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  1. Edgewater Shop Owner Puts An Artful Twist On Froyo

    Edgewater Shop Owner Puts An Artful Twist On Froyo

    EDGEWATER, N.J. — An Edgewater frozen yogurt shop owner is combining unusual aspects in business. “I love art. You see it in all the details around the shop," said Paul Turpanjian of Ridgefield, who opened Yogart on Old River Road in 2013. Probiotic cultures are in his dairy creations along with real baklavah, citrus and vanilla. He seeks to surprise customers with fitness and art ...

  2. Leonia Schools Restoring Historic Art Around School Hallways

    Leonia Schools Restoring Historic Art Around School Hallways

    LEONIA, N.J. — Leonia schools are featuring dozens of art in a historic showcase some of the borough for students.The project is for "Preserving Leonia’s Art Heritage," a group that is currently working on the restoration of dozens of donated pieces of art so that they can be shared with the community.The ongoing exhibit is at the Anna C. Scott elementary school, and includes ...

  3. Elderly Driver's Sedan Barrels Into Two Cars, AutoZone Store In Fairview

    Elderly Driver's Sedan Barrels Into Two Cars, AutoZone Store In Fairview

    FAIRVIEW, N.J. — A sedan driven by a 90-something man sideswiped two cars before crashing into an AutoZone store in Fairview on Thursday.Three people were injured, none seriously, in the 1:15 p.m. crash, responders told Daily Voice.One customer said he was recharging his battery when he saw the black Chevy Impala careen into the Bergen Boulevard lot.“The driver was about 90 years old. ...

  4. Leonia Gym To Offer Ping Pong Sessions For Players With Autism

    Leonia Gym To Offer Ping Pong Sessions For Players With Autism

    CRESSKILL, N.J. — Cresskill Recreation Center will be offering ping pong lessons and games in conjunction with Kiddie Gym USA starting Jan. 6. The department hopes youngsters can learn and benefit from a sport that could help their overall health. “There are lots of benefits — brain development, hand-eye coordination,” said Sudeshna "Sue" Chakravorty, a Dumont mother-of-two ...

  5. Spotlights Shine For Fallen Cliffside Park Police Officer

    Spotlights Shine For Fallen Cliffside Park Police Officer

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — Ron Petruzzello watched proudly Tuesday night as spotlights bathed an American flag raised by Cliffside Park firefighters near the spot where his son, Officer Stephen Petruzzello, was struck and killed while on patrol a year ago.“They are blue and white,” said Petruzzello, who had to cut through red tape to get FAA approval. "I like to think Stephen can see ...

  6. Leonia Church Takes Ministries To The Internet

    Leonia Church Takes Ministries To The Internet

    LEONIA, N.J. — Leonia United Methodist Church announced on Dec. 21 that it will offer a free faith-based video library. Parishioners will be able to access RightNow Media to assist them on their religious journeys. "[It's] Netflix of video bible studies,” said Rev. David Wehrle, UMC's pastor. The site is an extensive library of religious videos created by hundreds of other leaders ...

  7. Kaname In Cliffside Park Wins DVlicious 'Best Sushi In Bergen' Contest

    Kaname In Cliffside Park Wins DVlicious 'Best Sushi In Bergen' Contest

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Kaname, in Cliffside Park is on a roll.The eatery won "Best Sushi in Bergen County" with 42 percent of the vote. According to an earlier Daily Voice story, diners like its pub-style ambience and authentic Japanese style yakitori. Readers also seem to enjoy Owner George Matsumura, a devout Yankees fan who recently celebrated the restaurant's 30th ...

  8. Warm Weather Slows Business 'Fur' Fort Lee Coat Shop Owner

    Warm Weather Slows Business 'Fur' Fort Lee Coat Shop Owner

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A Cliffside Park shop owner is trying to keep his fur coat business afloat on Anderson Avenue as warm weather lingers into the holiday season. Evelyn Fashion Furs Inc. owner and Fort Lee resident Tony Tsiknis has been creating, repairing, glazing and refashioning winter wear and accessories for 35 years. Sales should be higher than ever with Christmas right around ...

  9. Leonia Beauty Spa Expands To Cliffside Park

    Leonia Beauty Spa Expands To Cliffside Park

     CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A Leonia nail, wax and beauty salon is expanding to Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park after Christmas.Q Nail Boutique will offers clients new products like a pain-free wax in a renovated space, owner Enmi Ramos said.Ramos and her family began repairing the facility — formerly Cliffside Flooring — since last winter. The renovated store will have separate areas for ...

  10. Palisades Park Crochet Artist, Instructor Sells At Cliffside Park Library

    Palisades Park Crochet Artist, Instructor Sells At Cliffside Park Library

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A crochet instructor from Palisades Park is selling her artistry at Cliffside Park Library and to teach patrons all about the craft. Linnae Palazzola's scarves, ear warmers, hats and ponchos are all a part of the featured work on display at the library throughout December.Palazzola, an assistant at the library, is happy that she's showing her own work ...

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