TOWN OF WESTFIELD INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Westfield, New Jersey, on Monday, September 14, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey for the following:
One (1) 1998/1999 Sedan, Mid-Size Vehicle, 4-door
Proposals must be delivered at the place and before the hours above mentioned in a sealed envelope marked “Bid for Vehicle” bearing the Name and Address of the bidder, addressed to the Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey and must be in the office of the Purchasing Agent on or before the hour named.
Bids must be accompanied by a proposal guarantee in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond in an amount of 10% of the total bid, payable to the Town of Westfield. Each proposal must be accompanied by a surety company certification stating that the said surety company will provide the bidder with the required performance bond in the full amount to be contracted.
Bidders must be in compliance with all provisions of Chapter 127 pl 1975 supplement for the law against discrimination (Affirmative Action). Bidders statement of Ownership, as required by Chapter 33 of the Public Laws of 1977, must be submitted with all bids.
Specifications and proposal forms can be examined and procured at the office of the Purchasing Agent, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Mayor and Council reserve the right to reject any and all bids, also waive any informality if it is deemed advisable so to do.
Marianne K. Horta Purchasing Agent 1 T – 8/27/98, The Leader Fee: $40.29
school for children 6 through 12. The STEP philosophy supports growth of the whole child – the mind, body and spirit – noting that children need time to be allowed to “be children.”
In past years, children were delivered by 3:30 p.m. to the program by school buses, three, four or five days a week. The program schedule coincides with the public school schedule.
Students receive help with homework from volunteers, and enjoy other activities and projects, until 6 p.m. The center is licensed by the Bureau of Licensing of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services.
Teens 13 to 18 years of age also meet at the Neighborhood Council three evenings a week from 6 to 9 p.m. An adult leader organizes activities in tandem with participants.
Council Director Ezella Johnson said she looked forward to increased community participation in the organization and its programs, “giving them a sense of ownership over this center.”
The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey (JCC) has many state-licensed programs and is another example of a community child care provider.
The curriculum and mission of the JCC is to develop social, emotional and intellectual skills. But, the child’s education will also be developed in areas of math, reading, science, language, social studies, the arts, physical education, swimming and computers, while maintaining the unique goal to instill “a positive Jewish identity” in each child.
The curriculum is based on “a building block process” which enforces skills learned at an earlier age and continues to expand and develop them as the child grows.
Director of Early Childhood Services Susan Bennett believes “it is an excellent curriculum. It’s a hands-on approach and they will remember this for a lifetime.”
The Nursery School staff is comprised of college graduates and experienced teachers and assistants. Nursery School teachers belong to a local chapter of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children.
The JCC also offers programs for children from 2 to 5 years of age with a full-day kindergarten, extended day classes for children 3 to 5 years old and several stimulating enrichment programs such as cooking, sports, music and com
puters. A special feature of the JCC is The Ellen Geller Drop In Center which allows children from 2 to 5 years old to use their creative skills through music, art, cooking and holiday programs.
The Kindergarten Kids program offers children special activities, which include Judaica, art, reading, math readiness and mini field trips.
During an interview with The Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, the hallways were bursting with activity and enthusiasm from children of all ages. Ms. Bennett explained that there is always a special activity or program in the center at the JCC which always invites the community to attend the children’s art shows and special events.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, which is licensed by the State of New Jersey, offers several special child care options. The center encompasses the Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Clark areas as well as surrounding communities.
The YMCA offers programs for infants to pre-kindergarten age children during weekdays and follows the philosophy that “Playtime is Learning Time.”
There is a special focus on enhancing a child’s behavioral, social, problem-solving, language and coordination skills.
A Kinder Kare program is also provided for half-day kindergarten students to supplement local school programs. Transportation is available from Hehnly School in Clark and kindergartens in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood district.
Before School and After School Programs are also offered and allow children time to work on homework, interact with friends and play card and board games. Other programs such as Gym Jams for Nursery School age children is provided and their summer camp involves field trips, nature walks, swimming instruction, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, baseball and golf.
Lynne Bradley, Director of the child care programs, highlighted a number programs offered by Gym Jams including art shows, family nights, open swimming nights and center involvement with organizations for the handicapped and wellness centers as some of the events which involve the YMCA with the community.
She concluded, “We have a very professional, qualified and caring staff.”
BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
A special meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 7 P.M., Mayor and Council Chambers, Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood to discuss the proposed pocket park at Watson Road. The Pocket Park Committee will make a presentation to the public and welcomes suggestions and comments.
Eleanor McGovern Borough Clerk 1 T – 8/27/98, The Times Fee: $12.75
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Compassion and Creativity Describe Child Care Centers
Superintendent to Establish Citizens Advisory Committee
WESTFIELD – Westfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley has invited interested Westfield residents to participate in a Citizen Advisory Committee to review potential building and technology projects in the schools.
In a recently concluded report by the Strategic Planning Action Committee which analyzed school facilities, the 22 volunteers recommended that a public bond referendum be proposed which would allow for adequate facility needs.
