills Hilton, The Pizza Pub, The PublickHouse.

    Culinary Adventure 3: Bensi Roxbury,Brandas Italian Grill, Caf Azzurro,Charlottes Web, Delicious Heights, Domo 7Japanese, Minado, New York Restaurant,Pezzo Pizza 11, Prickly Pear, Pump House,Rockaway River Barn,Taste of India,

    Wyndham Hamilton Park.Culinary Adventure 4: Black River Barn,Franks Pizza, Fresco Mexican, Grain House

    at the Old Mill Inn, La Campagna, Pasta Grillby Enzo, Redwoods, Restaurant Village,Ruths Chris, Sally Lunns, Szechuan Royal,Market Restaurant, Washington House.

    Culinary Adventure 5: China House,Cinnamon, Enzos, Giuseppes Trattoria,

    Havana Koi, Hyatt Eclectic Grill, La StradaRistorante, Mamas Caf Baci, MoriniOsteria, Poor Herbies, Stella Gs, Sublime,The Corner Pub & Eatery, Valley Restaurant& Pub.

    Culinary Adventure 6: Bistro 73, BlackHorse Tavern, Brick Oven, Caballo, CappiaCaf, Dolce, Forte Pizza, Hong Kong Palace,Marleys Gotham Grill, Provesi, RoxburyDiner, Takuma Japanese, The Old MillTavern, The Robins Nest.

    The donation for a ticket is $10.00. Eachticket is eligible for the 6 drawings. A win-ning ticket is not eligible for further drawings.No one under the age of 18 is allowed to par-ticipate. Presence at the drawing held in theLamplighter Restaurant at 8 PM on Thursday,December 4th, 2014 is not required.

    Lioness Club members will be availablefor ticket sales throughout the local commu-nities. The following stores will have ticketsavailable for sale at all times: In Chester onRoute #24, The Cleaners and The ChesterAntique Mall; In the Chester Shop Rite Mallon Route # 206, Chester Camera; and in thecenter of town, CSI on 45 Perry Street. Lookfor sales booths at upcoming community

    events, and at your local supermarkets andshops. A schedule of sales locations will beforthcoming.

    Culinary Adventures 2014The Lioness Club activities include raising

    funds to provide scholarships to high schoolgraduates, to support the Chester Food Pantry,to assist the Jersey Battered Women'sShelter, Homeless Solutions, CommunityHope, Matheny Medical and Educational

    Center, Lions Charitable Foundations, CampMarcella for the Blind, The NJ Foundationfor the Blind, Chester Area Senior Housing,The Chester Theater Group, The MessiahCommunity Resource Corporation, TheMarket Street Mission, The American CancerSociety, Operation CHILLOUT, CreativeHeartwork Inc, donations for We Carepackages for Armed Forces, and participatingin community events and the Chester Lions

    Club initiatives. New members are alwayswelcome. The Chester Lionesses are mostappreciative of the generous response of therestaurants listed above and encourage com-munity members to patronize them. Alonewe can do so little; together we can do so

    much, Helen Keller.For more information regarding The

    Chester Lioness Club and their activities,contact Anne MacMillan, CulinaryAdventures Chairperson at 908-879-7621,Holly Simmenroth Co-Chairperson at 908-879-5932, Hema Dutta, Ticket Chairperson at908-879-2047 or Arlene Kryspin LionessClub President at 908-879-8858.

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    By Joseph Stanley Kurp Jr.

    Village Shoprite of Chester, located

    on Rt. 206 Maple Avenue has been

    an integral part of the Chester com-

    munity for many years. Most recently, the

    supermarket gave their employees a reason

    to celebrate with its Annual Store Picnic on

    the afternoon of Saturday August 23rd, rightoutside the supermarket.

    Shoprite of Chester employs over 150

    employees in its store in a variety of depart-

    ments like Bakery, Deli, Front End, and

    other areas like Meat and Non-Foods.

    Additionally, the Shoprite has over 88,000

    customers per year walk in to select and

    purchase some of the stores best food prod-

    ucts like fruits, vegetables, meats, baked

    goods, and more.This special celebration for the stores

    Chester Shoprite Celebrates Serviceto Community

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    employees was to reward them for all of

    their hard work and continued support to the

    Chester community. The Annual Store

    Picnic featured barbecue foods like ham-

    burgers, hot dogs, and kabobs as well asother foods like salads and deserts. A spe-

    cial appearance from Superman was also

    included as part of the afternoons festivi-


    Our employees take care of their cus-

    tomers very well and in a quick manner

    said Gus Melanchrinos, an Assistant

    Manager at Village Shoprite of Chester. As

    long as our employees continue to work

    hard, our Shoprite will continue to serve the

    Chester community well.

