The Radburn Association

A Town for the Motor Age

06/14/2018

B POOL UPDATE

We have noticed a defect in the plaster surface on the wall of the shallow end at B pool this week.  We are working to have our contractor make the repair as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we have closed the shallow end of the pool until repairs have been completed.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

PLAYGROUP BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 25TH

To keep updated and informed of all Playgroup happenings, please download the Remind App or sign up with a computer online. Once you have an account, search for the "school" called Radburn Playgroup and add yourself to the appropriate group.  If you already have the Remind app, you can text to # 81010 the following code for Pre K/K: @d64992; 1/2: @eck49e;  3/4: @c43h3d; 5/6: @aek72e

PAPER rolls (paper towels and toilet paper) are still being collected for Playgroup.  Drop off in box at Grange foyer.

CORKS are also needed.

SUMMER READS……

Andrews, Mary Kay High Tide Club   Moore, Christopher Noir
Baldacci, David The Fallen   Sandford, John Twisted Prey
Benton Frank, Dorothea Same Beach Next Year   Scottoline, Lisa After Anna
Deaver, Jeffrey Cutting Edge   Tapper, Jake Hellfire Club

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tot Soccer is Back!!!  Radburn kids aged 3-6 years old - come out and play soccer with your neighbors!  There will be informal soccer play dates in A Park (by the gazebo) every Tuesday starting on June 19th at 4:00 pm. Mike Bradway guides the kids in fun drills and welcomes any other adult help! Please bring a size 3 soccer ball with each child and parents need to remain with their children at all times. Contact Michael Bradway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Radburn T-Ball!  Don’t forget that Radburn kids ages 3-6 years old can also join in for T-ball.  The kids meet Saturdays at 10 am in R Park.  For more information, please contact Alba Lucia Morales Jimenez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FAMILY DAY 2018!!!!  Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21!!!!

We are so excited and we will be posting a lot of information in the coming days and weeks!  In the meantime, please sign up to volunteer - we cannot run this event without help from our fellow Radburnites. Please go to: Signup Genius or contact Jennifer Gibli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Janie Alania (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to sign up to volunteer.  This year we are respectfully requesting that there be at least one volunteer from each home contributing at least one hour as a volunteer in order to help ensure our event is a success. 

A few highlights and new events we are looking forward to:

Our traditional Friday night "Night Swim in R-Park" will continue this year with music, the pie eating contest and a hula hoop contest starting at 7:00pm! 

NEW THIS YEAR ---------->>>> Just getting home from work?  Don't have time to cook and don't want to miss a minute of Family Day? We will have hot food for purchase during the Friday evening event! Details to come soon as we finalize the menu!!!!  We will also have Rita's Ice's for sale (need volunteers to scoop) and our "Roving Radburn Mom's Bake Sale" to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Our merchandise table will include Radburn merchandise, glow merchandise and wristbands for our Saturday afternoon activities. 

SATURDAY FESTIVITIES  Get your day started right with Adult Yoga in A-Park or Adult Softball on the ball field.  Green Meadows Farm is back with the Petting Zoo and pony rides (we need volunteers to help monitor and organize the children). The Hamster Ball rides were a big hit last year and we will have them back again this year!!!!  We have also added an inflatable Midway game center, which will need volunteers to help run and hand out prizes.  We also need creative Radburnites to help with face painting from 10am -12pm.  Other daytime events include: the trackless train, inflatables, the water slide, volleyball and jousting in the pool, the annual egg toss, fire truck hose down and tug of war.  Food will be available for purchase throughout the day from the famous "Radburn Grill" (volunteers needed).

SATURDAY EVENING DINNER AND DANCING in the Park is back on the B-park green!!!  We had over 150 Radburn neighbors, friends and family join us last year for dinner in the park and hope to top that this year!  Please see the included flyer for reservation details.  We need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. Please contact Shana Cohen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Leya Hakim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  After dinner, bring your chairs and blankets and shimmy on over a few feet towards tot lot for a DJ, music and dancing in the park until 11:00 pm. 

Please continue to check the RCA FB page for updates.  Let other Radburnites know to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their email and home address if they would like to be added to the email list.  If you have moved or would like to be removed from this list please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..                    Wishing you and your families the very best!!!!

05/17/2018

PLAYGROUP REGISTRATION & WAIVERS

Playgroup will run from Mon, June 25th through Fri, Aug 3rd  from 9:30 to 12:00 pm this year. Children entering Kindergarten in the fall through those who have just completed sixth grade are eligible to attend Playgroup.

Playgroup registration is included with this bulletin.  Please complete the form and drop off at the Grange office in exchange for a trip packet.  Trip packets are due back in the Grange office by Monday, June 4th.

