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May 04, 2015

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Only one-in-three Americans knows how many women serve on the Supreme Court, but 91 percent can identify Martin Luther King Jr., 47 years after his assassination.

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May 01, 2015

Montville Township Environmental Commission and Cedar Hill Elementary honor Dr. Cathy Lundquist with 2015 Arbor Day Award

3277 5 copyArbor Day 2015 began with a blustery spring morning. Over 400 Montville Township Public Schools administrators, teachers, board members, students and family members gathered at Cedar Hill Elementary School for a special Arbor Day Assembly. The event, sponsored by the Montville Township Environmental Commission, was in honor of environmentalist and kindergarten teacher, Dr. Cathy Lundquist. “You are a true American treasure,” said Michele Caron, a member of the Montville Township Environmental Commission. “Your hard work and dedication towards our environment will leave a lasting legacy for generations.” Caron presented Lundquist with a framed document designating her the “Montville Township Arbor Day & Tree City USA Celebration 2015 Honoree.”

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Montville Educational Foundation Honors Logo Artists

MEF 5 107 copyThe Montville Educational Foundation (MEF) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing education in all schools located in Montville, New Jersey. The privately funded organization provides grants for many different types of educational initiatives throughout the seven Montville Township Public Schools located in the community, as well as the community’s private schools. Past grants have included such projects as: iPads to enhance math education at Cedar Hill Elementary, The One and Only Common Sense/Cents Series to teach second graders at Hilldale Elementary financial responsibility, the Know Conflict program at Robert R. Lazar Middle School, financial support for the Montville Township High School (MTHS) Robotics Team, and many others. 

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Montville Township High School Walks for March of Dimes

March of dimesThe International Concerns Club [ICC] of Montville Township High School [MTHS] walked in the March for Babies Walkathon, on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The fundraiser is organized by the March of Dimes. The 2015 event marked the twenty-first consecutive year of participation for Montville's ICC. Thirty MTHS students arrived at Farleigh Dickenson University, in Madison, NJ, on the sunny Sunday at 8:00 AM. They were joined by ICC advisor, Scott Riotto, and their mascot, Riotto's dog, Duncan.

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April 28, 2015

Montville Township Chamber of Commerce's 23rd Annual Golf Outing May 7, 2015

6a00d83451c76769e20191022a8562970cThe Montville Township Chamber of Commerce’s 23rdAnnual Golf Outing will be held on May 7, 2015 at the Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell, NJ for only $165.00/golfer.For reservations and/or additional information, check our website  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  We welcome all donations!

Wine & Cheese Reception for the Musical “ The Spit Fire Grill” May 15, 2015

WineThe Montville Township Chamber of Commerce  is hosting a Opening Night Wine & Cheese Reception for the Musical “ The Spit Fire Grill” at The Barn Theatre , 32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ on Friday, The Reception begins at 7PM.  Bring Your Friends and Colleagues plus your Business Cards to exchange. The performance will begin at 8:00PM. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY!!  Tickets are $24.00 and Dessert is Included! Tickets are to be picked up at the Box Office. For more information or to register online go to:  or call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310. 

Women-To-Women Breakfast Event on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chamber of commerceThe Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Women-To-Women Breakfast Event on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30am on the topic “15 FINANCIAL MYTHS, DEMYSTIFIED” presented by Laura T. Hingle of Black Diamond Solutions, LLC & Jeffrey M. Valle of the Falcon Financial Group. This must see presentation will be held at the Montville Executive Suites (Large Conference Room) located at 330 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ.   Continental Breakfast served.  Only $12.00/person. Please invite other women business associates and friends. For more information or to register online go to:  or call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310.

April 24, 2015

Two Lazar 8th Graders Receive Make a Difference Award

LazarstudentsEighth grade students, Alex Khalaf and Addy Ehntholt, have been awarded the 2015 Make a Difference Award.  The award is provided by the Pathways for Exceptional Children Program in conjunction with the Robert R. Lazar Middle School Make a Difference committee. Each year two eighth grade Lazar students are selected and celebrated for their outstanding abilities to make a difference. Click on the link to read the full story.  Download Lazar students

April 27 - Morris County Freeholder Candidates Debate

Morris County Freeholder Candidates Debate April 27th - 7 vie for 3 seats!

