Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • August 5, 2009 Allendale Notebook ‘Gift from the Sea’ to be discussed The Allendale Newcomers’ Book Club will discuss “Gift from the Sea” on Monday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. RSVP to for more information or to be placed directly on the book club mailing list. This book club meets every second Monday evening of the month. Membership in the Allendale Newcomers Club is annual and open to Allendale residents. New members may join throughout the year; membership for those who join in May through August will be applied to the following year. Join the club to meet new friends, attend daytime and evening social events, participate in playgroups, discuss current books at the book club, enjoy a night out at the movies, and more. E-mail or log onto the club’s blog for more information on how to join. Town-Wide Garage Sale planned Allendale residents are invited to participate in the Allendale Woman’s Club Sixth Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dig out those unwanted treasures hidden away in an attic, basement, closet, or garage. A discounted registration fee will be offered to all residents who sign up by July 30. For more information, call Joann Meyer at (201) 825-2244 or mrsmeyer@optonline. net or visit the Allendale Woman’s Club website at for a registration form. Summer reading program begins The “Four Towns, Three Months, Two Books, One Hot Topic” summer reading program is about to begin. Over 1,000 individuals voted on this summer’s selections for the topic “Child Soldiers of Africa.” The fiction selection is “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and the non-fiction choice is “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. The second related movie evening will feature the documentary “Daratt” (dry season) a 2006 film from Chad on Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. The movie will be shown in the Northern Highlands High School auditorium. The program will wrap up with an evening event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Northern Highlands. The evening will include book discussions, performances, speakers, and accounts of their journey from the students going on the summer trip to Tanzania. Summer reading events planned The Allendale Library is offering programs for children of all ages and their families this summer. Stop by the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, Be Creative at Your Library, celebrates the arts. There is a club for children who are still being read to, and one for independent readers. The first 50 children who sign up will receive a special prize. The children’s department will offer various story time and craft sessions throughout the summer. For more information on these events, contact Mrs. Tara at the library by calling (201) 327-4338 or emailing Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? The Northern Regional Center started to work with this family at the time of Kelly’s diagnosis. The caseworker visits with the family, and now things at home are a little more calm and relaxed. We have made a delivery of bags of nonperishable food and dropped off some summer clothing. A small emergency grant paid the unpaid rent and fuel bills. It is only with your contribution to the Family Financial Assistance Program that we are able to make a difference for families like Kelly’s. With your donation of groceries and your financial support, we can meet the many needs of these families: people who might be your neighbors. There are more than 230 families receiving support from ECF at this time. Please consider helping them, too. Another great way to help is through your donation of gifts cards to restaurants, ice cream stores, and department stores, or simply an American Express gift card that families can use where it is most needed. Our office hours will be very limited the week of Aug. 3 through 11 due to vacation schedules. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Current hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the Web at As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Our hat’s off to Abundant Life Church for the recent contribution; the members of Saint Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff for their help, MSO for dropping off groceries, and to all the individuals who come by and drop off a bag of non-perishable groceries for our families. You and your family can make a big difference this summer – that time of year when our food pantry is in most need of replenishing. The summer weather we have been looking for is finally here! Most moms look forward to having the children around and participating in a variety of summer activities. Most children look forward to hours of summer fun, with lots of 4-29-09 karen/janine sunscreen, swimming pools, iced tea and lemonade, water balloons, grilled EmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) food, and 3 x vacations. old Kelly, the summer has .75 For 10-year quite a different feeling. Kelly was diagnosed with leukemia about two months ago. She is unable to participate in the typical summer activities, but she does manage to keep busy with crafts and drawing. Her sisters, eight-year old Alison, and five-year old Ellynne, are also affected by all of the changes. Because of budget constraints, the family isn’t even able to do what others take for granted, like going out for ice cream together. They are barely able to purchase anything other than the bare necessities, while they watch their bills mount with each mail delivery. Naturally, Kelly’s parents are overwhelmed and the atmosphere at home has been tense. More than once, the girls have heard their mom crying in the bathroom. Stay on top of commercial building maintenance �������������� You don’t have to do any homework to know where to advertise your back to school specials... The Villadom TIMES is publishing three great issues to help you start the fall selling season off right. Timely editorial featuring pertinent articles and back to school tips will be included to ensure readership. Your advertisement in each of these special sections will reach 56,300 residences in your market area. PUBLICATION DATES: Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 19 Wednesday, August 26 Building Exterior Consultants, L.L.C. “Roofing and Waterproofing Solutions”  Roof Surveys  Waterproofing Surveys  Roof Evaluations  Moisture Surveys  Specification Development  Project Management  Construction Management  Due Diligence Jose A. 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