A Star Shines Anew on High Mountain

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The star atop High Mountain -- a Christmas season tradition that went dark for decades  -- is shining through the night sky above North Haledon, this time as a symbol of hope in these trying times.

The star, which Mayor Randy George resurrected this past week, had shone this past winter for the first time in 40 years until vandals struck.

I happened to be at the top of High Mountain yesterday and saw the 25-foot-tall five-pointed star back in place.

I thought I'd stop by at dusk to photograph it "in action."

You can read The Record story about the star here.

A post I did back in January about the star is here.

One big difference between now and last winter: At the base of the solar generator is a huge sign that reads:




New Celery Farm Article On-Line

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The current issue of Northwest Bergen Lifestyle has an article about the Celery Farm.

Editor Kris Pepper interviewed me a couple of months ago for the magazine's April issue, and you can read the article online here.

Not exactly being in the Celery Farm, but it reminds us how special the place is.

(Thanks, Northwest Bergen Lifestyle!)

Here are a few photos I submitted but that didn't run...


Celery Farm Is Closed Until Further Notice

Wanted to give everyone a head's up that the Borough of Allendale is closing the Celery Farm Natural Area until further notice.

The trails are just too narrow too much of the time for people to keep a safe distance in this age of social distancing.

Trying to put signs up at all the entrances as soon as possible.


In conjunction with the closing of the County parks and for the safety and well-being of the residents of Allendale and all guests, the preserve, including all footpaths and observation platforms, will remain closed to the public until further notice.

We thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time. Updates can be found on the Borough’s website at: