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Mayor Nametko works with Customer Service Manager, Diane Critchley, in helping to bag for hunger at the ShopRite of Netcong.

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etcong Mayor Joseph Nametko was applauded by his team of cashiers as he “Bagged It for Hunger” at the ShopRite of Netcong recently. In an effort to raise awareness of hunger in communities served by ShopRite stores, Mr. Nametko donated his time to support

Mayor “Bagged It for Hunger” at the ShopRite

the efforts of ShopRite associates in raising funds to keep foods banks stocked for community residents. The ShopRite of Netcong works tirelessly in support of their business philosophy of being Partners in Caring for Neighbors’ Families, Homes and Communities.

ommunity newspapers like the one you are reading are actually growing across the country. While larger paid papers struggle with keeping people subscribing the community free papers are still delivered to homes and businesses in the local communities they serve and people are reading them. The Internet provides people with the ability to find, search, read news and shop online. We have improved our website and made it easy to navigate, find articles and best off all shop for deals locally. When you visit www.mypaperonline.com you will find

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local stories and photos, calendar of events, interesting articles and more. You can also find the local businesses that are offering you great deals and coupons. When you go to the site look for the rotating ads on the right, scroll down a little further and you will see categories of businesses. When you click on those you will see the latest ads that are being run by those business. If you are in the mood to go out and eat click on restaurants and see the latest ads. Then you can click on the ad continued on page 17

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he Hopatcong Woman's Club held its first meeting of the fall season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at the Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta. Many new and prospective new members were present and plans for the upcoming months were discussed. Pavinci Italian Grill was the site of a very successful Wine Sampling Fundraiser on Tues. October 4th, the proceeds of which will benefit the HWC’s Scholarship Fund. A special thanks to Pavinci’s owner Mario Ferra, Steve della Vechia from wine importer Avenue Brands of Baltimore Maryland, and Pavinci’s stellar wait staff for making the evening tremendously enjoyable. The Hopatcong Women’s Club looks forward to collaborating with Pavinci’s for future events. We are collecting items for Veterans

Hopatcong Woman’s Club Updates
Homes of New Jersey as part of a statewide project of the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs for the National Day of Service on October 22, 2011. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the event please contact Pat Andersen, Highlands District Chairperson for this event, at 973-398-1267 by October 14th or visit Hopatcong Borough Hall where donation boxes are displayed. Specific items needed are: Clothing (larger sizes) including hats, personal care items, and miscellaneous items including batteries, electric razors and sunglasses. All items should be new. Food Banks are in continuous need of non-perishable food items and the Women’s Club has four Hopatcong locations at which donations are currently being accepted: The Hopatcong Post Office, Borough Hall, Skylands Medical Group, and Sovereign Bank (no glass please). We would like to thank the local community for the 1,600 lbs. of food that has been collected so far, and look forward to providing for those in need throughout the upcoming Holiday season through the West Side Methodist Church. The Hopatcong Women’s Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Hopatcong Civic Center, with the exception of December which will be held on the 14th. October’s meeting will feature a speaker from Gilda’s Club, a cancer support organization

which has been supported annually by the Club. All local women looking to form new friendships and to find a special niche or pet project of interest to them are encouraged to contact Membership Chairperson Selma Reichert at 973-770-4989. To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), visit the Federation website at www.njsfwc.org and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs), visit www.gfwc.org.

tanhope Presbyterian Church is selling 2012 Entertianment Books to raise funds for the church. Each book contains 2-for-1 and up to 50 percent discount offers from local and national restaurants, hotels, resorts and more. Local retailers include A&P, Pathmark, Fuddruckers, TGI Fridays, Burger King, McDonald's, The Ridgewood, Aeropostale, Payless and Sports Authority. Books cost $30.00

2012 Entertainment Books on Sale to Benefit Church

with a portion from each sale going to the general fund of the Stanhope Presbyterian Church. To buy a copy of the Entertainment Book please contact Terri Jaksetic at 973-691-0121. Books also can be purchased online at www.entertainment.com and enter account number 533030 when prompted to support Stanhope Presbyterian Church. For more information please call 973-691-0121.

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On October 1, 2011, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Pack 188, Landing, collected clothes, linens and toys for the needy in front of Nixon Elementary School, Landing, N.J. The boys made signs and thanked the people for their donations. Pictured from left are Chris Merring, Ricky Lillen (Pack 60), Mathew Ehrenberg, Michael Ners, Thomas Conselyea, Robbie Rust, Anthony Shafron, Tommy Rust and Evan Carroll. Submitted photo.

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nights of Columbus will be having their 3rd annual crafters/vendors fair on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at 140 Ledgewood Ave, Netcong, N.J. Crafters and vendors are needed for this event. Please contact Julia Kuryla at (973) 770-0899 for your application to reserve your spot. The Knights are supporting several local benefits and are in need of your support, so reserve your table and tell your friends to come over and start their Christmas shopping early. For information about Knights of Columbus, please call (973) 347-9706.

ub Scout Pack 188 in Landing went on their annual pumpkin picking trip this Sunday, October 9th at Race Farm in Blairstown, NJ. The boys and their parents enjoyed a nice hayride to the pumpkin patch where they each got to pick a 3 to 5 lbs pumpkin to take home and decorate for their upcoming pack meeting pumpkin decorating contest. They then headed over to the apple orchards to pick a peck of deli-

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Diapers Needed

by Elsie Walker his area and surrounding areas have been hit by high unemployment and problems associated with the recent flood conditions. While it is difficult enough for adults to try to keep their heads above water (so to speak), think about the effects on infants. Infants depend on a parent to provide necessities like food and diapers. However, when money is short or non-existent, parents may not have enough to buy diapers. Neither WIC, Medicare, nor food stamps cover diapers (except for hospice care). Parents of infants may resort to trying to stretch the diapers out, making the child go without a change or more.

This can cause not only health problems for the infant, but a strain on the family that can lead to even more problems. The answer for many is the Diaper Bank, and Child and Family Resources in Mt.Arlington is hoping the community can help meet the need for diapers. According to statistics from Child and Family Resources, a healthy change of diapers costs $112 per month for children and $312 per month for adults. However, fulltime work at minimum wage grosses only about $1,160 per month; at $10/hour, it grosses about $1,600. Now think that the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $1,045

per month, leaving only $115-$5 in disposable income for all other expenses, including taxes, food, transportation, clothes, and diapers. When you think about those who are unemployed and about homeless families, the picture is even grimmer. In some cases, the cost is not “short term”. Many disabled babies never outgrow the need for diapers, requiring them through adulthood. Child and Family Resources notes that for child care, school, and job training, many disabled children and adults require incontinence supplies. Cloth diapers are not a solution. For adults, they are not readily available For children, child care programs require disposable diapers for sanitary reasons. The result of a lack of diapers or diaper changes is not just a mess. A child who is left in the same dirty diaper risks everything from skin problems to hepatitis. Then there is the child’s reaction. The baby cries. Prolonged, non-stop crying can become unbearable for some parents and caregivers. Child and Family Resources notes that children under age three represent 28% of all abuse and neglect cases. The answer to the problem is disposable diapers for the Diaper Bank and that’s where Child and Family services needs the community’s help. There are many ways it can be done.

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Child and Family Resources offered these ideas: “Host a Diaper Drive at your workplace, congregation, or organization. We are in great need of sizes 4, 5 and 6 diapers. Collect unopened diapers at an upcoming party or family event. Donate Dollars for Diapers by making a check payable to Child and Family Resources or host a fundraising event for the Diaper Bank at Child and Family Resources.” Diapers are distributed through the following affiliated organizations: Children on the Green, Interfaith Council for Homeless Families, Little People’s Academy, the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, NORWESCAP Early Head Start Program, Parsippany Child Day Care Center, Catholic Charities Hope House, Homeless Solutions and Samaritan Inn Shelter. There are babies in need, and Child and Family Resources is hoping that the community will donate for those who can’t help themselves. For more on the Diaper Bank contact Claire Bianco at: Child & Family Resources 111 Howard Blvd., Ste.201 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 (973) 601-6157 or cbianco@childandfamily-nj.org www.childandfamily-nj.org

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2011 Lenape Valley Youth Lacrosse to Hold Early Bird Registration
Monday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lenape Valley High School Commons area. Each new registration will be equipped with helmet and pads. Parents are asked to purchase only a lacrosse stick for their child. October 2011 registration cost is $150 for boys and $100 for girls, which includes equipment, insurance, membership to U.S. Lacrosse and initial fundraising donation. Additional registrations will be held at a higher cost in January 2012. For more information, please visit www.LenapeValleyLacrosse.com or call Kevin at (973) 713-3415, or Chris at (973) 426-0015.

