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NEWLY CONFIRMED… The First United Methodist Church of Westfield reently recognized the Confirmation Class of 2000. Pictured, left to right, are: Eric Pratt, the Reverend Herbert Brynildsen, Jr., Jennifer Howell, Tabatha Tambornino, Melissa Richey and Scott Villa.
Area Residents are Among Faith Lutheran Mission Team
SCOTCH PLAINS — A mission team of 30 people from the Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, including several residents from Scotch Plains and Fanwood, undertook a mission trip from July 9 to 15.
Participants first traveled to Cosby, Tenn. for four days of work in Appalachia, followed by two days of visits to urban outreach programs in Washington, D. C. before returning home.
Among those on the mission trip were Pat Bellone of Fanwood and Ellen Rosenkrantz and Daniel Rosenkrantz, both of Scotch Plains.
The group operated a Bible day camp at the Sunset Gap Community Center in Tennessee, a ministry of
the Presbyterian Church. Other members of the team spent four days making the home of a disabled man handicapped accessible and enlarging and improving the home of another family.
While in Washington, D. C., group members visited The Pilgrimage, an urban and educational ministry of the Presbyterian church, as well as Luther Place, a shelter, soup kitchen and housing ministry run by the Lutheran Church.
For more information on outreach ministries of the Faith Lutheran Church or Faith Nursery School, please call the church at (908) 4645177 or send an email to famfaith@ bellatlantic. net.
HONORING A SAINT… St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield will dedicate a statue of its patroness this Sunday, July 30, after the 10: 45 a. m. Mass. The statue has been erected in honor of the late Reverend Charles Hudson, cofounder of the Center for Hope Hospice, who was a weekend priest at St. Helen’s for more than 15 years.
NCADD Reveals Course For Innervisions Training
WESTFIELD – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of Union County, Inc. will offer a facilitator training program for the Keys to InnerVisions (KIV) Curriculum from Monday through Wednesday, August 7 to 9, at the NCADD office.
This training will teach participants the KIV concepts and belief system of change. Satisfactory completion of the course provides certification as a KIV trainer and will enable participants to implement the KIV curriculum in their communities.
Janis Mayer, KIV Master Facilitator, will instruct the course. A trainer
and consultant to schools and agencies throughout the country for the past 15 years, she specializes in preventing substance abuse and methods to maximize human potential.
KIV utilizes a video series, interactive activities and a parental component. While described as universally applicable, it is specifically geared toward youth between the ages of 10 and 18.
The NCADD office is located at 300 North Avenue, East, in Westfield. For more information or to register for KIV training, please call Julissa Vizacaino, Keys to InnerVisions Coordinator, at (908) 2338810; TTY: (908) 2338892.
Library Readers, Listeners To Receive Happy Meals Trailside to Continue
Matinee Series Aug. 2 With Reptile Program
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside will continue its matinee series on Wednesday, August 2, at 1: 30 p. m. with a presentation by Trailside’s reptile curator, Ruth Yablonsky.
After viewing a video about reptiles, participants will meet some of Trailside’s live snakes and turtles and learn facts about these often misunderstood creatures.
The show is for children ages 4 and up only. No younger siblings will be admitted. Tickets are $4 per person and may be purchased at the door on the day of the program. For more information about this or other programs, please call (908) 7893670.
Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.
Blood Drive to be Conducted At Red Cross Headquarters
WESTFIELD — The Blood Center of New Jersey has announced that a community blood drive will be held from 3 to 8 p. m. on Wednesday, August 2, at the Westfield/ Mountainside Chapter of the American Red Cross, 321 Elm Street in Westfield.
“We are continuing to experience severe shortages of blood types O and B,” said Judy Daniels, spokeswoman for the Blood Center.
“Here in New Jersey, we can no longer take it for granted that blood will always be available; we need donors to give more regularly and we need many more people to donate for the first time,” she added.
As a thank you, all individuals who donate through Sunday, September 17, will receive a sports/ water bottle in addition to a complimentary cholesterol screening.
Donors must be 18 years of age. Seventeenyearolds may donate with parental permission. There is no upper age limit for donors, provided they meet health requirements.
Donors should know their Social Security number and bring a signed or picture form of identification. People with a fever or sore throat should wait until they are feeling better before donating, and there is a 24hour deferral for teeth cleanings and fillings.
Individuals who have traveled outside of the United States recently are asked to call the Blood Center at (973) 6764933, Extension No. 132, for eligibility criteria.
For more information or to sign up for a blood drive, please call the Blood Center at (800) 6525663, Extension No. 140.
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Library has announced an additional award to all children participating in either the Reading or Listening Club this summer.
Any child who joins the Reading Club, checks out five books from the library and reads them, or any youngster who joins the Listening Club, checks out five books and listens to them, will be awarded a certificate entitling them to a free McDonald’s Happy Meal, compliments of the
McDonald’s corporation. The library has encouraged all children who have already reached the fivebook goal to stop by the Children’s Desk and receive their certificates.