    Although this picnic was to thankShoprites employees for their continued

    hard work and support, it is held every year

    to also thank the employees for continuing

    to achieve the mission that the Shoprite

    seeks to achieve each year. Village

    Shoprites mission is to continue to stay

    active in the community by raising aware-

    ness for local charities and more in Chester

    and throughout New Jersey.

    Shoprite seeks to achieve this mission

    on an ongoing basis by performing a variety

    of activities to serve the community. One

    such activity involves allowing charity

    organizations like Boys and Girl Scout

    groups and more to sell food products to

    donate for a cause. O t h e r

    such activities involving its store and com-

    munity the Shoprite is known to performinvolve constantly giving and donating to

    food banks across the state of New Jersey

    and the country, especially around holidays

    like Thanksgiving and Christmas and its

    annual in store Can-Can sale, which takes

    place twice every year in January and July.

    Village Shoprite of Chesters next major

    community service event involves Partners

    in Caring, a special fundraising motive that

    continues to help raise money for food

    banks. Partners in Caring is taking place

    throughout the end of September and hopesto further engage the Shoprites employees

    and customers into serving the Chester

    community and surrounding communities

    around New Jersey.

    I appreciate working together with all

    of our employees and taking care of our

    customers each and every day at Village

    Shoprite of Chester said Oscar Marcenaro,

    another Assistant Manager at the Shoprite.

    Doing so helps generate a feeling of trust

    between our supermarket, our employes,

    and our customers and we appreciate that


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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.

    The Physician learns that disease must be cured by pre-scribing drugs or by surgery. Although there is nothinginherently wrong with this approach. It often works.

    But why does ChineseMedicine succeed where conventionalWestern medicine sometimes fails? What is it aboutAcupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine that can result inrelief of symptoms, helping couples conceive when they weretold there is no hope, or even a cure that is often lacking inconventional Western Medicine?

    Although the ultimate result of Chinese Medicine is to curethe patient, the Practitioner of Chinese medicine attempts to

    do this by treating the whole person, taking into account thevarious attributes of an individual that, when combined,account for an individuals health status. A person, accordingto the tenets of Chinese Medicine, is more than their condi-tion. To treat just the condition may yield some results, but,however impressive, these results are usually temporary.

    People are not, according to Chinese Medicine, represent-ed solely by their illness, but by the culmination of everyhuman interaction engaged in from the moment of their birthand by the culture they are exposed to. The emotional expe-riences, eating habits, work habits, work and living environ-ment, personal habits, and social network all contribute to

    their disease, and are factors that, when changed, may lead toregained health.The power and effectiveness of Chinese Medicine is evi-

    denced by its very long history of over 3,000 years of contin-ued practice and success. Did you know that more than ofthe worlds population uses some form of alternative medicineas their health care treatment? Chinese medicine however, isthe only form of alternative medicine that has been regularlyand continuously used outside of its country of origin.

    The experienced Chinese medical practitioner is trained toobserve ones tone of voice, complexion, eyes, facial expres-sion, overall demeanor, and how one walks, sits and stands,and to use these observations along with a detailed health his-

    tory to arrive at a diagnosis. Before the patient says one word,the practitioner already has some idea of who this person is,clinically, simply by observing them.

    A great Practitioner is one who can process a mix of med-ical knowledge with a personal sensitivity based on experi-ence. The practitioner of Chinese medicine specializes not

    just in inserting needles or prescribing herbal remedies, but in

    being able to see hidden or subtle conditions that may notbeen seen or understood by Western trained Doctors. Theability to see these subtle conditions takes years of trainingand is done without the benefit of modern technology. Howmany of you reading this had or do have pain, or are unable toconceive but all your test results are negative? Many of thesetypes of patients are given anti-depressants and are made tofeel that their pain is all in their head.

    The only diagnostic tools used by Practitioners of ChineseMedicine 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 ofthese examinations can take years to master and the intelligentand judicious Practitioner uses them to arrive at a differentialdiagnosis. With the advent of technology-based diagnostics,necessary and beneficial as they are, there is a definitive cor-relation between advances in technology and a decline in doc-tor sensitivity to the patient, and thus, misdiagnosis. The abil-ity to truly listen and observe clearly, yields amazing clues tothe cause of many diseases. This is what Chinese Medicine isall about. In addition to attacking a factor that is contributingto the disease process, it is the responsibility of the ChinesePractitioner 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 oftrue healing.

    The key to cure is to not view curing the disease itself with-out regard to side effects from the treatment, but rather to treatthe root of the disease, the anxiety and depression that causesthe insomnia, which facilitates exhaustion, which lowers theimmune function, which leads to chronic illnesses.

    As far as fertility is concerned, one and six couples todayare unable to conceive and with all the technology available,many couples are still childless. Many of these women arepumped full of hormones and even steroids, baby aspirin and

    birth control pills, yes, you read right. You might be askingyourself if one is trying to have a baby, then why put them onbirth control pills. Yet, Chinese medicine helps these couplesconceive without the use of these harmful drugs. Rather, theChinese Practitioner utilizes the Four Examinations men-tioned earlier in this article and Chinese herbal formulas. Oneof our patients, just this week became pregnant after 2

    Prescribe Drugs or Worse Yet, Surgery!months of treatment, yet was told she would need invitro-fer-tilization, because although her hormone levels were withinthe normal range, they were a little high for her age indicatingshe may have poor egg quality.

    So what would you choose drugs, surgery or Acupunctureand Chinese Medicine?

    We have been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese with acombined experience of over 30 years, with a strong intentionto help our patients get well and to empower them to take careof and maintain their own health. As always, SkylandsAcupuncture & Wellness Centers doors are always open to

    drop by and see our facility. If you have any questions on thisarticle or on acupuncture in general please do not hesitate tocontact our office at 908-876-2643.

    Deborah Waddell comple ted her Master s level

    degree from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Mont-

    clair, NJ. She received her Acupuncture Certification

    from the New Jersey Board of of Medical Examiners

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

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

    has a degree in Biology and Chemistry with summa cum

    laude Honors from Felician College.-

    11 Little-known FactsAbout Cancer

    Despite the prevalence of cancer, some information about

    this potentially deadly disease is not widely known. The

    following are some facts about cancer that may surprise


    1. Cancer is officially known as "malignant neoplasm."

    2. Married people or those in steady relationships are more

    likely to survive cancer, which may be linked to couples'

    increased concern and awareness of each other's conditions

    and their push for cancer screenings.3. Researchers believe that more than half of all cancers and

    cancer deaths are potentially preventable.

    4. Most cancers develop through a combination of environ-

    mental factors and heredity.

    5. Ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer are typi-

    cally asymptomatic until they spread elsewhere in the body.

    That is why routine screenings for these diseases are so


    6. Those who sleep fewer than six hours a night are more

    likely to develop colon cancer than those who sleep more.

    7. Despite what is known about protecting oneself from the

    sun, skin cancer is still the most often diagnosed type ofcancer, and rates continue to steadily increase.

    8. The highest rate of people diagnosed with melanoma, the

    most deadly form of skin cancer, are white men over the age

    of 50.

    9. Men with a family history of breast cancer are at a high-

    er risk for prostate cancer.

    10. The left breast is statistically more prone to developing

    cancer than the right breast. Unfortunately, doctors and sci-

    entists are unsure why.

    11. Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are significantly

    more likely to carry breast cancer genes than the general


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    Elements Massage in Chester has

    reopened under new ownership and

    management. Located at 170 Route

    206 South in the Streets of Chester

    Shopping Mall, Elements Massage is now

    serving the communities of West Morris


    What sets Elements apart is our ability

    to consistently provide a highly cus-

    tomized massage to meet the unique needs

    of each client, whether it is to provide

    relief from pain or stress or to simply help

    them relax, said Studio Manager,

    Samantha Mazura. We are thrilled to have

    this opportunity to become a part of the

    West Morris business community and

    make a positive impact in our clients


    Once viewed as an expensive splurge,

    Elements is making therapeutic massage

    increasingly affordable and available to

    time-starved consumers who recognize the

    value of massage in maintaining their over-

    all health and wellness. Those who receive

    Elements Massage Now open In Chesterregular massages benefit from lower levels

    of stress hormones, a heightened immune

    system, increase in circulation, and many

    other benefits.

    At Elements, we spend the time with you

    to understand your bodys problem areas,learn about your wellness goals and expect-

    ed outcomes. We then match you to one of

    our skilled professional therapists for a cus-

    tom massage experience. Our Therapists

    will check in with you during and after your

    massage to verify that you are comfortable

    and your needs and expectations are being

    met. Based upon your needs, your massage

    may include the following modalities, Deep

    Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports and Stretch,

    Hot Stone and Swedish. We also offer

    Prenatal and other specialty techniques.The Elements commitment is to focus on

    providing a true therapeutic experience. Of

    the thousands of massages we provide each

    tear, we always treat your massage as our

    most important. Whether you need relief

    from pain, release of tension, stress reduc-

    tion or simply to relax and feel your best,

    Elements Therapeutic Massage of Chesteris committed to promoting your well-being.

