October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 25 Waldwick Watch Art glass on display at library The artistic glass designs of Waldwick High School art teacher Jaime Ruch will be on display at the Waldwick Public Library through Saturday, Oct. 31. The pieces on exhibit explore the use of transparent glass, opaque glass, mosaic work, and jewelry. Each item was created by one of two techniques: fusing and slumping. Glass fusing is a technique by which colored glass is cut and stacked together to create a design. The stack of glass is then placed in an electric kiln and heated until the piece is molded together. Slumping is a process by which a mold is used to cause fused glass to take on the shape of a bowl, plate, or other decorative object. Ruch received receiving her master’s degree from Montclair University in May, and continues to take courses to acquire new skills to share with her students in the high school art program. This summer, Ruch took a course on glass fusing and slumping at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information call (201) 652-5104. Students of the Month named Waldwick High School and Waldwick Middle School principals Kevin Carroll and Michael J. Meyers have named the September Students of the Month. Faculty members made the selections. The high school students who were honored are Jacqueline Wheatley for athletics, Paula Gonzalez for foreign language, and Michael Sciortino for technology. The middle school students who received recognition are sixth grader Victoria Anastasi, seventh grader Joseph Toepert, and eighth grader Joseph Hurban. Meet the Candidates Waldwick Council candidates J. Patrick Hunter and Frank Jaegge are hosting a Meet the Candidates event at the Village Grill in Waldwick along with Mayor Russell “Buddy” Litchult on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of this event is $35 per person and includes the first drink and appetizers. RSVP by Oct. 19 to hunterjaegge@yahoo.com or by calling (201) 264-2397. The Village Grille is located at 71 Crescent Ave in Waldwick at the corner of Wyckoff Avenue. For more information about the candidates, visit thechangewaldwickneeds.com. School hosts Open House The Village School will host two Open Houses. The first has been scheduled for Oct. 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and the second will be held Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Meet the faculty and staff, talk to students, and tour the school. Learn more about the benefits of Montessori education through the middle school years. The Village School is the only Montessori school in northern New Jersey that offers Montessori education for students from 18 months through middle school. It is accredited by both The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Montessori Society. The Village School is located at 100 West Prospect Street, Waldwick. For more information, call Judy Trubac at (201) 4456160, extension 225, e-mail to jtrubac@thevillageschool. net or visit at thevillageschool.net. Blood Drive scheduled The Waldwick Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 7:30 at Traphagen School on Ridge Road and Summit Avenue. This drive is being sponsored by the Waldwick Lions Club in cooperation with Community Blood Services. To schedule an appointment, call (201) 251-3703. All types of blood are needed, especially types O- and O+. Any healthy individual age 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive a complimentary cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Alliance sets Ragamuffin Parade The Waldwick Community Alliance will hold a Ragamuffin Parade on Oct. 31. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Waldwick Public Safety Building on East Prospect In your face fun Street and end at the train station on Hewson Avenue. Community members are invited to enjoy free refreshments, pumpkin painting, and visits with miniature horses. For additional information, visit online at waldwickcommunityalliance.org. Spaghetti dinner, concert planned The Waldwick United Methodist Church, 25 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, will hold a dinner and family concert on Saturday, Oct. 24. The concert will include various musical arrangements, including a classical piano solo, interpretive dances, music from Broadway, and a segment of original music. The dinner will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert, and a beverage. Tickets are $7 for adults, $2 for children under 10, and $18 for a family. Proceeds from this event will be used for children’s ministries. For tickets, call (201) 6525130. Vendors sought for Country Fair The Waldwick United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for its 46th Annual Country Fair. The fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include jewelry, gift baskets, pickles and cheese, chocolate Adults and children both faced the Waldwick Day Pie Eating Contest with aplomb. This event was sponsored by ServPro of Waldwick. Local Realtor Dave Barthold (pictured at left -- top and bottom) won the adult race. The children’s champ is pictured above. delights, baked goods, collectibles, Needles & Pins, and a Craft Cottage. The cost of a table is $50 before Oct. 21; $75 after this date. For more information contact Bob at (201) 447-6425 or Christine at (201) 670-4799. Learn strategies to fund education The basic yearly costs of attending college, including tuition, room and board, fees, and books, have increased dramatically over the past two decades. During this period, average annual increases in college costs have exceeded annual inflation rates as measured by the Consumer Price Index. On Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Waldwick Library will host Nicholas P. Luisi, who will offer timely suggestions for helping families prepare for the costs ahead. This event is being sponsored by the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce. Luisi graduated cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He currently specializes in asset transition strategies. 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. 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