WAIVERS:   The Pre-K – 2nd grades have trips to Catch Air and Jump On In  planned – Waivers are required at both places, so please take a moment to complete on-line.  The 3rd – 6th grade trips are to Urban Air, in Hackensack, and High Exposure, Northvale, which also require waivers.  Your attention to completing the waivers prior to the start of Playgroup is greatly appreciated. 

AND, AFTER SUMMER…

Continue the fun and new friendships formed in Tot Lot with the Radburn Pre-School.  Radburn is home to an exceptional, part-time program for children ages two to five.  Radburn Pre-School meets from 9:30 – 12:00pm, everyday for the Pre-K group; three days a week for the three-year-olds, and twice a week for the twos.  Please call the office at 201-796-1300 for more information and to schedule a tour of the classrooms and meet the teachers. 

POOL PASS VALIDATION

The Radburn pools will open on Saturday, May 26th.  All residents must present a valid 2018 pool pass in order to enter the pool areas.  Owners and renters can stop by anytime with their pool passes during regular business hours (9:00am – 5:00pm) for the 2018 sticker.   

CHILDREN:   5 years of age can get their first Radburn Pool Pass.  

TENANTS:   Must bring their current lease or the letter increasing their rent for the current time period, and two current bills, in order to have cards validated Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 – 5:00.  Photo IDs will be validated only for adults whose names appear on the lease.  If your name does not appear on the lease, you must provide proof from an official source stating that you are permitted to reside at the address and complete a Questionnaire and Certification of Residency, which is required to be notarized.

RESIDENT ADULT CHILDREN AGE 23+ must present in person proof of Radburn residency from an official source and complete a Questionnaire and Certification of Residency (notarized) to have cards validated.

TOT LOT BEGINS ON MAY 30th

TOT LOT will begin on Wednesday, May 30th.  Tot Lot meets daily in the B-park Tot Lot from 9:45 –11:45am and is open to all Radburn children 2 years of age through Pre-K. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

We have some additional thank-you’s for our recent Earth Day!  A very special thank you to:  Joy Lynn Yucht, Martine Schwerzler, Jaime Frola, Jessica Schor Garrett, Erica and Dave Rosenberg, Hilary and Rich Sachar and Alison Di Geronimo!!!  Up next we have:

Sunday, May 20th  (2-4 pm), Radburn Welcome Tea!  All residents are invited to join us at the Welcome Tea for our new residents.  Come meet your new neighbors and learn more about Radburn.  The event will take place by the B Park Stage from 2-4 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  There will also be a story time event and coloring for children.  Current residents may also have their pool passes validated that day.  This is an event for children and adults. 

RCA Meeting  The next RCA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in The Grange.  Please come and learn more about events happening in the community and how you can get involved!  We will also be discussing the future of the RCA so your input and voices are incredibly important!

Radburn Family Day 2018!!!  Mark your calendars!!!  Radburn Family Day is scheduled for July 20 and July 21!  The weekend will be filled with activities starting Friday night in R Park and continuing until late Saturday night in B Park.  Stay tuned for more details!  Volunteers are needed!  If you are interested, please message Jennifer Gibli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Janie Alania (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  A volunteer sign-up will be available after Memorial Day.

 **Please be sure to follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information regarding news or events in the community.   Our email list continues to grow. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails**   Wishing you and your families the very best!!!!

05/02/2018

NEW TRUSTEES

Congratulations to Alba Morales and Art Murray, Radburn’s new Trustees, elected to serve four year terms in service to our community.  Many thanks to all of our candidates for their willingness to stand for election and volunteer for our community.

PAPERWORK FOR SUMMER EMPLOYEES

Employment letters have been sent out this week. NO employee can begin employment without all paperwork completed and on file at the Radburn office.

TOT LOT BEGINS ON MAY 30th

TOT LOT will begin on Wednesday, May 30th.  Tot Lot meets daily in the B-park Tot Lot from 9:45 – 11:45am and is open to all Radburn children 2 years of age through Pre-K. 

 

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

 

Allnutt, Luke We Own the Sky    Davis, Barbara When Never Comes
Bowen, Rhys The Tuscan Child     Mallery, Susan Sisters Like Us
Box, C.J The Disappeared    Taraborrelli, J. Randy Jackie, Janet, & Lee 


PLAYGROUP REGISTRATION & WAIVERS

Playgroup will run from Mon, June 25th  through Fri, Aug 3rd  from 9:30 to 12:00 pm this year. Children entering Kindergarten in the fall through those who have just completed sixth grade are eligible to attend Playgroup.   A trip to see Incredibles 2 is planned for all groups. 

