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Welcome to the North/Central NEW JERSEY Chapter

The North/Central New Jersey Chapter includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties

For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact Chapter Leaders

Pam Brownstein Ann Freedman 
pamela.brownstein1@gmail.com genep00ls@aol.com

                                            

CHAPTER NEWS


 
October 14, 2018
A Sunday Walk in the Park!!
Celebrating autumn with a visit to the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange and a walk on the 1.7 mile trail around the Park’s scenic Reservoir.
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October 12, 2018
TTN Members attend the Bergen County Sister District Event
TTN North/Central NJ members gathered at the home of Carla Loffredo to support democratic candidates in Arizona. Read more...

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September 22, 2018
TTN Making a Difference!
TTN members attend "Bergen Indivisible for Democracy" event at the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ. Read more...

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September 20, 2018
TTN at the Movies, Movies, Movies!!
The NJ Movie Group met to discuss three movies: Puzzle, Eight Grade and The Black Klansman.
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September 5, 2018
NJWIT 's lively discussion at monthly meeting!
Our peer group's ecletic interests provide for lively discussions during our monthly meeting..  Read more...

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September 4, 2018
Wonder Women enjoying a fun day in Hyde Park!
Enjoying a delicious lunch and visiting the historical Vanderbuilt Mansion. Read more...

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July 18, 2018
TTN / NJ at the Movies!

Three interesting and diverse movies were seen by members of the TTN / NJ Movie Club and discussed at their monthly get-together.

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July 15, 2018
Celebrating Summer with TTN / NJ

A delightful and delicious brunch was shared by members of TTN/NJ at our annual event in July.

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July 11, 2018
NJWIT backpacks for NJ Cares!
Each year, thousands of New Jersey children attend their first day of school without basic educational tools such as backpacks, notebooks and calculators. These under-resourced children struggle to succeed academically. Jersey Cares works with dozens of schools, children‘s shelters and community centers with the goal that no children in New Jersey will have to experience a first day of school without these basic necessities. Read more...

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July 9, 2018
Visiting the wineries in NY!
A visit to the North Fork Wine Trail was enjoyed by three TTN NJ members. Read more...

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June 28, 2018
TTN NJ Members visit the Cloisters!
TTN NJ Members visited the Cloisters to see Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic ImaginationRead more...

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June 26, 2018
A Soiree in Englewood Cliffs for NJWIT!
Enjoying an evening of piano music by Daniel Spink. Read more...

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May 10, 2018
NJWIT Members making a difference!
Helping to serve lunch at Eva's Village in Patterson, NJ. Read more...

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May 9, 2018
NJWIT learning about NJ Gun laws and sharing a delicious dinner!
An informative visit about gun laws followed by a delcious dinner at Brady's in Ramsey,NJ. Read more...

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May 2, 2018
NJWIT monthly meeting celebrates three special women!
Spending time and sharing a special day with our peer group. Read more...

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April 29, 2018
NJ Chapter visit to the Newark Museum and a delicious lunch!
Members of the North/Central NJ Chapter spent a wonderful Sunday at the Newark Museum while enjoying a delicious lunch at Casa Vasca. Read more...

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April 7, 2018
NJWIT celebrating a special Birthday!!
A time to celebrate a special birthday! Read more...

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February 17, 2018
Volunteering in New Jersey
TTN NJ hosted “Volunteering in NJ” – So much need, so many opportunities, so many benefits
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February 7, 2018
Social Get-Together for NJWIT Peer Group
Sharing news and happy life events. Read more...

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January 15, 2018
Films, films, films in January!
The NJ Film Group reviewed two potential Academy Award winners in January.
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January 14, 2018
NJWIT has a Surprise Birthday Celebration!
A very special birthday celebration for Dale Swisher was held at the home of Mailyn Shuffler, It was truly a surpise for Dale!!
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January 7, 2018
Annual Chapter Holiday Celebration at Rod's in Morristown
Over 25 members of the North/Central NJ Chapter gathered at Rod's Restaurant in Madison Hotel, Morristown for a delicious brunch.  Read more...

