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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Colours

30- April- 2013
   Some spring flowers and blossoms from around Bogota.















 And a full moon at the end of the Month


Monday, April 29, 2013

Bogota Events

29-April-2013
   Some events in and around Bogota this week.
Week of 29- April
  The Borough of Bogota will begin it's Spring/ Summer collection schedule. This means that from May-2013 until Sept.-2013   bulk trash collection will be  twice a week.  Collection days will be Mon. & Thurs. or Tues. & Fri. Recycling will still be on Weds.  White Metal pickup still the last Friday of the Month. For More information please go to: www.bogotaonline.org/recycling-center/



Wednesday  1-May
  The Bogota VFW post # 5561 is having their annual Loyalty Day event . This will be held at the Ralph Hall Post located at 240 Leonia Ave Bogota, NJ.  Members of the VFW will present the winners of their " Voice of Democracy" and Patriots Pen"  writing contest held in the schools of Bogota. They will also recognized the students who serve  as volunteer members of the Safety Patrol.


Friday 3-May
  Steen School will hold their annual Tricky Tray & Pasta Dinner at the Bogota VFW Hall located at 240 Leonia Ave. Doors open at 6:30p with tickets  costing $15.00 in advance , and $20.00 at the door.  Advanced raffle tickets are also available for purchase.  For more information, or to purchase both tickets please contact Damaris Melendez at 201-441-9079 or at damalendez491@gmail.com 


30-May-2013
  Lady Bucs Softball plays Midland Park at the Softball Field in Olsen Park starting at 4:00p
  Bucs Baseball travels to Midland Park starting at 4:00p










Saturday, April 27, 2013

Police Unity Tour Comedy Night

27- April-2013
   Friday night the Bogota / Ridgefield Park chapter of the Police unity tour held a night of pasta and comedy at the Ridgefield Park Knights of Columbus hall. The entertainment was provided by " The Italian Chicks" with the proceeds going to the National law Enforcement Officer's Memorial & Museum in Washington DC. This was a evening of light entertainment, with an acknowledgement to the Women & Men who serve their community as Police Officers, and other First Responders. But not without some good nature abuse of Brain Hippe of Ridgefield Park, and Joseph DiMauro of Bogota. Both men targeted by the comediennes were able to laugh at themselves, along with the other guest to make the evening enjoyable. After the show the performers came down and chatted with the men thanking them for being  the victims for the evening.
  For more information about the Police Unity Tour, and how to donate to the National Law Enforcement  Memorial and Museum please go to  www.matterofhonor.org

Members of the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. in attendance. 


 Chief John Burke enjoying the show.

Officer Brain Hippe laughing at jokes made about him.


Gina Scarda

Regina DeCicco 

Mary DiMino


Maryann Maisano


"The Italian Chicks " ending with several songs

Regina DeCicco talking with Joseph DiMauro after the show.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bogota Events

26-April-2013
  Some events in and around Bogota for this weekend. Also events for next week.
Tonight 26- April
 The Bogota-Ridgefield Park Police Unity Tour presents a night of comedy with " Italian Chicks" at the Knights of Columbus Hall 106 Bergen Ave. in Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Tickets are $35.00 for more information pleas go to www.matterofhonor.org




- Saturday & Sunday 27-28 April
   Steen school is holding their spring clothing drive.
   Saturday from 7:00a to 7:00p   donated items should be place on the tarp in the school yard.
   Sunday  from 7:00a to 3:00p     donated item should be placed on the tarp at the main school entrance on W. Main St.




-Saturday 27- April 
   The Bogota Police Dept. will hold it's operation take for 2013. Anyone having out , and out date prescription medications may bring them the W. Broad St Police Headquarters and drop them off so the can safely be disposed of.
   Drop off Boxes will be available from 10:00a to 2:00p located in the lobby of Police Headquarters located on the W.Broad St side of Borough Hall.



Wednesday  1-May
  The Bogota VFW post # 5561 is having their annual Loyalty Day event . This will be held at the Ralph Hall Post located at 240 Leonia Ave Bogota, NJ.  Members of the VFW will present the winners of their " Voice of Democracy" and Patriots Pen"  writing contest held in the schools of Bogota. They will also recognized the students who serve  as volunteer members of the Safety Patrol.


Friday 3-May
  Steen School will hold their annual Tricky Tray & Pasta Dinner at the Bogota VFW Hall located at 240 Leonia Ave. Doors open at 6:30p with tickets  costing $15.00 in advance , and $20.00 at the door.  Advanced raffle tickets are also available for purchase.  For more information, or to purchase both tickets please contact Damaris Melendez at 201-441-9079 or at damalendez491@gmail.com 

















Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bogota Sports

24-April-2013
   The Lady Bucs Softball team lost to Emerson 8-13 at home in Olsen Park. This drops their record to 5-6. They next play at Harrison on Friday 26-April. First pitch is scheduled to be at 5:00p
  The Boys baseball team lost at Emerson 4-5. they now have a record of 2-10. The next host Newark North 13th St. at the Feigel Field baseball Diamond on Friday 26- April starting at 4:00p.

