September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 25 Mahwah Minutes Regional business expo coming up The members of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce are joining business organizations and chambers of commerce from across the region at the North Jersey Biz Expo ‘09 on Friday, Sept 24. This event will be held at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road in Whippany. The Expo will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. This is New Jersey’s largest networking event. The North Jersey Biz Expo, sponsored by Berkeley College, brings together more than 1,000 business owners, purchasing agents, human resources experts, consultants, service providers, manufacturers, sales people, and marketing people. Attendees and exhibitors can view a wide array of goods and services of interest to them and their businesses and meet with the area’s premier business leaders to exchange information, and share ideas, contacts, and business referrals. Those interested in attending may register by sending a check made payable to the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, 3 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 or by faxing credit card information to (973) 403-9335. Registration for non-members and registration on the day of the event at the door is $20. Contact the Mahwah Chamber for more information at or call (201) 529-5566. Pasta dinner planned The Ramapo Reformed Church will host a pasta dinner on Saturday, Sept. 26. Seating will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in between the Mahwah Day festivities and the fireworks. Dinner includes pasta marinara, meatballs, bread and butter, a beverage, and dessert. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $25 for a family ticket of four adults. The Ramapo Reformed Church is located at 100 Island Road, within walking distance of Commodore Perry Field. To purchase tickets, call (201) 529-3075. Thaler to outline Asperger’s services The Mahwah Parent Group will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 1300 Route 17 North in Ramsey. Eve Thaler, clinical supervisor in West Bergen’s Asperger’s Related Service Department and Katherine Kandravy, core staff member of the Asperger’s Related Service Department will be the presenters. Thaler and Kandravy will discuss the variety of children’s services available at West Bergen, and how to support a special needs child in school and during play. A question and answer period will follow the presentation and resource materials for families will be provided. The Mahwah Parent Group is a parent run support group serving the needs of special education parents. For more information, contact Christine Luciano at (201)512-1828 or Visit the website at www.mahwah., click on child study. Business card exchange planned The Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a business card exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at TD Bank, 1100 Lake Street, Ramsey. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments are being provided by TD Bank. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards. The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Prepaid registration is required; an additional $5 processing fee will be charged if paid the day of event. Register online at or call the Chamber office at (201) 529-5566. New service schedule begins Worship time at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Route 202 and West Ramapo Avenue, in Mahwah will change to 10:25 a.m. beginning Sept. 20. Adult Bible class with the theme, “How We Got the Bible,” with a DVD narrated by Dr. Paul Maier will start at 9:15 a.m., led by Reverend Dennis Rockett. Sunday School continues at 9:15 a.m. During Sunday services, the children will be excused for Children’s Church. Wednesday services will continue each week with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 23. For more information about Holy Cross, visit the website at www. Holy Cross is barrier free. For more information, call the church office at (201) 529-2117. Apple Ridge Association to meet Apple Ridge Association will meet Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the clubhouse located at 400 Apple Ridge Boulevard in Mahwah. Piercy novel to be discussed The Mahwah Public Library Morning Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss Marge Piercy’s “He, She, and It.” The time is the middle of the 21st. The place is what used to be North America, now Norika, a vast toxic wasteland dotted with huge environmental domes that are enclaves of the monolithic corporations that have replaced governments. Piercy creates an extraordinary vision of the future and ties it to the past. Both the morning and evening adult book discussion groups are looking for new members. Anyone interested may call or visit the library. The library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. Palisades Park to be discussed The Mahwah Museum will open its 2009-10 History Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 17 with Vince Gargiulo presenting Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories. This history of Palisades Amusement Park stretches from its inception and continues through its varied history, until its demise in the early 1970s. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, West Ramapo Avenue and Island Avenue in Mahwah. Gargiulo grew up in Cliffside Park, a hort distance from Palisades Amusement Park. His 1995 book is also called “Palisades Amusement Park: a Century of Fond Memories” as is the 1998 PBS documentary. Admission to this discussion is $3 per person; free for Mahwah Museum members. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (201) 512-0099 or sending an e-mail to mahwahmuseumso Beginning Sept. 19, the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. New exhibits this fall include Artists of Mahwah, featuring photographs of Mahwah residents Ruth Ann Hawkins and Andrew Davies, and Art of the Train. The Donald Cooper Railroad is in the process of being completely rebuilt. The former railroad featured three operating mainlines and a fully functional rail yard. The new railroad will more than double the area of the layout and will run up to eight trains on three different levels, and feature a fully operational subway line. It is expected that at least four trains will be operational by the Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the Mahwah Museum is $5 for adults, $3 for children; free for children under age five; and $10 for a family. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. 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