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Jaycees Donation Boosts United Fund Goal to Top
The Westfield Jaycees have pushed the United Fund of Westfield to 100 percent of the latter's 1997-1998 cam- paign goal of $600,000.
"We feel that service to the com- munity is everyone's responsibility," stated Larry Engel, Jaycees Presi- dent. "We are proud that we are able to help support the work of the fund."
Added Craig Stock, Jaycees Vice President of Community Affairs, "We believe the United Fund has the best developed agency review and fund distribution system, and is the best way to give help where it is needed in our community."
"Our gift expresses our confidence
YOU MADE IT HAPPEN…The United Fund of Westfield's 1997-1998 Cam- paign Chairman, James McCabe, pictured at left, accepts a donation from Larry Engel, center, President of the Westfield Jaycees, and Craig Stock, the Jaycees Vice President of Community Affairs, which pushed the fund's goal thermom- eter to 100 percent.
in the United Fund's value to all Westfielders," he added.
Accepting the contribution on be- half of the United Fund's 20 member agencies was James McCabe, Cam- paign Chairman, who thanked the Jaycees and all Westfield residents who enabled the United Fund to reach its goal.
"A gift to the United Fund does more for more people than any other single gift you can give," he ex- plained. "We are always amazed at the continuing generosity of Westfielders — our sign says it all: Thanks, Westfielders - you made it happen!"
Artslink Programs Planned For Saturday in Downtown
"Artists Celebrate Westfield," the inaugural event of Artslink, the West- field Art Commission, will continue on Saturday, May 9, in downtown Westfield.
Representatives of many local fine and performing art groups will be exhibiting their talents for the public on Saturdays this month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to meet local artists dur- ing "Spring Art Thursday" today, May 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Town Book Store, 255 East Broad Street. Members of the Westfield Art Asso- ciation will present framed and un- framed works in many media, sub- ject matter and styles.
This Saturday, members of the Deirdre Shea School of Irish Dance will perform traditional Irish steps at 11 a.m. in downtown Westfield.
Marylou's Memorabilia, 17 Elm Street, will hold a fashion exhibit from noon to 2 p.m. featuring the theme "Mothers from Yesteryear." Models will show dresses, jewelry and accessories which were popular from the Victorian era through the 1950s.
Artists will be sketching the mod- els as they pose in clothing from these decades. The Sketching Group of the Westfield Art Association will be available to answer questions about figure drawing and different materi- als and styles.
Professional portrait artist Susan Sedia will draw visitors' portraits in profile in charcoal or sepia tone. She will be located at 152 East Broad Street in front of The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), where she has an exhibit of her art- work in the NJWA's Westfield Art Gallery throughout this month.
At 1 p.m. young performers from the American Performance Studios will show scenes and songs from American musical theater. Directed by Jeannette Ferrell Maraffi and Molly M. Barber, American Perfor-
mance Studios holds classes of in- struction in performance techniques for acting and singing for students age 7 to adult.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., students from the NJWA will perform solos on their respective instruments at 152 East Broad Street. Beginning in the early afternoon, the NJWA's Jazz Band and the Chamber Orchestra will perform. Both are under the direction of Dr. Theodore Schlosberg, NJWA Executive Director.
Also between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., artists from the Westfield Art Asso- ciation who are interested in land- scape painting will be setting up their easels to record the contemporary landscape.
Artwork already on display in- cludes figure drawings and streetscapes by George Fritz at Backroom Antiques, 39 Elm Street; Brooke Gardiner will be displaying his glass sculpture at Adlers Jewel- ers, 219 North Avenue, West, along with sculptress Gladys Reimers, who works with stone.
Acrylic paintings by Barbara Zietchick will be shown at Lancaster, Ltd., 76 Elm Street, along with na- ture studies by artist Joseph Hulsen. All exhibits run through Sunday, May 31.
Artist Harry Devlin will have a show of his original book illustra- tions at the Town Book Store from May 9 through Sunday, May 17.
"Artists Celebrate Westfield" is presented by Artslink, the Down- town Westfield Corporation and the Westfield Area Chamber of Com- merce.
For further information, please call Artslink Co-Chairwomen Carolyn Klinger-Kueter at (908) 233-9094 and Barbara Schwinn at (908) 232- 7058; Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Schmidt at (908) 233-3021, or Downtown Westfield Corporation Executive Director Michael La Place at (908) 789-9444.
MOTHERS FROM YESTERYEAR...is the theme of the fashions that artists will be sketching at Marylou's Memorabilia, located at 17 Elm Street in Westfield, from noon until 2p.m. this Saturday, May 9, as "Artists Celebrate Westfield," the inaugural event of Artslink, sponsored by the Westfield Arts Commission, continues Saturdays in May with many activities in downtown Westfield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Modeling Victorian costumes in front of the store are John, Tabitha and Michelle Minster.
WHS Students to Participate In National Youth Forum
Danielle Constandis and Erik Clinton, both of Westfield, are sched- uled to participate in the 1998 Na- tional Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine during the month of July.
They are among 350 outstanding high school juniors and seniors from across America who have qualified to participate in the forum.
Danielle, a member of the class of 1999 at Westfield High School, will participate in the forum from Sun- day, July 5, through Wednesday, July
15, in Boston. Erik, a member of the class of 1998 at Westfield High School, will take part in the forum from Sunday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 22, in Washington, D.C.
The students were selected based on their outstanding academic achievements and their interest in
the medical profession, according to organizers of the event.
During the forum, Danielle and Erik will each join their fellow stu- dents for 11 days of discovery and mentorship at some of the nation's most prominent and technologically- advanced medical institutions, where they will have an opportunity to ex- amine state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and future medical specialties in de- tail.
