Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • October 21, 2009 Area The Glen Rock Borough Council has given its official approval to the reconstruction of a new Doremus Avenue Children’s Park playground with partial funding from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund and matching funds from the borough. The county awarded Glen Rock $60,000 for handicapped-accessible and environmentally-friendly playground equipment, and the borough met the funding with money from the long-term capital improvement fund. Mayor John van Keuren said the completion of the construction is anticipated by the middle of November. The Glen Rock Department of Public Works has already demolished the park structures scheduled for replacement, and the contract for the replacements has been awarded to Landscape Structures Inc. The council also approved change orders at last week’s meeting that will ultimately save the taxpayers some money on the renovation and expansion of Glen Rock Borough Hall, which is now nearing completion. Walter H. Poppe received change orders of $7,600 for adding aprons and curbs to sidewalks, and $1,897 for installing drywall in the chambers, but returned credits to the borough of $4,945 for unnecessary drainage, $4,181 for deletion of unnecessary flooring, and $2,000 for a flagpole that will not be needed. The change orders saved $1,629. J. KOSTER Playground gets Junior League receives recognition council approval Children’s Aid and Family Services recently honored the Junior League of Bergen County at the Seventh Annual Building Futures Awards Ceremony. The Building Futures Awards recognize individuals, groups and corporations that contribute to building futures for children, families and communities in northern New Pictured are Trudi Dial of Wyckoff, Rosemary Bair of Ridgewood, Patricia Montegari of Jersey. The JLBC, a chari- Mahwah, Karen Lerner of Upper Saddle River, Stephanie Mills Brown of Wyckoff, Barbara table women’s organiza- Bolger of Ridgewood, and Laura Genovese Behrmann of Ramsey. tion dedicated to developing the potential of women, including a $10,000 grant for renovations this spring. The award was presented to JLBC President Patriwas honored for community leadership. The organization has served Bergen County for 76 years and one cia Montegari by Barbara Bolger. Bolger, a longtime of the league’s achievements grew from a partnership JLBC member, was chairperson of the taskforce that with the Children’s Aid and Adoption Society in 1973: founded Woodlea. Bolger then served as president of Woodlea, a group home in Ridgewood that provides the board that governs Woodlea for the following 36 therapeutic foster care for teenage girls. Originally years. This June, Bolger was succeeded by Trudi Dial, purchased with funds raised by the JLBC members, who will be honored at the JLBC’s Fall fundraiser, the the home was named Woodlea by combining the 25th annual Festival of Trees party and auction on Sat“wood” in Ridgewood with the “lea” in Junior League. urday, Nov. 21. For information on JLBC programs and to purchase Although Woodlea was later turned over to CAFS, the JLBC has continued to provide support for the home, tickets to the Festival of Trees, call (201) 447-2292. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York TriState Area recently awarded $5,750 to Children’s Aid and Family Services, which has a local office in Ridgewood. The grant will be used for tutoring and academic enrichment activities for foster children in the agency’s care. “The children in the agency’s care have a history of six to 10 different school placements by the time they come to us,” according to Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “Consequently, the vast majority are more than two years below grade level, and desperately need individual educational support. I am tremendously grateful for this generous grant from Ronald RMHC supports Children’s Aid & Family Services McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area, which will help us address this critical need.” Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 110 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect and, when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational, and emotional needs. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call (201) 261-2800 or visit www. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York TriState Area is working to better the lives of children and their families by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the areas of health, education, the arts, and civic and social issues. Since 1992, RMHC-NYTSA has provided more than $10 million to local non-profit organizations whose programs improve the well-being of children and their families. 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