August 5, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 15 Saddle River Valley Notes Newcomers seek new members The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club invites new members to attend its Fall Kick-off meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m. RSVP to Sandra Rivas by Sept. 2 at (201) 310-4804 or visit the website at for more information. Students receive Dean’s List honors Yasmin M. El Khashab and Paige D. Sydoruk, both of Upper Saddle River, have been named to the Dean’s Lists at their respective universities for the spring 2009 semester. El Khashab is a student at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sydoruk is a sophomore studying elementary education at Rowan University in Glassboro. Presentation plans events for singles The Church of the Presentation has events planned for single in the month of August. On Aug. 23 there will be a trip to Storm King Art Center located at Old Pleasant Hill Road in Mountainville, New York. They can be contacted at (845) 534-3115. The fee is $10 per adult. Beverages, lunch and deserts are available or participants can bring their own food. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. On Aug. 30 there will be a trip to Warwick Valley Winery located at 114 Little York Road in Warwick, New York. They can be contacted at (845) 258-4858. Lunch and music is planned at the winery. Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure. For more information or to make a reservation, call the hotline voicemail at (201) 327-1313 extension 34 or email to Any last minute cancellations due to inclement weather will also be recorded on the hotline Children’s books sought The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club will be running a Book Drive to benefit area schools in need of books. Gently used books suitable for pre-school through eighth grade readers are needed. Residents are asked the books be put aside until September when a drop off site will be announced. For more information, contact Denise Mercier at (201) 825-1947. Cub Scout Pack 133 holds registration Upper Saddle River Cub Scout Pack 133 is now accepting registration for 2009-10. All boys entering first through fifth grades are encouraged to join. The program fee is $90. Registration forms are available at the library or from the website Tennis permits available for 2009 Tennis permits for the use of the Upper Saddle River tennis courts on West Saddle River Road will be available at borough hall. A family membership will remain at $25 and an individual membership will again be priced at $15. For more information call the USR Recreation Department at (201) 327-3634 or USRRecreation@aol. com. Visit the borough website at www. for information. Lions plan Golf Outing The Saddle River Valley Lions Club is sponsoring its annual Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Apple Greens Golf Club in Highlands, New York. The cost is $75 and includes golf, cart, lunch, prizes, after golf refreshments and a donation to the Lions Club campaign to fight blindness. Prizes will be awarded to the three lowest scores, longest drive, longest drive over 65 years of age, woman’s longest drive, nearest to the line, nearest to the hole on all four par three holes and lowest score for return of the “yellow ball” with a foursome. For information about the tournament, contact Roger Barr, c/o the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, P.O. Box 333, Saddle River, NJ 07458. Wandell School Pre-K offers new options The Wandell School will be offering two new preschool options in September 2009. The four-year-old class will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The three-year-old program will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with the option of extended days one or two days per week. Tuition for the four-year-old program will be $8,000. Tuition for the three-yearold program will be $4,000, with tuition of $4,800 with one extended day and $5,600 with two extended days: Tuesday and/or Wednesday until 2 p.m. The Wandell School preschool curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations: Standards of Learning. The program encompasses many areas of development including, social, physical, cognitive, and language. Parents are welcome to visit the program with their child. Children must be three or four respectively for the three- or four-yearold program by Oct. 1, 2009 and must be toilet trained. The program is open to outof-town residents. For details call (201) 3270727. Chat & Stitch at the library Drop in and relax with a current needlework project and join in conversation with other stitchers on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Upper Saddle River Library, 345 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Whether it is a knitting, quilting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, or crocheting project, everyone is welcome to join this Chat & Stitch program. Refreshments will be served. The library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River. Bereavement support group forming The Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River is offering a bereavement support group that is open to the public. There will be eight sessions over eight weeks with trained facilitators. Topics include family systems, family changes, elements of grief, loneliness, anger, guilt, and inner healing. Registration is required and there is no charge. For dates and times, call (201) 3271313, extension 46. Marine Corps League meets Saddle River Marine Corps League meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday every month at the firehouse located at West Saddle River Road and Allendale Avenue. Former Marines and Navy Corpsmen are invited. For more information call Fred Johnston at (201) 652 7351. 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