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What’s Happening in Denville last week in June 2014

Posted in Denville Farmer's Market, Denville TV with tags , on June 19, 2014 by denvilletv

In Denville the approaching week is filled with activity;

This Saturday, June 21, 2014 is the Sunrise Rotary Great Duck Race, at Gardner Field,
starting at 10:00 A.M. For a $10.00 donation pick up a duck at: Denville Dairy, Provident Bank, Denville Vacuum & Appliance on Broadway (and decorate) or at the event.

This Sunday, June 22, 2014, is the VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars of United States) Denville Post 2519
Chicken BBQ dinner served at 5:00 – 6:00 PM $11.00 71 Ford Road, Denville NJ

This Sunday don’t forget the Denville Farmers’ Market on Bloomfield Ave. from 8:30 A.M. -1:00 P.M.
which started it’s regular season last Sunday, June 8, 2014.
Fritz Mott did a fantastic job of videoing last Sunday’s Farmers’ Market’s Opening Ceremony commemorating
the 5th Anniversary of the Farmer’s Market with speeches by Mayor Andes and founder Liisi Lascarro.
Mayor Tom Andes also informs us of up and coming events in Denville.
Jeff O’Hara of Union Hill Farm is interviewed.
Below is the direct link.

But you can go directly to Denville TV Youtube Channel by just typing in the URL,
and see all Fritz Motts great videos especially the recent ones of What’s Happening in Denville.
Great job, Fritz

This Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Denville Town Council Meeting at 7:00 PM,
at the Denville Town Hall
Denville will be honoring
Donna Costello, Denville Township Clerk for 34 years, retiring.

This Wednesday, June 25, 2014, weather permitting you can see the Fire works at the Denville Firemen’s Fair opposite A&P.
The Denville Firemen’s Carnival goes from June 24 until June 28, 2014

Next Saturday, June 28, 2014 Volunteers are needed for planting of the Rain Garden on Riverside Drive in Denville at 8:00 AM.
Contact Denville Town Hall.


WHO’S WHO IN DENVlLLE Mrs. Margaret Price Part 1

Posted in Denville TV, Mrs. Margaret Price, Seeing Eye with tags , , on July 30, 2010 by denvilletv

Margaret Price Recounts The Origin of the Seeing Eye

Presently you can view;
Mrs. Margaret Price
Part 1
The Origin of the Seeing Eye
on Cablevision Public Access Channel 21 (in Morris County)
Wednesdays August 4, 11, & 18 from 7:00-7:30 PM

I had the pleasure of interviewing, for several hours, Mrs. Margaret Price, an amazing and very vivacious Denville Resident who has lived in her present Denville Residence since 1960’s.

Mrs. Price, with her amazing memory, took me through her husband and her lives as well as her family’s. I created this first part from all the information Mrs. Price conveyed to me, in the interviews, about the origin of the seeing eye in Denville, New Jersey.

The residence Mrs. Price lives in was originally the Ebeling Residence, the first home of the Seeing Eye in the United States. Mrs Price and her husband, Robert Edmonds Price inherited the home from Robert’s Aunt and Uncle (the home was in Aunt Florence’s name). Florence’s husband, Wilheim Heinrich Ebeling (known affectionately by Margaret and her husband as Uncle Willi) was one of the first developers of the Seeing Eye in the United States. His connection came through the original founder, Morris Frank, who contacted Willheim on his expertise in training of German Shepherds. And the rest is history. Learn more about Uncle Willi and Aunt Florence through Mrs Margaret Price’s enthusiastic account of them.

You can also view the show on the Denville tv channel on Vimeo

Denville Car Show

Posted in Denville Car Show, Denville TV with tags on May 19, 2010 by denvilletv

Walking through a Vintage Car Show is walking through memories  and by gone times.

I have had the lovely experience of walking through a number of such car shows, among them the Denville Car Show at Wendy’s.  The show continues every Wednesday eve from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  I have had the wonderful opportunity to interview a number of participants at this  car  show.  Each and every one conveyed to me the many hours of love and labor they invested in their car.

