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Rotary Club of Madison Announces the 6th Annual Colombia Independence Day Festival

The Rotary Club of Madison is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Colombia Independence Day Festival to be held at the Madison Area YMCA on Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Members of the Fundacion Unidos por Filandia (United for Filandia Foundation) and Quindianos Unidos por Colombia (United Quindianos for Colombia) have organized their group of volunteers to assist in the event. The celebration is a great family-fun day with soccer games for the adults; face-painting for the kids and piñatas.

Once again, this event promises to be an ethnic feast with an expanded menu of Colombian food favorites such as empanadas, avenas,  mosarepas, chuzos, chorizos, helados, etc.     Entertainment will include a children’s folkdancing troupe, Colombian dance music, and a special performance by MASKAO, a popular 9-member dance band who specialize in merengue, salsa, and vallenato music.  No smoking or drinking is permitted at this event.

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Most of Madison’s Colombian population are originally from the towns of Filandia and Armenia in the state of Quindio, an area known for its natural beauty, rural tourism, and coffee production.  Proceeds raised at this event will benefit the reconstruction and expansion of a rehabilitation center in Filandia for developmentally disabled children.

For further information, please call 973-879-4206.


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Join the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and the Madison Area YMCA for PhilanthrOPERA: A Musical Celebration of Philanthropy, a gathering that celebrates music while raising money for a nonprofit that serves its community on Saturday, September 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. PhilanthrOPERA will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 4 Madison Avenue in Madison, with a reception to follow.


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Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...