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13 posts from January 2014

January 27, 2014

Is Diet Soda Bad for You?

Diet sodaThis informative article comes to us courtesy of Prevention.com.  Pop quiz! What’s the single biggest source of calories for Americans? White bread? Big Macs? Actually, try soda. The average American drinks about two cans of the stuff every day. “But I drink diet soda,” you say. “With no calories or sugar, it’s the perfect alternative for weight watchers…. Right?” Not so fast. Before you pop the top off the caramel-colored bubbly, know this: guzzling diet soda comes with its own set of side effects that may harm your health—from kickstarting kidney problems to adding inches to your waistline. Unfortunately, diet soda is more in vogue than ever. Kids consume the stuff at more than double the rate of last decade, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Among adults, consumption has grown almost 25%. But knowing these 7 side effects of drinking diet soda may help you kick the can for good. Continue reading prevention.com

January 23, 2014

Montville Township Historical Society Presents: "Iron Mining in Morris County”

"Mines – Buried History” is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past Lecture Series” at the Historical SocietyMontville Township Historical Society’s program, February 10 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville.  The Highlands of New Jersey contain many veins of high grade magnetite iron ore. In the 1700s this ore was mined and sent to local forges and furnaces. With the completion of the Morris Canal in 1831, the mining business began to expand. Towns like Dover and Rockaway grew from small villages to inland canal ports with transportation links to distant markets. Hundreds of tons of ore were brought by wagon from mines at places like Mt. Hope and Hibernia to the canal for shipment to iron furnaces in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

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January 22, 2014

The 50 Safest Communities in New Jersey - Montville is #20

Montville townshipWhen you’re in the market for a home in New Jersey, selecting the ideal neighborhood to settle in is critical to your long-term happiness. That’s because you’re not only purchasing a house, you’re investing in a community as well. The community you choose should complement your lifestyle, match your budget, and above all, be safe. SafeWise is here to help. We’ve paired data from the FBI’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report with our own comprehensive investigation and created an all-inclusive list of the top 50 safest communities in New Jersey, with 15,000 residents or more as of 2011. Continue reading safewise.com.

January 20, 2014

Tiki in the House

Retired NFL running back, Tiki Barber, visited Jenna Mordaga’s first grade students at William Tiki BarberMason Elementary School, in Montville Township, NJ, on January 10, 2014. Barber, who played for the NY Giants from 1997 to 2006, spoke about commitment, dedication, hard work, fitness and fun. He also signed mini-footballs, and posed for a photo with all of Ms. Mordaga’s students. Mr. Barber is a friend of student, Michael Ciullo, who was Superstar of the Week. (photo: Michael Ciullo)

MUDD 2014 - The 2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational

MUDDMontville Township High School hosted MUDD 2014, the 2nd Annual All Ceramics Invitational Exhibition on the evening of Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Twenty-eight artists, from seven area high schools, competed for top prizes in four categories. More than thirty works of art were entered and displayed at the exhibit. MTHS senior, Jesse Warech, placed first in Wheel Thrown Functional, for his vase, entitled, “Cracked.” Erika Muhaw, also a senior, took second in the division for “Zen Teapot.” Warech also placed second in Wheel Thrown Sculptural with his porcelain piece, “Vortex,” which was fired using a technique known as Raku, where the sculpture was placed in a container filled with combustible materials, like paper and straw, and left to cure.  Awards were also presented for Hand Built Functional, Hand Built Sculptural, and Best of Show.

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
Martin Luther King Day is a relatively new federal holiday and there are few long standing traditions. It is seen as a day to promote equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. Some educational establishments mark the day by teaching their pupils or students about the work of Martin Luther King and the struggle against racial segregation and racism. In recent years, federal legislation has encouraged Americans to give some of their time on this day as volunteers in citizen action groups.

January 13, 2014

TRI'n for Billy, a Son's Story

Kevin Inglis from Multi Bank Securities located at Montville Executive Suites in Pine Brook would Kevin like to share his story about Multiple Myeloma. For those of you who do not know, Multiple myeloma is, at this time, an incurable blood cancer. The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is to relentlessly pursue innovative research that accelerates the development of next generation treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. Now for Kevin’s story, Hello everyone! As you may or may not know, I recently joined the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam and I will be racing in the Lake Placid IRONMAN on July 27, 2014. It has always been a goal of mine to compete in a full length Ironman, and what better way to "tri" than for my dad and cancer research. So here's how crazy I am.  I will be racing 140.6 total miles (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF. One of my goals for this Ironman is to finish under 12 hours, but whether I finish or not, my ultimate goal here is to raise money to help save my Dad's life along with many others. Continue reading Kevin’s story here active.com/donate

Montville Executive Suites is Pleased to Welcome Vince Dotterweich

Vince dotterweichMontville Executive Suites located at 330 Changebridge Road is pleased to welcome Vince Dotterweich. Vince is a Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial and has been in the financial industry for over 20 years. He specializes in areas such as: Portfolio Management, Family Finances, Estate Planning Strategies, Small Business, Retirement Planning Strategies, Saving for Education, Charitable Giving and much more. Personally he’s lived in Montville his entire life and still resides here with his family.

You can click on the link below to see an in depth look at the capabilities and services he provides his clientele. http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/Vincent.Dotterweich/profile/

Feel free to stop by his office or call anytime with any Financial Planning questions. 

January 09, 2014

A Collaboration of Two Towaco Businesses

With only a little more than a half a mile separating them, the true spirit of local businesses Railsworking together is evident with the collaboration of one new business and one that dates back to the mid 1900’s. Sea Breeze is a multigenerational family owned company that has provided “premium beverages on tap” since 1925. With President Steve Sanders and his son, Vice President Josh Sanders at the helm, they are set to make an even bigger mark in the beverage industry. While Sea Breeze is primarily known for their beverage concentrates on tap they also provide bar guns, fountain dispensers and repairs for service equipment. Sea breezeThey distribute to fine and casual dining restaurants as well as bars and catering halls. So it was no surprise when the news came that they would be providing their products and services to the newest business in town, Rails Steakhouse. Rails will be more than just a steakhouse - it will be an experience.

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January 08, 2014

12 Uses for Toothpaste

What do polishing your jewelry, removing carpet stains or cleaning up your sneakers have in Toothpastecommon? Toothpaste. An inexpensive alternative to harsh and abrasive cleaners. Just use a standard white paste, no gels or colors, and get a sparkling shine on many household items. Find out some other useful tips for using toothpaste right here at yahoo.com. Until next time...