September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 25 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Local photographer exhibits at library Jeffrey Steccato, owner and operator of Haviland Photography in Ho-Ho-Kus, will exhibit his work at the WorthPinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus during the month of September. Steccato’s exhibit features the American West, including ghost towns, barns, and down back alleys that underscore the hardships of American heritage. The photographer will also display landscapes and images from his travels around the globe. Steccato began studying photography in high school, initially covering high school sports with local newspapers. In 1982, he became the apprentice of Master Photographer Ted Haviland. There Steccato worked with children and families, and became a professional photographer, attaining his master’s degree in photography in 2000. He is also certified by the Professional Photographers Association. When Ted Haviland retired in 1997, Steccato purchased Haviland Photography. A copy of Steccato’s recently published “Ghost Towns of the Old West and Scenic Landscapes” will be available for public perusal. The library is located at 91 Warren Avenue. Vendors sought for holiday bazaar The Ho-Ho-Kus Community Church is seeking vendors for its Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 14. The cost is $50 for space booked before Oct. 15; $75 after this date. Ho-Ho-Kus non-profits and community organizations may book space at no cost. Contact Jeanne Hamlin at the Community Church at (201) 445-6310. This year, the bazaar will feature traditional holiday favorites, including handmade crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, preserves and jellies, poinsettias, and handmade double balsam wreaths from Maine, a bookstall, and a café. There will be musical entertainment and visits by Santa. Copies of the Ho-Ho-Kusopoly board game and Ho-HoKus T-shirts will also be available. Library board to meet The Worth Pinkham Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Sept. 21. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the library located at 91 Warren Avenue. Becica to discuss the ‘first family’ of Ho-Ho-Kus The Hermitage History Roundtable will begin its fall season Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by local historian John Becica. Using Ree Hopper’s recently published genealogy of the first six generations of the Hopper family, Becica has continued his study of HoHo-Kus during the Revolutionary War. His presentation is entitled “The Hoppers of Hoppertown: The ‘First Family’ of Ho-Ho-Kus, and Their Role in the American Revolution.” Becica is author of “The Revolutionary War in Ho-HoKus: Military Encounters at Hoppertown/Paramus, 17761781,” which was published in 1998. The historian will discuss the Hoppers, who were the founders of the present day Ho-Ho-Kus business district and the surrounding area. The Hoppers made it clear that they were committed to the Patriot cause. This made them targets for local Tories and the British. Thus, the ravages of war came to Hoppertown on four different occasions, culminating in the Siege of Hoppertown in April of 1780. The Hermitage History Roundtable is free and open to the public. The group meets in the John Rosencrantz Visitors’ Center, adjacent to the Hermitage at 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Borough hall changes hours of operation Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall hours of operation have been changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Hours were previously 8:30 to 5.) The change will eliminate the need for shift changes of borough hall employees and will cut down on energy use. The change will not affect the standard 35-hour work week for borough hall employees. Hours of operation for the Ho-Ho-Kus Department of Public Works and police department will remain unchanged. Flu and pneumonia vaccines available The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health along with the Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Health will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccines to all residents over 65 years of age. Vaccines will be given from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1 at the senior lounge in Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Registration is required; call (201) 291-6090. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are covered by traditional Medicare Part B. Recipients must present their card at the time of service. Those in an HMO may choose to go to their primary care provider or they can choose to pay $27 for a flu vaccination. Pneumonia vaccines will be available for those who have never had a previous pneumonia vaccination. The cost is $35. Flu shots are encouraged for those aged 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses. Volunteer Office Cookbook available “Treasures from Ho-Ho-Kus,” a revised version of the “Ho-Ho-Kus Hostesses” (1975) is now available from the Contemporary Club for $20. This cookbook contains favorite recipes from residents, U.S. presidents, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, and the Hermitage. Proceeds from this year will go to The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus. To obtain a copy contact Sandra Alworth at (201) 447-1438. Cookbooks are also available at Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall. Ho-Ho-Kusopoly on sale now Ho-Ho-Kusopoly, produced as a fundraiser by the Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus is on sale now. The local edition will look much like its popular board game inspiration, but instead of the familiar Atlantic City streets, will refer to Ho-Ho-Kus properties and people. The game cost $25. Games can be purchased from The Community Church located at 400 Warren Avenue. Call (201) 445-6310. Library service for homebound or sick available The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus provides a delivery service for the elderly, homebound, or sick. A resident will be delivering books to borough residents on the first or third Thursday afternoon of each month. Books will be delivered after 2 p.m. Residents can decide which day they would like delivery. To receive books at home, call the library on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before delivery. A librarian will take name, address, phone number and book requests. Participants must have a current library card. The staff will assist residents in applying for one. Book requests will be filled as best as possible with the understanding that new and popular books may not be available when first requested. Delivery is one Thursday per month only. Requests must be made during library hours. Messages left on the answering machine will not be filled. There will be no late fees for overdue books with this service. Call (201) 445-8078. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The Worth Pinkham Memorial Library is at 91 Warren Avenue. VFW welcomes new members The Ho-Ho-Kus VFW, which serves Ho-Ho-Kus and Ridgewood, welcomes new members. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 620 Cliff Street, Ho-Ho-Kus. For additional information, call (201) 445-1121. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900