The Herald-News from Passaic, New Jersey on July 26, 2001 · 34
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Passaic, New Jersey
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Thursday, July 26, 2001
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V BS Herald Sms Tlmby. My 2S 2001 CD)EinmTniiiiiity Mews 0 I Actress Invited to Write Memoirs on Her Native Campgaw Jane Wyatt would be stunned if she returned to her childhood stomping grounds in North Jersey. When she romped through the apple orchards at her familys home years back, the Campgaw native encountered more deer; town, the actress could provide members of the Franklin Lakes Historical Society with a wealth of information about life in the borough years back, particularly when the sparsely populated, countrified community served as an oasis for city dwellers trying to escape the summer heat. Jane's parents (her dad was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic) were among the latter After selling their year round house in the northern part of town, they made regular trips to Campgaw for seasonal vacations or festive holiday gatherings. Calendar Art , Entertainment - Reflective Sculpture CLIFTON Journey Into the Unknown by Lila Ryan will be unveiled this month and remain on display for two years at Clifton Municipal Sculpture Park. The large-scale sculpture is a memorial to people who had to leave their homelands in fear. Information: (973) 472-5499. Jazz In Garden RINGWOOD The Amer-Aussie Trio will perform 7:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Morris Road. The trio will present jazz, swing era classics and contemporary favorites. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Information: (973) 962-9534. Art Show-Auction MANAHAWKIN - The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth will sponsor an art show and auction 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at St. Mary Parish Center. Tickets are $10 per person. Information: (973) 290-5421. Jazz Jam Session PATERSON - St. Pauls Community Development Corporation will present free jazz jam sessions by various musicians 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Broadway and E. 18th Street. Pianist Michael Cochrane, artist-in-residence, will be featured. The building is handicapped accessible with secure, off the street parking. Information: (973) 278-7900 ext. 39. Ver Planck Concert FAIR LAWN Fair Lawn Summer Music .Festival will feature Marlene Ver Planck 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Memorial Park. Marletie will perform with a big band musical group conducted by her husband Bill Ver Planck. Attendees should bring their own seating. In event of rain, the concert will be held at Memorial Middle School. Information: (201) 796-6746. Lewis Porter Quintet NEWARK Lewis Porter Quintet will present a free Jazz in the Garden concert at noon Thursday, Aug. 9, at Newark Museum, 49 Washington St. The program is being presented in observance of Rutgers-Newark Day in the Down-townArts District. The series runs will continue with free Jazz performances every Thursday through Aug. 9. Information: (973) 482-2988 ext. 13. Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Pasta Nits TOTOWA Passaic Valley Elks PE.R. Association will sponsor an all you can eat" pasta party 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at lodge headquarters, 1 Fellner Place, Totowa. Admission is $6. For reservations, Calendar Information To submit items to the Community News page, send typewritten (or clearly printed) Information at least two weeks in advance to Community Calendar, Herald News, One Garret Mountain Plaza, CN 473, West Paterson, NJ. 07424-0473. Please include name, time, date and place of event and a telephone number to call for Information. The person submitting the release should also include a daytime phone number. Good Secs According to Franklin Lakes Historical Society President Deb Fisk, the actress would receive a warm welcome if she ever decided to come home again She would also be invited to reminisce about her childhood in town and present her memoirs to the borough for its historical archives. Eager to preserve the past, historical society members plan to work with Franklin Lakes librarian George Cooke to assist borough natives or residents in writing their memoirs during an 11-week autobiographical workshop beginning Aug. 23. Fisk says you dont have to be a celebrity or VIP to sign up for the program. The only requirement is that the participant be a former or current resident of Franklin Lakes. Though she attended the Chapin School and Barnard College in New York, Wyatt, who received three Emmys for the 50s TV show, Father Knows Best, never lost her love for the New Jersey hamlet she once called home. She had as much affection for Campgaw as her maternal grandparents (The Waddingtons) who call (973) 790-6781 days or (973) 942-2111 after 7 p.m. Pediatric Nurses FORT LEE Northern New Jersey Chapter of Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) is