Christian Health Care Center Wins National Award
The Christian Health Care Center, located in Wyckoff, has been recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. The Excellence in Quality Gold Award is given to five care organizations nationwide. As of 2019, the Christian Health Care Center is the first and only recipient in Bergen County to be recognized with the award. “CHCC has distinguished itself nationally by earning this prestigious quality award and continuing to meet the highest standards each and every day in service to their residents and communities in New Jersey,” says Jon Dolan, the president and CEO of the Health Care Association of New Jersey, in a press release. The Christian Health Care Center, founded in 1911, is a nonprofit organization and offers services for assisted living, nursing care and mental health services. ChristianHealthCare.org
Ramapo College Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ramapo College celebrated the 50th anniversary of its charter this past September. The college, established in 1969, hosted events and a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the milestone. The new Learning Commons project is an addition to the George T. Potter Library. It will add an extra 20,000 square feet to the library, increase seating capacity by 65% and have a modern look. It will add new study rooms, classroom space and technology labs. The Learning Commons will also house the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Krame Center for Mindful Living and other special collections. The project is a $40 million renovation and will take approximately three years to complete. Ramapo is also hosting a series of lectures on its 50th anniversary. The first talk, “The Evolution of the College Presidency,” moderated by Tom Dunn, will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. Ramapo.edu
Union Cemetery Research to Be Presented by Local Historian
Local historian Peggy Norris will present a program focusing on Union Cemetery and its importance for genealogy research and family ancestry discoveries at the Wyckoff Public Library. The program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7–9 p.m. Wyckoff Historical Society, WyckoffHistory.org
Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra Performs Brahms Third Symphony
Enjoy great classical music close to home at West Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. The program, kicking off the 80th season of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, includes Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Liebermann’s Piccolo Concerto with Kathleen Nester and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3.
About the soloist:
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra flutist and piccoloist Kathleen Nester has been a member of the NJSO woodwind section for more than 25 years. In addition to the NJSO, Kathleen is a member of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra (CT). She has performed with the New York Philharmonic and The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and has been a flutist for many musicals on Broadway.
A longtime member of the NYU flute faculty, Kathleen holds a Master of Music degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music.