Local historian Anthony Buccino
will meet with the Old Guard
at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015
Buccino will talk about the historical and current figures profiled in his new book and also solicit from the crowd suggestions for notable Nutley profiles to include in volume two of the local history collection.
The author says he will ask more questions than he answers on Friday because of the immense local history the members of the Old Guard hold and share among themselves is enormous.
Buccino is aware that many Old Guard members personally knew many of the past century's Nutley notables. In fact, at least two Old Guard members are already Nutley Notables and are profiled in his new book. You'll just have to stop by the meeting to learn who they are.
Founded in 1947, the Nutley Old Guard is open to men 55 or older who are either retired or semi-retired. The purpose is to provide fellowship and activities, which enrich one’s life. There are no military, religious or political connections. They meet every Friday at the Parks and Recreation Department.
The club provides coffee and breakfast goodies to members who come early. Most every week, the program includes a speaker. Subjects range from health and financial issues concerning seniors, to lobster fishing on the Jersey Shore.
The first Friday of every month is dedicated to music, including sing-alongs and music by members. The club also has a bowling league of 12 teams of four men, and there are numerous luncheons and monthly trips to Atlantic City.
The Old Guard also works on projects to benefit our community. In the past, the group has sent care packages to our troops overseas, and is working on a scholarship program to benefit graduating high school seniors.
For further information or to become a member please contact the Recreation Department at 973-284-4966.
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