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March 20, 2017


Robert R. Lazar students to stage Singin’ in the Rain JR. March 30 and 31

Spring musicalMiddle school drama club to bring classic MGM musical to life

Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township, New Jersey will present Singin’ In The Rain JR. Adapted from the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Singin’ In The Rain -- which was named the #1 best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute -- this 80-minute musical features the classic Betty Comden and Adolph Green book with a score by the award-winning duo of Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. 

A family friendly event, Singin’ in the Rain JR.  will have audiences “walking down the lane with a happy refrain.” Based on the 1952 movie, Singin’ in the Rain JR. takes place in Hollywood during the last days of the silent movie era.  The story follows Don Lockwood, one half of the blockbuster celebrity silent movie star “couple” Lockwood and Lamont, and the extreme measures taken when his co-star’s high-pitched and nasal voice threatens the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures.

Performances of the Lazar Drama Club production of will be given on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montville Township High School Dr. Robert O. Stafford Auditorium, 100 Horseneck Road, Montville, NJ.

The cast features sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and includes: Laura Adrignolo, Swara Agarwal, Pooja Balakrishnan, Sofia Behrens, Sarah Bolen, Cole Brink, Alexa Cash, Isabella Catto, Riley Chertcoff, Santina DiBenedetto, Elijah Dor, Andrea Emmanuel, Emily Gazzillo, Claire Grau, Paytan Grevesen, Sriya Guduru, Andrew Gunneson, Ian Hagen, Kenna Heim, Jack Iaci, Abigail Iasso, Samantha Ko, Sophia Kuznetsova, Raelle Lamela, Dominic LaScala, Nina Lewin, Chloe Megaro, Shriya Minocha, Lyla Monte, Alyssa Neff, Nicole Nieradka, Derek Pasquale, Anjali Patel, Nicole Pilsbury, Anamaria Popovska, Alexandra Quinn, Megha Rameshkumar, Reina Ramos, Eva Rehman, Jocelyn Salles, Gouri Sangal, Abigail Seewald, Adyna Silverberg, Griffin Smolar, Shubhra Sood, Sam Stiller, Maheebah Syed, Elisabeth Tam, Evan Testa, Maddeline Tubbs, Colin Volpe, Grace Volpe and Emma Zwickel

Grades six through eight will also serve on the stage crew. Those who will support the production from the wings include: Eman Albukhari, Alexis Brown, Joshua Choc, Faith Costello, Nick DePalma, Michelle Georgescu, Ania Gill, Misha Gill, Emmett Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Ian Glennon, Sarah Gorman, Riya Jain, Jodi Justnes, Laura Justnes, Mia Kalemba, Connor Krculic, Dana Lavista, Rachel Li, Nick Mastrangelo, Keira McDonald, Khushi Mehra, Caroline Motherway, Emma Novin, Gerry O’Donnell, Savannah Olsson, Jasmine Patel, Melissa Paterson, Juliana Racioppi, Elizabeth Rycharski, Sara Sherman, Emily Spellman, Gabrielle Sumka, Allison Szwagulinski, Ashley Tang, Lisha Vorunganti, Victoria Wei, Arya Yarlagadda, Jesse Youngstein and Natalie Yu

The Lazar production is co-directed by teachers Jaime Novak and Rebecca Cimino. Musical direction is provided by music teacher Kathy Zajac.

Tickets are cost $7 at the door. For advance ticket information, contact

March 16, 2017

"Teaming" to be Removed from Lazar: Montville Township Board of Education Meeting

ManmanMONTVILLE, NJ – “Teaming” will no longer be followed for Lazar Middle School seventh and eighth graders for the ’17-’18 school year, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 13, 2017

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Gary Lewis, Planning Board Chairman

GuyMONTVILLE, NJ - “Montville is a great, great, great town! Did I say ‘great’?” said Gary Lewis, chairman of the Montville Township Planning Board, with his unique sense of humor. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 08, 2017

Montville Township Police Officer Found Not Guilty of DWI

CopsMONTVILLE, NJ – Officer Kurt Geisinger was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated by Judge Michael Carlucci in Morris Plains municipal court on March 7. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville High School Bowling Team Honored, Aquifer Study Discussed at Montville Township Committee Meeting

BowlingkidsMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Mustangs varsity bowling team was honored at the Feb. 28 Montville Township Committee meeting. The team, four-time county and conference champions, and three-time state champions, has won seven major tournaments during the last five seasons. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 07, 2017

Free Rabies Clinic

Montville Township

When:  Sat. April 8, 2017

Where:  Firehouse at corner of Church Lane & River Road, Montville

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Cats)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Dogs)


Dogs must be on leash

Cats must be in a carrier

For more information call:  973-331-3316

March 06, 2017

Montville Library Teen Events - March 2017

Homework Help at the Library

Saturdays, March 18th, April 15th and 29th from 1:00-3:00 

Drop in and volunteers can help you in many subjects. In partnership with the NNJCA Youth Group.

