The Radburn Association

A Town for the Motor Age

2/9/2017

SIGNS IN RADBURN

The office has received a number of calls recently about a variety of signs on Radburn properties. According to the Guidelines of Architectural Control (Article 9.2): “No signs, billboards or advertisements, including but not limited to signs offering a Property for sale or rent, shall be permitted.“

Radburn Pre School Registration for the 2017-2018 school year

Radburn Pre-School registration is continuing for the 2017/2018 school year. The part time classes meet as follows:

Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class: Tues. and Thurs (9:30am-12pm)

Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15

Miss Rosanne’s Three Year Old Class: Mon., Wed., Fri. (9:30am-12pm)

Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

Miss Cindy’s Pre K Class: Mon. – Fri. (9:30am-12pm)

Eligible birthdates: 10/2/12-10/1/13

For more information call the director, Cindy Noonan, at 201-796-1300.

IN MEMORIAM

Shirley Herwig long time resident of Radburn, passed away on Jan 30th, 2017 at the Ridgewood Valley Hospital Shirley held a Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts and Education degree from Bucknell University. Shirley enjoyed teaching and started her career working for the Fair Lawn Board of Education as a teacher at Milnes Elementary School for three years. Shirley continued her teaching at Westside Presbyterian Nursery School for two years and then coordinated the first CO-OP Nursery in the country as director of the Co-operative Nursery School of Glen Rock Community Church. Shirley was Director for 25 years. Shirley decided in 1978 to take on a different challenge and career path and became a real estate agent for Puritz Harrison in 1978. Shirley retired from her realtor career in 2014 as an agent for the Coldwell Banker Real Estate agency and was awarded Realtor of the month/year several times during her career. Her specialty was selling houses in the Radburn neighborhood of Fair Lawn and surrounding towns. Shirley enjoyed Radburn and throughout life was very active and artistic. She enjoyed tennis with her friends and husband Bruce, swimming, water color painting, pressing dried flowers and socializing with neighbors and friends that resided in the US and Britain. She was especially involved in the lives of her sons and grandchildren and acted as a confidant, advisor and friend to the benefit of all family members. Shirley is survived by her sons, William, Gordon and Doug, Gordon’s children Addie, Sam and Tim and Doug’s children Danielle and Dylan, Shirley’s sister Jacqueline Moore and her children Don, Liz and Jackie and their children. A Memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 11th at 2PM at the West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Malone Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Memorial gifts may be made to the West Side Presbyterian Church.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Although the weather has been generally keeping us indoors, before we know it, the flowers will start blooming again and the bicycles will start zooming by on the paths of the park. And, believe it or not, the RCA Board has already started to put the wheels in motion for Family Day 2017! Before we get there, however, there is much to still do and many other RCA events in the works.

If you are interested in joining the Family Day Committee and using your various skills and strengths to help us pull off another successful Family Day, please let us know. You can reach us via the RCA Facebook page or via email: Jennifer Gibli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Jill Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Jennifer Wylie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please also be sure to mark your calendars for Radburn’s Talent Night & Potluck Dinner at The Grange on Saturday, February 25th, at 6 pm. Come showcase your talent for your friends and neighbors or sit back and support our Radburn performers. Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish! If you or a family member is interested in performing, please contact Igor Yeliseyev at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interesting in attending, please reach out to Jill Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can plan accordingly. This is a family-friendly event!

Also, the next RCA meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19th, at 4:00 pm at The Grange. Come meet the RCA Board, get to know your neighbors, hear about upcoming events, ask questions about our community and voice your concerns. All are welcome!

1/26/2017

FIRST QUARTER ASSESSMENTS DUE JANUARY 30th

Radburn bills for the first quarter of 2017 were mailed in December and due on January 1st. There is a 30 day grace period before an interest charge is assessed. If paying for multiple properties, please remit a separate check for each property and include the address of the property associated with each fee for proper credit.

 

Radburn Pre School PRIORITY Registration for the 2017-2018 school year

 

Radburn is home to a wonderful, part-time Pre School which offers a great place for children to socialize and learn. All classes are taught by a NJ State Certified Teacher:

 

Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class: Tues. and Thurs (9:30am-12pm) Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15

 

Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old Class: Mon., Wed., Fri. (9:30am-12pm) Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

 

Miss Cindy’s Pre K Class: Mon. – Fri. (9:30am-12pm) Eligible birthdates: 10/2/12-10/1/13

Priority registration continues for Radburn residents. Please do not hesitate, as classes are filling up. For more information call the director, Cindy Noonan, at 201-796-1300.

