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Holidays 2000


Hometown News

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[Click here] for larger copy of proposed drawings

Index
to all  Boro Hall in [Transition] stories & photos


Municipal Complex
Plan B Summary: Library on top floor. Senior Center, Municipal Offices on first floor. 1
00+ off street parking spaces. Police Department,  HH Fire Department & Municipal Court to remain at 248 Hamilton. [Record story]

4 related background info links:
#1General [Boulevard Index]        #2 Burgis Boulevard Redevelopment Report in [pdf]  #3[Library/Sr. Center] Original plan for land useage.       #4[The Big Fire]




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Holiday Snow Storm 2000
Throughout Saturday, December 30, 2000, a blizzard-like storm dropped over one foot of snow.
Photos taken around our hometown [Photos][Woodland Park]





Editor's Choice -- 2000
Editor's selection of interesting photos taken around our hometown during the year [2000].
Editor's choice [1999]



Heights Holidays 2000
Photos taken around our hometown this holiday season.
Holidays -- [Around Town]
Decorations [Displays]

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HHFD takes Santa Around Town
[December 17, 2000 Photos] [December 19, 1999 Photos] @ Collins & Baldwin


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Knights of Columbus Msgr. Fitzpatrick Council 7041 ready to place ribbons this holiday season.

(l-r) Martin P. Saccmano (Secretary), Bill O'Shea, Mark E. Cricco (Grand Knight), and Anthony V. Miele (PGK).
Donate $10 for the Center For Food Action ... and get a Beautiful Red Ribbon on "The Boulevard" with your name on it!  Your $10 contribution will be used by the Center For Food Action to purchase food. Donate $50, and your contribution will provide a special breakfast and a traditional dinner this Christmas or Hanukah for a family in our neighborhood. Special ribbon embelishments will denote your generosity. [Story]

Boulevard Ribbon placement is being done by: Hasbrouck Heights -- Knights: Msgr. Fitzpatrick Council 7041 & Wood-Ridge -- Knights: St. Anthony’s Council 11585



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Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tree Lighting at the Circle, 5 p.m., December 3, 2000.  Sponsored by Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee

The [HH Anti-Drug Council]  sponsored a "Stroll Along the Boulevard" with all participants walking with a light along the Boulevard towards the Circle to partake in the lighting of the tree. Walk started at Corpus Christi Church @ 4:45.



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Annual [Chamber of Commerce] Christmas Parade was held 7 p.m. on Friday, November 24 along the Boulevard.

[Photo gallery 1][Photo gallery 2]
[1999 parade]




Pilot's Log Takes It All!

Pilot's Log  HHHS student newspaper takes top honors [Story][Record, Dec. 3, 2000]




Cablevision offers speedy Internet access -- 11 towns get service
Heights is not on the list. [Record story Dec. 7, 2000]

Children’s Summit II was held at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton on November 21. The regional event was hosted The Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Assemlywoman Rose Marie Heck was co-chair.

Children’s Summit II is designed to highlight the importance and value of the team approach to establish a meaningful diagnosis, and management plan for children and adolescents. Educators, parents and families are provided tools for enhancing the quality of life for our children. [Photos & story]


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service [Photos by Karen Fels]

A Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service was held at 4.p.p.m. on Sunday, November 19 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.

Participating in the Thanksgiving Service were clergy and congregations of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, The First Reformed Church, First United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. John the Diving Episcopal Church and Sion Korean Presbyterian Church.

Additional clergy -- The Rev. Dr. Michael Avila of Sojourners Resource Center and the Rev. Dr. Katherine Ellison of Montclair Protestant Foundation also participated.  The Sion Korean Presbyterian Church and Choir joint the celebration for the first year.

Mayor William Torre delivered a Thanksgiving message.



Santa's Workshop
Santa Claus visited the North Pole Workshop in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ on Sunday, November 19, 2000. Along with his many elves, Santa was available for photos and to talk with children.

Bill O'Shea's Florist  hosted an Open House that included FREE flowers, balloons, live music, prizes, refreshments and a raffle. Jukebox Radio 103.1FM broadcasted live and provided on-air interviews with Santa Claus as well as visitors to Santa's Workshop.
[Open House Photos] [Photos w/Santa & Jukebox Radio]

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Temporary facilities were operational late October 2000
On April 11, the Mayor & Council scheduled HHFD to move back to a new temporary structure at old boro hall site. Work was completed and the facilaities were operational late October 2000.  These "temporary Butler" buildings will be re-used by the DPW after the HHFD new quarters are built. View construction progess photos [Groundwork] [Construction] [Construction Details]
[Operations early December]


13a.jpg (8247 bytes) Ragamuffin Parade was held Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m.  It began at the Franklin Gym on Hamilton Avenue and proceeded to the Masonic Hall. Event wasvsponsored by the Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee. [Photos]



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Heights students experienced "driving under the influence" with special goggles that simulated the effects of .07/.08% and also .18/.19% alcohol levels.  [Story & pics] October 2000



Halloween Window Decorating Contest!
During mid-October, the Hasbrouck Heights [Chamber of Commerce] sponsored the 7th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest in conjunction with the three grammar school PTA’s. Approximately 300 third, fourth and fifth grade students participated.

