Burgdorff’s Carol Tener Named Tops in Production
WESTFIELD — Carol Tener, a top producer at the Westfield office of Burgdorff ERA was tops in production for the months of April and July, with sale accumulations of 5 Units each for both months.
Ms. Tener has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) Million Dollar Club every year since 1984, earning the Gold Achievement Award in 1992 and 1993 with more than $10 million in business.
In addition, she garnered Silver Awards in six other years. Ms. Tener has also received the NJAR Distinguished Sales Club Award, a recognition of professional accomplishment for those who have achieved the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club for a minimum of 11 years.
Local School Districts Have Impact on Real Estate Values
WESTFIELD – “During this backto-school time of the year, we are reminded that school districts should play an important part in the decision-making process when you’re ready to buy a home,” said Jean Massard, Vice President and Manager of the Westfield office of Burgdorff ERA.
“The quality of an area’s school She also was recognized as a mem
ber of Burgdorff’s “Elite Group” at the 1998 Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Parsippany Hilton in February. system often goes hand in hand with
the demand for housing,” she continued. “Better schools will usually translate into a higher demand for real estate.
“The bottom line is that a recognized school district can mean higher real estate values in a strong market, or steadier values in a weak market,” she added.
Ms. Massard has invited all prospective home buyers to stop by the Westfield office for more detailed information on school districts throughout New Jersey.
“Not only do schools affect the future of our children, they also affect the quality of your real estate investment,” she concluded.
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 40th anniversary in 1998, Burgdorff ERA has more than 600 sales associates and 30 offices across New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
WHS Graduate Won Three Broadway Roles
WESTFIELD — Westfield resident and 1997 Westfield High School graduate Coleen Sexton joined the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde as an understudy for two lead roles and a third supporting role this summer. She auditioned for the Broadway role in July, for Frank Wildhorn, the composer. Coleen just completed an album and television series contract in Europe.
Coleen made her Broadway debut on July 31, after a special dinner with her family and high school drama teacher Joseph Nierle.
She performed the role of Kate in her debut and appeared as three different characters throughout the summer.
Currently, Coleen is represented by the Nani/Saperstein Talent Associates. She resides in Westfield with her mother, Eileen Halloran
Coleen Sexton Westfield ‘Y’ Invites
Non-Members to Try Fall Fitness Classes
WESTFIELD — For the first time this fall, the Westfield “Y,” 220 Clark Street in Westfield, is offering nonmembers the opportunity to try a fitness class.
On Tuesday, September 15, from noon to12:45 p.m., there will be an Introduction to Indoor Cycling class, which will be repeated on Saturday, September 19, from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
On Wednesday, September 16, from 5 to 5:55 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to experience the Step/ Aerobics/Sculpt class.
This shortened version of the “crosstraining” class will give attendees a sample of the various types of classes offered at the “Y”.
The fee is $5 per class, but registration is required due to space limitations. Individuals may register at the “Y” or call Karen F. Simon at (908) 233-2700 for more information.
Westfielder Takes Part In Bioscience Program
At Tufts University
Alexander Escobar of Westfield is one of 18 undergraduate students participating in a summer bioscience research program at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
The program, which is in its ninth year, is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
“This is a critical opportunity for undergraduates to work closely with our faculty members in biology and biotechnology engineering to gain experience in carrying out original scientific research,” said Ross S. Feldberg, Associate Professor of Biology at Tufts, and Director of the Hughes Bioscience Program.
At many colleges and universities, direct research experience is available only to graduate students, he said.
Students in this year’s program come from Tufts, the University of Virginia and the University of Northern Iowa. Each student researcher receives a $2,800 stipend for the 10-week program.
In addition to their laboratory work, students attend weekly seminars and will present oral reports on their projects during a three-day symposium at the end of the summer.
VOICE OF TECHNOLOGY…Rotarian Jonathan Klausner, left, President of Computer Vision and Voice, located at 504 North Avenue, East, in Westfield, recently brought along David Sacco, his Director of Marketing and Training, to demonstrate a voice-activated computer for fellow members of the Rotary Club of Westfield. Mr. Sacco, who demonstrated the device from his wheelchair, commenced by establishing voice recognition by repeating 15 to 20 words from which the computer extrapolated sounds and was able to understand all commands and tests.
ROTARY INTERACTION…During a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield, representatives of Rotary’s Westfield High School Interact Club accepted a check for $250 to be added to Interact’s general fund. Interact was the beneficiary of the Womens’ Games Track and Field meeting held recently in Westfield. Rotarian Mark Zenobia, President of On Your Mark Productions, second from right, is pictured presenting the check to Interact officers. They are, pictured left to right: Elizabeth Ancharski, Vice President, and Co-Presidents Liz Winberry and Laura Krasnov. Looking on is Rotarian Mark Swingle, Liaison between Rotary and the Interact Clubs.
