• Fire Department Trains For Ice Rescues In Verona Park

    We haven’t been able to ice skate on Verona Park Lake this winter, but the sub-freezing temperatures did make the ice strong enough for the Verona Fire Department to practice ice rescue training. The firefighters who were...

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  • Memories Of Verona Park Skating

    When we were little, at this time of year we would be looking forward to the advent of ice skating on Verona Lake. I don’t remember how we were notified when the ice was thick enough for...

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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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  • Why The Lake Level Is So Low

    No, it’s not your imagination: The water level in Verona Park Lake is way below normal. Last week, with the prospect of Hurricane Joaquin headed our way, the Essex County Parks Department lowered the level of all...

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  • Verona Park Lake Turns 200

    Please join the Verona Public Library in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verona Lake on Tuesday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Foley meeting room. Local Historian Robert L. Williams will present the story of...

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  • Verona View: Gone Fishin’

    Photographer: Glenn Houthuysen Some days, it’s all about waiting for a bite. And there may be no better place in Essex County to wait for the fish than on the banks of Verona Park Lake. Fishing in...

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  • Verona View: Lounging On The Lake

    It’s been a winter of freezing and thawing on Verona Park Lake and, last weekend, an enormous flock of water fowl decided to make the lake their own. Trish Moore took these photos of the gathering. “I’ve...

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  • Verona View: Mystery Mist

    Photographer: Diana Vitrano There’s plenty of sunshine around Verona Park now, but yesterday morning it looked more like the setting for teen vampire movie, shrouded in a mysterious mist. Diana Vitrano, the organizer of Fair in the...

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  • County Lowers Verona Park Lake Level

    If you took a walk around Verona Park Lake today, you saw a much different body of water. Essex County deliberately opened a valve under the damn near Bloomfield Avenue yesterday to lower the level of the...

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  • Fishing Derby Is Thursday

    On Thursday, May 17, Essex County will be holding its annual fishing derby in Verona Park. The derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult and...

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