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October 15, 2014

Local Empire Today Guru Offers Specials

Mzt rendering Mzt2Home remodeling Guru, Michael Tulsi, lives right here in Montville. He is a Sales Contractor for Empire Today. A dependable, reliable, hardworking member of this community...give him a call or email him for a free, no obligation in home estimate. He can help you with all your remodeling needs, both residential and commercial.

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64 Fun, Non-Candy Snack Ideas for Your Halloween Party

64-Non-Candy-Halloween-Snack-Ideas-banana-ghostsI have to admit that when my children were young I would occasionally raid their Halloween treat bag when no one was looking. I, like many, have a sweet tooth!! Yet we all know that to much sugar is very unhealthy, and as I have gotten older my taste for sugar has waned. This Halloween instead of all the sugary treats why not try a few of these non-candy snack ideas? How fun would mummy toast be? Or maybe a spider web pizza or chessy witch brooms? Hot dog fingers and veggie skeletons are sure to be a hit. Check out all 64 snack ideas here and have a healthy and Happy Halloween!! Until next time..

October 14, 2014

Montville Broncos Hosting Casino Night, October 17th

A casino night and tricky tray to benefit the Montville Broncos Football and Cheer Programs will be Casino nightheld on Friday, Oct. 17, 7-11 p.m. at Hanover Manor in East Hanover. Try black jack, roulette, poker and craps. The cost is $100 per person, and includes open bar, buffet dinner and gambling voucher. For tickets, send an email to or call 973 722-3892.

Support the Montville Dog Park by Eating at Gourmet Café, Oct 27th

Dog parkOn Monday, Oct. 27, eat lunch or dinner at the Gourmet Café, 130 Baldwin Rd. in Parsippany and they will donate 10 percent of all sales that day to the Montville Township dog park. This includes take out orders and gift certificates. 

Pathways for Exceptional Children and Montville Recreation are Hosting a Halloween Party

Pathways for Exceptional Children and Montville Township Recreation will host a Halloween party for Halloween individuals aged 3 to 21 at the Montville Senior House, 356 Route 202, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome. The Halloween party will feature Pathways’ DJs, dancing, and games. Pizza and cupcakes will be served. Children can come dressed in a costume, but it is not a requirement.All children must bring a small pumpkin to decorate and a trick-o-treat bag or container for candy. Parents or caregivers must accompany children if needed. Register for the party at the Montville Recreation office, 195 Changebridge Rd. Questions? Call 973-331-3305.

October 09, 2014

Lazar Commemorated 9/11 by Honoring Local First Responders

First respondersRobert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township, New Jersey, remembered the victims of September 11, 2001 and recognized the bravery of Montville’s first responders, with a variety of activities throughout the school day. Local first responder, and paraprofessional, Judy Caggiano, led the Pledge of Allegiance for the students of Robert R. Lazar Middle School. A member of the Montville Township First Aid Squad, Caggiano is also the parent of two local first responders. Her son Andrew Caggiano is a Lieutenant in the Montville Township Police Department and her daughter Michelle (Caggiano) Crotty is an EMT who volunteered to work at ground zero in the days following the 9/11 attack. Lazar students and staff gave a special thank you to Judy Caggiano, her family, and all Montville first responders, for their sacrifice and bravery. Pictured are Judy Caggiano and on either side are Robert R. Lazar Middle School Assistant Principals Teri Haight and John Piselli.

The 22nd Annual Senior Seminar is Coming October 24th

The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce and the Law Office of Casha and Casha, LLC will co- Montville 1sponsor its 22nd Annual Senior Seminar on Friday, October 24, 2014. The Program will run from 11:00AM-2:30PM and it will be held at the Montville Senior House, 356 Main Road, Montville, NJ.  The theme for this year’s event is “AVOIDING DEMONS AND DEPRESSION”.  Montville Seniors will experience a full day of speakers, display vendors, door prizes and a box lunch.  Our speakers include Jessica Arenella, Ph.D. talking about how to Combat Depression and Chief “Rudy” Applemann & Lieutenant Andrew Caggiano speaking about how to avoid Demons in the Marketplace.  Also, Captain of the First Aid Squad, Samuel Greendyk will give advice from the First Responders. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET.  ADVANCED RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL THE CHAMBER OFFICE @973-263-3310.

October 08, 2014

The Homeless Bus is Organizing a Fabulous Fundraiser

Homeless Bus, Inc. is extremely excited to share that we have organized a fabulous fundraiser, HomelessbusOPERATION SLEEPING BAG, and we need YOUR help! As you know, each Saturday night, for the last 22 years, Homeless Bus, Inc. heads into New York City, feeding 200 homeless individuals who live on the streets of Manhattan. The last couple of winters in NYC have been hit hard by snow, so in preparation for the upcoming winter season, we would like to provide each of our 200 friends with a sleeping bag that will be both warm and waterproof. Thanks to the support of Sports Authority, we will be able to make our goal a reality!  To achieve this goal, we are seeking monetary donations.  Our goal is $5,000.00 and needs to be reached by October 31, 2014 at the very latest. Please note that ALL donations will 100% be allocated to support our cause.  If you, your family, friends, business and/or organization would like to help OPERATION SLEEPING BAG, we would be ever so grateful!  Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, Anna and Mark, Homeless Bus, Inc. Visit to find out how you can help.

