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Art in the sand at Graydon Pool

Graydon Pool patrons were treated to this smiling face, created in the kiddie pool beach by an anonymous artist on Sept. 1, 2010.

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Fun on diving boards and 12-ft raft at Graydon Pool

This picture from the evening of August 29, 2010, shows kids waiting their turn for the high diving board (see the girl in mid-air), and using the lower diving board and the 12-foot raft.

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Sunset over Graydon Pool, Ridgewood, NJ, August 18, 2010

A group of us Graydon “regulars” had just completed our first annual picnic/BBQ when we noticed the gorgeous sunset.

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Ultimate Frisbee at Graydon Pool

The lifeguards at Graydon Pool, Ridgewood, NJ, took the opportunity during a period of heavy rain on July 26, 2010, to keep in shape and hone their teamwork with a serious game of beach Ultimate Frisbee (a football-like game). (Because … Continue reading

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Attorney’s blog: Voters favored preservation

Stuart Lieberman, environmental attorney for The Preserve Graydon Coalition, has written a blog piece celebrating the wisdom of Ridgewood, NJ’s voters in electing preservation-minded candidates Tom Riche and Bernadette (Bernie) Walsh. An excerpt from Mr. Lieberman’s article: In a hotly … Continue reading

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Graydon thanks you for Walsh and Riche victory

Great news: Bernie Walsh and Tom Riche won the Village Council election last night

Ridgewood residents overwhelmingly elected the two candidates who had pledged to preserve Graydon. They will take office July 1.

Tom and Bernie expressed heartfelt thanks to all members of our Coalition who wrote letters to the editor, solicited votes, distributed flyers, spread the word on the internet, and–most important–voted.

How you can celebrate: Buy Graydon badges for your family. Ridgewood residents (ages 2-61) pay last year’s prices through May 22. Ridgewood seniors age 62+ pay $15. Ho-Ho-Kus and Midland Park residents also welcome.

Residents of additional towns may join if sponsored by a Ridgewood resident with a current badge. Information: 201-670-5560.

Badges are available online at

The Parks & Recreation Department is holding its first-ever special Graydon badge senior signup tomorrow (Thursday, May 13) from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the first floor of Village Hall. Every Ridgewood resident age 62+ is encouraged to come buy a badge. Cash, check, or Visa or MasterCard accepted.

For free door-to-door transportation for the badge day, reserve a ride on the Senior Bus at 201-670-5500 x200. Call today (Wednesday) for a ride on Thursday. Continue reading

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Your vote is vital on Tuesday, May 11

We strongly endorse Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh and Thomas M. Riche for the two open Village Council positions. The next Council will determine the future of Graydon. Graydon’s prospects are excellent this year: better water quality and amenities, positive buzz, and, we predict, increased membership and financial strength.

The next Council will either foster such improvements or actively cause it to fail through negative propaganda, neglect, and a determination to pave it over.

Give Bernie and Tom, who are Graydon badge holders, the power to maintain Graydon’s attributes while providing continued enhancements that are fiscally and environmentally responsible. Please vote on Tuesday, May 11.

P.S. Happy birthday, Graydon Park! May 6, 1910 – 2010 and still going strong. Continue reading

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The Preserve Graydon Coalition Endorses Riche, Coghlan-Walsh for Village Council

The Preserve Graydon Coalition endorses Thomas M. Riche and Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh for the May 11, 2010, Village Council election of Ridgewood, New Jersey. Mr. Riche and Ms. Coghlan-Walsh are the only two candidates who have said they intend to preserve Graydon. Please vote on May 11. Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Join Graydon Pool Today

Residents of Ridgewood can buy Graydon badges at last year’s prices for a limited time and in a new way. Graydon has clean, clear water, and now ping-pong, too Here are 10 reasons to join today: 1. Easy signup online … Continue reading

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Sample lab test report of Graydon Pool water

Each week during the swimming season, the state-accredited Garden State Laboratories in Hillside, NJ, tests the water in Graydon Pool, Ridgewood, NJ. The report from August 25, 2009, at right, shows a very low fecal coliform count (less than 10 … Continue reading

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