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April 2018

Hackettstown Author Visits Historic Monument Of Murdered Kitchen Maid, Pens True To Life Story In New Book


By Cheryl Conway n Sunday, April 8, Hackettstown resident and author Maryann McFadden stood in front of the monument of Tillie Smith at Union Cemetery in a live video about the young woman who was murdered 132 years ago. The timing could not have been more perfect- not only was it a month before McFadden’s book launch of her fourth book “The Cemetery Keepers Wife”- but this was the anniversary of Smith’s death- April 8, 1886- the day this 19 year old was raped and strangled while at work as a potato peeler on the grounds of Centenary Collegiate Institute, a Methodist seminary now known as Centenary University. As the sun set and the evening chill started to roll in, McFadden tells her small audience about Smith and her inspiration in writing her first historical-fiction novel “The Cemetery Keepers Wife.” “I’ve waited a very long time to tell you what I have learned about the life of Tillie Smith,” McFadden says at the foot of Smith’s monument. “She had come to work at Centenary just a few months prior to her death, trying to improve her life, having no idea that her days were about to come to an end.” McFadden, 64, explains what led her to learn more about Smith, her research and five year project of writing her 349 page novel. She had discovered the monument when she was 11 years old after first coming to Hackettstown from New York. “I was intrigued even as a child,” she says. Later on, after some coincidences like walking into the house of Smith’s murder, then meeting a relative of Smith’s, she decided she was destined to learn more and share her knowledge with others. She says “my journey, it became an obsession; it became personal. I would spend long moments looking into those eyes, trying to imagine her thoughts, her dreams,

her hopes. Her hands were a mess, they were nicked and bleeding and scared and yet she had hopes and dreams I could only imagine.” “I want to honor Tillie’s life; I want to share her life; I want to portray a girl whose voice was silenced 130 years ago and give her a voice,” she tells her friends. “Tillie became a footnote in the story of her death. No one except those who knew her when she was alive really knew who she was.” McFadden continues, “Tillie Smith became almost a legend. I believe I have accurately portrayed her life, that I accurately interpreted who she was. Perhaps she’s still waiting to tell the truth,” McFadden justifies as to why some claim to have seen her ghost. “I believe the truth should never go to the grave.” McFadden will be having a free pre-release book discussion and signing on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., as part of Centenary University’s Spring Authors Series. The event will be held in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. “The murder of Smith, a kitchen maid at Centenary, captivated news readers across the nation, fueling a public outcry that led authorities to arrest and convict a maintenance man at the institute for the crime,” as stated in a press release. “Today, the gruesome murder has become woven into Hackettstown lore. A monument in her memory stands in Union Cemetery and “Tillie Walks” sponsored by Centenary Stage Company retrace Smith’s steps on the fateful night of her murder.” The actual building where Smith had worked burnt down in 1899. “It was very gothic looking back then,” says McFadden. “She was murdered there,” with her body found the next morning April 9 behind that main building, near the library. This is McFadden’s fourth book. Working as a journalist for 10 years- after graduat-

ing from Hackettstown High School in 1972 and Rutgers University with her bachelor’s in English in 1975- she became a realtor for the next 10 years, before returning to school at William Paterson University for a master’s in English. “I love both; it’s kind of a perfect combination,” she says about her professions, during an interview with the “Hackettstown News.” Writing has always been her passion. “I started writing my first story when I was a child,” she recalls. “I was always writing stories; it was my dream. I love creating; I love writing and bringing people to other places and getting into the heads of other characters.” Her greatest compliment is when someone tells her “You characters are so real; it’s hard work.” She started writing books 15 years ago, with her first book she self-published in 2006, “The Richest Season,” which did so well that an agent picked it up and sold it at auction to Hyperion Books, she says. Her other books, also contemporary fiction, have included “So Happy Together” and “The Book Lover,”- all translated into mulcontinued on page 12

