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Peluso and Capital One Donates to Kiwanis

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Robert Peluso presents a check to Greater Parsippany Kiwanis Club for $1,000 on behalf of himself and Capital One. Kiwanis President Davey Willans (far right), Barbara Ievoli, Director, Department of Human Services for Parsippany-Troy Hills, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Jamie Barberio looks on.

Peluso is President of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce and Parsippany Area Visitor Center and is a Vice President at Capital One, Morristown.

Robert had a choice to which non-profit organization to make the donation to.

Rotary Distributes Dictionaries to Third Graders

rotary_logoPresident-Elect Bridget Katilas, of Rotary Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills and Dr. Denis Mulroony, Principal of Lake Parsippany School  recently when the Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to every third grader. Children are thrilled to receive their very own personal dictionary.

The mission of Parsippany Rotary is to provide every third grader in Parsippany with a Webster’s Dictionary. Children learn writing and dictionary skills in the third grade. This gift provides the perfect opportunity to give each child something useful and personal. Dictionaries are very useful to all students and more specifically to English Language Learners. In addition, having dictionaries on-hand mean that parents and guardians will be in a better position to assist with their child’s homework. In doing so, they will also become more competent learners and teachers of their child. For more information on the Rotary Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills click here.

Fish and Chips Dinner

Parsippany District No. 2 Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company fish and chips dinner will be held on Saturday, February 22 at the Rainbow Lakes Fire House.

Adults $15.00, Children $12.00. First seating at 4:30 p.m. and second seating at 5:30 p.m. Take out available.

For tickets see a Parsippany District 2 firefighter or email parsippanyd2@gmail.com or call (973) 627-0184.

Woman’s Club to hold meeting

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a dynamic group of women of all ages and walks of life committed to volunteerism and service to the community.  Our Club is involved in charitable, philanthropic, educational and recreational activities and has made many contributions to Parsippany and to our state.

The Club holds General Meetings on the 4th Monday of the month in the Lake Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Building, 100 Centerton Drive. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m., with Club business followed by refreshments and a program.  For information or if you would like to attend a meeting, please call (973) 856 4433 or email womansclubofpth@gmail.com.

Parsippany Lions Club is forming

Lions Clubs International is forming a new Lions Club in Parsippany. Serve the community by joining a group of dedicated men and women who serve the needy while enjoying the fellowship and friendships at the Lions Service Club.

Lions Clubs have no political or religious affiliations.

Call (973) 335-0200 or District Governor Phillip Stern at (973) 379-7500.

Furever Home Dog Rescue has pets to adopt

Furever Home Dog Rescue saves adoptable dogs from overpopulated animal shelters. We are always looking for new families to join our wonderful group of foster families who open their homes to foster a dog until they are adopted. It usually takes a few days to a month for us to find these dogs their forever home.

We have puppies, young and older dogs of different breeds and sizes. Please consider helping these homeless, wonderful dogs get a second chance in life. With your help, we can save these innocent dogs from being euthanized simply because there is no room at the shelter.

Furever Home Dog Rescue is located in Randolph but our foster homes are all over New Jersey.

If you are interested, please email us at FureverHomeRescue@att.net.

Visit our website at: www.petfinder.com/shelters/fhdr.html.

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Kindergarten Registration in March

Lake Parsippany Elementary School
Kindergarten registration will be held at Parsippany-Troy Hills elementary school on two dates:

• Monday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Registration packets may be found by clicking here, or can be picked up in the Main Office of all the elementary schools beginning Wednesday, February 11. Completed registration papers must be brought with you at the time of registration.

Kindergarten Entrance Requirements
A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before October 1 may be admitted to kindergarten in September of that year.

Parsippany Town Council Regular Meeting 01/15/2013

Mercedes Hits Black Bear on Route 80

A black bear cub that made its way onto westbound Interstate 80, near milepost 44 (in the vicinity of South Beverwyck Road and Smith Road) in Parsippany was struck and killed after being hit by a Mercedes early Sunday morning, according to New Jersey State Police. The driver of the car was not injured.

