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November 17, 2017

Valley View Elementary School’s Leonard Saunders sits down with Steve Adubato at One-on-One

Len Saunders_ELA7414 copyThe internationally recognized physical education teacher and award-winning author emphasizes the importance of exercise for children

Montville Township, New Jersey – Award-winning author, and internationally recognized physical education teacher, Len Saunders, will sit down Monday, November 20, 2017 with Emmy Award-winner Steve Adubato on NJTV and WNET’s One-on-One with Steve Adubato. Adubato and Saunders will discuss childhood obesity and the value of encouraging exercise at an early age.

Saunders, who has been a Valley View Elementary School teacher for over thirty years, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary for his international A.C.E.S. initiative (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) on May 2, 2018. Annually nearly 400 students at Valley View exercise simultaneously.

This past fall the A.C.E.S. initiative was featured on the Emmy Award-Winning television program Classroom Close-up NJ (http://classroomcloseup.org/segments/aces/# ).

Adubato asked Saunders to appear on One-on-One so Saunders could share the history and importance of A.C.E.S., as well as the importance of exercise for all students.

“When I started my career at the Montville Township Public Schools over 30 years ago, I asked myself ‘What can I do to get kids excited about exercise?’ That was when I decided to get the entire school to exercise together,” Saunders explained. “From there A.C.E.S. grew. Other schools in the community, and friends from around the country, had their students participate.  Then A.C.E.S. was mentioned in Sports Illustrated, and A.C.E.S. went global.”

Schools can find out more about A.C.E.S. and how to participate at lensaunders.com. ( http://www.lensaunders.com/aces/organize.html )

“Millions of students around the globe participate in A.C.E.S. each year,” Saunders said. “If A.C.E.S. can inspire just one of them to exercise daily then that leads to a healthier lifestyle, and that is everything.”

In addition to A.C.E.S., Saunders created Exercise US for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. With Exercise US, students in the USA exercise in 15 minute intervals from sun-up in Maine to sun down in Hawaii.

Saunders is also an award-winning author of several books about childhood exercise, as well as children’s books.

The One-on-One with Steve Adubato episode featuring Len Saunders of Valley View Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey, will air Monday, November 20 at 7pm & 11:30pm on NJTV and Tuesday, November 21 at 1am on WNET/Channel Thirteen.

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November 16, 2017

Late Fall and Winter Recreation Programs are Beginning

SignMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department has plenty in store for late fall as programs move into indoor venues and winter sports such as the ski trips open for signups. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Veterans Speak About Their War Experiences at Montville Library

VetMONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Montville Township Public Library on Nov. 9 to hear the stories of veterans from VFW Post 5481, a rare treat for even fellow members of the post, one post member said. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Youth's Teen Suicide & Depression Fundraiser Earns $2k Towards Awareness & Education

SingerMONTVILLE, NJ – When Montville resident Veronica Tullo started participating in pageants three years ago, she didn’t know much about teen suicide or depression. But when a friend developed problems, it became her passion. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Twp Recreation Cross Country Team Takes Four League Championship Team Titles

PeopleMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Cross Country team once again did extremely well at the Lakeland League Championship Meet held Oct. 28 at Greystone Park, taking four League Championship team titles, Head Coach Whitney Zammit told TAPinto Montville. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Veterans Day Commemoration Features Principal's Family Story

GuyyyMONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered to commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, and as usual, former VFW Post 5481 commander Frank Warholic hosted a patriotic and moving ceremony. To read more click the following words, "click here"

November 09, 2017

Four Montville seniors sign with Division 1 schools

Women Mustangs prepare for 2018 competition at top tier universities

Montville Township, New Jersey – Seniors Nicole Feaster, Blythe Hehmeyer, Emilee Vizzuso and Alison Yu signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Montville Township High School.

All four young women will play Division 1 sports for top tier universities beginning with the 2018-2019 season.

Feaster, a gifted Lacrosse player, signed with the University of Delaware’s Fightin’ Blue Hens.

Hehmeyer, who excels at Track & Field, will be an Elon Phoenix.

Two outstanding MTHS Mustangs Field Hockey players, Vizzuso and Yu, also signed on November 8. Vizzuso will compete as a Blackbird at Long Island University Brooklyn, and Yu will join the Raiders at Colgate University.

Parents, siblings and teammates attended the NIL ceremony held in the MTHS Rotunda. Also in attendance was Athletic Director William Koch, Track & Field Coach Keith Runne and Field Hockey Coach Aimee Vizzuso. Aimee Vizzuso is also a 2013 MTHS graduate. Currently she coaches her sister, Emilee Vizzuso as well as Alison Yu.

