Updated at Friday 9:32am
The Township of Verona put together a highlight video for those who missed the event:
Friday, July 4
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
James Caldwell High School
265 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell
Stevens Avenue and Main Street, Little Falls
Along Stevens Avenue and Main Street, Little Falls
12pm to 5pm
Livingston Memorial Oval
360 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston
Sunday, July 6
Fairfield Recreation Complex
221 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield
Thursday, July 24
Essex County Brookdale Park
Between Watchung and Bellevue Avenues, Bloomfield
WEST ESSEX, NJ - On Saturday, Camp Wyanokie will be hosting their 11th Annual Great Wyanokie Outing. The old-fashioned picnic by the five-acre lake will feature a fishing derby, free barbecue, children's activities, guided hikes and live music. Registration is needed in advance for the fishing derby and the barbecue lunch. In case of rain, the outing will be held on Sunday.
9am to 11am
Participants just need to bring a rod and reel along with a bucket for catch and release. Check in starts at 8am and the contest is from 9am to 11am. All participants will receive a prize. Dr. Paul Scollo,of Fairfield, will help with catching big bass, pickerel, crappie, catfish and bluegills. Pre-registratio is necessary for the fishing contest; register online here.
11am to 3pm
Besides the wonders of nature which children will enjoy like turning over a rock and finding a salamander, picking wild blueberries by the lake, spotting animal tracks, or discovering unusual rocks, town recreation department staff will be on hand to provide games and contests for the kids during the day including cherry pit spitting, a Hula Hoop Contest, shuttle races and the Wolf Howling/Bear Growling Contest.
11am to 3pm
Throughout the day, guided hikes will be led by Camp Wyanokie Association member Todd Barnes. Highlights include the gorgeous views and wild blueberries.
11:30am to 3pm
Classic and mellow rock will be performed by the Chris Bolger Quartet.
A free lunch will be prepared on Saturday by Wyanokie commission volunteers. Pre-registration is necessary for the barbecue; register online here.
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com Published 4:47pm
CALDWELL, NJ - Governor Chris Christie will be hosting his 123rd Town Hall meeting on Tuesday at the Caldwell Community Center at 3pm and doors will open at 1:30pm. The center is located at 1 Provost Square, Caldwell.
Christie is expected to highlight his budget and reform initiatives as well as answer questions from members of the audience.
The public is welcome but in order to ensure adequate seating, guests are asked to respond in advance by email: Townhall.Caldwell@gov.state.nj.us
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. No bags of any kind will be permitted and and all personal items will be subjected to search. Due to safety requirements, law enforcement officers will be in attendance and will wand all attendees.
Doug Denman to Receive "S.M. 'Sam' Kent Service Above Self Award" from the Rotary Club of the Caldwells, Tuesday
CALDWELL, NJ - On Tuesday, June 22, the Rotary Club of the Caldwells will honor Douglass Denman, of Roseland and formerly of North Caldwell, with their "S.M. 'Sam' Kent Service Above Self Award" for his outstanding service to the country and local community. The event will take place at the Hanover Manor, located in East Hanover. The $55 ticket includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert.
Those who would like to attend should reserve their place in advance by contacting Jonathan Barrett at 973-809-8920 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOUGLASS J. DENMAN
Douglass Denman is a “local boy.” He was born in Montclair, NJ on July 15, 1925. He attended and graduated from St. Aloysius Grammar School in Caldwell. In June 1943 Doug graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, Caldwell.
Immediately following graduation Denman enlisted in the US Army. After basic training at Fort Benning, GA, he attended Randolph Macon College, Virginia in the ASTP program. When this program was closed down he was sent to the 95th Division at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
The division was sent to the European theater and fought in France and Germany. Doug was wounded and captured by the Germans in the Battle of Metz but released when the American troops captured Metz. He spent three months in hospitals recovering from his wounds and was then sent back to the German front. His troop was one of the first troops to be sent home when the war ended in Europe and was scheduled to be sent to the Pacific theater.
In 1945 while still in the service, he married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Burgio. Doug was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1945. He received The Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, The Combat Infantry Badge, the European-African-Middle East Medal with 3 Battle Stars, the Medal of Metz, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, and the Order of St. Maurice by the National Infantry Association.
After the service, Denman attended Seton Hall University where he received a degree in accounting, cum laude. He worked with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. for three
years. He left PMM &Co. to work with his father-in-law, Salvatore Burgio. He stayed with S.A. Burgio, Inc. for 35 years. The tire firm had its main location in West Caldwell and later opened a branch in Madison, NJ. He eventually, along with his wife, became sole owners of the firm.
After selling the business in 1985 he joined CIT Group in Livingston, where he worked for five years. He then became Assistant Treasurer at Mount Saint Dominic Academy working alongside his daughter, Janice Philips, Treasurer at Mount Saint Dominic Academy.
For many years Doug has been a constant figure in community service. Immediately following his discharge from the Army he was instrumental in providing veterans housing in Caldwell. He was an active member of the Young Republican County Committee. He served for six years on the council of the Borough of North Caldwell. He then became a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, serving as both a member and chairman for a period of over 20 years. He became a member of the Affordable Housing Council of the Borough of Roseland and is still serving in that capacity.
Denman is a past president of the Caldwell-West Essex Kiwanis Club, a past vice-
president of the West Essex Chamber of Commerce, a former Trustee of St. Vincent’s hospital in Montclair, and a former member and past president of the parish council of St. Aloysius Church. He is a past president and treasurer of the Parents and Friends Association of Mt. St. Dominic Academy and a past chairman of Caldwell College’s Theater-on-the-Hill program. He served as vice-chairman of the Essex County Traffic Safety Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Marian Manor in Caldwell.
Denman became the first World War II veteran to serve as Commander for the James
Caldwell Post #185, American Legion, in Caldwell and also served as their finance officer. He is also a life member of the VFW and the DAV. Most recently, Denman was awarded the highest of honors bestowed by the French government and in a ceremony on May 8, 2012 was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor which was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France of great merit. It is a sign of “France’s infinite gratitude and appreciation for (Mr. Denman’s) personal and precious contribution to the United States’ decisive role in the liberation” of France during World War II.
Doug and Elaine have resided in Roseland since 1996 after living in North Caldwell for 40 years. They have four children, all girls. Their daughters have given them