Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • July 15, 2009 Ramsey Knights of Columbus Council announces new officers The Ramsey Knights of Columbus, Patrick F. Pindar Council, #3962, recently named the officers who will lead the council for the next Columbian year. Msgr. Lawrence Cull, Pastor of Saint Paul Church, will serve as chaplain, and Past Grand Knight Thomas Larsen will serve as financial secretary. Both men were appointed by the Knights of Columbus Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. The council also announced the following officers: Grand Knight Stephen Adams, Deputy Grand Knight Michael Adams, Chancellor Ronald Damato, Recorder Alex Stecyna, Warden Lawrence Walsh, Treasurer PGK Roy Gargiulo, and Advocate Christopher Greenan. Roger Spain and Terry Picone will serve new terms as inside guards, and Anthony Salemo and Phillip Keating will serve terms as outside guards. The trustees will be PGK Michael Roll, Richard Daul, and PGK Joseph Reap. The Columbian Club Trustees, with terms ending in 2010, are Phillip Keating, Christopher Greenan, Michael Roll, and PGK Thomas Larsen, treasurer. Trustees with terms ending in 2011 include Donald Negrini; Ronald Damato, president; Michael Adams; and Lawrence Walsh, vice president. Those with terms ending in 2012 are Vincent Francis, Timothy Hansen, Roger Spain, and Richard Daul, secretary. The Ramsey Knights recently participated with the Ramsey Fine Arts Council in Woodstock Weekend, where they served entrees including Muddy Water Dogs, Yasgurs Farm Salad, John Lennon-Ade, and fries with wavy gravy along with traditional cheeseburgers and chicken dogs. The Knights will host the annual Charity Golf Tournament and will participate in Ramsey Day this September. The group’s recently renovated facilities at 48 Mechanic Street include a banquet hall, a lounge, and an outdoor pavilion. Information and reservations may be obtained by calling (201) 327-9606. For all other information, visit online at Ramsey Knights of Columbus officers gather for a group photo. “During the summer months, parents have a unique opportunity to strengthen their relationships with their children or teenagers, “noted Danielle Heller, LCSW, clinical director of child and adult services at West Bergen Mental Healthcare. Established in 1963, West Bergen provides counseling and psychiatric services for individuals and families in need. Reconnect with children this summer Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. With school out and no homework to be concerned about, the summer recess affords parents and children a more relaxed and less structured environment. The increased leisure time allows parents the opportunity to “check in” on their children emotionally. Often, Heller explained, parents spend a great deal of time talking to their children about outcomes. What did they do in school that day? What is the homework assignment? Did they finish their homework? Summer is a unique time to reflect and to talk to children about how they feel emotionally. “It is a chance to listen to our children with our hearts,” Heller continued. “As parents, we can initiate the conversation about feelings. Help your children tell their own story. Be patient and allow them sufficient time to answer. Ask, ‘Do you remember when you were angry? How did you feel about the way you handled the situation? Would you do anything different next time you feel angry?’” are some of Heller’s suggestions. West Bergen strives to improve the quality of life in Bergen County and beyond – one life at a time. West Bergen offers services for children and adults in three locations: West Bergen Mental Healthcare, 120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, (201) 444-3550; West Bergen Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane, Ramsey, (201) 934-1160; and West Bergen Counseling Group, 3 Post Road, Oakland, (201) 651-1900. Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all.Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? Blood Drive planned New Jersey Blood Services is in need for blood donations. In an effort to help the community Hawthorne Fortitude Masonic Lodge, located at 24 North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey, is sponsoring a Blood Drive on July 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. All donors will receive in the mail a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. Walk-ins are always welcome. To make an appointment to donate, or have medical eligibility questions answered, call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566). Qualified donors should be 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Donors must present photo or signed ID and know their Social Security number. Donors over 75 years of age can also keep donating with their physician’s note. Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY! We Need You SHOP LOCALLY. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient!