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The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands Updates the Plantings on North Broad

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands website a  small but dedicated group of residents met with the Village Manager in the Spring of 2011 to discuss the poor condition of the Village’s parks and other green areas within the Village. It was determined that because of budget cuts, the parks were not being maintained to the level that they had been in the past.
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The Ridgewood Police and Parks Department Offer Fall Bike Safety Course

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department is once again teaming up with the Parks Department and EZ Ride for a fall bike safety course. Space is limited. Register via Community Pass and contact the Parks and Recreation Department with any questions.

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Kasschau Shell Concert Series wraps up successful season


AUGUST 14, 2015

Another exciting summer at the Kasschau Shell

To the Editor:

Thursday, Aug. 6 was the final performance of the Kasschau Memorial Shell Concert Series. It was an exciting performance of gospel music by Mack Brandon and the Connection. The audience joined in on a number of songs and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

I must thank the generous sponsors who support this exceptional summer series. Our performers have appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the New Jersey PAC. They are artists who have performed on Broadway and played in pit orchestras of Broadway shows. We have listened to the beautiful voices of Mark and Christie McVey, Greg Caldarone and Andy Cooney and danced to rock music and the big band sound. We have sung along with Bobby Byrne and marveled at the virtuosity of Bucky Pizzarelli. Their level of professional experience is incredible and all one had to do was bring a chair or blanket and head to the shell. I encourage all to look for our flyers next year and join the fun.

Thanks go to the wonderful and helpful people at the Parks and Recreation Department. Nancy, Marge, Tim and Mary helped make everything work smoothly. Jared Montgomery is an exceptional soundman, and he and Jack Stofka, his assistant, did an outstanding job. Thanks also goes to The Ridgewood News who gave us excellent coverage and thus encouraged attendances.

Our sponsors are community-minded and generous contributors who make Ridgewood special. Most have been our supporters for many years and deserve recognition:

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, Backyard Living, Boiling Springs Savings Bank, BRANDfog, Care One at the Cupola and Care One at Ridgewood Avenue, Chyten Educational Services, Clemente Orthodontics, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Corp., Columbia Bank, Daily Treat Family Restaurant, Feeney Funeral Home, Hudson City Savings Bank, One Shop Wireless Inc., Park West Tavern, Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club, Warren Boardman D.M.D., Tarvin Realtors, Ulrich Inc., The Valley Hospital, Valley National Bank, Van Dyk Health Care Inc., West Ridgewood Dental Professionals, Wostbrock Home & Design and of course, the Village of Ridgewood.

Final recognition must go to the Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee. They are a convivial and dependable group who give their time to bring music to Ridgewood. It’s a wonderful committee to be part of and if you are interested contact the Stable.

Jo Delaney


Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee