Page 2 THE VILLADOM TIMES I, II, III & IV • September 9, 2009 Villadom Happenings Palisades Park to be discussed The Mahwah Museum will open its 2009-10 History Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 17 with Vince Gargiulo presenting Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories. This history of Palisades Amusement Park stretches from its inception and continues through its varied history, until its demise in the early 1970s. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, West Ramapo Avenue and Island Avenue in Mahwah. Gargiulo grew up in Cliffside Park, a short distance from Palisades Amusement Park. His 1995 book is also called “Palisades Amusement Park: a Century of Fond Memories” as is the 1998 PBS documentary. Admission to this discussion is $3 per person; free for Mahwah Museum members. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (201) 512-0099 or sending an e-mail to mahwahmuseumso Beginning Sept. 19, the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. New exhibits this fall include Artists of Mahwah, featuring photographs of Mahwah residents Ruth Ann Hawkins and Andrew Davies, and Art of the Train. The Donald Cooper Railroad is in the process of being completely rebuilt. The former railroad featured three operating mainlines and a fully functional rail yard. The new railroad will more than double the area of the layout and will run up to eight trains on three different levels, and feature a fully operational subway line. It is expected that at least four trains will be operational by the Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the Mahwah Museum is $5 for adults, $3 for children; free for children under age five; and $10 for a family. Garfield Class 1954 sets reunion Garfield High School’s Class of 1954 will hold its 55th reunion on Sept. 19, and is still searching for 10 classmates. Anyone from the class who has not been contacted yet may call (973) 720-9544 or e-mail Holland Christian Home celebrates 114 years The Holland Christian Home will celebrate its 114th anniversary with a dinner at The Tides Estate in North Haledon on Sept.16 at 6 p.m. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Gerard Dykstra, executive director of the Christian Reformed Church of North America. Tickets are $75 per person, and will be available through Sept. 14. Proceeds from the event will fund the Home’s adoption of an electronic medical records system, which will enhance patient care by increasing the efficiency of the facility’s dedicated nursing staff. To reserve tickets for this evening, contact Sue Vander Ploeg at the Holland Christian Home Foundation, at (973) 427-4087, extension 651. The Holland Christian Home is a certified continuing care retirement community for seniors, offering comprehensive, state-of-the-art services in a uniquely Christian environment. For more information or directions, call (973) 427-4087 or visit Intrepid Museum fundraiser planned The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (IronMatt) will host a dinner and auction at the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum, a National Historic Landmark, on Thursday evening, Sept. 24. Boarding time will be at 6:30 p.m. The Intrepid is located at One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue and 46th Street, New York, New York. When seven-year-old Matthew Larson lost his battle with brain and spinal cancers, his family founded The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help some of the thousands of other young children and their families as they struggle to beat this disease. To date over $3 million has been raised. For more information about this event, contact Kelly Larson at (201) 410-2751 or visit the website at Employment workshop scheduled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Career Resources Ministry, its continuing effort to provide help to people seeking employment, will be presenting the first of a fourpart series of its fall/winter workshops on Sunday, Sept. 13 The Iaoapogh Mountains District, Boy Scouts of America will honor Franklin Lakes resident Robert Tillsley with the 2009 Community Service Award at a cocktail reception and dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The event will be held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Robert’s dedication to community service is reflected in many areas but prominently displayed by his longstanding commitment to Ramapo College. This service is commendable and representative of the leadership we want to share through Scouting,” commented Chuck Shotmeyer of Franklin Lakes, a previous BSA honoree who is chairing this year’s awards committee. “As a Boy Scout, Robert not only enjoyed the great outdoors but also learned about community service and leadership; two personal qualities that he continues to demonstrate in his day to day life. It is important that we acknowledge individuals such as Robert to share with our youth role models who make a difference and help improve our communities,” Shotmeyer added. Affiliated with Ramapo College of New Jersey for the past 20, Tillsley is currently chairman of the Foundation Board of Governors. He has chaired numerous board committees over the years. Tillsley has been with McBride Corporate Real Estate since 1988, where he began as a senior vice president responsible for the marketing of the multi-tenanted office buildings owned by McBride Properties and other developers. In 1994, with the commencement of McBride’s National Services division, Tillsley was appointed president. In this role, his responsibilities include the oversight of all facets of National Services, customer service, database implementation, maintaining relationships with brokers in the field, as well as the implementation of marketing services for the division. Prior to his career in real estate, he was a divisional manager with Descente America in New York. Tillsley is an active member with the Society of at noon. The workshop is held in the meeting room located in the lower church and is open to anyone who is seeking employment or who is anticipating possible unemployment. This workshop topic is “Create Your Communication Strategy and Resume.” Participants should bring a recent resume or job experience information. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information call Tom Lewis at (201) 445-1864 or Carol Shea at (201) 447-4315. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is located at 1 Passaic Street in Ridgewood. Boy Scouts to honor Robert Tillsley Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of Metropolitan New York (IOREBA), and CORFAC International, a worldwide commercial real estate network. He has been a speaker at numerous international conferences and serves on the executive committee. He received an associate of applied science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. The Tillsleys have resided in Franklin Lakes for more than 25 years. He and his wife Susan have two daughters, Laura and Maggie; a son Michael, also a Franklin Lakes resident, and two grandchildren, Andrew and Julia. For additional information about the dinner, call Shotmeyer at 973-427-1000 or e-mail him at switches. Residents are urged to call the Bergen County Utilities Authority Household Hazardous Waste Hotline for further information at (201) 807-5825. ��������������������������� Country dancers begin fall series The North Jersey English Country Dancers welcome newcomers to the group’s Sunday afternoon dance on Sept. 13 at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. All dances are taught and called, and the music is live. Instruction for beginners is offered at 1:30 p.m., and the main dance is from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call Nancy at (201) 445-4497. There will be a special guest call from England for this opening dance of the fall series. Fyke Nature Association to meet; travel Fyke Nature Association will host a field trip to the Mount Peter hawk watch in New York on Saturday, Sept. 19. This will be a self-guided trip. The group hopes to catch a large flight of broad-winged hawks. The regular monthly meeting of the association will be on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Wyckoff Public Library at 8 p.m. Fyke members Jim Wright and Kevin Watson will present a talk and slide show on their coffee table book “Hawk Mountain.” The book was written to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. For additional information, visit the website at Correction Bergen County Utilities Authority will provide regionalized hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Bergen County Campgaw Reservation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The site is located at 200 Campgaw Road in Mahwah, and the pickup will include items not normally accepted for recycling, including aerosol cans, antifreeze, all types of batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, photographic chemicals, solvents and thinners, thermostats, and mercury Published every Wednesday by The Villadom TIMES Inc. P Box 96 (333 Godwin Avenue) .O. 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