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Winter 2005

Hometown News
2004 Hometown Shopping and Business Guide in pdf format (1.4 meg)
2004-2005 School [Calender] in pdf format
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2005 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

The Gazette Newspaper - - pdf format
April 2005   March 2005   February 2005    January 2005  December 2004

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Presidential Surprise
An early morning snow storm on February 21, 2005 (President's Day)
gave families a chance to enjoy this winter delight. [Photos]

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Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
was hosted by the HH Recreation Department on February 13, 2005 [Photos & story]

Teterboro Air Crash
On February 2, 2005, a twin-engine Challenger 600 skidded off the runway, through the fence, across Route 46 striking several cars before crashing into Strawberry clothing warehouse. [Photos & story]

[HHFD Responds to Crash]

Euclid Science Exchange & Exposition 2005
Euclid  Elementary School presented their Annual Science Exchange Programs. Children prepared and displayed a hands-on science project of their choice.  The Science Exchange was a great opportunity for children to question, explore, plan, predict, experiment and formulate conclusions about their world -- and share that information with the community. [2005 Photos]

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Daisy Troop 612 Tours New Police Facility
On the afternoon of January 24, 2005, Daisy Troop 612 toured the new 32,000 square foot, Hasbrouck Heights Police Department at 248 Hamilton Avenue. The police facility supports 32 police officers and 2 civilian employees. [Story and photos]

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Blizzard January 22-23, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job ... Again     Scenes Around Snowy Heights

Kiss Goodbye [Story & photos]

HHPD Holds DARE 5th Grade Graduation [Story]

Fire Department Installation Dinner Janaury 15 [Photos & story]

Ecumenical Epiphany Procession January 9  [Photos & story]

VFW Celebrates 50th Anniversary [Story]

Hasbrouck Heights/Teterboro Get New Fire Chief [Story]

2005 Mayor & Council Reorganization Meeting [Story & photos][Mayor's Message]

New Nativity Scene Arrives in time for Christmas [Photos & story]

HHFD takes Santa for ride around town Dec. 19 [Photos]

Mimi Hui is NY Times Librarian of the Year [Photo & story]

Jarvis Awarded Hixson Fellowship [Story]

Senior Citizen Christmas Pary December 8  [Photos]

Tree Lighting Ceremony 2004
Annual tree lighting ceremony was held at The Circle, 5 p.m., December 5, 2004 and was sponsored by Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee.  [Photos]

Decorations brighten the Boulevard for the holidays

Chamber Holiday Parade
was November 26 [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]

It was a Banner Thanksgiving [Photos]

More Holiday Fun ...

Is there a Santa Claus?
Web-site for Santa's worldwide sleigh flight  [NORAD Tracks Santa]

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HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride

HHFD Gives Santa Ride -- [2005][2004][2003][2002][2001][2000][1999]
  See Santa Waving -- 120k mpg with sound

Holiday Decorations
2004 [Boulevard] [Day Time]  Night [1][2]  [Banners]  Inflatables[1][2]
2003 [Doors] [Inflatables] [Day Time] [Night Time] [Night Boulevard]
2002 Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
2002 Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]

2001 [Boulevard][Around Town][Night]
2001 Day Time [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]
2000 [Holiday Decorations][Around town]
1999 [Boulevard #1][Boulevard # 2][Lawns #1][Lawns #2][Porches & Doors]

Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle

Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Annual Chamber Parade
2005 [1][2][3][4]     2004 [1][2][3]      2003 [1][2][3]
2002 [1][2][3]   2001[1][2]   2000 [1][2]  [1999]

$10 gets a Holiday Red Ribbon on
"The Boulevard" with your name on it!

Your contribution will be used by the Center for Food Action
to help our area's needy. for more info.

