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WELCOME TO FRANKLIN LAKES & THE FRANKLIN LAKES CHAMBER WEBSITE. Please Sign-up to Volunteer for our Upcoming Nov 15,16,17.18 2nd Annual Food Drive & Purchase your Ticket for our 3rd Annual Cookie/Cake/Networking Event Dec 5, 2019..  

Originally Franklin Lakes was a township but it broke away to become a borough in 1922 as result of many debates on where to build a new school house. The funny part is Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff now share a single school district. When it was still Franklin Lakes; it had Oakland, Ridgewood, Mid-land Park, Ho-Ho-Kus. and Franklin Lakes was home to missile testing silos during the cold war.

The very first Mayor of Franklin Lakes was William Pulis where you can now see were they got Pullis Ave from adjacent to DeKorte where the Municipal Buildings and Library are located today. If you were wondering the municipal complex was originally on Municipal Drive later changed to Dekorte Drive which was named after Mayor Richard W. Dekorte who served his term from (1936-1975). Did you know that two of towns trains stops was Pullis Ave and Crystal Lake.  

Did you know that Mr. DeKorte passed away and his wife re-married years later and is still extremely involved in helping to shape many of our towns
ordinances by being involved in Local Government.


Franklin Lakes is a now a borough that is located in Bergen County, NJ and has a lot of unique history. One of things this borough is known for is that  it has at least six sandstone homes that still have residents living in them today. There is a real, working, windmill that is located in the Mill Gate Section of Urban Farms on a property which is part of the Fletcher Estate. I bet you didn't know that at one time there were more then a dozen mills. One can still see the remains of the last mill standing near Franklin Ave called the Cider Mill which was extremely popular and was destroyed in a fire in 1972.

Franklin Lakes is tranquil, diverse community where "No" means; you need to think smarter and find a way to make your dreams a reality. The scenery, historic buildings and history behind this town are something that makes it more then any gem you will ever find.

(This is a Legend: "The Franklin Lakes Chamber urges to understand what this is; DO NOT TRY THIS; you will get a ticket)

A person pulls up to a stop sign and for safety reasons I am not telling you the exact location.

In giving a brief history about most but not all of Franklin Lakes; I can help but tell you about one thing that always seems to get our town on the map from all over the country and that the "Gravity Defying Exit Ramp". There is an old legend that states "A long time ago there was a crippled girl that would ride the school bus to school on each day. The Bus would stop on the other side of the street on the other side of the underpass. One Rainy foggy afternoon as the school bus dropped her off from school; a drunk teenager failed to stop for the flashing school bus lights and his car hit and killed the girl instantly as she was crossing the street on her way home"

"Then one would release the break and the car rolls; backward up the hill and stops at the mailbox"
"And this is where she lived"

It is said that the girl is still with us and she is pushing the car up the street.

What is really going on here; the truth? It is an optical illusion as the trees and the landscape make it look like it is a upward hill but it really is
a downward hill.

When a reporter from a national magazine wanted to test this theory out on a Gravity Hill as he ws attempting to test this out; they were told"The State of NJ Prohibits any vehicle from backing up on an off ramp; to try the local legend" ( I have left the exact location out on purpose). "We will ticket any vehicle trying out a Gravity Road " as he was writing the ticket the reporter was immediately handed"

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    Hey everybody it’s John C. Morley and yes we are completing our final drop at MBS at the end of our Thanksgiving drive here in Franklin Lakes New Jersey 1000,000 thank you‘s and a very happy healthy and prosperous safe Thanksgiving season to all! #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnewjersey #thanksgiving

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    Hi everybody it’s John Morley president of Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce and I’m here with a few of our other officers getting a little education about how it’s so important to keep improving the process of collecting food and how quickly the food that we collect disappears. #franklinlakesnjmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #fooddrive #fooddrive2019 #centerforfoodaction ##inserrasupermarkets #thankyou #bergencounty #bergencountynj #giveback #charityevent #share #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #volunteer #volunteering

