Saturday, April 20, 2013
Pair signed copies of Louisa Luisi's children's book, Your Best Coaches, Saturday morning.
Ridgewood High School teacher and children's book author Louisa Luisi wasn't the only baseball fan at Bookends Saturday morning – famed mascot "Mr. Met" joined her in signing copies of her book Your Best Coaches. Run concurrent with the Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association's (RBSA) annual parade, Luisi donated 10 percent of proceeds to the RBSA.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Ridgewood's Guild's third annual festival showcases more than 40 independent films. Patch caught up with organizers and filmmakers at the Clearview Warner Theater Wednesday night.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
More than 40 films from across the country will be shown Wednesday and Thursday at Ridgewood's Clearview Warner Theater.
Tony Damiano and his Ridgewood Guild compatriots will be bringing a wealth of top independent films to Ridgewood on Wednesday and Thursday for the third annual Ridgewood Film Festival. The red carpet will be rolled out at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with showings starting at 7 p.m. Student films, music videos, animations, feature-length motion pictures and documentaries are among the 40-plus offerings at the two-day event. Several filmmakers will hold a Q&A session following the screenings. "Thursday night is the Ridgewood Guild's 'Women in Film' tribute," The Guild wrote on its website. "All films that night are either directed and produced by women or about women and their lives." Tickets are available at Mango Jam, Araya Rebirth, House of …
Mr. Met will be joining Louisa Luisi at Bookends. A portion of proceeds of the signing will benefit the Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association.
Purchase a copy of Ridgewood High School teacher Louisa Luisi's inspiring children's book at Bookends on Saturday and grab a photo with Mr. Met. Luisi, whose book Your Best Coaches has garnered tremendous success since its beginnings as a Kickstart project, will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to the Ridgewood Softball and Baseball Association (RBSA). She'll be signing copies of the book starting at 9 a.m. at Bookends. Mr. Met, though, is a busy ball and will only be on hand for photo opportunities until 10 a.m. Read more about Luisi's story here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Other authors at Bookends include Mary Higgins Clark, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Kat Von D, and Ridgewood teacher Louisa Luisi.
In April, villagers can meet the chef who cooked a divine meal for departed Pope Benedict XVI. (He ate goulash, spaetzle, sauerkraut, and strudel, in case you were wondering.) There are also opportunities to meet a lauded musician, one of the best basketball players of all time, one of history's best-selling authors, one of the best-pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Dr. Oz's daughter, Miley's dad, and even Sherri Shepherd, who remains unconvinced the world is round. Of course, the April celeb signings are all going down at Bookends. Check out the list of signees below: Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Kelly Oxford, whose ascent from Calgary playdate-scheduler to author and screenwriter is largely thanks to a robust Twitter following…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Visit the one-room schoolhouse on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until July.
The Schoolhouse Museum's "The Collection" exhibit, featuring nearly 300 years of history, remains on display until July 28. "The collection celebrates 60 years of preservation efforts and showcases our most treasured artifacts," the Ridgewood Historical Society wrote. Artifacts and textiles included in this exhibit are: You can visit on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Trained docents will be there to answer questions or provide you information about our artifacts. If you would like to arrange for a group to visit, please email us.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Village native has released a new record
Ethnomusicology doctoral student and multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch has offered up a preview of his latest album. Julian Lynch, with ties to elite Ridgewood/Glen Rock indie acts Real Estate and Titus Andronicus, has released Lines on NPR's First Listen. Check it out here.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Bari Falese, an expert keeping collectibles properly treated, will be offering her assistance at the Ridgewood Public Library on Sunday, March 24 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
The following was sent by the Ridgewood Historical Society Have you ever wondered how best to care for and preserve that precious heirloom given to you by a relative? Do you have an antique piece that you want to preserve for future generations? JoinBari Falese at the Ridgewood Public Library on Sunday, March 24 at 1:30. Bari, an expert conservator with 30 years of experience, will speak about the care, cleaning, and storage of heirlooms and antiques. She will help the audience understand the importance of preservation, how to use archival materials for care and storage, and how to select which items require special treatment. After this basic introduction, Bari will examine heirloom or antique items from the audience and make …
"Official Truth: The Inside Story of Pantera" hits shelves on Tuesday, March 12
Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown eschewed the media spotlight during his time with one of the most successful and combustible heavy metal bands of the 1990s. When his fellow band members fought, in private and by lobbing venomous barbs in the press, Brown served as the mediator and stayed above the fray. That’s part of the reason why Brown’s new biography is such a compelling read. In “Official Truth: The Inside Story of Pantera” (Da Capo Press), Brown chronicles the Texas heavyweights’ colorful rise and fall, and tragic aftermath, with an insider’s perspective while maintaining an outsider’s objectivity. “Official Truth” hits store shelves on Tuesday, March 12. Brown will be at Bookends on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. to sign copies. “I …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Glen Rock Middle School musical runs this upcoming Friday and Saturday.
Glen Rock Middle School students will present a new musical twist on a classic tale. Students take to the stage on Friday and Saturday to present their rendition of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" novel. The curtains open for "Oliver" at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The final performance is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 p.m. A free matinee performance for seniors is set for 4 p.m. Thursday. The box office opens hour before showtime.