Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The event comes from a county's Natural High Initiative, an effort to keep kids away from illegal drugs and encourage healthy choices.
The Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention program continues the Natural High Initiative it began six years ago with an evening of free family ice skating at the Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave. in Morris Township, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Morris County Municipal Alliance Coordinator Steve Nebesni said the event is intended to show children and teens that they can achieve highs naturally—without the aid of drugs or alcohol—by engaging in fun, uplifting activities like the skating event. Other ideas the Natural High philosophy suggests for uplifting activities include a family movie or a game night at home complete with popcorn and soft drinks. Resource tables will be available at Thursday's skating party, and the evening’…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Murder mystery, Friday night skate also happening.
If you're looking for something to do this weekend there's a lot going on in Morris County.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Morris Township facility has been primary county shelter since Sandy hit area; those still there will be moved to Public Safety Training Academy.
In a sign that things are (for some, very slowly) returning to normal here, the county announced Thursday it was beginning to wind down usage of Mennen Arena in Morris Township as Morris County's primary shelter. "As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Red Cross and the Morris County Department of Human Services, is in the process of closing the Mennen Arena ... as a primary shelter," the release states. The goal is to have Mennen closed as a shelter by noon Friday. Any residents currently at the shelter will be moved to the Public Safety Training Academy’s gymnasium, which will be able to house up to 80 people, the release states. The animal shelter set up …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Deadline is coming up April 22
The Friends of Historic Speedwell is sponsoring an All County Garage Sale on May 5 and 6 at Mennen Arena to raise funds for the nonprofit organization Historic Speedwell. Anyone can register to become a vendor until the April 22 deadline. Mark Sutherland, the superintendent of Historic Speedwell, said that the organization is hoping for about 80 people to sign up for a spot in the arena. As of mid-April it's up to about 45 people, but Sutherland said organizers getting more people everyday. Vendors must pay $100 fees to rent spaces, but they get to keep all of the proceeds from their sold items. The admission charge for the public is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and free for children 12 and under. The funds from the…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
After a 26-hour ordeal, a vulnerable population from South Jersey arrives to a Morris County welcome.
Five coach buses and five vans rolled into the William G. Mennen Arena at 10 a.m. Saturday, delivering 367 evacuees from South Jersey to the last destination of a 26-hour journey. The fragile and vulnerable residents of Atlantic City and Pleasantville boarded their buses at 8 a.m. Friday, and hit three destinations before Mennen. Many are from nursing homes, according to Joan Lyons, a Pleasantville resident who helped sign-in the evacuees at the arena. The population was quickly deemed one of special needs by Scott Digiralomo, the Morris County director of the Department of Law and Public Safety and the coordinator of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Saturday night, Red Cross staff members were still working to define the needs…