 

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

 

Baier, Bret – Three Days in Jan         Patterson, James – Cross the Line

 

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader – My Own Words

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

Kenneth Ayres, of Arlington Place, died peacefully in his home on January 1, 2017, just three days shy of his 96th birthday. He was born on January 4, 1921 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Clarence Edwin Ayres and Anna Bryan Ayres. He was a World War II Veteran of the 505th Bomb Group (B-29's in the South Pacific). He worked in the aviation insurance industry and later in real estate. After his retirement, Ken remained active in his community of Radburn. He is survived by his wife Gerry Gould Ayres, his two children (with Lilli Ayres) Carol and Phread Ayres, his grandchildren, Genna and Marcy Ayres and his daughter-in-law Helen Matusow-Ayres and son-in-law, Richard Shapiro.

 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

 

Submitted by Jennifer Gibli

As I start my new role, I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as the RCA President. The RCA Board and I are looking forward to working with you and on your behalf this next year. As was clearly evident at the recent Senator Gordon meeting, no matter what our individual views are on the pending legislation, we all have a deep love for our community and concern over its future. Now is a time for us all to join together as one and participating in the various RCA functions is a perfect way to do so. The success of the RCA is dependent on your involvement, whether as a participant or coordinator. We have a lot of exciting things in the works; please look out for details in future bulletins, the RCA Facebook page, as well as the RCA newsletter for more information. We are also in the process of updating the RCA website to have it be a more useful resource of information on RCA activities and Radburn in general. In an effort to increase communications and be more environmentally-conscious, we are looking to communicate with the community electronically. If you are interested in receiving RCA information, including notices on upcoming events and newsletters, via email, please opt-in by emailing Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; please include your home address and email address in your message. In addition, we have started work on the next RCA newsletter. If you are interested in submitting an article, photographs or somehow participating in the newsletter’s content or creation, please contact Janel Alania-Sommar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for submissions is January 31st.

 

I am also pleased to announce that the individuals listed below have assumed roles in the following RCA Committees:

Civic Affairs Committee: Ron Coll

Sports and Recreation Committee: Michael Bradway

Parks, Garden and Grounds Committee: Joy Bradway

Hospitality/Welcome Committee: Shana Cohen

Historian Committee: Larry Koplik

Publicity Committee: Janel Alania

Intergenerational Committee (new): June Myerson

The next RCA meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19th, at 4:00 pm at Grange Hall. We are hoping to have the gym open so that your children can come along as well.

Upcoming events include:

Radburn’s Got Talent (talent show/potluck dinner): February 25th at 6:00 pm; see flyer for additional information

Family Fun Friday: February 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Wishing you and your families a wonderful 2017!

1/4/2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Best wishes to all residents and friends for a peace-filled 2017. This bulletin will cover the next three weeks. The New Year is the time to remind residents of all the various activities offered through our special community:

 

AEROBICS – every M-W-F morning from 9:15 – 10:15 am

ZUMBA – every Tuesday evening from 7:30 – 8:30 pm

BOY SCOUTS – every Monday evening, 7:15 – 8:30 pm

CUB SCOUTS – Thursdays, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

PLAYERS THEATER GROUP

PRE-SCHOOL – Part-time from 9:30 – 12:00 for two-year olds through Pre-K

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS – evenings, as scheduled by the Citizens’ Association

 

For additional information on any activities, please call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300.

VOTING MEETING

A Voting Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, January 9th at 7:30 PM in the Clubroom of Grange Hall. The agenda will include the consideration of adopting prior Voting Minutes and the election of officers.

FIRST QUARTER ASSESSMENTS FOR 2017

Radburn bills for the first quarter of 2017 were mailed in December and were due on January 1st. There is a 30 day grace period before an interest charge is assessed. If paying for multiple properties, please remit a separate check for each property and include the address of the property associated with each fee for proper credit.

 

IN MEMORIAM

We are saddened to report the passing of our neighbors and former neighbor and our thoughts are with their families.

Marilyn Piels-Kawka, passed away on December 14. She is survived by her husband, Pierre, and young daughter, Aubrey. A page has been set up on crowdrise to honor Marilyn's life by raising funds for a trust to benefit Aubrey's education and growth.

