Posts by: Commonwealth Club

2015 BBQ & Chili Cook-Off Breakdown

We need to thank the many people who contributed mightily to making the club’s first BBQ & Chili Cook-Off a great success. They shopped, cooked, organized, set up and knocked down. Some of them even ate and drank a little. “It takes a lot of people and a lot of…

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Funeral Mass Saturday for Club Member Gary Venner

A Mass of the Resurrection for Gary Venner, Sr., 61, a longtime Commonwealth Club member and lifelong Verona resident, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona. He died Oct. 10 in HackensackUMC Mountainside. There will be no visitation. A repast…

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Montclair High Student-Athletes Are Recipients of 2015 Commonwealth Club/Karl Gabriel Scholarships

The Commonwealth Club’s Karl Gabriel Memorial Scholarship winners, Christina Sokolic and Owen Daly-Smith, have two things in common: Academically, both were ranked in the top five of their Montclair High School graduating Class of 2015. And both were superb athletes, rowing crew for the Mounties. So it should come as…

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Club Supports Lamp for Haiti Fund-Raiser

On Nov. 7, the club was honored to host the Second Annual Lamp for Haiti Reception. Under the direction of Lamp for Haiti founder Dr. James Morgan of Montclair, the Lamp for Haiti Health Center has provided health care, education and nutrition assistance in Cite Soleil, a congested urban area with more than 200,000 residents that’s among the most impoverished communities in the Western Hemisphere. “We were delighted by the turnout, and just as important, the chance to deliver the message of the Lamp’s mission to many friends, new and old alike,” Dr. Morgan said. “And we thank the Commonwealth Club for their generous hospitality.”

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Obituary: John Heyrich of Upper Montclair

John Joseph Heyrich, 91, of Upper Montclair, passed away Thursday September 18th, 2014. Visiting will be on Friday September 19th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair. A funeral service will be held on Saturday September 20th, 2014 at 9:30am at the funeral home, Interment at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Upper Montclair.

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MHS Students Receive Annual Commonwealth Club Scholarships – 2014

During ceremonies at the end of the school year, the Commonwealth Club’s annual Karl Gabriel Memorial Scholarship grants were presented to two outstanding Montclair High School 2014 graduates, Fiona Mulroe, now a first-year student at Catholic University, and Gerard Brown, a freshman at Ursinus College. “We are thrilled to recognize…

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