April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 13 Mahwah Boy Scout Peter Paul Ricciardi of Mahwah, a parishioner at the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wyckoff, recently received the Bishop James Bayley Award. The award was presented by His Excellency the Most Reverend John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark at the Sacred Heart Cathedra Basilica in that city. The Bishop Bayley Award is the Archdiocese of Ricciardi receives high honor from Archbishop Myers Newark Catholic Committee on Scouting’s highest honor. James Bayley was the first bishop of the Diocese of Newark. The nephew of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bayley established the Catholic education system within the diocese. The award established in his name recognizes older Scouts who have earned the Pius XII Award, and have continued on to support the Religious Awards Program. The award is also presented to encourage Catholic Scouts to continue their support of the Religious Awards Program beyond earning personal awards. Along with two other Boy Scouts, Ricciardi established the Blessed Mother Patrol at the Church of Saint Elizabeth to offer a program for his peers, and younger Scouts and their families. The program has gained momentum and has helped Scouts earn their religious emblems, including Light of Christ, the Parvuli Dei Award, Ad Altare Dei, the Pope Pius XII Award, and the newest award, Order of the Sword of Saint George. Ricciardi has also assisted in the celebration ceremonies of Catholic Scout Sunday at the Sacred Heart Basilica. He attends ongoing training as a religious emblems counselor, has taken part in development programs, and regularly attends retreats. Cragmere property (continued from page 3) The streets are winding, dimly lit at night, and there are no sidewalks. According to a book by Henry Bischoff and Mitchell Kahn entitled, “From Pioneer Settlement to Suburb: A History of Mahwah, New Jersey, 1700-1976,” the boundaries of Cragmere extend from Miller Road on the north, Mahwah Road on the east, Franklin Turnpike on the west, and one block beyond Airmount Road on the south. The area was established in 1908 when George M. Dunlop, the son of Scottish immigrants. Dunlop’s father had acquired considerable wealth as a silk manufacturer in Paterson, and purchased 200 acres of land on the sharply rising hillside east of the Mahwah railroad depot, which was west of Franklin Turnpike, from the estates of Ezra Miller and James Carlough. Plans were developed to build homes on lots of at least one-half acre in size for sale to interested New Yorkers. In 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Fletcher became the first residents of Cragmere. Their home was built at 103 Armour Road, a short distance from the Ellis House, as a summer home for the Fletchers. In the earliest years, many of those who bought land in this area built summer residences, but by 1913, a growing number of permanent homes began to appear. By 1916, there were 64 homes in Cragmere. Because each property owner had to contract for the building of his or her home individually, the design of the homes is quite varied. In 1912, the cost of building a moderately sized home in that community was about $4,200. By 1921, the cost was close to $7,000. According to Bischoff and Kahn, the development was self-governed by the Cragmere Association, a non-profit corporation formed in 1911 by the Dunlops and some other original property owners. The association took title to the parklands and maintained the parks, lakes, and streets. It also built a clubhouse and established a bus service, and planted, preserved and maintained trees, shrubbery, flowers and lawns. Joyce Kilmer moved to Cragmere in 1912 while working as a reporter for the New York Times. 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