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By Elsie Walker
etting doused by one bucket of ice water may sound
bad, but what about being doused by several buck-
ets of ice water? One late August Sunday morning,
people driving by the Stanhope United Methodist Church
watched as children of all ages helped Pastor Lynn
Zaremba take the ALS ice bucket challenge. That act cre-
ated a ripple effect with many challenges being made and
met that day.
The idea of the challenge is to have a person get him-
self/herself videotaped pouring a bucket of ice water over
his/her head or having a bucket of ice water poured over
his/her head. Either the person takes the challenge or
makes a donation to The ALS association (or both). Also
by posting the video on social media, like Facebook, the
person taking the challenge brings about awareness of ALS
and encourages other to donate to the cause.
What is ALS? According The ALS Association,
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as
"Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative
disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal
cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord
and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the
body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in
ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neu-
Pastor Lynn Zaremba is surrounded by buckets of ice water while
taking the ALS challenge.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
rons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control mus-
cle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action pro-
gressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease
may become totally paralyzed.
Pastor Zaremba had been challenged by a member of the
congregation, Connie Worthington of Stanhope.
Worthington had already withstood the challenge, twice,
after being tapped for it by her husbands friend, Mt.
Arlington policeman, Ryan Sherburne. A key part of the
challenge is getting it video-taped. When it was discovered
Worthingtons son didnt get the first dousing in their back-
yard on tape, she did a retake, both times using a big buck-
et of ice.
[ALS] awareness is very important, said Worthington
when explaining her reason for taking the challenge. She
then passed the bucket, so to speak, to Zaremba.
Zaremba chose to take the challenge in the front of the
church after services. She invited children from the Sunday
School, plus others to take a bucket and do it together. Ages
from pre-school to close to 90 gathered around Zaremba
and let the ice water fall while others taped it.
I was a little in shock [after doing it], but I thought it
was fun and I would have done it again, said Zaremba.
She noted how incredible it is that the ice bucket chal-
lenge has gone viral, bringing about greater awareness for
ALS. She also noted that the gathering of people there,
including those who doused her, was symbolic.
I firmly believe all churches should welcome people
from all walks of life, no matter where you are [in that
After taking the challenge, it was time for Zaremba to
challenge someone else. She challenged three people:
Pastor Jo-Anne Wisner of Delaware Valley United
Methodist Church, Hopatcong resident Scott McKenna, and
Netcong resident Josh Rosequist.
Both McKenna and Rosequist took the challenge that
day. McKenna, a volunteer fireman with the Hopatcong
Fire Department was going to pass on the challenge to his
fellow firefighters. Rosequist, a recent Lenape Valley High
School graduate, was passing on the challenge to family
members Mackenzie Rosequist, a 3rd grader at Netcong
Public School and Nicholas Milone-Clapp, a 2nd grader at
the school
For more information on ALS or to donate to the ALS
Association, visit http://alsa.pub30.convio.net
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t. Jude's Men's Group, Hopatcong,
presents an all you can eat Beefsteak
Dinner, catered by Nightingales, on
Sunday, Oct.19th at 1:00pm at the parish
Dinner includes salad, pasta, steak, fries,
ice cream, coffee, tea, soda and water.
Special guest: Mr. Al Russo will sing the
songs of Sinatra. Tickets are $39.00/pp and
can be purchased by calling. the rectory at
opatcong Middle School music
teachers, Mrs. Shawna Longo and
Mr. Kurt Zimmermann, presented a
workshop at the New Jersey Music
Educators Association Summer Workshop
on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at The College
of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. The workshop,
Music and the English-Language Arts
Common Core: You Want Us to Teach
What? focused on how these veteran music
teachers have successfully aligned their
music classes to the Common Core. The
purpose of the workshop was to ease the
minds of the music teachers as they begin to
prepare to return to the classroom in
September through an outline of the
English-Language Arts Common Core
Standards and shifts, sharing examples of
lesson and unit plans with Common Core
alignment, and group discussions.
Mrs. Longo and Mr. Zimmermann have
individually presented numerous profession-
al development workshops over the years
throughout New Jersey and at NJMEA state
conferences. This workshop served as their
first collaborative effort in professional
development. Mrs. Longo is the Chorus
Director, Drama Director, and General
Music teacher at Hopatcong Middle School,
teaching grades 6-8 with a focus on music
technology and performance. Mr.
Zimmermann is the Band Director at
Hopatcong Middle School and Hopatcong
High School, directing the instrumental pro-
grams for grades 6-12. Their combined
classroom and administrative experiences
have helped bring enthusiasm and success to
the music program in Hopatcong.
Hopatcong Music Teachers
Align to The Core
All You Can Eat Beefsteak Dinner
azaar to be held on Saturday,
October 25, from 9am to 3 pm in the
Presbyterian Chapel of
Hackettstown, 291 Main St (across from
our sanctuary.) Tea time 9 to 11, lunch
11:30 to 1:30. Holiday sundries, handmade
items, white elephant table, and baked
goods. Enjoy our church's website at
Presbyterian Chapel Hosts Bazaar
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SeaPerch Program grant was award-
ed to Mrs. Mary Lou DeCaprio,
Netcongs middle school science
teacher. SeaPerch is an innovative underwa-
ter robotics program that provides educators
with the resources and tools to guide their
students in building an underwater
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The
SeaPerch Program is a great way to get stu-
dents interested in Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM). SeaPerch
aligns to the national science standards and
lends itself well to interdisciplinary projects.
STEM science is at the core of this program,
with a special focus on marine engineering.
Other academic learning that is supported by
SeaPerch ROVs Granted to Netcong School Science Department
this project are: Math, Scientific Inquiry,
Earth Science and Ecology.
This program was brought to Mrs.