For Grades 1-12
Registration Not Required

Before the Flood: A Film and Discussion

Wednesday, March 8th at 3:30 (For All Ages)

MTHS Earth Club presents a documentary on climate change, after which a discussion will be held.

For All Ages
Registration Not Required

Victory Garden Kick-off

Wednesday, March 22nd at 3:30

MTHS Earth Club and the TAB will begin the first steps of our library’s new garden

For Grades 6-12
Registration Not Required

NJ Libraries League of Legends Tournament

Sunday, April 2nd from 3:00-4:30

A state-wide tournament to finally determine which library is best at LoL! Spectators welcome!

For Grades 6-12
Registration Not Required

Escape Room: An After Hours Event

Friday, April 21st at 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Puzzles, pizza, and a murder mystery, all brought to you by your Teen Advisory Board.

For Grades 6-12
Registration Required

Cookies and Conversations

Mondays, March 6th, 20th, and April 17th at 3:00

Enjoy cookies and stimulating conversations!

For Grades 6-12
Registration Required

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesdays, March 14th and April 4th at 4:00

Help us decide what materials to buy, and what events, activities, and services we offer to you.

For Grades 6-12
Registration Required

Short Story Club

Tuesday, March 28th and Monday, April 10th at 3:00

3/28: The Most Dangerous Game, 4/10: By the Waters of Babylon. 

For Grades 6-12
Registration Not Required

STEAM Project

Wednesdays, April 5th and 19th at 4:00

4/5: Fancy Candy Tasting, 4/19: Macrophotography

For Grades 6-12
Registration Required

Lego Challenge

Thursdays, March 9th and 23rd, April 13th and 27th at 2:30

Join us 2:30-4:30 to build with legos - chance to win gift certificates for your creations!

For Grades 6-12
Registration Not Required

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Fridays, March 17th and 31st, April 7th at 2:30 and 4:00

Join our Brawl Tournament, fight your friends, win gift certificates!

For Grades 6-12
Registration Required

Conversations in English

Mondays at 1:00 and 7:00

Non-native English speakers are invited to join this group and practice talking in English in a comfortable, relaxed setting with library staff.

For Adults and Teens
Registration Required

March 02, 2017

Towaco Townhouse Proposal Returns to Montville Township Committee

PersonnnnMONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco resident Dan Furia reappeared with his attorney Steven Schepis at the Feb. 14 Montville Township Committee meeting regarding Furia’s proposed 20 townhouse unit development on nine acres in the Towaco section of the township. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Township High School freshman promotes patriotism and earns Girl Scout Silver Award

FlafgValley View Elementary School proud recipient of patriotic painted pallet

Montville Township, NJ – Montville Township High School freshman Lauren Beiermeister is a Valley View Elementary School Alumna and member of Girl Scouts Troop 80080 of Northern New Jersey. To earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, Beiermeister decided to make a contribution to better her community by promoting patriotism. She achieved this goal by painting recycled pallets as American flags and asking local schools, VFWs and American Legions if they would be interested in displaying one of her works of art. Valley View, one of Montville Township Public Schools five elementary schools, was among the organizations to which she reached out.

“We are so flattered that Lauren offered to create one for Valley View!” said Principal Dr. Patricia Kennedy. “This beautiful flag pallet graces the front of our school reminding our students to respect their flag and country.”

Kennedy also Congratulated Beiermeister on her achievements and thanked her for providing Valley View with “such a beautiful reminder of what it means to care so much about your community and country!”

March 01, 2017

8th grade student donates largest contribution toward American Heart Association fundraiser

PicfornewsRobert R. Lazar Middle School marks 10th Anniversary of AHA participation with $1,400 contribution.

Montville Township, NJ – February was Heart Healthy Month for the American Heart Association, and two teachers at Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township, New Jersey, celebrated 10 years of supporting AHA programs. School Nurse Dorian Vicente, RN, CSN, and Physical Education Teacher Brianne Tesseyman helped to raise Heart Health awareness throughout the month of February.  The variety of events included Wear Red Day and the AHA exercise fundraiser: “Jump Rope for Heart.”

Given weather delays, holidays and eighth grade scheduling demands, the two found scheduling the “Jump Rope for Heart” event challenging, but decided on a Thursday to hold the event the next day.

Over $1,000 was raised at the jump rope event. The school’s largest single contribution was $115 donated by eighth grade student Juliana Racioppi.

Racioppi, whose great- grandfather died of heart disease, said, “I wanted to raise the money for him.”

With less than a day to collect funds, the enterprising student called her grandmother who helped her to secure a $50 corporate contribution. Other family members also offered support.

Principal Sharon Carr presented Racioppi with a medal that is inscribed, “I did my part to save a heart.”

