October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 25 Franklin Lakes Scribe Matinee features ‘Every Little Step’ The next Friday Movie Matinee at the Franklin Lakes Public Library will be presented at 1 p.m. on Oct. 30. “Every Little Step,” a documentary starring Marvin Hamlisch, will be the feature. Matinees will play on Nov. 13 and 20. Call the library at (201) 891-2222 for more information. Get organized for the holidays On Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Bernadette and Susan of Attention 2 Detail will offer a seminar, “Get Organized for the Holidays,” at the Franklin Lakes Library. Learn to use a timeline of activities to ensure a successful, stress-free holiday season. The program will conclude with a free bow-making demonstration. All are welcome. The library is located on DeKorte Drive. Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in Franklin Avenue Middle School on Franklin Avenue. Library board seeks trustee The Franklin Lakes Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a trustee position. Applicants should be Franklin Lakes residents who are strong library supporters and are available for board and committee meetings. The board meets monthly. To apply, send a letter indicating interest and qualifications by Nov. 9 to: Board of Trustees, c/o Director Gerry McMahon, Franklin Lakes Public Library, 470 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. ESL classes, Bible study available Free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and ESL Bible study classes are available to the public at The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, 730 Franklin Lake Road. Classes may be set up privately or in groups at the convenience of the student(s) and teacher. ESL Bible study class is held each week on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to schedule lessons should call the church office at (201) 891-0511 or contact the church at pcflmgr@yahoo.com. Auxiliary plans Holiday Luncheon The Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the North Jersey Country Club, 594 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne beginning at noon. Members and friends are invited. The cost is $30. For reservations or more information, call Ann Swist at (201) 337-7262. Card sale benefits church projects The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes is offering greeting cards for sale to the public now through Oct. 30. The greeting cards are a unique mix of all-purpose and holiday themed cards, created from the images of artists who have shown their work at the church gallery over the years. Order forms and images of the cards are available in the church vestibule or can be e-mailed. Call (201) 891-0511 or visit pcflmgr@yahoo. Cards sell in packages of 15 for $20. Proceeds from the sale of the cards go to the mission and ministries of PCFL. Teen group forming The Franklin Lakes Public Library is seeking teens in grades seven through 12 who are interested in service projects or developing library programs for teens and young adults. Interested students may join this group of community-minded teens at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kate, teen librarian, at kate_thelibrarian@yahoo. com. Rug hooking class offered A traditional rug hooking class will be offered at Franklin Lakes Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gail Dufresne, an artist and exhibitor, will demonstrate and guide participants in a rug hooking project with one-on-one guidance. Class size is limited. All materials for the project are provided free of charge. Non-residents will be put on a waiting list and given access to the class on a space available basis after Sunday, Nov. 1. Registration has begun at the adult reference desk. The library is located on DeKorte Drive. For further information, call (201) 891-2224. Brunch and boutique shopping set The Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “Pre-Holiday Brunch & Boutique Shopping Fundraiser Extravaganza” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Indian Trail Club, 830 Franklin Lakes Road in Franklin Lakes. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Boutique shopping is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than twenty vendor booths selling clothing, jewelry and accessories, holiday ornaments, beauty items, baby items, home accessories, hand-painted doll furniture and clothing, American Girl size and many others. Tickets are $30 with proceeds going to Valley Hospital to support the 64-slice CT Scanner, expand the Inpatient Pediatric Unit, improve the Women’s Health Unit and provide program support for the Butterflies Pediatric Hospice Program of Valley Home Care. For additional information, call Ann Swist at (201) 337-7262 or Nancy Davidson at (201) 337-0154. Vendors interested in the reserving space at the extravaganza can contact Nancy Davidson at (201) 337-0154. Wine Tasting set The Franklin Lakes Lions Club will host a Wine Tasting on Friday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Indian Trail Club on Franklin Lake Road in Franklin Lakes. The cost of $85 per person includes a variety of wines from the Wine Seller of Ridgewood, appetizers, hot buffet, a pasta station, dessert, and coffee. Proceeds from this event will go to charities supported by the Lions Club, including Oasis, Eva’s Village, Franklin Lakes Ambulance Corps, Saint Joseph’s School for the Blind, and The Seeing Eye dog program. For tickets and information contact Dave Kampschmidt at (201) 405-2043. Cinnamon Lane (continued from page 6) has lived on Orchard Lane adjacent to this site since 1985, testified that she has seen trucks bringing in soil and dumping it on Smith’s property since the 1990s. Festa showed photographs of the site as it was in May 1990, and as it was at that time of the previous public hearing. She claimed that over 5,000 cubic yards of fill were brought onto the site and it raised Smith’s property so it was higher than her property. Before that fill was brought in she did not have a problem with water draining onto her property, she said. Smith’s attorney at the time was Bruce Whitaker and he pointed out in cross examination of Festa that Smith had a permit to build a septic system and perform soil movement on his property. But Festa’s attorney, Mark Madaio, claimed that Smith wanted to build a house on what he described as a “false building lot” that was created by the fill that was brought in by hundreds of trucks, and he claimed that, because Smith was building a septic system, it went completely undetected. Whitaker argued that the original lot met all the requirements of the borough’s code and the new lot, while requiring two 30 minutes of your time can save a life. It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. variances for dimensions that would not be discernible, would be two and a half times the size required by the borough’s zoning ordinance. He also maintained that his client’s application meets all the zoning requirements for the variances needed. In its deliberation, the board concentrated on the amount of fill on the site, when it was brought there, and whether Smith could be asked, or forced, to testify about the origin of the fill. But Whitaker told the board that Smith would neither testify before the board voluntarily nor respond to a subpoena from the board seeking his testimony. After conferring with Spizziri, board member Joseph Pullaro made a motion to approve the subdivision with the condition that the fill would be removed. That motion failed when the board voted 3-2 against it with one abstention, which is counted as a negative vote. Board member Julius Lauber explained his negative vote on that motion, saying that if it were appealed a Superior Court judge would likely rule that the condition was “silly” and not enforce it. He then moved to deny the application, and the board approved that motion by a 5-0 vote. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 Check our website: www.CommunityBloodServices.org 201-444-3900 (continued from page 13) She has supported many efforts to preserve Chinese history and promote Chinese culture. She is the founder and chair of the New Jersey Chinese Festival, Inc., and Yen serves as vice general chairperson. The festival is designed to preserve Chinese history and culture. Lam is past president of the Edison Chinese American Lion’s Club of New Jersey, where she currently serves as treasurer, and served five terms as president of the Northern New Jersey Chinese Association, among involvement in numerous other community organizations. Yen is secretary and past president of the Edison Chinese American Lions Club, and Chinese art center president of the Songbird Chorus Group in New Jersey. He and Lam are also board members of the New Jersey Chinese Tennis Association. William Paterson University, one of the nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey, is located on 370 hilltop acres in Wayne. The institution’s 379 full-time faculty are highly distinguished and diverse scholars and teachers, many of whom are recipients of prestigious awards and grants from the Fulbright Program, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Philosophical Society.