11TH ANNUAL MEDFORD LAKES TURKEY BOWL Are you ready for some football? Well, if so please join us for the 11th Annual Turkey Bowl Co-Ed Flag Football Game on Thanksgiving Morning (November 23rd at 10:00 AM at Wilson Field RAIN OR SHINE! (Bring on the Mud Bowl)
You must be 18 years old, wear cleats and the cost is $ 10.00 (to cover food and equipment). Also, 11th Annual Medford Lakes Turkey Bowl T-Shirts are available for sale for $15.00. If you would like to register and\or purchase T-Shirts please contact Meredith Del Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-932-0381. Play at your own risk and sign up ASAP as spots will fill up VERY fast. DEADLINE for sign up and shirt orders is November 9th.
If you can't play please consider stopping by to cheer on the players!
Also bring a canned good to the game to be donated to the Lions Club.
SANTA’S SLEIGH PHOTO-OP - RETURNS AGAIN!!
Don’t feel like packing up the kids and fighting the crowds at the mall for your annual picture with Santa? What if Santa and his Sleigh came to you!
We can take the photos with our professional camera & email them to you
Select your picture day - Please include family name, address & phone
Cost: $ 10.00 per house / group - Donations will also be accepted
Saturday – November 25th 10am – 3pm
Sunday – December 3rd 10am – 3pm
Sunday – December 17th 10am – 3pm
We will confirm your signup w/ approx. arrival time for the day selected…
Won’t be home on the above dates?
Come & Visit us in front of Vaughan Hall
Sunday – December 10th 10am – 1pm
Thank you in advance for your support
All proceeds to benefit Nut-N-Butt Paddles / 2018 Carnival Effort
SEND A CHRISTMAS CAROL TO YOUR FAVORITE LAKERS
GIRL SCOUT CAROLING IS BACK!
If you would like to send your favorite Lakers a song or two please call or text to Theresa Beal (856) 840-5998. Any day of the week is possible from December 2 - December 20. The cost is $10/visit.
Troops #24403 and #20113 welcome all singers to join in.
TIS THE SEASON…
The Medford Lakes Garden Club is hosting a Wreath Decorating Workshop led by Colonist Ellen Marchitello, on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Vaughan Community House. The participation fee of $30.00 includes a 20-24 inch real Holiday greens wreath, ornaments, decorations and ribbon. Participants are also asked to bring glue guns and scissors.
All colonists 13 and older are welcome to attend.
Please email email@example.com or call/text to Linda Stahl at 609-367-6126 if you have any questions.
LIONS LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON
Join the Lions in the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday December 2nd at 7:00 PM. Festivities begin at 1 Cabin Circle, in the meeting room, with a reading of The Night Before Christmas. We then move outside to light the tree on Ballinger and await a special visitor. Good girls and boys can anticipate a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself. Refreshments will be served.
Best Wishes to all from the Medford Lakes Lions.
TOYS FOR TOTS
The Toys of Tots box for dropping off a new toy is now in the Colony office. The deadline for dropping off a toy for pick up at this location is Tuesday, December 5. Thank you for your generosity.
MEDFORD LAKES WOMEN’S CLUB UGLY SWEATER FAMILY BIKE TOUR
for a registration form to join in the fun on Saturday, December 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. For $30/family you receive a map of homes participating and the activity that will be at that home. Questions can be directed to Andrea Estevez or Meg Newsome or contact the Colony office 609-654-7747.
SPREAD THE WARMTH DONATION DRIVE
The Medford Lakes Women’s Club are hosting their 4th Annual Spread the Warmth Donation Drive for Oaks Integrated Care and local schools. Please donate NEW coats, hats, gloves and scarves in all sizes to help keep kids in need warm this winter. You can bring your donations to the Colony office – deadline is Friday, December 8th or while you are on the Ugly Sweater Family Bike Tour where you will find a donation box. Please contact Cecelia Gaines at 609-634-4362 at Oaks Integrated Care with any questions.
