Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alex's Lemonade Stand at the Flanders A&P

Alex's Lemonade at the Flanders A&P
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY - Alex's Lemonade Stand will be appearing at the Flanders A&P grocery store, on Route 206 North, today and tomorrow between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:00pm to help build awareness and raise money for pediatric cancer.

Stop by, quench your thirst, and help fight childhood cancer... One cup at a time.

About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a unique foundation that has evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fund raising movement for childhood cancer.

For more information, Please visit >>

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Start! Getting Ready to Walk Morris County

Morris County NJ Heart Walk
MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - Mark your calendars! The American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk is set to begin at 9:30 am on Sunday, October 12th 2008 at Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Presented nationally by Subway, Healthy Choice and AstraZeneca, and locally supported by Bayer HealthCare and Novartis, close to 3,500 walkers are expected to walk against cardiovascular disease. This year’s Start! Heart Walk will feature brand new interactive and compelling life-changing information and activities.

The Start! Morris County Heart Walk is an action with a mission. As part of the national American Heart Association’s movement to get America walking, Start! Heart Walk participants help raise vital funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, while taking heart-healthy steps by walking.

Morris County residents are faced with more health challenges than ever before. Battling obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are every day struggles.

Study after study show that participating in physical exercise leads to many health benefits, including reducing the chance of cardiovascular disease. The average person can gain two hours of life expectancy for each hour of vigorous, regular exercise. The easiest and most affordable activity for most? Walk.

Join survivors of heart surgery, heart attack and stroke, as well as families, friends, neighbors and businesses on October 12th to walk against New Jersey’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers—heart disease and stroke. Learn more and register online by visiting or contact Rosella Porter at the American Heart Association by calling (609) 223-3761.

The American Heart Association offers free resources and information to the community, including MyStart! Online. MyStart! Online is a free tool that can help make positive lifestyle changes through exercise and better eating. Individuals can track daily physical activity and dietary intake, and get weekly summaries of their progress towards a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

3rd Annual Mount Olive Carnival comes to a close

Cameos New Jersey
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The 3rd Annual Mount Olive Carnival and Community weekend was a huge success. It was a pleasure to see so many smiling faces. Jill Daggon, the Mount Olive Recreation Department, and the countless number of volunteers did a wonderful job creating a strong sense of community for all.

We would like to personally thank Marco from Fresco De Noche for providing many overstuffed burritos, they were yummy. We enjoyed all day refills from Wild Bills, the extra caffeine helped to keep us going. The nice ladies at Picatinny Federal Credit Union for the beach balls that provided all day enjoyment. James Daggon for giving us a ride when the blisters on my feet were dragging me down. Dr. Brenda Rooney for helping me on my road to recovery - without it, I would have been sitting at home. Everyone at the Kiwanis Club dunk tank for making our children smile. The Cameos for giving it their all and putting on a great show. And Last, but not least, Jill Daggon for giving Dan a much needed dry shirt.

To see photos from this year's event, check out the slideshow >>

Thursday, July 24, 2008

2008 Mount Olive Carnival is Outta this World

Dreamland Amusement at the Mount Olive Carnival 2008
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Carnival and Community week was in full swing today. There have many improvements from last year's set-up. Kudos to Jill Daggon and the Mount Olive Recreation Department.

This year highlights the addition of Theme Days beginning Tonight with "Outta this World" laser tag. Tomorrow, "It's a Shore Thing" with volleyball and basketball tournaments, sand castle contest, games, and music provided by Mountain Top Church.

Be sure to stop by and visit the Kiwanis Club Dunk Tank, Webslinger Monster Truck, Flanders Fire & Rescue Smoke Trailer, Alex's Lemonade and Merriloons the Clown!

Parking Information
Parking Fee:
$ 5.00 donation
(donations benefit the New Jersey Forest Fire Service)

Event Parking for the Mount Olive Carnival include:
Chester M Stephens School at 99 Sunset Drive
Blue Atlas at 155 Flanders Netcong Road
Mount Olive High School at 18 Corey Road

Shuttle bus service all days 4:45pm until closing at Blue Atlas (3pm on fireworks day)

Shuttle bus service on Friday 4:45pm until closing at Mount Olive High School (3pm on fireworks day)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NJ Presents of Mind Grand Opening

Presents of Mind in Flanders New Jersey
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Presents of Mind, a Community Options Enterprise, is a high-end gift store based in Flanders, New Jersey, that provides employment for people with disabilities in an integrated setting.

Are you looking for the perfect unique gift? Presents of Mind will be hosting a Grand Opening this Saturday, July 26th from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Presents of Mind offers gifts for every occasion including designer candles, wine stoppers, flasks, chocolates, wine racks, wine glasses, dog shampoos and pet products, and gourmet teas to name a few. Visit the new store located in The Mall at 206(across from the Golf Zone) during the Grand Opening and receive up to 30% off of your purchase.

For a sneak peak, visit >>

About Community Options Enterprise
Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.

To learn more, please visit the Community Options, Inc. website >>

Friday, July 18, 2008

Late Night Swim at Budd Lake Beach

Budd Lake late night swim
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The Budd Lake beach will be open tonight from 8pm – 10pm for a Dance & LATE night swim! Bring dinner, a swimsuit, and a friend! On site tickets $3 (Rain date: 8/8)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mount Olive 14U Wins State Championship

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Marauders 14 & Under Softball team won the Babe Ruth New Jersey State Championship on Tuesday night, by winning a double header over Hoboken.

