September 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Fingerprinting (continued from page 3) it can be risky to drive a prisoner to another location, particularly before identification is made. He said that in recent years Wyckoff and Ridgewood, among others, have purchased this equipment. Mayor Joseph Monahan inquired as to whether the equipment could be used to do background checks on coaches. The chief said at the present time it is authorized solely for arrests and firearms licensing. “You can’t tell what will be allowed in the future,” Casson said. At present, LiveScan fingerprints are required for anyone having contact with children or the elderly, such as teachers, driving instructors, security guards, foster parents; and for licensing of real estate agents, appraisers, notaries, vehicle dealers and salespersons, and stock brokers, among others. These are now done at private centers. Park Windmill Register for story time Story Time at the Midland Park Public Library will resume on Sept. 15. Three sessions will be available. Three to five year olds have a choice of sessions: Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29, and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. or Thursdays, Sept. 17 and 24, and Oct. 1 and 8 at 11:15 a.m. Two-year-olds accompanied by an adult will meet on Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, and 30, and Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Stop into the Children’s Room or call Ms. Courtney at (201) 444-2390 to register for any of these programs. Registration takes place during the first two weeks in September. The library is located at 250 Godwin Avenue. Support group offered Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood is offering a free 10-week support program for Midland Park residents who are separated or divorced. Each week, the group will journey through the divorce process focusing on topics such as loneliness, stress, self image, guilt, blame, anger, forgiveness, and pathways to growth. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. For more information on location or to join the group contact Gerard Scola at (201) 338-2743 or at MPFD’s 100th Anniversary, Community Day coming up Midland Park will celebrate Community Day at the DePhillips Community Center, 50 Dairy Street, Sept. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. The borough will also be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Midland Park Volunteer Fire Department. Games and contests are planned for a day of community spirit, family fun, and entertainment for all. The Midland Park Fire Department will be cooking hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, for which donations will be greatly appreciated. Refreshments, ice cream, desserts, and other baked goods may also be purchased. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy a spot in the sun, shaded tables and chairs will also be available. Residents are encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk to the event. Some parking will be available in front of the high school. The Dairy Street Tennis Court and the playground area parking will be reserved strictly for seniors or those needing assistance and will be accessible from Sunset Avenue only. Golf cart rides to and from the senior’s and handicapped parking lots will be available throughout the day for those in need of assistance. Entertainment for the day will include DJ John, bucket brigade, inflatable rides, and water slides so participants should wear their bathing suits. In case of inclement weather call the recreation hotline at (201) 652-2747. In the event of rain, Community Day will be rescheduled for Sept. 13. Residents are needed to help decorate on Saturday between 9 and 10 a.m. Volunteers are needed to blow up water balloons in advance; balloons and containers will be provided. Call or e-mail Board of education to meet The Midland Park Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the August C.DePreker Media Center at the Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street. Baseball Association meeting set The Midland Park Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. at the Junior Field Snack Bar. All coaches and parents who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Girls sought for GEMS group The Midland Park Christian Reformed Church GEMS group invites all girls in grades one through eight to a meeting on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for tie-dying and ice cream. GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a relationship building club program created especially for girls. The group participates in team building, fellowship through song and creative dance, developing life-skills through badge activities, learning to apply the Bible in their daily lives, and participating in service projects to make a difference in others’ lives and find answers to challenges in girls’ lives today. The GEMS group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from September through April. Each year ends with a campout. For more information, contact Sara Van Goor at (973) 291-6138 or e-mail sarvg101@optonline. net. For more information about the worldwide GEMS organization go to Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is located at 183 Godwin Avenue. Republicans plan meeting The Midland Park Republican Club’s newly elected president, John Meeks, will chair the club’s next meeting on Monday, Sept. 14 at 8:15 p.m. in the Midland Park Library. The library is located at 250 Godwin Avenue. The Republican Club meets on the second Monday of the month. Staff members (continued from page 9) married name is Spano.) Esther taught in Weehawken last year; Anne taught in Fort Lee last year. We have also hired two elementary teachers to date: Jean Clark and Meghan Martinez. Both will teach a first grade class at Godwin.” Clark has two years of teaching experience, and Martinez has seven years of teaching experience. Late last month, the board also hired Jason Gangi as special education teacher at the high school, Leanne Waldron-Lampone as special education teacher at Godwin School, Stefanie Greenberg as an elementary school teacher at Godwin School, Katelyn Intveld as an elementary school teacher at Highland School, Lauren McDowell as chorus teacher for the elementary schools, and Michelle McKean as a 0.5 elementary school teacher at Highland School. The board also approved a 0.4 of a sixth period lab assignment for Nancy DeRitter, science teacher at the high school. According to Dr. Heebink, “The most notable coaching change has been the hiring of David Kessinger to be the new head coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team. Mr. Kessinger was previously the assistant women’s basketball coach at Montclair State and was the head women’s basketball coach at Bergen Community College prior to that.” The district has also hired a new health/physical education teacher, Brian DeCarlo, a Midland Park High School graduate. DeCarlo worked part of last year as a leave replacement physical education teacher in Ridgewood. He will also serve as assistant football coach. The Fall Cheerleading Advisor will be Jennifer O’Byrn. As there is no curriculum and instruction director for the coming year, the superintendent will oversee this aspect of the school operation, with appropriate assistance from other staff members. 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. 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