Monday, April 22, 2013
Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins captured video of Saturday's memorial concert in honor of fallen Fair Lawn police officer Mary Ann Collura.
Fair Lawn's tribute to fallen police officer Mary Ann Collura continued Saturday night with a memorial concert at Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church. Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins was there to capture the musical stylings of The West Virginians, a singing group from Philippi, W.V., that performed for friends and neighbors of the Collura family, and Colene "Coco" Walter, who sang "Angel Wings," a song she co-wrote with Fair Lawn resident Peter Prince about Mary Ann Collura. The night's performance will soon be available in its entirety on Fair Lawn TV. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Fair Lawn remembered the 10-year anniversary of the murder of officer Mary Ann Collura Wednesday with a wreath laying, procession and memorial service.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
An Ohio group with connections to the Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church in Fair Lawn donated two trailer loads of supplies to hurricane relief efforts this weekend.
The Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church's extended family stretches far and wide. On Saturday, a gracious group of ten volunteers from Marysville, Ohio drove all day to deliver two trailer loads of hurricane relief supplies to the church. New Jersey native Jason Comstock, who led the Marysville delivery team, spearheaded the donation efforts after seeing the destruction caused by Sandy. He called his aunt, a VREBBC trustee, to see what he could do to help his home state, and she set him up with VREBBC Pastor David Boone. Boone arranged with a former VREBBC associate pastor, who is now senior pastor at a church in Manasquan, to distribute the relief items as needed. The Marysville crew, who gathered donations from all over Union County…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Fair Lawn police detective David Boone was installed Sunday as the new senior pastor at Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church.
David Boone returned to his boyhood church in a new capacity on Sunday. At a church ceremony attended by friends, family, co-workers and local political dignitaries, the Fair Lawn police detective and local Policemen’s Benevolent Association president was installed as senior pastor at Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church, where he’s been preaching since November. As a teenager, Boone assisted with the youth program and even preached his first sermon at the Broadway Baptist Church in Paterson before it merged with Van Riper Ellis Memorial Church to become what is now Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church (VREBBC) on River Road. The church had been without a senior pastor for over two years before welcoming Boone, who had most recently …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Summer Fun Day Camp's registration night is Monday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Summer Fun Day Camp, a Christian summer camp run by Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church, is looking for campers. "Our Summer Fun program offers a creative and loving Christian environment where children learn about the love of Christ and the importance of friendship and cooperation through Bible lessons and other age appropriate activities," camp director Jill Grein said in a press release. The camp also offers a variety of indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts projects, organized sports, water play and playground opportunities, and special activities for children ages 3 to 11. Camp will run five days a week from June 25 through August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care -- 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- are …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Van Riper Ellis held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday
Van Riper Ellis Christian School got a another great turnout Saturday for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children listened to stories until all the eggs were hidden and then set out to collect as many in their Easter baskets as they could find. At the end of the day's festivities, the Easter Bunny arrived via Fair Lawn fire truck and gave goodies to the children.