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Things to DoSanta Claus is coming to Rutherford for the holidays

RUTHERFORD (Nov. 18, 2010) — The Rutherford Downtown Partnership and Rutherford Chamber of Commerce have announced the joint schedule for this year’s holiday parade and festival. Both will be held in downtown Rutherford Saturday, Nov. 27.

Starting at 10 a.m. this year, the holiday festival will be at the Williams Plaza with craft vendors, face painting, children’s craft village sponsored by Rutherford Dairy Queen and community group booths, and other attractions.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Things to DoTHE WEEK AHEAD: 11/18/10 issue

Friday 11/19

• The Prospect Music Series (hosted at the Rutherford Congregational Church at the corner of Union Avenue and Prospect Place in Rutherford) offers a great way to end the week with jazz, folk and classical music presented by area artists. On Friday, Nov. 19, the Prospect Music Series presents Patricia Lazzara on flute and Yale Snyder on marimba. Lazzara has performed previously at the Prospect Music Series as part of the Uptown Flutes group that she has founded. In addition to her many awards and performances, which includes a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall with Uptown Flutes, Lazzara had the distinct honor of being the flute soloist for the papal visit to Giants Stadium in 1995. Snyder is an active percussionist and marimba soloist. He has performed master classes and recitals at various schools, libraries and community concert series throughout New Jersey and New York. This will be an evening of great musical sounds. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They are available at the door. Call 201-321-2756 for more information.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete calendar.


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Things to DoStop by Sadowski Shell in Lyndhurst to help the local pantry

LYNDHURST (Nov. 18, 2010) — Sadowski Shell of 2 Ridge Road in Lyndhurst is sponsoring a food drive during the entire month of November for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry.

Sadowski Shell wants to make the holiday season a special time of year for the many families in our community.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Breaking NewsThe Leader Online Issue: Nov. 11, 2010

(Nov. 11, 2010) — Due to an issue with the printer, The Leader was unable to deliver its Nov. 11, 2010, edition to your doorstep. Printing will resume shortly. In the meantime, please read your favorite weekly newspaper online. All of the ads, stories, press releases, letters and announcements that you're expecting are here.

Please click here for the online edition.


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Breaking NewsThe Leader's haunted house winners!

(Oct. 28, 2010) — The winners of this year's "Haunted House" contest are...

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Things to DoTHE WEEK AHEAD: 10/28/10 issue

Thursday 10/28

• The North Arlington Health Department, in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center, an affiliate of the St. Barnabas Health Care System, will hold a “Lunch and Learn” program on Breast Health, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. The free program is open to surrounding communities and will be held at the North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., entrance at rear of building. Registration is required and a light lunch will be served. Call 201-955-5695.

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EntertainmentDVD chronicles highlights of horror memorabilia convention

By Kam Williams / Critic

(Oct. 22, 2010) — Just as nostalgic baseball fans flock to conventions to collect cards, autographs, memorabilia and to have their pictures taken with their idols of yesteryear, and the way in which Trekkies gather regularly to reminisce in similar fashion with "Star Trek" cast members, horror flicks have their own rabid base of devotees who frequent conventions for an opportunity to press the flesh with scream queens and other legends of the genre.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete story.


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Things to DoEric Alt to host benefit

WOOD-RIDGE (Oct. 21, 2010) — The hottest Halloween ticket in town won’t be on Halloween this year. On Thursday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., Eric Alt Salon in Wood-Ridge will be transformed into an 80s-style disco complete with celebrities, go-go boys and red carpet. On hand to party for a cause will be Alt client Johnny Weir, that figure skating bad boy, style icon and media darling. Also scheduled to attend is The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub. Staub is not only an Alt client but also a spokesperson for the charity that will benefit from the evening’s $25 suggested donation. Strengthen Our Sisters is a New Jersey-based shelter program for battered women and children.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Things to DoTHE WEEK AHEAD: 10/21/10 issue

Thursday 10/21

• The Children’s Department of the East Rutherford Memorial Library will host a Halloween craft and storytime program Thursday, Oct. 21 for children in 2nd through 4th grades. The program will start at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested, as space is limited. Call 201-939-3930 to register.

Friday 10/22

• The Rutherford Congregational Church at 251 Union Ave. will hold a huge rummage sale Friday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Saturday sale will be $2 a bag day. There will be clothing, books, toys, household items, jewelry and many more items.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete calendar.