May 19, 2010, Wednesday,  The Denville Car Show will air on Cablevision Public Access Channel, (21 in Morris County)                from 7:00 7:30 PM) And it should air for the next 3 Wednesdays

The  show includes  three   car owners I had the pleasure of interviewing at the Denville Car Show at Wendys:

Ted Hovliaras, who owns a beautiful 1960 red Corvette

Joe Grant, who owns a beautiful maroon 1930 Model Ford    and

Carl Tomasello, who owns a beautiful sea green 1958  Buick RoadMaster.

Following each interview I included photos of some of the events that occurred during  the model year of these cars, accompanied by a hit  song of that year.

For 1960 I used the music, “Route 66” actually written in 1946 by Bobby Troup and popularized by the singing of  Nat KingCole, in the 40’s. The song was once more popularized by Chuck Berry’s rendition in 1960. That year saw the premiere of the CBS TV show,  Route 66, starring Martin Milner and George Maharis.  President Kennedy, our youngest US president was elected in November 1960. And the cold war raged  on, along with  the space race between the USSR and US. We see President Kennedy sitting with Russian Premier Khrushchev. December 20, 1960 the US launched into orbit the Discoverer XIX. Early in the year, Feb 1960, the American Civil Rights Movement proceeded with The Greensboro Sit-in staged in Woolworth, in Greensboro, North Carolina, by four African American College Students; Ezell A. Blair, David Richmond, Joseph McNeil and Franklin McCain in protest to the segregation enforced at the Woolworth lunch counter. But what was happening in Denville in 1960?   So  I included a 1960 front page from the Denville Citizen.

For 1930 I used the music “Puttin on the Ritz”  a musical composition written by Irving Berlin and actually published in 1929.   (Irving Berlin was an American Composer born of Jewish Russian Immigrants, in 1888, who wrote over 1,500 songs in his 60 years career including White Christmas and Easter Parade.)  Harry Richman introduced the song in his musical film, Puttin’ on the Ritz in 1930.  “ Puttin on the Ritz” was a slang expression meaning to dress fashionably.  Of course 1930 was the year of gangsters among them the   Italian Mafioso Al Capone  and  Lucky Luciano and  then Jewish Mobster  Bugsy Siegel, who, in 1930, built ties with Lucky  Luciano.   (More than two decades later the the starting of Las Vegas, with the building of the Flamingo in 1946, could be attributed to Bugsy Siegel.)  In August of 1930, Betty Boop premiers in the animated film, Dizzy Dishes.   Earlier in the year, January 1930, Mickey Mouse comic strip makes it’s  first appearance.   (I am sorry I left out Mickey Mouse) And what’s happening in Denville in 1930? All you needed to find out was to get yourself the Denville Herald, which came out in 1930 and lasted until 1931.   Actually the Denville Herald was the predecessor of the Denville Citizen.

For 1958 I used the song  “Chantilly Lace”  sang by the Big Bopper.  The year, 1958 saw the continuation of the cold war and space race between USSR and the US. Nikita Khrushchev came into power as Russian Premier, in 1958.   The US launched the satellite, Explorer 1, America’s first satellite,  in response to the USSR launching of the Sputnik into space, earlier in  1957.    I was impressed to see the origins of two very impressionable developments I knew of later.   The Muppets, Inc.  was launched by Jim Henson, in 1958, predecessor  to The  Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street.  Kermit the Frog was actually introduced in 1955.   The Peace symbol, originally the symbol of the Campaign Nuclear Disarmament, was created  in 1958,   I became acquainted with the peace sign during the Peace Movement during the Vietnam War.   The Movie,  “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”,  starring Alec Guinness won the Oscars at the 1958 Academy Awards. In Denville, in 1958, Gardner Field was dedicated, in name, to William “Doc” Gardner,who dedicated his lifetime  to creating sports activities for the youth of Denville.   William “Doc” Gardner started the Denville Blue Angels and the Denville Little League among many  such accomplishments.  How befitting it is to name a field after this man, where today games of all sorts (baseball and football among many sports) are held among the many youth sports teams sponsored through different parties, under the auspices of Denville Little League, Denville Blue Angel Football and  Denville Pal.

