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Bogota Savings Bank - 123 Years Strong!

In 1893, local businessman William Smith determined that the

employees of his company, Bogota Paper Mills, should have a local

place to tend to their banking needs. To help achieve his goal Mr.

Smith enlisted the help of New York banker Edwin “Pop” Ludwig

Employing Mr. Ludwig’s vast experience from his tenure at the

Bowery Savings Bank, both men set out to make this idea a reality

and on March 31st of that year, Bogota Building and Loan was born.

Bogota Building and Loan found space to conduct its early meetings

in the town firehouse then later moved to the Borough

Hall. Over the years there were changes in management

requiring the separation of banking

transactions between the Building and

Loan and Savings Bank. Along with that

change, the growth of Bogota Building and

Loan continued and in 1933, Mr. Ludwig became

its first full time employee. In 1940 Bogota

Building and Loan purchased land and erected a small building

at 60 East Main Street, which is still standing today as one of our two

branches. The next year Bogota Building and Loan was renamed as

Bogota Savings and Loan Association. In 1996 Bogota Savings and

Loan converted their charter to that of a State Mutual Savings Bank

and adopted the new name of Bogota Savings Bank. In 2004 Bogota

Savings Bank purchased a building located at 819 Teaneck Road

in Teaneck, which is now the home of Bogota’s second branch and

administrative offices. Community has been at the heart of Bogota

Savings Bank since 1893. Throughout our more than 120-year history,

we have always worked hard to earn and keep the trust of our

“Commmunity has been at the heart

of Bogota Savings Bank since 1893. Throughout

our 123 year history, we

have always worked hard to earn and

keep the trust of our community.”

community. Generations of families have relied on Bogota Savings

Bank for all of their banking needs – a new mortgage or home equity

loan, a child’s first savings account, an IRA or CD, and online/

mobile services. Commercial customers also rely on Bogota Savings

Bank for products that help grow their business and allow them to

capitalize on opportunity – commercial and multi-family mortgages,

business checking and merchant services. Customers trust in our

commitment to always deliver the very best products, services, value

and convenience. We have listened to what you, the

customers, have said is important. The launch

of our new website and mobile app serve

to further highlight our commitment

to provide even greater access through

many of the technological and convenience

upgrades available today. With secure banking

right at your fingertips, we are making it even easier to

take advantage of our consistently lower loan rates, higher deposit

rates and lower fees. For us, a true community bank includes a team

rich with philanthropic spirit. Our time and resources are invested

in local area programs like Habitat for Humanity, United Way,

Children’s Aid, Family Promise of Bergen County, Center For Food

Action and Family Services, as well as providing local students with

scholarships to further their education. We are proud of our long

history, and while our legendary customer service has remained a

constant for over 120 years, our products and services will continue

to evolve so that we can always bring our community what they need.

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Sea Girt Lighthouse

Nestled within an L-shaped Victorian building, the Sea GirtLighthouse first shone in 1896. Like most lighthouses of

the day, its fourth-order Fresnel lens revolved on ball bearing driven by complex clockworks. With just one winding,

the light turned for 7 1/2 hours, turning red for two seconds out of six. Originally built to bridge the 40-mile gap

between Barnegat Light and the Twin Lights of Navesink, this square red bricktower attached to a keeper’s dwelling

was decommissioned in1945. The interior of the lighthouse has been meticulously restored by a local citizens

committee and furnished in keeping with its historical period. Open Sun. 2 pm - 4 pm the week after Easter to the

week after Thanksgiving. Closed on major holidays. Free admission. Donations welcome. 732-974-0514.

Liberty Science Center:

Liberty Science Center in Jersey City offers visitors of all ages informal insight into science and technology. Visitors

can discover the joy and excitement of exploring science and technology at their own pace, thanks to the

center’s interactive environment. The Center features a distinctive building with exhibitions that show science and

technology as they exist, embedded in our lives. It also has the nation’s largest IMAX® Dome Theater, which fills

viewers’ peripheral vision, making them feel as though they are traveling to remote, often inaccessible places. The

center also is home to the Joseph D. Williams Science Theater, which shows 3-D films. The center offers a variety

of exciting traveling exhibitions from across North America. Exhibitions change about every three months. Located

within the 1,200-acre Liberty State Park along the Hudson River, the LSC is a short ferry ride from the Statue of Liberty

and Ellis Island and just minutes from New York City.