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Things to DoLife Line coming to North Arlington

NORTH ARLINGTON (Oct. 21, 2010) — Residents living in and around the North Arlington community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening Radiology will be at the North Arlington Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 5. The site is located at 10 Beaver Ave. in North Arlington. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States and often occurs without warning. In fact, four out of five people who suffer stroke have no apparent warning signs prior to the stroke. The good news is that with early detection, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Things to DoCharity walk set for Oct. 24

CARLSTADT (Oct. 21, 2010) — Local resident Laura Jean Boyd will participate in a charity walk Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. for a local charity named Angels’ Attic, run by members of St. Joseph’s in East Rutherford and the Presbyterian and Methodist churches of Carlstadt. Angels sells donated clothing with all proceeds going to the Community Services Committee’s Safety Net Fund. Donations can be made to CERC, c/o Angels’ Attic, 301A Hoboken Road, Carlstadt, N.J. 07072. Call 201-438-3200 for more information.


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Breaking NewsCandidates event tonight in East Rutherford

EAST RUTHERFORD (Oct. 18, 2010) — There will be an East Rutherford candidates night at 7:45 p.m. tonight, Oct. 18, at the East Rutherford Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the East Rutherford Property Owners Association. The civic center is located on Vreeland Avenue behind St. Joseph's Church. Each candidate will have 10 minutes to speak, followed by two minutes of questions. All are welcome.


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Things to DoNorth Arlington to offer Zumba class

NORTH ARLINGTON (Oct. 14, 2010) — The North Arlington Recreation Commission is running a “Zumba” dance class every Tuesday evening at the Youth Center, which is located adjacent to the Town Hall Fire House and behind the High School at 7 p.m.

The cost is only $5 and kids are welcome to attend with their parents. It’s an adult dance class run by Marlyn Velez who teaches the same class at Classic Gym in Lyndhurst.

No registration is required as prospective dancers can just show up and be part of the latest salsa craze. Ana and JoAna Martinez, a mother and daughter duo, gave the class a rave review. JoAna (NA, Class of 2000), who presently is a counselor for the New Brunswick School District, said it was great to see salsa finally arrive in North Arlington.


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Things to DoRutherford Chamber of Commerce unveils 'Super Saver Bag'

RUTHERFORD (Oct. 14, 2010) — The Rutherford Chamber of Commerce’s “Super Saver Bag” with more than $170 in coupons and fliers is now available for $10 a bag. Expiration date is Dec. 31, 2011. Participating members include A Doghouse Bakery ($5 groom service), AIS Kae Driving School ($25 off), All Clear Plumbing (10 percent off), Ames Computer (15 percent off), Correct Shoe Fitters (10 percent off), Dolin Insurance ($5 gift coupon), Lanni Appliance ($25 off over $399), Park Cleaners (10 percent off), Red Basil (15 percent off $30 purchase), Rutherford Animal Hospital (new client gift), Rutherford Pancake House (15 percent off), Saladworks (free drink), Station Square Liquor ($2 off $10 wine), Strategic Financial Group (1/2 hour consultation), The UPS Store ($15 off mailbox rental), Wallington - Rutherford Self Storage (10 percent off).

Bags are sold at these locations: A.W. Van Winkle *& Co., Country Whimsey (10 percent off), Goffins Hallmark ($2 off), The Leader and YMCA (free class). Visit www.rutherfordchamber.com for more information.


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Things to DoTHE WEEK AHEAD: 10/14/10 issue

Friday 10/15

• The Fair Committee of Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave. in Kearny, will serve a turkey dinner Friday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Cost is $10. Live auction will begin 6:45 p.m. Call 201-991-1132.

• The Lyndhurst Parks & Recreation Department announces registration for girls basketball. Registration is being held at 250 Cleveland Ave. on the following dates and times: Friday, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. The league will consist of two groups. The first group will be 4th, 5th and 6th grades and the second group will be 7th and 8th grades. The registration fee will be $60 for the first child and $25 for all other siblings. The league is only for Lyndhurst residents. Call 201-804-2482.

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Things to DoCommunity briefs: 10/14/10 issue

EAST RUTHERFORD (Oct. 14, 2010) — The East Rutherford Redevelopment Agency, along with Mayor James Cassella and council members, invite all to attend a dedication ceremony honoring the memory of Joseph Caruso who passed away this year. Caruso was a longtime member of the agency as well as the American Legion. A tree will be planted in his memory Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Madison Street park at 6 p.m.

Click the READ MORE link below for more community briefs.


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EntertainmentNew York Comic Con flies into Gotham City

By John Soltes / Editor in Chief

NEW YORK (Oct. 7, 2010) — With the Big Apple Comic Con complete and Chiller Theatre's annual Halloween show on the horizon, there is no better time to welcome the massive New York Comic Con to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The festival of pop culture kicks off Friday, Oct. 8 and continues until Sunday, Oct. 10.

There are too many highlights to mention. Just about everyone in the comic, film and TV world will make an appearance. Perhaps the tippy-top accolades should be showered on Stan Lee, the legendary comic book creator who is credited for helping think up Spider-Man, the X-Men and The Incredible Hulk, among others. Lee will be signing autographs for free at various times throughout the three-day event.

