January 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Wyckoff Wanderings Teen writers to meet The Wyckoff Library Teen Writing Group will meet on Jan. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Monroe Room of the Wyckoff Library. Wyckoff teens from ages 12 through 15 years who have an interest in writing are invited to bring a sample of their writing to be read to the group for discussion and comment, but no criticism. Prose, poetry, lyrics, and any other creative written items are welcome. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Barbara E. Weber, young adult librarian at (201) 891-4866 or to wyckya@bccls.org. Teen book discussion group to meet Wyckoff residents ages 12 through 16 will discuss “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks” by E. Lockhart on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Monroe Room of the Wyckoff Public Library. Books are available at the library for interested readers. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Barbara E. Weber, the Wyckoff Young Adult Librarian at (201) 891-4866 or wyckya@bccls.org. Care-A-Lot holds Open House Care-A-Lot Christian Nursery School is holding an Open House on Monday, Jan. 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Registration for the 2009-10 school year has begun. New for September will be early drop-off and an extended lunch and play program. Classes for children ages two to five include a two-yearold Mom and Me class, a two-and-half-year-old Just Me class, two-day and three-day classes to three year-olds, three-, four-, and five-day classes for four year-olds, a transitional kindergarten for five year-olds by Jan. 1, 2010. Theater classes are offered one afternoon a week at eight week sessions. Contact Diane Felt at (201) 444-3090. Musical service offered at Beth Rishon Shabbat Tzavta, an annual participatory folk-rock musical service will take place at Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, on Friday, Jan. 16. The upbeat music includes selections from American and Israeli repertoires, including songs from Shirat Rishon, a CD produced by Temple Beth Rishon which is presented to every congregational family featuring Cantor Ilan Mamber and other musicians and singers from the congregation. The service will feature liturgical selections by Danny Maseng, Sol Zim, Shlomo Carlebach, Jeff Klepper and others. There will also be a special tribute to the music of the State of Israel. In addition to Cantor Ilan Mamber on guitar, and harp, the musicians and singers include Jane Koch on piano, Irwin Tessler and Mark Kantrowitz on guitars, Jimmy Cohen and Rick Cohen on drums and percussion, Sylvia Rubin on violin, Josh Leifer on bass, and Gale Bindelglass and Ted Prosnitz on vocals. Dessert and coffee reception will follow the service. For further information, contact Cantor Ilan Mamber at (201) 891-4466 or Cantor@bethrishon.org Recreation department holds registration The Wyckoff Recreation Department will hold spring registration Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Eisenhower School multi-purpose room. There will be no second Saturday registration. The spring schedule includes a co-ed T-ball program for boys and girls presently in kindergarten, a modified T-ball/ baseball/softball program for boys and girls in first grade, baseball for boys in grades two through nine and softball for girls in grades two through nine. Boys in grades four through nine playing recreation baseball will once again be using wood bats this year. The fee for kindergarten and first grade is $50 and the fee for grades two through nine is $55. The spring baseball/softball season will begin with practices in late March or early April and games, along with the annual Opening Day Parade, will be on Saturday, April 25. The season will end no later than June 13. Kindergarten and first grade will begin their programs on April 28 and end the week of June 8. Call the recreation office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (201) 891-3350. Library celebrates winter holidays Children ages five and up are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Wyckoff Library on Monday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will be making something special for the Year of the Ox. In-person registration begins Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the children’s room. The library will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in the children’s room the week of Feb. 9. All children are welcome to stop in and make a wreath for Valentine’s Day. The Wyckoff Public Library is located at 200 Woodland Avenue. Adult bar & bat mitzvah class offered Men and women who are interested in participating in Temple Beth Rishon’s upcoming adult bar and bat mitzvah class are invited to an orientation session at the Temple, 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The class meets approximately every two weeks for 15 to 18 months. Rabbi Kenneth A. Emert and Cantor Ilan Mamber teach the program, which includes Judaic studies and familiarization with the religious service. Micheline Burke, Temple Beth Rishon’s Hebrew School principal, teaches a special beginning Hebrew reading class for those who need extra help. At the conclusion of their studies, all students partici- pate in a joint bar and bat mitzvah ceremony, leading and chanting the service and delivering individual “D’vrei Torah,” presentations focused on their journey to becoming “B’nai Mitzvah.” For more information on Temple Beth Rishon’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, call Cantor Ilan Mamber at (201) 8914466. Sing-a-long planned Following last season’s successful workshop “Sixty Songs for 60 Years: Songs of Israel at 60” in honor of the State of Israel’s 60th anniversary, Temple Beth Rishon is presenting a monthly Israeli sing-a-long titled “Shirah Betzibur: Songs of Israel.” This sing-a-long is led by Cantor Ilan Mamber and will take place once a month through May 2009 at Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff. This program is free and open to the community. Sing and play some of the songs studied during last year’s workshop, and learn new ones. Guitars, percussion, and any other musical instruments are welcome. Upcoming sessions will take place on Feb. 11, March 25, April 22, and May 27. All the sessions will take place at 7 p.m. and will run approximately an hour. For more information about this course, contact Cantor Ilan Mamber at (201) 891-4466 or at cantor@bethrishon. org. Committeeman (continued from page 3) the township committee to consider opening up our boards to volunteers with fresh perspectives, recognizing that a range of opinions and ideas can often result in better solutions to the problems that Wyckoff faces... None of the individuals whose names I provided was even interviewed for a possible position. In view of the decision of the other township committee members not to even consider my suggestions, I voted ‘no’ on the appointments resolution in references to the zoning and planning boards, and on the environmental commission. I had no objection to the other appointments in the resolution.” Some of the people whom Scanlan had nominated were supporters of his November election bid, including Brian Hubert, his unsuccessful running mate in the election. Scanlan’s other nominees included Diane Sobin, Andrea Mateo, and Robert Traitz, all supporters of Friends of Wyckoff, a group that had opposed development of Deep Voll Ravine and urged a tougher ordinance on tree cutting in Wyckoff. Scanlan resigned his role as president of Friends of Wyckoff before he took office. Appointments approved at the Jan. 1 meeting included Kathy Scarpelli and Gerry Chi for four years on the Wyckoff Planning Board, with Robert Kane appointed for two years, and Fred Depken and Jamie McGuire appointed for one year. Jim Donkersloot and Eric Ruebenacker was appointed for four years, Albert Costello for two years, and Colin Bell for one year on the Wyckoff Board of Adjustment; and Mark Borst and Brian Bigler for three years and Randy Hoogerhyde for one year on the Wyckoff Environmental Commission. Fiorenzo (continued from page 3) Planning Board, and has been inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Galenkamp opted not to seek re-election last year. Township committee members praised him for his depth of knowledge, his good Christian life, and the fact that he is always available to offer background advice on local matters.