Friendly Neighbors works all year --
For 60 years helping neighbors in need. [Info] Please send your generous contributions to:   Pat Boer, Treasurer, 307 Roosevelt Ave. HH

Senior Western Party
was held November 13, 2004 [Photos]

Carroll's Fashions Celebrates 60th Anniversary [Story]

Veterans Day Memorial Service

was held on November 11 @ 11 a.m. [2004]

Madison Avenue House Fire
On very rainy Thursday evening on November 4, 2004 at approximately 7:00 p.m. the HHFD responded to a working fire at the 200 block of Madison Avenue. [Photos & Story]
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Wings & Wheels Expo 2004
[Take a ride on the B-17 Yankee Lady][B-17 Yankee Lady details]
[Various aircraft] [Antique Cars][Vendors/Exhibitors][F-14 details][F-18 details]
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7th Annual Teterboro 5K Run, Saturday July 17, 2004 at 8:30 a.m.

2004 [Story][Race Preparations][The Race][Big photos of start][Post Race]

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HH Fire Department Features

Mass Decontamination
The radio crackles: "There has been a contamination of unknown substance at ...."  Office building, factory or stadium -- regional first responders are trained to handle the decontamination of large numbers of people.

Carlstadt, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Wallington and Wood-Ridge Fire Departments  participated in this hands-on mass decontamination exercise. The training was held on August 22, 2004 at a Route 46 office complex parking lot  in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Classroom instruction preceded this drill.  This course is given to every fire department in Northern New Jersey and with this common training -- all departments can mobilize in highly-coordinated, scalable efforts.
[Story and set-up] [Group 2 photos][Group 3 photos]

"Jaws of Life" Training
1. Story and equipment
2. Blue car: Removing front doors
3. Blue car: Removing rear doors
4. Blue car: Removing glass, roof, breaking frame & opening hood
5. Yellow truck: Removing doors
6. Yellow truck: Removing glass and roof
7. Yellow truck: Extracting victim

Mpeg movies included:  Blue car [Rear door]   [Cutting hood open]
Yellow truck [Door] [Cutting windshield #1]  [Cutting windshield #2]


Special Feature -- Heights' Grandeur
Real estate promotional literature before 1900 ... includes many photos!
The Crowning Glory Brochure      E. M. Anson Real Estate Brochure
The Lemmermann Villa Site Company Broadside      History 1870 - 1921

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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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[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2005 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)
[Zone 1][Zone 2] 2004 Recycling Schedules in pdf  format (800k)

2004-2005 School [Calender] in pdf format
Senior Citizen February Calender in pdf format
2005 Girls Softball Registration Form in pdf format
2004 Hometown Shopping and Business Guide in pdf format (1.4 meg)
Bingo: Tuesday and Saturday Evenings, 7:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi School Cafeteria.
Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Hall.

Rec Center is open Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Call 201-288-4143


June 2005
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"Banner Days"
The Chamber of Commerce announced that they are planning a "Banner Days" sidewalk sale for the weekend of June 9, 10 and 11. About 25 businesses participate in this annual event.  Any business or professional seeking information should contact George at 201-288-2130. ###

May  2005
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Town-wide Garage Sale
A town-wide garage sale is scheduled for May 21 -- rain or shine. There is a $10 permit fee that will benefit D.A.R.E., the HH Free Public Library and the Municipal Drug Alliance. Registrations begins in April. Participation in this sale does not count towards the "two garage sales" per year ordinance. Space will be made available for apartment dwellers and fundraising organizations.  A free map indicating all registered participants will be available at the Boro Clerk's office.  This first time event is sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee.  For more info call the Boro Clerk at 201-288-0195. ###

April 2005
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HH Little League will hold its 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast
The HH Little League will hold its 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast on April 10, 2005 from 7 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall on Veterans Place.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sweet rolls, bagels, juice, milk and coffee. This event usually serves about 1,500 breakfasts. Admission is -- adult $5, child $3 and under 4 free. The Chinese style sports memorabilia auction will follow from noon to 1 p.m.  Winners do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win. Proceeds will be used towards a barrier net on the major league field protecting spectators who watch the games.  Call Gary at 201-288-5227 for more info. ###

5K Run/One Mile Walk April 9th
On April 9, 2005 the Hasbrouck Heights Education Association will sponsor its seventh annual five kilometer and one mile run/walk to raise money for their scholarship fund.  The 5 km run is called the Rau-Fitzgerald Memorial Run and the 1 mile walk is the Cheryl Terlemezian one mile Fun Run/walk.  This event is to help raise funds for high school seniors continuing their education after graduation. Corporate sponsorships and donations are welcomed.  For more information call Barbara at 201-288-1426.
[2004 Photos & Story][2003 Photos & Story]

