Santa’s Helpers Deliver Gifts to St. Clare’s Hospital Outreach Program


On Friday, December 8th, Town Club of Mountain Lakes volunteers delivered presents to 48 deserving families who participated in the Adopt-A-Family program.

For over 20 years, Town Club members and Mountain Lakes’ residents have volunteered their time and efforts to provide a present-filled holiday to needy families in Dover through a partnership with Saint Clare’s Hospital Outreach program.

Pictures from this year’s program:




Thank you letters from some of the families that the Town Club helped this year:




Click here to view a slide show from the 2016 Adopt-A-Family Program

Holiday Cookie Platter Assembly

‘Tis the Season for baking!

Town Club of Mountain Lakes volunteers baked holiday cookies and created platters for Adopt-A-Family recipients as well as the organizations that make Mountain Lakes such a wonderful community. Platters were deliver to all three schools as well as the Board of Education, Borough Hall, Department of Public Works, Fire Department, Library, Police Department, and Post Office. Happy Holidays!

Holiday House Tour – Friday, December 1st 5-9pm

The Holiday House Tour is a cherished Mountain Lakes tradition that kicks off the holiday season.

Tour a selection of classic Mountain Lakes homes on Friday, December 1st from 5pm to 9pm that showcase fine architecture, significant renovations, elegant interior design, and seasonal décor.

Follow up your evening tour with a reception at the beautiful Mountain Lakes Club.

This is the Town Club’s largest fundraising event, helping to fund more than $20,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.

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December Event – Cookie Platter Assembly

‘Tis the Season to gather with friends. Join us as we prepare cookie platters for our Adopt-A-Family recipients on Tuesday, December 5th 11am-1pm.

Meet us at the beautiful home of Sherrie Kukulski, bring some cookies to share (pssss no time to bake, get them from the store), and a dish for lunch.  After the assembly and packing is complete, we will share in a potluck lunch.

Please RSVP so we know who is going to join us for this fun holiday event.

December Evening Book Club – The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Join us for a fun and lively book/movie discussion on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm. Our first book of the year was turned into a film so if you don’t have time to read the book, just watch the movie!  Then come on over for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation.

Event Details

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Heather at

This month we’re reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog. More about the book:

We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building’s tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence.

Then there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma’s trust and to see through Renée’s timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.