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Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • December 24, 2008 Gone Fishin’ The Villadom TIMES will not publish on Dec. 31 & Jan. 7. Look for our next edition on January 14, 2009! Deadline for press releases and ads is Wednesday, January 7. Villadom Happenings Chambers meet for card exchange The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce, together with other local chambers of commerce, will hold a regional business card exchange for members and non-members on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wayne Tile, 50 Spring Street in Ramsey. Join members of the Wyckoff and Waldwick chambers of commerce at this gathering, while exploring Wayne Tile’s newest showroom. Enjoy light refreshments and make new business contacts. The cost is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for non- members. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Reg- ister on-line at or call (201) 529-5566. Classic film screenings at library The Waldwick Public Library hosts screenings of classic films on Thursdays at 2 p.m. A brief introduction, setting the film in its historical context, will precede each screen- ing. The schedule of screenings for the month of January is as follows: Jan. 8, “Sunset Boulevard;” Jan. 15, “Rebel without a Cause;” Jan. 22, “Double Indemnity;” and Jan. 29, “Dead Ringer.” Registration for the film series is not necessary; however arrival before 2 p.m. is encouraged. Call (201) 652-5104. Internet safety presentation set The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit will present an in-depth presentation on Inter- net Safety on Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Franklin Avenue Middle School Multipurpose Room in Franklin Lakes. The presentation, “Staying Safe in Cyberspace: Internet Safety for Parents,” is a comprehensive examination of today’s Internet. For further information call D/Lt. Andrew W. Donofrio at (201) 226-5521. Embroidery Guild meet The Bergen Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of Amer- ica will hold its next meeting on Monday, Jan. 12, at 9:30 a.m., at in the Red Barn of Guardian Angel Church, located on the corner of Allendale Avenue and Franklin Turnpike in Allendale. Dr. Richard Wedeen will give a lecture about Mayan textiles. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information visit New Year’s Day Gala set On Thursday, Jan. 1, Manfred Knoop, Director of Music at the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wyckoff, will conduct an orchestra of 50 musicians during the sixth annual Vien- nese New Year’s Gala at The Brownstone in Paterson. The event, which will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., is modeled after the annual New Year’s Day celebration in Vienna, Austria, featuring the music of Johann Strauss. Gifted professional artists will lend their talents to the occasion, which will feature a sumptuous buffet dinner fol- lowed by dancing to the swing sounds of Cheryl Spirer and Night Wind. Ticket information is available by contacting Marlene Nardone at or (201) 891-1122, extension 202. English Country Dancers plan event The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to their Sunday afternoon dance. All dances are taught and called and the music is live. Come with or with- out a partner on Sunday, Dec. 28 to the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Instruction Lions support area charities The Franklin Lakes Republican Club held its Annual Holiday Distribution Dinner at the High Mountain Golf Club in Franklin Lakes. President Alex Arns presented checks on behalf of the Lions Club to a variety of charitable organiza- tions, many of which have been struggling this year due to the economic downturn. Among the honorees were ARC, the Center for Food Option, the Christian Health Care Center, the Creative Living Council, Eva’s Village, Operation Link Up, Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Paterson Memorial Day School, Several Sources, YWCA of Bergen County, Eman- uel Cancer Foundation, and Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat. The event, which was attended by approximately 75 people, raised nearly $30,000 through the efforts of Lions in the community, including a Wine Tasting at Indian Trails Club in Franklin Lakes and a circus held on McBride Field in Franklin Lakes. The Lions Club now serves a variety of charities, having expanded dramatically from its original mission to help children who are visually impaired. Anyone interested in joining the Lions Club is encouraged to contact Alex Arns at, Robert Warsack at, or Charles Kahwaty at for beginners is at 1:30 p.m., and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information at or call Nancy at (201) 652-4014. ‘Try an Instrument’ over the holidays The Ridgewood Conservatory is offering a special “Try an Instrument” program during the holiday break. Designed to maximize the success of learning to play a new instru- ment, the program is a great way for children, teens, and adults to get a jump start in just three 30-minute private les- sons. Taught by The Conservatory’s faculty of world-class virtuosi, “Try an Instrument” lessons are offered Dec. 22 through 24 and Dec. 29 through 31, and times may vary each day to accommodate holiday schedules. Special gift certificates are available for holiday gift-giving. For more information, call (201) 612-6686. New Rock Program at The Conservatory The Rock Shop at The Ridgewood Conservatory will be providing musical training to Rock musicians of all ages and levels starting Jan. 3. “Intro to Rock” offers raw beginners four one-hour group lessons on guitar, bass or drums. “One-on-One Rockology” gives students of all levels private guitar, bass, keyboards and/or vocal lessons. “Bandology 101” enables band members to fine-tune their songwriting and sound by learning from a pro in eight weeks of two-hour sessions. For more info or to request a brochure, contact Bill Seco at (201) 612-6686. T’ai Chi Chih classes offered The Valley Hospital will present courses on T’ai Chi Chih for beginners at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus. Courses will begin Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9:30 a.m. Intermediate-level classes will start Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 12, at 4:15 p.m. The intermediate classes are designed for those who have completed the beginners program. All classes are eight sessions and the cost is $60. Each class is one hour and 15 minutes in length. Call (201) 634- 5359 to register or for more information. TIC TOC Theatre offers Shakespeare for children The TIC TOC Sunday Theatre Program for children and families will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. This is a child-oriented production of the classic Shakespeare play performed by the Shake- speare Company of New Jersey. This one-hour children’s adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades and a riotous roller coaster ride for audiences of all ages. All Tic Toc shows take place at the Ben Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour. Call (201) 447-9110 for group information To order tickets go to and print out the order form. Send check, completed order form and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Tic Toc Theatre Series, 49 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P.O. Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) Midland Park, New Jersey 07432 General Office: 201-652-0744 • Fax: 201-670-4745 email: ZONE 1 Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, Midland Park ZONE 2 Ridgewood, Glen Rock ZONE 3 Allendale, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, ZONE 4 Ramsey, Mahwah ALBERT & ESTER VIERHEILIG Publishers Jennifer Crusco, Editor Nancy Badkin Antlitz, Art Director Staff Artists: Janine Mistretta • Allison Sosinsky Peggy Carriero • Karl Vierheilig Editorial Staff: John Koster • Frank J. 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