OneMontville Unites is a podcast geared toward empathy, unity and happiness among the community of Montville Township New Jersey. Entertaining topics are targeted towards having positive, engaging conversations and experiences among neighbors with guest speakers from different pillars of community leadership representing the broadest cross section of viewpoints in the township.
Listen to Michael, Andrew and Wendy as we discuss the OneMontville and Montville Township Police Department event on Raising Resilient Teens. Wendy, Montville Township Parent who lost her son T.J. to suicide speaks about her role in New Jersey, her experience as a parent as well as some of the resources available to families. Andrew talks about why this upcoming event on Wednesday May 19th is so important for our community.
The special event on May 19th will be available live via zoom webinar and YouTube live as well as a recorded event on YouTube
visit https://www.onemontville.org/raising-resilient-teens for more event information and join us for the presentation with guests including
Prosecutor Robert Carroll
Sheriff James Gannon
Chief Andrew Caggiano
Gul Khan, Coordinator and Founder Different Faiths One Family Interfaith
Susan Tellone, Clinical Director, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Listen to our sixteenth episode where Michael talks with Montville Parks and Recreation Director Lori Dent. We talk about:
Lori‘s history with the department
Challenges of organizing activities during the COVID pandemic
New 2021 program activities and safety information
more information is available at the Montville Township Parks and Recreation webpage https://www.montvillenj.org/184/Parks-Recreation
Listen to our fifteenth episode where Michael talks with Montville's own TJ Nelligan about:
TJ's history in Montville
His special needs son Sean and his passing
TJ's book, "Live like Sean" and what everyone can take away from it
Listen to our fourteenth episode where Michael follows up with Montville Superintendent of Schools Rene Rovtar. We talk about:
Ways Montville's schools are keeping children safe during COVID
New cases reported
Recommendations and guidelines for staying safe during spring holidays and spring break
Listen to our thirteenth episode where Michael follow's up with Health Officer Aimee Puluso. We talk about:
March 9th COVID Hero's day
April National Public Health Week
Stats and numbers
Help your contact tracers
Stay safe guidelines
Listen to our twelfth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael talks with Montville Township Women’s Club President and Vice President Alexandria Sarra & Mary Aann Henry. An important episode for Women's History Month and International Women's Day, as we discuss the Montville Township Women’s Club, it's role and history in the community, some of it's past activities with local and international impact, its importance to the advancement of advancing women's leadership within our community and thoughts on International Women's Day,
Listen to our eleventh episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk with Montville Township Highschool Holocaust history teacher Christopher Butchko on his approach to teaching holocaust history, its impacts on society and its relevancy today
Listen to our tenth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari celebrate Black History Month and the inspirations of the talented women chronicled in the movie/book Hidden Figures and some of the pioneers breaking down barriers of their time in desegregating higher education.
Listen to our ninth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk with Maddie Tubbs, Highschool student where we discuss the OneMontville "Who Inspires you" video series.
Sahana Natesan: Nelson Mandella
Ryan Cortes: Alex Trebek
Olivier Phanord: Toussaint L’ouverture
Anya Sinha: Michelle Obama
Matthew Kraut: Barack Obama
Hannah Loren Bugarin: Malala
Ian Vazquez: José M. Hernández
Michael O’Brien: Martin Luther King
Madeline Tubbs: Harriet Tubman
Impressions and reactions to the videos, Harriet Tubman in particular. Resources in school, places people can learn more
Videos available on OneMontville Instagram :
Listen to our eighth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk with Montville Township librarian Jeff Cupo. We talk about: Jeff's Role at the library, some of the special community programs the library has offered in the past and some that are coming up in general and also a little about their upcoming plans for Martin Luther King day
In addition to the podcast content Jeff provided additional details about upcoming events at the Montville Township Public Library:
Join Us for a Month of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day to remember Dr. King's accomplishments, it is also a day to remind and inspire us to continue doing good works. In this time of pandemic and uncertainty, helping hands are greatly in need.
To help facilitate Dr. King's vision, the Montville Township Public Library is offering volunteer time this month for those in grades 6-12 who do good deeds for those in need, under the supervision of a parent or guardian. There are plenty of projects you can do from home while pandemic restrictions are still in place. These websites offer some safe and helpful suggestions:
GenerationOn - Volunteer at Home
Do Good from Home
Please write a brief description of what you've done and about how long it took and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/1. We look forward to seeing what everyone does!!
Montville "Virtual" U: Inspiring African American Leaders
Thursday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m.
Celebrate African American History Month. Lecture by Rochelle Christopher of Victorian Vanities. Adults only. This program will be presented via Zoom. Registration required to receive login information.
Please visit Montville Township Public Library page for more details and registration information
Maybe you've had one of those awful conversations that left you feeling anxious or you have a friend that is just too easily triggered - Listen to episode seven of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk about you can use empathy to help you have better relationships with your family, friends and loved ones, even with difficult topics like Coronavirus or politics.
Listen to our sixth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk about the new OneMontville War for kindness book club and a little more about the benefits of empathy and emotional intelligence.
Listen to our fifth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Guest Co-Host Shari Schwartz talk to Bansari Shah about Minimalism. We talk about: What minimalism is, ways it can help benefit your life, ways to engage during the holidays, how you can get started adopting minimalism a little at a time and resources for learning more.
Listen to our fourth episode of OneMontville Unites where Michael and Bansari talk with current Montville Kiwanis President Michael King. We talk about: What Kiwanis is, programs they have been involved in, current programs helping Montville township and the world and how you can get involved in building our community, become a member, volunteer or donate
Montville Township Health Office: Listen to our third episode where Michael and Bansari talk with Health Officer Aimee Puluso. We talk about: Aimee's background and credentials and her role in Montville Township's public health. We get an inside peak into many of the Health Office's important jobs including what's going on with the Pandemic & in particular with COVID. We learn about how contact tracing and reporting is done and let residents know where they can reach out for more information on volunteer or donation opportunities:
Additional health related resources discussed in this episode:
Montville Township Website: https://montvillenj.org/
Health Department COVID-19 page: https://www.montvillenj.org/COVID-19 (updated daily)
Board of Health page with monthly Health Department reports and COVID summaries: https://www.montvillenj.org/Board-of-Health (updated monthly)
Agenda Center page with information on all Township public meetings: https://www.montvillenj.org/AgendaCenter
Board of Health meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Monday evening of each month at 7:30pm, and until further notice are being held by Webex. Instructions to join the meeting are included on the agenda, which is posted on the Agenda Center page, and the Board of Health page.
Policing in Montville Township: Listen to our second episode where Michael and Bansari talk with Chief of Police Andrew Caggiano. We talk about:
Andrew's history in Montville Township
His view on racism and responses to the OneMontville community Just Mercy event
Information about police reform in New Jersey
Empathy and its role in our community: In our very first episode Michael and Bansari talk with Rene Rovtar Superintendent of Montville Township NJ Schools. We talk about Rene’s introduction to Montville Township, how OneMontville was started, our brand new podcast and the brand new article in TAP into Montville “Empathy and its role in the community”