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Chatham’s Sunshine Striders Run To Support Cancer Research

By Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta n Sat., Oct. 1, Sun- children, from stroller-age to shine Striders Fun 13-years-old participated Run earned $14,475 with their parents. at its second fundraiser for Chatham resident and orrare cancer research at Me- ganizer, Kelly Leach, is a morial Sloan Kettering Can- rare cancer survivor who cer Center. More than 200 started the fundraiser to give

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her “something to focus on; something to do.” Leach partnered with Cycle for Survival, a national charity that gives 100 percent of its funds to all types of rare cancer research, and started the Sunshine Striders. “Cycle for Survival empowers us,” stated Leach. “We are making a real difference to everyone who has ever been touched by cancer. We ride for those who previously fought against cancer – so they’re not forgotten and their battles are inspirations for more research and more progress. We ride for those currently battling so they have effective treatments and can one day be cancer free. We ride for those who will have future battles with cancer. I had a rare cancer that tends to come creeping back, so I want to support Memorial Sloan Kettering’s research for new treatment options should that day ever come.” Leach was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in August 2014 – a rare cancer, which is extremely rare in adults. After 12 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation to her


tumor site, and two weeks of radiation to her lungs where the disease had metastasized, Leach is now cancer free. “My first run of scans after chemo came back clear,” she said. “By November, I had my first CT scans and they came back clear. I still had ten months of chemo. That’s a tough time. Cancer doctors do a lot to make sure they get it all. Post cancer, my scans remained clear.” Team Pedaling Sunshine was launched in 2015. The team name was inspired by the bedtime song “You are My Sunshine,” which Leach had been singing to her sons, Ryan, 9, and Tyler, 5, every

night since they were born. Her sons, who are students in Chatham, are also involved in the run. “They’re very proud,” Leach said. “They recognize that we’re having a big impact on doing something good. They use their voices to support, rally friends, spread the word in schools.” The run is a simple onemile run, making it easy for all children. “It’s not competitive,” said Leach. “No one’s recording time. Every participant gets a medal and tshirt.” After the run, there’s a big pizza party in the Leach family’s backyard. “It’s one of

those events you have to experience,” she said. Leach plans to have the run each year. In addition to the Sunshine Striders, Leach and her sons are busy with other activities. “We’re a very sports-oriented family,” she said. The boys enjoy baseball and tennis. They all spend summers at the Jersey shore. For more information on Team Pedaling Sunshine, visit:http://mskcc.convio. net/site/PageServer?pagename=team_pedaling_sunshine. For more information on Cycle for Survival, visit:

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Borrowing Broadens Beyond Books At The Library Of The Chathams

By Kristina Ailara mbracing the needs and interests of the community, the Library of the Chathams offers a variety of fun and exciting materials. Its diversified collection includes non-traditional library items that patrons can borrow if they want to try something out before purchasing or if they are simply interested in having a unique hands-on learning experience. This year, the library’s collection has grown with the addition of Google Cardboards, a Fitbit and a telescope. Last year was the onset of the very popular musical instrument loaner program. Musical instruments include a keyboard, an acoustic guitar, a ukulele, a trumpet and a flute. Pa-

trons can also borrow iPads, an initiative that began in 2013. Additionally, the library offers free museum passes. The museum program began in 2011 and the list of museums can be found on the library’s website, -free-museum-passes/. Galina Natenzon, the assistant director of the library, says that the program’s “success, as measured by the number of checkouts, varies. Usually there is a spike of interest when we acquire a new item, and then it wanes, or goes in peaks and valleys.  Right now, there is a long line waiting to check out our new telescope.  Among the musical instruments, the most popular is the guitar.  Museum

passes are perennial favorites.” These items are available to adult patrons who are in good standing. They can be borrowed by Chatham residents and are also available to patrons of other libraries that are a part of the MorrisUnion Federation of Libraries or the Morris Automated Information Network. Items may be reserved online or by phone. Patrons are liable for replacement costs if the items are lost or damaged and they are asked to sign a user agreement when they take out the telescope. Natenzon calls these items “ephemera.” She explains, “the word ‘ephemera’ (or ‘realia’) is library speak for ‘real-life’ items that we lend, as op-

posed to books. For example, in the past, libraries used to lend out framed art to decorate your home; slide projectors; even movie projectors. Many libraries still lend bags to carry your books, and umbrellas when

it rains. Some libraries can lend you tools and even sewing machines!” She adds, “The idea has been around for a long technology changes, so do those interesting items.  For example, after slide and

movie projectors fell into obsolescence, libraries started lending out MP3 players. Then came the turn of eReaders and iPads.” Friends of the Library provides the funding for continued on page 4

