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From The Lawns to The Heights to the Old Country Club neighborhoods in town, Ridgewood has an eclectic residential architectural style with cozy Cape Cod homes, charming Dutch colonials and expansive estates. With 25,000 residents, the village is well known for its bustling downtown, its convenient transportation for commuters, its quality schools, and its wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The residents of Ridgewood love watching their kids play sports - especially soccer, lacrosse, and softball and baseball.
Posted: Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:37 PM
For every bride, the gown is a key piece in her wedding, and these fashions are sure to inspire.
Something Special for Someone Special | Saks Fifth Avenue | Aleana's Bridal | Couture de Bride | Hackensack | Ridgewood
Posted: Friday July 19, 2013, 1:10 PM
Turning a Dream into Reality: Party planner Dina Manzo gives brides advice on how to create a wedding to remember
Party planner and former Real Housewives of New Jersey member Dina Manzo recently wrapped up filming four new specialty episodes for her HGTV show, Dina’s Party, a reality show that features Manzo and the staff at her company, Designer Affair, as they work with homeowners to transform their space into a party place to celebrate a special event.
Posted: Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:10 PM
Old Tappan featured the band The Kootz at their 2013 Summer Concert Series at Oakes Park in Old Tappan.
Dave Hirschberg | The Kootz | Oakes Park | Juhi Chawla | Al Egizi | Keith Theall | Glenn Taylor | Cristina Eichler
| Joe McCadden | Janet Montesano | Sam Flores | Colleen Breslin | Geraldine Toniolo | Gregory Zaccone | Richard Toniolo | Barry Hirschberg | Dylan Hirschberg | Angelo DiPalo | Olga DiPalo | Jim Glickman | Janet Manning | Elaine Berk | Caren Lee | Joyce Carey | Bob Glickstein | Barbara Struss | Frank Bocchino | Laura Bocchino | Katy Spincola | Karen Rowland | Laura Richardson | Old Tappan
Posted: Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:09 PM
Brace yourself for one of the wildest flavor combos ever to grace your dessert plate: guacamole ice cream. It’s about to take center stage in Rosa Mexicano’s Festival de Helados. That’s right – the Ice Cream Festival returns.
Rosa Mexicano | Shops at Riverside | Mira Park | Luca Draganescu | Robert Kingsland | Adre Meza | Miguel Fernandez
Posted: Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:10 PM
American Girl-Group and X-Factor stars, Fifth Harmony, brought their Harmonize America tour to Westfield Garden State Plaza for a special live performance and autograph signing session.
Westfield Garden State Plaza | Dinah-Jane Hansen | Ally Brooke | Camila Cabello | Normani Hamilton | Lauren Jauregui
Posted: Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:47 AM
Children and families visited the Waldwick Public Pool to make a splash and cool off in the water, coping well with the summer heat.
Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2:56 PM
The Great Ridgewood Duck Derby was held at Graydon Pool, co-sponsored by "Come Alive Outside", Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction, and Ridgewood Parks and Recreation.
Graydon Pool | Gwenn Hauck | Glenn Jacobsen | Mike Jacobsen | Debbie Page | James Bigos | Paul Aronsohn | David Hauck
Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:54 PM
Bergen County YJCC held its 2013 Bobbie Berkley Golf Outing at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell.
Bergen County YJCC | Mountain Ridge Country Club | Marc Irizarry | William Rose | Mark Reissman | David York | Jason Fond
| Barry Kissler | Jeffrey Tucker | Warren Feldman | George Allen | Will Rose | Dana Egert | Doug Cohen | Jon Reissman | Kevin Strauss | Glenn Kissler | Howard Haber | Roger Berkley | Steve Merson | Gary Lipman | Sharry Friedberg | Susan Berkel | Randy Schneider | Daniel Blanco | Marc Reissman | Steven Merson | Karen Feltman | Michael Feltman | Mark Greenberg | Elliot Weiss | Jon Mate | Dan Simpson | Harry Berg | Susan Berg | Esther Feldman | Elaine Berkley | Sanford Friedman | Jonas Seigel | Russ Anderson | Chris Heath | Sean Bradley | Herb Lefkowitz | Bob Seibold | Rob Schiff | Aaron Henschel | Marty Kornheiser | Steven Cohen | Scott Perlman | Joe Gottesmann | Jay Spellman | Keith Horn | George Grieve | Buzz Rukin | Washington Township
Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:24 AM
The DeGaetano Foundation held its first golf outing at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus yesterday.
