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Relax On A Horsedrawn Wagon
Ride Around Town From 12: 00– 4: 00 Starting on Bartle Ave.
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On The Village Green Free Puppet Show Westfield Oratorio
Singers Visit The Historic Osborn Cannonball
House Museum Front St. off Park Ave.
Open House With Food & Refreshments
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting &
Santa Arrives Starting At 5: 00pm On The Village Green
New This Year! Letters To Santa Stop By The Times’ Bartle Ave. Office to Email Santa
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Visit The Many Shoppes Offering Holiday Gift Ideas Have Lunch or Dinner At The Many Food Establishments Throughout Town
Organized by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association & The Scotch Plains Parks & Recreation Dept.
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ATTENTION VOTERS MUNICIPALITY OF CLARK, FANWOOD, ROSELLE, SCOTCH PLAINS, SPRINGFIELD AND WESTFIELD
ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Persons unable to vote at the polling place due to permanent or temporary physical disability may request an absentee ballot application by telephoning the office of the County Clerk at (908) 5274996 . The office of the Board of Elections may be contacted for information regarding polling place assignments and assistance to voters who choose to vote at the polling place on election day. The telephone number is ( 908 ) 5174121.
Pursuant to the provisions of the “Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984” a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is maintained at the Election Division, Department of State, Trenton, NJ. Persons wishing to utilize this service to obtain general voter information, may do so by dialing 18002920039.
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Junior Women to Host ‘Pictures With Santa’
FANWOOD — The Fanwood and Scotch Plains Junior Woman’s Clubs will host “Pictures with Santa” at the Fanwood Train Station Community House on Saturday, December 2.
Admission is $4 and includes refreshments, a child’s craft, face painting and a picture with Santa. The event will be from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m., with Santa arriving on the 10: 22 a. m. train.
The Community House is located on the corner of Martine and North Avenues in Fanwood.
Both the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Junior Woman’s Clubs are part of the National Organization of Woman’s Clubs. All proceeds from this event will go to local charities.
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NEW SEASON… The Scotch PlainsFanwood Garden Club, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7: 30 p. m., from September through June at the Fanwood train station Community House, recently announced its officers for the 20002001 season. Pictured, left to right, are: Gloria Snell, Second Vice President; Shirley Farkas, President, and Lena Licwinko, First Vice President. Not pictured are Beth Venezia, Recording Secretary, and Lynn Novello, Treasurer. For further information, please call (908) 7531781 or (908) 8896208.
MillerCory to Hold Program On Polish Holiday Customs
WESTFIELD – On Sunday, December 3, from 2 to 5 p. m., the MillerCory House Museum’s President of Volunteers, Thomas Sherry, will present a program on ancient Polish Christmas customs.
Diane King of Cranford and Jean Peters of Edison will demonstrate open hearth cooking using authentic Polish holiday recipes. Visitors will also have an opportunity to sample taste treats as prepared by the cooks. The museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield.
Costumed docents will give tours of the 1740 farmhouse, with the last tour beginning at 4 p. m.
The museum gift shop offers a variety of Colonial reproductions, crafts, cookbooks and educational items. As an added attraction, Sandra Frank of Westfield, a MillerCory volunteer, will exhibit several of her watercolors, which depict the land mark house’s past.
Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, 50 cents for students and free for children under age 6. On Sunday, December 10, from 3 to 7 p. m., the museum will present “A Holiday Gathering in Elizabethtown,” a candlelight tour.
For further information regarding the MillerCory House Museum’s schedule of activities, please call the office at (908) 2321776.
Pneumonia and Flu Vaccines To be Available December 7
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Regional Health Department will sponsor a Pneumonia Vaccination Program on Thursday, December 7, at 6 p. m. at the Westfield Municipal Building, located at 425 East Broad Street. Preregistration is required.
The vaccine will be available to individuals who have not been vaccinated for pneumonia within the past 10 years. The inoculations are specifically geared to the senior citizen population (age 65 and over) and those with chronic illnesses.
Interested individuals must preregister in person with the Westfield Regional Health Department, located at the Municipal Building. There will be no exceptions.
