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Monday, March 18, 2019

Upcoming Events

18-March-2019
 Some  more events happening in March and April.

  The Bogota Environmental Commission, and the Bogota Green team is sponsoring a Bogota 125th Anniversary Heritage Tree Contest. This is open to all resident of Bogota. The  Environmental Commission is looking for a large individual tree with unique value.  The major criteria for Heritage Tree designation are age, rarity, size, aesthetics, botanical, ecological or historical value.
  Nominations must include a photo of the tree, the diameter and type of tree. Extra credit will be given for an old photo showing the tree.  All nominations are due no later than  Wednesday- 10-April. The winners will be announced on Arbor Day. There can only be one nomination per Household. 
Entries will be displayed during our Celebration and on the Commission’s web page at https://www.bogotaonline.org/environmental-commission
Nominations should be sent to 375 Larch Avenue, Bogota, NJ, or electronically to dfede@bogotaonline.org.  


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Starting on Sunday-31- March the Healthy Kids Running Series will hold their next series of sessions for the Spring. This will be the first of the five day  events in the Healthy  Kids Running Series  for the Spring of 2019 in Bogota. Healthy Kids Running Series a nonprofit organization that gets boys and girls Pre-K through Middle School active, feel accomplished and lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, compete in their first race of the five-consecutive-week Series. This will take place at Fiegel Field starting at 4:30p. It will run for 5 straight weeks ending on Sunday 5-May.  Price for one session is $10.00 For the entire series is $35.00 Runners can chose to race in as many as they would like. 
 For more information please contact  Zabrina Kearns at: hkrsbogota@gmail.com or at 201-970-0335

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 The Bogota High School Lady Bucs Volleyball Parents is sponsoring a Spring  Carnival during Spring Break . This will start on Tuesday-16-April and run until Saturday- 20-April. Rides will be open from 6:00p to 10:00p everyday except Saturday.  Then will be open from 2:00p to 10:00p . Unlimited ride wrist band are available for advanced purchase priced at $23.00/ day until Monday-15-April. Wristband will  then be $30.00/ day at the gate.  The Carnival will be held in Feigel Field Located at 499 Feller Pl. Bogota, NJ. For more information, or to purchase Wristband  please go to http://www.campys.com/ Bogota

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

This Weeks Event

17-March-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting on Sunday-17-March.  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
Thursday & Friday until 13-April
Bogota

 The library is again working with AARP this year to provided assistance in tax preparation. This will be available on Thursday and Fridays from now until Saturday 15- April.  This is targeted to anyone over the age of 60 who could also be collecting Social Security .  
   To register for  the tax aide, 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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Continuing 
  Starting on Sunday-1 July-2018 the Borough of Bogota will change the ordnance in what can be recycled. Bottle & cans recycling pick-up the Borough of Bogota will now be limited to: Aluminium, Glass, Bi-metal/Tin cans. Aluminium foils and pie plates will be accepted but must be clean. Plastic Containers with the symbol  1, 2, or 5  only  will also be accepted.   All recyclable material must be placed in  reusable trash receptacles.  Items places in plastic bag will not be collected. Paper and cardboard recycling remains unchanged.
   The  collectible the products that have been removed from the accepted list will now be accepted by The Borough of Bogota in cooperation with the Ridgefield Park  environmental commission and collected in a separate way. The Trex Corporation has provided bins to accept the following item. Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrapping, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, zip lock & other re-seal able bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All  recyclable materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected the Trex Corporation will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials. The benches will be donated to both Bogota and Ridgfield Park on a rotating basis. As of now a Trex collection bin is in the lobby of the Bogota Borough Hall and  the Bogota Public Library can be accessed  during  regular business hours. More bins are planned for other locations in the future.
  The collection day under the new rules will be Thursday-5-July (due to the Fourth of July Holiday) Then every other Wednesday. 

  For more information please see the accompanying poster below.






Sunday-17-March
Teaneck, NJ
  
 Darul Islah and The Fusion Muslim Community Center of North Jersey will be having distinct events to pray for peace, healing and promote unity across all faiths in light of the New Zealand Attacks. The Darul Islah event is scheduled to start at  at 3:30 PM. It is located at  320 Fabry Terrace, Teaneck, NJ