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January 3, 2018
Looking forward to 2018 in NJ!!
Sharing current news and events at NJWIT's first meeting of 2018. Read more...

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December 27, 2017
Jersey Girls Wrap up 2017!
Sharing,laughing and singing made for a fun-filled evenng for the last meeting in 2017! Read more...

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December 19, 2017
The Jersey Girls Celebrate the Holidays!!
Celebrating the holidays at the Harmony TeaRoom in Westwood on December 19. Read more...

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December 15, 2017
Films, films, films in December!
Two very diffferent movies were reviewed at the December meeting of the NJ Film Group.
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December 10, 2017
NJWIT Celebrates the Holiday!
Members of the NJWIT Peer group celebrated the holiday at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack on December 10th
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December 6, 2017
TTN Members Giving in the Holiday Spirit!
Members of NJWIT wrapped presents for the nine person family assigned to us by Arc of Bergen and Passaic County, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals and their families with developmental and intellectual disabilities.            Read more...

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December 2, 2017
Steering Committee Meeting on 12/2/17
On December 2nd, the North/Central NJ Steering Committee held their monthly meeting at the home of Rosemary Byrne where she graciously hosed a delicious breakfast.
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November 13, 2017
Culture Mavens November Discussion
A lively, fun and varied discussion was held at the home of Rosemary Byrne during the November monthly Culture Maven Meeting. 
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November 1, 2017
Bad behavior or sexual harassment?
During the November meeting of NJWIT at the home of Gwynne McConkey, the subject of sexual behavior was discussed.
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October 15, 2017
Anniversary Celebration for the Jersey Girls!!
The TTN Jersey Girls celebrated 10 years of friendship at the Chart House in Weehauken, NJ.
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October 12, 2017
TTN volunteers with RAM in Baltimore, MD.
For two days, Dale Swisher, Carla Loffredo of  NJWIT and Irene Meyer volunteered with Remote Area Medical in Baltimore, Maryland. Remote Area Medical teams up with various human services to bring free health clinics to various parts of the US for those who cannot afford the services. 
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October 4, 2017
Sharing happy times on Soup Day with NJWIT!
A tradition that started years ago, our October meeting revolves around homemade soup and sharing happy experiences.
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September 11, 2017
What's happening with the NJ Culture Mavens?
On September 11th, at the home of Rosemary Byrne, ten members of the NJ Culture Mavens met to share their suggestions and impressions across a wide range of cultural interests.
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September 9, 2017
TTN North Central NJ explore the Chihuly Exhibit
On September 9th, several members of TTN North Central NJ experienced the exhibit of Chihuly glass at the NY Botanical Gardens. Perfect weather, an early morning arrival, easy parking and an almost empty tram ride to survey the fabulous park made for a most enjoyable day.
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September 6, 2017
Being happy or content discussed by NJWIT
At our monthly NJWIT meeting hosted by Cheryl Katzman, the subject was happiness or being content and what was the difference.
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July 16, 2017
Here's what you missed at the North-Central NJ TTN Bagel Brunch !
Connecting with TTN members, meeting new friends, basking in the sunshine while watching the reflections in a pool -- what better way to spend a Sunday during the dog days of summer than at the North-Central NJ TTN Bagel Brunch on July 16. 
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July 1, 2017
Celebrating July 4th with TTN NJ members and Friends!
Hosted by Dale Swisher, an impromptu luncheon brought  TTN members and friends together on July 1st. Read more...

