Monday, December 18, 2017

Centenary University’s School of Professional Studies Program to Offer New Accounting Degree

Centenary University’s School of Professional Studies is located at 7 Campus Drive

PARSIPPANY — Centenary University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) is coming up to its one year anniversary at its new location at the Mack-Cali Professional Building at Seven Campus Drive.  New classes are starting soon in January.  SPS offers many different programs including a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

This program was developed as a result in growth in the Accounting field and the resulting job demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2016, faster than the average for all occupations.  Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.  The continued globalization of business may lead to increased demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.

“This program was created as a result of that demand,” says Frank Longo, Assistant Professor of Accounting at SPS.  “It is our goal to fill that need to for this highly sought after profession.”

The accelerated classes, which are completed in eight weeks rather than the traditional 15, are held in Parsippany.  Classes run 3.5 hours in the evening and are taught by professionals in the field.  Students participate in courses in-person or can connect remotely.

“This is conducive to accommodating the needs of an adult learner who is juggling many responsibilities,” says Professor Longo.  “These students also have an advantage of having the ability to complete a Bachelor’s degree in much less time than the traditional timeframe of four years.”

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, other programs that are available starting in January include an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Social Media Marketing, a Master in Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management, Marketing, Leadership and Health Administration.  In addition, we offer certificates in Social Media Marketing, Leadership and Health Administration.

First established in 1999, Centenary University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) provides an entrepreneurial approach to the educational experience by offering professional studies to an adult population, allowing students to select the modality most conducive to their busy lifestyle.  Students can take classes in a variety of formats: one-night-per-week, completely online or through a blended approach, which combines online and in-class methods.

The curriculum combines theory and practical experience, allowing students to apply knowledge acquired immediately.  Having conferred thousands of A.A., B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees, the School of Professional Studies serves as an inclusive and collaborative learning community dedicated to preparing adult students to progress further in society and to contribute directly to the state’s economic engine.

For more information about SPS offerings click here.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  Centenary’s School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in Parsippany, as well as, corporate sites throughout New Jersey



Santa visits Sedgefield on a firetruck

Children were happy to meet Santa

PARSIPPANY — The neighbors in Sedgefield gather around the home of President Carlos Guzman, and trimmed the tree, ate delicious cookies and donuts, drank hot chocolate and coffee waiting for the arrival of Santa.

Santa arrived by the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department and joined the crowd, greeted the children and posed for pictures.

The history of Sedgefield:

In the late 40″s Justus Nienaber purchased a 200 acre tract from Peter Freylinghuysen Jr.  This was formerly the Ballantine Estate and included a beautiful two-story white colonial mansion, complete with gazebo, creek, pond and other outbuildings.

In 1949, he started to develop Sedgefield with a group of builders.  The name was taken from a charming and peaceful Carolina resort hotel, The Sedgefield Inn, which is surrounded by a development of gracious homes.

The name Sedgefield itself is derived from two Anglo-Saxon words: secg (a sword), its popular meaning – any course, grass like herb, growing in damp places; and feld – a cleared piece of land.

Carrying on with the Anglo-Saxon Association, all the streets bear the names of English towns, villages or locations.  The three entry streets are Sherwood, Sedgefield and Dartford.  All streets between Sedgefield and Dartford are in alphabetical order.  All streets between Robinhood and Friar are of English origin but are not in alphabetical order.

Development in Sedgefield can be determined by the type of roads in the area.  The first section contained ranch or single story homes built on streets with no curbs.  The second section contained ranch, split-level and two-story colonials built on streets with concrete curbs.  The third and final section contained two-story colonials or split-level homes built on streets with Belgian block curbing and sidewalks.

Long time residents can remember when Littleton Road (US 202) was a two-lane tree-line road with very little traffic.  It passed Rusty’s Hardware Store, the old St. Christopher’s Church (which was housed in the Blue Swan Inn) and a goat farm that used to be in the area of the Littleton Road bridge over Route 80.  Alderney Dairy had a barn and pasture where Gatehall is now located.  Cows and deer used to wander into Sedgefield along Robinhood Road.  A few deer still visit us on occasion.