“In response to this recommendation, I am looking for a cross-section of community members to review enrollment issues, facilities problems and tax impact,” said Dr. Foley.
“We will also be including some technology recommendations which we have received from the strategic planning committees as well,” he noted.
Dr. Foley expects to select the Citizens Advisory Committee the first week of September, with the initial meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 12.
“The commitment will be shorttermed but intense,” explained the Superintendent, “with an anticipated recommendation from the volunteers by September 30.
“Much of the research and legwork has already been accomplished by the Action Plan Committee established earlier this year to help develop a district Strategic Plan,” said Dr. Foley.
“Thanks to the efforts of those people, led by Chairwoman Darielle
Walsh, the new Citizens Advisory Committee will have an enormous amount of resource materials at their disposal,” he remarked.
Anyone interested in participating on the new committee is asked to call the Superintendent’s office at (908) 789-4420 for an application form. Applications should be returned by Friday, September 4.
HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS IN SUMMER…Mary Ann Flood, left, of Westfield Twig II gains a nod of approval from Kay Cross, the owner of “Flowers…Naturally,” who conducted a recent workshop in preparation for the “Holiday Treasures” fundraiser to be held Thursday through Sunday, November 19 to 22, to benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH). Hundreds of handcrafted “holiday treasures” are being created by designers and members of the CSH Auxiliary and Twigs for the event, which will be held in the Westfield National Guard Armory.
AWARD OF MERIT…During a recent ceremony held at The Pentagon, Charles L. Cragin, left, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, presented the Meritorious Service Medal to United States Navy Captain Bill Hughes of Westfield. Captain Hughes is stationed in Washington, D.C. and serves as Director of Operations, National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Lt. Joseph Boscia Finishes Jumpmaster Training
WESTFIELD — First Lieutenant Joseph W. Boscia, an Engineer officer with Headquarters Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, recently completed Jumpmaster training.
This qualification means that in future parachute drops, he will be responsible for the safety during pre-jump preparation, flight, and exiting of a planeload of paratroopers.
Last fall, Lieutenant Boscia completed the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Sapper School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
This course taught skills essential to combat engineers. Lieutenant Boscia was the officer in charge for the detachment he led from Fort Bragg. After completion of the course, he received a new assignment there as Headquarters Company Executive Officer in the 307th Engineer Battalion.
He is a graduate of Holy Trinity
First Lt. Joseph W. Boscia
Elementary School in Westfield and St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, and has an electrical engineering degree from the University
of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. His parents, Sue and Joe Boscia, are Westfield residents.
Westfield Service League To Reopen September 2
REOPENING FOR FALL...Debbie Gatesy, left, and Darlene Finne, Co-Chairwomen of the Westfield Service League Thrift Shop and Consignment Shop, stand outside the shop, located on Elmer Street, in preparation for the reopening of the shop on Wednesday, September 2.
Gem and Mineral Show Coming to Fanwood
On September 12
FANWOOD — The New Jersey Mineralogical Society, Inc., will hold its 27th annual Gem and Mineral Show on Saturday, September 12, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Fanwood Train Station, located at North Martine and North Avenues. The rain date is Sunday, September 13.
Dealers will display a variety of specimens, including fossils and jewelry. For information, please call (732) 469-1047.
WESTFIELD The Westfield Service League’s Thrift Shop and Consignment Shop, located at 114 Elmer Street, will reopen for business on Wednesday, September 2, at 9 a.m.
The shop’s racks are full with fall merchandise. In addition to offering
clothing for the whole family, books, toys and jewelry also will be sold at affordable prices. Visitors are invited to browse through the newly stocked shelves. All proceeds benefit local charities.
WESTFIELD — The Honor Roll submitted by Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield for the fourth marking period, which appeared in the August 6 edition of this newspaper, listed Kathryn A. Wade on the Seventh Grade Honor Roll. She should have been included on the Distinguished Honor Roll.
Westfield ‘Y’ Camps Celebrate Season’s End With Festive Carnivals
WESTFIELD — The Westfield “Y” Summer Camp Program ended its 1998 season with camp carnivals held recently at Echo Lake Park, the First United Methodist Church and the “Y.”
More than 250 children enjoyed a variety of games geared to each group level — preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 5 — as well as prizes, face painting, snowcones and cotton candy for everyone.
Favorite attractions were “Dunk the Counselor” and the shaving cream toss.
Over 1,000 children participated this year in the Westfield “Y’s” camp program, which provides fun-filled, wholesome activities in a safe and caring environment.
The goals of the camps are to develop confidence, leadership and the ability to contribute to and benefit from group situations, whether as a preschooler or a teenage “Counselor in Training,” according to “Y” representative Bona Wieland.
Highlights of the summer included daily swims, weekly trips and outdoor adventures.
The Westfield “Y’s” fall session begins on Tuesday, September 8, with school-age child care beginning on Wednesday, September 23.
