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The Mothers' Center of Central NJ
is looking for nursery/ preschools in the Westfield/ Plainfield area to participate in a
Preschool Sampler Workshop. The purpose is to familiarize Mothers' Center members and the public with area schools and their offerings. The workshop will be held at the
Scotch Plains Library on January 28 at 8 pm. If your school is interested in participating please
leave a message for Sally at 9085611751.
the mothers’ center of central new jersey
P.O. Box 7, Scotch Plains • (908) 561-1751
Preschool Sampler Workshop John E. Mullins, Jr., D.M.D.
New Jersey Specialty #5079
is please to announce the opening of his new office to provide you with the highest
quality care in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Telephone (908) 490-0560
567 Park Ave, Suite 104 Scotch Plains
WREATH MAKERS…Members of the Garden Club of Westfield recently met to make holiday wreaths for Westfield town buildings. The decorated wreaths were placed at the Westfield Day Care Center, the Westfield Public Works Building, and the Westfield Municipal Building. Pictured, left to right, are: standing, Mary Pearsall, Mary Ann Malloy, Ruth Paul, Norma Degnan, Nancy Rainville and Dariel Belcher, and kneeling, Jean Sawtelle and George Bidgood. Missing from the picture are Irene Ilaria and Ottilie Griessemer.
Cancer Foundation Begins ‘Kid Read’ Program, Benefit READING FOR A CAUSE…Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) in Scotch
Plains recently kicked off its kid read program during a reception held at Richard Roberts Ltd, also in Scotch Plains. Pictured, left to right, are: Sandy Wooster and Jennifer Mazujian of Richard Roberts; Diane DiFrancesco, wife of State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco; Bob McGrath of “Sesame Street;” John F. Hartman, Executive Director of ECF; Ann Reynolds, Manager of Richard Roberts; Bob Crooks, Vice President of Richard Roberts, and Rick Brownlee, Richard Roberts President. Mr. McGrath is the program’s Honorary Chairman, and Mrs. DiFrancesco serves as its Chairwoman.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) in Scotch Plains recently kicked off its kid read program at Richard Roberts Ltd. in Scotch Plains.
kid read is a read-a-thon in which participants are asked to obtain financial pledges to aid ECF from family members and friends for reading as many books as possible within a specific time period.
ECF hopes to bring the kid read program to school districts throughout the state, according to spokeswoman Kristen Glanzman.
ECF, which is headquartered in Scotch Plains, is a not-for-profit public foundation which provides professional counseling, advocacy services, material assistance, and limited emergency financial relief to the families of children diagnosed with cancer.
Paul S. Misiur Is Appointed As Town Bank Executive
WESTFIELD — Frank N. Goffreda, President and Chief Executive Officer of the recently opened Town Bank of Westfield, has announced the appointment of Paul S. Misiur as Vice President and Operations Officer.
The Town Bank of Westfield is the first locally owned bank in 70 years.
Mr. Misiur, a resident of Union, has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, with banking institutions such as the United Counties Trust Company in Cranford, the Security National Bank and Trust Company in Newark and Kenilworth State Bank in Kenilworth.
Prior to his employment at The Town Bank of Westfield, he served as a Staff Officer at the First Chicago Trust Company of New York in Jersey City.
Mr. Misiur received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University in South Orange. He is a member of the North Jersey Bankers Administration Institution and a former accounting instructor for the American Institute of Banking.
The Town Bank of Westfield, located “on the circle” is accessible to surrounding Westfield communities such as Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Springfield and Cranford.
The bank provides commercial bank services to residents, profes
sionals and small businesses. For additional information pertaining to the bank’s products and services, please call (908) 301-0800.
Union Catholic Inducts Nine Local Students
Into Honor Society
SCOTCH PLAINS — Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains recently inducted 61 students into the Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Admission to the society requires that a student achieve a 6.5 grade point average, and demonstrate service to the school and/or the community through strong leadership and good character in areas such as clubs, activities and sports, with a high degree of involvement and cooperation. Students must also be willing to tutor when needed.
Senior students inducted included Joseph Gregov, Gina Hernandez and Thomas Werner of Scotch Plains, and Tiana Mayes and Albert Nodar from Westfield.
Junior students inducted were Jaime Bennett, Nicole Manziano and Brian Reagan of Scotch Plains, and Katie Behr of Westfield.
The moderator of the National Honor Society at Union Catholic is Maryann Farrell.
Tickets for First Night Event Available at Area Stores
WESTFIELD – Tickets for the third Annual First Night Westfield celebration on Thursday, December 31, are now available. The cost is $8 per ticket through Wednesday, December 23, and $10 afterwards.
First Night, a town-wide, alcohol free celebration, will be held between 6:30 p.m. and midnight at various venues in Westfield. The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a trolley to transport people between the different
locations. Among the scheduled entertainment will be a performance by the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, square dance calling and country line dancing, magic shows, a puppet show, a mind reader, children’s programs, acrobatic dogs, a talent show and a circus.
There will also be musical ensembles, including a guitar duo, a string ensemble, traditional Jewish music, a Dixieland jazz band, singing, folk guitar, harmonica, and jazz performers.
Tickets are available at the Westfield “Y,” the Westfield Recreation Department, Town Book Store, Kings Super Market of Garwood,
The Westfield Leader, Leader Store, Lancaster Ltd. Hallmark, Scott Shoe Shop, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood YMCA; PNC Bank, Fleet Bank, Summit Bank, and Town Bank of Westfield.
