February 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 17 Ramsey Review Tesoriero offers energy efficiency ideas The Friends of Ramsey Library will offer a presentation on energy efficiency and ways to save at home and at work. On Sunday, Feb. 15, Ramsey resident Steve Tesoriero will discuss how everyone can pitch in to save the environment. From compact fluorescent bulbs to tankless water heaters, there are many ways that suburban consumers can make a difference and save on energy expenses. There may also be energy credits and rebates available for simple changes that make everyone part of the solution to reducing the collective carbon footprint. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the program room of the Ramsey Library located at 30 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. Friends of the Library programs are always free and open to the public. Call (201) 327-1445 for more information or visit the library website: www.ramseylibrary.org. Book discussion groups meet The Connections Book Group at the First Presbyterian Church is reading “The Space between Us” by Thrity Umrigar. It is the story of two women in modern day India and how the bonds of womanhood are pitted against the divisions of class and culture. Copies are available at the Ramsey Library. The group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Metzger Room. For more information call Di French at (201) 327-4596. The Literary Ladies will meet Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. to discuss “The Hemings of Monticello: An American Family” by Annette Gordon-Reed. It recounts the history of four generations of the African American Hemings family, from their Virginia origins until the 1826 death of Thomas Jefferson. All readers are welcome to join the discussion group. For information call Jane Moser at (845) 504-5179. ‘Who’s Who’ under production The 2009 “Who’s Who of Ramsey,” a telephone directory, will be distributed in April. Yellow postcards have been sent out to get the phone numbers of newcomers. Residents are asked to return them with information requested. For changes in a listing, or to be included, e-mail ramseywhosnew@aol.com. Copies of the 2008 Centennial edition are available at the library, borough hall, and The First Presbyterian Church. Church activities announced Worship Service and Bible School meet at 10 a.m. each Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane in Ramsey. There are classes for all children in nursery school through grade nine. “Crib and Crawl” offers child care for infants to age three. Those entering grade nine or above are eligible to join the Confirmation class. For more information call (201) 327-3879. Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal meets on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir rehearsal is Thursday at 7:45 p.m. The Ash Wednesday Worship service will be Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Currys to address Garden Club The Ramsey Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Ramsey Public Library located at 30 Wyckoff Avenue. The speakers will be Dick and Betty Curry, who have been growing African violets since 1980 and winning many blue ribbons along the way. The Currys will present a slide show on growing violets. The public is invited to the first portion of the meeting, which features the speakers. For more information, contact Joan Tommaney at (201) 327-8968. Senior activities announced The New York bus trip to see “South Pacific” in Lincoln Center on Wednesday, March 4 will include lunch at Carmine’s Italian restaurant. Reserve seats for this popular show now. The price is $95, and is payable to the Borough of Ramsey, at the borough hall. Proof of Ramsey residency is required. A Mardi Gras luncheon will be held at the Finch Park center on Monday, Feb. 23 at noon. All Ramsey seniors are invited to attend. Sign up at the borough hall begins Friday, Feb. 6. The price is $7 per person and includes food from Morano’s Gourmet Deli. Seniors will have an opportunity to take the AARP driving course on Feb. 21 and 28. The price is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Call Denise to sign up at (201) 723-7539 or for information. The weekly activities are in full swing at the center. Stop in and pick up a calendar of events. Anyone with a talent to share with others is invited to contact Denise at (201) 825-1975. Leisure Club schedules meetings Regular meetings of the Ramsey Leisure Club are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Redeemer Lutheran Church located on Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. Meetings start at 10 a.m. Club members may bring lunch; dessert, coffee, and tea are served. Alzheimer’s support group offered A new Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet the first Monday evening of each month at The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey, 15 Shuart Lane in Ramsey at 7 p.m. This new support group is for families and caregivers and is being offered through the trained facilitators at Distinctive Care Geriatric Care Management in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. To register, contact Barbara Siembieda at (201) 857-5283. Children may register for bowling Children in kindergarten through grade eight are invited to sign up for the recreation commission’s bowling program, which takes place at Holiday Bowl in Oakland. The Wednesday league begins on Feb. 18 and the Friday league begins on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. Children in grade three may participate in either the bumper bowling program or the regular bowling program. The cost for 10 weeks of bowling is $60. Flyers have been distributed through the schools and may be downloaded from the recreation portion of the borough’s website, www. ramseynj.com. All forms and payment must be returned to the Ramsey Municipal Building, 33 North Central Avenue, by Friday, Feb. 13. For further information, contact Karen Dey at (201) 825-2518. Transportation provided Ramsey has a bus available to citizens over 50 years old who need transportation around the area. Bruce, the bus driver, picks up five days a week and will make stops at the Ramsey shopping centers and at doctors’ offices upon request. Call (201) 825-3400 the day before, between 3 and 5 p.m. and ask for Ann regarding transportation. The bus is usually available between 9 to 1 p.m. Teens available for employment YES, the Youth Employment Service, has Ramsey High School teens who will baby-sit, pet sit, do gardening, computer and office work, and can do a host of other things. Call (201) 785-2300, extension 21983 or send an e-mail YES@ramsey.k12.nj.us. VFW seeks military men and women The VFW Post 682 in Ramsey is looking for young military men and women for the parades and ceremonial duties. Training will be provided. Anyone interested should contact VFW Commander Guy Green at (201) 481-5762 Overnight parking prohibited The Ramsey Police Department reminds residents that the borough prohibits overnight parking on borough streets. Emergency exemptions may be requested by calling (201) 327-2402. These exemptions are short term and will not be granted when inclement weather (snow, ice, or sleet) is expected. Ramsey ordinances may be viewed on the borough website. Eagle Scout (continued from page 4) “When a flat bed tractor trailer pulled up to Mahwah High School with the trees, and we needed a forklift to lift them off the truck, I knew we would be in for a great challenge, but was sure the outcome would be impressive” said the new Eagle Scout. Many Scouts, Mahwah High School students, and adult volunteers worked over 270 hours over three days to execute the project. Students and teachers have taken full advantage and are spending time in this beautiful natural oasis. With the project complete, it is a wonderful opportunity for the appreciation of nature; classes are held outside when the weather is mild, and students and faculty enjoy the outdoors during lunch. While at MHS, Mooney was president of his junior class and secretary of the Executive Student Council. He was a member of the 2008 Bergen County Mock Trial Championship Team. He ran varsity cross-country, and had lead roles in various Mahwah High School musicals. He was a member of the marching Thunderbirds, first trumpet in the Symphonic Band, sang in the school’s elite chorus chamber voices. He was also the Mahwah High Thunderbird mascot and entertained many fans at the football games.