A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood Thursday, May 7, 1998 Page 11
Director Director Director Director Directory to Houses of Worship y to Houses of Worship y to Houses of Worship y to Houses of Worship y to Houses of Worship
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 8047
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 4250
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER- DAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 889- 5556
Bishop Kirk Bristol
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 232- 9490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(732) 541- 4849
(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains
(908) 889- 1830
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
(908) 233- 4946
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9300
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 889- 8891
Reverend Stephanie Miller- McLane
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2278
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 322- 8461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 233- 5029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2494
Reverend Dr. John G. Wightman
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9222
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 4211
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 233- 3938 or (908) 232- 4403
Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
(908) 233- 8533
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8137
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Westfield
(908) 889- 2100
Reverend John F. Kennedy
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 823 Jerusalem Road
(908) 233- 2855
Reverend Clement Griffin
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
(908) 232- 3456
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
(908) 232- 1162
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
(908) 233- 0301
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 1517
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5192
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
(908) 232- 1214
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 232- 6972
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE'S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2547
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8506
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5487
Reverend Linda Hart
TEMPLE BETH O'R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
(732) 381- 8403
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANU- EL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 6770
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 7151
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 322- 4055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 232- 5678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 889- 2375
Dr. Keiser to Give Recital At Presbyterian Church
Dr. Marilyn Keiser
Marilyn Keiser will perform an organ recital at The Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Avenue, in
Westfield on Sunday, May 10, at 7 p.m. The recital is open to the public.
Dr. Keiser is Professor of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds bachelor and master's de- grees, as well as a doctorate, in Sa- cred Music.
She has performed throughout the United Stated and abroad, and has been a featured soloist with sym- phony orchestras.
Her program will include works by Mendelssohn, Handel, Bach, Vierne, Sowerby, and contemporary compos- ers Dan Locklair, John Ferguson, Craig Phillips and Mark Jones. A suggested donation of $10 is requested at the door.
Care of Aging Parents To be Program Topic At JCC Next Sunday
"The Sandwich Generation: You and Your Aging Parents" is the title of a program to be held on Sunday, May 17, at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Lauren Danis Eldernet Project of Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.
Carol Abaya, who is the founder, publisher and editor of The Sand- wich Generation magazine, will speak on the emotional, financial, legal and health issues that families deal with as parents age.
This program will take place at the Jewish Community Center, 1391 South Martine Avenue, in Scotch Plains.
For information or to register, please call (908) 518-9069. The Lauren Danis Eldernet Project is partially funded by The Grotta Foun- dation for Senior Care.
'Ethics of the Fathers' To be Featured Topic
At 'Tea and Torah'
Pirkey Avot, "The Ethics of the Fathers," will be the topic at the ongoing "Tea and Torah" class which takes place every Wednesday evening at 8:15 p.m. at the Jewish Commu- nity Center of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains.
"This book of the Talmud is called this name because it is considered the 'father' of all books on ethics and morals," explained Rabbi Levi Block, Director of the Union County Torah Center and the teacher of the class.
"In highly-condensed saying, the Rabbis of the Talmud were able to present all the basic principals of ethics and morals," he added.
It is customary to study these teach- ings in-between Passover and Shavuot the holiday that com- memorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. The class is open to the public free of charge.
For more information please call (908) 789-5252 or (908) 889-8800.
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REPRESENTATIVE (908) 233-4797
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Obituaries Obituaries Obituaries Obituaries Obituaries
Peggy Downer of Bridgewater died on Monday, May 4, at home.
Born in Summit, she had lived in Westfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1988.
Miss Downer was employed by the CNA Insurance Company in Parsippany for the last three years as a claims adjuster, and was a member of the Professional Women's Association of Somerset County.
Surviving are her father, Arthur E. Downer of Westfield; a brother, Rob- ert A. Downer of Westfield; a sister, Catherine Downer of Bridgewater, with whom she lived, and her grand- mother, Eleanor Rogers of Berkeley Heights.
Visitation will be held today, Thurs- day, May 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street in Westfield. Graveside ser- vices will follow at Fairview Cem- etery in Westfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- tions may be made to the Seeing Eye Foundation of Morristown, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, 07963, or to the American Kennel Club, 5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 200, Ra- leigh, North Carolina 27606.
May 7, 1998
More Obituaries on Page 10
Andrew Elko Is Selected As Essay Contest Winner ESSAY CONTEST WINNER Andrew Elko of Scotch Plains is presented with
a certificate from Caroline Langer, President of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and Corporate Communications Manager at J.M. Huber Company in Edison. The student, a freshman at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, also received a $500 United States Savings Bond for his winning entry in the KIDS.COMmunicate essay contest sponsored recently by the New Jersey chapter of the IABC.
The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Busi- ness Communicators (IABC) has announced the winners of its KIDS.COMmunicate essay contest, which was open to all students in grades 3 through 12 who reside in New Jersey and attend public or private schools in the state.