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Church Opens Player Registration, Sponsorships For 10th Annual Golf Outing


t. James’ Episcopal Church of Hackettstown plans to hold its Tenth Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 25, at Farmstead Golf & Country Club in Lafayette. The money raised from the Golf Outing is used to help carry out the ministry and mission of St. James’. This has included supporting local food-insecure children with supplemental food through

its Summer Backpack Program and opening its parish hall as a warming and food center in times of need. It also hosts literacy tutoring, the North Porch Center for mothers and newborns, and grief counseling services through the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. The cost per player is $130; includes golf, cart, box lunch,

event gifts, and banquet dinner, door prizes, and eligibility for the on-course contests: longest drive and closest to the pin, etc. Check-in and box lunch begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. featuring a four-person scramble format. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $100 per hole. Sponsorships help to


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arren County senior artists, 60 years of age or over, are encouraged to participate in the annual Warren County Seniors’ Art Show. Rules and an application may be requested by calling the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission at 908453-4381, by downloading the forms at, or by sending an email request to arts@ The completed


application form and labeled artwork should be delivered to the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, May 15. Artists may enter one work as either professional or non-professional. Categories are: acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed-media, oil, pastel, photography, print, and watercolor. All work must

be the original creation of the artist, completed in the last three years, and may not have been previously entered in the Warren County Seniors’ Art Show. A reception for participating artists is on Friday, May 18 at the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, between 10 a.m. and noon. Group photo is scheduled for 11 a.m. The Annual Seniors’ Art Show is presented by the War-

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Local Dentist Allocates Proceeds To Smiles For Life

ocal dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Stephen T. Deehan. Through June 30, 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done at Dr. Deehan’s General and Family Dentistry will go directly to the Smiles for Life Foundation. Its 21st annual campaign, this foundation uses donations from the community to help fund worthy children’s charities and humanitarian work, both locally and around the world. Tooth whitening patients receive their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. They can enhance their own smile while also improving the lives of disadvantaged children. Since its creation in 1998, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised more than $40 million for seriously

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risAnne Hall a Constitutional educator, speaker and author plans to present Roots of Liberty Seminar, at Bernay’s Apgar American Legion Post 342, Chester, on May 5, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this five-hour seminar, Hall takes the audience through the 700+ years and five foundational documents that laid the foundations of American Liberty. She also presents each of the first ten amendments, which comprise of the Bill of Rights, in their historical context. Does one know the fate of the Constitution rested on a handshake? What is the purpose of the 2nd amendment and who are the militia? What

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Music, Meditation, Painting, History, Camps Offered At Rutherfurd Hall

utherfurd Hall invites the community to enjoy a wide range of events this April. It is open every Wednesday for tours on the hour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Class trips, bus tours, Girl and Boy Scout trips and group tours are available by appointment. For more information or tickets to any events, call (908) 852-1894 Ext 338 or go to April 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tony Desare Live Jazz Concert. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school classics around the globe. Cost is $30 advance; $35 door. April 25, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30

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around. There were no parks there back then. We’d roam across the bridge; We’d practice cheering flips and cartwheels. There was a lot of room to roam there.” That’s when she saw Smith’s monument. “It was so impressive. We read the words” carved into the stone: ‘She Died In Defence of Her Honor.’ “As children we didn’t understand what it meant. As kids we were intrigued.” Then over the years, she found connections, McFadden explains. As a realtor, in the late 1990’s, she walked into a house on Sharp Street, “looked like a time warp. I sold it to my friend’s daughter. There was an auction there, pictures on the dining room wall.” This was the home of Smith’s murder, James Titus, a janitor at the seminary who was arrested weeks later and “eventually sentenced to hang. But he didn’t.” Instead, lived “right in this town,” until he died in 1952. His granddaughter had just gone into a nursing home, leaving the house to be sold. While at a party, when a friend had mentioned to others that McFadden was writing about the infamous murder, McFadden met one of Smith’s relatives. “Little things like that, I started to feel like I needed to write this book,” she says. In her research, she was left heartbroken when the information centered around Titus and “nothing about Tillie, except that



