April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21
Register for football & cheerleading The Midland Park Junior Football & Cheerleading Association will hold in-person registration on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the DePhillips Center and Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon following the baseball/softball parade at the Junior Field. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.mpjrfootball.com. For more information call (201) 445-0902. Candidates’ Night scheduled The Midland Park Elementary PTA will sponsor a forum for the board of education candidates to state their views and answer questions on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. The forum will be held at the Midland Park High School media center. The program can be seen live on MPTV, cablevision Channel 77. For information, call Debi Cirino at (201) 925-2033. Fish & Chips Dinner planned The Christian Reformed Church of Midland Park Booster Club will hold its Second Annual Fish & Chips Dinner on April 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Friendship Hall. The dinner will be prepared by Tastefully British and will include fish and chips, coleslaw, and dessert. Chicken nuggets will also be available for children. The cost is $13 per adult and $8 per child. For tickets call (201) 445-4260. All proceeds benefit the Adopt-a-Student Education Program. The Christian Reformed Church is located at 183 Godwin Avenue. Church plans Recipe Tasting Luncheon On Thursday, April 16, Midland Park United Methodist Church will host its annual Recipe Tasting Luncheon. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. Those with limited time for lunch will be served first. There will be delicious dishes to taste made by the women of the congregation. In addition to sampling the buffet, participants will have
the opportunity to buy recipes for their favorite dishes. All are invited to attend. The Midland Park United Methodist Church is located at 269 Godwin Avenue. Easter Egg Hunt set Midland Park Recreation will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at the Dairy Street Recreation playground located on Dairy Street starting at 1 p.m. for children who are two and three; 1:30 p.m. for children ages four and five, and 2 p.m. for children ages six and seven. Children should bring a basket to collect eggs. Parents, bring cameras to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Rain date will be on April 11. Call (201) 652-2747 for cancellation information. Boys go ‘Scouting for Food’ Cub Scout Pack 157 and Boy Scout Troop 157 will be collecting food donations for Scouting for Food, the annual Iaoupough Mountains District food drive. Midland Park residents are asked to leave their filled bags in a highly visible location on Saturday, April 4 between 9 a.m. and noon. The donated food will go to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. For more information contact Irena at (201) 4449251. ‘Easter Beagle’ comes to church The New Life Players will present “The Easter Beagle” by Charles M. Schulz on April 4 at 2 and 4 p.m. at New Life Ministries located at 218 Irving Street. Join New Life Ministries for this family entertainment, meet the Easter Beagle, hunt for some very special eggs, and to enjoy other post-show treats with friends, neighbors, and family. Admission is free. Sciglimpaglia offers voice over course Professional voice-over instructor and talent Rob Sciglimpaglia (PBS, AMD, Dean Koontz, etc.) will be holding his class, “You’re On The Air…How to Really Make it in Voice-overs,” on April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. His class, offered through Midland Park Community Education, is designed to help students gain awareness and knowledge of the industry. Topics covered in the class include: basic voice-over technique, how to get started in the industry, differences between commercial and narration work, advantages and disadvantages of joining a union, home studios, creating and marketing a demo. Every student in the class will also have an opportunity to step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and hear the results before they leave. To enroll and for additional information call (201) 444-
7400 extension 8 or visit www.mpcedu.com. Pre-registration is required. Good Shepherd hosts English Tea The Church of the Good Shepherd will be hosting its Annual English Tea on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a mixed plate of delicacies and a cup of tea. Cost of a ticket is $10. Call the church office at (201) 444-6168 for tickets. Celery Farm program offered Master Gardener Dr. Edith Wallace will discuss Allendale’s Celery Farm Natural Area on Friday, April 3 at 1 p.m. in the Midland Park Public Library. Dr. Wallace will present a slide show about the various plants that sustain and shelter the animal life on this 107-acre nature preserve. Dr. Wallace holds a Ph.D. in zoology and was chair of the William Paterson University Biology Department for six years. She has earned numerous certificates in the field of horticulture. Presently, Dr. Wallace is the co-president of the Passaic County Master Gardeners and co-coordinator of the Lilac Garden Restoration project at Skylands. She spends much of her free time photographing her visits to gardens in the metropolitan area. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Midland Park Memorial Library and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the library and at the adjacent municipal parking lot. For further information, contact the Midland Park Library at (201) 444-2390. Clothing Swap set Midland Park Christian Reformed Church located at 183 Godwin Avenue will host a Clothing Swap for babies’ and kids’ clothes on Saturday, April 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring gently used babies’ and children’s clothes Friday, April 3 between 3 and 8 p.m. and come back Saturday and load up for free! Those who do not have clothes to donate may come Saturday and load up for only $5. All are welcome. For further information call (201) 445-4260 or e-mail email@example.com. School election is April 21 The annual board of education and budget election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. The polls will be open on that day from 2 to 9 p.m. At that time, voters will select trustees for the board of education and vote on the 200910 school budget. The Midland Park borough clerk’s office will be open on Tuesday, March 31 until 9 p.m. for late night voter registration. For further information, call the clerk’s office at (201) 327-3156.
(continued from page 9) New Life’s first home was the Ramapo High School auditorium beginning in 1995. It moved to Midland Park five years later, sharing the building with the Eastern Christian Schools’ pre-school program before purchasing it two years later. Irving Park Christian Reformed Church had donated the church building to the school when it disbanded in 2000 after 45 years due to dwindling membership. The church building is now being sold to the Han Ma Um Reformed Church of America, a South Korean congregation which is now located on Forrest Avenue in Paramus. Pastor Vugteveen noted parenthetically, that the world’s economic situation is wreaking havoc with the church world as well. He said that when he first listed the building with a Realtor, there were four comparable churches for sale in the area. By the time his was sold six months later, that figure had grown to 37.
(continued from page 7) must meet with their attorneys in the narrow, crowded hallway with no privacy. The tax assessor’s office would remain on the second floor, as would the court/mayor and council chambers. A number of years ago the borough applied for a Community Development grant to provide barrier-free emergency egress from the council chambers/municipal court on the second floor, as required by law. At present a steel stairway leads from the council chambers to the parking lot, with no provisions for the handicapped. The grant was denied. The last renovations to town hall were done in 2002 when the first floor and the basement on the easterly side of the building were totally refurbished for the police department. The building’s front foyer was converted into an office for the court administrator, who needed to be on the first floor.
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