WOW - World of Wings:

Wildwood:

one of the best value family vacation destinations at the Jersey shore! There are more than 180 free events and

festivals held annually, as well as a five-mile stretch of free beautiful white sand beaches, voted “Best Beaches in

New Jersey. Stroll the two-mile world-renowned Boardwalk with its vast array of amusements, waterparks, arcades,

games, shops and eateries. Any way you look at it, the Wildwoods offer a Jersey Shore experience sure to create

lifelong memories and beckon visitors back year after year. The Wildwoods’ beaches stretch for five miles across

the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest and the Wildwoods. Our sparkling, clean beaches are

spaciously wide and completely free!

We are a Children’s Museum and Family Fun Center located in Teaneck, NJ.

Let your journey begin by stepping into our LIVE Butterfly Atrium where we house different types of exotic butterflies from all

over the world. Next, check out our butterfly receiving room where you can watch our butterflies emerge from their chrysalises.

Visit our Exhibition Hall where we have a unique collection of animals and insects for you to explore and observe. Don’t

let your adventure stop there! We have a Soft-play area for toddlers, Bounce House, Ball Pit, Rock Climbing Wall, Bubble

Room, Play Kitchen, Arcade, Mini Race Track, Face Painting and so much more!

Come visit us any time for General Admission and explore our attractions freely at your own pace. WOW would love to host

your next, Birthday Party or Field Trip, Play Date, or Group Visit.

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Teaneck is a township in Bergen County, New

Jersey, and a suburb in the New York metropolitan

area. As of the 2010 United States Census,

the township’s population was 39,776, reflecting

an increase of 516 (+1.3%) from the 39,260

counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn

increased by 1,435 (+3.8%) from the 37,825

counted in the 1990 Census. As of 2010 it was

the second-most populous among the 70 municipalities

in Bergen County, behind Hackensack,

which had a population of 43,010.

Teaneck was created on February 19, 1895 by

an act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions

of Englewood Township and Ridgefield

Township, both of which are now defunct (despite

existing municipalities with similar names),

along with portions of Bogota and Leonia. Independence

followed the result of a referendum

held on January 14, 1895, in which voters

favored incorporation by a 46–7 margin. To

address the concerns of Englewood Township’s

leaders, the new municipality was formed as a

township, rather than succumbing to the borough

craze sweeping across Bergen County at

the time. On May 3, 1921, and June 1, 1926,

portions of what had been Teaneck were transferred

to Overpeck Township.

Teaneck lies at the junction of Interstate 95 and

the eastern terminus of Interstate 80. The township

is bisected into north and south portions by

Route 4 and east and west by the CSX Transportation

River Subdivision. Commercial development

is concentrated in four main shopping

areas, on Cedar Lane, Teaneck Road, DeGraw

Avenue, West Englewood Avenue and Queen

Anne Road, more commonly known as “The

Plaza”.

Teaneck’s location at the crossroads of river,

road, train and other geographical features

has made it a site of many momentous events

across the centuries. After the American defeat

at the Battle of Fort Washington, George Washington

and the troops of the Continental Army

retreated across New Jersey from the British

Army, traveling through Teaneck and crossing

the Hackensack River at New Bridge Landing,

which has since been turned into a state park

and historic site commemorating the events of

1776 and of early colonial life. In 1965, Teaneck

voluntarily desegregated its public schools, after

the Board of Education approved a plan to

do so by a 7–2 vote on May 13, 1964.[28][29]

Teaneck has a diverse population, with large

Jewish and African American communities, and

growing numbers of Hispanic and Asian residents.

