Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • March 18, 2009 Saddle River Lisa Filomia-Aktas, a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and Saddle River resident, was recently elected to the board of directors of The Parent-Child Home Program. This national organization is dedicated to ensuring that children at risk of educational disadvantage have the opportunity to enter school ready to read and ready to succeed. “Every child should have an opportunity to achieve their potential and unfortunately that’s not always the case,” said FilomiaAktas. “The Parent-Child Home Program is focused on preparing children to start school by educating both the child and their parent or primary caregiver. Having two daughters in kindergarten, I know how high the expectations are these days. Families that have had limited access to educational and economic opportunities or have recently immigrated to the United States, for example, could really benefit from this program.” Borough woman joins board of advocacy group Filomia-Aktas discovered The ParentChild Home Program through Ernst & Young’s Leadership Development Program. “By working with Volunteer Consulting Group/boardnetUSA, Ernst & Young’s Leadership Development Program aligns you with an appropriate organization,” she said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to make a difference for so many children.” The Parent-Child Home Program, developed in 1965, works with families of two- and three-year-olds in over 150 communities across the country to prepare their children to enter school ready to be successful students. Through intensive home visiting, the program helps parents challenged by poverty and limited access to education to create language-rich home environments and ensure that their children develop the language, cognitive and early literacy skills they need to be successful in school. This year, the program will serve over 6,500 families, completing over 300,000 home Lisa Filomia-Aktas visits. Filomia-Aktas, a partner with over 20 years of experience working with financial institutions, serves as the accounting advisory services leader for Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office. Her group provides accounting, tax and regulatory reporting advice to investment bankers, other financial institutions and corporations to assist in the evaluation of financial products and transactions, and assist entities implementing new accounting standards or converting GAAPs. “Lisa will be an excellent board member because of her commitment to our mission and vast experience in working with financial institutions,” said Sarah Walzer, executive director of The Parent-Child Home Program’s national center. “We are delighted that she has joined the board as we move forward with our five-year strategic plan to significantly expand our services and are confident that her wisdom and insights will help us to grow the program.” ������������������������������� ���� ����� ����������������������������� Door to Door A/C Transportation Catered Lunch Included - Heated Pools 3:1 Camper/Staff Ratio, Pro. Instruction Well Rounded Swim, Sports & Arts Program Boys & Girls - Ages 3 to 15 Full Day 9am - 4pm Mini Day 9am - 1:20pm Magnificent 26 Acre Campus Lake for Boating & Fishing Daily Swim Instruction A single-vehicle accident on Route 17 that occurred on March 9 claimed the life of a 45-year-old Woodcliff Lake man. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which Saddle River Police said veered from the roadway and hit a tree. The cause of the Accident claims life of Woodcliff Lake man accident is being investigated. There were no witnesses to the accident. The Saddle River Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office’s Fatal Accident Team are working cooperatively on this case. 234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456 973-831-9000 HARDING WINE&SPIRIT Almost everyone who comes into our store has two questions: Our w Prices Lo will put a “Spring” in your step! lowest price allowed in NJ on the 1.5 liter bottle of Barefoot wines. No more running from store to store with silly discount cards or coupons! Liberty “Where’s thethe price Creek?” and on “Oh, what’s in the large size? Barefoot wines, ” We are proud to announce that we have the HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Barefoot Wines $ 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 Available in Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato. No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors. 9 Spring specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 .19 1.5 liter