Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • January 14, 2009 Park Windmill Food drive planned Kids Clubhouse Learning Center, at 85 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park, is accepting non-perishable food items to help stock the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. The CFA provides emergency food, rental, and utility assistance and advocacy to neighbors in need in Bergen County and the upper Passaic Valley. Food items may be dropped off Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., just inside Kids Clubhouse Learning Center. Call (201) 670-4464. PTO, PAPS, Boosters to meet Midland Park High School PTO, PAPS, and Boosters will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. A video from Disabilities Awareness Week featuring Scott Chesney, who, paralyzed at age 15, will be shown. Booster Beefsteak set MPHS Athletic Boosters will hold a Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Community Church in Glen Rock. Parents, families, friends, coaches, and other members of the community are invited to attend. The Booster Beefsteak is one of the primary fundraisers for the year. Contact Sandi Abballe at to reserve tickets. ‘Pack the House’ nights set Winter sports “Pack the House” nights are planned for Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. for Girls Varsity basketball vs. Immaculate Conception and on Wednesday, Feb.11 at 7 p.m. for Boys Varsity basketball vs. Wallington. The theme will be a “Green Out,” and all fans will be encouraged to wear their green in support of Panther teams. The Boosters will have refreshments available to purchase. Anyone interested in showing support by becoming a member can send $15 for an individual or $25 for a family membership to the MPHS Athletic Booster Assoc. at 250 Prospect Street. The membership form can be found at: http://midlandparkschools.schoolwires. com/66820102218144643/site/default.asp. Members will receive all three editions of the expanded athletic ad journal and a new Panther Pride mouse pad. For more information contact Sandi Abballe at (201) 251-9731. Read-a-loud with barking buddies Phoebe and Blackjack, the barking book buddies at the Midland Park Public Library, are available alternating Monday evenings. Champ is available on Wednesday afternoons and Cosmo is available Thursday afternoons. Stop in or call to experience this program. Barking Book Buddies love to hear stories read to them by young patrons. Children’s reading skills and confidence grow in this nonjudgmental setting. For information about children’s room programs, contact Courtney Laverty at the library (201) 444-2390. Midland Park Memorial Library is located at 250 Godwin Avenue. Association seeks travel soccer shirts Midland Park Soccer Association is seeking travel shirts that have not been returned in the past few years. Players are asked to return their shirts to their current coaches. Shirts from previous years’ teams may be returned to 22 Dairy Street in Midland Park. Macleod to give organization tips Is getting organized your New Years Resolution? On Jan. 15, the PTA’s guest speaker, Pamela J. Macleod of Organized from A to Z, LLC, will be speaking on this topic. Macleod specializes in whole-house, whole life transformations from children to seniors. The meeting will be held in the Highland School cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. Contact Debi Cirino at (201) 925-2033 or e-mail to at with any questions. Silver Wind & Wire Duo to perform Friends of the Midland Park Memorial Library will present an evening with Silver Wind and Wire, a flute and harp duo, on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Flutist Mary Nussear and harpist Penny McCulloch co-founded Silver Wind and Wire and have been playing together professionally for 10 years. The concert will include music by Debussy, Faure, Bizet, Puccini, and others. Nussear is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She is currently the band and orchestra director in the elementary and middle schools of the Dumont School District. Nussear, a Ridgewood resident, enjoys performing regularly with the award-winning Ridgewood Concert Band. McCulloch studied harp performance with Dulcie Barlow (NY Harp Ensemble) at Hope College in Michigan and continued her studies with Mary-Elizabeth Collins of Ho-Ho-Kus. McCulloch resides in Ramsey and is a wedding, church, and special event harpist. This program is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the library and additional parking can be found in the adjacent municipal lot (enter from Highland Avenue). For further information, call (201) 444 -2390. Baseball registration set The Midland Park Baseball Association will hold inperson baseball registration signups at the De Phillips Center (formerly The Barn) on Jan. 24 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Applications are also available on the MPBA website Questions may be e-mailed to midlandpark Completed applications may also be mailed to: MPBA POB 501, Midland Park, New Jersey 07432. Playgroup offered at Nativity Nativity Mom’s Group is offering a weekly playgroup on Wednesdays 9 to 10:45 a.m. Aimed at pre-school children (infants through age four), the group offers an opportunity for moms and children to play and socialize in a comfortable, child-friendly environment. The program will be held in the upstairs room of Nativity Church, 315 Prospect Street in Midland Park. There is no fee to attend; please bring your own refreshments. For details contact Judy Collins via e-mail at or call (201) 239-1563. Reading groups for young adults forming Emmanuel asks o Can Y u He l p ? Our hat’s off to all of our supporters this past year! Here is some news about kids helping kids: We thank the Allendale Daisy Troops #1053 and #1149 for their contribution of nearly $500 this past holiday season. Great job! Brendan and Miles shoveled snow and collected $120, which they used to buy Kohl’s gift cards for some families we serve. Way to go, boys! One surefire way to help the economy and stay out of the talk of “how bad things are out there” is to give or contribute. Yes, it may seem counterintuitive, but your giving is faith-in-action that better times are ahead. It opens your heart and it always is repaid in some way. Try an experiment and watch what happens! Involve your workplace in this New Year. If your group (work, place of worship, child’s sports team, etc.) is looking for something to do, consider a fundraiser or a food collection in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. You can donate any foods that are pink or red or have that color label on them. We have a big need for nutrient drinks, like Pedia-Sure and Ensure, that our kids use because they have some difficulty with the effects of chemotherapy. We have new families that have signed on for our services and requests for food from our families have doubled since May of last year. Some of their needs are: Path Mark, Shop-Rite and the A&P grocery store gift cards. Your contribution helps the family’s tight budget stretch a little more. We have had a good response to our articles in the last few weeks about a four-year-old girl named Allie, who has been requiring the donation of 4T-5T Pull-ups or GoodNights brand (for a person of 38 pounds). This is an ongoing need and we hope you will continue to support her with your checks and donations. Allie’s mom was quite moved when we arrived with the packages of the products. Allie and her mom live in a small apartment and their income is stretched to the limit, so everything given is a big help. They thank you and hope for your continued generosity. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 to 5. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Planner 2009 By participating in this very special supplement to The Villadom TIMES, you’ll get the selective exposure you need in 56,300 households in your market area. Publication Date: Wednesday, January 28 Advertising Deadline: Wednesday, January 21 Call today to place your advertisement: 201-652-0744