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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Steen Garden

31-August-2014

   The Bogota Green Team organized a cleanup of the student garden at Steen School on Saturday 30-Aug. Members of the Bogota Green team lead by Chairwoman Daniele Fede and Volunteers from Bogota Beautiful assisted Steen teacher Cornelia Geraghty in a  Fall cleanup to prepare the garden for the coming school year. On the agenda for the cleanup was the remove of vines that had started to overgrow the arbor and the tool shed. Weeds were also removed from the planter beds, and along the building and fences. The Volunteers were joined by Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson who helped in the weed removal & also added fresh mulch to the planting beds. Gordon Kohles of the Bogota Dept. of Public Works donated the use of a dumpers to haul away the debris. He also volunteer his own time , and a chainsaw, to cut down some of the larger weeds that have grown into small trees. Fall flowers were placed in the beds to add colour until spring time, and used to fill vacancies left by trees that needed to be remove. 
  With the cleaner garden, birdhouse covered by the vines are exposed again. While the removal of the undergrowth  helps to keep the intrusive bug population down. The Garden is part of the Steen Garden Club run by Ms. Geraghty over the last few years. While talking with Mr. Kohles she reminded him that his son, now a Junior in High School, was in the Garden Clubs first year. She was talked about how some of the herbs planted by the Students would be used to add flavor to the Steen lunches themselves. 
  This effort is one part of the Borough to achieve their Sustainable Jersey certification.  
  Their next event  is  sponsoring a shred day and green fair Oct 4 at the Rec Center 9 am to noon. A shredding truck will be brought in so Bogota Citizen can safely and securely dispose of old documents and other paperwork that may need to be remove from local households.   The Bogota Green team are seeking sponsors and community group involvement. Green products and sustainable practices will be showcased. Anyone wishing to volunteer please contact Daniele Fede at 973-703-6578. 
  
















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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Furture Events

30-August-2014
  Some upcoming event happen in and around Bogota in the month of September 2013

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Friday-Sunday 5-7 Sept.
Teaneck, NJ
The 2nd annual  Northeast Film Festival will be held from 
September 5-7, 2014 at the Teaneck Cinemas  in Teaneck, NJ. 
The Northeast Film Festival (NEFF) showcases top independent films
 from celebrated filmmakers,  as well as new talent. The diverse 
array of films, selected by a committee, includes features and
 shorts from all genres, as well as documentaries. For more information please visit their 
website at:http://www.nefilmfestival.com/  The Teaneck Cinemas is located at
 503 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ

 Sunday -7- Sept.
Ridgefield Park, NJ

 The Ridgefield  Park police PBA Local 81  will be hosting our 1st Annual American Car, Truck, & Motorcycle show to support the Sgt. Steven A. Sulborsky Memorial Fund.  This will take place on Sunday 7- Sept. from 10:00a to 4:00p. This will be held at the  Ridgefield Park High School, located at  1 Ozzie Nelson Drive, Ridgefield Park, NJ  They are seeking enthusiasts with any American vehicle from all make, model, and years. The event will also have Food Trucks, dealerships, vendors, and music. We will have an awards ceremony with trophies in many categories. There is a $15 pre-registration fee up until Sept. 1 and $25 day of registration fee. We are looking forward to a great turnout with some amazing vehicles and incredible food. Please contact Greg Powell gpowell@rppd.org or 201-641-6400 with any questions/comments or for registration information. 



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Tuesday-Saturday 16-20- Sept.
Bogota
   St. Joseph Church will hold their 8th annual Carnival & International food fair. This will be held in the parking lot across Palisade Ave from the Church. The Carnival begins each evening at 6:00p and go to 10:00p during the week and 11:00p on the weekend. Tuesday & Saturday will have one price wristbands available on those days. 
  The Carnival is also looking for volunteers to help with the carnival in various capacities.  Anyone looking to volunteer should contact Peter Montalbano at mrmonty51@gmail.com or Sandy Wieskus at 201-489-4731. There will again be a super 50/50 drawing on Sat. 20 Sept. those tickets can be pre-purchased by contacting Ms. Wieskus at 201-489-4731.




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Saturday -20- Sept.

Bogota

St. Joseph's School will hold it's 1st Spirit Sprint 5k run/walk. This will take place through the streets of Bogota and start at the Bogota Recreation Center. The race will start at 9:00a with the runners starting off first , and the walkers to follow. Awards will be given Women's & Men's division each with six different age groups

  Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics and St. Joseph Academy for more information download the flyer and Registration form sjabogota.com.


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Sunday -21- Sept.
Bogota
 Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept Engine Co. #3 will be hosting a Circus that will take place in Olsen Park Tickets are now on sale . Advance purchase tickets will be $10 for Adults, and $8 for Students ages 3-12 years old. Tickets at the door will be $12 & $10 respectfully. Tickets may now be purchase at the Bogota Public Library, or at the Bogota Recreation Center. There will be two shows with a matinee at 2:00p and the evening show starting at 6:00p.  The Circus is being sponsored by Bogota Volunteer Fire Department Engine Co. #3




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Wednesday  -24- Sept.
Bogota

