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Routinely Miraculous Far from retreating from the real world, Katlyn Webb confronts it with unflagging determination, hard work, and a sense of humor  Katlyn Webb has made the most of her 26 years on the planet,                                                         Parents David and Faith Webb, their son-in-law Adam, daughter Stephanie,      and their children Aiden and Mason (missing is Owen), with Katlyn.   A dedicated, determined student                                            8 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


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At center, the Kate Webb “halo.” a device to protect her skull following one critical surgery.

                                             

                                   

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Routinely Miraculous                         Social skills rehearsed                            

Go Katie!

12 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                         

From the Rohde’s Wildcats Baseball Buddies & Coaches


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Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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Routinely Miraculous                                                                                         

14 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

At left, Kate the ninja. Above, Kate and her teacher, Joan Cummings.

                      Historical hero(ine)s admired        


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Routinely Miraculous                                                                  Parents for life                                                                  Ominous signs of a serious disease                   16 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                               


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Routinely Miraculous        A delicate balance                     

18 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                                                                                            


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Routinely Miraculous ”I think we’re in a new chapter ... Nearly all of her doctors are entering retirement age ... Some doctors have passed away, others have retired, and still others are on the verge of retiring,” Faith Webb said. Katie Webb with Clifton Firefighters and below with Dr. Paolo Bolognese.

          20 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Changing of the guards                                                                               


Additional Holiday Hours    

Since 1988, my family and I have run our meat market at 189 Parker Ave. Using traditional recipes, we prepare pork, beef and meat products, homestyle hickory smoked ham, sausage, salami and all kinds of cold cuts. We also sell ground poppy seeds and ground walnuts and many traditional Hungarian food ingredients. All our products are prepared with know-how and tender love and care. In my store, or via UPS delivery, you will receive the best— foods which praises the tastes and inspires the soul. The Rozsa Family Marika & Andrew

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Beef & Meat Products • Home Styled Smoked Sausage • Salami & All Kinds of Cold Cuts • Holiday Hams & Traditional Foods • Hungarian Delicacies • Spices & European & Hungarian Sweets Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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13 Years in Remission Stage 4 Brain Cancer Survivor Credits Pork Chops, Humor

Some of the best doctors have pondered why Peter Salzano has defied death for 13 years.                                                              22 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                                     


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                   

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                                                                                               


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Younger Than Yesterday “Ah, but I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now.” – Bob Dylan         Julia Young’s journey continues.                   Grounded in the present                                                                                                 Julia Young today at Bergen County Community College and above on   our Nov. 2015 cover                                                                                                26 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                                                                              A focus on future goals                                              28 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                                                                                                  


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Small Miracles

Year Round 

Joanne Stolarz, Dr. William Weiss, Jim Van Luevan and Keith Oakley with Maria Sanchez, a client in the NJEDDA adult program.

The message of the December holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah                                                      

“Our goal here is to provide a culture that is open, positive, caring, and loving. To give a child stability. Our world is complex now and many families are unprepared to help a disabled child, financially and practically. While our priority is the well-being of the child, to achieve that, we must work with the family.”  30 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                  Perfect Combination         


The Shook & Garretson families will honor your loved one with respect & dignity    

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                  

Ten Million Dollars                                          

The Need Continues                             

32 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


                                                                                       

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Write On! Journalist Chrissie Cluney has her own career. But her own life’s story and her selfless volunteer efforts have inspired others to hold true to hope and faith. 

Chrissie Cluney usually is the one who writes articles and stories,                                                                                                                    34 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Dad Bill, sister Erin, Chrissie, and mom Mary Ann.

                                                


Cocktail Reception Mingle and enjoy Open Bar Ukrainian Charcuterie Station Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Dinner Soup: PotatoMenu Leek Salad: Romaine Cesar with Shaved Manchego Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto, and Grilled Baby Eggplant Entree: Choice of 1 Filet Mignon Medallions in a Red Wine Reduction served with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Haricots Verts Poached Halibut with Teardrop Tomatoes, Mint and Jalepeno Vinaigrette with Israeli Cous Cous Osso Buco with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Haricots Verts Dessert: NY Style Cheesecake with a Chocolate Mousse cup and Raspberry Sauce

Dance to the sounds of

Fata Morgana Donations & Packages • $250 plus tax and gratuities —single standard room • $400 plus tax and gratuities —per couple standard room Price includes Room, Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Zabava & New Years Breakfast

• Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Zabava Only —$150 plus tax & gratuities

Book by 12/15/16 We’ll add Friday night stay for $75 which includes Saturday Breakfast

For more info go to Soyuzivka.com, Facebook or call 845-626-5641

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                         Making her literal mark                 

36 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Olympic Sailor Dr. Ricky Doerr Scored Silver at Paralympic Games in Rio

 While racing around in a motorboat sure is fun                                                                  38 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

At left, Skipper Rick Doerr and, above, with Hugh Freund and Brad Kendell.

