December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 19 Police apprehend burglary suspects The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department recently announced that a Parksville, New York man, 53, was taken into custody in New York State on Nov. 18. He has been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of criminal restraint for the armed robbery that occurred at BB Clover at Home in Ho-Ho-Kus on Nov. 14. The man is being held in the Sullivan County Jail and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey. The investigating officers in this case were Detective Sergeant Michael Pattman, Patrolman Jaime Bodart, and Patrolman Anthony Balestrieri. Police Chief Gregory Kallenberg credited his department with excellent police work in this case, which began at about 4 p.m. at the 195 East Franklin Turnpike shop. A weapon, believed to be a screwdriver, was displayed. Money was taken from the store. On Nov. 19, a 57-year-old Middletown, New York man was arrested in connection with the May 22 burglary at the E.C.L.C. School in Ho-Ho-Kus. The man was charged with one count of burglary and is being held in the Bergen County Jail on $25,000 bail. Detective Sergeant Pattman is the investigating officer. Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Tree lighting, holiday festivities planned Ho-Ho-Kus’ Annual Tree Lighting at the gazebo on the Town Green is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Santa will be listening to all the children’s wishes, holiday music will be sung by the community’s children, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The Toy Soldier will be collecting gifts for the many children in need this year. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped present for a needy child and receive special gift from him. Residents are encouraged to attend. For information, call the Ho-HoKus Recreation Commission at (201) 934-3994 or e-mail or Student Chorus to entertain The Woman’s Club of Ho-Ho-Kus will hold its holiday meeting at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, 70 Sheridan Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, on Dec. 7 at noon. The Ho-Ho-Kus Student Chorus and ensemble will entertain with seasonal music. Members of the public are invited to the program and to learn about the club’s activities. For further information, call (201) 445-6324. Nursery school holds Open House The Ho-Ho-Kus/Waldwick Cooperative Nursery School will hold its annual Open House on Friday Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents and their preschoolers are invited to stop in to see the classrooms and meet with the teachers and current members. Classes for two-, three- and four-year-old children are available for the 2010-11 school year. The nursery school offers various educational enrichment programs including music and Spanish. Extended day options are also available. The school offers a unique co-op opportunity for parents to assist in the child’s classroom or a non-participating co-op status. Registration opens to the public Dec. 4. Located at 400 Warren Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus, the Ho-Ho-Kus/Waldwick Cooperative Nursery School is a state-approved, non-profit and non-sectarian school. For further information, contact Registrar Melissa Dooley at Terhune to address Hermitage Round Table The Hermitage Round Table will host Nancy Terhune on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Terhune will give a presentation on “Saddle River Valley Neighbors: 19th-Century Cooperative Culture at the End of an Era” at 7:30 p.m. Terhune, a Ridgewood Historical Society member, historian, and genealogist, will discuss mid-19th century life as seen through the eyes of Ho-Ho-Kus resident Albert Demarest Terhune (1846-1930) and recorded in his manuscript, “The Five B’s,” which is part of the collection of the Ridgewood Historical Society. The Hermitage Round Table meets at The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. The round table is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Contemporary Club holds Holiday Party The Contemporary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus will host its annual Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Blend, 17 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood. Members and guests are welcome to attend. Cost is $15 per person. Contact Katy Brunner at or visit the club’s website: Club hosts Breakfast with Santa The Contemporary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus is sponsoring its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School’s multi-purpose room. Children are invited to visit with Santa, enjoy breakfast, and participate in holiday activities. Children will be encouraged to experience the joy of sharing with others by donating non-perishable food items to the “Giving Tree.” Tickets are $10 per person and are available by sending an e-mail to Susan at The public school is at 70 Lloyd Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Seniors plan holiday luncheon The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors will host a “Christmas around the World” luncheon at the Brownstone in Paterson on Thursday, Dec. 3. The event will include holiday music. For details about this event, contact Sue at (201) 444-7235. The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Hermitage Education Building on Franklin Turnpike. The Dec. 8 meeting will be the last one for 2009. Beverages and desserts are served at noon, and programs begin at 1 p.m. or as noted. Residents age 55 and up are welcome. Call (201) 444-4896 for program information. Bridges to exhibit at library Kristen Bridges will exhibit her collection of pencil drawings and pottery at the Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library’s during the month of November. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bridges moved to Ridgewood with her family when she was in grade school. Her drawings feature animals of Africa. The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library is located at 91 Warren Avenue. VFW seeks memorabilia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 192 in Ho-Ho-Kus is seeking photos, newspaper clippings, post cards, maps, aerial photos, and similar items featuring Ho-Ho-Kus and the immediate area, including the Hopper-Zabriskie Cemetery on First Street in Ho-Ho-Kus, prior to 1966. These items will be used for the VFW Post’s history project. All materials will be returned after scanning and copying. Contact Stanley Kober at (201) 445-1121. North Field (continued from page 13) and stabilized construction access. The next step will be to clear, strip, and stockpile topsoil for the construction areas. Crews will then rough grade the field area and will continue by constructing the ball fields, including topsoil and seed to stabilize any disturbed areas. The final stage of the construction project will be the removal of temporary filter barriers. The plans also state that any disturbed area that will be left exposed for more than 30 days, but not subjected to construction traffic, will be temporarily seeded and mulched. If the weather does not permit temporary seeding, the area will be mulched and bound. After the rough grading phase, any areas that are subject to erosion will be seeded and mulched according to state standards. Driveways will be stabilized with crushed stone. In addition, the storm drainage outlets will be stabilized before the discharge points become operational. The borough has already received a $155,000 matching grant from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund for the field renovation project. The matching grant requires the borough to provide the other half of the funds for the project, and those funds have been included in the budget, according to Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Administrator Don Cirulli. The borough has also applied for a FEMA grant. An engineering error made in the 1930s reportedly exacerbated the area’s flooding problem, since the culverts at Route 17 and West Saddle River Road were installed at the same elevation. This situation causes the local stream to fill with silt. The board of education acquired North Field in 1966. In the 1970s, plans for a multi-sport complex and parking at the field were drawn, but no action was taken. In 1978, the school board agreed to lease several acres at the north end of the field to the borough, and the tennis courts were constructed. Current state regulations preclude the reconstruction of the courts at that location. 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