enape Valley Patriots Youth Lacrosse program will hold early bird special registration for the 2011 spring season on October 22 and 24 at Lenape Valley High School, located at 28 Sparta Road in Stanhope. Registration is open to boys and girls in grades 2 to 8 who live in Byram, Stanhope and Netcong. The 2011 season will be the 5th year of lacrosse as a boys and girls youth program. Early registrations point to another huge turnout of players for the exciting sport now offered as a feeder program for both the boys and girls varsity and J.V. high school lacrosse teams at Lenape Valley High School. Early registration dates are Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, and

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r. Nicolas Bielanowski has been elected President of the Stanhope Borough Seniors Club, along with the following officers. Mr. Andrew Dedinsky, Vice President; Ms. Ann de Jongh, Secretary; and Ms. Ann Johnson, Treasurer. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Meetings are held at the American Legion Hall on 183/206 north, in Stanhope. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a social hour and the regular meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. This month Mr. Jeffrey Parrott,

Stanhope Seniors Club Begins New Year with Election of Officers

Deputy County Clerk, will be the guest speaker. The Stanhope Borough Seniors Club is open to all residents of Stanhope 55 years or older. The annual membership fee is $10. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month. There are currently over 100 members. At each meeting are programs for the interests of Seniors Citizens. There is also entertainment or health screening. For more information, please contact Ms. Ann de Jongh at (973) 691-6356.

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aint Jude’s Church, 40 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong is having a craft fair on December 3, 2011 from 10 am til 4 PM we are looking for vendors Please put this in your paper for details or application call Francesca 973-895-5637

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oNetco Supermarkets with ShopRite stores in Sussex, Morris and Warren counties will offer Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations beginning Thursday, October 13th through Sunday, October 16th at the stores. Administered by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist, the cost for a flu vaccination will be $9.99. There is no charge for Medicare Part B customers. The cost of the pneumonia vaccination is $50. No appointment is necessary. Please call your ShopRite pharmacy with questions. ShopRite of Newton, 125 Water Street, Newton NJ 07860, 973-579-1119 Thurs., Oct. 13 (4:00pm - 8:00 pm), Fri., Sat., Sun., Oct 14, 15, 16 (10:00am - 4:00 pm)

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ShopRite of Byram, 90-80 U.S Hwy 206, Byram NJ 07874, 973-448-1232 Thurs., Oct 13 (4:00pm - 8:00 pm), Fri., Sat., Sun., Oct 14, 15, 16 (10:00am - 4:00 pm) ShopRite of Franklin, 270 State Route 23, Franklin NJ 07461, 973-827-1806 Thurs., Oct 13 (4:00pm - 8:00 pm), Fri.,

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Pageant Winners Crowned

by Elsie Walker arlier, in the afternoon, Ellen Chu of Park Ridge had sat waiting for her interview with the judges. Her platform was Overcoming Obstacles. Like all the contestants, she wondered if she would walk away with a crown. Later that night, after the talent, swimsuit, evening gown, and on-stage question competitions, she did. Chu became Miss Gateway 2012. Chu, along with Cierra KalerJones (Miss Northern Lakes 2012 ) and Carissa Palumbo (Miss Tri-County 2012 ) were among several young women who came to the Stanhope United Methodist Church in Netcong on October 1st to compete in a preliminary to the Miss Jersey pageant. The October pageant was part of the Miss America pageant system, which provides winners with scholarships and a forum for raising awareness of issues that are important to them. Working behind the scenes to make the local pageants a reality are volunteers like those who helped with Miss Gateway, Miss Northern Lakes, and Miss Tri-County. “To me it is a worthwhile program for women who are trying to further their education. It is a good clean activity, “ said Sharon Rosequist of Netcong, Executive Director of the Miss Tri-County pageant. She described the contestants as “upbeat, confident, and poised.” “I really believe in the pageant,” said Jeanne Viscito of Berkeley Heights, who is the Executive Director of the Miss Northern Lakes pageant. Viscito is an example of the wide range of volunteers who help to make the pageants a reality. She is a prosecutor for the city of Newark . Viscito got involved in the pag-

eant because of Terry Karns (Executive Director of the Miss Gateway pageant). She belongs to the Hickory Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, as does Karn’s wife. The group not only performs at the pageant, but its members help out in the background. Viscito started as a hostess, then became a judge and is now an executive director. Some people get involved with the pageants because of their daughters’ involvement. Such is the case of Dr. Susan Miller, an eye doctor form Ventnor, New Jersey. Her daughter, Heather (now Dr. Heather Miller) is a former Miss Gateway. Susan Miller saw how the pageant benefited her daughter in the way it helped her develop poise and through the people she met. Now Susan Miller comes to help other young women who are taking the same path. Sitting near Miller, waiting for her time with the judges, was Fiona DiGennaro, 18, of Middletown. This was her 4th pageant in her first season of competition. She explained that it was “a sort of graduation [from high school] gift”. To compete, the girls need a gown and certain accessories. While these things don’t have to be expensive, they do cost money. DiGennaro’s graduation present helped her to buy what she needed. That night DiGennaro finished as first runner-up. (Second runner-up was Amanda Neshiewat.) Seemingly a thousand places at once was Willadene Karns of Stanhope, who was “mom” for the day. The wife of the director of the Miss Gateway pageant, she said she helped the girls by “sewing, spraying, cajoling and consoling” when needed. A retired Bryam third grade teacher, Karns noted that the pageant contestants and volunteers are

like a community. Many past contestants now volunteer their help on the day of the pageant. For Devon Caposello, 20, of Hopatcong, this was her first time competing in a pageant. A student at Kean University, her grandmother had continually encouraged continued on page 9

Ellen Chu waits for her judges' interview. Later, Chu would be crowned Miss Gateway 2012.

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continued from page 8 Caposello to enter a pageant and she finally did. Caposello noted that one of the things she liked about the pageant system was that a requirement was that contestants had to raise a certain amount of money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She likes the idea of helping others. Her platform was Youth Violence. She was personally affected by that when a friend was badly beaten by a group of juveniles. Youth violence is an issue today with youth ages 13 – 18 committing the violent acts. Caposello reflected on the pageant itself.

She noted that unlike the portrayals of pageants on TV, there was no back-biting there; the young women were supportive and helped each other. Of course, the climax of the pageant came during the evening which was filled of talented performances by the contestants, an appearance by the reigning Miss New Jersey, Katharyn Nicolle, and the crowning of the winners. Now, for the winners, it is on to the Miss New Jersey pageant in June and to see whether one of October pageant winners will assume Katharyn Nicolle’s crown.

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cupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. In honor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, Skylands Acupuncture will hold an Open House on October 29, 2011 from 10:00am- 3:00pm. On this day, Skylands Acupuncture & Wellness Center invites you to tour the office, learn about Acupuncture, ask questions, and even experience a Free Acupuncture De-stress Treatment! Since space is limited for treatments please call for an appointment. Free Acupuncture treatments are only offered to new patients. The National Institute of Health states

Skylands Acupuncture Hosts Open House on October 29

that, “Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body.” Acupuncture treats various conditions including but not limited to: Muscle & Joint problems, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Depression, Frozen Shoulder, Urinary Disorders, Incontinence, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain relief, Sciatica, Sinus Problems, Skin Problems, Women's Health Problems and Infertility. Skylands Acupuncture & Wellness Center: 59 East Mill Road, Long Valley NJ 908-876-364 www.skylandsacupuncture. com

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Hopatcong Woman’s Club to Sponsor Clothing Drive for Veterans

Submitted by Cindy Heaton he Hopatcong Woman's Club is taking part in a state-wide project of the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs for the National Day of Service on October 22, 2011. The Hopatcong Woman's Club co-president Pat Andersen is the Highlands District Chairperson for this event. We are collecting items for Veterans Homes of New Jersey. If you wish to contribute to the event please contact Pat Andersen at 973-398-1267 by October 14. Items needed are listed below; Clothing Sweatshirts: Sz: L, XL, XXL, 3XL

