With great anticipation, Montville Township’s, Vincent Maffucci, the newly appointed President of the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration Committee, a group of township residents, business owners and leaders announced the return of the Montville Township 4th of July three-day Celebration, which will include great food, entertainment, rides and our renowned fireworks display. Montville Township’s Administrator, upon hearing the good news stated on behalf of the Township Committee, he would like to thank all the volunteers for their efforts and hard work to make this annual tradition possible once again.
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"The Art of Glorious Containers" A lovely ladies' evening! After you enjoy chef-prepared hors d'oeuvres and visit bountiful food and dessert stations, we treat you to The Garden Guru, the very popular and much sought-after Kent Russell, and his hilarious and informative presentation on how to set up and love your garden containers for the season. Some swear Kent was born in a greenhouse, so expect to see things bloom. Then...baskets, baskets, baskets! The Garden Club of Montville is famous for our glorious, professionally decorated baskets, filled with fabulous fashions, giftware, libations, home decor, restaurant and salon certificates, garden goodies, sweet baby things, pet products, all gorgeously presented.
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Sunday, April 27, the International Concerns Club [ICC] of Montville Township High School [MTHS] will walk in the March for Babies Walkathon, organized by the March of Dimes. The 2014 event, at Farleigh Dickenson University in Madison, NJ, will mark the twentieth consecutive year of participation for Montville’s ICC. Twenty-nine MTHS students will join ICC advisor, Scott Riotto, and his dog, for the walk. “The WALK,” as it is referred to by Riotto, who is also a social studies teacher at MTHS, begins at 8:00 am, and follows a three mile course. The ICC will participate as “Team: Montville Township High School-M766.” Each member of the team has set an individual fundraising goal and is registered at the March for Babies (www.marchforbabies.org) website. “Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," said many of the team's participants on their team registration pages.
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The Montville Township High School [MTHS] Varsity Baseball Team will be hosting two benefit games to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The games will be played at the Montville Township High School Varsity Field on Saturday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 16. Both fundraisers will be played at 7:00 pm. Members of the community are invited to attend. “Our team tries to keep things in perspective,” said Coach Joseph Cardinale. “We need to acknowledge how lucky we are just to be healthy, to move around freely, and live the life that we do -- let alone put on a uniform and play baseball every day.” Cardinale, along with the baseball staff and team, wanted to raise funds to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project in order to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by service men and women, and to honor and support those veterans who have sustained injuries in the line of duty.
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Residents of the Longview townhouses on Vreeland Avenue experienced a mass of police activity on Wednesday evening with SWAT teams and armored vehicles deployed in their normally quiet community.
The evening's unexpected activity began at around 6:30 pm, according to a longtime Eugene Drive resident, when neighbors on the block were advised by police to remain in their homes. As the evening progressed, residents arriving into the complex were told that they couldn't go to their homes on Eugene Drive, and were asked to wait in the clubhouse.
Little information was available from the condominium association, but neighbors reported that someone who had recently inherited a home on Eugene Drive from a deceased parent had been living at the unit and had apparently had some mental health issues. What triggered the police response is unknown at this time, however apparently police had been called to the home several times recently.
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Junior, Paige Hammell, of Montville Township High School [MTHS] took second in Oral Presentations at the Northern New Jersey Junior Science and Humanities Symposium [JSHS] last week at Rutgers University. The young scientist received a prize of $1,500 and will compete at the 52nd National JSHS in Washington, D.C. The National JSHS is a prestigious competition where students of science, technology, engineering, and math [STEM] present the results of their original research before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Students compete for scholarships and recognition. The National JSHS is sponsored by the Army, Navy and Air Force in cooperation with universities and colleges nationwide. Under the direction of science teachers, Rachel Salazar and Dorine Starace, MTHS introduced the Science Research Program last year.
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“Lenapehoking (Land of the Lenape)” is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, April 14 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. Meta Janowitz, PhD, is an archaeologist specializing in the material culture of the Dutch. She has written numerous articles, and trade reports and has co-edited the book “Tales of Gotham, Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City”. She is active in numerous professional organizations and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts.
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