First Night will be sponsored by the Westfield “Y,” the Westfield Foundation, the Town of Westfield, and other local and private business donors.
For more information, please call the First Night hotline at (908) 5182983. BIG RED NEEDS A HOME…Big Red
is one of many cats and kittens in need of a foster or permanent home. He was caged at a shelter for 18 months before coming to People for Animals of Hillside. Big Red is neutered, current with vaccinations, front declawed, and has a medium-length orange tabby coat. He is people-friendly, but shy of other cats. This year, People for Animals has adopted approximately 200 cats to foster or permanent homes. There are 30 cats and kittens in foster homes awaiting adoption. For more information about adoption and foster care for Big Red or other available cats and kittens, please call (908) 688-1073 and select menu option No. 1. Anyone wishing to donate toward the care of homeless cats, please send a contribution to: Cats In Need, People for Animals, 433 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, 07205. People for Animals is in need of financial help to care for the cats it has rescued.
Kidstart Program Wraps Up At Fanwood Memorial Library LITTLE ARTISTS…An art show reception was recently held at the Fanwood
Memorial Library to conclude “Kidstart,” a new eight-week program established by art therapist and Fanwood resident, Vicki Annese. Pictured, left to right, are Kidstart participants and teachers: Vicki Annese, John Howarth, Cassie Caminiti, Stephan Loshiavo, Megan Koederitz, Sarah Lazarus, Andrew Naugle, Nicholas Annese, Omar Mussa, Desli DeMarsico, Joseph Bujnowski and Anita Wallden.
FANWOOD – An art show reception was recently held at the Fanwood Memorial Library to conclude “Kidstart,” a new eight-week program established by art therapist and Fanwood resident, Vicki Annese.
The goal of the program was to encourage the development of a strong self-concept in young children through the use of selected children’s literature and art projects.
The Kidstart bibliography included over 40 books that were chosen to represent the topics of individuality, self-esteem, family, friendship, and
feelings. Each week the children heard one or two of the books and then participated in creating an art project inspired from the book, relating to the theme, a character, or the illustrations.
Mrs. Annese believes that, “art can be a wonderful tool for encouraging individuality and increasing self esteem, especially when children are given opportunities to make their own decisions, come up with their own ideas, and use their own style.”
The public is invited to see a selection of the Kidstart books and view the children’s art show upstairs at the Fanwood Memorial Library through December.
For information about future children’s programs at the Fanwood Memorial Library, please call the Children’s Department at (908) 3224377. Union County Residents $20/Year • All Others $24/Year
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Crop Walk Raises $16,500 In Donations to Aid Needy
The 1998 Crop Walk, held on October 4, has garnered $16,500 in donations to help end hunger worldwide. This result exceeded the Walk’s goal of $15,000.
Over 150 walkers from area churches followed the 3-mile course.
The mini-Crop Walk, sponsored by Faith Nursery School, a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, raised a total of $1,006.
Approximately 31 four and fiveyear old children who are students Faith Nursery School walked a shorter distance on September 28 to raise funds.
Twenty-five percent of the monies from both Crop Walks was donated to St. John’s Soup Kitchen in New
MAKING A DIFFERENCE…The 1998 Crop Walk, held on October 4, has garnered $16,500 in donations to help end hunger worldwide. This result exceeded the Walk’s goal of $15,000. Pictured, left to right, are: John and Emily Everson of Fanwood, Lynn Nelson of Summit, Laura Perccoco of Fanwood, and Marti and Melissa Neumann of Chatham.
ark. The balance was given to Church World Service, an interdenominational organization which aids the hungry in the U.S. and abroad.
In addition, non-perishable food items and toiletries were donated by the walkers to assist local people through the food pantry at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New Providence.
For more information about Church World Service, please call 1800-456-1310. To make a donation to the food pantry, please call Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church at (908) 464-7600. To learn more about Crop Walks, please call Walk Coordinator Karen Berk of Faith Lutheran Church at (908) 3221693.
Union Catholic Pupils Named To Foreign Language Societies
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Foreign Language Department of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains recently inducted 48 students into three language honor societies at a candlelight ceremony.
To qualify, students must be in the fifth semester or beyond in foreign language study, attain a “B plus” average, and show evidence of interest in and concern for the culture, customs and people represented by the language they are studying. They must also demonstrate excellence and an above-average
proficiency in the language. Local students inducted into the Societe Honoraire de Francais, the French Honor Society, included Kathryn Schurtz of Fanwood and Albert Nodar of Westfield. Frances Brennan is moderator of the society.
Students inducted into Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica the Spanish Honor Society, were Katie Behr and Tiana Mayes of Westfield and Gina Hernandez of Scotch Plains. Bruce Zehnle, Chairman of the Foreign Language Department, is the moderator of this society.
Hypertension Screening Slated for December 14
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Township of Scotch Plains will hold the free monthly Hypertension (high blood pressure) Screening Clinic on Monday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Scotch Plains Public Library Community Room.
The goal of the clinic is to identify new cases of high blood pressure. Those persons who are over the age of 30 and smoke or are overweight or have a family history of heart disease or diabetes and have not had their blood pressure checked recently are urged to attend.
Cub Scout Pack No. 172 Plans Holiday Meeting
WESTFIELD – Cub Scout Pack No. 172 of Franklin Elementary School in Westfield will hold its annual holiday pack meeting today, Thursday, December 10, at 7 p.m.
Each year, every den donates food and other essentials to the Interfaith Council of Westfield for distribution to the needy during the holiday season.
The donations will be sorted and packed in boxes which will be decorated during the pack meeting.