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Presenting the Borough of Mountain Lakes | 5

Recently, the Mountain Lakes Borough recently released a marketing brochure about Mountain Lakes, developed with the support of the Borough’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, resident Julie Shepherd, and student volunteers from the Mountain Lakes High School. We hope you enjoy this profile of our community.

Welcome to the Tri-Town Focus Magazine. We are happy to publish this monthly publication for the residents and businesses of Boonton, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes. Our mission is to bring our communities together by sharing town news, happenings, events and to celebrate the great people and places we call home.

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MLHS Represents at the U.S. History Bee & Hawks Nest Quiz Bowl | 8

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Onyx with the Cutest Little Grumpy Face wants a Furever Home | 12 Introducing Onyx, a 3.5-year-old Puggle with the cutest little grumpy face!!

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Grease is the word.....for The MLHS Spring Musical | 16

Although it’s only February, it doesn’t mean we aren’t looking forward to Spring and the MLHS Spring Musical!

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semifinalist | 19 Congratulations to Senior Jason Ding for being selected as a Semifinalist in the 2020-2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program

MLHS National Merit Semi-finalists | 20

We are beyond proud to share that three of our seniors have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. Elizabeth Hirschfeld, Leon Xie and Steven Yelpo have earned this prestigious distinction

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This Butterscotch Lush Cake recipe is a sweet combo of pecans and butterscotch, this may be my most decadent lush cake ever!!

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FEATURE STORY

Presenting The Borough of Mountain Lakes Recently, the Mountain Lakes Borough recently released a marketing brochure about Mountain Lakes, developed with the support of the Borough’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, resident Julie Shepherd, and student volunteers from the Mountain Lakes High School. We hope you enjoy this profile of our community.

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EDUCATION

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Behind the Hydrant – Rescue 1

Rescue One is a specialty support vehicle that uniquely serves our department; while it can easily be mistaken for an ambulance, it is far from one. Rescue One carries close to 100 pieces of equipment for a variety of different emergency operations. Rescue responds to calls ranging from vehicle extrication to ice rescues or even hazmat calls. Deputy Chief Matt DeSantis details how these tools support our department’s operations and how they are used to help keep Mountain Lakes safe. https://youtu.be/HU7GuQbMBsM Interested in joining? Visit their website or email info@mlvfd.com Website: www.MLVFD.com Instagram: Mtnlakesvolfd Facebook: Mtn. Lakes Vol Fire Department – NJ Note: This video was filmed prior to Covid-19 restrictions. February 2021

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COMMUNITY NEWS

MLHS Represents at the U.S. History Bee & Hawks Nest Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to Olin Bose who finished tied for 6th place in the U.S History Bee National Championship. The Championship for last year’s 8th-graders was rescheduled from June to December in response to COVID travel and health restrictions; The competition was held in a virtual setting for the 72 students who had qualified for the Championship Tournament. Olin was among the Top-5 scorers in the Championship Preliminary Rounds, and moved on to the 36-person second round. Olin, was

one of the two top-scorers in his second-round matches and was one of ten to advance to the final championship round (and the only New Jersey student to make it that far). Additionally, Olin was the Top Scorer of all three Mountain Lakes teams participating in the 2021 Hawks Nest Quiz Bowl Tournament and the 20th-highest scorer overall among the 168 participants from 42 teams in the on-line competition, which included academic teams from around the country.

Olin’s Final Standings are as follows:

* In the National History Bee Championship, Olin finished tied for 5th place, and was the top participant from New Jersey * In the National US History Bee Championship, Olin finished in 6th place, and was the top participant from New Jersey * In the National Academic Bee Championship, finished the regular rounds in a 3-way tie for second place, but ended up in 5th place after the tie-breakers 8 l Tri-Town Focus Magazine

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Between the World and Me: Young Adult Book Discussion Group All 20 & 30-Somethings, the Community Church of Mountain Lakes is hosting a book study! The group will be reading and discussing the award-winning book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. You are invited to join Pastor Peggy for this Young Adult book study for Black History Month. The group will meet weekly throughout February on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST. Between the World and Me is a thoughtprovoking book where Coates writes to his son about his experience as a Black man. If you would like to join us, get your book now and start reading. For the Zoom link, please contact Pastor Peggy at ccml-peggy@optimum.net. The Community Church of Mountain Lakes is located at 48 Briarcliff Road in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ. People of any faith tradition or none at all are invited to explore their spirituality in this Open and Affirming to All community. For more information, contact the Church Office at (973) 334-6500 or comchurch@optimum.net or visit the church website at www.comchurchmtlakes.org.

