Freeholders Recognize Mount Olive’s Historic Preservation Efforts
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Morris County Freeholders, prior
to their regular meeting in Mount
Olive on Nov. 25, recognized the
township’s ongoing efforts to preserve the historic 1855 Mount Olive
The freeholders presented a bronze plaque (see
photo) to Mayor Robert Greenbaum, Council President Colleen Lebow and members
of the Mount Olive Historical Society for the work that has been done to
preserve the township-owned building, which is associated with the settlement
of the Mount Olive area before the Revolutionary War.
The township, with county
assistance, has successfully completed the first phase of exterior restoration including
roof replacement, steeple repair and window restoration.
County grants since
2003 totaling $570,116 will also assist with preparing the documentation for
the next phase of interior restoration.
School of Technology Information Session for Share Time High School Programs
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Morris County School of Technology, 400 E. Main St., in
Denville will be holding an Information Session for its share time high school programs
on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.
Interested students in 10th and 11th grade and
their parents are encouraged to attend the session to learn about the online
application, receive an overview of the programs and tour the facilities.
High school students are provided the opportunity
to receive daily career and technical training as part of their junior and/or
senior high school program. Academic subjects are taken at the home school and
students are transported to the Morris County School of Technology for
specialized half day career and technical training.
The Morris County School of Technology offers
share time programs in Auto Body/Collision Repair, Automotive Service
Technology, Carpentry, Computer Drafting and Graphics Studio, Cosmetology,
Electrical Trades, Plumbing and Welding Technology.
Additionally, programs are offered
for students with special needs in Auto Body, Auto Service Technology, Building
and Grounds Maintenance, Building Construction, Food Services and Retail
information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600 ext.
The Morris County
offers programs for Morris County high school students, including Career Academies,
Share Time Programs, Share Time Programs for students with Special Needs and Continuing
Adult Education programs.
ReCommunity Releases Recycling Education Video in Morris County
Friday, November 15, 2013
ReCommunity Recycling, which operates a single-stream
recycling facility in Mine Hill where a significant amount of recyclable
material generated in Morris
County is processed, has
released a guided video journey through a Materials Recycling Facility.
“With school budgets facing growing
shortfalls, field trips to recycling facilities are becoming more challenging
to arrange,” said Bob Anderson of ReCommunity. That’s why Anderson
said the company is focusing its strategy on creating leading-edge educational
tools that are free and available online to help promote recycling education in
communities throughout the area.
He likens the entertaining tour guide
on the video to “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”
“Education is crucial to increasing
the quantity and quality of recycled materials, which benefits our communities
economically and environmentally,” said Penny Jones,
recycling education specialist for the Morris County MUA. “Because the
MCMUA and ReCommunity have a public-private partnership, we are delighted that
ReCommunity is expanding its educational outreach. The more we know, the more
Jones said information about recycling
in Morris County can be found on the MUA website, www.mcmua.com.