Thursday, February 14, 2013
Rides, parade may be cancelled in 2013 but mayor said he is hopeful a group of volunteers will come together to make holiday tradition bigger next year.
The fireworks show will go on, but the extended celebration Montville Township has been used to celebrating around Independence Day for the past several years will be limited in 2013. "It will not be a three-day event," Mayor Tim Braden said. The township announced last week that this year's event will include fireworks at the Montville Community Park. But past that, Braden said he is unsure whether most of the activities, including the parade and flea market, will be a part of this year's celebration. What Braden was fairly certain would not be included this year are carnival rides. Township officials said the event has been scaled back after the not-for-profit corporation that organized it each year, the Montville Township 4th of July …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Township working to get commitee 'revitalized and re-energized and going again.'
It may be months away, but the fate of the 4th of July Committee and the annual celebration the group organizes has remained on at least some minds since two of the committee's leaders resigned last year. "At this time, it is our intent to move forward with the fireworks," Mayor Tim Braden told the township committee and public on Jan. 15 when questioned by John Rosellini about the status of the committee. In October, several members resigned from the 4th of July Committee, including the chairperson and vice chairperson. The remaining committee members asked Township Administrator Victor Canning to go back to the township committee and find out how much money the township would be contributing to this year's event. At the Jan. 15 meeting…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
From eye damage to designated drivers, all you need for a safe holiday.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that children and teenagers are at risk for eye damage around the Fourth of July from sparklers, bottle rockets and other hand-held fireworks. According to the AAO, about 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur each year. Of those, 21 percent are eye injuries with more than half of the victims young children or teenagers. One in every six fireworks-related eye injuries results in permanent vision loss or blindness. Dr. Monica L. Monica, an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the AAO, said the safest choice for families on the Fourth of July “is to attend a professional fireworks display, and make it a point to supervise children at all times.” To ensure a safe Fourth of July, the …
Everyone has opinions. Patch is the place to share them.
Independence Day is here and while to some, the holiday means a day off from work to lay by the pool, eat hamburgers and watch fireworks, to others, the day has a much deeper meaning. Last year, a reader of neighboring site Tri-Boro Patch, Stacie Ess, commented on Facebook, "To me, Independence Day is a day to celebrate our freedoms-although freedom really isn't free. It's a day to honor those who fought for and continue to fight for our rights and liberties as Americans (something that should be done everyday when we see a veteran). It's a day to honor those who paid for our freedoms with their lives. I appreciate all those, especially my family members, who served our country. So, although it's a great day for a yard party and …
Montville shows American pride while Patch tries to stump readers.
In celebration of Independence Day, we went around and took photos of several flags throughout Montville. The Fourth of July comes only once a year, but these flags are permanent fixtures in the township. Do you know where they are? Take a guess in the comments below with the corresponding numbers of the photos in your answer. We'll reveal the answers on Thursday.