Town Book Store to Give Credit to Local Schools
WESTFIELD — The Town Book Store, 255 East Broad Street in Westfield, is starting a “Stock the Shelves” fundraising program to help local schools. The program will build store credit for schools, based on purchases made by each school’s supporters.
During the month of September, all Town Book Store customers will be able to designate which portion of their sales receipt should be donated to a specific school by the book store. At the end of the month, the store will tally the receipts and provide store credit to each school’s account.
September will be a “warm-up” for a school’s participation in the full program. No sign-up is required for the month.
Participation in The Town Book Store’s “Stock the Shelves” school fundraising program will begin with a “Kickoff Day” — an all-day Saturday in-store collection of any receipts donated by customers.
Receipts from purchases at the store will be collected in the school library or office, and presented to the store
periodically, at which time the credit would be applied to the school’s store account.
Credits will not expire; however, participation will need to be renewed annually. Please call Grace Roth at (908) 233-3535 for additional information.
Fitness for Golfers Commences at ‘Y’
Beginning Sept. 2
WESTFIELD — Starting in September, the Westfield “Y” will present a new fitness class specifically designed for those who golf.
The classes will meet once a week for four weeks, and will emphasize the proper strength and flexibility exercises needed for successful golf performance.
The fee is $80. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2, and will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the Westfield “Y,” 220 Clark Street in Westfield.
Interested individuals may call Michael Johnson at (908) 233-2700, Extension 251.
Registration on Tap At Westfield Library
WESTFIELD — Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 2, at the Westfield Memorial Library for Toddler Time Stories, to be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Children must be 2½ years old, be registered in person, and be Westfield Library members.
Toddler Time is a one-session introduction for youngsters and accompanying adults to story time, special collections and other services of the library.
The 30-minute program consists of audience participation in finger games, songs and very simple stories.
Piano Students Garner Awards in Competitions
Several piano students from Westfield recently won prizes in competitions held in New York and New Jersey, and had performances in Weill Hall, formerly Carnegie Recital Hall.
Kathryn Chern won first prize in the Russell E. Lanning Division of the Piano Teachers Society of America, performing “Etude Hommage a Chopin” by Nicholas Flagello on May 24.
She also won first prize in the first Andrew G. DeGrado Memorial Accompanying Competition, with Jason Tammam performing on the cello.
In addition, Kathryn was a winner in the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey. She performed in the solo division at Weill Hall on May 30.
She was a finalist in the New York Congress of Piano Teachers CAMI Hall Annual Competition in April. Kathryn will be a senior at the Kent Place School in Summit and is a member of the Junior Musical Club of Westfield.
Shannon Kang, who will attend Rutgers University in the fall, was the recipient of the one scholarship awarded by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association for a high school senior.
She won the $1,000 award performing a full recital program for a jury at Westminster Choir College, of Rider University in Lawrenceville, earlier this season.
Shannon and Kathryn Chern additionally won second prize in the Music Educators Association (MEA) of New Jersey Gifted Competition, which was held at Montclair University in March.
Earlier this season, Angela Kim performed in the Weill Hall winners recital of the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey. She also won the second prize, along with fellow piano student Kate Bowers, in the MEA ensemble division for 14 and 15 year olds. Angela also won third prize in the solo division of the MEA Gifted Competition.
Kathryn Chern and Kate Walsh, also of Westfield, won “highest honors” and “honors,” respectively, in the New Jersey Music Teachers Association auditions. As a result, they performed in recital in Princeton in May.
Kate was also awarded a $50 check for 10 years of outstanding grades in the MEA annual auditions. She will attend the Eastman School of Music Summer High School Program, as well as Piano Camp at Rider University, this summer.
Angela and Kate Walsh were also among the winners in the annual Bridgewater Library competition, and performed there in an April recital.
A seven year award of $25 was presented to Jason Tammam for superior grades in the MEA annual auditions.
Kathryn, Shannon, Angela, Kate Walsh, Kate Bowers and Jason are all students of Sondra Tammam of Westfield. Jason is also a student of Leo Wang of Fanwood.
Ms. Tammam was awarded the Drake Pedagogy Award for outstanding ensemble teaching and the Madame Genia Robinov Award for Pedagogy at the Piano Teachers Society of America Concert at Weill Hall on May 23.
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