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she was poor and had a tough family life.” Smith- who lived near Waterloo Village and was related to one of the original developers of Waterloo Villagewas buried in a potter’s field, a part of Union Cemetery where “people who have no money” are placed in unmarked graves. After her murder, “it was like an O’J Simpson trial of its era,” McFadden explains. “People became outraged, shamed the town.” Her name was smeared and virtue called into question, “in what some cite as the first case of yellow journalism in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York City newspaper the “World.” Much like the fallout so many women experience when coming forward to report their rape today, Tillie was essentially put on trial herself as her ‘reputation for chastity’ was questioned in an effort to save her assailant,” McFadden explains. People sent in coins to erect a monument for her,” with enough support throughout the country to have her body exhumed and moved. McFadden uses her research from historical society, old newspapers, archives from Centenary and Belvidere, a non-fiction account by Denis Sullivan, and even “hard to read” handwritten 300-page transcript of Smith’s trial, as background for her book. She also spoke with descendent continued on page 14

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Girl Scouts Celebrated In Warren


he Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders celebrated Girl Scout Week March 11 through March 17, recognizing the program that for more than a century has been a “national leader in providing the best leadership development experience in the world for girls.” Girl Scouting is continuing a legacy of “providing girls with the tools to become leaders dedicated to making this country and the world a better place,” according to the proclamation the board unanimously adopted, then presented to 10 Girl Scouts from four troops who were representing the 1,800 girl and adult members of the organization in Warren County. “The numbers are surprising,” said Freeholder Director

Edward J. Smith, noting he didn’t realize how many girls in the county were involved in Girl Scouts. “Hats off to all you ladies who have come here tonight,” he said. “The Girl Scout movement is extremely vibrant in this country,” said Freeholder Richard D. Gardner, who also noted that he was impressed with the number of girls involved. Those 1,800 Warren County members of the organization are among the 2.6 million girls and adult volunteers active nationally. Girl Scouting in the United States began on March 12, 1912, when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scout Week is celebrated annually in March throughout the nation.

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By Ricki Demarest verybody needs a paycheck. Sometimes, whether one just graduated or is still in college, been recently laid off or had a life changing event – a job is a must. Becoming a temporary employee, or “temp,” can provide a solution. According to the American Staffing Association website, around 15 million people a year are hired as temporary and contract workers in the United States. In 2016, approximately 417,000 were in New Jersey. Nearly half of them claimed that it was a good way to get to a full-time job. One third of those workers were offered a full-time job while on assignment. Nine out of 10 agreed that temping was a viable way to become more employable. Temporary workers have the power to select their assignments and match their


skills to a position that may or may not become a full-time situation. Temping or “project work” also looks better on a resume than simply having long stretches of unemployment. Learning new skills while on assignment makes one a stronger candidate for future positions. Staffing agencies that manage contract workers vary in size from national or international firms with local offices to smaller organizations that focus on an industry or skill. Finding the right agency depends on matching skills and experience with the right agency. For instance, those who have worked in the corporate world may be the right fit for a large firm that offers general office help. Those with specific skills, may need to look a little harder. The easiest way to find an agency is by asking people who have used

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nearby offices and by checking those websites. One of the many firms that place temporary workers is TeleSearch Staffing Solutions, which has offices throughout New Jersey. Kim Carsillo, the Flanders office branch described her company as “a large full-service placement firm.” In a recent interview, Carsillo outlined the process by which candidates are screened. Carsillo said that a recruiter will first interview a prospective candidate, who also completes paperwork and computerized assessments. Background and reference checks are part of the process. Then workers are matched with assignments. Workers who are placed, she noted, are employees of her agency not the companies where they are working. TeleSearch pays temp workers on a weekly basis, taking and tax and necessary deductions from the gross amount. Being realistic about one’s skill level and showcasing work experience makes it easier to place a candidate. “If you’re looking to re-enter the work force as an administrative assistant you will want to make sure that your typing and software skill are up to industry standards…companies are hiring because they need someone to easily transition into their environment,” said Carsillo. TeleSearch does welcome everyone regardless of work experience and criteria. “We are able to find work for a wide variety of skill sets. We look for people who have recent work history, good references and willingness to work. The main thing all companies want are hardworking and reliable employees.” She stressed that her company offers free training for those who want to upgrade their office skills. Certain

