Give the Most Precious Gift of All. Give Blood.

give bloodThe Village of Ridgewood, in conjunction with Community Blood Services, will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm, at Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

All participants will receive the following health screenings:  hemoglobin, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and blood type.  All donors will receive a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card as a “Thank You”.

Donor guidelines are as follows:  weigh at least 110 lbs, eat before donation and bring ID.
GIVE BLOOD TODAY – EVERY DROP COUNTS!  Life Shared. Life Saved.
Please call the Health Department if you have any questions at 201-670-5500 ext 245.


Many people have heard being a bone marrow donor is painful.
Get the facts.
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Here’s a Twist on One of Our Favorite Comfort Foods: Chili.
Slow-Cooker Pork Chili Verde.
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And for Dessert? Emily’s Brown Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies.
Browned-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies I


Is chocolate good for you? Find out the heart-healthy benefits of chocolate.
chocolate covered coffee beans


When I am too lazy to cook and my cupboards are bare, I make “paninis.”
ham and cheese "panini"


You Won’t Even Notice the Kale in our Chicken & Kale Casserole

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Try Our Heart-Healthy Hoisin-Glazed Halibut with Bok Choy & Bulgur.
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You Want a Food That Packs a Punch of Nutrition? EAT KALE!
Kale Chips

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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