December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27
Municipal holiday closings
Wyckoff Town Hall will be closed for Christmas on
Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26. Municipal offices
will reopen on Monday, Dec. 29 at 9 a.m. For New Year’s
Day, Wyckoff Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, Jan.
1. Municipal offices will reopen on Friday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.
The township recycling center will be closed on Thurs-
day, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26. The center will reopen
on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. There will be no garbage or
recycling collections on Thursday, Dec. 25 in observance
of Christmas. Garbage that would have been collected on
Thursday will instead be collected on Friday, Dec. 26.
The recycling center will also be closed on Jan. 1 and
will reopen Friday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. There will be no gar-
bage or recycling collections on Thursday, Jan. 1. Garbage
scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be collected
Friday, Jan. 2.
Library closes for the holidays
The Wyckoff Library will be closed on Wednesday,
Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25. The library will reopen
Friday, Dec. 26 at 10a.m.
The Wyckoff Library will also be closed on New Year’s
Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day, Thursday,
Jan. 1. The library will reopen Jan., 2, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Adult Bar & Bat Mitzvah class offered
Men and women who are interested in participating in
Temple Beth Rishon’s upcoming adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah
class are invited to an orientation session at the Temple, 585
Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
The class meets approximately every two weeks for 15
to 18 months. Rabbi Kenneth A. Emert and Cantor Ilan
Mamber teach the program, which includes Judaic studies
and familiarization with the religious service. Micheline
Burke, Temple Beth Rishon’s Hebrew School principal,
teaches a special beginning Hebrew reading class for those
who need extra help.
At the conclusion of their studies, all students partici-
pate in a joint Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony, leading
and chanting the service and delivering individual “D’vrei
Torah,” presentations focused on their journey to becoming
For more information on Temple Beth Rishon’s Bar/Bat
Mitzvah program, call (201) 891-4466.
Menorah Lighting planned
The Annual Menorah Lighting and activities will be
held Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. at Wyckoff Town Hall.
The oversized nine-foot, GLOW Menorah will be lighted
and Chanukah activities will take place. The free celebra-
tion, “Cosmic Chanukah,” is sponsored by Chabad of NW
Bergen County and is open to the entire community. In
addition to the Glow Menorah lighting, enjoy a Glow Show
by Keith Leaf, giveaways, Cantor Ilan Mamber, a cosmic
Chanukah craft, piping-hot latkes, refreshments, and more
in a super-sized heated tent.
For more information call the Chabad Jewish Center at
(201) 848-0449 or visit www.chabadplace.org.
Y hosts ‘Shrek’ trip
Broadway is getting a “make-ogre” with “Shrek, the
Musical!” Join the Wyckoff Family YMCA on Dec. 28 for
a bus trip to see this new hit. The bus will leave the Y at 10
a.m. for a 2 p.m. show. Orchestra seats are reserved. Call
Nancy at the Y at (201) 891-2081 to reserve tickets.
Lions hold Christmas Tree Sale
The Wyckoff Lions Club is holding its Annual Christ-
mas Tree Sale across from Boulder Run Shopping Center
adjacent to the Getty Station on Franklin Avenue. The
club will be selling Frazier firs, balsams, Douglas firs, and
wreaths. Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
The sale is one of the Lions Club’s benefits to aid local
charities, including The Love Fund of Wyckoff, Eastern
Christian Children’s Retreat, Wyckoff Family UMCA,
Guide Dog Foundation, Christian Health Care Center, West
Bergen Mental Healthcare, and Camp Marcella, a camp for
visually impaired children. The club also provides scholar-
ship for local students.
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201-652-0744 Candlelight Concert planned
Grace United Methodist Church, 555 Russell Avenue,
will hold Christmas Eve services at 3, 5, 9 and 11 p.m.
Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday
school is offered for all ages. Child care is provided. An
adult Bible class is held in Room 10 at 10:15 a.m. every
Sunday. Call (201) 891-4595.
Borst (continued from page 8)
group run by the EPA. In 2007, Borst introduced Borst
Organic®, the company’s private label for organic prod-
ucts that treat lawn, trees and shrubs ‘’with the science of
nature…naturally.” “The problem is that the chemical used to enhance a
lawn’s color, nitrogen, actually stresses the grass. It’s almost
like putting your lawn on steroids. In an organic lawn care
program, we focus on improving the soil. Healthy soil
produces healthy, vibrant grass plants,” said Cioffi. Using
a holistic approach, known in the field as integrated pest
management, Borst has made a name for itself as the pre-
mier landscaping firm in northern New Jersey focused on
“green” practices. Through site assessment, periodic moni-
toring, and preventative applications, Borst is able to lower
incidents of pest and pathogen problems and significantly
reduce its use of pesticide products.
Cioffi also reviewed the importance of using porous
hardscape surfaces that allow rainwater to filter down
through the soil – a natural means of purification – rather
than becoming runoff that brings harmful chemicals into
the water system.
“Just like everything else in life, environmentally-safe
landscaping is all about stress management,” said Cioffi.
“Healthy soil is the key, and the organic approach relieves
the stress on the soil and allows it to return to its natural
state.” At the end of the presentation, Cioffi received a certifi-
cate of appreciation from Rotary Club President/Paramus
Borough Administrator Anthony Iacono.
Borst Landscape & Design is located at 260 West Cres-
cent Avenue, Suite 1, in Allendale. Phone (201) 785-9400.