THE SENIOR SOCIAL SCENE
Mahjong continues in Demby Annex on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.
You do not have to know how to play to join.
There is also a knitting meeting every Tuesday at 7 pm. in Demby Annex (back of Vaughan).
Colony members are welcome to participate.
The next book club meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 at the Medford Lakes Coffee Shop. The book we are reading is entitled A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Bachman.
LIONS HOLIDAY PARTY – SAVE THE DATE
Join the Lions and friends at the Medford Lakes Lions annual Holiday Party and Charity Auction to be held at Braddock's Tavern on Thursday evening, December 7, 2017. Tables of up to 8 or 10 guests can be reserved. For more information, please go to medfordlakeslions.org and click on "Holiday Party" under "Current Events." If you have an item, a service, gift card/certificate, event ticket, or weekend getaway to contribute as a donation to the Charity Auction, please call Greg Lackey at 609-953-2327. ALL auction proceeds will benefit local charities and the Lions annual Holiday Charity dinners sponsored by the Lions Foodbank. Tickets are priced at $31.50/each and can be purchased online at the Lions Website, or by mail to: Medford Lakes Lions Holiday Dinner, PO Box 2105, Medford Lakes NJ 08055-2105. See you there!
CELEBRATE THE SEASON BY GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE
The Medford Lakes Lions are sponsors for the American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held Monday, December 11th, at 1 Cabin Circle. Appointments are from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and can be made on the www.redcrossblood.org web-site. First time donors welcome. If you have any questions, please call 609-605-1399.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLS
On Wednesday evening, 12/20 between 6:30 - 8:00pm, please gather your friends and sing your favorite Christmas carols to your neighbors. There won't be a rain/snow date, so brave the elements, bring a flashlight, and help spread holiday cheer throughout our town!!
RING IN THE NEW YEAR LAKER-STYLE! New York drops a ball…Medford Lakes drops a canoe! Back by popular demand, the Mad Paddlers present the 2nd Medford Lakes Canoe Drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve! The event will be held from 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM on Saturday, December 31st at Beach 3. It is open to all Colony members. Please join us as we ring in 2018 Laker-style! Questions - please email the Mad Paddlers at madpaddlersML@gmail.com
SCENIC MEDFORD LAKES PHOTO CALENDARS
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA!!
Medford Lakes Girl Scout Troop 24252 is selling a beautiful 2018 calendar featuring the natural beauty of Medford Lakes. Supplies are limited and sales are first come first serve. The price is $15 each.
Methods of Purchase
Ask a 6th grade girl scout or Troop Leader Brigid Bandomer
Available for sale in the Medford Lakes Colony office
Medford Lakes Residents may send a check made out to Girl Scout Troop #24252 with your delivery address included to 213 Hunters Road, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055. Calendars may be delivered in Medford Lakes only.
Hopkins Field playground equipment on order 10/2017
ATTENTION ALL KIDS AND PARENTS!! New playground equipment is coming to the Nokomis School Playground!
The central piece of the playground has been ordered and we hope to have it delivered within the month of November. Many contributed to this project but we would like to specifically recognize Alexis Dillich (MLWC) and the MLAA for generously supplying the necessary funds to expedite the ordering process.
If you have good shoes that you no longer wear please bring them to 79 Tecumseh Trail – Demby Annex so they can be mailed to a Shoe Recycling program. The program is called Shoebox Recycling. Thanks for contributions.
Thank you to everyone who has already donated! Ten 40 pound boxes have been mailed so far thanks to your generosity! It’s a win/win program – you get rid of shoes you no longer need and someone somewhere gets a new pair of good shoes.
Let's play "Did you Know?"
Some FAQ's to knock your socks off!
Over 70% of the world population depends on shoe and clothing reuse to live
Each year, more than 300 million shoes are landfilled; how many of them could have been reused?
