February 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Ramsey Review Senior news In the spirit of the season, there will be a Mardi Gras luncheon held at the senior center on Monday, Feb. 23 at noon. Sign up has begun at the borough hall. Cost is $7 and includes a catered lunch by Morano’s Gourmet Deli. Tickets for the bus trip to NYC on March 4 to see “South Pacific” have been sold out. Seniors who signed up on the wait list will be notified if there are any cancellations. Richard Strangfeld of the Ramsey Fire Department will speak to members of the Leisure Club about fire safety at their meeting held at the Lutheran Church on Feb. 24 at 11:45 a.m. All Ramsey residents are invited to attend. The Leisure Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Redeemer Lutheran Church located on Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. The senior center continues to grow! The men’s shuffleboard group meets every Tuesday and Friday at 1 p.m. and the ladies’ group meets on Thursday also at 1 p.m. The adjacent building renovations will accommodate a pool table and a game table for cards. The Sunday movies with Bea and Margaret have been very popular during the winter freeze. Join the group at 1 p.m. for goodies from Morano’s and Bagel Boys of Ramsey. For a monthly calendar of events, stop by the senior center or call the borough hall at (201) 825-3400. Casino Night planned Saint Paul’s Interparochial School will host a Casino Night on March 7. The festivities will be held in the new school gym located at 187 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. There will be game tables, including Texas Hold-em and special fundraisers. The cost is $50 per person with a $25 chip to start. All are welcome. For more information, call (201) 327-1108. Book discussion group to meet The Literary Ladies at the First Presbyterian Church 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 more 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 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. FORL welcomes new members The Friends of Ramsey Library organization meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Call the library at (201) 327-1445 for more information, or visit the library website: www. ramseylibrary.org. ‘Original Ramsey’ CD set for sale Ramsey Fine Arts Council has produced and has ready for sale the compilation compact disc, “Original Ramsey.” The CD of original material features musicians from Ramsey and surrounding communities. The endeavor to coordinate and create the CD was taken on by Greg McNally. Over 15 bands submitted original songs and are represented on the CD. Several songs relate directly to Ramsey and this Centennial year, including one by Maureen Hastings Haberer who penned “So This is Ramsey” for the town’s 50 year celebration in 1958. Other selections include local bands/musicians such as The Lift, The Cold Supper Boys, Orlando Quinones, The No-Shirts and Dave Nachmanoff. The artwork on the CD cover is of the Train Station and Main Street photographed by Greg McNally. The price is $10 and proceeds made will help to expand the annual scholarship donations and to create more workshops such as the songwriters’ workshop. The CD is exclusively for sale at Waterleaf, located at 2 East Main Street and Maui Wowi Coffee, located at 110 East Main Street, both in Ramsey. The Ramsey Fine Arts Council meets every first Tuesday of the month in the rear conference room at the municipal building at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. 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.