February 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah Minutes Photographer exhibits at library Photographer Jerry Salemi is exhibiting some of his award-winning photographs at the Mahwah Public Library during the month of February. Salemi, chief photographer at IBM for 30 years, traveled extensively on photographic assignments. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America and a photographic member of Leica Historical Society of America and the Ridgewood Camera Club. He has taught photography at the Wyckoff Learning Center for many years. Formerly from Waldwick, Salemi currently resides in Mahwah. The Mahwah Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Woodcarvings on display Seniors from the Mahwah Senior Activity Center’s Woodcarving Group are displaying some of their creations at the library during the month of February. This is an informal, non-instructional group that meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The group currently consists of Jim Straut, Rich Binko, George Gera, Pat and Bill Lamoreaux, Jerry Williamson, and Art Keyes. Anyone interested in woodcarving is invited to join at the Mahwah Senior Activity Center. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ for library information. Corbett to discuss Great Paterson Fire The Great Paterson Fire of 1902 will be the topic of the Mahwah Museum’s February History Program scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19. The discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building on West Ramapo and Island avenues, Mahwah. Glenn Corbett, Waldwick resident and professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will discuss the great fire of Paterson which swept away several full city blocks of the chief business district of Paterson in February of 1902, destroying city hall, newspaper offices, the high school, the public library, the best hotels, and a well-to-do residential area. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Networking breakfast planned The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Mahwah Bar & Grill, 2 Island Road, Mahwah. This will be an opportunity to network with area business owners while having a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast. New members will be welcomed and will be encouraged to offer a brief introduction to their businesses. Come and learn about upcoming Chamber events. Members may bring promotional literature and materials for the media table. The cost is $20 for Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Register online at www.mahwah.com or call (201) 529-5566. Latimer explores jazz The Mahwah Public Library will present “What’s All that Jazz About? with Shenole Latimer on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Through a carefully balanced combination of live performance, lecturing, and classic recordings of jazz icons such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and clinician Latimer educates his audience on how to follow along with jazz tunes. He also includes his insights into the thought processes involved with jazz. An award-winning saxophonist and Tierra Records recording artist, Latimer has steadily gained recognition for his playing style and engaging stage presence. Latimer has been on stage with (or served as an opening act for) noted jazz musicians such as Jon Faddis, JD Allen, Ron Affif, Dan Faulk, Christian McBride, and Larry Coryell. This program is free. No tickets are necessary. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Pancake Supper set The Ramapo Reformed Church will hold its annual Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, and $3 for children age five and younger. Tickets are available by contacting the church office at (201) 529-3075 or may be purchased at the door. The Ramapo Reformed Church is located at 100 Island Road in Mahwah. American Legion to meet Robert Franzetti, commander of Mahwah American Legion Post 531, has announced that the next regularly scheduled meeting of the post will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. All members are encouraged to attend. Veterans who would like more information about joining The American Legion are also invited to attend. Job search strategies offered The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional development seminar, “The Job Market Dilemma: Strategies for Long-term Success” on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, 65 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah. “The Job Market Dilemma” will outline the important components to ensuring a good match to jobs being considered as a career move, or people under consideration for hiring. The seminar will examine the issues from both the employer’s and candidate’s perspectives, including job benchmarking, performance specifications, recruiting and interviewing techniques, background checks, behavioral assessments, compensation structures, and retention tools. Chuck Graziano, president of The Alternative Board, will lead the workshop. The Alternative Board provides hands-on executive coaching and proven small business consulting efforts. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $40 for nonmembers, including light refreshments. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Seating is limited. Register online at www.mahwah.com or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. We welcome press releases and photographs from our readers. Items may be e-mailed to editorial@villadom. com. Deadline is Wednesday at noon. Groundbreaking (continued from page 3) facility, including solar panels, and efficient water and mechanical systems. The building will withstand natural disasters and will be equipped with several backup generators. The 911 Communications Center and the Emergency Operations Center will have multiple monitors enabling emergency responders to view news feeds, maps, video of state highways, county parks, and schools. “By enhancing the functionality of our technology, we will be able to share resources with municipalities and ensure more safety to our residents,” said Freeholder Julie O’Brien. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2010.