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June 27, 2017
Applewhite Discusses Prevalence of Ageism – and What To Do About It

Ashton Applewhite, a nationally known author and activist, spoke to the North-Central NJ Chapter on May 20 about her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

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June 10, 2017
NJWIT at the Movies!
On June 10th, members of the NJWIT peer group attended a showing of “Wonder Woman” at the Cedar Lane Theater in Teaneck. Non-stop action and amazing special effects made for a very entertaining evening.
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June 3, 2017
Jersey Girls betting on a fun day at the track.
A tradition was born three years ago with the Jersey Girls,... an annual trip to Monmouth Park Racetrack. 
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May 3, 2017
“Whom would you like to have a conversation with?”
Hosted by Lanie Gasman at the home of Gloria Rubin, the NJWIT Peer Group posed the following question at their May 3rd peer group meeting:” Who would you like to meet and have a conversation with?” 
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April 4, 2017
Music Brings Back Fond Memories for our Peer Group
The topic at our NJWIT meeting on April 4th was to choose a song and share the memories that the song represented.
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February 1, 2017
Real vs. Fake News
Real vs. Fake News was NJWIT peer group’s topic at our monthly meeting following President Obama’s challenge to not accept information, whether  true or not,  that fits our opinions instead of basing our opinions on the evidence that’s out there.
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January 4, 2017
A Time to Volunteer
NJWIT’s January discussion at the home of Gwynne McConkey focused on Charitable and volunteer organizations.

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December 18, 2016
Sharing holiday cheer at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ.
An annual tradition for the NJWIT peer group to share and enjoy a delicious brunch at the Stony Hill Inn. Read more...

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November 2, 2016
Soup’s On in Northern NJ
Our third annual soup lunch meeting was hosted by Carla Loffredo in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Read more...

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October 5, 2016
NJWIT Members Discuss Louisiana Voting prior to 1965
At the October meeting of the NJWIT Peer group at the home of Dale Swisher, the discussion centered around Civics and how difficult it was to vote in Louisiana prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Read more...

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September 7, 2016
A Trip Down Memory Lane
At the September meeting of the NJWIT Peer group sponsored by Cheryl Katzman, the group shared pictures of their past between the ages of 18-40. Read more...

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July 2, 2016
A trip to Torne Valley Winery
TTN/NJ enjoys lunch and beautiful surroundings at the Torne Valley Winery. Read more...

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June 22, 2016
Sharing Life Stories at the Home of Marilyn Shuffler
Many members of TTN/NJ shared an evening of fun at the home of Marilyn Shuffler. Read more...

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April 5, 2016
Conversation with Paramus Law Enforcement
Captain Barbara Steinberg, Division Commander of Criminal Investigations, Paramus Police, shared her lifetime experiences with TTN members. Read more...

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February 21, 2016
When I Worked for the Mob and Other TTN Stories!
A delightful get-together of the NJWIT and Montclair peer groups share a delicious brunch and lively stories at the home of Marilyn Shuffler. Read more...

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January 10, 2016
NJWIT Celebrates 2016 at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ
The first of our 2016 NJWIT Meetings was a delightful and delicious brunch at the beautiful Stony Hill Inn. Read more...

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January 2, 2016
Dazzling Tour of NYC Lower East Side Galleries
The Montclair Peer Group took a lovely tour of Lower East Side galleries on Nov. 13. C Read more...

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December 28, 2015
NJWIT Post-Holiday Dinner
A delicious post-holiday dinner was hosted by NJWIT member Carla Loffredo at her home in Englewood Cliffs. Read more...

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December 2, 2015
Sharing Our Heritage Through Recipes
At the December NJWIT meeting, sharing recipes brought wonderful memories of time past. Read more...

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October 23, 2015
Halloween Fun Hosted by NJWIT
The costumes were regal, creative and unique as TTN members gathered at the home of NJWIT member Cheryl Katzman for an evening of fun and delicious food. Read more...

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October 7, 2015
Soup’s On at the Annual Soup Lunch
At our regular scheduled monthly October meeting, the NJWIT group enjoyed a delicious soup lunch at the home of Carla Loffredo. Read more...

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July 18, 2015
Sangria and Stimulating Conversation
Marilyn Shuffler, NJWIT member, graciously hosted a Sangria Night in her lovely home on July 18. Read more...

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July 16, 2015
TTN Members Enjoy an Evening of Italian Tapas
North/Central New Jersey TTN members enjoyed a summer gathering at Spuntino’s Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton. Read more...

