Saturday, June 11, 2011
Various nonprofit organizations set up booths on Saturday for good causes.
Among the nonprofit booths at Saturday's Fishawack Festival was the Chatham Education Foundation. According to Stacey Ewald who was helping “man” the booth, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) “raise[s] private funds to support Chatham Public Schools which these days is needed more than ever.” Barbara Cappucci, who also helped run the booth, said that they are “just hoping to spread the word about Chatham Education Foundation.” As part of the day's activities, CEF is offering a free drawing for a Nook (a device that holds e-books). They are also asking individuals to participate in a survey to gauge how much the public knows about their organization. Karen Rosenzweig had a booth at Fishawack for the Avon Walk for breast cancer. “This…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Chatham Historical Society screened a digital film of a 1926 Chatham pageant on the history of the area.
Members of the Chatham Historical Society glimpsed history portraying history when Co-Presidents Susan Allen and Heidi Huston showed a theatrical pageant from the Chatham of 1926 captured on camera and newly transferred to DVD. Susan Allen, the society's copresident, narrated the silent film of the Three Towns Pageant, a skit in five parts that was performed in Chatham in July 1926 in honor of the sesquicentenial of the Declaration of Independence. The pageant portrayed the original settling of the Watchung Valley through the period of the Revolutionary War, complete with historical figures like Gen. Lafayette and more whimsical figures like the Wind Spirits and a skeletal Death. Residents of Chatham, Summit (The Heights) and Madison (…
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Supper Owners Receive Preservation Flag
The Borough honored the longtime president and co-founder of the Chatham Athletic Foundation at its council meeting Monday with a plaque and resolution to recognize his contributions to the community. Tom Winter, who has led the CAF since its inception six years ago, is stepping down as president and handing over the reins to Paul Ivans. Before reading the resolution, Council President Jim Lonergan spoke about how difficult and time-consuming a task it is to run a non-profit, such as the CAF. “As president and co-founder, Tom took on that burden, hitting the goals that the foundation and the town set,” Lonergan said. Some of those fulfilled goals, as listed in the resolution, included raising more than a million dollars for youth athletic …
Monday, October 18, 2010
Before Halloween, the ghosts were out at Fair Mount Cemetery to teach residents about the history of Chatham.
Over 100 people took the Walking Tour of Chatham's Past through through Fair Mount Cemetery on Oct. 17. Present-day famous faces and big names in the borough portrayed famous faces and big names from times past, including Frederick Lum, the first mayor of the borough, Jan Westfall, Lynda Phillips Lum and George Shepard Page.