    The Chester studio is open seven days a

    week, welcomes walk-ins and offers a

    membership program that allows clients to

    receive regular, discounted massage therapy

    services. Our Wellness Program is month-

    to-month, with no long term contract. You

    can cancel at any time with a 30 day notice.

    You may also share your session with an

    associate member at no additional cost. For

    more information or to book an appoint-

    ment or purchase a gift card, please call(908) 888 2071, or visit our website at

    Get the Facts. Recognize the Signs.

    Each year, approximately 22,240

    women will be diagnosed with

    ovarian cancer. In 2013, approximately

    14,230 women will die in the United States

    from ovarian cancer. Many women don't

    seek help until the disease has begun to

    spread, but if detected at its earliest stage,

    the five-year survival rate is more than

    93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are

    often subtle and easily confused with other


    Visit http://www.ovariancanceraware- for more information.

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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    The Washington Township Historical

    Societys 31st annual historic house

    tour, Autumn in the Valley, will be

    held on Saturday, October 4th from 11 AMto 4PM.

    This years tour is a tour of homes in the

    section of Washington Township once

    known as German Valley and a farmhouse

    and converted barn on the mountain in what

    was once part of the Middle Valley district.

    The Millers House is located on East

    Mill Road and was renovated several years

    ago into a commercial property. It sits

    across the street from the Obadiah

    Latourette Grist and Saw Mill which is

    located on the South Branch of the Raritan

    River. The miller had only to walk across a

    field to work as the road at one time actual-

    ly went behind the house.

    The apartment of the current owners and

    local interior designers of Cottage Treasures

    is also located in downtown Long Valley.

    This building was at one time Welshs and

    then Swackhamers Garage. Both names are

    well known family names of original settlers

    of Middle Valley and German Valley.

    The third home on the tour was built in

    the last quarter of the 19th century and is a

    Folk Gothic/vernacular Italianate house. It

    was built as a worker or tenant house which

    was not common in Washington Township.

    The home is furnished with many European


    The two homes on Schooleys Mountain

    in the Middle Valley area are the Zellers

    Farmhouse and the Zellers Barn. The farm-

    house is dated as being built in the early

    1700s and has exposed stone walls in the

    original part of the house as well as the orig-

    inal fireplaces. It has had sections added on

    and renovations done throughout the yearsbut still retains the charm of an early farm-

    house in Washington Township.

    The Zellers barn was renovated into a

    home in the early 1980s and all the stone

    walls were left exposed. It was common for

    a farmer to build his barn before his home so

    as to take care of his livestock so this bank

    barn probably was built before the farm-

    house next door. Iron rings are still visible

    on the stone walls in what were the cow and

    horse stables.

    The Zion Lutheran Church, which recent-

    ly celebrated their 250th year as a congrega-

    tion, on Schooleys Mountain Road wasconsecrated on November 25, 1832 and its

    spire remains an iconic landmark in the val-

    ley. The optional luncheon for the tour will

    be held in the new hall.

    Visitors on the tour are encouraged to

    stop in the local businesses on the tour route

    both on East and West Mill Roads and

    Schooleys Mountain Road. All of the busi-

    nesses are housed in buildings which have

    been businesses or private homes since the

    turn of the last century.

    Parking will be available in both the Zion

    Lutheran Church and The Long Valley Brew

    Pub parking lots when visiting the homes in

    the downtown area.

    The Museum Store at 6 Fairview Avenue

    will be selling seasonal items as well as

    copies of old maps of the area, books includ-

    ing an Images of America book, Washington

    Township, Morris County and notecards

    made of paintings done by a past resident,

    Jean Marshall Edwards.

    House tour tickets are $20 each in

    advance and $25 the day of the tour. To pur-

    chase tickets by mail make a check payable

    to the Washington Township Historical

    Society (WTHS). Please also include a self

    addressed stamped envelope and mail both

    to: WTHS, PO Box 189, Long Valley, NJ

    07853. Tickets may also be purchased in the

    museum any Sunday in September from 2-4

    and Friday, October 3rd from 10AM 5PM.

    Tickets will go on sale October 4th, the day

    of the tour, at 10AM. Proceeds from the tour

    provide operating expenses for the

    Washington Township Historical Society

    and Museum. The Society was founded in1960 to preserve the history and genealogy

    of our area and to educate the public about

    those people who settled here and called

    Washington Township home.

    Membership and programs are open to any-

    one with an interest in the area or its people.