Back then, the Morris Plains Shopping Center had a Two Guys from Harrison store.  Sip and Sup was located at the intersection of Route 202 and Route 10 where one could enjoy food and dairy products in a leisurely manner and watch the few cars going through the intersection.  The area now covered with commercial buildings (Campus Drive, Sylvan Way and Dryden Way) contained dairy farms and was used by the Civic Association for picnics and fireworks.

In the 1970s, Sherwood Village (the section around Sherwood, Friar, Robinhood and Littlejohn Roads) was included as part of Sedgefield.  Crawford Road was the last area to be developed.

The last home in Sedgefield was erected in 1988, a two-story colonial manufactured in Pennsylvania.  This was the 295th home in Sedgefield.

Parsippany Town Hall Council Agenda Meeting (12/05/2017)


PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Town Hall Council Agenda Meeting (12/05/2017).

Santa travels through neighborhoods with District 5

Four-year-old Sharnam Sheth with Santa

PARSIPPANY — Santa was escorted on the firetruck throughout neighborhoods located in Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department district with members of the department on Sunday, December 17.

Members of Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department 5 with Santa

Santa makes a visit to the Learning Experience

Three-year-old Madison Wallis discussing with Santa her wish list

PARSIPPANY — Santa made a visit at the Learning Experience on Saturday, December 16.

The children had breakfast with Santa before they had the opportunity to sit on his lap, take pictures and tell Santa what they want for Christmas. There was a surprise visit from Bubbles the Elephant. Bubbles played and danced with the children.

The Learning Experience for more than 30 years, the founders of The Learning Experience®, the Weissman family, have been positively impacting the lives of children by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs throughout the country. Starting in 1980 with a single location in Boca Raton, FL, the unique and proprietary programs that the Weissmans developed quickly caught on and expansion soon followed.

The Learning Experience is located at 1159 Parsippany Boulevard. For more information call (973) 607-3577.

The Learning Experience offers:

  • Safe, secure, and private access
  • Separate classrooms that have been specifically designed to meet the needs of children in our Six Stages of Early Development
  • Cameras in each of the classrooms that are monitored in the administrative offices
  • Rounded corners in hallways and classrooms
  • Bathrooms designed for age-appropriate use
  • Changing tables that are faced out so that teachers will never have their backs to the children
  • Access to age-appropriate technology
  • Spacious, fenced-in playgrounds that have designated areas for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Make Believe Boulevard®, a miniature Main Street, USA. An interactive classroom designed to develop and expand socio-dramatic play amongst children.
  • L.E.A.P. Interactive® boards that engage children in hands-on learning activities

Troy Hills PTA held a bake sale at PAL

Beth Marks and Karen Cullinane Kinsey at the Troy Hills PTA Bake Sale

PARSIPPANY — The Troy Hills Elementary PTA Bake was held at the PAL on Baldwin Road.

Among the homemade specialities were cupcakes, cookies and everything sweet. They were also selling water and potato chips.

Troy Hills Elementary School is located at 509 South Beverwyck Road.

Troy Hills Elementary School provides quality education for our children from Kindergarten through Grade Five. A dedicated and caring staff of classroom teachers, specialists and support staff work together to deliver this education to our community’s children.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony illuminates Parsippany’s Town Hall

Levi Baumgarten lights the Menorah

PARSIPPANY — Chanukah was celebrated at the Parsippany Municipal Building on Thursday, December 14 with the lighting of the menorah, live music, potato latkes, donuts, Chanukah gelt for the kids and fun for the entire family. Rabbi Baumgarten, Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey emceed the event.

Rabbi Rudin played Chanukah favorites: Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah; I have a Little Dreidel and Light One Candle.

Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of Kislev 25 – celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. More than twenty-one centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people of Israel. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G-d. When they sought to light the Temple’s menorah, they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks; miraculously, the one day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity. To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah. At the heart of the festival is the nightly menorah lighting: a single flame on the first night, two on the second evening, and so on till the eighth night of Chanukah, when all eight lights are kindled. On Chanukah we also recite Hallel and the Al HaNissim prayer to offer praise and thanksgiving to G-d for “delivering the strong into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few … the wicked into the hands of the righteous.”

Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil — latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, “a great miracle happened there”); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

Parsippany Rescue and Recovery was lighting up the outside area.

Gourmet Cafe donates to Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Greg Elbin, Gourmet Cafe Owner/Chef Matthew Pierone and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President-Elect Karen DeChristopher

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation received a donation from Gourmet Cafe.

Accepting the donation was Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Greg Elbin and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President-Elect Karen DeChristopher.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany participated in Gourmet Cafe’s “Make-a-difference Monday” fundraiser.

Since the owner/chef Matthew Pierone started the program in May of 2008 Gourmet Cafe has donated over $71,000 to non-profit groups raising money for their organizations.

Although December 4 was the last day of the program, groups can still count on Gourmet Cafe for help with fundraising through the restaurant. Gift certificate and other cash donations this year were an additional $2,000 plus.

Thank you to all of those involved including my staff.

On Monday, December 11 and Monday, December 18, Gourmet Cafe will be donating 10% of the sales to Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.

Gourmet Cafe is located at 136 Baldwin Road.  You can learn more about Gourmet Cafe by clicking here.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany supports nine K-Kids clubs: Lake Parsippany Elementary School, Eastlake Elementary School, Mt. Tabor Elementary School, Littleton Elementary School, Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, Troy Hills Elementary School, Northvail Elementary School, Knollwood School and Rockaway Meadow Elementary School, two Builders Clubs: Central Middle School and Brooklawn Middle School; two Key Clubs: Parsippany Hills High School and Parsippany High School and one Aktion Club.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany raises funds and donates to the Parsippany Food Pantry, Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany PAL Youth Center, Parsippany High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Hills High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Child Day Center, Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, Camp Nejeda, NJ Sharing Network, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Parsippany, Parsippany Project Graduation, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Family Promise of Morris County, Parsippany Little League West, Parsippany Little League East to name a few.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets at the Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46 every Thursday morning at 7:15. For more information, click here.

Help make a child’s dream come true; Rockaway Townsquare’s Wish Wall

The Wish Wall at Rockaway Townsquare Mall

ROCKAWAY — Now through December 17, guests are invited to participate in Rockaway Townsquare’s Wish Wall, a program that provides gifts to more than 500 area children through a collaboration with community agencies and foster homes. Individuals interested in participating can pick an envelope from the wall, which contains a child’s wish, and purchase a giftcard at Simon Guest Services to the store of the child’s choice. The wish wall is located on the upper level, near the elevator.

Children are waiting for your support. Take a card and make child’s wish come true

An expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community, Rockaway Townsquare is located at Route 80 and Mt. Hope Avenue in Rockaway, and is managed by Simon, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. A two-level, super-regional mall, Rockaway Townsquare is anchored by Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JCPenney and has more than 180 specialty stores. For additional Simon information, please visit Visit for the latest mall events and retailer updates. Rockaway Townsquare also is on Facebook, at, and @ShopRockaway on Twitter.

Six-year-old Logan wants a bike and eleven-year-old Christopher only wants a new pair of shoes

Freeholders Honor Outstanding Eagle Scouts

Deputy Freeholder Director John Cesaro congratulating • Thomas Joseph Catapano

PARSIPPANY —  The Morris County Board of Freeholders this week honored four Eagle Scouts from across Morris County for a series of ambitious scout projects that assisted a local library, a baseball league, and local churches in projects that required hundreds of hours of volunteer efforts by the scouts and their volunteer project teams.

“It is a privilege for the Board of Freeholders to celebrate the positive efforts of these four young men who undertook ambitious projects that have made positive impacts on their respective communities,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

“They, obviously, have set an example for all of us, and are obviously future leaders of Morris County,” he added.