DeCaprios attention by a Netcong parent
and fellow science educator. After evaluat-
ing the programs value, Mrs. DeCaprio
applied for the grant and received approval
for it in August 2014. Netcong will incorpo-
rate this program, worth approximately
$1700, into the current 8th grade Physics
curriculum. Netcong Elementary School
has the good fortune of being located near a
lake, which will allow Netcongs 8th
graders, the Netcong Newtons, the oppor-
tunity to test out their completed vehicle
sometime in the spring. SeaPerchs slogan
Teach, Build, Learn fits perfectly with the
Netcong School objective to promote active
learning and discovery in our students, said
Mrs. DeCaprio. Stay tuned for the results of
this program in the Spring of 2015. If youd
like to learn more about SeaPerch and its
mission, please visit:
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t the August 26, 2014 Netcong
Board of Education meeting,
President Bernadette Dalesandro
reiterated the announcement that their cur-
rent Chief School Administrator (CSA),
Kevin Carroll, will be leaving the district in
good standing to take a pure Superintendent
position in Green Brook, New Jersey.
Thank you to Mr. Carroll for his service
here at Netcong and we wish him well at his
new job, Dalesandro said.
The Netcong CSA position included Mr.
Carroll maintaining the position of
Principal and Superintendent. When Mr.
Carroll submitted his resignation letter,
which was approved by the Board at the
July 29, 2014 meeting, the Board deliberat-
ed on how they would like to proceed with
filling the position. The end result was to
split the administrative positions to search
for a pure Principal while searching to find
a part-time Superintendent. This decision
to split the positions will be a savings to the
district by essentially getting two adminis-
Netcong School Superintendent Departing
trators for the price of one. Two committees
were formed and the Board began the
process of advertising, interviewing, and
narrowing down both sets of candidates.
Gina Cinotti was named Principal at the
August 14, 2014 meeting. She comes to the
district with 18 years of educational experi-
ence as a math teacher, guidance counselor,
and administrator. Ms. Cinotti will be leav-
ing her position as Director of Guidance in
Hopatcong School District to take her first
principalship at Netcong. She has deep fam-
ily roots in Netcong and has stated publicly
that she cannot wait to begin.
Mr. Carroll will remain as the CSA
through early October and the Board is still
searching for a Superintendent. They have
conducted a thorough search and offered the
positon to candidates, but no final agree-
ments have yet been made. They will con-
tinue to search for the right fit for Netcong
Get Your Business Noticed with the
Call 973-252-9889 for information
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ll Players ages 3 years old to 8th
grade are invited to register at
http://www.lenapesoccer.org .
Lenape Valley Soccer Club (LVSC) is a
non-profit 501c3 organization located in the
southern part of Sussex County, New
Jersey. It is made up of boys, girls and par-
ent volunteers primarily from the towns of
Netcong and Stanhope, and Byram
Township although all towns are welcome.
LVSC currently manages 5 different soc-
cer programs designed to introduce a child
to soccer, develop skills, and allow them to
compete in a team environment. The pro-
gram is designed so those children who just
want to have fun can do just that. At the
same time, for those who are more serious,
the opportunity is there to enter into com-
petitive play via our travel program. LVSC
is a feeder program for the Lenape Valley
Regional High School and interacts with a
number of coaches in developing our over
all program.
The different recreational programs are:
Summer Soccer Camp Grades PK through
8th Winter indoor Soccer Grades PK-
though 8th Fall and Spring Soccer Program
PreK-3 Instructional Program ( Sat AM
Only) Pk and Kindergarten Instructional
Program ( Sat AM Only) Grade one and
two Program ( weeknight training and
Saturday AM Games) Rockaway Valley
Program ( Age dependent weeknight train-
ing and Saturday Games) play other recre-
ation clubs in the area Grade 5-6 program
playing in either Sussex Recreation or
Open Soccer Registration
RVSL ( weeknight practice/Saturday
Games) Grade 7-8 program playing in
either Sussex Recreation or RVSL ( week-
night practice/Saturday Games)
LVSC is not a private club. We are not
exclusive. We provide for all the kids. We
do not own our fields; there is no clubhouse,
etc. The Club maintains the position that we
must put our faith and trust in you the
community. We depend on the parents
voices within their municipalities to express
that it is vital for our communitys kids that
fields and other amenities are provided to us
to use. LVSC is just a volunteer parental
structure, which provides administration
and supervision for the activity of commu-
nity soccer.
The LVSC holds its board meeting
monthly, on the first Friday of the month at
the Stanhope American Legion Hall from
8PM to 9PM and all are welcome to attend
and give input.
hrist Church Budd Lake will be
hosting a multi-family yard sale and
bake sale on Saturday, September
13th from9-4PM at 369 Sandshore Road in
Mount Olive. All of the proceeds from the
sale will benefit children in need. Tables
are available for $20. For more information
call Paula Ackley at 973-347-5457. The
Church is located at the corner of Sandshore
and Smithtown Roads. The Yard Sale will
be held rain or shine.
Christ Church Budd Lake to Host
Seventh Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale
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he Knights of Columbus Council
5410 is sponsoring Italian Night
Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday
October 4, 2014 at St Lawrence Parish Hall,
Chester, NJ from 6:30pm TO 11:00pm
The Knights of Columbus, Council 5410
Chester, NJ is sponsoring a gourmet Italian
Night Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday
October 4, 2014. The event will be held at
the St Lawrence Parish Hall in Chester, NJ.
The event begins at 6:30-11:00PM. A gour-
met dinner, catered by Charlottes Web of
Dover, will be featured and music by Rikki
Starr Entertainment. Beer, Wine, Soda is
included in the ticket price. FOR TICKETS
TACT973-584-2083. Tickets are $40.00 per
person. A 50-50 Raffle will be held during
the evening to benefit area charities. Come
and enjoy the festivities and an excellent
meal. You wont be disappointed. Buon
KofC Hosts Italian Night Charity
Dinner Dance
0% of adults in Morris County have
difficultly reading and writing or com-
municating in English that impacts
their ability to work and function in our
complex society. If you would like to help
an adult improve his or her reading, writing
or conversational English skills, Literacy
Volunteers of Morris County could use your
help. They will be offering a training ori-
entation for new volunteers on Saturday,
September 27th, 2014 at the Morris County
Library, from 10:00 to 3:30.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old,
have their high school diplomas, and be flu-
ent in English. No teaching experience is
required. LVMC tutors work with their stu-
dents just one hour a week and pick the time
and place that is convenient for them. Pre-
registration for this orientation is required.
