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Autumn 2007

Hometown News

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February 2007   January 2007   December 2006     November 2006   October 2006
September 2006      August 2006   July 2006     June 2006    May 2006   April 2006   
March 2006    February 2006    January 2006   December 2005   November 2005 
October 2005   September 2005  August 2005  July 2005   June 2005   May 2005 
April 2005    March 2005   February 2005    January 2005   December 2004

* mpg movie clips included

HHFD-EMS Captain’s Award Presentation
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department convened December 19, 2007 for its last Emergency Medical Services (EMS) monthly meeting for 2007. During this meeting, EMS Captain Ron Botelho presented the “EMS Captain’s Award” with trophies to 9 members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police and Fire Departments for their dedication to duty for one particular emergency medical call that had a significant outcome to patient care.
[Story & photo]

Saturday Morning Clean-up 2007
Over 40 volunteers spent Saturday morning, December 8, 2007, working together to make Hasbrouck Heights a cleaner community. [Photo & story]

Parents Get D.A.R.E. Overview
Hasbrouck Heights Police Lt. Shawn Mullins conducted an overview of the D.A.R.E. program for HH 5th Grade parents on Monday, November 19, 2007 at Police Department Headquarters.
[Photo & story]

HHFD Extrication
On November 16, 2007 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to a Kipp Avenue home that was struck by a car. [Story & photo]

18th Annual Lego Event
A wonderful time was had by all at The Library’s 18th Annual “Leggo My Lego” Day November 10, 2007. Over 150 people were in attendance. All the children made excellent, creative designs. The two architects, Constance Gill and Ella Krylinska, from Arcari and Iovino, judged the competition. [Photo & story]

Heights Seniors Invade Canada
What makes a vacation great? Is it the location, the accommodations, the weather, the food, the sights, or the people you travel with? It was a combination of all these factors and, for these reasons, the Leisure Club’s trip to Canada was a great trip. [Photo & story]

So Happy to be Here!

I am Rev. Thomas Wisniewski, better known as Father Tom, the new addition to the priestly clergy serving the people at Corpus Christi Church, here in Hasbrouck Heights. [Photo & story]

Hasbrouck Heights CROP WALK 2007
This year’s annual CROP WALK was held on Sunday, October 28th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church and concluding at the First Reformed Church (Washington & Burton).
[Story & photo]

Area Bands March on New Turf
The Hasbrouck Heights Music Parents Association presented “Music & Pageantry Under the Lights” on October 27, 2007 at the recently renovated Depken Field. [Story & photo]

Seniors’ Haunted Halloween Party

This year when the word went out that Century 21 Eudan Realty was hosting their Fourth Annual Halloween Bash for seniors, the news spread like wild fire; in fact, seniors from Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, Lodi and Garfield attended. Could it be that they heard about the great spread the host provided in the past or was it because they all love Halloween? [Photo & story]

Window Painting Delights Boulevard
Area residents could stroll The Boulevard during late October where local businesses, in conjunction with the three grammar school PTA’s, sponsored the 14th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest.
[Story & photo]

More Halloween Fun ...

Halloween 2005
Trunk or Treat [1][2]
Seniors Haunted Halloween Party
Halloween in the Park -- Haunted Hayride [1][2]
Decorations [Inflatables][Yards][Spooky][Doors & Lampposts]
2005 Ragamuffin Parade [Group 1][Group 2][@ [Municipal Complex]
2005 Window Painting [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3] [Winners]

Halloween 2004
2004 Window Painting Random Selections [1] [2] [Winners]
2004 Ragamuffin Parade [Group 1] [Group 2]
Decorations [Spooky][Doors & Lamppost][Inflatables][Banners]
Halloween in the Park -- Haunted Hayride

Halloween 2003

2003 Window Painting Random Selections [1][2][Winners]
2003 Ragamuffin Parade [1][2][3][4]
2003 Decorations [Spooky] [Pumpkin-fest] [Nightime & Inflatables]

Halloween 2002
2002 Window Painting Random Selections
[Group 1] [Group 2] [Group 3] [Group 4][Winners]
2002 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos][More Parade Photos]
2002 Decorations [Group 1][Group 2]

Halloween 2001

2001 Window Painting Random Selections[1][2][Winners]
2001 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos][More Parade Photos]
2001 Decorations [Day] [Night]

Halloween 2000
2000 Window Painting - [Random selections][Winners]
2000 Ragamuffin Parade [Photos]
2000 [Halloween Decorations]

Halloween 1999
1999 Window Painting Winners [1][2][3]
[Displays] [Window Painting] [Kids dressed for fun]

Halloween Safety Tips
More Halloween Safety Tips

5K Walk for Dyslexic Children Held on New Track

The 32nd Masonic Learning Center for Children, located at 301 Division Avenue, held its 4th Annual Hasbrouck Heights 5K Walk to Help Dyslexic Children on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Depken Field (Franklin & Route 17).  This walk was the first event on the new Depken Field Track. (The track markings were made only 10 days prior to this event.) [Photo & story]

HHFD Visits Students During Fire Prevention Week
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department visited local schools for Fire Prevention Week, which was held October 7 through 13, 2007.
[Story & photo]

HHPD Chief Colaneri Completes Command & Leadership Program
Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael J. Colaneri graduated from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police West Point Command and Leadership Program on September 18, 2007.

