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Vol. 2 No. 3 March 16, 2010

WMC High School Wrestlers
Had Positive Season
By Josh Lashley

est Morris Central High School head wrestling
coach Ken Rossi certainly had his student-ath-
letes motivated to get good things done on the
mat during the 2009-2010 season. Just as importantly, the
wrestlers were self-motivated and the results were quite
positive. They finished the season with an overall record of
14-9 and advanced to the semifinal round of NJSIAA North
II Group III sectional tournament.
Coach Rossi recalls some of the major triumphs from
this past winter.
“We defeated Mendham 37-24 on January 8th,’’ Rossi
said. “We always have a highly competitive match with
Mendham and it is a goal to get a win over our sister school.
Jefferson is one of the premier programs in Morris County
and it is a step in the right direction beating them (34-32).
On January 16, we defeated Warren Hills and at the time Long Valley Brownie Troop 518 showed their "Passion for Fashion" at the Randolph Service Center. The girls practiced sketching and
they were ranked in the state top 20. created an original look for their dolls. Pictured (L-R): Catherine Fernandez, Sarah Heditsch, Hayley McIsaac, Rosie Lauezzari, Lilah
Sniderman, Julianne Cantwell, Kaitlyn Hennelly and Maddie Bataille.
“We defeated Millburn, 35-22, in the North II Group III
sectional quarterfinals. The win over Millburn propelled us
to the semifinals for the first time since the 1990’s.’’ Washington Township Recreation Soccer Squirts & Spring Tennis
West Morris was defeated by Roxbury in the sectional

semifinal round. The three captains were major factors for ashington Township Soccer Squirts program For more information, please contact the office at (908)
the success of WMC this year. Seniors Herbie Skinner (189 introduces soccer for boys and girls of age 3 to 5. 876-5941 or download the registration form at www.wtmor-
pounds) and Mark Fleming (145) as well as junior Mike Children will learn the fundamentals of soccer
Sickles (130) earned captainships for West Morris. through a program of non-competitive activities and fun
“Herbie started wrestling in eighth grade and struggled games. Activities are designed to evoke a child's imagina- Chester Lioness Club Collects
continued on page 6 tion in which they can Find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin
or capture Jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants. Every
Food for Chester Food Pantry
2009 Multi-Million Dollar Club Award
session is designed to promote coordination, movement and he Chester Lioness Club on behalf of with the
Top 20% of 3,700 balance and most importantly Fun, Fun, Fun. The soccer Chester Food Pantry will be collecting canned and
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15th. Families and nature lovers from participants can be viewed on the web
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The data collected will be useful for future pileated woodpeckers, and I counted four
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Enrollment In Our Schools Down 251 Students, the Budget Should Decrease Too...
By Thomas Lotito instead of reducing class sizes. checks as do school employees. There is no Connected Math really working as the

