Living a life of adventure with a Berkeley Heights writer

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:34:39 GMT

It was a wonderful series of unintended consequences that led Berkeley Heights writer and bark canoe enthusiast Ted Behne to become immersed in the eccentric life of Tappan Adney.

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From Deathx27;s Door to Berkeley Heights A mother dogx27;s journey Home for Good

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:41:36 GMT

Home for Good Dog Rescues Vet Tech Amy enters the familiar Shelter in South Carolina, from which so many of our dogs have been rescued. Hesitantly, she walks down the rows of packed cages.

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Teens train in Westfield to be support group facilitators

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:16 GMT

Ten teenagers spent Oct. 25 inside at First United Methodist Church in Westfield learning how to be support group facilitators for grieving children. They include in the front row: Briana McGowan, Fanwood; Chelsea Deegan, Berkeley Heights; Katherine McGowan, Fanwood; Madison Hermann, Short Hills; Steven Zucker, Westfield.

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Outstanding warrants lead to charges against four in Watchung

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:31:05 GMT

Kenneth L. Johnson, Jr. 34, of Dunellen, was charged following a motor vehicle stop at 10:47 p.m. Oct. 23, on New Providence Road. A random plate inquiry on the car indicated the owner had an expired license.

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High School Rescue Squad Cadet Program On Call For Berkeley Heights Emergency Medical Response

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:35:14 GMT

Berkeley Heights squad of 11 teenaged paramedics-in-training, as part of the Berkeley Heights Cadet Emergency Medical Service Program, have proven their heroic passion and commitment towards their lifesaving opportunity. For many high school students, just passing calculus or biology class is a challenge on its own.

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Marax27;s Bakery Scheduled For December Opening In Berkeley Heights

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:18:37 GMT

Maras Caf & Bakery, a casual, family-friendly caf will open a franchise at 250 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Jackson Liu, the franchise owner, reports interior construction has begun for a December 2014 opening.

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Glimpse of History Children in costume for a community comedy in Berkeley Heights

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:51:13 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Members of the cast of "The Magic Sword" posed in costume for this photo in 1921 taken in the Free Acres community in Berkeley Heights. From left are Helen Hicks as the Beautiful Doll, Roxanne Everlin as the Prince/Bear, Katharine Clay as Jumping Jack and Sylvia Schoenfeld as the Doll.

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Trunk or Treat Large Turnout For PBA 144x27;s Halloween Tailgating Event In Berkeley Heights

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:18:11 GMT

The Berkeley Heights PBA 144 held its fourth annual Trunk or Treat event for the children of Berkeley Heights on Saturday, Oct. 25, turning the backs of mini vans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch with dangling spiders and cobwebs. Trunk-or-treating has put a twist on the door-to-door candy-collecting, bringing Halloween from the streets to the safety of the municipal parking lot for the smallest of trick-or-treaters.

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Berkeley Heights Blue Storm U12 Win Spookarama Soccer Tournament

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:34:52 GMT

Berkeley Heights Blue Storm U12 won their age group at the 2014 North Brunswick Spookarama soccer tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18. The team dressed up as Pink Panthers and enjoyed the fall weather and festivities. Please pick some towns to customize the content of your e-news updates.

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Berkeley Heights student spaceflight experiment to launch Oct. 27

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:41:47 GMT

Pictured is, Pam Wilczynski, Columbia Middle School Science Teacher; Gia LaSalle; Katherine Kapustka; Lilyanna Walsh; Julia Ellis; and Grace Acosta, Columbia Middle School vice principal. Second row: Frank Geiger, Columbia Middle School principal; and Jim Flakker, SSEP local program director.

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Writein Mayoral Candidate Art Scholl Asks Woodruff For An Open Forum ...

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:46:46 GMT

The Berkeley Heights Town Council has provided their Swap Plan as Two Options. They developed their preferred Plan under the Municipal Redevelopment Laws.

