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24 posts from February 2015

February 27, 2015

Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking Luncheon

TopBannerMontville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking Luncheont on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:00PM-2:00PM at Il Michelangelo’s Restaurant & Lounge at 91 Elcock Ave., Boonton, NJ. Bring a friend and plenty of business cards to exchange with other members of the local business community. Cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 non-members. Please go to the Chamber website @ www.montvillechamber.org to register. PayPal is accepted or call the Chamber office at (973)263-3310.  

Hilldale Elementary School earned $500 grant at Harlem Wizards Fundraiser

_98A0051Pathways for Exceptional Children held a Harlem Wizards fundraiser on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Montville Township High School. The Wizards played the Montville SuperStars in an exciting afternoon of basketball.Tickets were hard to find as the popular event sold out again this year. There were several Montville SuperStars teams. Each team represented one of Montville Township’s five elementary schools or Robert R. Lazar Middle School. The players were Montville Township Public Schools teachers, staff and parents who volunteered to compete for prizes in support of Pathways.“The Harlem Wizard basketball game involves the community in a very special way,” said Pathways founder, Melinda Jennis. “Parents and teachers volunteer their time to play against the Wizards. We even have children with special needs from the Pathways’ team playing.

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Montville High’s innovative “Humanities Research Program” to be Featured on Emmy-winning Classroom Close-up, NJ

Classroom close-upThe Emmy-winning educational program, Classroom Close-up, NJ, will be taping a segment entitled “Humanities Research Program” on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Montville Township High School (MTHS). Developed by David Tubbs, the Montville Township Public Schools’ K-12 Supervisor of Humanities, the “Humanities Research Program” is uniquely designed to foster learning through student engagement.“It is for all students,” explained Tubbs. “Everyone is interested in something. This program excites students because it taps into their interests and builds upon their knowledge.  Technology is the tool we use, but it is not the primary focus. The focus is the curriculum, and motivating students to examine and research the curriculum through their interests and expertise. Teachers are the facilitators, and students work collaboratively with the teachers and each other to delve deeply into topics. The process encourages students to take responsibility for expanding their own knowledge and broadening the knowledge of the class as a whole.”

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February 23, 2015

Spring Boutique Vendor Show To Benefit Montville Animal Shelter

A perfect place to shop for Spring Holidays, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s gifts, your favorite someone Montville animal shelteror a little something for yourself (or furry friend) while knowing you will also be helping homeless pets. Shoppers will find everything from Pet & People Items, Spring & Home Décor Crafts, Bath & Body Items, American Girl items, Chocolate, Specialty Foods ,Painted Glassware, Retail & Handmade Fashions, Baby Items/ Fashions/Gifts. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Clever Containers, Mary Kay, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Hobby N' Home, Shelter Helpers on Wheels and many others!

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February 20, 2015

Homeless Bus Inc. Wins Harvey’s Hero of New York

HomelessbusincHomeless Bus Inc. has been feeding the homeless out of their family bus for the past 22 years. Their bus recently broke down, but they continued to feed the homeless out of their own car. Their charitable works inspired and touched Steve Harvey so much that he decided to surprise the family as they were handing out food to the homeless. He awarded them with jackets, a repaired bus, and $20,000 in order to continue their charitable work. Click the link below to watch the video that was featured on the Steve Harvey Show!


North Essex Chamber Unveils New Branding at First Annual Membership Appreciation Event

Carousel_image_94ff536a8c083cca2818_IMG_4529The North Essex Chamber of Commerce recently held its first annual Membership Appreciation event at the Montville Executive Suites in Pine Brook. Over 50 local professional business people were in attendance to help celebrate the unveiling of the NECC’s new logo and website. The North Essex Chamber of Commerce is the official Chamber of Commerce for nine towns in Essex County, New Jersey: Fairfield, West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Essex Fells, Verona, Cedar Grove and Montclair. The West Essex Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1969. It became the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in the early part of the 2000’s when it absorbed the Montclair Chamber of Commerce. Members include large, medium and small businesses throughout the Greater Essex County area, including the surrounding counties of Morris, Union, Bergen and Passaic counties. Our members consist of everything from professional services to retail establishments.

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Lazar Scholar Vies for Spot in State Geo Bee

Geo 2015 198Hendrik Mayer won the Robert R. Lazar Middle School Geography Bee. The 2014-2015 contest was highly competitive. To achieve this triumph Mayer, an eighth grade student, employed a combination of learned knowledge, reasoning skills and focus.Seventh grade Social Studies teacher, Chris Carman, organized the event for the student body. Carman presented Mayer with his first place award following the final round of the competition. In addition to earning the top spot at Lazar, Mayer is also eligible to compete for a spot in the New Jersey Geography Bee which will be held in April, 2015.

February 18, 2015

Montville Chamber Award Winners Will be Honored at Dinner on March 7

The Montville Twp. Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2014 award winners. The chamber will present the awards during its annual banquet on Saturday, March 7, at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany. TopBannerThe dinner is open to all members and friends of the chamber and recipients. Send reservations in no later than Friday, Feb. 20. The cost per reservation is $70. Cash bar will be available. There will be hors d’oeuvres 6-7 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Attendance is by advance reservation only. Call Dana Gillan at 973-263-3310.

Superintendent Search Firm Seeks Stakeholders’ Opinions

The Montville Township Board of Education (BOE) plans to identify and welcome a new superintendent by July 1, 2015. 6a00d83451c76769e201b7c6fc3c47970b-200wiTo achieve this goal the BOE is asking all stakeholders to participate in an on-line Superintendent Search Survey and to attend one of several Superintendent Search Meetings. The Search Meeting that will address topics relevant to Parents and Community will be held in the Montville Township High School (MTHS) cafeteria on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Education consulting firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) officially launched the Montville Superintendent Search on February 13, when it posted the position and began accepting applications. This week HYA announced two opportunities for the district’s stakeholders, such as administrators, staff, teachers, parents, students and the community, to participate in the search process.  Both opportunities are designed to prioritize qualities that stakeholders identify as important for Montville’s Superintendent to successfully lead the high-achieving district toward its long-range goals.

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February 17, 2015

The Kettlebell Kitchen Has Arrived at Montville Executive Suites!

What is the Kettlebell Kitchen? The Kettlebell Kitchen provides delicious healthy food based on the Paleo diet. The “Paleolithic Diet” is founded on the idea that our ancestors evolved under certain Logo-smallenvironmental conditions and stressors; consequently, our bodies have developed to run on certain fuels. Over the last 10,000 or so years, the advent of grain-based and sugar-based foods has fundamentally changed the modern diet and common fuel sources. The problem is, the human body, as a system, had been thriving without these foods for millions of years and it hasn’t had time in the last 10,000 years – a drop in the bucket, evolutionarily speaking – to adapt to modern foods. The Paleo Diet is a way of eating that pays homage to the types of foods our ancestors ate:  the types of food we were meant to eat. That doesn’t mean we want you to eat Mastodon steak and shrubs! Rather, eating “paleo” means eating fresh, nutrient-rich, unprocessed, natural foods like meat and fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts. Read more at KettlebellKitchen.com

If you are interested in ordering food from the Kettlebell Kitchen and picking up here at Montville Executive Suites contact us at (973)-575-6080