nrollment in Long Valley Schools K- Having said all of this, the question is: downside to outsourcing and consolidation. administration has touted in years past?
8 is down 251 students since 2004. How does the Washington Township BOE Let me make my self perfectly clear, all They always pointed to the NJAsk scores as
That's the equivalent of all the chil- reduce it's budget with out taking money of these dramatic savings could be realized proof! I had attended the BOE meeting at
dren in Old Farmers Elementary School. away from teachers and children? Simple, with out taking one dollar out of the class the end of last year when the numbers were
Enrollment numbers are going to decrease consolidation of services and out sourcing. room. Other school districts all across the presented and this time they dismissed the
further in coming years due to the imple- Does Long Valley need two BOE adminis- state are saving tax payer dollars by negoti- low scores."
mentation of the Highlands Act. trations? One for West Morris Central High ating that teachers, secretaries, janitors, and This is the typical response you get from
But, the question remains. " Will the School and one for the K-8? No! Why not administration pay a larger percentage of Board of education and administration
Board of Education and administration cut have one central BOE for Mendhams, their health-care benefits. Yes, it is time for members if you challenge them or disagree
wasteful spending and reduce the budget Chesters and Long Valley? all government employees contribute to with them. This dismissal by the BOE and
for 2010-2011?" No, read on. In 2004, Another cost saving idea is to out source their benefits package and get their pay administration at a board meeting of a par-
Washington Township educated 3023 stu- janitorial services. Does Long Valley really scale and increases in line in with the pri- ents concern over test scores is typical of
dents for $32,513,848 ($10,755.29 per need to pay $40,000-$90,000 per janitor, vate sector economy. the Republican liberals that currently sit on
child). This year, Washington Township is plus benefits and overtime? No, these are Now, before you roll your eyes I would the BOE, led by BOE president Michele
educating only 2,772 students, yet spending entry level jobs that should pay $28,000-- like to state: I'm not against working par- Skurchak and assistant superintendent
$42,979,138 to do so ($15,590.40 per $34,000. Why not out source buses? Long ents who need day care services for their Leslie Schwarz. In an email to me last year,
child). Two hundred and fifty one less chil- Valley K-8 already uses an out side vendor children. All day Kindergarten could be a BOE member Chance Healy wrote.
dren, ten million dollars more in expenses. for the lunch program. good alternative for these parents. But, the "Another viable option would be to move-
I believe it is in the best interests of the Many school districts in NJ have real- question is; Should Long Valley K-8 there are several other area districts your
community in a recession economy, that the ized dramatic savings by consolidating schools have all an day Kindergarten when lack of integrity and class are better suited
BOE review its spending from the ground resources with neighboring districts and tax revenues to the township are down? for." ( keep in mind that on election nights
up, with a first year goal to return spending townships, outsourcing administration, People have lost their jobs, they are strug- past, Chance Healy is seen regularly with
to the parameters of 2004, adjusted for transportation and maintenance functions to gling to pay their mortgages and property Kevin Nedd collecting election results at
inflation, of $12,308.34 per student. This private contractors, eliminating wasteful taxes. Should senior citizens on fixed the town hall).
would call for a 2010-2011 budget of not programs, reviewing their needs for sites incomes foot the bill for this program? No, This is the typical response you get from
more than $35.5 million. Instead of reduc- and facilities, and generally returning their tax payers can simply not afford it. Board of education and administration
ing the budget the BOE is proposing all mission to spending money on the students Long Valley's biggest problem with it's members if you challenge them or disagree
day kindergarten to make up the difference in the classrooms. All outsourced employ- K-8 school system is that the Middle school with them. So, with out reservation I ask
of lost students and increasing the budget, ees have to pass the same background does not rise to the level of educational your help holding the Washington Twp
standards of West Morris Central High BOE administration and board members
School. Thankfully, interim superintendent accountable by expecting the following;
John Sakala is no longer employed in Long BOE and administration, stop proposing
Valley, his term has expired. Sakala, a poor more liberal agenda spending schemes.
choice for our district, showed us his Enrollment in our schools is down; let that
inability to provide leadership and improve be reflected in this year's budget. BOE and
educational standards. Last summer John administration; raise our children's mathe-
Sakala let middle school principal Mark matical educational standards to the
Ippolito speak for the district in the newspa- Singapore level, so our children don't fall
pers when there was a controversy concern- behind preparing for standard HS level
ing low test scores. math courses (The are no Connected
There was and still is a swirling contro- Algebra or Connected Geometry math
versy over a math proficiency test given by classes in HS). Give the children the funda-
WMCHS to the incoming freshman class of mental skills and the opportunities they will
2009, when they were eighth graders in need to get through HS and access better
middle school. Were the students who were colleges.
exposed to Connected and Everyday Math Leslie Schwarz stop spoon feeding the
(CM EM) in 7th and 8th grade ready for the public and Board members the lies that
rigors of HS Math? No! They are currently swirl around your liberal agenda. Which has
taking Algebra, disguised as remedial math resulted in lower test scores and the dumb-
classes, "not necessarily called remedial ing down of our children. Ms. Schwarz
math classes," quote, acting principal retire for the sake of the children. Michele
WMCHS, Gil Moscatello. ( the math profi- Skurchak, resign as president of Board of
ciency question is going to come up again Education, your partisanship and insatiable
this year). Sakala, in one article was quoted appetite for the liberal agenda is destroying
as saying that traditional math in some way our schools.
was obsolete and irrelevant. He called it, Board of Education members elect new
"old math". Yet, test scores on the NJ ASK leadership with the vision and foresight to
were down during John Sakala's tenure. make our schools the best in the state. Let's
Recently, a parent with concerns about hope that incoming Superintendent Jeff
low math test scores wrote on a local mes- Mohre will provide the leadership and
sage board, "The NJAsk scores were low vision to make our schools the best in the
enough to put them on the State's watch list state, something that is currently missing in
for No Child Left Behind! Math especially our School system. Agree? disagree? You
was low. Is the Everyday Math and can reach me at
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Can You Rewrite Criminal History?

by Carmen J. Liuzza, Jr., Esq. they must wait ten years; for an offense, General’s Office, the County Prosecutor, have requested that the FBI remove

ou cannot rewrite history – or can five years; and for municipal ordinance vio- the Judge of the Municipal Court if the expunged records from its files.
you? One charged with or convict- lations, two years. One cannot expunge a applicant was convicted there, the County Although expungements segregate crim-
ed of a criminal offense or a crime crime if they have been convicted of anoth- Sheriff, and the Chief of Police in the inal records so that they cannot be accessed,
may request that the record be expunged. er crime or convicted of an offense on at municipality where the offense occurred. If some commercial databases now contain
Expungement treats the prior record as if it least two occasions. An applicant cannot the applicant was on probation or parole, more than one hundred million criminal
never happened, with few exceptions. expunge an offense or a municipal ordi- the respective department must receive a records. The commercial databases are not
There are many reasons why one may nance conviction if they have also been copy of the application. If the applicant was always updated as quickly as the govern-
wish to expunge a criminal history. In a convicted of a crime or convicted of more confined, one must also serve the place ment records and sometimes expunged
post-September 11th world, a criminal than two offenses. Generally, the same where he or she was incarcerated. Victims records now often turn up in criminal back-
record, or even an arrest not resulting in a exceptions and bars to expungement that of criminal activity are not entitled to notice ground checks ordered by employers and
conviction, may prevent one from consider- apply to adults also apply to juveniles. and therefore are not served. landlords. Persons aware of prior convic-
ation for employment or applications to rent Certain young adult drug offenders can On the date of the hearing, if no agency tions and with knowledge of the expunge-
real estate. Similarly, many occupations sometimes apply in as little as one year has objected, the Court can grant the appli- ment who divulge the existence of those
may require a professional license from a from the date of their conviction. cation without the need of the applicant prior criminal proceedings commit a crimi-
government agency: for example, attorney, Motor vehicle offenses such as speeding, appearing. If a government agency does nal offense. That offense may be punish-
realtor, nurse, certified public accountant, driving while intoxicated, driving without object, then the Court will conduct a hear- able by up to six months in the county jail,
school bus driver and cosmetician, just to auto insurance or possession of a controlled ing to determine whether the objection is up to $1,000.00 fine and court costs.
name a few. Depending on the crime, a dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, sufficient to bar the expungement. If the There are many nuances when consider-
conviction could prohibit the issuance of cannot be expunged because they are not application is granted, the applicant will ing expungement. One should consult with
such a license. Also, a criminal record criminal convictions. Similarly, domestic receive a signed court Order, which then a qualified attorney when considering such
could prevent one from obtaining a firearms violence proceedings, applications for a must be served upon all of the previously an application.
identification card, which is required for temporary restraining order or a final listed government agencies. Once the New Carmen J. Liuzza, Jr. is an attorney with
purchasing a firearm. An expungement restraining order are civil proceedings and Jersey State Police receive the Order, they offices in Newton, Hopatcong and
may remove a criminal record as an obsta- not criminal and therefore, they cannot be will send the applicant a letter acknowledg- Hamburg, New Jersey. Attorney Liuzza can
cle to employment, licensing or other civil expunged. Also, findings of not guilty by ing receipt of the Order. The letter will also be reached at 973-579-5700 or cl@gruber-
programs. reason of insanity or for lack of mental indicate that the State Police records have
An expungement does not destroy or capacity are not eligible for expungement. been corrected and that the State Police Paid advertisement
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when completing a job, school or other type touched upon such office.
of application. To apply for an expungement, one must
New Jersey classifies criminal activity file a petition, together with a filing fee,
into two categories: crimes and offenses. with the Superior Court. The applicant
Crimes are more severe than the lesser cat- must sign and certify that the information
egories of criminal offenses. There are lev- contained in the application is true while
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Cooper Gristmill Opens Tell Them You Saw It In Black River News • March 2010 • Page 21
for New Season Grant Enables Students to Help Historical Society Museum