Transportation is provided for Westfield students to and from the Westfield “Y.” Questions regarding child care may be referred to Susan Beelitz, for preschool, or Stacy Dixon, school age, at (908) 233-2700.
Overlook to Raffle Mercedes-Benz For Maternity Wing
The Overlook Hospital Auxiliary is offering raffle tickets for a Mercedes-Benz ML320 to raise money for the maternity center at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
One thousand chances to win this sports utility vehicle are being sold for $100 apiece. The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 19, during “Great Performances,” Overlook Hospital’s gala at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. (The winner need not be present.)
To purchase a raffle ticket, please call the Auxiliary business office at (908) 522-2004, or send a check for $100, payable to Overlook Hospital Auxiliary, to Overlook Auxiliary, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, 07902.
Philathalians to Hold Auditions Sept. 8-9 for On Borrowed Time
FANWOOD — The Philathalians of Fanwood will hold open auditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. for On Borrowed Time, a nostalgic comic
play by Paul Osborne. There are parts for actresses and actors of all ages, including 14 speaking roles, in this fantasy about a family’s dealings with “Mr. Brink,” a mysterious character who turns out to be death incarnate.
Especially needed are older performers (capable of playing 60 plus years old), and two youngsters, 7 and 10 years old.
The Philathalians, now nearing their 70th year in Fanwood, are also seeking people interested in offstage theater work. Anyone with a knack for (or interest in learning) makeup, wardrobe, lighting, props or any theater craft are invited to attend.
The theater is at the Fanwood Carriage House, 129 Watson Road, at the corner of Park Avenue adjacent to Borough Hall.
For directions or further information, please call (908) 322-8686 or (732) 815-1110.
DPW Issues Correction On Brush Pickup Dates
FANWOOD — The Fanwood Department of Public Works has issued a correction regarding the dates for its Brush Program. A brochure mailed to borough residents stated the program would commence on the first Monday of September.
Brush pickup will actually take place on the north side of Fanwood from Monday, August 31, through Friday, September 4. On the south side, pickup will occur between Tuesday, September 8, and Friday, September 11.
Please call (908) 322-7404 if you have any questions.
Rose Bush Donations Revive Memorial Garden in Summit A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...Williams Nursery recently donated 55 rose
bushes to help the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit revive their rose garden. Reeves Reed Horticulturist Carolyn Lydon is shown planting one of the rose bushes with intern Steve Passafaro, a Rutgers University student.
WESTFIELD — David Williams of Williams Nursery donated 55 rose bushes to the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit in an effort to revive its Susie Graham Reeves rose garden following its reported decimation by deer. The original rose garden was created in 1925 and contained similar plants.
The donated beauties included hybrid teas, floribundas, rambling roses and, as pictured, standard roses that resemble topiaries. These are the
first to be planted in several decades. Williams Nursery also donated l5 rose bushes last fall that are thriving.
Junior Woman’s Club Invites Public to Submit ‘Beautiful Baby’ Photos
FANWOOD – The Junior Woman’s Club of Fanwood is sponsoring a “Beautiful Baby” photo contest to take place on Sunday, September 27, at the third annual Fanny Wood Day celebration, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the borough’s downtown.
Photographs submitted may feature a child from birth to 5 years of age, and must be no larger than 4 by 6. All photographs will be on display, separated into two age categories, and a prize will be awarded to both winners.
Winners need not be present, so parents are asked to print their child’s name and their telephone number on the back of photographs which are submitted.
Photographs should be mailed by Monday, September 21, to: Fanwood Junior Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 452, Fanwood, 07023.
Residents will have an opportunity to cast their votes, for $1 each, during the Fanny Wood Day festival. All proceeds will benefit the Fanwood Junior Woman’s Club, which has been helping the community since 1946.
For further information, please call Carolyn at (908) 490-0130.
Volunteers Sought For Discovery Shop
WESTFIELD – The Union County Unit of the American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to work Saturdays at the Discovery Shop, the organization’s upscale, resale store located at 311 North Avenue in Westfield.
The shop is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are responsible for accepting donations, pricing clothing and displaying merchandise. No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be personable.
Bag Sale Days will be held at the Discovery Shop on Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29. A bag can be purchased for $5 and filled to the rim with all summer merchandise.
As the clothing racks become empty, fall and winter donations will be accepted at the store. All items must be clean, stylish and in good condition. Donations must not be more than three years old.
All proceeds raised from the sale of Discovery Shop articles directly support programs in research, education and patient services.
For information about volunteering or donating items, please call the Union Unit at (908) 354-7373.
Registration Planned For Senior Aerobics
SCOTCH PLAINS — An aerobic exercise program geared for senior citizens is being offered through the Scotch Plains Recreation Department.
The exercises will be accompanied by music and vary from chair to standing routines.
Registration will take place Monday, September 14, through Friday, September 25 for residents, and Monday, September 21, through September 25 for non-residents, at a cost of $5 and $10, respectively.
Sessions will be held Monday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m., and participants must provide their own transportation.