#17 Meghan Pulido Pitching

#2 Izamay Plaza making the play at third base.

#10 Kora Woegen 

#12 Casey Murphy

# 5 Jessica Caraccio

#7 Julia Contino

Coach Brad Dirupo talking with his team.

 Handshakes after the Game,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Coupons for Military Families

22- April-2013
  Memorial Day is less than two months away. The National budget situation is has forced the cancellation of active duty members of the Armed Forces from taking part in the Memorial Day parade like last year. However, there is still something that can be done to show support for the Women  & Men serving the United States overseas.
  The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW post # 5561 has been collecting manufactures coupons in order to send them to the families who are station overseas with the U.S. Military. This coupons are excepted at military commissaries, and at PX's on U.S. bases. These coupons are accepted for up to 6 months after the printed date of expiration.
  Mary Wagner of the Lady Auxiliary says the Post #5561 has  "adopted" a family station in Germany, as well as working with families station in Turkey. Coupons that are not used by the families they are sent to, are then passed out to other families who can use them. Ms. Wagner will except coupons for a number of categories including , but not limited to, Frozen Food, Baby Products, Household Cleaning Products, Personal Beauty Products, Can Goods, and Paper Products.  This also includes printable coupons. It is requested that the coupons be cut , and separated into individual categories, then placed in clear plastic bag and label accordingly.  Once a month the Ladies Auxiliary, in contact with their families, sends the coupons to the Military Families as needed. This is a year round project, so any time is a good time to make this kind of donation. The  families have responded to Post # 5561 and have let them know that the coupon sent are a big help to them, and other families they are stationed with.
  Envelops of coupons can be dropped off at the VFW Post # 5561, please use their mail slot located at 241 W. Shore Ave. This is the lower entrance across from the railroad tracks. Please identify them for Mary Wagner, Ms. Wagner asks if donor could included their name and address and she will send a  note to let you know that your coupons have been received, as well a heart felt thank-you from her and other members of Post # 5561.  For more information about this , or other project taht could help families of Military Personnel please contact Mary Wagner at chamarwag@msn.com
   This may been only a small donation, but every small step moves the world forward.



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bogota Events

21-April-2013
  Some events in and around Bogota this week.
- Friday 26-April 
   The Bogota-Ridgefield Park Police Unity Tour presents a night of comedy with " Italian Chicks" at the Knights of Columbus Hall 106 Bergen Ave. in Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Tickets are $35.00 for more information pleas go to www.matterofhonor.org




- Saturday & Sunday 27-28 April
   Steen school is holding their spring clothing drive.
   Saturday from 7:00a to 7:00p   donated items should be place on the tarp in the school yard.
   Sunday  from 7:00a to 3:00p     donated item should be placed on the tarp at the main school entrance on W. Main St.




-Saturday 27- April 
   The Bogota Police Dept. will hold it's operation take for 2013. Anyone having out , and out date prescription medications may bring them the W. Broad St Police Headquarters and drop them off so the can safely be disposed of.
   Drop off Boxes will be available from 10:00a to 2:00p located in the lobby of Police Headquarters located on the W.Broad St side of Borough Hall.




Bogota Sports
Lady Bucs Softball
Monday        22- April vs Palisade Park  at 4:00p
Wednesday   24- April vs Emerson         at 4:00p
Friday           26- April at  Harrison         at 4:00p
All Lady Bucs home games are at the softball field in Olsen Park

Bucs Baseball

Monday        22- April at Palisade Park  at 4:00p
Wednesday   24- April at Emerson         at 4:00p
Friday           26- April vs. North 13th St. Tech    at 4:00p
Saturday       27- April  at Ft. Lee         at 11:00a
All Bucs home game are at the Baseball Diamond at Feigel Field



Friday, April 19, 2013

Comedy Night

19-April-2013
  The Bogota - Ridgefield Park Chapter of the Police Unity Tour is hosting a Comedy Night on Friday 26- April. This is being held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 106 Bergen Blvd. in Ridgefield Park. The doors open at 7:00p with the show starting at 8:00p Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner, a night of
"Italian Chicks" comedy. Proceeds from this evening will go the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial & Museum in Washington D.C.. For more information and to buy tickets please go to: tickets@matterofhonor.org or their web site at ; www.matterofhonor.org



  The  Harold Dillard bridge has once again been closed for an indefinite period of time to repair the damages from Hurricane Sandy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bogota Sports

16- April-2013
 The  Bogota ball clubs both suffered losses to Waldwick on Tuesday. The Lady Bucs had a 6-22 loss on the road. While the Boys fell at home by the score of 4-10. Bogota had rallied to tie the game at 4 in the fifth inning, only to have Waldwick score six times in a error filled sixth.
 The next games for both teams are Thursday when the travel to Cresskill for 4:00p games.

 # 7 Carlos Ovalle beating the throw home.

#10 Alan Albino driving in a run.

Felix Pimentel

Aaron Lewis

Michael Kohles
Niko Calabia leaning out of the way of a pitch.