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Tue, Oct 18 Trinity Church Clothing Drive (Tuesays from Oct 18-Nov 8, Sunday Nov 13) – Randolph. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 120 Dover-Chester Road. Tue, 5-7 pm; Sun, Nov 13 at 1 pm. 973-366-8360. Clothing drive seeks the following items: wearable, clean clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s), bedding (comforters, sheets, blankets,), curtains, towels, linens, shoes, (no boots, no skates), handbags, belts, backpacks, duffel bags, travel bags, stuffed animals, hard toys (no larger than bread box). Wed, Oct 19 Lecture: Race and Human Relations in America: An Evolutionary Perspective – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Open to public. Free. 3 pm. (908) 852-1400, ext. 2346 or klemmt@centenarycollege.edu. Centenary College Trustee and Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, the Honorable Dr. Howard L. Burrell, shares his perspectives on race and human relations in America. Thu, Oct 20 Gary’s Wine & Marketplace 20th Annual Grand Tasting – Florham Park. Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue. Open to public. General admission $75, VIP $100. Begins 6 pm. Co-sponsored by Arts Council of the Morris Area. Donna@garyswine.com. Novices and connoisseurs are invited to taste over 500 wines from an impressive array of vineyards and varietals. Music: George Benson – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Main. $57$97. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Special: Ladies-only Psychic Party with Jon Stetson – Allamuchy. Mattar’s Bistro, 1115 Route 517. Open to women. $20. 8 pm. 908-852-2300. Stetson has entertained presidents, kings and celebrities with his unique demonstrations of psychic talents

Tell Them You Saw It In The Musconetcong News - October 2011 - Page 11 that mystify, inspire and amuse. Tour of The Willows – Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to home-schooled children and their parents. $6 per student. 1-3 pm. 973-326-7645. Students learn about the people who lived and worked in the historic house, which was once home to the Foster family. Fri, Oct 21 35th Annual Morristown CraftMarket (Oct. 21-23) – Morristown. National Guard Armory, Western Avenue. Open to public. Daily admission $10, all three days $12, children under 12 with adults free, seniors $2 off. Fri 5-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Www.morristowncraftmarket.org. One of the nation’s longest running and most successful craft shows. Featured artists display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Comedy: “Weird Al” Yankovic in The Alpocalypse Tour – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Street. $37-$67. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Al Yankovic will perform songs from his latest album Alpocalypse, which features parodies of Miley Cyrus (“Party In The CIA”), Taylor Swift (“TMZ”), B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars (“Another Tattoo”) and T.I., among others. Sat, Oct 22 2011 Lenape Valley Patriots Youth Lacrosse Registration (Oct 22 & 24) – Stanhope. Lenape Valley Regional High School, 28 Sparta Road. Open to children in grades 2-8 from Byram, Stanhope and Netcong. Boys $150, girls $100. Sat 9-12, Mon 6-8. (973) 713-3415 or (973) 4260015, www.LenapeValleyLacrosse.com. 2nd Annual Spooktacular Fun Fest – Denville. Morris County Vocational School, 400 East Main. Open to public. Admission $10, $8 for members and seniors. 12:30-4:30 pm. Sponsored by The continued on page 12

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Community Children’s Museum of Dover. (973) 366-9060 or www.communitychildrensmuseum.org. Enjoy a spectacular Halloween party that features costume contests, pumpkin carving/painting, cake decoration contest, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, games and music and entertainment by Big Jeff and Tweedles the Clown. Music: A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $25. 8 pm. (908) 979-0900. Innovative string orchestra of young musicians makes music according to its own rules in a self-conducted concert. Theater: In the Heights – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $52$77. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award, “In the Heights” offers a window into the history of immigration in the United States as told by stories of people living in Washington Heights of New York City. Workshop: Apple Muffin Baking – Chester. Cooper Gristmill, County Route #513 (old Rt. 24). Open to children and their family. $10 per family ($5 for

members), pre-registration. 2 sessions, 11 am and 2 pm. 908- 879-5463. Thu, Oct 27 Music: Willie Nelson – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $72$100. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. United Way Women’s Leadership Council Dinner – Washington. Wells Fargo Bank, Washington Ballroom, 2 Washington Avenue. Open to women. $25. 6-8 pm. (908) 835-3550. Dinner connects women leaders from all sectors of the community for an evening of conversation and networking. Guest speaker is consultant James P. Brennan. Fri, Oct 28 Theater: The 39 Steps, Sabotage and War of the Worlds (Oct. 28-30) – Budd Lake. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road. Tickets $10. Fri, Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm. (973) 691-2100. Enjoy three, one-act plays, each 30 minutes long, featuring works by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Wells. Sat, Oct 29 Halloween Spectacular – Hackettstown. Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Road. Open to public. $. Noon to 4 pm. (908) 296-1945 or www.donaldsonfarms.net. Celebrate

Halloween with music and games, costume parade, prizes, Trick-or-Treat stations, pumpkin carving contest, Pumpkin Illumination and other activities. Learn from the Animals Hike (rain date Oct 30) – Stanhope. Waterloo Village. Open to public. Free admission. 1-3 pm. Sponsored by Winakung at Waterloo. Www.winakungatwaterloo.org. Enjoy a walk through a remarkable re-created Lenape Village and learn from animals along the way. Miller’s Halloween Day – Chester. Cooper Gristmill, County Route #513 (old Rt. 24). Open to public. Small donation requested. 1-3:30 pm. 908- 879-5463. Enjoy a fun-filled Halloween-themed celebration. Join fellow visitors in colorful costumes while touring the mill that has been adorned with corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, old-time games, and other Halloween decorations. NJ Ballet – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $25. 8 pm. (908) 979-0900. NJ celebrated professional ballet company returns to the Sitnik Stage for a concert you won’t want to miss! Ballet with a Latin Beat II is a

fresh new celebration of Latino culture with works representing Cuba, Brazil and Mexico. Sun, Oct 30 Music: Hyperion Knight – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. Tickets $17.50 in advance, $25.50 at door. 4 pm. (908) 9790900. Known for his artistic breadth, Knight is a pianist who can perform both serious classics and popular standards with consummate skill. Tue, Nov 1 Book Reading: Aryn Kyle – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Seay Administration Building, 400 Jefferson. Open to public. Free. 5-8:15 pm. Harelj@centenarycollege.edu or (908) 852-1400, ext. 2021. Best-selling author Aryn Kyle reads from her two books, “The God of Animals” and “Boys and Girls Like You and Me.” Book signing and reception to follow. Writing workshop (limited to 15 participants) to be held from 7-8:15 pm. Thu, Nov 3 Comedy: Rita Rudner – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South St. $42$67. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. A nationallycontinued on page 13

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continued from page 12 recognized comedienne jokes about life, love, and everything in between. Theater: The Time Machine (Nov. 3-6) – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. $20$25. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. (908) 979-0900. Radiotheatre presents one of the greatest science fiction stories ever written, told in a unique, creative, exciting and theatrical way. Fri, Nov 4 Music: Get the Led Out – Morristown. Community Theatre, 100 South Street. $32-52. 8 pm. (973) 539-8008. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” band performs the music of the classic British rock group of the 1970s. Sat, Nov 5 Vendors and Crafts Fair – Netcong. Knights of Columbus, 140 Ledgewood Ave. Open to public. Free admission. 10-4

Tell Them You Saw It In The Musconetcong News - October 2011 - Page 13 pm. (973) 347-9706 or (973) 770-0899. Thu, Nov 10 Teacher Convention Days (Nov. 10-11) – Dover. Community Children’s Museum, 77 E Blackwell St. Open to public. $. 10-5 pm. (973) 366-9060. A 2-day event featuring the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, Tuneables creator Jill Todd and many crafts programs for children. Theater: Exit Stage Left (Nov. 10-13) – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Edith Bolte Kutz Theater, 715 Grand Ave. $20$25. Thu 7:30, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. (908) 979-0900. Parallel Exit presents a production that blends theatre, dance, and music into works that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. Sun, Nov 13 Thanksgiving-Harvest Home – Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to public. $2-$6, veterans free. 12-4 pm. (973) 3267645. Celebrate Thanksgiving and Armistice Day by discovering how Charles Foster, his daughter Caroline, and their resident farm foreman, Edward Woods and his family observed the holiday in 1918, after the end of World War I. Mon, Nov 14 Lecture: The Three-Fifths Compromise: Our Nation’s Heritage and Burden – Hackettstown. Centenary College, Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave. Open to public. Free. 7 pm. (908) 852-1400, ext. 2346 or klemmt@centenarycollege.edu. GatesFerry distinguished visiting lecturer, Dr. Howard L. Burrell, discusses the impact of the Three-Fifths compromise of 1787 on the legacy of race relations in America. Reception to follow.

