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Lorraine Ash

Community Reporter lash@dailyvoice.com

Lorraine Ash has been a reporter/editor in her native New Jersey since 1982, the year she earned her master’s degree in Public Communications from Fordham University. Her articles have gained global, national, state, and regional attention and awards and have appeared in a number of newspapers, including USA Today. She has worked for publications such as Family Circle Magazine, The Ridgewood News, and the Daily Record. Lorraine also has penned two memoirs and teaches memoir writing. Experience has taught her that everyone has a compelling story to tell. Have a story the community needs to hear? Email her. She’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Ridgewood/Glen Rock Board To Discuss Anti-Semitic Act

    Ridgewood/Glen Rock Board To Discuss Anti-Semitic Act

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When the Community Relations Advisory Board (CRAB) of Ridgewood and Glen Rock meets next week, it will discuss an anti-Semitic incident in Ridgewood, its chairperson said.“It was very emotional because it happened at one of the schools,” said the Rev. Jan Philips of Ridgewood, a Quaker.“We have students on our committee and they brought it forward. I promised we would ...

  2. Wyckoff Burning With SuperJuice Fever

    Wyckoff Burning With SuperJuice Fever

    WYCKOFF, N.J. — SuperJuice Nation, the Ridgewood shop that serves up healthful superfoods, opened a second location in Wyckoff Monday.Already, customers are streaming into the new location in the Three Chicas mall on Wyckoff Avenue.On Thursday, Alan Ho of Waldwick figured he’d try one of the smovees — Kinky Reggae.A smovee is an all-superfood SuperJuice Nation version of a smoothie.Ho’s ...

  3. Emerson Teen Actors Push Themselves ‘Into The Woods’

    Emerson Teen Actors Push Themselves ‘Into The Woods’

    EMERSON, N.J. — Sela Ghougasian plays the baker’s wife in “Into the Woods,” this year’s production at Emerson Junior-Senior High School.Getting one of the lead roles in the Stephen Sondheim musical was great. Still, the senior was tentative at first.The story, which draws from multiple fairy tales, centers around a childless baker, his wife and their quest to start a family.Not the ...

  4. Bergenfield Mini Diner Pushes Bagel Boundaries

    Bergenfield Mini Diner Pushes Bagel Boundaries

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — When it comes to bagels, Bakin’ Bagels in Bergenfield doesn’t put on the brakes.Yes, there are cool flavors and colors: blueberry, rainbow and French toast, for example.But it doesn’t stop there.You can have your hobo sandwich made on a bagel.Wait. What’s in a “hobo”? “Taylor ham, egg and American cheese with a hash brown patty on top,” said Marc Windler, manager and ...

  5. Lodi Congressman Sees American Dream Come True For Bergen County Family

    Lodi Congressman Sees American Dream Come True For Bergen County Family

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. — Geovana and Carlos Pimentel achieved their American Dream Tuesday at 110 Bergen Avenue in Bergenfield – their new Habitat Bergen home.The first guests in the living room of their three-bedroom residence were corporate and government guests.The occasion: the ribbon cutting for a 1,900-square-foot home that took six corporate sponsors and 750 volunteers to build over ...

  6. The Scoop: Van Dyk’s Ice Cream In Ridgewood Opens For Season

    The Scoop: Van Dyk’s Ice Cream In Ridgewood Opens For Season

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Despite freezing temperatures, ice cream season officially began Saturday when the legendary Van Dyk’s in Ridgewood opens its doors. On Monday, kids of all ages already were stopping at the homemade ice cream shop for a scoop.“Right now we have everybody’s favorite flavors until the season kicks in a little bit more,” said Owner Corinna Kotrokois.“We’ll have a few new ...

  7. Strike Two: Emerson Hit With Lawsuit On Eminent Domain

    Strike Two: Emerson Hit With Lawsuit On Eminent Domain

    EMERSON, N.J. — Attorney Richard De Angelis of Morristown is making good on a threat he delivered in January: he filed a lawsuit Monday calling for Emerson to rescind all its actions concerning the controversial condemnation zone downtown.RELATED: Emerson Allows Condemnation Zone; Suit ThreatenedHis client, 214 Kinderkamack LLC, owns 9 Lincoln Boulevard, 15 Lincoln Boulevard and 214 ...

  8. School Of Rock Founder Opens Allendale Art School

    School Of Rock Founder Opens Allendale Art School

    ALLENDALE, N.J. — The new One River School of Art + Design in Allendale has fast become a sanctuary for kids and adults drawn to painting, photography and other arts.Located across the street from the Church of the Guardian Angel, it was opened in January by Matt Ross of Cresskill.The founding CEO of the School of Rock transformed music education: he created the largest network of music ...

  9. Waldwick Mechanic: No Car Is Ever Done

    Waldwick Mechanic: No Car Is Ever Done

    WALDWICK, N.J. — Mechanic Chuck Wanamaker III of Mahwah has been out making a national splash again with some of the classics in his 100-car collection.He and his father, Chuck Wanamaker Jr., who own two shops in Waldwick, took to the road for the Keystone Big Show East in Washington, D.C. last week.The product placement event attracted 300 vendors and 8,000 shopowners from the U.S. and ...

  10. Be A Dear: Westwood Rallies To Help Beloved Photographer

    Be A Dear: Westwood Rallies To Help Beloved Photographer

    WESTWOOD, N.J. — It’s been 20 years since Jean Deer, a beloved Westwood photographer, stopped taking pictures and stopped speaking.On May 31, 1997, a massive stroke cut short a creative life that had delighted everyone in the Pascack Valley.He lost the use of the right side of his body. Doctors are now treating the 76-year-old Deer for a hematoma on his thigh and an infection in his ...

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