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June 24, 2015
National Park Ranger Tour at Great Falls in Paterson
A delightful day was spent by members of the NJWIT Peer group as we explored the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ, a natural wonder and historic national park followed by a delicious lunch at Libby's! Read more...

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June 21, 2015
TTN NJ Visits 9/11 Memorial
Our chapter took a poignant tourof the 9/11 Memorial Museum and twin memorial pools in New York City on June 14. Read more...

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May 24, 2015
NJWIT Lights Up at Van Cortlandt Manor
On May 24, 2015 NJWIT members met for a delightful dinner and evening visiting the beautiful and unique “Lightscapes” exhibition at Van Cortlandt Manor. Read more...

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May 19, 2015
NJWIT Attends Newark Museum's Annual Tea
Our NJWIT member, Gwynne McConkey was Co-Chair of Newark Museum’s Annual Tea to Benefit Exhibitions and Education Programs, Read more...

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May 13, 2015
Joan Lunden's Candid Talk at Valley Hospital's Women's Luncheon
Guest Speaker Joan Lunden gave an inspiring talk about her life's challenges and successes at Valley Hospital's Women and Health Luncheon. Read more...

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May 9, 2015
A visit to Howling Woods Farm by NJWIT
On May 9th, two members of the Northern NJ Peer Group, NJWIT, Dale Swisher, Carla Loffredo and her daughter, Serafina Spink, visited Howling Woods Farms in Jackson, NJ. Read more...

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April 18, 2015
NJWIT members at Sheep to Shawl
On Saturday, April 18th, members of the North New Jersey Peer Group, NJWIT enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Philipsburg Manor learning about the process of turning wool into cloth. Read more...

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April 9, 2015
NJWIT/ Northern NJ Returns to Eva's Village
"Eva's Village - where Hope begins" was so evident today as members of the Northern NJ Peer Group, NJWIT, helped serve lunch. Read more...

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April 7, 2015
Social Media Presentation a Big Hit
On May 28, the Northern/Central New Jersey Chapter hosted Social Media for Personal and Professional Gain. Read more...

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April 1, 2015
NJWIT Peer Group Visiting a National Landmark.
On April 1st, the Northern Bergen Peer Group, aka NJWIT, had their monthly luncheon meeting at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn followed by a tour of a national landmark, the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Read more...

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February 18, 2015
NJWIT Creates Unique Pillow Design
Two members of the NJ Bergen Peer group, NJWIT, Dale Swisher and Cheryl Katzman visited Paint-A-Pillow in Ramsey NJ, an innovative, fun and easy way to create your own unique pillow décor. Read more...

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February 8, 2015
Montclair Peer Group Helps Halt Hunger
Providing food to people down on their luck is a longstanding focus of the Transition Network’s North New Jersey Chapter. The Montclair Peer Groups has extended this focus in new ways. Read more...

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February 4, 2015
NJWIT Group at Eva's Village
On Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015, members of the NJWIT Peer Group of Northern NJ decided to use their monthly meeting instead to volunteer at Eva’s soup kitchen which serves a hot lunch for the homeless and working poor 365 days a year. Read more...

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January 25, 2015
NJ Holiday Brunch
Members and friends of the North-Central NJ Chapter gathered on January 25 at Rod’s Tavern at the Madison Hotel in Morristown for a delicious holiday brunch Read more...

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December 7, 2014
NJWIT at the Cloisters!
A delightful day at the Cloisters including a delicious brunch at the New Leaf Cafe. Read more...

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December 3, 2014
NJWIT Peer Group - Wrapping and Stuffing for a Cause!
A delightful December meeting for a good cause!! Read more...

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November 22, 2014
Remote Area Medical Needs TTN's help
REMOTE AREA MEDICAL movie will be playing for a week in theaters in NYC starting on 11/28 and DC and LA starting on 12/5. Stan Brock and the directors of the movie are looking for professional associations, community groups, healthcare organizations and friends of RAM to help host these screenings at no charge. Read more...