It takes more than 200 years for a sneaker to break down naturally in a landfill
Most people in the US are unaware shoes can be reused, resold and recycled, creating local economies and jobs both here and abroad
We guarantee that your reusable shoes will go to places where they will be provided to people at affordable prices--They are Certified for REUSE
Medford Lakes College Student compares our Borough to a town in Russia - visit:
Wanted - Used Eyeglasses Help others see Lions Recycle for Sight Drop off sites: Murphy's Markets, Pineland Library, Lakes Optical or any Lion Member. Call Herman Kruckner at 654-7756.
DO YOU KNOW . . .? that the Cabulance, food bank, community phone book, student scholarships, Peace Poster contest, eyeglass collection, annual blood drive and the Christmas tree on Ballinger Lake are only a FEW of the ongoing activities of the Medford Lakes Lions. Join us in serving our community. For membership information, call Rob Hanold Jr. at 609-953-5587.
KEEP SAVING YOUR "TWIST-OFF" PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR CUB SCOUTS! Remember, "Twist-off" Plastic bottle caps are not generally recyclable. The caps we are collecting are: bottled water, sports drinks, laundrydetergent tops - any plastic twist off cap, not flip tops. The company called "Aveda" is continuing to collect these caps, so are we! AVEDA and Clean Ocean Action (COA) are working together to keep these bottle caps out of our oceans, landfills and away from our wildlife. Our drop off points are 82 Tecumseh Trail, Nokomis and Neeta Schools and at Oak Hall. We will be collecting the caps indefinitely. This is a very important "Community Service Project" for our boys - please help us, help our environment. Questions - Call Pam O'Neill at 609-226-3600 PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET There is a continuing and escalating problem with people not picking up after their dogs while walking the trails of Medford Lakes and properties of the Medford Lakes Colony.It is especially problematic at our athletic complexes and critical as this is where the children of this community play.It is irresponsible to subject the children of this community to a preventable health risk.Dog feces carry many parasites that are transmittable to humans, such as roundworm.Children are especially at risk. Dogs are not currently prohibited on these properties, however if the problem is not corrected we will have no choice but to consider this action.It does not take much effort to bring a bag along on your walk and clean up.Please be considerate and responsible and clean up after your pet!It is a borough ordinance, a matter of common courtesy and neglecting to do so has many health risks especially for children. We all need to do our part to remedy this serious problem.Take a bag, take an extra bag and kindly remind: pick up after your dog! Motors are PROHIBITED On Sunday May 10 there were two canoes on Upper Aetna Lake that were using electric motors. Please be advised that this is a violation of Colony By Laws and Borough Ordinance #213. Using watercraft propelled by machinery, e.g.. Outboard motors, including electric, except as authorized by the Borough or The Colony for maintenance or emergency purposes. Mechanically propelled model boats are also prohibited. Only watercraft propelled wholly by muscle power or sail are permitted. All members are asked to be diligent regarding non-member use of our lakes.All boats in our lakes should have a 2009 MEMBER STICKER. They are available in the Colony office at no charge to members in good standing.All members in good standing have the right to ask for member tags and also request non-members to leave as they are trespassing.Help protect the Value of your Membership!
WOMEN PADDLERS A women's paddling group will be starting soon, in the evenings Monday -Thursday nights, time to be determined by whatever works best for everyone. Boats and paddles provided. Call 654-0845 if interested (we tried this before but things got crazy-let's try it again!)
SCHOOL FACILITIES USE Prior to any activity-taking place in the school building or on the school property all paperwork must be completed as follows: -A completed facilities use application with a certificate of insurance showing Medford Lakes School District as an additional insured signed by the President of the organization. -Applications and certificates of insurance are due to the Superintendent’s office two (2) weeks prior to the Boards? Meeting for inclusion of the agenda. -Board of Education approval of application. Please call Mary Jo Cooper at 654-0991 x 15 for a Facilities Use Application.
WILSON FIELD Residents, please be aware Wilson Field will be used for Medford Lakes Athletic Association sports programs for our youth. Please pick up after your pet! It is the law and it is common courtesy. Thank you!