January 2019 Around Town 3

Takaichi Ramen Opens in Ho-Ho-Kus

The owners of Wasabi Japanese Restaurant in Ridgewood have recently opened Takaichi Ramen Japanese Restaurant on Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus. Offering several versions of Japanese ramen noodles along with such tasty appetizer choices as dumplings, sausage and other grilled or fried items. Table as well as counter seating available. 201.857.8467

Bergen County Business Networking & Nonprofit Expo at YMCA

Vision Gives, a philanthropic program of Vision Retirement in Ridgewood, recently hosted its inaugural Bergen County Business Networking and Nonprofit Expo at the Ridgewood YMCA. The event featured more than 30 local nonprofits (Ridgewood Senior Citizens Housing volunteers in photo), followed by a presentation by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. Partnering with the Inter-Chamber Consortium, an alliance of Chambers of Commerce serving Bergen and Passaic Counties, they are working to help business owners network with their peers and provide nonprofits opportunities to generate awareness of their missions. VisionGives.com

Harvest Dish Restaurant New to Mahwah

A new healthy eating option opened in Mahwah with Harvest Dish in MacArthur Ridge Plaza, emphasizing local and regional produce as well as responsibly sourced foods. From rancheros or avocado toast for breakfast to “build a bowl” made to order with grains, greens, protein and topping options healthy choices abound. Tasty smoothies and acai bowls are also on the menu. HarvestDish.com

Lorrimer Sanctuary Clean-Up Day

New Jersey Audubon’s Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes was the site for Samsung’s 8th Day of Service this fall where more than 20 employees from Samsung Electronics America’s New Jersey office hauled, dumped and spread more than 21 tons of trail stone, driveway stone and wood chips making areas of the sanctuary. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and protects the state’s birds, mammals and plants and promotes preservation of our valuable and natural habitats. NJAudubon.com