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November 14, 2014
Montclair Peer Group Soaks up Art!
The Montclair Peer Group spent Nov. 14 taking in glorious art pieces during a tour of galleries on 57th Street in Manhattan. Art historian Catherine Lawrence led the group as it viewed paintings, photography and sculptures. Read more...

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November 5, 2014
Soup's On for NJWIT in Northern NJ
A delightful and delicious meeting of the Northern NJWIT Group! Read more...

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October 26, 2014
NJWIT at The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
A delightful evening with the NJWIT group (Northern NJ) at an historic Church to hear the famous Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the Old Dutch Church, Tarrytown. Read more...

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October 19, 2014
NJ Chapter Visits Storm King Art Center
TTN’s North-Central NJ Chapter spent a glorious day on Oct. 19 at the Storm King Art Center and Sculpture Park in New Windsor, NY, about an hour north of New York City. The autumnal colors of the lower Hudson Valley provided a gorgeous backdrop to the sculptures by some of the most acclaimed contemporary artists. Read more...

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September 9, 2014
Paint-A-Pillow
A unique way to personalize your home decor.Dale Swisher's son, Greg, has created a way to make a pillow that is fun and easy to do. Read more...

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July 6, 2014
A Unique Garden Visit for the NJWIT Group
TTN member Dale Swisher invited the North Jersey chapter to tour her son’s home and unique grounds in Mahwah followed by a delicious lunch. Read more...

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May 23, 2014
Event: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
On Monday, May 12, a perfect partnership of TTN and Encore.org came together for a lively and insightful panel discussion. Betsy Werley, now an Encore Innovation Fellow, moderated the conversation entitled “Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.” Read more...

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April 27, 2014
NJWIT Goes Bats for BATS!
A visit to the Bat Sanctuary proved to enlightening, educational and fun ending with a delightful lunch at Cracker Barrel. Please visit Jackie Kashmer's web site below to learn more about the importance of bats in our ecosystem. Read more...

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April 25, 2014
Spring Art and Crafts Show/Sale
On April 6 we held our first Art and Craft Show and Sale featuring works by TTN members and friends. Read more...

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April 2, 2014
Northern NJ Peer Group Sewing for Soldiers
During our April meeting,the Northern NJ Peer group participated in the Blanket of Hope program which supplies blankets to wounded soldiers. Not only was it a worthwhile cause and fun to do, it allowed us the opportunity to make a small contribution to the sacrifices of our armed forces. Kudos for Dale Swisher for this fun initiative!! Read more...

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November 3, 2013
NJ Chapter Visits Montclair Art Museum
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, TTN's North Central New Jersey chapter was treated to a guided tour of “100 Works for 100 Years” -- a show commemorating the Montclair Art Museum’s century celebration. Helene Reed, our docent, walked us through the museum's outdoor and indoor collections that feature a broad range of media. Read more...

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July 31, 2013
"Let's Face It" Film Sparks Lively Discussion
Evening Event Brings Together Variety of Feelings on Beauty and Aging Read more...

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April 20, 2013
Suzanne Braun Levine Helps Launch New Jersey North/Central Chapter
Suzanne Braun Levine, TNN Advisory Board Member and award-winning author and speaker, helped launch the TTN-North/Central New Jersey chapter with an inspiring, amusing and thought-provoking talk, "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good for Your Health." Read more...

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October 24, 2011
Looking to launch more north Jersey activities - are you interested?
TTN is reaching more and more women in northern New Jersey, and we would love to add new peer groups. If you're interested in being part of a peer group, or hosting a first gathering at your home, please let us know! Read more...

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October 8, 2011
Change Can Be Exciting: An Unemployed Woman and The Transition Network
As I headed out the door, to a meeting with The Transition Network, I really didn't know what to expect. I first learned of the TTN several months ago when I visited their table at the Burlington County Women's Expo. It seemed like an interesting womens' group but I honestly didn't pursue it at the time. What I do remember is the women at the expo were so nice and friendly. Read more...

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