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!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Chatham Township Fire Department has the answer at their annual pig roast Saturday.
If you have a craving for pork and German fare, the Chatham Township Fire Department has just the event to satisfy you. The department's annual pig roast, a combination family barbeque and German Oktoberfest, returns for the 10th year Saturday at the Chatham Township Fire Department headquarters on River Road. John Benton of the Chatham Township Fire Department said the pig roast can draw 100 to 300 attendants, depending on weather. "It's our second-biggest fundraiser of the year," Benton said. "We start cooking pigs at the crack of dawn, and we roast the pigs whole." The department also serves hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, potato salad, French fries and salads as well as pork from the pigs. They also offer soft drinks and beer. The event…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Patch photographer shoots motorcade leaving Old Glen Road location of event.
Update: Patch photographer Warren Westura reported that a motorcade, likely carrying Vice President Joe Biden, had left the Old Glen Road home that hosted a Sen. Robert Menendez fundraiser, at about 6:45 p.m. The Morristown area is expected to be turned upside Monday afternoon, when a fundraiser for Sen. Robert Menendez at a Morris Township home welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as its guest of honor. Phillip and Barbara Sellinger, of Old Glen Road in Morris Township, will be holding the fundraiser Monday evening for Menendez, who is seeking re-election. Phillip Sellinger is a managing shareholder for the GreenbergTraurig law firm, in Florham Park. The couple has hosted other Democratic Party events at their home before, including a Morris…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tickets are still available for the 10th annual pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Though summer's officially over, there's still time to enjoy one last barbecue. The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling for a good cause when it hosts its 10th annual pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. Proceeds for the event, which will take place at the township's fire headquarters at 495 River Rd., will benefit the Firefighters Benevolent Association. The FFBA pays for a variety of things, President James Sara explained. "If we hold a training class with another fire house, we buy lunch for them out of that fund," he said. "We give a scholarship each year, the Volunteerism Award, to a student at Chatham High School. We also put together a troop care package that was sent over to Afghanistan. The fund…
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Senior Center of the Chatham has a stargazing fundraiser scheduled for May 13.
On Friday, May 13, the Senior Center of the Chathams will host "An Evening with the Stars," a stargazing reception to be held at Westy Self Storage beginning at 7 p.m. As part of the evening's festivities, William Whitehead from Amateur Astronomers, Inc. will bring a telescope and give a lecture on what attendees can expect to see in the evening sky that night. "We chose that night because you can see Jupiter and the moon," said Mickey Caput. "You'll be able to look through the telescope and see it." Wine, coffee and hors d'oevres will be serve, and Andrea Pleckaitis, who teaches dance and yoga at the center, will give a Zumba Gold dancing demonstration. Township Mayor Nicole Hagner said she attended a similar event for the Senior Center …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Baseball fans got together to raise money in support of the town's summer baseball program.
The Second Annual Chatham Baseball Season Kick-Off Fundraiser topped last year’s revenue substantially thanks to a sell-out crowd and a great silent auction at Plaza Lanes in Madison on Saturday. “We had the right balance of making money and having fun,” said Paul Anello, one of the parents who organized the event. “Some people who couldn’t even bowl sent in checks just to show their support.” The three-hour fundraiser by the Chatham Baseball Club invited residents to come out for a “night of throwing strikes” at Madison’s bowling lanes with unlimited “Rock & Roll” bowling. The event included food, bowling and lots of mingling amongst Chatham’s baseball community. “This event builds interest and involvement in the summer baseball program …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Supporters of the Chatham Education Association turned out for the tenth annual Taste of Chatham fundraiser Monday evening.
Firecracker shrimp, barley risotto and world famous cornbread. These were a few of the local dishes served at this year's Taste of Chatham, an annual fundraiser for the Chatham Education Foundation that combines education and cuisine in a buffet style dinner. Nearly 300 Chatham residents turned out at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park on Monday evening to sample local fare and raise money for the CEF through auctions and raffles. Abigail Maddi, President of the Board of Trustees of the CEF, said the event is such a hit because of the symbiotic relationship between the merchants and the association. "The nicest thing is that it's such a community event and it involves so many vendors that are in Chatham," she said. "From the …
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Actors from 'Shrek' and other Broadway shows came to the Chatham Playhouse to perform on Monday.
It only takes one folding chair, one electric piano and a couple of half-finished set pieces to stage Keen Company's annual fundraiser—that, some generosity and a few of Broadway's rising stars. Five Broadway actors—Sarah Jane Everman, Michael Halling, Aaron Ramey, David Vaughan and Laura Beth Wells—volunteered their singing, dancing and improv skills Monday night at the Chatham Playhouse during a benefit called "Broadway in the Boro" that was intended to benefit their friend Carl Forsman's off-Broadway theater company. Chatham native Forsman founded the Drama Desk and Obie-Award Winning company in 2000 to produce "sincere plays." "A lot of plays in the 1990s didn't represent the world I came from," Forsman said, whose father was a pastor …