Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • March 18, 2009 Ridgewood RHS sophomore receives 2009 Caring Award selected as a Heroes and Cool Kids representative to serve as a role model for younger children in the elementary and middle schools. Maggiolo was recently asked to participate as a key speaker at “Beyond Our Borders: Inspiration from Ridgewood Youth” sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library. In 2008, Maggiolo took part in the People to People Student Ambassador Program to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. She funded her own trip through charity events at a local store. She was one of only four individuals to receive a Children of Compassion award from the Tibetan Home of Hope. She recently took part in a mission trip to Mexico. Maggiolo is also a member of the EMS Team for Ridgewood holiday events, and has received an award from the EMS members for excellent service. A student leader at the Ridgewood Community Center, Maggiolo is also active in her church, and has been honored with a You Make a Difference award at Ridgewood High School. Rounding out her humanitarian activities, she is a member of the Ridgewood High School girls’ volleyball team and a member of the girls’ varsity bowling team. Nicolette Maggiolo and Laura Moore by John Koster Nicolette Maggiolo, a sophomore at Ridgewood High School, has been honored with the 2009 Caring Award for her numerous outreach activities at the school and around the world. She was nominated by Guidance Counselor Laura Moore. “She’s tremendous,” Moore said of Maggiolo. “She’ll come into my office on Monday morning just as excited over all the caring projects she’s done as our athletes are after beating Paramus in a varsity game.” The Caring Award is usually presented to a graduating senior, but the Bergen County Professional Counselors Association conferred it upon Maggiolo because they said she had piled up more credits for helping others in her first two years at Ridgewood High School than most other nominees assemble in four years. She is an active member of Project Interact, which generates awareness and funds for issues of helping those in need, and was The Ridgewood Public Library’s Friday Movie Matinees will include “Nights in Rodanthe,” rated PG-13, 96 minutes on Friday, March 20, and “Burn After Reading,” rated PG-13, 110 minutes on Friday, March 27. Friday Movie Matinees begin at 1 p.m. Celebrate Red Cross Month will take place Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. This comprehensive presentation will detail what the local Red Cross does and how the public can make a difference. Red Cross volunteers and staff tell their personal stories of how the Red Cross has affected their lives. “Can I Afford to Retire?” with financial educator Laura Mattia of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Library sponsors events will be offered on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Mattia will provide tips and advice on how to prepare for your future. Home inventory expert Jamie Novak will offer practical solutions for conquering clutter, sorting items, and finding more time and energy with her program “Get Organized!” on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Copies of Novak’s book “The Get Organized Answerbook” will be available for sale. The Friends Performance Series brings Ridgewood Irish Dance to the library for a live step dance performance and a special appearance by the 2008 International Rose of Tralee on Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. ee fr 3-18-09 Janine AtlanticSteward6x6(2-25-09)