Sunday, October 21, 2012
Community gathered Sunday for pony rides, pie-eating and pumpkin painting.
The second annual K-Fest celebration was held at Lake Rickabear Sunday, bringing Kinnelon residents only together for a day of activities and community pride. Residents enjoyed free food from local vendors, live music, karate demonstrations and watched a pie-eating contest. The Kinnelon mayor and council members cooked up hot dogs and hamburgers and entertainment included a magician, a man on stilts and a banjo player. Have your own photos of K-Fest? Feel free to add them to our gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Friday, October 5, 2012
Event will be held at Lake Rickabear on Oct. 21 instead.
Kinnelon's second annual K-Fest has been postponed by organizers because of rainy forecasts. Councilman Jim Freda said the event will instead be held on Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. K-Fest is a free event for Kinnelon residents only.
Borough's second annual festival will include an artist's colony and kid zone.
The second annual K-Fest is almost here and its organizing committee has promised this year's event will bring back many of the favorite activities from last year. K-Fest will be held on Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Rickabear. Beach games, bingo, hayrides, arts and crafts, a magician, live music and more will be included in the activities that day. The food court will also return with food from local vendors (some of which was served by Kinnelon Council members last year) and opportunities to donate to Kinnelon-based not-for-profit organizations, such as Friends of Chas and the Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter will be available. "K-Fest will be a townwide celebration. We are celebrating Kinnelon and the people who live here," …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Elise Testone to sing and sign autographs at Kinnelon community event.
"American Idol" contestant and Kinnelon native Elise Testone will be performing at K-Fest on Oct. 7, according to Councilman Jim Freda. Freda, one of the organizers of the Kinnelon community event, said Testone will be singing and signing autographs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is being held at Lake Rickabear from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Testone was eliminated after making it to the top-6 on the hit FOX television singing competition show. She went on tour this summer with other "American Idol" contestants. K-Fest is a day of games, food and music for Kinnelon residents only. This will be its second year.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Council approves three new library trustees, talks upcoming fundraiser events.
Kinnelon Mayor Robert Collins proudly approved appointments of three new trustees to the Kinnelon Public Library board at Thursday night's meeting. The new trustees are Bernadette Morrisroe, Aileen Florio and Mesrob Odian. "I want to give the trustees high marks for identifying, specifically, what the future needs of the borough are, from the library’s perspective," Collins said. "We’re attempting to identify members who have some business experience, that ultimately will contribute in a meaningful way, to see if there is a way to think outside the box. I think that we’ve identified three fine candidates to that end." Councilman James Freda agreed. "We saw the resumes and are very excited about these three appointments,” he said. The …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Last year, more than 1,500 Kinnelon residents attended the borough's first K-Fest.
Kinnelon's second annual K-Fest has been scheduled and organizers are already beginning to plan this year's October event. Borough Councilman Jim Freda, who was instrumental in helping the borough organize last year's event, said K-Fest will be held on Oct. 7 from around 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is held at Lake Rickabear and features free food, games, demonstrations and crafts, as well as an area for local vendors to share their products. Check out photos from last year's K-Fest here. "Last year, we had over 1,500 residents attend this event and it was a lot of work for a small group of volunteers," Freda said. Freda said he is hoping to begin recruiting volunteers immediately. The K-Fest organizers are also seeking donations and a …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Hundreds attend drug-free family festival at Lake Rickabear Sunday.
With a hayride, pumpkin patch, live music and food, there was something for everyone at Lake Rickabear Sunday as Kinnelon celebrated its first ever K-Fest. K-Fest was organized by Kinnelon's KAMELOT and was held until 6 p.m. Detours are in effect to get to the camp through Boonton Avenue. Do you have photos from K-Fest? Feel free to upload them to our gallery.
A look back at the week's top stories.
On Tuesday, several Butler High School students were honored for spending their summer teaching young English language learners at the Aaron Decker School. Also Tuesday, the Bloomingdale Council an emergency appropriation to clean up the Bloomingdale Animal Shelter, which saw damage in its quarantine building after Hurricane Irene. The council held off on voting on a $2.5 million bond to fund that and other flood-related repairs throughout the borough until a public hearing can be held on Oct. 25. The council also tabled a resolution for an emergency appropriation of $300,000 to pay off budget shortfalls until the borough auditor can examine financial documents. This week we brought you a feature story about the concession stand run by the…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Five things you need to know today.
After months of planning, a large family-style festival is coming to the tri-boro this weekend. You need to know about the event, when and where it is being held and who is able to attend, but you also need to know about several other things happening in the tri-boro in the next week or so. Here are five things:
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A list of nearby activities for you and your family.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
There's lots going on in your own backyard this weekend including Bloomingdale Pride Day, from noon to 5 p.m. at Delazier Field on Saturday, and K-Fest, open to Kinnelon residents only from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lake Rickabear. In addition to these events, if you have time to head outside the tri-boro this weekend, we have plenty of options of things to do in this week's Get Out. Here's what's going on: 100 Years of Motorcycles Where/When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Morris Museum in Morris Township. Why Go: Because this exhibit will feature some of the coolest bikes from the past 100 years. Pricing: $10 for adults, or $7 for children, students and seniors. Dog Adoption Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on …