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Opera Singers to Perform Well-Known Arias at the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s Next Concert

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra will feature four rising stars in the opera world for its next performance on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Village Hall Court Room – 7:30 P.M.

Call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Statement required by the Open Public Meeting Act “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin board in the Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record and by submission to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including date and time of this meeting”.

Please note: A curfew of 11:00 PM is strictly adhered to by the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Village of Ridgewood. No new matter involving an Applicant will be started after 10:30 PM. At 10:00 PM the Chairman will make a determination and advise Applicants as to whether they will be heard. If an Applicant cannot be heard because of the lateness of the hour, the matter will be carried over to a future meeting to be determined by the Board at 10:00 PM.

Roll call

Approval of minutes

Non-agenda items:

Board member comments

Members of the public comments

Discussion:   Franco, 143 Circle Avenue – revised site plan

Public hearings

Old Business:

CHANGLONG HUNG – An application to widen the driveway which will result in a driveway width of 21 feet where 12 feet is the maximum permitted at 235 Brookside Avenue, Block 4107, Lot 8, in an R-2 Zone. (Continued from June 14, 2016) (Carried from August 9, 2016)

VERIZON WIRELESS, 6 S. MONROE – Whispering Woods hearing – Proposed wireless communications facility amended to provide that antennas be placed inside of the existing steeple behind RF friendly material. (Carried from August 9, 2016)

AGENDA – CONTINUATION                               pg. 2                           August 23, 2016

210 S. Broad Street LLC – An application to permit development for a medical office building which will result in side yard setbacks varying between 0 feet and 12 feet, where 0 feet or 12 feet is required; a floor area ratio of 54%, where 45% is the maximum permitted; coverage by improvements of 94%, where 90% is the maximum permitted; maximum illumination level at residential boundary of 0.5 to 1.0 foot-candle, where 0.1 foot-candle is allowed; 8 parking spaces proposed, where 30 parking spaces is minimum required; setback for parking area from side and rear lot lines varying from 0 feet to 4.5 feet, where 5 feet is the minimum required and setback for driveway from residential zone of 0 feet, where 10 feet is the minimum required at 210 South Broad Street, Block 3905, Lot 7, in a B-2 zone. (Continued from February 9, 2016) (Carried from June 28, 2016)


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The New Jersey Choral Society presents “O Fortuna – A Celebration of Hope and Joy”

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April 28,2016
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Ridgewood NJ,  Experience the crashing of cymbals, the power of over 100 voices, and thesonority of two pianos and a percussion ensemble as the New Jersey Choral Society presents “O Fortuna – A Celebration of Hope and Joy” featuring Carl Orff’s epic masterwork “Carmina Burana.” The Connecticut Choral Society and the NJCS Festival Youth Chorus, directed by Noelle Dachis, will join NJCS in this exciting performance, which will be held on Saturday, June4 at 8:00 pm at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe St., Ridgewood.

The exhilarating program, under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, focuses on Carl Orff’s scenic cantata “Carmina Burana,” based on 24 medieval poems, which cover a wide range of topics, including the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the wonders and joy of food, drink and physical love. This eclectic collection was written in Latin, Middle High German and French and included fragments of musical notation suggesting it was used as a songbook in 11 th and 12 th centuries.

Messages of goodwill and humanitarian understanding are also represented in the diverse program through such inspirational works as “Lux Aeterna” by Abel Di Marco, “Peace” by Daniel Brewbaker, the profoundly moving “Inscription of Hope” by Z. Randall Stroope, and the musically inventive “Sizzle!” by Nathan Daughtrey.Pianists Linda Sweetman-Waters and Ruth Draper, along with a Percussion Ensemble, will accompany the choruses. Guest soloists Megan Knapp (soprano), Nathan Munson (tenor) and Peter Kendall Clark (baritone) will also be featured. A procession of 90 local Boy and Girl Scout troops as well as a local Color Guard presenting flags of the world will open this spectacular concert.

Advance tickets are $35.00 for adults and $30.00 for students, seniors, and patrons with disabilities. (Add $5.00 at the door). A 10% discount for groups of 10 or more is also available. Come one hour prior to performance time for The Inside Line, a complimentary lecture for all ticket holders that provides an intimate and entertaining preview of the music. For reservations or more information, visit or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719.

The West Side Presbyterian Church is wheelchair accessible. Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.