August 5, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes Networking breakfast introduces WinterFest The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Kingsbridge Diner, 44 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah. MRCC’s WinterFest is a community-focused program of intergenerational, interfaith, and intercultural events planned for December 2009 through January 2010 in and around Mahwah. Learn more about WinterFest while enjoying breakfast. Cost for Chamber members is $20 and $30 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Register online at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. Car Wash scheduled The Ramapo Reformed Church will hold a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the church located at 100 Island Road. All donations will go toward the fund to replace the boiler in the education building, which is used for a nursery school and community events throughout the year. SAT practice tests offered Huntington Learning Center and with the Mahwah Public Library are offering local high school juniors an opportunity to take a free, full-length practice SAT on Aug. 7 and 14 at 10 a.m. The test will be proctored by Huntington staff at Mahwah Public Library. Results and individualized score analysis will be reviewed with both student and parents at Huntington Learning Center’s Ridgewood location at 75 North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. Consultations will be set up the week after the test. To register, call the library at (201) 529-READ. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 students each day. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ to be performed The Mahwah Public Library presents The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey’s Next Stage eNSemble of “The Odyssey” by Homer on Tuesday Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Director Jason King Jones, who began with the company as an intern in 1999, has developed this fast-paced, creative retelling of key scenes from Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” one of the earliest masterpieces of Western literature. Following the fall of Troy, the clever Odysseus and his band of warriors and sailors begin a dangerous journey home. Storms, spirits, a Cyclops and a sorceress are just a few of the adventures that await them as they try to reach Ithaca. This program is recommended for ages eight and up. Each summer, abridged classics of the theater are presented by early-career actors from the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. The Next Stage eNSemble program brings live theater to New Jersey communities. No tickets are necessary for this free program. Latecomers will be seated during appropriate breaks. Call (201) 529-READ for information. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Library hosts movies The Mahwah Public Library will continue showing movies on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. on the 10’ x 18’ screen in the Winter Room. The library now has a new high resolution digital projector and sound system. During the month of August, the film series will feature the exciting, big screen blockbusters that light up movie screens every summer. The schedule includes: “WALL-E” on Aug. 6, “Kung Fu Panda” on Aug. 13, “Get Smart” on Aug. 20, and “Speed Racer” on Aug. 27. These films are free. The library will provide popcorn and drinks. No tickets are necessary. Call (201) 529-READ. Chesterton novel to be discussed The Mahwah Public Library Morning Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss G.K. Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday.” Chesterton is renowned for his Father Brown mysteries, but during his lifetime he was equally famous for his religious writings and short stories. “The Man Who Was Thursday” is his masterpiece. It is Chesterton’s profound allegory on God-given free will and nature with its strange mixture of good and evil distinct from God, as a mask hiding the transcendental face of the creator. Both discussion groups are seeking new members. Call (201) 529-READ. Old Station Museum and Caboose open The Old Station Museum and Caboose in Mahwah are now open each Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 25. Built in 1871, the station is a historic landmark and served as the railroad station in Mahwah until 1904. On display is a collection of Erie Railroad china from the dinning cars of the long distance passenger trains, tools of the trade featuring lanterns, hat badges, locks, timetables, and tickets used by various railroad workers. Step into the station master’s office, and listen to the train engineers talking to each other. Next to the Old Station is the 1929 caboose. The caboose was the traveling office for the train crew and contained bunk beds, sink, desk and was originally lighted by oil lamps. The Old Station House and Caboose are at 1871 Old Station Lane and East Ramapo Road next to the current Mahwah train station. There is ample parking. Call (201) 512-0099 or e-mail Job search materials available The Mahwah Public Library has put some of its job search materials front and center. Research materials include books on job searches, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking, franchising, starting your own business, finding a civil service job, and more. There are DVDs on grooming and dressing for success, getting a first job, planning a career, money management, the right part-time job, and a virtual job interview. There is a new brochure called “Jobseekers” that contains employment and career information on the web. Check the “Job Center” bulletin board postings. The library has two public computers for resume writing. There are eight public Internet computers that can be used for applying for unemployment benefits and checking out job websites. The library is at 100 Ridge Road. Olney Road (continued from page 3) and the only difference with this ordinance is the traffic engineer’s report, which he described as anecdotal and unscientific. Kidd predicted that, if the matter were brought back to court, the judge would reopen the road and the council would be discussing this matter again in six months. The council, nevertheless, proceeded to adopt the ordinance and Mahwah Business Administrator Brian Campion advised that the road would be closed following a 20-day period after the publication of the adoption of the ordinance in the newspaper. 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