elebrating its 32nd season, the Cooper Gristmill in

Chester Township will open for tours on Saturdays, tudents from West funded by the New Jersey graphs and histories in the Cemetery Plot Book; tran-
April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 2010. Visitors can see Morris Central High Historical Commission, a Staiano photograph albums; scribing a poster on
how the power of water from the Black River can turn mas- School have been vol- division of the Department scanning railroad photo- Washington Township
sive millstones to grind grain into flour or meal by means unteering in the Washington of State. graphs; transcribing a 1749 Mines; scanning Long
of a 6 ?-ton waterwheel. Township Historical Betsy Guzenski and indenture for Washington Valley Inn photographs for a
Cooper Gristmill is open April through October. In April, Society Museum since Shelley Heretyk from the Township land transfer to research request; identify-
May and June, it is open Saturdays, only, from 10 a.m. to 5 January 2010. They are historical society meet with initial settlers; archiving ing, labeling, and packing
p.m. starting April 10. During July and August it is open using a new laptop for col- students three times a week. documents; scanning and artifacts; archiving books;
Wednesdays through Sundays: on weekdays and Saturdays lections management and Projects to date include pre- preservation photo copying and cataloging photographs
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 scanning photographs to be serving over 150 photo- the German Valley Rural and cards.
p.m. In September and October, it is open on Saturdays shown on a large high defi-
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. nition monitor in the
Last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. The suggested donation to Museum. The historical
tour the mill is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (65+), and $1 society purchased the
for children ages 4 to 16. Children under age 4 are FREE. equipment through a grant
The Cooper Gristmill is located in Black River County Park administered by the Morris
on County Route #513 (old Rt. 24) in Chester Township 1.3 County Heritage
miles west of the Rt. 206 intersection. For tour availability Commission for the Morris
and information, please call 908-879-5463 or visit County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The grant was

Java & Jesus Bible Study Group

to Meet at Starbucks

astor Carol Petersen of Grace some of the emotional barriers we all build?
Lutheran Church will be leading a These are the kinds of questions that will be
Lenten Bible Study Group which will explored in this discussion and are especial-
discuss the topic Learning Forgiveness. ly important during the season of Lent.
This group will meet on Monday morning This program is free and open to the pub-
lic. All are welcome. For further informa- First row left to right: Mimi Journey, Megan Lasky, Sarah Mennen, Kate Sullivan, Nicole Thauer.
March 22 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Second row left to right: Sean Lotosky, Jason Vespoli, Vid Micevic, Brendan Milik, Ms. Rosanne
Starbucks in Chester which is located in the tion, please call Grace Lutheran Church at Lichatin (Lead History Teacher). Absent from the photo are students Ryan Riccordella, Charlie
ShopRite Shopping Center. (973) 543-7595. Grace Lutheran Church is Theringer, and Cara Antonaccio.
Forgiveness is part of our everyday lives located at 65 East Main Street in Mendham
and our lives in faith. But how well do we and is a barrier-free facility.
practice forgiveness and how do we get past Just for Laughs:
Springtime Comedy Night April 10th

n the mood for some laughs? Then join people are retiring, I've started this comedy
members and friends of National career," she points out.
Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), The headliner has appeared at such well-
West Morris Section, for a special Comedy known metro-area venues as Stand Up New
Night with Marion Oxenhorn, Saturday York, the New York Improv, Caroline's, and
evening, April 10, at 8 p.m., at a private Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck
home in Mendham. Heights.
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scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and luscious $36 a person (supporter); $54 a person
desserts. (patron); and $72 a person (benefactor).
The winner of the Gilda's Club Laugh- To make reservations, send a check,
Off comedy contest, Oxenhorn, a Morris made payable to NCJW, West Morris, to
County mother and grandmother, pursued Ellen Nesson, co-VP of fund-raising, 11
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enne after she watched stand-up comics and For further information about NCJW,
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The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatments

f headlines are any indication of what's hot and what's traditional IVF treatment protocols substantially increased By placing needles into specific acupuncture points linked
not, it's easy to believe that infertility treatment is pregnancy success. to the reproductive organs, hormones become normalized
strictly a modern day science, made possible solely In this study one group of 80 patients received two, 25- and often there is an increase in the number of follicles;
through the courtesy of high-tech medicine. minute acupuncture treatments -- one prior to having fertil- improves ovarian function; increases blood flow to the
But as good as modern science is, many couples trying ized embryos transferred into their uterus, and one directly uterus; and diminishes the chances of miscarriage.
to get pregnant find themselves turning to an age-old treat- afterwards. The second group of 80, who also underwent A slightly more Western way of looking at the effects of
ment for help -- one so steeped in tradition it's about as far embryo transfer, received no acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture points less to the mystical Qi and more
from life in the 21st century as one can get. That treatment The result: While women in both groups got pregnant, towards the solid science of brain chemistry. In studies
is Acupuncture, and today, even high-tech reproductive the rate was significantly higher in the acupuncture group - published in the journal Fertility and Sterility in 2002, Dr.
specialists are looking to the somewhat mysterious world - 34 pregnancies, compared with 21 in the women who Chang, along with noted Cornell University reproductive
of Chinese Medicine to help those fertility patients for received IVF alone. endocrinologist Zev Rosenwaks, MD, found a clear link
whom western medicine alone is not quite enough. But increasing the odds of IVF is not the only way between Acupuncture treatment and the brain hormones
Many of our patients come to us because they have gone acupuncture can help. Acupuncture works effectively as a involved in conception.
through one or more failed IUI’s and IVF’s (in-vitro fertil- stand-alone medicine for Infertility and does work to stim- More specifically their research noted that acupuncture
ization) treatments to no avail. Others come because their ulate egg production in women who can't -- or don't want to increases production of endorphins, the body's natural "feel
reproductive Dr. suggested acupuncture because they know -- use fertility medications or spend exorbitant amounts of good" brain chemical that also plays a role in regulating the
that acupuncture can help implement the success of their money to help them get pregnant. menstrual cycle.
treatment, over and above what the protocols alone can A study showed that when you compare the pregnancy Chang says acupuncture also appears to have a neuro-
accomplish. rates for an egg producing drug such as clomid to acupunc- endocrine effect, impacting a three-way axis between the
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment ture treatments alone, the rates are equal – a 50% chance of two areas of the brain involved with hormone production
that relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny pregnancy in 3 – 5 months for general patient – to those not (the hypothalamus, the pituitary glands and the ovaries, aka
needles into a "grid-like" pattern that spans the body, from undergoing IVF. as the HPO Axis), a constellation that ultimately impacts
head to toe. The needles are used to stimulate certain key How Acupuncture Works egg production and possibly ovulation.
"energy points" believed to regulate spiritual, mental, emo- Although acupuncture is fast becoming an accepted fer- In still another research paper published in the journal
tional, and physical balance. And, for many women, it's tility protocol, not everyone agrees on how -- or why -- it Medical Acupuncture in 2000, Sandra Emmons, MD, assis-
often just what the doctor ordered. works in the Western World. tant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon
"It can allow you to cross the line from infertile to fer- According to the Traditional Chinese medicine explana- Health Sciences University, reports that acupuncture may
tile by helping your body function more efficiently, which tion, acupuncture stimulates and moves Qi (pronounced directly impact the number of egg follicles available for fer-
in turn allows other, more modern reproductive treatments, "Chee") a form of life energy that ancient wisdom says tilization in women undergoing IVF.
like IVF, to also work more efficiently," says James must flow through the body unhampered from head to toe, "My guess is that acupuncture is changing the blood sup-
Dillard, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia 24/7. When it does not flow unimpeded pain or illness can ply to the ovaries, possibly dilating the arteries and increas-
University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and clini- occur. Infertility can arise from restricted Qi flow, which ing blood flow, so that ultimately, the ovaries are receiving
cal adviser to Columbia's Rosenthal Center for can cause blood deficiency, liver Qi stasis and a host of greater amounts of hormonal stimulation," says Emmons,
Complementary and Alternative Medicine. other conditions contributing to the inability to conceive. who also uses acupuncture in her traditional medical prac-
Indeed, in a study of 160 women, published April 2002 In addition to restoring the flow of Qi, Acupuncture has tice.
in the reproductive journal Fertility and Sterility, a group of a calming, restorative effect that promotes an overall sense Chang says acupuncture may also help when the lining
German researchers found that adding acupuncture to the of well-being and ultimately helps the body to conceive. of the uterus is too weak to sustain a pregnancy -- a prob-
lem that is also known to increase the risk of chronic mis-
carriage. By increasing blood flow to this area, the lining
may be better able to absorb the nutrients and hormones
necessary to help it grow strong enough to hold onto an
implanted embryo, says Chang.
Resourced from WebMD
Call for your free phone Consultation at 908-876-3643.
Treating: Mental and Emotional Issues Deborah Waddell completed her Master’s level degree
• Musculo-skeletal and Neurological • Upper Respiratory Tract from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Mont-clair, NJ.
Deborah Waddell,
• Gastrointestinal Disorders • Reproductive System She received her Acupuncture Certifi-cation from the New
Dipl. Ac., C.A. Jersey Board of of Medical Examiners (C.A.) and from the
National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists
(Dipl. Ac.). Deborah also has a degree in Biology and
Valley Professional Center, 59 East Mill Road (Rt. 24),
Chemistry with summa cum laude Honors from Felician
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Blizzard Slams Blood Collection: Urgent Call for Post-Storm Donation

Appointments to “Fill Up the Tank” - Platelet Donors Especially Needed

his winter’s blizzard conditions have Blood donors are urged to schedule ing a hospital needs blood. The shelf life of bility to provide a safe, adequate and reli-
severely affected blood and platelet donations this week and next weekend to platelets is only five days; the shelf life of able blood supply for the 20 million people
donations at New Jersey Blood help replenish the blood supply. The need red blood cells is 42 days. of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson
Services (NJBS), a division of the New for platelets and blood is constant in spite of NYBC takes very seriously its responsi- Valley, and New Jersey.
York Blood Center. Though both NJBS donation fluctuations caused by winter
donor centers remain open, dozens of
school, community and workplace blood
weather and other factors. Hospital use of
blood products remains high – due to sur-
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Local Teen Sheds Weight, Gains Motivation, Thanks to Camp Shane

