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Look Great and Lose Weight through Aerobics

The Jefferson Township Parks and Recreation Department and qualified fitness instructors offer Aerobic Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes consist of cardiovascular exercise, weight training and toning.  Everyone is encouraged to go at his or her own pace and have fun. 

The fee for a three-month session is $45 or $15 per month. Spring session will begin on March 2nd and run through May and is held in the Middle School Cafeteria.  The summer session will be held in the Jefferson Township High School Gym and run from June through August; and then the classes will return to the Middle School Cafeteria for the fall session running from September through November. All participants should bring water, hand weights, and a mat. All classes run from 7:30 PM to 9 PM. 

Contact the Jefferson Township Recreation Department at 973-208-6139 or 973-208-3638 for a registration form. You may also contact Susan Dulles at 973-208-5848 or

Engraved paver bricks available

for proposed Memorial/Veterans Park


Jefferson Township, NJ.     Jefferson Township is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year; and as part of this Bicentennial Celebration, a Memorial/Veterans Park is being planned at the site of the present Veterans' Memorial in the Municipal Complex on Weldon Road.  Plans are that the Bicentennial/Memorial Park will be dedicated on Sunday, May 30th – Memorial Day.

 In order to raise funds for this project, the Jefferson Township Bicentennial Committee is offering for sale engraved paver bricks at a cost of $50 each. The paver bricks will be 6 inches by 9 inches in size and used to create a walkway to the Memorial and a meditation area at the Memorial. Commemorate an anniversary, a birthday, a graduation, a company name, an "In Memoriam" remembrance, or just your family name with an engraved paver brick.   

 Order forms are available in the Jefferson Township Municipal Building or you may contact Mrs. Frances Slayton at 973-697-4436 for a form and further information.   This is adequate space on each paver brick for a maximum of 39 characters and spaces.  One memorial tree at the site is still available for sale at a cost of $300, and Mrs. Slayton can be contacted if you are interested. 

Treasured Jefferson Township recipes
will whet your appetite!


Jefferson Township, NJ.     The Jefferson Township Bicentennial Committee is selling beautiful commemorative cookbooks entitled "Treasured Recipes from The Township of Jefferson." This taste-tempting cookbook features favorite recipes from members of the community and is in an easy to read format, professionally printed, beautifully illustrated, spiral bound, and hard covered.

 Last year, the Committee reached out to the community and asked for favorite recipes for appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts, cookies and candy, and this and that.  Besides the numerous collections of family favorites that were submitted for publication, the cookbook also contains helpful cooking hints, recipe category dividers, a table of contents, an index, and special pages of interest to the community. 

 Why not purchase one or more copies for yourself and your family and friends? The "Treasured Recipes from The Township of Jefferson" cookbook is only $10 per copy and can be ordered by sending a check payable to the Jefferson Township Bicentennial Committee, c/o Christine Williams, 309 Dover Milton Road, Jefferson Township, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.  Please be sure to include your name, address, and phone number. Cookbooks are also available at the Jefferson Township Municipal Building through Carol Punturieri.

 Don't pass up the opportunity to own a cookbook that can be treasured for years -- purchase your cookbook today and add it to your collection.

More Bicentennial Afghans on the way!


Jefferson Township, NJ.  It must be the chill in the air and/or the desire to own a piece of Jefferson Township history that has caused such a high demand for the Bicentennial afghans. A third order has been placed and delivery is expected soon so these beautiful afghans will be in stock once again! So if you're in front of the TV and looking for something soft and warm to throw over your legs or shoulders just to chase the chill away or if you're a history buff…   Well, the Bicentennial Committee has something for you!

To commemorate Jefferson Township's 200th anniversary, a beautiful woven soft and warm afghan measuring 50 inches by 60 inches was designed featuring nine beautifully crafted depictions of historically significant sites or bits and pieces in Jefferson's past and present. Those sites include the Township Gazebo, the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley, Milton School, the Prospect Point Fire Boat, Ice Harvesting, the Steam Train, The Norman Hotel, Jefferson Township Fire Company #1's firehouse, and the Iron Forge. 

 The afghan is available in blue and silver or cranberry and green at a cost of only $35 each. Orders are being accepted by Bicentennial Committee member Debbie Smead, 68 Ridge Road, Jefferson Township, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.   On an official order form (available at the Jefferson Township Municipal Building or by contacting or on a sheet of paper, simply indicate your color choice, number of afghans to be ordered, your name, address, and phone number clearly written, and attach a check payable to the Jefferson Township Bicentennial Committee for $35 for each afghan ordered and send it all to Mrs. Smead.



It's not too late to buy a Jefferson Township Bicentennial Calendar

The Jefferson Township Bicentennial Committee has published a beautiful 8 ½" x 11" black and white glossy calendar to celebrate the township's 200th anniversary.  Not only will this calendar guide you through the remaining ten months of 2004 and bring you into January of 2005, but also its beautiful photographs will give you a glimpse into Jefferson Township's history.

The calendar features a cover photo of the township's magnificent Gazebo sited at the Municipal Building complex on Weldon Road.   Following a brief history of the township's origins and a message from Mayor Russ Felter, historical photographs precede each month's calendar:  January – Churches in Jefferson Township, February – fire and rescue,  March – the Central Railroad at Nolan's Point, April – the Berkshire Valley Hotel, May –. Almeda Chamberlain Headley at a spinning wheel, June – The Ringling Manor,  July – recreation, August - the Milton Cornet Band of 1900 and the Community Band of 2003, September – schools, October – diverse township scenes, November – Clifford Hogan's Store, December – the Jefferson Township Museum, and January 2005 – Ice cutting at Nolan's Point Ice House.

Holidays are marked with appropriate graphics each month with plenty of space to write in your personal events and important reminders, especially all the events that the Bicentennial Committee is hosting every month throughout 2004.    However, the calendar is so beautiful, you might just want to keep it as a commemorative piece.

This beautiful calendar is only $5 and can be purchased by contacting Eileen Grady at 973-697-1116 or

Quantities are limited so be sure to purchase a Bicentennial calendar for yourself, as a special memento for your children or an older township resident, or perhaps send one to a former resident of the township as a keepsake.

Jefferson's Bicentennial year of 2004 will indeed be one to remember, and a Bicentennial Calendar will ensure that you don't miss any important dates.  It's not too late!


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