Monday, December 24, 2012
Westwood, Hillsdale and Washington Township are all closing for Christmas.
Local government offices will be closed for Christmas this week. In Westwood, the Municipal Complex, DPW and recreation department will all be closing at noon Monday. The offices will all remain closed Tuesday for Christmas. Washington Township offices will be open Monday and closed on Christmas. In Hillsdale, Borough Hall will also be open Monday and closed Tuesday for Christmas, remaining closed Wednesday. Westwood Regional, Hillsdale and Pascack Valley Regional Schools will also all be closed this week for winter recess. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The annual celebration was held partially indoors because of rain.
Washington Township held its annual tree lighting celebration at the Municipal Complex Sunday evening. The event was a little different from previous township tree lightings. Guests listened to singers indoors because of a rainstorm and Santa was brought to the celebration by an ambulance instead of the traditional fire truck because the Washington Township Fire Department had to respond to an emergency call. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Hundreds of residents came out for the event.
Hillsdale held its annual Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremony in Veteran's Park Wednesday night. Police estimated there were between 200 and 300 residents attending the event. The event, organized by Patty Hughes and the borough's recreation commission, featured a visit from "Santa Claus" with the Hillsdale Fire Department, Reverend Chet Klope from the Pascack Bible Church and Alyssa Simpson from Temple Emanuel. The Bergen County Model Railroad Club also held an open house in the upstairs at the Hillsdale Train Station during the event. They will hold another open house on the weekend of December 15. Big Daddy's Pizza donated candy canes and Starbucks donated hot chocolate for the event. Have a question or news tip? Contact …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
There will also be a tree and candle lighting, trackless train, treats and more at the annual event in downtown Westwood.
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- Jim Leggate
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Westwood's popular Home For The Holidays parade and lighting event is scheduled for Saturday. The annual event starts with a parade including Santa, the Westwood Fire Department, costumed characters and marching bands. The parade will start at 6 p.m. and travel down Westwood Avenue, then circle around the bandstand in Veterans' Memorial Park. There will be a tree and candle lighintg in the park after the parade. There will also be free rides on a trackless train and the Westwood Community Band will play in the bandstand. Shops and restaurants around Westwood will be giving away free treats and hosting live music for the event. For a map with all the locations of freebies and events, check out the map on the Westwood Chamber of Commerce …