Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mount Olive ITCA Triathlon has new date and sponsor

2008 ITCA_Triathlon
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Northern New Jersey’s largest triathlon has a new presenting sponsor and date this fall. This year's 12th Annual ITCA Triathlon will take place on the race’s former course at the International Trade Center in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

For 2008, ITCA Triathlon will be presented by Atlantic Sports Health, a division of Atlantic Health at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

“We are thrilled to have Atlantic Sports Health on board,” said Laura Rimmer (formerly Bartus), President of the International Trade Center Alliance (ITCA). “They are truly sports health-oriented and this is a perfect fit for them, and us.”

The 12th Annual ITCA Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th, about two weeks later than in years past. In 2007, the water portion of the race which includes bike, canoe and run, was held in Allamuchy Mountain State Park. This year, the canoe part of the race returns to Budd Lake, New Jersey.

“We are very happy to let everyone know that Budd Lake will once again host the canoe race,” noted Rimmer. “This will make for an easier transition for competitors at every level.”

This year’s race offers three different courses for three different kinds of athletes; Elite Triathlon, Tri it On Triathlon, and the Kids Express Triathlon.

ITCA Elite Triathlon
The Elite Triathlon is an advanced competition for the trained athlete offering Bike, Canoe, and Run course.

ITCA Tri It On Triathlon
The Tri It On Triathlon is a fun race for the weekend athlete & families offering Bike, Canoe, and Run course. The Tri It On Triathlon is specifically geared for individuals and 3 or 4 person teams. It’s shorter, easier and less competitive than the Elite Triathlon course. The purpose is to allow “common folk” to get out there for a day of fitness and fun.

Both courses offer bike, canoe and run. The Tri It On Triathlon includes a biking course on mostly flat, paved roads with a short portion of gravel trails in the woods behind the International Trade Center. Riders will ride to Budd Lake for the canoe portion and back to the ITC for the run portion (2 miles). The canoe portion of the event (½ mile) is out and back through a traffic-controlled, buoyed course and the run portion (3 miles) will be on flat, paved roads within the International Trade Center.

“The Tri It On Triathlon was a huge success last year,” said Rimmer. “It really is a great opportunity for more of our local residents to come out and show their stuff in a less intimidating forum.”

Tri It On Triathletes will also be able to participate in bike course previews and canoe lessons in the weeks prior to the event much like the Elite Triathletes.

ITCA Kids Express Triathlon
The Kids Tri is a special event specifically designed for children 12 and under offering a Run, Bike, and Obstacle course.

For registration and more information about the 2008 ITCA Triathlon, please visit

To learn more about Atlantic Sports Health, visit or call 866-906-5666.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mount Olive Chamber Hosts 24th Legislative District

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce hosted a special meeting on May 27 with representatives from the 24th Legislative District who discussed a variety of important issues related to the current state of business in Mount Olive Township, Morris County and New Jersey.

Left to right;
Rick Ege, Vice President, MOA Chamber of Commerce : Lou Nisivoccia, Chamber President : Don Hill, Chairman of Mount Olive's Economic Development Committee : Assemblywoman Alison L. McHose : Assemblyman Gary R. Chiusano : State Senator Steven V. Oroho : and Paul Licitra, former mayor of Mount Olive Township and the Director of the 24th District office in Flanders, New Jersey.

The Special Meeting was sponsored by the Wyndham Garden Hotel in the International Trade Center, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Safer Home focus of Flanders 'Open Firehouse'

Flanders Firehouse demonstrates A Safer Home
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY – Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from the Flanders Fire Company and Rescue Squad will host an 'Open Firehouse' at 27 Main Street, Flanders New Jersey.

On May 31st from 10am to 4pm come see the department’s state-of-the-art fire apparatus and EMS equipment. Learn about safety precautions that can reduce the possibility of a fire or injury in your home.

Firefighters will demonstrate the proper use of a fire extinguisher, how to handle a stove fire and how to get out of a smoke-filled home.

EMS technicians will provide instructions and illustrations on how to treat various everyday common medical emergencies. Fire & EMS personnel will walk you through an automobile wreck rescue and the use of foam to extinguish car fires.

In addition, Mount Olive police officers will be at the firehouse to provide information about Car Seat and Child Restraint Safety.

Protect you and your family by learning how to create A Safer Home.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Jersey 24th District Reps speak at Mount Olive Chamber Meeting

New Jersey Legislation
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - New Jersey State Senator Steven V. Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison L. McHose and Assemblyman Gary R. Chiusano, all representing the 24th District, will be the featured speakers when the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce hosts a special meeting on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel.

The Special Meeting is being sponsored by the Wyndham Garden Hotel, located in the International Trade Center, starting at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The 24th District speakers will bring the chamber up to date on current legislation that could have an affect on businesses in Mount Olive Township and New Jersey.

Cost is free to chamber members and $10 for non members. Seating is limited. To register, please email the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce at or call 973-691-0109.

For further information about the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, visit

Monday, May 5, 2008

Tips for Effective Time Management

Effective Time Management
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - In today's busy and hectic world, it seems like managing your time efficiently can be quite a difficult task. Effective time management will be the focus of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce's next meeting on Tuesday, May 20th.

The main speaker, Greg Stewart of NexGen Management, will be discussing 'Effective Time Management' and offering useful tips on this important and practical topic. Brian Cowden of Trout Unlimited will also be making a brief presentation on the status of area conservation projects.

The meeting will take place at Perkins Restaurant in Mount Olive, New Jersey starting at 8am. The cost to attend is $10 for members and $20 for guests.

Please RSVP to the Mount Olive Area Chamber, 973-691-0109 or

For further information about the chamber, visit

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tricky Tray to support Mount Olive PTA

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive PTA(MOPTA) will be hosting a Tricky Tray benefit on May 17, 2008 at the Mount Olive Middle School. Doors open at 5:30PM, drawing begins at 7:00PM.

Prizes will include:
Sportcraft Turbo Hockey Table, Patio Set, Sailboat Ride, 50/50, gift cards, local businesses gift certificates, and many other wonderful prizes.

Pre-ordered Tickets
25 ticket sheets are $4.00 each, or 3 sheets for $10.00. Pre-order ticket forms can be downloaded from the website. If you have any questions, please call Mary Gallagher 973-448-7046.

To Pre-order tickets, please return your payment by May 2nd, 2008. Send to...
Mount Olive Middle School PTA
Attention: Mary Gallagher
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, New Jersey, 07828

Please make checks payable to MOPTA. Pre-orders can be picked up the night of the benefit at the "Pre-order Ticket Table." Please include your first name, last name, and telephone number.

*You must be 18 years of age to attend. The cost of tickets purchased the night of the event will be $5.00 per 25 ticket sheet, or 3 sheets for $12.00.