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Family Day at Cherry Ridge Range - Vernon, NJ - 07/27/2014

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  • Family Day at Cherry Ridge Range - Vernon, NJ - 07/27/2014 PHOTOS BY CHRIS WYMAN • Elizabeth McClachrie, 23, of Vernon samples a .38 caliber revolver at Cherry Ridge Range on Sunday. Her instructor was Susan Jones. McClachrie’s reaction to the experience was, “It was fun.”Vernon range has free day for families • VERNON — Even with the threat of thundershowers, last Sunday Cherry Ridge Range hosted a near record 398 visitors for a free day at the range. Pleasing everyone who came out, the cloudy sky turned blue for most of the afternoon. • The recurring annual event gives family members the opportunity to experience the shooting sports and see exactly what the Canistear Road facility has to offer. • In addition to a comfortable and spacious clubhouse, there are six different outdoor ranges on site. The day’s offerings included the chance for folks to try their hand at a variety of shotguns, rifles and handguns, while under the supervision of nationally certified instructors and volunteer staff. • The Vernon range is owned and maintained by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC). For additional information, visit their Web site at
  • 7/28/2014
  • Album ID: 1828291
  • Photos by Chris Wyman

Christmas in July/DAR Elias Van Bunschooten Museum, Wantage,N.J.7-27-2014

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  • The Chinkchewunska Chapter DAR held their Christmas in July in Wantage on July 25-27, 2014.Tours were given of the house, Privy, wagon house, barn and ice house with a milk room attached. The Dutch Colonial home was built in 1787.The first floor stabilization project was completed with funds raised from the Christmas in July events. The next project will be to have the outside of the house painted. Activities over the weekend included attic treasures, demonstrations, silent auction, crafters and re-enactors.
  • 7/28/2014
  • Album ID: 1828103
  • Photos by Gale Miko

Swimming, Cycling and Running at Lake Mohawk

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  • The Fifth Annual Pass It Along Triathlon at Lake Mohawk took place on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta Township, New Jersey was the start and end point of the event. Triathletes from around the world came to swim, cycle and run.
  • 7/28/2014
  • Album ID: 1828063
  • Photos by George Leroy Hunter

An Evening of Sparta Summer League Basketball

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  • Four basketball teams from the Sparta Summer League played two games on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Team McCarney beat Team Elmo by the score of 59-57. In the second game Team Jent beat Team Mcfarlane by the score of 77-64. The games took place at Ungerman Field in Sparta Township, New Jersey.
  • 7/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1826634
  • Photos by George Leroy Hunter

Zookeepers Jr. Day/Space Farms Zoo/Beemerville,N.J/7/19/2014

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  • Zookeepers Jr. Day was held on Saturday at Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Beemerville, N.J. Children came from all around to help with the zoo chores and get a hands on experience with the animals. From lectures about the tigers to poop scooping relay races, holding snakes and feeding the baby animals their bottles, ending with a certificate of achievement.
  • 7/20/2014
  • Album ID: 1825748
  • Photos by Gale Miko

A Round of Golf for a Good Cause

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  • The 2014 Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open took place on Monday, July 14, 2014. The Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta Township, New Jersey hosted the annual event. The charity event is in honor of the late Sussex County entrepreneur Frank Redfern. Each year the Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open benefits the Newton Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Newton Medical Center.
  • 7/15/2014
  • Album ID: 1824246
  • Photos by George Leroy Hunter

Supermoon/July 11-13/2014

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  • This year there will be three Supermoons according to NASA. July 11 Supermoon Full Moon which will lead to peak time of Buck Moon Perigree also named Thunder Moon or Hay Moon. Then the third in September on the 9th. named the Corn Moon. With minimal clouds over the weekend, the moon was visible for the peak times.
  • 7/14/2014
  • Album ID: 1823759
  • Photos by Gale Miko

Vetstock 2014: Honoring Those Who Have Fallen in the War on Terror

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  • Vetstock 2014 weekend began on Friday, July 11th 2014 with the presentation of the Wall of Remembrance, a 6-foot-tall, 94-foot-long, two-sided display that features the names of American victims and military personnel killed in the ongoing War on Terror. The annual event went on for three consecutive days of activities in Milford and Matamoras, Pennsylvania. The Vetstock barbecue and memorial ceremonies are organized by the Vetstock Committee to honor veterans past and present and the community and families who suffered the loss of a loved one or friend in the War on Terror. Funds from Vetstock benefit Homes For Troops, a national American non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled military veterans.
  • 7/14/2014
  • Album ID: 1823706
  • Photos by George Leroy Hunter

Parish Carnival - Sparta, N.J. 4/11/2014

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  • Our Lady of the Lake Church had a four day long carnival Wednesday through Friday to benefit a church in Haiti.
  • 7/11/2014
  • Album ID: 1823808
  • Photos by John Church

Lake Mohawk Fireworks on Friday

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  • 7/7/2014
  • Album ID: 1821644
  • Photos by Gale Miko
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