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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: August 16, 2012
    Time: 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: August 18, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am–10:00 am

    Brancée is the newest dance fitness class thas has recently emerged in the fitness industry and is gaining popularity amongst its participants. Brancée's mission is to provide a FUN and FIT way for members to become physically active, while introducing them to easy to follow steps and international music.  

     

    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: August 18, 2012
    Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    Time: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays
    Time: 5:15 pm–6:00 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Saturdays
    Time: 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class

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  • 08/16/12--11:10: Steeplechase Distance Run
  • Location: 301 Amsterdam Dr, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
    When: September 30, 2012
    Time: 8:30 am

    Registration Site

    You may register online or download a mailable application at www:raceforum.com.

    Who Benefits

    The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center, which opened in 2007, enables cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in cancer research studies. The $28 million outpatient facility houses the Sanofi-aventis Breast Care Program, radiation oncology services, infusion therapy, the medical center’s research team, oncologists’ offices, a resource library, nutritional counseling, complementary medicine services and the Wellness Boutique.

    Fees

    25K Run: 
    $48. by 9/24 (USATF & SMC Family $45.)
    $55. after 9/24 and on race day. 
    5K Run/Walk(2 mile walk option): 
    $22. by 9/24 (USATF & SMC Family $20.)
    $25. after 9/2 and on race day. 
    Kids' Sprints:$8. (Ages 2-11, 25 to 150 yards.

    Schedule of Events

    Registration: 7:00a.m. 
    25K Run: 8:30a.m.
    5K Run/Walk: 9:00a.m.
    Kids' Sprints: 10:15a.m.
    5K Awards:10:30a.m.
    25K Awards: 11:00a.m.

    Course

    USATF certified. 
    Mile clocks and Energy Stations. 
    Flat and rolling through the scenic neighborhoods of Hillsborough and Montgomery Townships. 
    The 25K is an excellent fall marathon prep.

    Awards (25K and 5K Run)

    Top 3 overall M/F and 5 year age groups. 
    AGE GROUPS:
    25K:19 & under to 85 & over 
    5K: 14 & under to 85 & over
    Ribbons to all in Kids' Sprint

    Amenities

    Steeplechase t-shirt(long sleeve for 25K, short sleeve for 5K and Sprints)
    Refreshments
    DJ
    Deluxe Custom Goodie Bag

    Event Information

    Phone: 908-902-8587
    Email: mzrace@OYMP.net
    ChronoTrack D-Tag Scoring and Results by www.compuScore.com

    Directions from points West

    Route 78 East to Exit 29 (287 South toward Perth Amboy). Proceed to Exit 17 for Route 202/206 South toward Somerville. Continue to the 3rd exit in Somerville Circle and proceed down Route 206 South. Continue on Route 206 South for 6 miles. Turn left onto Amwell Road. Proceed on Amwell Road for 2.5 miles to Amsterdam Road; turn right onto Amsterdam Drive. Proceed 2 miles to the school on the right.

    Directions from points South

    Garden State Parkway or Route 1 North to Route 287 North. Take Route 287 North to Exit 14 (on the left) for Route 22 West. Proceed on Route 22 West to the exit for Routes 202/206 South. Continue to the 3rd exit in the Somerville Circle and proceed down Route 206 South. Continue on Route 206 South for 6 miles. Turn left onto Amwell Road. Proceed 2.5 miles on Amwell Road to Amsterdam Road; turn right onto Amsterdam Drive. Proceed 2 miles to the school on the right.

    Directions from Northern NJ

    Garden State Parkway South to Exit 142. Merge onto Route 78 West. At Exit 29, merge onto Route 287 South toward Route 202/206 South. Follow Route 206 South signs. Continue on Route 206 South for 6 miles. Turn left onto Amwell Road. Proceed on Amwell Road for 2.5 miles to Amsterdam Road; turn right onto Amsterdam Drive. Proceed 2 miles to the school on the right.

    Phone: 908.895.0792
    Email: lmoczydlowski@randjpr.com
    Price: $48

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  • 08/16/12--12:24: CASA Volunteer Training
  • Location: 212 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: September 11, 2012 / September 13, 2012 / September 19, 2012 / September 27, 2012 / October 2, 2012 / October 4, 2012
    Time: 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

    Essex County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates,  will be conducting training classes this fall for volunteers interested in becoming child advocates for children in foster care in Essex County.   The 33 hour training course will be offered in September from September 11th through October 9th.

    Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers appointed by the Family Court to gather information about a child’s needs while in foster care and to represent a “child’s voice in court”.  For the almost 2,500 foster children in Essex County, their time in out-of-home placement can often be lessened and their chances for trauma recovery greater through the presence of trained CASA Child Advocates. 

     In order to be considered for the volunteer training, interested applicants need to complete an application, an interview and background check.

    Phone: 973-648-3351
    Email: ccostello@casaessex.org
    Price: FREE

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  • 08/16/12--13:13: CASA Volunteer Training
  • Location: 212 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: September 22, 2012 / September 29, 2012 / October 9, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

    Essex County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates,  will be conducting training classes this fall for volunteers interested in becoming child advocates for children in foster care in Essex County.   The 33 hour training course will be offered in September from September 11th through October 9th.

    Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers appointed by the Family Court to gather information about a child’s needs while in foster care and to represent a “child’s voice in court”.  For the almost 2,500 foster children in Essex County, their time in out-of-home placement can often be lessened and their chances for trauma recovery greater through the presence of trained CASA Child Advocates. 

     In order to be considered for the volunteer training, interested applicants need to complete an application, an interview and background check. 

    Phone: 973-648-3351
    Email: ccostello@casaessex.org
    Price: FREE

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Saturdays
    Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class, $15 drop in thereafter

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Thursdays
    Time: 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class, $15 drop in thereafter

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    Location: 554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    When: Weekly on Saturdays
    Time: 9:00 am–10:00 am
    Phone: 973 744 4934
    Email: gaivota@abccnj.com
    Price: $10 trial class, $15 drop in thereafter

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  • 08/20/12--05:54: Poets in the Garden
  • Photo Courtesy of Pryde Brown

    Location: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
    When: September 16, 2012
    Time: 4:00 pm

    On Sunday, September 16th at 4 p.m. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will host their 15th annual Poets in the Garden event. Poet James Richardson will present his work in the museum’s historic gardens. The event promises to be a wonderful opportunity to hear this established writer share his poems in a unique setting.

    James Richardson was born in 1950, graduated from Princeton in 1971 and is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at Princeton. He teaches beginning and advanced poetry workshops, Prosody, Reading Literature: Poetry, Contemporary Poetry, and Lyric Poetry.  His books include By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms, which was a 2010 National Book Award finalist and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, which was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award, Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays (e.g. "All work is the avoidance of harder work" "You've never said anything as stupid as what people thought you said"), How Things Are, A Suite for Lucretians, As If, Second Guesses, Reservations and two critical studies.

    Recipient of the 2011 Jackson Poetry Prize, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Robert H. Winner, Cecil Hemley and Emily Dickinson Awards of the Poetry Society of America, Richardson has recent poems and aphorisms in Slate, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry Daily, Harold Blooms American Religious Poems, David Lehmans Great American Prose Poems: Poe to the Present, the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology, Gearys Guide to the World's Great Aphorists, and five recent editions of The Best American Poetry, as well as talks and essays on Bishop, Gregg, Larkin, Merrill, Merwin, Browning, Van Duyn, proverbs and aphorisms, dead lady poems, and how the brain dreams and reads.

     

    Visitors to the Museum can also enjoy the current exhibit The Other Side of War: The Civil War on the Home Front.  Life on the home front was not easy for loved ones whom the soldiers left behind. Women played an important role in the Union war effort; starting the U.S. Sanitary Commission, serving as nurses, gathering goods and raising money for the soldiers all contributed to the Union victory. The exhibit features letters to loved ones back home, Lincoln memorabilia from the Museum's collection including a plate from his White House china, and a document signed by Lincoln as President and also by the Secretary of War.  The Museum will remain open until 4pm when the program begins.  Admission is Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. Entrance to the program is included with regular museum admission. Please no dogs during programs in the garden. We are pleased to offer accessible restroom facilities during garden events this summer.  In the case of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors. The announcement will be made on the Museum’s main phone message on performance day.


    Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. School tours, adult/senior tours and rentals may be scheduled by appointment. For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.

     

    Phone: (973) 538-2404 ext. 15
    Email: khollywood@maccullochhall.org
    Price: General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6-12 $4; Members & Children under 5 are free

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    Location: 24 1st St, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: August 24, 2012
    Time: 4:00 pm–11:59 pm

                Cryan’s Beef & Ale House in South Orange is as elemental to New Jersey as the Parkway, Guido guys and Bruce Springsteen.

                This Friday, the iconic Irish bar owned by Jimmy Cryan, will celebrate 30 years of good times, Gaelic tradition, and friendships built in the bustling bar.