Rocco Inglese, 81, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Born and raised in West New York, NJ, he resided in North Bergen before moving to Fair Lawn in 1971.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  An avid bowler, Rocco enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and time spent with family and friends. Prior to retiring, he was a real estate broker. Beloved husband of Dolores (Asermily) Inglese.  Loving and devoted father of Michael Inglese and wife Karen, Teresa Hock and husband John, Leonard Inglese and wife Deborah, George Inglese and wife Beatrice and Roxanne Hammond and husband Scott.  Cherished grandfather of Colleen and Holly Hock, Brittany, Anthony, Adriana, Valerie, Paige, Sara and Vincent Inglese and Andrew, Matthew and Alyssa Hammond.  Adored great-grandfather of Ryan Riccardi.  Dear brother of the late Carmela D’Arminio and Joseph and John Inglese.  He is also survived by many “second favorite” nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Ayers, died peacefully in his home on January 1, 2017, just three days shy of his 96th birthday. He was born on January 4, 1921 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Clarence Edwin Ayres and Anna Bryan Ayres. He was a World War II Veteran of the 505th Bomb Group (B-29's in the South Pacific). He worked in the aviation insurance industry and later in real estate. Ken was active in local politics, serving for many years on the Cresskill, NJ Town Council and Planning Board. After his retirement, Ken remained active in his community of Radburn, NJ. He also served as the President of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ. He was an avid ham radio operator who frequently connected soldiers in Vietnam with their families. Ken is survived by his wife Gerry Gould Ayres, his two children (with Lilli Ayres) Carol and Phread Ayres, his grandchildren, Genna and Marcy Ayres and his daughter-in-law Helen Matusow-Ayres and son-in-law, Richard Shapiro. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ at 2 PM 

 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Submitted by Jill Davis

Happy New Year to all! This week is Family Fun Friday is January 6th from 7-9 pm. Water is provided. 

Next RCA meeting is 1/19, Thursday night at 7:30 pm.


As my term ends, I wanted to thank you all for your help, support, ideas, and memories. Each one of you brought something to my life and touched me in a way that will never be forgotten. I may have had the pleasure to meet you from a walk in the park, walking the dog, a text or an email with a concern or an idea, even a disagreement, meeting at the RCA meeting, or working together etc. All of these experiences will live within me forever and have contributed to my life's journey.  Thank you!  It was such a pleasure and great experience to be in this position!  I look forward to more fun times and to bringing more people together.  Be happy and know how wonderful you are!!!!! 

12/15/2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Wishing all residents and their families a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and all the best in 2017. The Grange will be closed on Mon, Dec 26th, and Mon, Jan 2nd, in accordance with federal observances. This bulletin will cover the next three weeks.

VOTING MEETING

A special Voting Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, Dec 19th at 7:30pm in the Clubroom of Grange Hall. The Board will consider adopting a resolution to authorize the signing of the post-closing agreement for the Landmark project.  

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Archer, Jeffrey This Was a Man Sutton, Phoef Heart Attack & Vine
Oshinsky, David Bellevue    

IN MEMORIAM

We are saddened to report the passing of our longtime resident and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

James J. Caramanna, 90, Monday, Nov. 28. Born and raised in Paterson, he resided in Fair Lawn for 59 years. He is survived by his wife, Jane M. (Shortway) Caramanna; children, Peter Caramanna and wife Felicity, Susan Devine and companion James Romaglio and the late James Caramanna III; and grandchildren, Noelle Caramanna and Julie Devine. He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. A tireless advocate for those suffering from mental illness, he was a member of the Bergen County Mental Health Board, Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Family Care Plus of Paramus. He served as a Scout master of Boy Scout Troop #53 in Radburn during the 1970s. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed jogging, hiking and time spent with family and friends at Wolf Lake in New York. He was an insurance broker and owned and operated The James Agency in Fair Lawn since 1963.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Submitted by Jill Davis

Happy Holidays to all!!!!!!!!

Reminder- our last meeting for 2016 will be December 21st from 7:30-9 PM. We will be having light food and drinks to celebrate the holiday season. We will discuss the highlights and the low lights of the past two years!

January 6th is Family Fun Friday from 7-9pm.

