Sub Form 2x5 Service League Announces
Sale Dates at Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop in Scotch Plains will hold half-price sales on Friday, August 14, and Tuesday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Merchandise will include ladies’ sport and dress clothes, men’s sport, work and dress clothes, girls’ and boys’ clothes, as well as maternity clothes and infant needs.
Also featured will be shoes, varied housewares and linens, as well as costume jewelry, greeting cards, and flower arrangements made by members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League, which operates the Thrift Shop.
Bag sales, in which customers may fill a bag for $3, will begin on Wednesday, August 19, and continue on Thursday and Friday, August 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Thrift Shop will close at 1 p.m. on August 21. Service League volunteers will be on hand to help anyone not familiar with this sale.
The Thrift Shop, located at 1730 East Second Street, will be refurbished and restocked with fall clothes in time for its fall opening. Opening day will be Tuesday, September 8.
Fall hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any questions may be directed to the shop’s 24-hour hot line, at (908) 322-5420.
Community Service Program For Students is Recommended Editor’s Note: The following is the fifth of a seven-part series outlining the initiatives of the committees which worked on the Strategic Plan for the Westfield Public Schools District.
* * * * * Community service by students is the area which was explored by the strategic planning committee led by Principal Sal DeSimone of Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield this year.
Following several months of dis
EYE ON COMMUNITY SERVICE…Action Plan Committee members have recommended that student-generated community service remain part of the Westfield Public School District’s Strategic Plan. Several of the committee members gathered together for an end-of-the-school-year “thank you” reception sponsored by the Westfield Board of Education. Pictured, left to right, are: First Ward Councilwoman Gail S. Vernick, Arlene Gardner, Patrick Rooney, Judith Robertson, Linda Heroux, Sal DeSimone, Principal of Tamaques Elementary School; Paula Long, Maria Schmidt, Christine Hedden and Susan McClelland.
cussions, he and his volunteer Action Plan Committee members recently made the following recommendations to the Westfield Board of Education:
• Write and implement a kindergarten through grade 12 Service Learning Curriculum to develop experiences for all students.
• Select a district coordinator of service learning.
• Create a liaison with the United Fund of Westfield to gain information on the organizations in the community which are in need of assistance.
• Create a sub-committee on the Parent Teacher Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations to encourage and seek parental involvement.
• Provide specific training to faculty involved in service learning.
• Choose service learning projects that require little or no fund raising.
• Offer a separate “Community Action” course as an elective in the high school.
• Incorporate service learning into the currently existing “team time” in addition to the existing SLANT, Conflict Resolution and Peer Leadership programs for grades 6 and 7.
The recommendations of the committee were in response to a goal developed by the Strategic Planning Council in December to “promote learning and citizenship by advancing a synergistic relationship among the community, family and the schools.”
According to Chairman DeSimone, “As a result of the committee’s work, new connections and relationships between school and community were developed which will enrich the opportunities for participation of our students in community service activities.”
Teachers, members of the Westfield Town Council and the Board of Education, citizens and parents comprised the Action Plan Committee.
The committee, in addition to Mr. DeSimone, included Claudia Andreski, Linda Attanasio, William Bonsall, former Mayor Bud C. Boothe, Dianne Coulson, Susan Debbie, Susan Fraser, Arlene Gardner, Christine Hedden, Linda Heroux, Ann Hudders, Kieran Hughes, Phillip Hughes, Jennifer Johnson, Marie Koch, George Lewis, Paula Long, Susan McClelland, Lynne Pomerantz, Judith Robertson, Patrick Rooney, Marilyn Schaeffner, Maria Schmidt, Lenore Scurry, Nancy Shane, Bruce Shutts, Carole Smillie, First Ward Councilwoman Gail S. Vernick, and Wendy Woodfield.
Storytime on Elm To Hold Storytimes
Storytime on Elm has announced that its Storytime programs have been extended through the month of August.
The programs are scheduled on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and are planned for children 3 years old through kindergarten age.
Stories are read “under the trees” in the children’s bookstore at 35 Elm Street in downtown Westfield. No registration is required, and there is no fee.
For information, please call (908) 232-1343, or inquire at the store.
