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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.

Girls Volleyball Team Hosts Annual Volleypalooza | 5

Students from Mountain Lakes High School rallied to support the Girls Volleyball program by participating in the second annual Vollapalooza.

Mountain Lakes Public Schools District Calendar 2021-2022 | 6 Mountain Lakes published the annual distrct calendar.

Fasil Mediterranean Restaurant: Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine | 8

Things You Need to Know... Print & Digital Versions To receive the digital version email us at frank@zoomus.com

When one hears Mediterranean food, visions of Kebabs, hummus, baba ghanoush, baklava, and olive oil, at once come to mind. Of course, there is so much more to the various cuisines of the wide-ranging Mediterranean region than anyone usually realizes. Eastern Mediterranean cuisine includes regions such as Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Israel; the Southern Med would include Italy, France, and Spain, and finally, North Africa, including countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya; and of course, this list of country’s is not all-inclusive, but you get the idea.

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Mountain Lakes Home and School Association Membership | 8

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Please join as a Member of the ML H&SA and verify/select preferences for your family’s information in the ML District Directory.

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Boonton Farmers’ Market | 8

The Boonton Farmers’ Market is located in the Upper Plane Street parking lot.

Meet Dakota, a Bouncy, Playful Girl! | 11

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Dakota is female Anatolian Shepherd/Red Heeler healthly puppy. She is a very active, young puppy and needs a family who is ready to play with her all day long!

10th Annual HERD Alumni / Mountain Lakes Alumni Pig Roast | 15

The Mountain Lakes Alumni Association would like to invite you to the 10th annual HERD Alumni / Mountain Lakes Alumni Pig Roast on Saturday, October 2, 2021, Homecoming Weekend.

Elite Dance Company Holds Grand Opening Celebration | 17

Elite Dance Company is Boonton’s newest dance studio! EDC offers a variety of dance classes including jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, acro, lyrical, and more, starting at just 18 months.

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On Saturday, September 11 the MLHS Football hosted their annual fundraiser - Rock the Herd! It was a beautiful night for a party,

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Girls Volleyball Team Hosts Annual Volleypalooza Students from Mountain Lakes high school rallied to support the Girls Volleyball program by participating in the second annual Vollapalooza. It was a beautiful afternoon for some friendly competition at Birchwood Lake in Mountain Lakes. Girls and boys participated in a 4 v 4 beach volleyball tournament. After two hours of pool play, all teams were entered into a single-elimination playoff. Team “Get Outta Dar” (Tim Christ, Nico Dunn, Renato Febbi, and Ryan Lalin) came out on top and were crowned the 2021 Vollapalooza champions!

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Troop 41 Centennial Dinner and Celebration Sunday, October 3 Join Troop 41 at the Community Church for a 100th Anniversary dinner and commemoration, at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3 (Homecoming weekend). The dinner will be catered by Hapgood’s, and the festivities will include some history, reminiscences and Laker Scouting lore from over the past century.

The cost is $30.00 per adult (and $25.00 for current Scouts). Purchase your spot with a check made out to Troop 41, and sent to Bill Hill, Troop 41 Treasurer, 6 Hanover Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046. All are welcome! Click here or visit https://www.signupgenius. com/go/904054ea9ad22a57-troop2

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Fasil Mediterranean Restaurant: Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine When one hears Mediterranean food, visions of Kebabs, hummus, baba ghanoush, baklava, and olive oil, at once come to mind. Of course, there is so much more to the various cuisines of the wide-ranging Mediterranean region than anyone usually realizes. Eastern Mediterranean cuisine includes regions such as Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Israel; the Southern Med would include Italy, France, and Spain, and finally, North Africa, including countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya; and of course, this list of country’s is not all-inclusive, but you get the idea. We basically all use the same main ingredients wherever you may find yourself, but somehow every culture someone manages to produce something very distinct and unique relative to its own region. The fact is that Turkish food is remarkably like American food. All that differs is how it is cooked, some of the spices, and the name of it. Fasil Mediterranean Restaurant, located in the Walmart shopping center in Boonton Plaza, describes itself as specializing in Mediterranean food, grilled to perfection, specifically from Turkey. They go on to explain that their entrees are like Greek, Arabic, as well as other Mediterranean Country dishes. We in Morris County are fortunate to have several excellent Turkish restaurants where we can enjoy this cuisine and Fasil certainly fits into that select category. My neighbor, who is from

