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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bogota Fall Festival

31-October-2016
    On Saturday-29-October the Bogota Recreation Commission hosted a Fall Festival in Olsen Park. This started with a costume parade  from Steen School down W. Main St to Olsen Park. At the park there was a Pumpkin patch set up for the Children to pick there own Pumpkin. Then they could decorate it to take home.   A sack race course and Bounce house were also available to be played with. Later in the Afternoon a hayride was able go give attendees a ride around  Olsen Park.  Some local groups were set-up to give information about other local groups. A DJ provided music for dancing.  Balloon animals, face paint, cotton candy, along  with Hamburgers and Hot Dogs were available for anyone would wanted them. This was helped by mild weather which allowed everyone to enjoy a Fall Afternoon.

























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Oktoberfest

31-October-2016

    On Friday 28-October the Trinity  Lutheran Church in Bogota held their first Oktoberfest. This was in celebration of German ancestry of the Lutheran Church. Local families brought home made food from recipes handed down through the generation. There was a variety of  Sausages, & breads,  German potato salad, and schnitzels  to be tried and shared. Along with deserts to be consumed over coffee and conversation. Pastor Rachel Zarnke hopes to continue this as an annual celebration to bring the Lutheran German community together for an evening. As well as having the Residents of Bogota to come and join an their neighbors for some food and well being.







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Happy Halloween

31 October-2016

Happy Halloween
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bogota Cross Country

30-October-2016
   On Saturday- 29- October the Bogota Cross Country Squad competed in the Bergen County Meet of Champions at Darlington Park.  This was a meet that allows the top teams from all five groups to run against each other.  The Bogtoa Lady Bucs Finished 13th out the thirteen teams racing.  Alanah O'Brien and Angeli Jaipersaud were the top Bogota finishers at 84 and 85 positions respectfully.
  In the Men's race Bogota finished fifth out of the 14 team field.  James Draney place fifth overall, with Danny Daurio coming in 12th. Bogota's fifth place  is the highest  finish by a squad from Bogota in the 44 year history of this meet. They set a Group 1 meet record with a aveegae time of 16:29.40. Mr. Draney set a Bogota record for this meet with a time of 15:39 and Mr. Daurio time of 15:51 is now the second fastest time by a Bogota runner.
  The next compete in the State Section Championship meet on Saturday 5-November at Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ

photo courtesy of Pat Rochford

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Haunted Library

30-October-2016
    On Saturday 29-October the Bogota Public Library held their annual  Haunted Library in the second  floor Senior Center. The Morning started with a short movie to set the tone for the rest of the day. Costumed Students were then able to make Halloween crafts, and play a few games.  Finally the braver Students were allowed to take turns exploring the Tunnel of Terror.. if they dared. Those who "survived" their trip went back for more fun.













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This Weeks Event

30-October-2016

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota  for the Week  starting on Sunday-30-October .  Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added throughout the month.
  
Continuing    

  The Bogota Public Library has set out a box to collect old, and used Crayola coloured makers. Makers collected will be send to the Crayola company to be reprocessed. For more information please visit their web site at;  http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle   

        
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October to December
    Monday -3- October will be the start of Leaf Season. Home Owners are allowed to place raked, leaves and grass cutting  in the street , along the curb, in front of their residents.  It is ask that the piles be placed in such a way as not to interfere with traffic, and away from storm sewers and drain to prevent flooding , or other water build-up. Leaf Season is schedule to end on Monday -19- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up. 




Sunday-30-Oct.
Montclair, NJ

   The Bogota Marching Buccaneer Band will participate in the  70th North Jersey Band Festival at Montclair State University.  The events starts at 4:30p with Bogota scheduled to be the fourth band to perform. ( Rain date will be Sunday -6-November also at 4:30p). Bogota has been the only High School band to attend all 70 festivals. Tickets are $10.00 in advance, and $15.00 at the gate. parking cost $6.00 . Tickets may be purchased from any band member.  For more information please contact Band Director Barry McCann at BMccann@bogotaboe.com




Monday-31-Oct.
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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Tuesday-1-Nov.
Bogota
The Bogota will host a writers workshop starting at 10:30a. This will be presented  by Joan Lefford who will assist anyone who would like to learn the art of storytelling though the written page. This will be available to anyone wishing to attend and is a  free event, and for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Tuesday-1-Nov.
Bogota
  The Bogota Public Library will have the following programs:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p,  Unplugged game night    6:00p-8:30p. This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  



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Thursday-3-Nov.
Bogota 
The Bogota will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a.  This will be available to any Student wishing to join in. Both event are free event, and for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Thursday-3-Nov.
Bogota
   The Bogota will present a workshop on signing up for Medicare this will start at 6:00p.  There will also be a second work shop on Thursday 17- November. This is open to the public and is a  free event, and for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Thursday-3-Nov.
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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Friday-4-Nov.
Bogota 
    The Bogota Public Library will host a Mini-Makers lab for Students age 4-6. This will be held on the library first floor in the Teen quiet study area. It will run from 12:00 noon to 1:00p This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 


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Saturday-5-Nov.
Bogota 
 The Bogota Public Library will present their next Smartypant Lecture starting at 11:00a.  This weeks topic will be to explain the Electoral College. The lecture will be presented by Leonard Rosenberg from William Patterson University.  This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Bogota Sports



Wednesday-2-Nov
Volleyball-               # 1 Bogota will host #32 West Caldwell Tech the 2016 NJSIAA Group 1                                         Tournament  first  round match. This will be played on Wednesday                                              and will take place in Bogota at Speary Gym. It has a  schedule start                                              time of 7:00p.

Saturday-5-Nov
Cross Country-       Bergen County Meet of  Championships at Darlington Park 
Football-                   vs North Arlington at Feigel Field. This will be the Senior Game                                                       with a kickoff schedule for 2:00p


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