Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 67 will hold down a booth at the River Road Street Fair on Sunday, where they'll distribute safety tip sheets, coloring books and candy.
This year, keeping in mind the borough's diverse population, the Fair Lawn Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 67 has put a little polyglot twist on the customary Halloween safety sheets the group distributes at the River Road Street Fair. For the first time, the PBA's Halloween Safety Tips trifold has been translated into four languages — English, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew — so it can reach each of Fair Lawn's most prominent demographic groups. Universal Dialect in Teaneck provided the translations. In addition to the safety tips sheets, kids who stop by the PBA's booth on Sunday will receive a Halloween-themed coloring book and have the opportunity to get fingerprinted for an I.D. kit. The PBA, Fair Lawn Police Auxiliary and …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Maximum Salon is located at 6-09 Saddle River Road
The Maximum Salon, located at 6-09 Saddle River Road, held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration Saturday. Tina Baliman is the new owner of the salon, which has been operating in Fair Lawn for more than 40 years. Mayor Jeanne Baratta and members of the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce attended the event. -- Follow Fair Lawn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Monday, June 11, 2012
Over 120 vendors peddled goodies for hundreds of happy folks Sunday at the Fair Lawn Street Fair.
Wayne Robbins made his way through the booths at the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Fair Lawn Street Fair Sunday, speaking to residents, council members and organizations. The street fair, held each year in Radburn, included live music, shopping, eating, games and entertainment along Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Follow Fair Lawn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The 14th Annual Street Fair will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 14th Annual Fair Lawn Street Fair -- complete with live music, shopping, eating, games and entertainment, will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Current forecasts call for the weather to be sunny with a high of 84 degrees and a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms for the free Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event held each year in Radburn. Both Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road will be closed to vehicular traffic for the day, as more than 120 crafters, artists, merchants and food vendors will set up shop on either side of both streets. You won't want to miss the outdoor dance party that's expected to break out at the Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road intersection around 11 a.m. Dancing will be followed by a …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Advance Auto Parts store, which opened in late March, held its grand opening Saturday afternoon.
Advance Auto Parts at the corner of River Road and South Maple held its grand opening Saturday afternoon. Mayor Jeanne Baratta, Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove and members of the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce were out to recognize Advance, which opened for business on March 26. Following Saturday's ribbon cutting ceremony, Advance Auto Parts presented a $1,000 oversized check to the United Way. Throughout the day, Advance employees manned a booth with free drinks, chips and hot dogs for customers alongside a display of custom motorcycles built by River Road’s own Tribal Iron Choppers. In addition to offering customers a wide range of parts and national brands, the store provides a number of free services including windshield wiper and battery …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove asked that all council members sign up to receive to the Chamber of Commerce's email newsletter for Chamber information.
Council members cleared the air at Tuesday's work session over a miscommunication that led Democrats Lisa Swain and Kurt Peluso to not attend a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast last week that was intended as a "Meet the Mayor and Council" event. The Chamber breakfast at Rivara's was discussed initially at a council work session two months ago, but at the time, council did not set a firm date for the event. The details of the event were not discussed again publicly, but the Chamber of Commerce began advertising the "Meet the Mayor and Council" breakfast in its weekly email newsletter on Feb. 16. "I just want to go on the record as saying that I was not invited, nor was Kurt," said Swain, who said used to, but no longer receives the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Fair Lawn Chamber held a meet and greet with the borough manager and members of the borough council Thursday at Rivara's
The Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce held an event Thursday morning at Rivara's where its members had the opportunity meet the mayor and the Republican members of borough council. Rivara's provided a buffet style breakfast of bagels, home fries, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage for the event, which was attended by the Republican members of council -- Mayor Jeanne Baratta, Deputy Mayor Ed Trawinski and Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove. Borough manager Tom Metzler also attended. Baratta, Cosgrove and Metzler spoke about various ongoing issues in the borough and answered questions from the Chamber members about the budget, the police department and about new business and housing developments in town.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Fair Lawn Food Pantry accepted a $2,000 check from the Chamber of Commerce at Tuesday's Chamber meeting.
In January, more than 100 patrons braved stormy weather and a power outage to attend the Chamber of Commerce's "Taste of Our Town" event, whose net proceeds were earmarked for the Fair Lawn food pantry. The Chamber officially donated those proceeds -- $2,000 worth -- to the food pantry Tuesday in the form of a check presented to Health and Human Services director Carol Wagner. "We really appreciate the Chamber's support," Wagner said, after accepting the donation. "They say the economy is starting to pick up, but last week alone we had three new people coming in." All food pantry donations go directly to a dedicated fund used only for needy Fair Lawn families. "We try to help them out with the food pantry so it frees up the money that they…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce held a business networking event Thursday night at Academy Spine & Physical Therapy.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce held a business networking event Thursday night at Academy Spine & Physical Therapy on Fair Lawn Avenue. Delectable food and refreshments from Giovanni's Deli were provided compliments of Academy Spine & Physical Therapy.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce got a record turnout at Monday's "Taste of Our Town" event
Stormy weather and a power outage weren't enough to keep patrons or participating restaurants from coming out to Monday's "Taste of Our Town" at the Community Center. The third-annual Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce-sponsored food fest, whose net proceeds go to the town's food pantry, experienced record attendance, with as many as 120 people coming out to sample cuisine from an assortment of Fair Lawn's finest eateries. "Never in a million years did we anticipate this," Chamber president Mary Marrara said. "Turnout was unbelievable." Turnout was so high, in fact, that guests who arrived during the latter half of the evening missed out. "We ran out of food," Marrara said. "That hadn't happened before." At least two Radburn restaurants -- the …