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Wayne's Cornhole League Playoff Teams are Set. Did Your Team Make It?

June 24, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The regular season of Wayne's inaugural cornhole league has come to an end, with nine teams making it to the final day of competition. The finals will be held at the Village Inn on Tuesday, June 29 beginning at 6:30. All are welcome to attend and cheer their favorite team on.

Only eight teams will compete in the final tournament, but there is a tie for that eighth place, ...

One Week Left for Wayne's Cornhole League - Who Will Make the Playoffs?

WAYNE, NJ – Week six of Wayne’s cornhole league was a rainy one. Half the teams played indoors at the Village Inn, while the other half, played their week six games this past Wednesday during week seven. Because of this, the last two weeks of cornhole scores were only recently released.

With just one week left in the regular season, there are several teams fighting to make the ...

Wayne's High School Spring Sports Teams Recognized by Superintendent

WAYNE, NJ – One of the weirdest school years in history is coming to a close with some semblance of normalcy for High School seniors. Proms happened and graduations are a week away. During this past week’s Wayne school board meeting, the Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback read off a summary of the spring sports season for Wayne’s two public high schools.

“At this point ...

Greg Olsen’s son TJ Has Successful Heart Transplant Surgery

WAYNE, NJ – TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former Wayne Hills High School and NFL tight end, Greg Olsen had successful heart transplant surgery this weekend and the Olsen family is feeling grateful.

TJ’s congenital heart defect was detected before he was born. He suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome which impairs normal blood through the heart. TJ’s first ...

Wayne Cornhole League – After Five Weeks, A Leader Emerges

WAYNE, NJ — Our apologies for the late update, but the scores were not made public till today. The inaugural cornhole league has one team in first place after five weeks of plat. The Pillsbury Throwboys hold the honor with an impressive 14 wins out of a possible 15. They are on track to win the $400 grand prize that was donated by the Wayne Surgical Center.

The Panthers dropped out of a ...

The Wayne Unified Sports Track and Field Season Comes to an End

WAYNE, NJ — On an extraordinarily hot May afternoon, Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley student-athletes competed in the last meet of a very shortened unified sports track and field season. Unified sports is a program that puts special education and general education students on the same team to compete against other schools.

“The concept of Unified Sports is to promote ...

Sixth Annual Families Behind The Badge Tournament Will Feature 10 Area Teams

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Sixth Annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 12, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Field in Woodland Park - behind Memorial Middle School at McBride Avenue and Memorial Drive. This year, the event will be honoring Det. Frank Scorpo of the Paterson Police Department.

Det. Scorpo contracted COVID on the job and passed away, ...

Halfway Through Wayne's Cornhole Season

WAYNE, NJ — With the end of May, the Wayne Cornhole League has hit its halfway point. There are four more weeks of regular season play before the playoffs happen on Tuesday, June 29. 

Two teams share the lead with a total of 11 wins: The Panthers and the Pillsbury Throwboys.

The Panthers are John Immediato, Dave Monisera, Jim Patten and Jeff Dekoyer who all have been volunteer ...

Valley Defeats Hills to Win the Passaic County Lacrosse Championship

WAYNE, NJ — On an unusually warm spring Saturday afternoon, an unusual result happened in the Passaic County High School Boys Lacrosse Tournament. Not counting last year’s canceled season, the Wayne Hills Boys Lacrosse team has won this tournament three years in a row, with the victories in 2018 and 2019 coming against Wayne Valley.

This time the result was different, though the ...

Wayne Cornhole League Week Three Results

WAYNE, NJ — The inaugural cornhole league for Wayne continued on Tuesday night at both the Taphouse and the Village Inn. Four teams are tied for first place, vying for the over $500 in prizes that the champion team will win.

After three weeks, the cream is rising to the top of the league. Twelve teams have five or more wins, and twelve teams have four or fewer wins. Every week, each team ...

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Father’s Day gifts … for your kids

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

Here are three possibilities:

• 529 plan – If you invest in a 529 education savings plan, your earnings ...

