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Collision at the Intersection of Dayton and Prospect Streets in Ridgewood Sends Three to Valley Hospital

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) occupants, including the driver, of a Lexus SUV were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle, Monday night, 12/03, collision at the intersection of Dayton and Prospect Streets in Ridgewood. All of the victims were adults from the same family. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, Glen Rock EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to aid the victims. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a Nissan Sentra, was uninjured. Both damaged cars were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Ridgewood Fire personnel also attended to a minor crash related fluid spill. No word yet as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.

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Time to “Fall back “

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Ridgewood NJ,Daylight saving time ends early Sunday morning, you will want to move your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

The biannual change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday. At that time, we move off of daylight saving time and onto standard time, pushing more daylight hours into the morning and darker hours into the evening.

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Driver Taken to Valley Hospital after Collision with Tree in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Buick Century was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a single vehicle crash in the 200 block of North Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to aid the victim. Fire department personnel also attended to a crash related fluid spill. A hydraulic lift tow truck hauled the wrecked Buick away from the scene.

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Ridgewood Water will be hosting a series of Community Open Houses in Wyckoff, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Glen Rock

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water announced that it is hosting a series of Community Open Houses in Wyckoff, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Glen Rock to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about Ridgewood Water’s regular maintenance, system upgrades, and compliance with new and evolving regulations for drinking water, including Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are man-made chemicals that are found to be widespread and extremely persistent in the environment.

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Great White shark has been spotted off of Atlantic City on the Jersey Shore

July 6,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, a Great White shark has been spotted off of Atlantic City on the Jersey Shore. So if you want to avoid the sharks and duck the traffic on the Garden State Parkway ,Graydon Pool is right in your own back yard . The pool features  a shaded playground, water play fountains, shade kites, Adirondack chairs, a picnic area with charcoal grills, a sheltered pavilion, and the Water’s Edge Cafe. Additional amenities include volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, shuffleboard, four-squares, hop-scotch, backgammon, a lending library and for the little ones, “Storytime” under the Graydon pavilion.

GRAYDON MEMBERSHIP RATES

RESIDENT GRAYDON POOL MEMBERSHIPS
Village priced memberships are available to Ridgewood residents, non-residents who pay local property taxes to the Village of Ridgewood, and employees of the Village of Ridgewood and Board of Education. Proof is required.
ADULT – $120.00
CHILD – (ages 2-15, under 2 free) $110.00
SENIOR – $30.00 (62 and older)
PERMANENT DISABLED – $30.00
LATE SEASON ADULT MEMBERSHIP – $60.00 (available August 1st)
LATE SEASON CHILD MEMBERSHIP – $55.00 (available August 1st)
DAILY PASS – $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00
NON-RESIDENT GRAYDON POOL MEMBERSHIPS
The Village Council and the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite all families in the surrounding area to join the Graydon Pool facility for the summer season.
ADULT (ages 16 and up) – $200.00
CHILD (ages 2-15) – $175.00
GUEST PASSES (must be accompanied by a current season member)- $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00

Purchase all badges from the comfort of home via CommunityPass (Visa and Mastercard accepted). In person assistance is available daily at the Graydon Badge Office, on site at the pool facility. Hours vary by season dates.

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The Alzheimer’s Association Shares Six Tips for Approaching Conversations about Alzheimer’s Symptoms During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June

Ridgewood Police Alzheimer's patient was found

file photo by Boyd Loving Ridgewood PD in search for Alzheimer patient

June 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Association together with advocates in the early stages of the disease are encouraging families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner. These advocates know first-hand that an early diagnosis offers many benefits, including access to more effective medical and lifestyle interventions and the ability to take an active role in planning with family members for the future.
“Denial and rationalization are common responses to the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s ─ it was a part of my experience,” said Darrell Foss, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Early-Stage Advisory Group, which is composed of people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. “Too often, people experiencing symptoms, or family members seeing them, wait to speak up, even when they know something is wrong. It can be scary, but that is why I’m sharing my personal experience ─ to illustrate why talking about Alzheimer’s concerns early is so important.”

To help people understand early symptoms of Alzheimer’s or behaviors that merit discussion, the Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 Warning Signs. Should these signs appear, it is important to talk about them with the person experiencing symptoms and encourage them to speak with a medical professional.

“Unfortunately, people often avoid conversations due to denial, fear, anxiety, lack of awareness and difficulty having hard conversations about health issues, particularly with Alzheimer’s or other dementias due to stigma and perceptions associated with the disease,” said Ruth Drew, Director of Family and Information Services for the Alzheimer’s Association.

New findings from an Alzheimer’s Association survey found a majority of Americans would be concerned about offending a family member (76 percent), or ruining their relationship (69 percent), if they were to approach that person about observed signs of Alzheimer’s. More alarming, 38 percent said they would wait until a family member’s Alzheimer’s symptoms worsened before approaching them with concerns. Additionally, nearly 1 in 3 Americans (29 percent) would not say anything to a family member despite their concerns.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 21st is The Longest Day, a day focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 5.7 million Americans.

It is estimated that by 2050, nearly 14 million Americans will be living with Alzheimer’s disease.
However, an early Alzheimer’s diagnosis can offer access to more effective medical and lifestyle interventions and the ability to help families plan for the future.
An early diagnosis also means spending time with family and friends before the disease progresses.

On The Longest Day, take the time to review the Alzheimer’s Association’s 6 Tips for Approaching Alzheimer’s to talk to a friend or loved one that may be showing symptoms.
The 6 Tips include:
Have the conversation as early as possible
Think about who’s best suited to initiate the conversation
Practice conversation starters
Offer your support and companionship
Anticipate gaps in self-awareness
Recognize the conversation may not go as planned

New findings from the Alzheimer’s Association show that 76-percent of Americans expressed concern about offending family members by raising the issue.
Also, 69-percent feared it would ruin their relationship with the person.
On The Longest Day, don’t be one of 38-percent of people who said they would wait until a family member’s Alzheimer’s symptoms worsened.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s symptoms and resources available for patients and caregivers, visit alz.org.

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Ridgewood Parks & Recreation Fly Fishing Basics Class for middle school students

photos courtesy of Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

Junes 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Parks & Recreation , the Fly Fishing Basics Class for middle school students ended with an afternoon in the water! After setting up the rods and reels and tying on their own flies, they took to the brook! Wading through running water, they each found their spot. And one of the participants even landed a fish (and released it back into the brook).

Check out the pics from the day.

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Congratulations to the Women Gardeners’ of Ridgewood!

photo courtesy of Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

June 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Garden Club of New Jersey awarded the Women Gardeners’ of Ridgewood for their work with the Green Kids program, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. The children, with the help of the Women Gardener’s of Ridgewood, created a large log planter for the Green Kids Garden and planted it with mums for the fall. The 12′ long recylced log planter was designed to encourage sustainability and can be planted seasonally. Please check out the award and log in the pictures below!

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Welcome to the New Maple Field in Ridgewood

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June 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Friday afternoon for the new Maple Turf Field! Village Council, Village Management, Director of Parks and Recreation, Assistant Superintendent of Parks, representatives from the Fields Committee, PRC Board and sports groups were there to join in on the celebration!

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What Happened to the Beepocalypse?

In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported to losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet raised the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a 20 year high. How did we get the beepocalypse so… wrong?