Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bon Venture Services Announces Contest Winners

Bon Venture Services, Flanders New Jersey
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY — Bon Venture Services have chosen the winners of their first annual drawing contest. Congratulations to 5 year old Michael Kane of Kingston, Pennsylvania, 6 year old Kalel Martorano of Swedesboro, New Jersey, 9 year old Michael Lewandowski of Voorhees, New Jersey, 13 year old Meagan Pessolano of Flanders, New Jersey and 15 year old Samantha DaRosa of Johnston, Rhode Island. Each winner will receive a $100 American Express Gift Check and their artwork may appear on church bulletin covers along the East Coast during the holiday season.

Bon Venture is a community-focused organization that helps new and established businesses publicize their products and services locally. While Catholic parish bulletins are the core business, Bon Venture also produces restaurant place mats as well as community and Temple newsletters. With a network of nearly 700 communities along the East Coast, Bon Venture’s individual publications enable Parishes, communities, and Temples to spread the word and connect with their supporters at no cost. After 31 years of growth and success under their belt, this family run company continues to be dedicated to building businesses and improving communities.

The children’s works of art will “deck the halls” of Bon Venture throughout this holiday season. If you are in the area, please feel free to stop by and see for yourself.

To see the winning artwork and to get more information on Bon Venture, visit


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

2007 Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale

2007 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - The Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad will be holding their annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale. Trees are set to arrive on Friday, November 30, 2007.

The Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale will feature hand picked fresh cut Douglas Fir trees from Pennsylvania. There will be a beautiful display of wreaths in all shapes and sizes. Each wreath is hand made especially for you by The Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad members. Tell the kids to be on their best behavior and they just might see Santa!

The Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale will be open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM weekdays and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekends. All proceeds will benefit the Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad. All sales are tax deductible so hurray, the trees go fast!

For more information please call the Squad at 973-691-0900 x7382.

Monday, November 19, 2007

First Snow of the Season

Mount Olive Exxon MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The first snow of the season arrived dumping 6-12 inches on parts of Mount Olive Township today.

Snow Removal trucks were out in abundance helping to clear the wet accumulation. That didn't seem to help traffic much this morning. There were delays on Route 206, 46, and 10 due to ditched drivers and rubber-neckers. We also heard reports of slow moving traffic on portions of Interstates 80 and 78 due to minor fender-benders.

Some Morris County Schools made the call for a delayed opening or cancellation this morning. Mount Olive Township Schools were all open, with a 2hr delay and canceled after school activities.

The Mount Olive Township Board of Education begins this winter season with the Honeywell Instant Alert System. Parents are welcome and encouraged to sign-up and register information about your children and family for emergency contact details and preferences. School delay and cancellation information will still be posted on the Mount Olive School district telephone information hot line (973) 691-4019 and on local television and radio stations.

For more information on the Honeywell Instant Alert System or to create an account, please visit

Thursday, November 8, 2007

NJ Highland's Council Expansion

New Jersey Highlands Council
CHESTER, NEW JERSEY - It's not what you're thinking. Today, the New Jersey Highland's Council released a revision to the Regional Master Plan (RMP) that will allow continued development with minimal regulation for some areas of the 860,000-acre region that includes much of Morris County.

There are 88 municipalities and portions of seven counties in the Highlands Region. For Morris County, all or part of Parsippany, Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Hanover, Boonton, Montvale and Denville are included in the revised draft of the new Land Use Capability Map Series. This series includes an updated regional zone map, as well as maps that outline water and wastewater capabilities for the Highlands Region.

“These maps are a tool for more effective local and regional planning because they allow us to address land capability and capacity throughout the Highlands and see how one decision can affect the entire area.” states John Weingart, Chairman of the Highlands Council.

For More Information on the Land Use Capability Map Series visit the New Jersey Highlands Council’s Web site, >>

View the draft of the updated Land Use Capability Zone Map - View PDF >>

Contact Information
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road, Route 513
Chester, New Jersey 07930
(908) 879-4205


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Election News & Results

Mount Olive Township Municipal BuildingMOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - 2007 General Election results are in. Nearly 4,000 voters went to the polls today. Mayor David Scapicchio was re-elected to a four-year term. Phil Tobey and Colleen Labow retain their seats on council and are joined by newcomer Alex Roman.

Mayor of Mount Olive Township:

  • 2,739 votes - David Scapicchio

  •   1,018 votes - Richard Escobar

  •   719 votes - Walter Lata

Mount Olive Township Council:
  • 2,616 votes - Phil Tobey

  • 2,527 votes - Alex Roman

  • 2,110 votes - Colleen Labow

  • 2,093 votes - John Mania

  • 1,656 votes - Jim Buell

  • 1,569 votes - Rosemary Tonczos

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time (DST)
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Remember to set your clocks back! Daylight Saving Time will officially end at 2:00am local time on Sunday, November 4th, 2007.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)
start and end dates change this year due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 signed by President George W. Bush in August of 2005.

This year, DST began by setting clocks ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March (March 11, 2007) instead of the first Sunday of April (April 1, 2007). Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday in November (November 4, 2007), rather than the last Sunday of October (October 28, 2007).

Be sure to check any electronic device, such as personal computer or vcr, that automatically updates the system clock. Older systems will not have been programmed with the new rules in mind. To avoid these problems in the future, you'll either have to make the change manually twice a year, upgrade software, or buy newer systems.

Protect Yourself and Your Family
Many fire departments around the nation encourage people to use Daylight Saving Time as a convenient reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. "A working smoke detector more than doubles a person's chances of surviving a home fire" says the Budd Lake Fire Department in Mount Olive. It is estimated that 95 percent of homes in the United States have at least one smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries**.

In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape.

**Statistic courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)