March 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 7 Ridgewood Merit Scholarship finalists announced Council votes to improve Habernickel Horse Farm by John Koster The Ridgewood Village Council has approved $325,000 for improvements to foster the gradual development of the Habernickel Horse Farm property into a mixed athletic and passive park. Work is expected to begin this spring. The largest single item of the approved expenses was for landscape design and irrigation at $104,800. The council also approved $81,500 for the development of two trails, one around the pond and the other a more comprehensive trail. The trails will be ADAapproved. The council approved $75,000 for playground equipment purchase and installation for a children’s playground on the land, and $50,000 for the demolition of outbuildings on the site. The demolition does not include the two existing singlefamily houses, which are leased to private citizens at fair market rental prices on an annual basis. The remaining $13,700 was approved for costs and contingencies. Plans all for Ridgewood employees to do as much of the work as practical to save money for the taxpayers. Purchased in part with money set aside in the Ridgewood open space fund, the Habernickel Horse Farm became a bone of contention when sports advocates urged the immediate construction of as many as five ball fields to take the pressure off their scheduling, while neighbors urged that the 10-acre site be left as unchanged as possible due to noise and parking considerations and property value concerns. After a number of public hearings, the council compromised on a plan to develop two sports fields, one overlapping the other, on the land near Hillcrest Avenue, and to develop the wooded area near the pond with walking trails and leave much of the woodlands intact. Ridgewood High School has listed Annabeth Gellman, Ethan Lowenthal, Arjun Modi, Mathew Moran, Molly Rapaport, Daniel Sohval, Mark Sonnick, Clare Tilton, and Jay Yang as the National Merit Scholarship Finalists for 2009. The winners of the scholarships will be chosen by professionals in admission and selected on the basis of the candidates’ academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college scholarships. The winners will be notified late in March or in April. Pictured (front row) are: Mark Sonnick, Matthew Moran, Annabeth Gellman, and Jay Yang. Back row: Principal John Lorenz, Ethan Lowenthal, Molly Rapaport, and Claire Tilton. Not pictured: Mark Sohval and Arjun Modi – a national finalist in country-wide spelling bees who got as far as Washington. Chiropractic Wellness Center Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready To Play! Not Unless Your Spine Is In Good Shape. ��������������� ������������������������ ��������������� ������������������ ��������������������������������������� ������������������� �������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������� � � � � � � ������ Creative Kids Celebrations specializes in children’s cooking parties. We allow your child and their guests to create and enjoy their own culinary delights. � ������ BROWNSTONE MILL w.e. antiques Refinished Trunks Quality Oak Furniture At the Brownstone Mill Antique Center 11 Paterson Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 ����������������� (201) 389-6464 yours or mine FREE 3-25-09 Pat from Janine DrMilazzo2x2(3-25-09) 2 col x 2” Spring Craft Show 2009 A Show of 100 3-25-09 kathy/janine Quality Crafters & Artisans CreativeKids2x2(3-25-09) 2 x 2” SUNDAY, MARCH 29 201-445-3074 MON-SAT 9 - 5 10am to 5pm PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL Century Rd, Paramus For children ages 4-10 Saturday, April 18th • 2-4:30pm • Art Sampler • Camps • Pool Games • Sports • Caricatures • Karate Demonstration • Giveaways and more! Staff Contact: Tia Sargent 201-444-5600, ext. 313 Photography, Woodworkers, Florals, Soft Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber, Hand Made Vintage Apparel, Garden Items, Folk Art, Hand Painted Furniture, Ceramics, Country Decor, Custom Photo Mats, Primitives, Quilts, Monogramming, Silk Dyed Items, Oak Trunks, Country Fabric Baskets, Soaps, Candles, American Doll Clothing & Much More. Admission $3.00 Strollers Allowed Shabby Chic • Ethan Allen • Art Deco • Distressed Theresa Rickert, Owner 11 Paterson Ave, Midland Park Wide Selection of Antiques for Purchase, or Bring Your Own to Refinish. 551-497-8237 DISTRESS � REFINISH � RENEW Show by P.J.’s Promotions 201-666-1340 Dir: ����������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������� ���������� ��������� ��������� ������������ ������� Ridgewood YMCA ® Full Service Garden Center ������������ PROPANE This free event is open to all area residents.