By Cheryl Conway obese,” says Ziporah Janowski co-owner of Camp anything he wanted but after attending Camp Shane

ichael of Flanders will no Shane. “That is a very, very frightening statistic. he wants to eat healthier food and smaller portions.
longer be one of the three chil- “If parents don’t help get their kids get control of “I used to eat a lot of junk food when I got home
dren in America who is obese their weight when they’re young, it gets worse and it from school like candy but now I don’t,” says
thanks to his encouraging family and a affects their health,” she says. “Their lives are in Michael. “I eat 100-calorie packs, yogurt and fruit.
camp who has taught him how to live a danger. Kids are living a shorter life and it’s all “It taught me how to eat better and eat healthier
healthier life. because of obesity. And as children become adults, than I have before,” he continues. “I eat differently;
The 13-year old attended Camp Shane their health problems are overwhelming this coun- I don’t eat the same things and I eat less. I try to keep
in Ferndale, NY, for nine weeks last sum- try’s health care system and driving up medical and calories under a certain amount.”
mer and feels much healthier and confi- insurance costs that are already unaffordable. Michael has also learned the importance of exer-
dent than ever before. In existence for “This is a tough topic for parents,” continues cise.
42 years, Camp Shane is the Janowski, and “often something the whole family “I’ll go on the treadmill downstairs,” he says. “I
longest running co-ed weight needs to address. When their kids are unhealthy or try to exercise everyday” whether it’s for 30 minutes
loss camp in the world for in pain, they are too. We need to get the whole fam- or for 10 minutes.
overweight children and ily on track.” Michael realized he was overweight and had tried
teens. Parents can help their children by sending them to other methods like Weight Watchers, but he says “it
According to recent sta- Camp Shane in New York. The camp fights child- didn’t work cause I’d just go off of it.”
tistics, the number of chil- hood obesity by offering children ages 7-17 and Besides all of the knowledge he gained about
dren who are obese or young women from 18-25 – a fun camp experience nutrition, Michael gained a lot more friends as far as
overweight in the that involves nutrition education, weight loss tips, Connecticut and Florida and has kept in touch with
United States has dieting information, fitness programs, exercise, them. He hopes to return to Camp Shane this sum-
tripled in the last 30 years. weight loss, self-esteem building, .optional cogni- mer to see his friends and continue to reach his
Childhood obesity tive behavioral therapy. exciting activities and last- weight-loss goals.
impacts nearly 1/3 of chil- ing friendships. The program is simple and easy for “I would like to lose another 35 pounds,” admits
dren - such a concerning children to follow. Michael who is five-feet, 10.5 inches tall, so he
percentage that First Lady The experience for Michael has been life-chang- could weigh between 180-190 pounds.
Michelle Obama has iden- ing. Although he says he is still overweight, Michael
tified this as one of her The eighth grader of Mount Olive Middle School feels great about his accomplishment.
causes to help obesity in lost 48 pounds during the nine weeks he attended “I feel good,” he says. “I feel better about my
the nation. Many of these Camp Shane, from the end of June until the middle appearance; I don’t feel like people look at me the
children also have high of August. He dropped from a size 40 and 262 same way.”
cholesterol, high blood pres- pounds to a size 34 and 214 pounds. Michael’s mother, Mary, is so pleased how the
sure and diabetes. Seven months later, Michael has maintained the camp has helped her son.
“Seventeen percent are weight he lost from camp by eating healthier foods, “I would highly recommend it to anyone,” says
smaller proportions and exercise. Mary. “It’s so important for these kids to lose weight
The camp “taught me how to eat good and how to especially as a child before health issues set in.”
lose weight,” describes Michael, who attended the “Camp Shane saved my son's life,” attests Mary.
camp with several hundred other children facing “Michael was extremely obese and on the verge of
similar challenges. becoming diabetic and with high blood pressure
“It is a good experience if you are overweight,” (even though his blood pressure is still high) last
he says. “You can lose weight and get healthier from summer when he decided it was time to do some-
it.” I thought it was good doing all of the sports and thing. Camp Shane saved his life by showing him
also being around other kids that were overweight.” the health benefits of losing weight and keeping it
Michael described a typical day at Camp Shane. off by changing his mind and body.”
Kids awoke at 7:45 a.m., ate breakfast, had three She says “the decision to send him was the best
morning activities, ate lunch, had three afternoon thing we ever did. We knew we had to do something.
activities, showered, ate dinner, evening activity, Our entire family benefited from his experience at
free time, and then to bed. camp.”
Activities include sports such as soccer, softball, Mary and her family got to spend a “parents
tennis, hockey, volleyball, paintball, swimming and weekend” with Michael at Camp Shane in which
basketball; as well as nutrition and cooking classes; they attended a seminar to speak with nutritionists
exercise classes such as aerobics and kickboxing and fitness instructors and experience a portion-con-
and guidance counseling sessions. trolled meal.“We were full,” she says surprisingly.
Campers are given three portion controlled meals “It shows to prove that we do overeat.”
a day with snacks after lunch and dinner. A typical Also provided is a Camp Shane Cookbook
breakfast includes fruit, yogurt and a small milk; a “which we have used over the past few months. Our
pizza bagel for lunch; and chicken parmesan with a family now makes a conscious decision about our
small salad for dinner. Snacks include fruit and 100- food choices” such as whole wheat breads and pas-
calorie packs. tas, turkey breast and chicken.
“I was hungry the first week, but after a while “We've switched from white bread and grains to
you get used to it,” he says. whole wheat, low fat yogurts and fruits for snacks
Michael used to come home from school and eat continued on page 23
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Movie Show Biz Started in New Jersey with Edison’s Movie Inventions
by Michele Guttenberger only light source bright enough to register an image on the

