Wyckoff December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 11 The Wyckoff Police Department is investigating a home burglary and urging residents to take measures to secure expensive gifts as the holidays approach. On Dec. 1 at 3:32 p.m., a relative of a New York Avenue family returned to the house with the children, whom the relative had picked up after school, and found that the house had been burglarized. The burglar or burglars had gained entry by kicking in the front door, and jewelry was report- Home precautions urged as police handle burglary edly stolen. The house had been vacant since 8 a.m. that morning. Lieutenant David Murphy, Sergeant Kenneth Brown, and Patrolman William Plisich investigated the break and entry and reported larceny. “During the holiday season it gets dark earlier in the evening, homes are known to potentially have cash and gifts inside, and houses are frequently unoccupied as we all Jane Pullaro, a former club president and the organization’s current treasurer, explained that these groups came into existence in the late 19th century when writer Jane Cunningham Croly was not invited to a dinner honoring Charles Dickens. Croly was so infuriated that no woman was invited that she started her own group of literati so women in New York could have a similar experience. Pullaro added that there were some other clubs for women at the time, but they were mostly focused on religion and cooking. Croly’s club became well known and grew into a national organization that is now international with chapters in Europe and Japan. Since then, Pullaro said, take care of the chores of the season,” said Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox. “Residents should make every effort to make their homes look occupied by having lights on, and should be aware of, and report to police, any suspicious cars or persons they observe in the neighborhood.” J. KOSTER Anniversary (continued from page 10) The Woman’s Club of Franklin Lakes is a non-profit philanthropic organization focusing on woman’s issues and services to Franklin Lakes. The club provides opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service. This year’s key beneficiaries are autism research, pancreatic cancer, student scholarships, and other local charities. the clubs have taken up causes such as saving the Palisades from development in the early 20th century, pushing for safety belts, and supporting the concept of further education and training for women. Most recently, when the president of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs asked for donations of small items to be put into stockings to be sent to the country’s military troops overseas, 1,900 stockings were filled and they had to be trucked to the shipping area. Pullaro pointed out that there are several levels of clubs, including juniors and juniorettes (for high school girls). F. J. McMAHON ������������������������������ ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ��������������������������� ����������� ����������������������