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Lorraine Ash

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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. Anti-Anxiety Team To Speak At Upper Saddle River School

    Anti-Anxiety Team To Speak At Upper Saddle River School

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Two experts will come to Upper Saddle River next month to discuss a disturbing reality: anxiety is running rampant among children and teens.Cynthia Allman and Cathleen George, both of the Newmark Schools, will present “What Parents Need to Know About Children and the Anxiety Epidemic.” The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 23 at the Cavallini Middle ...

  2. Midlife Painters Live Their Dream At Waldwick Art Studio

    Midlife Painters Live Their Dream At Waldwick Art Studio

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Painter Sal Caldarone of Hawthorne walks among the students in his Waldwick art studio, offering a word here and suggestion there.On a Wednesday morning, Caterina Grambone of Hawthorne paints fierce orange persimmons into life on the canvas.They are from a family garden, she says.Next to her, an intent Irma Cummings of Park Ridge quietly recreates “Maternal Kiss,” an ...

  3. Ridgewood Eye Doctor Wins National Award After 30,000 Surgeries

    Ridgewood Eye Doctor Wins National Award After 30,000 Surgeries

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood Ophthalmologist Richard Norden, who has performed 30,000 LASIK eye surgeries, has won prestigious national recognition.For the second consecutive year, Norden, of Norden Laser Eye Associates, won the National Doctor’s Choice Award in Ophthalmology.“To be honored by your peers two years in a row is such a tremendous accomplishment,” Norden said.“I am grateful ...

  4. Oradell Boxing Coach: Women Are Some Of My Best Fighters

    Oradell Boxing Coach: Women Are Some Of My Best Fighters

    ORADELL, N.J. — Ask Jimmy Wagner of Oradell, a former stockbroker, what finally coaxed him off Wall Street and he’ll tell you: Daniel Wilson, founder of Good Newz Boxing.These days, Wagner, 54, a Westwood native, co-owns the program with Wilson, 38, of Hackensack.Together, the two head coaches train some 100 people.They do so with the help of assistant coaches with national and ...

  5. Allendale To Close On Senior Housing Land In March

    Allendale To Close On Senior Housing Land In March

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — Allendale expects to close early next month on the purchase of two West Avenue properties earmarked for affordable senior housing, NorthJersey.com reports.Parts of the 10-acre tract will be used for borough offices and recreation or park space, the report says.The borough approved a $14.35 million bond ordinance for the purchase earlier this month.The land, now home to ...

  6. ‘The Ridgewood Man’ Takes Barbershop To Whole New Level

    ‘The Ridgewood Man’ Takes Barbershop To Whole New Level

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — What do you get when you cross a barbershop with a high-end salon? The Ridgewood Man in downtown Ridgewood.Guys go there for haircuts, hot-lather straight razor shaves, custom color, manicures, pedicures, facials and more. Though annual memberships are not necessary, some men join: silver costs $650, gold $800 and platinum $1,150The Ridgewood Man on East Ridgewood ...

  7. New Jersey Political Figure Jamie Fox Dies

    New Jersey Political Figure Jamie Fox Dies

    Jamie Fox, an influential political figure in New Jersey, died on Monday. He was 62 years old.Upon hearing the news of the passing of Jamie Fox Monday, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) lauded the influential New Jersey political operative.“We have lost a public servant. We have lost a mentor. We have lost a friend. We have lost a true New Jerseyan,” Prieto said.RELATED: ...

  8. Three Generations Eat At Ridgewood’s ‘Daily Treat’

    Three Generations Eat At Ridgewood’s ‘Daily Treat’

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — There are so many reasons people have come to the Daily Treat in Ridgewood since 1963: chicken soup, all-day breakfast, great comfort food and lots of familiar faces.“The customers feel comfortable here. It’s a family environment,” said John Skoutakis of Paramus, who owns the Daily Treat with his sister, Dimi, of Waldwick.Their cousin opened the diner all those decades ...

  9. Irish Pub In Heart Of Dumont Closes Its Doors

    Irish Pub In Heart Of Dumont Closes Its Doors

    DUMONT, N.J. — Ryan’s Public House in Dumont, the West Madison Avenue Irish pub, has closed.“The business has been sold and a new restaurant will be coming in a short period of time,” says a taped voice message on its phone.Ryan’s, which replaced the Frontier Room, underwent a renovation in 2015.According to the message, it stopped doing business as of Feb. 12.Ryan’s, which was billed ...

  10. Fair Lawn Imam: Mosque Welcomes People Of All Faiths

    Fair Lawn Imam: Mosque Welcomes People Of All Faiths

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — No anti-Muslim prejudice has touched the Muslim Cultural Center of Bergen County in Bergenfield, its leader said.“After two-and-a-half years practicing our faith here, we have found this really is a friendly town,” said Imam Muhammad S. Tahir of Fair Lawn.“We are protected fully. We’ve never seen any kind of vandalism or hate or bias.”The East Johnson Avenue center, ...

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