August 12, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Wyckoff Wanderings University announces Dean’s List The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware has named the following Wyckoff students to its Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester: Adam Joseph Baral, a senior history major at the College of Arts and Science; Sara Michele Baral, a sophomore health behavior science major at the College of Health Sciences; Jacqueline Marie Giuffre, a junior English major at the College of Arts and Science; Matthew Charles Jufer, a freshman music education/instrumental major at the College of Arts and Science; Anneliese Joelle Mayo, a junior communication interest major at the College of Arts and Science; Samantha Nicole Muscio, a senior cognitive science major at the College of Arts and Science; Randi Lynn Pecore, a senior elementary teacher education at the College of Human Services; Danielle Grace Posess, a senior hotel, restaurant and institutional management major at the College of Business and Economics; Amanda Jean Schuetz, a junior elementary teacher education major at the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy; and Kaitlin Marie Taranto, a freshman university studies major at the College of University Studies. To be placed on the Dean’s List a student must have a grade point average of 3.33 or above for the semester. Communication seminar offered Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff is offering couples a way to affirm, develop greater love, understanding and better communication between each other using the Myers-Briggs assessment tool. The seminar meets on Tuesday evenings, Aug. 18 and 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Tom Larkin at (201) 444-8038 or (973) 694-1748. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue. Teen programs set The Wyckoff Public Library continues to offer a selection of summer programs for Wyckoff teens. On the Aug. 12, Meredith Levy of Wyckoff will offer a teen playwriting seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Levy will discuss how a play is written and will give teens a chance to try their hand at the art of the play. An additional meeting of the seminar may be required. Linda Bogan will return Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to assist teens with the art of origami. Celebrate a great summer with a wrap-up party on Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. This party is open to all teens who participated in Wyckoff Library’s summer programs for teens. For more information and to register, contact Barbara at (201) 891-4866 or Seniors assist with Mommy & Me Parents and toddlers are invited to share songs, stories, and summertime fun with senior residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Home at Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. “Mommy and Me” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Caroline Platt at (201) 848-5869. Library offers teen programs The Wyckoff Library will be offering Talk It Up, a six-week program for teens entering grades seven, eight, and nine. Each week, teens will read one book chosen by Young Adult Librarian Barbara E. Weber, and discuss that book the following week. A twin program, Speak Out, is similarly constructed, but is aimed at teens entering grades 10 through 12. Express Yourself @ Your Library, another summer reading program, allows Wyckoff residents who are entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade to track their summer reading. Prizes will be awarded as the summer progresses. The program runs through Aug. 27. Call (201) 358-8024 or for additional information. Summer reading club at library All children are invited to join the summer reading club at the Wyckoff Library. Stop in the children’s room any time. There will be plenty of reading incentives and activities, including theatrical and music performances, art and weaving workshops, storytelling, magic and variety shows, and Mr. Fish’s amazing anti-gravity show. All programs require in-person registration. Be sure to check out the library website for the full calendar of events or call the library at (201) 891-4866 for all details. Adult walk in health screening offered Adult walk in health screenings, monitoring, and assessment are open to all adults every Thursday, except the fifth Thursday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church on Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The following services are available: blood pressure monitoring, nutritional information, cardiac risk factor information, osteoporosis risk identification, medication consultations, initial health referrals, and diabetes risk factor identification. A registered nurse conducts the sessions. This service is free to all Wyckoff adults. No appointments are necessary. Community notification system in place The Wyckoff Police Department would like to remind residents about the Community Notification System more commonly known as “Reverse 911.” The system allows the Wyckoff Police Department to notify residents and business owners about emergencies or provide them with other important information. This system adds an extra measure of notification to the township. Through this service, thousands of phone messages can be sent throughout the township or targeted to selected areas. The system allows immediate notification to residents and business owners without depleting police resources. Every household or business within the township with a listed and unlisted phone number has been placed into a confidential database. If the call is answered by voicemail or an answering machine, the system will leave a message with information and/or instructions. Caller ID will indicate a call from the Wyckoff Police Department. Ridgewood Water and the Wyckoff Board of Education maintain their own databases; therefore anyone who wishes to be notified by those entities will need to contact them directly. ESL Classes at Bethany Bethany Church in Wyckoff is offering free English as a Second Language classes to adults who would like to improve their speaking skills. Classes for high beginner and intermediate levels will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The $30 registration fee includes a textbook. To obtain a registration form, call Gloria Hargreaves at (201) 891-7494, extension 21, Mondays or Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bethany Church is located at 568 Wellington Drive in Wyckoff. ‘Cook & Ladder’ debuts The Ladies Auxiliary of Wyckoff Protection Fire Company No. 1 has published their first cookbook, “Cook and Ladder.” The book contains 350 recipes from members of the auxiliary and their friends. It is a hardcover notebookstyle book with removable loose leaf pages. The cost of the cookbook is $15. To purchase a copy, call (201) 857-8464. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900