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Inspirational and positive stories from Patch and contributors.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Blind Morristown Teen Rafts Through Grand Canyon

Blind Morristown Teen Rafts Through Grand Canyon

Andrew Chin spent 12 days learning about Grand Canyon history, then conquering Colorado River with team of 19 peers.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Class of '14 Donates $500 to Blind Teen's Braille Project at Morristown High School

Class of '14 Donates $500 to Blind Teen's Braille Project at Morristown High School

Andrew Chin has Eagle Scout project realized thanks to schoolmates' generosity.
Morristown Woman, Nurse Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Morristown Woman, Nurse Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Celebration of National Nurses Week bestows recognition on Morristown Medical Center employees.
Morristown High Student Launches Into Space at Leadership Academy

Morristown High Student Launches Into Space at Leadership Academy

Eric Dalpe trained to walk through space in annual Honeywell program.
'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

A New York woman is so good at bargain shopping that she's used her skills to donate groceries and other goods to charity. Learn how you can follow her lead locally.
Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

As a part of our "Everyday Inspirations" series, we look at how children across the country are making big impacts locally.
Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

After losing three people close to her in eight months, Edie Elkan picked up a harp for the first time in 28 years. Now she runs a program training others to play the instrument for patients
Peck School Student Headed to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Peck School Student Headed to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Katharine Wang beat 76 competitors in the North Jersey spelling bee Wednesday night.
Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Patch wants to share stories about people who work every day to change others' lives for the better.
Westminster Dog Show Best of Breed Hails from Morris Twp.

Westminster Dog Show Best of Breed Hails from Morris Twp.

Flat-coated retriever took top honors in her category.
Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

What we can learn from Gabrielle Giffords’ return to skydiving.
Person of the Year 2013: Sarah Price

Person of the Year 2013: Sarah Price

We asked and you voted for the Morristown author whose battle with breast cancer inspired people worldwide.
Good Samaritan Returns Lost $3,500 Found on Morristown Street

Good Samaritan Returns Lost $3,500 Found on Morristown Street

Mendham man dropped the envelope of cash just two days before Christmas.
First Night Morris Brings Thousands to Morristown

First Night Morris Brings Thousands to Morristown

The annual Morris County celebration of the arts packed the downtown on Tuesday night.
First Night Morris Brings Thousands to Morristown

First Night Morris Brings Thousands to Morristown

The annual celebration of the arts packed the downtown on Tuesday night.

2014 Arrives With a Bang in Morris County

A pair of fireworks shows on the Morristown Green highlight the First Night Morris festivities.
Share Your First Night Photos with Patch

Share Your First Night Photos with Patch

Festivities kicked off early at Morristown High School with activities and fireworks continuing through the end of the year.