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.  Legacy of Service                                                                            Dr. Ricky Doerr on our March       2000 cover with an inset of his dad         Dr. Alphonsus Doerr from our        March 1998 cover.                                                                                                                        

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

His New Perspective For Assemblyman Tom Giblin, a devastating stroke also became an awakening. 

On Jan. 20, 1961, new President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s                                                                           42 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Tom Giblin in his Clifton office.

    Path Forged in Ireland                                       


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Celebrate the season, enjoy family and friends, but please be safe and healthy...

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ORTHOPEDICS

   

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GENERAL SURGERY    

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Smaller and more service oriented than hospitals, patients and their families benefit from the lower cost, convenience and the surgical expertise of our staff and physicians at Clifton Surgery Center.

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   

UROLOGY

   

PODIATRY

OPHTHALMOLOGY    

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

   

   

    

   

   

    

   

   

   

   

    

   

ENDOSCOPY

    

ENT

   

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                                                                                                       44 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Tom’s dad John Giblin with JFK.

                           Public Servant                                                                                              


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Happy Holidays! from All of Us at Immedicenter... We hope we don’t have to see you, but just in case, we will be here...

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Dr. Michael Basista, Medical Director of Immedicenter 46 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                                                                               Moving Forward                                   48 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Clifton Special to Giblin Though a lifelong Essex County resident,                                                                                                                                      


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Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Locally & Globally Clifton Rotarians aid children across the globe and neighbors nearby. Serving up Thanksgiving dinners for DIAL participants are DIAL Executive Director John Petix, Jr. (front far left) and Rotarians Candice Brown, Erin Donato and Angela Montague. In the back row are Rotarians Sam Bassem, Rich Tardalo, Bob Foster, Al Greco, Roberto Sanabria and Gerry Rambaldi.

Service above self is the motto of the Rotary Club of Clifton                                                                                     50 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

                                                                       


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                                   

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Lesia Krysyna at Clifton’s Boys & Girls Club reports son Stefan (far left) organized a Haunted Hayride, garnering $140 and 50 packages of socks for Homeless Bus, Inc. The non-profit group, launched in 1992, delivers food, clothing, and toiletries to New York City’s homeless each Saturday. More info at HomelessBusInc@gmail.com, or call 973-886-6844.

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Faith. Miracles. Hope. Frank and Nina Corradino and family endured one miserable day on Nov. 8, 2016.                                                                           Frank and Nina Corradino, left, with son Frank Jr. and Veronica  Russo, a niece from Sicily who was also staying at the house.                                      

The 38th Annual Weichert Realtors of Clifton Toy Drive will continue through mid-month. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at Weichert’s offices at 791 Passaic Ave. at the Allwood Rd. intersection. Toys and gifts will go to agencies serving underprivileged children in Clifton and nearby areas. For info, call 973-779-1900. Pictured at left: Kenneth Hauser, Maureen Setteducato, Manager Federico A. “Tony” Sanchez, Frank Gorga, Paula Benus, and Zaidem Illescas.

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For jewelry and gems, watches and rings, visit the Lacki Family, a cornerstone in Athenia, founded by Frank and his wife Alberta. While they are there daily, son Gregory, (left) is a certified GIA graduate gemologist who has added much to the store. Jewelry of gold, silver and other precious metals with a variety of gemstones can found or made to order. As a GIA graduate, Greg also can provide written appraisals for your jewelry to meet all insurance needs.

973-471-4075 625 Van Houten Ave. Tues. - Fri. 12 - 6pm Sat. 11am - 4pm

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Uncle Roy Safe & Sober Roy Stesko has packed much living in his 60-plus years. But to keep living, he needed to beat a demon. 

“I was the fun guy, the party guy,” said ‘Uncle’ Roy Stesko about his life.                                                                      Clifton Original                           56 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

Roy with his AA book which lists meetings in North Jersey. You can also find it online at www.nnjaa.org.

                  nobody     loved                                                            


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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                               Roy and Cindy Scudilla at the prom in 1966 and today after they reconnected.                                                                                                         Disease Takes Hold    we                              Away and Back                                                                                  58 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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One-Stop

Making New Careers One-Stop Training for New Opportunities Nurses Aide

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Computer Science

Unemployed? Under Employed? Need Training? Passaic County ONE-STOP Offers Training & Counseling.

