October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 25 Mahwah Minutes Halloween Parade planned Celebrate Halloween at Commodore Perry Field on Saturday, Oct. 31. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a parade through the Haunted House. All Mahwah children and their families are invited. Prizes and treats will be available. Commodore Perry Field is located on East Ramapo Avenue in Mahwah. Boosters plan Pancake Breakfast Mahwah High School Sports Boosters will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sun. Nov. 15 to benefit Mahwah High School’s sports programs. The breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Chili’s on Route 17 North in Ramsey. Tickets are $5 per person at the door, and include pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee, and tea. Mahwah Sports Boosters will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. For additional information, contact Judy at (201) 848-1165 or Debbie at (201) 825-2773. Vendors sought for Holiday Bazaar Vendor tables are still available for the Joyce Kilmer School’s annual Holiday Bazaar in Mahwah. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. This popular night for holiday shopping draws a large crowd. There will be approximately 36 vendors and special fundraisers. To reserve a table, contact Nancy O’Malley at (201) 888-0908. Apple Ridge Association to meet The Apple Ridge Associaiton will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the clubhouse at 400 Apple Ridge Boulevard. Library hosts Fright Night The Mahwah Public Library is hosting a special pre-Halloween Fright Night on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. There will be a screening of the movie “Drag Me to Hell,” which was directed by Sam Raimi and stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long. This 2009 feature is rated PG-13 and runs 99 minutes. Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future, but in three days, she’s going to hell. Christine’s troubles begin when she is ordered to evict an old woman from her home. She finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try to save her soul. There will be popcorn, movie snacks, and drinks. This program is free and no tickets are necessary. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529READ. Meet Poe and Stoker at the library A special Halloween program “Meeting of the Macabre” will be presented at the Mahwah Library, 100 Ridge Road, on Sunday, Oct. 25. At 2 p.m., actors Tom Worsdale and James Dyne will bring Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker together for an hour of conversation and dramatic reading. These masters of the macabre will talk about their lives, loves, disappointments, and nightmares. Their readings will include “The Raven,” “The Telltale Heart,” and “Dracula.” This program is appropriate for those who are age 12 and older. “Meeting of the Macabre” is free. No tickets or registration is necessary. Doors will be closed at the beginning of the program. Latecomers will be admitted at any appropriate break. Call (201) 529-READ for information. Auxiliary to host welcome lunch, fundraiser The Mahwah Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, will host a No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament and Casino Night on Friday, Oct. 23. This event will feature a buffet dinner with wine and beer. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for spectators and $100 for those who wish to buy-in. There will also be various casino games and fundraisers. Visa gift cards will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers. Tournament seats are limited, so reserve early. Contact Jane at (201) 684-1230 or Louise at (201) 327-6072. Branch members also play Duplicate Bridge and attend various social functions throughout the year. Mahwah residents are encouraged to join the auxiliary and get involved. For more information, call Jane at (201) 684-1230. Fall Festival and cemetery tours planned The Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road in Mahwah will host a Fall Festival and free tours of the old cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 24. Tours will be held hourly from 2 to 5 p.m. The festival will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Seasonal crafts and games will be available for children in the fellowship hall, and baked goods will be available for purchase. At 7 p.m., a special lantern led tour of the cemetery will be given. For more information, call (201) 529-3075. Free clothing available The Clothing Closet Ministry at the Ramapo Reformed Church has free clothing available. Seasonal clothes for infants, children, and adults are currently in stock. For a referral, call the Mahwah Township Department of Human Services at (201) 529- 5757. Participants need not be Mahwah residents. An appointment will be made with volunteers of the Clothing Closet. The Clothing Closet is located at the rear of the Ramapo Reformed Church’s education building, located at the corner of Island Road and West Ramapo Avenue in Mahwah. Donations of in-season clothes are accepted Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Museum pieces on display The “Pieces from the Collection of the Mahwah Museum” will remain on display at the Mahwah Library throughout the month of October. On display are pieces such as a Colonial era cannonball, Les Paul sheet music, a Girl Scout hat from 1928, a picture from Commodore Perry School circa 1900, a picture of the first car off the Ford assembly line in 1955, Henry O. Havemeyer Jr.’s mug from the Yale Class of 1900, Joyce Kilmer’s contract for telephone service from 1912, two photo albums from 1865, kitchen items from the 1930s, and Native American arrowheads. Items from the Old Station Museum include timetables from 1959, a menu from the Erie Lackawanna from 1967, railroad passes from 1925, and an Adlake Nonsweating Lantern from the 1920s. The Donald Cooper Railroad will exhibit some of the 713 cars and locomotives in HO scale from its collection. The library is at 100 Ridge Road. Pilot Cronin book to be discussed “The Keys of the Kingdom” by A.J. Cronin will be the topic of discussion at the Oct. 18 meeting of the spiritual book discussion group at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mahwah. The group will meet at Panera Bread, 1330 Route 17, Ramsey at 5 p.m. Cronin’s story spans six decades in the life of Father Francis Chisholm, an unconventional Scottish Catholic priest who struggles to establish a mission in China. As a missionary, Chisholm endures many years of hardship, punctuated by famine, plague, and war in the Chinese province to which he is assigned. Through a life guided by compassion and tolerance, Chisholm earns the respect of the Chinese people and his fellow clergymen with his kindly, high-minded, and courageous ways. Copies are available from the local library system. For information, call Jennifer at (201) 327-1276. (continued from page 3) Kim Blue of Herlihy Drive urged the board not to approve the Pilot plan, saying, “The law says you can’t have this. It does not belong where there are five schools on one road.” Lisa Kosmala of Chapel Road said she opposed the plan because of the potential impact on the health and safety of the school children. She asked, “Why bring cars and trucks onto the site right next to a school and increase the health risk?” A student, Eric Fuchs-Stengel, who lives on Ash Drive, said he runs on the high school track across from the Pilot site every morning and he has the personal experience of smelling diesel and gasoline there. “It’s always there and it will be worse,” he said. Cimis told Fuchs-Stengel that Pilot does not presently fuel cars with gasoline at the site. Another resident echoed the comments of others about making the convenience store across the street from the high school attractive to teenagers who might “hang out” there with truckers. But another, who said he was a lifelong resident of the township, said he has three children who will attend the Mahwah schools. That resident pointed out that the truck stop was there before the schools were built, and there have been no incidents at the truck stop. Peter DeKramer, a former member of the zoning board who heard the early testimony about the Pilot plan, cited the improvements Pilot planned to make as part of its plan. He said, “I would more likely have voted in favor of this plan if I were still a (board) member.” The public hearing was carried to the Nov. 4 meeting of the board when the attorneys will provide summations of their positions. 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