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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013 As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft became good friends as they worked together to achieve the goals of the progressive movement in the Republican Party in […]

Nature Preserve ADA Trail on list of Proposed Grants

Nature Preserve ADA Trail on list of Proposed Grants

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COUNTY OF BERGEN OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED 2013 FUNDING ALLOCATIONS Please Take Notice: As required by the State of New Jersey in N.J.S.A. 40:12-15, et seq., the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Public Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will conduct a […]

IHHS RAGS 2 RICHES Fashion Show Fundraiser

IHHS RAGS 2 RICHES Fashion Show Fundraiser

Indian Hills High School invites you to enjoy an evening of food, fun, and fashion on March 27, 2014 at Macaluso’s Restaurant, 161 Rea Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ as we present RAGS 2 RICHES, our annual senior fashion show. Doors open at 6:30 for appetizers, cocktail hour (cash bar), music, and extraordinary raffle baskets. Dinner will […]

Franklin Lakes Makes The Top 15 Economic Power Towns in America

Franklin Lakes Makes The Top 15 Economic Power Towns in America

The Top 15 Economic Power Towns in America By Elizabeth Whalen   February 17, 2014 for The SpareFoot Blog Ah, life in the suburbs. If TV and movies are to be believed, it’ll either leave you feeling bored and longing for the excitement of the city or suspicious of your neighbors and the dark secrets they’re […]

Autism Speaks Fundraiser at Valley Stables

Autism Speaks Fundraiser at Valley Stables

Join in on Tuesday February 25th at Valley Stables to support Autism Speaks. 30% of all proceeds will be donated. Live music by Jim Gysin…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

The Mayor and Council have appointed Brooke Majka as its new Recycling Coordinator. Brooke is a Franklin Lakes resident and a 2013 graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Environmental Science. Brooke has been on the Franklin Lakes Green Team and has been attending Environmental Commission meetings for several years. She has participated in […]

FLOW Follies Munchies & Matinee for Seniors

FLOW Follies Munchies & Matinee for Seniors

FLOW Follies, is proud to announce a special event for our Senior Citizens – the Munchies & Matinee presentation of “On The Road with FLOW” Sunday, March 16th at 1pm in Indian Hills High School. FLOW Follies invites senior citizens to enjoy a complimentary light lunch prior to the show, tickets for the event are […]

WEST BERGEN ASPERGER’S RELATED SERVICES PRESENTS PARENT WORKSHOPS

WEST BERGEN ASPERGER’S RELATED SERVICES PRESENTS PARENT WORKSHOPS

WEST BERGEN ASPERGER’S RELATED SERVICES PRESENTS PARENT WORKSHOPS The Asperger’s Services Department at West Bergen Mental Healthcare will present three workshops for parents of children on the spectrum.  Deciphering the Code: How to Help Your Child or Teen Understand His/Her Asperger’s Diagnosis, will be presented on Monday, March 17, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.  This […]

2014 RELAY FOR LIFE

2014 RELAY FOR LIFE

2014 RELAY FOR LIFE OF FLOW DISTRICT KICK OFF SET FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 To be held at Ramapo High School at 7:00 pm Franklin Lakes, New Jersey – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of FLOW District will host a kickoff event on Tuesday, February 25 from 7:00 pm at Ramapo High School […]

Enrollment Now Open for New Citizen’s Police Academy Class #14

Enrollment Now Open for New Citizen’s Police Academy Class #14

Enrollment Now Open for New Citizen’s Police Academy Class #14 HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office today announced enrollment is open for the 14th class of the Citizen’s Police Academy, a nine-week course designed to give residents a working knowledge of law enforcement policies and tactics. Bergen County residents 18 and older are […]

Mother Daughter Yoga Workshop

Mother Daughter Yoga Workshop

Mother Daughter Yoga Workshop Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Strengthen your mother daughter bond over yoga with Maggie DiPasquale, the teen self-help resource! Class begins with a signature Modern Mentor lecture on maintaining happiness from the inside out theming right into the yoga flow. Pre-register by Monday, February 24, 2014. Click here to view the flyer. […]

Five Generals Open House

Five Generals Open House

Five Generals Open House Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm* During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington spent much of his time in central New Jersey, which was strategically located near the British bases on Staten Island and New York City. In winter of 1778-79, he brought his army to Somerset County […]

Urban Farms Structure Fire

Urban Farms Structure Fire

Urban Farms Structure Fire As reported on the Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department website Sunday, January 26, 2014  The Franklin Lakes Fire Department was dispatched to the Urban Farms Shopping Center at 0750 for a confirmed structure fire. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the Delpino restaurant and Urban Cleaners.  Two Market Basket Employees called […]

NFL Legend Leonard Marshall to Host Super Bowl Bash

NFL Legend Leonard Marshall to Host Super Bowl Bash

NFL Legend Leonard Marshall to Host Super Bowl Bash Benefit Event for Players Who Are Participants in the NFL Concussion Settlement South Pequannock, New Jersey – “The Game Plan Foundation 501(c)3” Chairman, Leonard Marshall is hosting the, “BIG CHEESE” Cheerleader Search and BIG Game Extravaganza to benefit players and their families who participated in the […]

Boating Survey

Boating Survey

The Mayor and Council are considering whether to allow small non-motorized “car-top” boats or similar watercrafts, such as canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, at the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.  Only boats that can be brought into the Preserve on top or inside vehicles would be permitted – no trailers. The Mayor and Council would like to […]

Classes for Kids and Adults

Classes for Kids and Adults

SAO Classes for Kids and Adults! Visit http://thinkoakland.org/sports/sao-classes/ on the SAO website to register. The Sports Association of Oakland and Oakland Arts will once again sponsor cultural classes. This spring we will be offering 10 classes. They will be held at Valley Middle School, The Oakland Public Library and Ramapo Valley Baptist Church. These classes […]

The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 2

The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 2

The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 2. eds. Benjamin Griffin, Harriet Elinor Smith , et al. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald Volume 2 of Mark Twain’s dictated autobiography is another collection of gems published, per his wishes, more than 100 years after his death. Mischievously relishing his vantage […]

What is Art?

What is Art?

What is Art? By Tracy DiTolla www.tracyditolla.com What is art? As an artist and an art historian I often get asked this question by my students and sometimes by other random people who hear me say that I am an artist and art historian and want to try to boggle my mind with an argument […]

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