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November 08, 2017

Montville Township Election Results

WinnerrrrrrMONTVILLE, NJ - According to the unofficial results, Republicans Matthew Kayne and June Witty have won the election to be members of the Montville Township Committee, each for a term of three years, defeating Emily Ryzuk and Lucy Tullo. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Officials Make Decision About a Montville Day for 2018

OfficialsMONTVILLE, NJ – At the Oct. 24 meeting, Montville Township Committee members praised and thanked the efforts of administration and committee chairs Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney and Committee Member Rich Cook for the Oct. 15 celebration of Montville Day held at the amphitheater. (Read Mayor Jim Sandham’s letter to TAPinto Montville here: Huge Success.) To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville in Disagreement with Parsippany Regarding Sewer Surplus

ManMONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township and the Township of Parsippany have embarked in an argument over sewer charges which Montville Township officials feel a portion of surpluses are due to Montville. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Police Participate in No Shave November for Two Charities

CopssssssssMONTVILLE, NJ – If you see a Montville Township Police officer with a beard this month, it will be an extremely unusual sight, not seen since the 1980s. The police department is participating in No Shave November, a program in which men donate to charity in return for the opportunity to not shave for the entire month. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville U10 Soccer Team Escorts Players at Red Bulls Game

SocccerrrrMONTVILLE, NJ - Montville's U10 Mercury soccer team attended the Red Bulls game versus Toronto FC for the MLS Conference Semifinals game one on Monday, Oct. 30. The team escorted Toronto FC players onto the field for the national anthem. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 26, 2017

Montville Library

Short Story Writing Club

Monday, Nov. 6, 4:00-5:00

Join fellow teen authors, share ideas and techniques, and work on your writing together!

Registration Not Required

For Grades 6-12

Lego Challenge

Monday, Nov. 20, 2:30-4:30

Join us to build with legos - chance to win gift cards for your creations!

Registration Not Required

For Grades 6-12

TAB Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4:00 p.m.

The Teen Advisory Board is the library’s official volunteer organization. Join to represent and advocate for the teen community at your public library!

Registration Required

For Grades 6-12

Chinese Yo-Yo Class

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:00-5:00

Instructor Andrew Sun-Yan will teach the basics of the Chinese yo-yo as well as some easy tricks.

Registration Required

For Grades 6-12

K-Pop Dance Lesson

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:00-5:00

Join us as instructor Enoch Jo teaches attendees a basic K-Pop dance routine.

Registration Required

For Grades 6-12

Cookies and Conversations

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2:30-4:00

Enjoy cookies and intellectual conversations!

Registration Required

For Grades 6-12

Wii Game Tournaments

Friday, Nov. 3, 2:30-3:30 

Friday, Nov. 17, 3:00-4:00

Friday, Nov. 3 and 17, 4:00-5:00 

Vote on a game to play at 2:30 or join our Brawl Tournament at 4:00 - compete with your friends, win gift cards!

Registration Required

For Grades 6-12

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Chess Club (Ages 7+)

Every other Monday, November 13 and 27 at 7:00 pm

Join us to play with your friends or to get some tips from a USCF champ! 

Registration Required

The Veteran Experience (For All Ages)

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us and hear veterans from VFW Post 5481 talk about their experiences   from World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War. 

Registration Required

Holiday Boutique Vendor & Craft Show To Benefit Montville Animal Shelter

 A perfect place to shop for Holiday Gifts, Teacher’s gifts, your favorite someone or a little something for yourself (or furry friend) while knowing you will also be helping homeless pets.


Shoppers will find everything from specialty foods to kids and adult clothing, unique home  items, accessories, pet items and much, much more. Direct Sales Vendors include Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Partylite, 31 Gifts, Jamberry, Initials Inc, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Signature Home Styles, Touchstone, Tupperware, Younique, Usborne Books.


Feeling Lucky? Basket Raffles raffle  including 4 Disney Park Hopper Passes, gift certificates from restaurants and businesses! Winner doesn’t need to be present.

WHEN: November 18, 2017 , 10am-3pm
WHERE: Montville Senior House. 356 Rte 202 Montville , NJ
(next to public safety building)

For more information email Nancy at nshearts@optonline.net or call/text at 201-247-1460.

Can't get to the event but would like to make a tax deductible donation to help the animals? Visit our website www.montvillepetparents.org or mail your donation to: Montville Pet Parents, PO Box 231, Pine Brook, NJ 07068

Proceeds will be used to for medical care, spay/neuter for the homeless pets at the Montville Animal Shelter and other items needed for the animal shelter.

