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  • I recently participated in the 2015 Polar Plunge which was organized by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. This event took place on January 11, 2015 in Long Branch, with other supporters for a good cause.

    I participated in support of two families from my hometown of River Edge. The first was for Luke Abbadessa, a two-year old boy who was recently diagnosed with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. His parents Vanessa and Daniel were unable to return to their teaching positions this year in the West New York School System, in order to care for their son.

    The second was Katherine Taveras, a 45 year-old woman who was diagnosed in 2014 with Stage III Pancreatic Cancer. Between 2005 and 2008 Katherine’s son Leandro fought Leukemia and is now a freshman in college. Katherine is now in a terrible fight for her own life.

    The Polar Plunge is an important fundraising event. The families benefit greatly from the community participation. Funds will be used for loss of income, medical expenses and care, travel expenses and out-of-pocket deductibles.
  • The Junior Women's Club of River Edge, serving River Edge, Oradell and New Milford, is proud to host Breakfast With Santa this year. The event will be on Saturday, December 13th from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the River Dell High School Cafeteria. Enjoy a continental breakfast, holiday music, crafts and a gift from Santa! So, bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Proceeds will benefit NJ state and local community organizations. Please purchase your tickets online at the link below by December 10th. Thanks for your support!
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    River Edge residents, lets not forget to celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow in Memorial Park at 10:00 am. It is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.

    Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.
  • As the weather outside continues to remind us, summer is in the past. You may be considering some repairs around the house to prepare it for the cold months of winter. On that note, I've compiled a list of fall maintenance ideas to help you get started!

    Gutters and downspouts: Check to make sure they are working properly

    Fireplace and flue: Repair cracks, and crumbling mortar. Check and replace gasket on woodstove, if necessary

    Siding: Inspect exterior caulking and repair, if necessary

    Storm windows and doors: Check for any cracked or broken glass. Tighten or repair loose or damaged frames and repaint if necessary. Replace broken, worn, or missing hardware; tighten and lubricate door hinges, and check for broken or missing glazing

    Weather-stripping: Inspect and repair stripping around windows and doors

    Hot-water heating system: Lubricate pump and motor, bleed air from radiators or convectors

    Forced warm-air heating system: Vacuum heat exchange surfaces; clean and lubricate blower blades and motor; check fan belt tension and adjust if necessary

    Gas burner: Clean burners and ports

    Oil burner: Lubricate fan and motor bearings

    Thermostat: Clean heat sensor, contact points, and contacts; check accuracy and replace if necessary.

    Garage Doors: Clean and lubricate hinges, rollers, and tracks; tighten screws

    Foundation: Check grading for proper slope away from foundation wall

    Trees: Trim back all tree limbs and vegetation away from roof

    Heating: For steam heating, check shut-off valve for leaks and drain lower water cut-off per manufacturer's instructions

    Roof: Inspect roof surface, flashing, and eaves; repair if necessary

    I hope you've found this list helpful. This is the time to be doing any repairs or preventative maintenance and remember to reach out if there is something that requires the help of professionals.
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    Visage Salon and Spa is holding a Cut-A-Thon on Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are booking appointments now so make yours today! All of the proceeds, for all services, will be going to our local Project Grad 2015.

    Services that will be available are color, cut, blow out, waxing, manicure, pedicure, gel nails, body scrubs, facials and more! For a full list of services and to schedule appointments, visit the link below or call 201-261-8100. You can also reach the fundraiser contact, Myrna Bruno at 201-724-6893. Visage Salon and Spa is located at 370 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell.
  • River Edge has a curb, sidewalk, apron and paving project starting around November 3, on Fifth Avenue. Street closings will include the corners of Fifth and Howland, then Fifth and Olympia approximately 160 feet north of Olympia Drive. The project is expected to last three weeks.
    All dates are approximate depending on weather, dates may be pushed back or moved up by a few days.
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    This community celebrated River Edge Day this past Sunday at Memorial Park. The festivities were from 1:00-4:00 pm and hosted many vendors. Visitors enjoyed food, free raffles and giveaways. This event offered information about the community and what a great place it is to settle down and make home. See the link below to explore more reasons River Edge is a great place to call home.
  • The River Edge Special Events Committee is looking for new members to help plan and produce community-wide events such as River Edge Day and our July 4th activities. If you are a River Edge resident and would like more information please contact Councilman Anthony Cappola at 1-800-596-4772 or Councilwoman Ellen Busteed at 201-906-6614.
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    River Edge Day 2014 in Veterans Memorial Park, Sunday October 5th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Rain date is Sunday, October 12th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Learn about our community! Come participate, receive handouts and enjoy the demonstrations. Hang out, fill out the raffles tickets and enjoy all the great prizes given away from all the vendors. Please stop and say hello!

