Saddle River Valley February 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 9 Beekeeper Ron Breland will be the guest lecturer at the Saddle River Garden Club Meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Breland will speak on “The Plight of the Honeybee: A Crisis of Imagination.” Breland is a pioneer in researching the cause of the disappearance of 90 percent of wild honeybees since 1990. He has been a gardener all his life and a beekeeper since 1973. Since 1996, he has regularly lectured at organic conferences, garden clubs, beekeeping workshops, and schools. He and his wife own Bumps & Company, an ecofriendly, sustainable, specialty nursery in West Nyack, New York. Breland has established The Bee Sanctuary in both West Nyack and Clavarack, New York. These locations are dedicated to Beekeeper to speak the development of sustainable beekeeping practices, the use of non-toxic controls, and the search for alternative hive designs for environmental stress reduction. He has developed, and is presently researching, a spherical hive patterned after ancient designs, especially the dodecahedron of Pythagoras, to which he has added modern features suggested by the work of the sculptor Constantine Brancusi and others. The lecture will held at the Saddle River Cultural Center, located at 305 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked for a donation of $10. For tickets contact Margaret Meyers at (201) 934-7862 or at Edible Book Contest at the library The Upper Saddle River Library is hosting the Edible Book Contest on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rules for this contest are simple: Create something that is edible and book related. Do the titles “How to Eat Fried Worms,” “Give a Mouse a Cupcake,” or “The Scarlet Letter” conjure up ideas for edible art? Entries should be dropped off from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library, 245 Lake Street in Upper Saddle River, on March 7. The contest is open to all ages. Ribbons will be awarded in different age categories including family, adult and children for most creative, best fiction, best non-fiction, best children’s book, and public’s favorite. Cool under pressure Upper Saddle River Boy Scout Troop 133 recently participated in the 2009 Boy Scout Iditarod Race. Boy Scouts from Eagle Patrol began the 2009 Iditarod Race in 12 degree temperatures. The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River is sponsoring its 23rd Annual Poetry and Essay Contest for local students. This year’s topic is “What One Thing Would You Change about Upper Saddle River?” To enter, contact Reynolds, Bogert, or Cavallini schools. Students in grades one through eight are eligible. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 27. One essay winner and one poetry winner will be chosen from each contest division (grades one and two, three and four, five and six, and seven and eight). Poetry Contest announced Winners will be notified in March. Winners will be invited to read their entries at the Club’s April meeting before club members, families, friends, and school officials. The winners’ names will be inscribed on plaques at their respective schools. The Woman’s Club and the women at Shelter or Sisters thank all who donated so generously to the Baby Shower in February. Donations are still being accepted. For information, and to learn more about becoming a member of the Woman’s Club, call Barbara at (201) 825-0207. Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discoun il O On Heating s Deliverie 24 Hour Emergency 201-891-1000 Service �����������������������