January 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Franklin Lakes Scribe Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Franklin Avenue Middle School. Belsky named to Dean’s List Scott Belsky of Franklin Lakes has been named to the Dean’s List at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for the fall 2008 semester. Belsky is a student in the School of Education and Social Policy. Auxiliary hosts meeting The Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin Lakes Library on DeKorte Drive. This meeting will cover a variety of topics including volunteer opportunities at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The meeting is open to the entire Franklin Lakes community, and auxiliary members from other Bergen County Branches. In 2008, the Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary experienced a record year. During its brief history, the branch has attracted 66 members, sponsored two fundraisers and contributed to Valley Hospital’s Giving Tree and the Adopt-A-Family Program. Additional activities and fundraisers are being planned. For further information, call Eileen Leone at (201) 848-9330 or Kay Marshall at (201) 337-6309. Parenting workshop planned “Parenting from Principles,” a workshop aimed at parenting teenagers, will be presented Jan. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Fern Weis, who is certified through the Institute for Professional Coaching, will address various areas of parenting, including setting clear expectations, improving communication with teens, and using 10 priorities of effective parenting to help teenagers during these formative and sometimes strained periods of life. Registration is not required. If possible, both parents should attend. The Franklin Lakes Public Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. VFW seeks names of servicemen As part of a continuing effort to send letters and packages of support, Franklin Lakes VFW Post 5702 is seeking the names of troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The VFW is asking the public to provide them with the mailing addresses of anyone from Oakland or Franklin Lakes currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan so they can add them to their support effort. Oakland residents having the name and address of a member of the military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are asked to e-mail Post 5702 Adjutant, Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. Franklin Lakes residents may contact Nancy Yarish at nyarish@franklinlakes.org or (201) 891-0048 extension 1204 or Post 5702 Adjutant Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. Library hosts discussion groups Franklin Lakes children and teens are invited to join one of the book discussion groups offered at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Books for each month can be picked up at the front desk at Franklin Lakes Public Library. Snacks are always served. All readers in grades four, five, and six are invited to meet on the last Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. to participate in the Double Digits Book Discussion Group. Participants who cannot make the meeting can join in the discussion at http://kidzcornerblog.blogspot.com. On Jan. 29 the selection will be “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey” by Louise Borden. On Feb. 26, the group will discuss “Marley: A Dog Like No Other” by John Grogan. The topic for March 26 will be “No Talking” by Andrew Clements. On April 30, the selection will be “Please Write in This Book” by Mary Amato. Book Club for teens welcomes readers in grades seven through nine to meet at 4 p.m. at the library on the first Wednesday of each month. Participants, who cannot make the meeting, can join in the discussion at http://katethelibrarian.blogspot.com. “The Dead and the Gone” by Susan Beth Pfeffer will be discussed on Feb. 4. “Ana’s Story” by Jenna Bush will be the subject on March 4, and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne will be discussed on April 1. Registration is ongoing; register today by e-mailing kate_thelibrarian@yahoo.com or calling the library at (201) 891-2224. For more information, check out the library’s website at www.franklinlakeslibrary.org. Genealogical database available The Franklin Lakes Public Library now has Ancestry.com Library Edition available on the library’s computers. Ancestry.com is a genealogical database that has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes, the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England: 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a Civil War collection. The Franklin Lakes Public Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Club welcomes new members The Franklin Lakes Newcomers & Neighbors Club welcomes residents of Franklin Lakes, both old and new, to join. The Franklin Lakes Newcomers & Neighbors Club all about helping neighbors meet. Visit the website at www. flnewcomers.com for detailed information and a calendar of our upcoming events, or e-mail flnewcomers@yahoo. com. Zoning officer (continued from page 4) and experience. As the borough’s zoning code enforcement officer, Slater administered and enforced the provisions of the borough code on zoning. She inspected on a periodic basis the structures and land in the borough in order to investigate violations of the borough code that came to her attention and she served notice upon property owners to abate any condition found to exist in violation of any provision of the borough code. Slater also signed complaints and cooperated with other borough officials in the prosecution of violators. In addition, Slater worked with the borough’s construction code officer and with other officials and employees of the borough, such as the borough engineer, to fulfill their obligations to enforce the borough code. According to that code, the borough’s zoning officer has the right to enter any building or premises during reasonable daytime hours in the performance of his or her duties, and the borough’s zoning officer has full enforcement powers for the enforcement of zoning and property maintenance ordinances, including the authority to issue summonses.