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May 11, 2016

New Jersey Teachers Of The Year Participate In National #TEACHLIKEME Campaign

92af6191-ad24-46b5-9ed1-ab2a0a26cfdaMay 5, 2016 - On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, New Jersey County Teachers of the Year (NJCTOYs) and their colleagues supported a national effort to promote the teaching profession by highlighting the exemplary work that is going on in classrooms across New Jersey.  “We are fortunate that the outstanding teachers of New Jersey share their love and passion for education with students in classrooms every single day. Teach Like Me Day reminds them to share their love and passion for the profession on a broader scale,” said Chelsea Collins, 2016 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

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Singapore’s Ministry of Education visits Woodmont Elementary in Montville Township

Fffab255-4ed2-4343-8baa-abcfef0a4150Woodmont Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey was honored to welcome members of Singapore’s Ministry of Education on Thursday, April 14.  Located in the Pine Brook section of Montville Township, Woodmont was chosen as a destination for the representatives because of its award-winning innovations in Character Education and its outstanding reputation in the creation of a positive school culture and climate. During their stay in the United States, members of the Southeast Asian delegation also toured several other New Jersey schools that have been recognized for successful work in the field of Character Education.

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Montville Township Committee Candidate Speaks at Tea Party Meeting

Carousel_image_66ff3ee81404a929317c_a_Rich_Cook_CropThe Montville Township Tea Party Club sponsored a meet-the-candidate evening April 26 so residents could meet township committee candidates Richard Cook and incumbent Richard Conklin, who is running for re-election. To read more of this story, click the following link.

Pyramid Mountain Visitors Enjoy “Family Science Day”

Carousel_image_f970f808183df6c7f109_b_crop_14Hikers enjoy visiting Pyramid Mountain County Park, but the visitors center hosts family science days, along with other learning events. The nature center hosted a class called “Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates” on May 3, when a dozen students learned how animals can indicate the quality of rivers and streams. To read more about this story, click the following link.

 

Montville Township Historical Society Receives Permanent Gifts from NJ Museum of Agriculture

Carousel_image_18ebf05a0fe0162311ba_museum_plaque_paintThe Montville Township Historical Society received permanent gifts from the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture at a presentation held at the Henry Doremus House on May 4. A spinning jenny, baskets, a chest, and a flax break were presented to the Historical Society by the Museum of Agriculture following the MoA’s dissolution due to lack of funding. To continue reading this story, click the following link.

 

Montville Township Committee Passes Budget, Transportation Fund Bankruptcy Affecting Montville Projects

Carousel_image_285b09fb3134c03b474a_a_crop_groupThe Montville Township Committee passed the 2016 proposed budget at its April 26 regular meeting. A Montville home assessed at the average value of $528,093 will see an increase of $42 due to the $28,503,284 appropriations budget. To read more about this story, click the following link.

April 29, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016 - GREEN IN DAY

Unnamed-2The mission of OneMontville is to create and promote a climate of acceptance, inclusion and kindness which teaches and celebrates respect for one another by embracing and being enriched by the diversity that comprises the Montville Township Community.  The mission can only be fully accomplished through the involvement and commitment of community leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, and residents of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, abilities, gender identity or sexual orientation. Show your support for the OneMontville mission of supporting acceptance, unity and kindness BY WEARING GREEN on May 20, 2016Please help us to create a very visible representation of the fact that we are all ONEMONTVILLE no matter who we are.Residents of all ages, business owners and their employees, EVERYONE!!

June 4 & 5 -16th Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale

Imgres-4The 16th Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Montville Women's Club and the Township, is being held on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - rain or shine.  To host a garage sale, complete the Application Form below and mail it to 4 Birch Road, Montville, NJ 07045. Applications must be received no later than May 14, 2016.  The cost to participate in this event is $20, which entitles the participant to the following:

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May 12th - First Annual Golf Outing Hosted by The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce and the Montville Kiwanis Club

Search-1The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce and the Montville Kiwanis Club are hosting its first Annual Golf Outing on May 12, 2016 at the Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell, NJ for only $165.00/golfer. For reservations and/or additional information, check our website www.montvillechamber.org. We are also asking for Door Prizes and Hole, Lunch, Sponsorships. If you or your company is interested in donating door prizes (gift certificates or other gift items) or sponsorships, contact the Chamber Office at (973)263-3310 or info@montvillechamber.org. We welcome all donations!

