Suburban Music Center Announces Fall Offerings
The Suburban Community Music Center, based in Murray Hill, is now registering students for fall classes and lessons. The center is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
With a broad range of offerings designed to meet the needs of individual students, the Music Center has programs geared for all ages, abilities and backgrounds, from infants to senior citizens.
New this fall is “Family Music for Babies,” a weekly halfhour class for infants from birth to 17 months and their parent/ caregiver. This class teaches parents how to play musically with their babies to stimulate aural development and a love of music.
Children 18 months to first grade can take Kindermusik, a program which fosters the development of the whole child through music. Activities which are musically and developmentally ageappropriate are offered at each level of this program.
A class for preschoolers with special needs is taught by a music therapist on the faculty.
Classes in Musicianship Training, based on the pedagogy of the Hungarian composer and teacher Carl Orff, are available for children in grades 1 through 6 with or without previous musical experience.
Musical skills and concepts are learned through participation in musicmaking activities which encourage creative expression, development of rhythmic competency, improvisation, and ensemble skills, according to Suburban Community Music Center spokeswoman Marlene Lippman.
For students studying an instrument privately, these classes provide a supplemental learning experience, she said.
Instruction in Suzuki violin, viola and guitar are offered to children age 4 and up, and Group Piano may be taken in first or second grade. Aspiring singers in grades 1 through 8 may take Fundamentals of Singing.
Private lessons for older children and adults are available in most orchestral instruments, as well as piano (classical and jazz), voice, recorder, saxophone
and guitar. Classes for teens and adults include Musicianship Training (which includes theory, ear training, and sightsinging), Recorder Ensemble, and Chamber Music Workshop.
Suzuki violin and some other private instrumental lessons will be offered in Madison as well as in Murray Hill. All other classes will be held only at Murray Hill.
The Suburban Community Music Center is a private, nonprofit music educational institution which serves 750 students from 69 towns in nine counties in north and central New Jersey. For further information or to receive a brochure and registration form, please call (908) 7900700.
School of Dance Begins Eighth Year
The Westfield School of Dance will begin its eighth season of dance education on Tuesday, September 8. The school was founded in 1991.
Since 1991, the school, located at 402 Boulevard in Westfield, has brought the art of dance to a new high in the Union County area. The school offers adult programs in ballet, tap, jazz, fitness and ballroom classes; children’s programs in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, pointe and acrobatic classes.
Also offered are adult and children’s acting, voice and musical theater classes. The school houses the Westfield Young Artists Cooperative Theater (WYACT).
The Westfield Dance Company, a young people’s dance company, giving dancers an opportunity to perform, attend dance competitions and workshops and work with noted choreographers.
Fall registration for the school will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 1, 2, and 3, from noon to 8 p. m.
For further information, please call (908) 7893011.
Stories of Jersey Shore To Come Alive During Book Discussion Aug. 29
R. C. Ringer and other contributors will be available to discuss their new book, “Shore Stories: An Anthology of The Jersey Shore,” on Saturday, August 29, from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m. at The Town Book Store, located at 255 East Broad Street in Westfield.
“Shore Stories” — the first anthology of short fiction, essays and poems about the New Jersey Shore — takes the reader on a literary journey from Sandy Hook to Cape May, said Grace Roth of The Town Book Store.
Stories include the coastline in all its many aspects — from the crowded beaches and boardwalks of summer to winter’s barren dunes and abandoned bays. For more information, please call The Town Book Store at (908) 2333535.
Summer Playgrounds Wind Up ’98 Season With All Parks Picnic
The Westfield Recreation Commission wrapped up its Summer Playgrounds program for the year with an All Parks Picnic for playground members yesterday at Tamaques Park.
Events at the picnic included contests between the playgrounds in basketball, soccer, tetherball and Nok Hockey. A highlight of the day was the annual water balloon toss.
Last week marked a busy week for all the playgrounds. Youngsters cooled off during a Monday Morning Swim at the Memorial Pool. Many playground participants returned to Memorial on Wednesday for the fifth annual soccer cup when the schools played one another.
The final game was between Franklin and Wilson Elementary Schools. Although Franklin was favored to win, Wilson won on a goal by Ethan Powell. The final score of the match was 10. Dan Sullivan and Sam Kramer were key contributors to the Wilson team. Brother and sister duo Scott and Kim Legones played well, and their efforts helped keep Franklin from scoring.
