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The community is invited to welcome the holidays with entertainment, seasonal treats, trolley rides and free photos with Santa at the Hackensack Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, on the Courthouse Green at Main and Court Streets. More
Meet the Merchants: Manuel Lema, owner, Francys and Manuel’s Barbershop, 268 Main Street.
“I’ve had this barbershop for 13 years. I grew up in Ecuador and learned my skills there. When I came to this country, I decided to continue working as a barber. Hackensack was a good place to open a shop because there are a lot of different kinds of people here. I like what I do and talking to people. We take care of everybody, from little kids to seniors. Women, too, for haircuts, coloring, manicures. I’m very optimistic about the future of this town. They’re making some good changes.”
Meet our Merchants: Rodrigo Villagomez, owner, Poise Martial Arts, 123 Main Street
“I started martial arts when I was a freshman in high school to do something positive with my time, rather than being out in the streets. I enjoyed the competitiveness of the sport, which led me to major in exercise physiology in college and become a personal trainer and fitness coach. I appreciated the structure and discipline martial arts gave me. Now, years later, I get to witness that positive effect within my students, and some at a very young age. It’s great to have this large space right on Main Street that is central. My students come from Hackensack and the surrounding areas. Having such a large space right on Main Street, it’s very convenient for everyone. I also enjoy the family-oriented environment that has been created at the school. We teach and empower kids and adults to become leaders and champions in life through martial arts. Then they are able to apply those skills in their everyday lives. I firmly believe that martial arts changes lives.”