Page 18 Thursday, July 2, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
Master Gardeners Host Garden and Plant Fair
The ninth annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, hosted recently by the Master Gardeners of Union County at Trailside Nature Center in Mountainside, was another success, according to a spokeswoman for the program with a total of 1,379 fair visitors were counted.
"The main purpose of the fair was to raise public awareness of the Master Gardener Program," said Joanne Krueger, fair organizer. "We do this through lectures and dis- plays featuring horticultural topics and the various services provided by Master Gardener volunteers year round. The plant sale raises funds to enable us to provide those ser- vices."
"Many of the plants were donated
ANOTHER SUCCESS...The Master Gardeners ninth annual spring Garden Fair, which was recently held at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside, was deemed another success. Pictured, left to right, are: Master Gardeners Frank Schaeffer and Susan Fraser of Westfield, Teresa Bryan of Fanwood, Stacey LaForge of New Providence, and Pat Margulis of Westfield, as they get ready to serve visitors and answer their queries on perennials. The event was hosted by the Master Gardeners of Union County. Just under 1,400 people attended.
from Master Gardeners' own gar- dens, or were cultivated in our ex- perimental garden, also at Trailside. The rest were generously donated by merchants in the county," said Katherine Sabatino, Master Gardener President.
Master Gardeners offers a number of programs and services including a Garden Hotline, which can be reached for garden inquiries at (908) 654- 9852, include horticultural therapy, a speakers' bureau, community beau- tification, and gardening with chil- dren.
Master Gardeners also maintains an experimental garden at Trailside. For questions and more information on the program, please call (908) 654-9854.
David B. Corbin for The Times
SHE'S A LADY...This 1951 convertible, named "Pink Lady," was purchased by Lillian Estok and Michael Hopelawn, pictured, from a friend of theirs five years ago. The car, originally green, contains all its original parts. The car was just one of the many autos displayed during the Classic Car Show and Craft Fair held Sunday by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association.
David B. Corbin for The Times
COMPLETELY RESTORED...John Riley stands next to his 1967 Chevy Chevelle convertible 454. The classic model features four speeds and two to four merlin heads. The Chevy, which has been completely restored, was one of many classic cars on display during the Classic Car Show and Craft Fair held last Sunday by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association. Alumni Group Gives
Books and Scholarships SP-FHS ALUMNI... The officers for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
Alumni Association for 1998-1999 were installed in May. Pictured, left to right, are: President Marie DiFrancesco Leppert, Recording Secretary MaryAnn Duchinka McMillian, Corresponding Secretary Kristi Murdoch Hawkins, Trea- surer Kathleen Geary Van Horn, and three-year Trustee Diane Kunstmann Carboy. Other Trustees not pictured are John Gausz, Sue Harrigfeld and Honorary Trustee Dr. Terry Riegel. Meetings are held five times a year at the high school.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SP-FHS) Alumni Associa- tion recently donated two books to the high school library written by alumna Jacqueline Harper Cecchettini, class of 1949. Ms. Cecchettini wrote "Fanwood: the Way It Was" and "Four Towns Remem- bered: Fanwood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains and Westfield." The two books describe the towns when they were mere villages and most residents knew one another. "This is local folk- lore at its best to be enjoyed by future generations," said a spokeswoman for the association.
The alumni association announced that Nicole Kreger and Christian Sorge, both SP-FHS graduating se- niors, will each receive grants of $500. Both have excellent academic records and busy extra curricular schedules. They are both descen- dants of SP- FHS alumni.
N i c o l e , the daughter of Maureen and Brian Kreger, is a B l o u s t e i n scholar and a N a t i o n a l Merit Commended student. She has won many dance awards, three of them in national competition and recently choreographed the high school musical production. She spent four years in the SP-FHS marching band, symphonic band and full choir. Possible majors at James Madison University for Nicole include Ger-
man, math or science. Christian Sorge, son of Phyllis Sorge and the late Edward Sorge, may major in science or math at the University of Maryland. He spent four years in the marching band and Air Force ROTC, Spanish Club and Repertory Theater. He is certified as a first re- sponder with Emergency Medical Ser- vices and is treasurer of the Scotch Plains Res- cue Squad a group his father pre- sided over for 15 years as president.
SCHOOL CLEANUP Under the direction and supervision of seventh-grade teacher Susan Beyer, and with the help of the Township of Scotch Plains and Shop Rite Supermarkets, the Terrill Middle School seventh graders recently launched "Pick Up Litter Day" to keep their school grounds clean. Each group was assigned to a different area of the school grounds, then given plastic bags and gloves donated by Shop Rite. Students filled about 15 plastic bags with litter, and brought aluminum cans which were found on the grounds to recycling bins. They plan to continue this project during the 1998-1999 school year. Pictured, left to right, are: Ali Rosloff, Gianna Ferrante, Colleen Coyel and Emily O'Conner.
'Pop' Lloyd and Impact On Negro Leagues Topic Of Dr. Lawrence Hogan
Union County College's Dr. Lawrence Hogan is back in the spot- light with the latest in his endeavors to educate the public on the history of Black baseball.
The Fanwood resident and senior Professor of History, gave a presenta- tion on his efforts, and those of a com- mittee of which he is a member, in renovating the John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Stadium in Atlantic City to honor a player of the former Negro Baseball Leagues who placed his mark on base- ball history.
Dr. Hogan presented a seminar en- titled, "The John Henry 'Pop' Lloyd Project: A Model for Baseball Public History" at the 10th annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 10 through June 12 at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Dr. Hogan helped to spearhead the stadium's renovation in 1992, and when the project came to fruition two years later, he led the committee to extend its goals and purposes to include a com- memoration of next year's 50th anni- versary of the stadium's original con- struction.
Dr. Hogan says that he has focused his energies on honoring Lloyd "be- cause he was a model for public base-
ball history." The professor worked with his committee to obtain $400,000 in donations for the renovation, largely through the assistance of Bally's Park Place Casino and Casino Redevelop- ment Authority funds.
On May 14, "Pop" Lloyd was in- ducted into the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, the highest attainable honor for a New Jersey athlete.
Lloyd played shortstop and first base from 1905 to 1932 for several champi- onship teams in the Negro Leagues and participated in five Negro League World Series. He had a lifetime batting aver- age of .368.
Dr. Hogan's research in Black base- ball history includes the development of a nationwide traveling exhibition of memorabilia featuring Black baseball before its integration into general or- ganized baseball in 1946.
Major league baseball was subse- quently integrated the following year. Dr. Hogan has also produced a video on Black baseball, having interviewed players and their families and conducted extensive library reviews on individual players and the concept of Negro League baseball as it existed before Jackie Robinson became the first Black to be admitted to professional baseball.
Freeholder Goncalves Calls On Authority to Notify Towns
Of Intent to Buy Properties
Union County Freeholder Donald Goncalves has called on the Port Au- thority of New York and New Jersey to notify affected Municipalities when they plan to buy additional proper- ties.
"The need for better notification was highlighted by the Port Authority an- nouncement that they are conducting a maritime study regarding expansion of Port facilities by an additional 700 acres. A portion of the new land purchases may include Elizabeth.
"Everyone favors economic devel- opment, The point is, however, when Port Authority purchases property, it becomes a tax exempt aide. At the very least, the affected communities should be notified, and the bi-state agency should be sensitive to the community
desires before, not after, the purchase," he said.
Freeholder Goncalves noted that the Port Authority land holdings in Union County, exceeds the size of eight differ- ent municipalities. He added, the eco- nomic development of the Port, and the land creation through dredge spoils are subjects of concern to municipalities.
His resolution emphasizes the need for candid and timely discussion.
Freeholder Goncalves previously had pressed the Port Authority on fair share funding between New York and New Jersey.
"I am a supporter of the Port Author- ity. There is a growing need by the Port Authority, however, to seek input and opinion before decisions affecting mu- nicipalities are made," he said.
County News STRAIGHT "A's" On June 12, Park Middle School in Scotch Plains honored its eighth grade students in an awards assembly. Pictured, are Allison DeMaio, left and Matthew Deegan, right, who were presented with awards from Principal Chester Janusz for a continuous "A" average.
Park Middle School Honors Eighth Graders
On June 12 Park honored its eighth grade students during an assembly.