Sunday-17-March
Bogota
  START II  hold an indoor garage sale at the Bogota Recreation Center. located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ.  On Sunday 6-Dec. and will run from 10:00a to 4:00p. There will gifts for both pets and their Human friends. All proceeds from this event will go to find homes for the Cats & Dog would need one. Including Spaying (or Neutering)  as well as shots of the animals looking to be adopted. 
   For more information please visit their website  at:  http://members.petfinder.com/~NJ40/index.html
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Sunday-17-March
Bogota
     Trinity Lutheran Church is also hosting a St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef dinner This will start 4:00p
    For more information about  please contact  at 201-487-3576 or by visiting the church's website at: www.tlcbogotanj.org. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisade Ave. Bogota, NJ
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Sunday-17-March
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-18-February 
Bogota
 The Bogota Public  Library will have their Youth's Sewing Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 9-18.  This will teach anyone the art of sewing. There will be a chance to learn machine, and hand sewing as well as shown different project and types of material. This will be from 1:00p to 4:00p in the back reading room.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-18-March
Bogota
The next meeting will be held in the second floor of the Bogota Library. At this meeting members are to bring a recipe from this month book, and serve it to the other members as a potluck dinner. While over dinner members can discuss the book, why the chose their dish, and what was it like in the cooking process.   This is a free event and open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.  Anyone wishing to participate must register before hand, with the cookbook of the month available at the Library. 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-18-March
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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Natural Farming

16-March-2019
  On Thursday-14-March the Bogota Public library hosted a workshop on how to  build and prepare a personal garden. This was presented by Anthony Bracco of Bracco Farms in New York.  He was joined by his wife Christa and son Anthony Jr,  who also works the farm, to talk about their experiences in small farming. Mr. Bracco practices what he calls small batch, naturally grown, sustainable family farm. While not officially a fully organic farm, he goes with a Safe-Seed-Pledge using non-GMO seeds, organic fertilizers, and other natural practices. Bracco Farms also uses  natural sustainable farming techniques along with hand-cultivation of weeds without the use of any non organic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, or chemicals.  
  Mr. Bracco talked about the garden he created  for his personal use using natural growing methods, and expanded those techniques to a larger scale after purchasing a his own farm in 2010.  For a small personal garden he suggests making a raise planting bed in order to start with fresh soil to maximize the plants yield. A typical size would 4 feet by 8 feet made from  2 x 10 lumber as a frame.  The lumber should not those treated with chemical weather proofing.  But should be coated with a mixture of  3 parts odorless mineral strips and 1 part boiled  linseed oil. The frame should be place 2 inches below surface which will allow for the frame to be secured into the earth, and hinder most burrowing animals from digging into the plot.  A mixture of top soil, compost peat moss, and organic fertilizers should fill the bed to within 1 inch of the top.  Mr. Bracco suggests to start a compost pile/bin and constantly add mature compost to the garden. Then at  the beginning of the season adding cow manure, peat moss and some high quality organic topsoil to each bed. Along with adding a little natural fertilizer at the beginning helps as well. Any seeds to be planted should be certified Non- GMO. Then the seed from any crop can be harvested and use in following seasons. 
   Mr. Bracco then talked about how some of the practices from his farm  that can be use for a home garden. One practice that is used is laying down a plastic mulch sheet to help control weeds.  These sheets are made from an inert plastic, or biodegradable material,  that will not leach chemicals into the soil. He also said that putting down a bed of straw between the rows of plants will also control weeds. And basic hoeing and weeding will work as well.   To control insects, or other pest he recommends a PyGanic Organic Spray 1.4%. which is widely available and works on many types of insects. This is an organic pesticide which can be used through the growing season, even at harvesting time.  For small garden ladybugs can be used to control a limited amount of insects.
  Another way to control insects is to rotate where crops are planted. If using multi planting beds move the crops into different beds each season. This will confused the bugs from attacking the same plant each year. 
  Mr. Bracco showed a number of the tools he uses in his fields, which can be used in a personal garden. Some tools are used for soil maintenance, while other for planting.
   In the years of work his farm Anthony Bracco has started working with local restaurants to supply their kitchens with fresh produce. One of his local customer is Luka’s Italian Cuisine located at 10 River Rd in Bogota. Luka’s mainly uses Zucchini Blossoms and heirloom tomatoes from Bracco Farms on their menu. Bracco Farms also  run a Farm Stand located just  off of Pine Island Turnpike Pine Island, NY. This is open usually from May to October selling produce grown in the field  right behind the structure. They are open only on Saturdays from 11:00a to 4:00p with crops harvested from a few days before, or that same day.  
  Towards the end of his presentation Mr. Bracco was asked about how a customer can find out is the produce being purchased at a Farms Market, or other store is organic. He said the best way is to ask.  A good organic  farmer will be proud to let you  what they use, or do not use at their farm. Another way is to look at the boxes the food is shipped it. 
  For more information for Bracco Farms please visit their web-site at www.braccofarms.com


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