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Ridgewood’s Project Pride Planting Day – May 21, 2023 – 7:45 am

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Ridgewood NJ, Project Pride Planting Day – May 21, 2023 – 7:45 am. – Come to volunteer and assist the Project Pride Committee by planting flowers in the planters in the Central Business District. This is a 2 – 3 hour commitment. You will be able to enjoy what you have planted all summer! Please email Councilmember Lorraine Reynolds at to sign up or if you have any questions.

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5 Steps to Collect Ideal Gardening Tool Set

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Finding the right set of landscaping tools might be daunting, given the variety. Sometimes it happens that some purchased items are not needed and can be entirely replaced by other instruments. Take your time and approach the process of finding the right products wisely. To avoid unnecessary costs, follow these five steps.

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Ridgewood Women Reports Alleged Shoving Match at Glen Rock Arboretum Meeting after 8 months

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Glen Rock NJ, at 7:55 p.m. on September 24th a Ridgewood woman reported that she was allegedly shoved by a Glen Rock woman on January 2nd, 2020 while attending a meeting associated with the Glen Rock Arboretum. She decided to file a police report concerning her allegations after eight months but did not wish to file charges through the Glen Rock Municipal Court at this time. It is not known if there are any witnesses.

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The Jersey Tomato at the Library


Thu, July 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Ridgewood Library, 125N Maple ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Library hosts the, “Jersey Tomato” . The Jersey Tomato, Thursday, July 16, 6:30pm. How did the tomato become New Jersey’s iconic crop? Learn about all types of tomatoes. Speaker: Judith Krall-Russo, food historian. In partnership with the NJ Council for the Humanities.

Few foods muster as much discrimination in the American palate as the tomato. Bland tasting tomatoes have become such a mainstream commodity that they are universally referred to as “cardboard” or “plastic” tomatoes. On the other end of that spectrum, the one held in highest regard for its epic taste, has been theJersey Tomato.

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And while New Jersey farm markets continue to provide consumers with beautiful vine-ripened Jersey Tomatoes, an undercurrent of dialogue is taking place across the State: “The Jersey Tomatoes don’t taste like they used to” or “What happened to that old-fashioned tangy flavor?”.

Well, the researchers at Rutgers NJAES have heard the rumblings and have decided to do something about it. What happened to that old time flavor and what can we do to get it back? Find out here what our Jersey Tomato working group is doing to bring back that old time Jersey Tomato flavor – from field and taste testing the old tomato varieties, bringing back a favorite – the Rutgers-developed Ramapo Tomato, to soil fertility research and breeding of new open-pollinated varieties.

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Summer solstice: Revellers flock to road in Manchester that lies on ancient solar pathway

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A RESIDENTIAL street in south Manchester is set to be brimming with solstice revellers today after mapping experts have found it will point exactly in the direction of the sunset on the longest day of the year.

PUBLISHED: 02:32, Sun, Jun 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36, Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Experts say that a section of Claremont Road, Manchester, could have mystical energy after it was found it lie perfectly on an ancient solar pathway.

The street is in exact alignment with the midsummer sunset – just like the prehistoric landmark Stonehenge.

This means the road will be the perfect spot to admire the sun set on the longest day of the year.

A solstice-themed festival will be held in Alexandra Park this weekend, which borders with the road near Whalley Range to celebrate the height of summer.

The event, organised by Alexandra Wildlife Forum, will run a series of solstice-themed activities, including a crash course in mystical practise of water dousing, where sticks and rods are said to be able to detect underground water sources.

Last year mapping expert Dimi Sztanko created a guide to streets in cities around the world which align with the winter and summer solstice sunsets, which listed the south Manchester street.