The following Special Awards were presented:
Continuous "A" Average Matthew Deegan and Allison DeMaio; President's Award for Academic Excellence Erin Breznitsky, Regina Cappio, Michael Chester, Christopher Delaney, Sonia Dutta, Jessica Green, Karen McCourt, Raj Mukherji, Kristy Novak, Matthew Ortyl, John Park, Andrew Pavoni, Catherine Trombley, Alison Golinski, Jennifer Ordelt, and Alfred Twu.
Also receiving awards were: President's Award for Educational Im- provement Laine Bonstein, Patrick Carroll, Tiffany Kane, Emily Rodino, Bill Simpson, Christine Troiano, Jenni- fer Alonzo, Alia Berry, Lauren DeMartino, Kristina Eide, Joshua Finkelstein, Jaclyn Fiorino, Michael Furnari, Jillian Koscielecki, Steven Lowen, Kerry McVey, Becky Novorro, Michael O'Neil, Sharon Opila, Hana Pardon, Bretton Pocorobba, Kerri Quinn, Matthew Ruggieri, Alia Shaalan, Jenni- fer Vadas, Kim Weinberg, and Eva Stepanowicz; Mingle Award Amany Ibrahem; Continental Math League Michael Chester, Sonia Dutta, Alfred Twu, Patrick Carroll, Raj Mukherji, Michael Heinrich, Karen McCourt, Lauren DeMartino, Allison DeMaio, Emily Rodino, Matthew Ortyl, John Park, Kristy Novak, and Sharon Opila.
Additional awards presented were: George Jackson Award Matthew Deegan and Christopher Delaney; Jan Link Award Regina Cappio; Ginny Mennuti Award Steven Lowen; Dan O'Hara Award Raj Mukherji and Tif- fany Kane; P.T.A. Handbook Jesus Gonzalez; V.F.W. Writing Contest David Campbell; Perfect Attendance Louis Cacciuttolo, Sonia Dutta, Lindsey Filo, Matthew Richards, Catherine Trombley, and Michael McLoughlin; American Mathematics Competitions Matthew Ortyl, Michael Chester, and Alfred Twu; KMO Quiz Bowl Patrick Carroll, Michael Chester, Lauren DeMartino, Sonia Dutta, Jennifer Ordelt, Raj Mukherji, Matthew Sturm, Catherine Trombley, Alfred Twu, and John Park.
The following Academic Awards were given: Instrumental Music Ayanna Abrams, Jennifer Alonzo, Elizabeth Black, Erin Breznitsky, Julianne Buro, Regina Cappio, Patrick Carroll, Lind- say Curry, Gregory Cvetovich, Allison DeMaio, Lauren DeMartino, Matthew Deegan, Christopher Delaney, Elizabeth Dobis, Marcus Dockery, Sonia Dutta, Todd DuVoisin, Kristina Eide, Ashley Esposito, Lindsey Filo, Stephanie Fowler, Alison Golinski, Jessica Green, Michael Heinrich, Melissa Heller, Jillian Koscielecki, Jacquelin L'Heureux, Karen McCourt, Jennifer McLoughlin, Michael McLoughlin, Kerry McVey, Kristy Novak, Rebecca Novorro, Sharon Opila, Hana Pardon, John Park, Stephanie Pennica, Bretton Pocorobba, Kerri Quinn, Emily Rodino, Matthew Ruggieri, Matthew Schaible, Lisa Schwahl, Christopher Sheldon, William Simpson, Lauren Spiegel, Michael Trainor, Michelle Trimpin, Christine Troiano, Alfred Twu, Ian Wehrle, Hanna Woo, Linsey Zebleckas, and Yendi Jones.
Receiving Art Awards were: Jennifer Alonzo, Gregory Cvetovich, Elyse Klecan, John Park, Rachel Stewart, Lan Trinh, Ashley Esposito, Raj Mukherji, Kristy Novak, Alfred Twu, Matthew Deegan, Michael Heinrich, Amany Ibrahem, Karen McCourt, Michael O'Neil, Matthew Ortyl, Andrew Pavoni, Lisa Schwahl, Alia Shaalan, Kimberly Weinberg, Erin Breznitsky, Michael Furnari, Jessica Green, Andrew Hines, Jacquelin L'Heureux, Marlon Mfattos, Stephanie Pennica, Kenji Hasegawa, Rebecca Novorro, Jennifer O'Brien, Emily Rodino, Michael Chester, Keith Baratucci, Laine Bonstein, Jillian Koscielecki, Kristine Michael, Joseph Negron, Jennifer Ordelt, Matthew Ruggieri, lan Wehrle, and Allison DeMaio.
