November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 Park Windmill Basketball association to meet The Midland Park Basketball Association will hold a general meeting Monday, Nov. 9. The 7:30 p.m. session will be held in the meeting room at the Midland Park Public Library. All are welcome to attend. Children’s craft offered at library This month, the Midland Park Library is offering two craft workshops for children. Artist and printmaker Sharon Gross will present a printmaking workshop for students in grades three through six on Nov. 12. The session will be held at the Midland Park Memorial Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Gross will steer participants through the process of creating a beautiful Styrofoam print journal to record thoughts or activities. A Thanksgiving family craft activity will be offered at the library on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A variety of crafts will be available for children to make and take home. Registration for these programs will take place in the Children’s Room. Midland Park Library is located at 250 Godwin Avenue. Register for Winter Theater Arts program Midland Park Recreation is sponsoring a Winter Theater Arts program for children in grades two through eight. Children who like to sing and dance, or are interested in arts, are welcome to join in this year’s production. Practices will run the month of January. Register now, as space is limited. For more information about registration, class times and performance date, log onto High school students with experience in dance, voice, set design or sound that would like to assist with the program can email or contact the recreation department, (201) 652-2747. Republicans plan meeting The Midland Park United Republican Club will meet Nov. 9 at 8:15 p.m. at the Midland Park Library. The meeting will be chaired by President John Meeks. All are welcome. This group meets on the second Monday of the month. Baseball association holds board elections The Midland Park Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland School Media Center/Library. All coaches and parents who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Board elections for the upcoming baseball season will be held at this meeting. All members eligible to vote are encouraged to attend. For more information or questions regarding this meeting e-mail to midlandparkbaseball@ Scouts collect for pet shelter Midland Park Girl Scout Troop 134 is collecting pet supplies and food for Angels for Animal Network, which takes in abandoned animals until homes can be found for them. Items being collected include dry cat food, cat toys, cat treats, and cleaning supplies, such as paper towels and bleach. Donations are being accepted at Highland and Godwin schools, and in the Junior Room of the Midland Park Library. For more information, contact Kathy Thompson at Donations sought for soldier program The Needlecraft School in Midland Park is seeking donations of toiletries, stuffing material, and funds for its “Adopt-a-Soldier” program. The children in the class make pillows for the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those pillows are shipped to the soldiers along with toiletries and other non-perishable items, such as unbreakable holiday tree ornaments, paperback books and DVDs (new or used), handy wipes, powdered drinks, puzzles, holiday or greeting cards, stationery, hard candy, and gum. Due to the success of the program, Needlecraft School Director Ginny Fawcett is also looking for donations of clean, washable polyfill or funds to purchase it; volunteers able to pick up a shipment in Danbury, Everyone can make a difference Connecticut, and others able to divide up a large shipment into manageable units. Anyone able to help is asked to contact Fawcett (201) 444-2976 or stop in at the school across from the Midland Park Post Office, 216-A Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Further information may be found on the website, Soles4Souls collection begins Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is teaming with Rev. Ken Vander Wall of William Paterson University, Chris- In honor of Make a Difference Day, Oct. 24, third graders from Mrs. Guarini and Mrs. Boufford’s class made Halloween treat bags. The treat bags are being donated to the Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson. All of the treats were donated by the families of the third grade class. tian Fellowship and Northeast Community Transformation, on a shoe collection drive. All collected shoes will be displayed publicly on Nov. 15 as a visible reminder of the genocide in Darfur, Africa and then donated to Soles4Souls, a national charity that will distribute the shoes to needy homeless people in the United States. The goal is to collect 20,000 pairs. Shoes should be new or gently worn shoes, sandals, or boots. Collection boxes are at the following locations: Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, A&P, Kings, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts. Silver Award (continued from page 10) psychology interests me, and I plan to use that as my career goal at the moment. I would like to attend school in California, where I was born.” The Silver Award represents a Girl Scout’s accomplishments within the organization and in her community as she works to improve her life and the lives of others. The first four requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement. The Girl Scout Silver Award Project may be undertaken when the first four requirements have been completed. This project may be done as an individual or with a group and provides experience helpful for those who go on to earn the Gold Award, the premier award available to Girl Scouts. WIN THE RAFFLE! �������������������������������������� ��� ���������������������� ����������������� NAME THE SEEING EYE PUPPY! �� �� � � �� � ����� (continued from page 4) covered. Wyckoff’s success with grant applications in the highly competitive state grant program has been notable, and allows the township to maintain and improve roads without additional burden on the taxpayers. Other roads repaved in recent years have included Mountain Avenue, West Main Street, Grandview Avenue, Lawlins Road, Crescent Avenue, and Park Avenue. The township committee also went on record against state senate and assembly Monroe Avenue bills that would, if approved, recognize renewable energy as an “inherently beneficial use.” Township officials noted that the approval would allow the placement of wind generation facilities and buildings with solar panels anywhere in the municipality, without regard to the comprehensive municipal master plan, and that this could not be done without possible negative impact on open space considerations and local planning. The township committee urged Governor Jon Corzine to veto the bill. J. KOSTER ������������� ������������� �������� ����������������������������� �� ���������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������� ����������������������������