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John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted Plus Earth Day Events Sunday, April 22, 11:30am – 3:30pm

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John Fell’s Arrest Reenacted Plus Earth Day Events

Sunday, April 22,  11:30am – 3:30pm

Join the Friends of the Fell House as we host a day of free  history and Earth Day oriented events.

At 12:30pm and 2:30pm the Heard’s Brigade will reenact John Fell’s historic arrest by the British Loyalists on April 22, 1777, and explain it’s significance.  We’ll also have colonial history activities and Earth Day activities throughout the day.

The John Fell House Wants You – Join us at our open meeting Monday Feb 12th 7pm.

Fell house volunteer mtg Feb 2018

The Friends of the John Fell House seek volunteers for various committees, events, programs and one-day help.  Join us on Monday, Feb 12th at 7pm and learn how you can give a helping hand to this historic house and property.

Light refreshments will be served.

The John Fell House is located at 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale.

If you  would like more information or can not attend but would like to help, please contact Pat Finn at 201-760-0804 or email

Check us out on Facebook!


Whiskey And Wine Tasting – Allendale Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary event Branch – Saturday Jan 27th 6:30-9:00pm

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Whiskey And Wine Tasting – Allendale Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary event Branch – Saturday Jan 27th 6:30-9:00pm

$75 per person. Send checks payable to VHA Allendale to:
Michele Pepper, 216 Park Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401
Whiskey and wine sampling generously provided by
Chuck Russo of Wine and Spirit World, Ho-Ho-Kus
All proceeds support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge for
the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program and the
Pediatric Butterflies Program





Holiday Champagne Tea – Thurs Dec 7th noon – 2:30pm

is pleased to announce our
Thursday, December 7th
From 12 noon to 2:30pm at The Historic John Fell House
475 Franklin Turnpike,  Allendale, NJ

Holiday Champagne tea promo 2017

The house will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Come join us and toast this festive season.
Featuring a Traditional English Tea
$50.00 per person
Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House
Space Is Limited So Reserve Your Place

E-mail Linda A. Schropp- or
call Theresa Salameno at (201) 825-2840
Your non-refundable Check is your confirmation.
RSVP by December 1st

Checks payable to “The Concerned Citizens of Allendale”
Send your check to Theresa Salameno at
46 Tam O’Shanter Drive, Mahwah NJ 07430
Please include number of guests and their names.

For more information email


Mistletoe Madness – One-stop Holiday Shopping – Sat. Dec. 2nd & Sun. Dec. 3rd 10am-4pm

Mistletoe Madness  – One-stop Holiday Shopping

2017 Mistletoe Madness

Visit Allendale’s beautifully decorated historic house and shop from unique local vendors.

Saturday December 2nd  & Sunday December 3rd from 10am-4pm

A portion of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the John Fell House.

Our wonderful list of vendors have included in the past:

Cocoa Lush – Hand Painted chocolates

Limelight – chemical free skincare & professional grade makeup

Leopard Lily – handbags, accessories & Gretchen Scott clothing

Love Handles, LLC – decorative silverware

Eesme – hand woven accessories by artisans in India

Olive Branch & Grape Vine – olive oils, balsamic vinegars, & honey

The Girls with the pearl earrings – Pearl jewelry

Nahyat Designs – cashmere knit shawls, finger gloves & ponchos

Aria by Lucia – body cream& lotions, bath wash, handcrafted soaps & salts

doTerra – CPTG certified essential oils & diffusers

Elle and Taylor – semi precious gemstone jewelry

CWAJGA – T Shirts

Gracie Greene

Turtle Dove – gifts and knickknacks

Crafting ’till Dawn

Gina Elizabeth Stritch






Wine, Women and Wellness Tea – November 1st 2017 7pm

2017 WomensWellnessFlyer

Wine, Women and Wellness

Come join us at the John Fell House on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 pm for a relaxed, and informative evening of Health, Beauty and Wellness.

We will have 6 presenters, all experts in their fields, who will give a brief talk on their topics. After that there will be time for you to speak individually with them so that they can answer any questions you may have. 

Topics range from beauty and skin care, the powers of essential oils, yoga and meditation in your daily life, to fitness, nutrition, and a master chocolatier  will speak on the benefits of dark chocolate.

We will also be offering a tasty and healthy buffet of light nibbles for you to enjoy along with wine and other beverages. 

Reservations are a must as space is limited. Ticket cost $40.00. 

All proceeds will benefit The Fell House Restoration Project
RSVP by October 27th
Make checks payable to: Concerned Citizens of Allendale
21 Greenway, Allendale, NJ 07401

Maureen Primrose (201) 280-7861 or Cathy Schwartz (201) 410-5989

Please refer to flyer for additional information.

Bring your girlfriends and enjoy an evening full of fun, information and wellness.

Our panel of experts are:

Cathy Schwartz, Founding Independent Beauty Consultant for Limelight by Alcone. These  products speak for themselves but Cathy will be there to highlight the features and benefits of this amazing line. It takes less than a minute for chemicals from skin care products to get into your blood stream. That is why the founders of Limelight created this product line of organic cosmetics and skin care. You will not only look better on the outside but you will be healthier on the inside. Cathy will be offering items for sale. 

Kristen Sharo, the owner of Diceys Healing LLC which concentrated on helping a person heal from the inside out. It is through mediation, Reiki, intuitive work, essential oils and other natural products, and as well as other energy modalities that this is accomplished. Kristen is a Reiki Master, Teacher, Certified Childrens’ Relaxation Teacher, Intuitive Medium and Animal Communicator.  Kristen will be offering items for sale.

Lindsay Broach works with individuals to help them enhance and maintain their physical and spiritual well-being thought Reiki and essential oils. She also owns Elle & Taylo, which offers both custom and ready-to-wear, jewelry and knitwear. each piece incorporates her passion for gemstones, reiki and essential oils to create unique, functional pieces.

Maureen Primrose is a Reach for Recovery Volunteer for the American Cancer Society.  As a 17 year breast cancer survivor she counsels newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Thought her own experience in healing after cancer, she discovered the physical and spiritual benefits of Yoga. Having a degree in psychology and Teaching Certication she had decided to become a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Center for Teaching Training. Her goal is to bring the gift of Yoga and Meditation to people of all ages and physical capabilities. 

Juli Seylaz is a former internal audit and yo-yo dieter. After having 2 children and struggling with her weight, she by chance won a membership to a gym and lost 40 pounds. She became dedicated to staying fit and helping others experience a healthier lifestyle in the process. At 44 she became a Certified Personal Trainerthrough the National Academy of Sports and Medicine. For over 9 years Juli has helped hundreds of clients improve flexibility, lose weight and increase strength. 

Lisa Mecray Rogers, Master Chocolatier, owner of Luxx Chocolat which is more than a luxury artisan chocolate experience. A passion for decadently delicious chocolate and handcrafted artistry is the foundation for her business. Using only the highest quality, local, fresh and seasonal ingredients for her handcrafted offering. Lisa will be speaking about the benefits of dark chocolate, and how you may not need to feel so guilty while indulging your sweet tooth. Lisa will be offering items for sale. 

Audrey Zona is a Certified Integrative Health Coach specializing in the psychology of eating. Her mission is clear: to educate, inspire, and empower YOU to become your most beautiful self from the inside out!  She believes that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health and will become your champion on that journey toward health and wellness. She brings this evening a wealth of knowledge and resources. Her passion, enthusiasm for, and dedication to positive personal breakthroughs will inspire you. 


For more information email

Antique Appraisal Night – Wednesday October 25th – 7 to 9pm

Open House – Antique Appraisal Night

2017 Oct 25 Antique appraisal night

Wednesday, Oct 25th, the historic John Fell House in Allendale is hosting an open house and a free Antique Appraisal Night, featuring Dean Klein,  of Vintage Roots.

Dig through your attic, basement or garage and bring in one or two items for a free and fun appraisal. While you are there at the house, find out more about the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Refreshments will be served.

The event runs from 7 to 9pm.