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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Leftovers: What Do You Do With Them?

Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? Turkey

While many say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. Continue reading

November 25, 2015

Different Activities For Children at Montville Library

 Anime Movie Tuesday Montvillelibrary

Tuesday, 12/1 3:30

101 minutes, rated G. A boy forms a friendship with a magic goldfish.

For Grades 6-12

No Registration Required

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Morris Freeholders Reject Montville for Possible Solar Site

  MorriscountysolarThe Morris County Board of Freeholders approved the construction of 10 solar projects at their meeting on Nov. 9, as a continuation of the county’s 2011 Solar 2 Program. After a review of the economics of 16 potential solar sites across the county, the proposed solar site at the Montville Township Public Library was removed from the county's Solar 2 program. For more details, click the following link:

Student Concert Rocked Second Annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser

DavidschoolofrockThe Montville School of Rock, an elite group of highly trained musicians at Montville Township High School, delivered their second annual Thanksgiving benefit concert, ROCK’S GIVING II, on Monday, November 23 at MTHS. The young musicians raised $2,000 for Emma Marie Wyman, a baby girl from Parsippany who was diagnosed with cancer before her first birthday. “Emma continues to require medical attention. Every day seems to present a new set of obstacles,” said Danielle Vytell-Mitschele, a teacher at Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville, New Jersey. Vytell-Mitschele is a member of the support team known as “Emma’s Angels.” In addition to battling cancer through chemotherapy, Emma has suffered a stroke.

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November 20, 2015

Montville High School Seniors Inducted into National Honor Society

HighschoolhonorsocietyNine Montville Township High School seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society on Nov. 16. The nine students that were inducted include: Stephanie Biase, Anthony Bio, Kristen DiGiacomo, Casey Hojecki, Elizabeth Kroll, Kaitlyn Mangano, Sabrina Puleo, Manisha Ram and Nuha Syed. Students are eligible if they maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better.To read more about the story, click the following link:

It's Official: ACME is Purchasing A&P in Boonton

AcmeThe announcement has been made that ACME Markets will purchase the A&P in Boonton, NJ. "ACME representatives will be at the Boonton store at 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning to provide orientation for all remaining A&P employees," acting store manager George Alfonso said. "ACME is keeping all of the Boonton A&P employees and will be hiring too." For more information and details, click the following link:

Millie's House Opens in New Location

MillieshouseMillie Enriquez has been providing Montville day care services out of her house for the past 20 years. Now she can provide the same services at a separate daycare. Millie Enriquez partnered with Kim Wilkisson to open Millie's House in Towaco. Millie's House had its official ribbon cutting ceremony in October. The ceremony was attended by supporters, friends, and family of co-founders Enriquez and Wilkisson. For more details, click the following link:

Montville Basketball Athlete Will Play at Manhattan College

Kelly O- Signing 2Kellyanne O'Reilly, a senior basketball player at Montville Township High School signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Manhattan College Jaspers in 2016-17. In the 2014-15 basketball season at Montville Township, O'Reilly averaged 24.2 points per game, making her the third-leading scorer in New Jersey. She also averaged seven rebounds per game. O'Reilly is already the career scoring leader at Montville Township High School with 1,268 points. Montville finished their season with a 13-13 record and Kelly received the Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year Award. Last season, O'Reilly received First- Team All-conference, First-Team All-Morris County, First-Team All- Daily Record, and Second-Team All-Group 3.

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Montville Track Athlete Signs Letter of Intent for Rutgers

Leah Wis-Leah Wis, a senior Track and Field Athlete at Montville Township High School signed her National Letter of Intent to participate in Track and Field for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights in 2016-17. During her 2014-15 winter track season at Montville Township, Wis became the Morris County High Jump Champion, as well as the Group 3 Discus Champion. Leah currently holds Montville Township High School's records in the discus, high hurdles, and high jump. During the Spring Track season, Leah qualified for the Meet of Champions to compete in High Jump, Discus, and Javelin, where she placed fifth in the high jump, and eighth in the discus. In the Spring 2015 season, Wis received First-Team All-conference, First-Team All County, First-Team All- Daily Record, Third-Team All State, and Second-Team All Group 3.

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Montville High School Swim Athlete Signs Letter of Intent

Bryana Cielo- Total 2Bryana Cielo, a senior Swim Athlete at Montville Township High School signed her National Letter of Intent to swim for the Sacred Heart University Pioneers in 2016-17. Cielo is a four-year varsity letter winnter at Montville Township High School. In the 2014-15 swim season, she excelled in the butterfly stroke and the backstroke. Bryana's fastest times are 59.61 seconds in the 100 Yard Butterfly stroke and 2:12.55 in the 200 yard Backstroke. She was awarded Second-Team All-Conference during the 2014-15 season. Cielo returns for her senior season as Captain of the Montville Mustang swim Team. Sacred Heart University is a NCAA Division 1 affiliation and they participate in the Northeast Athletic Conference. Bryana is planning to study Media Arts next fall.