The freeholders, at their meeting in Morristown, awarded county certificates of achievement to:

  • Thomas Joseph Catapano of Parsippany: Troop 173 Parsippany
  • Joseph Pinelli of Washington Township: Troop 236, Schooley’s Mountain
  • Sumantra Chattopadhyay, of Rockaway Township: Troop 113, Rockaway Township
  • Michael Morena of Rockaway Township: Troop 113, Rockaway Township

Take a look at the great work these scouts have done by clicking here.

Freeholders Doug Cabana, Hank Lyon, Deborah Smith, Scout Tommy Catapano, and Freeholders John Cesaro, Christine Myers, and Tom Mastrangelo

Each of the scouts who received county certificates have impressive personal resumes, featuring outstanding family, school, scouting, and personal achievements. The following is a snapshot of their Eagle Scout projects:

  • Thomas Joseph Catapano, of Parsippany, is a junior at the Delbarton School, where he has played baseball, runs cross-country, and is active with the forensics team. For his Eagle Scout project, Tommy – in concert with his Eagle Coach Juan Correa – worked with the Par-Troy West Little League in Parsippany to construct seating platforms out of railroad ties to provide much-needed seating for Little League games. He also cleared trails leading to the field and installed benches near the baseball field.
  • Joseph Pinelli, of Washington Township, is a senior at West Morris Central High School, where he is a three-year varsity member of the track team and its current captain. For his Eagle Scout project, Joe decided to give back to his local church by cleaning, enhancing and repairing the church porch. The project – including scraping, power washing, repainting, and installing a handrail – done with a team of volunteers required more than 100 hours of work.
  • Sumantra Chattopadhyay, of Rockaway Township, is a student at Morris Knolls High School, where he is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program – an intensive course of study. For his Eagle Scout project. Sumantra constructed a cover for the book drop location at the Rockaway Township Free Public Library to ensure protection for library materials and patrons. Working with 37 volunteers, the project required 450 hours of work.
  • Michael Morena, of Rockaway Township, is a 2017 graduate of the Morris County Academy of Math, Science & Engineering at Morris Hills High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and a 12-season athlete. For his Eagle Scout project. Mike renovated the child-care area of his church, St. Cecilia’s Church in Rockaway. With the help of a team of volunteers. He repainted walls, replaced ceiling tiles, padded metal poles, replaced blinds, and window treatments, and installed child-safe flooring. Michael is now an engineering student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

For more information on Eagle Scouts click here.

For more information on Girl Scouts’ Gold Awards, click here.



Woman’s Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Spreading Holiday Cheer, the Woman's Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is all set to package candy and cookies to give to area senior and care homes. Photo by Diana Freidinger

PARSIPPANY — The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (WCPTH) just held its annual Operation Candy/Cookie Meeting and wrapped over 160 tins of holiday cookies, along with 75 packets of holiday cards, for area nursing and care homes.  The goodies already have been donated to residents of The Country Home, The Morris View Health Care Center, Sunrise Assisted Living all in Morris Plains and Eric Johnson House in Morristown.

Operation Cookie/Candy has been a project of New Jersey Women’s Clubs for over 50 years.  Another recent holiday project of the club was Boatsie’s Boxes. Club members filled 100 Christmas stockings with toiletries, games, telephone cards and other items for members of the military serving overseas. These stockings were taken to the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) headquarters to be shipped with the 1,495 stockings filled by the other women’s clubs of NJSFWC.  And later in December WCPTH club members will be donating toys and other gifts to be distributed to children in the Dover area through the Adopt-A-Family Head Start Community Program.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service. The next General Meeting is on Monday, January 22.

For more information about the January General Meeting or the club, call Cathy at (973) 984-0758, e-mail the club at, or visit their website by clicking here or follow the club on FaceBook.







Cub Scout Pack 177 Sang Carols at CareOne

Cub Scout Pack 177 sang carols at CareOne Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — Cub Scout Pack 177 sang carols at CareOne Parsippany on Wednesday, December 13.  Songs included “Frosty the Snowman,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,” among others. 

Many residents attended and sang along.  Special features included cub scout Dhruva Koushik playing the piano on “Jingle Bells,” and Webelo II scouts Tommy Allen, Paul Lomelo, Ryan Murphy, and Loei Moustafa singing a spirited version of Carol of the Bells. 

