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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 Allendale Council honors long-time math teacher Peter Wasek by John Koster The Allendale Borough Council recently honored Peter Wasek, a sixth grade math teacher for almost 40 years, with a proclamation and some affectionate humor. Wasek served as the president and vice president of the Allendale Education Association, and served on the Ramsey Board of Education for 10 years. He twice received the Governor’s Teacher Award while working for the Allendale schools. The veteran math teacher, with almost four decades of service to the Allendale K-8 school system, will be retiring from his post at the end of the year. The council honored Wasek, who was not present, with a plaque and a verbal tribute. “Both my daughters had him when they were at the Brookside School,” Mayor Vince Barra said in a brief informal addition to the proclamation. “They complained about him all the time, but when they went on to the high school, they thanked God for Mr. Wasek because he gave them such a solid foundation for when they had to take algebra and geometry. He really was an excellent teacher.” “Mr. Wasek will always be remembered for his dry sense of humor as well as for his beloved ‘Wasek- mobile,’” Mayor Barra said in his formal proclamation. In response to a question from the press, he replied that the “Wasek-Mobile” was “an old, beat-up VW bus…and he used to drive it to school every day even though the kids laughed at him. Finally, it died.” Wasek was described as being well known as an instructor who expected his students to live up to their potential, and they succeeded by accomplishing more than they had imagined possible. “I, Vince Barra, along with the members of the of the borough council, congratulate Peter Wasek for his life- time commitment to education, and thank him on behalf of the many children whose lives he has touched and changed.” Fyke plans CBC Fyke Nature Association will hold its 57 th Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 27. This all-day activity will be followed with a recap meeting at the Allendale Municipal Building at 5:30 p.m. The count is part of the 109 th Christmas Bird Count, a continent-wide program organized by the National Audubon Society. Eight teams will be sent into different sections of the 15-mile diameter circle centered on Lake Erskine. To join a team, call Stiles at (201) 327-3470. For other information, contact John at (201) 327-1483 or Woman’s Club awards donation The Allendale Woman’s Club recently sponsored an ‘Earthly Treasures’ jewelry show to benefi t Gilda’s Club, an organization dedicated to providing emotional and social support to those living with cancer. The fundraising event enabled the Woman’s Club to make a $1,000 donation to the non-profi t organization. Pictured are Allendale Woman’s Club members Linda Fleis- chauer, event chairperson (left) and Marianne Zarychta, club vice president (right), presenting a donation to Lenore Guido, the executive director of Gilda’s Club. HARDING WINE & SPIRIT So far to date we have sold almost one thousand bottles of Liberty Creek. It’s amazing when you have a great product, even in tough times people respond. That’s why we are so excited to continue to offer this wonderful Californian wine for the incredibly low price of $5.99 for a 1.5 liter bottle. (This is not a misprint!) Before we bought it, we tried it. Very simply this wine is easily worth twice this price. WE DELIVER Great News! The “Zin” is in ! We now have Liberty Cree White Zinfande k l. You’ve got to try it! HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda 201-445-7122 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED Lots of holidays and family events are quickly coming upon us. Why not buy a case each of Liberty Creek Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & White Zinfandel! ���� � � ��� 595 North Maple Ave Ridgewood ��� �� 201-444-5763 � � ���� Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 Thurs ‘til 9:00