July 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes William Paterson announces Dean’s List The following Ridgewood students were named to the Dean’s List at William Paterson University in Wayne for the spring 2009 semester: Riad Azar, Ashley Cronk, Sam Harold, Tomohiro Kubo, Robyn McErlean, Kristen Miller, Ashley Mormino, and Steven Zimmerman. In order to qualify, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better. Chamber sets Summer Sidewalk Sale The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce will host the Ridgewood Summer Sidewalk Sale Aug. 6 through 8. Shoppers can expect three days of excellent shopping, discounts, and a wide range of selections in merchandise. Contact the Chamber at www.ridgewoodchamber.com. Businesses wishing to participate, may download the registration form from the website. Valley offers hypnosis for weight control On Wednesday, Aug. 5 beginning at 7 p.m., The Valley Hospital will sponsor a two-hour weight loss program that will provide behavior modification and hypnotic suggestions to participants so they can make permanent lifestyle changes to lose weight naturally and successfully. It is widely known that going on a diet does not address the reasons for overeating. This program will address the internal and external triggers of these unproductive habits by using hypnotic suggestion and behavior modification techniques to recognize them. Hypnosis is a universal way of reaching the subconscious mind and effectively communicating new ideas and suggestions to enhance motivation and change. By communicating in a relaxed (hypnotic) state of mind, internal strengths and resources are brought to light, alternative behavior patterns are discovered, motivation is increased, and the self-confidence to overcome the unhealthy habit is achieved. Participants in the program receive a 30-day reinforcement audiotape and a series of behavior modification cards to be used daily as positive reinforcement. The program fee is $75, which includes the cost of materials and revisits to future seminars for one year for reinforcement. Barbara Van Duyne, a certified professional from Alternative Health Systems in Wayne, will conduct the program. Van Duyne has more than five years experience in the field of habit control. She is a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapist and the National Guild of Hypnotics. For more information, or to register, call 1-800 VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391). Gallery sets exhibit, reception “Threads Create a Tapestry of Talent,” on display at the Stable Gallery for the month of July, encompasses a collection of artwork by the recreation division staff and students. Works feature various media including pastels, acrylics, photography, watercolors, and more. An artists’ reception will be held on Wednesday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Musically-talented staff members will provide entertainment. The recreation division offers instruction in acrylics and Chinese brush painting for adults. Youth art enrichment sessions include art education, drawing, acrylics, and watercolor. The Stable Gallery, located at 259 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood, is open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by appointment. For further information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Office at (201) 670-5560. Golf Outing planned Ridgewood United Methodist Church will host its Seventh Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Great Gorge Country Club in Vernon. The price of $105, to be paid prior to the event, includes green fees, electric cart, box lunch, and dinner. Registration forms are available at the church office and sanctuary. Registration on the day of the outing is 8 a.m. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. and dinner and the awards ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Call (201) 652-2868. Deadline is Wednesday at noon! Rotary seeks host families for students The Ridgewood Rotary Clubs will sponsor exchange students Vitoria (left) and Mook (at right, seated). The Ridgewood Rotary Clubs will sponsor two Rotary exchange students during the 2009-10 school year, and are now seeking host families for the two girls. Vitoria, from Brazil, will attend Ridgewood High School and Mook, from Thailand, will attend Glen Rock High School. Vitoria is 17 years old, excels in history, biology, and geography. She loves dancing, especially ballet. Mook, 16 years old, plays a traditional Thai stringed instrument. Her favorite subjects are political science, geography, and music. Both girls are proficient in English and their parents are community minded professionals. The girls were selected by their local Rotary Clubs because of their academic skills and leadership abilities. The Ridgewood Rotary Clubs are interviewing potential host families who will provide a positive environment, a place for the student to study and sleep, wholesome food and a sincere interest in helping the student learn about the community, state, and country. Empty nesters, seniors and families with grade school, middle school and/or high school kids are welcome to apply. Interested families should contact: Rotarian Steve Fowls at (201) 445-2871 (home/office) or e-mail njFowls@aol.com. Rabbi Fine (continued from page 3) Committee on the Rabbinical Assembly’s website, and remains responsible for the content of the Law Committee’s Web page, a service that is used by rabbis and students of Jewish law around the world. Rabbi Fine is completing a Ph.D. in modern European history at the graduate center, City University of New York, where his dissertation is on the experience of Jewish soldiers in the German army in the First World War. Rabbi Fine, his wife Alla, and their sons Laurence and Ariel officially become part of the family of Temple Israel and the wider Ridgewood community on July 15. Located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood, Temple Israel and JCC is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue with members from over a dozen Bergen County communities. Weekly Shabbat services are held on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. During the week minyan takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 7:45 p.m. For more information, (call) 201-444-9320, email to office@synagogue.org, or visit synagogue.org. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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