January 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 21 Mahwah Minutes Elks seek summer campers Mahwah Elks Lodge No. 1941 is seeking children ages seven through 17 with physical or mental disabilities to apply for sponsorships to attend Elks Camp Moore in the summer of 2009. Applicants should reside in the Mahwah/Ramsey area or in the Town of Ramapo in New York. Camp Moore is a sleep away summer camp located in Pompton Lakes and offers one-week stays, including entertainment, activities, and basic medical care. The child’s stay is free of charge to the family. Space is limited and requests for applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or an application, contact (201) 934-5072. Register for ice hockey The Mahwah Ice Hockey Association will hold “Mites on Ice” at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 during the Mahwah vs. Ramsey varsity ice hockey game to be held at the Ice Vault in Wayne. Come out and support the young and the youngest ice hockey players in town. The Mahwah Ice Hockey Association will hold in-person registration for spring hockey on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Ramapo Ridge Clubhouse located on Lydia Lane (off Ridge Road) at 6:30 p.m. Forms can also be mailed to MIHA 115 Franklin Turnpike, PMB Suite 263, Mahwah, NJ 07430. This year, MIHA is offering residents an “early bird special,” and residents will save $50 if they register by Feb. 20. The spring season runs from mid-March through June and includes approximately 12 games and 10 practices. All games and practices will be held at the Ice Vault. Registration forms are available online at www.mahwahhockey.com. For details, call Tom Cowen at (201) 512-9892. Business card exchange planned The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a business card exchange on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prestige Mini located at 345 Route 17 North in Ramsey. 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. For reservations, register on-line at www.mahwah. com or call (201) 529-5566. Young professionals to meet The Young Professionals Network of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at NV Restaurant Lounge at 122 Orange Avenue in Suffern, New York. There is no fee. A cash bar will be available. The primary goal of the YPN is to create a venue where young professionals can meet informally, without the constraints of a formal networking event. Unlike other networking groups, the YPN has no formal membership list, no dues, no compulsory attendance, and no registration fee. Young Professionals Networks are growing in popularity across the country. These groups provide opportunities to build a professional contact base, develop networking skills, and form relationships with other like-minded individuals for professional and personal growth. It further creates an atmosphere that is conducive to the discussion of issues that concern young professionals. Call the Chamber at (201) 529-5566. Free AARP tax program offered The American Association of Retired Persons, in partnership with the Mahwah Senior Services, is offering senior citizens of the Mahwah area free income tax preparation services. This service is offered to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special emphasis on the elderly. This year, some returns may be filed electronically. Those seeking assistance should call to make an appointment. Participants in this program should bring their previous year’s tax return, plus information on their 2008 earnings, including pensions, form 1099s, Social Security, and other supporting forms that apply. All homeowners and tenants must complete a New Jersey return, regardless of their taxable income if they wish to apply for the Fair Rebate. Trained counselors from the AARP will be available in the Mahwah Senior Center on Fridays from Feb. 6 through April 10, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (201) 5295757 extension 213 or 277. Preschool openings available Openings are available in a free public preschool program for Mahwah residents who meet Title I income eligibility requirements. Children must have turned three years old on or before Oct. 1, 2008 and must be fully toilet trained. Experienced, certified teachers plan nurturing early childhood experiences focusing on kindergarten readiness (pre-reading skills, math, and science concepts), social interaction, movement activities, and play skills. Seasonal field trips are scheduled and students participate in school-wide events and assemblies. The program is based at Lenape Meadows School with classes held five half-days a week, Monday through Friday (following the regular school calendar). The program has both morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon from 12:50 to 3:20 p.m. sessions, with placement determined by availability. Transportation is provided door-to-door. Registration forms are available at every Mahwah public school or on the Mahwah Schools website: http://www.mahwah.k12. nj.us. For further information, call Lenape Meadows School at (201) 762-2261. Don Bosco Don Bosco recently inducted students into the school’s new chapter of the National English Honor Society including Julian Fernandez, Emerson; Kevin Horan, Chester, New York; Mark Owens, Pearl River, New York; Hugh Garvey, Ho-Ho-Kus Joenard Camarista, Tappan, New York; Mark O’Dea, Washington Township; Ryan Muldoon, Pearl River, New York; Stephen Montalto, Woodcliff Lake; and Brendan Gleason, Park Ridge. (continued from page 8) Carapezza, Michael Dudas, High Garvey, Brendan Gleason, Robert Molke, Stephen Montalto, Mark ODea, Daniel Santana, and Douglas Seifried. The Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar Awards recognize New Jersey students demonstrating the highest levels of academic achievement based upon secondary school records and junior year Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. Annually renewable scholarships of $1,000 are awarded throughout the students’ undergraduate college or university program, without regard to financial need, provided that the students attend New Jersey institutions of higher learning. The Class of 2008 amassed over $18.1 million in college scholarships and grants and 99 percent of the graduates attended colleges and universities of their choice. With additional offerings in extracurricular activities such as Catholic and service organizations, academic organizations, honor societies, special interest activities, athletic clubs, publications and the arts, Don Bosco Prep provides a wide range of choices for young men interested in pursuing higher education. Located on a 35 acre campus on Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, Don Bosco Prep is accomplishing, as its motto proclaims, Empowering Young Men for Life. Call Don Bosco Prep at (201) 327-8003 or visit the school’s website at www.donboscoprep.com. Valentine Gift Guide SPECIAL Publication Dates: Deadline: February 11 February 4 The Villadom TIMES is publishing a special gift guide section for Valentine’s Day. Reach all of your local consumers in search of the perfect gift for their loved ones. Don’t miss your chance to participate. Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. 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