The children painted a Halloween theme illustration on window spaces that were provided by most Boulevard businesses. Graphics were judged upon originality and artistic expression, winners from each grade received 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Ribbons. All participants received ribbons.

Thousands of area residents enjoyed the bright exciting demonstration of creativity that these youngsters had to offer. [Random selections][Winners]

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Blessing of the Animals was held Sunday, October 8th,
with a 10:00 a.m. Service @ St. John the Divine.
Event was open to the public. [Photos]


On Sept. 24 the REACH/Friendly Neighbors Volunteers in town were honored for their community efforts. Started with worship celebration   Sunday @ St. John the Divine, and continued with a luncheon in their honor. [Photos]

 

Town Day @ Woodland Park -- September 23, 2000 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by DPW. [2000 Photos][1999 Photos]


Leisure Club celebrates 50th Anniversary September 15 @ Corpus Christi Cafeteria.
[2 Photos]


Good Neighbor Day
was celebrated Wednesday Sept.6 @ Bill O'Shea's Florist. 1000 Doz. Roses were given away.    2000 Story [Pics 1][2][3]   1999 Story[Pics1][2][3]
A Food Drive was held concurrently with this event with the Center for Food Action


MDA Telethon Labor Day Weekend @ VFW
MDA 2000 Photos [1] [2] [3]             MDA 1999 Photos [1][2][3]


2000-2001 School Calender in pdf format [Calender][Information & Schedules]



Voting Delegate Rose Marie Heck provides [daily dispatches and photos] from the Republican National Convention held early August in Philadelphia, PA.


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Progressive construction photos


After a $10.4 million referendum was passed  in May 1998 by the community, the Board of Education began work on the new additions to Euclid, Linclon and the Jr./Sr. High School on July 1999.  Work was nearly completed September 8, 2000, in time for September 11th school opening.  Here is a photo essay of the project as it unfolded. [Index to construction photos]

Sept. 26 @ 7:30 -- Linclon Ribbon Cutting Ceremony [Photos]
Sept. 27 @ 7:30 -- Euclid Ribbon Cutting Ceremony [Photos]
Oct. 15 @ 2:00 -- Jr./Sr. High School Dedication [Photos]
Oct. 22 @ 2:00 -- Mason's Cornerstone Ceremony [Photos]
Editor's Note: In addition to the construction photos, a complete copy of this web-site (as of October 22, 2000), was included in each of the time capsules placed in the Euclid, Lincoln and Jr/Sr High Schools.

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Announcements

Road paving for 2000: Kipp, Wood & Cleveland. LaSalle & Paterson if possible.
[1999 paving program w/photos]

The HHHS Freshman Class (Class ' 04) is sponsoring a fundraiser by offering Entertainment Coupons Books for $20.00. Contact any HS Freshman or Advisor Lesa Brinker at the High School 288-3971.

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Corpus Christi School sponsoring Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $5

Tree Lighting at the Circle, 5 p.m., December 3, 2000.  Sponsored by Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee

The [HH Anti-Drug Council]  sponsored a "Stroll Along the Boulevard" with all participants walking with a light along the Boulevard towards the Circle to partake in the lighting of the tree. Lights for the first 80 entries. Walk started at Corpus Christi Church @ 4:30 and cost is $6. Send checks to: B. Bizik, 365 Boulevard, HH before Nov. 27.

Hasbrouck Heights Educational Foundation is sponsoring a "Saturday Fun Flick" 10:30 a.m.,  Nov. 25, at the Williams Center Theatre (Rutherford).   Feature is "Rugrats in Paris". Tickets available at Bergen Commerical Bank. $6. Includes popcorn & soda. For info call Nancy @ 288-3911

Annual [Chamber of Commerce] Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday, November 24 along the Boulevard. [Photo gallery 1][Photo gallery 2]     [1999 parade]

Late [Little League] registration to be held November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Field House.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving [Service] Nov. 19, 4 p.m. @ St. John's

Kiwanis Club to hold Pancake Breakfast Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to noon at Corpus Christi School Cafeteria. $5. Children under 5 Free. For info call Marie @ 288-0276.


Corpus Christi Community Theatre production of "Carnival" to be held Oct. 27, 28 & 29 and Nov. 3, 4 5. Call Carolyn/Ralph Napolitano at 288-5986 for information.

Ragamuffin Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m.  It will begin at the Franklin Gym on Hamilton Avenue and proceed to the Masonic Hall. Event sponsored by the Mayor's Community Celebrations Committee. [Photos]

Library sponsors Antiques Appraisal Show on Saturday Oct. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. 30 appraisals by Evelyn Teichman, professional antique appraiser. $10 appraisal fee at registration. Audience is $5 at the door. Refreshments available. Benefit Friends of the Library. Call Library for details. 288-0488.