Montville Field Hockey Athlete Signs Letter of Intent

Kellie - familyKellie Vizzuso, a senior Field Hockey Athlete at Montville Township High School signed her National Letter of Intent to play Field Hockey for the Towson University Tigers in 2016-17. During Vizzuso's time at Montville Township High School she has compiled 107 career goals. In the Fall 2015 season Kellie scored 13 goals and assisted on 11 others. This past season she was named First Team All County and First-Team All-Conference. In the 2014 season, Vizzuso was named First-Team All-Conference and Third-Team All-County. The Montville Mustangs completed their 2015 field hockey season with a 12-5-1 Record. Towson University is a NCAA Division 1 affiliation and participates in the Colonial Athletic Association. Kellie is planning to study exercise science next fall.

November 18, 2015

Bakers Wanted For Bake Sale

MontvillepetparentsOn Saturday, Nov. 21, Montville Pet Parents will have a bake sale at the holiday boutique. It will start at 10:00 p.m. and will last until 3 p.m. It will be held at the Montville Senior House, which is located at 365 Route 202. They are in need of additional baked items for people. Baked goods include cookies, brownies, quick breads, etc; and baked items for pets like dog biscuits and cat treats. If you can provide any items, please e-mail 

Jewish Center Will Host Poker Tournament

PinebrookjcThe Pine Brook Jewish Center will host a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament on Sunday, November 22. Registration will begin at 12 pm and the tournament will be from 1 to 4 p.m. It costs $150 to register at the door, but only if seating is still available. It costs $25 per person to partake in the lunch portion of the event. The tournament winner will receive a $1,000 Amex gift card. Second, third, and fourth place winners will also receive Amex gift cards. If there are any questions, contact Evan Zuckerman at or call 973-865-6008.

November 16, 2015

Join the North Jersey Chamber for Dueling Pianos, Dec 3rd

Dueling pianosJoin the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce for a night of celebrating Business, Community, and the Holiday Season! If you have never been... Dueling Pianos is part rock show, part comedy show and all sorts of craziness rolled into one big interactive party! The audience becomes part of the show in a request-driven sing-along, dance-along, thump-the-tables-along extravaganza!! So come out with your significant other, family, and colleagues and enjoy this fun-filled night, as we say THANK YOU to every member of the North Jersey Chamber and help support TWO very worthwhile local causes:  Wayne Lions Club and the Mental Health Clinic of Passaic! Please visit for more information or click here Dueling-pianos to make a donation. 

November 13, 2015

Students Born After 9/11 Make Quilt To Honor First Responders

QuiltTwo 9/11 quilts were dedicated on November 11, 2015 by a group of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Robert R. Lazar Middle School. The quilts, which represent the culmination of a unit on symbols and the history of 9/11, began as a classroom assignment to illustrate what symbols mean and why they are important. As respect for the topic grew, so did the Montville Township Public Schools students’ desires to create a lasting tribute.

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Cedar Hill Students Trick-or-Treat For US Military

CandyAt Cedar Hill Elementary School in Towaco, NJ, Trick or Treat for Operation Candy yielded giant boxes of Halloween treats for United States Military personnel serving overseas. A week before Halloween, the school’s 75 fifth grade students were asked to consider sharing their Halloween goodies with US Troops. On November 4, 2015, the students weighed their collection of candy and discovered they had gathered 190 pounds of sweets. 

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Montville Township High School Students Awarded ShopRite Stars Award

StarsFive Montville Township High School students were awarded the ShopRite STARS award for the first marking period. The ShopRite Stars program  recognizes five seniors in the fields of academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and community service. The five students that were awarded were Yu-Cheng (for academics), Kellie Vizzuso (for athletics), Christian Herman (for arts), Chris Mayer (for leadership), and Megan Kolides (for community service). Congratulations to all the recipients! Click the following link for more information regarding the ShopRite Stars program and the recipients.


Montville Marching Band Hosts Competition And Wins First Place

MarchingbandOn Oct. 24, the Montville Township High School Marching Band hosted the 11th annual Mustang Classic Band Festival and competition at the school, and also got first place in the IIIA division. They also received awards for Best Percussion and Best Visual. Click the following link to see the final scores and videos of the marching band performing.

