Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Parsippany Free Public Library satellite won recognition at the NJ Library Association's annual conference.
The Parsippany Free Public Library added to its honors in June when its Mt. Tabor branch won the Best Practices in Literacy Award at the New Jersey Library Association's annual conference at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City. Library Executive Director Jayne Beline said the prize recognized the Mt. Tabor branch's math and science program for preschoolers. She said the nomination came from Melissa Okerblom, interim head of the main library’s children’s department. "We were thrilled to receive this recognition for a program that helps prepare our preschool population for school by teaching science and math skills to them," Beline told Patch. "This program combines stories with activities about math and science. "Each 30-minute program begins…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Two sixth-graders will compete in sport stacking at the Junior Olympic Games this weekend.
Two Parsippany middle school students will experience their own Olympic moment this week. Joshua Clark and A.J. Maglio are headed to Houston, Texas, to represent New Jersey at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games Friday and Saturday. Their sport is an unusual one: sport stacking, which is also known as cup stacking or speed stacking. The activity, a speed contest that involves building up and breaking down stacks of paper or plastic cups, rose to prominence in southern California in the early 1980s. The sport really took off in popularity after a 1990 segment of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Now, for the first time, it's a full-fledged Junior Olympics sanctioned event, and young Josh and A.J. will be among those making history by …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Gallo Field was the scene for the little league softball championship game.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Foodtown Killer Bees won the Par-Troy Little League East Minors 2012 Championship Thursday, beating Anthony Franco's Orange Crush in softball 8-3. The big game was played at the Par-Troy East Complex on Gallo Field. The victorious Killer Bees finished the season 9-2-1. The supermarket-sponsored team started the double-elimination playoffs with a bye and finished the playoffs with a record of 4-1. -- Jennifer Vincent
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Abhigna Rao is the only Morris County middle schooler to earn notice in a statewide essay contest.
Abhigna Rao, a Parsippany resident in the sixth grade at Brooklawn Middle School, competed against middle and high school students from all over New Jersey and ended up winning an honorable mention in the 2012 Peace Islands Institute Art and Essay contest. For her hard work, the Parsippany girl received a $100 scholarship and a commemorative certificate. Contestants had to compose an essay on the topic, "Poverty: Time to Act Together." Abhigna was the only Morris County middle schooler among those recognized at a special awards dinner held Sunday at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights. “It was very inspiring," the Parsippany girl said. "The people were very educated, and being there was wonderful.” Additionally, she said the contest motivated her…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Patch catches attendees looking good before the traditional high school rite of passage.
Carted by limousine, buses and cars and dressed to the nines, Parsippany High School students came another step closer to the end of the 2012 school year with the Senior Prom Thursday evening. The event was held at The Venetian. The Garfield venue's ballroom was decked out for a memorable night of food, fun and dancing. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
PHS seniors are living it up at The Venetian in Garfield. Meanwhile, Parsippany's Municipal Alliance Committee has a message for parents.
The Municipal Alliance Committee is a body appointed by Mayor James Barberio to educate the township of the dangers of underage drinking and destructive decisions. The poster shown comes from a campaign designed to remind parents that it is against the law—and potentially dangerous—to provide alcohol to those under the age of 21 or to allow teens to imbibe. MAC has signed on to the effort, which is also sponsored by the Morris County Department of Human Services, the Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention, the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, the St. Clare’s Health System, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office; and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Games will come in handy if you are driving anywhere with kids this Memorial Day weekend.
Here's the question of the day: What do you do to keep your children distracted in the car during long road trips? Do you just let them watch videos or do you try to come up with road games to play? Let us know how you'll keep the little ones quiet during Memorial Day weekend car rides in the comments section below. If you want a few good road trip games, here are five of the best: —Road Trip Scavenger Hunt from www.momsminivan.com. Give each child this printable list of items to watch for while driving. Check off each item when they find it. —Car Bingo. Print out these bingo cards and use pennies for card markers. —20 Questions. One player thinks of a famous person, place or thing. Everyone else gets to ask the player 20 questions, …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Troop 9455 did their good deed last weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Brownie Troop 9455 brought a bit of springtime to Parsippany. Last Saturday, the girls planted flowers and helped clean up the grounds at Troy Hills Elementary School. They did a great job and the school looks beautiful! Front row (left to right) Kristyn Patracuolla, Nicole Piccininni, Ella Cistaro, Kaylin Volltrauer, Chloe Young; Back row (left to right) Emily Young, Lauren Sinatra, Ashley Skladany, Daniella Colon, Mariah Colon, Laura Swan; Not Pictured: Jade Chang, Stephanie Lupo and Valentina Colangelo -- Tina Piccininni
Monday, May 14, 2012
The second annual event takes place May 14 at Municipal Court.
Bullying is the focus of this year's Parsippany Municipal Alliance Committee Mock Trial. The community educational event takes place Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Township Municipal Court. Students from Parsippany Hills High School will stage the trial around a fictional teacher-created case involving bullying. Teens will portray witnesses and attorneys, and Judge Anthony Frese will preside and rule. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi also will participate in the exercise. The mock trial is MAC's second such event. In 2011, the scenario presented involved a fictional drunk driving case that revolved around the potential consequences to teenagers and parents of underage drinking in privare homes. The Municipal Alliance Committee …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
New PAL program helps youngsters have fun, learn about sports and make friends.
The Police Athletic League Center was the site for the kick-off of a new program geared to Parsippany's special-needs students Wednesday evening. Games With Friends, a collaboration between the PAL Center and area education specialists, is, very simply, what its name entails: kids getting together to play. A child with special needs is one who faces unique medical or developmental challenges, and therefore requires attention, help and services that most other kids do not. The bottom line, however, is that they're kids. All children need love, friendship, guidance and physical activity. And that's what Games With Friends is all about, according to organizer Brenda Barberio. Barberio, the mayor's wife, is also a special education teacher …