DebateThe Montville Township Republican Club will host a Morris County Freeholder debate on Monday, April 27 at 7pm at the Montville Senior House at 356 Route 202, Montville NJ.

All Morris County Republicans and those voters un-affiliated to a political party can attend this event. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Morris County Freeholder candidates for the 3 open seats in the June 2nd primary are "Morris First" John Cesaro, Christine Myers, Angelo Tedesco; "Morris Conservative Team" John Krickus, David Scapicchio, Deborah Smith; and "Empower County Services" Thomas Mulligan.

    Please take this opportunity to meet the candidates and hear them debate the issues.

MTHS Environmental Club Shares Earth Day With Valley View

Nick Liao is the President of the Montville Township High School Environmental Club who Earthdaydeveloped hands-on conservation program for 5th graders. The junior is also a Valley View Elementary School alumni. On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Liao and ten other members of the MTHS Environmental Club came to MTHS to celebrate Earth Day. The eleven high school student have been working all year to create an interactive, educational, event to teach elementary students about conservation. Click the attached link to read the rest of the story. MTHS Environmental Club Story  


The Gloria Foundation Fundraising Event

WatersidepicThe fundraising event for the Not for Profit Gloria Foundation will be held on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 7—10 pm. All proceeds will go to help fund the Family Justice Center being built in Morristown. Please see the attached flyer on the event and the information on the Gloria Foundation. If you have any questions, please call Jill Wolfson 973-865-7116. 

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April 20, 2015


Annie Oakley: Aim for a High Mark” is a play reenactment that is part of the “Glimpses of the Past Program Montvillemuseum Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, The play is scheduled for Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main (Rt 202), Montville. This activity is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The reenactment is a first-person living history presentation by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre.All are invited and admission is free. For more information about this event, contact Montville Twp Historical Society at 973 394-0554. Click the following link for the rest of the story. Download Annie Oakley Aim for a High Mark

April 17, 2015

ShopRite STARS Honored by Montville Board of Ed

Shoprite all starsAt the Montville Township Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the Montville Township High School (MTHS) Assistant Principal, Kenneth Nadzak, presented the 2014-2015 ShopRite STARS for the third marking period. The BOE meeting was held at MTHS. Each marking period, five ShopRite STARS students are nominated in writing by faculty members. The recipients are selected by an administrative committee. Four times a year ShopRite STARS are acknowledged by the Montville BOE. Each recipient has an opportunity to greet the members of the BOE.  Continue reading Download Shop Rite All Stars

Montville Chamber Women to Women Breakfast Event, May 6th at Montville Executive Suites

The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Women-To-Women Breakfast Event on Rachel logo 12-2014Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30am on the topic “15 FINANCIAL MYTHS, DEMYSTIFIED” presented by Laura T. Hingle of Black Diamond Solutions, LLC & Jeffrey M. Valle of the Falcon Financial Group. This must see presentation will be held at the Montville Executive Suites new Training Center,  located at 330 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ.   Continental Breakfast will be served.  Only $12.00/person. Please invite other women business associates and friends. For more information or to register online go to:  or call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310.

Montville Man Arrested for Kidnapping

Montville policeChristopher T. Conzola, age 38, of Montville has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, terroristic threats and resisting arrest. During the early morning hours of April 14, 2015, Conzola and an adult female victim were in his home located on Eugene Drive in Montville, New Jersey when police officers from the Montville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding a man holding a hostage at knife point. Continue reading

Man Charged with Murder of Three Year Old in Pine Brook

Maurice Person of 55A Route 46 East in Pine Brook has been charged with first degree murder for the Montville policebeating death of his girlfriend’s three year old son. Additional charges were also filed for possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Continue reading

April 16, 2015

"Move Better. Feel Better."