WAIVERS   The Pre-K – 2nd grades have trips to Catch Air and Jump On It  planned – Waivers are required at both places, so please take a moment to complete on-line.  The 3rd – 6th grade trips are to Urban Air, in Hackensack, and High Exposure, Northvale, which also require waivers.  Your attention to completing the waivers prior to the start of Playgroup is greatly appreciated. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Dear Neighbors,

The sun shined upon us in honor of Earth Day!!!!  Thank you to everyone who made our first Radburn Earth Day event a tremendous success!  The day was amazing for children and adults alike due to the volunteer efforts of the following people:  Janel Alania, Rob Kahn, our planting captains – Priscilla Fujimara, Sacha  Vehrkens and Joy Bradway, Jaryd Jimenez, Art Murray, Alba Morales, Han Broekman, Shana Cohen, Terry Buksar, Evan Bolla, and Janie Alania.  Special thanks to Eve Bolla for coordinating the amazing childrens’ area; thank you dearly for bringing your talent with children to our community!  Thank you to The Grange staff with help us getting things ready for the day.   Thanks to John Davis for helping coordinate the band and thank you to the Radburn Association for funding it.  Thanks to everyone that jumped in to help us with our electricity for our performers (especially Andy Temme)!  Thank you to anyone else that volunteered that I may have missed and thank you to all that came out to celebrate the Earth with us!    Up next we have:

Sunday, May 20th  (2-4 pm), Radburn Welcome Tea!  All residents are invited to join us at the Welcome Tea for our new residents.  Come meet your new neighbors and learn more about Radburn.  The event will take place by the B Park Stage from 2-4 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  There will also be a storytime event and coloring for children.  Current residents may also have their pool passes validated that day.  This is an event for children and adults. 

The Radburn Book Club!  If you are interested in participating, please message Ros Borodkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with an email address or phone number if you would like to attend.  Books are selected on a rotating basis by regular attendees.

Radburn Family Day 2018!!!  Mark your calendars!!!  Radburn Family Day is scheduled for July 20 and July 21!  The weekend will be filled with activities starting Friday night in R Park and continuing until late Saturday night in B Park.  Stay tuned for more details!  Volunteers are needed!  If you are interested, please message Jennifer Gibli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Janie Alania (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

**Please be sure to follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information regarding news or events in the community.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails**

Wishing you and your families the very best!!!!

04/18/2018

RADBURN BILLS MAILED 

Second quarter Radburn bills were mailed and are due on April 1st, 2018.  There is a thirty day grace period.  Payments received after April 30th will be assessed a four percent late fee.

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

Ballots for the upcoming election to the Board of Trustees were mailed to each unit owner on April 13, 2018.  The ballot package was be mailed by an independent election company and will include instructions for returning the ballot to cast your vote.  Additionally, a meeting of the Members is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6 pm until no later than 8 pm in the Clubroom of Grange Hall in order to tabulate the election results and afford the opportunity for any unit owner who has not cast a ballot to do so.  Any questions should be directed to Election American at 866-384-9978.

We will post the candidate's Nominee Informational Forms in the Residents Area on our website Radburn.org. 

VOTING MEETING

A Voting Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled to be held Monday, April 30th at 5:45 PM in the Clubroom of Grange Hall.  The sole agenda item is the consideration of adopting prior meeting minutes.

SUMMER EMPLOYEES

Employment offer letters will been sent out shortly. NO employee can begin employment without all paperwork completed and on file at the Radburn office.                                                                                                                                                

PLAYGROUP UPDATES

There will be a box at the grange to collect paper towel and toilet paper rolls for a playgroup project.  Please start to collect. 

A trip to see Incredibles 2 is planned for the first week of Playgroup for all groups.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

We boogied, shimmied, laughed and ate!  Many thanks to all that attended the Radburn Sock Hop!  Special thanks to Janie Alania, Michelle Weinraub, Sue Northrop, Jessica Ochs and Alison DiGeronimo for helping set up the event.  Big thanks to Benny’s Luncheonette for lending us the diner table and chair props!!!

Up next on the RCA schedule of events we have:

 

Friday, April 20th, Family Fun Friday!!!  7 – 9 pm.  Bring the kids to The Grange’s gym for some indoor fun! 

Sunday, April 22nd, Radburn Celebrates Earth Day!!!!  Beginning at 9:00 am!!!  There will be a day full of crafts, planting, music and celebration.  See the attached flyer for detailed information!  Don’t forget that 4:00 – 5:30 pm Grosvenor’s Squares, featuring members of Dead on the Tracks and Reflections, will perform a mix of classic and favorite Grateful Dead covers!!!   If you have any questions about the day’s events, please contact Janie Alania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eve Bolla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Radburn Book Club!  The Radburn Book Club meets this month on April 26th at The Grange at 7:30pm.  This month’s book is The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice.  Anyone who would like to attend is welcome to read the book & attend the meeting. Please message Ros Borodkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with an email address or phone number if you would like to attend.  Books are selected on a rotating basis by regular attendees. We each try to bring theme food from the book, however, a random dish, appetizer, or nosh is also appreciated. We provide the paper goods & plastic utensils. 

