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Giving Back

May 15, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Residents jammed out at the Ridgewood Guild’s 2022 Benefit Concert today in Van Neste Square. The event raised money to benefit TEEEM (The Empathy Equality Entrepreneurship Mission). According to teeem.org, TEEEM invests in humanitarian organizations led by social entrepreneurs.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — The Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 47 hosted their 29th Annual Charity Golf Event today at the Preakness Valley Golf Club in Wayne, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will go to The Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation. The Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation was ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Ridgewood High School’s Community Outreach Club is collecting essential toiletries to donate to Ridgecrest Senior Housing. Students are asked to bring donation items to school on Tuesday, May 3. Most needed items include basic toiletries, toilet paper, soap, or ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Longtime resident, Rurik Halaby, hosted a reception at the Stable Art Gallery on Thursday to celebrate his photography exhibit, “Hands at Work.” Halaby’s exhibit includes 23 photographs taken from all over the world. The photos are for sale for $100 each and 100% of the proceeds ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - On Wednesday, the Village Council recognized the efforts of Ridgewood’s Feed the Frontlines, a program dedicated to providing fresh, healthy meals to first responders, community groups, and others in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. To date, the program has fed over 300,000 ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Jamboree is here! And while the overall theme of this year’s show is the Jambies, the audience can expect an eclectic mix of different performances. Ranging from the classical to the more modern, each performance will surely dazzle the audience with its flashy and over the top ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year was no different. Over 6,000 participated in jumping in the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise money for the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - 75 years of music, laughs, and entertainment will be celebrated with Ridgewood High School’s Jamboree next week. Originally started in 1947, this tradition of raising money for need-based college-bound students has become so ingrained in Ridgewood’s culture that every year parents ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Village Hall is recruiting volunteers interested in serving on the Ridgewood Arts Council and Project Pride Committee. Those residents interested should email a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form, cover letter, and biography or resume to eyoung@ridgewoodnj.net by ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - This year, Ridgewood High School’s Jamboree will be produced by four diligent and dedicated individuals: Raymond Ocasio, Laurie Jordan, Kelly Gazzini, and Kathy Skrzypczak. The event is an annual fundraiser that provides Ridgewood’s high school seniors with scholarships for ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - O’Kneeka Roberts, a ridgewood resident, was one of five women to receive recognition from the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey as a Women of Achievement honoree.    Specifically, Roberts received the Elinor J. Ferdon Young Women of Promise Award.    “As a Girl Scout ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - As the Feed the Frontlines efforts continued into February and early March, members of the Frontlines team paid a special visit to the West Bergen Mental Healthcare in Ridgewood.    West Bergen Mental Healthcare has been operating since 1963. They offer counseling services ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood and Glen Rock celebrated their 40th Martin Luther King Jr. Day put on by the committee of faith leaders, students, and residents from both towns.    The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” followed by a Q&A with ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Ridgewood and Glen Rock will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a weekend-long event culminating in an interfaith service the morning of Martin Luther King day.    This year will mark the 40th celebration these communities have held for MLK Day, ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Families in Westwood will be enjoying fresh chicken francese, sautéed vegetables, and pasta tonight.    State Senator Holly Schepisi and her daughter, Kayla Garfinkel, delivered 200 hot and ready meals from Santoni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Ridgewood to the Westwood ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Although the gift-giving has, for the most part, subsided, the giving season doesn’t have to.    Every year, millions of gifts are given that are certainly appreciated, but may not be exactly loved by their recipient. Re-gifting to a friend, relative, or throwing in the ...

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NEWTOWN, N.J. - An annual “Journey of Hope” fundraiser for Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, suffered a major setback when approximately 3,500 solicitations dropped off for mailing to past donors somehow went missing.   As Co-chairman of the Board, John Ursin, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The rotary clubs of Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and Midland Park are teaming up to help local charities and light up the New Year’s Eve night sky.    This year will mark the second year of the Bergen County clubs’ collaboration. The kits to build your own luminary can be purchased ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - In Fall 2018, the Crane family decided to fill the gap they saw in social activities for developmentally disabled teenagers and young adults.    Noelle Crane is the mother of Nick and Mitch. Mitch is developmentally disabled (DD), and Nicky, his younger brother of two years, ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Table to Table, New Jersey’s first food rescue program, will be hosting the Great Bergen County Turkey Take.    Table to Table started by rescuing large amounts of good food from grocery stores and restaurants that would have been discarded and transporting them to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Founders and staff members of Age Friendly Ridgewood Beth Abbott, Sue Ulrich, and Sheila Brogan announced the emergency preparedness guide for seniors during last Wednesday’s work session.    “We have long felt that older residents in Ridgewood could use emergency preparedness ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - First Lady of New Jersey Tammy Murphy will be in Bergen County this weekend to walk in solidarity with the Center for Hope and Safety for their annual ‘Walk Together Against Domestic Violence’ fundraiser on Oct. 30.    The Center for Hope and Safety is the county's only ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The gifts and talents of Ridgewood’s differently-abled community were on full display this weekend.    The Ridgewood Public Library along with Ridgewood High School and Sharing the Arts teamed up for an entertainment showcase that included a musical number, instrumental ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Feed the Frontlines team was able to add the Jefferson Award to their list of accomplishments last week.    The Jefferson is America’s top honor in volunteerism, and was awarded to the team of over 400 volunteers.    “Our volunteer team mobilized during the darkest ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Bergen County residents and businesses are still reeling from Ida’s destruction two weeks later.    Bergen County’s food assistance and economic initiative, Feed the Frontlines, started a week ahead of schedule to help address the sudden increase in need. FEMA is deploying ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - For Hunger Action Month, the Garden State Plaza is hosting canstruction, an architecture competition that helps fight food insecurity.    Architecture firms across North Jersey have built structures made entirely out of cans of food, where they are on display in the mall from ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Frank DelVecchio embarked on his annual 26-mile trek to the World Trade Center Memorial this morning shortly after a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the first tower on Sept. 11, 2001.    DelVecchio has been doing his Run for Hope for the past 10 ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Feed the Frontlines is returning for their second round of food distribution a week earlier than expected due to the damage caused by Hurricane Ida.   This time, the team has twice as much funding to serve twice as many meals over the course of an entire year.    “The ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - For the 10th year in a row, retired Fairview Police Chief and Ridgewood resident Frank DelVecchio will be making the 26-mile trek from Ridgewood to the World Trade Center on 9/11 in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 20 years ago. As Chair of the Run for Hope ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Feed the Frontlines will once again be feeding hungry families and helping local businesses, this time with double the funds and double the meals.    The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) fully granted HealthBarn’s $2 million grant request today. The money will ...

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