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TRI-TOWN REAL ESTATE Featured properties may be listed by the office/agent presenting this information. Source Multiple Listing Service. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

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PET ADOPTIONS

Onyx with the Cutest Little Grumpy Face wants a Furever Home happy-go-lucky pup who loves to do just about everything! Time for a walk? Onyx is ready. Time for a snuggle? Onyx is ready. Looking for a hiking buddy? Onyx is ready! Onyx came to us because his family was moving and did not want to take him. Now, he’s ready to find his forever family! Onyx’s ideal home is one with a fenced-in yard where he can play with an active family who likes to take walks and go out and about. While he does love a good cuddle, he is no couch potato! Onyx is good with other dogs and children 6+. We are unsure how he’d be with cats. Onyx is potty trained and super friendly.

Introducing Onyx, a 3.5-year-old Puggle with the cutest little grumpy face!! Don’t let his face fool you though, Onyx is a

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ENTERTAINMENT

Grease is the word.....for The MLHS Spring Musical Notable Alumni Jamie Donnelly MLHS ‘64

Although it’s only February, it doesn’t mean we aren’t looking forward to Spring and the MLHS Spring Musical! Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie - T-Birds & Pink Ladies all under one roof at Rydell High. Grease is the classic musical about teens in love in the 1950s. The Work Begins Now! April 23 seems like a long way off, but the hard work begins now with the cast and crew of Grease. Almost all of us have seen the classic 1978 movie “Grease”, and many of us are at least familiar with the cult-favorite “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, which played on stage both in Los Angeles and New York. Both “Grease” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” have become indelible icons of American pop culture 16 l Tri-Town Focus Magazine

and history, and both featured roles played by Mountain Lakes Class of 1964 alumna Jamie Donnelly. From her IMDb biography: “You know Jamie Donnelly from her double-wide smile and champagne personality. A veteran actress of stage, television, and movies, Jamie is a bonafide cult figure for not one but two major 20th century cultural events: The original “Rocky Horror Show”, both at the Roxy in Los Angeles and on Broadway with Tim Curry, in which she coined the roles of Trixie and Magenta, and “Grease” on Broadway and in the movie with John and Olivia in which she played Jan, the “brusha brusha” Pink Lady. After growing up in New Jersey where she could see the glittering skyline of New York City across the river, Jamie did a couple dozen

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Grease is the word.....for The MLHS Spring Musical

SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY APRIL 23 summer stock musicals before she landed on Broadway at the age of seventeen in Kander and Ebb’s, “Flora, The Red Menace”. She both understudied Liza Minelli’s Tony award winning title role and originated the character of Lulu. A darling of the New York theatre crowd, she continued starring in a succession of Broadway musicals such as “George M” at the Palace opposite Joel Grey. One of her favorite memories is having been taught “Falling in Love with Love” by Richard Rodgers which she sang at the Helen Hayes Theatre in “Rodgers and Hart.” Jamie also worked off-Broadway in the original company of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, in regional theatre for “Hot L Baltimore”, overseen by the playwright, Lanford Wilson, in soap opera for a recurring role as Dusty Maguire on “The Guiding Light,”guest starring on television series “Policewoman” and “Barnaby Jones”, and television movies as a country western star with James Franciscus,

“The Dream Makers.” In the late 1960s or early 1970s I was astonished to learn that a boy from town, one of my younger sister’s classmates, who lived on North Crane Road, had been on television, and that I had actually seen one of his commercials (for cough medicine). I am not surprised to now learn that Jamie is his older sister. Though she now lives in California, I hope she will always think of Mountain Lakes as home. Jamie appeared on both the LA and Broadway productions of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Jamie played “Jan” in the movie version of “Grease.”

