Varina: A Novel

Charles Frazier. Varina: A Novel. New York: Harper Collins, 2018. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald In 1906, Varina, Howell Davis, the 80-year-old widow of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, is confronted in her Saratoga Springs, New York, residence by James Blake, an African-American teacher. Blake has with him a history of […]

Summer Fun at the Library

June Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) Father’s Day is just around the corner! A Special “Drop-In” Father’s Day Craft will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Pat Turnier Craft Room. The craft to be created is a surprise—to be […]

Letter to the Editor

As a concerned parent and taxpayer of the Ramapo-Indian Hills School District, I am in total disbelief with the Ramapo-Indian Hills Board of Education and its fact finders report. The “supposed” independent report from the fact finder is completely “one-sided”. It is obvious why the Board of Education accepted this […]

Growing up in Oakland: 1948 – circa. 1960 3

Growing up in Oakland: 1948 – circa. 1960 By Cal Bickford THE MOVE TO OAKLAND My family moved into town during the fall of 1948. Up to that time we had lived in a new home that our parents built in a new development during 1940 in suburban Fair Lawn. […]

REED’S Garden Grows Gold

REED’S Garden Grows Gold by Meghan Halloran As an Ambassador Girl Scout in Troop 70305 and senior at Indian Hills High School in Oakland, I recently completed a project for my Girl Scout Gold Award entitled, “REED’S Garden”. Over the past two years, I have spent more than 80 hours […]

Spring Concert to benefit the IHHS Performing Arts Association

The North Jersey Concert Band will be sponsoring a Spring Concert to benefit the Indian Hills High School Performing Arts Association to be held at the Indian Hills High School, located at 97 Yawpo Avenue in Oakland, on Friday May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Please join us as Director […]