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Highland Lakes, NJ

Vernon addressing traffic problems

Just another waste of our tax dollars  (Oct 6, 2008 | post #3)

Highland Lakes, NJ

Things to do

sugar loaf is nice, artsy stuff, lycian theater...  (Oct 3, 2008 | post #4)

Highland Lakes, NJ

Cops: 3 Vernon teens made 6-year-old drink beer, smoke pot

What irks me are the parents who have the "not my child" syndrome.  (Oct 3, 2008 | post #18)

Highland Lakes, NJ

Cops: 3 Vernon teens made 6-year-old drink beer, smoke pot

Kathy, I never said that kids had to be into sports (please read what I wrote again)- I stated: "if the kids aren't into sports, there really isn't much of anything for the "non-sport oriented" kids to do". Where I grew up in NY, we had a recreation center that had a gym, pools (indoor and outdoor), outdoor ice rink, game room, meeting rooms for arts & crafts, basically something for everyone. Yes, we have a PAL Center, but it definitely needs to be expanded. I am a Vernon resident with a teenaged daughter - she is not into sports - she tried it, but it wasn't for her. Yes, she takes dance classes and goes to movies, plays laser tag (which is not in Vernon), snowboards, etc. My daughter has also walked away from a couple of long time friendships recently because she found out they were getting into drugs & drinking. Yes, kids do make mistakes, but kids also need the tools to be able to make good decisions for themselves and that includes not only talking openly to your kids and actually listening to what they have to say, but also being an aware parent, most kids hit the medicine cabinets at home. You'd be suprised how many kids take simple cold medicine to get high, or hit their parents prescription bottles, muchless take alocohol from home. Unfortunately, peer pressure will always be an issue for kids. We have to be able to get our kids past it.  (Oct 3, 2008 | post #17)

Highland Lakes, NJ

Ex-Vernon man given 364 days jail time

Obviously no one did a backround check on him. I just hope he didn't live in my neighborhood.  (Oct 1, 2008 | post #2)