“We are so proud of Juliana,” Carr said. “She is such a kind and caring young woman and her efforts on behalf of the American Heart Association and in honor of her grandpa reflect her kindness.”

Another $280 was donated by Lazar faculty and staff on Wear Red Day. Additional contributions throughout the month brought the school’s total contribution for AHA to more than $1,400.



Montville VFW Salutes Rails for Luncheon

VfwpeopleMONTVILLE, NJ – Members of Montville Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5481 were at Rails Steakhouse on Feb. 15, but this time it was not to eat, but to give thanks. To read more click the following words, "click here"

February 28, 2017

Spring Boutique Craft and Vendor Show to Benefit Montville Pet Parents/Montville Animal Shelter

A perfect place to shop for Spring Holidays, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s gifts, your favorite someone or a little something for yourself (or furry friend) while knowing you will also be helping homeless pets.

Shoppers will find candles, chocolate, crochet Items, jewelry, kitchen Items, pet Items, educational, local specialty & packaged foods, seasonal & home decor Items, crafts & gifts, kid's items, health & beauty items, fashionable clothing& accessories.

 Feeling lucky? Basket Raffle filled with gift certificates from local restaurants and business. (winner need not be present)

WHEN: April 1, 2017 , 10am-3pm
WHERE: Montville Senior House. 356 Rte 202 Montville , NJ
(next to public safety building)

For more information email Nancy at or call/text at 201-247-1460.

Can't get the event but would like to make a tax deductible donation to help the animals? Visit our website or mail your donation to: Montville Pet Parents, PO Box 231, Pine Brook, NJ 07068

Proceeds will be used to for medical care and spay/neuter for the homeless pets at the Montville Animal Shelter.

Montville Board of Education Presents Further Details of Proposed Budget

ReneMONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar gave further details of administration’s proposed 2017-18 budget at the Feb. 21 Montville Township Board of Education meeting, with the caveat that programs and proposals would be revisited following the release of state aid figures on March 2. To read more click the following words, "click here"

February 27, 2017

Montville Kiwanis Announces Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser

MONTVILLE, NJ, FEBRUARY 27,2017: The kiwanis club of montville has announced its 2017 lasagna dinner fundraiser will take place on sunday, march 26, 2017, from 1pm to 5:30pm, at the montville senior center, 356 route 202, montville nj.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for Seniors, and Students grades 9-12, $8.00 for students grades k-8. no charge for PRE-KINDERGARTEN. the dinner will be B.y.o.b. (BEER and wine only)

Take out will be available after 4pm.

Proceeds from ticket sales, and placemat ad sales, will benefit the Montville Kiwanis scholarship program, and other youth and community activities.

For tickets and more information, contact Doug Cooper:

908-907-1112. DCOOP1025@YAHOO.COM

The kiwanis club of montville, a community service group formed in june of 1978, has focused ALL its activites and projects to benefit the children, and families in need, of its community and beyond.

Noteworthy accomplishments and ongoing activites include: Installation of the playground at community park, rehabilitation of facilities at camp dawson, annual thanksgiving food distribution, support of montville high school key club activities, annual christmas caroling at senior citizens nursing homes, annual Archway and pathways holiday party for special CHILDREN, sebb book drive,  annual mothers day/fathers day shopping for families in need , annual fishing derby, MONTVILLE ADOPT-A-HYDRANT PROGRAM, and the montville kiwanis food pantry.

Montville Kiwanis welcomes new members. 

February 23, 2017

Montville High School ShopRite Stars Named for Second Marking Period

PeopleMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School ShopRite Stars were named at the Feb. 7 Montville Township Board of Education meeting for the second marking period of the school year. To read more click the following, "click here"

Goals and Budget Discussed at Special Montville Twp Committee Meeting

PeepsMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 where the committee discussed goals for 2017 and further discussed the capital budget. To read more click the following, "click here"

Towaco Townhouse Proposal Returns to Montville Township Committee

PersonMONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco resident Dan Furia reappeared with his attorney Steven Schepis at the Feb. 14 Montville Township Committee meeting regarding Furia’s proposed 20 townhouse unit development on nine acres in the Towaco section of the township. To read more click the following, "click here"

February 22, 2017

Wrestling: Montville's Fox Leads Seven Local Grapplers in Region 2 Field

WrestlingMOUNT OLIVE, NJ – Montville senior 285-pound wrestler Parker Fox was awarded the top seed in his weight class for this week’s NJSIAA Region 2 Individual Wrestling Tournament at Mount Olive High School. To read more click the following, "click here"

February 20, 2017

Wrestling: Montville Sends Seven to Regions, including Four District Winners

WrestlingpicPASSAIC VALLEY, NJ – Seven Montville High School wrestlers survived and advanced to next week's NJSIAA Region 2 tournament after finishing in the top 3 of their weight class at Saturday's NJSIAA District 8 Tournament at Passaic Valley High School. To read more click on the following "click here"