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Monday, June 29, 2015

Upcoming Events

29- June- 2015

   Some events that are happening in and around Bogota
   Bogota Beautiful is hosting Saturday morning Yoga classes. These will be  starting on Saturday 11-July and will go from 9:00a to 10:00a  They will be held in Olsen Park in Bogota. These classes are open to anyone regardless of age, or  experience.  The classes will meet at the Bandshell in Olsen Park depending on the number of attendees classes may be held in the bandshell or on the lawn in front of the bandshell. Everyone you wishes to attend is required to provide their own mat, towels, and water. Comfortable clothing that will allowed  free and ease of movement  should be worn. This is free to the public, however it is asked to contact  Bogota Beautiful at there website: bogotabeautiful.com to make a resveration for as many dates as you wish.  Please also visit the same website for more information or to donate to: bogotabeautiful.com

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   The American Cancer Society will be holding a kick-off Breakfast on Wednesday 19-August  at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.  This is to starting fundraising for the Ridgefield Park "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.  The walk will take on place on Sunday 18- October  in the Ridgefield Park Section of Overpeck Park.  At this breakfast  individuals or groups can  learn how  to form teams to help raise money that will go to; breast cancer awareness, support for those are affected by breast cancer, and for continuing medical resarch for treatment, cure & prevention of breast cancer. Attendees will learn how to motivate themselves, and other, to go to Companies, Public & Private Organizations, School & Religious  groups to organize teams that will raise money, and signup participants to attend the walk in October.
    For more information about this and other events please visit: http://main.acsevents.org/ The Ridgefield Park Section of Overpeck Park is Located at 199 Challenger Rd. Ridgefield Park, NJ 

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               Making Strides of Ridgefield Park

                              Sunday,  October 18,  2015 
10 a.m.

                                     The New Overpeck Park







Paper Shredding

29-June-2015

    On Saturday 27-June the Borough of Bogota through the Bergen County Utilities  Authority  hosted a paper shredding event. This took place in the parking lot of the Bogota Recreation Center.  Approximately over 2000 lbs of paper was collected that morning. Residents were able to drive in, with Volunteer help from the Bogota Dept. of Public Works,  and have all of their sensitive & business document disposed of  securely.  Items were placed in a bin, then lifted into the shredding truck parked there.  The contents were then placed into the shredding machine to be cut into small strips. A small monitor would allow anyone to view the paper coming out as just strips of paper. The strips are then formed into bales in the back of the truck. The truck itself is locked and secured until it returns to the recycling plant. After the truck is unloaded the bales are then processed into paper slurry which is then sold to paper mills which then can be turn into bath & facial tissues. Many companies are now producing tissues products that are comprised of 100% recycled material.  The advantage of this is less solid waste needed to go into landfills and more trees allowed to remain growing.



Steve Vogt helping unload paper from cars.



Edgar Cando (L) & Steve Vogt loading paper to be shredded.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

This Weeks Event

28- June-2015

  Some events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting Monday 29-June. Including a number of select Fourth of July event from nearby Communities. 

Monday -29-June
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/




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Monday -29-June
Bogota

       The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman  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. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.


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Monday -29-June
Hasbrouck Heights , NJ
    Hasbrouck Heights will be holding their Annual Fireworks Display Celebration at Gary Depken Field (Route 17/Franklin Ave). The event starts at 6pm, with Fireworks beginning upon nightfall. Admission can be purchased at the gate or by several local businesses. The rain dates for the Fireworks are scheduled as July 1 and July 2.

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Wednesday-1-July through Sunday -5-July
Leonia, NJ

  The Leonia Sports Boosters will he holding their annual Fourth of July Carnival at Overpeck Park. The fair features rides, games, food, fireworks, and more. Times are Weekdays  and Sunday  6:00p to 10:00p , Saturday 6:00p to 11:00p On Saturday they will have a Fireworks display starting at Sunset.




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Wednesday-1-July
Teaneck , NJ

    There will be the first  Teaneck Community Band Concert of 2015. This will feature a performance by  Katrina Elsnick on Piccolo. This will be held at the Votee Park Band Shell and is scheduled to start at 8:00p Votee Park is located at Palisade Ave &  Colonial Ct in Teaneck, NJ. In case of inclement weather, the rain site is Benjamin Franklin Middle School on Windsor Road.
   This will be the first of five concert at Votee Park that will occur  each Wednesday in July.

