July 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Franklin Lakes Scribe Belsky named to Dean’s List Scott Belsky of Franklin Lakes was named to the Dean’s List at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for the spring 2009 semester. Belsky is enrolled in the School of Education and Social Policy. Oral histories available on the web, on DVD, and in print The Franklin Lakes Public Library and Franklin Avenue Middle School have joined together to create an oral history of Franklin Lakes and Bergen County. The ongoing, collaborative project’s goal is to preserve personal stories and accounts of the area’s local history. With the supervision of Library Director Gerry McMahon, Local History Librarian Samantha McCoy and Teen Librarian Kate Vasilik secured a grant to assist in the documentation of personal interviews. Funding was made possible in part by the Bergen County Department of Parks and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Face-to-face interviews with senior members of the community were conducted by students from Franklin Avenue Middle School, under the guidance and assistance of teachers Sharon Milano and Randy Freedman. It is the hope that this project will encourage an ongoing dialogue with the community and create history that is accessible to all. An interactive website with interview clips and transcripts is available at www.franklinlakeslibrary.org, and DVDs and print and Braille transcripts of the interviews are also available at Franklin Lakes Public Library. It is the hope that this project will not only allow for historical preservation through personal memories, but that it will also provide a truly meaningful account of Franklin Lakes and Bergen County history to residents of the area, interested educators, and historians. Any member of the community interested in being a part of this project in the future can contact Franklin Lakes Library at (201) 891-2224. Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Franklin Avenue Middle School. Organic gardening program offered Mark Borst, president of Borst Landscape and Design, will present valuable tips on organic lawn and garden care at the Franklin Lakes Library, 470 De Korte Drive in Franklin Lakes on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Borst, an expert in the field of organic lawn care, will explain the central concepts of organics, soil health and how it affects plant life, and natural lawn care methods. A question-and-answer period will follow. Reservations for the presentation may be made by calling the Franklin Lakes Public Library at (201) 891-2224. The library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Shakespeare performed at library The Next Stage Ensemble touring drama group will perform “The Taming of the Shrew” in the Community Room of the Franklin Lakes Public Library on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. This group is part of “The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey.” Shakespeare’s wild comedy is a classic battle of the sexes and a heartfelt romantic comedy in which apparent opposites discover just how much they have in common. Sign-up and registration has begun at the adult reference desk. The Franklin library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Foundation hosts 5K Run/Walk The Fourth Annual Angels of Hope 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Miller’s Pharmacy of Wyckoff and Nuzzi Chiropractic Family and Sports Center, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 at the McBride Field in Franklin Lakes. Start time is 10 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the preregistration fee is $25, $30 after Sept. 5. Registration forms are online at the Angel of Hope Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individual fundraisers and top three men and women overall, and to the top three male and female in each age group. Heavenly Treasure Sale to begin The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes’ 21st Heavenly Treasures Sale is underway. This gigantic sale features thousands of bargains inside and outside at the church located at 730 Franklin Lake Road. Admission is free. Sale days are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. The sale is closed on Sunday and Mondays. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the mission and ministries of PCFL. Contact The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes at (201) 891-0511 or www.pcfl.org. Cheerleading coaches sought The Franklin Lakes Recreation Department is seeking experienced cheerleading coaches to coordinate, coach, and develop the program. Parent volunteers are also needed to help oversee each group and coordinate chaperone lists and game day duties. For more information, call (201) 8478200. Trip to ‘West Side Story’ planned On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a theater outing to “West Side Story” at The Palace Theater in New York City. Round-trip bus transportation and preferred orchestra seating is included in the cost of $140. Buses will leave at 10 a.m. from the Franklin Lakes Recreation Building at 1 Vichiconti Way in Franklin Lakes. The performance will be at 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy lunch or shopping prior to the performance. Preferred seating is limited so call Marie Turi now at (201) 337-3949 for further information. Proceeds to benefit The Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Child alert system (continued from page 9) numbers, broadband/voice-over IP numbers, or TDD/TTY devices, but these numbers can be added to the system upon request. To add a number to this system, visit www.achildismissing.org and click on the words “add your name.” Conklin emphasized that this information will only be used for emergency message alerts. ACIM utilizes sophisticated computer mapping systems and trained technicians with the capacity to place 1,000 calls in one minute to residents and businesses in the area where someone has gone missing. To date, the efforts of ACIM have been credited with more than 525 safe assisted recoveries. 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