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American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238 Essay Contest Winners Honored

June 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The winners of the West Paterson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238's 2018 Americanism Essay Contest were honored at a special program on June 13. The post also held its annual Flag Day ceremony outside prior to the program. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American flag's design on June 14, 1777 by Congress. The Legion holds this event annually where ...

Woodland Park Summer Camp Holds Parent Meeting

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Summer Camp held a parent meeting on June 11 where attendees could meet the directors and other staff members, learn about their child's daily schedule, and get answers to any questions they had.

The camp will be led by director Shannon Marren and assistant directors Christina Scillieri and Danielle Indri. Marren has been with the camp for seven ...

Woodland Park Honors Life-long Resident for Service to Country, Borough

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mr. Philip Mizzone was honored by Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council at the May 30 meeting for his service to the country and borough.

Mayor Kazmark presented Mr. Mizzone with a proclamation honoring him for his lifetime of service, protecting our country and ensuring the safety and welfare of the community in which he has lived for 96 years. He was also presented ...

Passaic County K-9 Team Takes Five Trophies in US Police Dog Regional Trials

June 11, 2018

The Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit competed in the United States Police Dog Regional Trials, which was held in Warwick, N.Y. last weekend. 

The event was a regional police dog trial that tested All patrol exercises such as obedience, agility, evidence searching, and criminal apprehension. This trial consisted of K-9 teams from all around the New ...

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238 Essay Contest Winners Honored

June 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The winners of the West Paterson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238's 2018 Americanism Essay Contest were honored at a special program on June 13. The post also held its annual Flag Day ceremony outside prior to the program. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American flag's design on June 14, 1777 by Congress. The Legion holds this event annually where ...

Sixth Graders Take Part in Municipal Alliance-Sponsored Workshop

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse sponsored a six-part workshop called "We're Not Buying It" over the last two weeks for Memorial School sixth graders, given by Jen Boyle from the Center for Prevention, based in Newton.

The program aims to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, marijuana, and drug use, and to ...

Summer Reading Program Kicks off in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library kicked off its annual summer reading program in Municipal Council Chambers on June 13 with a visit from Turtle Dance Music. The summer reading theme for this year is “Libraries Rock!”

Library Director Linda Hoffman encouraged the kids in attendance to continue to read in the summer to combat “summer slide” while school ...

St. George Orthodox Church In Little Falls To Host Annual Festival

June 13, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, the summer countdown begins. With a beautiful weekend approaching, St. George Orthodox Church in Little Falls invites everyone to join them for its annual summer fair.  

Come experience delicious authentic Mediterranean foods including Grape leaves, falafel, tabouleh, kibbee, gyros, hot dogs, ...

Alfred Baumann Library Salutes Poetry Contest Winners

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library saluted the winners of its 23nd annual poetry contest at a reading event on June 7. The staff sends its thanks to all those that submitted poems.

Winners in attendance at the event read their poems. All winning poems will be published and bound in a library book. Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place in five categories from ...

Kick Off Grilling Season With Food Safety Tips

June 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but food-borne illnesses can be ...

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

June 4, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

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Volunteers Sought for Domestic Violence Response Team

June 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Volunteers are needed for the Passaic County Women’s Center/Woodland Park Domestic Violence Response Team. Are you interested in making a difference in the community? If so, the team is seeking volunteers to assist with survivors of domestic violence. Selected applicants will receive 40-hour training to provide information, referrals and support to survivors of domestic ...