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Join The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library purpose is to advance and encourage appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, and public use of the Library, and to work with other groups to support the cultural activities of the community. Their primary objective is to increase use of the library as a space to learn and do. They sponsor events to promote the use of the library by children and adults in the community, such as STEAM events, family game nights, an escape room, and more planned for the future. They raise funds for library initiatives and improvements, such as the establishment of the makerspace, and host semi-annual used book sales to aid in pruning the library’s collection. The Friends of the Library works together with 18 l Tri-Town Focus Magazine

the officers and staff of the Library to acquaint the community with the offerings and needs of the Library, and to help improve their facilities. As a non-profit, 501c3 organization, however, we are a legally distinct entity and are not a part of the Library. They love our Library and want to help it thrive! They meet Quarterly, usually on a weeknight evening, at the Library. There is no membership fee to join. For more information, please contact friendsofboontonholmeslibrary@gmail.com and visit them on Facebook at Friends of the Boonton Holmes Public Library.

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SCHOOL NEWS

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semifinalist

Congratulations to Senior Jason Ding for being selected as a Semifinalist in the 2020-2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Only 1,609 Semifinalists were chosen among 99,403 applicants this year (just 1.6%!) because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. What does it mean to be a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist? It’s a big deal! A Semifinalist has made it through the first stage of selection and will now continue through the process with the opportunity of becoming a Coca-Cola Scholar. Congratulations Jason !

Did You Know? Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce mails a “Welcome To Our Community” package to new residents in Boonton, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes? If you are interested in participating in these mailings, please contact Frank Cahill at (973) 402-6400 February 2021

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MLHS National Merit Semi-finalists We are beyond proud to share that three of our seniors have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. Elizabeth Hirschfeld, Leon Xie and Steven Yelpo have earned this prestigious distinction. National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized approximately 15,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National

Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. It should also be noted that New Jersey maintains the highest Selection Index cutoff score to be named a Semifinalist.

Elizabeth Hirschfeld

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HOT OFF THE PRESS !!!.....The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the 15,000 Semifinalist named and Congratulations goes out to Elizabeth, Leon and Steven for being selected as National Merit finalists!!! The selection of some 7,500 merit scholarship winners from the group is now in progress with student winners being emailed in March. Outstanding Job! Leon Xie 20 l Tri-Town Focus Magazine

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SCHOOL NEWS

CCM to Hold Virtual Open Houses on Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships County College of Morris (CCM) is offering individuals an opportunity to embark on a well-paying career path in advanced manufacturing by taking part in on-the-job training through its CareerAdvance USA apprenticeship program. The first step to becoming an apprentice in the CareerAdvance USA program is to take part in a boot camp to learn the basic skills needed for employment in advanced manufacturing. Totaling 213-hours, the boot camp covers all of the advanced manufacturing basics and gives students the opportunity to earn college credits over a four- to 10-week timeframe. An OSHA 10 General Industry Completion Card, up to five National Institute of Metalworking Skills certifications and a SolidWorks certification are awarded upon successful completion of the certification exam and required hours. Job opportunities apprentices can pursue include computer numerical control operator, manual machinist, shop technician and CAD drafter. While the apprenticeship program is offered at no cost, there is a $3,750 fee, plus the purchase of supplies, to take part in the boot camp. Scholarships are available and payment is broken up over a period of time instead of being due as one

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lump sum. CCM’s Center for Workforce Development, which is overseeing the program, will be holding a series of virtual open houses where individuals can learn more about the boot camp and apprenticeship program. The open houses take place: · Wednesday, February 24, at 5 p.m. · Wednesday, March 10, at 9 a.m. · Wednesday, March 24, at noon · Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. · Wednesday, April 21, at 5 p.m. · Wednesday, May 5, at 9 a.m . Those interested in the program can sign-up for an information session and receive Zoom login information by visiting www.ccm.edu/apprenticeships/. CCM was awarded a four-year $4 million CareerAdvance USA grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to lead a consortium of New Jersey community colleges to create successful apprenticeship models in advanced manufacturing. with good job prospects, the field pays well with an average starting salary of $45,000 to $65,000 plus benefits after completing an apprenticeship.

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SCHOOL NEWS

Isabella DiGiacopo Named to Ithaca College Students Dean’s List Ithaca College congratulates Isabella DiGiacopo of Boonton Township being named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. DiGiacopo is a 2018 graduate of Morris Catholic High School. Founded in 1892, Ithaca College is a residential college dedicated to building knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of theory, practice and performance. Home to some 6,500 students, the college offers more than 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Performance, and Music. Students, faculty and staff at Ithaca College create an active, inclusive community anchored in a keen desire to make a difference in the local community and the broader world. The college is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the country, and one of the top 10 colleges in the Northeast.

