January 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 27 Ramsey Review Rennie named center’s president The senior center in Ramsey has elected Douglas Rennie as the new president of the “Over 60” Senior Center. Rennie has been involved in all activities since the center began in 2002 when Joe Palmer organized a small committee to begin a senior activity group. The early beginning activities were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall until it became apparent that more space was needed. In January 2005, the Senior Center opened in Finch Park. There are daily activities, monthly lunches, and movies on Sunday. All Ramsey residents over the ago of 60 are invited to participate. Seniors plan activities This month, Ramsey’s senior citizens’ group will host a Chinese New Year lunch at the Grand Buffet on Route 17, Ramsey, on Friday, Jan. 23 at noon. Sign up is at the borough hall. The cost is $7 per person. “Let the Good Times Roll” at the Brownstone Inn on Wednesday, Feb. 11. This bus trip includes lunch and entertainment for $40 per person. Sign up begins on Monday, Feb. 26 at the borough hall. Trips are for Ramsey residents. Proof of residency is required when signing up. A New York bus trip is planned for Wednesday, March 4 to see “South Pacific.” The price and details are being finalized. For a calendar of events call the borough hall at (201) 825-3400. Leisure Club sets bus trip The Leisure Club will host a bus trip on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to Paramus to see a movie followed by a stop at Franco’s Italian Restaurant in Ramsey. The price is $9 per person. For information, call Connie at (201) 327-4170. Alzheimer’s support group forming A support group is now forming for the families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Participants in this group are invited to share their concerns in a supportive, caring, and confidential environment. The group is being offered through the trained facilitators at Distinctive Care Geriatric Care Management in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. The group will meet the first Monday evening of each month at The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey, 15 Shuart Lane in Ramsey. The first meeting will be Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. For further information or to register, contact Barbara Siembieda at (201) 857-5283. Registrations accepted The Ramsey Adult School has begun taking registrations for its spring 2009 semester. The school offers a wide variety of courses, which are taught by experienced, qualified instructor. The adult school offers nearly 300 different online courses, including a career certificate program. Visit the adult school’s online website at www.ed2go.com/ ras for full details and a course listing. The adult school also offering Broadway play trips, day trips, overnight trips, and international trips, including Ireland in 2009. Ramsey residency is not required, and no additional nonresident fees apply. Register at www.ramseyadultschool. com, by mail (after completing the form in the back of the brochure), or by calling the office at (201) 327-2025. Panel to discuss immigration The Saint Paul Social Justice Ministry is sponsoring a panel discussion on the issue of immigration, “Strangers No Longer,” on Sunday Feb. 8 at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ramsey at 1 p.m. following the noon mass. The church is located at 200 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey. All are welcome. The issues of national identity, exile, refugees, and displacement are found throughout the Bible and have profound implications for millions of people in the United States and around the world today. Each of the panelists has had direct personal experience with immigration issues in the local area. The program begins with a video describing the scope of the issue and the Catholic teachings related to immigration followed by the panelist presentations, discussion, and questions and answers for the panelists. The event will conclude before 3 p.m. with a closing prayer. Light refreshments will be served before and after the presentation. For information, visit the Saint Paul website at www.stpaulparishlife.org. Call (201) 5191945. Schola Sings Solo concert planned Soloists from the critically acclaimed 40-member vocal ensemble, Schola Cantorum on Hudson, will present an evening of music entitled “Schola Sings Solo” featuring works by Bizet, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Gershwin, and other composers of the operatic, art song, folksong, and musical theater repertoire. The program explores aspects of love with selections that include “Vesti la giubba” from “Pagliacci,” “Habanera” from “Carmen,” and “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess.” Schola’s Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin King will be one of the featured soloists, along with Dr. Lisa Laskowich, coach/accompanist. The concert will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $20 for seniors and students. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.scholaonhudson.org, by phone at (201) 918-3011, or by e-mail at BoxOffice@scholaonhudson.org. Organizations, educational institutions, and other groups interested in purchasing a block of 10 or more tickets will receive a special group rate. E-mail to GroupSales@scholaonhudso n.org for more information. Additional information regarding this concert or the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at www. scholaonhudson.org or by calling (201) 918-3009. Vellekamp (continued from page 9) she plans to put her education to good use by helping to explore and develop alternative energy solutions. “Each year, we’re faced with the dilemma of choosing one winner from a group of very talented young people but as always, I’m sure that one will stand out among the rest,” said Hugh Carola, Hackensack Riverkeeper’s program director and scholarship administrator. “Plus it’s a real labor of love for us to review each year’s applications.” Application criteria are available online at www.HackensackRiverkeeper.org or by calling Carola at (201) 9680808. Applications must be postmarked no later than Earth Day, April 22, 2009. The winner will be announced on June 1. Prior to his untimely death in 2002, Ronald Vellekamp taught at Ridgefield Junior-Senior High School and served as a part-time park ranger at Palisades Interstate Park. He was also a longtime Scout leader, a dedicated trustee of Hackensack Riverkeeper and loved by all who knew him. “I’ve always counted it a singular privilege to support students who show the same level of commitment to nature and the environment that Ron had,” said Capt. Sheehan. “And let’s face it; living memorials are the ones that people remember most.” Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper is the leading environmental advocacy organization working on the Hackensack River. As such, it is uniquely positioned to address problems and find solutions within the entire Hackensack Watershed. Planner 2009 By participating in this very special supplement to The Villadom TIMES, you’ll get the selective exposure you need in 56,300 households in your market area. 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