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    So have you been tracking our food drive you’ve been seeing exactly what we’ve been doing well today is the final piece of the CFA portion of the food drive and you can see here they’re loading to the truck from the facility here at access storage of Franklin Lakeswhich by the way we want to thank you very much for their support and helping us and provide a space we needed to provide this drive without that it would not have been possible? #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #fooddrive2019 #giveback #thanksgivingfooddrive #franklinlakesmoms

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    Thank you so much ShopRite of Wyckoff and Operated by the Inserra Family for do donating 16 Turkeys and 16 Pumpkin Pies! #inserra #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #donations #centerforfoodaction #helpingothers #fooddrive2019 #fooddrive #thankyou #bergen #bergencounty #bergencountynj

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    Hi everyone it’s John C. Morley and the Franklin Lakes Chamber’s second annual Thanksgiving food drive is well underway and sorting is almost 90% complete but we still need your help. Those looking for community service hours will find this very rewarding way to help those in need and have fun at the same time. #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnjmoms #franklinlakesfootball #franklinlakesnewjersey #volunteer #volunteering #volunteers #volunteerwork #volunteersrock #volunteerspirit

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    Good morning everyone I need your help with sorting all this food and putting it to boxes and getting it ready for the drive! #franklinlakesnjmoms #franklinlakesfootball #communityservice #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #boyscouts #charitydrive #franklinlakesnjmoms #help #helpingothers #centerforfoodaction #communityservice

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    Join us for our holiday speed networking event and get your tickets today online at FranklinLakeschamber.org #franklinlakesnjmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakespubliclibrary #networkingevent #networkingevents #speednetworking #franklinlakesnewjersey #bergen #bergencountynj #businessnetworking #businessnetworkingevent

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    Hi everybody its John C. Morley president of The Franklin Lakes Chamber of commerce and just giving you an update this is our first drop off several more to come here at our sorting facility at access storage which we need plenty of volunteers on Monday and Tuesday from 10 to 6. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #volunteer #bergen #bergencounty #bergencountynj

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    Hi everybody it’s John C. Morley President Frank likes Chamber of Commerce and we’re here again and today is day three at Stop & Shop 816 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Lakes New Jersey. If you’re wondering how you can help us you can actually do that in three ways one you may visit Franklin Lakes chamber.org and actually click on donate button on top and purchase one of these boxes. 2. You can actually sign up under chamber resources on our website volunteer sign-up and pick the date and time that we still have available meeting volunteers or three you can stop by Stop & Shop today or tomorrow at the times we have posted under community drives and go ahead and purchase the items on our card and give them to us on your way out. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #franklinlakesnewcomers #franklinlakesnewmoms #volunteer #volunteering #volunteers #giveback #helpingothers #helpinghands #helping #thanksgivingfooddrive #thanksgivingfooddrive2019 #bergencounty #bergencountynj #hungry #centerforfoodaction

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    Hey everybody it’s John Morley and I’m here once again at Anthony Francos trying another amazing dish. If you like lasagna then you definitely have to give this place A try. #lasagna #amthonyfranco #goodfood

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    Hi everybody it’s John C. Morley President Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce And here is what we collected today thank you so much Franklin Lakes. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #thanksgivingfooddrive2019 #centerforfoodaction #bergencounty #bergencountynj #bergencountymoms #bergencountymomsnewjersey

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    Franklin Lakes Chamber Food Drive

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    Hey everybody it’s John C .Morley president of Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce and thankfully Stop & Shop has allowed us to move inside because it’s just a tad bit cold out there kind of hitting the toes in hitting the fingertips even if you do have thermals on it is a little bit chilly. So you can actually help us in three ways for she can visit FranklinLakeschamber.org and just click on donate and purchase one of the $10 Stop & Shop boxes it’ll be delivered to our room sorting facility early next week second you can go to chamber resources volunteer sign up or you can drop by 816 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Lakes New Jersey purchase food and bring it to us right here at shop and stop. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #volunteer #volunteering #volunteerwork #communityservice #communityservicehours #communityservicehoursavailable #communityservicehoursforhighschool #bergencounty #bergencountynj

