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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 RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA OCTOBER 3, 2018 7:30 P.M.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA OCTOBER 3, 2018 7:30 P.M.

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Reader says alleged adulterous relationship may shed some light on an incident

The disclosure of this alleged adulterous romantic/sexual relationship may shed some light on an incident in which one of the individuals reported to be involved became irate when learning that RIdgewood Police Department patrol officers entered his/her home when they found the front door ajar.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition Opening Reception

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is a prominent player in the perpetuation of Classical Realism today and is considered one the nation’s best community art associations. It’s origins are based in the 19th Century French Barbizon School and it is closely tied to The Art Students League’s history, as there are many esteemed artists who have taught and studied at both RAI and ASL.
The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructors’ Exhibition features beautiful still lifes, florals and landscapes and will give art enthusiasts a wonderful sampling of the quality of work available for sale at our events. For art students this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the possibilities of starting either a new class or a new medium in one of our beautiful studios.

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The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood Presents their Society Cafe Concert Series

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Ridgewood NJ, Society Cafe Concert Series opens its 2018-19 season with Chris Barron, the lead singer for the Spin Doctors, on Saturday, September 29th at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood at 8:00 pm. The concert will feature original music by Barron. Doors open at 7:00 pm and wine and dessert are offered. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place. $20 admission when you pay in advance via PayPal at by calling 201-444-6225. Admission is $25 at the door the night of the event, $5 for students 12 – 17.

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Ridgewood High Schools Academic Decline

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the NJ Department of Education since 2008 Ridgewood High School’s ranking has declined from number 7 over all to number 36 . In the same 10 year period the Ridgewood school budget has nearly doubled to a whopping $110,000,000.

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Long Time Ridgewood Lacrosse Coach Resigns !

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Ridgewood NJ, longtime RHS girls lacrosse coach Karla Mixon, has resigned leaving Ridgewood’s top girls lacrosse program. She stepped down after 18 seasons at Ridgewood. Mixon took over the varsity squad in 2001 leading to a 337-59 career record, Mixon sent dozens of players to the Division I level and produced several All-Americans. Under Mixon the Maroons won six state championships under Mixon and won all 14 Bergen County titles since the event began.

Mixon also led her team to a pair of wins in the Tournament of Champions in 2010 and 2011 and this past June, the Maroons reached the Tournament of Champions final and ended the year ranked No. 21 by US Lacrosse Magazine. Mixon leaves Ridgewood as the Number 1-ranked team with seven returning starters and at least nine college-bound players.

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Readers ask was there any unlawful pillow talk?

The most important question is whether any laws beside adultery were violated. They served on the Village Council together for 4 years. Was there any unlawful pillow talk? Did they conspire as a 2 person team to defraud taxpayers in any way? Our current local government administration should request a full investigation by the BCPO’s Office or the State AG’s office.

It’s Gwenn and Paul. This is old news. But begs the question of should the public have been informed of the personal relationship. I mean their votes would be the same right.

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Ridgewood YMCA will hold it’s 45th annual golf outing on Monday, September 24

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood YMCA will hold it’s 45th annual golf outing on Monday, September 24, 2018 at  9:00 AM at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, Country Club Lane, Paramus, NJ 07652 .

Registration is Open for the Ridgewood YMCA’s 45th Annual Charity Golf Outing on September 24th
Proceeds to benefit the Ridgewood YMCA’s Social Responsibility Programs

[Ridgewood, NJ, June 8, 2018] – The Ridgewood YMCA will hold its 45th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Arcola Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will support the Ridgewood YMCA’s Social Responsibility Programs.

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