Madison Pharmacist creates local-themed bags for Christmas fundraising; Washington Township Winter Fitness Classes

Frank Iannarone Jr., pharmacist and proprietor of the Madison Pharmacy, has come up with a novel approach to raise money to help the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund — he has created Madison-themed tote bags.
The bags feature iconic Madison New Jersey buildings, including the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Mead Hall on the campus of Drew University, the Luke Miller Homestead, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Hartley Dodge Memorial municipal building, the Grace Episcopal Church, and the Madison train station.

The canvas tote bags are limited editions and are on sale only at the Madison Pharmacy at 66 Main St. for $18 each. A donation of $5 will be made to the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund for each bag sold.

The all-volunteer Madison Eagle Christmas Fund is celebrating its 40th anniversary year of bringing joy to Madison households that need a helping hand. The Christmas Fund is a tax-exempt nonprofit that uses all money raised to help Madison families and senior citizens in distressed circumstances enjoy a happy holiday season.
“These delightful bags will make great gifts to friends and family, so be sure to stop in to purchase yours before they are all gone,” Iannarone says.

The new year is fast approaching and it is a time when many people take a look at themselves and decide to focus on physical, emotional and mental fitness. To that end, these are just a few of the programs offered next year by the Washington Township Recreation Department.
A self-defense class for girls will offered at no charge in two sessions, each meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Senior Center, 34 E. Springtown Road, Long Valley.
The classes will be led by police officers Sgt. Brian Bigham and Detective John Wurtemburg. The first session is scheduled for girls in grades nine through 12, on Mondays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 13. The second session for girls in grades six through eight will be on Mondays, Feb. 27th through March 20. The deadline to register for either class is Jan. 16.
The “Let’s Move with Cardio Dance” program will be held to the music of the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s with such classic dance moves as the “grapevine,” “samba,” “sashay” and more. The program is for all ages, from youths to senior citizens. It will be offered in two sessions, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10 to March 21 and Thursdays, Jan. 12 through March 23. The class costs a non-refundable fee of $56. Register by Jan. 6.
Three levels of winter Yoga classes are suitable for everyone, from the beginner to a more seasoned practitioner, and will consist of a series of strengthening, toning, relaxing breath and meditation exercises. The classes meet on Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through March 15.
A gentle beginner mat yoga class will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.; gentle intermediate yoga will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; and chair/mat yoga will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; mat yoga for all levels will be offered from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 19 through March 16.
All sessions have a non-refundable fee of $100 and registrations must be made by Jan. 13.

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