Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • February 11, 2009 Area The 2009 recipients of West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s Distinguished Service Award are New Jersey Senate President Richard J. Codey and Mrs. Mary Jo Codey. This symbol of excellence, which is given each year to exceptional community leaders, will be presented to the Codeys at West Bergen’s 32nd Annual Brunch on Sunday, April 19. The brunch will be held at noon at the Sheraton Crossroads Hotel in Mahwah. In announcing the selection, West Bergen Board of Trustees President Quentin W. Wiest of Ridgewood, said, “I am honored to join with my fellow board members in congratulating Senator and Mrs. Codey on this prestigious award. For more than 30 years, they have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of New Jersey’s citizens. Individually, and as a couple, they have been strong public health care advocates – especially for mental health - and we are very grateful.” Former First Lady Codey is a devoted wife and mother, a gifted educator and counselor, and a staunch champion for individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness or breast cancer. Her personal experiences with both clinical depression and breast cancer make her uniquely Codeys to be honored at West Bergen’s April brunch qualified to speak out on both of these serious health concerns. As New Jersey’s First Lady, she welcomed the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the governor’s newly created Task Force on Mental Health. Having survived postpartum depression, Mrs. Codey became the face of a statewide educational campaign: “Recognizing Postpartum Depression: Speak Up When You’re Down,” which provided valuable support and medical help for women and their families. Mrs. Codey also helped launch a statewide fundraising campaign in support of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. She is an active member of the New Jersey Education Association. While she was New Jersey’s First Lady, she served as ambassador to the Governor’s Book Club, which encouraged reading and literacy skills among elementary school children. In this role, Mrs. Codey visited schools around the state and was able to do what she loves best: read to children. Senate President Codey began his career in state government as an Assemblyman in 1973. He became a senator in 1982, and while serving as Senate President in (continued on page 16) New Jersey Senate President Richard J. Codey and Mrs. Mary Jo Codey. (Photo courtesy of Senator Codey’s office.) Learn the fundamentals of sewing so you too can be a designer. Does Your Child Want to Be a Designer? LANDSCAPING Cirino Needlecraft School Virginia Fawcett Classes for Children 4 to 18 Enrollment is Ongoing. Register Now for Summer Camp. 216 Godwin Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-2976 Teaching Children and Adults Sewing and Designing Skills for Over 30 Years... 15% OFF ANY JOB OR SERVICE NEW CLIENTS ONLY ��������� ������������ PRICE CUT - No Fee Spacious Studios �������������������������� ������������������ ����������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������� w/coupon • Exp. 3/21/09 • Not Combinable ASK ABOUT OUR PRE-PAYMENT SEASONAL DISCOUNT! CALL 201-488-5085 201-891-0955 FOR INFORMATION STOREWIDE �������������������� ����������������� ���������������������� February 16 - 23 2-11-09 pat/janine Cirino2x2RED(2-11-09) 2 x 2” Every Carpet, Floor. Area Rug & Remnant On Sale! 1030 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 973-427-7900 SHOWROOM OPEN UNTIL 8 PM - TUES., WED., THURS. Abbey Carpet & Floor of Hawthorne America’s choice in floor fashions since 1958 STORE HOURS Mon & Fri 9-6 Tues, Wed & Thurs 9-8 Sat 9-5 1030 Goffle Road, at Rt. 208, Hawthorne, NJ • 973-427-7900