Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • September 30, 2009 Ridgewood Disability awareness program comes to village by John Koster The Ridgewood Community Access Network will present a three-day disability awareness program from Oct. 2 through 4. “Access Ridgewood” aims to generate awareness about abilities, disabilities, special gifts, and special needs, and all of Ridgewood’s public schools will participate in the program. “Disability affects every person, every family, and every community in some way, shape, or form,” said Councilman Paul Aronsohn. “We need to understand this. We need to embrace this, and our awareness weekend will provide a special opportunity for us to come together for that purpose.” New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez will lead a discussion at Ridgewood High School. A screening of the movie “Autism: The Musical” will be held at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and George Washington Middle School, and Linda Walder Fiddle, executive director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, will lead a discussion. Theme-based activities will also be held at the elementary schools. “Seniors: Able Bodies, Able Minds” will be presented at the Ridgewood Community Center. This program will include comments from New Jersey Director of Aging and Community Service Greg Papazian, New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Field Representative Traci Burton, and presentations from the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation, Valley Hospital, and the Ridgewood YMCA. Bergen County Disability Director Jim Thebery, will emcee an event showcasing the talents and abilities of several children and young adults with disabilities. Local organizations will share their disability-related work, services, and programs. The local Clearview Cinema will present “Forrest Gump” free of charge. Ridgewood’s religious community will come together for a service that will focus on the need to embrace everyone. Captions will be available for those with hearing impairments. This program is being sponsored by Clearview Cinema, North Jersey Community Bank, TD Bank, TotalCaption, and the Village of Ridgewood’s Learning Services Home & School Association, and several other companies. Improve Your Driveway’s Appearance And Protect It At The Same Time Driveway Asphalt Filler/Sealer • Fills surface cracks up to 1/8” • Dries to touch in 4 hours. Can be driven on in 24-48 hours under normal conditions • 3 year warranty Mon-Wed 7:30-6 Thurs & Fri 7:30-8, Sat 8-5 Put On A Winter Coat Today! HILT (Highlights in Leisure Time), the Ridgewood seniors’ group, and the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department will host a trip to the historical Hudson Valley on Thursday, Oct. 15. The first stop will be a tour of Locust Grove, the home of Samuel F.B. Morse, a 150acre estate in Poughkeepsie, New York, that overlooks the Hudson River. Locust Grove contains American and European decorative and fine arts, and the paintings and telegraph equipment of Samuel F.B. Morse. At the conclusion of the tour, there will be the opportunity to wander through the beautiful gardens and grounds. The group will travel to Hyde Park for a lunch at Coppola’s, HILT to visit historical Hudson Valley an Italian-American Bistro. The luncheon menu includes a salad, a choice of three entrees, dessert, and beverage. The cost of the trip is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. The bus will leave the Graydon Pool parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Boarding will begin at 8:30 a.m. The return will be at approximately 4 p.m. Checks should be made payable to H.I.L.T. Registration forms must accompany the payment, and are available at the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450. For additional information, contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at (201) 670-5560. Two arrested for possession of heroin The Ridgewood Police Department has arrested a 19year-old woman from Ridgewood and an 18-year-old man from Midland Park, and charged them with possession of heroin. On Sept. 16 at 6:15 p.m., Patrolman Kyle Finch responded to a call from Stevens Avenue about a suspicious vehicle. While he was investigating the vehicle, Patrolman Finch reportedly saw the Midland Park man trying to conceal something in his pocket and found that the man had five bags of heroin on his person. The 19-year-old woman was found to be concealing 14 bags of heroin. The Midland Park man was charged and released pending future court action. The Ridgewood woman, who had outstanding warrants from Paterson, was sent to Bergen County Jail in lieu of $5,000 when she could not post bail. J. 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