My dear little boys:
I am writing you today, just a week before Christmas eve, in the hope that you will get this little note at Christmas time.
All of this coming week will be holidays and I can just imagine the fun you will be having, especially when you know it is just a few days [...]
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth.
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru.
New York: Crown Archetype, 2013.
As reviewed by Ted Odenwald
Former Giant great Harry Carson gave a direct, powerful and emotional speech when he was inducted into Canton, Ohio’s Pro Football Hall of Fame. He implored the NFL to do the right [...]
At a ceremony at Indian Hills High School in Oakland, I recently had the chance to congratulate two bright young women who have been awarded the Congressional Award.
Selena Steinberg from Wyckoff and Neha Gupta from Franklin Lakes were each awarded the silver medal for their achievements in volunteer public service, [...]
Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Veronica for her wonderful columns she brought to the FLOW Community each month for the past 5 years. We wish her all the best in her new career. Cheers Veronica MacDonald Ditko!
A Shout Out for the Unemployed
By Veronica MacDonald Ditko
An Accidental Anthropologist
Unemployment sucks. Don’t believe me? See [...]
Dear Colleagues, Friends and Neighbors;
My name is Cathy Hoogendoorn and I am a kindergarten teacher at Woodside Avenue School. I recently learned that a very close family friend’s son, Anthony, is battling cancer for the third time in three years. At this time they are reaching out to all of their family and friends for [...]
In front of a packed Indian Hills High School auditorium an undercover officer from the Bergen County Prosecutors office spoke for an hour on the growing trends of drug abuse in Bergen County . It would be difficult to give a full report, or communicate the impact this event had on the audience, as [...]
First Annual Menorah Lighting
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Come join us for our first ever Menorah Lighting in front of Franklin Lakes Borough Hall on Wednesday, November 27, at 6:00 PM. The event is sponsored by Chabad of Northwest Bergen County with the participation of Barnert Temple and Temple Emanuel. Hot refreshments, children’s entertainment, [...]
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Join Mayor Bivona and Council Members as we light our Christmas Tree, located between the Borough Hall and the Library on DeKorte Drive, on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM, hosted by the Franklin Lakes Public Library and the Public Events Committee. Be there to [...]
Wilson by A. Scott Berg.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013
As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald
Even after 100 years, our views of historic figures can still take on new dimensions. Two recently discovered treasure troves of letters have proved to be key sources to A. Scott Berg’s insightful biography of our 28th president. One collection, found in [...]
The 8th annual Ramapo High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction/Dinner will be held on March 30th 2014. Those inducted in the HOF are those special people who brought honor, distinction, and excellence to Ramapo High School. This year’s inductees include: Art Scott ‘66, Tom Manobianco ‘74, Mark Cannon ‘81, [...]
Drug Awareness Program
Indian Hills High School Auditorium
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Have you ever read the local police blotters that are published and said to yourself, “What’s with all the heroin arrests lately?” The reason is that heroin and prescription pain killer drug usage has reached epidemic proportions with teenagers. Oakland Police Chief Edward [...]
Correct Me if I’m Wrong
By Veronica MacDonald Ditko
An Accidental Anthropologist
I’m sure there’s a book somewhere that will explain this to me. If I spell “and” wrong in a Microsoft Word document, Spell Check will fix it automatically after I hit the space bar. But if a longer word has just one letter out of [...]
It’s Over….For Now…
The Jonas Brothers, Wyckoff natives and global pop stars, are calling it quits…for now…as a band.
It’s news that came on suddenly for fans, and perhaps the band itself, as promotions for an upcoming tour were continuing until it was abruptly cancelled in the beginning of October.
The breakup - for now - is being [...]
Support Bergen County’s Open Space Ballot Question
Bergen County’s beautiful rivers and broad waterways have long attracted both residential and commercial development to our borders. But living by the river has become dangerous as these areas flood regularly, causing extensive property damage and in some cases requiring towns to expend scarce resources for evacuation [...]
“Meet The Mayor”
Update on Golf Course Proposal
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 PM
On Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall, Mayor Frank Bivona will be hosting another in the series of “Meet the Mayor” sessions - a question and answer session on issues of interest to Borough residents. There is no [...]
Click here to purchase tickets to the Julia’s Butterfly Foundation 8th Annual Butterfly Ball…
Julia’s Butterfly Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of terminally and chronically ill children and their families. The foundation honors the memory of six-year-old Julia Marie Bommer, who passed away in 2005 following her brave [...]
The new Common Application essay prompts can be intimidating.
“Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?”
When you are a teenager, what lessons are learned from failure? That it hurts, that it sucks, that it’s depressing, and embarrassing.
“Discuss an accomplishment or event, that marked [...]
School Lockdown a New Normal
It is not normal for parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, but school lockdowns are the new normal when it comes to school safety.
The lockdown at Colonial Road Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon is not “normal” - but the exercises and drills scattered throughout the school year prepare the entire school community [...]
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