August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Wyckoff Wanderings Beth Rishon hosts Open House 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, the adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, and the diversified 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 programming for grades eight through 12. Classes will begin in September. The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, among the finest programs for adult Jewish education, will also be held at the temple in the fall. For more information, call (201) 8914466 or visit Communication seminar offered Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff is offering couples a way to develop greater love, understanding, and better communication using the MyersBriggs 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) 6941748. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue. Teen programs available The Wyckoff Public Library continues to offer a selection of summer programs for Wyckoff teens. Linda Bogan will return on Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to assist teens with the art of origami. Celebrate a great summer with a wrapup 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 Koh named to Dean’s List Yai R. Koh of Wyckoff has been named to the Dean’s List at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York for the spring 2009 semester. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above to qualify for the Dean’s List. 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. 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 and appointments are not necessary. 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 notebook-style book with removable loose leaf pages. The cost of the cookbook is $15. To purchase a copy, call (201) 857-8464. La Leche League expands meetings La Leche League of Wyckoff provides women interested in breastfeeding with information and mother to mother (and mother-to-be) support. Monthly meetings are held not only in the morning, but also in the evening. Topics for discussion include avoiding breastfeeding difficulties, continued breastfeeding, weaning and nutrition, as well as any other issues breastfeeding mothers might have. Morning meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Evening meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Babies and toddlers are always welcome. There are additional meeting to address toddler issues, parenting and nutrition. LLL believes breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start in life. LLL also emphasizes continued wholesome nutrition for the whole family. For more information or any questions regarding breastfeeding contact Carole at (917) 407-1166, Leslie at (201) 788-3992 or Ming at (201) 689-9602. ...not your community’s back. Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Break the Highway Trend! 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