August 26, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes Titus named to Dean’s List Amelia Ann Titus, daughter of Robert Titus of Mahwah, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York for the spring 2009 semester. Titus is a sophomore majoring in art history. Ramapo announces Dean’s List Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah has named the following township students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester: Katie A. Agresti, Jamie Hyonsuk Ahn, Charles William Bennett, Kayla M. Berger, Michael S. Burnham, Katie Rose De Silva, Robert J. Gannon, Sabrina M. Grissom, Clara Mijung Ha, Robert B. Loveman, Victoria Matthews, Dmitry Merkulov, Christina L. Pasquali, Gina M. Pepe, Dana A. Ragone, James J. Robertson, Lorraine C. Santangelo, Narges Sarrafan, Nicole A. Sybesma, Renee Thomas, Juliana N. Valenti, Bronwen M. Weger, and Kathleen M Sanzari. Barracudas hold team tryouts The Bergen Barracudas Swim Team is holding tryouts for residents of Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland counties who are six years of age through high school age. Tryouts will be held at the Ramapo College Bradley Center Pool in Mahwah. Tryouts are scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11 from 5 to 7 p.m., and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Bergen Barracudas, a parent-run organization, competes in US Swimming Association meets. The team’s approach is one that does not emphasize team wins, but celebrates individual effort. For more information, contact Head Coach Jeff Noonan at (201) 741-2134, Mark Sadowski at (201) 848-0786 or log onto Card exchange planned The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Card Exchange on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Citibank, 28-32 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Participants should bring extra business cards. The cost is $15 for Chamber members 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. Exhibit features Pompa’s art Mahwah resident Michael A. Pompa’s artwork will be featured at the township’s public library during the month of August. Pompa, a retired contractor, studied art at the Brooklyn Academy of Art in New York. His appreciation for the beauty of life, respect for the human qualities of life and his keen sense of humor are evident in his renderings. After suffering with detachments of the retina in both eyes in 2003, Pompa is now legally blind. Employing a variety of vision-enhancing tools and preferring oil paint as his medium, he has changed his style of painting and feeling for the subject matter he envisions and paints. During the summer, the library’s display cases will also be showcasing the children’s and teen’s summer reading programs. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. 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 last film in August will be “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. Call (201) 529READ. 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 accomplishments 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. The center’s mission is to deliver extraordinary cancer care in a compassionate setting guided by renowned doctors, nurses and support staff. 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. at the clubhouse. The cost for the entire package is $300 per person. Singles, doubles, and foursomes are welcome. Cocktail reception and dinner only tickets are available at $125 each. For businesses, this event is an excellent way to reach out to representatives of other regional companies. Advertising sponsorships are available for area businesses, ranging from $125 to $3,000. Donations of prizes and promotional items are also welcome. Reservations are required; visit 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 out the “Job Center” bulletin board postings. Call (201) 529-READ for details. Swing program (continued from page 3) many of them in the New York metropolitan area. The Skyliners have performed at the major hotels like the Plaza, the Saint Moritz, the Biltmore, the Essex, and the Saint Regi. They have also been featured at private clubs, schools, and universities. The orchestra is currently under the direction of Joe Andreoli and conductor William Garvin, a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Garvin is an award winning professional music teacher who has conducted pitorchestras and performed with major orchestras and jazz bands for a number of years. Experiences of other orchestra members are wide-ranging, with participation in other orchestras, jazz and classical music ensembles, or as soloists. The orchestra’s featured vocalist is Susan Brady, who sang with the Sammy Kaye and Lester Lanin orchestras. The concert is free. No tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: 201-444-3900