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Ninth Annual Wildlife Sunday FROM A WOLF'S PERSPECTIVE… Wolf painting, by wildlife artist Jill Sutherland, who will have her paintings displayed and for purchase at Wildlife Sunday at Trailside Nature & Science Center.
A live wolf will be the "headliner" at Union County's ninth annual Wildlife Sunday at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Sunday, April 5, from 1 to 5 p. m.
Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella said that a representative from Wolf Visions, an organization dedicated to the education, preservation and restoration of wolves, will bring the special guest as part of a presentation dispelling the myths and legends about the "Big Bad Wolf."
"Visitors will be able to learn from a wolf education booth with real wolf tracks. There also will be handouts for all ages," said Freeholder Mirabella, Freeholder liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, noting that a discussion by Vinnie Reo of Wolf Visions will emphasize the importance of wolves to the ecosystem.
County Manager Michael Lapolla said that the special day is dedicated to all kinds of wildlife, with a variety of demonstrations, nature walks, planetarium shows, and ongoing activities for families.
"One of the other topics will be what to do if you find an injured animal in your yard," he said, explaining that Renee Thomair from Born Free Wildlife Care will address this issue and explain the role of wildlife rehabilitators, who are licensed by
the state to care for and release orphaned and injured wildlife. Bird banding with Glenn and Eileen Mahler will show how the retrieval of leg bands helps provide information on songbird migration routes and travel time, while Grant Stiles of Stiles Apiaries will bring a colony of honeybees for up- close observation.
The Newark Bait & Flycasting Club will present a hands- on fishing clinic designed to show participants a variety of different fishing techniques, bait and lures, and Ruth Yablonsky of Trailside, will introduce everyone to some of the Nature Center's own native snakes.
Turtle Back Zoo of West Orange will bring many animals to touch, and hawks and owls from the Avian Wildlife Center of Wantage will be on display. New Jersey Fish, Game & Wildlife, the Nature Conservancy and Jenkinson's Aquarium of Point Pleasant will also be setting up interesting displays and providing valuable information.
During Wildlife Sunday, families can go on nature walks in search of animal signs, go birdwatching with members of the Greater Watchung Nature Club, or discover what they can do to attract birds and butterflies to their own backyard.
Children's activities will include face- painting, wildlife crafts and the opportunity to have their picture taken while posing as a hanging bat.
Admission to Wildlife Sunday is $2 per person, with children 6 and under admitted for free. Trailside, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, is a facility of the Union County Division of Parks and Recreation.
Please call (908) 789- 3670 for information on this event, as well as on the variety of upcoming spring and summer camp programs.
LANDMARK EVENT… Mayor Thomas C. Jardim of Westfield presents former Union County Freeholder Carol I. Cohen with watercolor scenes of Westfield by a local artist, along with a Westfield lapel pin, on the occasion of her being sworn in as County Counsel. She is the first woman to be appointed to the position of counsel in the county's 140- year history. A pin symbolizing the women's movement and those who have broken the "glass ceiling," which has traditionally separated women from men in higher positions, was presented by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi on behalf of the New Jersey Women's Political Caucus.
Financial Abuse of Seniors Topic of Cable TV Show
In April, Union County's cable television program for senior citizens will discuss the prevention of financial abuse of the elderly.
"This is a terrible problem that Union County has been addressing," said Freeholder Lewis Mingo, Jr., Liaison to the county's Advisory Council on Aging.
"We urge everyone to watch this show and learn about what is being done," he added.
Freeholder Mingo noted that the show, "Vintage Viewers," will feature "Community Partners to Prevent Abuse," a program which has successfully addressed the problem.
Program host Lou Coviello will interview Grace Egan, project director of the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging's Elderly Abuse and Neglect Project, and Susan Cronk, program manager of Union County's Adult Protective
Service, which is administered by Catholic Community Services.
Their discussion of the Elderly Abuse and Neglect Project emphasizes the project's concern with the public's lack of awareness of this danger, which prevents corrective action, and its focus on overcoming the lack of knowledge through educating the public and professionals in the fields of medicine, social services, legal services, law enforcement and banking.
