In brief

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    Free income tax assistance West Milford — Township of West Milford, Department of Community Services and Recreation, in conjunction with A.A.R.P., will provide free tax assistance to senior citizens 60 and over. Tax assistance will be provided at the Hillcrest Community Center, 1810 Macopin Road, on Mondays and Thursdays beginning Monday, Feb. 9 going through Thursday, April 12, 2012. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. The last appointment will be 3 p.m. The tax assistance is for senior citizens with simple forms to be completed. Appointments are necessary. Call Gail Kahler at the Department of Community Services and Recreation at 973-728-2871/2862 to make an appointment. Making job hunting a little easier West Milford — Finding a job in these tough economic times can challenge even the best job hunter. For those seeking to enter or re-enter the job market, West Milford Township Library has the resources to set job hunters on the path toward getting hired. The library posts weekly job and training opportunities, job fairs, and workshops in an easy to use binder. Search through the announcements, and then pick up the library’s Job Hunting pamphlet. This guide to employment resources includes books and Web sites covering search strategies, cover letter and resume preparation, interviewing skills, and career guidance. The Library, located at 1490 Union Valley Road, is open Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Visit at, or call 973-728-2822 for more information. Get ready for kindergarten RINGWOOD — Ringwood Christian School will be hosting a “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” Tea on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. All parents of children who may enter kindergarten in September are invited to attend. Kelly Braunius, kindergarten teacher at Ringwood Christian School, and Dr. Donna Furrey, school principal, will present some suggestions for preparing your child for the transition to kindergarten. They will address educational as well as emotional and social issues that affect school readiness. In addition, they will answer questions that specifically relate to the kindergarten program of Ringwood Christian School. The public is invited to this informative session. Child care will be provided. For further information call the school at 973-962-4996. Ringwood Christian School is located at 30 Carletondale Road in Ringwood. Shopping trip to Rockaway Mall WEST MILFORD — Join the Department of Community Services and Recreation, Office of Older Adult Services on a shopping trip to the Rockaway Mall, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. The mall trip is for senior citizens 60 and older, as well as disabled residents. The bus will leave Bald Eagle Commons at 9 a.m. and the Hillcrest Community Center, 1810 Macopin Road at 9:15 a.m. The bus returns between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Call 973-728-2862/2871 to reserve your seat on the bus. Farmers’ Market seeks new vendors, volunteers WEST MILFORD — It's still winter, but the West Milford Farmers' Market Committee is already working on making the 2012 season the best yet and they could use come help. The committee is looking for anyone who is passionate about food and who would like to be part of the team to join in a small or large capacity this year. Perhaps you are a local farmer or have a local product to sell (made or grown within 75 miles of West Milford.) They have room for new vendors to add to the already diverse line up. Go to to see the 2011 list of vendors. Perhaps you would like to become a committee member? This team gets together one evening a month to guide the overall effort and integrate feedback from customers, vendors, and volunteers at the market. Perhaps you would like to help coordinate the "buy local/artisan/nonprofit" efforts? This person reaches out to and schedules the existing base of local businesses, artisans and non profits to be at the market, and maintains an updated schedule that all market managers and committee members can access and use. Perhaps you can help during a few of the 20 market days to set up, break down, or welcome and count shoppers. The West Milford Farmer's Market is open every Wednesday, from June 13 through Oct. 31, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. Join the team, live your passion for local food, help the market thrive, and help to rebuild the local economy and community. Interested? Drop an e-mail to Dave Watson-Hallowell at or call 973-853-2139. Women’s clothing swap at Latitude 41 HEWITT — Clean out your closet and trade out stuff you don’t want anymore or never used for new items that you actually need. Latitude 41, located at 322 Lakeside Road, is holding a clothing swap for women on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. Items can include clothing, shoes, outerwear and accessories. Please bring items that are lightly worn and in good, wearable shape, free of rips and stains. Maybe you have clothing that doesn’t fit anymore or that you’re just tired of. Same with shoes and jewelry. Those are perfect items for a clothing swap. There is no limit as to how many items you can bring or take home but they ask you bring at least 10 items so there is a good variety for everyone to choose from. The leftover items will be donated to a local women’s shelter. There will be many different women at the swap so there will be many sizes too. Mirrors will be set up along with a dressing area. It is recommended you wear a tank top and leggings to layer under whatever you’re wearing that day so you can easily try on tops without having to wait for a fitting room. The cost is $10 for pre-purchased tickets or $15 at the door. That includes entrance to the swap, a mimosa, house wine or soft drink and passed hors d’oeuvres. The Latitude 41 kitchen will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Day Camp registration opening in February WEST MILFORD — The Township of West Milford, Department of Community Services and Recreation Day Camp registration forms will be available on the Township’s website commencing Feb. 17, 2012 at Go to Departments, then click on Community Services and Recreation Bubbling Springs. All residents are required to mail in their camp registration applications with the necessary preliminary payment and all requested documents directly to the recreation office at Hillcrest Community Center, 1810 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 Attention: Jane Dell’Osso. No drop off applications will be accepted. Incomplete registrations will be returned. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis. If you do not have access to a computer or cannot print out the camp registration forms, they will be available and can be picked up at the Recreation Office located in the Hillcrest Community Center beginning Feb. 17.