September 30, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Franklin Lakes Scribe Healthy eating program set Dana Fox, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, will present “Beginner’s Guide to Intuitive Eating” on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Learn to become an intuitive eater and listen to inner hunger signals. Understand how a thoughtful meal plan can be used as a tool to support healthful eating. All those who are struggling with incorporating wise eating into daily life are invited to attend this instructional program on lifestyle change. This free lecture is open to the public. The library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive. Computer classes offered Franklin Lakes Public Library will offer two basic computer classes on Wednesdays in October. A beginner computer and Internet class will be offered on Oct. 14 and 28 from 11 a.m. to noon. No previous experience is necessary to participate in this class. A basic Microsoft Word class will be offered Oct. 7 from 11a.m. to noon. Participants should have some basic computer skills for this class. Register for the classes at the adult reference desk or call (201) 8912224. Flu and pneumonia vaccines available must present their card at the time of service. Flu shots are encouraged for those aged 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses. Call the Franklin Lakes Board of Health at (201) 891-0048, extension 5 for more information. Organizational workshop planned A Simple Changes for Big Results workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. This free workshop is open to the public and teaches simple solutions and techniques to organize a home and keep it organized in the future. Maria-Elena Grant will lead the workshop and help participants take control of organizing living and work spaces. Call the library at (201) 891-2224 with questions. No registration is necessary. Fundraiser donations sought The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes is seeking donations for it annual Talents and Treasures Fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 1 through 30. Restaurant gift certificates, Christmas and holiday items, original artwork, and jewelry will be among the items offered. Call the church at (201) 891-0511 for more information, or to donate to the auction. The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Central Park jogger to speak Trisha Meili, known to many as the Central Park Jogger, will be the guest speaker at the Woman’s Club of Franklin Lakes’ Fall Fundraiser Luncheon, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes at 10:30 a.m. Meili’s story of survival and recovery was detailed in her best-selling memoir, “I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility.” There will be a book signing, prizes and a special auction followed by lunch and the speaker. Tickets are $55. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 30. Proceeds benefit autism, pancreatic cancer, student scholarships, and local charities. Call Ann Swist at (201) 337-7262 to reserve seats. For more information about the local club, contact Ann Swist at (201) 337-7262 or Eileen Leone at (201) 848-9330. To learn about the NJSFWC, visit the website at Tillsley honored at dinner The Iaoapogh Mountains District, Boy Scouts of America will honor Franklin Lakes resident Robert Tillsley with the 2009 Community Service Award at a cocktail reception and dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The event will be held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes beginning at 6:30 p.m. For additional information about the dinner, call Chuck Shotmeyer at (973) 427-1000 or email him at Music, beading classes presented Franklin Lakes Recreation Department is offering children’s guitar lessons and beading classes at the recreation center. From Oct. 6 through Nov. 20, children ages eight through 17 are invited to learn the basics of guitar on Tuesdays. Classes for the participants ages eight through 12 will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., and classes for those who are 13 through 17 years of age will from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beading classes will be held on Thurs- days from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for the eight to 10-year-old group and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the 11 to 13-year-old group. All classes will be held for a six-week session at a cost of $125. For more information, and to sign up, call (201) 895-8400 or (201) 847 8200, or e-mail to traditionaljw@aol. com or Registration will close Sept. 28. Book club welcomes teens The Franklin Lakes Library is offering a book discussion group for teens in grades seven through nine. The group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 30, the book selection is “The Year without Michael” by Susan Beth Pfeffer. For the Oct. 28 meeting, the group will be reading “Sold” by Patricia McCormick. Registration is ongoing. Check the website for details. To participate in book discussions without leaving home, check out the teen blog. 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 Frankin 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. The Franklin Lakes Board of Health along with Valley Hospital, Department of Community Health will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccines to all residents over 65 years old. Vaccines will be given from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Franklin Lakes recreation building, located on Vichiconti Way. Registration is required and can be made by calling (201) 291-6090. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are covered by traditional Medicare Part B. Recipients Public hearing (continued from page 5) “I’m very concerned about the financial impact on me,” Murray said. Kent Seyffer, a resident of Dakota Trail which is near the development site, warned that the developer would have to blast to excavate the site, and that process could affect houses that are even farther away from the site. “We believe it will take place,” Seyffer said, voicing concern about the effect of blasting on the quality and clarity of the well water in the area. Planning Board Attorney John Spizziri emphasized that no blasting is included in this plan but, if it should become necessary, the developer would have to return to the board for approval and would have to comply with the state statute that regulates how blasting can be conducted. He advised that blasting contractors are licensed by the state and held responsible to the state. Another Cheyenne Drive resident, Judith Medeiros, complained about the potential noise pollution over a long period of time from the development. She said she is happy with her well, and she does not want to be forced to take another type of water. Board Chairman Frank Conte told Medeiros that property owners would not be forced to tie in to the new water line that would be installed on the site. Medici pointed out that the applicant is seeking one variance for the radius of the cul-de-sac. He suggested the developer be required to obtain steep slope variances before being granted subdivision approval. Spizziri responded that the board could do that, but should not do so, because the lots are not yet being developed, and those variances would be considered when the board reviews the individual site plans for those lots. Spizziri added that the board cannot require the developer to present individual site plans to the board for approval now. Vogel also responded to Medici’s suggestion, saying, “Mr. Medici, from all your comments, you have a preconceived opinion. The board has no jurisdiction to require steep slope variances for this subdivision which does not intrude into any steep slopes and you can’t require it.” Andrew Hipolit, the developer’s professional engineer, advised Medici that the development of the property could be designed to avoid any steep slope variances, but that issue is not presently before the board. The public hearing will remain open until the board’s Oct. 7 meeting to allow more evidence to be presented to the board. Conte explained, ”If there are other concerns, we will hear them; if not, we will proceed. We want the public to feel they were heard.” 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. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 Check our website: 201-444-3900