Ridgewood Country Club | DeGaetano Foundation | Brad Greenburg | Evan Borat | Steven Gaitnan | Rob Simon | Stephen Selver
| Howard Cohen | Laura Olsen | Janice DeGaetano | Arthur DeGaetano | Paul DeGaetano | Marc DeGaetano | Brian Bartholomew | Lorenzo Cavallaro | Mara Dumski | Teddy Puk | Justin Byrnes | Michelle Doarreces | Michelle Oldenberg | Gary Friars | Andy O'Shea | George Frasciello | Evelyn Viggiani | Mary Lehey | Jay Tarantino | Gus Davis | Art DeGaetano | Mary DeGaetano | Dominic Caruso | Ed Farley | Mark Hogan | John Lapari | Larry Couey | Joe Cundari | Don Guli | Ron Tarantino | Guy Mongillo | Dieter Lerch | Greg Bruno | Len Touri | Mike O'Connell | John Kittaneh | Stan Danzig | Tony Mazzarella | Paramus
Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:00 AM
City Place in Edgewater held their sixth annual sidewalk sale. In addition to sales at many of the stores in the shopping center, there were giveaways, prizes and a live DJ to provide music for shoppers.
City Place | Ellen Li | Lauren Garfinkel | Mindy Gale | Tonianne Dente | Giana Dente | Jackie Clifford | Raymond Murphy
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 3:50 PM
Founded in 1923, J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. remains one of the premier contractors in New Jersey, a recognized name throughout the United States and pretty much a model of how create a truly lasting family business.
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 3:19 PM
A West Coast honeymoon can be all about surf and sand, wine tasting or celebrity gazing, or any combination of those. Hotel choices are endless, but these three stand out for the couple looking for luxury and novel activities.
Barbara Marrett | San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau | Roche Harbor Resort | Coho Resaurant | Four Seasons Biltmore
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 2:57 PM
Ultrabar held its 11th Annual White Party in Teaneck, hosted by Petey K.
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Crystal Lake Beach Club hosted its Reggae Sun Splash Party yesterday in Oakland.
Crystal Lake Beach Club | Mary Gibson | Eric Sargent | Joanna Sargent | Chris Beneol | Selah Jendayi | Lauren Nerotto
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 11:30 AM
Mexicali Live hosted a concert featuring Bearin' Peace, The Far West Outfit, AJ Smith and Adam Lazor on Friday, presented by Excess dB Entertainment.
Mexicali Live | Bearin' Peace | Far West Outfit | AJ Smith | Adam Lazor | Elizabeth O'Shea | Nancy Sam
| Lisa Blomgren | Mandy Pepe | Megan Mariani | Ron Cortez | Christy Linson | Alex Schulien | April Linson | Frankie Banaag | Riz Cortez | Cassandra Carr | Stephanie Cintron | Tiana Hammonds | Danny Stickna | Sully Parker | Tiger Darrow | Tom Jorgenson | Andrew Orkin | A.J. Smith | Peter Hodgson | Lloyd Kikoler | Shawn Clawsome | Michelle Mirabelli | Steve Clawson | Amanda Miller | Jon Russo | Kevin Gilligan | Edward Deslonde | Elisabeth Johnson | Matt Roone | Justin Geringer | Alex Rella | Eric Almas | Kate Forsythe | Owen MacNeill | Gloria Siclari | Ashley D'Acunto | Francis Carr | Dane Carmichael | Marne Burghoffer | Ackeme Brown | Alex Jacob | Dillon Rodgers | Mike Maldonado | Ann Johnson | Janet Battersby | Darren Deslonde | Mark Arnowitz | Brenda Arnowitz | Richele Blake | Amy Denenberg | Roger Denenberg | Jamie Carus | Pete Russo | Austin Brownlee | Amanda Hancock | Jennifer Toole | Dana Intravaia | Dan Hancock | John Intravaia | Joe Spies | Helen DiSalvo | Bob Meier | Donna Meier | Sue Meier | Brian Battersby | Corey O'Connell | Ethan Arnowitz | Jimmy Meier | Nathan Arnowtiz | Teaneck
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 7:30 AM
The second annual “Bark in the Park” event was held at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, sponsored by 77 WABC, Nash FM 94.7 and 95.5 WPLJ.
Overpeck Park | Jay Costa | Jill Costa | Mark Levin | Erin Natale | April Franco | Scott Franco | Neisy Rodriguez
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 6:26 AM
ROOSEVELT DIME is a five-piece ‘steamboat soul’ band from Brooklyn that combines Appalachian and New-Orleans style traditions.
Posted: Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:05 AM
Putting the Pieces Together hosted its Extreme Prom for special needs teens and adults last night at Redd's in Carlstadt.
Selena Rivera | Karla Serrano | Melissa Gearhert | Guy Anthony | Jeana Rivas | Marcella Callaghan | Nicole Giambarrese
Posted: Friday July 12, 2013, 2:45 PM
The TD Bank Summer Concert Series kicked-off last night with the Bon Jovi cover band, Slippery When Wet.
Ramapo College | Jeanne Buesser | Eric Godding | Manon Bisbe | Karen Leidl | Susan Aprahamian-Clark | Laura Wiegers
| Jim Ruffalo | Kelly Ruffalo | David Bandini | Dawn Bandini | Michael Bartulovich | Patty Sherry | Cheryl Puso | Samantha Puso | Dave Pennington | John Gormley | Naomi Gormley | Robert Royce | Kelly Royce | Barbara Lee | Donna Lee | Jack Stecher | Daniel Zeller | Nancy Zeller | Tom Dooney | Kathleen Lacey | Angela Santo | Paul Santo | Joan Quinn | Jackie Caruso | Jim Wilmer | Julie Wilmer | Darlene Swistock | Christine Stromer | Kristin Tartaglia | Victor Tartaglia | Debbie Maas | Dan Maas | Jennifer Presburger | Rami Presburger | Jason Koepke | Laura Koepke | Doris Sless | Gary Sless | Gary Kollar | Ellen George | Slippery When Wet | Mahwah
Posted: Friday July 12, 2013, 1:00 PM
Social Scene: Chicago Bears' Corey Wootton hosts 2013 Andrew Ortega Foundation benefit at Taos in East Rutherford
Chicago Bears and Rutherford native Corey Wootton hosted The Andrew Ortega Foundation Benefit at Taos in East Rutherford.
Taos | Corey Wootton | Mettha Rajvong | Natasha Boyce | Kristin Cody | Emily Vogel | Felicia Chester-Wootton | Lori Wootton
| Taylor Wootton | Blake Costanzo | Steve Maneri | Anthony Sicuranza | Jennifer Bell | Jessica Scudi | Michael Spano | Sam Karpinski | Jaclyn Travers | Kari Bongort | Arlene Pino | Chris Cirino | Debi Cirino | Julie Cammarota | Leo Cammarota | Marlee Goodman | Andrew Stupak | Sarah Jospitre | Nick Vento | Erin Vogel | Katie Landrigan | Christina Jang | Alexia Silver | Mike Schneider | Justin Miceli | Cindie Gentry | Casey Carroll | Dan Goldring | Melissa Freidman | Alan Annazone | Lauren Gimon | Megan Coy | Sheilagh O'Donoghue | Dawn Netelkos | Crystal Rugel | Sergio Cabrera | Myrna Cabrera | Michael Paskas | Michelle Ortega-Spencer | Jose Ortega | Larry Wootton | Daniella Ortega | Tim West | Jean Bellotti | Brianne Shine | Meghan Shine | Bart Chlewicki | Jenny Ortiz | Connie Potor | Tom Potor | Robert Moss | Cherie Moss | Scott Smith | Joe Racamato | Matt Lucciola | Justine Mamone | Alexander DiSanzo | Gabriela Rezzonico | Peter Kenny | Donna Gallo | Corey Gallo | Rick Doren | Rocco Sicuranza | Karyl Sicuranza | Jill Monaco | Mike Nunzi | Tim Ryan | Sean Ryan | Shelly McKenna | Gregg Laswell | Joella Pounds | Zoile Paz | Eric Thiele | Charlie Pease | Melissa Stopherd | Wendy Rosenbower | Traci Thiele | East Rutherford | Rutherford
Posted: Friday July 12, 2013, 11:00 AM
Dear Hannah held its one-year Fashionista Birthday Bash in Hoboken yesterday, hosted by DailyFashionista.com and Kyrzayda Rodriguez from Glam Fairy.