**Please be sure to follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails**

Wishing you and your families the very best!!!!

04/05/2018

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

Dear Members:

Election America is in the process of finalizing the ballot for the election of Trustees.  Ballots will be mailed to you shortly.  Please read the voting instructions carefully and select the candidates of your choice.  Ballots that are not properly completed will not be counted.  Please check our website, Radburn.org, for updates regarding the date of the election.

RADBURN BILLS MAILED

Second quarter Radburn bills were mailed and are due on April 1st, 2018.  There is a thirty day grace period.  Payments received after April 30th will be assessed a four percent late fee.

SUMMER EMPLOYEES

We are compiling names for summer employment. Please let us know if you will be returning to Radburn for employment, or would like to work in the summer program (Lifeguards can be trained at age fifteen; counselors must be sixteen years old).  Also, if you know anyone interested in working for Radburn, please have them contact us at 201-796-1300.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s go to the HOP …..

Saturday, April 14, from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

@ The Gym at the Grange

Pull out your poodle skirt, shine your shoes and get ready for an evening of dancing to music from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Dances will be taught by an experienced instructor and you will have the opportunity to

Jitterbug, Lindy and Stroll through the gym at the Grange. 

MUST BE OVER 21

BYOB. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

If you have questions or specific music requests, please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue Northrop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Radburn Celebrates Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd

9:00 am : Yoga in A-Park led by Janel Alania Sommar. Bring your own mat and meet at the Gazebo. Please bring a canned good to be donated to the Fair Lawn Food Pantry!

10:00 am: Planting ceremony and park clean up - a bush will be donated to each park from the RCA along with a plaque dedicating the plant. We will provide gloves and garbage bags for residents to go through the parks and clean-up any garbage in the playgrounds and parks. Please bring a canned good to be donated to the Fair Lawn Food Pantry!

        A-Park - Meet at the Gazebo - Joy Bradway Coordinator

        B- Park - Meet at Tot Lot - Sacha Vehrkens - Coordinator

        R- Park - Meet at Stone Bench - Priscilla Fujimara - Coordinator

11:00 am-12:00 pm : Plant Swap at the basketball court in B-park. Bring your plants and find something new from your neighbors that you may like for your spring planting. Contact Rob Kahn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with questions. Information will be available from the Fair Lawn Green Team, Garden Committee and Recycling Center. A Donation jar will be available to Garretson Forge and Farm in Fair Lawn.

11:00 am-1:00 pm : Children’s crafts and games at TOT LOT. Eve Bolla ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) has planned some great activities for our Radburn Children.  As a group project, the kids will decorate and plant large planters for the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home.

12:00pm : Picnic Lunch in B- Park Mall. Bring your own blanket and lunch. Bring a dessert to share with your neighbors. Please bring canned goods to be donated to the Fair Lawn Food Pantry.

12:30-2:30 pm: Busking in the tunnel between A and B Park. Bring an acoustic instrument and join your neighbors for a musical extravaganza. All money raised will be donated to Garretson Forge and Farm in Fair Lawn.

4:00-5:30 pm - Live music on the stage in B-park. TBD

03/21/2018

Dear Neighbors:

On March 14, 2018, I submitted my resignation to The Radburn Association Board of Trustees.  I would like to thank the community for allowing me the privilege and the honor of serving on the Board.  Going forward, I am sure that the current Board and future Boards will, along with Radburn’s manager and the Radburn’s Citizens' Association, continue to work together to strike a balance between representing and serving our residents, while preserving and protecting all that is unique and beautiful about this National Historic Landmark Community for our children and for all future generations to come.

Sincerely,

Marion Paganello

CORRECTION: On March 9, 2018 a notice was mailed to the Members of The Radburn Association regarding the Special Meeting of the Membership scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Clubroom of Grange Hall.  In that notice, Members desiring to vote by absentee ballot were advised that they may pick up their absentee ballot and return envelope between March 15 and March 28, 2018.  The correct last day to pick up an absentee ballot is March 23, 2018, not March 28.

RADBURN BILLS MAILED     

Second quarter Radburn bills were mailed and are due on April 1st, 2018.  There is a thirty day grace period.  Payments received after April 30th will be assessed a four percent late fee.

SUMMER EMPLOYEES AND SUMMER LIFEGUARD TRAINING

We are compiling names for employment in our summer programs. If you are interested in working for us, in any capacity, we would like to hear from you. Please let us know in which area you would like to work.