I wanted to apologize for not listing all of the people who helped make Family Day as wonderful as it was! I realized that I only submitted parts of the weekend and missed a bunch of you! Never too late: Saturday AM vendor greeter: Art Murray, R park clean up: Carrie Stevens, Christine Knudsen, Joanne Apablaza, and Sara Suehr, sales table/wristbands: Ilene Kahn, Michele Metz, Alina Bas, Annabel Schlair, Tracy Tellis, Cindy Tanzer, Chris Davis, Miri Cohen, Fan and David Zhang, David Polgar for petting zoo attendants. Spin Art: Martin Swanzey, Marion Paganello, Karen Northrop, Beth Perlman, Karen Krane, Lisa Nicolaou, Miri Cohen, Chris Davis, carnival games: Pritee Rudnick, Fan and David Zhang, Terry Buksar, Zarine Shroff, Kate Makarec, Dana Clark, Snow cones/cotton candy: Lynn Fuld, David Polgar, Kinga Kertesz, Robin Ringer, Marilyn Lansey, Amy Lefkowitz, Laura Cronk, Kelly Sullivan, Sara Suehr, face painters: Jen Gibli, Priscilla Fujimura, Laura Cronk, pool jousting: Lucky Abernathy and Rich Paganello, Food Court/drink sales: Joy Bradway, Julia Enerson, Sue, Dave, Tim and Karen Northrop, Kathy Moore, Craig Lechner, Sophie Lindop, Scott Bray, Joanne Kurr, Rachel Boylan, Kfir Weintraub, Mike Alania, Jeff Sommar, Tom McConnell, Lisa & Howard Chamberlain, Mary Denio, Michael Schutz, Lourena Kielblock, Jamie Macaluso, Liz Kuriyama, Christine Nunn, Marco Keilblock, Greg Outcalt,

Food court clean up: Northrops, Madi Groenings, Egg Toss: Joel and Robin Ringer, Marilyn Lansey, Eric Lansey,

B Park clean up: Su Mecky, Pritee Rudnick, Miri Cohen. If I missed anyone, I am sorry, we appreciate you all !

12/1/2016

2017 BUDGET MEETING

The 2017 Radburn budget was mailed to each resident. The annual budget meeting will be held in the Clubroom on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW TRUSTEES

Congratulations to Joanne Kurr and Sara Suehr on their election to the Radburn Board of Trustees for a three year term beginning in January, 2017. Thanks, also, to Tamar Copeland and Tim Tileston on their willingness to stand for election.

LAWN Leaf Collection

Municipal crews are continuing leaf collection through December 13th, weather permitting. Collection will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please check fairlawn.org for continuous updates to the schedule and any changes that may occur. Only leaves falling within the 10' public right-of-way may be raked into the street. All other leaves must be bagged for recycling collection on your regular yard waste day. Landscapers are not permitted to place leaves into the public right-of-way or in our parks. A $1,000 fine can be imposed for violations.

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Child, Lee Night School -- Jack Reacher Paris, B. A. Behind Closed Doors
Connelly, Michael The Wrong Side of Goodbye Picoult, Jodi small great things
Grisham, John The Whistler Sparks, Nicholas two by two

 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Dec 2nd, from 7-9:00pm is the next Family Fun Friday Night – join us for this great family event!  BYOS (Bring your own snack) water provided. Thank you to all who came out to vote for the new RCA officers. The new officers for the RCA for 2017 are Jennifer Gibli, President; Jill Davis, Vice-President; Jennifer Wylie, Treasurer and Janie Alania, Secretary.

Next RCA meeting is Dec 21st. We will have light food and talk about the year highlights. Come celebrate with us!

11/17/2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Best wishes to all Radburn families and friends as they prepare for the start of the winter holiday season with the long Thanksgiving weekend of festivities, food, football, and shopping. Enjoy fun times and safe travels.

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

The ballots for the Radburn Board of Trustees election will be tabulated on Tuesday, Nov 22nd and announced on the Radburn Facebook page and the Radburn web-site (radburn.org.)

FAIR LAWN Leaf Collection

Municipal crews are continuing leaf collection through December 13th, weather permitting.  Collection will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

NO leaves may be put at the curb for pickup after the following dates:

  • Sections 1 and 5 – November 27th
  • Section 4 – November 30th
  • Section 3 – December 5th
  • Section  2 – December 8th

Residents are encouraged to check fairlawn.org for continuous updates to the schedule and any changes that may occur. 

PLAYERS’ PRODUCTION FINAL TWO PERFORMANCES

There’s still time to enjoy the Player’s fall production of SWEET and Sad. Remaining performance dates are this Friday, NOVEMBER 18th, & Saturday, the 19th at 8:00 pm. There will be a 'Meet the Cast' party with complimentary refreshments following the final performance on the 19th

$1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Fair Lawn Fire Department.