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The 1.6-square-mile borough of Leonia helps to bring poise and charm to Bergen County. The main drag, Broad Avenue, is so straight and flat that it allows commuters to go from Englewood to Palisades Park with barely any interruption. New Jersey Route 93 (also known as Grand Avenue), Route 46 and Interstate 95 all service Leonia residents.
Posted: Friday April 19, 2013, 8:05 AM
Air Supply headlines at bergenPAC, plus a double-bill of one-act operas; the Bergen County Zoo hosts Planet Earth Day Celebration, and the Player Guild of Leonia presents "Crazy for You." Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Players Guild of Leonia | bergenPAC | Bergen County Zoo | Englewood | Leonia
Posted: Friday February 1, 2013, 8:05 AM
Monster Jam Freestyle Mania comes to Izod, Green Screen film festival in Westwood, Super Bowl hangouts are ready for Sunday's game, and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Izod Center | Players Guild of Leonia | Westwood Cinemas | Westwood Library
Posted: Friday December 14, 2012, 2:45 PM
John Pascarella gives them something to talk about.
John Pascarella | Monmouth College | Brooklyn Pizza | Mangia | Shops at Riverside | Westfield Garden State Plaza | Edgewater
Posted: Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:12 PM
Off-leash fun of the canine variety at area dog parks.
Norine Twaddell | Overpeck County Park | Wild Duck Pond | Riverside County Park | Samuel Nelkin County Park
Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:11 PM
It's a brilliant, Hollywood-worthy story, thanks to Lee Clark, the Lions' legendary coach.
Posted: Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:20 AM
PIX Morning News anchor and Leonia native Lisa Mateo finds adventure in live television.
Posted: Monday August 13, 2012, 3:35 PM
Leonia celebrates National Night Out with some demonstrations and community fun.
Posted: Friday July 27, 2012, 8:05 AM
Catch local musicals in Fair Lawn an Leonia; RBARI event comes to Flirt Sushi Lounge; poetry night in Teaneck, and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Flirt Sushi Lounge | Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter | Old Library Theater
Posted: Thursday July 26, 2012, 1:30 PM
Live musical performances were able to draw a crowd to the front of the Leonia Public Library.
Posted: Friday July 13, 2012, 7:55 AM
"Glee" star Chris Colfer comes to Ridgewood; Lyndhurst feast in full swing; Bark in the Park at Overpeck; and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Geraldo Rivera | Mark Levin | Mark Simone | Idgy Dean | Bookends | Chris Colfer
Posted: Monday July 9, 2012, 2:30 PM
Leonia Sports Boosters held its 17th annual Dinner Dance at the Leonia Swim Club.
Greg Makroulakis | Karl Marquardt | Eileen Adler | Ilene Marquardt | Mayor John Desimone | Rebecca Root | Cora Creed
Posted: Wednesday June 20, 2012, 3:45 PM
Leonia High School held its graduation ceremony, welcoming its young graduates to the world.
Posted: Friday June 15, 2012, 7:45 AM
Father's Day runs, walks and hikes; superheroes come to Paramus; vintage airshow at Teterboro, and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Posted: Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:35 AM
The Jewish Family Services (JFS) held its 2nd annual Wheels for Meals: A Ride to fight hunger in Bergen County fundraising event this past Sunday in Rockleigh.
Lori Stokes | Jay Nadel | Teri McNamara | Holly Schepisi | Lisa Fedder | David Feuerstein | Shira Feuerstein | Ximena Florez
| Ross Nadel | Larry Krulle | Susan Fader | Laura Krulle | Jordan Feld | Anne Griffin | Sol Glastein | Marissa Merker | Gary Maier | Stuart Helder | Jeff Wodler | Rob Feuerstein | Carole Miller | Ilene Gelman | Bruce Egent | Debbie Rothinberg | Marc Rothinberg | Yana Oucharik | Susan Goldstein | Avalon Devrnley | Steve Clark | Martin Clancy | Leandro Allcer | Lisa London | Judy Famulare | Mila Feldmman | Lenny Verkhoglaz | Selma Spielman | Jayantha Fernando | Geofferrey Lewis | Sheila Steinbach | Joan Oppenheimer | Jane Nelson | Laura Krule | Jewish Family Services | Lauren Kugler | Jane Kugler | Loru Spechler | Ron Spechler | Alpine | Cliffside Park | Closter | Edgewater | Hackensack | Leonia | River Vale | Rockleigh | Teaneck | Tenafly
Posted: Monday June 4, 2012, 2:15 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church in Leonia held a Pasta Throwdown fundraiser where 14 signature pasta dishes were made by local chefs, and attendees voted for their favorite.
