Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Monthly Networking Luncheon on September 9, 2014 at Il Michelangelo Restaurant and Lounge, 91 Elcock Ave., Boonton, NJ from noon-2pm. Listen to speaker, Mayor Kostka speak about the current state of Montville Township. A question & answer period will follow. Cost is $20.00 for members & $25.00 for non-members. Please go to the Chamber website @ www.montvillechamber.org to register. PayPal is accepted or call the Chamber office (973)263-3310.
The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business networking event hosted by Kearny Federal Savings Bank in their bank lobby. Bring your business cards and join us for a Wine & Cheese Reception: No Charge. Kearny Federal Savings Bank is located at 267 Changebridge Rd. Pine Brook, NJ. Please RSVP by September 12, 2014 to Lenore DeFilippo @ 973-575-7080 or by e-mail to email@example.com. We hope to see you there!!
Pine Brook-based Alvogen, an international pharmaceutical company, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Dream Pharma in South Korea for $187 million. The acquisition will be handled through Alvogen’s Asian subsidiaries. Upon completion, it will create one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in South Korea. Dream currently has 35 percent market share in obesity products in Korea, so the acquisition will significantly strengthen Alvogen’s business in that area. Continue reading the article here njbiz.com
“This story is not only about me but about the wonderful people of Montville,” said the humble but outspoken Frank Warholic who is retiring this month as commander of Montville’s VFW Post 5481. After serving as commander for 20 years collectively, Warholic is retiring, and Charles Ferry will be assuming the command. As one of the post’s founders since 1970, Warholic has spent much of his life serving veterans and the community. He remembers the house and land that is now the home of Post 5481 as the Sisco dairy farm. “Montville was much different back then,” said Warholic. The post leases the property from the township and has remodeled the upstairs and downstairs. Warholic said that Peter King, who had been commander at the time, was influential in negotiating the lease agreement. Continue reading this article courtesy of Gail Bottone from The Alternative Press here thealternativepress.com. Photo credit: Gail Bottone
Pictured from left to right:
Front Row: Tyler Polachek, Jackson Bassin, Michael Davis, John Guy Kobilarcik, Colin Volpe, Ryan Sabin, Ryan Jones, Justin Martin, Joey Sluck, David Bettio. Back Row: Coaches John Kobilarcik & Jay Jones. Not Pictured: Gavin Krauland, Joey Rehberg, Coach Robb Rehberg
I love a nap, who doesn't? Especially on a rainy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. In this article from Kelly Fitzpatrick, posted on Huffingtonpost.com, we find out the best time to nap (afternoon), how to nap smarter (time it right) and the best yet, how to order up a nappuccino, this is my favorite. Click here to read all 13 tips. Happy Napping!!!
We keep hearing about all these companies moving out of New Jersey, saying other states offer companies more. According to a recent study, the Garden State offers something others can only dream of: Two counties among the 10 best in the country to live. And four in the Top 20 and five in the Top 30. The survey, produced by the Movato Real Estate blog, has some science behind it, ranking 640 counties in six categories, based on the 2010 census:
•Unemployment rate (the lower the better);
•Median household income (the higher the better);
•Median rent (the higher the better, to indicate area’s desirability);
•Median home price (the higher the better, to indicate desirability);
•Percent of families below the poverty line (the lower the better);
•And high school graduation rate (the higher the better).
Continue reading njbiz.com.
On June 20, Montville Township High School (MTHS) Forensics Coach Mary Gormley accepted the team’s first National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) School of Honor sweepstakes award at the 2014 NSDA National Tournament was held from June 15-20 in Overland Park, Kansas. Gormley has been attending the NSDA National Tournament with MTHS Forensics for 34 years. Three MTHS Forensic team members qualified to attend the national competition. Senior Joshua Feldman missed the June 19 MTHS graduation ceremony to join the MTHS team in national competition. He performed against more than 730 national competitors in both the Humorous Interpretation and Prose Reading categories.
David Champion, a sophomore at Montville Township High School, completed his Eagle Scout community service project this July. The Troop 64 member built a shed for the Environmental Club at the Robert R. Lazar Middle School. Champion, who was an active member of the club while attending Lazar, chose to construct the shed to house supplies and serve as a meeting site for the organization. Construction of the new space began in April, and was completed in July; in time to prepare it for the launch of the 2014-2015 academic year. “It’s exciting to have a new home,” said Lazar science teacher, and Environmental Club advisor, Matt Myers.
