Submitted by Sharon Farrell
OPEN SPACES AT STATE PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS AVAILABLE FOR PASSIVE RECREATION; ENCLOSED FACILITIES, CAMPGROUNDS AT STATE PARKS, FORESTS AND RECREATION AREAS CLOSED
(20/P010) TRENTON ––Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today that public may still access the State Parks, forests, recreation areas and Wildlife Management Areas, including roads, parking areas, trails, lakes and other open space areas for healthful passive recreation.
However, campgrounds, visitor centers, nature centers, restrooms and similar facilities at state parks, forests, recreation areas, Wildlife Management Areas and HISTORIC SITES are closed until further notice in order to protect public health and safety as the state works to address COVID-19.
Given the lack of services for the public, entry fees normally collected by state parks will be waived. Additionally, permits typically required including but not limited to mobile sport fishing permits (ie. beach buggy permits) are still necessary.
This approach will allow important access to outdoor activities such as walking to continue while limiting potential exposure and spread of the virus.
“Keeping state-owned open spaces available to the public is important so people can continue to enjoy the healthful benefits of recreation and being outdoors,” Commissioner McCabe said. “We advise the public to practice social distancing while enjoying our open spaces.”
Staff and Law Enforcement Personnel will continue to conduct routine patrols of open spaces to ensure public safety and general wellbeing of the visiting public.
In addition, the DEP is postponing all upcoming events, programming and camping reservations in State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas through April 30. Refunds will be issued, and events rescheduled at the appropriate time.
For updates, please visit www.njparksandforests.org.
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On behalf of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA), I am sorry to report that due to this Coronavirus outbreak, The Ragged Road to Abolition, for the time being, been cancelled.
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On behalf of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA), I am sorry to report that due to this Coronavirus outbreak, all scheduled events for “President Grover Cleveland Week” have, for the time being, been cancelled.
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The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Presents
“President Grover Cleveland Week” Schedule of Events
March 16 – 22, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:
Official announcement about The State of New Jersey’s “Grover Cleveland Week” at the
Roseland Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068
Open to the public – light refreshments
7:30 pm – Library Director Jan Overton welcomes everyone
7:45 pm – Assemblyman John McKeon recapping the Joint Resolution (AJR79) officially making the week of March 18th “President Grover Cleveland Week” throughout the State of New Jersey.
8:00 pm – Presentation by noted historian Louis Picone, “The Importance of Being Grover Cleveland”
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 6:00 pm:
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration recognizing President Grover Cleveland at
The Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973)226-9812
Special beer and menu items named after our 22 & 24th President, Grover Cleveland.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Grover Cleveland’s Birthday Events:
4:30 pm – Special Birthday Ceremony led by Sharon Farrell, Caretaker of the
Grover Cleveland Birthplace, 207 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973) 226-0001
Representatives from houses of worship, historical societies, and service organizations including: Essex Masonic Lodge, Caldwell Women’s Club, Knights of Columbus, University Women of West Essex, DAR, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and local schools.
5:30 pm – 8:00pm – Caldwell Library Reception & Special Speaker Presentation, open to the public.
Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 www.caldwellpl.org
5:30 pm – “Meet and Greet” – Socialize with light refreshments.
6:30 pm – Special Talk about President Cleveland and his friendship with Mark Twain by Speaker acting curator of the Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT, Ms. Mallory Howard.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 7:00 pm: Trivia Night – Led by Caldwell Caldwell Councilman Jonathan Lace at
Rockin’ Joe’s Café, 339 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973) 226 1116
Saturday, March 21, 2020 – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: “Escape Room” with Paul Maloney
The Grover Cleveland Birthplace, 207 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973) 226-0001
Times will be at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $10 per person, and will be sold in advance.
* For the latest information about these exciting events please visit www.presidentcleveland.org
READ MORE: Notice at the top, center of the cartoon, the small banner draped over the portrait of President Ulysess S. Grant with the words, “15th Amendment,” and in the table’s centerpiece, “Self Governance” and “Universal Suffrage.” This scene was the artist’s, and the magazine’s, endorsement of the 15th amendment which had been undergoing vigorous debate, with removals and revisions in Congress throughout the year. It would finally pass the following February of 1870, during Grant’s presidency. https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendment/amendment-xv In 1884, Despite Thomas Nast’s party affiliation as a Republican, he found he could not conscientiously vote for, or support, Cleveland’s opponent, James Blaine, who Nast saw as a thoroughly corrupt leader. Throughout the 1884 election year Nast drew scathing cartoons of the Republican candidate portrayed as a thief and conversely, published glowing cartoons portraying Grover Cleveland as a heroic non-partisan reformer. In the words of the artist’s grandson, Thomas Nast St. Hill, “it was generally conceded that Nast’s support won Cleveland the small margin by which he was elected. In this his last national political campaign, Nast had, in fact, ‘made a president.'”
A locomotive going too fast, fires going out of control, stories about a world famous hotel, and an individual being pushed in a wheelbarrow for winning a bet are just a few of the stories which will be told at the Halloween Ghost Walk presented by the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Association on Friday October 25th. (Raindate will be Saturday October 26th.) Tours will start at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace, 207 Bloomfield Avenue at 5:00 and will continue every half hour into the early evening. The walks will travel west on Bloomfield Avenue and will make stops at the First Presbyterian Church and many historical storefronts. The final stop will be at the well-known Cloverleaf Tavern. Tickets are $15.00 each and will be available at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace and the West Caldwell Public Library after October 1st. Each tour will be one hour in length. (Tickets must be obtained before the event and will not be sold on October 25th.)
Tour guides will include members of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, local historians, and local educators. The walk will be a great way for participants to learn about Grover Cleveland and the Grover Cleveland Birthplace, and Caldwell, Essex County, and New Jersey History. For additional details, please contact Paul Maloney at or call the Grover Cleveland Birthplace at 973-226-0001.
Once again the Fourth of July Ice Cream Social at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace will feature an Historic Cookie Bake-off. This year’s cookie is the Lavender Cookie in honor of our cookie loving native son, President Grover Cleveland. Start looking through family recipes, old cookbooks or historical food sites to find your own Lavender Cookie recipe
Lavender Cookie Bake-off Rules:
- Entries must be from scratch. No mixes permitted;
- Only one entry per person;
- By entering this contest, you give permission to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association to use your recipe for distribution and, if not under copyright, publication;
- No entry fee;
- Entries must include 2 dozen cookies: one for judging and one for sale. Please use disposable plate and cover;
- Entries must include entry form (inside) and a copy of the recipe, typed or written legibly;
- Entries cannot require refrigeration;
- Judging criteria: Most Attractive Cookie: 50% for Appearance, 30% for Taste, 20% for Use of Traditional Ingredients; All other categories: 80% for Taste; 20% for Use of Traditional Ingredients. Avoid 20th/21st century ingredients such as Baking Powder, vegetable shortening, margarine, etc.;
- Decision of Judges will be final (Judges are volunteers);
- Entry must be received by 1:00 pm, July 4, 2019 at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace, 207 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ. Winner need not be present;
- Entries must be cookies and can be a shaped, rolled, or dropped. Items such as breads, cupcakes, etc. won’t be accepted.
2019 Ice Cream Social – Lavender Cookie Bake-off – entry form
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