12th Annual Chamber of Commerce Waldwick 5K

Stormy skies didn't dampen the spirits at the 12th annual Waldwick 5K run and 1-mile walk held on Cinco de Mayo this year. The scenic course included the Waldwick Borough Park, finishing at the new high school track. Live music and good food were on tap for all.   

Saddle River Arts Council Holds Inaugural Event

The newly formed Saddle River Arts Council held "An Evening of Giving Back" recently at the estate of Drs. Fred and Brooke Rezvani where award-winning musician Eric Genius performed with fellow distinguished musicians. The Arts Council is dedicated to creating art and cultural experiences to inspire, connect and enrich the community. Photography by Jean Terman Photography    … Continued

Ridgewood High School Senior Fashion Show

Ridgewood High School seniors from the Class of 2019 walked the runway at the Teaneck Marriott recently, modeling the latest fashion trends from local vendors. A red carpet event, the theme was award shows—think Oscars, Emmys and Teen Choice—and the day featured live and silent auctions. Funds raised went toward the class's Project Graduation 2019 Fund. 

Danson Jewelers in Allendale Holds Charity Event for Animal Shelter

Danson Jewelers in Allendale recently hosted a Ladies Valentine's Night Out where a portion of the proceeds was donated to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc in Oakland. Attendees were invited for an evening of music, food and drinks to purchase fine jewelry or make a wish list for spouses to come in and do their Valentine's shopping. DansonJewelers.com

72nd Annual Valley Ball Held at the Legacy Castle

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary hosted its 72nd Annual Valley Ball late last year with more than 340 guests in attendance in their finest black-tie attire. Themed "An Unforgettable Night," the event, held at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, raised more than $200,000 for children’s programs at the hospital. Photography by Sal Benedetto ValleyHealth.com/auxiliary

Social Service Association Shopping Day at Katie Diamond Jewelry

Katie Diamond Jewelry in Ridgewood hosted a shopping event recently with proceeds benefiting the Social Service Association, a nonprofit organization that helps provide food and other support services to area families in need. Unique jewelry, gifts and apothecary items were among the offerings in Diamond's store. 

Saddle River Valley Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon and Boutique

The Saddle River Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary held its 16th Annual Holiday Luncheon & Boutique at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus in December. Guests gathered for lunch and to shop with featured area vendors. Proceeds from the event benefit the Auxiliary's $1.4 million pledge to Valley programs. 

Quest Autism Foundation Event Held at The Rockleigh

The Quest Autism Program, a community-based day program for adults with autism, recently held its annual Harvest Ball at The Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey. Quest participants, staff, participants, families, friends and sponsors gathered for a festive evening which included cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. 

Fall Pet Festival at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland held Pit Bulls & Pumpkins, their annual fall festival at the end of October which gathered more than 150 people, including families with pets adopted from them and pets available for adoption. Activities included pumpkin painting and crafts for kids, family photos and live music.      

Local High School Marching Band Competition

The Ridgewood High School and Northern Highlands Regional High School Marching Bands gathered at NHRHS recently for a band competition titled "The Ceilidh."