December 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 15 Saddle River Valley Notes Board of education to meet The Upper Saddle River Board of Education will meet on Monday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the multimedia center of the Cavallini School, which is located at 392 West Saddle River Road. Holiday cakes and pies available The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library will once again host the Carousel Cake and Pie Sale just in time for the holidays. Order delicious cakes and pies from Carousel Bakery by Dec.16 for pickup at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 22 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Orders must be received by Dec. 16. Call (201) 327-2583 for additional information. Newcomers host holiday dinner dance The Saddle River Valley Newcomers Club is hosting its Annual Holiday Dinner Dance on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The event will be held at The Brick House, 79 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. The dinner dance will include cocktails, a buffet dinner, open bar, and dancing until midnight to the music of Sunset Soundz. Tickets are $100 per person. RSVP by Dec. 1 to Sally Chin at (201) 818-6770 or Holiday Boutique underway The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library’s Holiday Boutique will continue now through Dec. 31. There are fashionable reading glasses, Folkmanis puppets, gift books, and gifts for children, teachers, and friends. For additional information, call (201) 327-2583. The library is located at 245 Lake Street. USR Educational Foundation to host gala The Upper Saddle River Educational Foundation will be holding its seventh annual Gala Dinner Dance, Town Night Out, on Friday, March 19 at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. The evening will be a community-wide celebration. It will be a lavish cocktail party featuring international food stations, premium open bar, Viennese table, music, and fabulous fundraisers. All proceeds will benefit the students in kindergarten through grade eight in Upper Saddle River. Tickets are on sale now and are offered at a pre-sale price of $210 per couple. After Jan. 18, the tickets price will be $230 per couple or $115 per person. USREF will be honoring the 2010 recipient of the USREF Award for Educational Excellence. The award is given annually to an Upper Saddle River resident who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the community and significant civic leadership. The recipient must be identified as a positive role model for children and be recognized by many in the community. For more information on the gala, or to donate an auction prize, contact Karen Hanson at thehansons56@yahoo. com or Alexandra Asteris at To place an ad in the ad journal, contact Sharon Reissman at Lions Club recycles eyeglasses For more than 60 years, Lions clubs have been collecting used eyeglasses for recycling. Donated glasses are either given to support local eyeglass recycling efforts or shipped to one of seven official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. The Saddle River Valley Lions Club has placed “eyeglass collection boxes” through the club area. Gold and purple boxes with the Lions logo can be found at the following locations: Mahwah: Bank of America, Town Hall, Library and a drive up white box at 190 Franklin Turnpike; Ramsey: Town Hall, Library, Ramsey High School, Quality Optical (Main Street); Saddle River: Bank of America; and Upper Saddle River: Library. For information on the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, write to P.O. Box 333, Saddle River, NJ 07458. Directory to be updated Plans are well underway for the 2010 edition of the Upper Saddle River Directory. For 52 years, this directory has been a borough tradition, listing local residents, and containing handy resources including important borough numbers, information on borough government and local organizations, a directory of professionals, a dining guide, and a street map. Upper Saddle River residents who are not currently listed in the directory and would like to be included are invited to send their name, address, phone number, and name of the previous owner of their house to USR Directory, c/o USR Library 245 Lake Street, USR, NJ 07458. This information may also be e-mailed to by Jan. 15, 2010. Free audiobook software available The Upper Saddle River Library is offering free software for patrons who wish to upgrade to the latest version of OverDrive Media Console 3.2. This program will allow nearly all audiobooks from to be transferred to the iPod®, iPhone™, iPod touch®, and iPod nano®, as well as the Zune® and other MP3 players, from a Windows® computer. To browse the collection of popular audiobooks for an iPod® or MP3 player, visit the BeAT website: www. or go to www.uppersaddleriverlibrary. org. Click on the audiobooks button and install the free software. Check out with a library card, and then download to enjoy titles on a computer, MP3 player (including Apple® devices), and burn many titles to CD. Lynn’s Pet Care Going on vacation? Away for the weekend? Work long hours away from home? We’ll care for your pets when you can’t. Please call 201-493-8442 4 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad! One of my SAT Verbal-Writing tutorial students got into four out of five colleges he applied to…including his target school. College counseling too… 201-445-1343 • $60 per hour.