In addition, there will be a limited amount of flu vaccine available. As a result, the Board of Health reserves the right to restrict distribution to people age 65 and over or individuals with chronic illnesses.
Any individual who meets these criteria must also preregister in per son, without exception, for the flu
vaccination with the Westfield Health Department.
Annual flu vaccinations are recommended for individuals who are at increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections due to preexisting conditions such as:
Acquired or congenital heart disease. Chronic kidney disease, chronic anemia or diabetes.
Any chronic disorder or conditions affecting respiratory function. Conditions or therapy which would lower an individual’s resistance to infection.
Senior citizens (age 65 and over) who are at increased risk of medical problems as a result of flu infection.
Medicare or Medicaid cards must be presented at the time of registration. These programs will be open exclusively to residents of Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood and Springfield.
AuthorHistorian to Discuss Women
WESTFIELD – JeanRae Turner, Secretary of the Union County Historical Society, will discuss “Women of Union County” at the First Wednesday Luncheon of the Westfield Historical Society at noon on December 6 at B. G. Fields Restaurant in Westfield.
Ms. Turner, an author, historian and lecturer, is presently researching the lives of women from Union County who had an effect not only on the history of Union County but also of the nation.
Regular attendees of the luncheon will be contacted by a telephone committee of the Society to
Book Fair to Benefit AfterSchool Program
WESTFIELD – A book fair will be held in Assembly Hall, located in the lower level of the Parish House at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, located at 140 Mountain Avenue, on Sundays, December 3 and 10, from 11: 45 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Books for children and adults will be provided by The Town Book Store in Westfield. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to the AfterSchool Program for children at the Presbyterian Center in Elizabethport.
Shoppers will have an opportunity to buy gifts or to purchase books to donate to the children at the Elizabethport center.
Blood Drive Is Slated At Holy Trinity School
WESTFIELD — The Blood Center of New Jersey has announced that a community blood drive will be held from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on Sunday, December 3, at the Holy Trinity Parochial School, 336 First Street in Westfield.
As part of a public awareness program this season which focuses on the blood needs of children, the Blood Center is conducting its Pints for HalfPints campaign. For every 1000 pints of blood donated from now until Valentine’s Day, 100 teddy bears will be donated to children in local hospitals.
Anyone interested in becoming more involved in the Pints for HalfPints campaign may call Judy Daniels, BCNJ spokeswoman, at (800) 6525663, extension no. 104. To sign up for a blood drive or for more information, please call (800) 6525663, extension no. 140.
SCOUT VISIT… Cub Scouts from Pack No. 172 Den 2 recently visited the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad headquarters, where they were given a tour and learned safety tips. Pictured, left to right, are: Back row, Emergency Medical Technicians Bettylou Yevich and Lauren Pass, and front row, scouts Jonathan Erman, Daniel Sproull and David Kabakow.
Old Guard Reveals December Programs
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Area Old Guard, an organization offering activities and fellowship for retired and semiretired men, has announced its programs for Thursdays in December.
December 7 — Ruth Yablonsky will discuss “Snakes of New Jersey.”
December 14 – The Cranford High School Madrigal Singers will perform a holiday recital.
The Westfield Area Old Guard meets every Thursday at 10 a. m. at the Westfield Y, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. The chapter also serves Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Mountainside, among other area communities.
For more information, please call Robert Broadwell at (908) 2325150 or Roy Bowman at (908) 3768299.
Runnells Hospital to Present Boutique on December 7
BERKELEY HEIGHTS… The Volunteer Guild of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County will hold its annual Holiday Boutique from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. on Thursday, December 7, in the MultiPur pose Room of the facility, located at
40 Watchung Way in Berkeley Heights.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature gift items such as jewelry, compact discs and tapes, gift baskets and baked goods. Crafts and items from the “Guilded Cage” gift shop will also be available.
The Volunteer Guild and the Office of Volunteer Services of Runnells Specialized Hospital are interested in new volunteers. Flexible hours and a variety of opportunities exist with resident contact, as well as performing other tasks.
For further information, please call the Office of Volunteer Services at (908) 7715847.
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