February 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 23 Waldwick Watch Sponsors sought for 5K Run The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce is seeking businesses to help sponsor the Second Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk scheduled for April 26. The course has been certified and sanctioned by the USATF, giving the event recognition as an official running course in New Jersey. This certification will help draw serious runners. Funds raised by this event will benefit the Waldwick Beautification Project. Contact the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce at (201) 693-6734. Cub Scouts host Pancake Breakfast Cub Scout Pack 59’s Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Northern Highlands High School. Tickets are available from local Pack 59 Scout and will be sold at the door the day of the event. For more information, contact Susanne Lovisolo at (201) 236-8705 or Donna Czuj at (201) 785-9147. Women and heart disease discussed Sabrina Moon, health educator from the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, will address a variety of issues related to heart disease at the Waldwick Public Library on Friday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. In observance of heart health month, Moon will discuss risk factors, recognizing heart disease, questions to discuss with a doctor, hearthealthy cooking, and steps to take now. The program is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Call (201) 652-5104. Annual Fish & Chips Dinner planned The Waldwick United Methodist Church is holding its Annual Fish and Chips Dinner on Monday, March 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. On the menu will be fish, chips, coleslaw, dessert, and a beverage. Chicken orders will be available. The cost is $12 per ticket; eat in or take out. The dinner is being catered by Tastefully British. Takeout orders will begin being served at 5 p.m. and eat in orders will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office at (201) 652-5130 before noon. The deadline for ticket orders is Monday, March 2. Girl Scout Troop 846 of Waldwick is sponsoring a toiletry drive to benefit the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat in Wyckoff. The items they are seeking are: sun block, Chapstick, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair care products, large brimmed hats, sunglasses, DVDs and mittens. Items for the drive may be dropped off at 240 Wyckoff Avenue in Waldwick through the month Girl Scouts help Children’s Retreat of February. For more information contact Kathy Marsden (201)493-1445 or Lynne Montella (201) 6120357. The toiletry drive is part of Troop 846’s Silver Award Project. The girls have also helped the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat by painting ticket booths for their annual Country Fair, and by volunteering at the fair and the resident’s holiday party. Girl Scout Troop 846 of Waldwick at the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat holiday party. The residents are seated in chairs. Standing are members of Troop 846, from left to right. Julia Montella, Cristina LoMartire, Christina McGarrity, Kim Marsden, and Cassie Collentine. (Kaitlyn McWha not pictured) Standing next to the troop is a nurse from Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat. Golden Club plans events The Golden Club of Waldwick is planning a trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse on Friday, March 13 to see a live band and show, “Music of America.” The cost will be $54 for members; $55 for non-members. The bus will leave the senior center at 9:15 a.m. For more information, contact Lou Sherman at (201) 670-4211. WEF seeks donations The Waldwick Education Foundation is hosting a fundraising auction/dinner on Friday, March 27 at Waldwick High School. This event will benefit the students in Waldwick public schools. The committee is seeking donations of gift certificates, empty baskets, new/unused gifts, toys, and merchandise. For more information contact WaldwickWEF@aol.com or call (201) 251-8579 or (201) 251-8415. Casino Night set The Waldwick Middle School PSO Casino Night is set for Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Seasons in Washington Township. Tickets are $75 per person. For additional information and babysitting availability, send an e-mail to wmspsocasino@hotmail.com. Program to feature Morocco’s imperial cities The Waldwick Public Library will host a travel program “Morocco: The Imperial Cities” on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This armchair tour will include Rabat, Voubilis, Fez, and Marrakech. The program is free and open to the public, however space is limited and preregistration is requested. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 652-5104. Letters to the Editor (continued from page 16) Mr. Watkins’ fuzzy and legally meaningless assertion of a “harassment” claim is just an example of a bully using paper rather than a fist. Further, Mr. Watkins should know that there is no authority for his “don’t contact my client” request given that RPC 4.2 does not apply to non-lawyers. The Rules of Professional Conduct only apply to protect us from lawyers such as Mr. Watkins. Telling these veterans whom they can and cannot contact is yet another of Watkins’ bullying tactics. Let’s all be clear about what this very public dispute is all about. In my opinion, it’s about a group of middle-aged boys looking to keep the current cheap home for their railroad-car toys. My guess is that their wives said years ago to pack up the toys and find a new place for them. After first landing at the Ramsey Interstate Shopping Center, they were lucky to find a new home when they negotiated a lease with some senior citizens in Ho-Ho-Kus – and here we are. It looks like the boys got a new place to play, and the vets got a bad deal – unfortunately a fairly common result for vets in this country. It would be nice if we at least gave them some moral support on this public debate. Even if the club’s lease was unassailable from a contractual perspective, the club’s bullying tactics have no place in HoHo-Kus. I’m sure those few residents who pay to see the club’s annual holiday show would be willing to drive to your new home. Simply put, it is about time the club stopped bullying our veterans and left our town. As for the club’s lawyer, it would be nice if he would “cease and desist” from being the raison d’être for every cynical lawyer joke I have ever heard. Paul Paray Ho-Ho-Kus