July 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Wyckoff Wanderings Vacation Bible School offered Abundant Life Reformed Church will be offering Vacation Bible School July 27 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Great Fish Tale: Jonah’s Story.” Children ages four through fifth grade are welcome to attend. Registration is $10 per child. For more information, call the church at (201) 444-8038. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue in Wyckoff. Library offers teen programs The Wyckoff Library will be offering Talk It Up, a six-week program for teens entering grades seven, eight, and nine. Each week, teens will read one book chosen by Young Adult Librarian Barbara E. Weber, and discuss that book the following week. A twin program, Speak Out, is similarly constructed, but is aimed at teens entering grades 10 through 12. Copies of the first week’s books are already in house. The first book discussion will take place on July 16. Express Yourself @ Your Library, another summer reading program, allows Wyckoff residents who are entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade to track their summer reading. Prizes will be awarded as the summer progresses. Registration begins July 1, and the program runs through Aug. 27. The library will also offer arts-and-craft programs for Wyckoff teens, including printmaking with local artist Sharon Gross, and origami with Linda Bogan, an expert in the art of paper folding. Small groups of teens are also invited to work together to refabricate an existing story. Further programs are still in planning stages. Call (201) 358-8024 or wyckya@bccls. org for additional information. Seniors plan events The Wyckoff Seniors Club meets every Tuesday at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue. Upcoming events include a Thimble Island Cruise and lunch at the Chowder Pot in Brandford, Connecticut on July 28. The group will be off on a Rip Van Winkle Flyer Luncheon Train ride through the Catskills on July 28. Summer reading club at library All children are invited to join the summer reading club at the Wyckoff Library. Stop in the children’s room any time. There will be plenty of reading incentives and activities, including theatrical and music performances, art and weaving workshops, storytelling, magic and variety shows, and Mr. Fish’s amazing anti-gravity show. All programs require in-person registration. Be sure to check out the library website for our full calendar of events or call the library at (201) 891-4866 for all details. Adult walk in health screening offered Adult walk in health screenings, monitoring, and assessment are open to all adults every Thursday, except the fifth Thursday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church on Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The following services are available: blood pressure monitoring, nutritional information, cardiac risk factor information, osteoporosis risk identification, medication consultations, initial health referrals, and diabetes risk factor identification. The Wyckoff Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary held their annual Installation Dinner at the High Mountain Golf Club, recently. The Wyckoff Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is open to any blood relative of a fireman. If you are interested in joining this organization, please contact any member of the auxiliary. Pictured are the new officers for 2009-2010: Sue Graglia, Treasurer, Co. #2; Sharon Vander Plaat, Treasurer, Co. #1; Linda Brock, Recording Secretary, Co. #1, Carol Byma, Vice President, Co. #1; Rita Alfano, Vice President, Co. #2; Lois Ciampo, Corresponding Secretary, Co. #1 and Lisa LoRusso, Recording Secretary, Co. #2. Seated: Brenda Hoeffs, President, Co. #1 and Cindy Risseeuw, President, Co. #2. New officers installed Alston begins service (continued from page 12) regardless of sector, are trained to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and many receive support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. Currently, 198 volunteers are serving in the Dominican Republic. As the Peace Corps approaches its 50th anniversary, its service legacy continues to promote peace and friendship around the world. Historically, over 195,000 volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries in which they have served. Applications to serve in the Peace Corps have increased 16 percent this past year, the largest boost in the last five years. Currently, 7,876 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 76 countries. Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. To learn more about the Peace Corps, visit online at www.peacecorps.gov. A registered nurse conducts the sessions. This service is free to all Wyckoff adults and appointments are not necessary. Community notification system in place The Wyckoff Police Department would like to remind residents about the Community Notification System more commonly known as “Reverse 911.” The system allows the Wyckoff Police Department to notify residents and business owners about emergencies or provide them with other important information. This system adds an extra measure of notification to the township. Through this service, thousands of phone messages can be sent throughout the township or targeted to selected areas. The system allows immediate notification to residents and business owners without depleting police resources. Every household or business within the township with a listed and unlisted phone number has been placed into a confidential database. If the call is answered by voicemail or an answering machine, the system will leave a message with information and/ or instructions. Caller ID will indicate a call from the Wyckoff Police Department. Ridgewood Water and the Wyckoff Board of Education maintain their own databases; therefore anyone who wishes to be notified by those entities will need to contact them directly. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Dial named president (continued from page 6) make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children,” said Bolger. “I wish Trudi Dial all the best in her new role.” Bolger will continue as a member of the Woodlea/PATH I Advisory Board and will also remain as the Woodlea/PATH I representative to the Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “On behalf of Children’s Aid and Family Services, I thank Barbara for her tremendous leadership and service to the agency,” said Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “Her efforts have touched the lives of so many children during the past 36 years, and her passion for the wellbeing of the children served by the agency is remarkable.” Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of the leading nonprofit human services organizations serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 100 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect and, when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 Check our website: www.CommunityBloodServices.org 201-444-3900