Franklin and Jefferson Kids Enjoy Playground Activities
Children who have been part of Franklin Elementary School’s Summer Playground Program in Westfield have enjoyed an eventful summer. With various activities planned every day, ranging from soccer and flag football to arts and crafts, the youngsters have been busy.
This past week, Franklin Playground participated in the 91st annual playground Olympics. Nick Livolsi came in second place, winning a ribbon at the Olympics for the 6and 7-year-old football toss. Craig Dyer, who won the kickboard race for the 6 and 7 year olds, also won a relay race when he teamed up with his sister, Carolyn.
The 6and 7-year-old long jump was won by Michael Buontempo of Franklin. Kevin Hennessey left the Olympics with several ribbons. Jeff Perrella came in second place in the 10-and-up obstacle course. Ariel and Olivia Magnanini also received ribbons for the T-shirts relay.
Franklin counselors Kristen Zadorian and Michelle Kashalak are busy planning future activities for the kids. Next week, they plan to walk with the kids to Friendly’s to buy ice cream one afternoon. A walking trip to the movies is also on tap.
Last week, Franklin youngsters spent a day at the Memorial Pool. A picnic at Mindowaskin Park was another scheduled activity.
The Jefferson Elementary School Playground has also been in full swing this summer. The youngsters took part last week in the all-playground
GAZING BALL…Chris Heinbokel tells fortunes at the Jefferson Elementary School’s Playground Fair in Westfield. The activity was one of many presented as part of the Summer Playground programs offered in the town.
FLOWER POWER…Merrideth Arlington of Franklin Elementary School’s playground smiles for the camera with her face painted from the Playground Fair, one of many recreational activities offered by the Summer Playground program in Westfield.
Olympics held at the Memorial Pool. Lacy Cummings won the one-lap swim for the 6 and 7 year olds, and Robbie Witkowski won first place in the football toss.
Jefferson children also had a quiet day of games, followed by Drug Awareness Day. A poster contest was held and the winners included Nicole Fredericks in first place, Nicholas Brownstone in second, and Nina Helfman in third. A bubble-gum blowing bubble contest was also held, with Brittany Vella exhibiting the biggest bubble, followed by Chelsea Saggio.
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Editor’s Note: The following is a list of recent college graduates. Due to a back log of graduates in previous weeks, The Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch Plains and Fanwood
has decided to publish them in a column which will be easier to locate for our readers.
* * * * * KELLY A. GARRELS, the daughter of Maureen M. Garrels of Westfield, was graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She is a graduate of the Oldfields High School in Glencoe, Maryland.
Graduates of the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware include:
DANIEL C. GIBBONS, of Scotch Plains, who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree; MARY E. HORNUNG,
of Scotch Plains, who was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree; REGINA DELGADO, of Scotch Plains, who was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree; ERIN MURPHY, of Westfield, who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree; JENNIFER RYAN, of Westfield, who received a Bachelor of Arts Degree; STACEY A. KATCHER, of Westfield, who received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and GREGORY T. ATKINS, of Fanwood, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
CHRISTOPHER G. DELMONICO, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald DelMonico of Westfield, was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hartwick College, in Oneonta, New York.
Area residents receiving degrees from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York include: JENNIFER ANN CURTIN, of Fanwood, who received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Television and Radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications with a concentration in Advertising/Public Relations. She was a member of the Delta Phi Alpha honor society and a graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. JAMES B. KELLEHER, of Westfield, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Leisure with a concentration in General Recreation from the School of Health Science and Human Performance He is also a graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School.
Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, were awarded to: ANTHONY R. BOSCIA, SUSAN A. McCLOY
and COLLEEN M. QUIRK, all of Westfield, and MITZI A. COQUIA,
of Scotch Plains. Graduates from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, include: HSIN-TING FENG, of Scotch Plains, who was awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, and
LAURA SILVERMAN, of Westfield, who was graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psy
CHRISTOPHER HANAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hanas of Westfield, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was also awarded the Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award for demonstrating superior knowledge in his discipline, and has attained the Dean’s List for his four years of attendance. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honorary Society and Pi Tau Sigma, the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Athletic Honor Awards for superior academic performance while also participating on the Lafyette track team.
ANNA T. WOJSZWILO, of Fanwood, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bates College in Lewistown, Maine. She is the daughter of Richard Wojszwilo and Airi Waire.
