Ramsey July 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 9 Junior League of Bergen County honors Dodwell with children learning to read, so they may develop their self-confidence while reading to someone with a non-judgmental ear. The Janet Van Alstyne Award is named after a lifelong member of the Junior League of Bergen County. Van Alstyne embodied the spirit of voluntarism and her legacy is honored through the award. Dodwell was selected for enriching both lives and our community through her volunteerism. For more information on the Junior League of Bergen County and to make donations to the JLBC’s 25th annual Festival of Trees party and auction, “Cheers to 25 Years” on Saturday, Nov. 21, contact the Junior League of Bergen County office at (201) 447-2292, visit www.thejlbc.org or email thejlbc@aol.com. Founded in 1933, the Junior League of Bergen County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLBC is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is made up of 294 Junior Leagues in four countries. For more information, visit www.thejlbc.org. Catherine Dodwell and JLBC Past President Sarah Beane Ricca. The Junior League of Bergen County has awarded the Janet Van Alstyne Award to Ramsey resident Catherine Dodwell. The annual award is presented to a member of the organization in recognition of her ability to use her training and leadership skills in the local community. Dodwell has made a significant impact on the community through her volunteer work with Ramsey High School, Hasbrouck Heights High School, Girl Scouts, and Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. In addition to serving as an assistant treasurer to the Ramsey High School Band, Dodwell is known for her service as one of the “Drama Mamas,” a group of mothers of past and present students, who provide ancillary support for the Ramsey High School Drama Club. The Drama Mamas design and sew costumes for the students, assist the actors and crew during the performances, and provide skilled help with costume dilemmas. Dodwell also has taken on the role of advisor for the literary magazine at the Hasbrook Heights High School. Dodwell serves as a sounding board for students’ concepts, and a source of organizational support for their ideas. In addition to her tireless assistance with Ramsey Girl Scout Troup 738, specifically with wreath and cookie sales, Dodwell is a volunteer with the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Program. She and her yellow Labrador, Olivia, have undertaken special training to become properly certified. They visit with nursing home residents regularly. Dodwell intends to expand that service to include visits But STILL can’t lose that Tummy or Cellulite? Call me about VelaShapeTM A NEW Nonsurgical method of Fat reduction and body contouring • Non-invasive • No Anesthesia • No Downtime Beverly Dunn, MD Waldwick, NJ • 201-445-0032 Dieting? Working Out? Break the Highway Trend! ...not your community’s back. �������������� ��������������� ������������ 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? ����������������������� �� ���� �������� ������� ����������� � ������ Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY! We Need You �������������� ® ��������������������� ��������������� ������������ SHOP LOCALLY. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient! ����������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ Membership is open to all. For individuals and families in need, contact John Duke ext 337 for confidential assistance information and application. ������������