October 07, 2014

Black and White FurBall Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter


Woodmont Launches Ice Bucket Challenge in Montville Township Public Schools

Ice bucket wdOne of the chilliest challenges of the 2014-2015 academic year was launched by Woodmont Elementary School on Friday, September 19, 2014. Bathed in cold sunshine, and with a brisk fall nip in the air, seventeen of Woodmont's faculty and staff bravely volunteered to be drenched with buckets of ice water in order to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Ice Bucket Challenge, as it has been dubbed throughout the summer of 2014, washed over Woodmont during the first weeks of the new school year. Students and staff raised money to see their favorite colleagues and teachers doused with water. n the end, $758 ($108 more than had been counted at the time Woodmont’s challenge was filmed) was raised to help eradicate ALS.

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October 02, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the Breast cancer disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. The annual campaign has made a lot of progress but still has a long way to go and they need your help! Visit the  website to find out more.

Montville Executive Suites has an Opportunity for a High School Student

20121215_monville_outdoor_5 (2)Montville Executive Suites on Changebridge Road in Pine Brook is looking to hire a motivated high school student to answer phones, greet guests, and do light office tasks after school two days a week. Hours are 3:00 to 5:30 Mondays and Thursdays. Please contact Donna at 973-575-6080.

Montville Twp. First Aid Squad Marks 50 Years of Saving Lives

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad celebrated 50 years of Volunteer deptservice to Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco. For a day the squad house located at 137 Changebridge Road became party central as approximately 250 people came out to enjoy the festivities. In recognition of their collaborative efforts and for providing exceptional services to its residents, plaques were presented to the: Montville Township Police Department, the Montville Volunteer Fire Department, the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department and the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department. Continue reading

September 29, 2014

The "Fix the Dollar" Presentation, October 9th at MES

Fix the dollar 2The "Fix the Dollar" presentation will discuss how the Federal Reserve system has devalued the American dollar and the impact that has had on wages, buying power and savings, all of which negatively impact the middle class. This presentation is about an hour long with a Q&A session to follow. You can link to the YouTube video about the kick off, which explains the presentation and how the devalued dollar affects wages, savings and buying power. Register here

When: October 9th, 7:00 pm 

Where: Montville Executive Suites

330 Changebridge Road, Suite 101

Pine Brook, NJ 07058

September 26, 2014

Montville Residents Take on the Rachel's Challenge

Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings. In the weeks after the tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech is one of the most widely viewed on the internet.

Rachel’s writings and her life were testaments to kindness and compassion. More than 21 million students, teachers, parents and officials in the United States and abroad have participated in the legacy known as Rachel’s Challenge. Rachelschallenge

On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., MTHS will welcome all members of the community to experience Rachel’s Challenge. This powerful free event is designed to inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

Rachel’s Challenge is an opportunity for schools and communities to turn the tide on student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, and school violence.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance can motivate each and every individual to consider the impact of actions on others.

The event is open to everyone in the community from seventh grade to adult. It will serve as a culmination to a day dedicated to launching a lifetime of kindness.

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September 24, 2014

Montville Historical Society Presents "Pompton Mutiny"

1122“Pompton Mutiny” is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past Lecture Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, October 13 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. Five long years soldiers had served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution with little food, sparse clothing and no pay in horrid weather conditions; some of the heaviest snowfalls took place during this period.  General George Washington had lost part of the Pennsylvania line to a mutiny and he need to prevent future mutinies and desertions from the American Army.

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William Mason Hosting 1st Annual Cougar 5K

Cougar 5kThe William Mason Home and School Association is holding its first annual Cougar 5K and Fun Fair ( on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The deadline for early registration has been extended to Friday, September 26. The fundraising run and fair will have activities for all ages and levels of skill. A 5K race, a 1 mile run/walk, and a variety of children's races will be among the events. During and after the races, there will be a Fun Fair on the fields of William Mason Elementary School. Children of all ages and their families can watch the runners and walkers finish races while enjoying inflatables, carnival games, sports contests, food and music.

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Montville Chamber Women to Women Breakfast Networking Event

MontvilleeThe Montville Township Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Women-To-Women Breakfast Networking Event on Thursday, October 9, 2014- 8:30am-10:00am  at the Montville Municipal Bldg., 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ.  Speaker, Laurel Weber Snyder, owner of Well Spoken Coaching Services, will teach women how to speak more confidently and effectively in business or for any part of your life! Please invite other women business associates and friends. Register online at  or call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310. Breakfast is included and it only costs $10.00/person. Hurry and don’t miss this one!!

