War of the Worlds


Sounds outlandish but on Saturday, September 14th   at 2PM the Knights of Columbus Council 5510 will present Raconteur Radio who will be coming to Jefferson Township to perform on stage a live presentation of the original 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of “WAR OF THE WORLDS”!

Before television there was radio entertainment. The Raconteur Radiobrings the Thrilling Days of the Golden Age of Radio back to life.

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences. Their productions are staged around art deco and feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS is set in Grover Mills, NJ, the play is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic. The simulated “news bulletins” of the original broadcast suggested to many contemporaneous listeners that an actual alien invasion was currently in progress and, as a result, there were instances of panicked evacuations throughout the US, especially in New Jersey! 

This show will bring back memories of a time forgotten and is also an education experience for the young.

So Mark Your Calendar for, Saturday, September 14th, at 2PM at St Thomas the Apostle Church Hall at 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ. Tickets are $15 per person and are now available.

For Tickets call: Fred: 973-697-5998 or Mike 1-908-208-5190

This will be an event that is different and utterly unique and cannot be missed!  So get your tickets before the invasion!

Celebrating 55 Years of Service

The Joseph F Lamb Council No. 5510 is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating “55 Years” of Service to our community. We will be hosting a dinner dance to celebrate this occasion and hope you come and celebrate with us! 

At this event we will be honoring our brother knight “Jack Kelly” and his accomplishments to make Jefferson Township a better place. 

Tickets are $55/person includes Cocktail Hour, Hot Hors d’oeuvres​, Choice of Prime Rib or Cordon Bleu Chicken, Dessert & Beverage. Music by DJ Earl.

For Tickets call: Fred at 973-697-5998 or Mike at 908-208-5190

Please come and join us!

You can also purchase an ad to our journal being printed for this event!

Melodies of the Winds

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The JTHS Band Parent Association and the Knights of Columbus Council 5510 have teamed up together to proudly display the musical talents of the “Jefferson Township Wind Ensemble” conducted by Richard Barrieres.
All Are Welcome on Saturday, May 7, 2016 to St. Thomas the Apostle Social Hall located at 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Come and enjoy an Italian Culinary Buffet Dinner, including Salad, Bread, Soda, Water, Coffee, Tea and Dessert.
Admission Only $10.00/person ~ $5 children under 12
Doors Open at 6:30PM
The Wind Ensemble consists of about 50 Jefferson High School Students performing on woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass.
They recently performed at the annual “Christmas in the Village” at the Milton Methodist Church.
This Live Musical event will include an evening of Food, Live Music and Fun!
For Tickets & Information Call: Debra at 973-409-4594 or George at 973-715-3622 Or email irish93@optonline.net
Don’t miss out and get your tickets early to this wonderful Spring event!

Jefferson Days, Saturday July 11

JTD 2013

We offered the “Best Deal on the Field” – Hot-Dogs and this year Chili! We will also had a variety of Sodas and water and in the evening will be selling Coffee & Cookies. Those that came to visit our Booth got the best hot-dogs they ever ate!  Also, our Knight volunteers assisted the Jefferson Art Committee with the JT Day Parade and Bicycle Contest!


On Sunday,  November 23rd Knights of Columbus Council #5510, Milton/Oak Ridge had it’s drawing for their Annual Christmas, “Mega Gift Card Raffle “. The winners were selected at Wiegand Farms Activity Center, 1 Charities Way, Oak Ridge. and the winning tickets were drawn by Anthony Iovine.

The winners are:(names have been abbreviated for confidentiality)
1st Prize- $750 Amex card- Mrs. Patty G. of Oak Ridge, NJ
2nd Prize – $500 Amex card- Mr. Joe M. of West Milford, NJ
3rd Prize – $250 Amex card- Mr./Mrs. W. of Oak Ridge, NJ

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Mark Nadler, PGK, Jim Zajdel, PGK and Anthony Iovine pull the Winning Tickets!

Mark Nadler, PGK, Jim Zajdel, PGK  watch as Anthony Iovine pulls the Winning Tickets!

The successful fundraiser was organized and run by Co-Chairman, Bill Johnson & Tony Roskowsky.

Grand Knight Joe Ozoniak would like to thank all the Brother Knights for their time standing out in the cold selling raffles and a “Big Thank You “to all the contestants who generously purchased the raffle tickets and finally a special thanks to the many store managers and store-owners in our community who kindly allowed our members to stand out in front of their stores to sell tickets.

Thanks To All and Have a Merry Christmas and Safe Holiday Season!

Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Birth Haven

Our Council sponsored a “Baby Bottle – We Support Life Drive” with the proceeds going to Birth Haven. Birth Haven is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization that provides shelter, support, and education for homeless, pregnant women and girls. The agency provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to carry an unexpected pregnancy to term, while additionally helping the resident learn the tools necessary to achieve greater self-sufficiency. Individuals served by the organization include both those who intend to raise their child after delivery and those who opt for adoption placement.

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Director of Birth Haven Tina Figurelli is present a check by Grand Knight Joseph D Ozoniak.

The Knights of Columbus fundraiser run by Chairperson Joe Ozoniak called it a Baby Bottle Drive because we distributed baby bottles during the weekend Masses at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Oak Ridge, NJ and asked each family to take a baby bottle home and return it with their spare change and cash donations.  The generous parishioners responded of which the Knights are very grateful.

Grand Knight Joseph Ozoniak wants to thank the parish of Saint Thomas for their generosity in helping Birth Haven. The Knight’s Baby Bottle campaign donated a little over $2,500.00 to Birth Haven director Tina Figurelli. Birth Haven is located at 4 Academy Street, Newton N.J.
Grand Knight Joseph Ozoniak wants to thank the parish of Saint Thomas for their generosity in helping Birth Haven. The Knight’s Baby Bottle campaign donated a little over $2,500.00 to Birth Haven director Tina Figurelli.

Ms. Figurelli leaked to that with help like this the next goal is a project called “Birth Haven Two”. This will be a program that will help the woman after the birth of the child, and will assist up to one year. Right now Birth haven helps up to 90 days after the baby is born. This a great alternative to abortion and as Grand Knight he has pledged to help in any way the Knights can assist.

The Knights of Columbus have been a supporter of Birth Haven and have made significant donations to them over the years.

Knights Present Check to the Department for Persons with Disabilities

The Joseph F. Lamb Council 5510 of the Knights of Columbus of Milton-Oak Ridge presented a check from their annual fundraiser in the amount of $2,475 from their Annual Intellectual Disabilities Drive to the Department for Persons with Disabilities.

Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

This Council has been running the event in Jefferson for over 20 years and during that time we have donated well over $80,000 to the Department for Persons with Disabilities. The Knights of Columbus would like to thanks all those that made a donation and for your generosity.

(l to r) Joe Ozoniak, GK; presents check to  Scott Milliken, Executive Director of DPD and Anthony Iovino

(l to r) Joe Ozoniak, GK; presents check to Scott Milliken, Executive Director of DPD and Anthony Iovino

Brother Night Bill Carroll Presents Plaque to JR Cigars

JR Cigars has been a big supporter of our troops by their generosity and sending cigars over to our troops. Captain Carroll representing  “The Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club” at Tiki Hut Camp Phoenix Chapter – Kabul, Afghanistan wanted to show their appreciation by presenting a plaque to JR Cigars in Whippany.

Captain Bill Carroll recently returned from Afghanistan where he has just completed his third tour of duty and he is a member of the Joseph F Lamb Council #5510.


In the picture are Felix Marrero Manager JR’s, Captain Bill Carroll & Mike Curley, Manager JR’s


Captain Bill Carroll Homecoming Celebration

On April 26, 2014, at the Lake Shawnee Clubhouse a celebration was held for the safe return of Captain Bill Carroll from Afghanistan. Hamburgers and hotdogs were provided complements of JTFD #2, JTRS, American Legion, Knights Of Columbus, and VFW.

Captain Carroll a member of the Joseph F Lamb Council has just completed his third tour, twice to Iraq and this last deployment was for a full year to Afghanistan.

Bill was surrounded by family and friends for a wonderful day of celebration.
During the party a beautiful rainbow appeared over the lake, maybe a sign of a job well done.

Knights of Columbus Welcome Captain Bill Carroll Home

Knights of Columbus Welcome Captain Bill Carroll Home. In Picture; l to r, Guy Mariani, PGK, Frank Punturieri, Bill Carroll, Mike Murphy, GK, & Dave Wilton

Rainbow from Heaven

Rainbow from Heaven


Knights Present Award to Portofinos Restuarant

Our Council awarded Portofinos Family Restaurant a “DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD“ in grateful appreciation of their generosity and support to the Council. The Knights over the years have utilized the services of Portofinos for events, parties and their excellent catering service.

