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The Full Strawberry Moon in Bergen County NJ

The June full moon appears  on  Monday,  June  20, 
2016, at 7:02 a.m.  It is called
the “Full Strawberry Moon.”

According to the Farmer’s
Almanac,  this  name  was  universal to every Algonquin tribe.
The name reflects the relatively short season for harvesting  strawberries  that  comes each year during June. Other
names  include  the  “Full  Hot Moon,” or in Europe, the “Full Rose Moon.”
The Native American Indians of the northern and eastern United States kept track o fthe  seasons  by  giving  a  name 
to each recurring full moon.European settlers followed the

Maywood Nj Looking for Individuals with Green Thumb!

Residents are needed to take responsibility for garden beds at the town’s community garden.

The community garden is located by Memorial Elementary School and in the past participants have donated produce from the garden to a food pantry through Sacred Heart Church in Rochelle Park. Councilman Tom Lindenau talked about the garden at the March 22 council meeting. "Applications have gone out to all organizations that had them last year and any residents who request it, because we will have extra beds this year," he said. Mayor Adrian Febre said that beds would be available as he built them with Lindenau. "If you want beds, let us know, and we will create them for you," said Lindenau. "We do have the space if anyone does want a bed, but it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis." After the meeting, Febre said that in previous years, garden beds were only open to community groups in town such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, senior center and schools. "Now, we’re opening it up to individuals in town on a first-come, first-serve basis," said Febre. He expressed this might be a good opportunity for a renter who does not have the space at home for a garden or for someone who wants to try out different fruits and vegetables in a controlled setting. The beds, he said, measure four by eight feet. "The only thing that we’re asking is someone who takes on a bed maintains, so it won’t get overgrown. (If that happens,) people who are members of the community garden will end up taking on extra work," said Febre. Those interested should contact Borough Clerk Jean Pelligra at 201-845-2900. Email: [email protected]

Maywood Historical Society

The Mayfield Historical Society was founded in 1981, bought the Riceville Homestead in 1992, was placed on the State Register of Historic Places and also on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The Historical Society received its Absolute or Permanent Charter in 2000. The purpose of the Mayfield Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially the history of the Town of Mayfield; to collect material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; to collect archival materials and provide for preservation of such material and for its accessibility to all who wish to examine it; to preserve the Riceville Homestead and it contents; and to disseminate historical information and stimulate interest in the past and present. For more information or to become a member of the Mayfield Historical Society, call Sylvia Parker at 518-661-5576.