November 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Ice Cream by Mike Has Vegan Offerings Ice Cream by Mike, located in Ridgewood, has expanded its range of flavors to include vegan offerings. The high-quality vegan flavors are made with a creamy coconut milk base, which makes them completely free of animal products. There are four vegan options available: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and blueberry. The … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Novino Ristorante Opens in Mahwah Novino Ristorante, an Italian restaurant and pizzeria, opened in Mahwah this past July. With a strong emphasis on fresh, wholesome ingredients to make affordable, home-style Italian meals, their menu includes New York-style and Neapolitan pizzas, in addition to salads, heroes, pasta meals made from scratch and classic entrees like the “Sunday Gravy.” Novino … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Green Fusion Opens in Ridgewood A new vegetarian restaurant with vegan and gluten-free options has opened on Oak Street in Ridgewood. Owner Kaarthy Madhan, a resident of Wyckoff, currently owns Walnut Grille, another vegetarian and vegan restaurant, in Newton Highlands outside of Boston. Green Fusion is a fine-dine BYOB experience with linen and wait service. … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Katie Diamond Opens Second Store in Ho-Ho-Kus Katie Diamond Jewelry has opened a clothing store, Collective, just up the street. “We will focus on collaborations and pop-ups with other brands,” Katie Diamond says. “We’ve had such a positive experience partnering with other small designers and charities in the past that we wanted to expand on that. Basically, … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Local Farmers’ Markets Open This Month Been waiting for those fresh fruits, vegetables and local honey offerings to pop up at your favorite local farmers’ markets? This month both Ridgewood and Ramsey’s Sunday outdoor markets open, with fresh pickings from local farmers. Ridgewood’s market, located at the train station parking lot, offers everything from farm-to-table produce to … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Blow Dry Bar Opens in Franklin Lakes A new salon specializing in blow outs opened its doors in the Franklin Lakes Town Square this spring. Blo offers such a la carte services as a 45-minute blow dry, blow outs for the 10 and under crowd, a blow out with deep conditioning treatment and a 55-minute blow … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Local Towns Gain Sustainability Certification Three Northwest Bergen communities (Glen Rock, Mahwah and Oakland) achieved certification by Sustainable Jersey for their demonstrated leadership in areas such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, sustaining local economies and protecting natural resources. Glen Rock earned its silver award, Mahwah and Oakland the bronze. Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit organization, provides tools, training … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Pachinko Author to Speak at Ridgewood Library Luncheon Best-selling author and National Book Award finalist for her book Pachinko, Min Jin Lee will speak at this year’s 30th annual Friends of the Ridgewood Library Author Luncheon on April 3. Pachinko, a sweeping drama that spans four generations of Korean immigrants, was chosen by The New York … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

One River School of Art Holds Open House in Allendale One River School of Art and Design in Allendale recently held its Freeze Fest Winter Open House where kids and teens participated in studio and digital activities in their classrooms and participated in a collaborative sculpture activity. Winter Camps and new Adult Art Sessions were … Continued