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Deadline is July 27 to Register For School Board Candidacy

Two terms of office on the Livingston Board of Education will end in November. Ronnie Konner, who was elected to complete a one year term, and Pamela Chirls, whose three year term ends in November, have not yet indicated whether they intend to seek re-election. Anyone interested in serving on the Livingston Board of Education must submit a nominating petition to the Essex County Clerk by July 27 in order to place his or her name on the November ballot.

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20th Annual Youth Appreciation Week Culminates With Family Festival, Camp Out and Outdoor Movie

Livingston's 20th annual Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) will culminate with a series of events for the young and the young at heart. On Friday evening, May 22, which is a day off from school, Ray Anderson, known as Mr. Ray, will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hillside Avenue community center. One of a new breed of artists under the genre name of Kindie music (Kid + Indie), his program is ideal for children ages two to eight. Mr. Ray was a top-ten best-selling children's artist in 2013 and '14, according to Billboard Magazine. The concert is free of charge.

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Fifth Consecutive Conference Title

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The boys' volleyball team ended its regular season on Friday with a 2-0 win over Bloomfield after defeating the science Park Chargers, 2-1, for its fifth consecutive Conference title in as many years, bringing its season record to 21-4. In the final phase of the season, the state tournament, the Lancers will begin their quest in the North 2 section of the state as the #2 seed behind Harrison high at #1. With a first round bye, the second round will take place at 4 p.m. in the Fitness and Wellness Center today against the winner of Millburn and North 13th St. High School. The next rounds will be on May 27, followed by the finals for the section on May 29 at the highest remaining seeded team's venue. The state semi-finals and finals will take place at South Brunswick High School with the winners of N1, N2, Central and South, on June 2 and 4.

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Chrissy's Column

Now that spring is here, I've been on the hunt for a new purse. As pathetic as that sounds, it's a really big deal, as finding the Perfect Purse is, for me, on the same level as the Quest for the Holy Grail. The reason is that I'm extremely finicky about purses. I have had dozens of handbags over recent years, but most of them were purchased out of desperation and then abandoned after I realized I couldn't live with their shortcomings.

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Funeral Services For Doris Adamus

Doris Dawson Adamus, 94, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died on May 11, one day after Mother's Day. A funeral service was held Friday, May 15, at the Pearson Funeral Home in Bethlehem. Mrs. Adamus was born in Spring Valley, New York on April 7, 1921, to the late Emma and John Dawson. In 1924, she and her family moved to Livingston, where she resided until 2004. Following graduation from West Orange High School in 1939, she married Willard Louis Adamus in 1942, and was a homemaker, wife andmother of three. She later submitted articles for the West Essex Tribune, was employed by the Livingston Library for 20 years, attended night college classes, and worked at election poll sites in Livingston for many years. A longtime member of the former Livingston Baptist Church, Mrs. Adamus served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and as a member of the Women's Fellowship.

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Services Are Held For Ann Geiger Faas

A funeral service was held at the Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home in Maplewood on Sunday, May 17, for Ann Geiger Faas, 71. Mrs. Faas died on Thursday, May 14, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Born in Newark, Mrs. Faas lived in Maplewood before moving to Livingston six months ago. She was an assistant branch manager at the Haven Savings Bank in Livingston, where she worked for more than ten years before retiring in March 2015. Previously, Mrs. Faas worked at various branches for Union Center National Bank. Mrs. Faas was the mother of Jacqueline Canete and the late Leanne Snader and the sister of Paul Geiger and Mary Powles. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to St. Barnabas Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052, would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences, visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Services Held For Marcia Nimensky

Marcia Nimensky died on Wednesday, May 13, at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. The funeral service took place at Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Home on May 14 . Born in Jersey City, Mrs. Nimensky grew up in Verona. She was graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood and from Upsala College in East Orange. Mrs. Nimensky is survived by her husband, Allen, to whom she was married for 62 years; children, Jill Greenberg and her husband Jeffrey; Bruce Nimensky and his wife, Amy; and Linda Schottenfeld; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Ralph Cicci Sr., 91, Succumbs at Home

Ralph C. Cicci Sr., 91, of Livingston, died on Saturday, May 16, at home. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, May 19, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland. Mr. Cicci was born in Red Bank, and resided in Belleville before settling in Livingston more than 48 years ago. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the invasions of Tarawa in World War II. After serving in World War II, Mr. Cicci worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years, including the building of the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge. He was a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 12 in Livingston, hand carving eagles to be presented to each member who earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. Predeceased by his wife, Jeanne in 1993, Mr. Cicci is survived by a daughter, Barbara and her boyfriend, Jimmy; a son, Ralph Cicci Jr. and his wife, Lori; two brothers, Joseph and Vito Cicci; and four grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Held For Richard Meacham

Richard A. Meacham, 52, died in Livingston on Tuesday, May 12. The funeral service was held on Friday, May 15, at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home. A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Meacham worked for NECA in Whippany for many years. He was born in Ridgewood and lived in Livingston for the past 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Alison; sons Jeffrey and Alec; siblings Barbara von Halle and her husband Mike, and Gregory and his wife, Karen. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to "Footprints in the Sand-FBO the Family of Richard Meacham" at Footprints in the Sand, c/o Villafranco Wealth Management, 623 Fifth Avenue, 28th floor, New York, NY 10022.

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Funeral Services Held For Thomas Cecere, 73

Livingston resident Thomas Cecere, 73, died on Friday, May 15. Mr. Cecere was born in Newark and had resided in Livingston since 1971. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and went on to a career as a senior systems analyst and selfemployed computer consultant. He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Raphael’s Church in Livingston for more than 40 years. Predeceased by his brother Edward, Mr. Cecere is survived by his wife of 51 years, Amelia; his daughters, Pamela Leonardis and her husband, Richard and Christine Cecere; two grandchildren; and brothers, Richard and Robert. In lieu of fl owers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102.

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