Danny Fariello’s TREP$ project at Valley View Elementary in Montville, through which he sold baseballs with inspirational messages to help kids with cancer, has resulted in more than 200 baseballs sold, raising almost $5,000 for pediatric cancer research. He delivered the baseballs Monday, June 9, to kids fighting cancer at Morristown Medical Center. Continue reading northjersey.com
Hilldale Elementary School in Montville Township donated books to the Peace Corps for the Community Library Project. Residents of El Coyote in the Dominican Republic received these books with gratitude and excitement. For two years the town of El Coyote has been building a library, but did not have the necessary materials or books to fill it. Through Susan Stine, a Peace Corps volunteer and the Peace Corps project partner, Hilldale Elementary School was able to provide books to fill the library. The students organzied a Montville-wide Spanish Book Collection throughout the Montville Township Public School District. Through this book collection, over 200 Spanish language books were collected. Click on the link below for more details and information on how Hilldale Elementary School helped children in a foreign country. Read more at northjersey.com.
Summer brings plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and retreat to the Shore, but not everyone’s kicking back this season. For some families, a sunny day is easily overshadowed by the uncertainty of not knowing where their next meal will come from. That’s why the Kiwanis Club of Montville is looking for volunteers to spread the warmth this season at the local food pantry. Continue reading story here northjersey.com
Manhattan Labs is pleased to announce that it’s new patient service center located at 170 Changebridge Road in Montville, NJ has been welcomed into the Montville community by patients in the area. Due to its close proximity to Montville Township High School, multiple doctors’ offices, corporations, assisted living facilities and residences, the patient service center provides access to fast turn- around times and clinical testing with minimal wait times during lunch breaks and before work. According to survey results, patients appreciate this Manhattan Labs patient service center location.
The Pine Brook Jewish Center is pleased to announce MOMMY & ME with Miss Lisa. This class is designed for children ages 12 – 24 months!! (please inquire if your child is younger than 12 months and you are interested in a class). Highlights of the class include: Circle Time, Music & Songs, Art Projects, Story Time, Puppets, Age-Appropriate Games…and so much MORE! Classes are on Mondays starting the week of September 15th. Get the flyer here Fall 2014 Mommy Me.
Did you know we have our own mountain here in Montville, NJ? Pyramid Mountain has numerous trails, some that are family friendly, and some that attract the bold and adventurous. It is hard to appreciate nature when most of our time is spent inside, but Pyramid Mountain gives us the opportunity to enjoy nature with loved ones. The trails Pyramid Mountain offer have beautiful views of the forest. One trail leads to a wooden bridge that is built over a lovely stream. There is a gorgeous view of the Taylortown Reservoir as you hike higher up the mountain. Hiking at Pyramid Mountain gives us the opportunity to take a break from our busy lives here in one of the busiest and most densely populated area in the United States. Pyramid mountain is convenient and provides trails that accomodates any type of hiker. Hiking makes you happier and heathier, click here for proof as to how hiking can improve your mental and physical health.
Montville UNICO will host its 25th annual golf outing on Monday, August 18, at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, with a shotgun start at 12:30p.m. A package of $300 includes brunch, 18 holes of golf, cocktail hour, gourmet buffet dinner, one hour open bar, prizes, including a new car on Par 3 hole. This year the first $5000 of proceeds will be donated to the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation and the balance to UNICO educational grants and charitable goals. Contact Pete Melillo at 973-386-1300. If unable to attend a contribution can be made to: Montville UNICO, P.O. box 788, Montville, NJ 07045.
Montville’s “Twin” Schools Celebrate 50 Years of Education and Community. It’s been 50 years since Cedar Hill and Woodmont Elementary Schools graduated the first classes that attended the “twin” Montville Township Public Schools. For the 2014-2015 school year, both schools hope to commemorate their beginnings with visits and stories from those who attended the schools during the 1964-1965 year. “We are looking for graduates from that first class to help our students and teachers celebrate,” explained Dr. Michael Raj, Principal of Cedar Hill.