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Washington’s Army Returns to Dey Mansion

October 13, 2019

For two days at the end of October, Dey Mansion will come alive again as General George Washington’s headquarters as it was in 1780. 

During the weekend event held October 26 and 27 enactors will camp at the Dey Mansion and live life as if it were 1780. 

“Guests can expect to learn what life was like as a soldier during the American Revolution,” said Semra Iljazi ...

Telling the Story of Preakness: Through the Eyes of the Filmmaker

WAYNE, NJ - The Village Inn on Runnymede Drive in Wayne to most is just a fine dining restaurant with a cozy bar; a nice place to enjoy a good meal and time with friends. Not many truly understand the historic nature of the building itself, or of its famous inhabitant revered across two continents in the late 19th century.

Paul Bastante of Silk City Films has learned more about Wayne’s ...

With Ribbon Cutting, Dey Mansion’s Olmsted Garden Is Officially Opened

WAYNE, NJ – The weather couldn’t have been better on Saturday evening for the Dey Mansion Garden Extravaganza and ribbon-cutting that marked the official opening of the newly restored Olmsted Garden.

Several of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders were present for the ceremony, including Director John Bartlett and Freeholders TJ Best, Terry Duffy, and Pat ...

Dey Mansion’s Gardens Restored to 1930s Design

WAYNE, NJ – The Dey Mansion is one of Wayne’s most important historical sites and is a museum to the time when it served as General George Washington’s headquarters during July, October, and November of 1780. The formal garden area to the north of the mansion has been painstakingly restored to its 1930s design over the last fourteen months.

When the property was acquired by ...

A Private Tour of Sunnybank with Filmmaker Paul Bastante

WAYNE, NJ – Over the last year, Paul Bastante of Silk City Films has been to every corner of Wayne Township, interviewing locals, experts, archivists and historians for his documentary: “Hills and Valleys: A Journey Through Wayne.” He’s become a historian himself and a huge fan of the beauty of Wayne.  “There’s so much about this town that so many ...

Capturing the Essence of Laurelwood Arboretum with Documentary Filmmaker Paul Bastante

WAYNE, NJ – Nestled in the Pines Lake section of Wayne, tucked away and almost hidden lies “the most beautiful place in town,” according to resident Dave Hall, who walks his dog Otis along the paths that curve throughout the arboretum.  There are many who would agree with that statement, and yet there are more who have never stepped foot in Laurelwood Arboretum. Paul ...

Celebrating Laurelwood Arboretum's 70th Year

WAYNE, NJ – The Friends of Laurelwood are celebrating the 70th year of Laurelwood’s founding this Saturday night at the Festival of Friends fundraiser held at Laurelwood Arboretum in the Knippenberg Center for Education.

Laurelwood, The Beginning

“In 1949, when Dorothy and john Knippenberg first created this wonderful place, it was called Laurelwood Gardens and was a ...


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New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Members Can Take Exercises Home

October 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Participants of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program can now take their exercises with them wherever they go, thanks to the generosity of one local group of physicians. 

Montclair plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Valerie Ablaza, who is a partner at The Plastic Surgery Group, recently donated 100 black and yellow drawstring backpacks to ...

Fall Frolic & Boo Fest to Be Held Saturday, October 26

A free community event in partnership between the Wayne YMCA and Wayne Township Parks and Recreation

WAYNE, NJ— Free Fall fun for everyone!  Join us at the Wayne YMCA located at 1 Pike Drive, on Saturday, October 26th for the annual Fall Frolic and Boo Fest event.  The event takes place between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This year's activities include a Hay Rides, DJ ...

Cesar Jerez oil painting exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum


The popular exhibit of oil paintings by César Jerez at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum has been extended to November 10. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.


Passaic County Freeholders Award 2019 Open Space Grants

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded $975,000 in grants to county municipalities through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The resolution was passed on October 8, 2019.

 “The Open Space Trust Fund supports the beautification, restoration and maintenance of many of our county parks, historic sites and ...

Thank you!

The  Wayne  Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse would like to thank Wayne Alliance members, community members, our fundraising team and everyone who participated in the outback fundraiser on Tuesday October 15th 2019.

Volunteer Chairperson Karen Marron, Recording Secretary, Maryam Sayad agreed to kick off the school year with an Outback Steakhouse fundraiser and ...

Amazing Turkey Race

Join Wayne Parks & Recreation for the Amazing Turkey Race on Saturday, November 2nd.  This fun family event combines a race to find hidden turkeys, a mystery to solve, prizes to win, and entertainment for kids and adults!  There is no fee to participate, but we do ask each family to make a donation that will help families in need this holiday season!


Menoski - Stoul Engagement

October 9, 2019

Janna and Igor Stoul of Montville are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Val Stoul to Lulzim Menoski, son of Pajo and Lulzime Menoski of Wayne.  

On June 12 of this year, Lulzim took Val on one of their favorite trips - a ride on their BMX bikes to North Cove Park in Wayne where Val was surprised with a ring and she immediately said Yes!

Lulzim and Val own ...