companies do want specific criteria in their candidates. For instance, college degrees are desirable in the corporate sector. Fork lift and computer skills are often requested for light industrial work. Some employment agency blog posts discuss what qualities will make a company take notice of, and possibly hire, a temporary worker for a fulltime position. The Liberty Staffing Company blog stresses punctuality, reliability, excellent communication skills and ability to adapt to new demands. The Robert Half International Inc. staffing agency is the umbrella agency that hires personnel for industries as diverse as finance, marketing and the law. The idea that agencies only hire entry level people or that temp work makes a job search impossible are fallacies, according to its recent post. Temp work offers flexible schedules and a way for individuals to build their networks by meeting new people in the workplace. If searching for an agency, keep in mind that viable ones are licensed by the state of New Jersey’s Department of Consumer Affairs. Agency branch offices register and are members of their local Chambers of Commerce. Although it’s common knowledge, it’s worth repeating that one should never have to pay any kind of a fee for the promise of a job nor divulge any financial information. If unsure, check whether there are any complaints against an agency through local consumer protection agencies or the NJ State Attorney General’s Office. The opportunities for temporary workers are many and varied. By protecting and pushing oneself, increase permanent prospects with a temporary gig.

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2/3 cup pepperoncini slices 1 plum tomato, chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes 3 slices ultra-thin sliced Swiss cheese, cut in half Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving 1/2inch thick shell. Place pork on bottom half of bread. In bowl, combine pepperoncini, tomato, onion, garlic, canola oil, vinegar, oregano and pepper flakes. Spoon pepperoncini mixture and any

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Local Soccer Coach Raises Funds To Equip Colombian Youth With Soccer Gear And Skills For Better Life


By Cheryl Conway s a soccer player since he was four and coach for the past decade, 26year old Sebastian Castillo-Giraldo’s current goal is to pay it forward and help youth from his native country. Castillo-Giraldo of Wharton has started a Go Fund Me page to purchase training equipment and provide soccer clinics to hundreds of inner city children of Colombia. The children he aims to reach live in the city of Medellin as well as Supia, Caldas, the town he was born. He plans to travel in May for ten days, May 13-May 23, with three of his soccer students and a friend, Marc Reynolds of Succasunna, a photographer/filmmaker who will be documenting the trip. “It’s time I pay it forward to those who are less fortunate and give approximately 300 kids an opportunity to use soccer as a vehicle to improve their lives,” Castillo-Giraldo states on his Go Fund Me site. “The game has allowed me to attend college and has shaped me to be the human I am today.” Castillo-Giraldo grew up in Colombia, during the time of civil war, which had ended in

2016 when the peace treaty was signed, he explains. While conditions were rough, Castillo-Giraldo says “soccer was big in my town.” He started playing at the age of four; continued to play when he came to U.S. with his parents in 1998, in the fourth grade; playing at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway and college, at both County College of Morris in Randolph and the Centenary University in Hackettstown, before becoming a soccer coach 10 years ago. Castillo-Giraldo has been a soccer coach in Mt. Olive, in its camps and premier soccer program; ran the select soccer camps at Morris Hills now called Morris County Summer Select; and has been the first assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at CCM since 2017. Through soccer, “you learn discipline, hard work, determination and team work,” says Castillo-Giraldo, teaching assistant and graduate research assistant at Monmouth University. “Those kids need it,” he says about the children in Colombia, “to help them move up in the ladder of life. “Colombia is a third world country; soccer is a tool to


