January 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Glen Rock A Robotics Team Competition Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 24 in the downstairs meeting room of the Glen Rock Library. A parent should attend the event with their child. The Open House will be hosted by the “Cyber Robots” team who competed in the 2007 and 2008 county and state competitions of the FIRST Lego League. The vision of FIRST’s founder, Dean Kamen, is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.” The competitions are for children ages 9 to 14 and involve building and programming a Lego Mindstorms robot to complete a series of missions centered around the theme for the year, and presenting a research project involving the same theme. In 2007 the theme was about alternative energy sources and the Cyber Robots won the Bergen County regional competition for their research project “Wind Energy Blows Pollution Away.” Climate change was the theme for 2008 for which the team Robotics teams forming; Open House scheduled researched vertical farming. Both research boards and an information board will be on display at the Glen Rock Library through Jan. 24. The Open House will include information about the team’s experience and to provide information about how to form a team. We are looking for those interested in coaching a team and being on a team for the 2009 competition. Attendees can talk with team members and coaches, look at the research displays and see the team run the missions from the 2008 competition. Brief presentations will given at 10:15 and 11:15 to go over the basics of the competition and answer questions. Those interested in forming a team may fill out an information form. Information will also be available about local Robot Enrichment Classes that teach youngsters to build, program and execute missions. For more information on the competitions visit firstlegoleague.org or usfirst.org. For questions about the Open House, contact Sandra at (201) 689-1565. Back row: Zach Rowell of Waldwick, John Caporuscio of Wyckoff, JJ Marcus of Wyckoff, and Aaron Mueninghoff of Glen Rock. Front row: Jordan Schildkraut of Glen Rock, Noah Bronowich of Ridgewood, and Adrian Biagioli and Waldwick. JIM’S HOME REPAIR Master Carpenter Painting Sheetrock Basement / Attic Clean-outs 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE Doors Hung Tile Work Those Little Repairs NO JOB TOO SMALL OR BIG REASONABLE RATES 201-788-8052 n Co serve Energ y HAPPY NEW YEAR! you can’t afford to be cold! OLD COLD and DRAFTY doors can be a problem and a heat loss! We repair and refurbish all types of doors, locks and weather stripping. If your home is a reflection of you, be sure to visit our comprehensive New Jersey showroom for expert design and services. We have over 200 doors on display – many out of the ordinary. We also specialize in period hardware; weather stripping; custom millwork; molding appointments and beveled glass designs. Gotta Get Geeta! Geeta Khanna-Gorwara Broker-Sales Associate Direct: (201) 847-1111 Email: geeta@realtor.com Home Sales Specialist Christine Moore We treat doors like furniture in every room Experts in complete door systems 620 Swan Street, Ramsey, NJ • (201) 327-1414 (800) 366-7754• www.njdoor.com • E-mail: njdc54@yahoo.com RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE 372 Franklin Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481 12-10-08 Joan/Janine NorthJerseyDoor2x4.5(12-10-08)