For more information, or to register, call
973-984-1998 or visit the LVMC website at
Become a Literacy Volunteer
Tutor Orientation Workshop Offered
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Joseph E Flanigan
Joseph E Flanigan, age 85, of Stanhope,
NJ formerly of Pottsville, PA died Monday,
August 18, 2014 at Heath Village,
Hackettstown, NJ. Joseph was born July
27, 1929 in Pottsville, PA. He is the son of
the late Dr. Edward A. and Genevieve
(Leiby) Flanigan.
He served in the US Navy from 1951 to
1955 as a Radio Operator. Joseph was
employed by Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny
Arsenal, NJ as an Electrical Technician
retiring in 1998. Mr. Flanigan was a mem-
ber of William J. Hocking American Legion
Post 91, Mount Arlington, NJ and St.
Judes Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Olive,
NJ. Joe enjoyed playing golf and watching
sports on TV, especially Phillies baseball
and Eagles football, however he will be
rembered by his grandsons as their num-
ber one fan.
He is survived by his wife: Catherine
(Otterbein) Flanigan, his 2 daughters;
Elizabeth Albinson and husband Robert of
Mt. Bethel, PA; Deborah Nittinger and
husband Edward of Chesapeake, VA, his
brother Hugh Flanigan and wife Marion; 4
grandsons; Taylor and Brett Albinson and
Edward and Andrew Nittinger.
Jonathan B. Weir
Loving Father and Grandfather
Jonathan B. Weir
passed away
peacefully on
August 25, 2014,
surrounded by
his family.
Jon was a gradu-
ate of St.
Michaels School
in Netcong, NJ,
D e l b a r t o n
School, and St. Josephs University. He
worked at the Newark News, Philadelphia
Bulletin, and for 30 years at the Philadelphia
Daily News.
He was predeceased by his wonderful wife
of 47 years, Marijane.
Survivors: loving father to Donald (Ellen),
Joseph, Jennifer (Adam) Glazer, and
Christopher (Meghan); proud Gramps to
Nate and Kendall, Max and Dolan, and
Jason and Sydney. Brother to Jeremy
(Margaret) Weir and Lucia Weir.
Memorial donations in Jons name may be
made to the Media-Upper Providence
Library by visiting mediauplibrary.org
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With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
ongratulations to Mrs. Yvonne
Mortello, Sussex County Teacher of
the Year. Mrs. Mortello was recog-
nized by the State Department of Education
over the summer for this prestigious title.
Pictured above are Peter Shulman, Assistant
Commission/Chief Talent Office, Mary
Jane Tanner, Education Specialist, Sussex
County Office of Education, Tracey Hensz,
Hudson Maxim School Principal, Yvonne
Mortello, 2014- 2015 Sussex County
Teacher of the Year, and David C. Hespe,
Acting Commissioner of Education.
Mrs. Mortello will continue her reign of
Sussex County Teacher of Year at Hudson
Maxim School as she takes on the new role
of Academic Skills teacher. Hopatcong
stands proud as this is the third Sussex
t Judes Parish Center, 40 Maxim
Drive, Hopatcong, is hosting a
Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday,
November 15, 2014 from 9:00am to
Vendors wanted $25 per table 3 Tables
for $70.
Something for everyone.
For Information CALL JIMMY 973-
Free coffee for venders until 9:00am.
Early set up allowed.
Department of Education Honors Sussex County Teacher of the Year
County Teacher of the Year from its district
within the past ten years. Other recipients
were Christina Gordon and Danielle
Kovach. Mrs. Kovach was additionally
named NJ State Teacher of the Year. It is no
coincidence that Hopatcong has had three
County Teachers of the Year. Hopatcong
simply has the finest educators dedicated
and committed to student success.
Christmas Craft Fair
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t a special Board Meeting on
August 14, 2014, the Netcong
Board of Education unanimously
appointed Gina Cinotti as the new Netcong
Elementary School Principal. Ms. Cinotti is
a local resident of Netcong with a long fam-
ily history in the town. She comes to the
school with 18 years of educational experi-
ence ranging from high school math
teacher, guidance counselor, and adminis-
trator. She left her position as Director of
Guidance at Hopatcong Borough Schools,
one she held for eight years, to take her first
principalship at Netcong. I feel like I won
the lottery, Ms. Cinotti said at the meeting.
Netcong is a special place and I am lucky
to have this opportunity. I am ready for this
career move and committed to staying at
Netcong for a long, long time. I want to
bring administrative consistency and stabil-
ity to Netcong School. I am eager to work
with the teachers, students, and parents, as
well as connect the school and community.
Board President, Bernadette Dalesandro
stated, Ms. Cinotti is a professional, expe-
rienced, data driven educational leader who
the Board and I believe will improve the
academic lives of the 300 students she will
be charged with. Together, I believe the
Netcong Board of Education and Ms.
Cinotti will raise the bar for academic
excellence and student achievement in
Ms. Cinotti is currently a doctoral stu-
dent in the Executive Educational
Leadership Program at Seton Hall
University. She has earned seven New
Jersey Certificates consisting of School
Netcong Hires New Principal
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Gina Cinotti
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n Saturday September 27, 2014 the Morris
Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be holding its
4th Annual "Go Green, Save Green" Sales Event.
From 10am to 5pm shoppers will save 20% off everyday
low prices on the ReStores ENTIRE stock. During this
huge sale, you will be entertained by music from DJ
Pudge while you visit booths and displays highlighting
the products and services of earth-friendly vendors. The
event will also include free hot dogs and popcorn.
Aside from great bargains, shoppers can learn how to
recycle and reuse old furniture and other household items.
