Mahwah August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 9 Historian to mark anniversary of Hudson’s exploration Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River at “Henry Hudson and His World: The Place Where America Began” with historian Tony Nappo on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Nappo’s presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road. This multi-media program will cover Hudson’s three-week exploration in September 1609, when Hudson claimed the river, fertile valley, and riches of timber and beaver for the Netherlands. Within 20 years, a thriving colony and cosmopolitan city, New Amsterdam, now Manhattan, had been established. Discover this vital, little known period in pre-English Colonial America when New Amsterdam became the gateway to a vast mixture of people who At left: Henry Hudson and his ship Half Moon. would come to define a nation. Nappo’s presentation will include information from the book “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America” by Russell Shorto. Nappo, a recently retired teacher from the Middletown, New York school district, holds an MA in Soviet-American relations from John Carroll University, and an MA in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. He has taught American history, world history, international politics, and futuristics to secondary and college students for over 35 years. “Henry Hudson and His World” is free. No tickets are necessary. For additional information, call the library at (201) 529READ. Celebrate Ramsey Day Sept. 12, 2009 The Villadom TIMES will be publishing a special section featuring Ramsey Day celebration. Join other merchants in advertising your business while promoting this special day. Don’t miss the opportunity to show local consumers what you have to offer! HARDING WINE & SPIRIT The shore is nice, but don’t pay the price. Get your Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel Liberty Creek or... $ Publication Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9 Reservation Deadline: Friday, August 28 Call Joan at The Villadom TIMES today. HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER 201-652-0744 Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato Barefoot Wines $ 5 9 .99 1.5 liter .29 1.5 liter 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ ��������������������������� DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 All that money you’ll save can pay for your picnic on the beach! No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.