Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • May 27, 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Book Fair Fundraiser set The 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus Home and School Association’s Book Fair Fundraiser will be held June 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Route 17 South in Paramus. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Ho-Ho-Kus Teachers’ Wish Lists. Residents are encouraged to come out, shop, support the school and the teachers, their neighbors, and the students. This event will include storytime for children in preschool through second grade from 4 to 5 p.m. There will also be two special evening performances: one at 7:30 p.m. by the Ho-Ho-Kus Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Ellis, and another at 8:15 p.m., which will feature poetry readings by a group of seventh grade poets. A voucher is required for purchases (some items are not eligible for inclusion in this event). Vouchers may be obtained from the store cashiers the day of the event. For further information, contact Nancy Chu at (201) 493-2511. ‘The Sorcerer’ to be performed The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will be performing “The Sorcerer,” one of the lesser known, but delightful and enchanting G&S operas, Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ho-HoKus Public School auditorium located at 70 Lloyd Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Admission prices are $22 for adults, and $19 for senior citizens and students. Everyone under 12 will be admitted free of charge. There are no reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance. They may also be purchased in advance at Harding or Town & Country pharmacies in Ridgewood. Tickets are also by mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and check to The Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, 14 Springdale Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013. There is a $2 discount for all advance sales. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are also available. For further inforomation about the show or tickets, call (973) 423-0300, go to, or via e-mail at Seniors to host local historian Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors will meet on Tuesday, May 26 at noon in the Education Center of the Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, for “The Surprising Story of Upper Saddle River.” Presenter William Yeomans will trace the history of the area from settlers in the 1700s to the present. The seniors meet at noon for beverages and dessert and the program will begin at 1 p.m. On June 9, the entertainment will be a musical program presented by the Blue Knights and Fair Ladies. The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors group meets at noon on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Residents and former residents age 55 and older can take part in meetings, programs, and trips. For program information, call Joan at (201) 444-4896. For trip details, call Sue at (201) 444-7235. Girls invited to Daisy Scout meeting Girls who will begin kindergarten this September and their mothers are invited to a Daisy Scout meeting with this year’s three troops on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room at the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, 70 Lloyd Road. Learn about Scouting activities and meet future classmates and their parents. To register for the meeting, e-mail (continued from page 6) and part of Sycamore. Hals has also marked several sections of the downtown slated for future improvements. Those areas include Maple Avenue, North Franklin Turnpike, East Franklin Turnpike, and a portion of Warren Avenue. The borough has already received two grants of $150,000 each to cover the cost of these improvements. A third grant of $150,000, Detail of proposed lamppost. which would bring the total funding to $450,000, has been requested. The borough recently received a $55,000 matching grant from Bergen County to be used for improvements on the Ho-Ho-Kus Town Green. At last week’s council work session, Ho-Ho-Kus Mayor Thomas Randall noted that the money provided in these grants must be used expeditiously. Randall pointed out that, if grant funds are received and not used, the agencies that provided the monies do not look favorably upon future requests. J. CRUSCO Downtown