Let upcycler Carried Away help you enjoy living without
breaking the bank. Specializing in antique and vintage
restoration, and utilizing resources like Craig's list, flea
markets, and the Morris ReStore, their designers work
with homeowners to create the home space and furniture
they desire. Andreas Interiors can also help you inte-
grate your ReStore purchases to create the space of your
dreams. Junk-A-Haulics will take away your old furni-
ture and donate it to the ReStore if you desire to make
way for your new purchases. If saving energy is your
thing, you can learn about solar power from Geoscape
Solar. For information on Green Event vendors, please
visit www.morrisrestore.org/greenevent. Because this is
a special event, other discount coupons will not be
This awesome event is made possible by the generous
donation of time and services provided by Simply
Sunshine Events and John Pivko Photography.
Visit the ReStore located at 274 South Salem Street,
Randolph, NJ 07869. It is open Tuesday 12-8pm,
Wednesday & Friday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-8pm,
Saturday 10am-5pm and is closed on Sundays and
Mondays. Cash, debit cards, Visa and Mastercard are
accepted. Donation drop offs can be made during store
hours, or for larger items call 973-366-3358 to schedule a
pick-up. To learn more about the ReStore and upcoming
sales go to www.morrisrestore.org.
Morris Habitat ReStore Go Green, Save Green
Sales Event Features Green Vendors & HUGE SAVINGS!
lastic bottles are routinely recycled into other plas-
tic items and new bottles, but they can be turned
into much more. When you were sipping water
from that bottle, you probably never thought of the possi-
bilities of wearing that very plastic. However, fabric
innovators are turning disposed plastic into durable gar-
ments. When compared with producing virgin materials,
recycling plastic products helps save up to 70 percent on
energy costs. Recycled bottles can be broken down into
pellets of pure recycled plastic that is virtually indistin-
guishable from virgin plastic. Then the pellets are turned
into yarn, which can be woven as-is or mixed with other
yarns to produce polyester clothing. According to Waste
2 Wear, a recycled clothing company, anywhere from 12
to 20 bottles can be saved per garment and transformed
into anything from robes to shirts to uniforms. Recycled
clothing presents yet another way to turn trash into treas-
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Come In For Your
Pink Extensions for fhe Cure!
100% of the profits from The Pink Extention For The Cure
go to The Susan G. Komen of North Jersey.
ctober is Breast
Cancer Awareness
month and through-
out October 31st, Alfonso's
Salon for thefourth year in a
row is joining the fight to
defeat breast cancer, the sec-
ond leading cancer killer of
women.The salon is offering
pink hair extensions to com-
memorate the cause. The
extensions are available in a
shade of brightpink for $12
each and in order to elimi-
nate.Cash is required to
eliminate any bank fees.
There is also a limited sup-
ply of pink feathers avail-
able. 100% of donations and
profits for this fundraiser
will benifit the Susan G.
Komen for the Cure."We are
proud to help where we can
to raise funds to assist
research, increase awareness
and promote screenings,"
says,Alfonso Merola,
owner/stylist of Alfonso's
Salon at Sutton Plaza.
"Breast Cancer affects so
many families. I have seen it
touch the lives of many of
October is Breast Cancer Awareness
my clients, and happily
count many as successful
survivors of this disease,
because of early detec-
tion.".The Salon has
received two awards for
their efforts to help defeat
breast cancer.The non-per-
manent extensions are a
simple process and it only
takes minutes to apply,
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Alfonso reports. "We compress the pink
extension into the hair without causing any-
harm to the client's own hair. They look
great on women of all ages, from kids to sen-
iors, with some customers getting two or
three at a time. They can be easily cut to any
length the client wants and will stay in as
long as maintained properly,client should
come in with clean hair,without any condi-
tioning at the root area,a moisturizing sham-
poo and or conditioner is not used on the
root area so that extension will not slip out.
Alfonso is particularly excited about
working with groups for this worthy
fundraiser. Last year he was invited to
Morristown Medical Center to apply exten-
sions for staff during the shift change out-
side the caffeteria, and we are in the process
of setting up a schedule to do it again on 2
mondays in Oct.
Check our facebook page for the days
and hours.High school Cheerleader and
sportgroups from the local area have also
come in as a team to show their support.It's
a fundraiser and a team building excerise all
in one.
The salon will gladly eccept any donation
even if customers dont want to take advan-
tage of the hair extension services. A jar will
be available at the front desk to anyone
wishing to help the fight for a cure.
Donation jars can also be found at
Valentino's Pizzeria, Verizon Wireless
store,Wine Rack, Flanders Cleaners,
Flanders Bagels, and Mandrin Village, all
located in the mall.
In business for 30 years,Alfonso's Salon
is a full service salon,specializing in com-
plete hair services such as hair
extensions,color,highlights,cuts, styling, and
specialized smoothing systems such as
Keratin Straightening and Keratin Express
as well as perms and conditioning treat-
ments. Manicures, pedicures, and waxing
services are also provided.
Hair extensions come in many varied col-
ors and are done all year round. Throughout
his career,Alfonso has devoted his time to
the betterment of the hair industry.
He has done classes and demonstrations
at shows throughout New Jersey,N.Y.
City,Boston, Atlantic City etc. He was also,
past director ofthe N.J. Hair Fashion
Committee and past chairman of the Warren
County Hairdressers Assosiation, show artist
for Scruples, Framesi, Bain DeTerre.
Studied and/or assited some of the great
names in the industry Paul Mitchell (the man
himself), Irvine Rusk, Gary Brey (past
coach for the U.S Hairdressing Olympic
Team), and many others. His passion is edu-
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Administrator, Business Administrator,
Principal, Director of Guidance, Supervisor,
School Counselor, and Mathematics
Teacher K-12. She graduated Cum Laude in
her undergraduate program at SUNY
Cortland. She graduated at the top of her
class in her graduate program at Seton Hall
University and has maintained a high aca-
demic excellence in her doctoral program.
Ms. Cinotti grew up in Hopatcong and
attended Hopatcong Borough Schools.
Increasing public relations, implement-
ing career awareness, and improving cur-
riculum and instruction are all part of Ms.
