December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 11 Business Join Air Brook Limousine, Inc. in making this holiday season brighter for disadvantaged families. From now through Dec. 15, area residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for children ages two through 12 to Air Brook’s corporate office at 18 Overlook Avenue in Rochelle Park. Those who donate will receive a $5 coupon for future use. Toys may also be donated by giving them directly to the bus drivers of the Air Brook Tropicana Express line, which offers express service to/from Rockland, Bergen, and Passaic counties and New York City. Donors will receive a coupon good for one complimentary buffet at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City when they travel aboard the Air Brook Tropicana Express. Call (800) 800-1990 for the nearest location. Air Brook brightens season Long-standing township The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a national not-for-profit program that has provided new, unwrapped toys to the nation’s neediest children during the holiday season. Help Air Brook help Toys for Tots give these children new playthings and a message of hope. Air Brook Limousine, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is one of the largest limousine companies in the New Jersey & New York metropolitan area and operates a fleet of 200 company owned vehicles. In addition to airport and corporate services, Air Brook offers area residents motor coach day trips to such places as New York City to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, live shows, museums, and other tours. Call Kelly Caterino at (800) 800-1990 extension 300. Quietly and without fanfare a Wyckoff institution closed its doors last week. Wyckoff Ford, located at the corner of Wyckoff and Franklin avenues, has gone out of business, a casualty of the trend toward larger volume dealers. Joe Carley, Wyckoff Ford’s owner, posted a letter on the front door thanking his customers for the 19 years he was at the helm of the dealership. Carley is the third owner of the dealership, which originally opened as Wyckoff Motors in 1924. He and his brother Jim took over business in 1991. Both grew up in their father’s dealership, Montclair Bloomfield Ford. “This was the hardest decision I have ever had to make,” said Carley. “It is so difficult to separate family and history from making a hard business decision.” Carley’s son Joe III and his sister business closes its doors Bridget are also employed by the dealership. In the end, Carley knew he had to accept Ford Motor Company’s retail market consolidation plan. The dealership’s clientele traditionally come from Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, and Oakland. Most are longtime customers. Carley said his customers are like friends. Customers enjoyed the convenience of having service done on the premises in the center of town. Recalling his tenure at the dealership, Carley said that one evening in 1998 he was awakened by a phone call: The dealership was on fire. For the next 12 months, the staff was displaced, and worked from a trailer in the parking lot. Carley said he was proud of his staff members who stayed to work under difficult circumstances. Carley and his son Joe will continue to sell Fords at Mahwah Ford. Share-A-Gift program launched Lakeland Bank will give the community a special opportunity to help the area’s less fortunate children enjoy the holiday season. Lakeland Bank’s offices will have a ShareA-Gift Tree on display, and each tree will be decorated with special ornaments from Dec. 1 through 18. Customers can participate in the program by taking an ornament and, in return, giving a gift or cash donation for the boy or girl described on the ornament tag. Each local bank office will collect the donated presents, shop for additional presents with the cash donations, and distribute all presents through each area’s local organizations. “This season is our chance to help the communities we serve and bring joy to deserving children over the holidays,” said Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “We thank everyone in advance for their generosity.” Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.7 billion and forty-eight (48) offices spanning six northwestern New Jersey counties, including Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. MICHAEL’S Sporting Goods ����������������������������� ���������������������������� We’ve ! Come visit us at our new larger d Move location next to the Market Basket Fall specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 ����������������������������������������������������� ������������ ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������������� ��������� ������������������ ���������� 25%One off Any Stock Item ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� �����������������������