Montville Township Community Expo Deemed a Success

ColorMONTVILLE, NJ – The first Montville Township Community Expo jointly sponsored by the Economic Development Committee and Chamber of Commerce was held at the Senior House on Oct. 18. Residents could come and learn about what businesses, services and organizations Montville Township offers. There were raffles, giveaways and goodies, but mostly there were people sharing with people all that Montville Township has to offer in the way of goods and services. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Boys Soccer Defeated by Chatham on Monday

SoccerrrrrrrrMONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys soccer team’s losing streak was extended to eight straight on Monday as they were defeated 1-0 at home by NJAC United Division rival Chatham. This was also the sixth time during this skid that the Mustangs were shut out. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Schools Lose Two More Administrators to Resignation

TeachersMONTVILLE, NJ – The resignations of Lazar Middle School Assistant Principal Teri Haight and Supervisor of Athletics, Physical Education and Health William Koch were part of the agenda when the Montville Township Board of Education convened for its Oct. 17 meeting. Haight’s resignation is effective Dec. 1 of this year, while Koch’s is effective Dec. 31 of this year. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 20, 2017

Montville Township High School Marching Band takes 1st Place

Award-winning program of time travel also takes special award for Best in Show at Met Life Stadium

Montville Township, NJ – The Montville Township High School Marching Band from Montville, New Jersey, scored big wins in two back to back performances on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The Mustangs took 1st place at the North Warren Band Competition. There the Mustangs received Caption Awards for Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Visual and Overall Effect, as well as a special award for Best in Show for having received the highest score among all competing bands.

Earlier in the day the MTHS Marching band finished 5th out of 14 bands at the Yamaha Cup competition at Met Life Stadium and received a Caption Award for Best Visual. 

The award-winning 2017 MTHS Marching Band program was inspired by Montville Township's 150th Anniversary year celebrations. Entitled THE TIME MACHINE the band’s pageantry and musical precision depicts time travel, and reaches 150 years into both the past and the future.

The MTHS 2017 Marching Band is led by Director Chelsea Stebbins and Assistant Director Garrett Vargo.

This Saturday, October 21, the MTHS Marching Band will perform the award-winning THE TIME MACHINE program. The exciting performance will be part of the 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival, hosted by the MTHS Marching Band, at the MTHS stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey. Half-time show performances of six regional marching bands will begin at 5:30PM. The family friendly event is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and children at the door. Advanced tickets are available for $8 and $4 respectively. Please contact Donna Lizza, dlizza@verizon.net, to purchase advance tickets.

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Montville Township Public Schools Offers ESL Family Night

Adults and students encouraged to learn more about English as a Second Language opportunities and services

Montville Township, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools and the Montville Township community offer a variety of programs to assist individuals and families with English as a Second Language (ESL).

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., adults and children are invited to attend the ESL Family night. Representatives from the district’s World Language department will be presenting information about services and activities that are available to ESL families.

All parents and guardians of ESL students, as well as ESL students and their siblings, are asked to attend.

“This is an opportunity to meet teachers, families and children in the ESL program,” said Supervisor of World Languages and ESL, Dr. Jessica Clarke. “Those who attend will also find information on community services like recreational sports and adult English classes.”

Montville Township High School students will also be available to help entertain children who attend with their families.

The ESL Family Night will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend. The program will be held at Montville Township High School in room 100. MTHS is located at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville, New Jersey.

This is a FREE event for ESL families.

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October 19, 2017

13th annual Mustang Classic to host regional high school bands

Montville Township, NJ – The Montville Township High School Marching Band will host the 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Six of the regions competitive high school bands will take the field at the MTHS stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey.

More than 300 student musicians and color guards, will compete for top prizes.  Delaware Valley, Passaic Valley, Pequannock Township, Pompton Lakes and Wayne Valley High Schools are among the marching bands scheduled to perform.

A panel of five US Bands certified judges will be judging the pageantry and precision of each performance and scoring the half-time show competition.

The award-winning MTHS Marching Band and Color Guard will also showcase their exciting 2017 show: THE TIME MACHINE, which focuses on time travel. Inspired Montville Township's 150th Anniversary year celebrations the band’s 2017 program reaches 150 years into both the past and the future.

Performing THE TIME MACHINE, the 2017 MTHS Marching Band and Color Guard recently took first place at the North Warren Band Competition and received Caption Awards for Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Visual and Overall Effect, and, a special award, for Best in Show. The MTHS Marching Band received the highest score among all competing bands at the North Warren event.