    Also, don't forget our Farmers' Market every Thursday until November 13th 12:00-6:00 pm. The location is at 215 Continential Avenue. This is another great way to enjoy the community of River Edge!
  • Don’t miss River Edge’s annual celebration of Independence Day! This year will be like past events featuring a parade and carnival along with some musical entertainment. Please see the list of events below. This is a great event to catch up with old friends and have a fun day out with your family.

    Thursday July 3
    Music in the Park with Soul Finger featuring Jeanie Marri
    Music begins at 7:30pm but families are invited to picnic as early as 6:30pm. Vendors will be serving cotton candy, soda, water, italian ice, and pretzels.

    Friday July 4
    Annual Parade
    Parade begins at 11:00am starting at Cherry Hill School on Bogert, culminating at Veterans Memorial Park along Continental Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshal is former mayor Bob Grailot.

    Family Fair in Veterans Memorial Park
    12:30pm – 4:30pm
    Amusements, music, refreshments, vendors, face painting, train rides, photo booth and much more.
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    River Edge will host a Farmer's Market Thursday July 10, 2014 from 1:00pm - 7:00pm in the American Legion Parking Lot at 215 Continental Avenue.
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    River Edge has 3 parks available to residents the largest of which is Veterans Memorial Park. This park is located on Continental Avenue and features tennis courts, picnic areas, pavilion, bathrooms, garden area with benches and horse shoe pits, a hand ball court, a playground for toddlers, a separate playground for 5-12 year olds, lighted basketball courts, hockey rink, Little League baseball fields with concession stand and a half mile walking path. The second park, Kenneth B.George Park, is located adjacent to the River Edge Swim Club and features fields used for soccer, baseball, and softball. Brookside Park is the third park located at the end of Greenway Terrace and has basketball courts, picnic area, playground and a walking path.

    During the course of the year, the borough hosts events at Veteran’s Memorial Park including River Edge Day, Fourth of July parade and fair and a summer camp. The following adult athletic leagues are also available to residents: soccer, softball, volleyball, and basketball. The River Edge Run, a 5K and 10K race is held throughout the borough streets in April.
  • During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington and his troops retreated across New Bridge landing escaping the Red Coats. The troops encamped in the area and General Washington used the Steuben House as his headquarters in 1780.

    The Bergen County Historical Society maintains the site which includes the Steuban House, Campbell-Christie House and Demarest House along with collections of period items. During the course of the year they hold many events from Revolutionary war re-enactments, vintage baseball games, and other educational events.
  • River Edge, NJ offers a number of youth programs throughout the year that are open to children who live in the borough. Registration dates, fees, and schedules can be confirmed through the River Edge website or by contacting the recreation department at 201-599-6295. The borough offers the following programs: baseball, softball, football, basketball, cheerleading, ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, and running.
  • Bus transportation is a vital element of commuter accessibility to New York City. The NJ Transit operates buses throughout the area with stops along Kinderkamack Road. The NJ Transit Bus 165 connects Westwood and New York City with stops in River Edge along the way. The 165 Bus schedule is subject to change. Buses run regularly on weekdays and take about an hour (depending on traffic) to reach the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
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    River Edge Station and New Bridge Landing Station are a part of the NJ Transit system under the Pascack Valley Line. The line runs to the Hoboken Terminal with connections at Secaucus. At Hoboken you can connect to NY Waterways, PATH service, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. The station is frequented daily by locals who travel into Manhattan and other destinations for work. Parking at the River Edge Station is limited to River Edge residents and are allocated by a lottery system.

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