October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 17 Allendale Notebook Chamber plans meeting The Allendale Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The session will be held at Flirt Sushi Lounge, 140 West Allendale Avenue. Allendale businesses interested in joining the Chamber are invited to contact Nicolette Lisella of Terrie O’Connor Realtors at (201) 6386765. Board of education to meet The Allendale Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Brookside School Library at 100 Brookside Avenue. Highlands to host fundraiser The Northern Highlands Home and School Association will host a Ca$h for Gold party from 7 to 10 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Savini Restaurant, 168 West Crescent Avenue, in Allendale. Trade in old, broken, and unwanted jewelry for cash from American Gold and Diamond Buyers. Receive private valuation of items, and get cash on the spot. Northern Highlands will receive a donation based on the total sales that evening. Appetizers will be served, and beverages will be available for purchase. RSVP to HighlandsHASA@gmail.com. Participants are encouraged to get at least one other quote before bringing their items to this party. Sellers must be at least 18 years of age and must present a valid ID. American Gold and Diamond Buyers is licensed and bonded. For more information about AGDB, call (973) 451-1400. AFEE now accepting grant proposals The Allendale Foundation of Educational Excellence, Inc. will be accepting grant proposals through Oct. 28. Parents, teachers, local business people, students, staff, and all other members of the community are encouraged to participate in making proposals for projects or programs that are in keeping with the foundation’s mission to enhance and broaden the educational experi- Reading record Hillside students in Allendale participated in the worldwide “Read for the Record.” Students from around the world read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar in one day to break last year’s Guinness World Record of nearly 700,000 readers. The purchase of each book raises funds for early education in low income communities through the Jumpstart Program and stresses the enjoyment of reading. Pictured are Mrs. Lenore Ebneter and her third grade class participating in “Read for the Record.” ence of all students attending Allendale’s Hillside and Brookside schools. Anyone interested in submitting a grant proposal, may contact either Christine Martin at celizabethmartin@verizon.net or Grace Young at geyoungsta@yahoo.com for a grant proposal application. Jewelry & art fundraiser set The Allendale Woman’s Club is sponsoring an allday 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 jew- elry from local designer Lorraine Barratta and a selection of original oil paintings by Allendale artist Vanessa Pineiro. 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 www.allendalewomansclub.org. 9-23-09 ester/janine