Calendar (week of July 31st)
Flea Market & Collectible Show
NEW JERSEY – A Flea Market & Collectible Show will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 9 AM-5 PM Outdoors at New Jersey Transit Lot, New York Ave. (off Ridge Rd), Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Admission: Free. Organization Sponsor: Lyndhurst High School Athletic Booster Club. For information call 201-998-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org There will be 75+ exhibitors sell an array of new merchandise such as handbags, jewelry, gift items, sports collectibles, socks, etc. There is also a huge garage and tag sale section. Stop in for a bag of zeppoles or one of the delicious items from the food truck. JC is donating 4 spaces for the school/local organizations that would like to participate by having an exhibitor space to sell their items or promote their club. Please call to make a reservation. Come to support the Lyndhurst High School Athletic Booster Club and do your shopping with us.
CLIFTON, NJ – Grab the family and drive over to Main Memorial Park, located at Park Slope and Main Avenue, on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 for this year’s Drive-In Movie which will be featured during National Night Out, sponsored by the Clifton Recreation Department and “Clifton Against Substance Abuse”. Spend the evening outdoors and view the award winning blockbuster hit, “Big Hero 6” (rated PG) on a large movie screen. The movie begins as soon as it is dark enough to view; the show usually begins between 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. Set up a few chairs or lay down a blanket and get ready to enjoy an evening under the stars. Soda, popcorn, ice-cream and other snacks will be available for purchase that evening.
Hawthorne Library Events
Golden Age Movies at Library in Hawthorne
NEW JERSEY – The Golden Age Movie Club meets every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm at the Louis Bay 2nd Library. Saturday, August 1 is “Summertime.” This 1955 film with Katherine Hepburn and Rosanno Brazzi is a colorful love story told against the backdrop of Venice. For a schedule of upcoming movies, visit the library’s online calendar at hawthorne.bccls.org. For further information stop by or call the library at 973-427-5745.
Passaic County Senior Services Program at the Library
A representative from the Passaic County Department of Senior Services will present a program on what is available to seniors on Tuesday, August 4 at 1 pm at the Louis Bay 2nd Library. Seniors can learn about the county’s Medicare counseling, low income subsidy programs, Senior Gold discount, cleaning service, park passes, grocery shopper, meal delivery and more. To register for this free program, visit the online calendar at hawthorne.bccls.org or call 973-427-5745 ext. 15.
YA Summer Reading and Pool Events
The Young Adult Library at the Louis Bay 2nd Library is hosting the first ever YA Summer Reading program. Tweens and teens entering the 6th-12th grade this September are invited. A closing party for the YA Summer Reading will occur Monday August 17 at 4 pm, where final prize winners will be announced and awarded. The YA Library will also show a movie on Monday August 3 at 4 pm. Registration for these events is suggested by visiting the library’s events calendar at hawthorne.bccls.org. The YA library is also hosting programs at the Hawthorne Municipal Pool this summer from July 6 to August 13. All are weather permitting and held on the pool lawn. Tuesdays will be Teen Crafts at 1 pm. Thursdays will be Teen Short Story Readings at 1 pm.
The Louis Bay 2nd Library is located at 345 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506.
Environmental Video Lending Library
NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs continues to house an extensive video lending library for the public’s use. All of the available videos regard some aspect of environmental activity, including The Children’s Television Workshop’s “3-2-1- Contact: The Rotten Truth” which discusses what really happens to garbage after it leaves your home, Recycling Today’s “Compost is Hot,” Disney’s “The Energy Saver,” and Consumer Union’s “Earth to Kids,” which teaches children and their families how to make buying decisions that will help save the planet. To arrange to borrow a video or for a complete list of videos, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738 so that staff can inform you as to which videos are currently available. The office is located at 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne, N.J. This program continues to be offered free of charge to Passaic County residents, in cooperation with the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Presentation Features New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers
NEW JERSEY – On Wednesday August 5th at 7 pm at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be hosting ‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers, presented by Gary D. Saretzky’s. Saretzky is an archivist, educator, and photographer, working as the Archivist of Monmouth County. This presentation features several notable examples of New Jersey’s Civil War Era photographers and discusses how the Civil War boosted the photographic trade in New Jersey. The program is free to the public and follows a brief business meeting of the Historical Society. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973) 247-0085. The attached image was taken by Victor Piard of Jersey City of Lt. Michael Shaffle, from the collections of the New Jersey State Archives.
