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New Jersey State Children’s Chorus

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey State Children’s Chorus (NJSCC) presents “Dance and Sing Around the World ” at 4 pm on Sunday, June 9 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Ave., Ridgewood. Admission is $10/under 18 admitted free. Tickets are on sale at www.njstatechildrenschorus.orgor may be purchased at the door. 

The concert will feature a selection of folk songs from the United States, Japan, and Africa as well as several classical pieces representing the great music of Europe.  From America, the children will sing the perennial favorites “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” “Skip to My Lou,” “Old Joe Clark,” and the beautiful “Shenandoah.”  Africa is represented by the traditional Swahili proverbs “Bora Maisha” (Life is the Best Gift), and “Ghana Alleluia,” a mixture of the traditional and Christian influences of the Ewe people.  The children will visit Asia with “Sakura,” a folk song about cherry blossoms sung in the original Japanese.  A visit to Europe finds the choirs singing the “Evening Prayer” (Abendsegen) from Englebert Humperdinck’s 19th century fairy-tale opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” based on the folk tale published by the Brothers Grimm.  To complete the European experience, Artistic Director and Conductor James Kennerley has arranged one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous chorales, “Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude,” perhaps best known as “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” 

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Ridgewood Native Eric Santoli Opens New Art School – Novus Atelier

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Ridgewood NJ, Novus Atelier is a representational painting and drawing school established in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  Our focus is on traditional drawing and painting skills, portfolio development and students who want to learn about representational art.  We concentrate on working from life, which allows artists of all skill levels to grow and develop. Novus Atelier was founded in 2019 by artist and teacher, Eric Alexander Santoli.  Mr. Santoli has been teaching drawing, painting, art history and college portfolio preparation to students at various schools, including Ridgewood High School, since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2014 .

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There is chatter on Ridgewood Moms and Dads Facebook Group to “filter” out the dissidents

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Ridgewood NJ, the “Ridgewood Moms and Dads” a controversial Facebook group know for promoting an anti-free speech, far leftist agendas, virtue signalling , and promoting the destruction of the Village of Ridgewood thru high density housing , run by disciples of Paul Aronsohn is now looking to further subvert dissent in the Village by urging members to censor the “agitators “. “Agitators” is defined by anyone who disagrees with the group think leftist ,progressive agenda.

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Chief Justice Rabner Continues Push to Reform Municipal Court System

Jacqueline Laurita in court April 12 testifying about the March 30 brawl.

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Ridgewood NJ, While New Jersey’s municipal court system has made important strides in the fair administration of justice, the effort to reform the Judiciary’s local courts continues, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said Friday.

Delivering his annual State of the Judiciary address before the New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City, Chief Justice Rabner said a forthcoming report from a 38-member Supreme Court committee will propose recommendations to assure that municipal courts serve as a fair and neutral forum for resolving
disputes.

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the fly has learned the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department

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…the fly finds this amusing that the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department he says it’s not Ridgewood Parks you should look into it and see what happens so he refuses to do it even though it’s owned by The Village something we’ve been doing for the last 50 years

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Friends of the Ridgewood Library Thanked its 2019 Annual Appeal Donors with a Sushi-themed Cocktail Hour

photo courtesy of Friends of the Ridgewood Library

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Ridgewood NJ, On Friday evening, Friends of the Ridgewood Library thanked its 2019 Annual Appeal donors with a sushi-themed cocktail hour, live music, a documentary screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and discussion with a professor of Japanese studies from Montclair State University. The Library offered many thanks to the Annual Appeal donors, as well as the generous local establishments that donated food and also offered this Fun Fact: this annual event is one of the very few times you can sip cocktails at the library!

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Reader says we “need to be proactive rather than reactive ” in Historic Preservation

photo 11th of May 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam

” Anyone who had $275k to purchase and was willing to shell out over $10k in taxes a year could have had this house. It’s been for sale for over a decade until a sheriff’s sale. Why didn’t the BCHS step in before it was falling apart? If they care about the historic homes, they need to be proactive rather than reactive and fight before the new, legal owner(s) buys one of these properties. “

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Village of Ridgewood , Village Council Regular Public Meeting

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
MAY 8, 2019
8:00 P.M
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1.   Call to Order – Mayor
2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act
3.   Roll Call – Village Clerk
4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence
5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports
6.   Approval of Minutes
7.   Proclamations

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Women Busted for Trying to Pass a Counterfeit Bill in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving;s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, On Monday evening, 05/06, Ridgewood Police took one (1) adult female into custody in connection with an alleged attempt to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a pizza parlor on South Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. A Glen Rock Police officer assisted Ridgewood Police with a motor vehicle traffic stop associated with the incident.

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Bill Pennington Saturday, May 11th 1:00pm at Bookends

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Ridgewood NJ, Bookends of Ridgewood will host Bill Pennington
Saturday, May 11th 1:00pm the Award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times. Pennington, will sign his  new book “Chumps to Champs .

Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

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