Seniors share childhood memories of Christmas

Seniors share childhood memories of Christmas

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Editor’s note: Late last week this newspaper visited the Job Haines Home and asked residents to share Christmas memories. The responses came quickly. Maureen Sheridan said she was an all-Ireland ballroom dancing champion, winning three consecutive titles. Her Christmas memories go back to the Dublin suburb of Whitehall. “St. Stephen’s holiday, the […]

The art of drawing dinosaurs

The art of drawing dinosaurs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Dinosaurs seem to just come his way, according to Bloomfield resident Dean Cole. Sure, as a kid he liked drawing T-Rex and brontosaurus, and he developed into a pretty good draftsman. But much later on, in 2012, a friend working for a Maryland dinosaur park asked him to provide illustrations for an […]

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Senior Golden Circle, which is sponsored by the borough-sponsored, held its annual holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center at the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station. It was a relaxed and festive event, with melodies played by keyboardist Arnie Abrams. The group sang traditional […]

Former Bloomfield educator reflects on 22 years of service

Former Bloomfield educator reflects on 22 years of service

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a recent interview, former Bloomfield educator and personnel director Heather Carr gave a quick rundown of her activities since retiring in 2015 after 22 years of serving the district. She said eight months following her retirement as Berkeley Elementary School principal she was hired as an interim elementary school principal at […]

St. Thomas church appoints new pastor

St. Thomas church appoints new pastor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The dozen or so fir trees near the altar of St. Thomas the Apostle Church gave the air a fragrance of forest and Christmas last Saturday morning. It was quite a sight to see so many trees in a single holiday setting, Father Larry Fama said. But it is like this every […]

Reverend returns from sabbatical

Reverend returns from sabbatical

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Rev. Diana Wilcox returned to Christ Episcopal Church at the end of September after a three month sabbatical. Her time away from the Glen Ridge congregation was required by the Episcopal Church, which gives ministers the opportunity to refresh and revive themselves every five to seven years. Wilcox paid for […]

Council withdraws conservation ordinance

Council withdraws conservation ordinance

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Borough Council withdrew the second reading of an amendment to its landscape watering conservation ordinance Monday, Dec. 9, after a small group of residents complained that it was too restrictive. Had it been adopted, the amendment would have imposed time limits on watering lawns, depending on the method […]

Educational Foundation donates $68,984 to Board of Ed

Educational Foundation donates $68,984 to Board of Ed

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Educational Foundation last month presented a check for $68,984 to the Bloomfield Board of Education. The funds will be earmarked for innovative learning and teaching within the district. “We are so pleased to support the Bloomfield School System and to be able to enhance the educational experience for all students,” […]

Young and old enjoy senior luncheon

Young and old enjoy senior luncheon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club and middle school Builders Club served about 80 local senior citizens Thanksgiving dinner at the high school on Tuesday, Nov. 26. It was a catered affair with enough left over for diners to bring something home. The dinner has been a 30-plus year tradition for the […]