July 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 19 Ridgewood Notes Chamber plans Summer Sidewalk Sale The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Ridgewood Summer Sidewalk Sale Aug. 6 through 8. Chamber members planning to participate can rent tables from the Chamber by contacting them by Friday, July 24. Tables are available in four-, six-, and eight-foot sizes. Chamber members not located in the central business area may have space allocated for them. The Chamber can be reached at www.ridgewoodchamber.com. Busting myths about aging The next meeting of Ridgewood’s Seniors (Highlights in Leisure Time) will be held Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Ridgewood Village Hall Community Center, 131 North Maple Avenue. The guest speaker will be long-time village resident, Dee DeBernardis from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Resource. She will discuss “The Facts and Myths about Aging.” The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. The Ridgewood Municipal Alliance will be sponsoring this three program series. The subsequent two will be scheduled for Sept. 17 and 24. The WISE program’s topics include nutrition and exercise, medication use, stress management, grief and loss, depression, and substance abuse. Refreshments will be served following the programs. All village residents are invited to join HILT. Membership dues are $10 per year. Monthly meetings include entertainment or informational presentations. In addition, HILT, in conjunction with the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, sponsors monthly trips to various points of interest, a spring social, fall picnic, and annual holiday party. Also for seniors, the Community Center offers various programs at a nominal cost geared specifically for seniors in which many HILT members participate. Classes include Jazzercise, Tai Chi, strength and motion, and art. Bridge, Mah Jongg and billiards are also available. Brochures are available at the Community Center and The Stable. These programs offer a great opportunity for socialization and enjoyment with peers. For more information, contact Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 6705560. HILT sponsors trip to Monticello Ridgewood seniors/HILT in conjunction with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, will host a trip to Monticello Gaming and Racing in Monticello, New York on Thursday, Aug. 20. The cost of this trip is $10 for H.I.L.T. members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes transportation, entrance to the gaming facility, and a buffet lunch with complimentary beverage. The bus will leave from the Graydon PoolNorth Parking Lot at 9 a.m.; boarding will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will return at approximately 5 p.m. Checks are to be made payable to HILT and delivered or mailed to The Stable at 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450. For additional information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. Library hosts children’s programs The Ridgewood Public Library is hosting programs for children. The Summer Reading Club includes a registration fee of $5 per child or $10 per family. This one-time fee enables a child to attend any or all of the programs during the summer. There will be a puppet show on Wednesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and on Friday, July 31 at11 a.m. Registration is required. This program is suitable for children ages four through seven. Children entering grades two through five are invited to “Meet Your Global Neighbor from France, Chile and Mexico” on Tuesday, July 21 at 4 p.m. Join au pairs Anne, Karen, and Ana as they share information and stories from their countries. This program is presented by Global Awareness through the American Institute for Foreign Study. Registration is required. How to Draw a Sailing Cat for children entering grades two through five will be offered July 23 at 3 p.m. Local author Joy Sikorski will sail children through the process of creating their own book, step by step. Registration is required. Meet baseball novelist Timothy Tocher on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Hear the fascinating facts and stories behind this author’s books. This program is for children grades four and up. Registration is required. Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org for a complete listing of Summer Reading Club Crafts. The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 Maple Avenue. Temple hosts membership pool party Temple Israel and JCC in Ridgewood will host a Membership Party for prospective, new, and current members on Sunday, July 26, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. at a member’s home (with a pool) in Ramsey. Everyone who is looking for a synagogue is welcome. For families looking for a new home to celebrate the joy and meaning of their Jewishness, this is an opportunity to meet a friendly and “Hamish” congregation. Meet Temple Israel’s new rabbi, David Fine, Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, and synagogue members. Ask Rabbi Sharon Litwin, director of education, about the school’s new two-day-a-week schedule with enhanced activities and instruction. The pool will be open with a trained lifeguard on hand, and refreshments will be served. RSVP to the synagogue office at (201) 444-9320 or membership@synagogue.org. Temple Israel is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. Tish B’Av services to be held The entire community is invited to Temple Israel of Ridgewood’s Tish B’Av services on July 29 at 8:30 p.m. and July 30 at 7 a.m. Services will be lead by Rabbi David Fine, Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, and members of the congregation. Tish B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart, but on the same date. The day traditionally commemorates five events: the destruction of the temples, the return of the 12 scouts sent by Moses to observe the land of Canaan, the razing of Jerusalem following the siege of Jerusalem in 70 C.E., and the failure of Bar Kokhba’s revolt against the Roman Empire. The Tish B’Av fast lasts about 25 hours, beginning at sunset on the eve of Tish B’Av and ending at nightfall the next day. During services, the Book of Lamentations will be read, followed by a series of liturgical lamentations called Kinnot. Temple Israel is located at 475 Grove St. in Ridgewood. For more information, call (201) 444-9320, e-mail to office@synagogue.org, or visit www.synagogue.org. Amoruso named to Dean’s List Amanda Amoruso of Ridgewood has been named to the Dean’s List at Caldwell College in Caldwell. Harris is among the recently named 351 students to the spring 2009 Dean’s List. In order to achieve this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits during the semester. Museum features wedding exhibit Ridgewood Historical Society is sponsoring “An Age of Elegance: Weddings from Ridgewood’s Past,” to be displayed at the village’s Schoolhouse Museum through July 26. This exhibit explores the social rituals of love and marriage through historical and lavish wedding gowns, bridal lingerie, accessories, and ephemera from the Ridgewood Historical Society’s collection dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Suggested donation, adults $5, children $3, families $10. For more information contact The Schoolhouse Museum, 650 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, phone (201) 447-3242, or visit the website at www. RidgewoodHistoricalSociety.org. Built in 1872, the schoolhouse was one of the first public schools in Ridgewood. Today as a museum, it maintains a collection of artifacts representing the history, culture, and lives of ordinary people from Ridgewood and the surrounding area from the time of the Native Americans to the early 20th century. The Ridgewood Historical Society operates the museum and is committed to making history come alive for all who walk though the schoolhouse doors. New sergeants (continued from page 5) and Transit Police before joining the Glen Rock Police Department. He will receive a salary of $113,457. Patrolman Frank Riggio is now Sergeant Riggio of the uniformed division. Riggio has a degree in police science from William Paterson University and served for four years as a police officer in Hawthorne before joining the Glen Rock Police Department. He will receive a salary of $113,457. 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