Cinottis entry plan. She shared with the
Board that she intends to create a school
Facebook page, Twitter handle, and submit
weekly press releases to local media outlets;
an initiative she instituted for Hopatcong.
Additionally, she will focus on supporting
teachers with their instructional practices in
implementing the Common Core State
Standards and preparing for the PARCC
assessment this spring. Finally, she will
connect the school and the community by
bringing local volunteers to be guest speak-
ers for the upper grade levels.
The expected start date for Ms. Cinotti
will be sometime in October. Dalesandro
said, The Board will be scheduling a
Meet the Principal evening very soon so
the public may come and meet her to see
what we see in Gina........our future!
New Principal...
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By Cheryl Conway
wo local sisters who lost their father
to lung cancer two years ago are
stepping up awareness of the silent
killer by chairing and walking in the fifth
annual Northern New Jersey Free to
Breathe Walk later this month.
The event is set for Sunday, Sept. 21, at
Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna, with regis-
tration at 10 a.m., rally at 11 a.m. and the
5K walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. The walk
is being hosted by Free to Breathe, a nation-
al non-profit organization founded in 2001
to support lung cancer survival through
research, fundraising and public awareness.
Keri Rutkowski, 32, of Morris Plains,
and Kellie Smith, 35, of Morristown have
so far raised about $23,000 since getting
involved in Free To Breathe in 2011, after
their father was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Their goal for this years walk is to reach
$25,000, and to continue to raise awareness
of the disease; reduce the stigma that lung
cancer is a smokers disease; and encourage
others to get involved in the organization.
I couldnt save my dads life but we are
trying to save other peoples lives, says
Rutkowski. My dad did not have an easy
way out. The pain level he had to endure, no
one deserves that.
Their father, Mike Smith, of Morris
Plains was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung can-
cer in Feb. 2011 after worsening back pain
led to blood tests and a cat-scan. Rutkowski
recalls him complaining of back pain as
early as Dec. 2010, the same time the bliz-
zards came, she says. We figured he was
getting older. He was the type of guy who
shoveled everyones driveways.
But when the back pain got progres-
sively worse, Mike Smith went for addi-
tional tests which first showed an infection
in the lower back and then a weekend trip to
the emergency room for a biopsy of the
infection. After a cat-scan and bone scan,
they learned on Wednesday, that it was
Stage 4 Lung Cancer- Skima Cell
Carcinoma, with a tumor on his left lung
that had spread around his windpipe and
down parts of his spine.
After radiation treatments to shrink the
tumors on his spine, followed by
chemotherapy, Mike Smith- who was a
retired supervisor of a local water company,
volunteer firefighter and president of the
Mt. Kemble Fire Co.- fought the cancer for
14 months. He died on May 4, 2012 at the
age of 61, leaving behind his wife Peggy
Smith of Morris Twp.; son Matt Smith of
Manville; and two daughters-Keri and
While blindsided with the sudden
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news when he was diagnosed, Rutkowski
and her family tried to stay positive
throughout the battle of fighting the disease
and she says this attitude helped in the end.
My father and I and all of us are very
positive people, says Rutkowski. We said
these are just statistics but we are going to
kick its butt. He fought for 14 months. I
really think the positive outlook helped
As part of their positive mindset, Kellie
Smith found the local cancer walk- Free to
Breathe in 2011 for spirits and cheering
him on, and organized a team of about 30
walkers to participate. That was the only
year their father attended the walk, but the
ladies have been advocates ever since as
committee members last year and co-chairs
this year requiring greater involvement,
more planning and sponsorships.
New this year is a Kids Dash that invites
youngsters to complete a 100 yard dash.
In their fourth year participating, the two
sisters had 15 signed up on their team as of
press time, with hopes to have 25.
Deadline to register online is Sept. 17 for
$20; mail-in registration is Sept. 16 for $23;
and on-site registration for $25.
Besides raising money to support the
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Free to Breathe Organization, the two sis-
ters have three goals as part of their mission
in fighting the disease.
When looking at statistics, they learned
that lung cancer is the silent killer, with
symptoms that exist but are often ignored as
something of a lesser degree.
Who thought back pain would be stage
four cancer? asks Rutkowski, regarding
her fathers diagnosis. It put a pit in my
stomach. A former smoker, Mike Smith
quit smoking 17 years prior to his diagnosis
because he wanted to live longer, says
If people had known what the symp-
toms are, situations if you are not feeling
right, if there was more knowledge or more
tests that could have been done? she ques-
tions. There are tests for prostate cancer or
breast cancer; why is there nothing being
used that is preventative?
One of the symptoms of lung cancer is
common stuff like a cough, but then the
diagnosis is often a cold or allergies. If its
persistent, they really need to get checked.
People call it allergies.
While attending an Action Summit for
Free to Breathe in Sept. 2011, Rutkowski
learned her roommates story of how she
was an advocate for her own health when
she took it upon herself to fight for a cat-
scan and they found she had early stages of
lung cancer. After having a lobectomy, the
woman from Ohio survived. She was an
advocate for her own body; she fought for
what she needed and won.
Rutkowski recalls her dad always had a
little cough ever since she was little. Even
with a regular check-up they said he was
fine. He needed a cat-scan or the blood
Besides encouraging others to become
advocates for their own health, the two sis-
ters would like to reduce the stigma with
lung cancer. While smoking is the leading
cause for lung cancer, exposure to radon is
the second leading cause to the disease.
If you have lungs you can get lung can-
cer, says Rutkowski.
New cases of lung cancer shows that 10
percent to 15 percent of lung cancer victims
never smoked, totaling 20,000 to 30,000
non-smokers diagnosed every year. Other
risk factors include second-hand smoke,
radiation, asbestos, air pollution and some
organic chemicals.
For homeowners, Rutkowski recom-
mends checking radon levels every two
years to make sure that remediation is not
required. Every year Im checking it and
making sure its under zero, she says.