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Entertainment'The Lord of the Rings' comes back to Radio City


NEW YORK (Oct. 7, 2010) — There is only one "Lord of the Rings." Come share in the power.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," will be presented live to film at Radio City Music Hall for two performances only, on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Following the success of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" concert last October, the Academy Award-nominated film "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" gets the same treatment at the world-famous Radio City Music Hall. Beneath an immense 60-foot screen, Howard Shore’s Grammy-winning complete original score will be performed live to Peter Jackson’s award-winning epic.

Click the READ MORE link below for the complete press release.


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Things to DoFort Lee's Art in the Park to be held Oct. 9

FORT LEE (Oct. 7, 2010) — The annual Fort Lee Art in the Park, sponsored by the Fort Lee Artists Guild and the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, takes place this Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monument Park (1588 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee). Artist Guild members will display their art work for sale — this is a great opportunity to support local artists and add to your collection of local art or purchase gifts for the upcoming holidays.

For further info please call 201-693-2763 or visit www.fortleenj.org.


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Breaking NewsDonovan vs. McNerney — tonight at the Williams Center!

RUTHERFORD (Oct. 7, 2010) — The day has come. The questions are ready. The lights are set. The candidates are preparing.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan will square off in a candidates debate at the historic Williams Center in downtown Rutherford. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Arrive early to ensure the best seats. The first 100 people to attend will receive two free passes to the 7th-Annual New York Metro Travel & Adventure Show in Secaucus on Oct. 16-17.

Several distinguished guests and public officials will be sitting with the public. Seating, except for a few reserved rows, will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Campaign literature and signs will not be allowed inside the center, but the plaza right outside will be available to both campaigns and their supporters.

See you tonight at 7 p.m.

Click the READ MORE link below to see a sneak peek of the forum's official program.


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Entertaiment News
·   Pee-wee is back and better than ever!

·   Denzel Washington in familiar role as hero who saves the day

·   New Jersey cartoonist releases new book, gets set for local signing

·   Grim surrealism at center of serendipitous psychic drama

·   Bohemians infiltrate the Met

·   Downey, Galifianakis co-star in raunchy road comedy

·   Kam Williams reviews Soledad O'Brien's new book

·   'Driving Miss Daisy' revs up again

·   Brilliant debut deconstructs a failed romance

·   Original inspiration for 'Buena Vista Social Club' coming to NYC

Other News
·   Locals win State Fair contests

·   Boiling Springs finds success

·   Forte Express Plumbing leads the way with oil to gas conversions

·   Congratulations to Alicia and Anthony!

·   Welcome Matthew James Henderson!

·   PSE&G customers could win car

·   Doggy Q & A — 11/11/10

·   Boiling Springs holds event for nonprofits

·   Adopt Cuddles

·   Adopt Nickole

Sports Headlines
·   Wallington beats Ridgefield Memorial 42-12, Oct. 29

·   Becton Regional beats Newark Central 40-8, Nov. 12

·   Panthers beat Midland Park, win championship

·   Wood-Ridge volley-girls win league championship

·   Local football teams advance

·   Jets win big game in Cleveland

·   A ‘Giant’ flu shot in Carlstadt

·   Lyndhurst is first school to earn two Meadowlands League championships

·   North Arlington football scores a victory

·   St. Mary's football team takes on Becton Regional

Things to do
·   Santa Claus is coming to Rutherford for the holidays

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 11/18/10 issue

·   Stop by Sadowski Shell in Lyndhurst to help the local pantry

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 10/28/10 issue

·   Eric Alt to host benefit

·   THE WEEK AHEAD: 10/21/10 issue

·   Life Line coming to North Arlington

·   Charity walk set for Oct. 24

·   North Arlington to offer Zumba class

·   Rutherford Chamber of Commerce unveils 'Super Saver Bag'

Opinion
·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (11/18/10) — Thanksgiving during a recession

·   EDITORIAL: Let's hope for the best

·   THE VIEW FROM HERE: After elections — now what?

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/28/10) — On Cloud 9

·   EDITORIAL: The value of voting

·   THE LEADERS OF THE WEEK: Haunted house winners

·   THE VIEW FROM HERE: Prioritizing life’s to-do list

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/21/10) — Yawn signs

·   GUEST COLUMN: A look behind the accusations

·   EDITORIAL CARTOON (10/14/10) — Donovan vs. McNerney

Real Estate
·   Coccia Realty holds top rank

·   Davis shines for her outstanding performance

·   Four more reasons to use RE/MAX

·   Century 21 Gold Advantage raises support for Easter Seals of NJ

·   ERA Justin Realty offers Realtor opportunities

·   Century 21 Gold Advantage names its top agents

·   How to remove all those moving headaches

·   In current market, sellers reset their expectations

·   Higgins, a real estate leader

·   Vanessa Liggeri joins Prudential


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