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23 posts from May 2014

May 30, 2014

Valley View Alum Graduates as West Point First Captain

Cadet First Captain Brigade Commander Lindsey Danilack of the United States Military Academy Valley View
at West Point [USMA] is a Valley View Elementary School graduate. For the past four years -- from Plebe, to Yearling, to Cow, to Firstie -- the cadet has visited with the school’s fifth graders to talk about character, leadership, service and the West Point Honor Code. Having been named First Captain, the highest rank that can be held at USMA, Danilack is no stranger to the qualities that comprise the distinguished institution’s Honor Code. As First Captain, Danilack joins the list of such leaders of distinction as MacArthur, Westmoreland and Pershing. She is the fourth woman to hold West Point’s highest rank. “Excellence is not an act, but a habit,” is the message the First Captain shared with the excited young audience. For Danilack, attending USMA was a long standing dream that began during a family outing to West Point when she was eleven-years-old.

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Senior Artist Competes in Congressional Competition

Congressional picCongressman Rodney Frelinghuysen helped display Amanda Zizack’s painting at the Congressional Art Show. The event, part of the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition, was sponsored by the US House of Representatives, (http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/ ) and was held at The Morris Museum on Monday, May 5, 2014. The competition is held nationally, Congressional district by Congressional district. Since its inception in 1982, more than 650,000 high school artists have participated.“We are all very proud of her accomplishments,” said Edward Fleischman, Supervisor of the Arts for Montville Township Public Schools. Zizack, a senior at Montville Township High School, entered her painting in the competition by submitting her entry to the Congressman’s office. She is an AP Art student of Joanne Zoppo’s, as well as Visual Arts IV student in Eileen Racioppi's class.  Photo courtesy of Amanda Zizack.

Spotlight on Richard Hauser and RAH!CFO

As the owner of a business, you want to focus on the things you love to do ... the reason that you Hauserwent into business. You may be poised for rapid growth, or you may be working too hard without enough to show for it.  We will help you to be more profitable, more efficient, and free up your valuable time to focus on building your business. The team at RAH!CFO have over 100 years of experience combining work as CFO, Controller, Vice President of Administration and in public accounting. Richard A. Hauser started the business in 2009 following a conversation with a vendor who services small businesses.

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May 29, 2014

7 Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs

Unhealthy foodWe all know what foods we should avoid or eliminate for optimal health. But what about foods that may appear healthy? Do we know how to spot them?  The problem with these foods is that they contain ingredients that store fat on your body and prevent you from losing weight. To find out which foods these are, click here to read the mydiet.com article, 7 Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs.

District Helping Hilldale Collect Spanish Language Books

Fifth graders at Hilldale Elementary School in Montville Township are organizing a Montville wide Spanish drop box Spanish Book Collection. Their efforts will assist Susan Stine, Hilldale’s Peace Corps Project Partner, with her Community Library Project. Stein, a Peace Corp Volunteer [PCV], is working in the small town of El Coyote in the Dominican Republic. While there she is helping to establish a library. Montville Township’s Lazar, Cedar Hill, Valley View, William Mason and Woodmont Schools are assisting Hilldale with the collection of Spanish books. Each of the six schools has a Spanish Drop Box in the Lobby. People with books written in Spanish, that they wish to donate, are encouraged drop them at one of the district’s participating schools. Donations are due by June 6, 2014.

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Montville Chamber Monthly Networking Luncheon, June 10th

MontvilleeMontville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Monthly Networking Luncheon on June 10, 2014 at Il Michelangelo Restaurant and Lounge, 91 Elcock Ave., Boonton, NJ from Noon-2pm. Listen to speaker, Lisa Montalbano of Employment Horizons and bring your business cards to exchange. Cost is $20.00 for members & $25.00 for non-members. Please go to the Chamber website @ www.montvillechamber.org to register. PayPal is accepted or call the Chamber office (973)263-3310

May 28, 2014

Fourth of July at the Henry Doremus House

In honor of the Fourth of July Holiday, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will be held Henry Doremus Houseon Friday, July 4th at 10 am at the Henry Doremus House, 490 Main Road (aka Rt 202). Attendees may also tour the circa 1760 Henry Doremus House after the ceremony with tours led by the Montville Twp Historical Society. Montville Twp (as then part of Pequannock Twp) and the Henry Doremus House have roots in the American Revolution as the farm house was an eye witnesses to all the military traffic in the area during the Revolutionary War. General George Washington occupied the house from June 25 through 27, 1780 during the American Revolutionary War after retreating from the Battle of Springfield.

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May 27, 2014

Montville Board President Named Master Board Member

Master board memberThe New Jersey School Board Association [NJSBA] Master Board Member Certification was awarded to Montville Township Board of Education [BOE] President, Dr. Karen Cortellino, at the Morris County School Board Association’s [MCSBA] April 30 meeting. Only five School Board Members throughout Morris County achieved this status. "Karen does a great job," said Superintendent, Dr. Paul Fried recently. "She takes the role of Board Member very seriously, and always tries to improve her skills and leadership." NJSBA offers a variety of certification programs for board members throughout the state who wish to take their training to a higher level. Master Board Member Status is awarded to Members who have participated in further education.

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May 23, 2014

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war. Bill Blass was one of them. So Resources-Sonichalftrack-thumb-570x458-122294 was Ellsworth Kelly. And Arthur Singer. And Art Kane. Before these men embarked on the artistic careers they would become known for, they served together during World War II. But they were a particular kind of soldier, serving in a particular kind of unit: Blass and his brothers in arms were recruited from art schools and ad agencies. They were sought for their acting skills. They were selected for their creativity. They were soldiers whose most effective weapon was artistry. Continue reading theAtlantic.com

May 21, 2014

Lazar Students Performed at Miller Symphony Hall

Seven buses of musicians from Robert R. Lazar Middle School traveled to Miller Symphony Hall in ChoirAllentown, PA on Friday, May 9. The 235 student performers represented Lazar’s Concert Bands, Choruses and Orchestras for both grade six and grades seven/eight. The ensembles had the opportunity to perform live on the symphony’s professional stage. Each performance was adjudicated by professors from Rutgers University. All of Lazar’s ensembles received the highest ratings of either “Superior” or “Excellent.” The musicians were led by three of Montville Township Public School’s music educators, Miguel Bolivar; Kathy Zajac; Janice Scharf. Following the evaluation performances, the musicians enjoyed an afternoon of rides at Dorney Park.