Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • July 29, 2009 Wyckoff Wanderings Teen programs set The Wyckoff Public Library continues to offer a selection of summer programs for Wyckoff teens. In addition to the printmaking program, “Get Me Re-Write” will be offered on Aug. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Get Me Re-Write!” will give teens a chance to re-write a children’s picture book chosen by the teen librarian, Barbara Weber. On the Aug. 12, Meredith Levy of Wyckoff will offer a teen playwriting seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Levy will discuss how a play is written and will give teens a chance to try their hand at the art of the play. An additional meeting of the seminar may be required. Linda Bogan will return Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to assist teens with the art of origami. Celebrate a great summer with a wrap-up party on Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. This party is open to all teens who participated in Wyckoff Library’s summer programs for teens. For more information and to register, contact Barbara at (201) 891-4866 or Seniors assist with Mommy & Me Parents and toddlers are invited to share songs, stories, and summertime fun with senior residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Home at Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff. “Mommy and Me” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Caroline Platt at (201) 848-5869. Friends elect officers The Friends of Wyckoff recently elected officers for the upcoming term. Linda Vreeland was unanimously elected to serve a two-year term as chairperson. Vreeland has been acting chair since November 2008 when Friends co-founder Brian Scanlan stepped down following his election to the township committee. Friends co-founder Mike Brienza and Diane Sobin were reelected as co-chairs. Toni Brienza and Martin Costello were elected to the posts of secretary and treasurer, respectively. Executive Committee members include Susan Steele, Ray Steele, George Pitts, Peg Conley, Janet Gaglione, Gail Scanlan, Andrea Mateo, Christine Wilson, Robert Traitz, Diana Ragone, and Elaine Fichera. After reorganizing, the Friends engaged in open discussion about issues that will have an impact on Wyckoff citizens, including Russell Orchards and the CHCC multi-unit proposal, Sustainable NJ, and Preservation NJ. They agreed on action steps that could help maintain a desirable quality of life in the community. The group also solidified plans for the Annual Friends Pasta Dinner to be held on Oct. 28, and will continue Electronic Recycling Day in 2010. The Friends of Wyckoff is a non-partisan organization committed to improving the quality of life in Wyckoff by preservation of open space, trees, and historical structures and sites. New members and ideas are welcome. Membership meetings are held at least twice a year. Visit www. for news, meeting, and membership information. Rowan announces Dean’s List Wyckoff’s Jessica L. Birs and Michael J. Pfisterh have been named to the Dean’s List at Rowan University in Glassboro for the spring 2009 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List a student must earn a 3.45 grade point average or above. Kennedys to perform The Kennedys will perform a lakeside concert at Spring Lake on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. The married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have spun their personal experiences, musical influences and philosophical beliefs into winsome original songs that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop, and secular gospel into a delightful sound that’s all their own. Performance will be held on the beach at the Wyckoff Y’s Spring Lake, 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. Bring blankets and beach chairs. General admission tickets are $10 pre-purchase, $12 day of event. Call the Wyckoff YMCA at (201) 891-2081 for tickets. Library offers teen programs The Wyckoff Library will be offering Talk It Up, a sixweek 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. 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. The program runs through Aug. 27. Call (201) 358-8024 or for additional information. Deadline is Wednesday at noon. Russell Orchards (continued from page 5) “I’m first on line to volunteer my time for it,” said Michael Brienza, who restores historical houses, and noted that there was such a structure on the site. “I’ll give you guys 200 hours of my time; that’s how serious I am about it.” George Pitts, a resident with a strong interest in the environment, pointed out that while Wyckoff had received a number of grants for active recreation – re-paving, bleachers and lighting for sports fields and for ADA improvements – the township had received less attention for passive recreation, meaning natural or planted parkland. He said this might dispose the county in Wyckoff’s favor and supported the initiative. Diane Sobin, who has sought a seat on the township committee in recent years, thanked and praised the governing body for the initiative shown in considering the purchase of the land, which she proposed for a mixture of active and passive recreation. “It’s clearly a start, but it’s clearly a big start,” Sobin said. Stay on top of commercial building maintenance �������������� You don’t have to do any homework to know where to advertise your back to school specials... The Villadom TIMES is publishing three great issues to help you start the fall selling season off right. Timely editorial featuring pertinent articles and back to school tips will be included to ensure readership. Your advertisement in each of these special sections will reach 56,300 residences in your market area. 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