• Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast This Sunday

    Before you even think of chowing down on wings and ribs for the Super Bowl on Sunday, you should make a date for breakfast with the Verona Rescue Squad. The squad’s big annual pancake breakfast fundraiser is...

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  • ‘Souper Bowl’ To Aid Food Pantry

    The youth at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, located at 10 Fairview Avenue, will celebrate the “Souper Bowl” again this year by collecting cans of soup (and other canned goods) as well as monetary donations at...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • SNAP Benefits To Be Paid Early To Help Those Affected By Shutdown

    Verona Township officials are letting anyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that they will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • UNICO To Hold ‘Sunday Dinner’ Fundraiser

    If you grew up in an Italian-American family, you probably grew up with Sunday “dinners”: Feasts that began in the early afternoon and stretched until there was no more food to bring out of the kitchen. Verona...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Sports Boosters’ Beefsteak Set For February 2

    The VHS Sports Boosters Organization will once again be holding its world-famous Beefsteak Dinner on the evening of Saturday, February 2. The dinner will be hosted at the Verona Community Center commencing at 7 p.m. The evening...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Merry Christmas Baking

    ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for one crazy mom. Ok, so I’m no Clement Moore. I’m not a poet, I’m a blogger. And I’m definitely NOT...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Please Excuse Santa For Being Late

    You can breathe easy, Verona: Santa is back. No, not the big guy. We still have to wait until December 25 for him to appear. We’re talking about Verona’s Santa, the bowing Santa that has been in...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Emergency Pork Chops

    I shouldn’t have been surprised when Thanksgiving arrived on the third Thursday of November; it always does. Every year. Same time. What I had trouble with was efficient dinner planning that also involved avoiding poultry. Enter: my...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Let’s Be Thankful: Adventures In Tofurky

    I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) I DO have serious protein-based allergies. I know there are plenty of people with egg allergies, but I have only encountered one...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Zaferon Grill Closes

    Zaferon Grill has closed. The Mediterranean-style bistro near the corner of Bloomfield and Grove avenues opened in early 2017, and had announced a new chef in September after participating in Verona Restaurant Week. A note on Zaferon’s website...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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