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Denville MAC Strings Concert on Cablevision in Memory of Nick Picciano

Posted in Denville Mac Strings Program, Nicholas A. Picciano, Outstanding Denville Residents, Who's Who in Denville with tags , on April 3, 2011 by denvilletv

Presently there is a new program on Denville TV Cablevision, Denville MAC Strings Concert, airing Wednesday on Channel 21 (Public Access) at 7:00 – 7:30 PM. This strings program is made available by Denville MAC (Municipal Alliance Committee) for the children ( and adults) of Denville to replace the extracurricular music program cut from the school program due to budget cuts.
I, with a heavy heart, declare this program in memory of a very devoted member of Denville MAC, Nicholas Picciano who dedicated and volunteered a lot of hours to Denville through MAC and many many other committees through the years. I found out, through his blessed family members, wife, Mary and daughter Barbara, that Nick passed away early this morning, after a month long illness. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Nick Picciano and be allowed to interview him for Cablevision Public Access Channel. Nick Picciano was a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal and principal in the Denville School System from from 1955 to 1990. And Nick continued to serve Denville, in his, so to say, years of retirement, volunteering in so many committees. When I interviewed Nick I asked him when he slept. Nick would always meet a former student, when he walked through Denville. I consider myself privileged to have known Nick. And I also feel so devastated at the news of Nick’s too early passing. For more information on Nick’s funeral services visit Norman Dean’s Funeral Home website (in Denville) Visitation is on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Norman Deans from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.


Who’s Who in Denville Nick Picciano Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized, Who's Who in Denville with tags , , on September 1, 2010 by denvilletv

Starting September 1, 2010 Cablevision Public access Channel (21 in Denville) will air Nick Picciano Part 2 at 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The program will go on for the month of September (4 weeks). This part Nick tells of all the committees he has volunteered on since his retirement. I am inclined to ask Nick when he sleeps. Nick mentions seven committee he has served on;
1. The Dare Committee
2. The Denville MAC Committee ( Municipal Alliance Committee responsible for the creating of the Strings Program in the Municipal Building, this fall 2009 and Spring 2010. The Fall 2009 String program gave music lessons, by volunteers musical instructors, to interested Denville School Children in the string instruments and orchestra. This program was implemented due to cuts in the extracurricular programs in the Denville School System, starting Fall 2009.
3. Pride Committee, headed by Bob Ranft.
4. Denville Planning Board
5. Recreation Committee- in this excerpt Nick talks about the changes taking place in Denville government during the 1970’s.
6. Laudati Playground Committee
7. Library Committee
The video concludes with some words of wisdom from Nick to our concerns for Denville’s future.

You can see Nick Picciano, Part 2 on the computer as well. Go to Vimeo Channels and look up the Denvilletv Channel or go directly to the following link;
Once again Denville TV thanks Nick Picciano for sharing his story and memories of other special Denville residents.

Catching up…Latest Shows on Denville TV Youtube

Posted in Denville Bike Rodeo, Denville Duck Race, Denville July 4th, Denville Mac Strings Program, Denville Sri Lanka Day, Who's Who in Denville with tags , , , , on July 19, 2010 by denvilletv

Almost a month had passed since my last post. As the cliche goes “Life’s happening while you are making other plans. Hope you are enjoying somewhat our record high temperature summer of 2010. The fiesta of colors of the flowers blooming and the butterflies fluttering around has caught my eye. Water is the secret to survival outside in this summer heat. Either drink a lot of it or swim in it.

Since the last post several new short videos have crept onto our Denville Youtube channel; http//

1. The 2010 Denville Duck Race (uploaded about 2 weeks ago).
Every year Denville Rotary Club holds a fund raiser. Rubber duckies are sold for an amount to raise money for several civic causes. At the end of June the multitude of rubber duckies are loaded onto a big yellow payloader which proceeds to dumb them into the Rockaway River by Gardner Field. And the race is on. Great video with great sound track.

2. Mayor Ted Hussa, Bikes Matter (uploaded about 2 weeks ago) Mayor Ted Hussa is very serious about making Denville a bike friendly town. He talks about his bike goals at the Denville NJ Summit (Feb 27, 2010) and shows it in this year’s Bike Rodeo 2010, both events shown in this video. Presently the Mayor and newly formed Denville Bike Committee are working hard toward acquiring a Bike Grant from the Morris County to create bike paths and bike lanes on main roadways in Denville center, all to be interlinked into a Denville Biking system.

3. The Denville July 4th 2010 Celebration in Gardner Field. (uploaded about 1 week ago)
This is just an intro to the event. The event marks the memorable first time use of the new band stand, at Gardner Field, by Mayor Ted Hussa, the Mac String Group and the West Morris County Concert Band (financed and constructed by the Rotary Club for Denville Township). The concert was amazing. I am hoping to create a 30 minute Cablevision program, soon, from excerpts of the West Morris County Concert Band
performance at the Denville July 4th 2010 Gala.

I am in the process of finishing a new Cablevision program on another remarkeable resident in Denville, Margaret Price. Presently Nick Picciano’s Show, Part 1, is still being aired on the Denville TV Cablevision Program on Wednesdays, channel 21 at 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM since June 23, 2010. You can still see that show this Wednesday, June 21 2010. You can also see that show on the Denville TV Vimeo Channel listed on the last Denville tv Blog (June 22, 2010) post. Hopefully I will have the new show up the following Wednesday, June 28th, 2010.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Denville Sri Lanka Day 2010,
Saturday, August 7th, 2010, held in Gardner Field,
to be hosted by our one and only Jay Liyanage and his wife Theresa,
two other remarkable Denville Resident.

Who’s Who in Denville

Posted in Nicholas A. Picciano, Who's Who in Denville with tags , on June 18, 2010 by denvilletv

Nick Picciano
A Teacher’s Odyssey through the Denville School System
to be aired on Cablevision Public Access Channel 21
Wednesday June 23, 2010 7:00- 7:30

In the 1930/1931 Denville Herald Newspaper there was a section called Who’s Who in Denville where notable citizens of the town were written about. So I thought that woudl be a good title, for a Cablevision Program, to present such remarkeable residents of Denville today. The first such individual that I would like to present, on this cablevision program, is Nicholas A. Picciano, a man of many facets. In this show, which I created from over two hours of interviewing Nick, on video, focuses on Nick’s experiences as a teacher in the Denville School system from 1955 to the 1970’s. Nick proceeded to become a guidance counselor, in Valleyview School, Denville, in the 1970’s. And then Nick move onto the position of Vice Principal, and sometimes acting Principal (in the Denville Schools) in the 1980’s until 1990 when he retired from his Education Career. Then Nick moved on to dedicate his energies and influences in other areas of Denville, Now, in his supposedly retiring years, Nick volunteers on so many committees that I questioned Nick on when he sleeps. I am hoping to create another show or two, within a couple of months, of Nick speaking of his other interests. In the meantime I believe you would find this show interesting, as Nick reveals his secrets in teaching.

Several new shows have been uploaded on the Denville Youtube Channel,

1. Bike Rodeo 2009 ( to promote Bike Rodeo 2010. I hope to upload 2010 Bike Rodeo, that occurred on June 10, 2010, shortly)
2. Memorial Day Ceremony Part 1 Phyllis Vialard’s opening speech
3. Memorial Day Ceremony Part 2 Denville Mayor Ted Hussa’s Speech