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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Weekend Events

15-November-2018

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Friday-16-November. 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 


  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.







Continuing 

Bogota
October to December
    Monday-1- 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 -17- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up. 







Friday- 16-November
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-17-November
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 throughout 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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Sunday-18-November 
Bogota
    Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a special service in celebration of their 100th Anniversary. This will take place at 3:00p and lead by Rev. Stephen Bouman. For more information please contact them at: tlc100years@gmail.com
    Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisades Ave Bogota, NJ




Monday-19-November
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will present  Coffee, Cookies, and Colouring. This is designed to have a moment of relaxation by joining other for some cookies & coffee while passing the time to do some colouring. This is open to anyone 16 years of age or over. It will run from 6:00p-7:00p. 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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Monday-19-November 
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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Bogota Sports
   
Saturday-17-November.
Volleyball                           NJISSA   Womens Volleyball Tournament  of Championship 12:00p at William Paterson University    

Sunday-18-November
Cross Country-                NJISSA   Meet of Champions  at Holmdel Park. 10:00a


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Veterans Questions

15-November-2018
   On Wednesday-14-November the Bogota High School held their annual Veterans Recognition Day in the Auditorium. Along with having local Veterans visit the School, there was a internet video conference with, one Active Duty officers, and two Servicemen who have returned to Civilian life.  Major Sherric Nelson US Army. Mr.  Joe Riley US Army (ret) and Mr. John Dorost US Army (ret) from  Glen Rock , NJ. The conference was moderated by Mr Samuel Chiang  US Army (ret) who serves as Director of Research for Bogota Public Schools. The three Veterans were asked questions by a number of Students on a variety of topics.  
Some of the questions were:
What or who inspired you to join the military?
Major Nelson started his answer by saying he just wanted to improve his life and felt he would only serve for two years. He is now in his 25th year as a member of the Armed  Forces. 
Mr. Dorost talked about about being a High School Student, in New Jersey, on 11-September and he also wanted to follow in his Families footsteps in service to the United States. 
Mr.  Joe Riley  said that a chance to play football and recieve a quality Education led him to apply, and be accepted into the US Military Academy at West Point. While a Cadet there he felt that a career in the Army would help him to become a better person and a strong leader.

How hard was the training? Was it ever so hard that you almost just quit? Were you even allowed to quit because of the difficulty of the training?
All three men answered were similar saying that through the toughest of time training there were other experiencing the same conditions.  All felt the need to carry on for the fellow soldiers they were with, not wanting to quit on oneself, and wanting to make their Family and Friends proud.  They recalled the times of having their teammates support them to finish a task. And at times be the ones who motivated others to continue moving forward. 

What were your favorite parts of your service?
This question also had similar answers from the three Soldiers. The first part being, the chance to  see the World and learn the differences  there are in other Counties. Also  sharing common experiences with citizens from around the World.  Along with the chance to help others in places far from home. The other favorite part was coming home to the greeting of not only their close Family, but whole communities showing its support to the Women and Men who serve the Country. 
  More question were asked and answered until the time was over. Then the Students and Facility gather in the Auditorium took the time to appalled the Men who took the time to become part of the US Armed Forces.


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Principal Kelly DeCongelio(L), John Foley USMC (ret),  Gene Van Buren  USN (ret)
Alex Hernandez USA (ret), and Michael Chiang USA (ret)



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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Class 08

14-November-2018
   On Tuesday-13 November  The Emergency Services Youth Academy (formerly known as the Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy) held its first staff meeting to begin the planning for Class 08. After taking a year off, due to financial and logistic conditions, The  Emergency Services Youth Academy has become a non-profit corporation which will allow the Academy to become more self sufficient. Along with the name, some other changes were announced. Starting with Class 08  only Students who will be entering Middle School and High School in September  2019 will be eligible to apply.  For Class 08 Students who will entering 7th,8th, and 9th grades and attend a Bogota Public School, St.Joseph's School , or who are resident of Bogota may apply.  This raises the age of the Cadet by one year. It was explained that the Academy's focus will be more intense training, and gear  its training to prepare Student for the challenge of today's High School experience. 
  The Emergency Services Youth Academy will also be accepting sponsorship, and provider opportunities, from local, and national business.  They will now be able to grant these business, tax deductions for supporting  The Emergency Services Youth Academy, with financial aid, or donation of goods and services.  The Academy will also be starting an Alumni/ Parent cooperative. This will allow any Academy Alumni, Cadet or Alumni Parent, and any Resident who wishes to help, to work with The Emergency Services Youth Academy with planning, organizational, or any logistical assist they can provided.  The plan is to have more community involvement with the Academy and allow the the Academy Staff more time to focus on the training the Students of Bogota. 
  It was announced that Class 08 will be held in August of 2019. An Official  announcement will be made when times and dates are confirmed.  The Emergency Services Youth Academy will again be headquarter at Bogota High School, with some duty days activities held in other locations. 
    For more information about Class 08 of The Emergency Services Youth Academy, or how to assist the Academy with it mission to be the elite Middle School Summer Academy in New Jersey please contact them the Emergency Services Youth Academy website at:  lifesupportgrp.com/bpesya/  or by email at BPESYA@outlook.com