State Troopers responded to the scene around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 13 was forced to put the bear down because of the extent of its injuries.

Additional information about the crash was not immediately available. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plans to dispose of the bear.

Pictured above was a bear found roaming around in Waterview Office Park

Cesaro Takes Oath of Office for Freeholder

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris) administers the oath of office to Freeholder John Cesaro, while his family looks on.

Cesaro was elected by a special Republican convention to fill an open seat vacated by Freeholder Gene Feyl in June.

He was elected in November to a three year term. Cesaro resigned in June from the Parsippanny-Troy Hills Town Council.

Parsippany PBA to host Scrapbooking Crop

Parsippany PBA will host a Scrapbooking Crop at Parsippany PAL Building, 33 Baldwin Road, on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight. $60.00 per person will include four foot space, great lighting, three great meals, snacks, massage therapist, scrapbooking vendors, giveaways, raffles, swap table. Bring your own cricut and extension cord. There is plenty of space!!!

Contact Jill Kornas at jskornas@optonline.net to reserve your space. Checks can be made to PBA #131 (also a tax write-off) mailed to PO Box 16, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.

Half day also available for $35.00. Please specify 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to Midnight. You can pay through Paypal. Please send payment to PBA131@optonline.net.

Parsippany is Named #15 in Nation by Money Magazine

Money Magazine just announced its list of America’s Best Small Cities. Parsippany-Troy Hills ranked #15 in the Nation and #1 in New Jersey, edging out Franklin, Hamilton and Wayne.  Parsippany was selected because of, among other things, its home to offices of more than 30 Fortune 500 companies, recreation programs, low crime rate and holiday celebrations – and is a short drive from New York city. Diversity was also a key, noting that Parsippany is 29 percent Asian and 8 percent Hispanic.

Mayor Barberio, a lifelong resident, commented that “I have never been more proud to be Mayor of a great town.” Between Par-Troy East representing the Mid-Atlantic States in the Little League World Series and the Money Magazine designation, all of our residents and businesses in Parsippany should rejoice and feel the “Pride in Parsippany.”

Mayor Barberio played a key role in the Money Magazine’s selection of Parsippany.  This June, the Mayor received a telephone call from Money Magazine reporter Beth Braverman.  The Mayor spent several hours with Ms. Braverman, taking her on a guided tour of Parsippany.  Mayor Barberio showed Ms. Braverman neighborhoods, local businesses, corporate parks, and many municipal facilities.  The Mayor described how the community came together after Hurricane Irene to support the flood victims. Mayor Barberio stated “part of my job as mayor is to showcase our great community – and its part of the job I love to do.  We have much to be proud of and much to be thankful for,” said the Mayor. To read the article in Money Magazine click here.

Woman’s Club to hold meeting

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a dynamic group of women of all ages and walks of life committed to volunteerism and service to the community.  Our Club is involved in charitable, philanthropic, educational and recreational activities and has made many contributions to Parsippany and to our state.

The Club holds General Meetings on the 4th Monday of the month in the Lake Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Building, 100 Centerton Drive. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m., with Club business followed by refreshments and a program.  For information or if you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us at: womansclubofpth@gmail.com  or (973) 856 4433.

Help SHOW to Help Animal Groups

Shelter Helpers on Wheels, Inc., (SHOW) is a Parsippany based, all-volunteer non-profit group that provides temporary assistance to other nonprofit animal welfare organizations and rescue groups.

SHOW sponsors several donation drives for pet food, supplies and even collects aluminum soda can tabs to help raise funds. The group also collects used cell phones and name brand ink cartridges for recycling and fundraising for donations to animal welfare groups.

SHOW welcomes potential volunteers to help at events. They also welcome donations of homemade craft items. If you’re interested in learning more about show, including ways to help, please contact SHOW via email at shelterhelpersnj@yahoo.com or call (973) 299-1725.

