Waldwick November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 9 The Waldwick Band will open its 2009-2010 season with a Nov. 22 concert at Crescent School in Waldwick. This 3 p.m. presentation will feature tenor Mitchell Shapiro. Shapiro joined the Waldwick Band as a member of its saxophone section in 2002. With members of the Waldwick Band, he formed the Bergen Sax Quartet that has performed at concerts of the band. He is also a talented tenor, having sung with choirs, barbershop quartets Shapiro to help Waldwick Band open new season and Renaissance a cappella octets. He has sung the roles of Nanki-Poo in “The Mikado,” George in “She Loves Me,” and Squire Belville in “Rosina.” For his vocal appearance with the Waldwick Band, he will perform selections from the current revival of “West Side Story.” The band will be under the baton of Music Director Edmund A. Moderacki, who will open the concerts with its 2009-2010 signature piece, Edwin Franco Goldman’s Cheerio.” Moderacki will conduct the ensemble in the Finale to Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5” and Alfred Reed’s “Hounds of Spring.” Selections from Charles Strouse’s “Bye-Bye Birdie,” “Three Dances” from Edward German’s “Henry VIII,” Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “Tournament Galop,” Sergei Prokovieff’s “Military March Op. 99,” and Sousa’s “Bullets and Bayonets” are also on the program. Crescent School is located on Crescent Avenue in Waldwick, immediately south of the Waldwick/Allendale border. There is no admission charge for the concert, which is sponsored by the Waldwick Department of Recreation. The remaining concerts in the Waldwick Band’s series are scheduled for Feb. 6, March 14, and April 24. Information on all the activities of the band is available at www. waldwickband.org. Rusty Thompson (continued from page 3) and the Explorer Scout Scholarship Committee. She was co-chair of the Ho-Ho-Kus 300th Anniversary Committee. She recently retired as Charter Organization Representative to Troop 54 and Cub Pack 54 after 20 years of service. Mayor Thomas Randall, who served as a councilman when Thompson was mayor and later succeeded her in the post, said last week, “She was an absolute treasure to the borough. She loved the town, the people who live here, and the people who work at borough hall.” Although Thompson opted to move to Pompton Plains a few years ago, she remained active in Ho-Ho-Kus affairs. “She has helped me and the rest of the people in borough hall,” Randall added. “She was a repository of a great deal of institutional knowledge, and was a great help. I knew her and worked with her for almost 15 years. I got to know her very well. She was a good person and a good friend.” Thompson was also an honorary member of the Ho-HoKus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department, the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department, and the Auxiliary of the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department. The communications desk at police headquarters is named for both Rusty and Stuart Thompson. A department member recalled last week that Rusty Thompson used to come in from time to time to polish the plaque. Thompson also helped establish Memorial Park on the Franklin Turnpike site previously occupied by the old borough hall, and helped bring the town clock to the downtown with voluntary contributions. Thompson was a long-time member of the Ho-Ho-Kus Community Church, where she was an elder and deacon, and was a member of the bell choir and played the clarion. A memorial service will be held in the Ho-Ho-Kus Community Church, 400 Warren Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. Gift of giving Ryleigh and Ethan Raphael celebrated their eighth birthday with a showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and a food drive for the Center for Food Action. With the help of their generous friends from Crescent School in Waldwick, the second graders collected more than 12 bags of groceries and gift cards. The donations were delivered to the food pantry in Englewood by their church, West Side Presbyterian in Ridgewood. 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