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Ridgewood Central Business Merchants Need to Step Up


the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Ridgewood Nj, according to , some Ridgewood merchants did not even know about the “free parking” on Saturdays . 

Sorry folks but it is amazing how uninformed the public is about what is going on in the Village, the county and the state . 

The “free” Saturday parking was emailed twice by the Village ,appeared on the chamber of Commerce site and was on this blog a number of times as well as all over Facebook and other social media sites. 

I want to remind Central Business District Merchants that tax payers are building you a parking garage at great cost ,where you are the prime beneficiaries  . 

While many options were tired to improve parking , most of the Village merchants did not appear to lift one finger to participate in any of those efforts , including utilizing the employee parking spaces. 

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Reader says ,”when I was a child we did not like people who butted and bullied their way in front of lines and acted more important than everyone else”

“How is this the town I have lived in for 35 years? It’s unspeakable, the way we are treating each other and it has to stop.” –

I have news for you. I have lived here much longer than 35 years. And way back when I was a child we did not like people who butted and bullied their way in front of lines and acted more important than everyone else. This behavior was not tolerated then and it should not be tolerated now and I agree with everyone who has expressed disgust with the self-appointed VIP’s.

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Ridgewood Guild’s Winter Festival “VIP Passes” ?

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, It has come to the attention of The Blog that those who run the “Ridgewood Walks” consider themselves to be more important than the average citizen. At the Ridgewood Guild’s Winter Festival in Van Neste Square on Saturday, Ms. Jeanne Johnson brought her group to the front of the long line for the horse and carriage rides. Little children, babies in strollers, parents, grandparents, everyone waiting in line for the horse rides had to move back so Ms. Johnson, who proclaimed herself to be a V.I.P., could get her group onto the ride without waiting. How sad that at a family event, intended to create good will, camaraderie, and happy memories, someone with an outsized ego had to teach the children in line that everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others.

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the fly has learned some people are their own worst enemy


the fly has learned that there is some resistance to in the Central business community to accept the estate card , which offers credits to residents toward payment of property taxes . Some resident groups are considering boycotting the central business district over their lack of enthusiasm …


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Ridgewood Ticket Blitz to Target Empoyees Who Use Street Parking in the Central Business District

Employee parking lots near Town Garage

December 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is currently executing a ticket blitz on employees that use street parking instead of the employee parking lots. After much effort was made by the Village to support the merchants and restaurants the employee parking lots have not been used and there is a resistance to use them from both the Chamber and the Guild . The ticket blitz is seen a way for tax payers to collect money and help mitigate parking garage costs .

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Ridgewood Guild’s Fundraiser

Ridgewood Guild's Fundraiser

October 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , If you enjoy the Movies in the Park, Ridgewood Guild’s Music Festival, Winterfest, Cash Mob, International Film Festival to name just a few- then we need you to support the Ridgewood Guild’s Fundraiser – Brunch, endless champagne, entertainment, movie trivia, prizes, etc.
Join the Ridgewood Guild  for a wonderful Sunday morning while supporting The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival.
Reserve now!!

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Ridgewood Guild sponsors ‘Moonstruck” 8pm tonight Van Neste Park


August 9,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, yes it’s FREE ,tonight , Wednesday 8/9 around 8:00pm at Van Neste Park , the Ridgewood Guild sponsors ‘Moonstruck” – Join us and enjoy this romantic comedy founded on emotional abandon and poignant truth. Not content with one romance, it involves five or six, depending on how you count, and conceding that some characters are involved in more than one. Play our trivia game and win prizes!

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Study: Arts in New Jersey mean business

Art in the Park presented by The Ridgewood Guild

By BCT Staff

The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $519.8 million industry in New Jersey, supporting 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and yielding $41 million in local and state government revenue, according to a recent study.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted in the United States, was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service organization, worked with Americans for the Arts and local partners to examine the financial power of the state’s cultural community.

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Tonight’s ‘Music in the Night’ Sponsored by the Ridgewood Guild

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photo courtesy of the Ridgewood Guild

Tonight’s ‘Music in the Night’ June 23rd Sponsored by the Ridgewood Guild:

STEEL WHEEL – Ebneter Guitar & Sings
RAYMONDS – Andrew Nieporent Acoustic Guitar
STELLA ARTESIAN- Doe “Thursday Eve Collective”
KILWINS – Ania Skulskaya Violin & Flute
BEN & JERRYS – Michael Flanagan Guitar & Sings
ITS GREEK TO ME – Marty Cohen Sax & Clarinet
MACMURPHYS – Jason Recht Guitar

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Ridgewood Guild’s 2017 Movies in the Park!

Ridgewood Guild's 2017 Movies in the Park!
June 10,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Guild has release the schedule for their 7th season of Movies in the Park! This is a free program that takes place in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square every other Wednesday during the months of June, July & August! The movie begins when the sun goes down (approximately 9pm in June & July, and 8:45pm in August). If the weather doesn’t look good, please be sure to check our Facebook page, and come back here to our website to see the scheduled rain date!

Bring a blanket and/or chair, and enjoy a movie under the stars!

June 14 – A Place in the Sun

June 28 – Singin’ in the Rain

July 12 – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

July 26 – Bye, Bye, Birdie*

August 9 – Moonstruck (30th Anniversary)

August 23 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid