Monday, September 30, 2013

Pasta Dinner


   On Saturday 5-October there will be a pasta dinner at the Bogota Recreation Center. This is a fund raiser for a local group that is going to participate in the 2013 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer  starting on Saturday 19- October. The name of the walkers are " Laura's Mariners" in honor of  Laura Marin, who is under treatment for cancer.  The dinner is going to be held in the Bogota Recreation Center  located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ it will start at 4:00p and  go until 8:00p Tickets are on sale for $10 per person. Some of the items being served will be  to start with salad along with garlic bread. Main dishes of Spaghetti w/ meatball, Lasagna, Ziti, Sausage & Peppers , and Macaroni & Cheese.. Drinks will also be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle , with music & dancing to accompany the evening.  Process from this dinner will go to help sponsor " Laura's Mariners" in their participation of the NYC Avon Walk.
   For more information , and to buy tickets please contact Natasha  Trenard at 201-681-9655 or by email at . For information on just donating to  " Laura's Mariners" please go to

Another event this week is a Parent program to coincide with the Bogota School District " Week of Respect" 
This will be held on Thursday 7-October at 7:00p at Bogota High School. Schedule to speak at  this event are Bogota Police Sgt. Craig Lynch along with N.J. Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle.

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Games & Schedules


  Starting the week of 30- September 2013 trash collection reverts back to a Fall/ Winter schedule. This means that curbside trash & bulk waste will only be collected once a week. The regular Monday & Tuesday collection day will stay the same. The Thursday & Friday pick-up will be stopped until the weather warms up in the Spring.  Recycling remains the same Aluminum,Plastic. Glass, Metal , etc will be pick-up every other Wednesday. ( Wed. 2-Oct. is a Plastic & Aluminum day)  Newspaper and Cardboard the following Wednesday.  Metal Pick-up will still be the last Friday of the month except for Nov. & Dec. There will a special metal pick-up on Friday 22- November. And there will be an extra trash collection day the Friday after Thanksgiving ,on Friday 29- November, this will be a town wide pick-up day. There will be NO metal pick-up in December. Plus the Wednesday 25- December recycling pick-up will be MOVED to thursday 26- December. ( It will be a Plastic & Aluminum day)
  Starting on Monday 7- October-2013 is the beginning of leaf season.  Leaves and other yard trimming may be place along the curb in order to be removed. It is asked that piles do not extend into the streets, and not be placed closer than 10' away from catch basins. This will continue until 25- November -2013

  To add to the game schedules from the 29-Sept. post the Bogota Bucs Football game on Friday 4-October will be play at Feigel Field with a 7:00p  kick-off. This is one of the rare night games play at Home by the Bucs. Lights are set to be installed earlier in the day.  The 2-1 Bucs play host to 1-2 Weehawken on Friday 4- October at Feigle Field with a 7:00p Kick-off.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bogota Sports

 Results from some of the games played yesterday.
 The Girls & Boys Cross Country squads ran in the Passaic Coaches Invitational meet at Garrett Mountain.
 The Lady Bucs runners were fourth in their group 1 race with  Anais Fernandez placing 10th overall.
 The Boys squad won their group 1 race with Quinn Geraghty placing first overall. Chris Rivera  finished third, Andy Jaipersaud & Mike Gioiosa came in at 5th & 6st along with Juan Castro finishing in 9th.
 Bogota next meet is Wednesday 2- October at Garrett Mountain when the take on squads from Waldwick & Cresskill. This meet starts at 4:15.

The  Football Bucs improved their record to 2-1 with a 40-21 victory at Park- Ridge on Saturday. After allowing the Owls to score first, Bogtoa came back to score the next 40 points through all four quarters. Christian Gonzalez, Austin Urbaez, & Cyrus Crayton each recorded two touchdowns for the Bucs.  Both Mr. Gonzalez running for a game high 155 yards, while Mr. Urbaez finished with 139 yards along with a 53 yard TD pass to Mr. Crayton.  That was Mr. Crayton's second score after returning an interception 45 yards to put Bogtoa in the lead for the rest of the game.
 The Bucs play Weehawken on  Friday 4-October  with a 7:00p kickoff.

Bogota Bucs Spirit wear is available as T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Pants by
emailing to place an order.

   The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team  had a 25-20 victory over Secaucus in the finals of the William Paterson's Maryann Collura Tournament on Saturday  The next match for Bogota is Tuesday 1-October at Waldwick starting nat 4:00p

 The Bogota Junior Bucs played the Weehawken Junior Indians at home on Saturday. The Pee- Wee team suffered a 31-0 loss in the opening game. In the second game the Junior team made a one touchdown lead at halftime hold-up for a 7-0. The first by a Bogota team in their new league. Then the Senior team ended up losing the last game of the day 13-7
  The Junior Bucs have a bye next  week, with their next game on Saturday 12-Oct at Palisade Park .

 Highlights of the Junior Game

Highlights of the Senior Game

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Town Wide Garage Sale

On Saturday the Bogota Band Parents  sponsored their town wide garage sale. For a fee participants had their location place on a map , and given a sign letting shoppers know they are a sponsor of the High School Marching Buccaneers band.

Danele Fede (L) & Grace Cervino describing some items for sale

Joan Winter sprucing -up some items to sell

Lewis marx selling some of this pottery

Gladys Vazquez making a sale. 

