November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 23 Ridgewood Notes New home for Chess Club After decades in Dumont, The Dumont Chess Club has moved to Ridgewood. The club now meets at the United Methodist Church at 100 Dayton Street on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 11 p.m. For details, contact Lawrence Constance at, (201) 9141719, or (201) 568-1506. Visit online at Local businesses offer free photos Ridgewood’s South Broad Street vendors have joined together to offer a complimentary holiday photo to local residents. Shoppers are asked to make a purchase at participating stores, or make an optional charitable donation to Locks for Love, and they will be given a certificate for a free photograph with renowned Photographer Mike Kortoci of Mike Kortoci Studios. Photos will be taken on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28. Rita’s Snips for Pips, a family hair salon specializing in haircuts for kids is sponsoring the event, and will also be issuing a discount coupon for a “next time” haircut. Rita asks that anyone planning to attend, schedule an appointment by calling (201) 612-PIPS. Natalie’s Restaurant, Taylor and Taylor, and Company Square, an new store specializing in home interiors will offer sweet treats to all who attend. Gospel artist presents ‘A King is Born’ Gospel in Art on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 1:15 p.m. The Gospel message will be portrayed in art, music, and readings. The Reverend Matthew V. Labriola, chalk artist, will present the program “A King is Born,” creating a large painting with pastel chalk and special lights, accompanied by readers and music. All are welcome. A good-will offering will be appreciated. Prior to entering the ministry, Rev. Labriola was an advertising artist working in a New York City agency. After entering the ministry, he developed a series of programs called “Preaching with Paint” or “Devotional Evangelism through Art.” A United Methodist pastor, Rev. Labriola has served parishes in the tri-state area. He has studied at the Art Students League and the Ridgewood Art Institute and is noted for his landscapes of the Saddle River Valley in New Jersey where he resided for many years. The event will be held in the barrierfree Education Building at 660 East Glen Avenue at Route 17, next to the Schoolhouse Museum and across from Valleau Cemetery. For further information, call the church office at (201) 444-5933. Students host Coat Drive Margo Smith’s ninth grade class at Ridgewood High School is sponsoring a Coat Drive to benefit Jersey Cares. The students ask that gently used coats be delivered to the high school at the entrance by the Little Theater by Dec. 1. The Jersey Cares Foundation provides coats to residents of New Jersey in need. Free senior transportation available The Village of Ridgewood provides free transportation for Ridgewood senior citizens using an 11 passenger bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This service is good for transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery and mall shopping, and senior activities at the Community Center and library. Drivers will be available to help riders on and off the bus and to assist with packages. Call (201) 670-5500 extension 200 for details. Mini art camp set for holiday break An Around the World Art Camp is available to children in kindergarten through grade three during holiday break, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will sculpt lizards from the jungles of Haiti, create sumi paintings like the Japanese, and “visit” Ecuador’s beautiful birds and the Inuit people and sea bears of the Arctic Circle. The program will be held at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. The cost is $90 and includes all materials. Participants will bring snacks and a lunch each day. Register online at or by mail/in person at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The registration form can be located on the recreation homepage at www.ridgewoodnj. net. For more information, call (201) 6705560. Broadway (continued from page 8) Biennial Convention, soloist with the Lewandowsky Choir at the Amsterdam Jewish Music Festival, concerts and master classes with The American Conference of Cantors (Reform) and The Cantors Assembly (Conservative) national conventions, and for the last six years, the North American Jewish Choral Music Festival in upstate New York. Cantor Perper has also sung major roles in regional opera houses here in the U.S., and has performed in Israel, Austria, Germany and Italy. During the summer of 2009, he sang at the Krakow Jewish Music Festival, the largest festival of Jewish Music in the world. The very next day, he sang at the Krakow Philharmonic Hall in “The Great American Songbook” in honor of the 4th of July. Everyone in the community is welcome. Ticket prices are $15 for Temple Israel members, $20 for non-members, and admission is free for children 12 and under. Checks, payable to Temple Israel, should be mailed to 475 Grove Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. For more information email to or call (201) 4449320. Women’s Guild at Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church will present the Shoplifters (continued from page 10) placed three items with a total value of $175 in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. The store had a video of the theft, but the perpetrator was able to escape from the store and was last seen on Prospect Street. The following day, a tall black male reportedly placed several items in a bag at Rite Aid Pharmacy, exited the store, and left the area in an older blue pickup truck with wood grain siding. 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