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Truck Driver Culinary Arts

ONE-STOP can provide a variety of Free Services, Incentives & Custom Programs.

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Director of One-Stop Lauren Murphy WDB Director Chris Irving 200 Memorial Drive, Paterson 973-340-3400 • pcwdc.org

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One-Stop Job Seekers: 973-340-3400 • Ext. 7335

for details & to learn more One-Stop Career Center Board of Directors Chair, Freeholder Bruce James Trustee Rev. Randall Lassiter

Passaic County Employers: 973-340-3400 • Ext. 7223 Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                  Getting His Bearings                  

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.

Lots of LOVE for Lindsay Cliftonite Lindsay Loeb is alive and well with a healthy heart thanks to alert parents, dedicated doctors & Cliftonites who rallied to help one of their own. 

Kindergarten is an early milestone for most children.                                                                              64 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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Faith. Miracles. Hope.                                              A look back to March 2013 with CCMS & School 9 teachers in a benefit for Lindsay.                                 The Record                                              Clifton community rallies                                                                                                                                         66 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


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Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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Women clothed in colorful saris embrace and pray at the mountain of food.

 Clifton, the city proud of its grand diversity and many languages                                                                         Raj Patel (left) and Prianka Kunadia, a junior at CHS, are pictured at the Clifton BAPS Mandir during the Diwali festivities.

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IF IT’S NOT THE FEDERLE FAMILY, IT’S NOT

Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016

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                                             Avinash Mistry, a 2012 CHS grad, on the harmonium during the Diwali celebration.

                                                                                        70 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


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Clifton’s Neama M. Bekhit at Mecca on her Hajj.

Ramadan                    

The Calvo family follows and mixes both Jewish and Catholic customs, traditions and religions.

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Hanukkah                                                                       

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Christmas                                                                             

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Kwanzaa intertwines traditions and customs.

Orthodox Christmas                                                Kwanzaa                

Happy Holidays from the

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                                                      The Baha’i Faith                          

                               

Merry Christmas &Happy Holidays

 Councilwoman 

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They Perform A Capella in a Beautiful Voice CHS’s very own Madrigal Singers are set to add magic                                                                                            78 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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A quest for knowledge — scientific knowledge — has driven Britney October throughout her life                                               

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Mustang Sports by Tom Szieber The graduation losses are striking.                                                           

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MUSTANG SPORTS Girls Basketball

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Front row: Olivia Hirst, Emely M. Guzman, Stephanie Arroyo, Sharita Simpson, Shahd Badeer, Jordan Rivera. Back row: Laura Alarcon, Guliana Richards, Amanda Richards, Jaquasia Mayrant, Arianna Riley, Amani Brinson.

Clifton girls head coach Angelo Intile may be in his first season leading the Mustangs                               82 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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MUSTANG SPORTS Girls Basketball                                                                                                              

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Look for these Mustangs to turn around the basketball program. From left: Brandon Sanchez, Luis Rodriguez, Danny Santana, Harton Stephenson, Sean Lyons, Tyler White, Armani Brinson.

Mike Cadmus is familiar with Clifton boys basketball,                     86 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com

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MUSTANG SPORTS Boys Basketball                                                                                

                                                                              

                

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MUSTANG SPORTS Hockey

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 From front left: Shawn Meneghin, Jay Finan, Vinny Petriella, Nick Petriella. From rear left: James Fusaro, Michael Machovsky, Tyler Gibson, Jakub Ciberej.

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Pascack Valley @River Dell Passaic Valley @ Bayonne Paramus

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Fair Lawn River Dell @Passaic Valley @Paramus Catholic @Tenafly Oratory Prep @Old Tappan Ramsey North Highlands @Fair Lawn

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Our Clifton Family to Yours...have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Councilman Gibson and Family 88 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


Clifton ice hockey is both young and coming off a 711-3 season                                                                                                             

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MUSTANG SPORTS Track

Front from left: Meghan Jozefczyk, Patzy Gutierrez, Melanie Ibarra, Anisah Khandakar, Sure Aygun. Back row: Mollie Slanina, Elena Bregu, Jade Stepeney, Tyra Douglas, Catherine Davey, Zakiyah Balbonet.

