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Reader says I am writing to say how ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS the water at Graydon Pool was this summer.

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I also believe Daniel Cramblitt, Assistant Superintendent of the Park and Shade Tree Department, should be commended for the SPARKLING CLEAN water at Graydon this summer! His turning over of the sand to kill algae spores and prevent algae growth, a new chlorine pump, and the fact that he was at the pool often to inspect, supervise, and answer questions, made a HUGE difference in the water quality! It seemed to have brought in more people this season as well!

Continue reading Reader says I am writing to say how ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS the water at Graydon Pool was this summer.

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Lots of Season Left at Graydon Pool , No Traffic, Rip Tides ,Sharks, or Jellyfish

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July 29,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, August can be very hot . Reader says , “The pool is lovely this year. The water is crystal clear. In the deep end (12 feet deep) a lifeguard recovered a person’s sunglasses that had dropped to the bottom. Love Graydon so much. And the flags are helpful. No complaint about that minor addition.”

Starting August 1, half-price season passes ($60/adult, $55/ages 2-15, free/under age 2) will be available to Ridgewood residents through CommunityPass or in person at the Graydon badge office until half an hour before closing. Nonresidents may still buy season passes at original prices.

Day passes and guest passes , many queries each summer from people in other towns who want to visit Graydon for the day without buying a season badge. Day passes ($10/day) for the buyer’s own use are sold on site to Ridgewood residents only. Guest passes($10/day) are sold to any current Graydon badge holder, who must remain present during the visitor’s stay.

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Summer Fun with the Small Business Resource Group in Ridgewood

Serendipity Labs Opens Downtown Ridgewood, Coworking Space

July 8,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Summer Fun with the Small Business Resource Group!
The Small Business Resource Group (SBRG) is a networking group founded by a panel of professionals well-versed in the varied needs of startups and small businesses. SBRG seek to build a supportive community of professionals who can be a resource for one another, sharing knowledge, experience and referrals.
Join us at Serendipity Labs Ridgewood for this free event:
• Meet your Business Neighbors
• Meet the SBRG Team Members
• No Workshop …Just Wine & Fun!
• Raffles / Games / Door Prizes
• Free Consultations from the SBRG Team Members
RSVP today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Below is a link to the registration page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-fun-with-the-sbrg-tickets-47514716797

For more information please reach out to:
Jed Regen at 201.835.5161

Wed, July 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Serendipity Labs, 45 N. Broad St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Summer has arrived! The Farmer’s Market in Ridgewood is open Every Sunday

July 2,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the summer has arrived . The Ridgewood Farmer’s Market is now open from June 24th to November 18, 2018
Sundays from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weather permitting)

Enjoy Farm to Table fresh Produce!

The Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot West Side

For more information contact the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Office at (201)445-2600 or email us at [email protected]

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Democrat Van Drew Says No to “Jersey Shore Tax”

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June 28,2018

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Trenton NJ, taxes are getting so outrageous in New Jersey even some Democrats are getting nervous . State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1) said he opposes a seasonal rental tax.
“This is something that I thought a lot of us had made clear, that there is an out-migration of people from New Jersey and we have to be really careful on what we do, and we really have to be careful about adding on more and more taxes and fees. New Jerseyans have been taxed, tolled and charged to death.”

The fact is there are plenty of Beaches in Driving distance that are not in New Jersey

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RHS Bands perform Tunes in June ,Opening of the Summer Season at the Shell

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June 7,2018

the staff of the Ridgewod blog

Ridgewood NJ, RHS Bands perform Tunes in June this Thursday at Kasschau Shell. Don’t miss the opening of the summer season at the Shell, which will include a tribute to the 32 RHS senior musicians about to graduate. Free! 8 p.m.

Enjoy free musical performances under the stars, Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout the summer at the Kasschau Memorial Shell at Veteran’s Field (located behind the Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue). Programs include Broadway tunes, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz, Best of Rock and Soul, Country Western, Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band and so much more. No fee to attend.
Find details in the following link:
Kasschau Memorial Shell – 2018 Summer Schedule

 

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Graydon Pool kicks off the Summer Season Tomorrow June 2nd

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June 1,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Graydon Pool kicks off the summer season tomorrow June 2nd . The pool features include 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.

A local oasis ,no parkway traffic , no sharks and no jellyfish .

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.

GRAYDON POOL 2018 SEASON
June 2 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018
Early Season – June 2 through June 21
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends – 10 am to 7:30 pm
Regular Season – June 22 through August 12
Daily 10 am to 7:30 pm
**Holiday**, July 4th, closes 4 pm
Late Season – August 13 through Labor Day, September 3
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends/Holiday – 10 am to 7:30 pm

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The Ridgewood Parks & Recreation fly fishing group hit the banks of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook

photos courtesy of The Ridgewood Parks & Recreation fly fishing group

May 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Parks & Recreation fly fishing group hit the banks of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook this week to try out some flies and some roll casting , but first there was some casting practice and the meadow is the perfect spot for practice!

Students in the Fly Fishing Basics class learn to tie knots with help from the volunteers from East Jersey Trout Unlimited.

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GRAYDON POOL 2018 SEASON STARTS JUNE 2nd

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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.
***Purchase resident adult and child badges between April 1 and April 30 to receive a 10% discount.***
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
TENNIS BADGES
RESIDENT ADULT – $35.00
RESIDENT CHILD – $30.00
NON-RESIDENT ADULT – $45.00
NON-RESIDENT CHILD – $40.00
DAILY PASS – $5.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00
Tennis Rules/Regulations and Badge Memberships
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.

 

GRAYDON POOL 2018 SEASON
June 2 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018
Early Season – June 2 through June 21
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends – 10 am to 7:30 pm
Regular Season – June 22 through August 12
Daily 10 am to 7:30 pm
**Holiday**, July 4th, closes 4 pm
Late Season – August 13 through Labor Day, September 3
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends/Holiday – 10 am to 7:30 pm

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Reader says I know plenty of people at the pool this summer who want it open in September

file photo by Boyd Loving Mobi Chair

How do you know there is no demand for Graydon to be open weekends in Sept. until summer ends. around Sept. 21.

I know plenty of people at the pool this summer who want it open in Sept.

It could be a PART OF THE POOL that is open. Not espensive for one or two lifeguards.

There is a demand and a big one for Sept. weekends.

As for that handicapped ramp. No one uses it. The kids play on it. And that is dangerous. Climbing the bars.
No wheel chair has ever rolled down that ramp into the deep water . And that is a good thing. The wheel chair denizen would have drowned. I am at Graydon everyday and I see on one uses it. No one walks down that ramp either . It is slippery.

In Allendale at Crestwood they have moveable rubber MOBI Mats for crippled people and they work excellently.

That is what we wanted what I wrote a letter about in the Record and spoke about at town meetings. But Aronsohn gang won out.

Believe me folks, no one uses that ugly ramp. I know because I am at Graydon everyday.

Also concrete area around ramp is uncomfortable on your feet. not soft like sand.