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Thursday -2-July
Bogota
  The Bogota Public Library will host a tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth. This will be presented by Dave DeLuca and is scheduled to start at 7:00p This will take place on the second Floor of the Bogota library located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. Admission is free but registration is required  in order to attend.   To make a revervation or  for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :   http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Thursday -2-July
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p. It will take place in the Council Chambers of Borough Hall. Borough Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  This meeting is open to the public. 


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Saturday-4- July
Ridgefield Park, NJ

   Will host a number of event in Celebration of America's Independance. This will begin with the reading of the Declaration of Independence  starting at 7:30a  at the Flag Memorial located at Euclid Ave & Mt.Vernon St. After that there will be a Flag raising Ceremony by the Girls & Boy Scouts.
  The Baby & Youth Parade is scheduled to begin at 9am at Poplar St. and Euclid Ave.Honor students lead the parade. This parade consists of village and visiting children, who walk, ride in decorated carriages, elaborate floats or personally decorated bicycles. You will see red, white, blue and lots of patriotism on this day. Prizes are awarded and a grand time is had by all.
  The Civic Parade steps off promptly at 11:30 at Preston St. and Hudson Ave.. A Grand Marshal, selected from our community, leads the parade. Fraternal and village organizations, youth and sporting associations, bands and visitors march with pride. Village residents and visitors have enjoyed this event for over a century. Thousands participate and even more enjoy this magnificent parade from the sidelines. Again, awards are presented in numerous categories.

                                                         


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Saturday-4- July
Hackensack, NJ

   The City of hackensack will host it's annual Fourth of July Celebration at Foschini Park. This is a free event feature game, food & rides starting at 9:00a. There will be a performance by the Infernos scheduled to start at 7:15p. The a Fireworks display at Sunset.

                                            

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Saturday-4- July
Teaneck  , NJ
    The Township of Teaneck will be Independence Day Parade  starting  at Queen Anne Road and Queens Court beginning at 9:30a



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Summer Reading

28-June-2015
    The Bogota Public Library began their Summer reading program: " Every Hero has a Story"  The young readers were invited to the Library to sign-up for the program at the Library and then proceeded to go through Superhero Academy. They had a chance to make their own Mask, Capes and to create their own personal Super Hero shield. Then they were invited to go through Superhero Training.  They built up their muscles with pushups then used them to smash through wall. And in true Superhero fashion go to rebuild that wall their own way.  They tested out their Super breath to repel the " Bad Guys" and then  went on to save the  stuff animal citizens from a lava surrounded island.  To reward them for their heroic day they were read stories about other young Superhero's adventures. 
   For learn more about  about this and other Library programs please contact at: 201-488-7185 or visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
















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Friday, June 26, 2015

BHS Class of 2015

26-June-2015

    On Thursday 25-June the Class of 2015 became the 89th to Graduate from Bogota High School. 78 Seniors took  Centre Stage at Feigel Field to receive their Diplomas in front of Family and Friends.
   Salutatory Maria Van Tine took a moment to thank her Mother  for raising her & her Brother after the passing of her Father at a young age.  She used her Mother as an example of the importance of hard work and the support of Family in order to succeed. She then thanked her Family made up of the Class of 2015 and other Students of Bogota High School for their support as well.
   The Keynote speaker was Former Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire (BHS Class of 1977) also touch on the Family of High School by wearing his Brother Kelly's Basketball Championship Jacket. He talked about how  all of the Members of Bogota High School help his family after an serious injury to Kelly. Mr. McGuire went on to say that not all lessons are learned in the Classroom, but being apart of Bogota can help the Seniors to be ready for life.
  Valedictorian Ishra Glasswala used her address to remember actually being excited to enter the High School 6 years ago as a Seventh grade Student. She joked how that might have been one of the only times about being happy to come to school.  She went on to talk about if not for attending Bogota what opportunities she would have missed. Who  she would have never be able to becomes friends with, and learn how to grow as a person. She asked her fellow Seniors to remember the time they have spend together and use that to move into a future of their own choosing.
   After the diplomas were handed out. Many photos by Parents. The Singing of the Alma Mater. The Seniors finally celebrated  the fact they are now Graduates of Bogota High School.










Colm O'Hagan (L) Noemi Abundez, and Caleb Hughes
 singing the National Anthem 


Principal Linda Gattuso


Salutatory Maria Van Tine

The Concert Band under the Direction of Barry McCann.



Keynote Speaker  Leo McGuire (BHS '77) 



Valedictorian Ishra Glasswala
The Choir under the Direction of Wendy hughes.





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