November 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 21 Allendale Notebook Newcomers plan events The Allendale Newcomers Club has planned multiple events for the month of November. Movie night will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Ridgewood Cinema at 7 p.m. Participants who purchase tickets in advance may take advantage of the free Optimum movie night. For details, visit The book club will discuss “The Help” on Monday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. RSVP to for more information or to be placed on the book club’s mailing list. Book club meets every third Monday of the month. Prospective members of the Allendale Newcomers Club are encouraged to attend the Welcome Coffee on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. RSVP to welcominganc@yahoo. com for the location of this event. Members interested in joining a playgroup or the Not for Kids Only program are invited to e-mail or Membership in the Allendale Newcomers Club is annual and is open to Allendale residents. For more information on the group, visit Veteran’s Day salute VFW Post 10181 of Allendale will hold a Veterans’ Day Memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Allendale’s Memorial Park, located at Brookside and Park avenues. All veterans, family, and friends are invited. Coffee, doughnuts, and conversation will be available beginning 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to join in this service. Chamber plans meeting The Allendale Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Pastafino Restaurant, 114 West Allendale Road, Allendale. For more information about this meeting, contact Nicolette Lisella of Terrie O’Connor Realtors at (201) 638-6765. The Allendale Chamber meets on the second Tuesday of the month. New members are welcome. Thanksgiving food basket drive underway A Thanksgiving food basket drive to benefit the Center for Food Action’s local families in need is now underway. Individuals or groups are asked to fill a large plastic laundry basket with donated food. The baskets will be accepted at Terrie O’Connor Realtors, 75 West Allendale Avenue, Allendale. Baskets should be filled with the following items: apple or cranberry juice, Parmalat milk, coffee/tea, flour or baking mix, mayonnaise, ready made pie crust, rice, stuffing (two bags), salad dressing, sugar, cans of fruit, vegetables, yams, and gravy, two cans of cranberry sauce, nuts, trail mix, raisins, pumpkin pie filling, bags of potatoes, onions, and carrots. Donated turkeys (12-15 pounds) should be kept separate from the basket. Supermarket gift certificates are also welcome. Please keep these separate from the basket. Baskets must delivered to Terrie O’Connor Realtors by Thursday, Nov. 19. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brookside School Library located at 100 Brookside Avenue. Coat Drive underway Gently used coats will be collected by Terri O’Connor Realtors’ offices in Allendale, Ramsey, Ridgewood, and Saddle River, beginning Nov. 1. All coats will be donated to Jersey Cares for distribution to thousands of residents in need throughout New Jersey. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 12. For office locations, visit For more information, call Grace Mason at (201) 921-5354. ‘Odd Couple’ comes to Highlands The Northern Highlands High School Theater Company will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. This classic comedy is about two mismatched roommates: Oscar, a happy-go-lucky slob and Felix, a hypochondriac and neat freak. Both men are divorced. Tickets are $10; senior citizens will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available at the door. For additional information, call (201) 327-8700, extension 308. Borst hosts Clothing Drive Borst Landscape and Design of Allendale will host a Clothing Drive to benefit the Star of Hope Thrift Shop in Paterson. From now through Nov. 13, donations of clean, gently-used clothing can be dropped off at Borst’s headquarters, 260 West Crescent Avenue, Suite 1, in Allendale. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are to be placed in the clearly marked Borst van. Jewelry & art fundraiser set The Allendale Woman’s Club is sponsoring an all-day jewelry and art sale featuring the original creations of two local artists. The event will be held Nov. 11 at Allendale Borough Hall, 500 West Crescent Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The show will feature a wide selection of custom jewelry from local designer Lorraine Barratta and a selection of original oil paintings by Allendale artist Vanessa Pin- eiro. All proceeds from this event will benefit the ALS Association’s mission to find a cure through research and to provide compassionate care and support to those afflicted with the disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy. About 15 new cases are diagnosed every day in the United States. For additional information, contact Emmett Zettler at (201) 214-9371 or visit the club’s website at Box Tops fundraiser launched Hillside and Brookside schools have launched the district’s 2009-10 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. Residents are asked to clip designated box tops from hundreds of favorite products and send them to Hillside School, Attention Maria Aiello, Box Tops Coordinator, 89 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ, 07401. Participants may sign up to support Hillside and Brookside schools on the Box Tops website at The schools earn a percentage of participants’ purchases when they shop through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM. Schools can also earn a percentage of books purchased through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM. Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops has helped America’s schools raise over $250 million to buy items they need but cannot always afford, such as library books, school supplies, and playground equipment. The program offers school supporters three easy ways to earn cash for schools through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online, and purchasing books. Schools can earn a total of up to $60,000 each year. For more information, visit or contact Maria Aiello at (201) 818-0089 or e-mail mftaiello@verizon. net. Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. 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