When we learned about lung cancer we
learned how much funding they werent
getting, says Kellie Smith about the scary
statistics. She says, People turn their
head because of the relationship to smok-
ing and how its self-inflicting. But You
dont have to smoke to get lung cancer.
People dont realize you just need lungs to
get lung cancer.
According to statistics, lung cancer takes
the lives of around 160,000 Americans each
year more than the total deaths from
breast, prostate and colon cancers com-
bined. Although lung cancer is the leading
cancer killer, it is still the least-funded of
all major cancers.
Their third goal is to market Free to
Breathe and encourage others to get
involved in the community.
We found that being with people was
very healing, it helped us cope, says
Rutkowski. People are very quiet about
lung cancer; its hard to talk about. Its nice
to know there are people who share that
experience and are trying to raise money
and awareness.
In addition to the annual walk, Free to
Breathe encourages other community
fundraisers. Rutkowski and Smith hosted a
pasta dinner last year raising $3,000; and a
charity garage sale this year that raised
Free to Breathe is a wonderful commu-
nity, concludes Smith. Its goal is to double
the survival rate by 2022, not an easy task
since lung cancers five-year survival rate
of 16 percent has not changed in more than
40 years, making the need for research
funding more critical than ever. In compari-
son, the five-year survival rate for breast
cancer has advanced to 98.6 percent and
prostate cancer to 99.2 percent, according to
To donate to Rutkowski and Smiths
team fundraising page, go to: http://partici-
ofmike2014; or visit
www.freetobreathe.org/northernnj to create
a team or make a general donation. Checks
can be written to Free to Breathe and mailed
to: Free to Breathe, 1 Point Place, Suite 200,
Madison, WI, 53719
Step Up To Lung Cancer...
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By Cheryl Conway
here is a new bagel place in town and
its so much more than fabulous
Mt. Olive Bagels on Route 46 East in the
Paramount Plaza in Budd Lake, recently
opened up its doors offering customers not
only an assortment of bagels but a wide vari-
ety breakfast/lunch menu. Whether eat in or
take out, customers can enjoy breakfast sand-
wiches or platters, pancakes, French toast, a
variety of cheese spreads, homemade soups,
appetizers, salads, deli or hot sandwiches,
Paninis, cheesesteaks, burgers, wraps,
smoothies, a bakery and even catering.
As a Mt. Olive resident for 25 years, the
owner wanted to own a restaurant in town and
knew the vacant store would be an ideal loca-
tion for a fantastic bagel shop.
I really like the bagel business, says
John Kalavriziotis, of Flanders, owner of Mt.
Olive Bagels. An experienced restaurant
owner, Kalavriziotis has owned Piscataway
Pizza for the past five years and formerly
owned New Orleans Restaurant in North
Branch for 16 years before selling it five
years ago.
This was a great location, he says. I
always traveled far, to the other restaurant in
Piscataway. I wanted a store in town.
At Mt. Olive Bagels, customers can
choose from 12 to 15 varieties of bagels at
any given time, with one specialty every day
like the French toast bagel. The bagels are
hand-rolled and kettle-boiled, fantastic,
excellent, large, soft, hot and fresh, served
with various homemade cream cheese
spreads, or salads such as whitefish, chicken,
tuna or egg.
For breakfast, customers can start their
day with farm fresh egg omelettes, egg plat-
ters, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes and
even French toast, home fries, bacon, sausage
and even Taylor ham.
Some bakery items include muffins, crois-
sants, crumb cakes and pastries.
For lunch, there are bagels of course, or
seven different salads such as garden, chef,
Caesar, grilled Portobello or Mandarin
Grilled Chicken which includes spring mix,
grilled chicken, dried cranberries, almonds,
mandarin oranges with orange citrus vinai-
grette dressing.
The sandwich menu offers a great variety
of Boars Head Premium Deli choices such as
turkey, roast beef, pastrami and corned beef
on different breads with optional toppings; as
well as salad sandwiches; sloppy Joes; five
different Paninis such as the Tuscany with
ham, salami, roasted peppers, provolone and
pesto mayo; and hot specialty sandwiches
such as Grilled Chicken or Veggie Focaccia,
or Bacon Chicken Ranch Ciabatta, Grilled
Ruben, Eggplant Parm Sub; and even beef or
chicken gyros.
Lunch menu items continue and include a
variety of burgers, wraps, cheesesteaks and
triple decker club sandwiches.
More Than Just Bagels At Mt. Olive Bagels
Homemade soups are offered along with
appetizers such as buffalo wings, chicken ten-
ders and mozzarella sticks.
For parties or occasions, Mt. Olive Bagels
offers a catering menu for breakfast, salads,
sandwich platters and giant foot heroes.
For beverages, hot drinks such as coffee
and tea are sold, along with a wide variety of
cold drinks and homemade low-fat vanilla
yogurt fruit smoothies such as strawberry
banana, chocolate banana oreo, peach para-
dise or create-your-own.
The shop is open for breakfast and lunch
seven days a week: Mon.-Fri., from 5 a.m. to
4 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sun., 6 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Kalavriziotis earned his skills and experi-
ence as a hands-on-operator by working in
the restaurant business since graduating high
school. He worked at his brother-in-laws
restaurant, The Travelers Diner in Dover,
from 1984-1992 in all areas from bus-boy to
His vision with Mt. Olive Bagels since
opening its doors June 11 is to provide a
great place for bagels, with great food,
great service, dining experience, great bagels,
great things.
For free delivery for orders more than $15
or more information, call862-254-2100; or go
to mtolivebagels.com.
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By Ejvind Boccolini
aining self-confidence, greater ath-
leticism, and learning cognitive and
social skills are all benefits of
becoming involved in gymnastics.
Cheryl Moorman, Director of CS
Gymnastics, of Flanders, is celebrating 30
years of success and knows her students
have been succeeding right along with her.
Moormann said she is pleased with the
longevity of CS Gymnastics, and notes that
she has taught students who, years later,
grown with families of their own choose to
bring their kids to CS Gymnastics for class-
Helping generation after generation of
individuals become involved and skillful in
the sport of gymnastics is an admirable
thing, and Moormann notes that there are
indeed physical benefits as well as non-
physical advantages.
