Thursday, June 21, 2012
Residents of both towns utilize cooling stations and town pools to escape the heat.
Residents of both Verona and Cedar Grove may be feeling the heat, but they’ve also been beating the heat by making use of cooling areas throughout the towns. In Cedar Grove, people have been utilizing the air-conditioned public library, which is serving as a cooling station for the duration of the heat wave. Both the library and the municipal building are air-conditioned and open to the public. The library had a noticeably larger crowd for their weekly movie showing last night, said Library Director Peter Havel. This week about 40 people showed up to get out of the heat and enjoy “War Horse.” “We had quite a big crowd for the movie yesterday which may have due in part to the increase in temperature,” said Havel. “People are welcome to …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Temperatures are expected to crawl into the upper 90s through Friday.
In case you hadn't heard, today through Friday are supposed to be hot, hot, hot! According to the National Weather Service, the expected high temperature today is 96, but with the heat index, it may feel like 104. Tomorrow, the high is expected to peak around 98, with a heat advisory in effect from noon today until 8 p.m. on Thursday. A heat advisory from the NWS warns: "A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Community Shred-It on Saturday in Verona.
Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Cedar Grove, Verona and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS on the home page. VERONA WHAT: Verona LIVE: Card and Games Club WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona WHEN: Friday 1 p.m. WHY GO: Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required. WHAT: Verona Fit Club Saturday Morning Workout WHERE: 1st Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona WHEN: Saturday 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. WHY GO: Our mission starts and ends with helping you achieve your weight loss or fitness goals in a fun, supportive, community rich with people who will encourage you towards your …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Environmental Commission hosts
The HBO film, Mann Vs. Ford, will be shown as part of a film night presentation tonight at 6 p.m., in the Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza. The Cedar Grove Environmental Commission will host the host the showing of the 105-minute-long documentary. The film, which takes place in the Northern New Jersey mountains from 1967 to 1971, is the story how Ford Motor Company polluted and poisoned a community populated by mostly Native American Ramapough Indians. A plant in Mahwah was dumping industrial toxic chemicals and paint sludge into people’s backyards causing sickness throughout the community. At the time, it was claimed to be legal by lawyers and Ford even admitted to dumping in Upper Ringwood. The Executive Director of Edison …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend!
Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend. Click on “EVENTS” on the Home Page to see all the possibilities. WHAT: Beefsteak Dinner with Montclair Celebrates WHERE: Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Montclair WHEN: Friday, 5:30 p.m. for take out; Dinner starts at 6 p.m. WHY GO: Great night of food, fun and friends. Catering by the Brownstone and includes: cold antiapasto, pasta, beefsteak, french fries, dessert, beer, wine & soda. Gift baskets and raffles too! COST: $60 WHAT: Verona LIVE: Card and Games Club WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona WHEN: Friday 1 p.m. WHY GO: Drop in on FRIDAYS from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Deadline is today for filing your 2011 taxes.
Today is the deadline to get your finances in shape for the taxman. The last day to file 2011 tax returns has been pushed back two days because April 15 - the normal deadline - fell on a Sunday and Monday was Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington D.C. Verona and Cedar Grove residents who want to file a paper tax return can pick up last-minute 1040 forms at either the Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, and Verona Public Library. The 4868 tax form to file for an deadline extension is also available at the library as well. Tax payments are still due on the regular date but the deadline to file the paperwork for a tax return is extended to Oct. 15. Extension forms may be downloaded by clicking here. Use the Online Payment …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cedar Grove library director explains what he brings to the town.
Peter Havel has been the director of the Cedar Grove Public Library for the last 15 months and, even though he lives in North Haledon, his grandmother, Linda Havel, is still a Cedar Grove resident, so he has many memories in town. Havel left the Englewood Public Library Jan. 2011. Patch spoke with him about what he wants to bring to the Cedar Grove community: What aspects do you find appealing about your job? “I like, pretty much, offering, what I think is the best deal in town,” Havel said confidently. “I like providing things to the public for free like books, music, movies, video games and a public space. I like giving people a place to get together, to learn, to be entertained, watch a movie or hold meetings because that to me is the…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Storytelling, crafts, snacks and visit with 'special guest' on Saturday.
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- Patch Staff
Monday, March 19, 2012
Time is running out to register for the Cedar Grove Juniors Story Time with the Easter Bunny program on Saturday. The Junior Women’s Club of Cedar Grove and the Cedar Grove Public Library will play host to the annual event for children between 3 and 7 years old. Children will be entertained with storytelling, crafts, snacks and a visit with the Easter Bunny. An adult must accompany participants. Space is limited and registration is required prior to the event. To register, call the library at (973) 239-1447. In addition to the story time, there will also be a jellybean-guessing contest prior to the event. Children should go to the library before Wednesday to guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. Do you know about an important upcoming…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dr. Cristina Guarneri held book signing for novel, 'See No Evil,' on March 5.
The Cedar Grove library recently hosted Verona resident Dr. Cristina Guarneri, where the author showed the never-before-seen commercial for her first novel, See No Evil, before her book signing. “Every writer or artist has a muse and I was inspired by him,” Guarneri said about her political novel, based on an actual political aide who was the ex-chief of staff and regional campaign manager for Arizona Sen. John McCain. Guarneri, in her nationwide book release, was invited by the Cedar Grove book club to speak about her novel because the club read it in the past few weeks. “It was an added bonus that it was the first time I was going to read a book that I was actually going to meet the writer,” Cedar Grove resident and book club member, …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Variety of free programs happening in March.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Cedar Grove Public Library is exhibiting artwork by local artist Adele Turgelsky who is featured on the Artist Showcase. The recipient of many awards, Turgelsky’s work is broad in scope and showcases her skill working with various types of media. Tonight at 6:30 – Psoriasis Speaks and the Patient Advocate Program will present a lecture on simple strategies for living with psoriasis. The Patient Advocate Program provides resources to help psoriasis patients have a more productive conversation with their doctor. Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – Tween Tuesdays – Come play the game of Jenga (for kids ages 8-12) Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Irish Step Dancers from the Peter Smith School will be performing in the main area of the library. …