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brand new and include uniforms, soccer socks, shorts, sweats, sweaters and jerseys. Kinnelon High School donated some gear as well. Most needed now is the financial support, he says, as his goal is to purchase 200 brand new Adidas balls that cost $3,000. “I can’t have soccer clinics unless I have balls for the kids,” he says. “Balls are really expensive.” The ones he plans to provide are expected to last three to five years and are “ideal for their practices and their games,” he says. Funds will also cover costs for cones and ladders as well as shipping boxes of equipment; soccer clinics for kids with proper training skills; followed my mini-talks to discuss “the power of soccer.” His plan is to help 20 youth teams with proper equipment and gear. He estimates that the boys and girls will be between the ages of 8 and 15. “I’ll be running clinic and drills,” he says, with two to three practices daily. While cycling is popular in Colombia too, Castillo-Giraldo says the “predominant sport in Colombia is soccer. It’s a passion you learn to love and you hold dear to you. The whole country plays and the whole country watches them, the Colombia National Team, national pride. Even with all the unrest, when our country was being torn to pieces,” he explains how soccer provides a sense of pride “that brings the whole country together.” He now wants to share his love for soccer. “When I was a little kid playing in Colombia, I had great coaches that didn’t know me,”

he says. “I think it’s only right to share my knowledge of soccer with those kids so they can move forward. Everyone in my family has played soccer, like it’s in my blood, in my DNA. “Race doesn’t matter, class doesn’t matter, religion doesn’t matter. It’s just the talents and skills each person brings to the table what truly matters.” Reynolds, who met Castillo-Giraldo about seven years ago when he became his eldest son’s soccer coach of Villa at NJ Dynamo, couldn’t agree more and looks forward to the trip. “I love the game of soccer; I have three sons who play,” says Reynolds. “I believe soccer should be accessible to everyone regardless of income or anything else. I know the happiness it brings and I feel everyone deserves that.” With plans to video their trip, Reynolds says “it’s about me telling a story. This to me is a story worth telling. It’s about soccer, but it’s more about humanity and giving back. I hope to capture the happiness we bring to the kids that we meet. I also want to capture Sebastian’s big/generous heart.” Donations are still being collected through May 1. “We need your help to raise as much money as possible to spread as much hope as we can,” says Castillo-Giraldo. He and his fellow travelers will self-fund their flights and expenses. With a goal to collect $4,500, as of press time $1,095 has been raised. Donate at soccer-clinics-for-kids-in-colombia.

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Auction Raises $32,000 For Hackettstown Medical Center


By Elsie Walker ast month, three customized cakes to be made by Hackettstown resident Janet Long went for $500 at auction. Some might wonder what made the cakes so special. While Long’s skill at baking makes the cakes desirable, it was the cause to which the funds would go that made people open their purses so wide. The trio of cakes was one of about 240 items that were auctioned to raise funds for the Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center. In total, the auction raised $32,000. This was the 19th annual WRNJ Radio Auction to Benefit the Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center. While some items were displayed and auctioned online, others were displayed online with early bidding starting there, and then finished during the “on air” portion of the auction,

which lasted 16 hours between March 9 and 10. The event has seen an interesting variety of items auctioned during its history. One year, a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge was up for bid. While this year didn’t have anything quite that unusual, Lisa Dimiceli, manager of Community and Donor Relations with the Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center, did note the most interesting auction was for the three cakes to be made by Long. The winning bid was much higher than imagined. Dimiceli noted that it was an example of the heart people have for the event: Long as a longtime friend of the auction and those who generously bid. “What we raise stays here; [it] assists in funding new and innovative programs and services at Hackettstown Medical Center,” said Dimiceli. “Two


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Auction Raises $32,000... continued from page 26 tion did have “a little something for everyone.” Besides physical items, such as gift baskets, services and gift cards were also auctioned. Dimiceli noted that with Hackettstown growing as a restaurant destination, some of those gift cards went for full or above face value. Dimiceli made clear the important role that the radio station, volunteers, and donors play in the event. Dimiceli described WRNJ’s contribution as “huge.” She said, “We take over the whole building; we descend upon the station.” Radio personalities, foundation members, friends, and volunteers stepped up to the mic to describe and auction items.

