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Melissa Heule

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  1. Edgewater Shop Owner Puts An Artful Twist On Froyo

    Edgewater Shop Owner Puts An Artful Twist On Froyo

    EDGEWATER, N.J. — An Edgewater frozen yogurt shop owner is combining unusual aspects in business. “I love art. You see it in all the details around the shop," said Paul Turpanjian of Ridgefield, who opened Yogart on Old River Road in 2013. Probiotic cultures are in his dairy creations along with real baklavah, citrus and vanilla. He seeks to surprise customers with fitness and art ...

  2. Young Franklin Lakes Confectionary Maven Bakes It All From Scratch

    Young Franklin Lakes Confectionary Maven Bakes It All From Scratch

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — A 21-year-old Franklin Lakes entrepreneur is turning her passion for fresh-baked goods into a growing business. Ramapo High School Kara Schnaidt, 2012, studied at New York’s ISE where she focused on baking, pastry making, and culinary management. She continued making her own treats out of her house and sold some pink lemonade cupcakes to her nail favorite nail ...

  3. Oakland Historical Society Seeks More Renovation Funding

    Oakland Historical Society Seeks More Renovation Funding

    OAKLAND, N.J. — Members of the Oakland Historical Society are seeking funds for the upkeep of the Van Allen House on Franklin Avenue.The group has repaired parts of the roof that were damaged by leaks and threatened by raccoon intruders. The roof above the parlor is finished, but the roof over the keeping room needs attention, then they may focus on the interior. But all projects need ...

  4. Franklin Lakes Attorney Shares Passion For Body Painting, Bee Keeping

    Franklin Lakes Attorney Shares Passion For Body Painting, Bee Keeping

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — An attorney from Franklin Lakes is splitting her time between the court room and the art room, where other people's bodies are the canvases. Fair Lawn native Larissa Symbouras is growing her freelance face and body painting into a full time business, along with bee-keeping.“My mother was an art minor in college, and I think I had art supplies waiting for me when I ...

  5. Wyckoff Women Teaches Therapeutic Clay Classes

    Wyckoff Women Teaches Therapeutic Clay Classes

    WYCKOFF, N.J. — A former Wyckoff school art teacher founded a therapeutic clay business to help others find their own creativity.Lisa Hartensveld established "Creating with Clay Kit" — a sister to the three-year old company, "Creating with Clay." She partnered with Suanne Ohl, a retired social services worker, who is formerly of Ridgewood. “I’ve worked with a boy ...

  6. Franklin Lakes Library's Therapy Pets Program Returns

    Franklin Lakes Library's Therapy Pets Program Returns

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — The Franklin Lakes Public Library PAWS Therapy Pets 2015 program took a short hiatus, but will return to the library on Mon. Jan. 11. The program gives children an opportunity to read aloud to a trained therapy dog, cat or pet rabbit in order to improve reading and communication skills in a non-judgmental environment. "Children of any age, mostly kindergarten ...

  7. Elderly Driver's Sedan Barrels Into Two Cars, AutoZone Store In Fairview

    Elderly Driver's Sedan Barrels Into Two Cars, AutoZone Store In Fairview

    FAIRVIEW, N.J. — A sedan driven by a 90-something man sideswiped two cars before crashing into an AutoZone store in Fairview on Thursday.Three people were injured, none seriously, in the 1:15 p.m. crash, responders told Daily Voice.One customer said he was recharging his battery when he saw the black Chevy Impala careen into the Bergen Boulevard lot.“The driver was about 90 years old. ...

  8. Spotlights Shine For Fallen Cliffside Park Police Officer

    Spotlights Shine For Fallen Cliffside Park Police Officer

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — Ron Petruzzello watched proudly Tuesday night as spotlights bathed an American flag raised by Cliffside Park firefighters near the spot where his son, Officer Stephen Petruzzello, was struck and killed while on patrol a year ago.“They are blue and white,” said Petruzzello, who had to cut through red tape to get FAA approval. "I like to think Stephen can see ...

  9. Oakland Woman Gives Back To Honor Late Brother

    Oakland Woman Gives Back To Honor Late Brother

    OAKLAND, N.J. — An Oakland woman is remembering the 10th anniversary of her brother's death by giving to those in need with fundraising efforts.Susan McLaughlin said her late brother, Chris, enjoyed organizing "McLaughstock — an annual Fourth of July fundraiser for different benefactors.McLaughlin feels the fundraiser is the most suitable way to honor her brother's death.“It’s been ...

  10. Kaname In Cliffside Park Wins DVlicious 'Best Sushi In Bergen' Contest

    Kaname In Cliffside Park Wins DVlicious 'Best Sushi In Bergen' Contest

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Kaname, in Cliffside Park is on a roll.The eatery won "Best Sushi in Bergen County" with 42 percent of the vote. According to an earlier Daily Voice story, diners like its pub-style ambience and authentic Japanese style yakitori. Readers also seem to enjoy Owner George Matsumura, a devout Yankees fan who recently celebrated the restaurant's 30th ...

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