Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All Veterans Memorial's Final Phase

All Veterans Memorial in Mount Olive New Jersey
MOUNT OLIVE, TOWNSHIP - The All Veterans Memorial's final phase, the Path to Enduring Freedom handicap walkway and Veterans dedication, is slated at 2 pm. on November 15th at Turkey Brook Park. The date ends a week long observance and appreciation to those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Mayor David Scapicchio and the staff members of the All Veterans Memorial(AVM) invite all Mount Olive and surrounding area organizations to demonstrate their support on November 15th by assembling in uniform along the loop of Turkey Brook Park 45 minutes before the dedication ceremony begins. "The goal is to create a canopy of Patriots along the park entrance and loop before veterans and family members arrive" said Charlie Wood Uhrmann, the event organizer.

Each participant will receive a 16-inch by 18-inch American flag and a 3-foot by 5-foot flag per organization. The larger flag will be available for a $10 purchase.

"The All Veterans Memorial not only represents Mount Olive's steadfast patriotism, but our ability to unite as a community when the need arises." said Uhrmann "Every one's participation is paramount."

For additional information or to reserve a space contact

The All Veterans Memorial is a unique, living memorial which has become representative of a state-wide effort demonstrating the great American principle of Unity of the People. It will be constructed in Mount Olive, New Jersey in 2007, and will honor ALL who proudly served in the United States Military during both war and peacetime. It will provide visitors with a solemn place to reflect, a place which shall include a regal ceremonial ground, a uniquely designed flag burning vault, an educational preamble stage, commemorative time-capsules, and a new home for the Veterans Memorial Monument. Together, these elements denote the All Veterans Memorial as the second of its kind in the nation.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mount Olive Township H1N1 Swine Flu

Mount Olive Township New Jersey
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - As Limited Amounts of H1N1 Vaccine are received by the Mount Olive Township Health Department, the department will be scheduling clinics for the groups at higher risk for complications from novel H1N1 Influenza.

Targeting healthy children and young adults 2–24 years of age, the first H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccination clinic for the community will be held on October 29, 2009 from 4-7pm at the Senior Center. The vaccine will be offered on a first come basis as there is a limited amount. Please pre register for this clinic by calling the health department at (973)691-0900 x 7330.

This is a live attenuated vaccine is approved for people from 2 through 49 years of age who are not pregnant and do not have certain health conditions, asthma, heart, lung, kidney, liver disease, weakened immune system or allergic to eggs. The vaccine virus is attenuated (weakened) so it will not cause illness.

We ask that residents continue to remain patient as we wait for more vaccine. The health department has placed their order and is just awaiting delivery. There will be more clinics scheduled by the end of October, early November. Fortunately, there is still low influenza activity in Morris County.

Signs of H1N1 can include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, chills and sneezing. Most people feel better within a week although some people do develop pneumonia or other complications. If you have symptoms of influenza call your health care provider for the best medical guidance for you and your family.

To prevent the spread of illness and reduce the risk of getting sick the Mount Olive Health Department continues to recommend:
1. Washing your hands with soap and water thoroughly and frequently
2. Covering coughs and sneezes
3. Staying home when you are sick until the fever is gone for 24 hours
without taking fever reducing medications.

For more information go to the website, or call the New Jersey H1N1 Hotline at 1+(866)321-9571.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mount Olive Township Council Debate

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce is hosting a debate between the candidates for four, four-year seats** on the Mount Olive Township Council. The debate will be held tomorrow, Wednesday October 21st beginning at 7:00pm in the Mount Olive Middle School auditorium.

** Terms Expirirng 12/31/09 are Steve Rattner, Ray Perkins, Rob Greenbaum, and John Mania.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Rabies Clinic Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Township Health Department will hold its annual free rabies clinic on October 23rd,2009 at Tractor Supply on Route 206, Flanders from 5pm-8pm.

All dogs and cats must be on leashes or in approved crates. Please do not feed your pet before the clinic. Dog and cat licenses will be available(for Mt. Olive residents).

For additional information, contact Mount Olive Animal Control Officer William Cirone at (973) 691-0900 Ext. 7334.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Witches and Wizards, Pirates and Princesses

Kids Eat Free on Halloween at Applebee’s in Flanders, New Jersey

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - This Halloween, Applebee’s, located at 50 International Drive South, Flanders, New Jersey is ‘treating’ all costumed kids to a free meal. Families who dine at Applebee’s in Mount Olive anytime on Saturday, October 31st will receive up to four free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchase. The free meal is valid for children in costume, age 12 and under, on any Applebee’s “Kids’ Menu” entrée, dine-in only.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Got Leaves? Mount Olive Township Leaf Pickup

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - Mount Olive Township will begin curbside collection of bagged leaves on October 1st and run through December 15th, 2009.

Leaves must be placed out for collection in brown paper biodegradable waste bags only for pick-up. Leaves in plastic bags will not be taken. Raking, blowing, or otherwise depositing leaves into the public streets is not permitted by the town.

For additional information, visit the Mount Olive Township website, division of Road and Sanitation »

Monday, October 5, 2009

GM spares Mount Olive NJ dealership

Callaremi Buick Pontiac, GMC and Cadillac on Route 46, Budd Lake New Jersey
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Callaremi Buick Pontiac, GMC and Cadillac on Route 46 was scheduled to be shut down as part of General Motors’ reorganization plan in January of 2010.

After an outcry from local residents, intense lobbying from the owner Michael Callaremi and his family, and support from Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, GM has decided to reinstate the a family-run car dealership.

A 'Many Thanks' celebration will be held at the dealership from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 24th.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mt Olive Recreation Spring Photo Contest Winners 2009

Mount Olive Township Recreation Department
by Noelle Kehrley
Managing Editor

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - The Mount Olive Township Recreation Department held it's 1st Annual Spring Photo Contest celebrating what makes Mount Olive Township a Great Place to Live, Work and Play!

The 1st Place, Best Over-all award winner is Jon Carmody, who entered as an Amateur Adult in the category Outdoors: Landscapes, Wildlife, Nature. Carmody won a $100.00 cash prize donated by Flanders Veterinary Clinic and of course, bragging rights.

Morning Fawn by Jon Carmody

The following winners were honored during a reception at the Chili's of Mount Olive...

  • Best Amateur Adult Andrew Palmieri – $50 gift certificate to Kennedy’s Pub.
  • Runner Up Amateur Adult Alan DiBenedetto – $25 gift certificate to Chili’s Grill & Bar.
  • Most Innovative Krystal Straw – $50.00 cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Denholtz, D.M.D.
  • Best Under 18 Lauren Wisnewski – $50 gift certificate to Golf Zone.
  • Runner Up Under 18 Dan Ilg – $25 gift certificate to Rita’s in Flanders.
  • Best Professional Adult Matthew Jones – a $50 gift certificate to Verizon Wireless.

Each photo entered in the 2009 Spring Photo Contest was judged based on technical quality, creativity, and the effectiveness of conveying the beauty or unique character of our town during spring in Mount Olive.

The judges panel included Joe Gigli, professional photographer; Noelle Kehrley, Managing Editor of Flanders NJ News, and Dan Kehrley, President YFM Media; Megan Boyd, a Mount Olive High School photography teacher; and Jennifer and Mike Rousseau, of Our Town Magazine.

Winning photos will be displayed on the "Township Recreation" page. Printed, mounted photos will be displayed at the Municipal building and at prize sponsors' place of business.