The Bogota Hook & Ladder Co. 1 and Engine Co. 1 will host their third annual blood drive.This event will take place at the West Broad St. Firehouse next door to the Police Headquarters.  The drive will start at 3:00p and go to 8:00p, and is being co-sponsored by the Community Blood Services. Along with the collection of red blood cells as well as blood  platelets. The blood cells are use for transfusions for anyone who need to replenish their system due to an accident or surgery. Platelets are use to aid in blood clotting that are use for those going through cancer treatments , or organ transplants.  If anyone wants to schedule an appointment please: call 201-251-3703.  However all who wish to can come to the firehouse between 3:00- 8:00p and donate without an appointment.
    Anyone may donate if the are between  17-75 years old, in good heath, and weigh at least 110 lbs. A donor is accepted even if they are prescribed medications that are frequently taken, inform the staff of all medication being taken, and it is recommended that a donor have a good meal , and plenty of fluids prior to donating. For more information please  contact www.communitybloodservices.org 
  This is another way the Bogota Volunteer Fire Department serves the citizens of Bogota. The Bogota Fire Department is an all volunteer organization serving the Borough since 1901. They also provide assistance in  rescue , and other emergency situation. The Bogota Fire Department is now currently recruiting new members to become volunteers. This is open to anyone Female or Male who are at least 18 years of age , and are residents of Bogota as well as Ridgefield Park, Teaneck ,and Hackensack.  Training, and equipment will be provided. There is also a Junior Firefighter program open to young Women, and Men who at at least 16 years of age. A Junior Firefighter will also receive training , and be a part of the support system to the Firefighters themselves. For more information about volunteering please to to bogotafire.org/  or call;
201-342-1736 ext. 2007. There is also a meeting the 1st Wed. of each month at the W. Broad St. Firehouse from 7:00-8:00p


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 Saturday-20- Sept.
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Business will hold their annual Fall Street Fair  on Main St in Ridgefield Park. This will go from 10:00a to 5:00p with food, crafts, rides & other vendors. There will be a stage at the Municipal Building for performances by local band & the Ridgefield Park H.S. Chorus

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Science Tellers

29-August-2014

   On Thursday 28-Aug. the Bogota Public Library conclude their Summer reading series of "Fizz, Boom Read" with a performance by Jason Vance of Sciencetellers. He told the story of Dragons & Dreams  about how two young, want to be, Wizards help save the Kingdom by releasing the powers of Dragons to defeat the Ice Sorceress. Volunteers from the Audience helped Mr. Vance  by using science to call the Dragon. He first showed how chemical can react with one another. Along with how oxygen  was needed to make fire burn.
  The Student were shown how to make the " Horn of Fire" to call the Dragon. Then how "Dragon's Breath" was made, and finally covering the Library floor with the Dragon's Breath so the Kings guards could have a victory of the Ice Sorceress.
 For information about upcoming Library programs for September please visit their website at :http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/

Jason Vance telling the story.

Asking for Volunteers.



 Showing how Chemicals react.

 How oxygen works with fire

 Taking a moment to be cool.

Summoning the " Horn of Fire"  


Making "Dragon's Breath"..





.. then tasting it.

 Creating a Fog.

Covering the Students in Fog...

....and some Parents.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekend Events

28- August-2014
  Some  events happening in and around Bogota for the weekend starting on Thursday 28-Aug.

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Thursday-28 August
Bogota
  The Bogota Public Library will finish their Summer Reading series " Fizz, Boom,  Read " with a Sciencetellers program starting at 6:00p. There is a limited space available so please call the Library at 201-488-7185 to register, or visit their website at http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ


                                                        




Thursday -28-August
Teaneck, NJ  
The Teaneck Farmers Market continues. The market is open every Thursday until 30-October and runs from Noon to 6:00p It is located in the Municipal Parking lot at Garrison Ave & Beverly Rd. For more information please go to: http://www.cedarlane.net/  or call 201907-0493



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Saturday-30- August
Bogota

 The Bogota Green Team is sponsoring a school garden cleanup day Saturday 30-August , at 9 am to 11 am at Steen School. Meet at corner of River Road. This effort is part of our Sustainable Jersey certification. Anyone wishing to volunteer please contact Daniele Fede at 973-703-6578.  
  They are also sponsoring a shred day and green fair Oct 4 at the Rec Center 9 am to noon. We are seeking sponsors and community group involvement. Green products and sustainable practices will be show cased.



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Sunday-31- August
Teaneck, NJ
   The first night of Bat Stock 2014 will take place at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. This will also be International Bat Night and will offer an " Bat Walk" by Mr.  D’Angeli  along the trails of the Teaneck Creek. This event is schedule to start at 7:00p and go until 9:00p  Tickets are $10 and $5 for members.  This is located at 20 Puffin way , Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit their web site  at: http://www.batstock.org/batstock2014.html 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BPESYA Alumni

26-August-2014
   On Monday 25-Aug. the Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy held their second annual Alumni pool party at the Bogota Swim Club. This is another way  BPESYA  continues it's mission to form a stronger community starting with the Students of the Borough.  Alumni from all four  of the graduation class attended the event to enjoy a late Summers Evening. The Alumni had a chance to catch-up with former Cadetmates and share their experiences with Sgt Lynch & Miss Anna. Some of the instructors, along with their families, relaxed with the Alumni Cadets and their families. Some parents too the time to to Sgt Lynch & Anna Ferris about what the Academy would be like when their Child was accepted to the Academy.
   Sgt Lynch explain the Academy Mission to the Parents encouraging even the youngest to start thinking about being part of one of the top Youth Academies in the State of New Jersey. Sgt. Lynch as mention how event like the pool party & Film debut  is also part of BPESYA mission to keep the ideas of the Academy going for the entire year.
  There was also some items for sale like Alumni t-shirts & coffee mugs which will help fund the   Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy class #05 in the Summer of 2015. For more information about the  Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy, or how to help support it please visit their website at: http://www.bpesya.com/

 Miss Anna...

...Sgt Lynch..




... and some Instructors greeting the Almuni










 Class 01

Class 02

Class 03

Class 04

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