Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Donations are still needed for the committee to reach their goal of $15,000.
Mimi Mehta, Mary Rohe and the rest of the Chatham Skate Park Committee have been hard at work in recent weeks to reach their $15,000 fundraising goal. After Mehta, Rohe and other advocates of the park got the committee to agree to authorize their fundraising efforts, volunteers have worked to raise awareness in the community of the need for a new asphalt surface at the skate park. "The asphalt surface at the park remains deteriorated and bumpy. A principal reason that park use had dropped off in the first place is because of the condition of the asphalt," Mehta said in a recent press statement. A bumpy asphalt creates a safety hazard to skaters and poses a danger that the skate park may continue to decline in use. "In order to ensure a …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The grant is contingent on the public donating the rest of the $15,000 needed for park repairs.
Wednesday, February 27
The Chatham Athletic Foundation (CAF) has pledged $5,000 to help repave the Chatham Skate Park, according to township resident Mimi Mehta, one of the parents who has spearheaded the efforts to save the park. "Although usable, the asphalt surface at the park remains deteriorated and bumpy," Mehta said in a written statement. "The Chatham Township Committee has authorized the Chatham Skate Park Committee to raise $15,000 for a new long-lasting acrylic skating surface." Mehta and Mary Rohe, a borough resident who has also been dedicated to saving the sate park, reached out to CAF for help. CAF agreed to provide a grant for $5,000 to start off the fundraising. The grant, however, is contingent on the rest of the $15,000 for the renovations …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Former senator, youth wrestlers to be congratulated by Chatham Council Monday
The Chatham Borough Council will vote on several resolutions recognizing the accomplishments of local residents and allowing for volunteers to hold traditional parades down Main Street, and will allow public presentations by several volunteer organizations at its meeting Monday One resolution on the agenda recognizes Leanna Brown, the former state senator who began her political career on the Chatham Borough Council. Brown remains a borough resident to this day. Another congratulates Chatham Youth Wrestling for winning the 2012 Holiday Tournament, and another supports the annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, which will be held May 5. The council will then go into closed session to discuss pending litigation against TriCare…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two additional light poles to be added.
The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution awarding a contract for two more light posts at Shunpike Field. Quality Electrical Construction submitted the lowest responsible bid for the project at $59,241. "This is to award the final two light posts that we didn't get in previously," Mayor Nicole Hagner said. The Chatham Athletic Foundation donated funds to pay for the two additional light posts, and for the lights that went onto the field at its opening. Shunpike Field opened in October 2011 after 17 months of construction. The field includes turf and grass fields. Crestwood Drive Improvements Township Engineer John Ruschke said another project in the town, drainage and roadway improvements along Crestwood Drive, were …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
New location, decorations, raffle and features defined the foundation's annual fundraiser.
Chathamites gathered at Reasoner Park Saturday night for the Chatham Athletic Foundation's first fall fundraising event to be held within town limits. CAF transformed Reasoner Park into an oasis of tree lights and candles for their first Septemberfest, complete with live music and a dance floor, amid the borough gazebo and Chatham Borough Fire Department. The event also featured food, beer, wine and mixed drinks donated from local vendors. Funds raised from the event will go towards helping to support athletic efforts in Chatham, at both the recreational and high school levels. Do you have photos from the Chatham Athletic Foundation Septemberfest? Add them to this article!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rather than the annual gala, the Chatham Athletic Foundation starts a new tradition of a casual outdoor party within borough limits.
A little fall of rain will not deter the Chatham Athletic Foundation (CAF) from having some fun and raising some money to support recreation and athletic efforts in town Saturday. "We have tents and the party is rain or shine," Debra Mason of CAF said. "We're prepared for any kind of weather." This year marks a change from CAF's usual fundraiser. In past years the nonprofit organization has held a gala event at the Madison Hotel, where attendees dressed in black tie and were known to rent cars to transport them to and from the event. Earlier this year, CAF President Paul Ivans appealed to the Chatham Borough Council to let them hold their event within town limits. "We still want to ... have our event every September, but given the economy…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Take in a great show, or pick up a new family pet--you can do it all in the area this weekend!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Laura Silvius
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
If you have nothing to do this weekend, you must not be paying attention. From green grocers to blood drives, from paintings to yoga, from fire trucks to cool concerts, there really is somethign for everyone in and around Chatham this weekend. Chatham Borough Farmers' Market When/Where: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Plz & Fairmount Ave, Chatham Why go: The Mayors Wellness Campaign hosts their second week of their Health Fair, the Chatham Emergency Squad will have a blood drive, and you can still get your favorite fresh vegetables from Jersey Fresh vendors. Cost: Bring your Wallet Plein Aire Painting When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday, Chatham New Jersey Transit Station, Fairmount Ave & Railroad Plz, Chatham, NJ Why go: Bring your easel and …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Chatham Athletic Foundation announced their 2012 grant winners Wednesday.
The Chatham Athletic Foundation (CAF) announced they have awarded four grants totaling $27,500 Wednesday, impacting thousands of Chatham residents, as part of their 2012 spring grant program. Chatham Township walked away with the largest grant: a total of $15,000 to enhance the lighting on the turf field at Shunpike Field. A press release from CAF reads, "the funding and enhanced lighting system will enable baseball and softball teams to play ball under the lights and help increase safety and use of the turf field." Chatham Borough also won a $4,000 grant award for the resurfacing, refurbishment and safety coating of the basketball court at Memorial Field. The project was finished in time for the rededication of Memorial Park in May. …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The annual gala, held in September, will be in an outdoor park rather than at the Madison Hotel.
The Chatham Athletic Foundation (CAF) will host their annual fundraising gala a little closer to home this year. Paul Ivans, the president of CAF, and Jen Marshall of CAF went before the Chatham Borough Council in April to request permission to hold their annual gala at Reasoner Park in downtown Chatham on Sept. 22. The council formally approved CAF's request on Monday, June 25. "We still want to continue our presence in the community and have our event every September, but given the economy and the impact on friends and neighbors, we didn’t want to do a full gala," Ivans told Chatham Patch. "But we still wanted to do a formal event." Ivans told the council the event would be "a less formal, less expensive, less big, less fancy" version of…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Chatham Borough Council will vote on whether to replace the rifles Monday.
The Chatham Borough Council is expected to approve the purchase of five CX4 Beretta Storm .45-caliber carbine rifles for the Chatham Borough Police Department when they meet Monday. Chief Philip J. Crosson has requested to replace 10 Ruger .40-caliber rifles within the police department. He recommended the purchase of five new Beretta carbine rifles instead. Lanigan Associates Inc., an approved arms dealer, which holds the state contract for the desired rifles, has agreed to a trade-in value of the Ruger rifles of $2,750. The cost of the new rifles is $2,939.45, bringing the borough's total expense to $189.45. Looking ahead to the fall and winter, the council is also expected to approve the Chatham Athletic Foundation's (CAF) request to …