On Thursday, the final game in the softball tournament was held at Gumbert Field. Wilson School faced defending champion McKinley. McKinley was able to hold on to its title and beat Wilson. Wilson’s pitcher, Beth Carr, tried hard, but her team seemed tired from the soccer cup the day before.
McKinley was on fire, with Elliot Johnson and Marc Dowling as pitchers. McKinley’s coach, Amy Gottko, was pleased with the team’s performance.
Free Consultations Offered to Celebrate Horizons’ 15th Year
For 15 years Career and Leisure Horizons of Westfield has been helping people use their strengths to find career success. Cora Specht, who established this career counseling and résumé service, is recognizing this 15th anniversary with a special offer.
A free, onehour consultation is being offered through Saturday, November 21, to anyone mentioning this article when calling for an appointment.
A number of assessment tools are available to assist clients in developing a list of occupations based upon personal interests, skills, personality and values, said Ms. Specht.
Also, extensive occupational information is provided which, with the assistance of a career counselor, can be used to match personal characteristics with occupational requirements and rewards.
Once a career decision is reached, a plan can then be developed to achieve career goals. This may include further education or training, organizing a job campaign, or preparing a résumé.
For further information or for an appointment, please call Ms. Specht at (908) 2320389.
EDDIE’S READY… People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. at the PetsMart store, 1022 Route No. 22, East, at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Many dogs, kittens and cats will be available for adoption, including Eddie, a friendly 10monthold who is neutered and current with his vaccinations. Discovered at a roadside starving and infested with parasites, Eddie received immediate medical attention and is now in good health. He prefers to be the only pet. To adopt Eddie or for information about other cats and dogs available for adoption, individuals may visit the People for Animals Internet Web site at www. petfinder. org/ shelters/ pfa. html, or call (908) 6881073. For low cost spay/ neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 9646887.
PUBLIC NOTICE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, August 26, 1998, at 8: 00 p. m. in the Borough Hall of the Borough of Fanwood at 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey, the Fanwood Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the appeal of FANWOOD ASSISTED LIVING, L. P., 277295 South Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey, Block No. 66, Lot Nos. 4 and 6, for preliminary and final site plan approval, conditional use, and use and bulk variances to erect a new building containing both independent senior citizen housing units and assisted living residence units, and from the requirements of Chapter 93 subparagraphs as follows:
9329A (Apartments in PB zone 46 unit apartment building) 939A( 1)( b) (Structure height) 939A( 1)( c) (Dwelling unit floor area) 939A( 1)( d) (Usable floor area) 939A( 1)( e) (Total floor area % of lot) 939A( 1)( f) (Building coverage % of
lot) 939A( 1)( h) (Front yard depth) 9316A( 1) (Parking space size) 9316D (Number of parking spaces) 9315K( 2)( b) (Free standing sign one
additional) All interested persons may be present and heard.
The file pertaining to this application is available for public inspection during normal business hours from the Secretary of the Board at the Administration Offices of the Borough of Fanwood at 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey.
Fanwood Assisted Living, L. P. 33 Union Place Summit, New Jersey 07901 1 T – 8/ 13/ 98, The Times Fee: $36.72
Matthew Barbosa Appointed Principal in Highland Park
The Highland Park Board of Education has appointed former Scotch Plains resident Matthew Barbosa as the new Principal at Irving Elementary School in Highland Park.
Mr. Barbosa, a former Assistant Principal at Hillsborough Elementary School in Hillsborough, was selected from among 25 applicants to be the new Principal at Irving. He has worked extensively with elementary school pupils and is finishing a Doctoral Degree in Education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
The new Principal received his bachelor’s degree from Kean College (now
Kean University) in Union, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his master’s degree from Rutgers University.
In addition to working in Hillsborough, Mr. Barbosa served as a teacher in kindergarten, first and third grades in Bridgewater and Union.
Mr. Barbosa underwent an intensive screening process that consisted of a board interview, four essay questions, interviews with coworkers and supervisors, and visits to Irving Elementary School, according to Highland Park Superintendent of Schools Marylu Simon.
“He was an outstanding and personable candidate,” said Highland Park school board Vice President Vickie White. “With Mr. Barbosa, we have the opportunity to reshape a district.”
Mr. Barbosa is the son of Matthew and Adele Barbosa of Scotch Plains. He is married to the former Patricia Fardice of Hillsborough and is the father of twin sons, Matthew and Timothy. The family resides in Bridgewater.