     Despite losing some depth due to       graduation            Dec 18 @ Rothman Center 9am       Dec 20 @ Rothman Center 4:30pm Dec 28 @ Staten Island 9:30am      Dec 30 @ 168th St. Armory 12pm       Jan 3 @ Rockland Comm. 4:30pm       Jan 6 @ Rockland Comm. 4:30pm   Jan 7 @ Garfield 6pm Jan 10 @ Staten Island TBD       Jan 13 @ Rockland Comm. 4:30pm                Jan 30 Staten Island 5pm       Jan 31 @ Garfield 6pm Feb 4 @ Toms River 3:30pm         Feb 7 @ Rothman Center 3:30pm        Feb 17 @ Toms River 3:30pm   Feb 22 @ Garfield 6pm                                                             

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                                                                            

Front from left: Baldwin Gonzalez, Frasiel Chong, Yash Prajapati, Jake Zschack. Back row: Giovanni Mendez, Anthony Sanchez, Carlos Polanco, David Ambrose, Khaled Soliman.

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MUSTANG SPORTS Bowling

Front from left: Quishebel Pichardo, Jacky Cheng, Last season, Clifton boys bowling surprised the local Captains Natalie Valdez and Johann Gamo. Back row: bowling community   Tyler Stilley, Sean Cruz, Ana Gjorgeva, Gabby Pangaro,          Joseph Paollo, Anthony Dubois, Sarah Naftaoui.                                          Dec 7 Big North Tourn. 3:45pm   Dec 14 Bergen Tech 4pm   Dec 15 Passaic 4pm Dec 21 JFK 4pm            Dec 22 PCTI 4pm   Jan 2 Wayne Hills 4pm         Jan 5 Fair Lawn 4pm Jan 9 West Milford 4pm           Jan 13 Eastside Paterson 4pm        Jan 17 Bergen County Tech 4pm   Jan 19 John F. Kennedy 4pm   Jan 20 County Tourn. 3pm Jan 26 Eastside Paterson 4pm             Jan 30 PCTI 4pm            Feb 6 DePaul 4pm       

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MUSTANG SPORTS Swimming

At the Boys Club pool, from left: Newness is the theme for Clifton  manager Alan Leland, Nikola swimming this season Kubacka, Melis Cinar, Randy  Jimenez, Karolina Wilk, Daniel       Dec 5 @ PCTI 7pm Loukachouck, Michelle Avendano,       Dec 8 Don Bosco 3:30pm Antonios Stathopoulos, Clement Dec 13 @ Hackensack 4:15pm  Bruel. Dec 15 @ Union City 4:30pm       Dec 20 @Wayne Hills 3pm   Dec 29 Wayne Valley 1:30pm     Jan 3 Montville 3:30pm Jan 5 Pascack Valley 3:30pm        Jan 10 Ridgewood 3:30pm        Jan 12 @ Kearney 4pm   Jan 17 Passaic 3:30pm     Jan 26 River Dell 3:30pm       Jan 31 Div. Championship TBD        Feb 3 @PCTI 3:30pm   Feb 7 County Tourn. TBA                                                                           

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Good Neighbors, Great Rates

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Business partners and brothers Thomas and Dean Maroulakos                                                                                              104 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


The CHS Class of 1967 50th reunion                             

The 13th Passaic County Film Festival                                                     

Consider a gift to the Clifton Education Foundation                                       

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The Chopin Singing Society (in a file photo) will perform in Passaic at the Polish Peoples’ Home on Dec. 4.

The Chopin Singing Society                                                                     

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Clifton’s Assembly representatives Sheila Y. Oliver and Thomas P. Giblin                              The Boys & Girls Club’s Secret Santa program                                    

Clifton Police Officers and Clifton Firefighters                                          

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These Spencer Savings Bank employees pitched in at Eva’s Village on Nov. 10 as part of the Fund-A-Meal program there.

The mission at Eva’s Village is simple                                            

                                      

     108 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


St. Peter’s Haven on Clifton Ave.                

      St. Peter’s Haven 

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays To All! Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016 109


Lillian Hawriluk Gfroehror (the gal behind the gold mask at the center of the photo) is the keeper of the flame in the The Young at Heart club at the First Presbyterian Church. Whether dressing up for Halloween—or perhaps even Mardi Gras— these folks meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall of the parish at 303 Maplewood Ave. Refreshments are served at 11 am to noon followed by a meeting. New members are always welcomed and the price of admission is a positive and youthful attitude. Call the gal in the gold mask with any questions: 973-779-5581.

