December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 3 Allendale A new book from the History Press sheds new light on the life and trying times of Revolutionary War hero John Fell of Allendale. The book, “Revolutionary Bergen County: The Road to Independence,” includes an essay by Allendale author Jim Wright about Fell’s harrowing time as a prisoner of war in Britain’s Provost Jail in New York City – and the historic secret diary he kept during his 10-month imprisonment. The 192-page book also features essays by Bergen New history book details heroism of John Fell County historian Kevin Wright (on the old Campbell Tavern in Hackensack), former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber (on the leadership skills of George Washington), and Palisades Interstate Park historian Eric Nelsen (on the 1779 Closter Landing raids). The book, edited by Barbara Z. Marchant, also features a foreword by renowned historian Barnet Schecter, author of “The Battle for New York.” As Schecter writes in the foreword, “These richly The Allendale Chamber of Commerce has been asked to provide input into the future development of the central business district. Planning Board member Todd Fliegel, who attended last week’s chamber meeting, asked that chamber members contact him to share their ideas on ways “to keep the district growing.” Fliegel said that the board is now in the process of reviewing its master plan, and the central business Planner seeks input from Chamber district is an important element of that plan. “We want to hear what you have to say. We want you to be involved,” Fliegel told the chamber members, explaining that the master plan is a guide given to the borough council, which then must adopt ordinances to put the recommendations into law, if it so wishes. “It is a guide of what the citizens and the organizations (continued on page 10) The cover of Allendale author Jim Wright’s book. ComForcare Assisted Living in Your Own Home • Personal Care • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Medication Reminders • Hourly & Live-In • Licensed, Bonded & Insured Home Care Serving Bergen & Passaic Counties Upper Saddle River Office detailed essays bring Revolutionary Bergen County to life, revealing the upheaval and suffering endured by individuals caught between opposing armies and torn by conflicting allegiances to family, church, community and country.” Fell led the resistance against the British and their sympathizers in Bergen County, to the point where he was known as “the great Tory Hunter.” Fell’s house, which still stands at 475 Franklin Turnpike in Allendale, is the focus of a grassroots preservation effort. The book, which includes several photographs, sells for $21.95. It is available in Allendale at Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery. Proceeds from the sales will benefit efforts to purchase and preserve the Fell House. 201-962-3222 9-23-09 Mike/Janine ComForcare2x2(9-23-09) 2x2 We Now Carry Available in Mahwah store only ��� ���������������������������� Coupons not accepted for Ugg purchases ������ ���� ��������������� ����������������� ������������ �������������� ������������������ �����������������