Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • December 9, 2009 Villadom Happenings Christmas concert offered Hawthorne Gospel Church is hosting a free Christmas concert, “Glory in the Highest,” on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature the Worship Community of Hawthorne Gospel Church along with the Children’s Choir, Praise Team, Sunday and Saturday Night Bands, Praise & Worship Choir, HGC Choir and Orchestra. Hawthorne Gospel Church is located on Route 208 North in Hawthorne. For more information, visit www.hawthornegospel. com or call (973) 427-6960. Orpheus Club to perform centennial finale The Orpheus Club will conclude its centennial season with two holiday concerts: Dec 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 at the following locations: The Daily Treat, The Wine Seller, and Town & Country Apothecary, all in Ridgewood; Perry’s Florist and The Rock Ridge Pharmacy, both in Glen Rock; or by calling Jim Lisanti at (212) 983-5822. Stewardship hosts Annual Wish Tree The Atlantic Stewardship Bank is collecting, new, unwrapped gifts for children at all of its branches through its annual Wish Tree. The Bank’s BEACH (Bank Employees Assisting Charities) Club coordinates the annual Wish Tree gift drive. Each of the bank’s 13 branches displays a small Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and gifts tags for the collection. For the first two weeks in December, customers and bank associates may take a tag and an ornament from the tree and return with a new, unwrapped gift suitable for a child under age 16. The gifts are presented to local charitable organizations such as New City Kids, Westwood Cares, CUMAC, Harvest Outreach Ministries, and New Hope Ministries to distribute to children in need. Visit the bank’s website is Thrift Shop holds Dollar Sale The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will hold a dollar sale on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available for sale are Christmas items, clothes, household items, dishes, glasses, and more. There is a large selection of jewelry, handbags, and shoes. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue, Allendale in the Archer United Methodist Church. Call (201) 3270020. Regular hours for the shop are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While donations are accepted during regular hours, they cannot be accepted during the Saturday Sale. The shop will be open during regular hours Wednesday through Friday until Wednesday, Dec. 23. The shop will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1. The Clothes Line Thrift shop will reopen on Jan. 6, 2010. Volleyball clinic offered for boys Northern New Jersey volleyball club, DIGS, is offering an expansion of their instructional programs to include a boys’ volleyball clinic program. The clinic is for beginners and experienced younger players, ages eight through 14. The program will run on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. for seven sessions, from Jan.10 to Feb. 21. It will be held at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff, (201) 891-2081. The cost is $200; payment is required on the first day of attendance. This fee covers training, a club jacket, and t-shirt. E-mail Boysvolleyball@DIGSVolleybal or go to for details. Country Dancers welcome newcomers The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to the Sunday afternoon dance set for Dec. 13 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. All dances are taught and called, and the music is live. Beginners’ instruction is at 1:30 p.m. and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants can come with or without a partner. For more information go to maxellute. net/njecd.html or call Nancy (201) 445-4497. Santa Calling helps those with disabilities The New Concepts Disabled Children’s Foundation is The Hopper-Zabriskie Cemetery on First Street in Ho-Ho-Kus was given its fall cleanup by the seventh grade CCD class from Saint Gabriel’s Church in Saddle River. Christopher Maita and his mother, Jennifer Maita asked Stanley A. Kober, commander of the Washington Elm VFW Post 192 in Ho-Ho-Kus for a community service project for Maita’s CCD class. Kober recommended the cemetery cleanup (an on-going project that the military veterans have agreed with the borough to maintain). The council approved the request, and the VFW supervised the project. Pictured are Sebastian Garcia, Christopher Maita, Michael Bourque, Jennifer Maita, Timothy Dunker, Giles Munson, and Mark McGuire. Cleanup crew offering a “live call” from Santa Claus fundraiser. The NCDCF is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization committed to helping people with developmental disabilities. The project is being undertaken in partnership with local banks, including Boiling Springs Savings Bank. Proceeds from each call, $12, benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. Personalized orders to receive a call from Santa Claus can be made by calling toll free, (877) 250-5431. Santa will make calls now through Dec. 23. Telephone requests will be accepted through Dec. 22. Order forms may be downloaded at Mail orders received after Dec. 22 cannot be guaranteed. HUMC institutes restrictions Due to the current flu pandemic, Hackensack University Medical Center has instituted several restrictions and precautions, mainly pertaining to limiting visitors to all medical center facilities. These restrictions are now in effect and include the following provisions: Visitors under the age of 18 years will not be permitted entry to the medical center, unless they have an appointment or need medical treatment. Parents should not bring a child with them to an appointment. If the child is a patient, do not bring any other children. For those without someone to watch their child the Child Care and Learning Center at HUMC has a dropoff service for a fee. Call (201) 996-2987 for information. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit visitation is limited to parents, guardians, and grandparents. All visitors must be free of flu-like symptoms (fever with cough and/or sore throat). Visitors will not be allowed to enter the medical center if they have any flu-like symptoms. Anyone scheduled for a non-emergent outpatient service and are experiencing flu-like symptoms, are encouraged to call and reschedule their appointment. Call (201) 996-2010 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For information about the flu or H1N1, visit Shopping event to benefit Social Services The Social Service Association of Ridgewood is sponsoring a holiday shopping benefit on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Leapin’ Lizards, 250 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. The store will donate a portion of its sales to the Social Service Association. A coffee reception will run throughout the day. Wine and cheese will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the event will support agency programs and services. For any who can not attend but would like to support SSA donations can be sent to the Social Service Association, 6 Station Plaza, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Eastern Christian hosts shopping fundraiser Eastern Christian School is sponsoring a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Dec. 12. The bookstore, located at 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, will donate a percentage of all sales on this day author and EC alumna Melanie Simcox Tabakin will be signing her new book from 5 to 7 p.m. Eastern Christian Elementary School Principal Sandra Bottge will be reading stories in the Children’s Section at 6 p.m. EC High School music groups will be performing at 6:30 p.m. and EC Middle School music groups at 7 p.m. Customers must present an EC voucher form at checkout. Voucher forms are available at the cashier’s window and the gift-wrap table or visit For details, call (973) 427-9294. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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