May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21 Wyckoff Wanderings Children’s writing workshop offered The Wyckoff Library will offer its annual Young Author Creative Writing Workshop this summer. The program will be held on July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Children in grades three through six will write and illustrate their own book with the help of parent volunteers. The finished book is then added to the library’s collection and available for circulation. The participants are drawn by lottery and space is limited. Visit the children’s desk in the library for more details and to fill out an application. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 17. Volunteer mentors are also needed. Call (201) 8914866. Newcomers host barbeque The Wyckoff Newcomers & Neighbors group is holding its Barbeque Beach Party on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. This event is for the entire family. Participants are asked to bring their own beverages, towels, and beach accessories. The WNNC will be providing the food and soft drinks. The cost is $20 per family. RSVP to or call (201) 675-1972. Neighbors and friends who are interested in joining are welcome. The Barbeque will be held at the Allendale Swim Club, 480 Brookside Avenue in Allendale. Zinn to speak on Civil War On Monday, June 8, the Wyckoff Historical Society will welcome Author John Zinn, who will speak about “The Mutinous 33rd New Jersey Regiment in the Civil War” and the events surrounding its inception. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue in Wyckoff, and is open to the public. The 33rd Regiment was formed during the violent 1863 draft riots in New York City. Its tumultuous story begins with its formation in Newark and Paterson, when the enlisted soldiers were enticed with larger bounties than were usually paid at the time of enrollment. This encouraged many bounty jumpers and caused desertions that totaled more than 25 percent of the troops during the first week. Those who remained received their introduction to military action at the Battle of Chattanooga as part of General Sherman’s army that took Missionary Ridge. The 33rd Regiment also fought valiantly at the Siege of Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and the Siege of Savannah. The soldiers’ tour of duty finally ended when they marched into Washington, DC via Richmond, Virginia. Partners in Pride to meet Partners in Pride will hold their final meeting of the season on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue. Refreshments will be serviced. New members are always welcome. Lions Carnival comes to town The 15 Annual Guardian Angel/Wyckoff Lions Club Carnival will be held on the premises of Guardian Angel Church in Allendale June 2 through 7. Highlights of the carnival will be food, prizes, games, and rides including the giant slide, bumper cars, and fun house. There will also be kiddie rides for the younger set. th Guardian Angel Church is located at 320 Franklin Turnpike on the corner of West Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Carnival hours are Tuesday through Saturday 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Wrist band nights, where guests are allowed to ride all evening for $20, will be June 3 and 7. Sing-along planned Following last season’s successful workshop “Sixty Songs for 60 Years: Songs of Israel at 60” in honor of the State of Israel’s 60th anniversary, Temple Beth Rishon is presenting a monthly Israeli sing-along: “Shirah Betzibur: Songs of Israel.” This sing-along is led by Cantor Ilan Mamber at Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff. This program is free and open to the community. Sing and play some of the songs studied during last year’s workshop, and learn new ones. Guitars, percussion, and any other musical instruments are welcome. The final session will take place on May 27. All the sessions will take place at 7 p.m. and will run approximately an hour. For more info about this course, contact Cantor Ilan Mamber at (201) 891-4466 or at Sergeant retires from police force (continued from page 11) Police Department.” Colligan recently said, “I had a great ride and I’m thankful to the people of Franklin Lakes, too. I had a great time and it was a pleasure serving the borough.” Asked about the highlights of his police career, he said every day has been a highlight to him. “I’ve enjoyed coming to work every single day and I could not work with a better bunch of people. The guys we have here now are the best I’ve worked with over my entire career. I feel very blessed and I don’t know too many people who have gone into a job and 32 years later still feel the same about it as they did when they were hired.” He acknowledged that it was a tough decision, but he knows it is time and everybody has to go sometime. He emphasized that he is going out on his own terms, but if his leaving the department may help to save few jobs in the borough, that would be an added benefit. The sergeant, who wears Badge #54, was recently instrumental in obtaining a donation of a Harley Davidson police motorcycle for the borough’s traffic department from a Mahwah fuel oil company. In retirement, Colligan said he plans to continue the custom woodworking of cabinets and entry doors that he has been doing on the side while he was employed as a police officer. If things go well, he said he might establish such a business in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area in a town with a large historical district where there might be a market for replicating doors and windows. Colligan emphasized that it has always been important to him that before he leaves the borough, because he has been there so long, he wants to shake the hands of everyone and say, “Thanks for the great ride.” He hopes they feel the same way. The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce ��������������� ���������� ���������������� ����������� ����������������������� ������������������ ������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������� ������������������������ ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������� ������������