October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 Park Windmill Halloween Portrait Food Drive set Children who are dressed for Halloween are invited to Keith Hopkins Photography, 216 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park on Friday, Oct. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. for a Halloween Portrait Food Drive. Canned goods or a $5 donation will be collected in exchange for a 4x5 portrait of the little “trick or treater.” Limit one 4x5 per child. This event benefits Helping Hands Ministry in Rochelle Park. For more information, call (201) 670-9559. 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, 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, www.needlecraftschool.org. Soles4Souls collection begins Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is teaming with Rev. Ken Vander Wall of William Paterson University, Christian 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. Faith Reformed plans trunk or treat Faith Reformed Church will hold its third annual trunk or treat on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church located at 95 Prospect Street, Midland Park. 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 www.mpnj.com. Board of education to meet The Midland Park Board of Education will meet Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the August C. DePreker Media Center at Highland Elementary School. Rotary Beefsteak set The Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary is hosting its 40th Annual Beefsteak on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Brownstone in Paterson. Tickets are $40 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Emmy Eliya at Family Hair Care, (201) 652-8130. The Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Brick House, 179 Godwin Avenue,Wyckoff. Halloween ‘Trunk or Treat’ and parade set The Midland Park Elementary PTA will hold a “Trunk or Treat” event on Friday, Oct. 30 at the municipal parking lot just prior to the annual recreation department Halloween Parade. The parking lot will be closed off from 5 to 7 p.m., and children will gather treats from the trunks of cars belonging to families from the local schools. Following the Trunk or Treating, the Midland Park Annual Halloween Parade will take place at 7 p.m. in the municipal parking lot. The parade, sponsored by the Midland Park Recreation Department will travel from the parking lot into Highland School gym, where the Halloween Costume Contest will take place, rain or shine. Halloween contest planned Midland Park Recreation is sponsoring a Halloween Coloring Contest for children, ages four through eight. Prizes will be awarded at each age level. Participants must be Midland Park residents. Contest forms may be downloaded off the website at www.mpnj.com under Parks and Recreation. Entries should be mailed or dropped off at 50 Dairy Street, by Friday, Oct. 30. Winners will be contacted. Cooking classes offered Midland Park Recreation is offering a cooking class for children in kindergarten through grade eight. Chef Sam will teach children basic kitchen safety, how to make snacks, healthy treats, and how to make a meal for the whole family to enjoy. Classes will be held at The DePhillips Center on Dairy Street every Saturday from Oct. 31 through Nov. 21. Little Chef, for kindergarteners through second graders, will meet from noon to 1 p.m.; Kids Cuisine, for third and fourth graders, will meet from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; and Teen Cuisine, for fifth through eighth graders, will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Registration is $30 and the fee for materials is $15. See www.mpnj.com for registration forms. Classes are limited; register early. Call (201) 652-2747. Baseball association holds 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 regarding this meeting e-mail midlandparkbaseball@gmail.com. THEO sets schedule THEO (To Help Each Other), the social club for widows and widowers, has planned several fall activities. The Nov. 3 meeting will feature dancing, coffee, and dessert, and the Nov. 17 meeting will feature turkey sandwiches, desserts, and coffee. Dancing, coffee, and dessert will be offered on Dec. 1. The Christmas Party, scheduled for Dec. 15, will include music by Dick Richards, sandwiches, salads, beverages, and dessert. RSVP for any of these events by contacting Carol at (201) 664-1804 or Ruth at (201) 995-0661. THEO meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 497 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Franklin Lakes election (continued from page 4) Recently retired, his prior work experience was primarily in the bond insurance business where he dealt with municipalities country-wide on the issuance of debt obligations. For the last five years, he was employed as the chief executive officer of the FGIC Corporation where he was the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Before joining FGIC, Bivona was vice chairman and chief financial officer of the Ambac Financial Group for 18 years. The primary was marred by legal challenges and controversy. Early on, there was a dispute about which set of candidates would receive the most favored position on the BCRO line on the ballot. Trava and Murphy claimed they were awarded the line by Yudin, but Bivona and Smith challenged that in Superior Court, claiming that Trava and Murphy were not entitled to the line because they failed to file the proper form requesting the line within the required time to do so. That dispute was settled by the Bergen County Clerk, who awarded neither set of candidates the line. That decision was ultimately upheld in Superior Court. Councilwoman Paulette Ramsey stated her support for Bivona and Smith in a letter to residents after being a strong supporter of DeNicola and the candidates of the Republican Forum in the past. In that letter, Ramsey explained that although she had supported the Franklin Lakes Republican Forum candidates in past elections, she opposed the Republican Forum candidate’s criticism of their opponents. Bivona and Smith will join Ramsey; Councilman Michael Friscia, who also has the support of the Republican Club; Councilman Steve Marcus; and Councilwoman Nathalie Lota on the council. Ramsey’s support of Bivona and Smith along with that of Friscia would give this group at least a four to two majority on the council and would dilute DeNicola’s political influence over the council, although she would retain the authority to make professional appointments in the borough. DeNicola’s term as mayor expires at the end of 2010. The Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce ��������������� ���������� � � � � � � �� � � � � � � � � � ����������� ����������������������� ������������������ ������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������� ���������������������������� ������������