JOHN PENCZAK, of Westfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Penczak of Roselle, and husband to Joan Marie Livesey, was awarded a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
THOMAS C. BARTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Barton of Westfield, was awarded an MBA in Finance from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1988 from Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is a 1984 graduate of Westfield High School.
JANE LIVESEY O’HARA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Livesy of Westfield, was awarded a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She is a graduate of Holy Trinity High School and Kean University in Union.
ERIN HENNESSY, of Scotch Plains, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. She was named to the Spring Semester Dean’s List.
JENNIFER R. SENTIVAN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sentivan of Westfield, was awarded the Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in West Orange. She was Notes and Comments Editor of the Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law, a member of the Student Tutorial Organization and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She was graduated from the University of Richmond in 1993, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
FREDRICK RICHARDSON, of Scotch Plains, was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He was also named to the Dean’s List for the 1998 Spring semester.
Seaman Goetz Among Coast Guard Graduates
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Gregory C. Goetz, the son of Susan R. Carrigan of Westfield, recently graduated from the United States Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May.
During the eight-week training program, Seaman Goetz completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of classroom academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship.
A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness.
Seaman Goetz and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s three core values — honor, respect and devotion to duty — and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.
A 1995 graduate of Westfield High School, Seaman Goetz will join 36,000 other men and women who represent the Coast Guard’s force.
Two Westfield Students Join Study Program At Columbia University
Two Westfield residents are among some 650 students who have been participating in the Summer Program for High School Students at Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus.
The program offers highly motivated students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to engage in serious study with Columbia’s faculty. Participants from Westfield include Meg Blendulf and David Goldberg.
Courses in the program cover a wide range of topics including “Genetics and Molecular Biology,” “Computer Graphics with C++/ Java,” “Global Politics” and “Music Performance.”
Officer Hemmingway Travels to Hong Kong On Navy Deployment
United States Navy Petty Officer Third Class Mark Hemmingway, the son of Maceo S. Hemmingway of Scotch Plains, recently visited Hong Kong while on a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, homeported in Everett, Washington.
During the port visit, sailors and Marines from Petty Officer Hemmingway’s ship participated in Project Handclasp — providing humanitarian aid to adults and children through a disaster relief organization; a school for the mentally handicapped, and an international Christian school.
In addition to providing food, hygienic items, toys, books and paper to the recipients, members of Petty Officer Hemmingway’s ship cleaned, repaired and painted buildings.
Project Handclasp is an official Navy program established in 1962 to promote mutual understanding, respect and goodwill through direct person-to-person contact between American citizens and citizens of other lands.
Educational and goodwill materials donated by various United States organizations are distributed to needy citizens in foreign countries.
Carriers, like the USS Abraham Lincoln, are forward deployed around the world to maintain a United States presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis.
A 1992 graduate of Saint Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, Petty Officer Hemmingway joined the Navy in September of 1992.
HELPING THE COMMUNITY...Dan Sullivan, right, President of the Scotch Plains Volunteer Rescue Squad, accepts a check from Ray Pardon, President of the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association (SPBPA), during last week’s SPBPA barbecue. The check represented proceeds from the event.
CELEBRATING SCOUTING...Wilson Elementary School Brownie Troop No. 879 in Westfield helped plant a tree on the school grounds in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Westfield. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Melissa Gallagher, Ellie Sulentic, Katheryn Lewis, Stefanie Crosta, Liz Lynch and Erin Bange; back row, Danielle Masterton, Dana Boebinger and Lee Bennett.
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Renards to Welcome Student from Japan
Michel and Sherry Renard of Westfield will welcome a new “daughter” this month — Sayaka Sugihara, a Youth For Understanding (YFU) International Exchange student from Japan.
Sayaka, who will be a student at Westfield High School, will live with the Renard family for the upcoming academic year.
As a member of the Renard family, Sayaka will participate in all family activities, from vacations to household chores. While sharing the culture of Japan with her host family and schoolmates, she will learn about United States culture.
YFU, established in 1951, is one of the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit international exchange organizations. About 4,000 families in the United States host YFU international students each year.
More information about hosting YFU international students may be obtained by calling Ellie and Jim Kullmann, YFU’s volunteers for the Westfield area, at (908) 233-8042, or YFU’s regional office at (800) USA-0200.