Freeholders Recognize Long Hill’s Work to Preserve Historic Schoolhouse
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Morris County Freeholders have recognized the work done by Long Hill Township and its Preservation Advisory Committee, with assistance from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund, to preserve the Millington Schoolhouse.
Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo presented Long Hill Mayor Guy Piserchia and Advisory Committee Chair Carol Prasa with a bronze plaque to be installed outside the historic schoolhouse on Ling Hill Road.
The township has received more than $433,000 in grants from the county’s Preservation Trust since 2008 to help preserve the 1853 structure, which was used as a school, a library and later as town hall and courtroom.
The Millington Schoolhouse is individually listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places for local significance in the areas of education, community development and local government.
With the county’s funding assistance, Long Hill has successfully completed a Preservation Plan, a Register Nomination, and exterior rehabilitation of the building. A 2013 grant will assist with the restoration of the schoolhouse interior.
Used as the town hall until 2003, the building proudly served the public for more than 150 years.
Morris-Sussex-Warren WIB Healthcare Career Exploration Fair
The Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Investment Board
and Employment & Training Services will partner with the NJ Health Care Talent Network to hold a Healthcare Career Exploration Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.
Jack Patten, WIB director, said the event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is not a job fair, but is aimed at jobseekers interested in a career in a medical or health field.
According to Patten, those attending the fair will be able to access health care career information and guidance to aid them in establishing their career path. At the same time, he said, they may find the opportunity to network with people who work in their chosen field.
In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of a number of health screenings, including skin cancer, blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, hearing and dental, and will also be able to avail themselves of information on health and wellness, mental health and substance abuse.
Additional information can be obtained online at http://www.hctn-nj.org
or by calling the NJ Health Care Talent Network at 848-445-9436.
The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy is located at 500 West Hanover Ave
. in Parsippany.
CCM Launches First Online Catalog
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
County College of Morris has launched its first online catalog to provide students with an easier way to find what they need to apply to the college, decide on a major and determine their course of study.
The online catalog can be found at http://catalog.ccm.edu/
. Its launch coincides with the enrollment period for the 2014 fall semester, which is currently taking place.
“The online catalog will transform the way students and others utilize and search the catalog, making it easier for them to find what they are looking for,” noted Dr. Edward J. Yaw, CCM president. "From an administrative and efficiency standpoint, it also will streamline the process of updating the catalog each year to help ensure that it is as accurate as possible."
Some distinct features built into the catalog are the ability to search based on course and program titles, by course numbers and key words; to see the programs of study each course applies to; and to print PDFs of pages on demand.
Currently, the college’s entire credit catalog is incorporated into the new format. CCM also is working to include its non-credit professional development and adult and youth enrichments programs into the catalog, which it expects to be live by the end of the year.