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Elect Roxanne Dowell for open government in Berkeley Heights

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:40:47 GMT

As a lifelong resident who has been attending Township Council meetings since 2007, I am well informed about local government and the work its officials do. I therefore speak from experience when I tell you that there is an urgent need to elect a Council member who will keep Berkeley Heights government open and accountable to you.

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Bob Woodruff for Mayor Together Moving Berkeley Heights Forward

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:40:46 GMT

After five years of serving as both Acting Mayor and Councilman, I now respectfully ask the citizens of Berkeley Heights to support my candidacy for Mayor. Together, with council candidates Jeanne Kingsley and Marc Faecher, we are positioned with your help, to move Berkeley Heights forward.

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Sage Eldercare provides grocery shopping errand service and meals

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:43:56 GMT

Pictured is Ernie Moore of Berkeley Heights, a SAGE Eldercare Meals On Wheels volunteer, who is preparing to make his daily delivery of hot meals. If you know of an older adult who may be finding it difficult to get to the grocery store or who cannot easily prepare their own meals, then perhaps one of SAGE Eldercares services would help out as the weather turns cold.

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Wharton Music Center Community Concert Series continues Nov. 9 at Long Hill Twp. Library

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:56:32 GMT

Wharton Music Center continues its Community Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m., at the Long Hill Township Library located at 917 Valley Road in Gillette. Wharton Music Center faculty members Kathleen Ditmer, French horn, and Gerald Wright, trumpet, are joined by John Lambert, trumpet, David Read, trombone, and Dean Plank, bass trombone.

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Berkeley Heights PBA to host Trunk or Treat on Saturday

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:30 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - For the fourth year in a row, the Berkeley Heights PBA will hold a Trunk or Treat for the local children. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Police Department, 29 Park Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 25. Costumed children will go from trunk to trunk and pick up treats and, if they want, take part in the Pumpkin Carving Contest organized by Pearly Whites.

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Donx27;t Scare Your Children Prepare Your Children

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:29 GMT

In my previous column, I expressed my concerns about a 5-year-old girl who had to sign a contract promising that she would not commit suicide or homicide. As a martial arts teacher, who has taught this age group for 17 years, Id like to share my opinion on how to prepare your children for conflict in a healthy way.

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Eagle Scout sign project for Mountainside

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT

Pictured are Deanna Andre, Mountainside Borough Councils Restoration Committee liaison; Paul Mirabelli, Mountainside mayor; Jeffrey Whyte, Eagle Scout candidate; Al Faella, Union County manager; Glenn Mortimer, Mountainside Borough Councils Library Board liaison; and Scott Daniels, chairman of Mountainside Restoration Committee. An unveiling was held on Friday evening , Oct. 17, of a sign made possible by Eagle Scout candidate Jeffrey Whyte.

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Providence Integrated Health and Fitness Opens in New Providence with 7 Days of Free Classes

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:58:18 GMT

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness is located just above Colorado Ski and Skate at 18 South St. The new center will feature Xtend Barre classes, touted as the Premier Ballet Barre Workout combining Pilates and Dance as well as hot and cold yoga, Gyrotonic and Pilates Personal Training, dance exercise classes, natural weight loss, natural foods cooking classes, physical therapy, accupuncture and a medical massage therapy team. Owners Larry Heisler and Kathy McCready, formerly of Terra Sky Center for Wellness in Summit, are inviting the general public to take seven consecutive days of unlimited group classes free.

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John and Margareth Josa Memorial Service Nov. 8

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:07:41 GMT

A memorial service for John and Margareth Josa will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Summit Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Avenue. John and Margareth fled Hungary in 1956 and settled in New Providence, N.J., where Margareth ran a preschool, The Josa School, in their home for 47 years.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence conducts fall food drive

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:10:23 GMT

Pictured are cans, jars and boxes of donated food are ready to be sorted and packed at Faith Lutheran for last years Fall Food Drive. Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families.

