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  1. Do Holidays Have You Stressed? Glen Rock Library Forum Has Some Tips

    Do Holidays Have You Stressed? Glen Rock Library Forum Has Some Tips

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- The Glen Rock Public Library will host a forum to help people cope with the stress of the upcoming holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.The event, presented by FirstLight Home Care of Glen Rock, will include a panel discussion and a food demonstration designed to ease the mind, body and soul.Participants will include Meiganne Serrano, owner of Meiganne Serrano ...

  2. Holiday Train Show In Ho-Ho-Kus Could Be Railroad Club's Last Bow

    Holiday Train Show In Ho-Ho-Kus Could Be Railroad Club's Last Bow

    HO-HO-KUS, N.J. -- The Ramapo Valley Model Railroad Club will host what may be its last annual holiday open houses on Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the Washington Elm VFW Post 192, 620 Cliff St.The open houses will each take place from 1-4 p.m.In November 2017, the club will lose its lease and cease operation at the Ho-Ho-Kus VFW. To celebrate more than 50 years of operation, ...

  3. Paramus Rescue Squad Practices Extrications On Wheelchair Accessible Vans

    Paramus Rescue Squad Practices Extrications On Wheelchair Accessible Vans

    PASCACK VALLEY, N.J. -- The Washington Township and Westwood Fire Departments, along with the Paramus Rescue Squad, recently joined forces to practice extrication techniques on wheelchair accessible vans. The vehicles, minivans that have been modified to accommodate drivers or passengers that are disabled, allow their owners to experience the freedom of mobility and independence that ...

  4. Post Office Holds Diwali Forever Stamp Dedication In Leonia

    Post Office Holds Diwali Forever Stamp Dedication In Leonia

    LEONIA, N.J. -- The Hackensack Post Office and the India Heritage Center commemorated the festival of Diwali with a ceremony honoring the newly issued Diwali Forever stamp.The event was held at the Heritage Center’s daylong Diwali Mela 2016 cultural event at Overpeck County Park in Leonia Oct. 23. It featured the unveiling of a poster-sized enlargement of the stamp. One of the most ...

  5. River Edge Pet Rescue Among Beneficiaries Of Dumont Fundraiser

    River Edge Pet Rescue Among Beneficiaries Of Dumont Fundraiser

    DUMONT, N.J. -- Pet Valu in Dumont is collecting donations through the end of September for the United States War Dogs Association and two local rescues.The association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the history and contributions of military service dogs.The contributions for the USWDA will help provide specialty equipment such as cooling vests, boots and “doggles” – ...

  6. Graduate Of Paramus College Named Recipient of Cooke Scholarship

    Graduate Of Paramus College Named Recipient of Cooke Scholarship

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- Theranda Jashari of Garfield, a 2016 graduate of Bergen Community College, has earned the $40,000-a-year Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Jashari is one of only 75 U.S. students to receive the award, the nation’s largest private scholarship for transfer students. As a Cooke scholar, Jashari will receive up to $40,000 a year to complete a ...

  7. Paramus Holding Paper Shredding Event

    Paramus Holding Paper Shredding Event

    PARAMUS, N.J. – The Borough of Paramus is holding a paper shredding event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paramus Recycling Center. The event will provide a way for area residents to dispose of private, confidential documents in a safe and secure manner.Those who bring documents can watch as the items are disposed of.The recycling center is located on Carlough Drive in the ...

  8. Paramus Seeks Sponsors For Fourth Of July Celebration

    Paramus Seeks Sponsors For Fourth Of July Celebration

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Paramus is seeking sponsors for its Fourth of July celebration. The event is funded entirely through donors; no municipal funding is allocated. Those interested are asked to have their submission forms in by May 1.To sign up, click here.

  9. Oradell Women's Club Elects New Officers

    Oradell Women's Club Elects New Officers

    ORADELL, N.J. -- The Book and Needle Woman’s Club of Oradell has announced its new officers for 2016-17. Club historian Jan Atwater led a ceremony to install them. The officers include: Hermine Zimmermann, recording secretary; Susan Chambers, past president and vice recording secretary; Carol Winkler, vice president; Sally Moore-Ng, president; Bruna Dietz, corresponding secretary; ...

  10. Average Port Authority Pay Exceeds $100K

    Average Port Authority Pay Exceeds $100K

    The average Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee was paid $100,253 during 2015, up from $97,673 in 2014, according to the latest data accumulated by a non-partisan, Albany-based think tank. According to data at SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website, 36 employees at the PANYNJ were paid more than $250,000 last year, including 25 who worked for its police ...

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