Also, if you have a friend who is interested in working for us, please have them contact us at 201-796-1300 and their name will be added to our waiting list.

RADBURN PRE-SCHOOL

Registration is continuing for the 2018/2019 school year:

Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class meets Tues & Thurs mornings.                  Eligible birthdates: 10/2/15-10/1/16

Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old class meets Mon, Wed & Fri AMs.                     Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15

Miss Cindy’s Pre K class meets Mon – Fri AMs.                                                 Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14                                                                                           

ONGOING DOG COMPLAINTS

Numerous calls have come into the office regarding dogs. Dogs are required to be ON LEASH and PICKED UP AFTER.   If any resident sees anyone with a dog off leash during normal business hours, please call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Thank you to all who came out to the RCA Volunteer Brunch! The Bolla home was filled with adults and children, new residents and residents that have been here for decades...it was truly a special day and the RCA is incredibly grateful to Evan and Eve Bolla for opening their home to the community.

Friday, March 23rd, Family Fun Friday: 7:00 - 9:00pm - open gym and games in the clubroom.  Please contact Jill Davis with any questions at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, March 31st, Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A Park:  10:15 am; meet at the A Park Gazebo.  Following the Hunt, please join us for the Sciencetellers at 11:00 am in the Clubroom at The Grange.  We are so excited to welcome back the Sciencetellers for a new fun-filled program entitled "Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!"  Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more!!! Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!  Children aged 5-95 would enjoy this program!  **Note:  We need volunteers to help hide eggs at 9:30 am; please meet at the A Park Gazebo if you can assist!  Any questions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, April 14th, RADBURN SOCK HOP!!!!  See the attached flyer for details!  We need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue Northrop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help or if you have any questions. 

Sunday, April 22nd,  Radburn Celebrates Earth Day!!!!  Beginning at 10:00 am with clean-up and planting in the parks and plant swap.  Festivities continue with children's crafts and activities at tot lot. Community picnic lunch and dessert pot luck in the park, open musical acoustic jam in the tunnel between A and B park.  We will end the day with live music on the stage in B park.  All activities will include some type of donation to a local organization or charity.  Final details and times will be in the next bulletin.  WE NEED YOU!!  We need a volunteer from each park to head up the planting and clean-up.  Also, we need someone that can facilitate the plant swap.  Recycled materials needed for a recycled building and art station.  Please bring any small cardboard boxes (pasta boxes, cereal boxes etc.) plastic bottles, milk cartons, etc. to 16 Bancroft Place. You can message Eve Bolla about drop off or feel free to leave by the garage. Other ideas?  Want to volunteer?  Please contact Janie Alania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eve Bolla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

**Please be sure to follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails**

 

03/09/2018

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

Dear Members:

Please be advised that the election to the Board of Trustees has been postponed.  We will advise you as soon as possible when the election will be held.

BOOKS COMING SOON

Coughlin, Joseph F The Longevity Economy    Kellerman, Jonathan Night Moves
Gardner, Lisa Look for Me     Meltzer, Brad  The Escape Artist
Grippando, James A Death in Live Oak   Patterson, James Fifty Fifty

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Any teen who turns 15 before June 15th and is interested in training to be a Lifeguard for Radburn is asked to call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300, or stop by the Grange.  The training class will begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day and is a combination of CPR, First Aid, and in-pool safety and rescue.  It meets every weekday for up to three weeks and culminates in a written and practical exam, covering all content areas. 

DOG ISSUES

Dogs are required to be ON LEASH and PICKED UP AFTER.   If any resident sees anyone walking a dog off leash during normal business hours, please call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Our two recent RCA events were an absolute success !!!  Many thanks to everyone who helped make our Pajama Party Movie Night and Radburn Talent Show & Pot Luck possible, especially Janie Alania, the RCA VP.  We are just at the start of this year’s activities so don’t forget to put the following dates on your calendar:

Sunday, March 11th, 10:00am - 12:00 pm. Volunteer Brunch at the Bolla's Home.  Come learn about the RCA and sign-up to help with our upcoming events including Family Day 2018!  Please rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click on the event on the RCA Facebook page.  Children are welcome to attend!!!!