Chorus Awards were presented to: Ayanna Abrams, Kaitlyn Adelaar, Alia Berry, Laine Bonstein, Sojourna Cunningham, Lauren DeMartino, Eliza- beth Dobis, Sonia Dutta, Lindsey Filo, Meghan Fitzgerald, Stephanie Fowler, Melissa Heller, Andrew Hines, Kim Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Yendi Jones, Jillian Koscielecki, Jacqueline L'Heureux, Karen McCourt, Brian McGonigle, Jennifer McLoughlin, Kerry McVey, Raj Mukherji, Joe Negron, Kristy Novak, Rebecca Novorro, Jennifer Ordelt, John Park, Kevin Reedell, Jason Subbie, Lan Trinh, Christine Troiano, Catie Trombley, Alfred Twu, Jennifer Vadas, Ian Wehrle, Kim Weinberg, and Hanna Woo.
English awards were presented to John Park, Jacqueline L'Heureux, Rebecca Novorro, Michael Hanford, Jennifer Nigro, Rebecca Zinman, Christopher Woodward, Steven Lowen, Christine Troiano, Regina Cappio, Lindsey Filo, Michael O'Neil, Emily Rodino, Lauren DeMartino, Alison Golinski, Melissa
Heller, Andrew Pavoni, Alia Berry, Chris- topher Delaney, Raj Mukherji, Marta Stepanowicz, Jaclyn Fiorino, Allison DeMaio, Kristy Novak, Jennifer Ordelt, Jessica Green, Erin Breznitsky, Karen McCourt, Michael Chester, Sonia Dutta, Matthew Deegan, Catherine Trombley, and Sharon Opila; Literacy Achievement Jackie Nanfria, Louis Cacciuttolo, Cory Ayala, Seth Pellum, Lauren Spiegel, and Alesha Brown.
Other awards presented were Family and Consumer Science Lauren DeMartino, Sharee Bowles, Regina Cappio, and Christopher Delaney; For- eign Language Michael Chester, Sonia Dutta, Ashley Esposito, Jaclyn Fiorino, Kristy Novak, John Park, Rory Verducci, Jennifer Alonzo, Josh Finkelstein, Kerry McVey, Karen McCourt, Andrew Pavoni, Lauren DeMartino, Jennifer Ordelt, Emily Rodino, Eva Stepanowicz, Marta Stepanowicz, Catherine Trombley, Rebecca Zinman, Sharon Opila, Alia Berry, Michael Heinrich, Matthew Deegan, Ayanna Abrams, Alison DeMaio, Erin Breznitsky, Alison Golinski, Jessica Green, Jacqueline L'Heureux, Raj Mukherji, Rebecca Novorro, Matthew Ortyl, Christopher Delaney, Kenji Hasegawa, Jennifer Nigro, Jennifer Vadas, Christine Troiano, and Lan Trinh.
Additional awards were given to: In- formation Technologies Steven Lowen, Christopher Delaney, Laine Bonstein, Jennifer Ordelt, William Simpson, Mat- thew Sturm, lan Wehrle, Jessica Green, Alfred Twu, Michael O'Neil, Matthew Ortyl, Matthew Deegan, Giovanni Bur- ton, Michael Hanford, Jason Subbie, Brian McGonigle, Jennifer Alonzo, Cory Ayala, and John Park; Mathematics Lindsey Zebleckas, Willie Simpson, Bretton Pocorobba, Karen McCourt, John Park, Afired Twu, Kerry McVey, Jennifer Ordelt, Lauren DeMartino, Matthew Deegan, Jennifer Alonzo, Lan Trinh, Jennifer Vadas, Erin Gillooly, Keisha Griffiths, Matt Sturm, Regina Cappio, Allison DeMaio, Sonia Dutta, Joshua Finkelstein, Matthew Ortyl, Catherine Trombley, Patrick Carroll, Tiffany Kane,Laine Bonstein, Jaclyn Fiorino, Jennifer McLoughlin, Jennifer Nigro, Gregory Cvetovich, and Jamie Rigano.