Dana Prigge | Dear Hannah | Hannah Caillier | Kyrzayda Rodriguez | Jessica Galfo | Lora Warnick | Jacinda Carlisle
| Adrienne Lauren | Brittany Connors | Danielle Idone | Danielle Casale | Marissa Bezerra | Namita Nayyar | Stephen Marinaro | Kim Sforza | Erica Lacombe | Alexandria Tava | Bethany Watson | Yessenia Ramos | Diana Antholis | Melissa Flores | Victoria Sosa | Lucy Rivera | Alexandra Rosa | Jenna Cuccia | Joseph Cuccia | Harry Baruch | Ricky Roo | Marielle Alvarado | Edwin Plata | Emily Welby | Sara Monica Gaona | Milton Amarant | Jennifer Daure | DJ Tava Luv
Posted: Friday July 12, 2013, 8:05 AM
Rick Springfield and Melissa Etheridge come to bergenPAC; Kate Spade opens in Ridgewood; a shopping weekend at Edgewater's City Place; Bark in the Park returns; and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Kate Spade New York | Chevonne | Garrett Gardner | Melissa Etheridge
Posted: Thursday July 11, 2013, 4:20 PM
Movie crews came to Hackensack to film the movie "Tracers," starring Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame.
Taylor Lautner | Main Dish | Merna Georges | Lauren Zisa | Joy Belgiovine | Cliff Gerweck Jr. | Charles Friedmann
Posted: Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:45 PM
The Park Ridge Recreation and Cultural Committee held its Free Summer Concert Series yesterday with Reggae band No Discipline.
Park Ridge Recreation and Cultural Committee | No Discipline | Veronica Jeremias | Katy Black | Roseann Vetter
| Kristen Chan | Luis Llanes | Mike Bazaz | Chris Jashwa Hall | Don Pro | Al Bazaz | Jagwa | Treasa Murphy | Cuyler Chiang | Charlotte Joachim | Eleanor Bazaz | Nancy Bazaz | Violete Bazaz | Dylan Bazaz | Jungbien Yun | Juakena Johnson | Zsadia Hall- Layne | Makonnen Hall | Sharice Hall | Marjorie Hall | Christine MacNamara | Allie MacNamara | Jeff Duffy | Sue Duffy | Anita Muller | Bill Muller | Maureen Wetzel | Bill Wetzel | Yun Li | Rich Messner | Ginger Beaman | Sean Linehan | Sienna Contratto | Kathy Contratto | Pat Grutta | Lori Fredrics | Howard Fredrics | Melissa Pasquale | George Pasquale | Linda Pasquale | Maria Chan | Monty Chan | Larry Diebner | Ruth Diebner | Hazel Greenberg | Erwin Greenberg | Cecil Hall | David John | Park Ridge
Posted: Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:47 AM
New Memory Productions presented the 2013 Rutherford Summer Concert Series last night at the Lincoln Park Bandshell.
Lincoln Park Bandshell | Gina Dell'Aquila | Mildred Fandetta | Bob Cartwright | Joseph Shinnick | Donna Shinnick
| Diana Shinnick | George Sibbale | Julie Sibbale | Valene Lempfert | Kathryn Sein | Janet Filippone | Ellen Dammers | Fred Dammers | Bill Brooks | Gerri Brooks | Claire Monroe | Doris Bird | Larry Bird | Patricia Foglia | Iraida Cruz | Chris Muniz | Don Sylvester | Jeanne Sylvester | Ray Heller | Rutherford