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Ridgewood Public Library Activities for Kids

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Ridgewood NJ, features Children’s Highlights . Please bring RW Library Card to sign in.

WED-SAT, DEC 26-29  10:30AM | Drop-in Storytimes (All ages)
Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

Children’s Movie Matinees, 2pm. No registration required.
WED, DEC 26  | Christopher Robin (2018; PG; 1h44m)
THURS, DEC 27  | Incredibles 2 (2018; PG; 1h58m)
FRI, DEC 28  | The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear (2017; NR; 1h19m)


MON, DEC 31  11:15AM | Countdown to Noon! (All ages)
Make your way around the world to welcome 2019. Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

THURS, JAN 3  10:30AM | Musical Melodies (All ages)
Rock out to favorite kids’ songs with Chris Flynn, his guitar and trombone. Sign in with Ridgewood Library/KidsCard on arrival. 

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra to Perform Appalachian Spring and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

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Ridgewood NJ, Piano prodigy Drew Petersen will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra on Friday November 16th at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. An Oradell native, Drew most recently won the American Pianists Award following a rigorous 13-month competition. He is also a prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition and has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States.

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Lodi Teacher Arrested For Sexual Relations With Student

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Lodi NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of STEPHANIE A. CARAFA (DOB: 03/12/1986; single; employed as a school teacher) of Lodi, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.

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Ars Musica Chorale presents Classical Splendor: works for chorus and orchestra by Mozart and Schubert, including Mozart’s Requiem and Magic Flute overture.

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Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale begins its 53 rd season with Classical Splendor: works for chorus and orchestra by Mozart and Schubert, including Mozart’s Requiem. The
performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey. The concert is given in memory of those lost
during World War I, which officially ended 100 years ago on November 11, 1918.

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Bergen County Historical Society: The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton A Fundraiser for Our New Museum

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River Edge NJ, A Concert of Period Music by Anne and Ridley Enslow in a Historic Landmark. Followed by a Reception of Wine and Chocolate Delicacies
Sunday Afternoon, October 28, 2018 at the Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge .

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The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra Launches its 79th Season on a High Note with New Conductor and Future Stars of Broadway

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Ridgewood NJ , The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (RSO) announced the first concert of its 79th season will present some of the most beloved music of Broadway, performed under the baton of its new artistic director and conductor Stephen Culbertson. The concert, featuring young musical theater professionals performing with the orchestra to present favorite Broadway melodies, will be held on October 20 at 8:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 155 Linwood Avenue, in Ridgewood, NJ.

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The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton: Wine & Chocolate with Anne and Ridley Enslow

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River Edge NJ , Join Bergen County Historical Society for this October 28th event, “The Real Music of Alexander Hamilton. Wine & Chocolate with Anne and Ridley Enslow. By reservation, more info & PayPal on our website.

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Open Auditions for Pro Arte Chorale

August 1,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Pro Arte Chorale’s new music director, Bryan Zaros, is excited to audition new singers to join us for the 2018-2019 season. Pro Arte is a 50 member, volunteer chorus based in Northern NJ. Past concerts have included masterpieces composed by Mozart, Vaughn Williams, Handel as well as works of Rachmanioff and Bruckner. Pro Arte is a versatile group that has also performed full concerts of Opera highlights, Gilbert and Sullivan, Carmina Burana and favorite Broadway melodies. Our Summer Sing on August 27th is open to all singers and would be a convenient way to meet the Chorale and Bryan. Otherwise, auditions may be scheduled over the summer and in early September. Please contact our office 201-497-8400, [email protected] to set up your audition. For information on Pro Arte Chorale and the wonderful season ahead visit: www.proartechorale.org

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Former New Jersey Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Porn

July 30,2018

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Lodi NJ,  A former officer with the N.J. Department of Corrections today admitted receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Stephen Salamak, 38, of Lodi, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Salamak used email to seek and obtain images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children.

The receipt of child pornography charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Salamak will be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is currently scheduled for Nov. 15, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian Michael, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.

 

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NJ Transit Bus Catches Fire Parked at Bergen Community College’s Paramus Campus

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June 21,2018

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Paramus NJ, An unoccupied NJ Transit bus caught fire while parked at Bergen Community College’s Paramus campus on Wednesday afternoon, 06/20. Firefighters from Paramus FD Engine Company #1 and Engine Company #3 extinguished the conflagration. The bus, owned by Saddle River Tours, Inc. of Lodi, was completely destroyed in the blaze.