Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Get ready to Vote Mount Olive!

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP - November 6th will be here before you know it.

Open Positions:
Mayor, David M. Scapicchio: Term Expiration: 12/31/07
Council person, Phil Tobey, Colleen Labow, Jim Buell: Term Expiration: 12/31/07

Mount Olive Republican Candidates will be holding a Comedy Night Fundraiser.

Date: Friday October 5, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel, International Trade Zone, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey
For further information contact Betty Cutter, (973) 691-4854 or Mayor David Scapicchio, (973) 476-3602

Come out and Meet the Candidates
Running for Mayor of Mount Olive Township, David M. Scapicchio.
Running for Mount Olive Township Council: Phil Tobey, Alex Roman, Colleen Labow

Mount Olive Democratic Committee will be holding it's Seventh Annual Family Miniature Golf Fundraiser.

Date: Monday September 24, 2007
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Golf Zone, 239 Route 206 North, Flanders, NJ
Tee Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, The Golf Zone, 239 Route 206 North, Flanders, NJ
Read the flyer >>

Come out and Meet the Candidates
Running for Mayor of Mount Olive Township, Richard T. Escobar.
Running for Mount Olive Township Council: James Buell, John Mania, Rosemary Tonczos

Voting is simple, Here's how to Register

To register in New Jersey you must:
• be a citizen of the United States
• be at least 18 years of age by the time of the next election
• be a resident of this State and county at your address at least 30 days before the next election
• not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.

To register to vote in Morris County:
New Jersey Voter Registration Form >>

Mail completed form to:

PO BOX 900
MORRISTOWN, NJ 07963-0900

Last Day to Register to Vote October 16th, 2007

General Elections will be held Tuesday, November 6 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on where to vote visit Morris County 2007 Elections >>

Make a difference in your community!

Monday, August 13, 2007

STS-118 Educational NASA TV

I was a high school sophomore in 1986, sitting in my science classroom with a large TV next to the teacher, eagerly awaiting the space shuttle challenger's launch. It was a moment larger than life. A teacher just like mine was going into space.

Excitement quickly turned to an overwhelming feeling of sadness as we all watched in silence as the Shuttle disintegrated moments after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board.

It is truly amazing to me how far technology has come in such a short period of time. Tomorrow... teachers, students, families, anyone, can watch NASA TV and/or online web cast of the crew members of space shuttle Endeavour in a space-to-ground conversation with an audience at the Discovery Center of Idaho. The program is scheduled for 3:09pm Mountain Time. For More Information visit NASA Television

I do believe I've been waiting for this moment for the last 21 years.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Preventing accidental injury - Pool Safety

Swimming pool accident: Over the weekend a 6yr old boy from Union County died during a birthday party for him at a friend's backyard pool.

Drowning usually occurs quickly and silently. The boy had been using a flotation device earlier in the day. He took it off to use the bathroom, then returned to the pool area. To read more about this story visit >>

Most children who drown in swimming pools were last seen in the home, had been missing from sight for less than five minutes and were in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning.**

What can you do?

  • Install four-sided isolation fencing at least five feet high and equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates. This alone could prevent 50 to 90 percent of childhood residential swimming pool drownings and near-drownings.

  • Door alarms, pool alarms and automatic pool covers, when used correctly, can add an extra level of protection.

  • Educate your children about pool safety and household rules. Do NOT rely on flotation devices alone.

  • Never leave a child unsupervised in or around a swimming pool or spa, even for a moment. During a pool party, designate a lifeguard and rotate shifts.

** Statistic courtesy of

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Great Bake Sale in 2 Great Locations

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Bake Sale to Support Mount Olive Marauders Soccer Team

The Mount Olive High School girl's soccer team will be holding 2 bake sales this Saturday, August 4th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the ShopRite in Flanders, New Jersey and Sams Club in Budd Lake, New Jersey.

The girls will have a nice display of freshly baked goods. The fundraiser was designed to help the team raise money for new uniforms for the 2007-2008 season.

Stop by and show your support!