Friday, May 14, 2021

Almost Maine

 14-May-2021
 On Friday -14-May The Bogota High School Players Presented their first production in over a year. They performed the play " Almost Maine" under the Direction of Ms. Kristen Severino. 
   Set in the fictional unincorporated town  Maine town of Almost, it is a series of scenes that explores the relationship between Humans.  Some are Friends that find out they want something more. Others are couple trying to figure out the next step in their relationship. And people would may just need to interact with some one new.  
   There was a minimal cast of four Actors. Melanie Medina, Taylor Cabana, Jade Montalvo, and Ian Engelhardt  performing a the variety  characters. 
  They were able to perform in front of  a live audience of invited Family Members. It was also lived streamed on the Bogota School District you tube channel. 


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Bogota Varsity Sports

14-May-2021   
   On Thursday-13-May the Varsity ball clubs of Bogota played those from Park Ridge
   The Lady Bucs Softball team hosted the Lady Owl on Lady Buc Field in Olsen Park. Park Ridge would score 6 runs in the first inning.  They would get another half dozen runs in the fourth inning and win the game by a score of 15-1 The Lady Bucs record is now 2-7.
  Bogota's Amber Vazquez  would account for their  only score with a Home Run  in the second inning. Park Ridge's Gianna Pulverenti and Alexis Helamn would also hit Home Runs in the game. Shea Broderick and Ashleigh McManus each recorded a game high with 3 Runs Batted In.  Shea Broderick pitch the five inning win and threw 5 Strike Outs.
   They next play on Monday-17-May against Midland Park This will take play at Lady Buc Field in Olsen Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:00p
  The Saddle Brook/Bogota Baseball team played the Owls on the Fiegel Field Baseball Diamond. Park Ridge's  Matthew Manning would get a lead off single, and then be moved to second base. A Brendan Hughes double allowed Mr. Manning to score and give the Owls a 1-0. Starting Pitcher Brendan Hughes would not allow a base runner in the first three innings. 
  In the bottom half of the fourth inning Saddle Brook/Bogota's Ryan Ramirez would get on base from being hit by a pitch. He would be moved to third base with a sacrifice and a passed ball strike out.  John Hacker then hit a single to left field, scoring Mr. Ramirez to tie the game at one run apiece. The sixth inning saw Cole Hughes hit a single, he would give away to Thomas Ippolito as a pitch runner.  After moving to Second Base  Mr. Ippolito  took third on a throwing error by the Short-Stop.  The ball would roll out of bounds  a the Park Ridge runners move up a base due to the ground ruling. This would allow Mr. Ippolito to score the go ahead run. 
 After this Saddle Brook/Bogota's  Starting Pitcher Paul Figueroa would be replaced by Juan-Carlos Castillo.  Saddle Brook/Bogota placed two runners on base in the seventh inning would could  find the way to bring them home.  Brendan Hughes would strike the final batter and give Park Ridge a 2-1 win
  Saddle Brook/ Bogota now has a record of 8-3.
 Saddle Brook/ Bogota's Paul Figueroa threw 8 Strikes, and Juan-Carlos Castillo had 1 in relief. Jonathan Parra had two Stolen Bases.
Park Ridge's Brendan Hughes recored a game with 11 Strike Outs in the complete game win. Jim Brazofsky hit a Triple. While Daniel Flaherty and Derek Engle each had a Stolen Base.
  They next play on Monday-17-May against Midland Park This will take play at  the  Sandle/Coolidge Baseball Field in Saddle Brook. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:00p

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

William "Pat' Schuber Day

 13-May-2021
   On Thursday-13-May the Borough of Bogota dedicated  Second Pl. as Pat Schuber Place in honour of the former Bogota Mayor William “Pat” Schuber marking the 40th Anniversary of his being elected to the office of Mayor of Bogota in 1981. Mr. Schuber childhood home was on Second Pl and graduated from of the former  Public School #2 ( later called Dewey School). He is a an Alumni of Bogota High School Class of ‘65. Then he earned degrees from Fordham University.
   First elected to the Bogota Borough Council, and won a four year term as Mayor of Bogota.  Mr. Schuber would then serve 9 years in the New Jersey Assembly for the 38th District.  This was followed by serving three years as the Bergen County Executive. He is currently  a senior lecturer on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University. 
   At a Bogota Borough Council meeting Borough Administrator Mr. Joseph Scarpa proposed the re-naming to coincide with the paving of Second Pl.  This was quickly was adopted by the members of Council by unanimous vote.  The ceremony  took place at the corner of Second Pl. and Fourth Pl over looking the site of the former Public School #2. It is also in view of the house Mr. Schuber  grew up in. 
   The event started with Mr. Scarpa welcoming the Family and Friends of Pat Schuber who were on hand to share this honour.  Next Bogota Mayor Chris Kelemen gave an account of Mr. Schuber political career and his serve to the State of New Jersey, along with the Borough of Bogota.  Then Mayor Kelemen read the proclamation  announcing Thursday-13-May-2021 as William “Pat” Schuber day. 
    Finally Mr. Schuber addressed those in attendance  and thanked them for coming.  He took the time to introduce his Family, then former and current colleagues. He expressed his graduated  all members of the Borough starting with the Mayor and Council. He included the members of the Bogota Department of Public Works, the Bogota Police Department and all the public employee of the Borough.
   The Mr. Schuber pulled the covering off the new street sign reading  “Pat Schuber Place” above the regular street  signs. This was followed by Mr. Scarpa presenting his with a replica of the new sign. 
   The rest of the morning was spent taking with old acquaintance and posing for photos below the new signage. 