Denville Strings’ Concert and Strings’ Rehearsals

Posted in Denville Strings Concert and Rehearsal, Denville TV with tags , on February 11, 2010 by denvilletv

I am so grateful to have witnessed this program (in the fall of 2009) , opened to all  Denville students from grades 3 to  8, free of charge.   I had the privilege to view the 9 weeks of rehearsals (commencing Oct 5, 2009)  and the ensuing Concert that took place, in Municipal Building on December 7 2009.   The  group of children  that I became acquainted with, through this 10 week program,  were amazing in their enthusiasm of learning string instruments, classical compositions and  performing in an orchestra.   The show I edited  is a compilation of videos I took of the rehearsals (in the Denville Municipal Building as well) and final concert.   The adult instructors, that I witnessed enthusiastically volunteering  their time,  were amazing  also to watch:

Roland Mathews, Bernie Mathews, Alana Weininger, and last but not least Mayor Ted Hussa.   I learned another facet of our amazing multifaceted Denville Mayor,  that he has a College degree in  Music Education as well.

The show  is scheduled to air on;

Cablevision Public Access Channel 21

Wednesdays, February 17 and February 24 2010

from  7:00-7:30 PM (airing times for Morris County)

The Denville Municipal Alliance, with Denville Mayor Ted Hussa, implemented this  Strings Program for Fall 2009 in response to the second question, concerning the budget for extracurricular activities,  being voted down in the Denville School Board Elections of  Spring 2009.   Funds, thanks to the MAC, for the program were received through a grant given by GCADA (Governor’s council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse).  The program was sponsored with a drug free message.

The four classical compositions the children learned were:

1.   Dragon Hunter

2.   Brandenburg Concerto No.5  by J.S Bach

3.   Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets by Antonio Vivaldi

4.   Finlandia by JeanSibelius

The children also performed exercise pieces that sounded like wonderful melodic classical  music pieces as well.

I  would like to give a little historical background of these four  Classical pieces.   I always enjoy learning about the historical period that a classical music  piece was composed in.

1. Dragon Hunter is actually  a  musical piece composed by  a contemporary composer and music instructor,  Richard Meyer. Using only the notes of the D major scale, Richard Meyer has fashioned a medieval-sounding piece, Dragon Hunter, for instructional purposes. The aggressive main theme is introduced by violins and violas, with cello and bass in counterpoint. The theme later returns  with cellos and basses being chased (hunted) by the violins and violas. This  information I found on (Sheet music instruction and resource)

2. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is one of six instrumental works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach,  among the finest of musical composition of the Baroque Era, a style of European music that extended from 1600 to 1750.   The works were composed for and presented to Christian Ludwig, the margave (medieval nobleman with military responsibilities of protecting his  border province)  of Brandenburg -Schedt * around 1721.                   Present day Federal Republic of Germany consists of 16 States, Brandenburg among them.   Schedt is a city in Brandenburg.  In J.S. Bach time Brandenburg was an independent state in the Holy Roman Empire.   The  unification of the German States started around 1862,  under the Prussian Prime Minister, Otto Von Bismark.   Bismark became the German Empire’s first Chancellor in 1871.

3.  Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets was composed by Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi (born in 1678)  published in 1711 with eleven other concertos Vivaldi composed.   The concertos that Vivaldi wrote helped define the genre in the Baroque  and into the Classical period.   Normally the concerto consisted of three movements: First movement is fast(Alegro), followed by Second Movement, slow (Andante) and then third movement, fast (Alegro) The concerto was written for two solo instruments (ej: trumpet) with an instrumental ensemble backing them. In the case of the Strings concert the orchestra performed the first movement of the the Concerto for 2 Trumpets, known as Allegro.  The composition was transposed to be performed by Strings instead of trumpets.

4.   Finlandia, written by Finnish composer  Jean Sibelius in 1899, was composed in response to Finland’s then oppressive rule under Russia’s Tsar Nickolas ii.  Finlandia became the expression for Finland’s Nationalism.    Finland achieved its independence from Russia  in 1917 with the eruption of the Russian Revolution and overthrow of Tsar Nickolas ii.  In 1941  part of Finlandia was placed to a poem written by Finnish poet, Koskenniem, becoming know as the stirring nationalistic Finnish “Finlandia Hymn”.

The Strings Program became a family affair.  Two parents, who were participants, as well, in the program,  met in their teens, playing violin in the Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra a number of years ago.   By the time the Strings Program was created in Fall 2009 their older daughter already knew how to play the violin.   But the Strings program came to the rescue of the younger daughter, who was eagerly anticipating learning the violin in school  this fall 2009.   With the budget for extracurricular activities voted down the Strings Program gave this young lady an opportunity to learn the violin.  I enjoyed  immensely watching this family play violin together in this program.

Denville Township Municipal Council Reorganization Meeting Jan. 5, 2010

Posted in Denville Council Meeting, Denville TV with tags on January 18, 2010 by denvilletv

Hello viewers

We have a new DCTV show airing on the Cablevision Public Access Channel (21 in Denville) starting this week, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 7:00-7:30 P.M..  DCTV hopes to have this special Denville Municipal Meeting show air for at least the next two Wednesdays; January 27 and February 3, 2010.  Some of the following moments, of this special council meeting and ceremony, that our viewers can see, are;

1)Donna I. Costello, Denville Municipal Clerk, swearing in the newly elected council officials (a  family affair); Thomas Andes (ward1 ), Chris Golinski (ward 2 ) Gene Fitzpatrick (ward 3) and Donald Kuser (ward 4,  sworn in by his father)

2. Thomas Andes acceptance of the Presidency of the Denville Township Council

3. Acceptance speeches of the newly elected  Council President and newly elected Councilmen

4. Mayor Ted Hussa’s speech incuding presenting of awards for Denville Cleanup and recognition of the Volunteers’ Services on the many Committees of Denville.

Did you know?

Denville Township was legislatively recognized as a separate township from Township of Rockaway on April 14, 1913. In May of that year the citizens of Denville elected its first Township Council, which consisted of 3 members and all the residents of  Denville.   But not until November 1971 was the present day 7 member Council adopted  (4 ward  elected  Council members and 3 at-large  Council members , appointed by the Mayor)  both by  the recommendation of the elected Charter Study Commission  and  an overwhelming vote  of the township citizens.*

* You can read more about Denville history and goverment from “Reflections of Denville” by Charles M. toeLaer,  sold at the Denville Historical Museum. (See post dated January 2, 2010)

Go to  for more interesting shorter YouTube videos of events in Denville.

Today’s Denville Township Council consists of the following members; the four newly elected members mentioned above plus the following three Council Members at large; Howard Shaw, Nick Stecky and Deborah Smith

Marie Goble serves as Denville  Township Administrator

The New Denville Historical Society Program

Posted in Denville Historical Society, Denville TV with tags , on January 2, 2010 by denvilletv

Hello  to our viewers.

Let us, Denville Community Television, take the opportunity to wish all our viewers a Healthy and Happy New Year.

We have a new DCTV show airing on Cablevision Public Access Channel (21 in Denville) as of December 23, 2009.   Dana and Lisa Foreman captured through video and edited the profound “Highlights of Denville Historical Society Holiday Pageant” that occurred in Denville’s  The Church of the Savior on Tuesday evening, December 15, 2009.   Dana Foreman edited the show into two parts, Part 1 and Part 2;  you shall be able to continue to view them on the  next two following Wednesdays, January 6 and January 13, 2010 from 7:00- 7:30 PM

The Denville Historical Society has played a very active roll in the Township in gathering and  preserving the historical knowledge and legacy of Denville.   The Society has been chartered since 1971 through the efforts of the P.R.I.D.E. Committee of Denville.   In 1979 the Denville Historical Society purchased the landmark Charter Savings and Loan building.  In 1981 the Landmark building was moved to it’s present location on Diamond Spring Road opposite the St  Francis Health Resort and next to the newly renovated Denville Library, becoming the permanent home of the Denville Historical Society.   Presently, at the  Denville Historical Society Museum, you can view the newly constructed  permanent exhibit on Denville history,  from 1600’s  onward. The museum is open Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

You can read  Denville History in the following two books;

Reflections of Denville    by Charles M. toeLaer


Images of America  DENVILLE  by Vito Bianco

Both books are available for sale at the museum.