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Susan Sopira returns via Zoom with a five session series of watercolor workshops starting Saturday, February 27. Contact Boonton Holmes Library for more details and registration. This workshop usually fills up fast as the number of participants are limited to 10. If you need help registering, please contact the circulation staff by phone at (973) 334-2980.

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GIvING BACK

Kiwanis Club Holds Fundraiser at Vinnie’s Pizzeria Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town partnered with Mountain Lakes High School Key Club for a “Dine to Donate” fundraiser at Vinnie’s Pizzeria (also i2i Indian Italian Fusion) in Boonton. Kiwanis Club President Nicolas Limanov said, “It is a pleasure working with our Key Clubbers on this fundraiser. I am planning on partnering with them in the future. Key Club is an integral part of the Kiwanis Family, and I am pleased that we are able to sponsor these students.” Although the weather didn’t cooperate with the fundraiser, Vinnie’s Pizzeria is still able to donate funds to Kiwanis Club and the Key Club. Limanov stated, “we started the Dine to Donate program to not only help our club raise some needed funds but to bring extra business to the local restaurants during the pandemic when sales have dropped.”

i2i Italian Indian Fusion owner Mickey Chopra and Mountain Lakes High School Key Club member Joseph Sluck

Mountain Lakes Key Club member Joseph Sluck, a Sophomore, ordered dinner for his family to support the Key Club. Joseph said, ”I am very happy to support the local Business Vinnies Pizzeria and Restaurant in Boonton and my Key Club.”

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RECEIPE OF THE MONTH

Butterscotch Lush Cake

This Butterscotch Lush Cake recipe is a sweet combo of pecans and butterscotch, this may be my most decadent lush cake ever!! Topping: 1 8 oz container whipped topping 1/4 cup chopped pecans Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. Im bowl cut together your butter and flour until crumbs form, stir in your pecans. Press into bottom of pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes, remove and cool completely. To make filling, beat together your cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth, add in your whipped topping and beat again until combined, spread over crust, set aside. In another large bowl mix together your pudding and milk and whisk until combined and soft set, pour over filling layer, refrigerate 3-4 hours until set. Before serving spread whipped topping over pudding layer and sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 294kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 30g (10%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 18g (28%)Saturated Fat: 9g (45%)Cholesterol: 37mg (12%)Sodium: 202mg (8%)Potassium: 199mg (6%) Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 19g (21%)Vitamin A: 494IU (10%)Calcium: 135mg (14%)Iron: 1mg (6%)Butterscotch Lush Cake 24 l Tri-Town Focus Magazine

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SERVES:12 CALORIES:294 Ingredients Crust: 1/2 cup butter cubed 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup pecans Filling: 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup whipped topping Pudding Layer: 3 cups cold milk 2 3.4 oz pkg butterscotch pudding February 2021


GIVING BACK

Kiwanis Clubs Distribute over 20,000 Pounds of Food to the Needy Americans, including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As many as 1 in 4 kids could face hunger because of the coronavirus,” said Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town President Nicolas Limanov.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Members of the Mountain Lakes and Boonton Key Clubs distributing food during the food distribution held at Boonton High School

For more information on Tri-Town Kiwanis Club visit www.tri-townkiwanis.org or contact Nicolas Limanov at (917) 499-7299.

Over 100 Volunteers from Kiwanis Clubs in Northern New Jersey and local High School Key Clubs distributed food to area residents that are struggling from the effects of the pandemic. On Saturday, February 13, volunteers of the Kiwanis Club of Roxbury, Kiwanis Club of Lenape Valley, Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, and Kiwanis Club of South Orange/Maplewood raised the money to purchase and distribute the food into the hands of the needy.

Each food box contained 35-40 pounds of perishable and nonperishable food items

“Today, I am proud to announce that Kiwanis Club volunteers have raised or donated enough money to distribute over 20,000 pounds of food in Roxbury, Parsippany, Netcong, Hopatcong, Boonton, South Orange, and Maplewood,“ said Kiwanis Lt., Governor Frank Cahill. Make no mistake about it, people in our neighborhoods are in crisis. Food pantries are empty and warming shelters are full. Drug overdoses and suicides have increased as the lockdowns and partial closures drag on. We are in crisis now and thousands more are pouring across our borders daily. The problems are clear except to those electing to turn a blind eye to them for their own personal gain. “16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million February 2021

Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town President Nicolas Limanov distributing a box of food

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