June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21 Franklin Lakes Scribe Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at Franklin Avenue Middle School. Schmidt named to Dean’s List Shayna Schmidt, daughter of Linda and Ronald Schmidt of Franklin Lakes, has been named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the 2009 spring semester. A student must achieve a grade point average of 90 or above to be placed on the Dean’s List. Hamilton College is located in Clinton, New York. Touring dramatists to perform Franklin Lakes Public Library has invited the Next Stage Ensemble, a touring drama group, to perform “The Odyssey” on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. The ensemble is part of The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. The play is a fast-paced, creative retelling of key scenes from Homer’s epic poem. Register at the adult reference desk. The library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive. Heavenly Treasure Sale to begin The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes will hold its 21st Heavenly Treasures Sale beginning Tuesday, July 7. 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. Donations will be accepted June 22 through July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items must be in good condition or new. This would include antiques, collectibles, books, prints, artwork, frames, small furniture, lamps, kitchenware, garden tools, electronics, linens, tools, bicycles, sport and fitness equipment and children’s items. Items not accepted are: clothing, cribs, car seats, large furniture or carpets, console TVs, encyclopedias, ski equipment, records and magazines, large appliances, and computer equipment. 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. Artists to exhibit work The Franklin Lakes Senior Art Group will be exhibiting their work at the library through the month of June. Watercolors, oil painting, and drawings done in pen and ink, charcoal and colored pencils will be on display. The artists, now in the fifth year of classes, meet at the Franklin Lakes Senior Center under the direction of Pam Leggate. For more information, call the library at (201) 891-2224. 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) 847-8200. Safety Town program offered Safety Town, a program that teaches children entering kindergarten in September different strategies about safety in their community, will be offered at High Mountain Road School July 6 through 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children will learn about pedestrian and traffic safety in a miniature representation of a real town. A police officer will assist in the program, which also incorporates bicycle and personal safety. Ambulance and fire department members will assist children in learning first aid and preventative strategies in fire safety. The program is presented by the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Snacks are provided and the program will be held rain or shine. The fee is $110. Call (201) 8912081. New students may now enroll Parents of school age children new to the district are encouraged to contact their local school to register as soon as possible. Parents may call the board of education office at (201) 891-1856 for specific information on which neighborhood school their child will be attending. Bikeway system grant (continued from page 4) The planning board unanimously endorsed the project on the basis that it would reduce the use of motor vehicles, reduce the borough’s carbon footprint, and promote a healthier lifestyle for the borough’s residents. At the council’s last public meeting, five council members voted to authorize the application for the grant because, if it is not filed now, the borough might lose the opportunity to obtain the grant even though it would not be obligated to go forward with the project if it does get the grant. Councilwoman Paulette Ramsey cast the lone dissenting vote. She said she felt there were many more grants the borough could pursue that would be more beneficial to Franklin Lakes. “For a town which has serious financial problems, I do not understand the need to apply for a grant for the bikeway system,” Ramsey said. “There is a cost associated with this project. It’s not all free, and we have so many county roads that are really unsafe for bikers. The speed limits (on those roads) are regulated by the county and the width of the roads does not present safe passage.” Ramsey also questioned why the borough should “litter the borough with bikeway signs” and she asked who would have to install, maintain, and replace those signs. “We are inviting Bergen County and beyond to come ride through our town and enjoy our reservoir. This bikeway is not just for borough residents,” she emphasized. She also questioned how the bikeway system would impact borough services, the department of public works, and the police department. “Fresh air is good for everyone,” she said, “but I’d like to keep our neighborhood roads in good shape for local bikers and walkers. 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