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24 posts from February 2016

February 26, 2016

March 14 - MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “History of Montville Township (Pine Brook & Towaco)”

History of Montville Township (Pine Brook & Towaco)is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past History Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, March 14 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. The name Montville came from the Mandeville Inn which was located at River Road and Main (aka Rt 202) Road.  Mandeville was pronounced Mondeville which later was corrupted to Montville.  Before there was door to door mail delivery, residents would have their mail addressed to Mandeville’s (Montville).  They would then go to Mandeville’s to pick up their mail at the Inn. They would also go there to find workers for farm jobs and find out the news of the area.  

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Montville Unico Will Be Offering Grants For High School Seniors

Imgres-1Montville UNICO is happy to announce that this year we will be offering five $4000 educational grants to high school seniors in Morris County.  There are 2 types of grants: Italian Studies grant and standard academic grants.  Only students of Italian ancestry are eligible and the awards are given with heavy emphasis on financial need and educational standing.  The Italian studies grant has the additional requirement of at least 2 years of Italian language studies and having promoted Italian language, culture, and heritage in some manner. Applications have been submitted to many Morris County high schools guidance offices with the complete eligibility requirements.  Applications are also available on our web site www.montvilleunico.org.  All applications must be received before April 30, 2016.  

State of Montville Discussed at Republican Club Meeting; Conklin Announces Second Term Run

Carousel_image_a0489714020eedcb4ebb_jim_and_rich_stockThe township is “getting some progress” in its fight against a power line project being proposed by Jersey Central Power & Light, promised Montville Mayor James Sandham at a Feb. 22 meeting of the township Republican Club. The mayor spoke before about 40 people who gathered for the meeting at the Senior House. To read more about this story, click the following link.

MUDD 2016 - The 4th Annual Montville Ceramics Invitational

79312e32-e171-4a5f-8595-e203aa030fd5Montville Township High School [MTHS] will host MUDD 2016, the 4th Annual All Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, on the evening of Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The event will be held in the newly renovated MTHS Media Center. Over thirty ceramic pieces by extraordinary student artists will be on exhibit at MUDD 2016. More than two dozen artists from more than twelve area high schools will compete for top prizes in a variety of categories. 

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Hilldale Elementary Celebrates the Year of the Monkey

Carousel_image_6394f075462e9eeab7b6_imageThe Year of the Monkey was ushered in on Friday, Feb. 12 at Hilldale Elementary School. The school’s 363 students, along with faculty, staff and parents enjoyed a Chinese New Year celebration planned and executed by the Montville Township Chinese community. To continue reading this story, click the following link.


Ten Montville Wrestlers Competing at Regionals for Spot in State Tournament

Carousel_image_9035ec434d621c6b0898_imageMontville Township High School won the District wrestling tournament for a second year in a row and will be sending ten of its wrestlers to compete in the NJSIAA Wrestling Region 1 tournament which started on Wednesday and continues this weekend at Wallkill High School. The top 3 wrestlers from each weight in last weekends’ District tournament qualified to wrestle in regions. To read more about this story, click the following link.

February 25, 2016

Montville Resident Escapes China, Leaves Mark on Montville Township

DavidyenDavid Yen was only nine years old when the Second Sino-Japanese War began, and his family had to flee his home city of Beijing, China. The war, also called the War of Resistance, began in 1937 and lasted eight years. The Japanese invaded China beginning in 1931, and in 1937 the Chinese decided to resist and fight back. late July, the Japanese troops occupied Beijing, but Yen and his family were able to flee the invasion because his father was director of the library at Peking University. Continue reading www.tapinto.net.



February 23, 2016

March 3, 4 & 5- Montville Drama Brings One of The Longest Running Shows in Broadway History to Life

PippinThere is magic to do at Montville Township High School this spring, and the MTHS Drama Club will be warming hearts as they present the Tony award-winning musical, Pippin. Written by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of a traveling band of performers, who rely on the character known only as, Lead Player, to assist in directing them as they tell the whimsical and wise tale of Pippin. “I love Pippin,” said Lead Player, senior, Emily Michalak. “I love the music so much."

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Cats and Kittens for Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

KittyThe Montville Animal Shelter has the 'purr-fect' cat you are looking for to bring into your home and make a part of your family. The Animal Shelter is a small municipal shelter that cares for animals from five towns and is operated by the Township of Montville. To read more about this story, click the following link.

Budget Draft #2 Discussed by Montville Township Board of Education

Rene“It’s a waiting game right now,” Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar told the Board of Education and the public when she presented a second draft of the proposed budget at the regular meeting on Feb. 16. “The Governor gave his budget address [on Feb. 16]. I was very excited to hear him say that every K-12 district is expected to receive more state aid in 2016-2017. To click the read more about this story, click here.