At the end of the performance the scouts gave out handmade holiday cards and exchanged holiday wishes with the residents.

Dhruva Koushik playing the piano

Football: Final single game stat leaders for the 2017 season

parsippany hills high school
Nick Verducci

The following is a compilation of the best individual game performances from a statistical standpoint. Check out the best single-game performances below. PASSING player, school, COMP-ATT-YDS-TDs Cooper Heisey, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 41-28-533-3 Pat Holly, Hun, 22-19-481-6 Tarheeb Still, Timber Creek, 1-1-450-1 Nick Verducci, Parsippany Hills, 30-23-409-5 Dan Merkel, Allentown, 19-12-396-5 Trae Greene, Willingboro, 34-24-394-5 Daniel Vital, Keansburg,…

Man convicted of two murders may seek DNA test in 1982 killing, judge rules


The man convicted of killing two Morris County women in 1982 was granted a chance to pursue a possible DNA test that he claims will clear him in one of the murders, a judge ruled during a hearing Wednesday. James Koedatich, 69, is serving two life sentences at New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting and…

Brooklawn Middle School Student Named MPAC Music Student of the Month

Front row (L-R) Natalie Paitchel, Molly McCarthy, Nicole Narvaez, Ava Chrusciel, Sinclair Stevens. Back Row: Caroline Nieto, Nofia Jarbo, Linda Eder (performer), Grace Sittig

PARSIPPANY — A Brooklawn Middle School student was named Music Student of the Month – Outstanding Vocalists by the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Students are nominated by teachers, and are chosen by the Theater Education Department for their commitment and excellence in the performing arts.

Nicole Narvaez, an eighth grader at Brooklawn Middle School, was nominated by Tiffany Schifano. Read about her accomplishments, as written by her school:

Nicole has an incredible and diverse voice. She was accepted into Junior Region Choir for Region 1 last year and loved singing with the honors ensemble. At Brooklawn she is the heart and soul of my alto section and is constantly assisting other students and leading with her beautiful voice and love of music. The thing that impresses me most about Nicole is her ability to sing and appreciate every style of singing there is. Nicole is humble and is never one to brag about her tremendous instrument. She fiercely cheers on her fellow classmates and is always first to compliment someone else’s voice.


Freeholders Honor CCM Students and Staff of “The Promethian”

Freeholder Director Doug Cabana, CCM President Anthony Iacono, students Yanira Rodriquez, Marshall Williams, and Brian Larney; CCM instructor and Promethian advisor Kathy McNeil, and CCM Vice President Bette Simmons

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders today issued a resolution to the the County College of Morris and staff of the student-produced literary magazine The Promethean, which recently won national recognition for design, continuing an award-winning tradition that dates back more than a decade.

The 2016-17 edition of The Promethean was recognized for design excellence earning a Bronze Award in the Magazine Design category in the 47th Creativity International Awards Print and Packaging Design competition. In addition, the 2016-17 edition was selected by Graphic Design:USA as a winner in its 2017 American Graphic Design Awards contest.

Cover of the 2016-17 Promethian

“This magazine highlights the remarkable personal talents of these students, showcases the great education offered at County College of Morris, and makes all Morris County residents very proud,” said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana, who presented a resolution of congratulations to CCM students and officials at the county governing board’s Wednesday, December 13, work session meeting in Morristown.

Among those accepting the resolution were CCM President Anthony Iacono, CCM graphic design instructor and The Promethian advisor Kathy McNeil, and three members of the student design team, Marshall Williams of Mount Olive, Yanira Rodriquez of Mount Olive, and Brian Larney, of Livingston. Each of the students also received a county certificate of congratulations.

Other student design team members responsible for the 2016-17 edition — and who could not attend the event — are Danielle Kerr, of Lake Hopatcong; Elizabeth Wise, of Rockaway; Jack Mandrake, of Randolph; and Patrick Moriera, of Dover.

Regarding the national awards, the Creativity International program, one of the longest running independent design competitions, is considered a barometer of excellence in the graphic design and advertising fields.