"Second Annual Wine and Delights"
The Hasbrouck Heights Library Board of Trustees are having their "Second Annual Wine and Delights." The event starts 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 3 at The Ivy Inn. The cost is $45 per person. All proceeds will go the The Friends of the Library Endowment Fund. For ticket info call the Library at 201-288-0488 or Maryetta at 201-288-3242. ###

The Hasbrouck Heights High School Drama Club will perform the musical "Footloose" on Thursday, March 31st and Friday April 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiefer Auditorium.  The production is under the direction of Mrs. Schneeweiss.   "Footloose" is an upbeat rock musical that takes place in a small town where a powerful local minister has convinced the town to ban dancing after a tragic car accident kills four young kids coming back from a dance in another county.   The story centers on Ren, a young outsider who moves there only to find his favorite pastime has been made illegal.  He must convince the local youth to stand against the town elders and bring dancing back to the town. ###

March   2005
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Depken Field (Franklin Avenue and Route 17). The event is open to all Heights pre-schoolers (4-5) through third graders. Children should bring a basket. No parents or underage children are allowed on the field. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to visit and hand out candy. Tickets are distributed through the elementary schools. Tickets are also available at the Boro Clerk's office at 320 Boulevard. The rain date is Saturday, March 26.This event is sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee. ###

Annual St. Patrick's Day Party
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Party includes a family style dinner of corned beef & cabbage (chicken available), Irish soda bread, beer, soda, dessert, coffee and tea.  Entertainment includes DJ, Irish dancers and Irish music, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.  The party is Saturday, March 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Club, 209 Jefferson Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights. Must be 21 or older in order to attend. Tickets are $35 per person. Call Nancy at 201-288-6485. Sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Hasbrouck Heights.   Proceeds to benefit NJSFWC State Project, Cherished Creations and local charities and scholarships. ###

"Brunch with the Bunny"
The Junior Woman's Club of Hasbrouck Heights is sponsoring "Brunch with the Bunny" on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Complex. Program includes a light brunch and entertainment.  Event is ideal for children 8 years and under. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $2. Tickets are $7. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Nancy at 201-393-4184. All proceeds to benefit local charities and scholarships. ###

Meet " The Garden Guru"
The Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club will meet at 7:00 p.m., March 17 in the community room of the Free Public Library at 320 Boulevard. The scheduled speaker is Mr. David Dehnke, " The Garden Guru", who will talk about ornamental grasses.   The Garden Club promotes the love of gardening, including floral design and environmental responsibility.  For more information contact Ann at 201-288-3956 or Elizabeth at 201-288-4318. ###

Annual Dinner/Fashion Show
The Woman's Club of Hasbrouck Heights is holding its Annual Dinner/Fashion Show at the Fiesta on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other charities. Call 201-288-9070 or 201-288-5736 for more info. ###

St. Patty's Day Dinner Dance
VFW Post 4591 is holding a St. Patty's Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Dinner includes fruit cup, salad, pasta, corned beef & cabbage, dessert with an open bar. There will be live music. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations are requested by March 9th so that the appropriate amount of food can be ordered. Call Mike at 201-288-3654 or the Post at 201-288-1112. ###

HH Little League Field Clean up
The annual field clean up and maintence is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday March 19 and March 25.  Bring a rake. Continental breakfast provided.

Free Basic Computer Literacy Classes
Free Basic Computer Literacy Classes are now being offered at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 229 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights. The second session begins on Monday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. Registration is first night of class. Spaces are limited to five students on a first come first serve basis.  Classes are held in the Care Center located on Franklin Ave. Arrive at 6:45 to register. Contact Gale Sharon at St. John’s for more information: 201-288-9460. Each session consists of 4 weeks: 2nd Session: Feb 28- Hardware Concepts, March 7- Software Concepts, March 14- Mousing Skills, March 21- Keyboarding3rd Session: April 4- Hardware Concepts,April 11- Software Concepts,April 18- Mousing Skills,April 25- Keyboarding ###

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