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Emmanuel Baptist Church
October 30,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Emmanuel Baptist Church, founded in 1891, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary Year with special festivities being planned for the weekend of November 12th and 13th.

The Dedication Ceremonies for the Chapel and newly renovated Peace Lounge as well ,as the Anniversary Tree plantings are open to the public on Saturday, November 12th at 2:30 pm.

The public is invited to the “Emmanuel through the Years” Concert at 3:30pm and a brief reception in the Pastor’s Lounge at 4:30pm after the concert on Saturday, November 12th. Organist Linda Sweetman-Waters, instrumentalist Dave Dallon, soloists Dr. Edward Schmiedecke and Liz Ludwig, and Emmanuel’s Artistic and Music Director John Giresi will perform at the concert.

Saturday Night Supper on November 12th and the luncheon on November 13th is for congregation and invited friends. The public is invited to 10:30am Sunday Worship Service.

Emmanuel is located at 14 Hope Street, at the corner of Hope Street and East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Emmanuel has offered several events, such as the participation in the Ridgewood 4th of July Parade, the Community Pasta Dinner, and the opening of the 1999 Time Capsule to acknowledge the anniversary year, according to Marilyn Clark, Anniversary Chairperson.

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Women Gardeners Celebrate at HealthBarn


October 21,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood recently celebrated our opening Fall luncheon at the HealthBarn at Habernickel Park on Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood. Healthbarn founder Stacey Antine has done wonders with the facility and has installed an amazing vegetable garden which supports the beneficial healthy lifestyle programs she offers to the community. Check it out at or stop by and see for yourself.

The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood maintain several gardens in town including those in Habernickel Park, Van Neste Square, the Library and the Stable, as well as co-sponsor the Green Kids educational program with Ridgewood Parks and Rec. Look for our signature colorful gift boxes in Van Neste Square this holiday season and a public lecture in April by garden historian and author Martha McDowell entitled “All the Presidents’ Gardens”.

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Ridgewood to Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Jersey’s First Serendipity Labs Coworking Space

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May 13,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn will be joined by Brian M. Stolar, President and CEO, of The Pinnacle Companies and John Arenas, CEO, of Serendipity Labs on Tuesday, May 17, 5:00-6:00 p.m. to host a ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase newly renovated Lincoln Building’s premium workspace, vibrant lounges and event space in Ridgewood.

This will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for New Jersey’s first Serendipity Labs coworking location in Ridgewood. The three-story, 8,500-square-foot premium workspace with vibrant, upscale lounges, ideation studios, work bars, event venue space and a café are all located in the iconic, newly renovated Lincoln building right across the street from the Ridgewood train station at 45 North Broad Street.

“Independent professionals, entrepreneurs, remote and mobile workers working in and around Ridgewood will now have a premium workplace and meeting venue offering a level of hospitality that rivals boutique hotels,” says Brian M. Stolar, CEO of The Pinnacle Companies, the exclusive Serendipity Labs area franchisee for Northern New Jersey.