August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes Schools foundation sets 10K/5K/2K Fundraiser On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Mahwah Schools Foundation will hold its annual fundraising run, walk, and Family Fun Day. The race route begins and ends in Darlington County Park. Each year, the turnout includes serious runners from the tri-state area, local families, and educators. Proceeds directly benefit Mahwah’s six public schools through funding of innovative programming, technology, and cultural assemblies. All are welcome to participate in a day that has something for everyone: a 10K Race, a 5K Run, a 2K Fun Walk and a Family Fun Day with free food, rides, and games. New this year is a 1K Walk in the Park, welcoming senior walkers, as well as “Trails to Wellness,” an event day health fair geared towards all age levels. The 10K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m., with the award ceremony to follow the conclusion of both races. Family activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the 2K and 1K walks will start at 11:30 a.m. Check-in and registration for the 10K will be at 7 a.m., for the 5K at 8:30 a.m., and for the 2K and 1K walks at 10:30 a.m. Registration fees are $27 for the 10K, $23 for the 5K, and $40 for both races; register on or before Sept. 29 to receive a $2 discount or a $5 discount for both races. Walk registration fees are $10 per person, up to $30 per family, for the Family Fun Walk, and $5 per person for the Walk in the Park. Children age five and under are free. Members of the New Jersey Road Runners Club or USATF-NJ receive $2 discounts. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three overall finishers, each race male/female; to the first male/female finishers; and a bonus for a new race record male/female. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each race in all age categories and ribbons to all participants age 13 and under. All runners will receive Tshirts. For details or to register, visit online or email Janet Puzo at, Juliann D’Elena at, or 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 (201) 529-5566. 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 now 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 and most famous novel. 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 or visit the library. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ or visit mahwah. for information. 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: “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. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Chamber sets Golf Outing fundraiser Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking golfers for its 18th Annual Golf Outing to be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Tuxedo Club, 126 South Gate Road, Tuxedo Park, New York. This high-profile event promises an excellent afternoon of golfing and is open to the public, including Chamber members, non-members, and their guests. This year, the Chamber will honor local business leader Joseph T. Dockery, president of the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. Dockery will be recognized for his business accom- plishments and his contributions to the community. A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to The John Theurer Cancer Center of the Hackensack University Medical Center.. Golf Outing participants will have a great opportunity to play golf at The Tuxedo Club’s historic private course, which is usually reserved for club members. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with putting and pitching contests to follow. A free swing analysis will be offered by GolfTEC of Paramus. Lunch will be served on the Golf House Terrace at 11 a.m. “Shot Gun” Tee-off will be at 12:15 p.m. A cocktail reception and dinner buffet follow from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost for the entire package is $300 per person. Singles, doubles, and foursomes are welcome. Cocktail reception and dinner only tickets are $125 per person. Advertising sponsorships are available for area businesses, ranging from $125 to $3,000. Donations of prizes and promotional items are also welcome. Reservations for this event are required. Register online at Dredging (continued from page 5) dredging and cleaning project as required by the state to ensure compliance with Bergen County Soil Conservation District requirements. Vegetation along the banks of the pond and brook has already been removed by the Mahwah Department of Public Works. The DPW will also transport the excavated soil to a staging location at the township’s leaf compost area near Stag Hill Road. Once the dredging is completed, the township will be responsible for stabilizing all the disturbed areas according to the BCSCD, and the township will be responsible for the disposal of the dredged material either by locating a contractor willing to accept the material, or by mixing it with compost and giving it away. The portion of the Masonicus Brook to be cleaned extends from the northern limit of Winter’s Pond to its confluence with the Mahwah River near Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202), a distance of about 3,900 linear feet. 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