Dimiceli noted that the station’s generosity is a “clear testament to its dedication to the community as the local radio station.” In addition, Dimiceli talked about the committee of 18 volunteers whose work starts before the auction by pursing donations and then continues through the successful event. Then, of course, there are those who donate to the auction and those who bid. “We thank the generous business community of donors and all those who placed bids,” said Dimiceli. “It is through their generosity Hackettstown Medical Center is able to provide quality Healthcare close to home.”

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Constitutional Speaker Presents Seminar On Foundations Of American Liberty


risAnne Hall a Constitutional educator, speaker and author plans to present Roots of Liberty Seminar, at Bernay’s Apgar American Legion Post 342, Chester, on May 5, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this five-hour seminar, Hall takes the audience through the 700+ years and five foundational documents that laid the foundations of American Liberty. She also presents each of the first ten amendments, which comprise of the Bill of Rights, in their historical context. Does one know the fate of the Constitution rested on a handshake? What is the purpose of the 2nd amendment and who are the militia? What

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or the fourth year participating in the national No Roof Left Behind program, Jeff Alte Jr. Roofing & Siding will be giving away a free roof to a deserving family in Warren, Sussex or Morris County. Only one contractor in each region is chosen to represent and run the program. Nominations are being accepted through May 31 and must be made online. Nominate oneself or anyone in need of a new roof. Nominees must own their home and be current on mortgage payments. Nominations should include contact info for the nominee, the current condition of the roof, as well as why the nominee deserves or needs a new roof. Photos are helpful. To make a nomination, go to and click on the No Roof Left Behind logo at the bottom of the home page. From there, search under New Jersey or enter a zip code to find the nomination page. Check out the prior years’ winners and stories there. Four finalists will be selected based on their background story, and not only the condition, but also the feasibility of completing the roof project. The finalists will be announced on


July 13, and then a four-weeklong online vote will take place from July 13 to August 13, with a winner being announced on Aug. 21. The install will be scheduled thereafter. Jeff Alte Jr. is a full-service roofing, gutter and siding company that has been serving the area for 18 years. The company is based in Hackettstown with a showroom open to the public. Three completely free roof installs have been given away. Prior winners have included Tony and Carmel Gulla, of Blairstown, in 2017; Michael Snyder of Sparta the year prior and Mary Lou Sherrer, of Mountain Lake, Liberty Twp. was the recipient of the first roof giveaway in 2015. Jeff Alte Jr, owner, sees the program as a small way to give back to the community which has supported and grown the business since he initially started. “While it’s difficult to choose four finalists, the joy on their faces and the instant relief it brings to the winner’s life is very humbling,’’ he said. For more information about Jeff Alte Jr Roofing & Siding, or the No Roof Left Behind program, call 908-850-8558 or visit

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holds. While one in four households in American were dual income households in 1960, by 2012 that figure had risen to 60 percent. While those figures represent dramatic changes, the number of households in which mothers are the sole earners has not changed all that much since 1960. In 1960, mothers were the sole earners in just 2 percent of American households. Fifty-two years later 6 percent of American households featured mothers as the sole earners.


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5 Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

pring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It’s also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan to reduce and reimagine your way to a refreshing, updated home you can fully enjoy once more. Reorganize cluttered areas If a room (or rooms) in your house are in disarray, start by reorganizing those often-used spaces to give them a likenew look and feel. Begin by removing everything from the room - including the furniture, if you’re able - and separate your belongings into boxes or piles based on what you plan to put back in the room, move to another location and throw away or donate. Once you’ve cleaned the space, resituate the necessary furniture then place items you’re keeping

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Courtemanche To Be Honored By Boy Scouts Of America

ary Courtemanche, president of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center, will be honored by the Boys Scouts of America at its 2018 Tribute to Women Award Luncheon, May 11 at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station. A longtime volunteer in the community and active participant with WAMMC, Courtemanche has served on committees, become a board member and was appointed president of WAMMC in 2015. She has been a champion of the organization and a dedicated leader of an executive committee, 45 board members and 20 committees, all volunteers who work with a vast volunteer network of more than 1,500 people. Growing up on Long Island,

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