Total awards for the program were valued at $2,500 and distributed to 18 students in 14 communities across the state.
Andrew Elko of Scotch Plains, a ninth-grade honor student at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, re- ceived a $500 United States Savings Bond for his winning entry on "Com- munications in the Year 2005," a fantasy in which Bill Gates of MicroSoft fame takes control of the world.
In addition to high academic achievement during his freshman
year, Andrew is also a member of the high school track and soccer teams; the concert band; a referee with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association, and a Life Scout and Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop No. 33 in Fanwood.
He joined three winners in the grades 6 to 8 category who each received a $200 savings bond, and 11 winners in the grades 3 to 5 category, who each received a $100 savings bond.
He accepted his award on April 10 from NJ/IABC President Caroline Langer at the J.M. Huber Company in Edison, where Ms. Langer is em- ployed as Corporate Communica- tions Manager.
"NJ/IABC is thrilled with the re- sponse from our first KIDS.COMmunicate program," said Ms. Langer. "We had 100 en- tries from a wide range of schools and communities. Based on this year's response, we hope to make KIDS. COMmunicate an annual program."
Students were sponsored in the contest by an NJ/IABC member. They selected the subjects of their essays from a series of topics rang- ing from what they would do if they only had an hour to use a computer, to how they see the future of commu- nications technology.
Judging criteria included creativ- ity in approach; correct punctua- tion, spelling and grammar; the clar- ity of ideas presented and adherence to contest guidelines.
With 12,000 members, IABC is a leading international organization dedicated to serving the professional needs of communication managers, public relations professionals, writ- ers and editors.
The New Jersey Chapter is the eighth largest IABC chapter in the world, according to chapter spokes- woman Anne Wainscott.
Tickets Available For Gala Marking Westfield 'Y"s 75th
Tickets are still available for the evening of dinner and danc- ing which the Westfield "Y" is holding in celebration of its 75th anniversary.
All area residents are invited to attend the gala, which in- cludes a full course dinner, open bar, and dancing to The King's Road dance band.
The party will take place at The Westwood restaurant on North Avenue in Garwood on Thursday, May 14, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be obtained at the West- field "Y," 220 Clark Street. For more information, please call (908) 233-2700. The deadline for reservations is this Monday, May 11.
Simulator Teaches Students Dangers of Driving Drunk
AN IMPORTANT LESSON...Drivers at Union Catholic High School, in Scotch Plains, attempt to negotiate a pylon-lined obstacle course, finding it nearly impossible to avoid hitting the cones. This exercise allows the driver to experi- ence the dangers of drunk driving first-hand while remaining completely sober. A program instructor enters the driver's weight into the computer of the Simulator which then calculates and delays the vehicle's braking and steering response times similar to a person with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit.
Juniors and seniors at Union Catholic High School stepped out of the classroom for a lesson on the dangers of drinking and driving using the Neon Drunk Driving Simulator, a vehicle which allows drivers to experience driving drunk.
Students with a valid drivers' license drove the car while those with permits were encouraged to participate as passengers.
A pylon-lined slalom course was set up in the school's parking lot. Participants drove the first lap of the course with the car unaltered by the computer. Each driver then drove the car after a hypothetical number of drinks and the driver's body weight were entered into the computer.
This course and conditions tested the students' ability to keep the car on the course and pop-up remote control pedestrian figures mea- sured emergency stopping ability.
The Neon Drunk Driving Simu- lator allows drivers to experience drunk driving without the real life dangers. The computer inside the Dodge/Plymouth Neon is pro- grammed to delay the car's brak- ing and steering reaction times, simulating the delayed reactions of alcohol-impaired drivers.
Sober drivers experience first hand the dangerous loss of physi- cal coordination. This event was presented as a service to Union Catholic and Wardlaw-Hartridge School students as prom season and graduations approach.
The Simulator was introduced in 1988 in conjunction with the "Think...Don't Drive and Drink!" public awareness campaign. It is sponsored by Chrysler Corpora- tion and supported by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), the United States Department of Transportation and the National Association of Broadcasters.
Youth Choir to Perform Mothers Day Tribute During Church Service
The 12-member youth choir will sing at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield, on Sunday, May 10, during the morning worship service.
The choir will sing spiritual songs before the service at 10:15 a.m., and an anthem and songs in honor of Mother's Day during the worship ser- vice, which begins at 10:30 a.m.
Local Parkinson Group To Hear Talk Monday
From Travel Agency
The Parkinson Support Group in Westfield will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at The Presbyte- rian Church in Westfield, 140 Moun- tain Avenue.
"Wheels Up! Travel," a local travel agency for people with mobility dif- ficulties, will present a program de- scribing how to avoid difficult situa- tions on trips, and their methods of solving problems.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.
For additional information and directions to the church, please call the church office at (908) 233-0301.