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13-May-2021

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Weekend Events

12-May-2021

Some events happening in and around Bogota for the Weekend starting on Thursday-13-May. Please contact the provider for changes and updates. More events will be added as information is confirmed.

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Bergen County
The Bergen County and the new Bridge Heath Centre is offering both covid-19 testing and vaccination at mobile site around Bergen County.  
All people taking a test must have proper identification, Accepted forms of ID are a driver’s license or identification card, Social Security card, passport, or birth certificate. For those without legal status, a foreign passport is accepted. Residents also have to show proof they live or work in Bergen County. An insurance card is also required, again residents who do not have health insurance will still be able to get tested.
For more information please visit the State of New Jersey Department of Health website at:   https://covid19.nj.gov/


Continuing
Teaneck, NJ
 The organization Never Alone Again Domestic Violence Organization & Resource Center (NAAG)  will host a covid -19 testing site. This will run  every Saturday from 10:30 a to 1:00p. Please Provide ID & Medical Insurance. If you don’t have medical insurance please provide ID. 
Their resource centre located at  668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ.
   For more information  on this and other services they provide.  And to volunteer or donate please go to: https://www.neveraloneagain.org/

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Thursday-13-May
Bogota

Virtual Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30a
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For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7346524
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Thursday-
13-May
Bogota

Virtual After school Storytime on Thursdays at 4:30p
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Thursday-13-May
Bogota
The Bogota Public library will host a virtual lecture about  creating a home garden in pots and other containers. This will be presented by Janet Schulz to learn how to be successful with whatever you plant! 
This event will take place virtually on Zoom. Register to receive participation information.  To sign-up please go to: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7334253
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Thursday-13-May
Ridgefield Park, NJ
 Starting on Thursday-13-May to Sunday-16 May the Teaneck VFW Post #1429  is sponsoring  their Spring Carnival in Overpeck Ridgefield Park NJ. Entrance is at 199 Challenger Rd.  Hours will be 5:00p to 10:00p Thursday and Friday. And 1:00p to 10:00p Friday and Saturday.

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Friday-14-May
Bogota
   The Bogota High School Players will present "Almost Maine". The curtain time is 7:00p. Admission is limited to Family members only. It will be live streamed on the Bogota District YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChGCSIPLUH-VixKLIyAyDg

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Saturday-15-May
Bogota

-Virtual Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Biling├╝es on Saturdays at 10:30a / Sabados a las 10:30a
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Saturday-15-May
Teaneck, NJ
 The organization Never Alone Again Domestic Violence Organization & Resource Center (NAAG)  will hold their 2021 Heel My Sole Prom Dress Project. This provides prom dresses/gowns for girls who cannot afford to purchase a formal gown. This will run from 3:30p t06:00p
If your Jr. High or High school plans to host prom in spring of 2021 they will find a safe way to ensure that the youth receives a “FREE”prom dress and accessories!
The 2021 Heel My Sole Prom Dress Project will be hosting a pop-up fashion show event. We are looking for young ladies to model gowns at our outdoors Popup Event in May. To register for “FREE GOWN” please visit: www.neveraloneagain.Org. Their resource centre located at  668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ.
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Sunday-16-May
River Edge, NJ
The Bergen County Historical Society will host their  annual Pinkster festival  for 2021. This year it will include  The Tricorne Dance Ensemble under the direction of dance mistress Denise. Along with Piccino  dancing around the maypole. The event starts at 1:30p. To register ahead of time please visit their website at: https://www.bergencountyhistory.org/events Price is $12.30 for non-members. New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ

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Monday-17-May
Bogota
The Bogota Library will host Tech Mondays Each week you can test out your technology skills in a a fun and interactive way please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj each week to find the project. Just click on the link and have fun. This is for Students ages 7 to 12 years old.
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj
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