Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • June 24, 2009 Allendale Notebook Blood Drive planned Calvary Lutheran Church and Community Blood Services are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, July 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the church located at 165 West Crescent Avenue. To schedule an appointment, call (201) 2513703. All types of blood are needed especially types O- and O+. Any healthy individual age 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive a complimentary cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Summer reading program to begin The “Four Towns, Three Months, Two Books, One Hot Topic” summer reading program is about to begin. Over 1,000 individuals voted on this summer’s selections for the topic “Child Soldiers of Africa.” The fiction selection is “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and the non-fiction choice is “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. There will be a summer book discussion for the Allendale Woman’s Club and community members on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at 96 West, a café in Allendale. Interested students are also encouraged to attend. Two related movie nights will feature the documentary “Invisible Children” on July 15 at 8 p.m. and “Daratt” (dry season) a 2006 film from Chad on Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Both movies will be shown in the Northern Highlands High School auditorium. The program will wrap up with an evening event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Northern Highlands. The evening will include book discussions, performances, speakers, and accounts of their journey from the students going on the summer trip to Tanzania. June Sale at Clothes Line Thrift Shop The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will hold the June Sale through Friday, June 26. The shop is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop is located in the Archer United Methodist Church, at the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Many new items have come in, including clothing, jewelry, and household items. Find great deals on dishes and glassware, perfect for a college student’s dorm or apartment. A new item to the shop is a Watters and Watters wedding dress in size 10. The dress is ivory satin with a halter top, and buttons down the back. The Clothes Line Thrift Shop will close for July and August and re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 9. No more clothing or household items are being currently accepted. For more information, call (201) 327-0020 and ask for Joyce. 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. School board meetings announced 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. The board’s next session will be Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. in Brookside’s library. 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 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. 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 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 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 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 available The Allendale Clergy Association has formed a career development group: Opening Doors. The group provides peer support and networking and practical job search resources for those who are in transition or seeking to rejoin the workforce. Opening Doors provides resources for those who seek a communal face-to-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, 270 Franklin Turnpike. All are welcome. The first Wednesday of each month begins 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. Call (201) 327-4466 or e-mail with questions. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900 (continued from page 6) Honeybees would be kept for non-commercial purposes only. There would be a limit of four actively participating beekeepers in Allendale at any given time. “I don’t believe that applications for active beekeeping in Allendale are going to go much beyond that,” Strauch said. Allendale, which has about 4,000 residents in the middle of heavily suburban Bergen County, has had no beekeepers in the 30 years since the ban was enacted as a barrier to a resident who kept cobras for their venom and a son of a prominent local family who raised sheep and kept horses near the borough’s main thoroughfare. The movement to rescind the ban on bees started when resident Dianne DiBlasi asked permission to move her beehives from the Borough of Upper Saddle River and was denied permission. She lobbied the council and brought in the state apiarist and functioning beekeepers from other parts of the county who favorably impressed the council. Councilman Ari Bernstein said he wanted to make sure any completed ordinance covered all possibilities, but in the end he voted with the other council members in a straw poll that suggested a formal vote would be unanimous. Mayor Vince Barra noted that any resident who decides to keep bees might have to persuade his or her immediate neighbors that this is a good idea. “If somebody objects within 200 feet, they don’t get a permit,” Mayor Barra said. “If there’s an issue, the beekeeper can ring the doorbell and say, ‘Jamie, you’re opposed to this, what can I do to make you accept it?’” Councilwoman Susan LaMonica was concerned about what would happen if beekeepers lost interest in keeping the beers or allowed their annual permits to lapse. “How do you dispose of something like that?” LaMonica asked. “You sell it on eBay,” Councilwoman Member Elizabeth White said. If the ban on bees is lifted, Allendale Construction Officer John Wittekind would be charged with enforcing enforce the standards under which bees may be kept. “I heard the buzz that I was going to get stung,” Wittekind quipped. Beekeeping