Turkey and goes back annually, told me that Fasil always makes her feel at home. That is a good enough recommendation for me to stop by. As stated earlier, Turkey is considered the eastern Mediterranean where foods are often made with a lot of yogurts and cheeses. In addition, spices such as parsley, sumac, mint, and lemon juice dominate dishes in this region. It is also known for its nuts, rice, pitas, chickpeas, and meat kabobs; it is the combination and preparation of these items that is at the heart of what makes this Mediterranean cuisine so incredibly unique, flavorful, and healthy, and as in every culture Turkish cuisine is a combination of the many other cultures that have left their influence over many centuries dating back to the times of then ever-expanding Ottoman Empire. Fasil Mediterranean, which translates to a suite in Ottoman classical music, exudes a classy, upscale-looking interior, yet the modern, yet rustic, ambiance is casual, comfortable, and welcoming. It is exceptionally clean and organized both inside and out. The beautifully tiled floors and walls, tasteful Turkish décor throughout, pleasant Turkish background music, bright but subtle lighting, soft black leather chairs, and nicely appointed wood grained tables, all helped to create a vibrant, enticing, and true (Continued on Page 10)

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Mountain Lakes Home and School Association Membership Please join as a Member of the ML H&SA and verify/select preferences for your family's information in the ML District Directory. The directory is only available to members! Your membership is vital for H&SA to continue to support excellence in our schools with programming, scholarships, grants, and more.

Photography by the talented ESS Photography.

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All proceeds will fund teacher grants in the MLSD

Click here ro SIGN UP (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4da8a92fa7fe3-ladies)

Click here for the H&SA MEMBERSHIP FORM

H&SA Bake Sale

Please support H&SA’s Annual Bake Sale, our beloved and delicious fundraiser. Let H&SA’s Bake Sale do the cooking for you in October! Please click on the links to access our ONLINE ORDER FORM form and also sign up to JOIN THE H&SA FUN as a volunteer.

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Rockaway River Country Club $45 per person. Lunch included. Please Venmo @MountainLakes-EducationalFound or you may pay check or cash day of event. If you don't have a partner to play, we will have one assigned to you on the day of event.

Hurry, items are selling quickly! H&SA Portraits by the Lake Don't miss this Mountain Lakes tradition! Sign up for your family's professional photography session in the scenic woods surrounding Birchwood Lake. Sittings are filling fast! Photos available as prints, digital files, and holiday cards.

Boonton Farmers’ Market

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PREPARING YOUR CHILDREN FOR A LIFETIME OF EXCELLENCE. SINCE 1979!

The Boonton Farmers’ Market is located in the Upper Plane Street parking lot, our Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, NJ raised meats, and a variety of artisans and crafters.

Academy Programs Pre-School Ages 18 mos – 5 Rising Fives Little Tykes & You (12-24+ mo.) Cursive Writing (2nd grade+) Summer “Science Adventures” Camp (2yr.-3rd grad

What to Expect They added features to the Farmers’ Market to help make it an even more enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Before School Program Early Morning Enrichment

Picnic tables to enjoy a snack or meal Lawn games for kids and adults (Checkers, connect 4, corn hole!) Crafts for Kids Pre-market Yoga Classes September 2021

After School Programs: Dance Caravan Academy Kids on the Move Tutorials/Enrichment K-3

THEACADEMYFORCHILDREN.ORG Call 973-263-1818 or email theacademy@optonline.net for a Tour Today! 215 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes

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ethnic atmosphere that transports you to Turkey for the evening. The outdoor patio dining area is nicely covered, both overhead and along the sides for shade, privacy, and protection from the weather, along with well-spaced seating. There were several groups enjoying their meals al fresco on my arrival, but my guests and I dined inside. I arrived at Fasil a little earlier than my guests and was sincerely and warmly welcomed to the restaurant by the owner, Tülay, and several staff members. Yaşin, apparently our head waiter, offered me a choice of tables and I chose one with window seating. The wine was opened and water glasses were filled immediately, and Yasin graciously offered me a complimentary glass of Turkish tea as we discussed various Turkish wines. Since Fasil is a BYOB, I brought along a delicious 2012 Kavaklidere Öküzgözü d’Elazig dry red wine that my Turkish neighbors brought home from their recent trip to Turkey and gave to me as a gift, and which Yaşin immediately recognized from his homeland. My initial impression of Fasil was excellent, and I was looking forward to enjoying some of their fine cuisines. As my guests arrived and were seated our very attentive, pleasant, and helpful waitress, Özüm was spot on seeing that everyone was comfortable and helped explain any questions we may have had regarding the menu. For our appetizers, we started by sharing a selection of hummus, Baba ghanoush, Ezme, Stuffed Grape Leaves (Yaprak sarma), and a Tabouli Salad. The hummus was smooth, creamy, and oozing with rich umami flavors, while the Baba ghanoush tasted equally smooth while being luxurious, smoky, and savory. The Ezme served as the perfect spicy condiment to go with our fresh and flavorful homemade pita bread. The Tabouli salad was

The dining room is very spacious

bright, fresh, flavorful, and refreshing and was a perfect complement to the hummus and the pita. The grape leaves with their citrusy, green, and tangy taste were a great kick-off for the entrees to come. As entrées, my guests settled on the Shrimp Kebab and the Iskender Kebab. I went with the Mixed Grill; one skewer each of lamb Adana kebab, lamb shish kebab, chicken and lamb kofte, lamb gyro kebab, and chicken kebab, which was an abundant dish and clearly a meal for two, so I knew I was going to be having it again for lunch the next day. Everything was prepared, presented, and plated perfectly. All the meats were tender, moist, juicy, expertly seasoned, savory, and satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed my dish. The Iskender Kebab; sauteed buttered bread topped over sliced lamb gyro served with fresh tomato sauce and yogurt also looked delicious and my friend told me it was fantastic. The Shrimp Kebab; grilled jumbo shrimp marinated with garlic, black pepper, and olive oil, and served with rice and a side salad, was tender and full of flavor. The portion sizes of all our entrees were more than ample and everyone left with enough take-out so that they could enjoy it again the next day. As full and satiated as we were, we could not leave with trying some of Fasil’s desserts. I ordered the Kazandibi (Bottom of Cauldron), and my friends wanted to try the Baklava. The caramelized top of Kazan Dibi was fantastic and contrasted quite nicely with the sweet and milky flavors on the interior. It perfectly paired it with my cup of bright, fruity, sweet, hot Turkish tea. The baklava, the most popular dessert in this part of the world, a layered filo pastry dessert, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey, was a definite crowd-pleaser. Interestingly, Özüm (our waitress) explained to my friend that his fortune could be revealed by the residual coffee grinds left on the bottom of his Turkish coffee. After a first flawed attempt, and (Continued on Page 14)

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PUPPY LOVE

Meet Dakota, a Bouncy, Playful Girl! Dakota is female Anatolian Shepherd/Red Heeler healthly puppy. She is a very active, young puppy and needs a family who is ready to play with her all day long! She will need continued training and socialization with animals and people. Dixie would benefit from having a confident dog handler owner who can teach her the ropes and bring her out of her shell. Large dog experience required. She would do well with kids above the age of six. She loves to play with all dogs and cats. She sleeps in her crate during the night and seems to enjoy her time spent in it She is doing incredibly well with her house training but will have an occasional accident Dakta walks great on a leash! Dakota loves to go on walks to explore. Dakota is a ball of joy that livens up every room she enters! She is a bouncy, playful girl that loves to explore and spend time outside. Her favorite toys are tennis balls and she will play fetch with you all day long! In her downtime, she is content chewing a rawhide or snuggling in your lap. She is very intelligent and treat motivated. Why did they come to Wise? Dakota and her siblings were

saved from a farmer in Missouri who did not want them. He threatened he was going to shoot them if they were not taken off of his property. With the help of another rescue, they were safely brought to New Jersey and can’t wait to find their forever homes! If you are interested in adopting Dokota visit www.wiseanimalrescue.org/adoption-application

Positive Dog Training Professional Dog Walker Certified Dog Trainer - CDT Dog First Aid / CPR Certified Facebook page - Yess Dog Instagram: @yess.dog bark@yessdog.com (973) 577-YDOG (9364) Brian - Fully Insured -

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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.

