Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • April 8, 2009 Ramsey Webelos from Den 6 get safety, first aid training Members of the Webelos of Pack 306 recently learned about fire safety and first aid from the experts, the Ramsey Rescue Squad. This instruction will help prepare the boys for the Readyman badge, which is a requirement to move from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Rescue Squad volunteers who participated included Jim Keeney, Michael Adams, Dave Brown, Andy Parneros and Zach Schleicher. Pictured above: Webelos Den 6, Annie, Lead Instructor Jim Keeney, and Ramsey Rescue President Michael Adams. At right: Jonathan Turk gets firsthand experience with the Jaws of Life. The Ramsey Fine Arts Council is offering a workshop designed to enhance participants’ photography skills. The Art of Photography Workshop will be held Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Public Library, 30 Wyckoff Avenue. This one-hour workshop, taught by Ramsey resident Tom McCabe, will offer participants pointers in composition, lighting, and balance. Arts group plans photography workshop Following the presentation, time will be spent on individual artistic concerns. Cameras are optional. This free program is open to high school students and adults. The workshop is free, but space is limited. To register, e-mail or call (201) 934-5450. Ramsey Fine Arts Council meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building. All are welcome to attend. Architect (continued from page 9) Loven houses were torn down and before more people’s memories were lost.” Perhaps the most celebrated of Loven’s designs is that of his own house at 119 Rock Road in Glen Rock, which also served as his office and which will be featured on the AIA-NJ tour. The name of the house, which is carved on a painted sign inset over the door is “Manoir Roche Vallon” or “house in the valley of the rock.” The gabled and turreted house exhibits Loven’s talent as an artist and architect and his passion for Norman architecture, according to Peck. The house uses antique glass from Europe in the leaded glass windows and gargoyles inspired by Loven’s visit to the Chartres Cathedral in France to ornament the exterior walls. Although best known for his Norman Revival homes, Loven did not confine himself to that style. He designed ranch houses, cottage revival houses, Williamsburg colonials, Dutch colonials, French Colonials, massive stone mansions, and modern houses with large glass walls. He also worked on hotels, country clubs, hunting lodges, churches, schools, banks, gas stations, warehouses, office buildings, and libraries. His shopping centers include the Urban Farms Shopping Center in Franklin Lakes and some of the main shopping areas in Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and Saddle River, although research still needs to be done to see how closely the current retail structures resemble the original designs. Loven also worked on planned communities in Lake Hopatcong, Pines Lake in Wayne, and Smoke Rise in Kinnelon, and Sterling Forest in Orange County, New York, making the identification of Loven’s work a massive job. Peck hopes that interest in Loven will grow and that other individuals and groups will help fill in more information. Working as the Glen Rock Historian has given Peck the opportunity to record more of this talented architect’s history and expand the list of his known works. Copies of Peck’s brochure are available at the Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Midland Park, and Ho-Ho-Kus public libraries. Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY! We Need You SHOP LOCALLY. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient!