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On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the US experienced a terrorist attack that reverberated across the world

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Ridgewood NJ, “on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the US experienced a terrorist attack that reverberated across the world. For the 22 families in Ridgewood who directly experienced the loss of a father, a son, a brother, a wife, a mother, a daughter, it has been 20 years of remembrance. The Bolger Heritage Center would like to take a moment to honor all those who were effected by the 9/11 attacks. As part of our mission, we preserve and maintain this part of Ridgewood’s history to keep their memories alive and for future generations to understand. This image is of Village Hall after that fateful day in 2001.”

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Ridgewood Public Library : “We are truly devastated to receive the news of Mr. Chris’s passing.”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library mourns the passing of Magical Melodies Chris Flynn.
“We are truly devastated to receive the news of Mr. Chris’s passing. Magical Melodies was a monthly highlight for our young patrons and staff. Chris’s unmatched enthusiasm and energy was a beautiful thing to behold- a room full of children laughing, dancing, and shouting out song requests was a sight to brighten even the cloudiest day. Chris was a beloved performer and friend, and we hope that his legacy of putting smiles on faces will live on. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.”

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Local Author Frank Mortimer Book Signing of “Bee People and the Bugs They Love”

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Ridgewood NJ, Frank Mortimer will sign copies of his book, “Bee People and the Bugs They Love”, on the Ridgewood Public Library patio (weather permitting). Bring your copy or buy one through Bookends. Registration suggested.

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A Short History of Memorial Day

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May 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance . “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Garden with Don Torino President of Bergen County Audubon Society

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Ridgewood NJ, for Earth Day Celebrations , the Ridgewood Public Library republished a fabulous talk on Native Plants with Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society. When visiting garden centers, please consider native plants to attract pollinators and birds.

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Ridgewood Blog Promotes 2021 “Night Out for Big Foot “ for Earth Day

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Reader say the Ridgewood Bog should organize a “Night Out for Big Foot “

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Ridgewood NJ, This year not to left out of the Village Earth Day festivities , the Ridgewood  blog will promote a “Night Out for Big Foot “ on April 22nd .

It’s about where the journey takes you, too — even if you come back empty handed. “I’ve been all over the States and seen some amazing things — landscapes and sunsets and hills and mountains,” Tyler says. “Even when nothing happens, you’re still in the woods. You’re still out in it.” Tyler Bounds

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A House Divided: Personal accounts of family living at the Hermitage during Civil War

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library in conjunction with the Hermitage present, While Civil War battlefields never reached northern New Jersey, it was a grim and turbulent time for the Rosencrantz family at the Hermitage. As Northern “peace” Democrats with a deep entanglement with slavery, the family was caught between both sides. Drawing from personal accounts of the family spread throughout Virginia, Philadelphia, and Bergen County, this presentation explores their experiences during an era that defined not only the nation, but the Hermitage as well. Guest speaker: Victoria Harty. Register here. Co-sponsored by the Hermitage.

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Today is Founders day for the Ridgewood blog

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James J Foytlin founder of the Ridgewood Blog

The Ridgewood blog was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger . Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .

Ridgewood NJ, – Oct. 26, 2009 – RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The Ridgewood blog ( https://theridgewoodblog.blogspot.com/ Originally  ) (www.theridgewoodblog.net) was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger .[1] Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .[2] [3]

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Happy Easter from the Ridgewood blog

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PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

thank you for all of your support 

 

PJ Blogger

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Ridgewood Public Library : It all about books

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library had an interesting post on its Facebook page the other day , the post said ,”You never know what you’re going to find when you browse the shelves. Sometimes it’s a James Patterson novel, sometimes it’s a French Sculptor/Painter dictionary from 1966.”

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On this St Patrick’s Day Will We Finally Have the Strength to Cast the Snakes from Ridgewood ?

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Ridgewood NJ, Today marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year on 17th March in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world. The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country. The Irish have observed this day as a holiday for over 1,000 years, and while the festival began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, today it has become an international celebration of Irish culture.

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Second Round of Applications for Library Construction Bond Act

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of the second round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act (LCBA), allocating $37.5 million in grants. This allocation is subject to change pending grant agreements from the first round of grant solicitations. The LCBA, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to improve public library facilities across the state in order to ensure the well-being and success of New Jersey residents.

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Ridgewood Public Library : Going Native Without Feeding Bambi

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 Going Native Without Feeding Bambi

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Ridgewood NJ, Tired of waking up to find that deer have devoured your carefully tended garden? Native Plant Channel creator Lourdes Osorio explains how cultivating native plants can help deter voracious deer and provide sanctuary for butterflies and other pollinators.  Wednesday March 10th 7pm, Co-sponsored by Sustainable Ridgewood. Register here.

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Ridgewood Public Library Virtual Program: Study Skills 4 Students Presents Motivating the Unmotivated Student For parents of students in 4th to 12th grades

Successful Study Skills 4 Students Presents Motivating the Unmotivated Student For parents of students in 4th to 12th grades  

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Ridgewood NJ, In a 30-minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive webinar, parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools, and strategies to motivate, inspire, and support their student.
Motivating Unmotivated Students – Parents of students Grades 4-12.

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Ridgewood Public Library Temporarily Suspends In-person Visits

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library has temporarily suspended in-person visits until further notice.

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