Perth Volunteer Fire Company Celebrates 70th Anniversary
NEW YORK – The Perth Volunteer Fire Company will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary on August 8th, 2015 starting off with a parade at 11am on State Highway 30. After the parade there will be vendors, a cruise in, food, music and fireworks at dusk. The Knewz Polka Band form Buffalo, NY will be performing at 3 pm and then at 8 pm True Grit Outlaws will be on stage. In 1945 Supervisor Clarence Joslin and Frank Luba, owner of Big Maple Tavern on Route 30, talked over an idea about starting a fire department. They called an organizational meeting and seven men, Frank Luba, Harold Neahr, Gordon Volean, Nathan Vedder, Edward Mack, Andrew Stark and Bud Feilds showed up and started The Perth Volunteer Fire Department and each donated five dollars. The following were charter members of the department; Frank Luba, Clarence Joslin, Harold Neahr, Andrew Stark, Bud Feilds, Edward Mack, Gordon Volean, Nathan Vedder, Walter Clark, Raymond Hinkle, Edward Siegle, Fred Clark, John Harrington, Joe Renyak, David Hughes, Harry Volean, James English, Casper Smitka, Mickey Zwolak, Harold Miller, Butch Robertshaw. Clarence Joslin located a surplus army truck at the Army Depot and a woman in Broadalbin took the mortgage on the truck. The Town of Perth donated the old barn which was about the size of a two car garage and was located on the other side of the creek from where the original firehouse was located on RT#107. The old barn was fixed up and a small meeting room was made. A small siren was bought from Sammonsville, and also the No.9 School bell was used to give the alarms for fire. When Amsterdam had an air raid siren for sale, it was purchased, and a farmer who had a windmill donated it to mount the siren on. When the one-room schools closed and students began attending the new central school, the Old School House No. 9 was put up for auction. The Perth Volunteer Fire Department bid $1,800.00 for it and all the school taxpayers in that district received a check which almost donated right back to the fire department and that was the beginning of the “new” firehouse. Gradually the firehouse had been enlarged with three stalls for the trucks, a well equipped kitchen, rest rooms, a large dance hall and storage space underneath the firehouse and room for two more trucks. Today the fire company is located on State Highway in a 9500 square foot fire station which is housed on 24 acres of land with 32 members that serve our community. There are future plans to develop the rear of the property to include a pond for water supply and training area. “The day is to celebrate our 70 years of service to our community” according to Peter Watrobski, Chief. “We are excited to have crafters, cruise in, music, food, and camaraderie among or members, family and our community” John Lesniewski, President We are looking for crafters and individuals to participate in the cruise in. Please contact the fire station at 518-883-8238.
NJBG Summer Concert – August 7 – Rave On!
NEW JERSEY – Come enjoy great music in a beautiful setting at NJBG’s annual Summer Concert Series at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy a wide range of musical talent in these magnificent surroundings. All concerts begin at 6:30 pm on the Concert Lawn. If the weather is bad, the concerts are moved indoors into the Carriage House Visitor Center. NJBG requests a $5 per person donation. Light refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring your own, but NO alcohol, pets, balls or frisbees, please (State Park rule). The next concert, featuring Rave On!, is scheduled for Friday, August 7. Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Classic early rock ‘n roll lights up the night with great tunes and great memories from this fabulous trio. You’ll hear timeless songs you love from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and a whole lot more. (raveonband.com) The concert is sponsored by TD Bank. The final upcoming concert in the series is: August 21 – The Guthrie Brothers. This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Call 973-962-9534 or visit njbg.org for more on NJBG events, directions, how to become a member or to volunteer.
Birthdays & Anniversaries in August
By DJ Wolfie
Happy Birthday to Dana Slomkowski of Stafford, New Jersey who will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, August 4th. Happy Birthday wishes from your Husband Peter, your Son Peter, your Mom and Dad Diane and George, your Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Luciann, and Edward, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Birthday to Michael R. Koch of Toms River, New Jersey who will be celebrating his birthday on Friday, August 7th. Happy Birthday wishes from your Wife Wanda, your Son Michael, your Daughter-in-law Lauren, your Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Diane and George, your Granddaughter Kate Madison, your Grandson Michael George, the rest of your family members. All your friends at the Whippany Polish American Club, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Birthday Luciann Slomkowski of North Carolina who will be celebrating her birthday on Saturday, August 15th. Happy Birthday wishes from your Husband Edward, your Son Peter, your Daughter-in-law Dana, her Mom and Dad Diane and George, your Grandson Peter, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Birthday to Rory Slomkowski of Stafford, New Jersey who will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday, August 23rd. Happy Birthday wishes from your Mom and Dad Dana and Peter, your Brother Peter Walter, your Grandmom and Grand Pa Luciann and Ed of North Caroline, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Birthday to Nathaniel Joseph and Madison Rose Tarnalicki (Twins) who are celebrating their 5th birthday on Sunday, August 30th. Happy Birthday wishes from your Mom and Dad Jean and John, your Sister Nicole and her Husband Steve, your Sister Jennifer and Arion, your Grandma and Grandpa Joan and John, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Lauren and Michael Koch of Marlton, New Jersey who are celebrating their 5th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, August 7th. Happy Anniversary wishes from your Daughter Kate Madison, your Son Michael George, your Moms Diane and Wanda, your Dads George and Michael, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Anniversary to Carol and Eddie Forman of Harley, Massachusetts (Eddie is the leader of the Eddie Forman Orchestra) who are celebrating their 36th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, August 25th. Happy Anniversary wishes from all the Forman and Adase family members, all the members in your Orchestra Tom, Bob, John and Charlie, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.
Happy Anniversary to Wanda and Michael Koch of Toms River, New Jersey who are celebrating their 24th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, August 25th. Happy Anniversary wishes from your Son Michael and your Daughter-in-law Lauren, your Granddaughter Kate Madison and Grandson Michael George, the rest of your family members, Joyce, DJ Wolfie, Christine and The Post Eagle Staff.