Monetary donations can also be mailed to Show, Post Office Box 269, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey 07034

Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry is seeking donations.

Most needed items are canned goods, such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and soups; dry goods such as cereal, pasta, rice, dried potatoes, peanut butter, jelly, tomato sauce, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice, powdered or evaporated milk, condiments such as salad dressing, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup.

Supermarket gift cards are also accepted.

Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry is located at the Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha and is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Any Parsippany resident who needs supplemental food can call (973) 263-7163 or (973) 263-7351 to pick up a ready-made bag of groceries.

Join the Walking Club for Seniors

Volunteers from Skylands RSVP and Volunteer Resource Center are leading a free walking club for seniors. Participants are guided through a very light head-to-toe warm-up, followed by a walk of approximately one mile, and ending with a cool-down session.

These no cost sessions are held at Parsippany PAL Building, 49 Baldwin Road on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. No initial registration is necessary.

For more information, please call Ethel Simmons at (973) 784-4900, ext. 114.

Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless cats and dogs?

Join Friends of Wayne Animals, Inc., a non-profit, all volunteer area rescue organization whose mission is to care for homeless animals until a loving home can be found.

POWA holds pet adoptions at Petco, 1111 Route 46, Troy Hills Shopping Center, on the first, second, third and fifth Saturdays of the month, and every Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Visit FOWA online at www.fowa.petfinder.com or call (973) 902-7515.

Exercise Classes For Older Adults

Twenty-six pints of blood were donated at Denville Foodtown to kick off the new year.

Taylor Dickerson is seen here donating for her first time. She is the fifth generation to work in the family business which was started 120 years ago in 1893.

Long time customer and neighbor, Mark Thompson is ready to donate as well. The Bloodmobile comes to the area in the fall at Anytime Fitness, Morris Plains and the winter at Denville Foodtown. Donors received a reusable tote bag with coupons and a $10 Foodtown Gift Card. There is a critical blood shortage this time of year so readers are encouraged to donate if possible. For more information, visit www.bloodnj.org.

Rockaway Neck Donates Ambulance to South Belmar

 

Rockaway Neck’s ambulance 66-4  was delivered to its new home in South Belmar. During Superstorm Sandy South Belmar’s 1994 truck remains in the shop after being in four feet of sea water. Once the truck goes back in service it will be considered their “first truck out.” Rockaway Neck’s Old 66-4 has been in service since 1992.  It has serviced Parsippany for over twenty years. It was replaced with a new rig. Dan Weber said “Continuing to help people in its life is Priceless.” The children at Knollwood School, where Dan’s daughter attends, collected boxes of goods that will be distributed in the shore area affected by Superstorm Sandy. “They were in shock.. We have made some great new friends and they couldn’t believe all we wanted was for them to use it and support their community as we did with it. Awesome experience, stated Weber.

Trophy Manufacturer to Relocate to Parsippany in Expansion Move

Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. brokered a 44,000-square-foot headquarters and regional warehouse lease for Freeman Products Worldwide at 71 Walsh Drive, Parsippany. The trophy manufacturer will relocate to Parsippany from Elmwood Park this spring in an expansion move.

Bonni Heller of Cushman & Wakefield’s East Rutherford office represented Freeman Products Worldwide in negotiating the long-term deal. The assignment marked the continuation of a 15-year association in which Heller has brokered several commitments for Freeman Products at satellite locations nationwide. Howard Weinberg and Andrew Houston of Cassidy Turley represented Walsh Drive Associates, which owns 71 Walsh Drive, in the most recent transaction.

With roots dating back to 1921, Freeman Products Worldwide designs, manufactures and markets award and recognition products. It distributes one of the largest lines in its industry throughout the United States and internationally.

“My client’s business continues to grow, and this move accommodates its additional space requirements while providing a desirable image, value and efficiency,” Heller said. “In short, 71 Walsh Drive makes sense. Beyond that, the landlord has been responsive and accommodating in terms of updating the space, and building out executive and administrative offices to suit Freeman Products’ needs.”