Zenfolio Store

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bogota Sports

28-Feb-2015
   Bogota/Weehawken Wrestler Beni Lopez (285 lbs) lost his second round match  Regional 2 in the  NJSIAA tournament.He lost a 2-9 in a decision to Joe Longbardi of River Dell.
   The Bogota Bucs Men’s Basketball Teams played their final regular season game at Home in Speary Gym on Friday 27- Feb. This was Senior Night and before the game the Senior Cheerleaders and players were honoured. Kenny Dixon, John Prepepaj, Danny Connors were brought out to share the moment with their Families. Coach Jay Mahoney took some time to talk about Mr. Connors and having him as a player for his High School Career. Mr. Connors had a season ending shoulder injury early in the year , but has been with the been with his teammates to support ,and offer advice when needed.
    The game started out as a track meet and remand at a high tempo for the entire time. Bogota took a 4 Point lead into the half. The second half saw Ridgefield apply more pressure on the Bogota Offense with both teams trading baskets for the entire second half. Lead change a number of times in the final 8 Minutes until Royal Senior  Anas Zubi    found the net with under 5 seconds left on the clock. One last shot for the Bucs fell off target and Ridgefield had a 72-74 victory. Ridgefield’s   Mr. Zubi   had score his 1,000 points of his High School career was give the game ball by Coach Mahoney during the hand shakes after the final buzzer.

  #8 Bogota next plays on Tuesday 3-March in a first round of the NJSIAA 2015 Group 1 Tournament against # 9 Palisades Park.  This will be a Home game for Bogota to be played at Speary Gym. Tip off time is 7:00p

Select photos from this event are for sale at  Bogota Blog NJ Zenfolio store at : http://bogotablognj.zenfolio.com Bucs basketball 2015















(To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)



Friday, February 27, 2015

Bogota Sports

27-Feb-2015

     Bogota/ Weehawken Wrestler Beni Lopez (285 lbs) won his first round Match at the Region 2 Tournament on Wednesday 24- Feb. He pinned Tommy Valverde of Paramus Catholic. Mr. Lopez advances to the next which will be held on Friday 27- Feb at  Bergen Community College. Start time is 6:00p



   The Bogota Bucs Men's Basketball Team needed an Overtime period to defeat Saddle River Day School on Thursday 26- Feb.  Bogota had leads of 18-16 after one quarter and 35-29 going into halftime , then watch Saddle River storm back  to take a two point lead into the fourth quarter.  A tighter least eight minutes saw the score tied at 45 forcing the extra session. The Bucs took control and limited the Rebels to just 3 Point while scoring 9 of their own for a 54-48 Kenny Dixon lead Bogota in scoring with 16 Points Brennen Rodgers added 5 Three Point Baskets.
  Earlier in the week it was announced that Anthony Ovalle  will sit out the remainder of the season due to a knee injury had forced him out of one game and causing him to have limited time playing in other.  Bogota already missing Senior Danny Connors lost from shoulder surgery at the start of the year  have had other players step up to fill the void from these losses.   Deiker Padrino had a game high 21 Points  against Midland Park, while on Thursday Night  Brennen Rodgers &  John Perpepaj scored in double digits in a game where every point was needed. 
   Bogota Next plays on Friday 27- Feb. against Ridgefield at Home in Speary Gym. This will be Senior night and the final regular season Home game for the Bucs. The also play on Tuesday 3- March in the first round of the NJISSA 2015 Group 1 Tournament. The host Palisades Park  at Home in Speary Gym with a tip off time of 7:00p 






   (To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weekend Events

26-Feb.-2015

Thursday- 26-Feb
Bogota

 The Bogota Public Library will host it's Dr. Who Club meeting. This is open to anyone who is a follower of the BBC series or who would like to learn about it. It will be held in on the second floor of the Library starting at 7:30p. There is a second meeting schedule for Thursday 15- Jan. at the same time. For more information about this , and other Library  programs please visit their website at http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ 
  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ 


(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ


Thursday- 26-Feb
Teaneck, NJ 
The Puffin Cultural Forum presents" Retrospective Outrage by artist Hak Vogrin was an artist whose works reflected his personal pain and outrage regarding the issues of his day. Destruction of the environment, wars, torture, famine, racism were all tackled with a cartoon-like directness that reflected his work as an underground comics artist in NYC during the 60's. Although Hak passed away in 2009, the urgency of the themes addressed in his artwork are seemingly more relevant now than ever.
The exhibition also features original prints of contemporary cartoons from Cagle Cartoons. Many of the images, perhaps too many, deal with the same issues that Hak's work dealt with, albeit from a humorous perspective. In light of the recent Charlie Hebdo attack, these editorial cartoons are an even more powerful reminder of the importance of political artistic expression. The Puffin Cultural Forum is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit their web site at Puffin Cultural Forum
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 12:00- 4:00pm


Friday-27- Feb.
Hackensack, NJ

  The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center presents the Woody Allen play " Central Park West.  This will take place at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center located at 39 Broadway in Hackensack, NJ Showtime is at 8:00p on Fri. & Sat 20-21- Feb as well as 27 & 28-Feb. Sunday performances on 22- Feb & 1-March will begin at 3:30p  Tickets for all performances at $19.For more information, or to purchase tickets please call 201-385-0494 or visit www.theatrecompany.biz  
                                                        
      ( It is asked while attending this event  it is mentioned that this was seen on Bogota Blog NJ)


Friday-27-Feb
Bogota
    The Borough of Bogota is expected to launch an updated version of their website. Is will have more information about some events happening in Bogota and add links to some community groups. The address will stay the same at :http://www.bogotaonline.org/

 
Monday-2-March
Bogota

    Read to Maggie the Beagle
Help your child foster their love of reading by letting them be Maggie's Reading Buddy! Come on down, pick out a book, and read to Maggie in the Children's Section.
Mondays at 4:00PM
Stop in or call (201) 488 - 7185 to register today
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :   http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/




Monday-2-March
Bogota

       The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman from 5:00p to 7:00p in Borough Hall.  This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. 
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.





( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bogota Sports



25-Feb-2015
   Bogota/Weehawken Wrestler Beni Lopez (285 lbs) is the only Bogota Wrester to qualify for  Regional 2 in the  NJISSA tournament. He will wrestle in the first round on Wednesday 25-Feb at Bergen Community College..
   The Bogota Basketball Teams played Park ridge on Tuesday 24-Feb. The Men’s Team traveled to Park Ridge and suffer a 38-46 loss to the Owls.Kenny Dixon lead Bogota in scoring with 10 Points, and Anthony Ovalle & Andrew Riad each had 2 Three Point Baskets The next play Saddle River on Thursday 26- Feb, then  Ridgefield on Friday 27-Feb.Both games will be at Home in Speary Gym starting at 7:00p. The Friday Game will be Senior Night for the Bucs.
   The  Lady Bucs play their final Home game of the season and honour Seniors Mika Sunga and Kelliann Brown for their play over their High School careers. Bogota had a 1 Point lead after the the first 8 minutes only to see Park Ridge take a 20-23 lead into the half. The Lady Bucs trailed by 2 after three quarters.The game was capped off with Bogota with a come from behind victory of 40-36. Bogota pressured the Lady Owls on defense ,and midway through  the last Quarter the lead back from Park Ridge. They fell back to slow the Lady Owls from any quick break and denied their shoots to secure the victory. This was their final came of the season finishing with a record of 4-18 
   Alana O’Brien lead the Lady Bucs in scoring with 10 Points.


Select photos from this event are for sale at  Bogota Blog NJ Zenfolio store at : http://bogotablognj.zenfolio.com Lady Bucs basketball 2015











Monday, February 23, 2015

Items

23-Feb.-2015
   A few items of note:
   The organization Rebuilding Together Bergen County is have a " Fix It Up" Raffle.  Rebuilding Together Bergen County is the same group that helped refurbish the Lower Hall of the Bogota VFW post #5561 last year. They are raffling 3 days of Carpenter, or Handyman services. 1 day of Lawn Care, and 1 day of Electrical repairs. The winner of the raffle will also receive a $500 gift card from Lowes to help cover the cost of the materials to be used. Proceeds for this will go to help low-income housing have a safe & healthy living environment. Ticket are $10 a piece and only 1500 will be sold. Drawing will be held on National Rebuilding Day Saturday 25- April at 4:30p. Tickets are available locally from Councilwoman Daniele Fede. She can be contact at danielecervino@aol.com  For more information about the raffle and Rebuilding Together Bergen County please visit their website at:  http://rebuildingtogetherbergen.org/






  (it is asked that  you  inform them that you saw this on Bogota Blog NJ)


   Another event is the  YWCA of Bergen County 2015 Girls Conference.  This will be held on  Saturday 21- March starting at 9:00a and going until 2:00p . It will be at Dickinson Hall on the Hackensack portion of the Fairleigh Dickinson  University Campus. This is a day for young Women between the ages of 11 to 18. A main topic of the day will be how how young women can break down the barriers that society has built around them, and highlight the important roles that young women play in our community.
    They  will begin the morning with  keynote speaker Charlotte Samuels of Ridgewood, the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of open-water swimming in the world.
    Workshops for girls and adults will focus on topics such as acceptance, media literacy, healthy lifestyles, the environment, and preparing for college.
Performances by the Teaneck Terpsichoreans and Reflections, and an interactive drum circle will round out the day.
  Tickets are $10.00 for Young Woman between 11 & 18 and $15 for  Parent, Guardian, or Chaperone (The attending adults must be registered with at least one Young Lady) Breakfast & Lunch will be included with the admission. Tickets must be order before Friday 20- March

For more information, please contact Samantha at 201-345-1895 or splotino@ywcabergencounty.org.
 

