Monday, April 22, 2013
Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26th) presents former U.S. attorney general with company's honorary flag as part of annual celebration of life, leadership of former President Ronald Reagan.
Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26th) presented the Annin Flag of Honor to former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in honor of New Jersey Reagan Day, an annual celebration of the life and leadership of former President Ronald Reagan. Ashcroft was the keynote speaker at the annual celebration, founded by Webber and sponsored by the Young American Foundation. Nearly 600 people attended the ceremony. “It is my privilege to represent the township of Verona in the New Jersey Legislature,” said Webber. “One of Verona’s crown jewels is Annin flag makers, America’s oldest and largest flag maker.” As part of the ceremony, Webber highlighted some of the great moments in the history of Annin flags — including the flag which draped the coffin of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Landmark company will shutter building on June 28 after almost a century in the township.
Monday, April 15
Verona's iconic, towering American flag will be lowered one last time when Annin Flag Company closes its doors after almost a century in the township, according to a recently published report. “Annin Flagmakers will be closing its Verona, New Jersey facility on June 28, 2013,” spokeswoman Mary Repke told myveronanj.com. Annin & Co., located at 163 Bloomfield Ave in Verona, is a specialty flag manufacturer that has provided flags for the world since 1919. In World War II, an Annin-made U.S. flag was the first to be raised at Iwo Jima. In addition, two have been raised on the summit of Mount Everest and an Annin flag has even reached the moon. According to the report, Annin has not decided what to do with its Verona building, which pays …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Senator attends Annin Flag meet and greet to benefit Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson's campaign.
More than 100 guests were on hand Wednesday night to greet U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) at a fundraiser for Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson. Although Nochimson is not up for re-election until 2015, the councilman held the informal meet-and-greet with Lautenberg at Verona’s Annin Flag Company to raise money for his Nochimson Now Campaign. Tickets for the event cost $150 per person or $200 per couple. “I think in small town politics, when an opportunity arises, you have to seize the moment,” said Nochimson, who added the event was non-political. “I've known this family for a long time,” Lautenberg said. “I'm glad to have this chance to say thank you to Michael (Nochimson) for his willingness to serve on the Verona town …
The Junior Woman's Club of Verona are selling miniature American flags, made by Verona's Annin Flag Company, until Friday.
Friday is the deadline to order Veterans Day flags from The Junior Woman's Club of Verona, officials have announced. The miniature American flags, made by Verona's Annin Flag Company, will be sold for display on Veterans Day. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Bloomfield Vet Center, with a portion also benefiting the Junior Woman’s Club. Flags will be sold in packets of eight for $15 or 12 for $20, to be delivered the first week in November, just in time for Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. For those who purchase the Honor package, featuring 12 flags for $20, purchasers can submit the name of a veteran which will be included in an appreciation page distributed with the flags and posted on the Verona Junior's website. Flags can be ordered …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A meet and greet reception with Senator Frank Lautenberg will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Annin Flag Company, 163 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) will visit Verona's Annin Flag Company, one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, on Wednesday Oct. 24. The meet and greet reception will give Verona residents the opportunity for an informal get-together with the Senator while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event was organized by Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson with all funds going towards the Nochimson Now Campaign. “This is an informal reception I am having for myself and it's nice of the Senator to stop by,” said Nochimson. “It will be a nice evening out at the United States' oldest flag maker that benefits Annin and will be a nice night out for the residents of Verona.” Annin & Company, Verona's own …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Annin Flag Company shares YouTube video of Sept. 4 discussion sponsored by the Verona Historical Society on the history of American flag production.
Friday, September 14, 2012
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Verona's Annin Flag Co. held a history of American flag making discussion sponsored by the Verona Historical Society at the Verona Community Center Ballroom. The company is one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, in operation in Verona since World War I. For anyone who missed the presentation, please click on the attached video.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Verona Council, Cedar Grove Planning Board meet Tuesday evening.
Monday, September 3, 2012
It’s Labor Day today, the day marking the traditional end of summer, as children prepare to head back to school and autumn approaches. Although all municipal offices are closed today for the holiday, the first fall meetings kick off, as Verona Council gets back into the swing of things Tuesday. The council meets that night for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave. A meeting agenda is attached to this story. Verona students will be hitting the books on Thursday, which is the first day of school for all Verona students. Friday is the last day to register for Verona Fall Recreation Programs. Click here for more information. Check out more of the events going on in Verona and Cedar Grove this week. To …
Tomorrow night, Annin & Company and the Verona Historical Society present flag-making program at Verona Community Center .
The Verona Historical Society, as part of their Labor Day celebration, will be hosting a history of flag making presentation through the eyes of Annin & Company, Verona's own landmark flag company. The company is one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, in operation in Verona since World War I. Tomorrow, join the Verona Historical Society and Dale Coots, marketing director of Annin & Company to learn about the history of flag making and how Annin Flag came to be an integral part of Verona’s history. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Verona Community Center Ballroom, located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
PSE&G replaces pole after accident causes power loss for 121 residents and businesses along Bloomfield Avenue Tuesday.
Police have issued a ticket for careless driving to a 60-year-old Montclair man, who crashed his car into a light pole on Tuesday night. The one-car accident on Bloomfield Avenue happened shortly after 6 p.m. near the Annin Flag Company. Verona police say Sanford Brown was driving a Volvo station wagon east on Bloomfield Avenue when he lost control of the car and veered into a light pole. He also nicked a fire hydrant and smashed into a telephone pole before coming to a stop. Brown was uninjured in the accident, Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber said, although rescue squad members at the scene examined him. The accident closed Bloomfield Avenue for an hour, Huber said, and left the roadway partial closed for an hour after that. Tuesday …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Crews on hand repair damage to Bloomfield Avenue light pole following car accident, plan to return Wednesday to assess damage.
[UPDATED 11:15 p.m. Tuesday] PSE&G crews have restored power to approximately 121 homeowners and businesses after a car accident early Tuesday evening damaged a light pole and snarled traffic in the area. PSE&G spokesman Duane Johnson said power was restored by 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, but crews were still at the Bloomfield Avenue site shoring up the pole. Around 9 p.m. Verona police were directing traffic at the scene and PSE&G workers were still on the scene. Crews will return today to re-assess the situation, Johnson said, and make any necessary repairs on the pole. The damage was caused when a car heading east on Bloomfield Avenue struck the light pole shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, knocking out power to a row of stores and homes. Verona …