Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • August 12, 2009 Wyckoff Girl Scout wins Gold Award for CHCC garden by John Koster The Wyckoff Township Committee recently recognized Jacalyn De Value, who received the Girl Scout Gold Award for the 170-square foot rain garden she designed and planted at the Christian Health Care Center for the enjoyment of the center’s residents. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. De Value, who will be a freshman at Alfred University this autumn, said the hardest part was the planning to create an attractive garden with a minimum of care required for the plants. An environmental science major, she concentrated on using mostly native plants, with the addition of a few favorites the CHCC residents wanted to see. “A lot of the women at the center wanted black-eyed Susans, so I included them,” De Value said. Other flowers included winterberry, Cheddar pinks, and purple and sunset coneflowers. Scott Fisher of the Wyckoff Department of Public Works said De Value had done some fine work at the Jacalyn De Value (center) with Mayor Joseph Fiorenzo and members of the Wyckoff Township Committee. Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen and use to wipe off countertops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a clean, fresh smell.” garden, and the people at the center love having it there. “I thought it was very impressive, and it was a tremendous amount of work,” Fisher said. He supplied the topsoil and mulch for the project at no charge to De Value and at no cost to Wyckoff taxpayers, since the materials came from the Wyckoff Recycling Area and were generated from yard waste. Mayor Jopseh Fiorenzo noted that De Value has taken part in Wyckoff’s Team Up to Tidy Up on a regular basis. Township Committeeman Brian Scanlan asked the Girl Scout for more information about rain gardens, which promote drainage. She provided him with printed information after she received her proclamation at last week’s township committee meeting. Mary Says... Temple Beth Rishon, located at 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, will hold two summer Open Houses for prospective members this month. Meet Temple Beth Rishon’s clergy, president, professional staff, board officers, and congregants on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. for breakfast, and on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for coffee and dessert. Learn about High Holiday services, weekly Shabbat worship, Tot Shabbat, preschool, Hebrew school, youth group, adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, and the diversified Temple Beth Rishon hosts Open House social and religious programs for all ages. Temple Beth Rishon has been chosen as a satellite campus for the Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies, a regional Hebrew high school with exciting programming for eight through twelfth grade, classes will begin in September. The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, among the finest program for adult Jewish education, will also be held at the temple in the fall. Call (201) 891-4466 or visit 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! • EDUCATED - MA in exercise science • CERTIFIED - ACSM, NASM, Post Rehab Specialist, MAT Specialist �������������������������� ����������������������������������� Sheila Keane • EXPERIENCED - 15 years one-to-one personal training • QUALIFIED - to work with geriatric, bariatric, Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Parkinson’s as well as weight loss, fitness and wellness In your home or comfortable, private training facility Offering Muscle Activation Techniques Cash ts Discoun il O On Heating s Deliverie 24 Hour 201-891-1000 Emergency Service ����������������������� ������������������������������������� Keane Fit & Wellness Ridgewood 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183