Weekly Update - Friday, October 8, 2021
Upcoming Municipal Meetings

10/13 Board of Health

Other Upcoming Dates

10/9 Final Farmers Market of 2021
10/9 All Seasons Garden Club Plant Sale & Scentsy Fundraiser
10/9 MPSA Play for the Cure/Food Drive
10/12 Leaf Pick Up Starts
1016 Wellness Day
10/16 Shredding Event at Library
10/17 Rotary Breakfast
10/18 Morris Plains Seniors Meeting
10/23 Blood Drive
10/23 Bonfire
10/31 Halloween Parade and Party


Employment Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities


Meeting agendas will be published



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Leaf pickup will begin Tuesday Oct. 12
As a courtesy to your neighbors, please do your best to keep any storm drains that are on your property line free from large sticks and yard debris. Thank you for your anticipated efforts. Read more about leaf collection here.

Regards, DPW
Flu Shots will be given at Fast ER during the month of October for Morris Plains residents over the age of 50. This also applies to younger adults with chronic illnesses. The shots will also be given at the Wellness Day event at the Community Center on Saturday, October 16th
 
Neighbors, could you help an Afghan refugee family? 

Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (“RAMP”), a nonprofit organization that assists refugee families living in Morris County, is in need of a two- to three-bedroom apartment in Morris County with a rent of between $1,800 to $2,000 per month. A location proximate to mass transportation would be ideal. Rent will be guaranteed by RAMP. Please contact Joanna George at joanncgeorge22@gmail.com if you could assist and for further information. For information on RAMP, please see https://rampnj2.org.
PSE&G Offers Tropical Storm Ida Victims
Enhanced Energy Efficiency Incentives

Between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15, 2021, eligible customers may receive additional incentives to purchase qualifying energy-efficient equipment and appliances.

Please visit our website for more information.
Play 4 the Cure and Souper Soccer Saturday Food Drive Oct 9th
Together We Can Kick Cancer!
O'NEILL'S PLAY FOR THE CURE
9 AM - 1 PM ON SAT, OCT 9TH AT SIMONS PARK


WHO WE PLAY FOR
We play in memory of Steve O'Neill, who was a dedicated husband, father, coach, and supporter of our community, as well as a board member of Morris Plains Soccer. Read more

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  1. DONATE: Give any amount online to support our cause: Give online
  2. PLAY: Anyone can donate to enter onsite skills competitions to win prizes. 
  3. RAFFLE: Donate onsite for a chance to win great raffle prizes.
  4. DINE: Eat at Chipotle of Morris Plains on Oct. 9th between 5PM-9PM and part of the proceeds will benefit our cause! Bring this flyer with you or use code: 7NZCN8F to order online. 

 On behalf of Morris Plains Soccer, thank you for supporting this cause very close to our hearts.
Morris United Soccer Club will host our 14th annual “Souper Soccer Saturday” food drive to benefit the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry (https://mcifp.org). This event is also supported by Morris Plains soccer club.

In the past 13 years, these club soccer families have donated more than 23,000 pounds of food to help feed thousands of families right here within our community. This season marks the 14th anniversary of this important tradition!! Now more than ever, our community NEEDS US!
 
(1) SOUPER SOCCER SATURDAY DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

• Simons Field, Morris Plains (at the basketball court ) 8:30AM- 2:30 PM 
• 9 Jane Street, Morris Township ( this is next to Frelinghuysen Middle School) 8:30AM- 2:30 PM 
•Cornine Field, Morristown (1 Inamere Road, off Sussex Avenue and next to Streeter Pool) (near the Tennis Court) 8:30AM- 2:30 PM 


(2) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SUPERVISE the tables and most importantly THANK people for their donations. Sign up link located HERE

Don't miss the last Farmers Market of the season!
Saturday 9 am -1 pm at Merchant's Block
You can't get any fresher fruits, vegetables, or dairy than what is offered at our market!

Don't miss Ort Farms cider and donuts. Stock up now! 

Last chance to purchase the famous popcorn offered by our local Cub Scouts! 

Chicken pot pies and all the other prepared meals will come in handy for preparing quick winter meals. You can freeze the quiches, empanadas, pies, croissants, and scones. You'll miss the pierogies unless you put some away now. And, don't forget the olives and pickles for your holiday meals. 

Shop for holiday gifts hand made by our local crafters. Go Morris Plains will be offering bike helmets again and the Morris County Department of Health will be on hand to answer all your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine as well as the seasonal flu vaccine. If the weather cooperates, Bach to Rock will provide music.  

Thank you to Market Manager Sue McCluskey and all of the wonderful vendors and customers for a great year!
All Season’s Garden Club “Scentsy” Fundraiser

The All Season’s Garden Club is holding an additional fundraiser during the month of October. Similar to last year, 50% of the profit from all online purchases made from Scentsy will benefit the Garden club.
Anne Clifford is our Scentsy representative. To place an order, visit https://annekathleenc.scentsy.us/party/15171531/all-seasons-garden-club
Here you can browse through the products and place your order. Only orders made through this link will benefit the club. Thanks for your continued support.
Morris Plains Wellness Day
Oct 16 8-11 am at the Community Center
Sponsored by Morris Plans Board of Health & Morris Plains Rotary
Those wishing to have blood work, female cancer screening or male cancer screening, please contact Kristina Favo at 973 631-5489 with your name, address, phone # and services you would like scheduled.

Flu shots will be given from 8Am to 11 AM for adults over the age of 50.

Information on COVID Boosters will be available at a later date, depending on availability.
Morris Plains Seniors Meeting
MPCC Room A on Monday, October 18 @ 12:30

We will be having two speakers. Sue McCluskey will speak at 1pm about affordable housing being built in the area. At 2pm Jessica Battagliese, a nutritionist, will speak and take questions. We will be having pizza and soft drinks starting at 12:30. Please give us a try - we welcome new members. For more information call Pete Dombrowski @973 214 6803
Next date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Morris County Veteran Services Office, 540 W. Hanover Ave., Morristown 07960

Join us for a discussion with your fellow veterans! Speakers who served in the Vietnam and Afghanistan wars will talk about time in service, navigating life after service, and more!

Food and beverages will be provided by American BBQ. All veterans welcome to attend.

To confirm attendance, email MCVets@co.morris.nj.us or call 973-285-6866.


Resident donations are always appreciated at Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center - (mcifp.org).

211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help each year. To get expert, caring help, call 211 or visit Visit 211.org
Municipal Court Update

In an effort to maintain public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal court will continue to host remote virtual court sessions.  Please contact us to schedule a proceeding and/or provide updated personal information.   
If you are disputing a traffic ticket and do not wish to appear in court, many cases are now eligible for review through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System at njmcdirect.com. You may select the option for case dispute and enter your ticket information.  Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by the prosecutor and you will be notified with their recommendation. 
Our office is here to serve you during the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.   You may call the court to schedule an appointment at 973-538-4019. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service in "The Community of Caring" and strive to provide a satisfying court experience for all.   

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