    For more information on the tour or

    membership, please call 908-876-9696 or e-

    mail [email protected].

    Autumn in the ValleyHistoric House Tour

    The Centers for Disease Control and

    Prevention say that roughly 30 per-

    cent of the population complains of

    chronic back pain in a given year. Lower

    back pain is a problem that plagues millions

    of people and can lead to lost hours of work,

    poor quality of life and reduced mobility. In

    fact, according to Global Burden of Disease

    2010, low back pain is the single leading

    cause of disability worldwide. People spend

    around $50 billion each year on back pain

    treatments. One solution to back pain is to

    consult with a chiropractor. The American

    Chiropractic Association says chiropractic

    spinal manipulation is a safe and effective

    pain treatment. It also can help return

    mobility and flexibility to the back. With

    addiction to pain medications such a preva-

    lent problem in both the United States and

    Canada, chiropractic care may be a good

    first step to alleviate pain and discomfort in

    the back.

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and

    throughout October 31st, Alfonso's Salon for the-

    fourth year in a row is joining the fight to defeat

    breast cancer, the second leading cancer killer of

    women.The salon is offering pink hair extensions to com-

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    funds to assist research, increase awareness and promote

    screenings," says,Alfonso Merola, owner/stylist of Alfonso's

    Salon at Sutton Plaza.

    "Breast Cancer affects so many families. I have seen it touch

    the lives of many of my clients, and happily count many as

    successful survivors of this disease, because of early detec-

    tion.".The Salon has received two awards for their efforts tohelp defeat breast cancer.The non-permanent extensions are

    a simple process and it only takes minutes to apply, Alfonso

    reports. "We compress the pink extension into the hair with-

    out causing anyharm to the client's own hair. They look great

    on women of all ages, from kids to seniors, with some cus-

    tomers getting two or three at a time. They can be easily cut

    to any length the client wants and will stay in as long as

    maintained properly,client should come in with clean

    hair,without any conditioning at the root area,a moisturizing

    shampoo and or conditioner is not used on the root area so

    that extension will not slip out.

    Alfonso is particularly excited about working with

    groups for this worthy fundraiser. Last year he was invited

    to Morristown Medical Center to apply extensions for staff

    during the shift change outside the caffeteria, and we are in

    the process of setting up a schedule to do it again on 2 mon-

    days in Oct.

    Check our facebook page for the days and hours.Highschool Cheerleader and sportgroups from the local area have

    also come in as a team to show their support.It's a fundrais-

    er and a team building excerise all in one.

    The salon will gladly eccept any donation even if cus-

    tomers dont want to take advantage of the hair extension

    services. A jar will be available at the front desk to anyone

    wishing to help the fight for a cure. Donation jars can also

    be found at Valentino's Pizzeria, Verizon Wireless

    store,Wine Rack, Flanders Cleaners, Flanders Bagels, and

    Mandrin Village, all located in the mall.

    In business for 30 years,Alfonso's Salon is a full service

    salon,specializing in complete hair services such as hairextensions,color,highlights,cuts, styling, and specialized

    smoothing systems such as Keratin Straightening and

    Keratin Express as well as perms and conditioning treat-

    ments. Manicures, pedicures, and waxing services are also


    Hair extensions come in many varied colors and are done

    all year round. Throughout his career,Alfonso has devoted

    his time to the betterment of the hair industry.

    He has done classes and demonstrations at shows

    throughout New Jersey,N.Y. City,Boston, Atlantic City etc.

    He was also, past director ofthe N.J. Hair Fashion

    Committee and past chairman of the Warren County

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness

    Hairdressers Assosiation, show artist for Scruples, Framesi,

    Bain DeTerre. Studied and/or assited some of the great

    names in the industry Paul Mitchell (the man himself),

    Irvine Rusk, Gary Brey (past coach for the U.S Hairdressing

    Olympic Team), and many others. His passion is educating

    and training new, upcoming stylist.

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    By Ejvind Boccolini

    Gaining self-confidence, greater ath-leticism, and learning cognitive andsocial skills are all benefits of

    becoming involved in gymnastics.Cheryl Moorman, Director of CS

    Gymnastics, of Flanders, is celebrating 30years of success and knows her studentshave been succeeding right along with her.

    Moormann said she is pleased with thelongevity of CS Gymnastics, and notes thatshe has taught students who, years later,grown with families of their own choose tobring their kids to CS Gymnastics for class-es.

    Helping generation after generation ofindividuals become involved and skillful inthe sport of gymnastics is an admirable

    thing, and Moormann notes that there areindeed physical benefits as well as non-physical advantages.

    Our goal is to promote all of them, shesaid.

