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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Wyckoff Wanderings 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 “B’nai Mitzvah.” 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 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. M idland P ark M atters A Publication of The Midland Park Chamber of Commerce A Special Supplement to The Villadom TIMES This feature, published periodically throughout the year, contains items of interest pertaining to Midland Park and its Chamber of Commerce, along with your advertising message. This is a quality opportunity to promote your business, and encourage local consumers to shop, dine and seek professional services in Midland Park. New Year’s Edition: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, January 7th Call The Villadom TIMES today to place your advertisement. 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.