                The party begins at 4 p.m., with a complimentary super buffet until 6 p.m., and $3 drinks all night.

               Amazing Art and Wonderful Willie, the first band to perform at Cryan’s 30 years ago, will play dance music of all eras until 8 p.m.

                Lots of folks named Cryan will probably bump your elbows. Jimmy is the youngest of six children born to John Cryan, the former Essex County sheriff and state assemblyman. The elder Cryan was the Irish immigrant who opened the first Cryan’s in Vailsburg back in 1960, expanding to 30 locations by the 1980s.

                The South Orange location is now the last standing Cryan’s.

                An average 300 people a day pass through the restaurant’s doors. Jimmy Cryan says that’s because “No matter what day of the week or time of day, you’ll inevitably see someone you know.” 

                If you’re among the thousands who’ve made memories at Cryan’s — and you probably are — then come out on Friday and help celebrate.  

    Phone: 973-763-7114
    Price: no cover charge

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    Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
    When: September 9, 2012
    Time: 9:45 am–12:00 pm

    Looking for a modern take on an historic culture in a warm, welcoming atmosphere? The Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS)--a “secular synagogue” rooted in secular humanistic Judaism serving Essex, Union, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties--welcomes families of any faith (or none) to visit our Sunday classes for students in grades 1 through 7:

    • The "Pre-Alef" class (1st and 2nd graders) meets twice monthly.
    • Older grades move each Sunday to different teachers and subjects: History, Literature, Current Events, conversational Hebrew, and Cultural Arts.
    • The "Hey" class (grades 7-8) year culminates in a graduation/B’nai Mitzvah ceremony.

    All grades also participate, along with JCSS member families and friends, in a variety of holiday celebrations throughout the school year. And our monthly Adult Education programs mean something for everyone!

    Like us on Facebook!

    Phone: 973-233-0714
    Email: wisemerle@gmail.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 225 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
    When: Daily
    Time: 8:30 pm–4:30 pm

    Watchung Pediatrics is hosting walk-in physical exams for children and adolescents today through Friday at our Millburn office! Come and get your back to school and sports physicals done today! Visit our website www.watchungpediatrics.com and see what we're all about!

    Phone: 973-376-PEDS
    Price: $0

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    Macculloch Hall, image courtesy of Stan Freeny

    Location: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
    When: October 14, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–5:00 pm

    Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, located in Morristown, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the Museum's upcoming “Historic District House Tour: Classic to Contemporary 1810 - 2012.”

     

    Sponsored by J&S Designer Flooring, The Museum's Historic District House Tour takes place on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 between 11am - 5pm.  Eight private historic residences will be showcased.

     

    "Many of the home owners who have graciously opened their homes for this Historic District House Tour are women and men who chose to live in and help preserve historic Morristown, New Jersey.  The Museum itself was originally a private residence.  As the Museum's executive director,  I feel the Historic District House Tour is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Museum along with other historic homes --- all within walking distance of each other and the Museum.  The funds raised will be used to support the Museum, its preservation and its programs."

     

    Built between 1810 and 2012, the historical residences selected for the tour represent the style of assorted historical periods including Victorian, Georgian Revival, Brick Manor and Federal style. The exteriors remain true to their time period.  For film lovers, one of these houses was featured in Meryl Streep's film “One True Thing.”  The contemporary penthouse apartment showcased in the tour overlooks “The Green”, Morristown's historic town common.

     

    Tickets are available online.  Advance tickets are $35.00 each and same day event tickets are $40.00 each. 

    For further information about this event, or to purchase tickets, please visit

    http://www.maccullochhall.org/events/historic-district-house-tour-october-14-2012/

     

    House Tour Press Contact: Ellen Lebowitz ellenlebowitzpress@gmail.com  917.916.4511

     

    Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is located in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District.  The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. General Admission: The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. School tours, adult/senior tours and rentals may be scheduled by appointment.  For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation. 

    Image courtesy of Stan Freeny

    Phone: 917.916.4511
    Email: ellenlebowitzpress@gmail.com
    Price: $40

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    Macculloch Hall, image courtesy of Stan Freeny

    Location: 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
    When: October 14, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–5:00 pm

    Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, located in Morristown, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the Museum's upcoming “Historic District House Tour: Classic to Contemporary 1810 - 2012.”

     

    Sponsored by J&S Designer Flooring, The Museum's Historic District House Tour takes place on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 between 11am - 5pm.  Eight private historic residences will be showcased.