Holy Trinity Club Tells Activities Through Summer
The regular meeting of the Senior Social Club will be held on Monday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield. At this meeting mem- bers will sign up for the final activities of the year.
On Monday, June 1, a bus trip will include a tour of the facilities of the New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, a luncheon and a visit to the Great Falls of the Passaic River.
On Monday, June 8, the last meet- ing of the season will be a special catered luncheon to be held in the elementary school gym.
The final trip of the season will be to West Point, on Tuesday, July 2, and includes luncheon at the Thayer Hotel and a Hudson River Cruise.
Persons Now Have Access To Credit Reports for Free
Have you been denied credit, in- surance, or employment because of adverse information in your credit report? If so, it is important to check to make sure that the credit report (on which this decision was made) was accurate. Check the credit denial notification.
It must provide you with the name and address of the company provid- ing the credit report. If you contact this credit reporting agency within 60 days of being denied credit, you can check your credit report free of charge.
Even if you have not been denied credit recently, it is still a good idea to periodically check your credit re- port. Mistakes do happen. Below is some information from Clemson Cooperative Extension in South Caro- lina:
Start out by checking one or more of the "Big Three" national credit reporting agencies listed below, es- pecially if you use a credit card:
· EXPERIAN (formerly TRW) You can request a copy of your credit report by calling (800) 682-7654 or writing to Experian, P.O. Box 2104, Allen, Texas 75013-2104.
· EQUIFAX You can receive a copy of your credit report by calling (800) 685-1111 or writing to Equifax, Box 740241, Atlanta, Georgia 30374- 0241.
· Trans Union, Inc. To get a copy of your credit report, write to Trans Union, Inc., P.O. Box 7000,
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070, or call (800) 916-8800.
The standard fee for credit reports is $8. However, under the New Jer- sey Fair Credit Reporting Act, which went into effect in January, all credit bureaus are required to provide one free report per year to state resi- dents.
Another information source is Credco, which is often used by mort- gage lenders when you buy a house. You can get a Credco credit report which "merges" the reports from the three national sources listed above by sending $25 (plus $4.95 postage) to 5930 Priestly Drive, Suite 200, Carlsbad, California 92008 or call (800) 637-2422.
To prevent incidents of fraud, all of the major credit reporting agencies require that consumers include spe- cific information in order to obtain a copy of their report. Be sure your request includes the following: print your full name (including middle name and Jr., Sr.), spouse's full name, current and previous address during the past five years, Social Security number, and date of birth. Also be sure to sign your request.
Finally, if there is an error, make this known to the credit reporting agency that provided you the re- port. Ask that the information be verified. If the information is shown to be incorrect, the credit report must be corrected with each of the three major credit reporting agen- cies.
If the credit reporting agency feels that the original information is cor- rect (and you disagree), you have the right to add a statement of ex- planation (100 words or less) which the credit reporting agency must then include with future credit re- ports.
This column was provided by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and is being published as an information for our readers.
Schedule Announced For School Concerts
The Westfield Public Schools De- partment of Fine Arts has announced the following concerts which will be held this month, featuring musicians and chorus from the Westfield schools. All concerts are open to the public.
Tonight, Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. McKinley Elementary School.
Monday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Wilson Elementary School.
Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Franklin Elementary School (instru- mental).
Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Elementary School.
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Franklin School (choral).
Wednesday, May 20, 8 p.m. Westfield High School (choral), to be televised live on Channel 36.
Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. Washington Elementary School.
Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m. West- field High School (Jazz Night), tele- vised live on Channel 36.
In addition, the Edison Intermedi- ate School production of Li'l Abner
will be presented today, tomorrow and Saturday, May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Edison Intermediate School stu- dents in the Broadway Singers and Concert Band will perform at a mu- sic festival at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 30.
Concerts scheduled for June will be announced at a later date.
'Osteoporosis' Is Topic Of Lunch and Learn Program May 20 at 'Y'
On Wednesday, May 20, the West- field "Y" will present the third lecture of its spring series of Lunch and Learns for the Sixty and Better Set.
The topic for this month is "Os- teoporosis," presented by a speaker from the Arthritis Foundation.
Membership in the "Y" is not re- quired to participate in this series. Attendees are asked to bring a bag lunch and a dessert to share with about four people, and the "Y" will provide the beverages.
All Lunch and Learn programs begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Westfield "Y," 220 Clark Street, in Westfield. To make reservations, please call (908) 233-2700.
Stanley Eysmann of Scotch Plains died on Wednesday, April 29, at home.
Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Scotch Plains for 39 years.
Mr. Eysmann was a President of Polychrome Chemicals Corporation in Yonkers, New York for 26 years.
He was President of the New York Paint and Coatings Association and a member of the Shackamaxon Coun- try Club in Scotch Plains.
Mr. Eysmann was a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Captain in the Medical Corps.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel Eysmann; a daughter, Alison McCandless, and a grandchild.
Private funeral services were ar- ranged under the direction of the Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad Street, in Westfield.
May 7, 1998