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Highlands Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine of Boonton has opened its second office located on 137 Main Road in Montville.

Dr. Matthew Mandel, PT, DPT, owner and director, was born and raised in Montville graduating from MTHS in 1993.

Matthew is a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. After graduating from the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Movement Science where he worked with the University of Michigan football team who became National Champions in 1998, Matthew earned his Masters and then Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2001.


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April 06, 2015

Montville’s Five Elementary Schools Faced Off in March Reading Competition

Woodmont Elementary School in Pine Brook, New Jersey, won the Montville Township WoodPublic Schools’ elementary Battle of the Books. The district’s Battle of the Books dates back more than 15 years, and has become a highly anticipated tradition. This year’s competition took place March 12, 2015. “The Battle of the Books was first developed in the Montville district to encourage students to replace ‘screen time,’ with reading,” said Woodmont Media Specialist, Toni-Ann Raj. “Not only does it give students an alternative to ‘screen time,’ but it provides students an opportunity to read a variety of types of literature.” Each year, in December, students in each of Montville’s five elementary Schools are given five specific book titles to read. Students are instructed to pay close attention to the details of the stories. Within each school, all fifth grade classes are combined, and Battle groups are set up. Working with students from different classrooms, the Battle groups compete against their own classmates to determine the best team in each school. A week later, each school sends their winning Battle group to a district challenge held at Hilldale Elementary School.

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Montville School of Rock Donates Over $2,500 From “Two Great Concerts, Two Great Causes” Event

RockThe first annual Two Great Concerts, Two Great Causes, hosted by Montville School of Rock (MSOR), were held March 31 and April 1, 2015. The two evenings of rock-n-roll were performed in the Dr. Robert O. Stafford Auditorium at Montville Township High School (MTHS). MSOR is an MTHS club of musicians. In addition to performing high-energy rock-n-roll concerts, MSOR is dedicated to raising money for area causes. Two Great Concerts, Two Great Causes featured two dozen high school musicians that performed a wide range of music including pop, heavy metal, punk, rap, jazz, and classic rock-n-roll. On Tuesday, March 31 the MSOR concert entertained a crowd of over 150 and raised $1,400 for Homeless Bus, Inc. Homeless Bus is a non-profit based in Towaco, New Jersey. Every Saturday night, for over twenty-two years, the organization has provided hot food, blankets, toiletries, socks and other necessities to 200 New York City or Paterson, New Jersey homeless people.

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William Mason Home and School Hosts 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Food-Pairing

The William Mason Elementary School’s Home and School Association is hosting a wine tasting Winetastingfundraiser on April 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The benefit will be held at the Knoll Country Club West, 12 Knoll Lane, Boonton, New Jersey.  The fun evening is an opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors while enjoying a wide selection of great wines and gourmet food. All members of the community are invited to attend this unique event.  William Mason’s own Tara Merlino, of Gallo Wine Sales of New Jersey, will serve as sommelier for the evening. The always entertaining Merlino will skillfully discuss the overtones of each vintage, explore the evening’s pairings, and transport both connoisseur and novice to an enhanced perception of wine.

All proceeds will support William Mason Elementary School programs.  

Even those who don’t enjoy wine will have a great evening. In addition to great wine there will be great food, a Tricky Tray, 50/50, and fun prizes – all in support of a great cause.

Tickets are $75. The price includes a gourmet menu and eight different wines.

To attend the April 17 event, contact Joanna Howard ( (201) 207-3159) or visit for more information. 

April 05, 2015

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The History of Easter Baskets


Easter baskets have been providing Eastertime happiness to children of all ages for centuries. In addition to gathering eggs at Easter-egg hunts, children also enjoy eating their Easter eggs after Easter is over. Although the baskets are linked with Easter Sunday for Christians, they actually have pagan roots, going back to ancient times long before Christ was born. However, Christian Sunday school teachers often use Easter baskets to connect the idea of rebirth to the Christian concept of resurrection, making the Easter basket a positive teaching tool for children.

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