The discussion also covers the law, which can help protect the elderly, and how Adult Protective Services may be used by threatened seniors or those who care for them. A key concept is the partnership of the public and professionals.
"Vintage Views" is made possible through the facilities and technical direction of Cablevision of Elizabeth. The program will be available locally Thursday nights on Comcast Cable, Channel 57, starting at 7 p. m.
For more information about "Vintage Views," or to comment on programming, please call Mr. Coviello at (908) 527- 4872.
UCUA Announces Schedule For Household Waste Days
The Union County Utilities Authority (UCUA) will sponsor three Spring 1998 Household Special Waste Days, according to Chairman James J. Kennedy.
The first event will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Cranford Municipal Pool, on Centennial Avenue in Cranford.
The second program will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Springfield Municipal Pool on Morrison Road, Springfield.
The final event for the spring will be held on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. in Union at the Department of Public Works Yard on Swanstrom Place.
Information regarding cancellation of any of the events due to severe inclement weather will be available by calling the authority at (732) 382- 9400 after 3 p. m. on the Friday before the event.
There is no cost to participate; however, pre- registration with the
UCUA is mandatory. The disposal of household special waste is open to Union County residents only. Proof of residency is required.
Acceptable household special waste includes oil- based paints and varnishes, pool chemicals, corrosives and cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, caustics, solvents, thinners, aerosol cans, asphalt sealers, fire extinguishers, flammable liquids and solids.
Other acceptable items are motor oil, gasoline, motor oil filters, automotive products, batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs (unbroken), thermostats and mercury switches.
Only materials in their original or labeled containers will be accepted. No containers larger than five gallons or empty containers will be accepted.
In addition, unidentified materials, explosives, radioactive materials, gas cylinders or materials containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will not be accepted.
Latex paint will not be collected at Household Special Waste Days. The authority is sponsoring a separate Latex Paint Collection Day to be held at the Westfield Municipal Pool on Scotch Plains Avenue on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m.
At this event, latex paint will be accepted in the original paint can and in containers no larger than five gallons. This event is open to Union County residents only. No commercial contractors will be permitted. Pre- registration is also required for this event
All Union County schools will also be able to dispose of their laboratory chemical waste at Household Special Waste Days for a nominal charge.
In order to participate, schools must contact the UCUA at least two weeks before an event for more information and to register.
For more information or to register, residents may call the UCUA at (732) 382- 9400.
Toastmasters Reveal Speakers for Tonight
Gino Merendino of Linden, Bob Fontaine of Roselle and David Cohen of Westfield are the scheduled speakers at Toastmasters of Westfield tonight, Thursday, March 26, at 8 p. m.
Evaluators scheduled for the meeting are Jane Boyer of Westfield, Noel Crawford of Mountainside and Joe Sarzillo of Carteret.
The scheduled Grammarian is Fred Meyer of Scotch Plains and the Timer will be Ed Becmer of Westfield. Jim Vandewater of Union will give the Opener.
Toastmasters meets in the First Savings Bank on South Avenue in Fanwood, across from the train station. The entrance to the downstairs meeting room is through the ATM Room.
The club provides a supportive and positive learning environment for men and women to learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking, according to spokesman Jack Pfanne.
For more information, please call Mr. Pfanne at (908) 276- 7935.
Torah Center to Present Pre- Passover Story, Crafts
Hour for Kids on Sunday
The Union County Torah Center in Westfield will be presenting a prePassover Jewish Story and Crafts Hour for children, ages 3 through 5, on Sunday, March 29, from 10: 30 through 11: 15 a. m. at the center, located at 418 Central Avenue in Westfield.
Children will listen to a story, learn about the holiday and do a related arts and crafts project. Popular holiday songs will also be taught. The fee is $5 per child.
Rabbi Levi Block of the center said "this will give a chance for children who are not yet in Hebrew Schools to learn about Passover in a fun and entertaining way."
For more information and to reserve space, please call (908) 789- 5252.