[Story & photo]

Town Day 2007 September 29 @ Woodland Park
[Story & photo]

MDA Labor Day Telethon Volunteers @ VFW Post 2007

The 42nd Muscular Dystrophy Telethon began Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 9 p.m. and ran through Monday, September 3rd until 6 p.m. Over 300 volunteers helped answer 100 phones and stuffed and mailed letters. [Photo & story]

In the Nick of Time

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to a smoke condition at Nick’s Quick Stop, 183 Boulevard, about 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 2, 2007. A small fire in the storage area was extinguished by the owners. The cause of the fire was undetermined and under investigation. No injuries were reported. [Photo]

First United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor

My name is Iraida Ruiz de Porras and was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 1, 1965 to Irma Rodríguez and Nestor Ruiz de Porras, in a Methodist based home. [Photo & story]

The Almost Disaster
It could have been a disaster. But wasn’t. On Friday afternoon, August 24th, about 2:18 p.m., a fully loaded gasoline tanker collapsed on Route 17 at the jug-handle across from White Castle.
[Story & photo]

HHFD Search & Rescue Drill

On the evening of August 22, 2007, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted training at a Kipp Avenue house scheduled for demolition. The exercise was led by First Assistant Chief Mike Ratowski, Rescue Lt. Chris Halloran and Ladder Company Capt. Brian Morrow. [Photo & story]

Lenox Recovers Jet
The Aviation Hall of Fame (AHOF) received a 36 foot long, 12,500 lb. forward fuselage of a Convair 880 (N803TW) on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. It was transported from Atlantic City Airport by Lenox Corporation. Bill Lenox started working on this project with the AHOF in November 2006.
[Photo & story]

Handicap Accessible Park
Comfort Station Dedicated
Community Access for All Committee dedicated the new comfort station in Woodland Park on August 5, 2007.  The new brick comfort station is fully handicap accessible with extra wide doors, mobility space for wheelchairs, oversized stalls and new safety lighting.
[Story & photo]

Youngsters Enjoy Listening About the Lady Bug

The Junior Women’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights hosted Story Hour at the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library. [Photo & story]

256 Attend Potter Party
At the stroke of 12:01 a.m., before a crowd of 256 eager readers at the Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, J.K. Rowling’s final volume in her Harry Potter series was released to the sound of excited cheering. The long-awaited “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is sure to be an instant classic and enjoyed for many years to come. The Library’s Harry Potter Party and Book Sale was the place to be, where Muggles and Wizard wanna-bes of all ages came in droves on July 20th from 9:30 p.m. till 2 a.m.
[Story & photo]

Rt. 17 Accident Injures Eight

On July 9, at about 2:17 p.m., the HHPD received calls of a multiple motor vehicle accident on Route 17 North.  It was reported that a car with six passengers came in contact with a tractor trailer while changing lanes, overturned, slid on its roof and was then rear ended by another vehicle that then crashed into a pick-up truck parked at Kundert Motors. The tractor trailer continued down Rt. 17 striking two more vehicles.   [Photo & story]

Farmer's Market 2007

Area Residents Enjoy Fresh Produce From Heights Farmers’ Market [Photo & story]

July 4th Children's Parade
About 70 entrants participated in the Annual Children’s Parade held July 4, 2007 at Washington and Burton. [Story & photo]

Patriotism Unfurled ...

Memorial Day
2006 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2005 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2004 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2003 [Service]       2002 [Parade][Service][FD Service]
2001 [Parade][Service]      2000 [Parade][Service]

July 4th Children's Parade
2006 [General] [Parade] [Awards]
2005 [General][Parade][Awards]  2004 [General][Parade][Winners]
2003 [General][Parade][Winners]  2002 [General][General][Winners]
2001 [General][Parade][Winners]     2000 [General][General]

July 4th Fireworks
(includes mpg movies)
2006 [Rained out][Program][Fireworks]
2005  [Event][Program][Display]

2004 [Program][Display]
2003 [Story + Fireworks] [Setting up] [Detonation]  
1999 [Program][General][Setting up]

Veterans Day Service

Loyalty Day Service

About Loyalty Day   ˇ   About Buddy Poppies
History of Our Flag by Rose Marie Heck

Veterans Honor Roll   ˇ   Fire Department Honor Roll
Vietnam War Memorial Dedication [1][2]
American Legion Post 106
  ˇ  VFW Post 4591

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Hasbrouck Heights First Year
Here is a glimpse of our hometown during the first year of the 21st century.    Throughout the year I  had photographed some interesting tableaus reflecting our community life. Take a glance around Hasbrouck Heights, NJ during 2000 A.D., and see some of the people, events and places that  make our town a special place to live and work. [Photo Essay]

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