September 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 29 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Seniors host events The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Education Building of the Hermitage. Beverages and desserts are served at noon, and programs begin at 1 p.m. or as noted. Residents age 55 and up are welcome to attend. For program information, contact Joan at (201) 444-4896; for trip information, contact Sue at (201) 444-7235. On Oct. 13, wildlife photographer and author Douglas Goodell will present “Images of China: Timely and Timeless.” This slide program is a photo journey through some of the great wonders of China, with majestic scenes of the Great Wall, rough peaks at Yellow Mountain, rice terraces, and spectacular sights in Beijing. The seniors will travel to the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, New York for Oktoberfest on Wednesday, Oct. 23. There they will enjoy a meal and a day of music, dancing, and entertainment. Box Tops for Education drive underway The Home and School Association will be collecting Box Tops for Education Labels throughout the 200910 school year. The community is asked to save the labels on purchases and bring them to the collection box located in borough hall. Each label is worth 10 cents to the school. For more information about this program, visit Di Savino to perform at Woman’s Club The Woman’s Club of Ho-Ho-Kus will hold its first meeting of the season on Monday, Oct. 5 at noon in Saint Bartholomew’s Church Hall. Pianist Paul Di Savino, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, will present a short recital. Members of the public are invited. For more information, call (201) 445-6324. Becica to discuss the ‘first family’ of Ho-Ho-Kus The Hermitage History Roundtable will begin its fall Club hosts Garden Party 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 Contemporary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus kicked off its 2009-2010 season with a Garden Party hosted by Ranee Blood. Club members enjoyed a welcome from President Kristin Gildea, followed by a presentation of checks to beneficiaries of the club’s community service efforts, and a preview of the exciting upcoming club events. Prospective members are invited to e-mail or visit 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. ALLENDALE Festival Day 2009 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 ������������������ ����������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������� ��������������������������������������������� 30 minutes of your time can save a life. It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. RD ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 ������������ ��������������������������� Check our website: 201-444-3900