Giving Back

August 14, 2018

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Little Falls and Woodland Park communities have rallied in support of the victims of flash flooding on Aug. 11. The Little Falls Athletic Club has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase gift cards to retailers such as ShopRite, Home Depot, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Jayden Perez, 9, who last year organized a toy drive that garnered over 1,100 toys and $10,000 for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, is working to continue his charitable endeavors. He has been selected to serve on the 2018 kids board of directors for Kid Box, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On July 21, veterans of the Woodland Park American Legion Post #238 hiked five miles through town, visiting elderly members of the post who are unable to make it down to the physical space they used to visit.   "If they can't make it to the post, the post will come to them,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ - "Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery," an informative roundtable discussion, will be presented on July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main St. Paterson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The event is being sponsored by the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - THe Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library and On the Border Restaurant have joined together for a special family reading initiative. Come to the library beginning on Aug. 1 to pick up a free copy of "The ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – The cast of the 2008 production of RENT: School Edition is set to return to the stage in a one night only benefit concert on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls. The Passaic Valley Summer Theater alumni will come together after a decade to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the June 20 Borough Council meeting, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Vincent DeCesare presented checks from funds raised from fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament. A check for $7,500 was given to the NJ State PBA Survivors Fund and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls School District held three walk-a-thons on Friday, June 22, to raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.   With a goal of raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish in the Garden State, Make-A-Wish volunteer Anne Kahwaty contacted ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While rain may have postponed the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament by a day, the event this year was a great success. The tournament, held on May 20, pits teams of North Jersey police officers against each other, honors officers that have given their ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A team of students and staff members from Berkeley College worked to clean up a local park as part of the school's annual Community Service Week. A team of volunteers, which included the college's Chairman of the Board, Kevin Luing, performed several tasks at Zaccaria Park on ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Hose Co. 2 is planning two fundraisers, its annual "shake-a-boot" collection and a pig roast. Funds raised will help the company build a much needed addition to house rescue equipment. The "shake-a-boot" event will be held during the weekend of May 31 to June ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park will demonstrate its gratitude to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life on Monday, May 28. Should rain cancel any events, updates will be posted on the Borough website at www.wpnj.us and on its Facebook page at ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Founded in the fall of 2016, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is comprised of residents, health care providers, educators, business owners, officials, clergy, law enforcement, first responders and others working together to increase community awareness surrounding mental ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough marked Arbor Day with the planting of four trees on Dowling Parkway with the help of the Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School fourth grade class. Mayor Keith Kazmark, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Joseph Spinelli were on hand to speak with the students ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, May 19 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is May 20. Admission is $5. Organized by ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Great Falls Rotary Club and Passaic County Board of Realtors were joined at the Military Assistance Pantry on Ward Street on Saturday by members Passaic Valley UNICO to restock the shelves full of food and other goods for collection and use by area ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Saturday, May 26 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at Little Falls School No. 3 and all participants will march up Main Street to Memorial Park on Wilmore Road to complete the parade around 11:15 ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School's Health Club, under its advisor, school nurse Teresa Carbonelli, received a visit at their April 11 meeting from five members of the WP First Aid Squad. Capt. Andy Dillon explained to the students how the squad formed and how it operates. "A lot of us ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the April 4 Borough Council meeting, three women in the community were honored as part of Women’s History Month. The presentation originally scheduled for March had been delayed because of bad weather. Senior Vice President of Berkeley College Teri Duda, Mayor’s Committee ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Spring cleaning? Get rid of your unwanted clothing, linens and other items and help our local schools. The Charles Olbon HSA is planning a spring clothing collection on Friday, April 13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a tent outside the school on Lincoln Lane. Just ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cub Scout Pack 31 of Woodland Park recently helped put together cinch-sacs filled with goodies for children battling pediatric cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center. The project was organized by Michelle Parkerton, a local independent consultant with Thirty-One ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse sponsors a number of initiative in the three borough schools each year. One such initiative is the “One School, One Book” program, recently launched at Beatrice Gilmore School by Allie Steiger, youth services ...

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The Woodland Park PBA Local 173 is planning its first annual awards cocktail ball on Friday, March 23 at the Westmount Country Club at 7:30 p.m. The PBA relies on its supporters to help them fund programs and activities for the community such as Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out activities, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council are once again sponsoring the annual Easter basket drive. Materials to make Easter baskets for less fortunate children in the area are being collected at the Woodland Park Borough Hall, 5 Brophy Lane, and the Alfred Baumann Library, 7 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - United Methodist Church, located at 139 Main St. in Little Falls, decided to aid the homeless by helping a local effort in keeping their feet warm. Lori Hinkle, a Woodland Park resident, once stopped to give food to a homeless person on the streets of New York City and the man ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School community collected 579 cans as part of their Souper Bowl effort, which is sponsored by CUMAC: Feeding People and Changing Lives. The class that brought in the most donations and won a pizza party was Ms. Tonti's class. CUMAC is a non-profit ...

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Beatrice Gilmore School community donated 531 cans of food as part of the "Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger" collection drive. The donations were given to the Food Pantry at St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, located at 65 Union Ave., Little Falls. "This ...

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Local libraries in the Passaic Valley area this month are running Food for Fines drives. Help local families in need by bringing in non-perishable items and your outstanding late fees will be cleared. While one item will cover any amount, additional items will gladly be accepted. All food collected ...

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