Giving Back

May 20, 2020

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ – With pandemic safety guidelines in place, the American Cancer Society has canceled all in-person fundraising events. However, the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life will go on in a virtual setting. On Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m., the chapter will host a modified, ...

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Editor's Note: Photo taken prior to social distancing. GLEN ROCK, NJ - A group of high school juniors have used their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to sell wristbands to raise money for Bergen County healthcare workers. Nirvan Chandiramani, one of the members of the group, said ...

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NORTH JERSEY - Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) teamed up with Wahlburgers, the restaurant founded by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, and Crescent Capital to hand out meals to frontline health care workers and first responders in North Jersey, including Bergen New Bridge Medical ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Local volunteer Joanne Cooney Corazza rallied 5th-grade Hamilton School families to donate 50 bags of food to Community Meals Inc., a local, non-profit meals on wheels program. On April 17, Corazza, a long-time CMI volunteer and Hamilton School mom, delivered 50 bags of food for ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – A local teen is trying to ease the burden for healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis by offering online tutoring to their children. With schools indefinitely shuttered across the state in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, children are home, learning ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With thoughts of good will from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary members have been continuing to find ways to help community members and those on the front lines. "When COVID-19 officially reached Fair Lawn, I knew the members of Fair Lawn ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Hamilton School families donated meals for overnight staff at Hackensack Medical Center from its March and April Food Day monies prepared by Merves and Rock Kitchen. On Thursday, April 9, donated 120 meals to a thankful staff during the busy coronavirus pandemic. "I can’t tell ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Along with selling bracelets to support nurses, a local businessman is helping to bring meals through Playa Bowls and The Salad House for inner city nurses and support staff with the help of customer donations. Francesco Stillitano, a self-employed accountant and entrepreneur ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A Sunrise Rotarian said coronavirus has gotten personal for "so many in northern New Jersey," so along with help from his fellow Rotarians, he's working on collecting personal protection equipment or PPE's for hospital workers. "My wife is a nurse at Hackensack University Medical ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – An effort to help local restaurants while feeding critical care hospital workers is gaining momentum in Glen Rock. After launching about two weeks ago, Glen Rock Is Never Surrendering (GRINS) has blossomed into a full-blown volunteer meal program for healthcare workers on the ...

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Donald John Landzettel, 82, of Mahwah, NJ passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ after a short but fierce battle against the coronavirus. He and his wife Gail (nee Newman) treasured their loving relationship for over 59 years. Born on March 4, 1938, at home, Don ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Resident Wilkin Santana has set up a GoFundMe page to assist Fair Lawn's first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with a team of friends, Santana pulled together the page which has raised $1,122 by midday, March 30. They have a goal of $6,000. Santana's ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - After area hospitals put out a call for donations of personal protective gear for healthcare workers on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak, Fair Lawn schools stepped up. The school district donated a combined 13,000 gloves and 400 face masks to Valley Hospital, Bergen New ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock School District donated 3,000 gloves to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, along with 13 more cases from a local pizzeria after the hospital put out a call for personal protection equipment, running short because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Glen Rock Public Schools ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - In a true distance learning experience, Glen Rock High School Spanish language students sent letters written in Spanish to coronavirus patients in isolation at a Madrid hospital. Señora Breuer´s students at Glen Rock High School in AP Spanish and Spanish 5 Honors wrote letters of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Area residents are invited to attend event leadership meeting of the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society (ASC) on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Glen Rock Inn, 222 Rock Road in Glen Rock.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Junior Girl Scout Troop 97432 recently held a food drive and donated all collected goods to Martha’s Pantry in neighboring Hawthorne, according to the manager of the pantry.  The new food pantry, which opened in November, is located at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergenfield Bloom Empowerment and CarePlus Bergen Board Member Ilya Evangelista donated new coats to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in support of the Community Provider and Relations Committee clothing drive for the hospital, spearheaded by Committee Chair Julia Orlando. The coats ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Troops 96841, 97655, 97888, including Fair Lawn Scouts, hosted a World Thinking Day Event at Fair Lawn High School.  World Thinking Day, which is annually held on February 22, has a different theme each year. This year’s theme ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Wayne Paulter, a member of Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary, spent ten days in India this January with the global nonprofit Unbound, a child sponsorship organization devoted to empowering families experiencing poverty in the developing world.   Wayne followed Unbound’s work in the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "Blizzard Bags" from Community Meals Inc. will provide comfort and the warmth of food this winter season when weather may inhibit the delivery of food to those in need. Community Meals Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 with an office at the Community Church in Glen Rock, assembled ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Ryan Greff, a Fair Lawn High School graduate, received recognition as a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal for Young Americans as the Borough Council named November 27 Ryan Greff Day. At the November 26 council meeting, Greff was honored for his work during high school and ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ – Students from Glen Rock High School and Middle School are offering their babysitting services to local families on Friday, December 6 and Friday, December 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. to support the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life. The fee is $10 per hour, which ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - 'A Taste of Bergen', Bergen New Bridge Medical's annual fall cocktail party, attracted approximately 350 people who helped assist the Foundation’s commitment to expanding its philanthropic initiatives. On Nov. 18, the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Foundation held its annual ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you’re the Fair Lawn Access for All Committee. “It’s so much more positive, don’t you think?” special education teacher and co-chair of the borough committee Sharon Bragin asked. Her cohort and co-chair on the committee, Andrea Frankel, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A Taste of Bergen, a community cocktail party featuring fine dining and desserts from 30-plus of Bergen County’s best restaurants, is just days away on Nov. 18. Event Details: Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6 PM @The Rockleigh, 26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, NJ  For tickets or ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Lazon Paints has partnered with the Mary Ann Collura Memorial Scholarship Foundation (MAC Foundation) to help “paint bright futures” for local students. When visiting Lazon Paints, 17-12 River Road in Fair Lawn, patrons need only mention they are purchasing paint to support the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The dreary weather did not deter bargain shoppers from supporting Esther Gabay's garage sale for her school yesterday. She raised $1,000 for her school's PTA and an additional $200 in ShopRite gift cards and a box of canned goods for the Fair Lawn food pantry. Fair Lawn First ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Esther Gabay is one excited first grader. She's going to have a garage sale to benefit her school on Sunday, Oct. 20. Esther, who attends elementary school in Fair Lawn, said she wanted to do a garage sale because "it's fun to greet people, say hi and to meet new people." "We ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Applause Home Care CEO, Jim Prussak, joined thousands of marchers across the country by participating in the national, “Walk to End Alzheimer's,” on Sunday, October 12. “By 2020, nearly 14 million people will have Alzheimer’s. We wanted to help raise awareness and research ...

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