Tuesday, March 13th, RCA Meeting in the clubroom of the Grange at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 31st at 10:15 am.  The Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A park.  Meet at the Gazebo!!!  After the Hunt, the fun continues with the Sciencetellers at 11:00 am in the clubroom at the Grange.  We are excited to welcome back Sciencetellers for a new fun-filled program entitled "Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!"  Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

We are excited to announce our April adult-only event!!!!     Saturday, April 14th, 8:00-11:00 pm.  THE RADBURN SOCK HOP!!!!  Pull out your poodle skirts, shine your shoes and get ready for an evening of dancing to music from the 1950's and 1960's.  Dances will be taught by an experienced instructor and you will have the opportunity to  Jitterbug, Lindy and Stroll through the gym at the Grange.  MUST BE OVER 21!!!!  BYOB - bring a dessert or appetizer to share. If you have specific music that you would like to hear or have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. oe Sue Northrop @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, April 22nd, Earth Day events in the Parks!!!!  Please be sure to join the community as we celebrate Earth Day in one of the best venues possible...our very own parks!!!!  Details will be announced soon!  Any questions or ideas can be sent to Eve Bolla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Please be sure to follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails**                                                        Wishing you and your families the very best!!!!

 

02/22/2018

ELECTION UPDATE

Dear Members:

On November 16, 2017, pursuant to a new law which took effect last year (amendments to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act), the Board of Trustees notified the Membership of the right of each Member to nominate himself or herself, or another Member in good standing, to run for a four year term as a Trustee on The Radburn Association Board of Trustees. As a result, eleven Members have been nominated, as follows: Stephen Brandt, Louis Digeronimo, Jeff Goodnow, Robert Gulack, Chen Hauben, Amy Hummerstone Israelson, Alba Lucia Morales Jiminez, Jeff Krawitz, Art Murray, Eric Schutz & Mark Wall.

The Radburn Association is planning to hold an informal Meet & Greet of the candidates on Sunday, March 4th from 2 to 4 pm in the Clubroom of Grange Hall.  Please come out to say hello and get acquainted with the nominees.  Nominee Informational Forms for each candidate will be available on our website, Radburn.org.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Any teen who turns 15 before June 15th and is interested in training to be a Lifeguard for Radburn is asked to call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300, or stop by the Grange.  The training class will begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day and is a combination of CPR, First Aid, and in-pool safety and rescue.  It meets every weekday for up to three weeks and culminates in a written and practical exam, covering all content areas. 

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

Burke, Alafair The Wife   Moyes, JoJo Still Me
Greer, Hendricks The Wife Between Us   Preston, Douglas City of Endless Night
Hannah, Kristen The Great Alone   Robb, J. D

Dark in Death

Jones, Tayari An American Marriage      

RADBURN LOVES ITS DOGS …..

ESPECIALLY ON LEASH and PICKED UP AFTER.   If any resident sees an unfamiliar person walking a dog off leash      during normal business hours, please call the Radburn office at 201-796-1300. 

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

The first of many exciting RCA events starts this week and you are invited to join us!!!  Mark your calendars...we are ready to go!!!

Family Pajama Party Movie Night:  Please join us at The Grange for our first ever Family Pajama Party Movie Night on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00 pm!!!  We will be screening “Despicable Me 3” on a large screen in the gym.  Light snacks and water will be provided.  We will need 2-3 volunteers to help us set-up and clean-up; if available, please reach out to Jennifer Gibli 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.

          Radburn’s Family Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner:  Saturday, March 3rd, at The Grange.  If you or a family member is interested in performing, please contact Janie Alania asap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Children and adults are welcome to participate!  See reverse for info!

Family Fun Friday:  The next Family Fun Friday is scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm at The Grange.  Bring the children for open gym and games in the Clubroom.  Please contact Jill Davis with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Brunch:  The RCA is cordially inviting all prospective volunteers to a brunch that will be hosted by the Bolla Family from 10 am – 12 pm on Sunday, March 11th, at 16 Bancroft Place.  Come learn about the RCA and sign-up to assist with our various programs this year, including Family Day 2018!!!

Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A Park:  On March 31, the RCA will be sponsoring the Annual Spring Egg Hunt!!  Following the hunt, we will be welcoming back the Sciencetellers for a new childrens’ program entitled “Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!” We will send out additional information regarding time as we get closer to the date.

Adults Only Night:  The RCA is planning a 21 and over event for April 14th so please save the date!!!  We will share the details soon! 

The next RCA meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 pm in the Grange Clubroom. 

Please follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.   Our email list continues to grow and we want you on it! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you, a friend or neighbor would like to receive RCA emails.

02/08/2018

NOTICE OF VOTING MEETING OF THE RADBURN ASSOCIATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

A Voting Meeting of The Radburn Association Board of Trustees has been scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the clubroom of Grange Hall. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

  1. Adopting prior Voting Meeting minutes; and
  2. Conforming the May 2017 By-Laws to the July 2017 amendments to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (“PREDFA”), as follows:
    1. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, permitting members in good standing to self-nominate or nominate other members in good standing to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees.
    2. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that good standing is the only eligibility requirement to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees.
    3. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that the By-Laws may be amended by the Board pursuant to PREDFA.
    4. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current policy, providing that Board vacancies are filled by vote of the Board.
    5. Consistent with PREDFA and with Radburn’s current practice, providing that commercial property owners are members of The Radburn Association.

