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Page 6 Thursday, March 2, 2000 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION


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Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Munk of Villanova, Pa. and Los Angeles have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jordana Munk, to Ross Martin. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Martin of Westfield.

ThebridetobegraduatedfromThe Thatcher School in Ojai, Calif. and from BrandeisUniversityinWaltham, Mass. with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. She is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The future bridegroom is a 1991 graduate of Westfield High School.

He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Brandeis University and his Master of FineArts Degree in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Formerly the Story Editor for 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, he is now Poetry Editor of Nerve magazine and teaches in The New School writing program.

The couple, who will be married in the fall, divide their time between Providence, R. I. and New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Ribardo of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Susan Elizabeth Ribardo,toChristopherClay Crews. He is the son of Delores and John Brown of Dunkirk, Md.

A 1992 graduate ofWestfield High School, the bridetobe received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Miami University in Ohio in 1996. She is employed

as the Director of Education in an adolescent residential treatment facility in Richmond, Va.

The prospective bridegroom attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. and is employed as a manager for Hops Restaurant and Brewery in Richmond.

The wedding is planned for June at the Grain House of the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Giunta of

Bridgeton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Maria Giunta of Franklin Park, to Edward “Ted” Hobbie of Scotch Plains. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hobbie of Westfield.

A graduate of Cumberland Regional High School, the brideelect was awarded her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Trenton State College.

She will graduate from Rutgers University in New Brunswick in May with a Master of Business Administration Degree. Miss Giunta is employed as aVice President for Merrill Lynch in the Information Technology Department.

The future bridegroom is a 1989 graduate of Westfield High School and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

Mr. Hobbie graduated from the SetonHall UniversitySchoolofBusiness

with a Master of Science Degree in Financial Planning. He is employed as an Assistant Vice President for Merrill Lynch, working as a Retirement Plan Manager.

The couple plan to be married in October.

Women for Women to Hold Stress, Résumé Workshops

GARWOOD — Women for Women of Union County, Inc., head quartered at 511 North Avenue in Garwood, has announced two pro grams which are scheduled for next week.

On Monday, March 6, at 7: 30 p. m., a workshop on stress will take place at the Northeast Spine and Wellness Center,67 WestfieldAvenueinClark.

Discussion topics will include how stress affects the central nervous sys reduces resistance to illness and disease, and what individuals can do to reduce stress.

The Northeast Spine and Wellness Center, is a multidisciplinary facil ity combining the best stareof -the art medical technology with elective

therapies assailable. Dr. Jay Paris, Dr. Richard Ryan and Dr. Marc Sencer will answer questionsaboutalternativetherapies, including exercises, nutritional ad vice, a massage demonstration and other subjects.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7: 30 p. m., Carolee Marano, who is Presi

dent of her own résumé and writing services company, will speak on con ventions and techniques for prepar ing a successful employment résumé at the agency’s headquarters at 511 North Avenue in Garwood.

During this workshop, presented as part of the organization’s continu ing community education series, Ms. Marano will provide the basics for résumé format and content, accom panied by visual aids. A question andanswer period will be held at the conclusion of the program, and take home information packets will be distributed to each attendee.

Women for Women of Union County is a nonprofit agency offer ing shortterm, lowcost individual counseling and selfhelp support groups for women undergoing tran sitional or developmental challenges in their lives.

Anyone interested in joining the organization or in obtaining more information maycall(908)2325787.

‘Swing’ and Belly Dancing Scheduled for Spring at Y

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Y, locatedat220 ClarkStreetinWestfield, will offer a course in “Swing Dancing,” alsoknownas Jitterbug,JiveandLindy, this spring.

While focusing on the East Coast version, done to jazz and rock and roll, participants will also get an introduc tion to the West Coast version.

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning March 8.There will be no class on March 22. The fee for the sevenweek session is $42 per person.

A Level 1 class for beginners will be held at 8 p. m., while a Level 2 class for more advanced students will take place

at 7 p. m. Partners are not required. The Y will also continue its Belly Dancing classes for the Early Spring session.Classeswill runforeightweeks, beginningonMarch12, andwillbeheld Sunday evenings at 6: 30 p. m.

Registration for these courses is now underway for both current and new Y members, and may be done in person at the Y or by fax, using a form included in the facility’s brochure.

Brochures are available at the Y, or individuals may request that one be mailed to them by calling (908) 2332700. For more information, please call Karen F. Simon at the same number.

Scotch Plains Women To Hear Discussion On Antiques March 8

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will welcome Anita Grashop of the Gallerie Anti’ques of The Scotch Plains Stage HouseVillage at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 8.

Edith Czeropski, Program Chairtem, woman, announcedthatMs.Grashop will evaluate antiques brought by members of the audience. The pro gram will begin at 1: 30 p. m. and the public is invited to attend.

Marianne Muoio, President, will presideat thebusinessmeeting.Hostconservative esses for the luncheon will be Chair womanBetty Wulf,assistedbyGloria Mills, Terry Sidun and Bertha Rath.

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