T HE PANTHER
SERVING THE PANTHER VALLEY COMMUNIT Y
The Official Communications Medium for Association Members
www.pvpoa.org THE PANTHER Vol. 34, Issue No. 12
IN THIS ISSUE DISCLAIMER
Allamuchy News .....................................25
Email Addresses for The contents of the feature articles, prose,
Bulletin Board ...........................................3 Office Personnel poetry and advertisements in The Panther do
NOT officially represent the viewpoints of
Calendar ..................................................17 General Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org the PVPOA. The Panther reserves the right
Civic & Social.........................................20
Finance Manager: email@example.com to edit all submitted material.
Click Here ...............................................27 Maintenance Manager:
Health Corner ..........................................28
Here & There ..........................................24
Architectural, Covenants, General THE PANTHER
Published by: Panther Valley
Noteworthy..............................................30 Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Owners’ Association
Recreation ...............................................16 Recreation, Communications,
School News............................................26 P.O. Box 54 Allamuchy, NJ 07820
Maintenance, Insurance Claim (908) 852-8400 Fax: (908) 852-8121
questions: email@example.com www.pvpoa.org
Weddings.................................................30 Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Large Item Pickup, Dues, Electronic
NOTICES Debit Questions:
Jane Der Kinderen, Panther Coordinator
Jack Sissick, Editor & Chairman
Happy Holidays! Vendor Billing, Accounts Payable:
Betty Schultheis, Copy Editor
Don Szurley, Photographer
PVPOA Offices Closed
Ronald Reece, Photo Journalist
Candy Church, Directory Editor
Security Record, General Questions
Josephine Filomeno, Directory Coordinator
December 24 & 25 not related to Accounting:
Marian Bredin, Good Impressions, Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Bellis, Good Impressions, Inc.
Christmas Tree Pick-up Layout & Design
Friday, January 7 & 21 ATTENTION! Jesse L. Acker Alex Lubashevsky
Charles Bihler Herman Moeller
Minutes from Allamuchy Township
January ‘08 Panther Copy meetings may be obtained by logging
on to www.allamuchy.com or by
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Kinderen, (908) 852-8400. For display
advertising contact Coleen Vance at Good
Impressions, 325 W. Washington Ave.,
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It Won’t Be Long
Now BULLETIN BOARD
It won’t be long until Baker Industries
starts to work on Village VI. Projected to Large-Item Pick-Up Christmas Tree
be the largest village in Panther Valley, The next date for large-item pick-up is
Fri., Dec. 7. The deadline for pick-up is
this 450 condominium/townhouse com-
Residents should place their discarded
plex will be constructed in the rear of PV Wed., Dec. 5. There is a $20 fee for each
trees—free from all ornaments—at curb-
in the area across Bald Eagle from Village item. All fees are NONrefundable!
side on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21. The trees will
IV Townhouse. Once the deadline has passed for the
The early stages of construction, currently be recycled into woodchips.
current month, stickers for the next month’s
slated to start around February of 2008, will pick-up will be available after the 10th.
require a major adjustment for all PV resi- On-Street Parking
dents living west of Village VII. The plan for
the new village includes extending Mallard
Garbage Info Parking on any street or roadway
Waste Management does not enter the is prohibited when sanding or snow
Drive from its current terminus, along the clearance operations are in progress or
ridge line and connecting with Bald Eagle at community until 7:30 a.m. We ask that resi-
dents do not put out their garbage the night expected.
that road’s current intersection with the east- Vehicles parked in violation of these
erly end of Sparrow Hawk. Due to line of before unless they will not be home the morn-
ing of the scheduled pick-up. If garbage must regulations are subject to towing at the
sight restrictions, Bald Eagle is going to be owner’s expense—without prior notice.
re-aligned for almost 900 feet and lowered by be put out early, please place it in a sealed
almost fifteen feet at its highest point. container so as to prevent the garbage from
This is not an easy or quick undertaking. being blown throughout the community and Attention!
The current timetable for the lowering of to prevent scavenging from wildlife on site. All cars registering for a bar code must
Bald Eagle is anywhere from two to six have permanent plates; no cars with tem-
months depending on how fast the various Chimney Cleaning porary plates can receive bar codes. A
utilities can be moved. To help reduce the temporary pass can be obtained at the
This should be done every year. Do so
inconvenience for the residents of IV SFC, IV guardhouse until permanent plates are on
before you light a cozy fire to take the chill
Townhouse, IV Condo and Village IX while the vehicle.
off a cool winter evening.
Bald Eagle is closed, Baker Industries has
agreed to construct a temporary by-pass. The
by-pass will run to the north of the current
Bald Eagle route and will start just west of
Village VII and end just east of the PVPOA
administration building. The by-pass will be a All your Christmas
24/7 paved road to reduce dust etc. It will not
have an intersection with Sparrow Hawk, thus decorating needs at
requiring temporary changes in school bus
routes and slightly longer detours for approx- TAKE
E Tranquillity Farms
imately 785 unit owners. AD
OF OU R
Rest assured, your Board of Trustees has
been working with Baker to make this con- CUSTOM
ER Trees up to 14 feet!
struction period as painless as possible. If you APPRE Balsam • Fraser • Douglas Fir
have any thoughts on the subject, please feel CARDS
free to attend an open Board meeting and Poinsettias • Wreaths • Blankets
voice your concerns. Firewood Available for Pick-up or Delivery
Neil Stokoe, Treasurer
PVPOA Board of Trustees Kissing Balls • Apple Cider • Fresh Baked Pies!
Let us help you enjoy the beautiful
‘08 Community holiday season this year!
The deadline for making changes or 908-979-0303
corrections for the 2008 Community Route 517, Allamuchy • 1 Mile North of I-80
Directory has passed. The committee Open daily - 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
wishes to thank all the residents who sub-
mitted written requests by the November
11 deadline. The new 2008 directory will Visa & Mastercard accepted!
be mailed in February 2008.
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 3
Accounting Residents who have signed up for the
ACH Debit for their monthly association
from the siding and posts.
This is to advise all homeowners that
Department News dues please note that it is only available to exterior repairs resulting from improp-
Thank you to everyone who drops their be taken out on the 5th of each month. erly-stacked firewood will be the
assessments in the lock box that is avail- responsibility of the homeowner, not the
able at the PVPOA office. We would like Firewood Stacking Association.
In the interest of safety, PVPOA
to request that when you do use the box, It has come to the attention of the
the checks are placed in an envelope with reminds all homeowners to be aware
PVPOA that some homeowners are that man-made fireplace logs are filled
the coupon. This is to assure that all pay- stacking firewood between deck posts,
ments are applied to the proper accounts. with wax, which coats your chimney
causing the posts to bow, or against the and creates a fire hazard.
The reason being some homeowners have siding, causing the siding to discolor.
different last names, may not live here or PVPOA recommends that firewood be
the assessments are paid by other than the placed on concrete at least six inches Snow Removal
VIEW OUR NEW & USED INVENTORY ONLINE AT: Snow-removal procedures are clearly
WWW.JOHNSONDODGE.COM spelled out for the contractors to ensure
that the community is cleared as quick-
ly as possible.
The main roads: Bald Eagle, Sparrow
Hawk, Cardinal, Mallard, Mockingbird,
Sandpiper, Marsh Hawk, House Wren,
Killdeer, Goldfinch Dr., Canada Goose,
Osprey, Brown Thrasher, Cedar
Waxwing, and Everest will be the first
priority, followed by side streets, cul-
de-sacs, driveways, and then sidewalks.
The contractors will start at one end
of the Villages and work their way
JEEP CARS, TRUCKS through in a systematic progression.
Their starting point will be reversed
® VANS, SUV’S each time so that every homeowner will
have an opportunity to be among the
CHRYSLER first cleared.
Homeowners have sometimes
stopped workmen and asked them to
clear their area “next,” which actually
results in work disruption and confu-
sion. The contractors have been
instructed that their men are not to move
SERVICE HOURS Covenants
8AM-2PM Complaints & Fines
• Five residents were fined $100 each
for not obtaining an ACC permit to
OVER 100 CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED do work on his/her house.
CARS, TRUCKS AND SUV’S AVAILABLE • Two residents were fined $50 each
for two parking violations.
8 YEAR/80K MILE WARRANTY* • One resident was fined $25 for park-
*See Dealer For Details ing violation.
• One resident was fined $100 for a
ON RT. 46 & Naughright Road, BUDD LAKE common party complaint.
• One resident was fined $100 for
abusing a guard.
• One resident was fined $400 for
OPEN: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-9pm; Fri: 8:30am-8pm; Sat: 8:30am-6pm. numerous complaints on parking a
PARTS & SERVICE: Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm; Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-2pm commercial vehicle.
4 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
from one place to another but to proceed
in an orderly fashion. Since they do not
sinks to help keep pipes warm;
5. When it’s extremely cold, open
Village III TH
wish to offend a homeowner, please do faucets to let water drip through Annual Meeting
not ask them to move from their water lines in outside walls; The Village III Townhouse
assigned position. 6. Find the water valves for your sinks and Association will hold its annual meet-
During snowstorms Security is fre- toilets and learn how to close them; ing on Mon., Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the
quently swamped with phone calls, and 7. Locate the main water valve serving PVPOA office. The purpose of this
residents cannot get through for real your unit so you can give directions meeting is to approve the 2008 budget
emergencies. Please, call security for in an emergency. and to elect two board members. If you
snow removal requests only if it is a true Generally, units on top floors and did not send in your ballot, please
emergency situation. units with north exposures are most sus- attend the meeting and vote. All are
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ceptible to freeze damage. encouraged to attend.
CONTRACTOR CANNOT BE RESPON-
SIBLE FOR NEWSPAPERS BEING
BURIED DURING PLOWING.
Winter Buying, Selling or Investing???
If you are traveling this winter sea-
son, here are some helpful hints that
Call Us or Visit Our Website
make life easier:
1. Drain pipes, or leave heat at level to
keep pipes from freezing;
2. Let someone know where to reach
you in an emergency;
3. If possible, leave key with neighbor
4. If you have water lines in outside Golf Course Ranch
walls, open cabinet doors under Colonial + One Acre
Townhome For Sale!
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Colleen Maciejczyk Internet Advertising - on Several Websites!
201 Old Farm Drive
A Customized Marketing Program
122 Osprey As proprietary members of the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club, I,
Jennittee Joost John Abromitis and my wife Linda, along with our staff, have greatly
151 Old Farm Drive increased our sales volume in Panther Valley.
Rick Schoch & Stephen Rollin
47 Sandpiper Drive For a no-obligation consultation for buyers and sellers,
call and ask for a Realtor.
Renica Shipe & Lawrence
22 Purple Martin Drive
Teresa Peirano North Warren Realty
115 Old Farm Drive 24 Route 46, Hackettstown
55 Bowers Drive www.c21northwarren.com
Gina Rollin (908) 852-0007 • Fax: (908) 850-5799
47 Sandpiper Drive
180 Old Farm Drive John & Linda Abromitis, Owners and Brokers
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 5
Security Admittance staff be able to issue a bar code for the guest.
Checks will be accepted from residents only.
admission to Panther Valley. Residents must
provide a written list of names to the
Guidelines Update In addition, residents may obtain a spe- PVPOA Office
Two rules help expedite the admission of cial one-time admission pass for guests. In all other instances, residents are
guests into Panther Valley. This policy would apply to residents who reminded that they should call the guards to
Primarily, guests on residents’ permanent are planning to host a party. In advance of inform them of their guest’s arrival. If a
admission list may obtain bar codes for their sending out invitations to the event, the res- guest arrives and the resident has not pre-
vehicles. The resident can accompany the ident should register the event with the authorized his/her entry, and if for some
individuals or the individuals can bring writ- PVPOA office. The office will take the reason the guards cannot contact the resi-
ten authorization from the resident at the information provided and print passes for dent, the guards are instructed not to allow
time he or she receives the bar code. Only the resident’s guests. This should be includ- the guest to enter. Alternately, if the guards
after the office receives the signed authoriza- ed and mailed with the invitation. When the allow a guest to enter without pre-authori-
tion and prepaid bar code fee will the office guests arrive, they simply surrender the pass zation, the resident should note the time,
at the guardhouse and will be granted date of the occurrence, and report it to the
office. Under the penalty clause in the secu-
rity contract, the security firm will be fined
Classic Designs, LLC... if this is allowed to occur. The telephone
number for the guardhouse is 852-6277.
The guardhouse also has fax service avail-
able at 852-7265.
Why Buy? Safety Alert—
When Remodeling is so easy...
Hydrant Markers in
Let our Professional Staff Team Panther Valley
Design You Your Own As always we are again installing hydrant
NEW Remodeled Home! markers in Panther Valley.
The markers were installed in November
• Decks & Patios • All Season Patios and will be removed in April, weather per-
mitting. We do not intend to keep them
• Screened Porches • Kitchens installed year-round. The markers are made
• Basements • Bathrooms of fiberglass and comply with both the fire
and water department’s specifications for
• Painting • Family Rooms hydrant markers.
• Floors Due to the placement of these markers
on all streets where hydrants are located,
we hope to enlist your cooperation by alert-
Licensed Plumber ing you and your children that these mark-
On Staff ers are not toys and should not be played
We’re Only A Phone Call Away with. Someone could get hurt should they
attempt to bend or remove these markers.
To Your New Anyone observed vandalizing these mark-
REMODELED HOME… ers will be remanded to the Covenants
Committee for further action. We thank
908-637-8900 you for your cooperation.
$100 Off $200 Off $500 Off VOLUNTEER!
Any Deck (300 sq. ft.) Any Deck (500 sq. ft.) Any Deck (1000 sq. ft.)
(908) (908) (908)
637-8900 637-8900 637-8900
With Coupon Only. Cannot be With Coupon Only. Cannot be With Coupon Only. Cannot be
combined with other offers. combined with other offers. combined with other offers.
Present coupon at time of estimate. Present coupon at time of estimate. Present coupon at time of estimate.
6 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
The gate can only help to deter crime.
It cannot prevent it. Please remember to
lock your homes and your car in order to
help stop a thief.
Whether you’re hosting an
‘08 Entertainment intimate gathering or a
and KidStuff Books corporate bash, we’ve got
The Allamuchy Township School PTO you and your guests covered.
is selling 2008 Entertainment Coupon
Books. Each book is filled with up to 50
percent savings on formal and casual din- Don’t wait until it’s too late!
ing, entertainment, travel, shopping, and
so much more. They make great gifts. The Contact one of our event
books cost $25 and are available for
immediate pick up or delivery right to
specialists today to discuss
your door. Call Jessica Taenzer at 979- your holiday plans.
9573, or purchase them at the Allamuchy
Tax Collector’s office in Town Hall.
We also have KidStuff Books avail-
G ENERAL S TORE
able. They are similar to the
Entertainment books, but contain a differ-
ent variety of coupons. Please call Kathy Open 7 Days A Week!
Ramirez at 852-0616 to purchase these Main Street, Allamuchy Village
books for $25. Allamuchy, New Jersey Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thank you for supporting our school!
(908) 852-7004 Friday-Saturday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 7
Holiday accept your generous items from toys,
clothing and even something small for
to turn on all your lights between 5-
10 p.m. Make it “hard to choose!
Decorating the women who suffer from abuse. • Winners will be announced on Fri.,
Please help and spread a little joy to Dec. 14.
If you are planning to decorate your
those who would really appreciate it!! PLEASE NOTE: We will have a
home for the holidays, keep in mind
Please bring unwrapped gift items to special day set aside on December 16
that homes with vinyl siding cannot
Panther Valley Realty, Inc. in the for all of our winners to come to our
have nail holes. This will permanently
Panther Valley Mall. Our office is
damage the siding by preventing it office at Panther Valley Realty, Inc.
located in the yellow center building
from expanding in warm weather and from 1-3 p.m. for cookies and punch
along with Vanilla Café and Fit
contracting in cold weather, thus caus- and to collect your winning gifts.
ing the siding to warp and become There will be ten first place winners,
On behalf of the shelter, and the
unsightly. each of whom will receive an engraved
children, we thank you for your contri-
butions. Happy holidays! trophy, plus a rosette ribbon. The run-
Toys For Tots ners up will receive honorable mention
Collection 2007 Holiday and be recognized with rosette ribbons.
Each area will be judged separately.
“Help Make a Difference” Outdoor 1. Carillon Village/Eaglet Glen
We must think of this time of year
as, joyous, filled with happy memories Decorating Contest 2. Mallard Drive/Nuthatch/Everest
3. Audubon Woods/Cardinal Townhomes
of years gone by, family traditions, and Panther Valley Realty, Inc. will be
4. The Crest
sharing with others. sponsoring the 24th Annual Outdoor
5. Country View
But, CHILDREN WHO LIVE Decorating Contest this year.
A lot of effort goes into making this 6. Sparrow Hawk/Deer Run/Quail
WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE often
have a different view of the Holidays. contest as FAIR as possible. We need Run/ Old Farm Village
Panther Valley Realty, Inc. will be your support. 7. Sandpiper/Wood Thrush/Cardinal
collecting donations for the Domestic • All decorations should be in place Homes
Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center, by Wed., Dec. 12. 8. Canada Goose/Bower’s Glen
Inc. (DASACC). Starting November • All day and evening judging will be 9. Mountainside
30 through December 14 we will held December 13. Please remember 10.Westgate
IMPORTANT: In the past, some
homeowners have decorated over their
house address number. This makes
judging more difficult.
PLEASE NOTE: Previous winning
• PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL
decorations are not eligible to win
again. Also, professional decorations
will not be eligible for judging.
• HEATING • AIR CONDITIONING Winners will be notified on Fri., Dec.
14. The results will be posted in our
852-6355 office in the Panther Valley Village
ELEC LIC# PLUMBING LIC#
AIR Square Mall. Please join the fun and par-
CONDITIONING 6070 6323 HEATING ticipate in this festive event. Good Luck!
8 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
Directions: Rte 517N to Rte 206N,
Cut to the Chase located on Route 206 one mile south of
78, exit 17 to Rte. 31 N to Rte. 46 W to
Rte. 519 S (mi. marker 39) Open 8:30
For the upcoming holidays there is Newton. Open 9-4 (Daily & Weekends), a.m. - 4 p.m. (daily).
nothing nicer than fragrant, freshly cut thru Dec. 20. Jolly Holly Christmas tree Farm
greenery. We in Panther Valley are
Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm 56 Maple Lane - 908-362-6327
privileged to have a number of tree
41 Mt. Bethel Rd., Washington - 908- Directions: I-80W, exit 12 rte 521 N,
farms within short driving distances of
852-58ll left onto Mohican, right onto Maple
our homes. These farms offer a variety
Directions: Rte 517S into Lane, farm is on right. Open 12 - 4 p.m.
of evergreen trees and other greenery
Hackettstown, Grand Ave./Rte. 629 off (Sat. & Sun), thru Dec. 17.
for the holiday season. While “cut ‘em
Rte. 46- 6 mi. - rt. on Mt. Bethel Rd. Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
yourself” is the general rule, some of
Open 9 a.m.-dusk, Thurs.-Sun., thru - 999 Rte. 22 - 908-387-1225
these farms also sell already-cut trees.
Dec. 23. Directions: Take Rte. I-78 or U.S. 22
Cutting implements are generally pro-
vided. Most places wrap the trees for Hidden Hollow Farm West, which will split at Phillipsburg.
easier transport. 18 Spring Lane - 908-689-5678 Take 22 West 2.3 mi. on right. From
The following is a selected list of www.hiddenhollowxmastrees.com Hackettstown, take 57 West. Turn left on
farms within a one-hour drive from Directions: Rte. 57W to Washington, Rte. 519, second traffic light right, go 1.3
Panther Valley. We make every effort go 3 lights, turn rt. on #623 (Brass Castle mi. on right. Open 10 a.m. - dark (daily),
to ensure the accuracy of this list. It is Rd.), Go 1 1/2 mi. to #647 on left. Follow thru Dec. 22
advisable, however to contact an estab- the Christmas Tree signs to So, this holi-
lishment before visiting to ensure that farm. Open 10-5 (Fri, Sat, day season pack
times, dates, etc. have not changed. Sun only), Dec. 1 - 16. the kids and the
Glenview Farm Wyckoff’s Tree Farm dog into the ol’
249 Route 519 SUV and
2 Glenview Lane, Blairstown
908-475-4508 toodle on
362-6904 - www.glenviewfarm.com
down to the
Directions: I-80W Exit 12 N. - Rte. www.wyckoffs.com
Directions: I-80W, exit tree farm of your
52l—4 mi. to Blairstown, left on Rte.
12 to Rte. 521 S to 519 S choice. And happy
94, l mi. to Mohican Rd.; Open 9-5
(10 miles from Rte. 80); I- hunting!!
(daily & weekends) thru Dec. 23.
Sunset Christmas Tree Farm
2l Frontage Rd - 908-459-4048
Directions: I-80W (Exit 12) to Rte.
52l S., 1/4 mi., Rt. on Foundry Rd. 1/2
mi. to end, Rt. on Mt. Hermon Rd., 3 mi.
to bridge over I-80 to an immediate Rt.
onto Frontage Rd., follow signs. Open 9
- 4:15 (Fri, Sat, Sun), thru Dec. 22.
& Homemade Pies
The Quick Farm All desserts are created
4 Morris Lane - 908-637-6426 by Uwe, our traditional
Directions: Rte. 46 W. to Great old-world baker from
Meadows, turn right onto Hope Rd. at
St. Peter & Paul Church, 3/4 mi., turn Germany.
left on Mountain Lake Rd. 1 mi. to
farm on left. Open 8-4:30, Weekends
Our talented baker will
thru Dec 23. create and customize
Rolling Green Farm, Long Valley any dessert or pastry
61 Hacklebarney Rd - 908-879-4497 you desire.
From Chester: Rte. 513, follow
signs to Hacklebarney State Park. Farm Order early!
1/4 mi. past park on left. From Long
Valley: take Old Farmers Rd. to end,
G ENERAL S TORE
bear left, farm on right. Open 9-5
(weekends), thru Dec. 23. Open 7 Days A Week!
Saint Paul’s Abbey Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Main Street, Allamuchy Village
297 Route 206 S., Newton Friday-Saturday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Allamuchy, New Jersey
(908) 852-7004 Catering Available
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 9
The Island of 1983 because someone special lived there
more than 19 centuries ago. Our tour bus
cated and mysterious level that after more
than 19 centuries they still have a strong
Revelation—Patmos delivered us to the main destination of most influence on religious belief, the arts and
By Alex Lubashevsky tourists on this island—the monastery of St. even common culture. You can find refer-
John the Theologian (as the Greeks called ences from the Book of Revelation in very
We disembarked at 7 a.m. from our cruise the apostle John) which was established in recent films, books and songs.
ship, “Perla,” at one of the smallest inhabit- the 11th century. After a short explanation of We went through the Greek Orthodox
ed Greek islands, Patmos, having a popula- the history of St. John and the monastery we Church of St. Anne (the same denomina-
tion of about 3,000, which is also referred to quietly proceeded to the “Cave of the tion as the Ukrainian Church on Route 517,
as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”. This Apocalypse.” It is there according to legend which sells very nice pirogi on Sundays!)
charming gem of only 15 square miles, with that the evangelist John lived from 95 to 97 which was built at the opening of the cave
its scenic beaches and calm blue sea, color- AD, exiled for his proselytizing activities, where St. John lived. To the right of the
ful fishing boats, stark white houses and tra- and wrote the Apocalypse, which later church expands the rocky vault of the
ditional small taverns, was formally declared became the last book of the New Testament, famous cave where we were met by a monk
a Holy Island by the Greek government in undoubtedly one of the who guided us through the cave, illuminat-
most famous and still not ed by golden icon lamps, beautiful old
fully understood of the icons and frescos depicting the miracle of
Bible’s messages to future St. John. The most impressive part of the
generations. Although this cave is the massive crack in the rock which
book (as some others in divides it into three parts and extends from
the New Testament) used south to north above the spot where the
stories and references Evangelist used to rest (now outlined in
from the great prophets of gold). This is where John reported hearing
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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - Wed., Sept. 26
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - 1. Call to Order 4. Announcements
Members in Attendance: John Young, The meeting was called to order at 7:30 Mr. Young announced that a member of
President; Ken Dunlap, Vice President; p.m. by President Young. the maintenance staff, Otto Stranak, will cele-
Neil Stokoe, Treasurer; Isobel Weill, 2. Pledge of Allegiance brate his 20th anniversary with Panther Valley
Secretary; Art Schmelter, Asst. Treasurer; on Friday, September 28, 2007, at which time
Gerald Kuehn, Asst. Secretary; Karen All present stood and recited the
pledge. a Certificate of Achievement will be given to
Stachnick; Jeff Guidette; Gary Sarno Mr. Stranak. On behalf of the Board, Mr.
Staff in Attendance: Doug Byrd, 3. Minutes of the 8/29/07 Board Young thanked him for his years of dedicated
General Manager; David Main, Finance Meeting service. Mr. Guidette added that Mr. Stranak
Manager; Thomas Lunger, Maintenance Mr. Sarno made a motion approving the is a real asset to the community.
Manager; Sally Prell, Administrative minutes of the August 29, 2007 meeting. Mr. Young noted that a New Resident
Manager Mr. Guidette seconded the motion and it Orientation will be held on October 4th at
carried unanimously. 7:30 p.m.
Regarding the questions raised about “Tag
Sales”, Mr. Young stated that the Board has
approved a “Tag Sale” to be held on October
6th. However, he reminded all that Panther
Valley is a gated community and, as such, the
names of all persons invited into the Valley by
residents for the sale must be given to the
guard house for proper clearance.
5. Open Session
Mr. Joseph Bryan, 8 Brown Thrasher, with
regard to the Pinnacle Estates development,
noted that at the October 26, 2005 meeting,
President Young noted that if the intersection
does not satisfy the state AASHTO require-
ments, the proposed development will not
proceed, but it is the duty of the Planning
Board to determine compliance. He asked if
the BOT has discussed this with the Planning
Board and if the design of this intersection has
started. Mr. Young responded that the Board
has not discussed this issue with the Township
Board, but any resident may ask at a Land Use
Development Board meeting. Regarding the
design, Mr. Young stated that he believes the
preliminary plans were filed at the Township.
Approvals of specifications, the intersection,
engineering, traffic studies are by the
Allamuchy Land Use Board, not the PVPOA.
Secondly, Mr. Bryan noted that in the
Maser Traffic Engineering Review of May 23,
3005, page 6, Item D “Intersection Safety
Issues at the Bald Eagle Road—CR 653
Intersection” it is recommended that 5 items
be done. Mr. Bryan asked if these 5 things
have been accomplished. Mr. Young respond-
ed that the Board has no authority over this
issue. Again, it is an issue for the Land Use
Third, Mr. Bryan asked if the revised
CFP® temporary construction access road loca-
tion on PVPOA property—Block 701.2,
Lot 27.01 has been granted. Mr. Young
responded affirmatively, but noted that all
safety improvements will be performed
before any other work commences. He
also informed all present that the develop-
er will be installing a natural buffer to min-
imize dust, noise and view of the site.
12 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
Fourth, Mr. Bryan asked if Rutherfurd uled to discuss permissible traffic calming the Association. Mr. Byrd stated that if there
Estates is now known as the Pinnacle devices and the planned road construction. is an inherent drainage problem, existing
Development by Kalian from Red Bank. Mr. Mr. Alan Kleinschrodt, 4 Meadowlark, since the building was built, that is not a
Young responded affirmatively. inquired as to whether or not the proposed maintenance issue. However, if there is a
Lastly, Mr. Bryan asked if Mr. Pantel is budget for 2008 will contain the “Security drainage system which breaks down, the
still the PVPOA professional engineer Car Lease” line item which appeared in both Association will be responsible for repair.
reviewing the ALD project for the Board of the 2006 and 2007 budget. Mr. Young Mr. Young informed him that his drainage
Trustees. Mr. Young responded affirmatively. informed him that the 2008 budgets are cur- issue will be reviewed by management.
Ms. Carol Budzinski, 313 Red Tail Hawk, rently under management review. Ms. Patricia Batchis, 36 Mockingbird,
requested the status of the proposed quarry on Mr. Kleinschrodt expressed thanks for spoke to the issue of “tag sales”, which she
Alphano Road. Mr. Young stated that he had the noticeable landscaping improvements initially brought to the Board in April of this
attended two of the meetings on the proposal made recently. year. Although the new rules and regulations
in Independence Township and believes that Mr. Martin Tomich, 29 Rushmore were promulgated in July, she received an
the proposal was turned down. Mr. Schmelter Lane, expressed satisfaction with the sig- elaborated version of the “tag sale” guideline
added that the Council denied the application, nificant increase in landscape and building yesterday. Mr. Young responded by inform-
but the builder is litigating. maintenance services provided in Village ing her that upon receipt of a postal card from
Ms. Budzinski expressed thanks for the VIII which he attributed to PVPOA’s new a realty company indicating that such an event
clean new cones at the entrance. management team. Mr. Tomich thanked was to take place in Panther Valley, he
Ms. Noreen Percival, 38 Rushmore Lane, Mrs. Weill for the inordinate amount of thought that there might be some misinterpre-
addressed the Board regarding the use of time spent with him bringing resolution to tation and asked Mr. Byrd to address a letter
signs as well as balloons on vehicles denoting various Village VIII issues. to the realtors, clarifying the rule for these
where open houses are held. Mr. Young noted Mr. Young thanked all residents for sales so the one they were sponsoring would
that such practice is prohibited per the estab- their patience in allowing the new man- be successful. Mrs. Batchis noted that the let-
lished “Open House Policy.” agement team time to assess the various ter stated that any need for additional security
Mr. Frank Miller, 9 Pheasant Run, noted needs of the valley and implementing guards would be billable to the realty compa-
that the temporary speed bumps at Rec III plans of improvement. ny and asked, if that were to be the case, when
have been removed and asked if permanent Mr. Michael Salerno, 210B Goldfinch would the need for additional guards be deter-
ones will be installed. Mr. Young responded Court, requested clarification of the new mined and what would that cost be. Mr.
by stating that it was the Board’s intent to maintenance responsibilities as they relate to Young responded by stating that the determi-
install them temporarily to test their effective- outstanding issues. Specifically, he spoke to nation as to whether or not additional securi-
ness over the summer months. A meeting the ongoing drainage issue at the rear of his ty guards are needed will be made when the
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‘Minutes’ Continued from page 11 Board. Mr. Sarno seconded the motion and it Mr. Dunlap made a motion to send a let-
carried unanimously. ter to the Township requesting that the
total number of non-resident participants is After discussion, the Board requested Township initiate the bonding process on
known; the cost to be approximately that the General Manager develop a com- behalf of the PVPOA. Mr. Schmelter sec-
$30/hour/guard, minimum of four hours. prehensive plan to account for cash receipts onded the motion and it carried unanimous-
Mr. Tomich stated his opposition to garage at the pools and any other recreation activ- ly. Mr. Byrd was asked to draft the letter for
sales, asking how the Association can provide ities, and proper supervision of the guards Mr. Young’s signature.
assurances that his privacy will not be com- and supervisors. b. Architectural Control
promised during such events. Mr. Sarno 7. Manager’s Report Mr. Schmelter made a motion approving
responded by stating that the issue of privacy Mr. Byrd reported no updates since actions taken by the Committee in Sections III
as well as other potential problems will be issuance of his September report. and IV of their September 11, 2007 meeting
monitored during the upcoming “tag sale”. If minutes, as amended. Mr. Guidette seconded
it is determined that problems occurred, the 8. Road Patching the motion and it carried unanimously with
Board will consider whether or not to permit Mr. Byrd noted that the project is expected Mr. Dunlap abstaining.
such sales in the future. to commence on October 22nd and last c. Audit
Mr. Ric Henderson, 7 Raven Drive, ques- between two and three weeks. Resident noti- Mr. Dunlap made a motion appointing the
tioned if the revised maintenance guidelines fications will be made by the Maintenance accounting firm of Wilkin & Guttenplan as
are intended to be an amendment or adden- Department. the Association’s auditors for the fiscal year
dum to the documents. Mr. Young responded Mr. Lunger informed the Board that there 2007 at an estimated fee of $41, 500.00. Mr.
that it is an interpretation and a clarification will be no disruption of traffic flow. Milling Stokoe seconded the motion and it carried
and a matter of record through resolution. Mr. will take place one day and paving the next. unanimously.
Henderson asked how the resolution will be Mr. Sarno made a motion amending the Mr. Dunlap made a motion that the
“passed down” upon conveyance of a Panther previously approved paving contract amount Financial Policy Manual is to be revised as
Valley unit. Mr. Byrd stated that one of the with Onorati Paving to $111,824.16 with up follows:
reasons the Board undertook the interpreta- to an additional 15% for undesignated costs. 1. To the Management Fee charges to the
tion of the village documents is because peo- Mr. Schmelter seconded the motion and it car- villages section, under Item 1 add the follow-
ple are generally reluctant to wade through ried unanimously. Mr. Stokoe asked that Mr. ing:
the Declaration of Covenants and Kozimor, SMSD Treasurer, be notified by let- G. Professional Services - Legal
Restrictions, By-laws and Village documents, ter, detailing which villages had road work H. Professional Services - Financial
so the maintenance responsibilities list is a performed and the amount for each village, in I. Budget Printing
compilation, summarization and interpreta- order that he may adjust his records. J. Coupon Books
tion of what is contained in those documents. 9. Policies 2. Replace the second paragraph of Item 1
Potential owners are informed of such docu- a. Garage Sales with the following:
ments through the attorney and realtor han- Discussed during the Open Session of this Of the remaining total Administrative
dling their real estate transaction. meeting. Expenses, 25% are allocated to Village III
6. Treasurer’s Report b. Open House Townhouse, Village IV Townhouse, Village
Mr. Stokoe made a motion authorizing the Discussed during the Open Session of this IV Condominium, Village VII and Village
Treasurer to disburse a maximum of meeting. VIII Townhouse based on the number of units
$35,000.00 from the Quail Homeowners 10. Goldfinch Fire Status in each village. The per unit Management Fee
Association reserve accounts, payable to the rate is equal to 25% of adjusted total adminis-
Mr. Byrd reported that more work will be trative expenses as above, divided by the
Quail residents to reimburse them for out-of- performed around the complex, including
pocket costs incurred by them for the repair of aggregate number of units in those villages.
replacing the shutters and the removal of at Mr. Stokoe seconded the motion and it car-
their decks. The Board also authorizes the least four additional severely damaged trees.
General Manager and the Maintenance ried unanimously.
It is anticipated that approximately 20 - 25 At the recommendation of the Audit
Committee to determine if some of the work new shrubs will be planted in the area.
performed on one of the decks qualifies as Committee, to handle hardship cases in a
11. Committee Reports more expeditious manner, the Board delegat-
repairs and thus subject to reimbursement
under the plan previously approved by the a. Road Committee ed authority to review and decide hardship
requests to Messrs. Dunlap, Stokoe and
Young, acting as a sub-committee of the
Terranova Pizzeria Tr attoria Audit Committee.
Mr. Main was excused from the meet-
ing at 8:30.
Panther Valley Mall • Rte. 517 d. Communications
Allamuchy, New Jersey No report.
908-852-7606 Mr. Kuehn made a motion approving
Pizza by the Slice • Hot & Cold Sandwiches actions taken by the Committee per their
Appetizers • Salads • Pasta • Veal • Chicken • Seafood September 10, 2007 meeting minutes.
Mrs. Weill seconded the motion and it car-
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Bring Your Own Wine or Beer To Our Dining Room! f. Maintenance
Report given under Item 8 of these
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Continued on page 32
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Halloween Party-‘07 hay and to all of the volunteers that know
that “not all treasure is silver and gold,
its work to insure successful events and
happy occasions for our community and
The room was filled with ghosts and mate” and made this event possible by wishes you all the best in the New Year!
witches, princesses and superheroes. giving the gift of their time.
Approximately 85 children joined in on
the games and excitement at the annual
See you next year!!
The Art Show proved to be a huge suc- Growing Pains – Santa Party
cess with many paintings and drawings
entered. Each artist was a “winner” as a
Part II For those of you that have registered
for the Visit With Santa Party, you
ribbon was placed on each work of art. The importance of pre-registration was should have received a card with your
Thanks to our honored guest realized this year. Due to the parents that
child’s name on it. If you have a card,
“Captain Jack Sparrow” (a.k.a. Jesse signed up and picked up their registration
you can pass by the registration table. If
Barker) who took time off from his cards in advance, the check in-line to
you have not pre-registered (which we
adventures on the high seas to help out enter the Halloween Party was almost
completely eliminated. all hope you did so Santa brought plen-
with the activities at the party. Calling to
The Recreation Committee would like ty of toys with him!), you will need to
the children that “any man who falls
to extend its sincerest thanks to those who stop and register at the door to receive
behind, is left behind” Captain Jack
lined up the princesses, ghosts, and took the time to preregister for the your card.
superheroes and led them in the annual Halloween Party and we hope to experi- The Committee wishes to extend its
Halloween Parade! ence the same wonderful results at the thanks to all those who help make our
Thank you to Fullerton Landscaping “Visit With Santa” party. events successful and welcomes mem-
for donating the mums, cornstalks and The Recreation Committee continues bers, volunteers and suggestions.
16 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
December 2007 If you plan on attending a PVPOA meeting, call 852-8400 to confirm date and time.
If you plan on attending a township meeting, please call 852-5132 to confirm date and time.
• Garbage pick-up is on Tuesdays & Fridays.
• Meetings subject to change. Call to verify if you plan to attend.
• PLEASE NOTE: All Board of Trustees reg. meetings are open to the public.
• If you would like to attend an ACC meeting, please notify the office in writing at least one week
Tree Lighting /
prior to the scheduled date. Visit with
• Please confirm Board & Townships meetings with the office. Santa Party
Village 3 TH Assoc. Committee Meeting Deadline for Large
Meeting - 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Item Pick-up
ACC Meeting Security Committee
7 p.m. Meeting - 7 p.m.
Town Council BOT Regular
Meeting 7:30 p.m. Meeting - 7:30 p.m.
& Town Hall
New Year’s Eve Closed
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 17
2007 PVPOA Halloween Party TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
7th Grade Visits
Allamuchy Township School students
search for minerals at the Sterling
As part of the seventh grade study of
rocks and minerals, The Allamuchy
Township School visited the Sterling
Mineral Mine in Ogdensburg. The trip
included the rock discovery zone, a tour of
the zinc mine and the museum. Each stu-
dent was able to being home a variety of
rock samples and was able to view fluores-
cent minerals under a black light.
1st Grade Learns
Members of the REBEL2 of
Allamuchy Township School met with
first grade classes on Oct. 25. New Jersey
REBEL2 is a statewide youth-led anti-
tobacco movement organized with in
school chapters in all 21 counties. This
includes ten high schools and five middle
schools in each county. The REBEL2 stu-
dents taught the first graders about the
dangers of smoking and/or using drugs.
REBEL2 members went into the first
grade classrooms, read them a story and
completed a Red Ribbon Project. This
was in honor of RED RIBBON WEEK,
18 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
PETS ON PARADE
Growing Up With Mac Macky’s Back in Town
By Jack Sissick It’s five in the morn and I roll on my side,
He is sitting here now, looking at me with those the howl and the whimper, a horren-
big brown eyes, and quietly following my every move dous cry.
on the computer. Lately, as one of my own birthdays Down the stairs fleeting I lurch in one
broke the sound barrier, I noticed that Macduff, my gear to the sounds of my Scottie who
Scottie, is graying at the beard and flecks of gray are sits there in tears.
streaming down his back. How did this happen? Mac, “Let me out of this house you construct-
Macky or Big Mac as he is known because of his ed from wire, I need food in my belly
voracious appetite—the words eat, cookie and chewy before I expire.”
move him with alacrity, emitting a throaty sound— Out to the paper he moves with a dash. I 2000
will be eight years old in January. A look in the mir- thank God for the “Times” I so wise-
ror answers my own questions. At my recent birthday, ly stashed.
my own mortality was challenged when I received a Then it’s on to the floor with this pup in
hat with a skeleton of a dog and an inscription, “In motion, my slippers and jamas are
dog years, I am dead.” cause for commotion.
It has been a Scottie love affair in the family. Mac Macduff’s the name, call him Mac for
is Scottie number five and, quite candidly, I do not short, his teeth are like needles, his
remember the individual personalities of the other four body a squirt.
and perhaps only one or two names. However, Mac’s Black as coal, with beady eyes, and at
unyielding loyalty and presence in the home are seven pounds, a scourge in disguise.
rewards within themselves as they most likely were My friends say, “Jack, you’ve got to be
with the other Scotties. kidding. You’ll be up to your knees in
As with any pets, there comes a time in life when all the piddling.”
they can no longer function—the words “put down” I question my sanity at five every morn,
turns me off. What to do? There was no deliberation. as I stare at this pup who was recent-
Within weeks, another bundle of fur, the future Mac, ly born.
was destined for Panther Valley. But a wag of the tail and a tilt of the
With this sege completed, the following poem, head, puts life in perspective for my 2007
dated April 2000, served as a welcome to the Valley. day ahead.
So far, it has been a great ride for both of us.
FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS
30TH Annual House Tour - Thank You!
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 19
Civic & Social
O r g a n i z at i o n s
Now I had no idea what “Plus Ultra” that will be on the front table (checks
meant, so I turned to the dictionary for should be made payable to PVEC with
help. I found a definition for “plus” and “Christmas Angel” written on the memo
one for “ultra,” but putting the two defi- line of the check) and gifts, either wrapped
nitions together made no sense. But it or unwrapped, can be placed under the
Friends & Neighbors didn’t matter because when the words Christmas tree. If you wrap your gift,
Month At A Glance were spoken aloud, I thought they had a
certain ring to them that made you think
please indicate on an attached tag the age
and gender of the intended recipient.
PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT INFOR- maybe they denoted something special— Let us always keep in mind those who
MATION YOU SHOULD KNOW! like graduation. may be struggling and make a special
The next meeting is on Wed., Dec. 5 at Anyway, to those who participated in wish for them that the New Year treat
the Ecumenical Church and will begin at our 30th Annual House Tour, I say “Plus them well.
10 a.m. For more details, please read “This Ultra.” You’ve indicated quite clearly For the month of December, please
and That From Pat K.” your ongoing commitment to helping oth- note the following changes regarding
This & That From Pat K: (908-852- ers by making this house tour the best it both the Board Meeting and the
6965): My high school had only one guid- could be. We can be quite proud of our General Meeting:
ance counselor for all of the students in tour and generous to those whom we will The December meeting of the board
grades seven through twelve. I met with invite to our March meeting to support the will be at the home of Dale Rivera on
her just once and that was when I was work they do. Thank you, everyone, for Mon., Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. If you are unable
about to graduate. To this so called exit your participation. to attend the meeting, please give Dale a
meeting, all seniors were required to bring At our December 5 meeting, we will courtesy call at 908-850-5070.
their yearbooks so that our counselor again have an opportunity to make the The December general meeting will
could write something appropriate for Christmas Season a little brighter for those be held at our usual place, the Panther
each of us. In mine she wrote two words, who may be struggling. Monetary contri- Valley Ecumenical Church and will
“Plus Ultra.” butions can be placed in the Santa basket begin at 10 a.m.
As of this writing, the understanding is
that we must vacate the church meeting
hall no later than 1 p.m., thus the early
Wilbur’s Country Store start for the general meeting with the
board meeting on a separate day.
HOUSE TOUR WRAP-UP: Arlene
Metrione. The 30th Anniversary Annual
Friends and Neighbors House Tour was a
great success thanks to all the members,
friends and neighbors who contributed
either by taking part, supporting with
donations, ads, supplies, food, time or
attendance. We also cannot thank the
home owners enough for their generous
and thoughtfulness by sharing a little of
themselves with so many. The many
comments we have received back
735 Route 94 (between Newton & Blairstown) expressed much excitement about the
908-362-8833 variety of homes on this year’s tour. We
also appreciate the support and help
# British Foods & Candy # Old Village Paint
given to us by the Historical Society and
# Yankee Candles # Braided Mats & Allamuchy Schools for opening the Villa
# Preserves & Teas Chair Pads Madonna for visitors who were greeted
# Cookie Cutters by Mr. Charlie Fineran and a wonderful
# Burt’s Bees
slide show as well as an art show by local
# English Tea Pots, Cups # Gourmet Items students through the help of their art
& Saucers teacher. And, each year so many enjoy
their ride from the parking lot to the door
of the Country Club, thanks to the gen-
20 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
tlemen from the Seniors Group.
It seems the whole community pulled
together to help with several local busi-
nesses selling tickets for us or contributing
to our Silent Auction. We also appreciate
those who placed ads in the program to
help defray printing expenses. And, the
advertising that was so kindly generated
through local papers and our local radio
station. An event like this always reminds
me of the story of “Stone Soup!” We start-
ed with a stone and it became a full bodied
broth full of delicious additions because of
all who took part. Thank you!
This is our one and only fund raiser and
we look forward to giving back to the com-
munity in the spring of 2008!
ART: Fran Clary (908-852-5779):
The Art Group will continue to meet on
the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
The dates are: Mon., Dec. 3 and 17. If
you plan to attend, please call Fran. We
welcome any level.
COFFEE AND BOOKS: Wendie
Germain (908-850-5410). On Tues., Dec.
11 we will meet at Joyce Forman’s home,
37 Osprey, discuss “THE GLASS CAS-
TLE” by Jeanette Walls. This is a memoir
and was suggested by Liz Balke. Please
call either Wendie (908 850 5410) or Joyce
Forman (908 852 7243) if you will not be
at the meeting.
COMMUNICATIONS: Linda Miller
(908-684-3566). Please have your informa-
tion—completed and ready to go for the
JANUARY newsletter—to me by Wed.,
Dec.. 5 at the latest. Information can be
sent to “email@example.com” or regu-
lar mail to: 3 Dallarda Drive,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or brought along
to the meeting that day.
If you live outside of Panther Valley and
would like to have your newsletter sent via
email, please provide me with your email
address (this will save on postage).
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Traude
Hughes (908-684-0716). On Wed., Dec. 12
we are going to Warren Haven to play
Bingo. If you are interested in joining me,
please call me at the above number (espe-
cially those who do not live in Panther
Valley and will need their names left at the
front gate). We will meet at my house at
The list for Christmas presents for the
Warren Haven residents was distributed at
the November meeting. However, if you
did not pick up a list or have misplaced it,
Continued on page 22
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 21
BE IN SIZE LARGE AND ABOVE. Gourmet Group. At present however, the
‘F&N’ Continued from page 21 CRAFTS: Betty Gombka (908-850- group is at its maximum number. If you
the items are listed below. If feasible 1219). The Crafts Group will meet on would like to form a second Gourmet
please bring your gift to the December Tues., Dec. 4 to finish our clean up and group, please contact Dayle Thornton and
meeting or drop it off at my house no later sorting. On December 11 we will be wrap- she will be more than happy to give you
than December 10th. The gift does not ping gifts for Warren Haven. Then we will some information to get you started.
have to be wrapped as the ladies from the be off until the New Year. We wish every- HIKING: There is no program planned
Crafts Group have offered to help again one a crafty holiday season. as yet for December For more information
with the wrapping. We will be bringing crafty gift items to call Gerry Borelli at 908-326-3228.
Here is the list for Warren Haven: the December meeting for your shopping HOSPITALITY: Judy Sissick (908-
Unisex: Powders, lotions (hypo allergic), pleasure. 979-1943). The hostesses for our annu-
after shaves, perfumes, playing cards, cas- Please call Betty if you have any al Holiday Party are: Fran Clary, Joan
sette tapes (appropriate music or books on questions. Cipra and Ann Clerico. Bring your
tape), video tapes (appropriate titles for FOOD BASKET REMINDER: The favorite recipe!
seniors), stuffed animals, food items (indi- PV Ecumenical Church asks for assistance PLEASE NOTE THE TIME
vidually wrapped) posters, mobiles, sound with the collection of food for deserving CHANGE FOR THE DECEMBER
machines, large print magazine or books, families in our area. Our donations are MEETING—10 A.M.
word finds. important. Items can be dropped off any LUNCH BUNCH: JoAnne Ciccone
Women: Jewelry (costume necklaces, weekday before 2 p.m. at the church or (973-691-5927). The next Lunch Bunch
pins, bracelets and clip earrings), bring your donations to our monthly meet- will be on Wed., Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. We
sweaters (washable), sweatshirts, ings. The Trinity United Methodist Church will be dining at “Benito’s,” 44 Main
scarves, hats, deodorants, stationary, also has a food pantry. Food can be left at Street, Chester. If you have any questions,
and stamps, slippers. the pantry from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, please call me at the above number.