     

    "Many of the home owners who have graciously opened their homes for this Historic District House Tour are women and men who chose to live in and help preserve historic Morristown, New Jersey.  The Museum itself was originally a private residence.  As the Museum's executive director,  I feel the Historic District House Tour is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Museum along with other historic homes --- all within walking distance of each other and the Museum.  The funds raised will be used to support the Museum, its preservation and its programs."

     

    Built between 1810 and 2012, the historical residences selected for the tour represent the style of assorted historical periods including Victorian, Georgian Revival, Brick Manor and Federal style. The exteriors remain true to their time period.  For film lovers, one of these houses was featured in Meryl Streep's film “One True Thing.”  The contemporary penthouse apartment showcased in the tour overlooks “The Green”, Morristown's historic town common.

     

    Tickets are available online.  Advance tickets are $35.00 each and same day event tickets are $40.00 each. 

    For further information about this event, or to purchase tickets, please visit

    http://www.maccullochhall.org/events/historic-district-house-tour-october-14-2012/

     

    House Tour Press Contact: Ellen Lebowitz ellenlebowitzpress@gmail.com  917.916.4511

     

    Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is located in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District.  The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. General Admission: The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. School tours, adult/senior tours and rentals may be scheduled by appointment.  For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404, visit our website www.maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation. 

    Image courtesy of Stan Freeny

    Phone: 917.916.4511
    Email: ellenlebowitzpress@gmail.com
    Price: $40

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    Jake Larkin Needs A Bone Marrow Match

    Location: Cryan's Beef & Ale House
    24 1st St, South Orange, NJ
    When: August 24, 2012
    Time: 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Before retiring to Point Pleasant, Jim & Maureen Larkin were long-time residents of South Orange. It was in S.O. that they raised their 4 children, who attended Our Lady of Sorrows, Columbia High School & Seton Hall. 

    Their son Bob Larkin (CHS '79), moved to San Francisco, and is now happily married with 3 children of his own.

    On February 17, 2012, Bob's son Jake Larkin -- who was only 5 1/2 years old -- was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare blood disorder in which his bone marrow stopped making new blood cells. Each year, this disorder strikes only 6-9 people per million worldwide.

    His only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant, which is simple & painless. A worldwide search was done of all the bone marrow banks, but no match was found for little Jake.  

    So the Larkin family, as well as many of their dedicated friends, began their own search. They have been holding in-person bone marrow donor swab events to see if they can find Jake's match. All it takes is a simple cheek swab with a Q-tip to see if someone could be a potential donor. They have not yet found a match, and time is getting short.

    A potential donor only needs to be between the ages of 18-60 years old, and meet the medical guidelines: www.marrow.org

    Jimmy Cryan, own of Cryan's Beef & Ale House, and a long-time friend of the Larkins, has graciously offered up his establishment to the family to host an event.    

    It will be taking place on Friday, Aug. 24th, from 4:00pm-8:00pm: www.cryans.net

    Luckily for Jake, this is also the same day Cryan's will be having their 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, so the volunteers hope to swab many potential donors, particularly those of full or partial Irish decent, like Jake.

    For CRYAN'S 30th ANNIVERSARY, all drinks will be $3 from 4pm-midnight, there will be a complimentary buffet from 4-6pm, prizes & giveaways, as well as a Reunion/Celebration with the band that started it all 30 years ago.....the Amazing Art and Wonderful Willie!

    Jake has generated worldwide media attention. Below are just a few links to on-air, online & newspaper articles:

    GOOD MORNING AMERICA: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/bone-marrow-donor-16651020

    FOX NEWS MILWAUKEE: http://fox6now.com/2012/08/18/family-hope-to-find-life-saving-cure-at-irishfest/#ooid=ptcTNvNTq-1eJcrTOnyZmUP4SbYCvH6o

    THE ASBURY PARK PRESS: http://www.app.com/article/20120724/NJNEWS/307240055/Family-seeks-bone-marrow-match?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Cimg%7C%7Cp

    THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS: http://thealternativepress.com/articles/be-the-match-become-part-of-the-bone-marrow-reg

    HOMETOWNE TV NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMO7LHBDuH8

    YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Ve-0zdjfE

    For more information on Jake, please visit his website: www.MatchJake.org.

    To follow his progress, you can 'Like' him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/matchjake

    Hope to see you all at Cryan's for their BIG CELEBRATION and maybe we will finally find a match for Jake!      

     

     

    Phone: 973-218-0736
    Email: Larkinmngmnt@aol.com
    Price: $0

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