An animal shelter that serves pet lovers in Verona was severely damaged in a fire in April and Veronans rallied to help care for its animals and rebuild. Across the Atlantic, a Chinese student sent a message for help to what he thought was the police department in Verona, Italy, but it went to our VPD instead and when Chief Mitchell Stern answered he saved a life.
Every month, MyVeronaNJ.com looks at what our readers have been reading, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. Here’s what you might have missed in April 2016:
- How To Help The Montclair Animal Shelter After The Fire: A fire seriously damaged the facility that many Verona families use for pet adoptions.
- Open House Weekend In Verona Real Estate: Springtime house-hunting in Verona drives readership of our weekend column.
- Verona Police Save A Life–In Verona, Italy: A Chinese student sent a message for help to what he thought was the Italian police, and Verona Chief Mitchell Stern responded.
- Thomas J. DaRin, Softball Coach:
There may be no crying in baseball, but there were more than a few tears shed in Verona when a supreme softball fan lost a long battle with small cell cancer.
- What You Need To Know About The 2016 Town Budget: After four public workshops, Verona’s government introduced the trimmest budget in years.
- Big Lottery Winner At 7-Eleven: A $1 million Powerball winner puts the town in a tizzy.
- VHS Grad Wins $30K For Solar Power Biz: Nic Freschi, VHS’ 11, takes first place in a college entrepreneurship contest.
- Verona Soap Star Headlines New Play: Verona fans take interest in Emmy-Award winning actress Kim Zimmer’s new role.
- Marie Heaslip, Active OLL Parishioner: The OLL community, and many other Veronans, mourn.