Thursday, November 29, 2012
At a recent meeting, the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce discussed how to better communication between the township, businesses and residents.
Hurricane Sandy battered Wyckoff just a few weeks ago, but the aftermath of the storm still lingers. The storm left township businesses without power, and most importantly, customers. “There was no business," said Michael Mandara, owner of the newly opened Boulder Run restaurant Pizzeria Mandara. "We were closed from that Monday [Oct. 29] to the following Monday night." "Everything needed to be thrown out and cleaned up," he said. "[The restaurant] had to be sterilized and re-inspected by the health department.” Jay Vidockler, Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce president and owner of Chocolate Etc. said, “It was very bad. We all lost a week of solid business where no one was really open, and when I finally did open a lot of the town was still …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Boulder Run restaurant hosted a thrilling costume contest Friday night
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Lynn Murphy says every dollar raised to increase awareness and fund research for breast cancer brings us a step closer to finding a cure for a disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the United States.
When Lynn Murphy took it upon herself to organize a fundraiser, she knew she had all the tools at her fingertips. The Wyckoff mother of three had the organizational experience, personal drive and access to a powerful social networking group. What she didn't have was a cause to which to contribute. Murphy initially considered a number of different worthy recipients, including Wyckoff schools and Angels of Hope. But then she thought closer to home, of her mother Lorraine who is a breast cancer survivor. "She was diagnosed 5 years ago and recently had a major surgery," Murphy said. "She is the driving force behind every well intentioned thing I do. She's my best friend. "Watching her physical and emotional recovery made a big impact on me…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Committeemen, police chief say recent history of incidents at the popular Mexican restaurant is reason enough to put the brakes on Howie Felixbrod's request.
The owner of Blue Moon, a popular Wyckoff bar and restaurant, was again denied a request to extend drinking hours following a letter from the township's chief of police citing a "significant" number of incidents and violations linked to alcohol consumption at the restaurant. Howie Felixbrod, the owner of Blue Moon, said he wrote a letter to Committeeman Kevin Rooney requesting the township ammend the ordinance that says Wyckoff businesses must close by 1 a.m. Felixbrod was looking to extend hours at Blue Moon by one hour in an effort to compete with other local restaurants. But at an unrelated meeting sometime after township officials received his letter, Felixbrod spoke to Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips, who took the air out of any …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Executive producer, lawyer, Chicago native
Part lawyer, part theater afficianado Carla Pappalardo is a dedicated volunteer who's taken her skills on the road as the executive producer of this year’s FLOW Follies performance of "Come Flow With Me." Pappalardo has been busy memorizing her lines for the upcoming performances at Indian Hills High School. I love the arts: a trip into New York City to see a Broadway Show or a funky production found in a small downtown theater. There's always something wonderful about seeing a live performance. My daughter is a member of Dance Theater of New Jersey and I've been involved with their performances and competitions and of course the community performance of FLOW Follies. My son and daughter attended the Wyckoff schools, and now they're at …