Address

734 William St 116 Essex Ave 149 Kenmore Rd 200 South Ter 431 Rockaway St 229 Summit Dr 163 Powerville Rd 101 Rockaway Valley Rd 38 Miller Dr 16 Cr estfield Rd 12 Valley Rd 4 Bayer Ln 165 Kingsland Rd 15 Pheasant Run 3 Newcastle Ct 19 Ronar m Dr 154 Intervale Rd 47 Lookout Rd 81 Hanover Rd 1 East Shor e Rd 148 Lookout Rd 96 Lookout Rd 10 Hillcrest Rd

Town Boonton

List Price $405,000

Beds 2

Boonton

$429,000

3

2

$429,000

Boonton

$439,000

4

1.1

$445,000

Boonton

$649,000

3

3

$630,000

Boonton

$650,000

4

2.1

$640,000

Boonton Twp

$349,000

2

2

$370,000

Boonton Twp

$500,000

4

2

$509,000

Boonton Twp

$509,000

3

2.1

$539,500

Boonton Twp

$825,000

4

3.1

$825,000

Boonton Twp

$849,900

4

3.1

$849,900

Boonton Twp

$899,000

4

5.1

$910,000

Boonton Twp

$1,049,999

4

4.1

$1,025,000

Boonton Twp

$1,199,999

5

5.1

$1,200,000

Boonton Twp

$1,495,000

6

5.2

$1,325,000

Mtn Lakes

$499,900

3

2.1

$465,000

Mtn Lakes

$629,900

3

2.1

$645,000

Mtn Lakes

$699,000

4

2.1

$650,000

Mtn Lakes

$749,900

5

3

$760,000

Mtn Lakes

$785,000

5

3.1

$800,000

Mtn Lakes

$1,798,000

5

4.1

$1,643,000

Mtn Lakes

$1,799,000

5

5.2

$1,700,000

Mtn Lakes

$1,849,000

5

5.2

$1,750,000

Mtn Lakes

$1,850,000

5

5.1

$1,827,000

Your home. My commitment.

Baths Sold Price 2.1 $405,000

Mary Menard Sales Associate mary.menard@compass.com M: 973.879.2860 O: 973.315.8180 themenardgroup.com

Under Contract

Under Contract

34CobbRd.com, Mountain Lakes $625,000 | 6 BD | 2.1 BT | 2 Car Garage

381MorrisAvenue.com, Mountain Lakes $915,000 | 6 BD | 3.1 BT | 1 Car Garage

175IntervaleRd.com, Parsippany $639,000 | 5 BD | 3 BT | 2 Car Garage

Warm, inviting Hapgood colonial set on an enchanting, level .46 acre property boasts charm and unique architectural features throughout. The location is ideal, close to schools, NYC bus and Tourne County Park. Move right in and bring your imagination to make this wonderful home your own while enjoying all that the incredible community of Mountain Lakes has to offer!

Fabulous Hapgood colonial set in an ideal location on a beautifully landscaped, level lot features modern updates & historic charm! Gorgeous landscaped grounds with meandering walkways. The central location is ideal, close to schools, the lake & NYC bus.  Tenant w/ income producing lease in place until 5/31/22.

Wonderful opportunity to own a two family home in desirable Lake Intervale. A beautiful first floor unit offers updated kitchen, bath and two bedrooms. Sweet 2nd floor unit features two bedrooms and a great room. Gorgeous property, two car garage plus ample parking. Great location!

Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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ethnic atmosphere that transports you to Turkey for the evening. The outdoor patio dining area is nicely covered, both overhead and along the sides for shade, privacy, and protection from the weather, along with well-spaced seating. There were several groups enjoying their meals al fresco on my arrival, but my guests and I dined inside. I arrived at Fasil a little earlier than my guests and was sincerely and warmly welcomed to the restaurant by the owner, Tülay, and several staff members. Yaşin, apparently our head waiter, offered me a choice of tables and I chose one with window seating. The wine was opened and water glasses were filled immediately, and Yasin graciously offered me a complimentary glass of Turkish tea as we discussed various Turkish wines. Since Fasil is a BYOB, I brought along a delicious 2012 Kavaklidere Öküzgözü d’Elazig dry red wine that my Turkish neighbors brought home from their recent trip to Turkey and gave to me as a gift, and which Yaşin immediately recognized from his homeland. My initial impression of Fasil was excellent, and I was looking forward to enjoying some of their fine cuisines. As my guests arrived and were seated our very attentive, pleasant, and helpful waitress, Özüm was spot on seeing that everyone was comfortable and helped explain any questions we may have had regarding the menu. For our appetizers, we started by sharing a selection of hummus, Baba ghanoush, Ezme, Stuffed Grape Leaves (Yaprak sarma), and a Tabouli Salad. The hummus was smooth, creamy, and oozing with rich umami flavors, while the Baba ghanoush tasted equally smooth while being luxurious, smoky, and savory. The Ezme served as the perfect spicy condiment to go with our fresh and flavorful homemade pita bread. The Tabouli salad was

The dining room is very spacious

bright, fresh, flavorful, and refreshing and was a perfect complement to the hummus and the pita. The grape leaves with their citrusy, green, and tangy taste were a great kick-off for the entrees to come. As entrées, my guests settled on the Shrimp Kebab and the Iskender Kebab. I went with the Mixed Grill; one skewer each of lamb Adana kebab, lamb shish kebab, chicken and lamb kofte, lamb gyro kebab, and chicken kebab, which was an abundant dish and clearly a meal for two, so I knew I was going to be having it again for lunch the next day. Everything was prepared, presented, and plated perfectly. All the meats were tender, moist, juicy, expertly seasoned, savory, and satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed my dish. The Iskender Kebab; sauteed buttered bread topped over sliced lamb gyro served with fresh tomato sauce and yogurt also looked delicious and my friend told me it was fantastic. The Shrimp Kebab; grilled jumbo shrimp marinated with garlic, black pepper, and olive oil, and served with rice and a side salad, was tender and full of flavor. The portion sizes of all our entrees were more than ample and everyone left with enough take-out so that they could enjoy it again the next day. As full and satiated as we were, we could not leave with trying some of Fasil’s desserts. I ordered the Kazandibi (Bottom of Cauldron), and my friends wanted to try the Baklava. The caramelized top of Kazan Dibi was fantastic and contrasted quite nicely with the sweet and milky flavors on the interior. It perfectly paired it with my cup of bright, fruity, sweet, hot Turkish tea. The baklava, the most popular dessert in this part of the world, a layered filo pastry dessert, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey, was a definite crowd-pleaser. Interestingly, Özüm (our waitress) explained to my friend that his fortune could be revealed by the residual coffee grinds left on the bottom of his Turkish coffee. After a first flawed attempt, and (Continued on Page 16)

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10th Annual HERD Alumni / Mountain Lakes Alumni Pig Roast The Mountain Lakes Alumni Association would like to invite you to the 10th annual HERD Alumni / Mountain Lakes Alumni Pig Roast on Saturday, October 2, 2021, Homecoming Weekend. As it has in the past, this year’s party will serve host to reunion classes, so countless MLHS alumnus will be in attendance. The party will open two hours early from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. strictly for reunion classes. The party will be hosted at 85 Cobb Road, Mountain Lakes. Here are some of the things to expect. v Live Music v Numerous roasted pigs (1 over a central fire pit) v Additional Specialty Seafood (TBD) v 5 open bars v A beer garden

v Tents covering the entire party v A free car service running all night long vMuch much much more! Entrance Fee: $75.00. Click here to purchase tickets (https://www.mountainlakesalumni.org/cart/) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at mlaa@mountainlakesalumni.org

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with the assistance of a phone app and Özüm, his fortune was revealed. Of course, it was very positive. Fasil Mediterranean Restaurant is highly recommended. The food was delicious, and the menu is extensive enough to meet anyone’s needs or tastes. Prices are moderate and you get a lot for your money. The gracious hospitality and service cannot be beaten. If you do not have the time or inclination to travel, there is no doubt that one great way to experience a different culture is not by necessarily by going, but through their cuisine. Experience a taste of Turkey, visit Fasil! Dine-in · Take Out - Curbside pickup · No-contact delivery; BYOB – Nearby Liquor Store - ample parking - outdoor dining; Closed on Tuesdays. Fasil Mediterranean Restaurant is located at 308 Wootton Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Call (973) 9173334 or visit www.fasil.us.

