Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here's what you may have missed last week...
Christine Laquidara withdrew her acceptance as Woodside principal, calling the career move a potential 'risk.' Police charged a Clifton man Wednesday with speeding 122 mph in a 55 mph zone. John F. Clarke had been involved with numerous car burglaries over the past decade, according to police. After having their chosen principal withdraw her acceptance, the Franklin Lakes K-8 district must find an new principal hastily. After securing 48,000 votes and finishing 30th out of 3,000, Washington Elementary received their prize from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dreamworks Animation likely to order up a sequel to Kirk DeMicco's successful animated family film.
Good news is just around the corner for hometown hero Kirk DeMicco. DreamWorks Animation is set to announce a sequel for DeMicco’s animated family film "The Croods," according to deadline.com. The announcement is expected to be made this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. “The Croods” reportedly earned $143 million domestic box office upon its release late last month. DeMicco, a graduate of Sicomac Elementary School, Eisenhower Middle School and Ramapo High School, screened "The Croods" for friends and family last month at the AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Get local news, events and more right in your Facebook news feed.
All the cool kids — and their grandparents — are on Facebook. We here at Patch are no exception. Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch has a Facebook page that you should visit each and every day. Your local editor updates it daily with news and notes, engaging the community with conversation you won't find anywhere else. Oh, you like news? Well, I update our page throughout the day only the best headlines and events from Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch. We — as an online neighborhood — also offer local community news, small business updates and traffic and weather alerts. Oh, you like sharing? There is no such thing as true altruism; however, we will give you things and you are welcome to give us things right back. Our page is a great way to "share" …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
With wrestling facing Olympic eradication, local wrestlers, parents and coaches from Wyckoff's Olympic Wrestling Club discuss the future of the sport.
The Olympic Wrestling Club is lined with trophies and photos, many celebrating the career of three-time All-American and two-time National Champion, Florian Ghinea. Ghinea, the 39-year-old owner of the club and an instructor there, defected from his native Romania in 1994 following a trip to America with his national wrestling team. After the international tournament, Ghinea stayed at a friend's apartment in Queens, and did not join his team at the airport. With $50 in his pocket, there was a lot going against Ghinea. He did not speak or write English, for example, but he could wrestle. It was that skill that bought Ghinea a college education at Montclair State University and ultimately changed his life — so there should be no surprise …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Police closed a small stretch of road Saturday morning near the Cedar Hill Avenue entrance to Route 208.
A vehicle accident Saturday morning shut down a main thoroughfare in Wyckoff leading to and from Route 208 at Cedar Hill Avenue. Police closed Cedar Hill Avenue between Bohny Drive and Wyckoff Avenue after a dump truck out of Clifton careened off the road and split a utility pole in two. The Wyckoff, NJ Office of Emergency Management Facebook page reported the crash and subsequent closure at 10:42 on Saturday morning. Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch reader Michael Canova saw the aftermath of the accident. "A landscaping truck hit a telephone pole and split the pole in two and the top of the pole is in the bed of the truck," he wrote. Police were keeping people away from the scene of the crash, one Bohny Drive resident told Patch. The …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The actress is apparently working on a "super cool" project with Jamie Kennedy. Remember him?
NORTH JERSEY -- Fans of "The Hunger Games" films will instantly identify the costume, but might be confused about Tara Reid's turn as Katniss Everdeen's effervescent escort. Yes, that's Reid transformed into Effie Trinket, the perky, pink character originally portrayed by Elizabeth Banks in the first tHG film from 2012. There hasn't been a shakeup in the film's lineup. According to Reid's Twitter account — where the photo first appeared — she was gussied up for a "super cool" role in an unnamed Jamie Kennedy project. Reid, 37, is a Wyckoff native best known for her roles in American Pie and The Big Lebowski. Film crews working on the Hunger Games sequel "Catching Fire" were spotted in Oakland earlier this year. Have a question or news …
Here's an inside look at which stories published in March were most popular.
A Wyckoff man's vehicle was overturned after being struck by a New Jersey Transit bus late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Rock Road and Ackerman Avenue in Glen Rock. This letter from high schooler Grant Schwab, Wyckoff resident, sparked conversation on the future of Ramapo-Indian Hills High School. The annual event brought out educators, officials and generous members of the public in an effort to support the educational needs of students in Wyckoff. The Christian Health Care Center came one step closer to realizing its plan to build a 199-unit senior living facility Monday when the Wyckoff Zoning Board unanimously granted a number of variances — and tacked on stipulations — to the Wyckoff-based health care business. Police …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The non-profit organization, co-founded by Alexa DeMiglio, will host a benefit on April 9 to showcase their growth over the past three years.
Approximately three years since its creation, Wings of Refuge will host a spring benefit dinner on April 9 to showcase how far the organization has come in such a short time. The non-profit group was co-founded by Alexa DeMiglio in May 2011 to help construct a children's home in Petionville, Haiti. DeMiglio, a Powerhouse Christian Church parishoner, first ventured to Haiti in January 2011 and has returned 10 times since then. While there she met Pastor Roger Wilson Charles, a Haitian minister who has planted six Christian churches in the country that’s primary religion is voodoo. Wilson shared his ideas for the children's home with her on an empty property and since then Wings of Refuge was founded and has continued to grow. "Wings of …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sandy Ferro, the executive assistant to the Fair Lawn School District superintendent since 1998, will be retiring later this year.
Sandy Ferro got about as affirmative a sendoff as any district employee could ever hope to receive Thursday when her retirement was announced at the Fair Lawn Board of Education meeting. Board members, who have developed close working relationships with Ferro — a Wyckoff resident — over her 21 years as the superintendent's assistant, took turns praising her calming influence with parents, exceptional conscientiousness and complete professionalism in dealing with sensitive school-related issues. Longtime board member John Mancinelli equated her retirement to losing a friend. "You don’t really know what you’re going to do the next time you come in and she’s not there," he said. "I truly have a sense of loss and I expect to miss her …
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