Monday, November 19, 2012
Two vehicles damaged the municipal field during the snowstorm on Nov. 7.
Glen Rock police are asking the public to help them track down two drivers who ripped up sections of Faber Field during the Nor'easter snowstorm on Nov. 7. According to borough police, at about 11 p.m. a dark-colored, late model Chevy Silverado/GMC pickup truck with a bed cover and a Mazda CX-5 SUV drove up and down the fields, creating lawn damage. A security camera captured images of the vehicles, seen above. DPW head Bob Tirserio said one of the vehicles had been doing donuts on the field. The damage, however, was minimal, Tirserio said. Police have not yet received any tips from the public, Cpt. Jonathan Miller said. The investigation to find the drivers remains ongoing.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Glen Rock Family Fun Night" was canceled due to "safety" concerns, but pro-turf group Game On! Glen Rock says big fall plans will keep fundraising momentum on the upswing.
A key fundraising date in a non-profit group's hopes to revitalize Faber Field has been stymied by officials, but Game On! Glen Rock organizers are nonetheless looking forward. Glen Rock Family Fun Day, scheduled for Aug. 18, is no longer on the borough's event calendar. The fundraiser, planned for Lower Faber Field, was expected to draw a crowd of 3,000 or more to partake in games, yoga, salsa dancing, a wiffle ball tournament. A beer tent and food truck were also expected for Family Fun Day. "As you know by now, the town unexpectedly canceled the event because of a lack of cooperation from the Dept. of Public Safety," Game On! Glen Rock Chairman Michael C. Stewart wrote in a Facebook post on July 14. "Hundreds of hours of planning time …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Glen Rock Gazette is reporting bids should be forthcoming April 19 for a renovation of the oft-delayed project.
Bids to renovate the Glen Rock Recycling Center should be in by April 19, according to a report in The Glen Rock Gazette. The mayor and council appropriated $550,000 in its 2012 capital plan after bids in November were twice as high as originally allocated. The Doremus Ave. site is scheduled to see a modernization overhaul. A new office building will be constructed, entrances and exits from Doremus would be remodeled; walkways constructed; a perimeter fence erected; impervious surfaces removed; among others. Potentially the most important addition is the total of 128 parking spaces to serve the municipal pool and the Faber Field Complex, also expected to be renovated in the next two years. Residents on Doremus Ave. have taken to task …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Approved as a full non-profit, the resident organization hopes to accelerate fundraising goals to transform the soggy Faber Field sports complex
The Glen Rock Gazette is reporting that Game On! Glen Rock, the organization spearheading the effort to revitalize Faber Field, has received full 501c3 non-profit tax exempt status. In December, the organization reported to the borough council it was setting a goal of raising $1 million in 2012. The proposed field design includes two baseball diamonds sharing space with a lined field, another dedicated soccer-type turf field with eleven field lights, an expanded parking lot beside the Recycling and Compost Center and a seating area that will be another source of revenue for the group, if all goes according to plan. The resident-led group hopes to complete the estimated $1.5 million project by February of 2014. Game On is planning on …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Group moving from development phase to fundraising phase to make improvements to Faber Field
The efforts of grassroots recreation group Game On Glen Rock to revitalize athletic facilities in the borough will look considerably different in 2012, Game On Chairman Michael Stewart told the council Monday night. Whereas its inaugural formation in 2011 was about formulating plans to transform Lower Faber Field into a turfed multi-use sports complex without the use of taxpayer money, 2012 focuses on fundraising to realize that goal. The proposed field design includes two baseball diamonds sharing space with a lined field, another dedicated soccer-type turf field with eleven field lights, an expanded parking lot beside the Recycling and Compost Center and a seating area that will be another source of revenue for the group if all goes …