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Chrissy's Column

By Christine Sablynski
 
My husband Ray and I see our friend Denise nearly every weekend. We've been friends for more than a decade. For the past year or two, she has always insisted on making the 45 minute drive from where she lives to come to us. Finally, last weekend, I asked her if she wanted a break from driving; we would be happy to come up to her place. "Oh, no!" she said, aghast. "Then I'd have to clean the apartment!"
 
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Only Supported by 1/4+ of Town?

The Livingston First Aid Squad sent out its 2014-15 donation request letter this week. Fund drive chairman Scott Maynard noted that only about 26% of the township supported the Squad last year. That is an egregious figure! It is absolutely appalling to think that so very few of our residents support a service which could someday save their lives.
 
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Aaron Chernus

Aaron Chernus died in his Livingston home on August 31. Funeral services were held on September 3 at the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Born in Newark, Mr. Chernus lived in Livingston for 50 years. After 15 years in the family business, Chain Curtain Stores, he became a real estate developer in New Jersey. A veteran of the Marines, Mr. Chernus participated for more than 20 years in both the New Jersey and National Senior Games, frequently earning medals. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet; a son, Jack and his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Andrea; and three grandchildren.

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Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti

Ann Helen (Travisano) Simonetti, 86, died in her Livingston home on August 28. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Philomena's Church, Livingston on September 3. Born in Newark, she attended West Side High School, where she was a member of the Chi Epsilon sorority. After high school, she was graduated from a secretarial course in 1946 and served as a secretary for the Prudential Company in Newark for 15 years. Mrs. Simonetti was a member of Prudential's Patrician Guild, an organization for Catholic women. She also worked as a volunteer at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark. Mrs. Simonetti is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vincent; two daughters, Marianne Simonetti and her husband, Joseph; and Lucille Perrone and her husband, Anthony; a son, Domenic and his wife, Rosemary; and four grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.

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SOCCER TEAM GETS READY FOR NEW SEASON

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The Livingston High School boys' varsity soccer team will be host to Newark East Side in the season opener on Friday, September 5.
 
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"Legendary" Cyclists Stop in Town as Part Of Cross Country "Bike 4 Friendship" Trek

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A group of men who have pedaled for charity all the way across the country, from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, made a stop in Livingston along the way. The fund-raising Bike 4 Friendship trek, created by the Friendship Circle International, raised $150,000 for programs that assist special needs children, including the Friendship Circle MetroWest in Livingston. The Friendship Circle pairs teenage volunteers with children and teens who have special needs.
 
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Teen Helps Seniors Keep Up With Technology

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With technology changing at an ever increasing pace, it's not always easy for those who have not grown up with it to keep up with the times. In an effort to remedy this problem 15 year old Livingston resident Ben Boxer recently donated his time to teach Livingston senior citizens how to use their iPads, iPhones and other "smart" devices.
 
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Livingston Public Schools to Open Sept. 4 with Enrollment of 5,862

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Livingston's public schools will open for the 2014-15 academic year next Thursday, September 4, witha total enrollment in the district of 5,862, according to the latest figures  released by school officials. The district has welcomed a total of 43 new teachers for the new school year.
 
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Fire Department Extinguishes Flames After Floor Finishing Materials Ignite

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Fire Department volunteers extinguished a fire in the driveway of 19 Wynnewood Road, the home of John and Geralyn Kovac, on Wednesday, August 20. According to fire officials, the home's hardwood floors had been re-finished, and the fire occurred outdoors when improperly discarded floor finishing materials and sawdust spontaneously combusted.
 
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Livingston Schools Ahead of the Curve With New CPR/AED State Law

When acting governor Kim Guadagno signed Assembly Bill No. 2072 into law, requiring high schools to provide students with hands-on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) last Wednesday, there was no worry on the part of Livingston staff and administration. While some districts scramble to comply with the new law, Livingston is ahead of the curve.
 

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