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Monday, April 30, 2018

Money Smart

30-April-2018
 On Saturday-28-April the Bogota Public Library held their final event of Money Smart Week. This was a story time that introduce the children of  how money can be use. Youth   Coordinator Tom Skrnich  read a few books that had the main charter learn how money can be saved for something special.  Another was a brief history on money and finance by Dr. Seuss.  Then after a moment to " shake the silly's out"  The Families were then introduced to Grace Ramsey from Bogota Savings Bank. Ms Ramsey had a present of a house shape bank for the Students to keep, and colour. This bank was made of a clear plastic, so even being coloured the Children could still it being filled with the coins they added to it.  They was also an activities booklet that allowed the readers to become familiar the words used in finance. 
    When asked about account for Children, Ms Ramsey said that her bank did have accounts that could be open in a child's name. A Parent would need to open it, and help with deposits, but  was a way to teach the Children how a saving account works, which could lead into becoming a better user of money for their own purposes.


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Weekend Sports

30-April-2018
   On Saturday the Varsity teams from Bogota played in the Coaches vs Cancer Tournament in Park Ridge. Both teams played the teams from Dwight -Englewood. Bogota opened the scoring with one run in the first inning for an early lead. Both teams had a scoreless seconding inning with the Lady Bucs having a 1-0 going into the third. Bogota would score six runs in that inning, then add another eight in the fourth inning. Bogota would win the game by a score of 15-0. Amber Vazquez would hit her first Home Run  of her Varsity career and record 4 Runs Batted In. Sophia Marquez would also hit a Home Run for Bogota. Madison Heck would have a Triple, and Strike Out 12 for the win. Jayleen Arce, Anna Granquist, and Nylene Mateo all hit Doubles.  Bogota's record is now 9-4. The next play Park Ridge on Monday 30-April. This will take place at Lady Buc Field in Olsen Park, the first pitch is scheduled for 4:00p


  The Men's team gave -up five first inning runs the Bulldogs, but were able to score one back, to trail 1-5. Bogota would then tie the game at five with a four run third inning. The Bucs would enter the seventh inning with a one run lead, but Dwight -Englewood would score the run need to set-up extra inning. D-E would score three time, and the Bucs could answer them and ended up losing 7-10.
Tim Barcon would have two Doubles and record a game high 3 Stolen Bases. Jake Marino would also have a Double. Mathew Fitzgerald  and Jose Marte would have 2 Runs Batted In. The Bucs record is now 4-8. Bogota's next game will be at  Park Ridge on Monday 30-April the first pitch is scheduled for 4:00p





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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rebuilding Together

29-April-2018
  On Saturday-28-April Rebuilding Together of Northern New Jersey took part in National Rebuild Day. This is a nation wide day in which volunteers from the building trades industry, along with anyone else who wished to help, aide those whose homes are in need of repair or improvement.  Eight residents in Northern New Jersey, who own their home but  are in financial need were approved to receives the benefits of some home improvement. One house was in Englewood, where volunteers came to repair and patch the walls and ceilings. Then the crews, along with the homeowner repainted the gave the first and second floors a fresh coat paint. 
   Just around the corner in Teaneck Volunteers were joined by electricians from IBEW local 164. Some of the minor repairs that were made was to the hand railings, the removing of old floor, with a major project of covering a leaking roof until further repairs can be made in May. The electricians fanned out through the resident to replace old outlet and switches,  install new lighting fixtures and update smoke detectors. One of the bigger jobs was to install a permanent electrical connection  to a garage door placing an old extension cord.
   Rebuilding Together North Jersey  provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners who are seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and families with children in Bergen County and the City of Paterson in Passaic County. All repairs are provided at no charge to the homeowners. To date, they have successfully improved more than 220 homes and nonprofit community facilities in Northern New Jersey. For more information about  Rebuilding Together of Northern New Jersey please visit their website at:   http://rtnorthjersey.org/.
   They are also holding a raffle to rise money for future projects. This a chance to win 3 days Carpentry , 2 days of Painting, and Landscaping services along with a Lowe's gift card. Ticket are $10.00 and are now on sale until Monday-4-June. There is also a limit of 1,000 tickets  that will be sold. The drawing will be held on  Monday-4-June at 7:00p . For more information please call 201-447-8886.


