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Monthly Archives for October 2021

Books About Randolph Make Great Gifts

Posted: October 30, 2021

Are you looking for a special gift for someone? The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is offering three wonderful books about Randolph, New Jersey.

The books are available for sale at Miller’s Hill Farm, Bill’s Luncheonette and Sun High Orchards. In addition, it is expected that Knothe’s and Soulshine Farm in Ironia will also have copies for sale later this autumn.

  • Randolph, NJ Remembrances by Bob J. Baptista was published in 2019. Mr. Baptista took many photographs of Randolph when he and his family lived in Randolph in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The majority of the photographs are in color, and they are interspersed with history of our scenic and historic town. This hard-covered book contains 162 pages that include over 250 beautiful photographs of Randolph. Price: $25.00 (not including shipping).
  • Images of America, Randolph was written by township historian (and president of the Historical Society of Old Randolph) Mrs. Gail M. Hari. It was published in 2009 and each of the 127 pages contains at least one black and white photo accompanied by descriptions of its historical significance. Price: $15.00 (not including shipping).
  • A History of Randolph Township, New Jersey, Richard T. Irwin, Editor, was first published in 1976 by Morris County’s First Bicentennial Committee. Its pages include detailed information about Randolph’s participation in the American Revolution, the formation of our township in 1806, and more. Price without shipping: $15.00.

For those who need to have their purchase(s) shipped, a shipping cost will apply. Please contact HSOR vice president Celeste Stracco .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or telephone 973.361.3271 for more information. All proceeds go to benefit the Randolph Museum.

Randolph Museum is Open This Sunday

Posted: October 22, 2021

The Randolph Museum will be open on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

A member of the Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) will be on hand to welcome visitors and share information about our township history. Admission to the museum is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Randolph Museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue.

This will be the last day that the museum will be open to the public until the spring of 2022, however, the HSOR offers the following resources to help residents learn more about our township history, the Randolph Museum and the Historical Society of Old Randolph.

  • Check out the Randolph Museum Facebook page
  • Read more about the HSOR
  • In addition to these online sources, the HSOR offers three Randolph history books for purchase. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) for more details or with any questions.

Food Pantry Seeking Items

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Randolph Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department runs a food pantry for the township. This pantry provides food for families and individuals in need throughout the whole year. At this time we are short on some basic supplies and can use your help.

Some of the items urgently needed include (only non perishables please):

  • Any kind of cereal and breakfast items
  • Canned fish and meats
  • Canned peas, green beans, kidney and wax beans
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed mashed potatoes and canned potatoes
  • Canned fruit and apple sauce
  • Powdered milk

The pantry can also always use paper towel, toilet paper, dish detergent and bags to transport the deliverables to the families in need. Other non perishable items will also be accepted.

Before donating, please check to make sure items are not expired. Expired items cannot be used and will be discarded.

Donations may be dropped off at the Randolph Community Center at 30 Calais Road during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Have questions or need more information? Call community services at 973.989.7084.


Electronic Tax Sale

Posted: October 19, 2021


Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

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Randolph Pays Tribute to Community’s Hometown Heroes

Posted: October 15, 2021

Sfc. Bob Brembs
Hometowen hero Sfc. Bob Brembs.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Randolph Township VFW Post 7333 hosted the inaugural Hometown Heroes Banners Dedication in Veterans Community Park.

More than 60 attendees filled the pavilion for a heartfelt ceremony honoring those who have served, are currently serving, or have given their life in service in the United States Armed Forces. A total of fifteen veterans received banner dedications on light poles throughout the park.

Speakers for the ceremony included Senator Anthony Bucco, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, Mayor Mark Forstenhausler, program co-chair Felicia Smith and several VFW members.

Felicia Smith, whose son is currently on active duty with the United States Navy, says the idea for Hometown Heroes came to her when she was driving through a nearby town and saw banners erected honoring their local heroes. As a military mom, she was touched by this gesture and thought what better way to honor our veterans and the sacrifices they have made. She contacted Mayor Mark Forstenhausler, who supported the idea, and a planning committee was soon formed.

