Sunday, September 20, 2009

Injured or Abandoned Wild Animal Rescue

Baby Eastern Cottentail Rabbit
BLAIRSTOWN, NEW JERSEY - Wild Baby Rescue Center is hosting an open house Sunday October 25th, 2009 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

All are welcome to come Tour the Facility, Meet the Staff, and learn more about What to Do and When to Act if you think you've found a baby animal in distress.

Wild Baby Rescue Center provides rehabilitation and release for the following injured and orphaned baby animals...

  • Bats
  • Chipmunks
  • Fawn
  • Fox
  • Coyote
  • Opossum
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrel/Flying Squirrel
  • Woodchuck/Groundhog

If you suspect that an animal is in need of help, call your local wildlife rehabilitator. Staff of a rehabilitation facility, can help to determine whether the animal actually needs help, and if so, how you can safely transport it to a treatment facility. Remember, unnecessarily removing an animal from its nest - particularly a baby - can cause more harm than simply leaving it alone.

Wild Baby Rescue is a member of Animal Rehabilitators Alliance and Garden State Wildlife Rehabilitators Co-op. These organizations have established a toll free phone number which provides info on how, when and if you should rescue. Also, it provides the phone numbers of the rehabbers in these groups:

Animal Rehabilators Alliance &
Garden State Wildlife Rehabilitators Co-oop (toll free)
(877) 4SAV-WILD or (877) 472-8945

Wild Baby Rescue Center
(908) 362-WILD or (908) 362-9453

About Wild Baby Rescue Center
Wild Baby Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of native wildlife through education, rehabilitation and release.

Wild Baby Rescue Center is run by Executive Director, Hope Kosch-Davison is an experienced Wildlife Rehabilitator licensed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information, visit

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Flu shots offered on October 3rd in Mount Olive

Mount Olive Township
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - Flu shots will be offered to all Mount Olive Township residents from 1 to 4pm on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at the Mount Olive Senior Center.

Seniors 65 or older are free with a Medicare card(Must have it with you). People with the HMO Medicare plan, should go to your regular doctor for this season's flu shot.

The fee is $15 for all other residents.

For more information, call Mount Olive Public Health Nurse Maryann Piegaro at (973) 691-0900, extension 7353.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Morris County Fungus Fest 2009

Fungus Fest 2009
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY - 2009 has been one of the wettest years on record, and mushrooms of all shapes and colors are springing up everywhere. What, exactly, is a mushroom? What are these “things” growing in my lawn? Are they poisonous? Are they edible? Are my pets safe if they eat them? What good are mushrooms, anyway?

Answers to these and other questions about mushrooms will be found at the 2009 Fungus Fest, presented by the New Jersey Mycological Association(NJMA) on Sunday, September 27th at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is located at 53 East Hanover Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey.

Fungus Fest is what one might call a giant "science fair of mushrooms" It includes extensive exhibits of mushrooms, mushroom art and photography, guided outdoor mushroom walks with NJMA experts, edible and poisonous mushroom information, how-to's on mushroom cultivation and mushroom cooking, talks and presentations for beginners, medicinal uses of mushrooms, and even demonstrations of crafts like papermaking and fabric dyeing using mushrooms. Attendees are invited to bring their own mushroom specimens for identification by our fungi experts.

In addition to the activities, mushroom books, field guides, and mushroom crafts will be available for purchase.

Fungus Fest is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 16.

About the New Jersey Mycological Association (NJMA)
The New Jersey Mycological Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about mushrooms and fungi. Its large, active, and enthusiastic roster of more than 400 members includes several of the world's leading experts on mushrooms, as well as those who are simply interested in identifying and collecting mushrooms for the table or their own curiosity.

For additional information and directions visit,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Share a Ride - Earn & Save Money

TransOptions, the non-profit Transportation Management Association, is encouraging commuters to consider sharing a ride as they return to work and school commuting routines this fall. A free, computerized, rideshare matching program implemented by TransOptions helps connect travelers with others having similar commutes to northwestern New Jersey.

Commuters interested in giving up their solo ride to work, even a few days a week, complete a confidential application online at They are contacted in approximately one week to learn of potential rideshare companions.

Carpooling and vanpooling are the most popular rideshare options and offer multiple commuting benefits. Sharing a ride enables commuters to save on the cost of fuel, which lowers their commuting costs.

Carpools require a minimum of only two people who decide how many days per week to rideshare and who does the driving. By completing 24 round trips in 60 days, carpools registered with TransOptions are eligible to earn a free gas card, up to $200 for a maximum of four or more riders, from the Carpooling Makes Sense incentive program sponsored by the NJ Department of Transportation.

Vanpools are another cost-saving rideshare option, ideal for groups of five to fifteen riders with a longer commute. The group leases their van on a month-to-month basis, sharing gas, tolls and operating costs. In addition, NJ TRANSIT offers a monthly sponsorship to qualifying vanpools, further reducing their cost of commuting.

TransOptions estimates that the annual cost of a 60 mile roundtrip solo commute is approximately $8,250. A two person carpool reduces the annual estimated cost by 50% to approximately $4,125. A seven passenger vanpool further reduces annual commuting costs to approximately $2,640. (Savings are approximate, based on a five day commute per week for 50 weeks per hear, incorporating operating costs for gas and maintenance at the Internal Revenue Service allowance of $.55 per mile which includes depreciation, insurance, fuel and all other estimated costs of owning a card.)