othing is as exciting as watching Oscar night from slow film emulsion. If the sun’s light was on an inconven-
Hollywood where the red carpet is rolled out and the ient side, the Black Maria simply rotated on casters to face
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because, New Jersey had the greatest innovations being short films - none of them exceeded 30 seconds and they
generated by Thomas Edison, his factories and his staff of were viewed like today’s MP3 players for individual view-
inventors and engineers. ing only. The Kinetoscope viewer also had a second name
In February of 1888, Eadweard Muybridge, a famous too called the Peep Show Machine. For the cost of a nick-
photographer stopped by Edison’s lab in West Orange. He el dropped into the slot, the Peeper was given a moment of
wanted to partner Edison's phonograph invention with his personal entertainment by peeping through a magnifying
"Zoopraxiscope" machine to combine sight with sound. glass and viewing the moving action of a 50-foot continu-
Edison was more fascinated with Muybridge’s moving ous loop of 35mm film housed inside a wooden contrap-
image concept than he was with his Zoopraxiscope. He tion. In 1894 the first Kinetoscope (Peep Show) Parlor
gave this idea to his employee William K.L. Dickson. opened in Manhattan.
Dickson an English engineer often pleaded Edison to Edison finally closed the Black Maria in 1901 upon
approve experiments for moving pictures. Edison simply completion of his brand new glass-topped studio in New
wasn't interested in the motion picture ideas or even work- York City. But the November 1903 Edison film, The Great
ing with Dickson initially but was swayed to give him the Train Robbery was shot at various outdoor locations. It
project to work on in 1888. The result was the Kinetograph was a one-reeler action flick, 10 minutes long, 14-scenes,
camera and the Kinetoscope viewer both patented in 1891. directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter. Not one
December 1892 the first motion picture studio located in scene was filmed on the western expanse of Wyoming but
West Orange NJ was unveiled with a final construction cost places such as Dover, West Orange, Essex County Park,
of $637.67. Thomas Edison was the architect of this com- Orange Mountains, and the Lackawanna railroad of New
pletely black hulking wood and tarpaulin structure. He pro- Jersey. The movies studios may have moved to
moted it as the “Kinetographic Theater.” But its comic Hollywood, but pioneer movie history remains in New
name the “Black Maria” (popular nickname for the police Jersey. You can still view the Black Maria, the
paddy wagon) became the name that stuck with everyone Kinetoscope – Peep Show Machine; the Kinetograph –
since the structure was black too and had wheels. Filming Doghouse Camera along with some original Peep Show
movies at the Black Maria studio was real men’s work. The films at the Edison Museum. Open Wednesday through
Kinetograph a huge wooden camera was the size of an aver- Sunday. Hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm. Regular Entry Fee is
age doghouse that Edison even called it “The Doghouse.” $7.00 - 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052 Visit
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Poster Contest Highlights Artistic Bragg Intermediate School Students
School District, a fully street lined with specialty atmosphere. The surround- has been stimulated by the
accredited elementary dis- shops, old homes, and his- ing Chester Township is a location of several large
trict responsible for the edu- toric buildings. Widely 29.3 square mile residential corporate facilities.
cation of students in kinder- known for its distinctive community made up of However, zoning policies
garten through eighth charm, Chester Borough farms, estates, and attrac- and selective development
grades. Students in grades draws many visitors who tive housing developments. have sought to preserve the
nine through twelve go to enjoy a day in the country Recent growth in the area rural character of the area.
the West Morris Regional
High School District. The
district is composed of
Dickerson Elementary
School (K-2), Bragg
Intermediate School (3-5),
and Black River Middle
School (6-8). Dickerson and
Chester’s Bragg School students show their artistic flair for a
Bragg Schools are located
poster contest to announce the Chester School’s Under the Big Top on Route 24, east of Chester
Fun Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Borough; Black River
4 p.m. at the Black River Middle School. Pictured here with Bragg Middle School is on Route
School Principal Dan Johnson are the poster contest winner, fourth 513 (North Road), north of
grader Alia Zaidi on the far right, and finalists from left to right: Chester Borough. The
fourth grader Ariane Sanjar ; third grader Kyle DiFazio; fourth
grader Caroline Boothe; fourth grader Coral Coad; and fifth grad- school district serves two
er Sylvia Alameda. municipalities, Chester
Borough and Chester

hen asked to mented Zaidi. Township. The Borough of
“bring in the The winning poster and Chester is a 1.6 square mile
clowns” for a spe- all the drawings submitted village centered on a main
cial poster contest to for the contest will be on
announce the Chester display throughout the Fun
School’s Fun Fair, more Fair.
than 30 Bragg Intermediate In addition to the Fun
School students from Fair’s annual themed
Chester showed their artis- games, crafts, face-painting
tic flair. The third through and silent auction, this year,
fifth graders created color- people of all ages will be
ful works of art of their able to step right up and
favorite clown or circus partake in some circus fun.
performers in honor of this “We have great new sur-
year’s Under the Big Top prises this year which we
theme. The Fair, which is think Fair goers are going to Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate Floors,
sponsored by the Chester really enjoy,” added Sanjar.
PTO, will take place at the “Actress and Mime Lona
Runners, Area Rugs, Carpet Remnants
Black River Middle School Alpert will be on hand to
on Saturday, March 20, greet guests and profession-
2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. al performers Mark Clark of
“We were so impressed KCCVariety and Hal
by the number of entries Landis will dazzle us with
and the quality of the magic, juggling, balancing,
posters,” explained Fun balloon structures, stilt-
Fair Co-Chairs Kate Sanjar walking and so much more.
and Jean Barno, both of Attendees will even have
Chester, “we asked Mrs. the chance to try stilt-walk-
Lori Vilagos, the Bragg ing for themselves. Karate
School art teacher, to view and gymnastic performers
the drawings, too, to help us will also perform.”
not only choose a winner, Bracelets for the Chester
but a number of finalists as School’s Fun Fair can be
well.” purchased in advance or at
The drawing of a color- the door that day for $15.
ful circus performer jug- All proceeds support the
gling while on a unicycle by efforts of the Chester PTO
fourth grader Alia Zaidi was to enrich the education and
chosen as the winner. school programs for the
Finalists included third Chester Schools. For addi-
grader Kyle DiFazio; tional information, please 12-13 steps
fourth graders Ariane contact the Co-Chairs Kate
Sanjar, Caroline Boothe and Sanjar and Jean Barno at
Coral Coad; and fifth grad- (973) 214-0774 or the 700 Grand Ave., Sand & Refinish
er Sylvia Alameda. They
all enjoyed the prize of a
pizza lunch with Bragg
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Curves of Chester Hosts Food Drive to Benefit Local Families