The full text of the proposed changes to the By-Laws can be viewed at Radburn.org.

RADBURN CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

Pull out your calendars because the Radburn Citizens’ Association is in full planning mode.  Please see below for some initial events happening soon and be sure to follow us on the Radburn Citizens’ Association Facebook page for up-to-date announcements and community news.

Family Pajama Party Movie Night:  Please join us at The Grange for our first ever Family Pajama Party Movie Night on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00 pm!!!  We will be screening “Despicable Me 3” on a large screen in the gym.  Light snacks and water will be provided.  Please be sure to contact Janie Alania with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Radburn’s Family Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner:  Saturday, March 3rd, at The Grange.  If you or a family member is interested in performing, please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Children and adults are welcome to participate!  See attached flyer for info!

Family Fun Friday:  The next Family Fun Friday is scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm at The Grange.  Bring the children for open gym and games in the Clubroom.  Please contact Jill Davis with any questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Annual Spring Egg Hunt in A Park:  On March 31, the RCA will be sponsoring the Annual Spring Egg Hunt!!  Following the hunt, we will be welcoming back the Sciencetellers for a new childrens’ program entitled “Tall Ships & Pirate Tales Ahoy!” We will send out additional information regarding time as we get closer to the date.

Adults Only Night: The RCA is planning a 21 and over event for April. We will share the details soon! 

The next RCA meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 pm in the Grange Clubroom. 

Please be on the lookout for the upcoming edition of the RCA Newsletter.  As a reminder, we will not be distributing print copies.  Electronic versions will be emailed to our distribution list and posted on the RCA Facebook Page.  A limited number of paper copies will be available at the Grange Office.

Please follow the Radburn Citizens' Association Facebook Page for the most up to date information.   Our email list continues to grow! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a friend or neighbor that would like to receive our emails. 

 

Radburn Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner 

 Saturday, March 3

The Gym at the Grange

Time: 6:00 pm

 

Bring a dish to share and come join your neighbors

for an evening of talent and food!

 

If you or a member of your family would like to perform, Please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@gmail.com. 

Adults and children welcome!

01/25/2018

FIRST QUARTER BILLS ARE DUE BY JAN 30TH

The first quarter bills for 2018 were mailed and are due in the Radburn office by 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 30th the latest.  If any resident owns more than one property, please write a separate check for each address to ensure proper credit.  Additionally, if any homeowner is unsure of payment, or cannot locate their bill, please call the office to confirm payment. Quarterly payments are due January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and Oct 1st and there is a 30 day grace period for each quarter (so please note the months with thirty-one days).  Any payment received after the 30th will receive a 4% late fee on any open balance.

SUMMER DATES …

 

  • POOLS open on Saturday, May 26th (Memorial Day weekend)
  • TOT  LOT (for 2s to Pre-K) begins Wed, May 30th
  • PLAYGROUP (for Pre-K through 6th grade) runs from Mon, June 25th – Friday, August 3rd)
  • FAMILY DAY is always scheduled for the third weekend in July (the 20th & 21st this year)

 

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION:  READ MORE…

Origin Brown, Dan    The Woman in the Window Finn, A. J.
The Midnight Line Child, Lee    Little Fires Everywhere Ng, Celeste
Need to Know Cleveland, Karen   Year One: Chronicles of the One Roberts, Nora
The Wanted Crais, Robert   The People vs. Alex Cross Patterson, James
Typhoon Fury Cussler, Clive    Unbound Woods, Stuart

PRIORITY PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR RADBURN RESIDENTS ENDING SOON

Radburn Pre-School is a part time pre-school offered during the school year.  It meets from 9:30 – 12:00pm for the following ages:

  • Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class meets Tues & Thurs mornings.               Eligible birthdates: 10/2/15-10/1/16
  • Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old class meets Mon, Wed & Fri AMs.                  Eligible birthdates: 10/2/14-10/1/15
  • Miss Cindy’s Pre K class meets Mon – Fri AMs.                                            Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

Priority registration has begun for the 2018/2019 school year for Radburn families.  In February (just a few days from now), registration opens for non-Radburn families as well.

IN MEMORIAM

 

Orlando, Raymond,75, of Fair Lawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018, at NY-Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise, his children, Amy (Matthew), Raymond (Claude), Leslie (Pablo), granddaughter, Madeline, and his brother, Harry (Cheryl). Born August 11,1942 to Harry and Helen (Molinaro) he is predeceased by his parents and his brother Michael (Brigitte).  Ray worked for Johnson Motor Lines and Red Star Express, also serving as Shop Steward on both jobs. For several years prior to retiring, he was a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 560.   From the age of eight, he excelled in sports, and as a star athlete in football, basketball and baseball in his high school years, he was subsequently inducted into the Emerson Hall of Fame in 1997. He coached 9, 10, 11 boys’ basketball, and more recently Little League Majors teams in Fair Lawn for many years, through the 2017 season. An avid golfer, he could be found on the links as often as possible.  Ray was a very social person who loved the fraternalism of the Cosmos Club, and served as its Judicial Officer. Wednesday nights, however were legend- he met every week at Rudy’s in Cliffside Park for more than 40 years with friends from his youth, for fried calamari. Those who knew him will remember him fondly, and his family will miss him dearly.  Memorial Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Vorhees-Ingwersen Funeral Home, 59 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Please join the family at the Church of Saint Anne in Fair Lawn at 11:00 am for Memorial Mass on Friday, January 26, 2018.            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Ray’s name to NY Presbyterian Hospital, 654 West 170th Street, NY NY 10032 Att: Development. Memo line to read “6-Hudson North Inpatient Oncology Unit.

Radburn Talent Night and Pot Luck Dinner

 

 Saturday, March 3

The Gym at the Grange

Time: 6:00 pm

 

Bring a dish to share and come join your neighbors

for an evening of talent and food!

 

If you or a member of your family would like to perform, Please contact Janie Alania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@gmail.com. 

Adults and children welcome!

Happy New YearkVery best wishes to all residents and their families for a joyful and peace-filled year.

TRI-WEEKLY BULLETIN

This bulletin is tri-weekly.  Beginning with the next bulletin, we will go back to a bi-weekly schedule.     

FIRST QUARTER BILLS MAILED

The first quarter bills for 2018 were mailed and are due in the Radburn office by 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 30th.  If any resident owns more than one property, please write a separate check for each address to ensure proper credit.  Additionally, if any homeowner is unsure of payment, or cannot locate their bill, please call the office to confirm payment. Quarterly payments are due January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and Oct 1st and there is a thirty-day grace period.  Any payment received after the 30th will receive a 4% late fee.        

LOOKING AHEAD…

Summer dates for summer vacation plans:  Pools open on Saturday, May 26th (Memorial Day weekend); Radburn’s Tot Lot program (for 2s to pre-K) will begin on May 30th. Playgroup (for Pre-K through 6th grade) will begin on Monday, June 25th and run for six-weeks (ending on Friday, August 3rd).  Family Day is always scheduled for the third weekend in July (the 20th & 21st this year)

RADBURN LOVES KIDS!

Radburn’s parks, pools and programs, along with its premiere part time Pre-School and Family Day festivities all make Radburn a great place for kids.  Radburn Pre-School is a part time pre-school offered during the school year.  It meets from 9:30 – 12:00pm for the following ages:

Miss Rosanne’s Two Year Old Class meets Tues & Thurs mornings Eligible birthdates: 10/2/15-10/1/16
Miss Rosanne’s Three Year old class meets Mon, Wed & Fri AMs.    

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

Miss Cindy’s Pre K class meets Mon – Fri AMs. Eligible birthdates: 10/2/13-10/1/14

 

Priority registration will begin for the 2018/2019 school year for Radburn families.  In February, registration opens for non-Radburn families as well.

COMMERCIAL PAGE INCLUDED

The new 2018 commercial page is included in this week’s bulletin. Residents are encouraged to hold onto this valuable resource of talented neighbors and friends and to shop locally, if possible.

RADBURN CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION

Dear Neighbors,

Happy 2018!!!  I would like to take this time to thank you all for allowing me to serve as your RCA President.  I am hopeful that this coming year will lead to a more unified Radburn and a community that continues to celebrate its beauty, bonds, uniqueness and special character.

As we move into a new year, I would also like to sincerely thank the 2017 Executive Board – Jill Davis (VP), Janie Alania (Secretary) and Jennifer Wylie (Treasurer) – for their dedication to Radburn and the countless hours of time they have put in to helping run the RCA and coordinating RCA activities for the benefit of our entire community.  The 2017 Executive Board will be officially turning the RCA over to the incoming 2018 Executive Board at our next RCA Meeting, scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm (at The Grange).  Please join us as we thank Jill and Jennifer for their past service, and also welcome Janie Alania to her new role as RCA VP, Alba Jimenez as our incoming Secretary and Evan Bolla as the 2018 Treasurer.

Please stay tuned for future RCA events in the upcoming bulletins and the RCA Facebook Page.  You will also be able to find out information by subscribing to the RCA email distribution list.  If interested, 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.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful 2018!                                                             Jennifer Gibli, RCA President