The library’s Summer Reading program runs through Saturday, September 9, so interested youngsters may still sign up to join.
For further information, please visit the Children’s Department or call (908) 7894090.
United Fund Preps for Launch Of Campaign in September
WESTFIELD — The annual United Fund campaign is just weeks away from its 20002001 kickoff, but work already is underway at the United Fund of Westfield headquarters at the northside train station.
From updating the data bases to securing volunteer support, Executive Director Linda Maggio and her staff have spent many hours preparing for the drive, which will have a goal of $640,000.
“Summer translates to preparation for us,” said Mrs. Maggio. “When the official kickoff takes place in September, we have completed months of preliminary work.”
According to the Executive Director, one key element in the United Fund mix is its volunteer corps, a group of several hundred towns people who work in various capacities
in support of the endeavor. Carolyn Fleder, a member of the United Fund Board of Trustees, will serve as General Campaign Chairwoman.
Division heads will include former Mayor H. Emerson Thomas, Roger Love, Jr., John Lesher, Wendy Cozzi, Michael LaPlace, Dr. Ralph Maines, Jr., Dr. John Tabachnick, Frank Sahaj, Meryl Chertoff, Joanne Muldoon, Mark Ciarrocca and Dr. William Foley.
Under the direction of these individuals, scores of volunteers will help solicit money which are used to fund 21 local service agencies, Mrs. Maggio explained. Through letters and telephone calls, the volunteers will contact thousands of Westfield residents and business owners to seek pledges for the campaign.
“Westfield’s United Fund has achieved an outstanding success record in the past quarter century, and has been heralded as one of the top townbased United Way campaigns in the nation,” Mrs. Maggio revealed.
The official launching of the 20002001 drive will take place at a Saturday, September 16 kickoff party to be hosted by Joanne and Andy Muldoon at their Westfield home.
“We want all of the volunteers to join us at the party,” said Mrs. Muldoon, CoChairwoman of the residential division and a member of the United Fund Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Maggio acknowledged that more volunteers are needed. Anyone wishing to join the volunteer team is asked to call the United Fund office at (908) 2332113.
Youngsters are Invited To Explore Cave Life At Fanwood Library
FANWOOD — Youngsters are invited to explore the world of caves with “Boris the Bat” at the Fanwood Memorial Library’s Children’s Department on Monday, August 7, at 7 p. m.
Participants, who must be at least five years old, will have an opportunity to make a bat puppet, paint like a caveman and enjoy other activities.
Fanwood residents will be given priority; all others must sign up on the waiting list. Registration, currently underway, will end on Tuesday, August 1.
For more information, please call the Children’s Department at (908) 3224377.
Residents of Ashbrook Share Hearts With ‘Adopted’ Friends
SPECIAL FRIENDS… Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident Ruth Crook spends time with Rodney Grace of Clark during the Scotch Plains facility’s “Share Your Heart” picnic, part of its AdoptAResident program. “Ruth and I met in 1989 at an AARP meeting in Clark and have been friends ever since,” said Mr. Grace. “When I heard about the AdoptAResident program, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for both Ruth and I to spend time together. Now, I visit almost every day.”
SCOTCH PLAINS — Residents of the Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains recently gathered in the longterm care facility’s courtyard to enjoy the pleasant weather and celebrate their ongoing “Share Your Heart” AdoptAResident Program.
“Our AdoptAResident Program gives staff members, volunteers, students, businesses and community groups the chance to become a special friend to a resident at Ashbrook,” said Ashbrook’s Assistant Director of Recreation Therapy, Margaret Palmieri.
During their gathering, residents and their “adopted friends” enjoyed a lunch of barbecued ribs, macaroni salad and cucumber salad and lis tened to entertainer Marti Noel sing
favorite tunes such as “My Guy” and “Shop Around.”
“All adoption involves is a big heart and some spare time,” explained Ms. Palmieri. “There is no legal obligation involved. It’s simply a great opportunity to share laughter, compassion, wisdom and time.”
For more information about Ashbrook’s AdoptAResident program, please call Ms. Palmieri or Recreation Assistant Susan Decker at (908) 8892588.
Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 120bed, longterm care facility located at 1610 Raritan Road, is an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System.
Interfaith Singles Post Calendar for August
WESTFIELD — Interfaith Singles, a support group for single adults over age 45, holds weekly discussions on successful single living.
Meetings are scheduled for Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 9 to 10: 30 a. m., at the First Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
Continental breakfast is available and a $2 donation is requested.
For further information, please call (908) 8895265 or (908) 8894751.
Member Appreciation To be Theme of Event
Scheduled by JCC
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey, Wilf Jewish Community Campus, will host its second annual “Member Appreciation Night: Double Dip II” on Sunday, August 13.
From 6 to 7: 30 p. m., rain or shine, members will have an opportunity to swim in the pool, play pool games, listen to music and make their own ice cream sundaes. The campus is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.
There will be no charge for JCC members, and guests are welcome at $5 per family, accompanied by a JCC member.
The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the United Way and the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey.
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