Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • August 5, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to Abundant Life Church for the recent contribution; the members of Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff for their help, MSO for dropping off groceries, and to all the individuals who come by and drop off a bag of non-perishable groceries for our families. You and your family can make a big difference this summer – that time of year when our food pantry is in most need of replenishing. The summer weather we have been looking for is finally here! Most moms look forward to having the children around and participating in a variety of summer activities. Most children look forward to hours of summer fun, with lots of sunscreen, swimming pools, iced tea and lemonade, water balloons, grilled food, and vacations. For 10-year old Kelly, the summer has quite a different feeling. Kelly was diagnosed with leukemia about 4-29-09 karen/janineunable to participate in the typitwo months ago. She is EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09)manage to keep busy cal summer activities, but she does with crafts 3 x .75 and drawing. Her sisters, eight-year old Alison, and five-year old Ellynne, are also affected by all of the changes. Because of budget constraints, the family isn’t even able to do what others take for granted, like going out for ice cream together. They are barely able to purchase anything other than the bare necessities, while they watch their bills mount with each mail delivery. Naturally, Kelly’s parents are overwhelmed and the atmosphere at home has been tense. More than once, the girls have heard their mom crying in the bathroom. The Northern Regional Center started to work with this family at the time of Kelly’s diagnosis. The caseworker visits with the family, and now things at home are a little more calm and relaxed. We have made a delivery of bags of nonperishable food and dropped off some summer clothing. A small emergency grant paid the unpaid rent and fuel bills. It is only with your contribution to the Family Financial Assistance Program that we are able to make a difference for families like Kelly’s. With your donation of groceries and your financial support, we can meet the many needs of these families: people who might be your neighbors. There are more than 230 families receiving support from ECF at this time. Please consider helping them, too. Another great way to help is through your donation of gifts cards to restaurants, ice cream stores, and department stores, or simply an American Express gift card that families can use where it is most needed. Our office hours will be very limited the week of Aug. 3 through 11 due to vacation schedules. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Current hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the Web at As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Ratcliffe joins HCANJ committee Denise Ratcliffe (pictured), licensed nursing home administrator and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the executive board of the Health Care Association of New Jersey. HCANJ is a professional association representing skilled nursing, sub-acute, assisted living, adult day health care, comprehensive personal-care, and residential health-care facilities throughout New Jersey. Ratcliffe previously served on HCANJ’s Executive Committee from 1991 to 1997. A resident of Wayne, Ratcliffe is a 19-year veteran of CHCC and has been an LNHA for 28 years. HCANJ has met the research, education, and policy needs of long-term care providers for more than five decades. The association works closely with state and federal agencies and with other health-care organizations to develop health-care policy that promotes highquality, affordable health-care services that meet the needs of both providers and residents. CHCC has served the community since 1911, providing a broad scope of mental-health and elder-care services. The Best Stinger is a Dead Stinger! Shoo-Fly® Hornet Jet Bomb Spray  Safe, sure way to get rid of hornets, wasps, bees, yellow jackets, ants, spiders and earwigs.  Shoots 20' penetrating nests, eaves, cones and cracks.  Invisible residual action keeps on killing for weeks Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 Sat 8-5 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 Police arrest drivers on drug charges Wyckoff police arrested two pairs of young men in two separate incidents. On July 15, Sergeant Michael Ragucci stopped a vehicle on Yale Avenue after numerous motor vehicle violations and arrested the driver and the passenger, both 20-year-old men from Wyckoff, on drug charges. They reportedly had a hollowed-out cigar used for smoking marijuana. The driver was also charged with careless driving. On July 21, Patrolman Brian Zivkovich arrested two 21year-old Wyckoff men on drug charges after he observed their vehicle parked on the cul-de-sac of Carleton Road. 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