The 2021 Randolph Hometown Heroes:

  • Sfc. Bob Brembs, US Army, 1951-1955, Korean War
  • Cpl. Emerson Crooks, US Marine Corps, 1968-1972, Vietnam War
  • Sgt. Dan Gaestel, US Army 1968-1969, Vietnam War
  • 2nd Lt. Erik Jensen, US Air Force, Active Duty, Global War on Terror
  • Sgt. Peter Knothe, US Army, 1942-1946, WWII
  • Spec. 4 Bill Menzel, US Army, 1964-1967, Vietnam War
  • Sgt. Scott Montanio, US Marine Corps, 2002-2006, Global War on Terror
  • Lt. Colonel Bill O’Brien, US Army, 1954-2000, Vietnam War
  • Sgt. Matthias Portman,US Army, 2013-2021, Global War on Terror
  • Spec. 4 Richard Reck, US Army, 1967-1968, Korea DMZ
  • E4 Victor Reck, US Army, 1943-1946, WWII
  • Sgt. John Reilly, US Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam War
  • Sgt. Angel Soto, US Marine Corps, 1962-1968, Vietnam War
  • Sgt. Anthony Sales, US Marine Corps, 2016-2021, Global War on Terror
  • Sgt. Jack Sassaman, US Army, 1966-1968, Vietnam War

Randolph Township VFW Post 7333 gratefully thanks the banner sponsors, including John Herold Jewelers, Rosie’s Trattoria, NJ Pest Control and Acme for their financial support of the program and the township’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for their assistance with the installation of the banners in the park.

To submit an honoree for 2022, complete this form  and e-mail it to Bill Menzel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Police Department Receives Award

Posted: October 8, 2021

FBI-Leeda Trilogy Award
The township police department received the prestigious FBI-Leeda Trilogy Award.

On October 7, 2021, representatives of the Randolph Township Police Department were presented with the prestigious FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.

Presented by Mark Clark, the FBI-LEEDA chief of operations, the award recognizes the township police department’s commitment to being the best leaders they can be, to improving the community, and their dedication to growth and advancement within the ranks.

The Randolph Township Police Department is the 23rd police agency in the country to receive the award, and the 3rd agency in the state of New Jersey. Accepting the award on behalf of the Randolph Township Police Department was Police Chief Harzula, Sergeant Edelman, Sergeant Mygas, and Lieutenant Donovan.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted: October 6, 2021

The Township of Randolph, in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Residents can anonymously and confidentially drop off unused or expired prescription medications, controlled substances and over the counter medications in front of the ACME at 690 Millbrook Avenue (on the corner of Sussex Turnpike). Doing so eliminates drugs that can fall into the wrong hands.

In addition to helping communities rid their counties of unused prescription drugs, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.

Legally Blonde at the Playhouse

Posted: October 5, 2021

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “Legally Blonde.”

Performances will be at the playhouse on October 8, 15, 22 at 8:00 p.m., October 9, 16 and 23 at 5:00 p.m. and October 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for seniors (62+), military personnel and children under 12 and may be purchased online through Randolph’s Community Pass system. View online ticketing instructions.

Masks must be worn when entering the theater.

Hometown Heroes Banner Dedication

Posted: October 1, 2021

Peter Knothe and Lt. Col. Bill O'Brien
Peter Knothe and Lt. Col. Bill O’Brien, two of the 15 persons we will honor with banners.

Please join us at Veterans Community Park for the dedication of our new Hometown Heroes Banners program on October 9, 2021 from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Randolph’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Randolph VFW Post 7333 are implementing this program to honor some of our veterans and active duty military. FIfteen persons will be honored with banners.

Speakers will include Senator Anthony Bucco, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, Mayor Mark Forstenhausler, program co-chair Felicia Smith and members of the VFW.

We gratefully thank our banner sponsors, including John Herold Jewelers, Rosie’s Trattoria, NJ Pest Control and Acme.

Halloween Riddle Run

Posted: October 1, 2021

Join the Township of Randolph for its second annual Riddle Run.

From October 16 to October 24, 2021, there will be 17 posts scattered throughout Veterans Park. On each of the posts is a Halloween-themed picture. Write the letter on your worksheet that corresponds with the picture.

Once you have visited all 17 locations, unscramble the phrase and bring your worksheet to the community center at 30 Calais Road to collect your prize. Worksheets will be collected between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from October 25 to 29.

Print and save the worksheet  to get started…Happy Halloween!