    In general, physical benefits includegaining muscle strength, healthy bones, andflexibility, while non-physical benefitsinclude healthy brain functions, improvedacademic achievements, social skills, andreduced risky behavior.

    Whether you view gymnastics as a com-petitive sport or as recreational fitness,

    Moormann said it has grown to become a

    respected industry over the years. CSGymnastics is, in fact, an official club mem-ber of USA Gymnastics, a national govern-ing body of the sport based in Indianapolis.

    On the CS Gymnastics website,, it notes that it is

    the friendly, fun place of positive begin-nings. It is dedicated to the total develop-ment of each gymnast.

    Some students work hard to greatlyimprove their athletic skills by way of gym-nastics, and some make it their goal to com-pete.

    Several of Moormanns students havegone on to compete in college and she saidshe is happy that her staff and facility canprovide a great stepping stone for suchstudents.

    She said that as the industry grew overthe years, owners of gymnastics instruction-al centers sometimes would each take on adifferent focus and provide servicesaccordingly. Some owners will focus on thesuccess in fitness and life skills instructionalclasses offer, others will strive to developpotential Olympic athletes, and still otherowners will provide services and classes thatfall somewhere in between these scenarios.

    Moormann also works hard to make hercourses quite effective and practical. Ontheir website, there are many courses offered

    and each have their specific focus and style,

    as well as age and skill level, of course. AndMoormann also takes into account that fam-ilies may have multiple siblings, hecticschedules, and that each child may preferdifferent activities. One can see there is agreat deal of thought and integrity that goes

    into the design and objectives of each of theclasses.

    Their brochure easily explains coursesspecific to various ages, activity and skilllevels. There are monthly payment plans anddiscounts available when several siblingsattend the school, and students can choose toattend two classes per week as part of anaccelerated learning program.

    Karate, Cheer, and Art are also offered atthe school, which has 12 instructors andabout 12,000 square feet of space. There is a

    viewing balcony which offers parents andspectators an exciting and complete viewof the entire gymnastics training area.

    When entering the gym area one is takenwith the colorful and clean surroundingsamid the great selection of pre-school tocompetitive level equipment. This welcom-ing environment allows us to host invitation-al competitions as well as special class per-formances during the school year. In addi-tion to offering a thrilling event to view, wehope to provide an inspiration of dreams foryoung athletes to pursue, the website reads.

    Moormann said there are perhaps 90

    clubs in New Jersey, but only about a dozenhave lasted as long as CS Gymnastics. Thisis certainly an excellent track record andeveryone involved at CS Gymnastics shouldbe very proud of this.

    Currently Moormann said she has the

    goal of pushing to improve and upgrade tomake our customer service top notch.

    Moormann and her husband are continu-ally looking for areas to serve the families oftheir community. CS Gymnastics is knownto offer courses that work with individualsof all age levels and abilities, and they evenhave two instructors that work with specialneeds children. These courses have resultedin positive therapy and a great learning envi-ronment for kids.

    Moormann said she has a passion to see

    all students succeed and grow as individuals,and enjoys seeing when a childs face lightsup after learning something brand new perhaps a certain gymnastics skill or makingit to the top of the climbing rope.

    On Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 5 pm,there is an open house to celebrate their 30thanniversary, and many activities beingoffered. There will be activities to try fromall their programs including an inflatableslide, obstacle course, balloons, prizes, and,of course cake. Phone number for CSGymnastics is 973-347-2771.

    CS Gymnastics Celebrates 30 Years; Dedicated To Total Development Of Each Gymnast

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    The new school year will bring many

    challenges for children as they get

    used to more difficult work in all their

    classes, and few subjects build on the prior

    years work as much as math.

    Many children simply arent ready to pick

    up where they left off.

    Taking the summer off is good for chil-

    dren in a number of ways; they come back to

    school relaxed and refreshed. However, they

    also come back rusty in their academic sub-

    jects none more so than math. Kids who

    have spent the summer without solving prob-

    lems, calculating answers and checking their

    work not only need to refresh their memories

    on key concepts but need time to build their

    math muscles back up. For many children,

    this can result in poor performance in the

    early part of the academic year, says Stacey

    Cordray of Mathnasium of Mendham,

    One solution is some additional math

    work in the early fall months. This helps chil-

    dren warm up their math muscles and recall

    those important concepts from the prior year

    they may no longer remember.