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    Hi everybody it’s John C. Morley the president of Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce and we are here once again at stop and shop for our annual food drive to benefit MBS Thanksgiving Drive and the Senate for food action in Mahwah New Jersey. If you would like to help all you need to do is go to Franklin Lakes chamber.org click on donate now and you can purchase a Stop & Shop box will be delivered right to us for only $10 no tax or you can sign up to volunteer at Franklin Lakes chamber.org click on chamber resources and then pick the time and date that you’re able to help us or you can come right to the store and purchase food and bring it to us you can see the schedule when will be here by visiting community drives right under charity drives on our main website. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #franklinlakesnewcomers #franklinlakesnewmoms #thanksgivingfooddrive #thanksgivingfoodsrive2019 #giveback #centerforfoodaction #volunteer #volunteering #volunteeringisfun #communityservice #communityservicehours #communityservicehoursavailable #bergencounty #nj #newjersey #charity #charityevent #charitycause #stampouthunger #stampouthunger2019 #hungry #thanksgiving

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    Hi everybody it’s John Morley President Frank likes Chamber of Commerce and we’re here again for our annual Thanksgiving food drive here at Stop & Shop in the Franklin Crossing shopping Center to benefit MBS Thanksgiving drive as well as to Center for Food action in Mahwah New Jersey. You can actually contribute online by buying a Stop & Shop premade Thanksgiving box with all the The stuff you need to go with the turkey for Thanksgiving day By visiting our website for just $10 at FranklinLakes chamber.org per box! You can even sign up to volunteer under chamber resources and volunteer sign-up! #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #thanksgivingfooddrive2019 #volunteer #volunteering #volunteers #stopandshop #fooddrive #bergencounty #communityservicehours #community #giveback #helpusout #helpingothers #stampouthunger #stampouthunger2019

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    Hey everybody it’s John C. Morley at Stop and Shop In Franklin Lakes; President Chamber of Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce and I’m here today at Stop & Shop in Franklin Lakes New Jersey asking you to help us by making a purchase for 1 to 3 or thousand or more boxes of these great Stop & Shop Thanksgiving in a box kits which are really pretty awesome. So in this box for $10 you actually get a Stop & Shop turkey gravy mix cut yams whole kernel natural sweet corn stuffing mix for turkey cranberry sauce whole green beans crispy fried onions cream of mushroom soup chunk white chicken sliced white potatoes all for $10 in a tiny processing fee. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakesnewjersey #donate #fooddrive #thanksgivingfooddrive #thanksgivingfooddrive2019 #giveback

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    Hi everybody it’s John Morley the president of Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce and it’s that time of year our annual food drive for the Center for Food action and MBS Thanksgiving drive. Are you asking how you can help it’s real simple all you do is go to Franklin Lakes chambered out of work and sign it to be a volunteer under chamber resources and then volunteer sign up or if you’d like you can also go to charity drives food drive and then you can sign up to be a dry spot or purchase anywhere from 1 to 1000 Thanksgiving cans in a box packages for only $10. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakesnj #franklinlakes #franklinlakesmom #franklinlakesnewjersey #franklinlakes #giveback #donation #fooddrive #thanksgivingfooddrive #thanksgivingfooddrive2019 #volunteer #volunteering #helpingothers #helpinghands #communityservice #communityservicehours #communityservicehoursavailable #communityservicehoursforhighschool #volunteerwork #volunteerism #flow #oakland #wyckoffnj #oaklandmoms #wyckoffmoms

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    Today the Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce was happy and pleased to make a proclamation and awards presentation to the Girl Scouts for the outstanding community service work and remembering the three girls and mother who lost her life last November. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #girlscouts #girlscoutsofamerica #girlscoutsusa

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    We’re with the Girl Scouts of Franklin Lakes and they are planting a tree today to commemorate a sad time I have a Girl Scout losing her life not too long ago from actually doing work on the side of the road trying to clean up and be a good Girl Scout. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnewjersey #girlscouts #girlscoutsrock #girlsscoutsofamerica #girlscoutsrule #communityservice

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    Hey everybody it’s John Morley present the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and I’m here once again Anthony Franco’s in Franklin Lakes New Jersey and I’m Trying out another item it’s not on the menu but is absolutely amazing their chicken Murphy. #franklinlakesmoms #franklinlakes #franklinlakesnj #greatfood #anthonyfrancos #bergencounty #bergencountynj