Sunday, April 14, 2013
Glenwild Garden Center celebrated 85-year milestone by planting tree.
Despite overcast skies, families with fishing gear peppered the perimeter of Bogue Pond Saturday morning for Bloomingdale's 13th Annual Trout Fishing contest. Mayor Jon Dunleavy announced the start at 10 a.m. Within minutes, kids were hooking trout, bass and sunnies and bringing them up for prizes. Bloomingdale's Municipal Alliance was on hand to promote "Operation Take Back," a collection of unused, unwanted medication by local police departments, on April 27. The Alliance was selling goldfish in small tanks that kids decorated as a craft. The sun broke through in time for a special dedication ceremony by the MacKenn family, owners of Glenwild Garden Center, one of Bloomingdale's oldest businesses. The MacKenns planted a Red Sunset …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the late summer heat or those deliciously crisp fall days that follow. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: your local playground. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Bloomingdale Council tables voting on ordinance to prohibit skating and sledding on borough ponds so that more research can be done.
If the Borough of Bloomingdale decides to prohibit ice skating on frozen borough ponds, at least one resident has promised officials he will likely disregard the rules. "I would not willingly follow this law," Matthew Iannuzzi, said during the public comment portion of Tuesday's borough council meeting. Ianuzzi was one of several who spoke against the council's consideration of the ordinance which would also prohibit sledding or even walking on the borough's two ponds, Bogue Pond and Oakwood Lake. The council was planning to vote on the ordinance on final reading for adoption Tuesday, but prior to the discussion, Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy told the public that members have decided to take more time to gather information and would not be …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Council hopes to prevent accidents similar to that which led to the deaths of two Mount Olive teens last month.
It's not about taking the fun away. It's about saving lives. Bloomingdale Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy said he is hopeful the public understands that the intentions of an ordinance that will be up for a vote at next week's council meeting prohibiting ice skating on borough ponds are to ensure safety of residents, particularly youth. The council began discussion on the ordinance applicable to the two public ponds-Bogue Pond and Oakwood Lake-during a council meeting on Feb. 5. Currently, Dunleavy said, ice activities are not encouraged but there is not a formal restriction on the books. "The policy of the borough is if the police saw [people] skating, they would ask them to stop," the mayor said. Dunleavy said consideration of the formal …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Bloomingdale's annual event held at Bogue Pond.
Children of all ages participated Saturday in Bloomingdale's annual trout fishing contest at Bogue Pond.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Sunny weather brings residents to Bloomingdale park.
The sun was shining Thursday as temperatures reached 66 degrees and kids packed the playground at the Bloomingdale Community Park at Bogue Pond.