Monday, August 6, 2012
The Week Ahead: a look at just some of what’s going on in Fort Lee this week.
The long-awaited 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship takes place on Saturday, promising to put Fort Lee in the national spotlight for a day, but also posing challenges for local police and motorists. The southbound lanes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) will be shut down from exit 18 in Bear Mountain State Park to the George Washington Bridge between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. on race day, authorities announced recently, and Hudson Terrace from the Edgewater border to the Englewood Cliffs border will also be closed from 12:01 a.m. until about 10 p.m. Saturday, Fort Lee police said last week. The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce and the many volunteers who signed on to help out will man an aid station and event site near the corner of …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The all-you-can-eat pasta dinner is for volunteers, athletes, sponsors and spectators and takes place at the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs on Aug. 8.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs to support the upcoming 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship. The Chamber is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet dinner Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. for Ironman athletes, event sponsors, volunteers and even spectators at the Assembly—itself one of the Chamber’s sponsors—located at 495 Sylvan Ave. Among those in the international field of athletes competing in the Ironman on Aug. 11 are North Jersey residents Beth O’Connor of Oakland, Bill Frost of Ridgewood, Thomas DiVincent of Franklin Lakes, Guy Dess of Tenafly, Jeffrey Lathrop of Old Tappan, Katie Feehan of Wykoff, Kevin Smyth of Old Tappan and Fort Lee resident Maxim …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The upcoming Ironman U.S. Championship coming soon to Fort Lee will showcase the talents of some of the world’s best.
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, a big part of which is set to take place in Fort Lee on Aug. 11, will feature a field of more than 20 Ironman champions, the Ironman organization announced this week. It will also showcase the talents of men and women in what the organizers called “one of the largest professional fields” in any Ironman event this year. The pros will compete for a piece of the $125,000 purse, and 4,000 qualifying points for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii are also up for grabs. The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking a leading role locally, organizing—and still seeking—more than 100 volunteers to help man its runners’ aid station and event site, both of which will be located near Hudson Terrace and …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The local Chamber of Commerce has almost 100 volunteers, but organizers say they still need more for the event taking place Aug. 11 that they believe will bring a lot of exposure to Fort Lee and have a huge impact locally.
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a volunteer rally Thursday evening at the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs in preparation for its leading role in the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, the first-ever Ironman competition in the New York City-New Jersey metropolitan area, which is set to place on Aug. 11, rain or shine. The Chamber’s Ironman committee has signed on nearly 100 volunteers to help man its aid station and spectator area near the corner of Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and perform other tasks, but organizers are looking for a total of about 150 people to help out, said executive director Margaret Maclay of the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, who, along with board and executive committee …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking on a leading role locally in the Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11, the first-ever Ironman competition to take place in the NYC-NJ metro area. Volunteers and sponsors still needed.
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, a large part of which will take place in Fort Lee, is just a month away, and the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, which has taken on a leading role, is on track for what members hope will be a very successful event for organizers, athletes, local businesses and spectators alike. Board and executive committee member and co-chair of the Ironman committee for the Chamber of Commerce Craig Weinstein said of the Chamber’s involvement in the first-ever Ironman competition in the New York City-New Jersey metropolitan area, which takes place on August 11, “I think we’re doing great.” “We’re turning up the jets,” Weinstein said exactly one month before the big event and just after getting out of a meeting …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship is expected to draw more than 15,000 competitors, spectators and visitors to the Fort Lee area, providing sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities to businesses and individuals in the Fort Lee area.
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCOC) kicked into high gear Thursday, when they welcomed area businesses to their 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship volunteer, sponsorship and vendor presentation. Fort Lee is playing a big role in hosting the Ironman competition on Saturday, August 11, the first time the event will be held in such a metropolitan area. Previous venues include Lake Placid, NY; Madison, WI and Tempe, AZ, and the course here is logistically challenging in comparison, according to Ironman volunteer director Sarah Labowsky. The demand to compete in Ironman events is always unprecedented, and Fort Lee 2012 is no exception, as registration sold out in 11 minutes. “The race begins at 6:50 a.m., and typically, …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Paul Mandala is trying to raise $5,000 for prostate cancer awareness as he prepares for the Ironman U.S. Championship in August.
When the World Triathlon Corporation and New York City Triathlon sponsor the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11, it will be the first-ever Ironman competition to take place in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area, and the Borough of Fort Lee is taking on a central role, with thousands of athletes, spectators and media expected to descend upon the borough. One athlete who won’t have far to go is Fort Lee resident Paul Mandala, 23, a product of the Fort Lee public school system—he attended Fort Lee School No. 4, Lewis F. Cole Middle School and graduated from Fort Lee High School—who will be among the competitors from all over the world participating. In Mandala’s first time competing in an Ironman competition, he will be …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Fort Lee Mayor and Council executive session started an hour earlier than usual Thursday, reopening to the public at about 7 p.m.
The Fort Lee Mayor and Council met Thursday to discuss—among other things—issuing an RFP for a “Red Light Program,” establishing an “Ironman USA Championship Committee” in preparation for the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11 and renaming a section of road at the corner of Main Street and Jones Road “Universal Studio Way” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the studio in Fort Lee in 1912. “I requested that our liaison, Councilman Jan Goldberg, place on the agenda of [Thursday] night's Mayor & Council work session a request to commemoratively change the name of the intersection of Main Street and Jones Road to Universal Studio Way, just like Theda Bara Way and John Barrymore Way in the past,” said Fort Lee …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Fort Lee will play a big role in the triathlon, which takes place in the New York City area for the first time ever in August.
The World Triathlon Corporation and New York City Triathlon are sponsoring the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11. The race will be the first-ever Ironman competition to take place in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area, and the Borough of Fort Lee is in the early stages of planning its important role and taking the opportunity to make it a big community event as well, as thousands of athletes, spectators and media are expected to descend upon the borough. “It is going to be a globally televised event; we are expecting many, many people,” said Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. “It’s going to really bring Fort Lee incredible publicity, and we’re trying to create an atmosphere in town before it and during it as a [community] …
Monday, August 22, 2011
U.S. Championship will take place in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area in August 2012.
The Borough of Fort Lee is in the early stages of planning its involvement in a major Ironman triathlon competition that takes place next summer, and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich says he’d like to see the borough take on a central role while taking the opportunity to turn it into an event the entire community can enjoy. The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and New York City Triathlon recently announced that the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship will—for the first time ever—take place in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area on August 11, 2012. Speaking at last week’s regular meeting of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council, Sokolich said that he and several members of the Borough Council have met with representatives from WTC, which owns …