November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 27 Waldwick Watch Auxiliary to host luncheon The Waldwick Valley Hospital Auxiliary will hold its next luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at noon at Mezza Luna Bistro in Allendale. The cost for the luncheon is $18. Checks should be sent to Annette Mastrogiacomo, 102 White Pond Road, Waldwick, NJ 07463. New members are welcome. Parking permit applications available Residents who live in a two-hour parking zone are reminded that the Waldwick residential parking permits will expire on Dec. 31, 2009. New permits may be obtained at police headquarters. Applicants must bring a valid New Jersey registration certificate for each vehicle to be registered. Permits will be issued only to vehicles registered at Waldwick addresses where residential parking restrictions apply. Certain exceptions may apply. The maximum is three permits per household. There is no cost for a new permit. Program on Caribbean resorts set Waldwick Chamber member, Kallman Travel, will host a complimentary program on what is new at the all-inclusive resorts of Beaches and Sandals located throughout the spectacular Caribbean. The program will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at La Vie En Rose Bakery Café, 10 West Prospect Street, Waldwick. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit files/2009-kallman-travel-sandals-flyer-color.pdf. RSVP to Barbara Jackson at (201) 652-0547. Seating is limited. Program on Christmas Traditions offered On Dec. 5, food historian Judith Krall-Russo will be at the Waldwick Public Library to talk about Christmas customs that have been handed down from earlier times. At this 11 a.m. program, Krall-Russo will explain the differences between a Colonial and a Victorian Christmas celebration, and will highlight the foods that were prepared and enjoyed as part of the holiday festivities. Krall-Russo is a popular lecturer and seminar organizer specializing in the rich agricultural products of her home state of New Jersey. Also a tea expert and historian, she has earned certifications as a Tea Specialist from The Tea School in Pomfret, Connecticut and The Specialty Tea Institute of New York. She is a self-taught cook, supplementing her passion with classes in nutrition, and ethnic and Early American cooking. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Call (201) 652-5104. Register for lacrosse The Waldwick Lacrosse Association is holding registration for the spring 2010 season on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Smith Street. The program is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight. The registration fee is $135 and includes U.S. Lacrosse membership and all league fees. It does not include equipment. The season will begin in April and run into early June. For more information contact Stash Kowal, (201) 493-9959 or John Wanamaker, (201) 670-4862. ‘Heroes’ to address Cub Scouts Real-life heroes will share their inspirational stories at the next monthly meeting of Waldwick Cub Pack 88 on Friday, Nov. 20. The pack will meet in the Crescent School all-purpose room at 7:30 p.m. The Cub Scouts will collect gently used coats for adults and children at this meeting. The coats will be donated to the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Cub Scouting is open to boys in first through fifth grades. Scouts enjoy trips, activities, community service projects, and guest speakers throughout the year. For more information contact Grace Mason, (201) 921-5354. Reptile expert performs at library Corbin Maxey, a 20-year-old animal expert specializing in reptiles, will appear as “The Reptile Guy” at the Waldwick Public Library on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Notable for his numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and various other national and local television programs, Maxey -- at the age of 12 -- founded the Cyprus Hill Reptile Reserve, a nonprofit organization in Meridian, Idaho to provide a home for rescued, injured, unwanted, and abused reptiles. These amazing reptiles, in turn, have become animal ambassadors, helping Maxey educate thousands of people each year as he promotes respect for wildlife and appreciation of nature. For almost a decade, Maxey and his reptile friends have visited schools, libraries, zoos, and aquariums, spreading his message of responsible pet ownership. The program is free and open to residents of Waldwick who are over the age of four. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited and early arrival is recommended. For more information, call (201) 652-5104. Chamber to meet The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce will hold its next general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at The Energy Zone Juice Bar and Café located at Superdome Sports, 134 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick. The Waldwick Chamber meets on the third Wednesday of each month. All members are welcome to attend. Scouts schedule newspaper drive Waldwick Boy Scouts will be collecting newspapers for recycling on Saturday, Nov. 21. Papers should be bundled into stacks of no more than eight inches and left at the curb the night before. Any papers put at the curb after 8a.m. on Saturday may be missed. Job search skills for the age 40+ worker Once unemployed, an older worker will encounter a more lengthy job search than that of a younger counterpart, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m., human resources specialist Nancy Anderson will present “Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker” at the Waldwick Library. This two-hour, hands-on workshop is designed for age 40+ individuals who want to change careers or re-enter the workforce after an extended amount of time. Topics presented will include transferable skills assessment tools, appropriate resume formats, an analysis of job descriptions, and a review of networking, interviewing, and follow-up activities. Anderson has over 25 years of experience in human resources, learning and development, and relationship management in the pharmaceutical, finance, and insur- ance industries. She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development Central Jersey and the ASTD Subcommittee, People in Transition. The career workshop is free and open to the public; however space is limited and pre-registration is required. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Call (201) 652-5104. Bergen County surrogate to speak at library Michael R. Dressler, judge of the Surrogate Court of Bergen County, will present, “The Importance of Writing a Will,” at the Waldwick Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Judge Dressler will discuss probate procedures, administration of estates, estate tax consequences, powers of attorney, medical directives, guardianships, and other serious issues. A graduate of Seton Hall University Law School, Dressler served as mayor of Cresskill before his election to the Surrogate Court in November of 1996. Since that time he has conducted an unprecedented county-wide speaking tour, addressing civic groups and service organizations about probate procedures and the importance of wills. 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. Call (201) 652-5104. Free resume coaching offered Individuals who are seeking employment are invited to the free resume coaching seminars offered on Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings during the month of November at the Waldwick Public Library. A persuasive and compelling resume is an essential tool for selling services, talents, and skills to a prospective employer. Former executive recruiter, technical writer, and engineer, Merrill Rutman will be available for private 30-minute resume-coaching sessions. To get the most value from the coaching session, job seekers should bring with them a current resume, an outdated resume, or a list of previous positions and responsibilities. Instruction will cover the essential components of an effective resume and the information needed to prepare or improve a resume. Rutman first began helping others prepare resumes during the economic recession of the early 1990s, when he founded and ran a successful job-search cooperative for engineers. 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