June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 19 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Author to address Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors will host a program by Jerry Horowitz, author of “The Western Union Story” on Tuesday, July 28 at l p.m. Horowitz will tell true stories about Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Shirley Temple, and others that did not make it to history books. There will be a quiz show with questions and answers and prizes. The seniors meet at the Education Building of the Hermitage on Franklin Turnpike. Meetings begin with refreshments at noon. Ho-Ho-Kus residents age 55 and over are welcome to attend. For program information, contact Joan at (201) 444-4896. Contact Sue at (201) 444-7235. Library service for homebound or sick available The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus provides a delivery service for the elderly, homebound, or sick. A resident will be delivering books to borough residents on the first or third Thursday afternoon of each month. Books will be delivered after 2 p.m. Residents can decide which day they would like delivery. To receive books at home, call the library on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before delivery. A librarian will take name, address, phone number and book requests. Participants must have a current library card. The staff will assist residents in applying for one. Book requests will be filled as best as possible with the understanding that new and popular books may not be available when first requested. Delivery is one Thursday per month only. Requests must be made during library hours. Messages left on the answering machine will not be filled. There will be no late fees for overdue books with this service. Call (201) 445-8078. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The Worth Pinkham Memorial Library is located at 91 Warren Avenue in HoHo-Kus. Reading program registration underway Signup for the Summer Reading Program at the Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus will be held through June 27. The program will begin June 29 and runs through Aug. 28. This year’s theme is Be Creative. The program is open to all children in Ho-Ho-Kus. There will be book bags, stickers and other surprises given away during the course of the summer. For more information about this program, call (201) 445-8078 during library hours. Men’s softball registration set Registration for the Ho-Ho-Kus/Saddle River Men’s Softball League is underway. Games are played on Sunday mornings now through June 28. Contact Wally Peterson at (201) 445-1058 and leave a detailed message. (continued from page 11) stipulation that the borough council must approve any leases. The VFW had planned to build new home for Post 192 after razing the existing Cliff Street structure, but the railroad club did not support those plans. The VFW then approached the borough to buy the neighboring property. When that matter was close to a vote, the state VFW organization said Post 192’s lease with the railroad club was invalid, and the building plans were put on hold. Kober has said his organization’s members want to reclaim the use of their building. VFW seeks members, attorney In a Jan. 15 letter to Club President Dennis Alderman, Kober cited the VFW’s concerns. In that letter, Kober asserted that the outside area, including the driveway and sidewalks, had not been properly cleared of snow and debris. He also said that sections of the siding on the former garage, which is now being used for storage, must be repaired according to professional construction standards at the tenant’s expense. In addition, Kober said cracked windows, ceiling fans, and air conditioners that are apparently non-operational must also be replaced at the tenant’s expense. The VFW asserts that the lease provides for the veterans’ group to have suitable space to seat 20 persons with two tables. The letter states that such a space has not been provided. According to the letter, the attic area is unsafe for people, and the garage and inside doorway from the joint meeting room to the garage are unsafe and must be cleaned. The letter further states that the floor area in the joint meeting room and hall, the large table in the meeting room and the bar area “continue to be dirty from outside foliage, dirt and other materials, food stuffs, etc.” The club was also asked for $5,741, which the VFW has spent on insurance policies for the premises. Regarding the insurance issue, the landlord claims the lease states the insurance is the tenant’s responsibility. Watkins has said the claim that the club is obligated to pay for the insurance policies is incorrect. He has also stated that, since the inception of the lease, nothing has changed at the building that would lead to unsafe conditions in the attic that would have been caused by the railroad club. Mayor Thomas Randall has offered his services as a mediator between the two groups involved. Watch for our next edition on July 15. Deadline: July 8 at noon.