The 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival is a fun family event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and children. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 and $4 respectively. Please contact Donna Lizza, dlizza@verizon.net, to purchase advance tickets.

The Mustang Classic will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Montville Township High School stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey.

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William Mason Elementary raises over $760 to help children battling cancer

WPLJ’s Todd and Jayde give shout out on 95.5’s morning show

Montville Township, NJ – SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, and the 241 students of William Mason Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey held a Silly String© Fundraiser to raise awareness and donations for four not-for-profit organizations that help children battling cancer.

“A big shout out to the kids of William Mason Elementary School in Montville, NJ,” said WPLJ-FM, 95.5, radio host Jayde Donovan on the Wednesday, October 18, 2017 TODD AND JAYDE IN THE MORNING show. “I got a check in the mail from them yesterday. They raised some money for several organizations that support kids who are fighting cancer.”

Donovan is the founder of APPLE A DAY on WPLJ. WPLJ is a Cumulus radio station and Donovan co-hosts the morning show with Todd Pettengill.

“APPLE A DAY donates iPhones© or iPads© to children with cancer,” said William Mason Elementary School nurse, Elizabeth D. Wigley. “Because of compromised immune systems, many children with cancer are stuck in the hospital. iPads allow them to play with their friends and families even when they can’t physically be with them.”

Wigley organized the fundraiser for William Mason.

In Donovan’s shout out, she noted that the students raised over $760.00 for four organizations and acknowledged Wigley and her daughter, Siena, who is currently undergoing treatment and received an APPLE A DAY iPad in the past.

“I want to thank each and every one of you for making donations and participating in our Silly String© fundraiser.” Wigley wrote in a letter to staff, students and families. “You are helping to change lives of many young children and families battling this horrible illness.  No child should have to go through all the pokes, medication and time away from just being a child.”

To raise the funds students donated at least $1.00 to vote on which top five teachers would get blasted by Silly String©. Those students who raised the most money were also awarded the opportunity to blast those teachers with the string.

The September fundraiser was fun for the faculty and students, and resulted in $761.00 to help organizations that support kids fighting cancer.

William Mason also sent checks this week to: MAKE A WISH, WHIP PEDIATRIC CANCER and JESSIE NEGU.

“Thank you,” Wigley added in her letter to the William Mason community. “You helped put great big smiles on the faces of so many children and families battling childhood cancer.” 

MAKE A WISH helps children with cancer fulfill their greatest wish; allowing them not to worry about anything else for a moment except the fulfillment of a dream.  WHIP PEDIATRIC CANCER is a research funding organization providing grants to help find a cure for cancer. JESSIE NEGU fulfills the mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation by helping to ensure that every child has the support and resources they need to Never Ever Give Up!

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Montville Township High School Monster Bash for Food Drive

Halloween fun for kids for a donation of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry

Montville Township, New Jersey – Montville Township High School Key Club will host the 2nd Annual MONTVILLE MONSTER BASH on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This event was a huge success last year,” said MTHS Key Club Advisor Maria Nord. “The Key Club students and children who attended had an amazing time, and we collected a lot of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry and the NJ Federation of Food Banks. We hope to do even more this year.”

The exciting elementary-aged event is FREE and fun. While there, children will participate in Halloween crafts, games, face painting and much more. Admission is simply a food item or monetary donation which will be sent to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry or the NJ Federation of Food Banks.

“It is a FREE event,” Nord added. “It is open to everyone, but we ask participants to bring food drive items or to make a donation.” 

All food donations will go to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry and monetary donations go to the NJ Federation of Food Banks.

The 2nd Annual MONTVILLE MONSTER BASH is once again sponsored by the students of the MTHS Key Club. It will be held in the MTHS cafeteria, 100 Horseneck Road, Montville, NJ, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is FREE but every participant is asked to bring a donation of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry or a monetary donation for the NJ Federation of Food Banks. For more information contact MTHS Key Club Advisor Maria Nord, maria.nord@montville.net.

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October 18, 2017

100-year-old Towaco Resident Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

GrandmaMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a special guest speaker at their Oct. 10 meeting; Senator Joseph Pennacchio, who honored Towaco resident Marie Eckstein, whose 100th birthday is Oct. 16. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Day Thrills Residents

PeopleeeeMONTVILLE, NJ – The weather was breezy and cloudy, music was in the air – and so was the delicious smell wafting from 11 trucks full of food and the joyful screams of laughter from kids having fun. To read more click the following words, "click here"

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