| La Famiglia Ristorante | In Napoli | Tutto A Modo Mio | Donn Pomodoro Ristorante | Bocconi Pasta Pronto & More | Bartolomeo | Santorini Taverna | Eric Oyervive | Pamela Oyervive | Aldi Gjoka | Melissa Bazzarelli | Umberto Hernandez | Vivian Jang | Victoria Beall | Alison Candusso | Jeremiah Echeandia | Matthew Gavzie | Aly Vasquez | Luka Sinishtaj | Wick Sinishtaj | Matthew Abbate | Joanne Abbate | Tamami Jon | Yeonhey Jon | Alysha Gnasso | Sam Gnasso | Sammy Gnasso | Vita Maria Clemente | Vincenzo Clemente | Marisa Moore | Nancy Candusso | Cynthia Malizia | Francesca Capolupo | Lena Clemente | Klever Munoz | Eduardo Munoz | Mario Amon | Alex Koumbis | Jack Koumbis | Kate Elefante | Gary Elefante | Paul Byerly | Maisy Byerly | Bradley Box | Monica Superville | Lauren Superville | Maureen Tapper | Ylan Tapper | Bernard Superville | Sally Terer | Gideon Terer | Angelo Santorini | Rochelle Watson | Nicolette Martin | Alan Candusso | Daisy McCrae | Deon Hines | Liz Dwarica | Terry Avignone | Juanita Barrow | Dean Weber | Roger Forsthoff | Paige Forsthoff | Susan Forsthoff | Julie Marshall | All Saints Episcopal Church | Bogota | Englewood | Englewood Cliffs | Fort Lee | Hackensack | Leonia | Ridgefield | Ridgefield Park
Posted: Friday June 1, 2012, 7:45 AM
Food festival at the Meadowlands; Taste of Westwood; Leonia's Pasta Throwdown; and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Izod Center | Meadowlands Racetrack | Mexicali Live | Diana Jones
Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012, 4:10 PM
Get a bite-size summary of the best parades of Bergen!
William LeForet | Albert Paul, Sr. | Santiago Pelaez | David Cunningham | Bob Paoli | Avinash Chaurasia | Sean Toolan
Posted: Friday May 11, 2012, 7:50 AM
Take mom out for tea, Leonia presents Shakespeare with a twist, and Summer Style at Westfield Garden State Plaza.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | bergenPAC | Player's Guild of Leonia | Westfield Garden State Plaza
Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2012, 1:53 PM
There is an abundance of wonderful places to experience, explore and embrace nature right at our doorstep.
Posted: Friday April 20, 2012, 7:05 AM
Springsteen tickets on sale today; Maywood street fair; carnival at Overpeck; and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain. [April 20, 2012]
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Met Life Stadium | Izod Center | Clinton Inn | Norma Wellington
Posted: Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:38 PM
Dog and dog-friendly parks where your beloved pooch can have some fun and recreation
Overpeck County Park | Riverside County Park | Riverside Park | Saddle River County Park | Wallington County Park
Posted: Wednesday April 11, 2012, 11:56 AM
The explanation for sizing disparity is a complex mix of inconsistent sizing standards and Americans getting bigger.
Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012, 6:56 PM
It was hard to miss the tangled mass of twigs engulfing a transformer high atop a utility pole in Overpeck County Park on Fort Lee Road.
Posted: Monday March 19, 2012, 6:00 AM
Episode 40: This week, quizmaster Ryan Greene tests the passersby of downtown Englewood in hopes of avoiding utter confusion.
Video | Quiz Cam | Ryan Greene | Laura White | Jennifer Giblin | Barbara Hausman | Rose Hosking | Robin Schultz | Jon Seymour
Posted: Monday March 19, 2012, 12:56 AM
It was an anxious day at Bergen Community College as local students competed in a semifinal of the 75th North Jersey Spelling Bee on Saturday afternoon. And Barney Gallassio can relate.
Barney Gallassio | Bergen Community College | Bogota | Emerson | Ho-Ho-Kus | Leonia | New Milford | Old Tappan | Paramus