William Mason Elementary Welcomes New Marine

MarineMarine, Kevin McCutcheon, visited William Mason Elementary School, in Montville, New Jersey.  McCutcheon is the older brother of Gavin O’Leary, a second grader, and Cailin O’Leary, a kindergartener. Both are students at the Montville Township public school. While at William Mason, McCutcheon thanked the students in Rosalyn Lippa and Gena Wallenburg’s second grade class. All of the students in the class wrote letters this fall congratulating McCutcheon on becoming a Marine. McCutcheon recently graduated from boot camp, and visited the elementary on October 23, 2015. The new Marine also invited his mother, Dacie McCutcheon, to join him. Together they shared a book about Marines in the military, answered questions and gave a flag to all students.  “We are very proud of Kevin and we thank him for his service and wish him well in his duties as a Marine,” said Wallenburg. He also visited with Ann Marie Treanor’s kindergarten class and Donald Wheeler’s third grade students.

Elementary Students Imagine A World Where “It’s Raining Respect"

“Like nature itself, being respectful is a powerful force which impacts us all.” That quote, from “It’s Mont22Raining Respect,” a new Valley View Elementary School Newsroom Video sums up a world of kindness as imagined by the school’s students. Written, and performed by elementary students, the Valley View video, part of the school’s Character Education Program, was featured at the launch of the new #OneMontville initiative in Montville Township, New Jersey. Bringing together, students, faculty, administrators, clergy, business owners, parents, politicians, and even a United Nations liaison, #OneMontville is a team of volunteers dedicated to encouraging kindness and respect throughout the community.

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November 03, 2015

Montville Unico's Turkeys 4 U Program Returns

DownloadLast year Turkeys 4 U distributed 824 turkeys at Thanksgiving to individuals, churches and food pantries.  This year, on Saturday November 21, 2015. the Turkeys 4 U program will again be distributing turkeys to the needy. Started as a "give back" project in 2002 by a student  at Kinnelon High School, the program has over the years involved high school students from all over the Morris County area.  It is a completely student run endeavor, mentored by Montville UNICO, and teaches students caring, responsibility, business practices, and community involvement.  All the money raised is 100% given back through the program and is tax deductible through Montville UNICO Foundation ( a 501 c3 entity).  This is  Turkeys 4 U's fifteenth year of helping and they hope to push  total dollar amount of giving to over $185,000.

Bingo and Wine Event to be Held by Montville Township Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of commerceMontville Township Chamber of Commerce has put together a fun networking event called “FIND SOMEONE WHO…”BINGO AND WINE!!!! on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at A Little Taste of Purple located at 68 Clinton Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004. Learn the process of winemaking while you enjoy a wine tasting, snacks and a new twist on the game of Bingo.. Bring plenty of business cards and invite your friends and colleagues too...Advanced reservation is advised as there are a limited number of spots for wine tasting. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available and you are welcome to BYOB!!!  Members pay $10.00 Non-Member pay $25.00. Register through the Chamber’s website at . Questions, please call the Chamber office @ 973-263-3310 or by e-mail

Montville Kiwanis Announces Holiday Turkey Drive

KThe Kiwanis club of Montville announces their annual township wide holiday turkey drive for their food pantry, now in operation over five years. Starting Monday, November 9, donations of frozen turkeys, and/or turkey breasts, and hams can be dropped off at two locations: stony brook realty, 630 main road, Towaco, NJ 07082 Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday and Sunday 10-4. (973-334-1416).the Montville Kiwanis food pantry, 91 Passaic valley road, Montville, NJ 07045 Thursdays 3pm to 7pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. (973-216-7649). Both locations are drop off locations for all non-perishable food donations to the food pantry. The donated turkeys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to clients of the food pantry. For more information, contact Deane Driscoll at 973-216-7649   

November 02, 2015

Montville Township Board and Commission Members Needed

Montville 1The Township Committee is looking for residents to volunteer their time serving as Montville Township Board or Commission members as of January 2015. Examples of some of the Township Boards and Commissions are: Board of Adjustment, Design Review Committee, Environmental Commission, Board of Health, Recreation Commission, Planning Board, Housing Committee, Long-Term Financial Planning Committee, Historic Preservation Review Commission, Drug Awareness-Municipal Alliance, Library Board of Trustees, Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee, Economic Development Committee, Technology Committee, Dog Park Committee, and Open Space Committee. Information regarding boards and commissions is available at  If you are interested, please fill out a Citizen Leadership Form and submit to the Municipal Clerk by November 20, 2015 at or fax to 973-402-0787.


Montville Township Will Host Free Paper Shredding Event, Nov. 14th

The Township of Montville, along with its Environmental Commission, is sponsoring a FREE Paper PapershredShredding Event on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9am – noon, at the Montville Township Town Hall Parking Lot, 195 Changebridge Road, in Montville. The FREE event is open to Montville Township residents and businesses from 9am – noon or until the truck has reached its capacity.

Guidelines include:
• All types of paper such as financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records are acceptable.

• Papers with staples, paper clips, and small black butterfly clips are acceptable.

• Please remove paper from 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks.

• No binders, hard metal or plastic.

• If documents are stored in plastic bags and cartons, plastic bags and cartons will be returned to you.

• Due to the overwhelming response in past years, residents and businesses will be limited to five (5) bags or boxes.

For more information, please contact June Hercek at (973) 331-3341 or

October 30, 2015

Montville Township Historical Society Presents “Passaic River: 81 Miles of History“

Fal“Passaic River: 81 Miles of History“ is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past History Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, November 9 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. Phil Jaeger follows the river through seven counties from its source in Mendham to its end in Newark Bay with an emphasis on historic activities and structures along the river in past centuries. The program will also focus on sights which are or were located along the length of the Passaic River such as historic structure such as early mills, canal/trolley/railroad crossings, extant Native American art and constructions, the country’s first planned industrial city and the heroic exploits of the “great descender” Sam Patch. The Passaic River also figured in the first successful test of a submarine.

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Author Dan Gutman Entertains While Teaching Writing

5 gutman 148 copy“Award winning author Dan Gutman coming to #Hilldale tomorrow. Be ready to be amazed!” is what District Communications Officer, Susan Marinello, Tweeted, as @MontvilleTwpSch, on the eve of Gutman’s arrival in the district. @DanGutmanBooks shortly Replied: “Quick! Lower your expectations! That's too much pressure!”But Gutman, the award-winning author of several series of popular books, including THE GENIUS FILES, MY WEIRD SCHOOL and BASEBALL CARD ADVENTURES, did not disappoint. “We have prepared all year for his arrival,” said Hilldale Elementary School Principal, Jill Cisneros. “This school, these students, and this staff, we are all very excited to have Dan Gutman here to talk with us today.”Gutman, who conducted three separate assemblies, one for grades one and two; one for grades three, four and five; and one for kindergarten, was indeed amazing.

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Cedar Hill Elementary is a “Blaze” with Halloween fun

1On Friday, October 23, 2015, the Home and School Association of Cedar Hill Elementary School, in Towaco, New Jersey, held its Sixth Annual Halloween Blaze. The "Blaze" is a tradition where Cedar Hill families participate by making their most creative and carefully carved pumpkins while other Cedar Hill families vote for the best in four different categories: Most Original, Scariest, Best Carved and Cutest. The Blaze enjoyed a large turnout this year. Dozens of pumpkins, made by kindergarten through fifth grade families, were entered in the four categories. Students were encouraged to wear costumes, and plenty of pumpkins, treats, music and fun were available for everyone.

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Community Unites to Build Beauty

5 pumpkin 009 copyScarecrows, pumpkins, mums and corn stalks have become part of the landscape at Woodmont Elementary School. Burnt umbers, bright oranges, and deep purples fill gardens which line the sidewalks and foundations. Students, parents, faculty, maintenance staff and administrators have united to build beauty for today and the future. At Woodmont Elementary, in Pine Brook, New Jersey, what started as an outdoor beautification project for the season has quickly grown into an educational initiative for the ages.

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October 28, 2015

Pajama Party the Fall Theme for Montville’s American Girl Doll Café

AmericangirldollsYoung girls, along with their moms and dolls, are invited to a Pajama Party for the 4th annual American Girl Doll Café at Montville Township High School.This Pajama Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21,  and is hosted by the MTHS Class of 2016. This day for girls, dolls, moms and grandmas includes lunch, dessert, a visit to the hair salon for girls and dolls, crafts, a photo booth for capturing memories, favors, prizes, and a raffle of the American Girl Doll. For more information and details, click the following link: 

Holiday Boutique Vendor Show To Benefit Montville Animal Shelter

A perfect place to shop for Holiday Gifts, Teacher’s gifts, your favorite someone or a little Montvillesheltersomething 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, purses, accessories, pet  items and much, much more. Direct Sales Vendors include Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Partylite, 31 Gifts, Jamberry, Keep Collective, Initials Inc, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Signature Home Styles, Touchstone, Tupperware, Younique, Usborne Books, Passion Parties, Steeped Tea.

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Montville Recreation's Ski & Snowboard Programs for Grades 6-12

SkiThe Montville Recreation Department will be sponsoring ski trips for the 2016 Season for students who are in grades 6 to 12. Students will join their Montville Township friends and classmates on Friday nights for skiing, snowboarding, socializing & fun! Trips take place Fridays: January 8, 22, 29 & February 5.  For more information on pricing and deadline, click the following link:

Montville's Halloween Trunk or Treat Event

The Halloween Trunk-O-Treat event is scheduled for Friday, October 30th at 4:30 PM. The event is Trunkortreatlocated at the Montville Community Park Amphitheater. It is located behind the Montville Township Library. Please do not park in the Library Parking Lot! Event is Open to Montville Township Residents. For more details and information about this event, click here.