Items for sale at Trinity Church.

Patricia & Junibel Hernandez looking at things to buy.

Junibel Hernandez test hopping a pogo-stick.

Joanne Levin looking for thing to get her new Grand child

Madison (L) & Avery Brickley selling snacks

Friday, September 27, 2013

Scores & Events


  On Thursday the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. Hook & Ladder # 1 and Engine Co. #1  hosted a blood and Platelet drive at the W. Broad St. firehouse.  This was in cooperation with the Community Blood Services of New Jersey. For anyone who may have missed a chance to donate at this event can contact  the Community Blood Services at 
   Anyone wishing to volunteer with the  Bogota Fire Dept. or any other of the Borough's volunteer emergency service can contact them at  or call; 201-342-1736 ext. 2007 for more information .

 Battalion Chief  Michael Brophy donating.
Some Sports Results:
 The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball teams goes into the William Paterson Tournament with a seven match winning steak after victories over Saddle River 2-0 (25-4 :25-15) on Thursday . Then another  over Hawthorne Christian Academy 2-0 (25-4: 25-8) . After this weekend the Lady Bucs next play on Tuesday 1-October at Waldwick with a 4:00p start.

Other upcoming  games;

The Junior Bucs next play on Saturday 28-Sept. as they host Weehawken at Feigel Field. he kick-off for the Pee-Wee game is at  11:00a the the Junior & Senior games to follow.

The High School Football Bucs next play on Saturday 28- Sept. at Park Ridge with a 1:00p Kick-off.

Other upcoming events:
Saturday- 28-Sept.
The Bogota High School Band parents will be sponsoring their Annual Town Wide garage Sale. This take place from 10:00a to 4:00p  throughout Bogota. There is a $15 fee to have your location place on the  map of the Borough. To have your sale listed please contact Diane Occhiogrosso at 201-488-8127 before Tuesday 24-Sept.
(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)

Sat.-Mon 28-30 Sept.
The High School PTO will have a Clothing Drive in front of the High School. Items needed are useable clothing, bedding, and soft toys will be accepted. All items need to be securely bagged and place on the tarp in front of the High School.

Sunday 29-Sept. 
The final performance of the Bogart Music Festival will take place at 4:30p in the Bogart memorial Reform Church  located at 263 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. This days program will be the Fataisie  of Scheherazade performed by the Eury Piano Ensemble. Admission is free, and for more information please 201-591-9729.
(it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bogota Sports


   Both Bogtoa Cross Country squads came away with sweeps in their meets on Wednesday 25-Sept. at Darlington race course. 
  The Girls team had a 15-50 victory over Midland Park, and a 21-37 victory over the Park-Ridge/ Emerson squads. Jillian O'Brien placed first overall of the female racers, with Anais Fernandez finishing 3rd, Madeline Rivera & Mika Sunga placing 5th & 6st. Katherine Vega & Marianna Castro finished the top ten runners coming in 9th & 10th.
  The Boys Squads had a 15-47 win over Midland Park and a 21-37 victory over Park-Ridge/ Emerson.  The the top finishers were Quinn Geraghty placing second overall. with the other spots from 3-6  went to (in-order) Chris Rivera, Michael Gioiosa, Andy Jaipersaud, & Juan Castro with Jed Navida finishing 8th. 
 Their next meet is Wednesday 2-oct. at garret Mountain at 4:15 when they run against Waldwick & Cresskill. 

 The Lady Bucs Volleyball team had a close win at Secaucus with a 2-0 (25-17: 26-24) win over the lady Patriots.  The Lady Bucs now have a record of 5-2. This was a meeting of last season Group1 section winners. Leading the Lady Bucs was Kelliann Brown with 6 service points,&  8 kills, Brenda Cruiel had 8 kills, Jenifer Ramirez had 2 aces to go with 16 digs. Amanda Manzo also had 2 aces along with her 30 assists. Carly O'Sullivan  finished the match with 2 aces of  her own and 18 kills. Ms. O'Sullivan was named the Star- Ledger top girls performer for the second week of the school year. 
 The Lady Bucs play on the road at Saddle River on Thurs. 26-Sept. at 4:00p. Finally the return to Speary Gym to play against Hawthorne Christian Academy on Fri. 27 Sept. before going to play at the William Paterson Tournament on Saturday 28 Sept. at William Paterson University starting at 9:00a.   

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marching Bucs


   Another part of the the successful home opener on 21-Sept. was the performance of the High School Marching Buccaneers Band, along with the Colour Guard & Twirlers. The dry, clear day gave Mr. McCann's musicians an idea performing space to show their skills. This year under the direction of Co-Drum Majors Heather Mirabel & Omar Rojas the band performed the music, and move they have been working  all summer.The steady breeze helped Ms. Bakers Colour Guard in providing a background to the show. After some games having to deal with heavy downpours to blizzard condition, this day the Marching Buccaneers were able to give the Students & Parents an entertaining halftime show. To let the Band know that they are much apart of the day as the game itself many in the audience joined in the ending "Go-Band-Go" at the end of the performance.
  This Saturday 28-Sept. The Bogtoa Band Parents will hold their annual Town Wide Garage Sale in an effort to the Buccaneers marching.

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