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Manchester Twp High School Senior Recognition Night

 

4577     Mayor Palmer presented Community Service and Future Municipal Leader Awards at Manchester Township High School 's Senior Recognition Night on June 2, 2016. Awards were presented to Maya Planter, Jacob James Florio, Isiah Sams, Ryan Vanderham and Mallory Wettengel.

4577 Mayor Palmer presented Community Service and Future Municipal Leader Awards at Manchester Township High School ‘s Senior Recognition Night on June 2, 2016. Awards were presented to Maya Planter, Jacob James Florio, Isiah Sams, Ryan Vanderham and Mallory Wettengel.

Manchester Township Educational Foundation provided awards to 13 MTHS graduates totalling $17,500, thanks to sponsors who provide funding toward the scholarship awards. Mayor Palmer is a long-time member of MTEF and was on hand for the scholarship award presentation.     Pictured (L-R) Dillon Barry, Alex Lynch, Jacob Byrnes; Mallory Wettengel, Maya Planter, Katrina Tinio, Sara Stewart, Corissa Scalzo, Renee Larson, Abigail Hulse, Michael Sullivan, Isiah Sams, Zachary Thomas, with MTEF's Rick Campana.

Manchester Township Educational Foundation provided awards to 13 MTHS graduates totalling $17,500, thanks to sponsors who provide funding toward the scholarship awards. Mayor Palmer is a long-time member of MTEF and was on hand for the scholarship award presentation.
Pictured (L-R) Dillon Barry, Alex Lynch, Jacob Byrnes; Mallory Wettengel, Maya Planter, Katrina Tinio, Sara Stewart, Corissa Scalzo, Renee Larson, Abigail Hulse, Michael Sullivan, Isiah Sams, Zachary Thomas, with MTEF’s Rick Campana.

 

 

 

Mayor’s Neighborhood Meetings Continue

Mayor Ken Palmer continues his “Neighborhood Meeting” series, visiting with residents throughout Manchester, and discussing events, recreation programs, police department news, and answering residents’ questions. Pictured:  Mayor Palmer with Recreation Director Tracey Lynch and Detective Rich Jupinka at a Neighborhood Meeting at the Whiting Firehouse on April 7, 2016.

Mayor Ken Palmer continues his “Neighborhood Meeting” series, visiting with residents throughout Manchester, and discussing events, recreation programs, police department news, and answering residents’ questions. Pictured: Mayor Palmer with Recreation Director Tracey Lynch and Detective Rich Jupinka at a Neighborhood Meeting at the Whiting Firehouse on April 7, 2016.

Chair of Honor

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Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to educating the public about POW/MIA service members, joined with Manchester Township’s Veterans Committee to unveil a “Chair of Honor” in the Municipal Complex lobby on April 5th. 

With 91,000 United States service members missing since World War I, the unveiling was about raising awareness, according to Rolling Thunder Vice President Charles Webster. “Today’s ceremony speaks for them,” he said. The Chair of Honor is a simple yet powerful reminder of the thousands of service members who remain unaccounted for. 

Mayor Ken Palmer recognized that our Township has a substantial population of Veterans, which means this issue hits close to home for many. Our Township’s Veterans Advisory Committee actively finds ways to recognize and care for Manchester Township’s Veterans. “It’s a privilege for us to place this Chair of Honor in our Town Hall,” said Mayor Palmer.

March is “Read Across America” Month

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Mayor Palmer reading to students

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Councilman Wallis reading to students

March is “Read Across America” month, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer, Council President Jim Vaccaro, Councilman Craig Wallis, and other local dignitaries visited Manchester’s three elementary schools and read to our students. MTES Principal Linda Waldron and Mayor Palmer also appeared on MTES-TV and presented “Morning Announcements” to the staff and students.

“Anything Goes” Hosted by Municipal Alliance

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The Manchester Municipal Alliance hosted the first annual “Anything Goes” obstacle course competition at Manchester Township High School on March 11, 2016. MTHS seniors battled school administrators, police, and our Mayor, in a fundraising competition to support the Manchester Municipal Alliance. The Alliance works to eliminate drug issues in the community and prevent our youth from involvement with drug and alcohol use. The competition ended in a “tie” between the students and local leaders. Manchester Township High School seniors were the stars of the show, but local leaders provided stiff competition. Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer, Township Business Administrator Donna Markulic, Superintendent of Schools Dave Trethaway, Chief of Police Lisa Parker and Officer Chris Cerullo, Safety Officer Ryan Maloney, Principals Dennis Adams and Linda Waldron, Director of Curriculum Diane Pedroza and others, participated in the event to show their support for our local students. The Municipal Alliance hosts the well-known “Project Graduation” event each year. The community’s support is greatly appreciated.

