June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 23 Allendale Notebook Fell House fundraiser set Allendale’s Fell House, the stately white mansion down the street from the Celery Farm parking lot on Franklin Turnpike, has recently been named one of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites. To celebrate this new honor, and help raise awareness and funds to save this treasure, the Concerned Citizens of Allendale will hold a fundraiser at Allendale Bar and Grill on Monday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to closing. All beverages and food purchased at AB&G will help raise funds for the Concerned Citizens of Allendale’s acquisition of the Fell House. The Concerned Citizens of Allendale is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving this landmark. Learn why the house has historical and environmental value. Fundraising will continue throughout the summer on July 27 and Aug. 31. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. in the Brookside School Library, 100 Brookside Avenue in Allendale. Summer reading events planned The Allendale Library will be offering programs for children of all ages and their families this summer. Stop by the library after June 22 to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, Be Creative at Your Library, celebrates the arts. There is a club for children who are still being read to, and one for independent readers. The first 50 children who sign up will receive a special prize. The Summer Reading Club will begin with a party featuring Mark the Magician on Friday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the performance, and all in attendance will be eligible to win prizes. A family concert featuring The City Winds Trio is scheduled for July 20 at 7 p.m. The trio is back by popular demand. The concert is free. Residents of all ages are welcome. The children’s department will offer various story time and craft sessions throughout the summer. For more information on these events, contact Mrs. Tara at the library by calling (201) 327-4338 or e-mailing allendalelibrarykids@yahoo.com. Retirement reception planned On Monday, June 22, a retirement reception is being held for Arlene French and Ed Modica. The reception will be held in the Hillside School cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m. All friends and students past and present are invited to attend. Cub Scout registration begins Open registration for Allendale Cub Scouts has started for 2009-10. All boys living in Allendale in the first through fifth grades are eligible to join. Scouting provides a fun environment where boys can develop character, learn values, and gain self-confidence while embarking on exciting adventures. Anyone interested in joining the Cub Scout program may contact Pat Hadler at (201) 236-1894 or at hadler14@verizon.net. Committee seeks pledges for park The Orchard Common Park Citizens Advisory Committee has begun its 2009 campaign to complete Phase II of the park. The committee hopes to secure pledges for the final $210,000 needed to complete this project. More than $4 million has already been secured to acquire the property and reclaim the park. The first phase of improvements was completed last winter. The next phase, scheduled for completion in June, will dramatically enhance the landscaping, add an irrigation system and seating, and other commemorative features. The Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking donations or pledges from residents, businesses, and friends who would like to help preserve a signature element of the community. Sponsorship opportunities include brick pavers, seating, gardens, trees, a commemorative circle, and river birch grove. Sponsors have until Dec. 31, 2011 to fulfill their pledges. For more information visit www.allendaleopenspace. org or call (201) 818-4400. Photography contest for children Allendale residents in kindergarten through grade 12 are encouraged to submit photographs for a contest at the library. Prizes will be given for in three categories: kindergarten through grade four, grades five through eight, and grades nine through 12. Students must be about to enter the grades listed. Entries can be black and white or color and should feature a person, place, or object found in Allendale. The public will vote at the library to decide the winners, and voting will begin at the City Winds Trio Family Concert on July 20 at 7 p.m. All entries will be on display in the library starting on that date. To enter, submit a hard copy of the photograph to Mrs. Tara at the library. Entries are limited to one per person and should be no smaller than 3x5 and no larger than 8x10. Include full name and grade entering in pencil on the back of the photo. Entries must be received by July 3. Teens invited to express themselves Local teens are invited to review books all summer for the Allendale Library’s new website, allendalelibraryteens. webs.com. Each review earns an entry into the weekly contest for prizes. The website also has recommended book lists, how to submit writing to the up-and-coming online literary magazine, and information on volunteering at the library. Fall soccer registration underway The Allendale Recreation Commission is registering for the 2009 Recreation Soccer program. The program is open to Allendale children in grades pre-K through grade 12. Pre-K players must be four by July 31. Register online at www.arcsports.org. For additional information, contact Tim Cagney at (201) 819-2959 for grades three through 12, Maureen Morrissey at (201) 818-6685 for grades one and two, or Bernadette Geraghty at (201) 236-0470 for pre-K and kindergarten. Career development group forms The Allendale Clergy Association is forming a career development group: Opening Doors. The group will provide both a venue for peer support and networking and practical job search resources for those who are in transition or seeking to rejoin the workforce. Opening Doors will provide resources for those who seek a communal faceto-face setting, and for those who would prefer to access them from home. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Highlands Presbyterian Church, located at 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are welcome. The first Wednesday of each month will begin with a specific career development topic such as self/career assessment, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and tutorials on networking sites, such as LinkedIn. On-site WiFi will be available, and representatives from the business community and the Allendale clergy will be on hand at each meeting. 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