Club Offers Freebies for Both Existing and Potential Members Who Participate

urves of Chester is encouraging can join Curves for free. Curves will waive cardiovascular activity through safe and vators of the express fitness phenomenon
women in the area to show their the cost to join. effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also that has made exercise available to around
philanthropic strength by participat- Ottilio says that as part of this effort, works to help women lose weight, gain 4 million women globally, many of whom
ing in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, Curves of Chester will be participating in a muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and are in the gym for the first time. With near-
even though donating food to families in company-wide contest for the most food raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, ly 10,000 locations worldwide, Curves is
need is its own reward, the club is offering drive donations collected by Curves loca- scientifically proven method that ends the the world's largest fitness franchise. For
compelling incentives for both existing and tions across the nation. Winners will need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary more information, please visit:
potential members who participate. receive one of several cash prizes to be and Diane Heavin are considered the inno-
From March 1 to 31, Curves of Chester donated to their local food bank. Each year,
will collect non-perishable items and mon- Curves locations collectively donate mil-
etary donations for food banks in the local lions of pounds of food to feed the hungry.
area. The goal, according to Catherine "We hope women in the Chester area
Ottilio of Curves of Chester, is for the com- will come together and participate in this
munity to come together to help families in initiative," added Ottilio. "Even if you’re
need. "At the core of our business is the not thinking about joining a gym, you can
message that women are stronger when still drop off your donations. There are so
they rally together, and that is the point we many families – right here in our own com-
hope to bring home with our food drive," munity – who need our help."
said Ottilio. "We want to show our commu- For more information about Curves of
nity just how powerful the generosity of our Chester, located at 53 W. Main St., and the
members can be." Curves Food Drive, contact Catherine
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donate a bag of groceries or make a mini-
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Washington Twp. Library Happenings

Learn about Skin Cancer – Prevention at 7 p.m.
and Detection Monday, March 22, 2010 The enigma of Florence Nightingale will
noon to 2:00 p.m be discussed by Gail Werner, R.N., Masters
Lunch N Learn – Dr. Eric Gross, Wound Medical Humanities, in relation to her
Healing Center at Hackettstown Regional extraordinary accomplishments in hospital
Medical Center presents Skin Cancer – organization. Learn how Florence navigated
Prevention and Detection, and other wound her career through Victorian England’s cus-
care and skin care basics. Sponsored by the toms and beliefs. Hear how England’s glob-
Senior Resource Center, Chester, NJ. al policies set the stage for establishing a
Join Dr. Eric Gross of the Wound massive death camp imposed upon English
Healing Center at the Hackettstown troops. See what role Florence played in
Regional Medical Center in learning more this tragic scenario. Experience Florence’s
about the importance of proper skin care, challenges created by the Crimean War and
wound prevention, the impact of identifying how these influenced Florence and her
risk factors and the treatment options for future work?
those prone to or suffering with skin cancer, Come and join us in learning about a
skin problems, wounds and other healing woman following her passion to serve those
issues. in need and effect meaningful change in a
Complimentary luncheon is served. man’s world.
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Whether the immigrants’ reasons for com- ous cultural groups. You will see samples
ing were religious, political or economic, from the Morris Museum collection.
New Jersey’s history is full of the stories of Call the Library at 908-876-3596 or go
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Used Books Sale
Chester Resident Named One of the
used book sale will be held at the Washington
Township Historical Society Museum located at 6
Best Lawyers in America Fairview Avenue in the center of Long Valley on
Apr 15, 2pm to 8pm; Apr 16, 8am to 8pm; and Apr 17, 8am
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Meet Amelia Earhart at the

Washington Twp. Public Library

ou are invited to her ill-fated 1937 round the
embark on a unique world flight, she had estab-
sentimental journey lished herself as more than
on Thursday, March 18, just a great aviator; she was
2010 at 7 p.m. at a revered pioneer for
Washington Twp. Public women with a determined
Library, 37 E. Springtown spirit to seize every oppor-
Rd, Long Valley, N.J. tunity life granted her.
Actress and Historian During the 40 minute
Monica Hoffman performs performance, Amelia will
as Amelia Earhart in a one recall the events of her life
woman show that reveals from her earliest years until
the life and legacy of the her infamous final flight.
world’s most celebrated Call the Library at 908-
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Washington Township Senior Dance

he Annual Senior Spring Dance co- Larry Cutrone, a local DJ, will provide
sponsored by the Washington music for you to enjoy a trip down memory
Township Recreation Department, lane.
Morris County and West Morris Central Finger sandwiches and beverages will
High School will be held on Wednesday, be provided. Please contact the Washington
April 21 3:30-5:00pm at St. Mark’s Parish, Township Recreation Office at
Spring Lane, Long Valley. 908.876.5941 to register before April 14.
The seniors will be entertained by the Admission is free but registration is
West Morris Central High School perform- required.
ers, the Loreleis and the Noteworthy’s.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