The Promethian faculty adviser Kathy McNeil tells the Freeholder Board about the magazine and the efforts of the student design team

This year’s winners were from 28 countries. Submissions for the competition came from major ad agencies, publishers, graphic designers, freelance designers, marketing departments, nonprofits, in-house and corporate art departments.

While the competition does offer a student design category, The Promethean placed in a professional category.

Meanwhile, the American Graphic Design Awards is the largest showcase for original work created by graphic designers.

This is the 12th year in a row that the Promethean has received a American Graphic Design from GraphicDesign:USA. This year’s contest had approximately 10,000 items submitted for consideration. Fifteen percent of the total, or 1,500 submissions, were selected for recognition by the panel of judges.

The American Graphic Design Awards contest does not include a student category, so The Promethean was judged against work produced by professional designers. Submissions were sent by designers from around the world.

Earlier this semester, the college was informed that the 2015-16 edition of the Promethean was selected as a winner in the American Inhouse Design awards, another contest sponsored by GraphicDesign:USA. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Promethean has been chosen for this award.

The 2015-2016 CCM student staff was made up of graphic design students Alexandra Paterson, of Mount Tabor; Jacobo Aristizabel, of Whippany; Elizabeth Comings, of Denville; Sabine Formanek, of Basking Ridge; and Sandra Stites, of Randolph.

Remy wants to be adopted for Christmas

Remy is up for adoption

PARSIPPANY — Hi there! My name is Remy. I am a nine-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier fully grown at ten pounds.

I am a very calm boy looking for a quiet home where I can spend my days snuggling on someone’s lap! I came from a very unfortunate situation where my family could no longer keep me in order to make room for the baby on the way.

Grandma didn’t want me either and was unsure how to properly care for a dog. This left me neglected and scared of what will happen next.

I am working on trusting people again but I need a patient owner who is willing to bring me out of my shell. I have already started trusting my foster mom and she says I have lots of potential! I am house trained and working on my leash training. I do best with children above the age of twelve. I need to gain some confidence and I will be an amazing, lovable pup!

If you are interested in adopting Remy, please fill out an application by clicking here.

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W.A.R.’s goal is to find the perfect family dynamic and place our dogs in a loving, safe and permanent home. All of our dogs available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped.

Our adoption process starts with filling an application, home visit, meet and greet and then finalizing with an adoption contract and fee.

Adoption fees range from about $200.00 to $500.00. These fees help defray costs of veterinary and foster care and are tax deductible.

Hank Lyon will be retiring as Freeholder on December 31

John Cesaro, Deborah Smith, Tom Mastrangelo, Kathryn DeFillippo and Christine Myers and Hank Lyon sitting in his new rocking chair

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Freeholder Hank Lyon, who is retiring from the county governing board at the end of the year, was presented with a parting gift this week by his Freeholder colleagues: a retirement rocking chair.

Lyon, who is the youngest freeholder, at just 29-years-old, is in his sixth year as a freeholder. He told a holiday gathering at the County Administration Building in Morristown on Wednesday that he would be pursuing a law degree once he exits public life. He joked about being the youngest freeholder in county history (Hank was just 24 when first elected) and, maybe, coming back later in life to take a shot at being the oldest elected freeholder!

Congratulations to Freeholder Hank in his new life. Thanks for your service to the county!

Hank Lyon standing on his new rocking chair
Hank hugs John Cesaro
Debbie Smith talking to Hank Lyon

Fireman George Robinson recognized for 50 years of service


PARSIPPANY — George Robinson was recognized for 50 plus years of dedicated service with the Rainbow Lakes Fire Company and the Township of Parsippany. He was honored at the Mansion recently with his family, members of the fire company, and elected officials in attendance.

George continues to faithfully serve along with his son Greg who is also a Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Firefighter.

District 5 will be escorting Santa on Sunday


PARSIPPANY — Santa has informed Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5 that he will be requiring assistance from them on Sunday December 17 to escort him through the District to visit everyone before Christmas.

Members will begin escorting Santa starting in the morning. Make sure to keep an eye out and listen for the sirens escorting Santa.