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Chatham Teenager Gonzalez Wins St. Patx27;s 5K Run

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:36:45 GMT

Alec Gonzalez , 15, of Chatham won the St. Pats 5K race with a tme of 18:28.71 on Sunday. Gonzalez was followed by Kyle Brogan , who ran 19:02.04, and Chathams Tom Cincotta in 19:36.21.

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Dorothy Qu Giving Back to New Providence High School

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:52:24 GMT

The New Providence school district was gifted a painting of the front of the school by current student and New Providence High School Senior, Dorothy Qu. "I really wanted to give back to New Providence for all the opportunities Ive had to represent such a great school," Qu said.

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Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library to host mrRay

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:01:17 GMT

The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library will host a concert by mrRay at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the New Providence Municipal Building. NEW PROVIDENCE - The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library is hosting another special concert by "mrRay" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, one of the days of the annual Teachers Convention.

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SPFHS Marching Band Wins State Title

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:08:50 GMT

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Marching Band retained its State Championship title tonight at the NJ High School Marching Band Competition held at Rutgers tonight, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. SPFHS won for Visuals and Overall Effect.

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Incidences of Fraud on Rise in New Providence

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:06 GMT

On 10/06/2014 a resident reported an attempted fraud when she received a phone call from a person who indicated they were from the IRS. The caller, described as a foreign male voice, was attempting to solicit information from the resident.

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TAPinto.net Taps Into the Fight Against Breast Cancer as New...

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:14:08 GMT

Komen North Jersey announced today that TAPinto.net , a network of locally owned and operated hyperlocal news sites, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Affiliate for 2014-2015. As a new Affiliate Partner, TAPinto.net will expand its support of Komen North Jersey beyond the current level it has been providing specifically for Komen North Jerseys annual Race for the Cure -and be a resource for the Affiliate on a regular, ongoing basis.

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Bail reduced for some alleged Genovese crime family associates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:59:45 GMT

MORRISTOWN - Bail was reduced for several of the alleged Genovese crime family associates accused of running illegal financial schemes and sports gambling operations, but a Superior Court judge maintained $400,000 bail for alleged "capo" Charles "Chuckie" Tuzzo Thursday. The 80-year-old Tuzzo, however, posted $40,000 with a bail bondsman and was expected to be released later in the evening.

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Summit College Club Seeks Members

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:09:02 GMT

The Summit College Club, a branch of the American Association of University Women, is seeking new members to add to its roster. Enrollment is open to all women and men holding the associate degree or higher; current members come from Union, Essex, Somerset, and Morris Counties in NJ, New York City, and beyond.

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Four New Providence High School students to participate in choral events

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:59 GMT

Kevin Dackow, junior; Juliana Ruta, junior; and William Roper, senior, were selected among students from schools across the state into the All State Mixed Chorus. Their director is Peggy Dettwiler, Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University.

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New Providence Man Arrested for 1stDegree Racketeering Charges

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:41 GMT

A New Providence resident was one of seven arrested on Tuesday on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of funds generated from narcotics trafficking. According to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence has been a "soldier" for the New York-based Genovese crime family who was one of the suspects arrested.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:40 GMT

Members and associates of one of New Yorks legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they announced charges against 11 people. One of those arrested was reputed Genovese family capo Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, who was charged with racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy, loansharking and promoting gambling.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:39 GMT

Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Tuesday during a news conference in Newark.

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B.I.G. program for women on how to protect financial assets is Oct. 30 in Summit

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:37 GMT

What happens when life throws you a curveball? Come to the October 30 B.I.G. meeting in Summit to find out. Women entrepreneurs work hard to earn money for their businesses.

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x27;Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.x27; Theme of 2014 Red Ribbon Week Oct. 2331

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:05:13 GMT

Honoring one man who made a difference in the countrys fight against illegal narcotics, Red Ribbon Week was established 1988 both In response to the murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, and as a symbol of the commitment to raise awareness of the death and destruction caused by drugs in America. According to redribbon.org , Camarena, a Mexican-born American, was killed while on a drug-related assignment in Mexico.

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