Kiwanis Club to hold "Night at the Races" Friday, Oct. 20. $35 per person includes parking, admission, program & dinner. Reserveration by Oct 1.

October 12, Thursday evening @ 7:30 pm,  a "Will Clinic"  will be hosted by St. John the Divine.  Covers wills preparation,  death instructions, planned giving and other "final arrangements. Three speakers expected. Open to public. No fee.

The Knights of Columbus will hold it's annual pasta dinner on October 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Corpus Christi Cafeteria.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3 for children.  This includes pasta, Mark Cricco's homade meatballs and sauce, salad, bread and cake/coffee.  Wine and sode will also be served.

Blessing of the Animals was held Sunday, October 8th, with a 10:00 a.m. Service @ St. John the Divine.
Event was open to the public. [Photos]

On Sept. 24 the REACH/Friendly Neighbors Volunteers in town were honored for their community efforts. Started with worship celebration   Sunday @ St. John the Divine, and continued with a luncheon in their honor. Info & photos

Town Day @ Woodland Park -- September 23, 2000 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by DPW. [2000 Photos][1999 Photos]

Good Neighbor Day Wednesday Sept.6 @ Bill O'Shea's Florist.
1000 Doz. Roses were given away. 2000 Story [Pics 1][2][3]
[1999 Story][Pics1][2][3]
A Food Drive was held concurrently with this event.

MDA Telethon Labor Day Weekend @ VFW
MDA 2000 Photos [1] [2] [3]          MDA 1999 Photos [1][2][3]

HH Recreation Department Autumn Activities [Schedule]
Senior Citizen Aerobics   --   Teenage and Adult Aerobics
Arts and Crafts   --   Adult Co-Ed Volleyball
Basketball for Over 30   --   Boys and Girls Biddy Basketball

Part-time jobs are available with the Recreation Department.
Applications accepted from age 15 through adults.


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About Our Neighbors

On Sunday September 24, 2000 the  installation of officers of both the Bishop O’Connor Assembly #647 and the Msgr. Robert G. Fitzpatrick #7041 took place in the Corpus Christi Chapel at mass celebrated by Father Andrew. Anthony Miele was installed as Faithful Navigator for the fourth degree assembly and Mark Cricco was installed as Grand Knight for the third degree council. [Story & Pics]

Rose Marie Heck attends Republican National Convention in Philadelphia as a voting delegate in August 2000 Check out her Daily Reports

Daniell Scipioni appointed Recreation Director effective May 23, 2000

Mrs. Colleen Jarvis Receives Archie F. Hay Award [Story]

Fr. Ray celebrated the 35th Anniversary of his ordination at a 2 p.m. Mass in the Chapel on Sunday May 21

Fr. Quinn celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his ordination at a 2 p.m. Mass in the Chapel on Sunday May 7

Rose Marie Sees appointed Boro Clerk @ May 9 M/C Meeting

Andrew Feintuch  -- Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Director
[Mayor's Eulogy] [Obituary] [Record Obituary] [Memorial Tribute Photo] [Awards]

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Boulevard Neighbors

Tots to Teen Exchange
246 Boulevard Opened October 7th. President is Susan Tensfeldt with Ryan as Toy consultant.
Phone:  201- 288-9060  Fax: 288-9061.

Stop by and say hello!
Picture Frame Center Galleria Classica
is moving from 173 Boulevard to 226 Boulevard. Phone remains 201- 462-0200. Good luck on your new location.

Boulevard Flooring
has just moved into 195 Boulevard. Phone: 288-8022.  This is a family owned and operated flooring business. Welcome Tom Murphy.


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The First Year of the 21st Century
Photo essay series reflecting our first year of the century. [Century Index]

Holidays
Holiday Snow Storm 2000 [Photos][Woodland Park] Holiday Decorations -- [Around Town][Displays]
HHFD takes Santa Around Town [Photos]
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Circle
Annual Chamber Christmas Parade[Photos 1][Photos 2]
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service [Photos]
Bill O'Shea's Santa's Workshop [Open House] [w/Santa]

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Autumn
Good Neighbor Day  @ Bill O'Shea's Florist. 2000 Story [Pics 1][2][3]
MDA Telethon Labor Day Weekend @ VFW -- MDA 2000 Photos [1] [2] [3]
2000 Boulevard Window Painting - [Random selections]
[2000 Ragamuffin Parade]
[Halloween Decorations]
[Autumn Scenes][Trees][Flowers]
[Leaf Removal]
Veterans Day [Ceremony]

Summer Time
Memorial Day Parade [Parade]  [Service]  [Honor Roll]
24 hr. Bike Marathon [5- 27 photos]  [5-28 photos
July 4th Children's Parade -- [Winners] [More pics]
Farmer's Market 2000 [1st day pics]
Summer Days [Photos][Scenes Around Town] [Around town #2] [Backyard Garden]


Springing into the Century
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 [Photos]


First Snow of the Century 
[21 photos] around our hometown beginning on January 20, 2000
[Woodland Park] morning of January 21



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