For the last 6 years, the Hackensack Riverkeeper and United Water have been teaming up, once a year, to open the Oradell Reservoir to kayaking, canoes, nature walks, and fun in general. This year, on Saturday, June 7, 2014, we had the best weather and the biggest Mayor's Cup race ever, with 12 towns being represented.
Published: Jun 09, 2014 - 10:09 PM
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This year, Memorial Day was celebrated on May 26th, and, in spite of the numerous instances of inclement weather, the weather held up today, neither too hot nor too cold, with a nice sun out to light the proceedings.
Published: May 27, 2014 - 03:10 PM
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After 50 years of raising money for charity and having fun doing it, the New Milford-Teaneck Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks' 2014 carnival almost didn't happen, when they lost their provider. But McDaniel Brothers Shows of Lodi came through. We can only hope the weather holds out, too (maybe the thunderstorms can be marketed as a fireworks display?).
Published: May 08, 2014 - 08:36 AM
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We can start off with a simple statement: If you love theater, you are going to love this play. If that fits you, you can stop reading this review, right now. Just buy a ticket to the Bergen County Players production of Ruthless! The Musical at the Little Firehouse Theater in Oradell, New Jersey, and see it. Now, to break into the first person for a few seconds, I will admit that I love the theater (which, if you see this play, you will see is not a necessary quality in a reviewer), and I had a great time. But the purpose of this is not to say whether or not I enjoyed the play; it is to help you decide if you will enjoy the play. So let's go on to the details.
Published: May 04, 2014 - 08:23 PM
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Every year, the Dumont Shade Tree Commission attempts to top itself in its Arbor Day celebration, and the 2014 edition (on April 26th) was no exception. There was the usual presentations, art contest, and tree planting, but this year, there was something a little, well, different.
Published: Apr 28, 2014 - 04:17 PM
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The people who inhabited this area before the European invasion tended to celebrate on the New Moon. And the first New Moon of Spring was celebrated by the Lenape's as Chwame Gischuch, the Lenape New Year. The Bergen County Historical Society put on a celebration of Lenape New Year on Sunday, March 30th, 2014 with the rain toning down enough to avoid requiring boats for the visitors to travel from building to building.
Published: Mar 31, 2014 - 06:18 PM
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History is a funny thing, especially when you live through it. When Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in 1960, equal rights, even by law, had yet to be fully established, with the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960's not yet passed. Jim Crow was no longer the law, but segregation was still being practiced in private establishments, such as stores and restaurants. The so-called "N-word", while considered derogatory in common speech, was allowable for academic discussion. And the novel, although racism was a catalytic background rather than the point of the novel, made it an instant classic in those changing times. Now, over 5 decades later, the Bergen County Players presents the late Christopher Sergel's 1990 stage adaptation of the novel, with the greater theme of how when there is a disease in a culture, otherwise good people have to make a difficult choice when doing what is right comes into conflict with doing what is expected of them.
Published: Mar 22, 2014 - 04:30 PM
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