  (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)


( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

This Weeks events

22- Feb. 2015
    Some events happening  in and around Bogota for the week starting on Monday-23- Feb.

Monday-23-Feb
Bogota

    Read to Maggie the Beagle
Help your child foster their love of reading by letting them be Maggie's Reading Buddy! Come on down, pick out a book, and read to Maggie in the Children's Section.
Mondays at 4:00PM
Stop in or call (201) 488 - 7185 to register today
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :   http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/




Monday-23-Feb
Bogota

       The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman from 5:00p to 7:00p in Borough Hall.  This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. 
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.





( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)

Tuesday-24--Feb
Bogota
      The next  Smartypants Lecture will be a talk given by Jeff Perry to talk about Hubert Harrison who is credited in founding the new Negro Movement. Mr. Perry is the author of  " Hubert Harrison : The new voice of Harlem Radicalism 1883-1913"  This is scheduled to start at 7:00p and will take place in the Senior Center of the Bogota Library on the second floor.  There is no charge for the lecture however, resevations are recomemnded  For more information about this and other programs offer by the Bogota Public Library, or to make a reservation for any of the talks apart of  The Smarty Pants Lecture series please contact the Library at: 201-488-7185 or visit their website at: http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ


  (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)

Tuesday-24--Feb
Bogota
    The Bogota Board of Education will have their regularly scheduled meeting and work session.  This meeting  will take place.in the Cafeteria of the Bogota  High School. The Public is invited to attend this meeting.
The  Bogota High School is located at 2 Henry C. Luthin Pl, Bogota, NJ
 








Thursday- 26-Feb
Bogota

 The Bogota Public Library will host it's Dr. Who Club meeting. This is open to anyone who is a follower of the BBC series or who would like to learn about it. It will be held in on the second floor of the Library starting at 7:30p. There is a second meeting schedule for Thursday 15- Jan. at the same time. For more information about this , and other Library  programs please visit their website at http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ 
  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ 


(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ


Thursday- 26-Feb
Teaneck, NJ 
The Puffin Cultural Forum presents" Retrospective Outrage by artist Hak Vogrin was an artist whose works reflected his personal pain and outrage regarding the issues of his day. Destruction of the environment, wars, torture, famine, racism were all tackled with a cartoon-like directness that reflected his work as an underground comics artist in NYC during the 60's. Although Hak passed away in 2009, the urgency of the themes addressed in his artwork are seemingly more relevant now than ever.
The exhibition also features original prints of contemporary cartoons from Cagle Cartoons. Many of the images, perhaps too many, deal with the same issues that Hak's work dealt with, albeit from a humorous perspective. In light of the recent Charlie Hebdo attack, these editorial cartoons are an even more powerful reminder of the importance of political artistic expression. The Puffin Cultural Forum is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit their web site at Puffin Cultural Forum
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 12:00- 4:00pm
Friday-27- Feb.
Hackensack, NJ

  The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center presents the Woody Allen play " Central Park West.  This will take place at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center located at 39 Broadway in Hackensack, NJ Showtime is at 8:00p on Fri. & Sat 20-21- Feb as well as 27 & 28-Feb. Sunday performances on 22- Feb & 1-March will begin at 3:30p  Tickets for all performances at $19.For more information, or to purchase tickets please call 201-385-0494 or visit www.theatrecompany.biz  
                                                        
      ( It is asked while attending this event  it is mentioned that this was seen on Bogota Blog NJ)


The week in Bogota Sports

Lady Bucs Basketball 
 On  Tuesday 24-Feb they play ParkRidge at Home in Speary Gym  with a schedule starting time  at 7:00p This will be the final Regular home game  of the season and will be Senior Night.
  The JV Lady Bucs play before the Varsity game  on 19-Feb. starting at 5:30p

Bucs Basketball   
On Tuesday-24 -Feb they travel to park Ridge with the tip-off scheduled for 7:00p On Thursday -26-Feb they play against Saddle River  at Home in Speary Gym with the tip-off 
scheduled for 7:00p On Friday-27-Feb  they play against Ridgefield  at Home in Speary Gym with the tip-off scheduled for 7:00p 
The Junior Varsity Basketball will play before the Varsity game  at 5:30p on  24 & 27 -Feb.
The Boys Freshman team play their games starting at 4:00p on  27-Feb.
Middle School Basketball   They will compete in the Maywood Tournament starting on Monday 23- Feb. to 27- Feb. 





( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)


Bogota Sports

22- Feb.-2015
  The Bogota Bucs Mens Basketball team played their Consolation Game in the Bergen Invitational Tournament on Saturday 21- Feb. at Garfield High School. Bogota lost to Glen Rock by the score of 43-50.  The Panthers had a five point lead after the first quarter, and a 21- 29 lead into half time. A strong defensive effort by Bogota cut the deficit to only two points going in the final quarter. Glen Rock was able to find their scoring again coming away with a  7 point win. 
  Kenny Dixon lead Bogota with 14 Points while Brennen Rodgers had 2 Three Point Baskets.
  The Bucs next play a League game at Park Ridge  on Tuesday 24- February.  On Tuesday 3- March they will play Palisade Park in the First Round of the  NJSIAA 2015 North 1 Group1 Tournament. This game will be played in Bogota at Speary Gym. Tipoff is schedule for 7:00p  



   The Bogota / Weehawken Wrestling Squad place one wrestler into the finals of the NJSIAA District 7  Tournament on Saturday 21- Feb. at Leonia High School.  Beni Lopez (285 lbs) won his first match against Robert Torres from Bergenfield by a 17-12 Decision. He then lost in the final match to Goarn Krasic from Hackensack by a 4-11 Decision.     


  ( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Smartypants

21- Feb-2015
   On Thursday 19- Feb. the Bogota Public Library held its inaugural Smartypants Lecture series. The guest lecture was Sheila Robinson-Kiss who talked about the relationships between people in the modern world. To emphasize the point of how people need to relearn to communicate with others  Ms.Robinson-Kiss asked that the attendees sit in around in a circle  to allow them to see the others at the lecture. She talked  about how people need to reach out on their own to help themselves. And that one way to reach out is to personal communications with other.  She wanted to explain that while e-mail and other electronic  ways of communicating are a useful tool in today's world, looking someone face to face, or hearing another's voice is still the strongest form of getting information from one person to another. Reading excerpts from her book "They're Not Coming..." Ms.Robinson-Kiss showed that in a time where everyone seems to be  rushed,  time still needs to be taken to develop and grow relationships with fellow Human beings.  During  her talk  Ms. Robinson-Kiss  stopped to ask the other their thoughts about situations they were in.  One Woman answered that since she was unemployed for a time, she now had a chance to get to know her family better. She talked about being upset that she had taken so long to do this while working. Ms. Robinson-Kiss asked her to think about her experience differently. Instead of worrying about a missed past, enjoy the moments she now has with them. She went on to explain  that in todays world each person must find a way to enjoy the time they have. From simple everyday things like a first cup of coffee, or late night dessert, to sharing as much  time as possible with Family and Friends.
   It was a quick pace, energetic evening of talking and sharing. Even after the official hour was done Ms. Robinson-Kiss stay a while to talk to some one on one, while other who meet for the first time exchanged ideas with each other. Taking Ms. Robinson-Kiss point of the importance of reaching out on ones own without waiting for someone else to come by and do it for you. 
  Ms. Sheila Robinson-Kiss moved to New Jersey from Chicago a few years ago and is a relationship therapist & inspirational speaker.  Her latest  book  "They're Not Coming... waiting to be rescued on the roadside of life." is now available for sell. She also has donated a copy to the Bogota Library and can be checked out at any time.
   The next  Smartypants Lecture will be on Tuesday 24- February. This will be a talk given by Jeff Perry to talk about Hubert Harrison who is credited in founding the new Negro Movement. Mr. Perry is the author of  " Hubert Harrison : The new voice of Harlem Radicalism 1883-1913"  This is scheduled to start at 7:00p and will take place in the Senior Center of the Bogota Library on the second floor.  There is no charge for the lecture however, resevations are recomemnded  For more information about this and other programs offer by the Bogota Public Library, or to make a reservation for any of the talks apart of  The Smarty Pants Lecture series please contact the Library at: 201-488-7185 or visit their website at: http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ







( To help  support Bogota Blog NJ with it's coverage of Local news & sports please contribute what you can by using the  donation button  at the top right of the page.)