Ridgeway School’s Barnes & Noble Night Was So Much Fun!

Ridgeway School students and families came out on the evening of March 3, 2016, for the Barnes and Noble Bookfair.  Guest readers included our teachers, principal and even our Mayor! There were games and activities for the kids.  Everyone had so much fun.

Ridgeway School students and families came out on the evening of March 3, 2016, for the Barnes and Noble Bookfair. Guest readers included our teachers, principal and even our Mayor! There were games and activities for the kids. Everyone had so much fun.

Future Municipal Leaders SCHOLARSHIP 2016

Attached please find correspondence and scholarship application from Mayor Ken Palmer for the NJ State League of Municipalities Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship.

The DEADLINE has been extended to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th, 2016.

Application

Manchester Township Employee Recognition

Award recipients, from left to right: Martin Lynch, David Fusaro, Robert Maccaquano, Jennifer Garabrant, Trevor Nadolny, James Mohn, Matt Geiger, Patrick Sheehan and James Gant

Award recipients, from left to right: Martin Lynch, David Fusaro, Robert Maccaquano, Jennifer Garabrant, Trevor Nadolny, James Mohn, Matt Geiger, Patrick Sheehan and James Gant

Award recipients, from left to right: Janet Krehely, Jeffrey Ruerup, Paul Kodman, Christopher Walaszek, Julia Burton, and Linda Glass.

Award recipients, from left to right: Janet Krehely, Jeffrey Ruerup, Paul Kodman, Christopher Walaszek, Julia Burton, and Linda Glass.

Employees honored at this year’s awards ceremony. Click here for more detailed information.

During This Holiday Season…

Pictured (L to R) are Brendan Weiner, Carol Trub, Mayor Palmer and Joel Wolf at the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Luncheon on December 3, 2015.

Pictured (L to R) are Brendan Weiner, Carol Trub, Mayor Palmer and Joel Wolf at the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Luncheon on December 3, 2015.

Girl Scouts from Troop 109 of Manchester visited Mayor Palmer and the Manchester Municipal Building in December while working on their “Inside Government” badges. Mayor Palmer provided a tour of town hall and discussed his role in our local government.

Girl Scouts from Troop 109 of Manchester visited Mayor Palmer and the Manchester Municipal Building in December while working on their “Inside Government” badges. Mayor Palmer provided a tour of town hall and discussed his role in our local government.

Leisure Village West’s ORT President Renee Schertzer and Mayor Ken Palmer at the Holiday Luncheon and Installation in December 2015.

Leisure Village West’s ORT President Renee Schertzer and Mayor Ken Palmer at the Holiday Luncheon and Installation in December 2015.

Holiday Tree Lighting

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Hundreds gathered at the Manchester Township Municipal Complex to continue the joyous tradition of joining in our Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 4. As one of the many events hosted by Manchester Township’s Recreation Department, the annual ceremony allows residents to join together to celebrate the holiday season with their neighbors.

Rev. David Rittinger of Whiting Bible Church began the festivities by offering the invocation. Mayor Kenneth Palmer then delivered opening remarks, wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. “This is the time to come together and celebrate all of the good things in our lives,” including our friends, family, and community, said Mayor Palmer.

The festivities continued with musical performances by Shayna Goble, Kayla Fata, and Amber Lowe; Cub Scout Pack 44; the Manchester School Chorus; Manchester Township High School band; and Amanda Batista. Santa Claus himself made a special appearance, arriving at the Municipal Complex with much fanfare aboard a Manchester Volunteer Fire Company engine. To cap off the night, children and their families were welcomed into the Civic Center for refreshments and a visit with Santa.

A special thank you goes out to Manchester Manor, Whiting Health Care, Pines at Whiting, Crestwood Manor, and La Bove Grande for their generous donations of refreshments. Also providing invaluable assistance in bringing this event together were the Manchester First Aid and Rescue Squad, Manchester Volunteer Fire Company, Manchester Buildings and Grounds Staff, Municipal Staff, Social and Senior Service Staff, and Joe Tomei.

Among those in attendance were members of the Township Council, Business Administrator Donna Markulic, and numerous municipal employees and their families. Remember, the Recreation Department’s Holiday Home Decoration Contest is in full swing – call 732-657-8121, ext. 5102 or 5101 by Friday, December 11, to enter. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared in this special event!

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