Our goal is to promote all of them, she
In general, physical benefits include
gaining muscle strength, healthy bones, and
flexibility, while non-physical benefits
include healthy brain functions, improved
academic achievements, social skills, and
reduced risky behavior.
Whether you view gymnastics as a com-
petitive sport or as recreational fitness,
Moormann said it has grown to become a
respected industry over the years. CS
Gymnastics is, in fact, an official club mem-
ber of USA Gymnastics, a national govern-
ing body of the sport based in Indianapolis.
On the CS Gymnastics website,
www.csgymnasticsinc.com, it notes that it is
the friendly, fun place of positive begin-
nings. It is dedicated to the total develop-
ment of each gymnast.
Some students work hard to greatly
improve their athletic skills by way of gym-
nastics, and some make it their goal to com-
Several of Moormanns students have
gone on to compete in college and she said
she is happy that her staff and facility can
provide a great stepping stone for such
She said that as the industry grew over
the years, owners of gymnastics instruction-
al centers sometimes would each take on a
different focus and provide services
accordingly. Some owners will focus on the
success in fitness and life skills instructional
classes offer, others will strive to develop
potential Olympic athletes, and still other
owners will provide services and classes that
fall somewhere in between these scenarios.
Moormann also works hard to make her
courses quite effective and practical. On
their website, there are many courses offered
and each have their specific focus and style,
as well as age and skill level, of course. And
Moormann also takes into account that fam-
ilies may have multiple siblings, hectic
schedules, and that each child may prefer
different activities. One can see there is a
great deal of thought and integrity that goes
into the design and objectives of each of the
Their brochure easily explains courses
specific to various ages, activity and skill
levels. There are monthly payment plans and
discounts available when several siblings
attend the school, and students can choose to
attend two classes per week as part of an
accelerated learning program.
Karate, Cheer, and Art are also offered at
the school, which has 12 instructors and
about 12,000 square feet of space. There is a
viewing balcony which offers parents and
spectators an exciting and complete view
of the entire gymnastics training area.
When entering the gym area one is taken
with the colorful and clean surroundings
amid the great selection of pre-school to
competitive level equipment. This welcom-
ing environment allows us to host invitation-
al competitions as well as special class per-
formances during the school year. In addi-
tion to offering a thrilling event to view, we
hope to provide an inspiration of dreams for
young athletes to pursue, the website reads.
Moormann said there are perhaps 90
clubs in New Jersey, but only about a dozen
have lasted as long as CS Gymnastics. This
is certainly an excellent track record and
everyone involved at CS Gymnastics should
be very proud of this.
Currently Moormann said she has the
goal of pushing to improve and upgrade to
make our customer service top notch.
Moormann and her husband are continu-
ally looking for areas to serve the families of
their community. CS Gymnastics is known
to offer courses that work with individuals
of all age levels and abilities, and they even
have two instructors that work with special
needs children. These courses have resulted
in positive therapy and a great learning envi-
ronment for kids.
Moormann said she has a passion to see
all students succeed and grow as individuals,
and enjoys seeing when a childs face lights
up after learning something brand new
perhaps a certain gymnastics skill or making
it to the top of the climbing rope.
On Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 5 pm,
there is an open house to celebrate their 30th
anniversary, and many activities being
offered. There will be activities to try from
all their programs including an inflatable
slide, obstacle course, balloons, prizes, and,
of course cake. Phone number for CS
Gymnastics is 973-347-2771.
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pple will be the word of the day
on September 27th. A variety of
mouthwatering apple items, plus
entertainment, family fun, auctions, sales
and much more will fill the grounds of the
Flanders United Presbyterian Church ( 58
Drakesdale Road in Flanders) as it holds
its 12th annual Apple Festival from 10am
4pm (rain date October 4th). The event also
includes a blood drive which hopes to meet
a special goal. Church members Kathy
Hinds Banfe and Karen Brand are co-chairs
of the festival.
We will be serving such things as apple
pies and breads and apple cider donuts.
There will also be an apple press for fresh-
pressed apple cider. We are also putting
together a cookbook of the items for sale,
said Rev. Rick Oppelt, pastor of the church.
Banfe shared that activities sure to bring
big smiles to kids will be a hayride, games
including a bouncy house, and arts and
For those looking for things to buy, the
event offers a variety of things. RH Farms
will host a Farmer's Market; and for those
looking for a special little something at a
bargain price, theres.a $2 Buck Table. The
event also includes a silent auction of small
items and a live auction of larger ones.
Music, and even dancing, will grace the
area. The band, "The Middle Ages" will
play classic rock and new wave from the
70's and 80's. Dancers from the DeNogla
School of Irish Dance will also be on hand
to entertain.
Oppelt explained that the funds raised by
the event support church special projects
like youth activities, mission endeavors,
music programs and emergency situations.
The event also supplies a day of fellowship.
Our annual Apple Festival provides our
church an opportunity to come together to
provide a fun, safe and delicious day of
activities for the neighborhoods we serve. It
enables us to continue to be a lively
Presbyterian presence in our community, as
we have been for more than 50 years.
explained Oppelt.
Also, that day, the Red Cross will be
there for the 2nd annual Fred Swinson
Memorial Blood Drive. Oppelt explained
that Swinson was a long time active mem-
ber of the church who died in 2013. For
many years, Swinson spear-headed the
blood drive held at the Apple Festival.
Last year, it made sense to christen it
the Fred Swinson Memorial Blood Drive.
Last year, we had 32 donations, more than
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shooting for a goal of over 50. One of our
high school seniors is helping to organize it
in an effort to earn a college scholarship
from the Red Cross, shared Oppelt.
September 27th is the date and the word
is apple. The Flanders United
Presbyterian Church apple festival is an
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78 percent of American adults think good food can
make up for a bad game.