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VFW Ceremony

13-November-2018
   On Monday-12-November On Friday-10-November the Bogota VFW Ralph Hall Post # 5561 held their annual Veteran's Day ceremony in the Lower Hall of their post headquarters. This event was the post opportunity to thank those Women and Men who had served the United States of America.  The Ceremony was opened by Al Hermann US Army (ret) followed by the opening pray by James Lyons.  Post  Commander  Alex Hernandez US Army (ret)  lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the opening Invocation. He was followed by VFW Auxiliary President Lessie Baker who also welcome , and thanked the Veterans for their service. 
  Commander Hernandez  then play a brief video about how Francis Scott Key came to write a poem about the American Flag.  During the War of 1812 Mr. Key  was on a British warship anchored in Baltimore Harbor, to negotiate the exchange of US prisoners. While he had successfully reach an agreement with the British Commander he was not allow to leave the British ship because of the upcoming bombardment of Fort McHenry. Mr. Key was told that is the personal garrisoned in the fort would lower the flag the attack would be halted , and a surrender would be considered to end the war with England. As the battle continued through the night, and into the next morning, Mr. Key and the British Commander were surprised that the American Flag was still in place. As the Morning of 14-September-1814 broke the garrison replaced the battle original flag with an oversized flag  to signal  reveille  and the continuing defense of the Fort McHenry. With the fear that the Americans still had a formidable force in Baltimore the British fleet with drew to New Orleans. The event of this inspired Mr. Key to write a poem called "Defense on Fort McHenry" which would later  be set to musical and become the "Star Spangled Banner"
   After this presentation Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen spoke to the Veterans and thanked them for doing something he, and many others did not have to do. He talked about how these, and all, Veterans are a part of what make the Borough and Country a special place to live. Mayor Kelemen again said that the residents of Bogota are proud to have these veterans as part of this town. He was followed by Councilwoman Kathy Ferris, and Councilman Tom Napolitano who told of their relatives  who have in the United States Armed Force, and some of who have lost their lives in Combat. 
  After this Commander Hernandez asked those veterans in the audience to stand up so he could honour them with a salute. Then Zenovia Castro USAF (ret) spoke about the ongoing problem with all Veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome ( PTSD) and how it maybe necessary for non-veterans  to assist any Veteran who may suffer from this disease.  She continued in saying that many Veterans either can not, or will not seek help. Ms Castro feels that another way of "Supporting Our Troops" is to help them live a safe and well meaning life after serving the Country. Commander Hernandez echoed this point saying that the instincts learn to keep a person, and their comrades alive while on duty may not translate into everyday life. Both speakers asked everyone if they know of someone who may need assistance ( Family, close friend, or just acquaintance ) to help them find the support they need.  More more information about helping any veteran that may be in need of assistance please go to:  http://vetresources.bogotavfw.com/
   The next part it was the announcement by Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen that Wayne Sorge was named as Bogota's Citizen of the year. Mr. Sorge  has been given this year's honor for with Volunteer work with Rescue Squad, serving as its Chief  and most recently the Auxiliary Police Dept. Mr Sorge was presented with a plaque By Mayor Kelemen
   The VFW Auxiliary said that they are continuing  to accepted pull tabs from Aluminum cans. This are collected and sent to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation which in turn sells them to be recycled with the process going to help Fund the Foundation efforts to to aid Families with sick Children to stay together while undergoing treatment.
   Another donation that the VFW Auxiliary  collect are  canceled stamps. These are study to see if there is any historical, geographical or subject value. Any profit when dealing with further collection individuals is sent to their home missions. For information about the VFW Auxiliary programs , or how to donate please contact them at  bogotavfwaux@gmail.com


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Trinity Lutheran Church

12-November-2018
  On Sunday-10-November- 1918 the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota held its first Worship Service. This was lead by Reverend F.P.Wilhelm  of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church , Missouri Synod.  The Service was held at Central Ave Firehouse.  It is reported it was attended by 43 People. Trinities first Pastor in Residence was Daniel Kleist and was installed on 9-September -1919. Groundbreaking for the Current building was started on 15-March-1920. 
On Sunday-18-November there will be an 100th Anniversary Service  This will take place at 3:00p and lead by Rev. Stephen Bouman. For more information please contact them at: tlc100years@gmail.com
    Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisades Ave Bogota, NJ.


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bogota Sports

11-November-2018
   On Saturday-10- November two  members of the Bogota Cross Country Bucs ran in the New Jersey  State Group I Championships. This was held at Holmdel Park, in Holmdel NJ.  Jimmy  Gutierrez, and Jesus Michel represents Bogota. Mr. Michel finished 25th out of the a field of 149.   Mr. Gutierrez placed 10th and qualified to compete in the 2018 New Jersey State Meet of Champions.  This will be held at Holmdel Park, in Holmdel NJ. with the Men's Race scheduled to start at 11:00a 




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 Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team have been given a #5 ranking  in the  2018 Women's Volleyball Tournament of Champions. They will face #4 Demarest in a opening round Match to be played on Saturday-17-November. First Serve is scheduled for 2:00p.  This will be played at William Paterson University.



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