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Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year of Prosperity and Happiness 110 December 2016 • Cliftonmagazine.com


The Theater League of Clifton Dealt a Deadly Hand— Murder at the Royale Casino                       A new book by Clifton author and historian Michael Gabriele New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition,                                    Clifton Merchant Magazine

Children aged 10 and under and their families are welcome     Story-telling and Sing-a-long with Santa and Mrs. Claus                                     The third annual Gingerbread House Competition                                             

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Birthdays & Celebrations

Christina Kedl has a birthday on Dec. 13. That Athenia gem of a jeweler Greg Lacki is Six-O on Dec. 5. Anthony ‘Tony’ O’Connor is 72 on Dec. 4 and his granddaughter Vivian Margaret Taras will celebrate her 4th birthday on Dec. 16. Noelani Coronel turns 17 on Dec. 9th.

 Marc Fazio ......................12/1 Ann W. Kissel...................12/1 Corinne Miskowsky ...........12/1 Mannan Amin ..................12/2 Mike Gerardi ...................12/2 Lauren Lawler ...................12/2 Bryan Nolasco .................12/2 Allison Ahdieh ..................12/3 Patrick Lotorto...................12/3 Bridget Rice......................12/3 Sharon Tichacek ...............12/3 Phyllis Galambos ..............12/4 Timothy Gumann...............12/4 Michael Kester..................12/4 Dave Sternbach ................12/4 Michael Vinciguerra ..........12/4 Rosemary Kuruc................12/5 Gregory Lacki...................12/5 Laura Mikolajczyk .............12/5 Michael Ressetar...............12/5 Pat Collucci ......................12/6 Debbie Gorny ..................12/6 Marilyn Gossinger ............12/6 Noel Coronel ...................12/7 Margaret Kungl ................12/7 Mark Mecca.....................12/7 Chris Sadowski.................12/8 Jamie Osmak....................12/9

Daniel Fonesca Ramos.......12/9 Mark Surgent ...................12/9 Andrew Tichacek ..............12/9 Tyler Roger Vandenberghe....12/9 Michael McEnerney ........12/10 Bob Snelson ...................12/10 Joey Cofone ...................12/11 Kathleen M. Marshall ......12/11 Diane Meyer ..................12/11 Joseph Rutigliano ............12/11 Richard Peterson .............12/12 Andy Kent ......................12/13 Danny La Gala ...............12/13 Ray Capilli .....................12/14 Mary Kate Kuruc.............12/14 Michael Murolo ..............12/14 Basil Worhach ................12/14 Steven Crawford .............12/15 Marie Visicaro................12/15 David Brock ...................12/16 Michael Hrina ................12/16 Hannah Grace Kulesa .....12/17 Jacqueline Gencarrelli .....12/18 Anne Gerardi .................12/18 Samantha Bassford .........12/19 Nick Link ...................... 12/19 Jayen Montague .............12/19 Jessie Ducos ...................12/20

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Vincent and Mary Colavitti celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Nov. 6.

Amy Marino ...................12/21 Michelle McEnerney ........12/22 Suman Pinto ...................12/22 Joey Cristantiello .............12/24 Soumya Gunapathy ........12/24 Caroline Jane Hanlon ......12/24 Luba Rembis ...................12/24 Ryan John Hariton...........12/25 Eric Soltis .......................12/25 Thomas Montague ..........12/26 Venessa Collucci .............12/27 Melissa Cordes...............12/27


Nicholas Cucinella and Joseph Cucinella turn 8 years old on Dec. 23. Mom Kelly Murphy and dad Joseph Cucinella said party plans include grandparents Gene and Joan Murphy of Clifton & John and Mary Jane Cucinella.

Sarah Lombardo, whom many will remember as the welcoming voice of Clifton City Hall, turns 89 on Dec. 9. James Mazza ....................12/29 Steven Bivaletz ..................12/30 Hunter Conklin...................12/30 Courtney Pinter ..................12/31 Cliftonmagazine.com • December 2016 113


If you are new to town, don’t be startled on Christmas Eve by a cavalcade of fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a parade float carrying this jolly fellow and a few of his elves as he visits every Clifton neighborhood. Seen last December, Mr. and Mrs. Claus with two of their favorite elves Patrick Doremus and his younger brother David.

Santa begins his globetrotting journey right here in Acquackanonk Gardens                                                   

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Clifton Merchant Magazine - December 2016  
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