    Mathnasium of Mendhams Customized Programs Prepare Kids to Learn Once Again

    Mathnasium, for example, provides stu-

    dents with customized programs that with

    two or three hours of week of study can

    shake off the fog of summer and prepare

    them for the rigors of their new math curricu-

    lum. Mathnasium students have shown sig-

    nificant increases in performance on stan-

    dards-based tests in 20 sessions or fewer, the

    equivalent of a few months work. Children

    come to Mathnasium either to address diffi-

    culties they are having with math or to partic-

    ipate in advanced study so they can remain

    challenged and further excel in their classes.

    Both groups of students understand the

    importance of math education for success in

    college and beyond.

    Some students have the ability to start

    the new academic year and keep up with

    their math classes by reviewing older materi-

    al on their own and doing enough problems

    to bring their math muscles back into shape.

    But in our experience, many kids struggle. A

    program of structured study at Mathnasium

    of Mendham or elsewhere can make all the

    difference between starting off well and have

    a difficult year, Cordray says.

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    by Elsie Walker

    Apple will be the word of the day

    on September 27th. A variety of

    mouthwatering apple items, plus

    entertainment, family fun, auctions, sales

    and much more will fill the grounds of theFlanders United Presbyterian Church ( 58

    Drakesdale Road in Flanders) as it holds

    its 12th annual Apple Festival from 10am

    4pm (rain date October 4th). The event also

    includes a blood drive which hopes to meet

    a special goal. Church members Kathy

    Hinds Banfe and Karen Brand are co-chairs

    of the festival.

    We will be serving such things as apple

    pies and breads and apple cider donuts.

    There will also be an apple press for fresh-

    pressed apple cider. We are also puttingtogether a cookbook of the items for sale,

    said Rev. Rick Oppelt, pastor of the church.

    Banfe shared that activities sure to bring

    big smiles to kids will be a hayride, games

    including a bouncy house, and arts and


    For those looking for things to buy, the

    event offers a variety of things. RH Farms

    will host a Farmer's Market; and for those

    looking for a special little something at a

    bargain price, theres.a $2 Buck Table. The

    event also includes a silent auction of small

    items and a live auction of larger ones.

    Music, and even dancing, will grace the

    area. The band, "The Middle Ages" will

    play classic rock and new wave from the

    70's and 80's. Dancers from the DeNogla

    School of Irish Dance will also be on handto entertain.

    Oppelt explained that the funds raised by

    the event support church special projects

    like youth activities, mission endeavors,

    music programs and emergency situations.

    The event also supplies a day of fellowship.

    Our annual Apple Festival provides our

    church an opportunity to come together to

    provide a fun, safe and delicious day of

    activities for the neighborhoods we serve. It

    enables us to continue to be a lively

    Presbyterian presence in our community, aswe have been for more than 50 years.

    explained Oppelt.

    Also, that day, the Red Cross will be

    there for the 2nd annual Fred Swinson

    Memorial Blood Drive. Oppelt explained

    that Swinson was a long time active mem-

    ber of the church who died in 2013. For

    many years, Swinson spear-headed the

    blood drive held at the Apple Festival.

    Last year, it made sense to christen it

    the Fred Swinson Memorial Blood Drive.

    Last year, we had 32 donations, more than

    Flanders Church Holds 12th Annual Apple Festival - Sept. 27th

    we've ever had before and this year we are

    shooting for a goal of over 50. One of our

    high school seniors is helping to organize it

    in an effort to earn a college scholarship

    from the Red Cross, shared Oppelt.

    September 27th is the date and the word

    is apple. The Flanders United

    Presbyterian Church apple festival is an

    event not to be missed!

    Attention Schools, Churches, Organizations Send

    Your Press Releases to [email protected]

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    By Joe Klock, Sr.

    The following material was salvaged from my ran-

    dumb notes on floating scraps of paper hereabout.

    None of it is ready, IMHO, for either full columnar treat-

    ment or the shredder, thus it is submitted for your edifica-tion, vilification, aggravation or forwarding to other

    defenseless recipients.

    - The past is a canceled check and the future, at best, a

    promissory note, so don't piddle away the present with

    pointless games of "what-if" and "if-only." Better to fix

    what you can and forget what you can',


    - REMOTELY RELATED QUERY: Should terminated

    pregnancies in Czechoslovakia be officially recorded as

    canceled Czechs?

    - 'Splain me this, if you can: When domestic animals are

    found in inhumane conditions, they are taken away fromtheir owners. Young children in similar circumstances, on

    the other hand, are customarily left with their delinquent

    non-care-givers, who are subsidized for their negligence -

    this, presumably, under the (dis)guise of the sanctity of par-


    - Among the higher aspirations of personkind (we are

    striving here for political correctness) is inner peace, and

    the road to that begins with acceptance - acceptance, that is,

    of situations we are powerless to change. Implicitly, that

    rules out anything and everything we ARE able to change

    for the better. It follows that "awfulizing," also called "stew-

    ing without doing," is never an acceptable substitute for tak-ing action, however small a step it might be to toward solv-

    ing or mitigating the problem at hand. Suffering in silence,

    in a free society like ours, is a self-inflicted speak up or SHUT up!