Kazan Dibi

Juice Up Your Morning Networking

Networking is the cornerstone of business. There is nothing more effective than building meaningful business connections in a face-to-face environment. Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce offers many valuable networking opportunities through our Juice Up Your Morning Networking Event. It’s 100% Networking. Each month our event features a “host spotlight” opportunity for a member to have a 10-minute segment (which can be shared) on their business and every attendee has a one-minute opportunity to share their introduction. The mission of our business networking event is to support the development of your professional network and to help promote your expertise and business capabilities among local business professionals.

Tuesday Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

90 East Halsey Road, Suite 322 Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 (973) 402-6400 www.parsippanychamber.org/Events

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BUSINESS NEWS

Elite Dance Company Holds Grand Opening Celebration

Elite Dance Company is Boonton’s newest dance studio! EDC offers a variety of dance classes including jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, acro, lyrical, and more, starting at just 18 months. Boonton Council Members Cy Wekilsky and Joe Bock, who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, stated “We are honored to welcome Elite Dance Company of Morris County into Boonton and we wish them the best. Entrepreneurs like Carly and Shayla are a tremendous asset to the economy and culture of our community.” Also attending the ceremony was Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso, Executive Board Member Frank Cahill, and Board Member Ildiko Peluso. September 2021

Elite Dance Company’s directors Carly and Shayla have been dancing for over twenty years and teach both recreational and competitive dance. EDC specializes in technique, choreography, and stage presence and aims to create a lifelong passion for the performing arts! Elite Dance Company’s Fall schedule is available on elitedancemc.com, they are now accepting registration for the 2021-2022 dance year! Contact Elite Dance Company at elitedancemc@gmail.com or call (973) 588-3700. EDC is so grateful to have found a great community in Boonton and looks forward to the years of dance ahead! Elite Dance Company is located at 304 Wootton Street, Boonton.

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SPORTS

55th Annual MLHS Football Fundraiser a Huge Success On Saturday, September 11 the MLHS Football hosted their annual fundraiser - Rock the Herd! It was a beautiful night for a party, hosted outside at the Herndando’s homestead to raise funds for our highschool football team.

Everyone was greeted to the sound of Charlie Don’t Surf the band that rocked the night away. A special thank you goes out to all of the volunteers that help make this event happen. A beautiful tribute with guests holding candles along with a moment of silence was done at the stroke of 9:11pm to honor the day and the lives we lost on September 11th. Fabulous donations from local businesses and restaurants to make for a great Tricky Tray. Thank you to all who came out and made this special night a success!

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Mustachioed Brad Smith the ‘Heir Apparent’ in Whipsnakes Midfield Article by Lacrosse Magazine Brad Smith is more than just the mustache. He’s the heir apparent in the Whipsnakes LC midfield. “We need Brad. We need him now, and we will need him in the future to be that guy. He can be one of the great ones and have sustainability in this league.” The mustache is the first thing many people notice about Brad Smith. It extends past his smile and curls a little at the ends, reminiscent of former Major League Baseball pitcher Rollie Fingers. He first grew one 10 years ago while he was a high school football player at Mountain Lakes as part of a “Movember” fundraiser. He said his mother and sister hate it. His Whipsnakes teammate, Matt Rambo, said it was the best in the game. His coach, Jim Stagnitta, said that if Smith thinks he looks good, “That’s all that matters.” Smith isn’t too concerned with what others think

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Brad Smith

about his mustache, however; he does it because it’s something he likes. Click Here for complete story https://www.usalaxmagazine.com/pro/pll/ mustachioed-brad-smith-the-heir-apparent-in-whipsnakes-midfield?fbclid=IwAR0IEJSpqhBz96kW7WcrUmuq9YtAXC245-5A-5mQunlsOutWQcDJu7eCIr8

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