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20 posts from September 2014

September 29, 2014

The "Fix the Dollar" Presentation, October 9th at MES

Fix the dollar 2The "Fix the Dollar" presentation will discuss how the Federal Reserve system has devalued the American dollar and the impact that has had on wages, buying power and savings, all of which negatively impact the middle class. This presentation is about an hour long with a Q&A session to follow. You can link to the YouTube video about the kick off, which explains the presentation and how the devalued dollar affects wages, savings and buying power. Register here fixthedollar.com.

When: October 9th, 7:00 pm 

Where: Montville Executive Suites

330 Changebridge Road, Suite 101

Pine Brook, NJ 07058

September 26, 2014

Montville Residents Take on the Rachel's Challenge

Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings. In the weeks after the tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech is one of the most widely viewed on the internet.

Rachel’s writings and her life were testaments to kindness and compassion. More than 21 million students, teachers, parents and officials in the United States and abroad have participated in the legacy known as Rachel’s Challenge. Rachelschallenge

On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., MTHS will welcome all members of the community to experience Rachel’s Challenge. This powerful free event is designed to inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

Rachel’s Challenge is an opportunity for schools and communities to turn the tide on student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, and school violence.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance can motivate each and every individual to consider the impact of actions on others.

The event is open to everyone in the community from seventh grade to adult. It will serve as a culmination to a day dedicated to launching a lifetime of kindness.

- See more at NorthJersey.com

September 24, 2014

Montville Historical Society Presents "Pompton Mutiny"

1122“Pompton Mutiny” is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past Lecture Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, October 13 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. Five long years soldiers had served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution with little food, sparse clothing and no pay in horrid weather conditions; some of the heaviest snowfalls took place during this period.  General George Washington had lost part of the Pennsylvania line to a mutiny and he need to prevent future mutinies and desertions from the American Army.

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William Mason Hosting 1st Annual Cougar 5K

Cougar 5kThe William Mason Home and School Association is holding its first annual Cougar 5K and Fun Fair (http://www.williammason5k.com/) on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The deadline for early registration has been extended to Friday, September 26. The fundraising run and fair will have activities for all ages and levels of skill. A 5K race, a 1 mile run/walk, and a variety of children's races will be among the events. During and after the races, there will be a Fun Fair on the fields of William Mason Elementary School. Children of all ages and their families can watch the runners and walkers finish races while enjoying inflatables, carnival games, sports contests, food and music.

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Montville Chamber Women to Women Breakfast Networking Event

MontvilleeThe Montville Township Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Women-To-Women Breakfast Networking Event on Thursday, October 9, 2014- 8:30am-10:00am  at the Montville Municipal Bldg., 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ.  Speaker, Laurel Weber Snyder, owner of Well Spoken Coaching Services, will teach women how to speak more confidently and effectively in business or for any part of your life! Please invite other women business associates and friends. Register online at www.montvillechamber.org  or call the Chamber office at 973-263-3310. Breakfast is included and it only costs $10.00/person. Hurry and don’t miss this one!!

The 10th Annual Mustang Marching Band Competition is October 5th

The Montville Township High School Field Corps (MTHS) will be hosting the 10th Annual MontvilleeMarching Band Competition on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This Mustang Classic is a festival of music and pageantry sanctioned by the United States Scholastic Band Association (USBA). It will take place at the MTHS football field, 100 Horseneck Road, at 1:00 PM. More than 800 student musicians and color guards, will be perform with a dozen high school marching bands in this skilled and fierce competition. Among the high schools slated to compete are: Pompton Lakes High School, Wayne Valley High School, Port Chester High School, Fairlawn High School, North Warren High School, Bergenfield High School, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Parsippany High School, Mahwah High School, and Bloomfield High School.

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September 22, 2014

Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking

Montville policeA proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.s CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, the proposal has some people questioning just how far police should be allowed to go.
Residents value their privacy in the upscale community of Montville in Morris County. But the proposed ordinance could change all of that. Police officers under the ordinance could search homes with probable cause, and without a warrant, if they suspect underage drinking. Continue reading cbslocal.com.

September 18, 2014

Friction Continues in Montville Township Over JCP&L’s New Power Lines

Montville Township Mayor Don Kostka gave an update at the recent Township Committee meeting on Power line the Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) Whippany-Montville reinforcement project that residents fear may lower property values due to higher utility poles, noise pollution, and health issues concerning electromagnetic fields. On Thursday, Aug. 14, Senator Joseph Pennacchio, Mayor Kostka, Deputy Mayor Scott Gallopo, and Montville Township Administrator Victor Canning met with three representatives from JCP&L in Senator Pennacchio’s office to discuss the newly chosen and final route for the power lines. However, Canning said that JCP&L did not have any documentation and/or maps to highlight this final route.  Continue reading northjersey.com.

Montville Community Invited to Join 21 Million Who Have Taken Rachel’s Challenge

Rachel's Challenge- copyRachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings. In the weeks after the tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech is one of the most widely viewed on the internet. Rachel’s writings and her life were testaments to kindness and compassion. More than 21 million students, teachers, parents and officials in the United States and abroad have participated in the legacy known as Rachel’s Challenge. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 7PM, Montville Township High School (MTHS) will welcome all members of the community to experience Rachel’s Challenge. This powerful free event is designed to inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

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Woodmont Seeks LEGO Donations

LegoThe fourth grade team at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville Township, submitted a grant application to New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) last February. The team was awarded a $7,400 grant from the prestigious Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only 13 other HIPP Grants were awarded across NJ for the current year. According to the NJEA website, the Hipp Grant is in place to help educators “Bring creative ideas to life,” and “Promote excellence in education.” Entitled: Brick by Brick Laying the Foundations for Learning, the grant application outlined an innovative educational initiative that incorporates LEGOs into classroom learning. Each Woodmont fourth grade classroom will be outfitted with a LEGO Learning Center.

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