ONGOING EVENTS Ongoing: Entertainment Apple Cidering (Nov 12, 19 and 20) – Chatham. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd. Open to public. Admission $3. 2-3. 973635-6629 or www.morrisparks.net. Learn about why you’ve been looking at apples upside down and then help prepare, grind, and press the fresh apples by hand with a cider press. Be sure to taste our sweet cider! Art Exhibit: All-Woman Show (Oct. 8Nov. 12) – Newton. Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, 133 Spring Street. Open to public. Free. Call for hours. (973) 3830027. Exhibit features artworks of mixed continued on page 14

Page 14, October 2011, Tell Them You Saw It In The Musconetcong News continued from page 13 media by women artists whose works have a music theme to coincide with the New Harmonies exhibit. Art Exhibit: Works By Artists With Special Needs (Sept. 9 to Oct. 27) – Newton. Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-45 High Street. Open to public. Free. Call for hours. Sponsored by Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. (973) 383-0027 or scahc@scahc.org. Exhibit features artworks by artists with special needs. Exhibit: Driving Into the Twentieth Century (Ongoing) – Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to public. $. (973) 326-7645. An exhibit of horse-drawn carriages and a Model “T” Ford, among others. Guided Tours of The Willows Historic House Museum (Ongoing) – Morristown. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road. Open to public. $. (973) 326-7645. Visitors take a guided tour of the Gothic Revival-style mansion on Fosterfields Farm. Music: Rising Stars (3rd Tuesday of every month) – Hackettstown. Mamas Cafe Baci, 260 Mountain Ave. Open to

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public. 6-9 pm. (908) 852-2820. Discover up-and-coming talent as they perform live music to a local audience. Theater: The Cocktail Hour (Fri-Sun from Nov. 5-20) – Chester. Black River Playhouse, Corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue. $. Call for time/date. Sponsored by Chester Theatre Group. (908) 879-7304. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award as Best Off-Broadway play and a long-run New York success, this witty, perceptive play is about a story of the struggles of a playwright in the 1970s in upstate New York to convince his wealthy family the merit of his new production. Theater: The Code Breaker (Fri-Sun from Oct 1 to 23) – Netcong. Growing Stage Theater, 7 Ledgewood Avenue. Recommended for children aged 8+ and their family. $. Fri at 7:30, Sat & Sun at 4 pm. (973) 347-4946. This award-winning play tells a timeless story of the difficult process of growing up, even in a society in which technology has vastly simplified the externals of life. Theater: Winnie the Pooh (Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 4, 5, 10-12) – Budd Lake. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road. For all audiences. All seats $12. Call

for time. 973-691-2100. The world’s most beloved bear finds himself in all sorts of adventures with his friends Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Roo Owl, Piglet, Rabbit and Eeyore in a delightful play for children. Ongoing: Clubs & Organizations Alzheimer’s / Dementia Support Group Meeting (2nd Tuesday of every month) – Hackettstown. Heath Village Retirement Community, 430 Schooley’s Mountain Road. Open to public. 6:30-7:30 pm. 908684-5236. Coping with Loss (second Monday of every month) – Newton. Joseph T Quinlan Bereavement Center, 61 Spring Street (free parking at Trinity St municipal lot). Open to public. Free, donation requested. 7-8:30 pm. (973) 383-0115. Free support group for dealing with the loss of a loved one. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Meeting (last Wednesday of every month) – Morristown. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. Open to public. Free but donation is requested. 7:45 pm. (973) 9941143. Depression and Bipolar Support Group Meeting (every Wednesday) – Newton. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton-

Sparta Road. Open to public. Free. 7:30-9 pm. (973) 948-6999. A weekly meeting is held for those suffering or know someone who is suffering from depression. Hopatcong Women’s Club Meeting (3rd Wednesday of month, Sep to May, except Jan) – Hopatcong. Civic Center, Lakeside Blvd. Open to women residents. 10:30 a.m.. 973-398-1267. Mental Health Support Group Meeting (every Monday of the week) – Sussex. First Baptist Church of Sussex Fellowship House, Main Street and Route 23. Open to public. 3-6 pm. (973) 875-9451. Attendees enjoy refreshments, socialize, obtain educational materials on mental illness and community resource listings and participate in a rap session. Morris Music Men Choral Rehearsal (every Tuesday) – Chatham. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Road. Open to male singers. Tue at 7:30 pm. 877808-8697 or www.morrismusicmen.org. Also known as the Barbershop Harmony Chorus. Netcong/Stanhope Senior Citizens Club Meeting (1st and 3rd Thursday of every month) – Netcong. Knights of Columbus, Route 46. Open to Netcong/Stanhope continued on page 15

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continued from page 14 residents age 55+. 12 noon. Call Jean at 973-347-0940. Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting (2nd Monday of every month) – Hackettstown. Heath Village Retirement Community, 430 Schooley’s Mountain Road. Open to public. 6:30-7:30 pm. 908684-5214. Stanhope Senior Citizens Club Meeting (4th Thursday of every month) –

Stanhope. American Legion Hall, NJ Route 183. Open to seniors aged 55+. Doors open 11:30 am; meeting starts 12:30 pm. 973-347-9572. Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting (2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, Aug 17 and Dec 14) – Newton. Sussex County Administrative Center, Freeholder Meeting Room, One Spring Street. Open to public. 5 pm. 973-579-0240.

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Boy Scout Troop 188 of Landing hosts an overnight event for second-year Webelos from Cub Scouts Pack 188 who will be crossing over to Boy Scouts in February 2012. Webelos got to sample various activities that a Boy Scout is expected to know, such as chopping firewood, tying knots and building a monkey bridge. Submitted photo

oy Scout Troop 188 of Landing hosted an overnight event for the second-year Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 188 that will be crossing over to Boy Scouts next February. They were invited to see what they will be doing on future Boy Scout outings and also so that they could learn various skills important to a Scout. They had several learning stations for orienteering, knife safety, chopping fire-

wood, lashing and knot tying. They then put their knot tying skills to test by building a monkey bridge that they then crossed. They also pitched their own tents and learned how to cook their own dinner and dessert over a campfire. They ended the night with a large campfire filled with funny skits, campfire songs, jokes and most of all lots of laughs!

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the slimmest laptop, it’s in the brand new model of that very thing we don’t really need but must have. But the more we distract ourselves with everything that’s outside of ourselves, the harder it is to see what’s inside. One of my favorite children’s books is Shel Silverstein’s “The Missing Piece” (and the sequel, “The Missing Piece Meets The Big O”). If you happen to be in the bookstore, pop on over to the children’s aisle and give it a read. Personally, I think it’s in the wrong section entirely, it should be in the adult “Self-Help” aisle. The idea is that a sweet, little pac-man shaped character goes looking for the missing piece that he thinks will make him whole, only to discover in the end, that there’s nothing really missing from his life after all. The search for what he thinks is missing was only a distraction from seeing the beauty of the fullness of his life. Oh, by the way, if you come to my house, you’ll find both of those books on my shelf, my most prized literary material! When you begin to learn to trust that you have everything you need, life just gets eas-

“The Missing Peace”

By Janice C. Molinari ometimes when a lesson comes, it hits you from all sides. It seems like recently, I’ve been hearing the same thing over and over. It comes in different voices trying to get me to pay attention. Maybe it’s time for me to really listen up and hear the message that’s being delivered. Here’s what it’s saying…”You already have everything you need for your own greatness.” That’s shocking. And at the same time, it feels like something I’ve always known deep down in my core. I’ve heard time and again “you do not GAIN something, you UNCOVER what has been there all along, what will always be there.” In a society that’s constantly delivering the message, “you NEED the latest and the greatest”, it is no wonder this message that is embedded in our very DNA, gets lost. We know deep down that we already possess everything we need. But somehow, we still get distracted by the message that what we’re looking for exists in something outside of ourselves. It’s in the latest iphone or

ier. We carry our greatness within us, we just need to remove the clutter and let it shine. We need to stop searching for the thing that we think will make us complete, we need to stop looking for our Missing “Peace” and realize that we are already whole and beautiful…all on our own.

Janice C. Molinari is the owner of Ananda Yoga located in Mendham, NJ . Join her at the studio on October 27th at 8pm for her FREE monthly workshop, “The Conversation”. A discussion group about what really matters in life. Visit anandayogamendham.com for details.