    - Query for Atheists: How do you KNOW there is no

    God...or do you just strongly BELIEVE that? If the latter,

    you're in the same boat as the Doofuses you snicker at!- The number of people in our nation who are receiving

    Federal Food Stamps has grown to more than 46 million.

    Meanwhile, the National Park Service continues to urge

    people not to feed wild animals. Their stated reason is

    because, "they will grow dependent on handouts and will

    not learn to provide for themselves." A touch of irony here?

    - "Now" is not a movable feast and "then" is not always

    available for instant replay. As John Greenleaf Whittier put

    it, "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these,

    'It might have been.'" So, if a "one of these days" irems is

    on your drawing board, why not pick this one? Life may not

    be the party we had hoped for, but while we're here, wemight as well dance!

    - With another Election Day coming up, there's one very

    important question to ask yourself: "Have I listened to both

    sides of the issues?" If not, PLEASE don't vote unless and

    until you have done so!

    - A greater danger for many (if not most) of us is not that

    our aims are too high and we'll miss them, but that they are

    too low and we'll shred the bull's-eye! (There's a high prob-

    ability that some poor slobs invented 6-UP and Preparation

    G, then gave up trying).

    - Successful people are often simply ordinary folks who

    just did what many of their contemporaries, and most of

    their competitors, CHOSE not to do.

    - A greeting card idea of mine that never made the cut

    ('specially down heah in the Southland):

    "Christmas is a ball for people one and all,

    Just gushing with good fellowship and cheer.

    But I wonder why the hell I shouldn't wish you well

    At this cold, unfriendly, crappy time of year?Happy February 13th!"

    - Similar fate for one of my unsuccessful stabs at a par-

    ody writing (to the tune of "Good Night, Irene."):

    "Just t'other day I got married; we had champagne and a


    Then me and my wife soon got parted, 'cause I made a

    big mistake.

    I said, 'Irene, good night, Irene good night. Good night,

    Irene, good night, Irene.

    But my bride's name was Phyllis."


    - Always try to forgive - even if and when you can't for-get.

    - Always do your very best. If that falls short of success,

    go with the flow and try again.

    - Always say something nice to everyone you meet

    today...even "them" (you know who!)

    - Encore reminder: Always learn to live with those

    regrettable thing in the past that you can't remedy now, so

    they won't poop on your present or foul up your future.

    Freelance wordworker Joe Klock, Sr. ([email protected])

    winters in Key Largo and Coral Gables, Florida and sum-

    mers in New Hampshire. More of his "Klockwork" can be

    found at

    Chips Off The Old Klock

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    By Michele Guttenberger

    Thomas Edison had an unconventional education. He

    did not start school until he was eight years old. PortHeron Michigan did not have a public school so he

    attended the private Reverend G. B. Engle School that was

    closest to his home. This school had rigid classroom disci-pline and Edison had a free inquisitive spirt that could notbe tamed. The school claimed Edison was a slow and rest-less pupil and he needed strict reprimanding. His motherNancy Edison strongly disagreed with the schools evalua-tion of her child. Fortunately, Nancy Edisons past profes-sion was being a Canadian school teacher and her solutionwas to home school her own son. The academic coursework Nancy Edison helped to motivate her son came fromreading R.G. Parker's School of Natural Philosophy and inthe later years from The Cooper Union ( Historians estimate that Edison had less than a

    year of classroom schooling in his lifetime. Yet, he hadgreat academic skills and a real passion for reading books.Many of the books he read were advanced literary works forhis age.

    In Edisons boyhood era, child labor laws were nonexist-ent or very lax. It was not unusual for children twelve yearsof age to procure regular employment with minimal adultsupervision. The Fort Gratiot train depot was a just a shortstroll from the Edison family home. So, at the age oftwelve, Edison found his first job working for the railroad.He became a candy butcher on the Grand Trunk Railroadselling snacks and newspapers to passengers. He got toexperience traveling each day on the sixty-mile run fromPort Huron to Detroit. Preteenager Edison hitched a ride on

    the best the late 19th Century offered in distance high speedtransportation while most adults were still traveling byhorse and carriage to their jobs. The long lay overs in thiscity presented him with a real world of discovery. Thisenabled a precocious young boy the time to explore the big