October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 19 Saddle River Valley Notes History of Upper Saddle River offered Bill and Kay Yeomans, advocates for the preservation of Upper Saddle River’s rich history, will discuss the borough’s past at the Upper Saddle River Library on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (201) 327-2583. The library is located at 245 Lake Street. Republicans host meeting The next meeting of the Upper Saddle River Republican Club will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Club officers will discuss strategies for the week leading up to Nov. 3 and how members and guests can have a firsthand opportunity to make a difference in this year’s election and bring a balance to New Jersey government with candidates Chris Christie, John Driscoll, Rob Hermansen, Charlotte Vandervalk, and Bob Schroeder. The meeting will be held at the Upper Saddle River Library at 245 Lake Street. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Troop sets Spaghetti Dinner Boy Scout Troop 133 of Upper Saddle River will hold its Election Day Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The meal will include salad, Italian bread, spaghetti, dessert, and a beverage. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Old Stone Church Educational Building on East Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Takeout orders will be available. Tickets are sold at the door for $10 or may be purchased ahead of time from any Boy Scout, at the Upper Saddle River Library, or by calling Jill Donato at (201) 785-0648. Proceeds from the dinner will subsidize programs and outings for the troop, ceremonies, and awards. Directory to be updated Plans are well underway for the 2010 edition of the Upper Saddle River Directory. For 52 years, this directory has been a borough tradition, listing local residents, and containing handy resources including important borough numbers, information on borough government and local organizations, a directory of professionals, a dining guide, and a street map. Upper Saddle River residents who are not currently listed in the directory and would like to be included are invited to send their name, address, phone number, and name of the previous owner of their house to USR Directory, c/o USR Library 245 Lake Street, USR, NJ 07458. This information may also be e-mailed to usrdirectory@yahoo.com by Jan. 15, 2010. Ladies’ Night Out set The Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club has rescheduled its Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Soiree to Wednesday, Nov. 18 The event will still be held at California Wineworks on Route 17, Paramus. Prospective members are invited to meet the membership and learn about the activities of the club. The organization is open to Saddle River Valley women. Contact Denise Mercier for more information at (201) 8251947. Parent support group forming A support group is forming for parents of special needs children who live in Ramsey or Saddle River, or have children in those districts. This group will meet the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 26. The focus will be to share, learn, advocate, network, and support each other. For more info, contact Stephanie Doyle or Christine Mazzola at rsrpsnc@gmail.com. Letters to the Editor (continued from page 18) sector. Anita Bozzo and Chuck Farricker have all these qualities. With all the recent hoopla in the media regarding “change” and “hope,” we in Waldwick need to hope there is no change. I love our town. Let’s preserve it! Frank Palladino Waldwick Councilman ment! Also, why is the board of education refusing to disclose the differences between the board and the union on teachers’ contract negotiations? Shouldn’t we all know what the differences and issues are? Wake up, America! Leo Strauss Jr. Ho-Ho-Kus Dear Editor: I am writing to express my strong support for the reelection of Councilwoman Anita Bozzo and Councilman Chuck Farricker. Anita and Chuck have served Waldwick with distinction for many years. They have been involved in our community for many years as their children moved through our school system. Today, they work hard to maintain the quality of life we have come to enjoy while keeping an eye on the costs of providing those services we have come to expect. What I respect most about Anita and Chuck is they have no hidden or personal agenda. They serve for the betterment of our community and make difficult decisions based on the facts of the situation and the merits of the alternatives. These are just a few of the many reasons I strongly urge you to support Anita Bozzo and Chuck Farricker for reelection to the Waldwick Council. Don Sciolaro Waldwick Lions Club (continued from page 5) The major fundraising projects for the Saddle River Valley Lions Club each year are the Annual Apple & Potato Fall Harvest Sale held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and the Lions Carnival and car fundraiser each spring. Community projects have included building ramps for the disabled and annual work projects at the New Jersey Camp for Blind Children (Camp Marcella) in Rockaway Township, and a work project at the Upper Saddle River Library. The Saddle River Valley Lions Club’s dinner meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Mahwah from September through June. Some of the meetings, such as the Annual Holiday Party, Charities Night, Installation Night, and Carnival Appreciation Night also include spouses and guests. Anyone interested in joining the club is invited to contact any current club member or to write to Saddle River Valley Lions Club Membership Chairman Victor Heineman, P.O. Box 333, Saddle River, NJ 07458. SHOP LOCAL SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! Dear Editor: Wake up, America. Our governments are running amok! Multi trillion dollar deficits of the U.S. government, the umpteenth time New Jersey wants more money for open spaces! But as this is a local paper, this letter is about my locality, Ho-Ho-Kus. In these economic times, Ho-Ho-Kus seeks to cure an error made over 70 years ago in North Field by spending an unwarranted amount of money. The result: eliminating useful tennis courts and replacing them with a fancy cinder walking path! As if a citizen can’t walk on his own property, a sidewalk, or at a mall! 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