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Golfing

Arcola Country Club

Route 4 & Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07653

P: (201) 843-3990 • www.arcolacc.org

The 18-hole course at the Arcola Country Club facility

in Paramus, features 6,844 yards of golf from

the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating

is 72.8 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bent

grass. Designed by Herbert H. Barker/Williams G.

Wilkinson/Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Arcola golf

course opened in 1909. William Hoferer manages

the course as the General Manager.

High Mountain Golf Course

845 Ewing Ave. • Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

201-891-4653 • www.highmountaingolf.com

The 18-hole course at the High Mountain Golf

Course facility in Franklin Lakes, features 6,513

yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71

. The course rating is 70.0 and it has a slope rating

of 127 on Bent grass. Designed by Alex Ternyei,

the High Mountain golf course opened in 1966.

Turgay Itez manages the course as the General

Manager.

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The International Chess Academy’s

20th Anniversary Chess Camp & School

How a Ten Year Commitment can lead your

kids to the “Ivy League” Universities!

(Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, & MIT, etc.)

This summer the international Chess Academy and our Summer Scholastic

program will be celebrating its 20th year of existence. Though the school was

technically started in 1995 by Moldovan National Champion Diana Tulman,

and Women’s World Championship candidate WGM Irina Levitina nothing was

really “official” in that first year.

Back in those good old days of the “Clinton presidency,” there were vague

intellectual promises that the study of chess in one’s youth can lead to success

in academics but as with any such statistic there was always something impersonal

about random vague numbers. However, since at that point we didn’t

have any personal student successes to go on, we made a pitch to parents

just based on enthusiasm, and Irina, and Diana’s experience as tournament

players, and hoped for the best.

Since that point in time twenty years have come and gone and many parents,

and students passed through our doors, with some staying as little as one

semester, and some staying for over twenty years. Many successes in state,

national, and international tournaments by both individuals and teams representing

our schools, showed there was value, at the very least from a “chess”

standpoint to be associated with the school. Some students became international

masters, and grandmasters, while others became coaches themselves.

However, despite all the successes over the chess board, one of the most interesting

observations and accomplishments that we take, perhaps the most

pride in, is purely academic. What we have noticed is that those same “bright”

kids who come to us and stay, for approximately a decade, and whose parents

put their faith in our organization for all that time, end up attending some

of the best colleges in the United States, and THAT! Is not some statistic in some

far away study but rather something we have witnessed throughout the twenty

years that the International Chess Academy has existed and something that is

very dear to our heart.

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Interesting Facts about

New Jersey:

• New Jersey is a peninsula.

• Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along

the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.

• New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are

classified as metropolitan areas.

• New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.

• In 2005, New Jersey produced more than a million gallons

of wine. The state ranks fifth among wine-producing

states after California, Washington, New York and Oregon

-- according to the Garden State Wine Groweers

Association.

• New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.)

than Havana, Cuba.

• New Jersey has the most dense system of highways

and railroads in the U.S.

• New Jersey has the highest cost of living.

• New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.

• New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.

• New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is

sometimes referred to as the Diner Capital of the World.

• New Jersey is home to the original mystery pork parts

chub -- Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.

• Home to the less mysterious, but the best, Italian hot

dogs and Italian sausage w/peppers and onions.

• North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area

in the world, with seven major shopping malls in a 25

square mile radius.

• New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis

Island.

• The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride

by inventor John P. Holland.

• New Jersey has 50+ resort cities and towns, some of

the nations’ most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic

City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch and Cape May.

• New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our

coast line for Water Quality Control than any other seaboard

state in the entire country.

• New Jersey is a leading technology and industrial state

and is thelargest chemical producing state in the nation

when you include pharmaceuticals.

• Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the

best you can buy.

• New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry

production.

• Here’s to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642,

the first brewery in America opened in Hoboken. The

oldest brewery still operating is across the river, in Pennsylvania.

• New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first

solid body electric guitar in Mahwah in 1940.

• New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest

seaport in the U.S., located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80% of

what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport

first.

• New Jersey is home to one of the nation’s busiest airports

at Newark Liberty International.

• George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary

War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led

by General George Washington.

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