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This Weeks Events

29-April-2018

  Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting on  Sunday-29-April. 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 when they become available.


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Continuing
 Starting on Monday-26- February the main parking lot and front entrance to Bogota High School will be closed. This is due to the reconstruction of the Parking lot. Work is scheduled to continue until First week of September-2018.   All access to the High School will be through the side door on the North side of the building.








Continuing 
   The Bogota Police Dept has issued a traffic alert for Thursday-16-November. The Suez water company will be working on the main water line under the street.  Work is schedule  to continue until late January -2018. This will occur on W. Main St. between Larch and Elm Aves. This is scheduled to start at 7:00a and run to 4:00p. All parking on W.Main will be suspend during this time. Traffic in both directions may be detoured during this project, please plan alternate routes. Business parking will be permitted on both Larch and Elm Aves and may cause additional congestion on those streets.







Continuing
The Bogota Public Library will change its eContent platform. On Tuesday -8-May the contract with bibliotheca for Cloud Library and service  will end.  This will be replaced by OverDrive  at all BCCLS libraries. OverDrive  will offer a new, intuitive app named Libby. This is designed to so that it will be easier to adapt to this new platform. The new Overdrive  platform will again allow to access BCCLS digital content on Kindles devices again.  For more information  please call 201- 488-7185. Or visit the Library's web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Sunday-29-April
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast. This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ
         


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Monday-30-April
Bogota
  The Library will have its Teen Advisory Group meeting.  This is  an event open to  Students in grades 6-12. Group members will  participate in various activities and interact with peers. Bring your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to the table. This will be held from 5:00p to 6:00p on the second floor 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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Monday-30-April
Bogota
     The  Bogtoa Public Library will hold its next Friends of the Library meeting.  This is an  opened to anyone interested in leaning about  and support the Library. This is scheduled to start at 7:00p. 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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Monday-30-April
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-May
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, 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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Tuesday-1-May
Bogota
  The Bogota  Public Library will  host Yoga classes lead by Conor Michael Murphy. This is open to anyone 18 years or older regardless of their level. It is asked anyone wishing to attend please bring their own yoga mat, or towel, and their own water bottle. This is a free event and open to anyone. 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-May
Bogota
The Bogota VFW Post #5561 will host their annual Loyalty Day program.They will award the winners of the "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot's Pen" essay contest. They will also display the work of  the colouring contest for the younger Students. This will be held in the Main Hall located at 240 Leonia Ave Bogota, NJ. This is open to the Public and  is a free event.  This will take place in the Main Hall and start at 8:00p. There will be a local singing group providing live entertainment and a flag presentation.  Then the winners of the Patriots Pen and "Voice of Democracy" writing competition will be announced.  The winning essays will be read aloud and the writers will be given their awards.


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Tuesday-1-May
Bogota
 The Bogota  Public Library will  host a workshop on how about keeping a person's personal information  safe while taking advantage of the many benefits of being online. Topics include securing online accounts and mobile apps, shopping and banking safely on a computer or mobile device, preserving  privacy while using social media, and avoiding unwelcome content and communications.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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Tuesday-1-May
Bogota

The Bogota Board of Education will have their regular meeting and work session. Action may will be taken at this meeting. This will be held in the Bogota High  School  Cafeteria starting at 6:00p. This is open to the public. The Cafeteria is located on the second floor at 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota, NJ

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Wednesday & Thursday-2&3-May
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a.  This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. 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-May
Bogota
   On Thursday-16-March the St.Joseph's School in Bogota, NJ will present it's annual Sherlock Holmes Mystery Dinner Theatre. Tickets are priced at $17 for Adults and $7 for Students from 9-17 years of age. The price of admission included a pre-show Pasta Dinner along with Dessert.  There will also be a raffle of prizes available during Dinner. Doors open at 6:00p with a curtain of 7:00p. Prizes will be announced at intermission.
   Process from this event will go to the St.Joseph's eight grade Class of 2018. For more information, or to purchase tickets please call 201-487-8641. The St. Joseph's School is located at 131 E. Ft. Lee Rd Bogota, NJ

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Thursday-3-May
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular meeting and work session this is schedule to start at 7:30p. It will take place in the Council Chambers located on the second floor at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  This meeting is open to the public. 