Montville Baseball Advances to First Round of Morris County Tournament

BballThe Montville Mustangs persisted in a walk-off win on Saturday, defeating the Mount Olive Marauders 3-2 at Montville Township High School in the preliminary round of the Morris Country Tournament. To read more about this story, click the following link.

 

May 4th - Presentation On Grounds of The Henry Doremus Dutch Stone House

SearchJoin us May 4, Wednesday, at 11:30 am. A presentation will be made on the grounds of the Henry Doremus Dutch Stone House property (490 Main Rd, Towaco) from the Museum of Agriculture, New Jersey to the Montville Township Historical Society, Beavertown Historical Society and the Canal Society of New Jersey to mark the permanent gift of specific donations from the Museum of Agriculture to these historic groups.  In this way, the Museum of Agriculture will live on and these farming artifacts will be able to be viewed by the public and New Jersey’s farming history will not be lost by the closure of the Museum of Agriculture. 

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Montville Republican Club Hosts Morris County Sheriff Candidates for Debate

Carousel_image_7b7bc6b4f99cd6a51a15_sheriffThe Montville Republican Club hosted Morris County Sheriff candidates James Gannon and John Sierchio for a debate to a packed Senior House on April 25. Republican Club First Vice President Michael Johnson moderated as candidates made an opening statement for two minutes, had one minute to answer each question and had one minute for closing remarks. To read more about this story, click the following link.

May 9 - MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “3 Iron Mines- Mt Hope, Hibernia & Richard“

Mining“3 Iron Mines- Mt Hope, Hibernia & Richards“ is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past History Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, May 9 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. In Morris County, the area emerged as a leading producer of iron ore after the American Revolution.  This impact was felt for several years as Morris County was greatly influenced by its many iron mining districts.  Further, the impact of the Morris Canal and the transportation infrastructure created a vehicle to get the iron product to market allowing easy distribution of the product.  Other natural resources in the area, such as timber, allowed the forges to run.

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April 22, 2016

APRIL 23 - Leading Early Education Provider Set To Break Ground On First New Jersey School in Montville

KidsrkidsKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, announced today a groundbreaking ceremony for its first New Jersey center, located in Montville, N.J., on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at 217 Changebridge Road. Montville Township Mayor James Sandham and Deputy Mayor Richard Conklin will be in attendance along with Township Committeewomen Deborah Nielson. The new school represents Kids ‘R’ Kids' first center in the Tri-state Region of the country. To date, the company has nearly 160 schools located in 16 states nationwide.  

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Montville High School Hosts Dozens of Artists for 4th Annual Ceramics Invitational

MuddEighty ceramics pieces by student artists were exhibited at the 4th Annual All Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, otherwise known as MUDD, at Montville Township High School on Tuesday, March 8. Artists from ten area high schools competed for top prizes in a four categories including Hand built Functional, Hand built Sculptural, Wheel Thrown Functional and Wheel Thrown Sculptural, as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention was awarded in each category. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Cedar Hill Student Entrepreneurs “Wow” With Their Wares

TrepMore than 70 student entrepreneurs set up tables in the gymnasium and halls of Cedar Hill Elementary School on April 16, and the results were a culinary, fashion and craft extravaganza. The students were participating in a program through the school’s Home and School Association called “Trep$,” short for en-TREP-reneurs. To continue reading this story, click the following link.

Montville Baseball Topples Undefeated Mahwah, 6-5

MonttThe Montville Mustangs rallied furiously for a walk-off comeback victory on Thursday, toppling the undefeated Mahwah Thunderbirds 6-5 at Montville Township High School. Backed by strong pitching and defense, the Mustangs were able to rely on the offense for a victory. Brock Caudill had 2 RBI’s, Anthony Trifari had an RBI double and Joe DelloStritto had an RBI groundout.  To read more about this story, click the following link.

May 20th - Wear Green! Montville Schools/Community Launch 1st Annual OneMontville Green In Day

OneMontville GreenOneMontville is a community movement to unite -- in a culture of acceptance, inclusion and kindness -- every member of the Montville Township community. On Friday, May 20, 2016, OneMontville will hold the 1st Annual Green In Day. All residents, students, faculty and business owners are asked to wear green. Anyone who lives, works or visits Montville, Pine Brook or Towaco, New Jersey, is asked to wear green on May 20.

