Jeanne Johnson:

By the time Jeanne Johnson and her husband, Jeff, moved to Ridgewood in 2003 with their two young children, they were ready to settle down.

The Art of Up-Cycling:

Three years ago, Glen Rock’s Jim Nonas decided to get a little creative with his Sunday school class at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff. The concept was to do a project depicting an icon in mosaic-style art. To keep costs down, he swapped old magazines for traditional tile. Sketching out an image from the Bible, Jim guided his…

Eco-Kind Must-Haves

“My favorite cleaning product is actually distilled white vinegar. I put a one-third vinegar and two-thirds water mixture in a squirt bottle and use it to clean wood floors and surfaces. It makes them shine, isn’t harmful to our kids or our cat, and the smell is nice. I even give my kids their own spray bottles so they can…

Embrace Eco in Northwest Bergen

April marks our sixth issue, and to all of you, we are so grateful. This month at Northwest Bergen Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. When my staff began the process of researching what our residents are doing to sustain and protect our planet, I thought … 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

Eco-Friendly Eats

When the Saddle River Inn’s chef and owner, Jamie Knott, set out to open a new place last summer, he wanted it to be an alternative dining option for his faithful followers, offering healthy, clean and sustainable food, and he wanted it to be close to the Inn. Just how close turned out to be a pleasant surprise: It is…

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

Greening Up Glen Rock:

If you spend a little time in Glen Rock these days, you'll quickly notice a few changes: Like fewer straws and plastic bottles in restaurants and in Borough Hall and electric cars plugged into the new charging station in the train station’s parking lot. These improvements are the result of a community-wide effort, led jointly by volunteers from the Glen…

Earth’s Youngest Caretakers

Sparkly garbage is a hot topic of conversation in Chris Kearns’ first-grade class at Willard Elementary School in Ridgewood. It’s the shiny foil inside many chip bags and juice pouches, and it can all be recycled. Walk through the halls of the school, and you’ll see cartons of sparkly garbage, big bags full of those pesky plastic grocery bags and plastic…