A Huge Success!

he Leprechauns were in full force The Health Shop, Clearview Cinema, The
this past Saturday when the Knights Sneaker Barn, Foot Solutions, Salon
of Columbus and St Lawrence Parish Sophisticates, XERCISE, American Tire
co-hosted their annual St Patrick’s Day and Auto, The Lamplighter Restaurant, RJ
Dinner Dance on Saturday March 6th. Mars, Giuseppe’s Trattoria, Mangel’s
Wearin’ of the Green was an understatement Homemade Candy & Chocolate, The UPS
as the parish hall was tastefully decorated in Store, Breslow Home Design, STS Tire and
Irish regalia, the music was exceptionally Auto Center, Redwoods Grill & Restaurant,
good..if not great, the food excellent and and Staples. From the Ironia area, The Pizza
basically a good time for everyone who Pub, and from the Flanders area, Berezny
attended. The proceeds of the event will Chiropractic Care and Color Conture Salon
benefit charitable and scholarship needs for and Spa. We also thank the ShopRite of
both the Knights and St Lawrence. We Chester and the A&P in Flanders for their
would like to thank the following for their support.
gracious donation of grand and door prizes. We thank everyone who attended the
From the Chester area: Chester Lighting, event and hope to see you again next year.
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Wrestlers Had Positive Season...
continued from front page (125),’’ Rossi said. “All four showed con-
his freshman year,’’ Rossi said. “As a senior tinual improvement all season and proved
he was 28-8 and won the District 1 title. to be huge contributors to the team. The
Herbie is a strong and agile athlete who car- coaches knew they were talented at the start
ries himself as a leader. Mark is a four-year of the year, but all four surpassed our
starter who has been wrestling since he was expectations and had outstanding seasons.
young. He has excellent conditioning and Fleming finished at 23-12, Sickles was 29-
stepped up big in many matches during the 9, Carcuffe was 19-14, and Matthews had a
year. For example, in the Warren Hills win record of 25-13.
he defeated one of Warren Hills’ dominant “Junior Josh Maka (152), senior Matt
wrestlers, Anthony Gaito, 9-4 in overtime. Tedona (140) and senior Chris Hill (215)
Mark finished the season with a record of also showed great improvement over the
27-9. season. All three individuals won key bouts
“Mike is the hardest working individual during dual meets this year that enabled the
on the team. He wins the team run every team to be successful.’’
day and drills his technique like he is on a Rossi believes that more success is very
mission. He is also a high honor roll stu- possible for the program in 2010-2011.
dent. Mike leads by example and finished “We have optimism for next season
the season at 27-11.’’ because the guys collectively have a
Several freshmen were in the varsity tremendous work-ethic,’’ Rossi said. “They
lineup for WMC and showed that they were go at a premium pace every day and that
able to deal with the pressure of the situa- pays off come the post-season. Also, we
tion. return six Region 1 qualifiers, including
“This year we started four freshmen, junior Aron Sabino (140) who was a
Cory Fleming (103), John Sickles (112), District 1 finalist, as well as some promis-
Brandon Carcuffe (119) and Nick Matthews ing underclassmen on junior varsity.’’

Get Your Business Noticed with the

Call Mary at 973-252-9889 for information
*2009 CVC Audit
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Open Call For Artists

pen call for all artists. Self portrait
show at KC's Coffee Place 56 Main
Street, Chester, NJ 07930. Its free to
enter. Everyone gets in if they can get their
entry on a 20'' x 16'' board or canvas. Must
be unframed. All ages and skill levels
encouraged to enter. More than one entry
per person is allowed. All mediums are
allowed as long as they can hang on he wall
and are the correct size and orientation (por-
trait instead of landscape.)
Drop off your entry at KC's any time
before March 20th. The opening will be
from 6-9pm at KC's. The paintings can be
left up for a week or taken home after the
Saturday show. Ribbons will be awarded for
best artworks. None of the art will be for
sale, but trading will be encouraged.
David Ohlerking self portrait
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Chester History to be Chronicled in
"Chester's Beginnings" Program

he first in a series of historical pro- Joan Case is the author of two books on
grams titled, "Chester's Beginnings" the history of Chester, both published by
will be given by Joan S. Case of Arcadia Publishing in their Images of
Chester. The first presentation will be held America series. She is also Chester
at the First Congregational Church, 30 Township's Co-Historian and has been col-
Hillside Road in Chester on Friday, April 23 lecting old photographs of the area for
at 7 p.m. many, many years.
The program is being sponsored by the This presentation will be held inside the
church's Christian artist group, "In My Sanctuary of the church so that the audience
Father's Garden," and will deal with will not only hear about the history of that
Chester's early history. A few of the local church, but will be able to see many of the
churches in existence now had their begin- things being talked about, including the
nings in a little log cabin in the Ralston Trompe-l'oeil painting that grace the walls.
area. This will be touched upon in the pro- The program is open to the public, free
gram. Also included in this first presenta- of charge. Refreshments will be served.
tion will be some of the history of the Main For more information or directions, please
Street area. call the church at 908-879-5322.

LV Fire Company to Sponsor Charter Bus

Trip to NASCAR Dover 400 Race

he Long Valley Fire Company is $135 per person; seating is limited to the
hosting their 3rd Annual trip to first 75 people on a first come, first served
Dover International Raceway for the basis. For those who already have tickets
Dover 400 on May 16, 2010. The trip will and are looking for a ride to the race, there
include a charter bus to and from the event, are 25 seats available. The cost is $50 and
leaving from the Long Valley Fire House. includes bus, food and beer. For more
You will also be given hamburgers, hot information and tickets, please contact
dogs and beverages for the day, as well as Aaron at 908-295-2674 or 908-876-3325.
ice and beverages for the race. The cost is