Train station ���������������� it’s not a requirement. The WCA has three years to cancel the lease if any problems develop. The WCA is asking the public for contributions in terms of services and materials to help complete the ambitious project. “We remind everyone that the more help we have from the community, the quicker we can complete this project and get it open to the public. Personal and business donations are fully tax deductible,” he said. Besides the Murder Mystery, a previous wine tasting party and Oktoberfest, and an antique car show scheduled for this Sunday, June 7, the Alliance hopes to sponsor other events in the coming months to raise funds for the restoration effort and to highlight what Waldwick has to offer. “It is not just about raising money. It’s about people going downtown, having a great time and being exposed to great businesses,” Cowie said. “I have been told that in the past 40 years, there have been at least seven organizations or individuals who have tried to acquire and restore the Waldwick Train Station, but only the WCA has succeeded due to its commitment to restoring the area June 3, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 13 ���������������������������� (continued from previous page) repairing roof leaks caused by a temporary tarp put up by NJ Transit before the lease was signed. “There were no signs of vandalism whatsoever,” Cowie pointed out. The 800-sq. ft. building has a waiting area with a high tin ceiling and a pot belly stove as the only source of heat. A ticket room, which doubled as a telegraph room and luggage storage area, still has the connection wires used to communicate with the main station in Jersey City. The coal room still has a few shovels full left. Two bathrooms, the men’s room accessible only from the outside, lack any plumbing whatsoever. The lease, which took more than three years to negotiate, will run until 2034. Under its terms, the WCA will pay a yearly insurance premium of $1,800. The insurance was a huge sticking point in the negotiations process, since Transit originally wanted $20,000 a year. An environmental study will also be conducted, even though Left: A ticket sign sits on a window ledge. Right: Doug Cowie and Jerry Pignatelli stand next to a pot belly stove. and its willingness to go toe-to-toe with local, county and state governments to get it done. And we cannot be more proud to do this for the people of Waldwick,” Cowie concluded. Once completed, the building will become a museum and community meeting place. � ����������������������������������������������������������� ��������������� ������������ ����������� ��������� ��������������� ������������� ������������ �������� � ������� ������������ �������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������� ������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Eating is one of life’s ������������������� simplest ��������������������� pleasures. Experience La Vie En Rose. Your senses will surely thank you. Caring for Your Beautiful Landscape is our Specialty LET THE PROFESSIONALS SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY Seasonal garden care program Hand pruning of ornamental shrubs for natural shape Overgrown landscapes are our specialty Landscape design & construction – Design fees apply Irrigation & Lighting services We will now be open Friday and Saturday Evenings until p.m. Please join us for Tapas or Dessert on our Sidewalk Café. ~ B.Y.O.B. La Vie En Rose brings a European flair to Waldwick. We invite you for a healthy breakfast, have salad, soup or sandwich delivered to your office, or even cater your own afternoon tea. 10 Residential & Commercial We are a call or a click away • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 All major credit cards accepted Cookies, Cakes & Tarts baked fresh daily. One Call 10 W. Prospect Street • Waldwick • 201-652-8880 (201) 670-9000