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ountain Creek the tri-state area’s premiere destination for mountain excitement,ispleasedtoannounceanunprecedentedinvestmentof$40millioninimprovementsto the resort for this winter.An investment of this size is rarely seen done at one time and will include several new additions and substantial upgrades that will dramatically improve the overall experience for each segment of Mountain Creek’s diverse clientele. Conveniently located in Vernon, NJ, Mountain Creek is just 47 miles from the George Washington

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Bridge and an easy drive from points throughout eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and NewYork. Its location, coupled with these improvements, will further solidify Mountain Creek’s position as the top destination for on-snow adventure-seekers living in the region. The new developments taking place at Mountain Creek’s facilities will benefit anyone who comes to the resort, from novice skiers to the veteran locals alike. Visitors this continued on page 20

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bstract acrylic paintings, paintings in hot contrasting colors, pencil drawings, large weavings, small pictures made with markers, and other exciting and diverse artworks are displayed on the second floor of the Sussex County Judicial Center in Newton. The exhibit, which runs from September 8 to October 27, showcases artists with special needs and proves that these artists are both able and inspired. It’s the work of SCARC, Inc., NAMI-Sussex (National Alliance for Mental Illness – Sussex), and Willowglen Academy artists. And many of these works of art are for sale. A series labeled “Group Painting” was created by the individuals in the SCARC’s Art Program. As the name implies, a group of artists worked together on a painting, but with fingers instead of brushes. The program offers fine art as a way for these special individuals to express themselves and

Special-needs Artists Create Special Art

to communicate through the language of visual art while increasing self-esteem and self-confidence. SCARC also has a weaving program which services two day programs and six group homes. The achievements of this program are apparent in the large, fourpanel weaving titled Four Seasons. Anyone interested in purchasing the artwork that is for sale, please contact the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council at (973) 383-0027 or scahc@scahc.org. For more information about these programs for disabled citizens, contact SCARC at (973) 383-7442, NAMI-Sussex at (973) 214-0632 or Willowglen Academy at (973) 579-5117. The Judicial Center Public Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-45 High Street, Newton, NJ. The gallery may be visited during the center’s business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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continued from page 17 winter will have access to one of the finest, most modern day-lodges on the east coast, a high-tech rental facility that transports equipment to the slopes for the user, five new slopeside dining options, three new bars and entertainment options, and the largest snow tubing park in the country. Beginners will enjoy newly designed teaching terrain that will make learning to ski or snowboard easier than ever before. More daring skiers and snowboarders can utilize the two new BagJump™ features. These inflatable stuntman-style landing pads, will allow guests to experience the thrills of big air and spins with the safety of an impact-free landing. “The improvements made this year to Mountain Creek are nothing short of amazing. We now have destination level, worldclass facilities that are well above anything within a four-hour drive of Manhattan. Regardless of if our guests are coming for the day or looking to make a weekend out of it, everything is in place to provide an incredible experience,” commented Bill Benneyan, Mountain Creek’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The technology in our rental center is truly next level, our snow tubing park is the biggest in the country and our terrain parks consistently win national recognition. Whether you’re looking to try snowboarding for the first time, a seasoned skier looking to sharpening their skills or a hardcore park enthusiast, there’s now something for everyone here at Mountain Creek.” Details on Mountain Creek’s recent improvements include: • New Red Tail Lodge: Visitors to Mountain Creek’s blog (http://creektalks.blogspot.com/) have watched the extraordinary 55,000 square foot Red Tail Lodge take shape. Merging rustic charms with high-tech elegance, the lodge is comprised of three floors, two bars, a fine dining restaurant, indoor and outdoor dining options, and a state-of-the-art rental center. With all of these features packaged together

under one roof, the Red Tail Lodge is easily one of the most modern and plush day lodges in the East. • Revolutionary New Rental Center and Learn-To Area: Learning to ski or snowboard can be daunting. The physical experience of simply securing your rental equipment can be a tiresome process, which can make actually getting onto the snow to learn even more challenging than it needs to be. Mountain Creek’s new technology-driven rental system fills out your paperwork with just the swipe of a credit card or driver’s license, and then transports your equipment via a surface elevator to the new on-snow “Schoolyard” teaching area so it’s there waiting for you when you arrive. No fumbling required! Revolutionary New Rental Center and Learn-To Area Continued: In addition, the new learning area will feature an intuitive, terrain-assisted learning paradigm that makes the experience of learning to turn on snow easier, more successful, less tiring and more enjoyable for beginners, complete with a special ‘Cool School’ station. • Action Lift Company Restaurant: A new 180-seat slopeside restaurant pays homage to Mountain Creek’s past while providing the modern amenities that visitors desire. Located at the base of the Appalachian Hotel at Vernon Peak, the restaurant will feature a mix of traditional home cooking and real Southern-style BBQ. The interior will be decorated with posters, pictures and icons representing the deep history of rollicking spirit of invention and fun in the Vernon Valley area, including Action Park, Great Gorge, the Playboy Club and the rich heritage of skiing and snowboarding in New Jersey, which includes the headquarters of Cubco Bindings, the first Head Ski test and early proving grounds for snowboard pioneer, Tom Sims. The Action Lift Company is destined to be a great place to get a drink, relax with family for a sit down dinner or simply just unwind on the patio and while breathing in the fresh mountain air.

• Drop Zone Snow Tubing Park: With more than 35 lanes totaling six miles of runs, it will be the largest snow tubing facility in the country. In addition to the tubing chutes, there’ll be free-to-try demo skis and snowboards in the Snow Play Center, so inquisitive tubers who are eager to explore other winter activities can do so in a low-pressure setting. • 2 New BagJump™ Air Bags: Get ready to take flight. If you’ve ever wanted to try a big jump without the hard landing consequences, Mountain Creek is making it easier than ever to be that daring skier or rider. Two new BagJump™ air bags, which are essentially inflatable landing pads that cushion landings off of jumps, will be located at the South Terrain Park and Vernon Base all winter long. These are the same landing bags that many professional athletes use for training and can be found at major resorts around the globe. More information on BagJump air bags is available online at (http://www.bagjump.com/). • Expansive New Solar Project: Decreasing their environmental footprint is a major goal for Mountain Creek. For this winter Mountain Creek will be covering all of their parking spaces with new roof-mounted solar parking canopies, which will ultimately generate more than eight megawatts of electricity for the resort and decrease electrical usage by 50 percent. This is believed to be

one of the largest resort solar installations in the US. All of these changes come on the heels of the successful merger of Mountain Creek with Crystal Springs Resort in May of 2010. Together, Crystal Springs and Mountain Creek offer 4-season world-class amenities including seven award-winning golf courses, 2 top-ranked spas, abundant lodging in 4 hotels including the distinctive Grand Cascades Lodge, a globally-renowned 120,000 bottle wine cellar, multiple venues for weddings, meetings and catered events, ski and snowboard, Mountain Creek Waterpark, Diablo Freeride mountain bike park. About Mountain Creek Located in Vernon, NJ, Mountain Creek is the tri-state area’s premiere destination for mountain excitement. Just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge, Mountain Creek is easily accessible for New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania residents looking for a world-class resort experience in less than two hours from many major locations. Mountain Creek offers over 167 acres of terrain on 4 mountain peaks with 100% night skiing and the region’s highest vertical at 1040'. More information on Mountain Creek can be found online at http://www.mountaincreek.com/.

