Monday, February 23, 2015


   A few items of note:
   The organization Rebuilding Together Bergen County is have a " Fix It Up" Raffle.  Rebuilding Together Bergen County is the same group that helped refurbish the Lower Hall of the Bogota VFW post #5561 last year. They are raffling 3 days of Carpenter, or Handyman services. 1 day of Lawn Care, and 1 day of Electrical repairs. The winner of the raffle will also receive a $500 gift card from Lowes to help cover the cost of the materials to be used. Proceeds for this will go to help low-income housing have a safe & healthy living environment. Ticket are $10 a piece and only 1500 will be sold. Drawing will be held on National Rebuilding Day Saturday 25- April at 4:30p. Tickets are available locally from Councilwoman Daniele Fede. She can be contact at  For more information about the raffle and Rebuilding Together Bergen County please visit their website at:

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   Another event is the  YWCA of Bergen County 2015 Girls Conference.  This will be held on  Saturday 21- March starting at 9:00a and going until 2:00p . It will be at Dickinson Hall on the Hackensack portion of the Fairleigh Dickinson  University Campus. This is a day for young Women between the ages of 11 to 18. A main topic of the day will be how how young women can break down the barriers that society has built around them, and highlight the important roles that young women play in our community.
    They  will begin the morning with  keynote speaker Charlotte Samuels of Ridgewood, the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of open-water swimming in the world.
    Workshops for girls and adults will focus on topics such as acceptance, media literacy, healthy lifestyles, the environment, and preparing for college.
Performances by the Teaneck Terpsichoreans and Reflections, and an interactive drum circle will round out the day.
  Tickets are $10.00 for Young Woman between 11 & 18 and $15 for  Parent, Guardian, or Chaperone (The attending adults must be registered with at least one Young Lady) Breakfast & Lunch will be included with the admission. Tickets must be order before Friday 20- March

For more information, please contact Samantha at 201-345-1895 or

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