Vehicle wear and tear are reduced along with the stress associated with a solo drive to work. The environment also benefits since fewer cars on the road improves air quality by reducing traffic congestion.

Rideshare applications can be obtained online at or by calling (973) 267-7600.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mount Olive Library Bag o'Books Sale

Mount Olive Library Bag o'Books Sale
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The Friends of the Mount Olive Library will hold their annual Bag o'Books Sale Saturday, September 19th from 10am to 2pm. Located behind the Mount Olive Library on 202 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders NJ 07836, opposite the Senior Center.

Buy a well-made reusable bag for a very low price and fill it up for $5.00 as many times as you wish. This years Bag o'Books Sale features excellent volumes in the category of HISTORY & POLITICS donated by the residents of Mount Olive and surrounding towns. All proceeds help fund programs and materials for the Mount Olive Library.

For more information, call the Friends of the Mount Olive Library (973) 691-8686, visit or stop by the annual meeting at the Mount Olive Library October 21st at 7pm.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2nd Annual Run for Life 5K in Parsippany, New Jersey

PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY - The Par-Troy Rotary Club, in conjunction with Mayor Michael M. Luther’s Wellness Campaign, will present the second annual “Run for Life 5K” on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009.

The United States Track & Field Association (USATF-NJ) Grand Prix course is a flat, fast out-and-back through the Mack-Cali business complex located on Campus Drive in Parsippany, New Jersey. Registration opens at 8:30 am, and the race begins at 9:30 am.

For more information, call (973) 945-9442, or visit

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen comes to Mount Olive

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, representing New Jersey's 11th District, will hold a “Town Meeting” at the Mount Olive Middle School (located on Wolfe Road, Budd Lake) in the auditorium on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 9am.

The meeting will be an opportunity for Congressman Frelinghuysen to discuss the key issues he is working on in Congress, while also giving attendees a chance to address their individual concerns. "Saturday's town hall meeting will provide residents of our local communities with an open forum to ask questions and share their comments about any and all issues," Frelinghuysen said. "I look forward to listening to each question and discussing the vital issues we're working on in Congress."

For more information, please contact Rep. Frelinghuysen's District Office in Morristown at (973) 984-0711.

Seating may be limited. Helpful constituent service staff will be available before and after the meeting to address individual concerns. People requiring special accommodations should contact Rep. Frelinghuysen's office at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled town hall meeting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Community Options Bike Run & BBQ

NEW JERSEY - Community Options is sponsoring a Bike Run and BBQ on Sunday, October 3rd, 2009. The ride begins at Hidden Valley Club, 44 Breakneck Road in Vernon, New Jersey. Registration and breakfast begins a 9:00am, Bike Run begins at 11:00am.

Enjoy BBQ, Motorcycle Show, 50/50, Horseshoe Tournament and live music by "One Size Fits All" and the "Farmer Phil Band".

For more information, Contact Alex Rafailovic (973) 971-0082 x3116 or visit

About Community Options
Community Options, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that develops innovative housing and employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

Since 1989, Community Options has moved people with disabilities from segregated institutions across the country into community-based homes where they can fully participate in their communities while experiencing a greatly improved quality of life.

Community Options has designed and implemented the most progressive employment options giving people with disabilities a choice about the type of work they do and where they do it while offering real work for real pay.

To learn more, visit

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Budd Lake New Jersey Blood Drive

BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY - Christ Episcopal Church of Budd Lake has partnered with the Blood Center of New Jersey to host a blood drive on Saturday, September 19th from 10am to 3pm.

The Christ Church of Budd Lake is located at 369 Sandshore Road in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, at the corner of Smithtown and Sandshore Roads.
To signup go to and enter zip code 07828, then use company code “Christ Episcopal Church”.

For additional information please call the Christ Church of Budd Lake at (973) 347-1866 or visit

About the Blood Center of New Jersey
The Blood Center of New Jersey supplies over 100,000 blood products annually to the hospitals and medical centers of New Jersey. Recruiting donors to keep an ample supply of blood available for people in the communities served is an ongoing effort. It takes 160 local resident donatations every day to adequately meet the needs of the 30 hospitals and medical centers that receive blood products from The Blood Center of New Jersey. Please... Help save a life.

For more information on becoming a blood donor in your area, please vist

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ice Cream Social hosted by Temple Hatikvah

FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY - Sunday evening, August 30, 2009, the Temple Hatikvah Community hosted an ice-cream social to give a warm and enthusiastic welcome to potential new family members.

This temple activity, lit up with friendly faces of all ages to enjoy activities for the children, the pleasure of music, song, and heartfelt conversations for anyone who entered its doors. Excited wishes of welcome and introductions were given with pride by the executive officers of Temple Hatikvah and its Rabbi, Moshe Rudin.

Temple Hatikvah Ice Cream Social 2009

Temple Hatikvah is a family-oriented conservative Jewish Center with an active youth program. Since the beginning, Temple Hatikvah's mission was to represent strong Jewish values with emphasis on education and social action while providing a warm environment for social activities and celebrations. Temple HaTikvah is located at the intersection of Flanders-Bartley and Pleasant Hill Roads in Flanders, New Jersey just a mile from Route 206. The Temple phone number is (973) 584-0212.

For more information about Temple Hatikvah and upcoming events, visit