Friday, March 29, 2013
A stubborn safe yielded a seasonal surprise for Kristen Tyler
Editor's Note: This story originally ran on April 1, 2012. It became a Patch favorite, so we added to it and we're running it again a year later. Enjoy! Kristen Tyler needed help. “Anyone know a good safecracker?” she asked on a local message board. While cleaning, pricing, and arranging household items for an estate sale, Tyler had noticed a small door on the side of the fireplace. It was painted shut. When she used a hammer and a screwdriver to pry it open she found a safe. And she needed the safe opened in a hurry, not only because she was curious about its contents, but because the bank which owned the house said they were “obligated” to open it. Tyler, who runs MT House Sales, often works in houses whose owners have moved away or …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Memorial Middle School students write seasonal articles for school newspaper.
Cedar Grove's youngest journalists are dedicating two days a week after school to work on their seasonal issues for the Memorial Middle School Newspaper Club. English and Language Arts teacher Amanda Badami has been running the newspaper club for the past four years. The club has been in existence for eight years. “The kids find an academic interest which really gets them interested and gets them writing more,” said Badami. “They like being creative and its something they really enjoy.” The club, made up of more than 30 students from grades five to eight, meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays where students write articles on various topics for their seasonal issues. Each issue uses the season as a creative theme, said Badami. In the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Members of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove react to the election of Pope Francis.
Fr. Bob McLaughlin, Pastoral Associate Carol Orlando and Administrative Assistant Dolores Cardinale of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove were in the rectory when the Vatican announced the election of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as the new Pope.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nick DeCorte spoke to North End students about transitioning to the middle school.
On Thursday, March 7, Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nicholas DeCorte visited North End Elementary School to read to fourth grade students for Read Across America and to answer any questions about transitioning to the Middle School. The students asked many questions ranging from remembering locker combinations to extracurricular activities and what to do without recess. DeCorte answered all the questions to help ensure all the students are ready to transition into being middle schoolers.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Verona Superintendent Steven Forte reads 'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss to students at Brookdale Elementary School.
Verona Superintendent of Schools Steven Forte read to students at Brookdale Avenue Elementary School in Verona. To celebrate Read Across America Day, Forte read the Lorax using an interactive app on his iPad, which thrilled and amazed the students.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Cedar Grove Historical Society hosted "Washington Commemorated on Coins and Medals" where Cedar Grove native Ray Williams presented his extensive collection of coins.
Ray Williams, a former resident of Cedar Grove, presented his coin collection to the Cedar Grove Historical Society on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate George Washington's birthday, which is Feb. 22. Williams has been collecting coins since he was 11 years old as a Boy Scout in Cedar Grove, he said. "I think George Washington today is underappreciated," said Williams. "During colonial times he was almost deified." Williams began the presentation with a quote from the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a resolution in the wake of Washington's death authored by Henry Lee which said, "First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."