Relief for Long-Term Back Pain – Epidural Steroid Injections

If you are one of the millions who suffer from back pain, relief is of the utmost importance, and for those with extreme cases, relief is sometimes very hard to find. There are people whose back pain is not helped by pills or surgery, and there are people for whom pills are not always the best answer, as some pain medications are addicting or cause difficult side effects.

If you ...

The Best Way to Whiten Your Teeth

Many of my new and existing patients are always asking about different ways to make their smile whiter.  Several products that can be found online or in stores promise whiter teeth, so it can be tough to know which ones may truly work. 

There are two main ways to whiten teeth.  First is cosmetic dentistry, which uses dental veneers or crowns to change the color, shape and size ...

How do I know if I need more Vitamin D?

Most of us think that getting Vitamin D is simple. Just stand outside for a while! So, we often put Vitamin D in the back of our minds. Why not? We’re absorbing it all the time. But, the truth is that many of us lack the Vitamin D needed to support our overall health.

The importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is critical for:

Bones and muscles
Immune system
Mental ...

Wayne's Newest School Has its First Graduation

The students and staff at the Preakness Early Childhood Center (ECC) celebrated its inaugural year and first graduating class with a clap-out parade on June 21st. 

All students and staff members received a commemorative T-Shirt, sponsored by the Wayne Education Association.

The Preakness-ECC celebrated with a parade and ceremony to congratulate Wayne's littlest learners on a ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

7 Essential Tips and Tricks to Beat Indoor Allergies

Spring and summer bring beauty, but also allergies! Allergy sufferers often go inside their homes for sanctuary against irritants - which is why it’s so important to keep those irritants out of your house.

 

With a few mindful changes and tricks, you can get rid of indoor allergens and start breathing easy again in your own home. We’ve gathered the seven best tips and ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Moonachie Man Arrested in Connection with Rt. 3 Hit-and-Run near Clifton Commons

June 18, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - A 26-year-old Moonachie man was arrested in connection with the June 13 early morning fatal hit-and-run on Rt. 3 East near Clifton Commons in Clifton NJ. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, the investigation of the incident led to the arrest of Bryan Meza-Roca. The arrest was made on Friday, June 18, ...

Former NJ Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 22, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

Home2 Suites of Wayne Cuts the Ribbon at their Long-Awaited Grand Opening

June 24, 2021

On Wednesday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce celebrated Home2 Suites by Hilton (Wayne, NJ) with a grand opening celebration.  

Joining DC Hospitality Partner Bill Davis was True North Hotel Group and Home2 Suites Executive Management Team who officially cut the ribbon and connected with family, friends and business colleagues from the community.

This ...

Passaic County to Host 1st Annual Food Truck Festival

(PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY) – On Saturday, June 26th, Passaic County in conjunction with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. and MegaBite Events, is hosting the 1st Annual Passaic County Food Truck Festival from 11:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. at Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, New Jersey.

This event will feature approximately 20 food trucks to tantalize a variety of taste buds. The ...

CentraState physician practices join Atlantic Health System physician network, as systems continue process toward co-ownership

MORRISTOWN / FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – June 22, 2021 – Today, nearly 50 physicians and providers affiliated with CentraState Healthcare System joined Atlantic Health System’s multi-specialty physician network, Atlantic Medical Group, as part of the two health systems’ on-going efforts to create a co-owned framework for CentraState Healthcare System.

The synergy created by ...

Irrational Fears About Wayne’s Schools

June 23, 2021

I believe almost everyone reading this loves Wayne. We live in a wonderful community that is enhanced by the voluntarism of many of our residents. Our schools are among the best in the state. We have more open space that most suburbs including the pristine 1300 acres of the High Mountain Preserve, the Laurelwood Arboretum, and one of George Washington’s headquarters, the Dey Mansion. But ...

Teach Your Children Well

There is an illusion regarding our country and its history that some of us follow, a fantasy that promotes the belief that over its two hundred years of existence, America is exceptional, proud of the words of its founding documents, faultless as a nation in its behavior, and its people superior to any other. There is also a resistance to the facts, and refusal to accept the true history of our ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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