Hoboken got off to an early 2-0 lead on a single, triple and an error. Mount Olive struck back in the bottom of the 1st inning with a bunt single from Cathy Drury after a stolen base and pass ball.

The game remained 2-1 till the bottom of the 3rd when Nicole Enslin lead off with a walk, Kelly Ashnault singled, then Shannon Haggerty also singled for bases loaded. Jeane Drury hit a grand slam that traveled over 300 feet to give Mount Olive a 5-2 lead. Mount Olive scored their final run in the bottom of the 6th and finished the season with 41 wins.

2008 Mount Olive Marauders 14U Softball team
1st row lying down: Allyson Haggerty and Jeane Drury. 2nd row: Bailey Hildebrant, Sarah Hess, Cathy Drury, and Shannon Haggerty. 3rd row: Angela Rydne, Lauren Roney, Kelly Ashnault, Nicole Enslin, and Jessica Scairpon. Coaches: Linda Hess, Tom Scairpon. Manger: Jim Drury

About Babe Ruth Softball Division
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to serving all youth, both boys and girls. Since its inception in 1984, Babe Ruth Softball has shown tremendous growth. It has become a premier softball program throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Clothing Drive to benefit Gymnastics and Cheer

Northern Elite Wildcats
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY - The Northern Elite Wildcats are holding a Clothing Drive to raise funds for this year’s competition season. Donations are being accepted now through July 28th. Acceptable items include: clothing, linens, shoes, belts, handbags, stuffed animals, and hard toys.

Rather than tossing these unwanted items in the trash, consider donating a bag! Donations may be dropped off at Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer, located at 180 Gold Mine Road, Flanders, New Jersey 07836.

About The Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer
The Northern Elite Wildcats is a new All-Star competition cheer team in Flanders, New Jersey. Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer is dedicated to developing strong physical, psychological and social aspects of athletes while promoting positive self-confidence through challenging and exceptionally rewarding programs.

For more information, please visit

Monday, July 14, 2008

NJ Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Program

Flanders Fire Department FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY – A helicopter arriving at an emergency scene to whisk away a patient whose life is on the line is one of the more dramatic moments in emergency services. The problem is that it can become rather hazardous. That’s why area firefighters and emergency medical personnel can learn how to work safely with medical helicopters at a training session sponsored by Flanders Fire Company and Rescue Squad No. 1 and hosted by the Atlantic Training Center on July 26th in Netcong.

“Helicopters add a special dimension to emergency medical transport in one of the nation’s most congested areas,” said Heather Detoro, Captain of the EMS Division of Flanders Fire/Rescue. “A person with life-threatening injuries can be at the trauma center in Morristown in just a few minutes, rather than the long time it can take fighting rush-hour traffic on our area highways. This class will help everyone decide when to call for a helicopter and how to work more smoothly with Atlantic Air One, NorthStar or any other aeromedical unit that responds.”

The class will be delivered by the flight crew of Atlantic Air One. The course gives an in-depth look at the safe operations of the CE-135 Eurocopter flown by Atlantic Air One. It also covers indications for air transport, fly-drive criteria, proper landing-zone etiquette and more. If available, attendees will get to see the Eurocopter at its home base.

EMTs will receive two elective CEUs for the class. Pre-registration is a must and there is limited availability. The class runs from 8:30 am to 11 am on Saturday, July 26th 2008 at the Atlantic Air One hanger on Love Lane in Netcong. It is open to all EMS, fire service and police personnel. More information and registration is available by calling the Atlantic Training Center at (908) 522-5395 or through the LMS system.

The program is part of the Flanders Fire/Rescue-Atlantic Training Center Saturday CEU classes, held the last Saturday of each month. August’s class will be about stroke awareness. For more information on the series, contact Flanders Fire/Rescue at (973) 584-7805.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fireworks Morris County New Jersey July 2008

Morris County Fireworks 2008
MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - Fireworks, Fireworks, who's got the Fireworks?! Independence Day parades, community picnics, street fairs, and barbeque's. No matter how you choose to celebrate the fourth, Don't miss these patriotic Fireworks displays and activities!

Dover, NJ - Thursday, July 3rd
Hamilton Field, E. Dover School
302 E. McFarlan St. at Route 46 Entrance at the Main Gate (Near School)
Fireworks and Concert by Linda Grace Band beginning at 6:00pm
For more info, visit Town of Dover >>

Parsippany, NJ - Thursday, July 3rd
Parsippany Hills High School
20 Rita Drive
Fireworks and Concert by Somers Dream Orchestra beginning at 8:00pm

Florham Park, NJ - Friday, July 4th
Emmet Field, Elm Street & Ridgedale Avenue
Fireworks and Concert by RB Express beginning at 8:00pm
For more info, visit Florham Park's Celebration >>

Chatham Borough, NJ - Friday, July 4th
Chatham Middle School Field, 480 Main Street
Fireworks begin at 9:00pm

Morris Township, NJ - Saturday, July 5th
Lewis Morris County Park
270 Mendham Road (Routes 510 and 24)
Afternoon picnics with fireworks at dusk in the area next to Sunrise Lake.

Randolph, NJ - Saturday, July 5th
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Fireworks begin at 9:45pm

Later this month...

Rockaway, NJ - Saturday, July 12th
Fireman's Field on Beach Street
Fireworks will begin at 9:00pm.

Mount Olive Township, NJ - Saturday, July 26th
Turkey Brook Park
Flanders Road next to the Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.
More Information >>

Wharton, NJ - Re-Scheduled for Canal Day August 23rd
For more information, please visit the Canal Day website >>