Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • December 16, 2009 Saddle River Valley Notes Services set Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Allendale Avenue, Saddle River, will hold two worship services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Christmas Family service at 4 p.m. will focus on the children and the family with the Christmas message delivered in a special children’s sermon. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The Christmas Festival service at 11 p.m. will feature special music and the Christmas Gospel Processional. Holy Communion will be celebrated, and the service will end in candlelight. Deadline approaches for holiday orders 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. Holiday Boutique underway The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library’s Holiday Boutique will continue 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. Library to offer classes The Upper Saddle River Library offers a variety of fitness classes. Zumba classes meet on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.; TaiChiChuan on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Pilates on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; yoga, all levels, on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m.; and yoga, gentle stretch for seniors, on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Contact the library at (201) 327-2583 for more information. Special needs (continued from page 5) The concept had been brought up at an October council meeting by former mayor Frank McKenna, who remembered a similar previous program initiated by former Councilman Robert Rizzotti which had fallen by the wayside. Farricker and Councilman Thomas Giordano followed up by contacting fire and school officials, who have been supportive of the initiative. The idea of the program, according to McKenna, is to have emergency services personnel visit special needs children in their homes, interact with them dressed in their respective outfits so they will not be scared if and when they are faced with an emergency situation. “If the children see what a firefighter in action would look like, in an emergency they would embrace the fireman rather than avoid him or hide, and this would be a benefit when fighting a fire,” McKenna said when he suggested a revival of the program. “They perhaps can even speak about volunteerism,” he added. One concern expressed by council members was how to gauge the level of interest, how to get families to participate and how many would actually avail themselves of the program. They said perhaps the school would send out notices asking interested families to sign up. Due to confidentiality rules, the school cannot give out the names of possible participants, board of education member Dawn Monaco said at a previous meeting. Resident Al Coldon praised the concept for the program and asked whether children without special needs could participate. “Other children get to interact in school. The special needs children need more reinforcement because of their condition,” said Councilman Don Sciolaro. Farricker said that a meeting is being set up between fire prevention, police, ambulance corps members and school special education officials to discuss how to proceed. DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE NOW! December 15 through 24 10 S. Broad St., Ridgewood Chamber Great Gift Items & Holiday Decor Company Square (continued from page 6) While on routine patrol on Dec. 3, Patrolman Balestrieri observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. After stopping the vehicle, the officer learned that the driver’s license is suspended. Summonses and a court date were given. Patrolman Schultz investigated a two-vehicle accident on North Maple Avenue on Dec. 4. No injuries were reported. On Dec. 5, Patrolman McBain observed a vehicle coming off Route 17 South, and randomly looked up the vehicle’s registration. McBain learned that the driver’s license is suspended. Summonses and a court date were given. 12-16-09 Kathy/Janine CompanySquare4x10(12-16-09) 4 x 10” Rev1 50 - 75% OFF (continued from page 3) want to see. It is a wish list,” he said. “All we can do is recommend and give direction.” “It’s to provide a plan for the town at the street level; not for specifics. It’s our vision of the commercial district,” explained Fred Litt, a chamber member and former president who is also a former borough councilman. Fliegel said that the board has been dealing with the broader plan and is now ready for the individual elements. “Now is the time to come forward,” he said. He added that another component that will be worked on is traffic and circulation. Individual input may be funneled to Fliegel through chamber President Mike Lindsay, who may be reached at 201-236-1910. Police report