The New Jersey State Department of Transportation has rejected for the second year in a row Midland Park’s request for funds to reconstruct Spruce Street and Highwood Avenue. The borough had applied for $250,000 under the 2010 Municipal Aid Program for the first phase of the project. The total reconstruction of the mile-long connector roadway was expected to cost $400,000. At the time the borough applied for the state grant, the borough’s engineer and DPW foreman evaluated the various qualifying streets in town and determined that Spruce/Highwood was the most likely to Borough passed over for Highwood/Spruce DOT grant receive a high score for getting the state funds. The project was to include drainage, curbing and resurfacing. Spruce Street residents often complained of flooding problems since the road, built after World War II, had no storm drainage system. The grant would have allowed for paving at a uniform width of 29 ft, with curbing to delineate the edge of the pavement for added safety and to control drainage flow to avoid flooding of roadway and private property. This year the Municipal Aid Program awarded 671 grants totaling more than $103.75. Due to the increase in the amount available over previous years, 87 additional municipalities received grants. Previous Midland Park projects funded with DOT moneys included the reconstruction of Bank Street, Greenwood and Paterson avenues and the repaving of Sico- MIDLAND PARK Holiday GIFT GUIDE December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III & IV • Page 15 mac and Franklin avenues, among others. Bank Street was done in three stages due to the cost and the fact that DOT had an annual grant cap of $150,000. The cap was removed last year because it was limiting larger worthy projects which would take too long to complete in $150,000 sections. Wortendyke Pottery Studio’s annual Holiday Show and Sale will be held Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will include pottery and jewelry made by local Holiday show at Wortendyke Studio artists. The Wortendyke Pottery Studio is located at 211 Greenwood Avenue. Phone (201) 652-5882 for more information. Happy Holidays ����� ����������� Gingerbread Consignment Shop �������������������������� �������������������� �������������� ������������������������������������������ Happy Holidays from Virginia Fawcett GIF Nee dlec Give a ra T CE ft Christ m RTIF ICA s TE a ������������ School and Summer Vacation Sewing Camps available Teaching Children and Adults Sewing and Designing Skills for Over 30 Years... Needlecraft School 216 Godwin Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-2976 ������������������������������������������������������������ MART Y’S SHOES IS BACK! Be Prepared for the Cold ead! Brand Name Shoes For Less Winter ester/janine 8-12-09Ah 621 GODWIN AVE., MIDLAND PARK, NJ Gingerbread3x2(12-2-09) FAMOUS BRANDS 3 col. x 2” rev1 WARMLINED, WATERPROOF $ Suggested Retail to $48 2990 Fashion Boots for the Entire Family at Discounted Prices! BOOT SALE! 25 Suggested Retail to $45 $ Brand “Just Duckie” Ladies’ Waterproof Duck Shoes Your Choice 25Retail to $52 Suggested Ladies’ Brand “Totes” Waterproof FleeceLined Boots Available in wide widths. 12-2-09----NeedlecraftDesigner3x2color(12-2-09) Join us for a special evening as we proudly unveil our 3col x 2” Ester for PROOF... from Nancy Rev: Janine IN-STORE SHOP SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Preview the new Robert Graham Collection of Men’s & Women’s Apparel and Accessories. $ $ Assorted colors. Ladies’ Brands “L” & “N” Fashion Sweater or WarmLined Chukka Booties Suggested Retail to $50 2990 • Sweater bootie available in brown & tan. • Chukka bootie available in brown & black. Famous Brand “Totes” Men’s Waterproof Side-Zipper Boots Available in wide widths. With This Coupon • Limit One Coupon Per Customer Exp. 1/2/10 Off ANY PURCHASE OF $29 OR MORE $ marty’s coupon 5 $ With This Coupon • Limit One Coupon Per Customer Exp. 1/2/10 ANY PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE 10 marty’s coupon Off Midland Park Shopping Center • Godwin Avenue & Goffle Road We honor major credit/debit cards. Not responsible for typographical errors. MIDLAND PARK 201-857-2433 FREE shipping on all orders over $29 FOR THE STORE NEAREST YOU, Call 1-888-6-MARTYS (888-662-7897) Shop online MARTYSHOES.COM