accepting membership applications from registered or licensed practical nurses' caring for pediatric patients in an acute, home care, ambulatory or rehabilitation settings in North Jersey. Meetings are held quarterly at Loving Care Pediatric Home Inc., 440 W. 3rd St. They are also held monthly at Best Western InnMurray Hill, 535 Central Ave., New Providence. For information on fees or meeting dates, call (201) 363-9400. Bicycle Touring RIDGEWOOD Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey will meet 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave. Another meeting will take place 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. General meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Information: (973) 284-0404 or (201) 337-4427.- w Education Plano Lessons RIDGEWOOD Bergen County YWCA, 112 Oak St., will offer piano lessons (beginner to advanced) every Saturday throughout the summer; Students must be Y members. For a full listing of availability and class fees, call Linda at (201) 444-5600 ext. 348. Microsoft Seminars WEST PATERSON Berkeley College will present a seminar titled You Can Become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Garret Mountain campus, 44 Rifle Camp Road. Admission is free and reservations are requested. Berkeley College Center for Returning Adults will hold open house 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Appointments are required. Information: 1-800-446-5400, ext. CAL. A microsoft seminar will also be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Waldwick campus, 100 W. Prospect St. Open house will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Center for Returning Adults. 9 Health Blood Donations LODI Lodi Community Blood Drive will be held in cooperation with Bergen Community Regional Blood Center 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Boys and Girls Club, 460 Passaic St. Healthy individuals 17 to 75 are eligible. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating. They must provided signed identification. A cholesterol test will be given to each donor. Information: (201) 444-3900. Libraries , Museums - Kitchen Gods Wife rented homes in the northern section of Franklin Lakes practically every summer Once while reminiscing about her childhood in the area of what is now Shadow Lake, the actress, who appeared in more than 30 movies after making her screen debut in One More River" in 1934, said Campgaw was very folksy" and everyone was very close when she was growing up. The actress was obviously referring to a community spirit of togetherness rather than proximity or distance to next door neighbors. Except for the large white wood framed house where she was bom and the small fieldstone cottage that her father had built alter purchasing the chicken farm and sprawling orchard off Pulis Avenue in 1929, there were very few residences in her old neighborhood. Campgaw was real country and still is, the actress exclaimed when asked about her memories of Franklin Lakes a few years back. Somehow, they have managed to preserve more country back east. Its so different when you live in LA. I guess they just havent learned how beautiful it can be when youre in New Jersey. The actress, now a resident of California, might have a change of Learning Center Dedication Dr. Judith K. Winn, right, president of Bergen Community College, Paramus, Joins four generations of the Clarco family for a photo at a commemorative plaque unveiling at Philip Clarco, Jr. Learning Center on Main Street, Hackensack. The BCC center is named for Phllp Clarco Jr., a 50-year Lyndhurst resident who became a successful electrician, plumber and owner of a fuel company. From left: Shawna Clarco-DeMarco and father, Philip J. Clarco III, who serves as a BCC trustee and the director of Bergen Community College Foundation; young Matthew DeMarco, Philip Clarco IV and wife, Kathleen, Carol Clarco, Antoinette Clarco, widow of Philip Clarco Jr., and Dr. Winn. WEST MILFORD Passages, book discussion group of West Milford Library, will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1490 Union Valley Road. The Kitchen Gods Wife by Amy Tan will be discussed. Copies of the book may be obtained at the AdultTeen Services desk. Information: (973) 728-2822. Sounds of Broadway RINGWOOD Members of Catherines Performing Arts Guild will present a half hour preview of their current production (Cole Porters Anything Goes) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Haff Memorial, Community Room of Ringwood Public Library, 30 Cannici Drive. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Information: (973) 962-6256. Mystery for Kids WEST MILFORD - West Milford Township Library will present a murder mystery game for children (age 9 to 12) 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the tent on the front lawn of the library, 1490 Union Valley Road. The Magic School Bus will have a space journey for children 5 to 8 years of age 7 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 in the tent. Chapters book discussion group will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 for a discussion on The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Information: (973) 728-2822. Miscellaneous" Klothe$ 4 Kld$ PARAMUS Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council and Westfield Works Wonders will sponsor Klothe$ 4 Kid$, fundraiser to assist low-income families with back-to-school needs, Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Westfield Shoppingtown Garden State Plaza, Routes 4 and 17. Participating BVC member companies, mall merchants and customer service representatives will sell shirt cutouts to shoppers heart if she returned to Franklin Lakes today. New dwellings have replaced the apple orchard area where she played as a child, some of them sprawling, contemporary Mac Mansions, and the Pulis Avenue railroad station that she knew so well was razed several years ago. The station was more than a building for the Wyatts; it was a stopping off place when the family came to Franklin Lakes for a visit or celebration after moving to New York. The excursion from Manhattan to Franklin Lakes was obviously a labor of love for the family After taking a ferry to Hoboken, the Wyatts had to catch a train for the long journey to Campgaw, then use shoe leather express to get to their property. They later sold the year' round house but kept the orchard. We used to picnic at the orchard and watch Dad prune the trees, Wyatt reminisced. We also went back to Campgaw for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Winter was a happy time for me then. As children, we made snowmen in the orchard. Thats what I miss about Christmas now. According to Maria Braun, author of a Franklin Lakes history book, Janes mom hosted a party through Monday, Sept. 3. Monies collected will be converted to mall gift certificates, which will be allocated to non-profit agencies that work with low-income families Families will be given $150 for each child, as well as goodie bags filled with gifts, samples and special offers. Information: (201) 489-9454 or Historic Craft Program RUTHERFORD Meadow-lands Museum is accepting registrations for a historic craft program to be held Aug. 6 to 17 for children 4 to 15 years of age, at 91 Crane Ave. Pre-registration is required. Needlework projects will be accented, but there will also be classes in basket making, candle making and bead work. Information: (201) 935-1175. Cars & 50s Concert CLIFTON The Community Policing Division and Crime Prevention Unit of Clifton Police Department will sponsor National Night Out in cooperation with C.A.S.A., Clifton Moose and Pushcart International, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Main Memorial Park. The event will feature a free 50s concert featuring The Dubs, Things to Come and Mystique, and a classic car show. Information: (973) 340-5151. Killer Abs WAYNE CAN DO Fitness Center will offer a Killer Abs class 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 237 Berdan Ave. Focus will be on abdominal muscles and the lower back. The class is free, but early registration is required as space is limited. Information: (973) 709-1200. Recreation -' nrnrv rm Rockets Soccer Club WAYNE Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) R. C. Church is accept every year for local children. She also joined them for seasonal activities. When a neighbor named Car-lough suggested she use the leaf of her dining room as a sled so she could join local kids on the slopes one winter; the sophisticated socialite, whose family had status on 7116 Social Register; wasted no time heeding her advice. In a matter of minutes, she was sliding down the slopes with the kids, and having the time of her life. No doubt, daughter; Jane, could tell a few tales of her own about days in Campgaw. Until she does, members of Franklin Lakes Historical Society will have to rely on the recollections of others. The societys free autobiography course win be conducted 1 to 3 pan. every Thursday Aug. 23 through Nov. 8. Instructor win be George Cooke, who has conducted autobiography workshops in several other communities. Apart from the town history and some borough council minutes, our Ubrarys local history files really dont contain any journals, letters or diaries, Cooke says. There is very little that would give anyone a clear picture of the past lives of ordinary citizens. ing registrations for a Rockets Soccer Club for children in grades one to five regardless of religious affiliation. The program will offer ongoing training through the summer Games will begin in September. Membership is open to Wayne residents only. The $300 fee includes registration, training, uniforms and traveling. Information: (973) 696-7779. Shows, Fairs, Sales Discount Tickets AUGUSTA Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation Department is selling discount adult tickets to the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Aug. 3 to 12. Tickets are $6, regularly $8. Children 6 to 12 will be admitted for $3. Youngsters 5 and under will not be charged. Tickets may be obtained in the Parks and Recreation Office at the municipal building, 530 Turnpike, Pompton Plains, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Information: (973) 835-8901. Flea Market BELLEVILLE Belleville High School Crew will sponsor a flea market, craft and collectible show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the high school, 100 Passaic Ave. Information: (201) 997-9535. Singles ww&vw :.,, ms.