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iding a surge of research showing that learning a foreign language early in life improves math and reading skills and SAT scores later in life, Foreign Language program Lango Adventures has begun teaching Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French to kids ages 6 month old 11 years in the Northwest NJ and sur-

New Foreign Language Program to Teach Mandarin, Spanish and French to Northwest NJ-area
rounding communities. Bringing Lango to this area is owneroperator and Chester NJ resident Agnes Beede. A mother of 6 Children who became unemployed after 9 years of working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Agnes started Lango a year ago after her daughter lost the Language program at her school, now her daughter is learning Spanish, French and Chinese after she decided to become entrepreneur. Convinced of the importance of learning new languages when traveling overseas, Agnes says that America falls far short when it comes to a key aspect of getting along in an increasingly global society. Joining forces with San Franciscobased Lango, Agnes has hired nativespeaking and certified teachers who use a proprietary curriculum, teaching classes in local schools, community centers and other facilities. Lango classes employ music, movement, playacting, games, reading and writing and art activities in a high-energy environment. “We strive to reach every child in the manner that best suits their learning style,” continues Aggie. “We believe that every child should learn another language, and that every child can learn another language. Our teachers work really hard to ensure that we make good on this belief.” Foreign language instruction among

young children has indeed gained wide acceptance in recent years as numerous studies have shown that learning languages early in life impacts a child in a variety of ways. In addition to being able to speak the language devoid of accents that teenagers and adults typically appropriate, children benefit through accelerated cognitive development, which has been shown to result in stronger achievement in other subject, including math and reading, and even in higher test scores. “When you’re learning a second language not long after learning your first, your brain isn’t so cluttered, and it’s not anchored to the sounds and patterns you already know,” says Aggie. “They say those little kids are like sponges, and it’s really true; I see it every day in our classes, as they soak it up readily and naturally. It’s a blast to watch happen.” Lango website www.lango4kids.com Phone 973-476-3137 - Email langoadventures@gmail.com

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Acupuncture, “What’s the Point?” Sticking to the Facts - Learn How Everyone Can Benefit!
In attempts to raise awareness about Acupuncture in my own community, I am sharing some of these Acupuncture Facts with you! What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that requires the insertion of tiny filiform needles into various points on the body. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine originated in Ancient China thousands of years ago. The Ancient Chinese discovered that every living being has energy that flows through invisible meridians (energy lines) throughout the body. This energy, known as "Qi" is the motive life force. In healthy individuals the Qi flows smoothly through the channels/ meridians. Imbalance in the flow of Qi results in illness and/or disease. Think of a garden hose. Water flows smoothly through the hose as long as there are no kinks. When a kink occurs, the water builds up on one side of the kink preventing the water from flowing through. Now envision 14 garden hoses attached to one another and arranged within the body. Each hose is connected to an organ in the body. You can see how a kink in just one of the hoses can affect all the other hoses/organs throughout the body. The “kink” or blockage results in illness and/or disease. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is used to restore the smooth flow of Qi (i.e. “remove all the kinks”) and bring the body back to balance. If you are still following then you are probably wondering how the “kinks” originate in the first place. Our “Qi” or energy can become “kinked” or blocked from physical/emotional trauma, stress, poor lifestyle and eating habits, seasonal changes, overexertion, and exposure to the elements (wind, cold, dampness, heat). But have no fear…Acupuncture is here! How does Acupuncture Work? There are several theories regarding the Acupuncture mechanism. Acupuncture helps the body to do what it was meant to do- heal itself. Some of the most common theories include: - Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which relieve pain - Acupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters (substances that that transmit nerve impulses to the brain -Acupuncture has a profound effect on the Autonomic Nervous System - Acupuncture stimulates circulation - Acupuncture enhances the body’s immune response - Acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body The most common question of all… Does Acupuncture Hurt? Extremely fine needles are used in the treatment of Acupuncture, making the experience almost painless. Most patients don't even feel the needles being inserted. The Acupuncture needles used are as fine as a few hairs on your head. All of my patients find their Acupuncture treatments to be very relaxing. In fact, most people fall asleep during their treatment. What is a typical Acupuncture treatment like? Upon arrival the patient is asked to fill out a detailed health history questionnaire. Then, the acupuncturist will review the health history with the patient and go over the patient’s primary health concern and lifestyle. The acupuncturist will take the patient's pulses and look at his/her tongue (In Chinese medicine the tongue and pulses are representative of the various organ/meridian systems and help in the diagnostic process). After the interview, the practitioner will come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. The treatment plan is specific to the individual- not their disease. Then, the needles will be inserted into various acupuncture points. The patient may feel a heaviness or tingling sensation around the needle insertion site. The needles are typically retained for 20-30 minutes. How many Acupuncture treatments are needed? The number of Acupuncture treatments needed is based on the severity and chronicity of the condition. However, most patients experience some relief after the very first treatment. What kinds of needles are used in an Acupuncture Treatment? Tiny filiform needles are used for Acupuncture treatment. All of the needles are disposable, pre-sterilized and prepackaged. After each treatment, the needles are thrown away and new needles are used every time. Are there any side effects of Acupuncture treatment? Most people do not experience any side effects from Acupuncture. Occasionally, minor bruising can occur at the needle site. What does Acupuncture treat? Acupuncture is effective in treating various disorders and symptoms including, but not limited to the following: Addiction, Anxiety, Arthritis, Tendonitis & Joint Pain, Asthma, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Common Cold & Influenza, Constipation, Degenerative Disk Disorders, Depression, Facial Rejuvenation, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Infertility, Insomnia, Menopause symptoms, Migraines, Morning Sickness, Musculoskeletal pain, Nausea, Orthopedic Conditions, Pain, PMS & Menstrual Irregularities, Reproductive Issues, Sports Injuries, Stress, Tendonitis, Smoking Cessation and Weight management. What does it take to become an Acupuncturist? In addition to obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, Acupuncturists are required to undergo 3 years of schooling at an accredited Acupuncture school. Acupuncture programs consist of various classes in the areas of Acupuncture and Biomedicine as well as a full year of a clinical internship to obtain the experience of treating patients. The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine requires that Acupuncturists take 3 National Board Examinations to test proficiency and knowledge in the areas of Acupuncture, Theory and Biomedicine. The State of New Jersey requires an additional Licensing Board Examination to obtain licensure in New Jersey. Once licensed, Acupuncturists are required to take Continuing Education Courses every year. For more information on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine call Kearstin R. Saya, L.Ac 908.876.3643

cupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. This Ancient Medicine has been practiced for thousands of years in China, but has only gained popularity in the U.S over the past 25 years. Although 36% of U.S adults have used complementary and alternative medicine, many healthcare consumers are still unaware of alternative healthcare options and their vast benefits. In fact, everyone can benefit from Acupuncture whether seeking help for an existing health issue or just to promote overall wellness and to help prevent future issues. Acupuncture is an evidence-based modality and research from the National Institute of Health proves that Acupuncture is effective for use in pain management, osteoarthritis, postoperative or chemotherapy-related nausea, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, infertility and asthma, among others. In addition, The World Health Organization declares Acupuncture’s efficacy in relieving anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia and forty-two other medical conditions.

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aving friends and family over for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult. With these tips and a savory recipe from the all new “Entertaining Chapter” of the latest edition of the “Betty Crocker Cookbook,” (Wiley, 2011), experienced and novice hosts can pull off a festive party with ease. Setting a Buffet Table Buffets are a great option when the gathering is less formal or you’re short on table space. • Buffets can be set up on a variety of surfaces, including a center island or counter, dining room table, sideboard or folding table. Allow ample room for people to move around the serving area. • Arrange buffet items starting with the main course and then the side dishes, salad, condiments, bread, flatware, with glasses and napkins last. • Make cutlery bundles for easier carrying. • If people will be standing to eat, skip paper plates and use dishes or plastic plates. If you must use paper, make sure they are heavy-duty. Avoid serving foods that require cutting. What to Serve

Easy, Elegant Ideas for Holiday Entertaining
Cheese plates are a great idea for an easy and elegant buffet. When selecting cheese, aim for variety – try mixing textures (soft, semisoft, hard and very hard) and flavors (mellow and sharp). Plan on at least 2 ounces of cheese per person. Here are some delicious cheese plate combinations: • Flavored cheddar, like chipotle, queso blanco and pepper Jack. Serve with grapes, pickled chiles, dates, grape tomatoes. • Gruyère, Havarti and blue or Gorgonzola. Serve with apple and pear slices, dried apricots, olive assortment. • Chèvre (goat cheese), Colby, cream cheese. Serve with chives, crackers, breads, chutney. Instead of serving a typical dip, try this scrumptious Smoked Salmon Cheesecake. It’s one of more than 1500 recipes featured in the 11th edition of the “Betty Crocker Cookbook.” In this edition you’ll find hundreds of new recipes, brand new features, all new photography and plenty of helpful tips and techniques. With the new “Learn to Make” feature to guide you through recipes, you’ll become an expert in no time. And the “Heirloom Recipe and New Twist” feature brings many classic dishes to life alongside up-to-date recipe versions

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Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

1 cup crushed buttery crackers (about 24 crackers) 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup whipping cream 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups shredded Gouda cheese (6 ounces) 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium) 1 package (4 1/2 ounces) smoked salmon, flaked 2 tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium), if desired 2 tablespoons red caviar, if desired Pumpernickel crackers, if desired

Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, stir crackers and butter until well mixed. Press evenly in bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream, eggs and salt; beat until smooth. Stir in Gouda cheese, 1/4 cup onions and salmon until well mixed. Spoon evenly over crust. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Top with 2 tablespoons onions and the caviar. Cut into wedges. Serve with crackers.

