Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • October 7, 2009 Waldwick’s 90th Anniversary Waldwick is now celebrating the 90th Anniversary of its 10-7-09 janine incorporation as a borough in New Jersey’s Bergen County, but the municipality’s origins date back to the 17th century. WaldwickBanner(10-7-09) The area now known as Waldwick (previously New .75x10” Prospect) was part of the European settlement of New Barbadoes Township, formed in 1693, and was later part of Franklin Township, incorporated in 1772. By the late 1800s, Waldwick was included in Orvil Township along with Undercliff and Ho-Ho-Kus. Allendale, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River severed their association with the three Orvil villages after a schoolrelated dispute. Ho-Ho-Kus and Undercliff later merged to create the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus. Orvil, which had been named for Saddle River historian Orvil Victor, remained a township until April 7, 1919, when it was incorporated as a borough. Edgar De Yoe, a state legislator, introduced the bill to change Orvil’s form of government from a township to a borough. Historical materials suggest that there were petitions against the change, but the governor signed the bill. When Victor was asked to suggest a new name for the 1919 - 2009 The Borough of Waldwick: A light in the woods municipality, he and his committee turned to the German language. They selected “wald,” meaning woods, and added “eck.” The name was reportedly a tribute to the Hermitage, previously called Waldwic Cottage. Elizabeth Rosencrantz of the Hermitage suggested the refinement to “Waldwick,” a light in the woods. John W. Quackenbush was elected the borough’s first mayor on Oct. 7. The first council members included William Evans, Jr., Ellsworth Bush, Henry Ackerman, John Van Blarcom, James Monroe, and Garret Litchult Hewson. At the first council meeting, held on Oct. 13, the governing body named Royal Carlock borough clerk, Charles Pfitzner collector, and William H. Shuart assessor. Today, the borough is led by Mayor Russell “Buddy” Litchult, and six Waldwick Council members, including Anita Bozzo, Charles Farricker, Tom Giordano, Andy Brennecke, Frank Palladino, and Don Sciolaro. (continued on page 14) An old photo of the Waldwick Train Station. The American Legion Post 57 of Waldwick (founded 1927) Congratulations, Waldwick! Paul Banach Construction, LLC Home Remodeling Waldwick • 201-689-0765 • Windows • Doors • Garage Doors • • Finish Carpentry • Crown Moldings, Cabinetry, Walk-In-Closets, etc... • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations • Take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit in 2009 Speak to your tax advisor to ascertain if you qualify, as these credits will make a project more economical for you! Over 20 yrs. exp. • Senior Citizen Discount • Ref available upon request All work performed by owner • Free Estimates would like to congratulate the Borough of Waldwick and the National American Legion on their 90th Anniversaries Fill in bare spots Congratulations, Waldwick! with a combination of premium bluegrass, ryegrass 10-7-09 mike/janine and fescue grass AmericanLegionWaldwick2x2(10-7-09) seed along with 2 x 2” fertilizer and mulch. 24 West Prospect St. • Waldwick 201-670-4415 Happy Anniversary, Waldwick! Now more than ever experience counts! Two of Waldwick’s finest homes in total move-in condition, generous room sizes, large property and terrific locations. 10-7-09 mike/janine OldTowneDeli2x2(10-7-09) 2x2 Bilevel 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths Priced at $534,900 HESE SCOTTS PRODUCTS �������������������������� For a Greener Lawn Next Spring… Fri 7:30-8 • Sat 8-5 AY 9-3 ick • 201-652-5666 • Apply late summer to late fall to keep lawn green longer • Build stronger, greener roots for winter • Promotes thicker, greener lawn for next spring • Available with or without weed control Colonial 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths Priced at $849,900 Call Kathy for private showings! 7-22-09....Mike....from Janine PaulBanach2x2(7-22-09) 2x2” Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 Sat 8-5 27 FRANKLIN TPKE, WALDWICK • 201-652-5666 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 Broker/Sales Associate Re/Max Real Estate Enterprises Office: 201-891-8858 ext. 326 Cell: 201-7004-9677 “Oh by the way,,,I am never too busy for your referrals”! Kathleen Scorzelli, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES 10-7-09 ester/janine RemaxScorzelli2x5(10/7/09) 2 x 5”