October 7, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Park Windmill Memory expert to address auxiliary “Improve Your Memory” will the topic of discussion at the Wednesday, Oct. 14 meeting of the Midland Park Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Colette Cummings, MSW, LCSW, Director of Gerontology Services and Community Health Education at the Valley Hospital, will be the presenter. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Faith Reformed Church, 95 Prospect Street, Midland Park. Contact co-president Jo Ann Levine at (201) 652-0873 or email joanncotzlevine@optonline.net. The meeting is open to the public. New members are always welcome. Republicans plan meeting The Midland Park Republican Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 8:15 p.m. at the Midland Park Library. The meeting will be chaired by President John Meeks. All are welcome. The Midland Park Republicans meet on the second Monday of the month. Halloween Parade set The Midland Park Annual Halloween Parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the municipal parking lot. The parade will travel from the parking lot into Highland School gym, where the Halloween Costume Contest will take place, rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded for children by age groups (preschool through the fifth grade). Individual and group prizes will be awarded. Blessing of the Animals service offered The Midland Park United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. This tradition was started by Saint Francis of Assissi, who had a special love for animals. All are invited. The church is located at 269 Godwin Avenue. Fire department Open House planned The Midland Park Fire Department 45 Witte Drive, will host an Open House for National Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy truck rides, activities and refreshments. Midland Park Police and Ambulance Corps will also be available. Basketball coaches sought Midland Park Recreation’s basketball program is in need of coaches for the 2009-10 season. Recreation coaches at all levels, kindergarten through eleventh grade for boys and kindergarten through ninth grade for girls, are needed. The recreation season runs from December through March. Coaches for the travel teams are also needed. Travel teams for boys and girls are grades three through eight. The travel season runs from November through March. All coaches, assistants, and referees must take the Rutgers Safety course. This course is available through the basketball association, upon request. Anyone interested in coaching, assisting, or refereeing should e-mail their name, child’s grade level and their Rutgers Safety Care status to Richard_Formicola@ml.com. The deadline for travel registration is Oct. 9 and recreation registration is Oct. 31. Association sets meeting The Midland Park Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Highland School Media Center/Library. All coaches and parents who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Questions may be sent to midlandparkbaseball@g mail.com. Music in the Park competition set The Midland Park High School Marching Band and the Midland Park High School Performing Arts Parents (PAPS) will host the 12th annual marching band competition, “Music in the Park XII,” on Sunday, Oct. 11. The event begins at 1 p.m. on the high school athletic field. Bands from Ridgewood High, Paramus High, Westwood High, Elmwood Park High, Ramapo High, Indian Hills High, Hackensack High, Lakeland Regional High, Hopatcong High, Copaigue High, and Midland Park will perform. There will be a special guest performance by the Hawthorne Caballeros. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for Midland Park residents with ID. All tickets may be purchased at the gate. Visit www.mphsarts.org or e-mail David Marks, MPHS band director, at dmarks@midlandparkschools.k12.us. Deadline is Wednesday at noon. Contract (continued from page 5) $41,480 for a beginner teacher with a bachelor’s degree to $85,356 after 19 years. For master’s degree staff, the range is $46,561 to $95,569. For master’s plus 30 credits, the salaries range from $51,228 to $106,269. For secretarial/clerical staff the salary range is from $30,656 to $52,576 in 15 steps for 12-month employees, and $22,006 to $42,218 for 10-month employees, depending on the category. Custodial/maintenance staff salaries, all 12-month employees, range from $25,095 to $45,135 in 18 steps. 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