Serves 4 Olive oil 1 13-ounce to 1-pound turkey breast, skin left on Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup chicken stock 4 tablespoons butter 2 large oranges, segmented, membrane, seeds and pith removed (24 segments total) 4 tablespoons pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped 1/ 2 bunch chives, finely chopped Preheat oven to 400° F. Season turkey breast with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat an 8 to 10-inch ovenproof sauté pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Place breast skin side down in hot pan, searing until skin is golden brown, for approximately 4 minutes. Transfer pan to middle shelf of preheat-

Roasted Turkey with Pistachios and Orange

ed oven, continuing to roast turkey skin side down for approximately 10 to 12 more minutes. Turkey should be done when internal meat temperature is between 170°F and 180°F and the flesh feels slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to rest. In sauce pan, heat chicken stock over medium heat and reduce by half. Add butter and swirl into reduced stock over low heat. Add orange segments, gently tossing them in sauce and season lightly with salt and pepper. Taste and correct seasoning. Set aside on very low heat to keep warm. To serve, slice turkey on a bias into thin slices and overlap slices in a fan. Spoon warm orange sauce over turkey, and sprinkle with toasted pistachios. Garnish with chives and serve immediately on its own or with prepared rice or potatoes. For more tips and recipes from Chef Cat Cora, and to learn more about safe food prep, visit www.Palmolive.com.

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ou can host a fabulous holiday dinner party with a guaranteed-delicious menu like this one, crafted by Kendall-Jackson® and The Beef Checkoff. Sweet and Savory Petite Steak Sandwiches set the party off on the right note. The first bite of the entrée, juicy Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin with Cabernet Sauce, will have guests begging for the recipe. And for the perfect ending, offer Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Riesling Raisins. Holiday Beef Roasts —Tenderloin Roast: The most tender of all, this lean roast is available whole or as a smaller center-cut. —Rib Roast: This show-

stopper is rich in flavor. Rib bones provide a natural roasting rack. —Tri-Tip Roast: Also known as Bottom Sirloin Roast, this triangular roast is versatile and lean. For more beef recipes and cooking tips visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinne r.com. Wine Tasting Notes —Kendall-Jackson® Vintner’s Reserve® Cabernet Sauvignon features aromas of deep black cherry, blackberry and cassis with well-defined round tannins. These tannins balance out the richness of a roast or steak. —Kendall-Jackson® Vintner’s Reserve® Riesling is deliciously crisp with lots

Create a Delicious Holiday Menu
of fruit and subtle spice notes. Perfect with a dessert like panna cotta. To learn more about Kendall-Jackson wines and recipes, visit www.KJ.com. roast (about 2 to 3 pounds) Cabernet Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, slice 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth, divided 1 cup Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1 tablespoon cornstarch Heat oven to 425°F. Combine nuts and thyme in small bowl. Spread mustard evenly over all surfaces of beef roast; press nut mixture evenly onto mustard. Place roast in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover. Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for

Serve with KendallJackson® Vintner’s Reserve® Cabernet Sauvignon Makes 8 to 12 servings 1/4 cup salted, shelled pistachio nuts, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 center-cut beef tenderloin

Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin with Cabernet Sauce

medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.) Meanwhile, prepare cabernet sauce. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, shallots and salt; cook and stir 6 to 9 minutes or until mushrooms are browned. Add 3/4 cup broth and wine to skillet; increase

heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat slightly and cook 12 to 16 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Combine remaining 1/4 cup broth and cornstarch in small bowl. Whisk cornstarch mixture into wine mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Carve roast into slices; season with salt, as desired. Serve with cabernet sauce. Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff and KendallJackson Winery

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or most Americans, the holiday season is the busiest and most demanding time of the year. From social engagements and travel to buying gifts and baking, it’s often hard to juggle competing commitments. In fact, 80 percent of Americans anticipate stress during the holiday season, according to the American Psychological Association. If you are planning a cocktail or dinner party this year, remember, inviting friends and family into your home should be fun and festive, not overwhelming. Take time to plan ahead and follow these simple tips for a special gathering that both you and your guests will enjoy. Set the mood as you set the table. When entertaining, linen napkins and tablecloths can set the tone for the party and create a festive and welcoming experience for guests. If table linens are kept packed away, wash and freshen before setting the table. No one wants to see lipstick or food stains as they sit down for dinner. Before the party, wash linens with a gel detergent that attacks stains and rinses eas-

Easy Entertaining Tips for Holiday Celebrations
ily. Try Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Gel Laundry Detergent which removes stains like food, oil and grease. Menu planning 101. Expect guests to be thirsty and hungry when they arrive. Whether passing hors d’oeuvres or having a sit-down meal, buy and prepare plenty of food to keep everyone happy and full. To have enough cocktails on hand, plan for your guests to drink one to two drinks per hour of the party and calculate from there. Create a show-stopping centerpiece. Adding centerpieces, whether one large arrangement or a series of small vases or candles, can help dress up any room. Arrangements made from pine, holly, or berry branches tie nicely to the holiday season and can be found at any craft store. As an alternative, make an arrangement of pomegranates, cloves, and oranges to provide a pleasant and fresh scent. Warm up by the fire. If you have a fireplace in your home, lighting it during gatherings provides an intimate and cozy glow. If you have not used the fireplace in a while, make sure you open the flue. Then add newspaper and wood logs. Plan to light the fireplace 15-20 minutes before guests arrive. Arrange a festive soundtrack. Music is an essential component of any successful holiday party. Organize CD’s ahead of time or make a digital playlist on your mp3 player so you’re ready to push play and get the party started as soon as your guests walk in the door. Freshen up after the revelry. When the party has died down and it’s clean up time, check areas around the house for messy remnants from the celebration. In particular, carpets may appear dirty from heavy foot traffic. Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over carpets, let sit for fifteen minutes, and then vacuum up. Baking soda will help neutralize any lingering odors in the carpet. For more pre- and post-entertaining house prep, visit www.armandhammer.com.

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November 10th and 11th Teacher Convention Days Programs Nov. 10 -Rock Paper Scissors Tournament for Children Nov. 11 - The Tuneables from the Music Intelligence Project for Children
scissors tournaments all over the world and now children in New Jersey can be in one too. The museum program will teach the rules of the game and how to play your best match. Children will enter the tournament and work their way up the ladder to the final match. Patti, the swift and sometimes very funny referee, will keep the tournament rolling with a keen eye out for false starts and fake-outs. All participants will receive a small prize for playing. Rock, paper and scissor crafts like rock painting, scissors figure sculptures and origami paper folding will be offered throughout the day for children as well. The Jaycees of Morris County are sharing their expertise and providing the technical assistance to run the tournament. Their organization's mission is to provide young adults the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community action and organizational involvement while expanding the Junior Chamber movement. Please contact them at http://morriscountyjaycees.com/ morriscountyjaycees@gmail.com On Friday, November 11th The Tuneables creator, Jill Todd, will be at the museum from 10:30am -11:30am and 1:00 – 2:00pm to engage children in fun songs and musical games. They will learn about music with the very charming Tuneables characters like Clara—the Clarinet, Pete— the trumpet, and Mo—the violin, who invite the children to sing, play, and interact through appealing story-lines and catchy, original music. This program is ideal for ages 3-8 but all children will enjoy it. Children will be able to make a musical instrument to take home which is included in the price of admission. The Tuneables is an award-winning, animated DVD/CD series, sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project. It uses a carefully sequenced curriculum based on years of research and practical experience designed to develop rhythm, tonal skills, the singing voice, and foster appreciation for the sounds and melodies of classical music. Though just launched this summer, The Tuneables has already been awarded with The 2011 Parent’s Choice Gold Award, rec-

hildren of all ages are invited to the Community Children’s Museum November 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm for Teacher Convention Days for a Children’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament, an amazing new musical program called Tuneables and lots of crafts to make and take, all included in the $5 price of admission. A pizza lunch will be offered each day between 11:30am to 12:30pm for only $1per person one year and older. The lunch will include one slice of pizza, juice and a special desert and is optional. No admission coupons will be accepted for either day. How do you decide what to do when all the choices are good? Rock, paper, scissors – shoot, that’s how. On Thursday Nov. 10th from 10:30am to 11:30am and again from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, the first ever Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament for children, cosponsored by the Jaycees of Morris County, will take place at the Community Children’s Museum located at 77 E Blackwell St., Dover. There are rock, paper,

ognized by Dr. Toy as one of the 100 Best Children’s Products for 2011 and Top 10 Best Audio/Visual Products, and awarded “DVD Of The Year” by Creative Child. The Music Intelligence Project was created to promote the best approaches to music education for children. For more information visit www.thetuneables.com and www.musicintelligenceproject.com The Community Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization where children explore and learn through hands-on fun in art, science and world cultures. The Museum’s regular hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5 for children ages 6 months and older, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Funding for the museum has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information call (973) 366-9060 or visit www.communitychildrensmuseum.org.

