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Ridgewood Village Manager Pays a Visit to the Ridgewood YMCA

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Ridgewood NJ, executive director of Ridgewood YMCA Ramon M. Hache Sr.  welcomed Ridgewood Village Manager Keith Kazmark as he toured our facility. Hache added ,”We wish Keith all the best in his new role. The impact of his strong leadership is already being felt as he continues to engage and build connections in our community.”

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NJ State Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips Joins Up with the Ridgewood YMCA and Social Services Association Hosting a Food Drive on Friday

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ State Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips in partnership with the Ridgewood YMCA and Social Services Association is hosting a food drive on Friday, June 23 from 9:30am-12pm. There will be two drop off locations – one at the Ridgewood YMCA at 112 Oak Street and one at Assemblyman DePhillips’ legislative office at 201 Franklin Avenue in Midland Park. There is also an option to donate to the food drive online up until next Friday.
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UPDATE: Ridgewood Resident and Run for Hope Foundation Founder Frank DelVecchio’s Mad Dash to Cape May to Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity

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Ridgewood NJ , as previously reported on the Ridgewood blog  on May 18, retired Fairview Police Chief and Run for Hope Foundation Founder Frank DelVecchio will embark on a 200-mile solo run across the State of New Jersey to fight hunger and food insecurity. DelVecchio will begin this multi-day venture at High Point State Park in Sussex County and make his way to New Jersey’s southernmost tip in Cape May.

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Former Police Chief Frank DelVecchio to Run 200 Miles Across NJ to Fight Hunger & Food Insecurity

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Ridgewood NJ, on May 18, retired Fairview Police Chief and Run for Hope Foundation Founder Frank DelVecchio will embark on a 200-mile solo run across the State of New Jersey to fight hunger and food insecurity. DelVecchio will begin this multi-day venture at High Point State Park in Sussex County and make his way to New Jersey’s southernmost tip in Cape May.

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DMR Architects Director of Business Development, Ramon Hache, has resigned to take on the role of CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ, DMR Architects Director of Business Development, Ramon Hache, has resigned to take on the role of CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA.

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Ridgewood YMCA Names Former Ridgewood Mayor Ramon M. Hache as New CEO

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood YMCA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramon M. Hache Sr. as Chief Executive Officer.

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Ex-Ridgewood YMCA Camp Bernie Counselor Pleads Guilty To Three Counts of Sexual Assault

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Ridgewood NJ, in November ,Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson announced that a Hunterdon County Grand Jury returned a seven-count indictment on November 3, 2022, charging a camp counselor for the sexual assault of three children under the age of 13. Joshua F. Daranijo, 24, of Levittown, PA, was indicted for three counts of second-degree sexual assault, three counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child (possession of child pornography). In August 2022, an investigation revealed that Mr. Daranijo had sexual contact with three victims under the age of 13 while employed as a camp counselor at Camp Bernie in Lebanon Township. Despite having been indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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Ridgewood Maroons Swim Team Keeps Winning Streak Alive with Victories Over River Dell

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Ridgewood NJ, the Maroons Swim Team extended their winning streak in the pool with victories against River Dell for both the boys and girls Monday afternoon at the Ridgewood YMCA. The boys won 117-53 and the girls 106-64, with both teams running the table across all events – sprint, endurance and relays included.

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President & CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA To Head YMCA of Greater Rochester

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Ridgewood NJ, the YMCA of Greater Rochester’s Board of Directors is honored to announce Ernest Lamour has been named President & CEO.

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Counselor Accused of Inappropriately Touching kids at Ridgewood YMCA Run Summer Camp

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Ridgewood NJ, in a July 16 email to parents, Ridgewood YMCA President and CEO Ernest Lamour said authorities were notified and the staff member was escorted off the premises of Camp Bernie and no longer has contact with any children. Telling parents to contact him or Julie Jester, the branch executive director, if a child reported any contact or behavior considered inappropriate.

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Ridgewood YMCA Job Fair Today 4:00-6:00PM.

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Ridgewood NJ, Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.
Don’t forget to join us for the Ridgewood YMCA Job Fair on Thursday, January 20th from 4:00-6:00PM. We have full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. No appointments necessary. All are welcome.
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Ridgewood YMCA : Calling all current and future lifeguards!

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Ridgewood NJ, Calling all current and future lifeguards! Need to re-certify or earn your certification for the first time? We are holding both courses here at the Ridgewood YMCA in partnership with The American Red Cross –January 16th & 17th for regular certification and 1/18 for re-certification. Click here to register! Very limited spaces and these do fill up quickly. https://ow.ly/izR650D5nnF

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Ridgewood YMCA fall school, remote learning support & child care programs

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Ridgewood NJ, For children K-8, we are offering a robust program to support families as we navigate the new schedule being implemented by local schools. Our staff are here to help students on-site during their remote learning sessions to ensure they are connected with their teachers and to help with their classwork and schoolwork. Enrichment and wellness programming rounds out their day when they are not online with their class. Additionally, we are offering before and after care from 7:00am until the start of school and from the end of the school day until 6:30pm. Parents can learn more on our website by clicking here. I also encourage them to contact Deyanara Gonzalez dgonzalez@ridgewoodymca.org who can answer any questions they may have.

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The Ridgewood YMCA summer camp is is ON!

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Ridgewood  NJ, The Ridgewood YMCA summer camp is is ON!  Now more than ever, kids need camp! Under the guidance from Governor Murphy, camps have been given the green light to run this summer providing all social distance measures are taken to ensure the safety of children and staff.  We are following the CDC guidelines and working closely with state and local health departments, the American Camping Association and the Y USA to implement new procedures to address COVID-19 in our summer camps for this year.  We are meticulously planning our procedures and policies to address the following areas:

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Ridgewood Ymca Annual Gala- The Y Makes Magic Happen

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Ridgewood NJ, Please join us for a magical evening to help us raise funds for youth, families and seniors across the over 43 communities we serve.
Dinner & Cocktails
Magical Entertainment featuring Magician Chris Deleo
Live & Silent Auctions
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Honoree:
Victoria Bennett
Retired Camp Bernie Executive Director for her 28 years of dedication and leadership to the YMCA
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Hackensack Golf Club
6:30 PM
Cocktail Attire, with a pop of blue
2020 Y Gala Made Possible By:
https://e.givesmart.com/events/fcP/