Men: Baseball caps (wildlife, autos and Tuesday and Thursday or any day at the MEMBERSHIP: Dale Rivera (908-
other emblems), t-shirts and sweatshirts, church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 850-5070). Friends and Neighbors is an
flannel shirts, deodorants, wildlife/ out- Any kind of contribution you make is “all season” group—you can join at any-
door posters, slippers, sweaters. appreciated. time! You do not have to be a resident of
Please NO soaps (bar and liquid) and GOURMET: There has been quite a Panther Valley to join—anybody from the
candles. CLOTHING ITEMS SHOULD lot of interest by new members to join the area is welcome, but we do ask that you be
a member of Friends and Neighbors to
partake in our interest groups. For more
information, please call Dale at the above
Membership is $25 and your check
should be made out to “Friends and
Neighbors” and mailed to Dale Rivera, 21
Mockingbird, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
PROGRAM: Sharon Lykins (908-852-
5057). Several of us had a lot of fun at
November’s meeting learning basic line
dance steps! Thank you Ronnie!
For our December program, Arlene
Metrione is going to play the piano,
accompanied by Jack Sissick on the accor-
dion. We will be singing old favorites to
celebrate the season.
WEEKENDERS: The Weekenders
Group will meet on Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:55
p.m. at the Panther Valley Post Office to
carpool to “The Black Forest
Restaurant”, in Stanhope. If you have
any questions, please contact Sandy
Ciuccio at 909-441-2145.
NOTE: Since Weekenders is rotated
throughout the group, please make sure
that the person organizing the event each
month contact Linda Miller (908) 684-
3566 with the information for the next’s
22 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
Allamuchy Senior served as officers and on the Board of
to sell their ticket may do so for a total
cost of $130.50, which includes the bus
Citizens Club And to all club members and non- fare and driver’s gratuity. If you have a
By Ric Henderson members, all seniors and nonseniors, problem selling your ticket please call
future seniors and anyone who reads this Drew Calandriello, 813-1535.
Winter is finally upon us and the year column: Happy holidays and may you Our second play of the season will be
2007 is fast fading away. So, as most old have a healthy and prosperous new year! “Ink The Heights,” a new musical which
folks do, let’s remember the past. The Remember, you might be a senior citi- has been given very good reviews by the
club had another terrific year of fun, zen if: you think happy hour is time to Group Sales Box Office. The date is April
games and travel. For those of you who take a nap! 16, the theater is The Richard Rogers
are not senior citizens yet, you don’t Note: due to the annual dinner, there Theater. Members wishing to sell their
know what you are missing. Along with will not be a meeting in December. See ticket may do so for a total cost of $83.
our monthly meetings that presented edu- you in January on the second Friday of Looking forward to seeing you at the
cational programs that kept us up to date the month at 10 a.m. at Town Hall. Join bus stop on Dec. 5.
on the Allamuchy School, Allamuchy the OWLS! Older, Wiser, Lively, Seniors!
State Park, computers, health care, etc.
We had a picnic, traveled to Matterhorn
Gardens, Brotherhood Winery, Sight and
Garden Club Villa Venice
Sound Theater, Radio City Music Hall,
and ended the year with our annual dinner
Celebrating the Season
Each year, at the beginning of the
at Mattar’s. By the way, if you haven’t holiday season, the Garden Club puts Wonderful food
picked up your ticket for the dinner, you together the swags and wreaths that Comfortable atmosphere!
only have until Monday, December 3rd appear on the lampposts and panther in
when final reservations must be submitted Panther Valley. We will meet at 9:30
to the restaurant. a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 29 at Sheila
The final meeting of the year conclud- Librizzi’s to create the greens. Panther
ed with a presentation by freeholder John Valley Maintenance will hang the swags
Dimaio. Mr. Dimaio briefed us on the on Sat., Dec. 1.
financial status of Warren County, plans Pat Mahon will host our annual
for the coming year and the future. He Holiday Tea for members in her home on
completed his program with a question Mon., Dec. 10. Each member will bring
and answer period that was very benefi- their favorite finger sandwich, dessert, or Compliment your meal with
cial and informative. It helped us under- other favorite specialty. A regular busi- our beer & wine selections
stand how our tax dollars are at work and ness meeting will follow.
what to expect in the future. Happy holidays to all! Panther Valley
Election of officers for the coming Residents
year also took place at the November
PV Theater Club 10% Off
meeting. The results are as follows: Ric Food Order
Henderson, President: George Fette, Vice Our first play of the 2007-08 theater
President; Ann Clerico, Secretary; Doris season will be “Curtains,” the play star- 489 Rt. 46
Cote, Treasurer; Ellen Tensen, Registrar. ring David Hyde-Pierce, on Wed., Dec. 5
Great Meadows, NJ
Now let’s look forward to the year at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, 302 W. 45th
2008. In the planning stages, along with Street. This play was nominated for a 908-637-6329
our traditional picnic and dinner, are West Tony, and David Hyde-Pierce did win as
best actor in a musical. Members wishing 10 minutes from back gate
Chester Broadway Theater, Hunterdon
Hills Playhouse, Penn’s Peak in Jim
Thorp, PA., and Woodloch Pines, also in
PA. As more suggestions that have been
recently submitted are investigated, the
offer a high
I’M YOU! When YOU can’t be there,
While you’re at work or away, or just too busy.
list will grow. Can you add to this list? quality professional
Stay tuned! I will do:
service that can be
Since this is the final Panther col-
umn for the year, I would like to thank customized to Home Security…Elder Care…Grocery Shop…
all those who supported the club with suit your needs. Child Care… Water your plants…
their assistance, suggestions and dedi- Care for your pets:
There is no errand or job too small.
cation. Thanks for taking the lead as A Panther Valley Resident for 6 years
Rates by the hour or by the job.
committee members with nominations,
picnic arrangements, annual dinner, Give the Gift of Time: References Available
speakers, etc. Especially those who Gift Certificates Available Call Ginny - (908) 813-9911
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 23
N ove m b e r H e re & T h e re
COMMUNITY SERVICES Centenary Stage Co.
400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown -
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
409 E. Baldwin Street, Hackettstown, NJ
Open AA Big Book Meeting Box Office: 908-979-0900 852-21561
Mondays - 6-7 p.m. Open AA Big Book
Meeting in Conference Room at Hackettstown Baptist Church
916 Route 517, Hackettstown • 852-6577
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. All
Welcome. RELIGIOUS NEWS Pastor Alan Parker
American Cancer Society Breakpoint Community Church Jewish Center of Northwest NJ
55 Newburgh Rd. (Between Rt. 57 & Youman’s Ave., Washington, NJ - 689-0762
To find out more about attending or volun-
Schooley’s Mtn. Rd) • 852-6940
teering at these and other events and pro- Jewish Center of Sussex County
grams, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 Church of the Assumption 13 Washington Street, Newton, NJ
305 High Street, Hackettstown. 852-3320 973-383-4570
DAY TRIPS Church of the Covenant Panther Valley Ecumenical Church
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre 319 Blau Road, Hackettstown • 850-8910
1490 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ
www.castletheatre.com - www.paxamicus.com 852-5444 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily •
23 Lake Shore Drive, Budd Lake, NJ 07828 www.pvem.net
- (973) 691-2100. Emmanuel Bible Church
Schooley’s Mountain Presbyterian
Corner of Rt. 24 & Pleasant Grove Rd.,
Skylands www.njskylands.com Church
Schooley’s Mtn. - Hackettstown - 852-7305
Blair Academy http://users.nac.net/emmanuelbiblechurch PO Box 33, Heath Lane & 12 Pleasant
Grove Rd., Schooley’s Mtn., NJ 07870
Info & Ticket Reservation call First Presbyterian Church 908-852-2910
(908) 362-6121 ext. 5682 298 Main Street, Hackettstown - 852-4011
St. James Episcopal Church
214 Washington St., Hackettstown
852-3968 Rev. Cathy L. Deats, Rector
PANTHER VALLEY PHARMACY & GIFTS Website: http://home.goes.com/~stjames/
Your local home for…
Pleasant Hill Road, Flanders, NJ
Home Medical Equipment 973-584-0212
Canes • Nebulizers • Crutches Tranquility United Methodist Church
Walkers • Wheelchairs 5 Kennedy Road., Tranquility - 852-0218.
Aids for daily living, bath & safety Trinity United Methodist Church
products, and advanced orthopedics 213 Main St., Hackettstown - 852-3020
Frank Fowler III, Ph.D., Sr. Pastor
Route 517 - Village Square Mall • PO Box 399 • Allamuchy, NJ 07820 Joseph McCarthy, M. Div., Assoc. Pastor
Phone (908) 852-8818 • Fax (908) 852-8775 firstname.lastname@example.org •
Waterloo United Methodist Church
Family Owned Waterloo Village Rd., Byram Twp., NJ
Operated for 25 years (973) 347-7900 • email@example.com
A FULL SERVICE FLORIST & COUNTRY GREENHOUSE www.waterloochurch.org
Rev. David L. Jones
See us for all of your Holiday Western Hills Christian Church
decorating and gift giving needs 40 Kennedy Rd., Tranquility • 908-850-8081
Ken Taylor, Minister • firstname.lastname@example.org
MON. THRU SAT. 1-800-437-FREE www.westernhillsnj.org
9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Schooley’s Mtn. Rd.
SUN. - 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. 1-908-850-0700 Hackettstown
(May, June & Dec. Only) www.greenwayflowers.com MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
24 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
many interesting places located in ‘Warren County Chronicles’ and who has
Allamuchy Township including the Villa written several books about our region,
itself, Rutherfurd Chapel, our L.H.R.RR including “Bridges over the Delaware
Freight Depot, Allamuchy Pond and many River—A History of Crossings” was also
more! Certainly a job well done by our present the entire tour and had several of
young artists!! his Warren County Chronicles on display
As Director of Open Space and a mem- and for sale.
ber of the Allamuchy Township I think you can see why I believe all in
By Charlie Fineran Environmental Commission, had the attendance not only had an enjoyable visit
2007 House Tour opportunity to display an aerial chart but also a very informative visit.
This year’s Friends and Neighbors along with site specific photos of same, In closing I would like to thank Friends
House Tour included The Rutherfurd the “new” Allamuchy Pond Trail which is and Neighbors for giving all of us the
Mansion/Villa Madonna as one of the one of our Open Space ongoing projects. opportunity to become part of their House
places to visit. I am happy to report that Photos, with inscriptions, from Tour! More importantly, I would also like
there was a steady crowd of visitors from Allamuchy Township’s Collection, were to thank them, for all their hard work
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.—that was when we displayed featuring our many beautiful throughout the year generating funds
finally got a chance to lock up. So if I use natural and historical sites. which they distribute to various charities,
this as an indicator—the 2007 House Tour The Allamuchy Historical Society pro- non-profit groups and service organiza-
2007 was been a great success!! vided an aerial photo of the Villa, proba- tions in our communities!
Adding the Mansion certainly gave the bly taken in the 50s, showing the Mansion Charlie Fineran
tour another interesting place to visit and amid large fields without I-80 or the infir- Director of Open Space
it also opened up opportunities for several mary building later added on by the Allamuchy Township Environmental
local organizations to show off their activ- Sisters. A booklet “History of Allamuchy Commission
ities and projects. Township” was also displayed and offered Allamuchy Historical Society President
The Allamuchy Township Board of for purchase.
Education was able to again allow people State Park Service handouts where dis-
see the actual building and grounds. played and available to all the visitors. SEE FULL COLOR
Frank Dale, Author and Historian,
Board of Education member Mary
who has written the ongoing series PHOTOS ON PAGE 19!
Renaud was present the entire tour along
with several appearances by
Superintendent Tim Frederiks who could
answer all questions about the “new
school project.” There were several archi-
tectural presentations depicting what the
future school would look like. The T H E
Elementary School’s Art Classes had a
wonderful art show with drawings of the
S T U D I O
Santa O F L O N G V A L L E Y
The Allamuchy Township
Volunteer Fire Department is hosting
an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa
on Sat., Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 12
noon. The cost is $8 per person; chil-
dren under 5 are free. Due to construc- TEL (908) 876•3790
tion at the firehouse, the breakfast will FAX (908) 876•3702
be held at the Panther Valley
Ecumenical Church on Route 517 at Susan Schertl Long Valley Village Mall
Cat Swamp Rd. Call 908-850-4850 for 62 E. Mill Road Building A3
questions. Please mark your calendar
now and support your local volunteers! email@example.com Long Valley, NJ 07853
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 25
Beautiful Skin Senator Lance Addresses 8th Grade
Eighth grade students at the Allamuchy Township
By Lauren School were honored to receive a visit from Senator
Full Skin Care Leonard Lance on October 16. As part of the Legislators-
(908) 850-9258 Go-Back-To-School program, Senator Lance brought his
extensive knowledge of New Jersey government and
experience as a lawmaker to the students, providing them
with a firsthand look at state politics. Questions posed by
20% Off the students indicate a strong civic awareness and an inter-
est in the issues that remain of concern to their district.
Any Wax Service New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance
eye, lip, chin, bikini, arms, legs addresses Allamuchy 8th Graders.
Gentle Soy Product
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. 6th Grade Designs 3D Cells
Present Coupon - New Clients Only Sixth grade students at the Allamuchy Township
School constructed fantastic 3D cell projects during
$10 Off their recently completed unit on cells. Students pre-
sented the projects to the class describing the struc-
European Facial ture and function of the cell’s organelles. Eighth grade
students also studied atoms and elements. They creat-
includes neck & shoulder ed their own periodic Table of the Elements and mod-
massage eled various elements during class.
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. Atoms and Cells were the subject of recent Science
Present Coupon - New Clients Only Projects at the Allamuchy Township School.
$10 Off Teacher Shares “Buzzing” Secrets
Glycolic Acid Peel Allamuchy Township School teacher Dawn Asjborn
removes fine lines, shrinks large recently gave a presentation on bees and bee keeping to the
pores, and eliminates sun damage fourth grade students in Lindsay Johnson’s class. The stu-
dents were learning about bees as part of their science unit.
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. Students were able to see equipment used for beekeeping and
Present Coupon - New Clients Only
learn about the habits and characteristics of honeybees.
Allamuchy Township School teacher
Dawn Asjborn shares beekeeping
secrets with fourth grade students.
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Speaking of Windows Vista, things In the first quarter of 2008,
Click Here have come a long way since I last Microsoft will release Service Pack 1
By Charles Bihler wrote about Vista. Microsoft has for Windows Vista, which will contain
released a number of performance and even more fixes and improvements.
Home Server for the Holidays reliability updates for Vista that fix For anyone who has been waiting to
Microsoft has just released an inno- many of the most annoying problems. move to Vista, that will be the time to
vative new product that will be of Other hardware vendors have also do it. You will still have the best expe-
interest to anyone with multiple com- improved their Windows Vista sup- rience if you get Windows Vista with
puters and lots of media files. port. When Vista first launched, there your next new computer, but if you
Windows Home Server will be sold as was little or no support for many high- bought a computer in the last year or
part an external storage appliance, ly popular sound cards, video cards two, your chances of a successful
essentially a small computer without a and printers. My sound card and print- upgrade to Vista have improved con-
keyboard, mouse or monitor that has er are now fully functional under Vista, siderably.
the sole purpose of connecting to your something I could not have said six
network so that other computers can months ago.
access pictures, music and any other
files stored there.
The HP Media Smart Home Server
will be among the first Windows
Home Server devices on the market. A
$599 model will include a 500 GB
hard drive and a $799 model will
include 1 TB of storage. Either way,
that’s a lot of storage. The HP Media
Smart is available for pre-order now
from www.HP.com and Amazon.com
and will be shipping by the time you
Windows Home Server is intended
for households with multiple comput-
ers that share an Internet connection
using a router. Just plug the Home Delivering to the
Server into an extra port on your router,
install some software on each of your
computers and you’ll be able to:
Panther Valley Community
1. Have Windows Home Server auto-
matically back up all of your com-
puters in one place.
2. Restore files from Windows Home
Server to any of your computers or
even restore the whole computer.
3. Share music, photos and videos and
stream multimedia content from the
Home Server to any of your com-
puters or to an X-Box 360.
4. Access any files you have stored on
the Home Server from anywhere
via the Internet and even use the
Home Server to remotely access
any of your connected computers. for over 20 years!
5. Monitor the health of every con-
nected computer from one place,
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including whether each computer
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Windows Home Server works with PRINTING & MAILING Hackettstown - (908) 852-1111
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DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 27
to your body as possible. If you have to don’t use the sofa arm as a pillow. The
turn to place it, step in the direction of the angle is much too sharp for your neck.
turn. That way, you’re not twisting your
body and straining your spine.
• Use a cold pack if your back begins to
hurt. Wrap an ice pack in a towel
moistened with warm water. The
Dr. Fedich and the American warmth gives way to gradual cold,
For Your Health Chiropractic Association (ACA) suggest which likely will alleviate the discom-
By Dr. James R. Fedich the following dos and don’ts for chores fort. (No ice? Try frozen veggies
and relation: instead.)
Don’t Let Housework • When you wash dishes, open the • If pain persists for more than a day or
Be a Pain! cabinet beneath the sink bends one two or if you experience numbness,
Household chores can be a pain in the knee and put your foot on the shelf tingling or weakness in your arms or
sacroiliac. Unless you’re careful, routine under the sink. Lean against the legs, see a chiropractor.
activities around the home—washing counter so some of your weight is Simple House Chores can be a real
dishes, vacuuming even talking on the supported in front. pain in the back. Its amazing how many
phone—can strain your back, including • To vacuum, use a “fencer’s stance.” people come to my office suffering from
the sacroiliac area near the tailbone, and Put all your weight on one foot, then sever lower back pain from simple chores
result in debilitating discomfort. step forward and back with the other around the house such as vacuuming and
But you can protect your back by foot as you push the vacuum forward dusting. Avoid these injuries, with some
knowing the right way to go about those and back. Use the back foot as a pivot simple preventative tips and a little care
activities, says Dr. William J. Lauretti, a when you turn. and caution.
Bethesda, MD chiropractor who’s an • While talking on the phone, don’t If you like to surf the Net, check out
expert in pain management. cradle the phone between your ear the American Chiropractic Association’s
Consider lifting. “Whether you’re and shoulder. That can lock up the Web site. Not only can you find a doctor
picking up the baby or a can of paint, you spinal joints in the neck and upper of chiropractic near you, but you can also
need to it the right way to avoid hurting back, and cause pain. Instead, hold obtain additional information and
yourself,” says Dr. Lauretti. the phone with your hand or use the research that shows chiropractic is effec-
How? Bend from the knees, not the speakerphone. tive for preventing a variety of conditions,
waist. As you lift, hold the item as close • While watching television or relaxing, read important studies about the effective-
ness of chiropractic care, and learns about
chiropractic education and the history of
chiropractic profession. Visit www.acato-
day.com or www.villagefamilychiro.com
for further information.
“Never Regret Yesterday, Life is in You
Today, and You Make Your Tomorrow.”
Offers Healthy Eating
Advice for New Year
As obesity rates continue to rise
nationwide, fad diets offering a quick fix
are becoming more and more prevalent.
While some people might swear by such
diets, the goal of dieting is sustainable
long-term health, something many fad
diets simply can’t offer.
In lieu of seeking avenues for rapid
weight loss, people looking to make a
change during this dieting season, should
heed the advice of professionals who sug-
“Your Natural Choice for Healthcare.” gest making subtle changes to daily rou-
tines as a means of weight management.
By making the right changes an ongoing
part of their lifestyles, dieters are more
likely to keep the weight off permanently.
Such an accomplishment can greatly
28 THE PANTHER DECEMBER 2007
reduce a person’s risk of heart disease,
stroke and diabetes.
Laura Molseed, a registered dietitian at
Del Monte Foods, offers these tips for
healthy, sustainable weight loss.
• Live a more ‘fruit’ful life. As more
Americans are recognizing the coun-
try’s growing obesity problem,
healthier foods continue to move to
the forefront of diets. Foods low in
calories, trans fat and sugar, such as
fruits and vegetables, can help many
Americans lower their weight, man-
age their blood sugar levels and main-
tain a healthy heart.
“Fruits and vegetables are naturally
low-calorie foods that are excellent
sources of vitamins, minerals and
fiber,” said Molseed. “Taking simple
steps toward a healthy lifestyle each
day will yield significant results in
your overall health. For starters, just
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• Snack, but snack wisely. Part of the
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long-term health is because they set
unrealistic guidelines by which to fol-
low. For instance, as good as a shake
might taste a couple of times per day;
sooner or later dieters are going to Where exercise is a fun, challenging
want real, tangible food.
Instead of starving themselves and rewarding experience.
between meals, dieters are encouraged
to make smart choices when it comes
to snacking. In fact, small, healthy
snacks can help to motivate your
metabolism and boost energy. There is
a variety of on-the go snacks available
to calorie-conscious consumers, as
well as low-fat pretzels and high-pro-
• Make your food work for you. Dieters
tend to look at food as the enemy, but
that’s not necessarily the case. While
Panther Valley Village Square
large portions of anything is never a
good idea, moderate portions of
healthy foods can actually help dieters
reach their goals of achieving optimal
Allamuchy, NJ 07820
health. Single-serving products like
fruit cups, yogurt, pouch tuna and
even cookies are a great way to ensure
Continued on page 31
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 29
After four months of training at the
Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center in Artesia, New Mexico, Matthew
Guidera graduated on October 4. He is By Jim Brennan Wilson - Clark
now serving in Yuma, Arizona as a Newark Regional Office
Border Patrol Agent. A life-long resident The Newark Regional Office is located
of Panther Valley, Matthew graduated at 20 Washington Place, Newark, NJ
from Pope John XXIII High School in 07102. The phone number is 800-827-
2002 and the Military College of South 1000. It is one of the 57 offices located
Carolina in 2006. throughout the nation that provide services
and benefits to honorably discharged veter-
Law Offices of ans of the US military and their dependents.
The regional office is reaching out to
Vincent W. Rickey, L.L.C. veterans to file claims for injury or illness
incurred while in service, or to file claims Mr. & Mrs. Al Clark are happy to
for increase if the injury or illness has announce the marriage of their daughter
worsened over time. Sarah to Joshua Wilson on Oct. 20. Sarah
The following service organizations is a 2000 graduate of Hackettstown High
are also available to represent and assist School and a 2004 graduate of
veterans: Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove,
American Legion: (973-297-3377) PA. She is a Human Resources Generalist
Disabled American Veterans: for Hertz Corp. in Alexandria, VA. Her
(973-297-3378) husband is a high school music/choir
Jewish War Veterans: (973-297-3388) director for Potomac High School and
Military Order of the Purple Heart they make their home in Columbia, MD.
Wills & Trusts (973-297-3389),
Real Estate NJ Dept. of Military and
Veterans Affairs: (973-297-3230)
Personal Injury VFW: (973-297-3226), ‘Patmos’ Continued from page 10
Vietnam Veterans of America: guard and finished at the Senate square in
(973-297-3227) front of the Winter Palace where the revolu-
Incorporations tion started! There I waited, with thousands
Environmental Law Do you know something that’s of other art lovers, for free admission to the
Hermitage (one of the world’s three greatest
NOTEWORTHY? museums along with the Met and Louvre),
which for the first time stayed open all night
(908) 852-1062 Have it published in The Panther! for a concert and celebration.
Call Jane at 908-852-8400 After visiting St. John’s monastery our
Panther Valley Resident! tour buses drove us through other small
for more information!
towns of Patmos and we had time to walk
through the picturesque narrow streets up to
the very impressive gate of the ruins of the
Lunch • Brunch • Cakes • Coffee original castle which the Crusaders built in
Gourmet Pastries • Custom Cakes the 12th century. Walking through those
ruins we came to the recently discovered
New Take Home and partially restored ruins of an ancient
Dinner Menu sweet Greek temple which St. John must have seen
during his time there. The temple stood at
the highest point of this island overlooking
on one side an amazing view of the azure
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much history, culture and beauty.
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Holiday Tree Tips
When the time comes to bring the hol-
iday tree inside, it’s best to take a few pre-
cautions to ensure the tree and its orna-
ments last through the season.
• Keep away from heat: Make sure
the tree is kept away from sources
of heat, such as heating vents, fire-
places (keep a reasonable distance
away from flames), and even
sources of direct sunlight so the tree
can remain healthy.
• Ward off all pets: Cats, in particular,
have exhibited a puzzling desire to
jump into Christmas trees. If you can’t
keep pets out of the room entirely, use
a ceiling hook to keep the tree from
falling over should a pet bump into it.
• Turn lights off when leaving the
house or going to bed: Trees are a
fire hazard even when the lights
aren’t on, and that risk only gets
greater if lights are left on when
you’re not home.
• Place heavier ornaments near the
top: Keep heavier and fragile orna-
ments higher up on the tree to lessen
the risk of them breaking at the hands
of curious kids.
‘Nutrition’ Continued from page 29
that you’re getting the proper number
of servings of the foods you need,
while regulating your portions.
• Make exercise as much a part of
your routine as diet. No successful
weight loss regimen is complete
without incorporating exercise into
the daily routine. Simply eating
healthier and smaller portions is not
enough to achieve optimal health. In
addition to eating fewer calories
through such foods as fruits and veg-
etables, dieters need to exercise to
help burn off excess calories, which
can linger in spite of your best
efforts to alter your diet.
Though the season for dieting is upon
us all, it’s important for dieters to keep in
mind that a commitment to weight loss is
also a commitment to keeping the weight
off. With the right approach, even the
most subtle changes can end up making
all the difference.
DECEMBER 2007 THE PANTHER 31
‘Minutes’ Continued from page 14 to assess the situation; and asked what his the monthly agenda.
findings were. Mr. Young responded that Mr. Henderson thanked whoever was
Mr. Lunger was excused from the Maintenance Techs report to the responsible for changing the lights in the con-
meeting at 8:45. Maintenance Manager and emergencies ference room.
g. Nominating are handled expeditiously. Otherwise, rec- Mr. Henderson informed the Board of
Mr. Dunlap informed the Board that ommendations for remediation are for- “drag racing” occurring at the front entrance
one candidate has withdrawn, Mr. warded to the Maintenance Committee for when bar coded vehicles access the valley via
Emanuel Curasi. review and action. both lanes. Mr. Byrd noted that the updated
h. P & A Ms. Budzinski asked for clarification of Rules and Regulations, passed by the Board
Discussion was tabled to Executive the Architectural Control Window Policy on July 25, 2007, include a rule stating that
Session. mentioned in the Committee report given ear- residents shall not use the visitors lane unless
i. Recreation lier in the meeting. Mr. Schmelter responded, to conduct business with the gate house oper-
Mrs. Weill informed the Board that a informing her that it is with regard to the col- ator. The gate house operating should write
Blood Drive at Town Hall, sponsored by ors assigned to the multi-family units and the up reports on any violators of this rule.
the Recreation Committee will be held on numerous violations of that policy. Lastly, regarding the “tag sale” situation,
September 29, 2007. Ms. Budzinski next suggested that, since Mr. Henderson suggested that additional
She reported that $2,618.42 was col- there are a lot of new personnel in the office, mobile security would definitely be required
lected for pool badges and $6,450.70 for that employees’ names and their titles be list- just to monitor the illegal parking which
guest fees this season. ed somewhere. Mr. Young responded that all would occur.
j. Security employees are listed on the website and will 13. Board Member Items
Mrs. Stachnick made a motion approv- be included in the new directory.
ing actions taken by the Committee per Mr. Guidette made a motion approving
Mr. Miller asked what the extent of the placement on the ballot of the amendment to
their August 8, 2007 meeting minutes as anticipated road repair. Mr. Young stated
amended. Mrs. Weill seconded the motion the By-Laws to revoke the previous vote
that repair and patching will be on Quail, regarding term limits for Board of Trustees.
and it carried unanimously. Killdeer, Barn Owl, Grosbeak, Mrs. Weill seconded the motion and it carried
12. Open Session Meadowlark, Mourning Dove, unanimously.
Mr. John Percival, 38 Rushmore Lane, Whippoorwill, Green Heron, Duck Hawk,
Eaglet Glen, Goldfinch Glen, Mockingbird, 14. Adjournment
requested the status of roof replacements
in Village VIII. He stated his roof has been Cardinal, Mallard, Goldfinch Drive, Bald Mr. Guidette made a motion to adjourn
leaking for years; he has knowledge that Eagle and Rec III area. the meeting. Mr. Dunlap seconded the
40 and 36 have also reported leaks. Mr. Mr. Henderson suggested that both the motion and it carried unanimously. The
Percival said that Maintenance Tech David Audit and Maintenance Committee’s reports Board adjourned to Executive Session at
Ricker was at his unit earlier in the week be moved to after the Treasurer’s Report on 9:30 p.m.
Barber Shop carpet & upholstery Cleaning
Bob’s Family Barber Shop
290 Route 46 West
AL’S CARPET and
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Service Directory • Service Directory • Service Directory
Computer Services Excavating/Paving Handyman services
Got Computer Problems? EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN
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Disclaimer: The editors and Good Impressions Farm Village, PV. All new appliances, refrig- TUTORING: An experienced high school
are not responsible for the accuracy of ads that erator, washer/dryer, dishwasher, gas marble math teacher available for tutoring math and
have not been printed clearly or typed. fireplace, blinds, attic storage, wooded views physics at any grade level. Specialty: Calculus
with neutral colors. Available immed. No ABIBC. Contact Mrs. G. at 908-684-9536.
FOR SALE pets. Security and refs. If interested, call 908- NEED SOME EXTRA HELP? Two au
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P.O. Box 54
Allamuchy, NJ 07820
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