Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • May 13, 2009 Waldwick Watch Beekeeper to speak at library Bees are a vital link in the production of food, but billions of honeybees die each year as a result of exposure to pathogens and pesticides. Organic beekeeper, Jack Daly, will present “Saving the Honeybee,” at the Waldwick Public Library on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will include a demonstration of one of the 13 beehives currently managed by the speaker. A native of Bergen County, Daly works as an adjunct professor in the Environmental Studies Department at Ramapo College, teaching world sustainability. In 2002, he was introduced to the beekeeping experience by Gunther Hauk, author of “Toward Saving the Honeybee.” Concerned over the drastic rise in the collapse of honeybee colonies in North America in recent years, Daly is interested in breeding a mite-resistant honeybee. The program is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 652-5104. Girl Scouts collect pet supplies Girl Scout Troop 872 is collecting items for a local animal shelter for their Bronze Award Service Project. Items needed are: food, cleaning supplies, pet accessories, office supplies, and other miscellaneous items. For a complete list of specific items e-mail Karen at Jansfam95@aol. com. Collection boxes are located in the Waldwick Public Library, and at Pet Valu in Wyckoff. Classic Film series continues The Waldwick Library hosts screenings of classic films on Thursdays at 2 p.m. A brief introduction, setting the film in its historical context, will precede each screening. Registration for the Classic Film Series is not necessary; however arrival before 2 p.m. is encouraged. Call (201) 652-5104. Volunteers needed for activity nights Waldwick’s Fifth Grade Municipal Alliance is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the activity nights. The coordinator will be required to attend all the functions, call parents to chaperone and bake, and pick up supplies for the events. Call the Waldwick borough administrator’s office at (201) 652-5300 extension 229. These events will not be possible if no one volunteers. Knights of Columbus to host Golf Outing Saint Luke’s Knights of Columbus Council is holding its annual College Scholarship Golf Outing on Monday, June 15 at the Meadows Golf Course in Lincoln Park. Over 25 students have received college scholarships awards over the past five years. For more details on the outing contact Joe DeFlora at (201) 444-7296. Legion welcomes new members The American Legion Post #57, which serves Allendale, Ramsey, Midland Park, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff, welcomes new members. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Every Thursday afternoon there is a social at 1 p.m. with shuffleboard, pool, cards, and spirited conversation on the agenda. The Post is located at 46 Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick and has plenty of parking. For more information call (201) 444-2704 or (201) 652-7104. ESL group meets at library The ESL conversation group that meets weekly at the Waldwick Public Library has resumed meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays. Registration is taken at the library throughout the year. In an expansion of its ESL program, the library will hold an ESL basic class that will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. The ESL conversation group and ESL basic class are free and open to adults who want assistance learning and speaking English. For more information call (201) 6525104. School Box Tops fundraiser continues Crescent School in Waldwick will continue its box top collection program. Collection boxes are available at the Stop and Shop in Waldwick, through the Golden Agers of Waldwick, and the St. Lucans at Saint Luke’s. Monthly scrapbooking crops set Scrappers of NJ currently hosts a monthly get together on the third Friday of every month from 5 to 11 p.m., at the Waldwick Ambulance Building. The fee is $5. Snacks, drinks, prizes, and a tool table are provided. Bring your pictures and supplies, and come ready to crop. Please no children under 10 years of age. Contact Jennifer at (201) 444-3225 or to register. Health services available Free adult health walk-in clinics are available on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Health Center, 22 Whites Lane in Waldwick. Services provided include blood pressure screening, health education, and referrals. The service is also available to homebound residents by appointment. Well-child care for preschool children is offered on the second Tuesday of every month. This service includes physical examinations, diagnostic screening, required immunizations, and referrals. Appointments are necessary and can be arranged by calling (201) 444-3914. Free blood pressure testing is also available on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Waldwick Administration Building on Franklin Turnpike. Pandemic procedures (continued from page 7) Asked how the distribution would be handled and how the crowds and any panic would be controlled, Ryan said that his committee was taking its best guess as to what contingencies to plan for, and trying to be prepared for any circumstance. “We are dealing with practical problems. We want to develop a quiet, cohesive, organized approach to something basically very nasty, but the pieces will fall into place,” Ryan said. Zuzeck said that job assignment lists has been formulated, but that no names have been attached to them. Borough Administrator Gary Kratz said that the distribution plan will determine methodology used and the need for volunteers. Ryan commented that funds would be needed to buy supplies and equipment for any emergency operation, but Kratz said that emergency personnel already have the necessary equipment. “We won’t be starting from Ground Zero. We don’t want to wind up with a lot of inventory,” Kratz cautioned. “There needs to be a coordinated plan in place to use when called upon,” said Donna Guy, president of the Waldwick Board of Health. The Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, which handles Waldwick, Wyckoff, Midland Park, Mahwah and Upper Saddle River, among other towns, invited representatives from its contract municipalities on April 29 to find out what each town is doing to deal with medical emergencies and to share information about how to proceed. “Everybody is at different levels of planning,” said health officer Angela Musella. “It’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel; it’s easier for everybody if we share information,” she added. Musella said that because of the swine flu concerns, the meeting was extremely well attended. “People are realizing they need to have emergency plans in place for distributing emergency medication,” she said. Musella said the commission is also working on its own procedures in case of a medical emergency. She said her office would play a major role in assisting with distribution and in providing guidance to comply with state health department guidelines. 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