Americans spend, on average, 42 percent of the game
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Over half of Americans (57 percent) voted the grill as
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1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
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1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
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hats not to love about slow
cooking? You combine a few
ingredients and let them simmer
all day in your slow cooker and then
comes the best part coming home to a
house filled with the most delicious aroma
that hints at the meal thats yet to come.
Slow cooking is perfect for busy fall
schedules its an easy way to makes sure
you and your family can still enjoy a home-
cooked meal together no matter how hectic
your day becomes. Pork is ideal for this
cooking method because there are so many
different ingredients you can pair with it to
easily create crave-worthy meals influenced
by both familiar flavors and tastes from
around the world.
With Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball
Sandwiches, lean ground pork combines
with Italian-inspired ingredients like tomato
sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes to form
meatballs that are then stuffed with moz-
zarella. After slow cooking for six to eight
hours, the meatballs are packed with savory
flavor and youll love the warm, melted
cheese when you bite into them.
Serve these meatballs topped with the
tomato sauce as a sandwich using a sub-
style bun with a side of garlic fries and veg-
etables. If you have leftovers, you can add
them to spaghetti for an equally tasty
Italian-themed dinner with garlic bread and
a side salad.
Craving more pork? See what kind of
tasty culinary adventures people across the
country are taking with pork and get
inspired to take your own by visiting
PorkBucketList.com. You can also visit
PorkBeinspired.com and
Pinterest.com/PorkBeinspired for mouth-
watering recipes to ensure your next meal
includes juicy, tender pork.
Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball Sandwich
Servings: 4 to 5
1 pound ground pork, lean
2 eggs, whisked
Easy Ways to Go Italian with Slow-cooked Pork Meatball Sandwiches
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, about 12 to 15
of small size
1 28-ounce jar tomato sauce
Submarine-style buns
In large bowl, combine whisked eggs,
garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Add
ground pork and breadcrumbs and mix
together until evenly combined.
Form ground pork mixture into small
meatballs, each the size of a golf ball.
Insert mozzarella ball in center of each
meatball, taking care to re-form meatball
around cheese once its been added. (The
cheese should not be visible.)
Place tomato sauce in bottom of slow
cooker and add meatballs on top.
Turn slow cooker on and cook over high
heat for 6 hours or low heat for 8 hours.
Carefully rotate meatballs after half the
cooking time to make sure they cook even-
To serve, place three meatballs plus
sauce in submarine bun.
Quick Tip: Try substituting regular
breadcrumbs with equal amounts of panko
bread crumbs, or any kind of pasta or red
sauce available.
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By Michele Guttenberger
homas Edison had an unconventional education. He
did not start school until he was eight years old. Port
Heron Michigan did not have a public school so he
attended the private Reverend G. B. Engle School that was
closest to his home. This school had rigid classroom disci-
pline and Edison had a free inquisitive spirt that could not
be tamed. The school claimed Edison was a slow and rest-
less pupil and he needed strict reprimanding. His mother
Nancy Edison strongly disagreed with the schools evalua-
tion of her child. Fortunately, Nancy Edisons past profes-
sion was being a Canadian school teacher and her solution
was to home school her own son. The academic course
work Nancy Edison helped to motivate her son came from
reading R.G. Parker's School of Natural Philosophy and in
the later years from The Cooper Union (http://www.coop-
er.edu/). Historians estimate that Edison had less than a
year of classroom schooling in his lifetime. Yet, he had
great academic skills and a real passion for reading books.
Many of the books he read were advanced literary works for
his age.
In Edisons boyhood era, child labor laws were nonexist-
ent or very lax. It was not unusual for children twelve years
of age to procure regular employment with minimal adult
supervision. The Fort Gratiot train depot was a just a short
stroll from the Edison family home. So, at the age of
twelve, Edison found his first job working for the railroad.
He became a candy butcher on the Grand Trunk Railroad
selling snacks and newspapers to passengers. He got to
experience traveling each day on the sixty-mile run from
Port Huron to Detroit. Preteenager Edison hitched a ride on
the best the late 19th Century offered in distance high speed
transportation while most adults were still traveling by
horse and carriage to their jobs. The long lay overs in this
city presented him with a real world of discovery. This
enabled a precocious young boy the time to explore the big
metropolis on his own terms. He was given several hours
each day to the city. He made use of this idle time by join-
ing the Detroit Young Men's Society. This gave him access
to the place of his dreams, a large library and reading room.
Edison recalled his childhood library visits stating "I didn't
read a few books, I read the library."
Edisons childhood jobs kept him in the epicenter of
technology. It was the rail system that also ushered in the
telegraph system. The telegraph area was news the network
center that provided the information for the newspaper pub-
lication industry. As the rail station newspaper boy, he was
in the epicenter of all national news during a momentous
time of Americas own Civil War. Young Edison was alert-
ed to milestone battlefront news hours or even days before
the rest of America. This new technology of the telegraph
piqued his interest. He got to witness the telegram transmis-
sions being relayed and he read all he could about telegraph
communications with dreams of being an operator of this
new technology. Edison wish came true by a twist of fate.
Edison got the telegraph operator position when he saved
three-year-old Jimmie MacKenzie from a runaway train
heading his way. Jimmie's father was the Mount Clemens,
Michigan station agent J.U. MacKenzie and his gratitude
for saving his sons life was to train Edison as the new tele-
graph operator. This was a job that started the innovative
and technical journey that would become the hallmark of
his ingenious life.
Thomas Edison had an extraordinary blended education
of dual experimental and academic learning. But his deep-
est gratitude was to his professional academic teacher with
these sentiments "My mother was the making of me. She
was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live
for, someone I must not disappoint." And Thomas Edisons
childhood Fort Gratiot Depot was turned into The Thomas
Edison Depot Museum that offers educational programs in
electricity, energy, communications and magnetism to Port
Hurons local children.
See the results of this extraordinary education. Visit the
Thomas Alva Edison Museum - NPS - Open Wednesday
through Sunday. Hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm. Admission
Fee is $7.00 - 211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052 Visit
website for more details http://www.nps.gov/edis/index.ht
Thomas Edison Had An Extraordinary Education
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