- ICSA Activities MONTCLAIR Immaculate Conception Single Adults (ICSA) will sponsor an ice cream social and Night of Games 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in Madonna Hall of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 30 N. FUllerton Ave. Fee is $6. An outdoor concert and barbecue will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the gazebo at Crane Park, Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell. Entertainment will be provided by Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge. Attendees must provide Autobiography writers often remember every shop, orchard, and major event in a smafi town. They describe details of daily life-that are not included in most state and municipal histories. - Those enrolled in the Franklin Lakes autobiography workshop-will have an opportunity to discuss their recollections during class. They will also be asked to bring in two pages of written recollections each week to share with the group. Reminiscences can be typewritten, produced with a word processor; or handwritten, but participants will be required to stay with the course. Because of the structure of the program, participants should not miss more than one or two sessions. According to Fisk, participants' will be asked if they would like to have their memoirs made available on file in the local history room which is included in plans, for the expansion of Franklin Lakes Library. A fund drive for the. expansion is now underway. Current or former residents who, are interested in sharing their memories of Franklin Lakes, should leave their name and phone number at the librarys cir-; dilation desk. their own seating. A trip to Point Pleasant Beach will take place 8:45 am Saturday, Aug. 4. Beach badge fee is $6. A trip to Domey Part is set for 8:45 am Saturday, Aug. 11. Park, admission is $33.50. Attendees should meet next to the church (Munn Street) to form a carpool for both trips. The organization will hold scripture reflection and prayer sessions with music 8 pm every Sunday at the Parish Catechetical Center; 1 Muni) St. Information: (973) 783-7863. t St Phils Singles WATCHUNG - St. Phils Singes -will take part in a country line dancing program 7:30 pm Friday,- Aug. 3, at Colorado Cafe, 154 Bonnie Bum Road. There will be a nominal cover charge. A hiking trip will be held at 9 am Saturday, Aug. 4, at Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Road. Members will meet in the parking lot of Stt Philomena Church, 386 Livingston Ave., Livingston, to form a car pooL A softball game will be held 1:30 pm Sunday, Aug. 5 on the field at the rear of St. Josephs Hall, 386 S. Livingston Ave. Participation fee is $3. For dance information, call (201) 722-9009. For details on the. hike, call (908) 233-6059. For soft-ball information, call (973) 776-3901, ext. 2224. TotS, Teenssmmmem Historic Crafts RUTHERFORD - Meadow-lands Museum will conduct a two week historic craft program for children 4 to 15 years of age Aug. 6 to 17. Pre-registration is required. A Museum Camp will also be held for children 12 to 15. For information on programs or fees, call (201) 935-1175. Camp Milk Program KINNELON Lake Rickabear Day Camp will participate in the-governments federally-ftmded Special Milk Program for summer camps. The free milk will be available to all children enrolled at Take Rickabear Day Camp. Information: (973) 248-8200. Mommy and Me NORTH ARLINGTON - Registrations are being accepted for Mommy and Me classes to be offered by Meadowlands Area YMCA 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday Aug. 9 through 30 at Wood-Ridge Civic Center. The Mommy and Me gym is for children 13 months to age 3. Mommy and Me arts and crafts are available for two and three year olds. Information: (201) 955-5300. Foster Parenting PARAMUS Childrens Aid and Family Services will hold an informational meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 200 Robin Road. The organization is currently seeking treatment home foster parents for children between the ages of 5 and 18. Information: (201) 261-2800 ext. 247. Veterans, Military "'' 110-1 VFW Recruitment MONTVILLE - Montville Memorial VFW Post 5481 will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at post headquarters on Changebridge Road. New recruits will receive one year of free membership. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Information: (973) 334-9006. 4 V i - -

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