Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • November 4, 2009 Villadom Happenings Franklin Avenue closed at rail crossing From Nov. 4 through 8, Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the railroad crossing by Urban Auto Spa. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be working to improve the crossing during this time. Local businesses in the area will remain open. All traffic will be detoured. Traffic traveling east on Franklin Avenue will be directed to Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202 South) to West Oakland Avenue to Route 287 North to Route 208 South to the Franklin Lakes – High Mountain Road/Colonial Road exit to Colonial Road, and returning to Franklin Avenue. Traffic traveling west on Franklin Avenue will follow this detour in reverse. Local schools will be closed for the NJEA Convention during this period. The existing railroad crossing will be removed and a new concrete crossing will be installed with new asphalt approaches. Christmas comes to de Snoep Winkel The de Snoep Winkel Gift Shop and Tea Room at the Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. An assortment of wreaths, tabletop Christmas trees, ornaments that can be personalized, and a wide variety of other Christmas gift items will be available for sale. Visitors may also custom-order Thanksgiving gift baskets for pick up prior to Thanksgiving. The de Snoep Winkel Gift Shop and Tea Room is a full service gift shop. All proceeds from de Snoep Winkel benefit residents, patients, and clients of CHCC. For more information, call (201) 848-5946. Go Fish to perform concert Go Fish, a Christian music group, will perform at Hawthorne Gospel Church on Saturday, Nov. 14. Go Fish is comprised of three dads who create music for kids that will not drive parents crazy. For information and tickets, call the church office at (973) 427-6960 or visit www.itickets. com. To find out more about Go Fish, visit Defensive driving course offered A one-day defensive driving course through AARP will be offered at the Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center in Midland Park on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The AARP Driver Safety Program has helped millions of drivers sharpen their driving skills and save money on insurance premiums. Cost of the course is $16 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Call (201) 445-5690 to register. Participants must bring their New Jersey driver’s license. The Northwest Bergen Regional Senior Center is located at 46-50 Center Street in Midland Park, and is open to all area senior citizens age 60 and up. A wide variety of activities, services, and a hot lunch program are offered Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn critical thinking skills Saddle River Day School, in conjunction with the Ridgewood Public Library, will present “The Building Blocks of Critical Thinking,” a discussion with noted educator Eileen Lambert, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. This free presentation is open to the public. To register, call (201) 670-5600 extension 110 or e-mail Spa event to benefit Tourette Syndrome Association A Wellness Gala Spa Night to benefit the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Ethos Spa, 85 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. The evening will offer mini sessions with health, beauty, and wellness experts who specialize in massage, acupuncture, reflexology, energy balancing, reiki, nutritional counseling, chiropractic, feng shui, weight loss, body fat analysis, jewelry, Jane Iredale makeup, skin care analysis, nail care, essential oils, chi gong, and more. The ‘Visions of Hope’ Eva’s Village recently held its Visions of Hope Benefit Gala in West Orange. The event raised $595,000 to support the Hope Residence for homeless mothers and addicted mothers and their children. Pictured above left: Atlantic Stewardship Bank received Eva’s Village’s Where Hope Begins award for the financial institution’s contributions over the last 25 years. Mike Tortora, a member of the Eva’s Village Board, presented the award to Atlantic Stewardship President and CEO Paul Van Ostenbridge and his wife Karen. The Van Ostenbridges are residents of Franklin Lakes. Above right: Msgr. Vincent E. Puma, founder of Eva’s Village, was given a special lifetime recognition award. Pictured with the honoree is Richard Taylor, president of Machinery Services Corp and Rapid Pump and Meter Services, Co., Inc., a major sponsor of the gala. Eva’s Village is a Paterson-based comprehensive, social service agency with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted, and provide medical care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual. event will feature Sifu Karl Romain as seen on “Oprah” and featured in Dr. Oz’s workout video and book, “You Staying Young” along with energy healers, psychics, mediums and angel card readers. Cocktails, dessert and coffee will be served. Cost is $60 per person; $45 for Ethos members. Members who bring a friend receive an additional $5 off each ticket. Call Deb Peterson for reservations (973) 713-6811 or Embroidery Guild offers demonstration The Bergen County Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America will hold its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m., in the Red Barn at Guardian Angel Church, Franklin Turnpike, Allendale. Bobbi Chase will conduct a hands-on program “Casalguidi Quick Study.” The public is welcome. For further information, go to www.bergenega. org. Laroe-Van Horn House to be discussed The Mahwah Museum will hold its November history lecture, “The Laroe-Van Horn House: Analysis of Archaeological Materials Recovered,” on Thursday, Nov. 19. This site, originally excavated in 1980, was the 1750 Laroe-Van Horn House and the 1700 Indian trading post established by Blandina Bayard. Seven excavation units were opened around the house, and over 13,000 artifacts were recovered. Those artifacts are now part of the Mahwah Museum Collection and were analyzed in 2009 by noted Archaeologist Edward J. Lenik, author of many books on historic and pre-historic Indian topics, who will discuss his findings. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, West Ramapo Avenue at Island Road, Mahwah. Admission is $3 per person; free for Mahwah Museum members. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended, and may be made at the website or by calling the museum at (201) 512-0099. Thanksgiving food basket drive underway A Thanksgiving food basket drive to benefit the Center for Food Action’s local families in need is now underway. Individuals or groups are asked to fill a large plastic laundry basket with donated food. The baskets will be accepted at Terrie O’Connor Realtors, 75 West Allendale Avenue, Allendale. Baskets should be filled with the following items: apple or cranberry juice, Parmalat milk, coffee/tea, flour or baking mix, mayonnaise, ready made pie crust, rice, stuffing (two bags), salad dressing, sugar, cans of fruit, vegetables, yams, and gravy, two cans of cranberry sauce, nuts, trail mix, raisins, pumpkin pie filling, bags of potatoes, onions, and carrots. Donated turkeys (12-15 pounds) should be kept separate from the basket. Supermarket gift certificates are also welcome. Please keep these separate from the basket. Baskets must delivered to Terrie O’Connor Realtors by Thursday, Nov. 19. Christian Singles plan events The Christian Singles of North Jersey will host a Potluck Dinner and Game Night on Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Faith Community Christian Reformed Church Barn, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff. Bring a favorite main dish, salad, soup, or appetizer to share (to feed approximately six people). Desserts, coffee, tea, soda, and snacks will be provided. 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