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Great photos make their way into the first full week of summer.

June is over and we’re officially in the second half of 2012–crazy, right??

If you couldn’t tell by the mini heat waves, summer is definitely in full swing, and while school may be out, there was plenty going on in our local districts this week.

For a full plate of what happened in the past week, go here.

For the bigger headlines, keep reading.

We kicked off the week with a photo gallery from the annual Mendham Hills Community Church baptism and picnic event at a private lake in Long Valley. The event, now more than a decade old, saw hundreds of church members and non-members take part in games and festivities. .

Monday became pretty busy pretty quick, as we learned about Washington Township Board of Education representative bid for election in November. but a paperwork glitch is what kept her off the list. Gallagher filed her documentation and had every intention of running, she said. .

That same night, a major shift in the West Morris Regional School Board took place as well, as board president Cristen Forrester announced her resignation from the top spot, but will continue to serve on the board. The board then moved to elect a new president in that same meeting.

At that same meeting, the district’s anti-bullying coordinator, David Leigh, gave a presentation on how the high schools fared in their first year implementing new harassment, intimidation and bullying laws.

Photos continued to play a big role in Long Valley Patch’s news cycle this week, as reader Bob Reichman shared a photo with us (taken by Suzanna Nussbaum) from the Transit of Venus back on June 5.

We began a new, fun column this week, titled Where in Long Valley? We post a photo of a portion of a landmark or place in town, and the reader has to tell us what they think it is.

The first week wasn’t very challenging, apparently. piece, and find out who the

It was another great week in Long Valley, and we hope you enjoyed it!


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