January 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21 Wyckoff Wanderings Newcomers play platform tennis The Wyckoff Newcomers and Neighbors Club is holding a platform tennis event for members on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Brookside Club in Allendale. The platforms are heated, so weather will not be an issue. Novices are welcome. Racquets and balls will be provided, but those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. This is a great event for couples of all ages and abilities. Pizza and wings will be served, and participants are welcome to bring beverages. Dress in casual, warm clothing, and wear sneakers. RSVP to Keri at kerigeee@yahoo.com or call (201) 675-1972 as soon as possible. Auditions begin for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ The Y Theater Arts Program at the Wyckoff YMCA has called auditions for a spring presentation of Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast.” Audition dates are Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sessions will be held on the lower level of the Y at 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Feb. 1. Rehearsals will start on Feb. 5. The show will be held the weekend of May 14, 15, 16, and 17. Performers should be prepared to sing a song from the show or a piece that best shows vocal and acting quality. Singers should bring their own music. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are non-paid and non-union. “Beauty & the Beast” will be the second presentation by the newly formed YMCA in-house theatrical company, Y Arts. The Wyckoff Family YMCA is located at 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. For further information contact Laura Giannone at (201) 891-2081. 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. Constantine Maroulis to perform American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis will per- form a Winter Homecoming at Saint Nicholas Greek Church in Wyckoff on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Maroulis is currently starring in Broadway’s “Rock of Ages.” General admission seating is $25 and tickets may be purchased on Friday, Jan. 30 at the church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or by calling the church office at (201) 652-4774. Visit www. stnicholasnj.org for additional ticket sales, dates, and information. Rainforest program scheduled The Friends of the Wyckoff Library will bring Rizzo’s Reptiles’ rainforest program to the library on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. Rizzo’s Reptiles will bring live animals that live in this unique habitat. Learn about the five layers of the rainforest and its precious and fragile balance of this ecosystem. This program will be held in the James Monroe Room. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the circulation desk of the library located at 200 Woodland Avenue. This program is suitable for children from five to 10 years old. 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 info about this course, contact Cantor Ilan Mamber at (201) 891-4466 or at cantor@bethrishon.org. (continued on page 26) How many households will your advertising message reach? Compare before you buy: Total Circulation by US Mail The Villadom TIMES........................ 56,300 Suburban News .............................. 33,958* The Ridgewood News...................... 5,947* The Town Journal .............................7,080* *from US Postal Service Statement of Ownership & Circulation, October 1, 2007 Stipends cut (continued from page 7) waiver of the stipend was accepted as a done deal. Resident Gerry Goetting said Wyckoff is apportioning too much money to the public library from taxpayer funds. Fiorenzo agreed that the amount, about $1.5 million, was excessive, but that the money is mandated by state statute, and neither he nor anyone else at the local level could change it. “We don’t have the discretion to say we’re not going to pay that,” the mayor said. Goetting also read a letter in which he said the Wyckoff Township Committee is “a secret group.” He said he had asked how many employees Wyckoff had, and was told 67. The resident later learned that Wyckoff had 67 fulltime employees, 26 part-time employees, and 37 seasonal employees. Fiorenzo told Goetting he had spent more time interacting with Goetting that any other private citizen he remembered, that he and two other township committeemen – Alnor and David Connolly – had visited Goetting’s house and neighborhood at the citizen’s request, and that Goetting had also been involved in correspondence with Police Chief John Ydo and Police Captain Benjamin Fox about his primary concern, the heavy truck traffic on Lawlins Road. Goetting wanted the 35-mile-hour speed limit reduced, but the police disagreed. “Apparently you bought your house at night and were unaware of the traffic on the road,” Fiorenzo told Goetting. “It is deceptive to say that you were deceived here and (to) say you were ignored – that is just patently untrue.” Goetting, who had already spoken beyond the 10-minute limit, asked for a chance to rebut Fiorenzo, but was told that the meeting was over and that he could come back next week. Receive the most coverage for your advertising dollar. 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