Monthly Archives: September 2016

Losing Friends over this Election 2

By Charlie McCormick A new Monmouth University poll is attracting national headlines because it shows that the vitriol of the 2016 election cycle is causing people to lose friendships – and not just friends on Facebook. The headlines are a bit misleading. While 7% of the people say they have […]

Pony Visit at Christian Health Care Center

Pictured, left, is Barbara Allegretta of Oakland, who volunteers to bring her pony, Prince Gallahad, to visit residents at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff. Pictured, right, is Heritage Manor Nursing Home resident Susan Cheney, who much enjoyed meeting “Laddie.” CHCC encourages pet-therapy visits because studies show that interaction […]

October 2016 Programs at the Library

October Programs at the Oakland Public Library The Oakland Garden Club will visit the Library on Thursday, October 13 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will be making an Autumn Craft, which includes corn cob critters! The program will be held in the Pat Turnier […]

On the Job – September 19, 2016

AUGUST 27: While on patrol, Officer Joseph Noury initiated a motor vehicle stop on Ramapo Valley Road that resulted in the arrest of a Montrose, NY resident for multiple active traffic warrants issued from the Roxbury Municipal Court. The 58-year-old male was taken into custody, processed, and later released on […]

The History of the Famous Seel’s Bar and Its Demise 10

By Kevin Heffernan The mention of Seel’s Bar and Grill to most current Oakland residents will most likely result in questioning stare. Seel’s? Huh? What? Where? Well, unless you lived in Oakland prior to 1957, it’s entirely understandable that you might not have ever heard of it. But I assure […]

The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas. Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. New York: Penguin Press, 2016 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald The history of Louisa Catherine Adams has been hidden in the shadows of the lives of her husband, John Quincy Adams, and her in-laws, John and Abigail Adams. Author Louise Thomas […]