Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • January 14, 2009 Villadom Happenings Heating assistance funds available The Low Income Heating Assistance Program has funds available to help people pay their heating bills this winter. Applications will be taken through April 30 at Bergen County CAP at PSE&G Hackensack Customer Service Center located at 214 Hudson Street in Hackensack. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., and Thursday evenings. Income qualifications are listed on the website at or call (201) 968-0200. Greenwood Avenue to be closed Ridgewood Water Department has advised the Township of Wyckoff a new water line will be constructed along Greenwood Avenue. Greenwood Avenue will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. to allow necessary roadway excavation and for the preparation of the new water line connections. Excavation will be performed during night hours to allow the work to be completed as safely and expeditiously as possible. Road work is anticipated to be completed in eight hours. Ridgewood Water Department reports they will not shut off water until approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Ridgewood Water will provide notice to affected customers. Access to the Wyckoff Post Office will be available from Wyckoff Avenue end of Greenwood Avenue. A posted detour using Godwin Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Main Street and Wyckoff Avenue will take motorists around the closed roadway. In the event of inclement weather conditions, work will be performed on the first clear night after Friday, Jan. 16. Hospital offers babysitters’ class The Valley Hospital Parent Education Department is offering a Babysitters Preparation class on Jan. 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This class gives caregivers the necessary information they need to safely care for a child. Topics to be presented include feeding, holding and changing a baby; infant safety concerns; and where and how to contact the police, parents, pediatrician, poison control centers, and other emergency personnel. The fee for this two-hour course is $35. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to obtain a complete course catalog and schedule for Valley’s Parent Education Programs, call (201) 291-6151. Comedy Night at the YMCA The Wyckoff Family YMCA is sponsoring a “Comedy Night” on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Y’s Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Stage, 691 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. The evening features comics Johnny Lampert and Chris Coccia. Lampert is a regular at New York City’s and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs, and has made numerous television appearances. Coccia is one of America’s busiest comedians, both at home and abroad. He has entertained American troops on military bases in Korea, Japan, and Guam. Tickets are $30. Call (201) 891-2081. Fyke Nature Association plans events On Jan. 23, Fyke Nature Association will host New Jersey Audubon Society’s Patrick Scheuer, director of Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes. This program takes look at some of the tracks, scats, and homes of New Jersey’s resident mammals and will show how to recognize who is out in the woods and fields even in the dead of winter. The meeting will be held at the Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Avenue, Wyckoff at 8 p.m. Fyke has scheduled its annual trip to the upper Delaware River, near Barryville, NY for Bald Eagles for Saturday, Jan. 24. Participants are to meet at the Allendale Municipal Building at 8 a.m. and encouraged to wear layers of clothes, bring lunch, binoculars and scopes. Leaders for this trip will be Carol and George Flanagan. Contact them at (973) 423-0420 or Wet weather (rain or snow) cancels this trip. School board candidates sought Prospective school board candidates planning to run in the April 21 election must file their nominating petitions Nets team up with Valley Nets player Brook Lopez got into the holiday spirit recently by delivering 25 bears from a local Build-A-Bear Workshop to children in the Pediatric Unit and the Emergency Department at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The Nets mascot, Sly the Fox, joined Lopez at Valley, which marked the first hospital for this joyous event to take place. Lopez and Sly saw patients from as young as seven months old up to 17 years of age. With Lopez’s help, the children were able to create bears to their own specifications, including coloring, clothing, and accessories. Lopez and his identical twin brother, Robin, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, initially proposed the idea of delivering bears to local hospitals around the holiday season. The Lopez brothers established a partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Brook approached the Nets for a local hospital partner. Valley, a proud sponsor of Nets Basketball since 2006, immediately came to mind. with their local boards of education by 4 p.m. Monday, March 2. Prospective candidates may obtain a School Board Candidate Kit at their local board office. Published by the New Jersey School Boards Association, the kit includes a sample nominating petition and information about legal qualifications for school board candidacy, and the role of the school board member. Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act, important dates in the school election process, and briefing sessions for school board candidates are also included in the kit. Re-gifting is appreciated Rather than storing duplicate or not-quite-right gifts in the closet, Friends of Tennis for Life can use those new items to benefit the non-profit organizations activities for breast cancer survivors. Donated items will be incorporated into gift baskets used to raise funds at the annual TFL Tennis Party event to be held at the Ridgewood Racquet Club this April. Donations can be dropped off at Ridgewood Racquet Club, 249 Ackerman Avenue in Ridgewood at (201) 6521991, or call Deb Henry at (201) 337-0031, program president, to arrange for pick up. Presented in cooperation with The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Tennis for Life offers the free clinics and organized play, all year, to introduce people with breast cancer to the many benefits tennis can bring to their physical and mental recovery. The goal of the program is to help breast cancer survivors regain their mobility, stamina and spirit while providing support, encouragement and motivation from fellow survivors. The Club Pro organizes the group on the courts and Ann Emmons and Kathleen Sullivan, member of the group, serves as coordinators and hosts. Tennis for Life™ is a non profit organization and is supported through tax deductible donations. For more information go to and call Debbie Henry at (201) 337-0031. YMCA holds annual meeting The Wyckoff Family YMCA will hold its annual board meeting, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. Highlights will include an overview of missions and goals for the coming year, a review of the successes of 2008, the swearing in of officers, and election of board members for a three-year term. A light breakfast will be served and the public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the Kuiken Community Room (lower level) of the Wyckoff Family YMCA at 691 Wyckoff Avenue, in Wyckoff. ��������������������������� Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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