Joe Ozoniak with Mindy of Portofinos

Joe Ozoniak with Mindy of Portofinos

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Mike Murphy, GK with Mindy


Joe Ozoniak and Mike Murphy of the Knights recently presented Mindy Asani with a plaque at the restaurant. Mindy was described as speechless at the presentation but was very thankful.


Portofinos located 5129 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ always offers delicious food, excellent and friendly service in a warm family atmosphere and is BYOB. It has also been declared, the best Italian food in Jefferson and was the recipient of Patch’s Readers’ Choice award.


During the Columbus year of 2012-2013, Thomas Ubriaco III, PGK lead the Council in winning the prestigious Knights of Columbus, “Star Council Award”.

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Thomas Ubriaco III  PGK, receives Start Council Award.

It was awarded during the Installation of Officers by District Deputy Joe Miller to Thomas Ubriaco III, PGK.

Below Joe Ozoniak, Membership Chairperson, proudly displaying the Star Council plaque.

Joe Ozoniak with Star Council Award


Veterans Honored By Knights

The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus is the PATRIOTIC degree of the Knights.

To honor of our Veterans of all US military services our Council has sponsored a plaque mounted in St Thomas the Apostle Church that displays the Names, Service and Rank of members of the parish that have or are servicing in our military.

The plaque will continue to be updated as new members are submitted.

Plaque at St Thomas




Support for “Project Stay Gold”

Students from Jefferson Township High School presented “Project Stay Gold” to the members of Knights of Columbus Council 5510 Milton/Oak Ridge.

Project Stay Gold is a student abolitionist movement using the power of education that hopes to raise awareness, advocate for abolition, and support rescue and prevention missions and fight modern day slavery and human trafficking.

Recently, they have gained federal recognition, testifying before a US Senate panel concerning education and human trafficking. They will also be accompanying Senator Jeffrey Chiesa to numerous other New Jersey schools carrying their message of awareness and action.

The movement presented their mission, accomplishments, and future plans to the Joseph Lamb Knights of Columbus on September 19th. They were gifted with a donation to further their work calling attention to human trafficking and its elevated presence around major sporting events like the Super Bowl, which will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2014.

For more information on Project Stay Gold visit their website at www.projectstaygold.org

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 Check to Project Stay Gold (l to r); Sharon Cilliento, Deputy Grand Knight Harry Black, Joseph Nadler, Victoria King

5K Run / Walk Success will Help Department for Persons with Disabilities

Contestants get ready at starting line on Legion Road.



April 13, 2013 – Our Fourth Annual 5K Run / Walk was successfully held. In each age group we awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal. However, the overall fastest time was turned by Nick Ransegnola in 23 mins. 30 secs. Second was Lauren Kulick in 24 Mins 24 secs. and Third  was Marjorie Stern in 25 mins 6 secs.  

The Race started and end at the American Legion Post 423 building at 28 Legion Road, Milton, NJ, (off of Berkshire Valley Road). The course is a USATF Certified Course No. NJ10517JHP.

The biggest winner of the day is the Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) in Oak Ridge as the profits will be given to them to assist them in their great work. We also want to thank “LOX Stocked & Bageled”  for donating the delicious bagels for our contestants and your continued support. Also thank you to all the Brother Knights who came in to run the event.

Ca$ino Nite – April 2013

Well, Casino Nite was a big success. St. Thomas the Apostle’s all purpose room was transfigured into a restaurant lounge with casino! The food provided by Portofino’s Restaurant was excellent and enjoyed by all in a relaxing atmosphere with some pleasant jazz music accompanying their dinner.

A cozy atmosphere for winners and well others having fun!

A cozy atmosphere for winners and well others having fun!

The modest price of $50 was well worth it.  Included with dinner were beverages (beer, wine, water or soda) and dessert, a variety of several cakes that would satisfy any palate.

St. Thomas’s back hall room literally turned into a Casino with tables and dealers for  blackjack a craps, roulette, stud poker and Texas hold ’em.  After all the gaming, great prizes were raffled off. A portion of the profits will be            used for our Annual Scholarship Fund. A great cause and a NITE for all!

Check out more photos in our Knights Photo Album section!