Also receiving awards were: Science John Park, Matt Knego, Eva Stepanowicz, Brett Pocorobba, Greg Cvetovich, Jackie Fiorino, Kristy Novak, Josh Finkelstein, Andrew Pavoni, Alfred Twu, Michael Chester, Allison DeMaio, Matthew Ortyl, Catherine Trombley, Jen- nifer Ordelt, Patrick Carroll, Sonia Dutta, Matthew Deegan, Lauren DeMartino, and Karen McCourt; Social Studies Michael Chester, John Park, Allison DeMaio, Jennifer Ordelt, Catherine Trombley, Erin Bretnitsky, Lauren DeMartino, Matthew Deegan, Christo- pher Delaney, Sonia Dutta, Raj Mukherji, Alison Golinski, Alfred Twu, Emily Rodino, Karen McCourt, Kristy Novak, Regina Cappio, Jessica Green, Jackie Nanfria, Katie Reedell, and Seth Pellum; Study Skills Brad Belford, Robert Carriero, Latasha Gray, Michael Jensen and Korri Keats;
The following Activity Awards were given: Multicultural Club Ian Bundy, Tonya Hardy, and Lincoln Williams; Stu- dent Council Tracy Fitzgerald, Mat- thew Sturm, Andrew Pavoni, Lindsay Curry, Chris Vadas, Ian Bundy, Jillian Koscielecki, Hanna Pardon, Raj Mukherji, E. J. Maguire, Tiffany Kane,Steven Lowen, Karen McCourt, John Park, Sonia Dutta, Lindsey Filo, and Alfred Twu; School Store Alfred Twu, Steven Parker, Seth Pellum, and Marcus Smith; Newspaper Alfred Twu, Michael Heinrich, John Park, Katie Reedell, Raj Mukerji, and Brett Pocorobba; Photography Club E. J. Maguire, Andrew Pavoni, Chris Vadas, Julianne Buro, Kerry McVey, Jennifer McLoughlin, Elizabeth Dobis, Joshua Finkelstein, Alison Golinski, Jillian Koscielecki, Rory Verducci, Lauren Spiegel, Kristine Michael, Hana Par- don, Cory Ayala, Sonia Dutta, Michael McLoughlin, Tracy Fitzgerald, Steven Lowen, Bradley Belford, Jennifer Ordelt, Jackie Fiorino, Kristy Novak, Matt Deegan, Becky Novorro, Ashley Esposito, Tiffany Kane, Kristina Eide, Regina Cappio, and Christine Troiano.
Other awards included: Yearbook Jessica Semple, E. J. Maguire, Andrew Pavoni, Christopher Vadas, Julianne Buro, Mike O'Neil, Kerry McVey, Chris- topher Delaney, Joshua Finkelstein, Lauren DeMartino, Lindsey Filo, Alison Golinski, Jillian Koscielecki, Tiffany Johnson, Jessica Green, Rory Verducci, Lauren Spiegel, Kaitlyn Adelaar, Jenni- fer Alonzo, Kristine Michael, Joseph Negron, Hana Pardon, Catherine Trombley, Sonia Dutta, Michael McLoughlin, Tracy Fitzgerald, Steven Lowen, Bradley Belford, Jennifer Ordelt, Jacquelin Fiorino, Matthew Deegan, Kristy Novak, Becky Novorro, Ashley Esposito, Tiffany Kane, Kristina Eide, Regina Cappio, Jennifer McLaughlin, Elizabeth Dobis, Kerri Quinn and Chris- tine Troiano.
Christina M. Van Wyk Graduates With Honors
Christina M. Van Wyk, the daughter of William and Florence Van Wyk of Westfield, was among 319 students who received undergraduate and graduate de- grees during commencement exercises at College Misericordia in Dallas, Penn- sylvania.
Miss Van Wyk graduated cum laude with College Honors, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Physi- cal Therapy. She participated in the hon- ors program.
College Misericordia, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Dallas, Pennsylvania, is a Catholic lib- eral arts undergraduate and graduate in- stitution. Approximately 1,700 students are enrolled on a full- or part-time basis.
At The South Avenue Train Station Parking Lot Nicole Kreger