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Spring 2007

Hometown News
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HH Little League Picnic

The Hasbrouck Heights Little League held its Annual Picnic for the 400 town families involved in the 2007 season, on Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Little League Complex.
[Photo & story]




Flag Day 2007
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Hasbrouck Heights Lodge #1962 and Hackensack Lodge #658 held a combined Flag Day Ceremony at the Hasbrouck Heights Lodge on June 14, 2007.
[Photo & story]



HHFD Trains at American Legion Post

Insert body content here.The American Legion Post building made its final contribution to the community on Sunday morning, June 10, 2007, with the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducting training. The building was slated for demolition. [Story & photo]



Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony 2007
The Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts held their 2006-2007 Bridging Ceremony at 7:00 p.m.
on June 4, 2007 in the Kiefer Auditorium located in the Hasbrouck Heights High School.
The opening ceremony began with a procession, flag salute, Girl Scout Promise and comments by the Service Unit Manager. [Story & photo]


Fred Depken Retires After 75 Years
After 75 years on the job, Fred Depken is retiring from his family business at K & D Oil.
As the patriarch of the company, Fred Depken III’s memories go back to the days of coal.
It was his great grandfather, Gerhard Depken and his two sons, Frederick and Gerhard Jr., who founded the G. Depken and Sons Company over a century ago. [Story]


HHPD & WRPD Join Forces for Special Olympics
On June 1, 2007, about 9:30 a.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department accepted the “Special Olympics” torch from the Lodi Police Department. Several members of the HHPD carried the “Torch” to a brief ceremony held at Shop-Rite, then proceeded up Williams and along The Boulevard past the Circle. The torch was then presented to the Wood-Ridge Police Department near the border. The HHPD run was about 2.4 miles.[Photo & story]



HHFD Memorial Day Service
Following  the Memorial Day Parade along Terrace Avenue and a Service at Veterans Memorial Park honoring Veterans, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department marched to the Fireman's Memorial at The Circle to honor those who served in The Department. [Story & photo]



Memorial Day 2007 Observed

Memorial Day activities began with a parade from Williams Avenue, along Terrace Avenue, concluding at Memorial Park on May 28, 2007. The parade was led by recently returned Iraq servicemen and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Honor Guard. Marchers included the Mayor and Council, Veterans from the VFW Post 4591 and American Legion James B. Scarr Post 106, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O Elks 1962, Hasbrouck Heights High School Band, and several Boy and Girl Scout units followed by the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. This was the 89th year that the citizens of Hasbrouck Heights observed Memorial Day at this monument. [Photo & story]


13th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon
The Marathon was held at Depken Field starting on Saturday May 26 at 10:00 a.m. and concluded Sunday May 27 at 10:00 a.m.   About 200 boys & girls participate in over 50 teams. The Marathon was sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. [Story & photo]


Youth Week
Students conducted a Mayor and Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 

[Story & photo]



HHFD Annual Inspection 2007

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted its Annual Inspection at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2007. Department personnel were in full dress uniform. The equipment and new headquarters were presented for inspection and Department personnel were available to answer any questions.
The event was attended by local officials, as well as Fire Chiefs from mutual aid towns.
[Photo & story]


Moving A Piece of Heights History

Members of the American Legion Post 106 with the DPW crew that moved the 2,743 lb. 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on April 30, 2007 [Story & photo]



28th Annual Plant Sale
St. John the Divine held its 28th Annual Plant Sale/Flea Market on April 28th offering top quality nursery grown plants and a large selection of hanging pots. Several flea market dealers offered various items. ###
[Photo]



HH Men’s Softball League -- 50 Years of Hits
The 2007 Season Opener softball game between The Sportsmen and New Balance Teams began on a rainy Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., April 17th at Depken Field. The opening game was scheduled for Monday, but the week-end’s Nor’easter made the field unplayable. [Photo & story]



Rau-Fitzgerald 5K/Terlemezian
1 Mile Run and Family Walk 2007

The rain from one of the worst Nor’easters to hit our area didn’t dampen the spirits of the runners as they poised at the starting line. The 9th Annual 5k Run and One Mile Walk, inspired by the memory of Hasbrouck Heights teachers John Rau, Cheryl Terlemezian, and Robert Fitzgerald, was held on April 15th with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run started at 9:30 a.m. on the Boulevard, followed by the 10:30 a.m. Terlemezian One Mile Family Walk. [Photo & story]



American Legion Closes "The Hut"
On April 14, 2007 at 11:11 a.m., the American Legion lowered the American Flag for the final time.  After 50 years, the Post sold its home which will be demolished and replaced by two houses.  The Post comander Michael Cahill vows to continue the Post. [Story & photo]


Little League Opening Day 2007
Spirits were high as the The Hasbrouck Heights Little League held their 54th Opening Day Ceremony Saturday, April 14, 2007.[Photo & story]


Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Over 9,000 brightly colored Easter eggs dotted the Gary Depken Field for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, March 31st. [Story & photo]


Springtime in Heights ...


2006 [Easter Season Displays][Easter Banners]  [Blooming Easter]
2006 [Annual Easter Egg Hunt]
[Hat's Off to Mom!] -- Mother's Day 2006

2005
[Easter Displays] [First Day of Spring]
[Annual Easter Egg Hunt]  Mpg Movies [1][2][3]


2004 [First Day of Spring]  [It's A Banner Easter]
[Easter Decorations]  [Easter Flowers] [Churches Celebrate Easter]
[Exploding Trees][More Exploding Trees]

2003 [Early April] [Mid-April] [Spring Surprise]

Easter [1][2]  Patriotic Displays 
[Early May]

2002 [Early Spring 2002] [Easter 2002][Easter Around Town 2002]

2001 [Early Spring 2001][Spring work][Easter Season 2001]

Springing into the Century [2000]  [Century Series Index]
[Photos] Spring scenes - Early April     [Photos] Easter decorations    
[Photos] Spring surprise
[Photos] Spring scenes - Late April     [Photos] Spring scenes - Late May  
[Photos] Spring Flowers 1 [Photos] Spring Flowers 2   

St. John's Plant Sale --[2006] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000] 
Jesus Story Passion Play -- 2002[1][2]  2001[1][2]  2000[1][2]



HHFD Responds to Car Fire
Fiery Exit Claims Vehicle: Driver OK.  [Story & photo]


State-of-the-Art Fingerprinting

The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department has acquired an automatic "Livescan" fingerprint system that is online all the time. [Story & photo]


Winter Snow Storms ...

Movies
:   Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The Boulevard December 6, 2003 [1][2]
HHFD Ladder Company responding to call Dec. 14, 2003 [900k]
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Winter Said Hello February 12 2006

First Major Snow of the Season  December 9, 2005
Presidential Surprise February 21, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job... Again!   January 22, 2005
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005

March Blast   March 16, 2004
Snow Storm   January 28, 2004

Snow Storm  December 14, 2003
Back-to-back Storm Storms  December 5-6, 2003
Blizzard '03  Feb. 17, 2003     Spring Surprise  April 7. 2003

  2002-2003 -- First snow Dec. 5, 2002      White Christmas 2002  
2001-2002 -- Around Town   January 20, 2002
 
2000-2001 -- The (Almost) Storm of Century  March 4-5, 2001
       Around Town Photos January 2001
      
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000  [Photos][Woodland Park]
  1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
[Photos][Woodland Park]


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Early Storms
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY

Dec. 5-6, 2003 15.9
Dec. 3-4, 1957 13.3
Dec. 5, 2002 8.0
Nov. 22-23, 1989 5.7
Dec. 2-3, 1952 4.8
Dec.8-9, 1958 4.5
Dec. 5-6, 1985 3.7

 



Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
The Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held on Sunday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hasbrouck Heights High School in the new gym.
The Heights team earned 16 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze medals. [Story & photo]


Reorganization Meeting 2007
On January 1, 2007 at 11:45 a.m., a Sine Die Meeting was held to conclude 2006 business. Upon the seating of new council members, Mayor Ronald R. Jones declared the 2007 Reorganization Meeting in session. [Story & photo]
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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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