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A Note to the Council About the Library’s Expensive Proposition to Gut Itself and Start Over

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The following note was sent to the Village Council with a copy to the Village Manager.

Dear Council:
It is my impression that the library director and board are asking the Council to pave over part of Veterans Field for parking so that they can increase services further and build a performance venue at the library.

This is a bad idea–no, a terrible idea. Our parks have already been largely given over to sports. What’s left must be considered sacrosanct. As the temporary custodians of the village, you make decisions that will last for decades or forever. You are responsible for holding firm on this. I believe such a decision would be wildly unpopular.

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New crosswalk warning devices installed on Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood

New crosswalk warning devices installed on Linwood Avenue

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 27,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) new pedestrian controlled, illuminated crosswalk warning devices have been installed at the mid-block, Linwood Avenue crosswalk connecting Graydon Pool and Vets Field.

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Ridgewood Fire Department personnel free bird trapped in a storm drain at Vets Field

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June 1,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel came to the aid of a bird trapped in a storm drain on Veterans Memorial Field, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood on Wednesday evening, 05/31. The apparently uninjured bird flew away immediately after members of Ridgewood FD Engine Company 35/37 pried the storm drain’s grate up. The distress call to Ridgewood FD HQ had been placed by the parent of a child who was watching a nearby Little League baseball game and heard the bird peeping for help.

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Vandal Graffitis Pump House at Vets Field in Ridgewood

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file photo by Boyd Loving

October 27,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report ; Ptl. Joseph DiBenedetto responded to Veteran’s Field on October 24 to investigate criminal mischief to the pump house building. Upon arrival Ptl. DiBenedetto discovered an unknown person spray painted graffiti on the structure. The amount of damage is unknown at this time.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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RIDGEWOOD’s KASSCHAU SHELL FREE SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT UNDER THE STARS

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July 27,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, The music shell on Veteran’s Field was erected and donated as a gift to the Village in member of Frank Kasschau, a widely recognized choral conductor, organist and teacher.  The shell is dedicated to and accepted for use by the citizens of the Village of Ridgewood as a place where summer programs of fine music and related artistic and cultural endeavors may be presented to the community in a setting of natural beauty.

Bring your chair and blanket starts at 8:30pm.

Only three performances left ; July 28th TREBLE – Popular Rock , August 2nd Bishop of Jazz and His Abbotts (Rio Clemente) and August 4th Mack Brandon & The Connection – Popular Gospel .

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Kasschau Memorial Shell Music Under the Stars

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2015 Kasschau Shell Schedule

Here is the schedule for you to make plans for the upcoming 2015 Entertainment Under the Stars at the Kasschau Shell on Vet’s Field in Ridgewood. All programs are free. Just bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music!

Click Here for 2015 Season Schedule.

August 4, 2015

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The Bishop and His Abbotts – Rio Clemente
Free Entertainment Under the Stars! Bring a chair or blanket. Show starts at 8:30pm at Kasschau Memorial Shell – on Veterans Field – behind the Library

August 6, 2015

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Mack Brandon & The Connection – Popular Gospel
Free Entertainment Under the Stars! Bring a chair or blanket. Show starts at 8:30pm at Kasschau Memorial Shell – on Veterans Field – behind the Library

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Village of Ridgewood 2015 Kasschau Shell Schedule

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Free Music Under the Stars

Here is the schedule for you to make plans for the upcoming 2015 Entertainment Under the Stars at the Kasschau Shell on Vet’s Field in Ridgewood. All programs are free. Just bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music!

Click Here for 2015 Season Schedule.

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Flash Flood Sees Ho Ho Kus Brook Breach its Banks in Ridgewood

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Flash Flood Sees Ho Ho Kus Brook Breach its Banks in Ridgewood 

Ridgewood NJ, The HoHoKus Brook went over its banks in Ridgewood on Friday, 08/01 causing the Village Hall/Ridgewood Public Library parking lot to flood as well as artificial turf athletic fields at Ridgewood High School, Maple Park, and Stevens Field.

Five (5) privately owned vehicles parked in the Village Hall/Ridgewood Public Library parking lot were not moved in time and heavily damaged.  One vehicle reportedly belongs to a Library employee whose first day on the job was Friday.

The turf athletic fields were bubbled up and will need to be repaired.

Several streets, including Linwood Avenue, were closed due to flood waters.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to Village Hall itself was minimal; water entered at only one point, an overhead door on the north side of the building.

FD personnel were assisting in the clean up.

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Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving

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