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HVAC Inspection Advised To Prepare For Cold Months

he leaves may be falling now, but winter is just around the corner. Don’t wait until cold weather arrives to make sure the heating system can take on the chill. Properly preparing the heating system for winter requires only a few hours of time and guarantees comfort during the colder months. No one wants to have their furnace breakdown in the middle of winter! Regular check-ups and maintenance ensure that the system is performing efficiently and providing optimum home comfort. A maintenance plan also extends the life of equipment, increases cost effectiveness and ensures safe operation. Recommended by manufacturers and utilities alike, regularly scheduled maintenance on a heating and air conditioning system can reduce breakdowns by as much as 95 percent and lower utility bills by up to 35 percent. Air Group offers a wide choice of service plans for heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical & generator systems. A service technician is available 24 hours a day seven days a week from OctoberApril for heating through its on-call rotation, which is especially important during extreme weather when someone is entrusted to get equipment going right away. The easiest and most cost-effective way to keep a system running efficiently is to enroll in an Air Group Priority Plus Maintenance Plan. Tune-ups catch small problems before they become major breakdowns. Get other membership benefits, like priority service to jump to the head of the line and be scheduled ahead of others. This applies to both routine and emergency calls. Also receive a 15 percent discount off the bottom line for heating, air conditioning and plumbing services for as long as the service partner relationship remains in effect. And on top of all that, get a peace of mind. The home’s plumb-

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Borrowing Broadens...

continued from page 2 most of these interesting items. The non-profit organization is run by Chatham volunteers and donated the funds for the musical instruments, the Google Cardboards and the Fitbit. The organization also continuously funds the museum pass program.  The telescope

was purchased with a donation from a Chatham resident. Natenzon says, “At this time, there are no concrete plans to acquire new interesting items. However, we always keep our eyes open for new possibilities.” If anyone is interested in con-

tributing to this program, they should contact Library Director Karen Brodsky at 973-635-0603 ex. 212 or at kbrodsky@chathamlibrary.o rg. The library is open Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Block Party Attracts Chatham Twp. Crowd


rowd gathers last month during the Highlands annual neighborhood block party that brought neighbors,

young and old alike, together to share summer stories and raise funds for Overlook Hospital.

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Fire Dept. Grateful For Contribution


he Chatham Fire Department received $1,000, from the Greater Lafayette Classic. Fire Chief Doug Allan, on right, says the “very generous contribution” will be used for firefighter training and to purchase needed firefighting

equipment. The Chatham Fire Department is very grateful and fortunate to have organizations that care so deeply for the emergency services that provides 24 hour day coverage 365 days a year. On left, is Jeff Hale of Greater Lafayette Classic.


Local Kiwanis Club Seeking New Membership

he Kiwanis Club of the Chathams and Madison was chartered on Aug. 7, 1930. Worldwide, the Kiwanis club has about 280,000 members – with a mission to change children’s lives. The local club currently sponsors five groups to help youth mature into caring and concerned adults. The groups are: Madison High School Key Club, Chatham High School Key club, ECLC of New Jersey Key Club, Chatham Middle School Builders Club, and St. Patrick’s Middle School Builders Club. Funds to support these and other worthy causes are raised by the Kiwanis Club. Amongst the club are a variety of committees. From the finance committee to community services, all members actively partake in individual responsibilities for the club. Recently, Justin Montanaro has been appointed to head the Publicity Committee.

Justin has been living in Madison for more than a year, and is the director of Admissions at Pine Acres Healthcare and Rehab Center in Madison. His favorite part of his job is the ability to help others on a daily basis – which was a major reason for him joining with the Kiwanis. The Kiwanis, as mentioned, has been serving the youth in the area since 1930. As one of the younger members of the club, a big part of Montanaro’s role has become to increase membership. Many members of the club have upwards of 30 years of service, and they are in need of new members. If anyone might be interested in joining the Kiwanis, reach out to Montanaro at 973-714-6656. The Kiwanis is an excellent opportunity to serve the youth of this great community, and help is needed to continue this service.

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CHS Student Helps Subsistence Farmers

hatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute Delegate Indira Roy spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers. She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields. Roy said, “Major environmental issues that get in the way of productive farming in and near Hyderabad include the infertile soil and frequent drought. Farmers thus use a lot of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides, hoping these will improve crop productivity. However, their crop yields are still low, and they get into great debt, which can lead to suicide.” Hydroponic farming utilizes much less water than soil-based agriculture, so it is particularly beneficial to areas that are prone to droughts. Roy said, “I decided that deep flow technique (DFT) hydroponics may be part of the solution to subsistence

farmer poverty. DFT hydroponics involves filling a tank or well with nutrient solution, then floating a styrofoam raft bed on top of the solution. The raft bed has holes in it to hold net pots, and the net pots contain the hydroponic substrate (an alternative to soil) and plant seedlings. DFT hydroponics usually also involves an electrical air pump that produces oxygen bubbles in the nutrient solution. This makes DFT hydroponics impractical for subsistence farmers in India, as they either lack access to or do not have the money for reliable power supplies. My research was to study if DFT hydroponics can be successful in the climate of Hyder-

abad, India, without using electricity.” In the future, Roy plans to study how communities in Indian villages can implement low-cost DFT hydroponics. She is also interested in researching the ways in which consumers evaluate produce when making purchases, such as perceived freshness. Roy plans to present a paper she wrote on hydroponics at the 2016 Global Youth Institute in October in Des Moines, Iowa, which is hosted by the World Food Prize. She plans to discuss her summer experiments at this forum in order to share her next lines of inquiry with the Delegation.

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CHS Honors 21 Talented Seniors


ictured is Chatham High School Principal Darren Groh, along with the 21 seniors named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter from the school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors. About 34,000 Com-

mended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed within the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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Life-sized Sundial Featured At Frelinghuysen Arboretum

By J. L. Shively The earliest surviving sundials can be dated back to ancient Egypt circa 1500 BC,” explains Gold Award Girl Scout Alexandra Levoyer in the sundial brochure she created to accompany her project. Originally known as “shadow clocks,” the sundial was the most reliable method for timekeeping even well into the 14th century, Levoyer writes, and sundials remain an interesting and whimsical aspect of many gardens around the world. Now a freshman at TCNJ, Levoyer designed the sundial for the Frelinghuysen Arboretum while she was a senior at Morris

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teer at the Arboretum for the past four years, Levoyer knew of the staff’s dream to have a sundial like this on the property. Gwen Montgomery, the Senior Horticultural Program specialist at the Arboretum, explains that many other arboreta incorporate human sundials into their gardens as they are “something of interest to children” and are often an ornamental feature in historic gardens such as the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. “It took her over 100 hours to research and construct [the sundial],” explains Montgomery, going on to explain the great time and care Levoyer spent with her father in mapping out true north with a compass. Levoyer also used a GPS for accuracy on the placement of the stepping stones which mark the hours. In her research about sundials, Levoyer was able to contact the American Sundial Association and get longitude and latitude numbers for Morristown specifically to generate the most accurate time for the sun

clock, explains Montgomery. The stepping stones which represent the hour markers and the date-scale were cast by hand and Levoyer’s sundial also allows the user to account for Day Light Savings Time. According to Levoyer’s brochure, all sundials consist of two parts. The first part, the base plate or faceplate, is the surface which marks the hours of the day. The sundial at the arboretum has large stepping stones to mark each hour of the day. The second part of a sundial is the gnomon, which is the vertical object which casts a shadow to mark the hour on the base plate. In the case of a human sundial, a person takes the place of the gnomon. To create an accurate marking of time with the human sundial at the Arboretum, the person acting as the gnomon must stand on a date-scale slab according to the current month and raises an arm overhead to cast a shadow, allowing their shadow to fall on the

coinciding hour stone, or between them depending on the time of day. Levoyer explains in her brochure that there are “more than seven different types of sundials” and the sundial she has created at the Arboretum is an Analemmatic sundial, which means that that the gnomon of the dial moves according to different factors throughout the year. The sundial is located near the Branching Out Children’s Garden at the Arboretum which is on the parking lot side of the garden and is approximately 12 ft. by 30 ft. Construction for the sundial took around a year to complete from its conception to its completion in May. The Arboretum held a public dedication of the sundial at that time. The Arboretum is free and open daily to the public from sunrise to sunset. For more information or for maps of the Arboretum, visit the Haggerty Education Center on the Arboretum Grounds, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Seniors Invited To Get Involved In Chatham

enior Services of the Chathams has a busy November.

Fall Rake-A-Thon Fundraiser – Sat., Nov. 19; raindate Sun. Nov. 20. In return for a donation to the Senior Center, a team of rakers will clear leaves. Bridge - the Chatham Senior Center offers three classes weekly: Intermediate Lessons on Tuesdays; Duplicate Lite on Thurs. Nov. 3 & 17; and Experienced Players on Thurs. Nov. 10. All classes run 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and cost $5/session. Instructor: Rick Hartley. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Watercolor Workshops – Thurs. 10 a.m. – noon; or 12:45 p.m.– 2:45 p.m, sessions run from Nov. 3 - Dec. 15. With award-winning watercolorist Ed Schuh. Cost is $50 for six class session; $60 for under age 60. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. DVD Series – Mon., Nov. 7 – Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Continuation of The Great Courses lecture series, “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders.” Tour the most amazing natural wonders. Each session consists of three 30-minute lectures. No need to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Tech Support for assistance with iphone, ipad, laptop, etc. – Mon., Nov. 14, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Call the center at 973-635-4565 beginning Mon., Nov. 7 to schedule an ap-

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pointment with a Chatham High School student volunteer. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Book Club – Tues., Nov. 15 at noon. “Still Life” – by Louise Penny. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Nonfiction Book Group – Fri., Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. “Red Notice” by Bill Browder. All welcome to attend. Nutrition Series – Tue., Nov. 22 at 12:45 p.m. “Healthy Fall Side Dishes.” Jenn Luster, RD from Chatham ShopRite, will discuss and provide recipes of seasonal dishes. Always a tasting! No sign-up. Tone & Flex – Mon., Wed., Fri. at 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. General strength, balance and flexibility exercises. Cost is $54 for 12 classes; $45 for eight classes; or $8 per class. Instructor: Donna Sue Dowton. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Kati’s Yoga – Tues. 10 a.m.– 11a.m. Exercises and stretches with attention to effective breathing, for all levels of ability. Cost is $45 for six week session; $9 per class. Instructor: Kati Walker. Open to non-Chatham residents. Qi Gong/Tai Chi – Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. – noon. Helps with balance, muscle control and strength with contributing to an overall feeling of well-being and stress release. All levels. Cost is $65 for ten classes; $40 for five classes; $9 per class. Instructor: Cesar Godoy. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents.

Social Dancing - Tue., 1 p.m.– 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for six week session or $7 per class. Instructors Frank Pagano and Ramona Rademacher will lead participants with or without a partner in “ballroom” dances. All levels. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Reflections – Tue., at 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Women’s friendship and support group discusses issues that concern mature women. New members always welcome! Men’s Discussion Group Of Current Events – Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Participants have found this to be a good venue for informal discussion on timely topics as well as a sharing of their past experiences. No prior membership required and all area gentlemen are welcome. Meditation Sessions – Fri., at 11a.m.-noon. Cost is $5 per session. For lasting changes to mind, body and soul. Cesar Godoy, facilitator. For information on all programs or to register, call 973635-4565; visit Most programs held at the Senior Center in Chatham. Bus service available to Chatham residents only.

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Library of the Chathams is a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) “Come Write In” space! Participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 30. Throughout November the library will be holding designated write-ins every Saturday and Sunday in the Benigno Room for those who wish to work on their novels. Gen Y Networking Group Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays

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of the month, Nov. 2 and 16 at 7 p.m. Modernizing the Historic Home: Stories from the Field Join local registered architect, Maia Kumari Gilman for an engaging talk about some of the historic homes she has designed in New Jersey. This interactive discussion will also allow time for the audience to ask questions about their own homes. Join in on Sat., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library. Batik and Silk Painting Exhibit Ritika Gandhi, of Wayne, will hold a show of her Indian inspired batik and silk paintings at the library through November. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of


the Library, will be held Sun., Nov. 6 from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Selling Your Home and Staging it Right Barbara Schmidt-Kemp, a realtor with Caldwell Banker, and Aileen Edwards, a local interior designer, professional stager and owner of Aileen Edwards Interiors, will offer a workshop showing the steps necessary to best present your home when you are ready to sell. All are welcome to attend this program on Thur., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online or call the library. Preserving Your Family History Stuart Shippey of Chatham will present a lecture explaining how to in-

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Many Walk To Raise Awareness Of Suicide Prevention

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CHS Students Attend Medical Symposium

n June, three Chatham High School students attended the 2016 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass. Scarlett Blydenburgh, Alessa Khan, and Logan Richardson attended the three-day symposium as delegates, where they attended a series of medical lectures by renowned medical researchers, who are leaders in their field. The student delegates also had the opportunity to observe a live surgery and ask questions of the surgeon. They stayed in dormitories at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell during their stay, which offered them a short taste of college life. In reflecting on the value of the experience, Scarlett said, “The confer-

ence changed my perspective on the field of medicine in a positive way in that I’m strongly thinking of majoring in science in college. Specifically, I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a little kid because of my deep love and protection for animals, and this experience

just added the courage for me to pursue my childhood dream.� Many of the speakers were researchers who have been recognized by national and international organizations for the work they have done in their fields. Additional speakers included promising young

minds that have made significant advanced in the field of medicine. In order to attend the congress, these students had to demonstrate leadership potential, have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above, and aspire to be physicians, scientists or technologists.


Chatham Plans Shred Event

ispose of unwanted paper and documents safely and securely at a fall Community Shred fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Lafayette School in Chatham Township.  All proceeds will benefit Senior Services of the Chathams. Residents from Chatham and other towns are invited to participate, with a suggested donation of $10 per small/medium cardboard box and $5 per brown paper grocery bag.  Documents, newspapers, magazines and paperback books will be accepted. Thanks to generous sponsorship of this event by two local business partners –Chatham Disposal and Smartly Organized, LLC - all monies raised from the event will go toward funding programs at the Senior Center.   For more information about the shred or Senior Services of the Chathams, visit or call 973 635-4565.

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