Page 24 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • May 20, 2009 Local residents honored by Children’s Aid organization A unique event was held in the Hackensack Golf Club’s main ballroom recently. Instead of a wedding or gala, it was a luncheon for foster parents and the medically needy infants and toddlers they nurture. Sponsored by the Franklin Lakes Newcomers and Neighbors Club, it was a relaxing event where the agency had the opportunity to offer its gratitude to its dedicated foster parents. Glen Rock residents Pam and Ed Brady and North Bergen residents Felicia and Marco DeLucia were commended for 10 years of service to Children’s Aid and Family Services and the vulnerable children it serves. Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Medically Needy Foster Care program serves infants and children ages newborns through age four, who often suffer from the complications of a premature birth and whose birth parents are unable to care for them. As May is National Foster Care Month, this is a great time to find out how to make a difference in a vulnerable child’s life. To learn more about fostering or adopting a child, call (201) 226-0300. Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of the leading nonprofit human services organizations serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 100 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect and, when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, it provides high-quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call (201) 261-2800 or visit online at Longtime foster parents Pam and Ed Brady were commended at the luncheon for their 10 years of service to medically needy infants and toddlers. How many households will your advertising message reach? Compare before you buy: Total Circulation by US Mail A Ridgewood resident contacted the police instead of sending a check and saved himself some money on a fraud perpetrated by a Michigan buyer who offered to purchase merchandise the Ridgewood seller advertised on Craigslist. When the Ridgewood seller advertised merchandise on the Internet site, he received a check from Michigan for an excessive amount. The Ridgewood seller contacted the buyer and told him the check was excessive. The buyer told him to send a personal check for the difference. The Ridgewood man then became suspicious and checked with the bank. Officials at the bank determined that the Michigan check was fraudulent. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the scam, which is fairly common. Merchants who buy or sell on the Internet frequently send bogus checks for exorbitant amounts – claiming, as in one case, that they inadvertently wrote $2,000 instead of $200 – and then ask the person who received the check to send them the difference. The checks generally bounce, and the merchandise, if any changed hands, is generally not returned. Police in a number of towns have urged residents to exercise extreme caution in buying or selling large-ticket items online. J. KOSTER Man outfoxes fraudulent buyer The Villadom TIMES........................ 56,300 Suburban News .............................. 33,958* The Ridgewood News...................... 5,947* The Town Journal .............................7,080* *from US Postal Service Statement of Ownership & Circulation, October 1, 2007 Pro Arte Chorale is celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season with a gala performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.” The Pro Arte Chorale will be joined by the Liverpool Welsh Choral and Westfield Symphony Orchestra for this performance, which is set for May 29 at 8 p.m. at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Last May, Pro Arte Chorale embarked on a journey across the ocean to Liverpool, England with Music Director David Crone to join forces with the Liverpool Welsh Chorale in a performance of American and British works in a concert entitled “Voices Across the Ocean.” Now, Liverpool Welsh Choral will serve as ambassadors for their country on American soil, under the direction of Keith Orrell. David Wroe, music director of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, will conduct. Tickets are $28 for adults; $25 for seniors, students, and disabled; and $10 for children under 17. For tickets, call (201) 445-9052 or e-mail Large print programs will be available, and the church is wheel chair accessible. This program is sponsored in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Pro Arte Chorale presents concert Receive the most coverage for your advertising dollar. Call The Villadom TIMES and get your circulation going! 201-652-0744 YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER