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The Origins of Fathers Day

the Ridgewood blog Wishes all the Dads a Happy Fathers day !!!

The Origins of Fathers Day

The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on July 19, 1910.

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The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood has a huge selection of fine cigars for Fathers day

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June 17,2017

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Ridgewood Nj, the Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood has a huge selection of fine cigars for Fathers day .There is also a Camacho In-Store Promotion going on now.

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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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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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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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the Ridgewood blog will be celebrating the more politically correct , “Single Awareness day” instead of Valentine’s day

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Ridgewood NJ, this year the Ridgewood blog will be celebrating the more politically correct , “Single Awareness day” instead of Valentines day .
Singles Awareness Day is a holiday that provides single people with an alternative to Valentine’s Day festivities. Some people consider Singles Awareness Day (sometimes shortened to S.A.D.) as the anti-Valentine’s Day and celebrate it on Feb. 14 , but others recognize Feb.15 as the official holiday.

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Happy New Year from the Ridgewood blog !

Happy New Year

Wishing a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

from PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog

the Ridgewood blog will be resting up from our new year festivities today with intermittent posts , but we will be up and running  on Saturday January 2nd 2021

thank you for all your overwhelming support !!!

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Twas the Night before Christmas

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Twas the Night before Christmas 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the Village of Ridgewood First Holiday Sale Day December 5th!

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Ridgewood NJ, Mark your calendars, start your shopping, shop local, shop Ridgewood. Shop Holiday Sale Day, Saturday, December 5th. Check out the stores in this flyer for participating stores that will have sales next Saturday. Also, remember, parking is Free in all lots Dec. 5th, 12th &19th and Hudson Street Parking Garage. Ho, Ho, Ho. Shop Local, Shop Ridgewood, Shop your town.

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Village of Ridgewood Downtown for the Holidays

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood will be holding a Downtown for the Holidays event this year, which will be in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions.  Social distancing and face masks will be required. The event will be held on December 4, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The streets will be open to traffic, so we invite you to stroll on the sidewalks and enjoy the kickoff to the holidays. The Village Christmas tree, at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Broad Street, will already be lit, and will be glowing with lights, the trees in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square and at Station Plaza will be decorated with festive ornaments donated by residents, businesses, groups, and organizations; there will be a Kid’s Corner with a drawing to take home and submit for a prize; music throughout the area will be provided by various groups; dancers from Art of Motion Dance Theatre and youth from HeART in Motion Studio will perform in store windows, and be sure to take a walk to the west side of the Central Business District, through the decorated pedestrian tunnel!

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Ridgewood Pedestrian Mall on Hiatus Till Warm Weather Returns

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Ridgewood NJ, The Welcome Back to Ridgewood, Event which creates a pedestrian mall between Broad Street and Walnut Street, took place every weekend during the summer and into the fall.  At this time, the event will be put on hiatus until the weather warms up next year.  In the meantime, please continue to go to our many eateries, some of which have heated igloos or greenhouses or outdoor areas with heaters, so that you can continue to dine outdoors in the colder weather.

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Ridgewood Art institute invites you to do your Holiday shopping in their beautiful galleries

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Art institute  invites you to do your Holiday shopping in their beautiful galleries, far away from the retail madness. Purchases can be made online or in person. Our Virtual Gallery is available on our website at ridgewoodartinstitute.org

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