• HBW Teacher Braves Amazon For Lesson Plans

    If you were told to jump in a river full of piranhas, you’d decline, right? H.B. Whitehorne science teacher Amy Heckel swam with the omnivores last summer–and lived to tell the tale. “Piranhas get a bad rap,”...

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  • VHS Tops State High School Graduation Rates

    Verona High School was the only town-specific public high school in New Jersey to have a perfect graduation rate in 2015, according to new data from the New Jersey Department of Education. While there were 19 schools...

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  • No, It’s Not The IRS Calling

    We are heading into tax season in Verona, but the headaches are more than the usual computational errors this year. Several residents are reporting that they have been called by people claiming to be from the Internal...

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  • VHS Freshman Photographs Verona Park

    Joseph Priori is a freshman at Verona High School who went to Verona Park with his camera after the January 23 blizzard. “Photography is becoming a hobby of mine”, he said in the simple note that came...

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  • Planning Board Approves VHS Field Renovation

    Verona High School is finally going to get the fields that Verona voters overwhelmingly approved nearly two years ago. On Thursday, as the clock hit midnight, the Planning Board unanimously approved the Board of Education’s plan to...

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  • Why Holy Spirit Is Starting A Food Pantry

    Verona is a wonderful community. Our schools, town services and our jewel, Verona Park, make it an appealing place for people to live. I grew up in Verona in the halcyon days of the early fifties, attending...

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  • New Business: Olive Hill Design

    If you moved to Verona hoping to find good neighbors, know this–you might also find a good business partner. That’s exactly what happened to Teresa Boyd and Helena Finkelstein, Forest-side residents who co-founded an interior design business, Olive...

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  • HBW Library Wins James Patterson Grant

    Jennifer Kleinknecht, media specialist at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, received a grant last month that she plans to put to extremely good use. For the past several years, Kleinknecht has received multiple grants through VFEE (the Verona...

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  • Planning Board Hears Field Plan As Costs Rise

    Anyone who went to the special Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night hoping for a speedy hearing of the plan to turf the two fields at Verona High School that voters overwhelmingly approved nearly two years ago...

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  • Why I Wish School Was Open On MLK Day

    When it comes to federal holidays, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday seems (to me) to be the one where most businesses stay open. Throughout my career, I don’t recall ever having the day off, with Presidents...

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