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Friday-4-May
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.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-May
Bogota
   Bogota Beautiful will again host their Yoga in the Park classes. These will run every Saturday in starting  May Class will be one hour and will take place each in Olsen Park and start at 9:00a. Classes will be led by a  Professional Yoga instructor.  The instructors  scheduled this year at Lynn Demetrakis and Kathryn Livingston. The classes are open to anyone regardless of age, or  experience.  The classes will meet at the Band shell in Olsen Park depending on the number of attendees classes may be held in the band shell or on the lawn in front of the band shell. 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 reservation for as many dates as you wish.  



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Saturday-5-May
Bogota
  The Bogota Band Parents will again sponsor its Town Wide Garage Sale  It will run from 10:00a to 4:00p rain or shine. The cost to participate is $15.00 this will allow the seller to have their address listed on the official garage sale map and  they will receive yard sign for their address show that are a participant. Process from the registration fee will go to help support the Bogota High School Marching Buccaneer Band. To join as a Official seller , or any other information about the Garage Sale please visit their website at : https://gobandgo.info/ 
  The Bogota Band Parents is another group of Families who  join together to help fund the High School program when School fund are not available.  Some of the help provided is trip planning and addition transportation to away football game, and Band competitions. Providing  chaperoning for trips and other items needed to a successful Band program. Any one interested in becoming a Band Parent member or for more information about the Bogota Band Parents please  email them at : gobandgo@gmail.com Or by visiting gobandgo.info  to register on line.

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Saturday-5-May
Bogota
    The Bogota Public Library will host a workshop for young athletes in Bogota  This will be the first of four Saturday's to encourage Students to learn more about how learning any sport can be beneficial in everyday life. It will be in two separate age groups.  One group for anyone ages from 2-7 will run from  11:00a. to noon.  All Students who participate must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian through out the event. 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/ or register at HTTPS://WWW.TFAFORMS.COM/4602619  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

    
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Saturday-5-May
Ridgefield Park, NJ

   The Village of Ridgefield Park will host their annual Green Fair. This will be co-sponsored by the Bogota, and the Ridgefield Park Green Teams along with the Ridgefield Park Environmental Commissioner.  This will run from 10:00a to 3:00p and is open to the public as a free event. There will be live shows and demonstration along with local artisan displays, food,  canoe ride, and fishing demostations. 
  The fair will take place at Riverside Park located at 24 Industrial Ave. Ridgefield Park, NJ 


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Sunday-6-May
Hackensack, NJ
   Bergen County will host its second annual heath fair. This will be an opportunity to learn about varieties of heath care and other support services available to the residents of Bergen County.  This will be held at the Rothman Center on the Hackensack Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The event will start at 12:00 noon and run to 4:00p. This is a free event. Rothman Center is located at 100 University Plaza Dr Hackensack, NJ. For more information please visit their website at https://www.bergencarefair.org/

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Bogota Sports

Monday-30-April
Track                                          Patriot Division Championships at Emerson 4:00p
- Varsity Softball -                    vs Park Ridge at Lady Buc Field in Olsen Park  4:00p 
Varsity Baseball-                   at Park Ridge  4:00p
- JV Baseball                              at Park Ridge 4:00p 
- JV  Softball -                            vs Park Ridge in Olsen Park  4:00p 
- Middle School Softball        at Leonia 4:00p
Middle School Baseball      vs Leonia  4:00p

Wednesday-2-May
- Varsity Softball -                   at Midland Park  4:00p 
Varsity Baseball-                   vs Midland Park  4:00p  at the Feigel Field Baseball Diamond
- JV Baseball                              vs Midland Park 4:00p in Olsen Park
- JV  Softball -                            at Midland Park  4:00p
- Middle School Softball        vs Haledon at Zakrzewski Field in Olsen Park    4:00p
Middle School Baseball      at Haledon  4:00p

Friday-4-May
- Varsity Softball -                    vs Leonia at Lady Buc Field in Olsen Park  4:00p 
Varsity Baseball-                   at Saddle Brook  4:00p
- JV Baseball                              vs Saddle Brook 4:00p at the Feigel Field Baseball Diamond
- JV  Softball -                            vs Leonia in Olsen Park  4:00p 

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