April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27
Legion Post 130 seeks new members. Veterans who have served their country during WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Gulf War, and the current hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for membership. Post 130 is active in worthwhile endeavors such as Boys State and local high school scholarships as well as other services to our veterans in the Midland Park/Wyckoff community. Interested veterans can contact the Post Commander, Joseph Bush at 201-445-7645 or John Grisoni 201-444-0189.
Midland Park student achievements recognized Midland Park High School athletes have garnered awards. Two Midland Park cheerleaders, Kristin Olsen and Karli Gnehm, were selected to be “All Star Cheerleaders” through the National Cheerleading Association. They were chosen based on their cheerleading skills and personality. During the winter sports season, Melanie Lewis was named to the All County Second Team in indoor track. Lewis set a Midland Park school record in the 55meter hurdles while winning the sectional championships. John Passero set a Midland Park school record in the long jump during the indoor track season. All ﬁve members
of the boys’ basketball team received AllLeague honors: Ken Kruis, Nick Acito, Connor Coughlin, Tyler Dravis-Stark, and David Pennington. Eighth grader Ben Monsma was winner of the ﬁrst Midland Park Junior High School Geography Bee. Seventh grader Kyle Fogelstrom was the runner up in the competition.
The Midland Park Lions Club is growing. At the March meeting of the club, Treasurer Bud O’Hagan installed ﬁve new members. The new members are Steve and Monica Abramopaulos, Robert Hazen, Donna Bovino, and Alan Makela. The new members said they joined the club for the fellowship and the obvious enjoyment the current members exude while working on club projects. The new members are looking forward to participating at the April 26 Pancake Breakfast and the other club activities. The Midland Park Lions Club is open to all Midland Park residents, businesses, friends and neighbors who might enjoy helping in charitable works. Anyone interested in membership should call Bud O’Hagan at (201) 444-0104 or Mary Allyn at (551) 206-1961 for an invitation to attend the group’s next monthly meeting.
Police warn of scams The Midland Park Police remind residents spring is a prime time for fraudulent activities. Typically these are driveway sealing scams, home improvement and chimney repairs. Dishonest persons claim to be working in your neighborhood and will offer a great deal. The department urges residents to be cautious when choosing people to do work. There have also been a great many internet scams and fraudulent checks claiming a person has won large sums of money and need only to cash these checks to pay the taxes on the money. Midland Park Police urge residents to ignore these solicitations Library programs for children and to remember, “If it sounds too good Registration for Spring Story Time is to be true, it probably is.” When in doubt taking place in the Children’s Room at the contact the police department at (201) 444Midland Park Memorial Library through 2300. April 9. Story Times for three through ﬁve year olds is on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. form Chamber offers scholarships April 14 through May 12 or Thursdays, at The Midland Park Chamber of Com- 11:15 a.m. from April 16 through May 14. merce will be awarding three $600 cash Two year olds will meet on Wednesdays at scholarships to graduating seniors who live 10:30 a.m. from April 15 through May 13. Children must be accompanied by an in Midland Park. Students must be continuing their education in a 2-year or 4-year adult. Story times will include stories, college program. Deadline for submitting music and crafts. For more information on Children’s applications is May 4. Applications are available at Midland Park High School or Room Programs contact Courtney Laverty at the library (201) 444-2390. call Dr. Dawn DiMuro at (201) 445-6200 Opening Day Parade set The opening day parade and ceremonies for Midland Park Baseball and Softball will take place on Saturday, April 18. All teams will meet at the municipal building parking lot at 8:30 a.m. The parade travels up Highland Avenue, left on Vreeland Avenue, left on Glen Avenue and right on Dairy Street to the Junior Field. This year’s honorees will be John Mulligan and Bill Kieselbach. Mulligan has 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 2009-10 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 (201) 327-3156.
been associated with Midland Park Baseball for over eight years. In the past he has served as the league’s president and vice president. He has coached countless teams and children from Midland Park. He will be presented a plaque for his past years of dedicated service. Kieselback has been associated with the MPBA for over nine years. He has been a constant help in regards to the maintaining and repairing of the ﬁelds and has been coaching throughout the years. Both Mulligan and Kieselback have volunteered countless hours of their time for the baseball community. This is the time for the community to thank them for their efforts. This traditional opening day ceremony will be immediately followed by the opening ceremony for the newly renovated baseball/softball ﬁeld adjacent to the Midland Park High School. Parents may bring used baseball shoes, gloves, pants to the snack bar. The MPBA will be donating these items to a group that will gladly recycle them.
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