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Lorraine Ash

Community Reporter lash@dailyvoice.com

Lorraine Ash has been a reporter/editor in her native New Jersey since 1982, the year she earned her master’s degree in Public Communications from Fordham University. Her articles have gained global, national, state, and regional attention and awards and have appeared in a number of newspapers, including USA Today. She has worked for publications such as Family Circle Magazine, The Ridgewood News, and the Daily Record. Lorraine also has penned two memoirs and teaches memoir writing. Experience has taught her that everyone has a compelling story to tell. Have a story the community needs to hear? Email her. She’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Mayors Pack Meals On Wheels In Ridgewood In Show Of Support

    Mayors Pack Meals On Wheels In Ridgewood In Show Of Support

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — In a show of support for Community Meals, Inc., four mayors on Wednesday morning packed up meals in Ridgewood to be delivered to homebound seniors.The annual event in the Christ Church kitchen is called “Mayors for Meals.”It highlights the community collaborations necessary to deliver nutritious, affordable meals to the homebound.Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen, Midland ...

  2. Waldwick Pizzeria Bakes Pies With Hometown Love

    Waldwick Pizzeria Bakes Pies With Hometown Love

    WALDWICK, N.J. — After 37 years in business, you can bet Natale’s Pizzeria in Waldwick has definite ingredients for success.One is high-quality Wisconsin mozzarella.Another: yummy California tomatoes.“Our marinara sauce is homemade,” said Owner Gary Sernak of Westwood.For the past eight years, Natale’s (named after Sernak’s former partner) is known in the gluten-free world for its ...

  3. Emerson Drops More Properties From Redevelopment Plan

    Emerson Drops More Properties From Redevelopment Plan

    EMERSON, N.J. — Emerson continued reconfiguring its redevelopment area along the Kinderkamack Road corridor Tuesday night.The area comprises 14 blocks extending from the Westwood border south to the Oradell border. Some of the blocks already have been placed in the so-called redevelopment area. Others are designated for study to see if they should be.The Borough Council on Tuesday ...

  4. Park Ridge Architect: Wearing Pussy Hats Is Not The Answer

    Park Ridge Architect: Wearing Pussy Hats Is Not The Answer

    PARK RIDGE, N.J. — You’re not going to see Park Ridge architect Linda Del Nobile Menze marching in the streets wearing a pussy hat.And, no, she didn’t stay home from work during the Day Without a Woman.Indeed she finds these recent women’s rights activities both distressing and unnecessary.“Women are going on a bandwagon,” Del Nobile Menze said.“We are all being manipulated into doing ...

  5. Goat Sisters Greet Spring In Allendale

    Goat Sisters Greet Spring In Allendale

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Boer/Pygmy Cross goats Wilma and Mildred ventured out of their little red house at Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery Monday to stand in melting snow and eat hay.Quite the way to greet spring for the sisters.“They get animal hay,” said Brian McGlynn, who handles many tasks around the 104-year-old nursery, including the care and feeding of animals.“When there’s not much grass ...

  6. ‘LesleyPalooza’ Helps Single Ridgewood Mom With MS

    ‘LesleyPalooza’ Helps Single Ridgewood Mom With MS

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood is pushing this month to help Lesley Linker, a single mom with multiple sclerosis (MS), keep her modest house and around-the-clock aides.The goal for the effort, dubbed LesleyPalooza, is $150,000.So far, $24,000 has been raised.“The people in this town are unbelievable,” Linker said. “I could cry because everyone is so sweet.”The community has been rallying ...

  7. Monk Coming To Ridgewood: Only Your Mind Can Make You Happy

    Monk Coming To Ridgewood: Only Your Mind Can Make You Happy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious? A revered Buddhist monk – Bhante Sujatha – is coming to Ridgewood Thursday evening to provide some spiritual advice.The Namaste Organic Spa on Franklin Avenue will host his two-hour workshop, “How to Empower Your Mind.”“The ancient texts of the Buddha tell us that no external condition can be the cause of our happiness,” said ...

  8. NJ Puppy Mill Ban Heads To Governor Christie's Desk

    NJ Puppy Mill Ban Heads To Governor Christie's Desk

    The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would ban puppy mills from operating in the state, sponsor and Senator Raymond Lesniak announced.Bill S3041 would prohibit the sale of puppies from puppy mills and establish new requirements for pet dealers and shops in New Jersey.The issue was brought to light last year with Emerson puppy store owner Vincent LoSacco, who has since ...

  9. Head Of Ridgewood Nonprofit Champions Bergen’s Homeless Families

    Head Of Ridgewood Nonprofit Champions Bergen’s Homeless Families

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When she shows up at work in Ridgewood every day, Kate Duggan runs a massive effort to lift homeless working families into a different life.The executive director of Family Promise of Bergen County on Dayton Street points to statistics to tell the story:More than 5,000 volunteers. More than 1 million free meals served at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human ...

  10. Bergen Blood Drives To Make Up Shortfall Due To Storm

    Bergen Blood Drives To Make Up Shortfall Due To Storm

    MONTVALE, N.J. — Winter Storm Stella canceled six blood drives, leaving the Montvale-based Community Blood Services scrambling to make up the shortfall.The nonprofit is urging people to donate blood or platelets at eight drives to take place in Bergen and Passaic counties Thursday through Sunday.“We need 200 units a day because we supply 18 hospitals,” said Patricia Casino, CBS ...

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