The 10th Annual Mustang Marching Band Competition is October 5th

The Montville Township High School Field Corps (MTHS) will be hosting the 10th Annual MontvilleeMarching Band Competition on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This Mustang Classic is a festival of music and pageantry sanctioned by the United States Scholastic Band Association (USBA). It will take place at the MTHS football field, 100 Horseneck Road, at 1:00 PM. More than 800 student musicians and color guards, will be perform with a dozen high school marching bands in this skilled and fierce competition. Among the high schools slated to compete are: Pompton Lakes High School, Wayne Valley High School, Port Chester High School, Fairlawn High School, North Warren High School, Bergenfield High School, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Parsippany High School, Mahwah High School, and Bloomfield High School.

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September 22, 2014

Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking

Montville policeA proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.s CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, the proposal has some people questioning just how far police should be allowed to go.
Residents value their privacy in the upscale community of Montville in Morris County. But the proposed ordinance could change all of that. Police officers under the ordinance could search homes with probable cause, and without a warrant, if they suspect underage drinking. Continue reading

September 18, 2014

Friction Continues in Montville Township Over JCP&L’s New Power Lines

Montville Township Mayor Don Kostka gave an update at the recent Township Committee meeting on Power line the Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) Whippany-Montville reinforcement project that residents fear may lower property values due to higher utility poles, noise pollution, and health issues concerning electromagnetic fields. On Thursday, Aug. 14, Senator Joseph Pennacchio, Mayor Kostka, Deputy Mayor Scott Gallopo, and Montville Township Administrator Victor Canning met with three representatives from JCP&L in Senator Pennacchio’s office to discuss the newly chosen and final route for the power lines. However, Canning said that JCP&L did not have any documentation and/or maps to highlight this final route.  Continue reading

Montville Community Invited to Join 21 Million Who Have Taken Rachel’s Challenge

Rachel's Challenge- copyRachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings. In the weeks after the tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech is one of the most widely viewed on the internet. Rachel’s writings and her life were testaments to kindness and compassion. More than 21 million students, teachers, parents and officials in the United States and abroad have participated in the legacy known as Rachel’s Challenge. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 7PM, Montville Township High School (MTHS) will welcome all members of the community to experience Rachel’s Challenge. This powerful free event is designed to inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

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Woodmont Seeks LEGO Donations

LegoThe fourth grade team at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville Township, submitted a grant application to New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) last February. The team was awarded a $7,400 grant from the prestigious Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only 13 other HIPP Grants were awarded across NJ for the current year. According to the NJEA website, the Hipp Grant is in place to help educators “Bring creative ideas to life,” and “Promote excellence in education.” Entitled: Brick by Brick Laying the Foundations for Learning, the grant application outlined an innovative educational initiative that incorporates LEGOs into classroom learning. Each Woodmont fourth grade classroom will be outfitted with a LEGO Learning Center.

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Generations of Lazar Family Support Montville’s Middle School

Carol Ann Snyder didn’t grow up in Montville, NJ, but her father, Robert R. Lazar was a principal Lazarand administrator there. Snyder, who passed away August 2, 2014, often talked of her father’s dedication to his profession, and the school that was named in his honor. It is in her honor, and through her memory, that the Lazar family legacy continues to guide and support Montville Township Public Schools. On Thursday, September 11, 2014, seven members of Lazar family gathered at the Robert R. Lazar Middle School, to pay their respects and honor Snyder. Since her passing, more than $2,000 has been donated to Robert R. Lazar Middle School in memory of Snyder.

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September 16, 2014

10 Mistakes That Make Unhealthy Cravings Worse

Unhealthy-FoodsDo you feel like you are always craving unhealthy foods? There are 10 mistakes that you could be making that are only making your cravings worse! When we are hungry, we all want something that is sweet, convenient, and instantly satisfying. However, these unhealthy snacks affect our weight and health in a negative way. When we are constantly in a rush, it is hard to stay health oriented. We are subjected to unhealthy vending machines and restaurants that do not always provide the healthiest options to choose from. However, little differences in our daily lives on the way we eat can benefit us in the future significantly. Click here to read more about the mistakes you could avoid. 

Design Consign is Hosting A Taste of Italy

Join us for an evening of tasting delicious Italian specialties from the area's finest restaurants, Design-consign-purple-dress-logodrinking great wines from the beautiful countryside of Italy and listening to live music under the stars! Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6:30 - 9:30. A silent auction with a wide array of enticing items will be offered to benefit the Gloria Foundation for victims of domestic violence. $65 per person (Tax deductible). Save $30 by bringing 2 friends and you will enjoy all the festivities for only $35 RSVP To find out more about the Gloria Foundation, please visit