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April 19, 2016

Horan, Kirton Win Three Events for Chatham Girls Track in Win Over Montville

TrackBrigid Horan and Simone Kirton each won three events for Chatham to highlight Chatham's 76-60 girls track victory over Montville on Monday. Horan crossed first in the 400 in 1:04; won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 6 1/2 inches, and the triple jump at 29 feet, 7 3/4 inches. To read more about the following story, click the following link.

Alexis Wins Four Events for Chatham Boys Track in Victory Over Montville

AlexisJason Alexis placed first in four events in leading Chatham's 84-56 boys track victory over Montville on Monday. Alexis leaped his way to first with a long jump of 19 feet, 5 inches; won the triple jump with 40 feet, 9 inches; the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 10 inches, and the high hurdles in 15.3. To read more about this story, click the following link.

May 7th - Enjoy a Spring Café Day at Montville’s Annual American Girl Doll fundraiser

AmeriangirldolldayAmerican Girls and their dolls are invited to lunch with moms, grandmoms, aunts, cousins, sisters or anyone who wants to celebrate spring at the American Girl Doll Spring Café Day fundraiser at Montville Township High School. The popular party will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Hosted by the freshmen MTHS Class of 2019, this delightful day for girls, their dolls, and their special adults includes appetizer, lunch, dessert, a visit to the hair salon for girls and dolls, crafts, a photo booth for capturing memories, favors, door prizes and fun.

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First Grade Student Returns to William Mason Elementary School, After 6 Month Battle with Cancer

SujdsdjWhen Harrison Bruchhauser arrived at school on Thursday April 14, he, his twin, Noah, and his older brother, Benjamin, were wearing hats for “Hats ON Day.” What Harrison didn’t know was the secret his brothers had been keeping all week. Not only was “Hats ON Day” in Harrison’s honor, but the entire student body – all 273 kindergarten through fifth grade students, along with all teachers and staff – were waiting for him.

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Varsity Is The Name of Cedar Hill’s 17th Seeing Eye Dog

VarsityCedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco, New Jersey, received their 17th Seeing Eye puppy on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Before the seven-week old puppy arrived, all that the students knew about him was that he would be a Black Labrador Retriever, and his name would begin with a “V.” As is the Cedar Hill tradition, a name contest was held to guess the puppy’s name and raise funds for The Seeing Eye, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the training of service dogs.

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Nine Inducted into Montville Township High School Hall of Fame

HalloffameNine graduates and contributors to Montville Township High School were inducted into the Montville Township High School Hall of Fame on April 9 at their 13th annual gathering. Inductees were introduced by a colleague or loved one and presented with a plaque. A matching plaque will be hung in the hallway of MTHS near the gymnasium entrance. To read more about this story, click the following link.

April 13, 2016

Electrical Fire Causes Woodmont Elementary to Close for Second Day

Carousel_image_abf64e933a0b4a0cf865_IMG_8832Woodmont Elementary School was closed on Monday, April 11 as the result of an electrical fire on Sunday evening and will remain closed to students on Tuesday, April 12. "The fire department cleared the building and deemed it safe for occupancy after no threat of fire remained," District Communications Officer Sue Marinello said. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Montville Township Mourns Loss of a Leader

Carousel_image_b764c6733ba11a05b9f6_jackieThe Montville Township community is mourning the loss of community member and former Board of Education member Jackie Ritschel, who passed away on April 3. She was 58. Ritschel, who had lived in Montville since 1993, served on the Board of Ed from 2007 to 2014. To read more about his post, click the following link.

 

April 23rd - RUN/WALK CHARITY FOR HOUSING

Imgres-3Atlantic Stewardship Bank will be hosting a RUN/WALK CHARITY FOR HOUSING on Saturday April 23, 2016 to benefit Habitat for Humanity Affiliates at Garrett Mountain - Woodland Park, NJ. Please click for more information and/or to register:  https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/WoodlandPark/4MileRunAndFamilyWalkForHousing.

April 14th - Complimentary Wine & Appetizers Networking Event

ImgresKearny Bank is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Complimentary Wine & Appetizers Networking Event on Tuesday, April 19th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in their lobby at 267 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058. RSVP by April 14th to Lenore DeFilippo at 973-575-7080 or ldefilippo@kearnybank.com. Please click the following link for more information:  click here.

April 27th - Get Your Business Cards Ready and Join Us for an Informative Info-Networking Luncheon

Images-3Art Lauda is one of the founders of Computel Communications Systems, Inc. in 1979 that is located right here in Montville, NJ. Bring your business cards to exchange & and a big appetite for a delicious buffet luncheon. Register online at http://montvillechamber.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=38. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310.

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