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he 35th Annual Morristown CraftMarket (www.morristowncraftmarket.org), one of the top juried, longest running and most successful fine crafts shows in the nation, will be held Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 at the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ. The show hours are Friday, October 21, 5pm to 9pm; Saturday, October 22, 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 5pm. In a Special Citation for 2011, the Arts Council of the Morris Area recognized the Morristown CraftMarket as a “nationally acclaimed charitable fine crafts show” and as “a major cultural event, attracting thousands of visitors each year in addition to gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the county.” Showcased in the Morristown CraftMarket are extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine crafts in all contemporary media. 160 artists will display and sell their original and magnificent creations in jewelry, leather, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, wearable fiber and more. “The artists compete in a rigorous, nationwide selection process and the panel of judges, who are peer judges, choose the best in each arts category,” said Geoffrey Price, Volunteer Show Director. The Morristown CraftMarket is sponsored and run by the not-for-profit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ. All proceeds from the show benefit local charities such as the Interfaith Food Pantry and Meals On Wheels, among others. “The Morristown CraftMarket is one of only a handful of fine crafts shows of its size and quality in the country run to benefit charities in the community,” said Price.

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This is Jake from Eleventh Hour Rescue. He is a 1 year old, handsome, brindle, Pit Bull mix. Although neglected as a young puppy, and in need of finding the “right” family to adopt him, he has made wonderful progress in gaining appropriate social skills. This dog may not be for everyone, but truly is a Diamond in the Rough. With the right environment, the right training, and the right owners, Jake is ready to blossom now. He is a favorite amongst the volunteers and many of them have been working with him one-on-one to bring him along. We are proud of his progress and want to find his forever home now. To read more about Jake, to see all of our adoptable pets, to see our upcoming events, or to make a donation, please visit our website at: www.ehrdogs.org or call: 973-664-0865.

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Meet Bonito (pictured here) from Eleventh Hour Rescue. He and his other siblings, Pee Wee, Herman, and Barbie are 4 months old. They are all neutered/spayed and up to date on shots. The Foster Mom reports that they are the most affectionate kittens that she has ever fostered. They adore human companionship and purr whenever any human comes close to them. They love to be petted and held too. They are very playful and get along great with other cats. To read more about Bonito and his siblings, to see all of our adoptable pets, to see our upcoming events, or to make a donation, please visit: www.ehrdogs.org or call: 973-664-0865. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Thomas Edison and The Ghost Machine – Truth or Dare
paper away from the stranger’s view. The stranger placed his hand on the assistant’s head and was able to call out every name on the paper. To confirm this was not a hoax, Edison asked if he could answer a question for him. The question he chose related to his storage battery. He wrote down – Is there was anything better than nickel-hydroxide? The stranger answered – “No. There is nothing better.” The mysterious man left without his calling card and never returned again. This incident gave Edison a more serious consideration to paranormal sciences and not to dismiss it as pure quackery. Edison met the famed medium Dr. Bert Reese. He thought Reese was a prodigy who had developed a new sense that all humans are capable of developing. Confirmation of Edison interests in determining if there was life after death appeared in a special January 23, 1921 New York Times feature story by A.D. Rothman entitled: Mr. Edison’s “Life Units” Hundred Trillion in Human Body May Scatter After Death – Machine to Register Them. Edison goes into details about his life after death theories and the apparatus that could register it. However, in final closing argument he denies that his experimentation has spiritual motives. He tells his audience during this interview: “The grub when it dies splits open. A remarkable change occurs, a butterfly comes forth. I am investigating the butterfly existence of human life, but I have nothing to do with transmigration of souls. One is scientific; the other I know nothing of.” Was Edison’s New York Times interview a bit of the Wizard’s sensational chitchat or was it a media premiere to

by Michele Guttenberger here is a long running legend that Thomas Edison thought it was possible that a machine could be invented for the purpose of helping humans communicate with the dead. Whether Edison had actually worked on developing this machine is pure conjecture. If you ask those who give credence to paranormal sciences, they claim that Edison was serious in his claim and had something in development. If you ask an Edison historian the verdict is – they were thoughts he gave some theory to. However, he left no records of any apparatus blueprints on application of these theories. In all the documents, notations and patent applications that have been archived and collected no one has found hardcopy evidence of its existence. Thomas Edison himself may be blamed on how these rumors got started. In a 1920 interview for Scientific American with B.C. Forbes (later founder of Forbes magazine), Edison was quoted saying: “...I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected, moved, or manipulated...by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something.” Edison attracted many people from the scientific community and that included those involved in the paranormal who wanted to engage his attention. One day a clairvoyant stranger had walked into his lab claiming he could read minds. Edison allowed the stranger to demonstrate his abilities. Edison’s assistant wrote some names on a slip of

new mind bending discoveries to come. To this day it still remains a topic for debate. Although, you won’t find the Ghost Machine, there are many mind probing exhibits at the museum. Visit The Thomas Edison Museum. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm Fee is $7.00 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052 Visit website for more details http://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm

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Energy Saver Tips Saving Energy and Money at Home & Business
Pay less for your electricity We have all been inundated with phone calls, emails and junk mail to switch to a different energy provider. Is it worth it? YES. Thanks to the deregulation of energy, you can now shop for a better rate. Just like the phone company and cable television, NJ, CT and PA and many other states have deregulated there energy market . Already, 40% of electric customers in CT and PA have converted to a different electric supplier and NJ customers are following this trend. In all the states mentioned, the local utility is still responsible for maintaining the existing wires, pipes and poles and billing. These new energy suppliers can provide the electricity at a lower cost than the existing utilities such as PSE&G, JCPL and ACE. However, when switching, beware, as some of these suppliers offer promotional rates which increase over time, have hidden fees and their rate does not include sales tax. Just make sure that the rate you’re offered is the rate you’ll pay. Lastly some have penalties if you want to switch, so read the terms and conditions, shop wisely and start saving There are many ways to cut energy consumption and be smarter in the way we use it. By doing just a few of the things mentioned in this article you will be adding money to your pocket.

t used to be so simple. “Just Turn the Lights Off!” Now with technology and competition, it’s become a little more complex. According to the Energy Data Book, heating accounts for 31% of the average energy bill, followed by appliances and electronics at 27% and water heating at 12%. Saving energy can be divided into three areas. 1. Use less. 2. Be more efficient when you are using it. 3. Pay less for it. USING LESS. The average family can cut energy consumption by more then 10% simply by doing the basics. Turn off lights, use timers on night lights, and turn your thermostat down at night. William Curcio, Executive Vice President at Eastern Propane located in Oak Ridge, NJ recommends the following six simple energy saving tips which can help you conserve energy and reduce your family’s home heating bills. • CHANGE YOUR FURNACE FILTER MONTHLY. Clean filters help your heating system work more efficiently. • DIAL BACK YOUR THERMOSTAT. You can cut annual heating bills by as much as 10 percent per year by turning your thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours per day. • GET A TIMER. Investing in a furnace thermostat timer saves you money by lowering your home’s temperature when you’re not at home. • KEEP JACK FROST FROM SNEAKING IN Reduce the air leaks in your home by caulking, and weather stripping windows, doors and other openings. • SCHEDULE A TUNE UP. A properly working heating system is more efficient and will save you money. • KEEP YOUR VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED. Arrange furniture and draperies so they do not block radiators, vents or baseboard units. The US Department of Energy recommends switching to more efficient lighting! BE MORE EFFICIENT. Switching to more efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. An average household dedicates 11% of its energy budget to lighting. Using the latest lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by 50% to 75%. Be sure to buy ENERGY STAR qualified. They will save you about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime. The top energy users for appliances are the refrigerator and washers, and dryers. When you shop for a new appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR products usually exceed minimum federal standards by a substantial amount. The Energy Guide label estimates how much power is needed per year to run the appliance based on the yearly cost. Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These “phantom” loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, and computers. Many people believe that equipment lasts longer if it is never turned off, this is an incorrect perception. Unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance can avoid these phantom loads.

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