The students will also have an opportunity to study and learn from distinguished medical leaders.
Topics to be discussed include breakthroughs in genetic research, cancer research, AIDS, sports medi- cine, neonatal and pediatric research, computers in the world of medicine, public health, clinical decision-mak- ing and bioethics.
The National Youth Leadership Fo- rum is a non-profit educational orga- nization which sponsors highly-spe- cialized, career-oriented programs for outstanding high school students with demonstrated leadership potential.
Many students are nominated to participate in these forums by high school teachers and guid- ance counselors.
Interested educators, parents and students may contact the NYLF Of- fice of Admissions for additional in- formation by calling (202) 628-6090, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. NYLF's Web site is located at www.nationalyouth.org.
First Night Unveils New Button Design Contest
Entries are currently being sought for First Night Westfield '99's "De- sign a Button Contest." In an effort to stimulate early community involve- ment in this New Year's Eve Cel- ebration of the Arts, the Steering Committee is sponsoring a design contest to achieve a new look for its buttons.
First Night Westfield is an alco- hol-free, drug-free celebration of the arts for people of all ages, with an emphasis on family —both individual and community. In this spirit, the button will be chosen from designs submitted by the people who will make up the audience that evening.
Buttons are used as admission tick- ets, and as such are worn to gain admittance to all events on New Year's Eve. With a planned design change and contest every year, these buttons are sure to become collector's items.
The contest is open to people (and children) of all ages. Designs should be on paper size 8 l/2 inches by 11 inches, and should contain no more than three colors, including black or white. Entries will become the prop- erty of First Night Westfield, and will not be returned.
All entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, June 15, and mailed to Karen Simon, c/o First Night Westfield, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, 07090, or dropped off at the Westfield "Y."
The winning design will be chosen by a panel designated by the First Night Westfield Steering Commit- tee. The winner will receive four free First Night Westfield '99 buttons, and dinner for two at the Jolly Trolley in Westfield. For more information, please call Karen Simon at (908) 233-2700, Extension No. 246.
Towne Car Wash to Assist People for Animals Saturday
People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will be the guests of the Towne Car Wash this Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 1216 South Avenue in Westfield.
Towne Car Wash is helping People for Animals to raise funds to feed and shelter homeless cats and dogs.
Dawne Luetscher, President of People for Animals and a Westfield resident, said that the public can help by purchasing T-shirts and other People for Animals merchandise which will be on sale at Towne Car Wash.
Anyone donating or purchasing merchandise valued at $50 or more will receive a gift certificate from Towne Car Wash worth over $20. There will also be a few pets avail- able for adoption at the event.
To adopt or for further informa- tion, please call (908) 688-1073, or visit the organization's Web site on the Internet at www.petfinder.org/ shelters/pfa.html.
For low cost spay/neuter informa- tion, please call the People for Ani-
mals Clinic at (908) 964-6887. Spay/ neuter surgery costs range from $35 to $55 and include rabies and distem- per vaccinations.
Parenting Workshop Offered by Resolve
Resolve Community Counsel- ing Center, Inc. is offering a four- week workshop at no cost, entitled "Parenting with Expert-Ease," on Thursday mornings, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The topics which will be ex- plored are as follow: First week — Developmental Stages: Pre-school through pre-teen years; second week — Sibling Rivalry: Anger in Families; third week — Listening for Feelings, and fourth week - Techniques.
The workshops will be held at Resolve Community Counseling Center, Inc., located at 1830 Front Street, Scotch Plains, 07076. To reserve a place, please call (908) 322-9180.
School One Announces Daisy Fair for May 16
School One Elementary in Scotch Plains will hold its annual Daisy Fair on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admis- sion is free.
The theme of this year's Daisy Fair is hats. Free painters' hats will be given to the first 100 people to visit the fair, and the recipients will be able to decorate their hats at a special table.
Attendees are encouraged to wear their own favorite or funny hat to the fair. Activities will in- clude games, rides, prizes, crafts, a "white elephant" sale and a bake sale.
School One is located on Willow Avenue in Scotch Plains. For infor- mation, please call Jill Betau at (908) 322-6429.
St. Marks Ushers To Hold Flea Market
May 16 in Fanwood
St. Marks Ushers Organization will be holding a Flea Market on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fanwood Train Station. Sunday, May 17, will serve as the rain date.
The station is located on North and Martine Avenues.
Residents are invited to come and purchase a wide variety of items. Vendors are welcome to rent a space for the day at a rate of $13 for the first space and $5 for each additional space.
According to Mildred Mayer, President of St. Marks Ushers, vendors will be selling decora- tive T-shirts, caps, learning toys, religious items, toys, jewelry, crafts, etc.
For further information, please call Deborah Brooks at (908) 272-9058.
Free Flags Will be Available To Adorn Veterans' Graves
Daniel P. Sullivan, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, has announced that the county's Office of Veterans Affairs and the Union County Flag Guardian Committee will mark the graves of veterans with American flags during Memorial Day weekend.
The county provides these flags free of charge, and will also provide free flags for any resident wishing to mark a veteran's grave.
"These men and women placed their lives on the line when our na- tion was in crisis," said Freeholder Chairman Sullivan. "This is one small way in which Union County thanks veterans and their families for all they have sacrificed."
All Union County cemeteries will have a large supply of flags on hand for those wishing to honor a veteran's grave, Mr. Sullivan revealed. Veter- ans groups can be found at most of the county's cemeteries with flags or with assistance on finding a veteran's grave, markers or any other informa- tion throughout Memorial Day week- end, he added.
Flags are also available at the Of- fice of Veterans Affairs at the Union County Administration Building in Elizabeth.
The Chairman of the Union County Flag Guardian Committee, Jim Daly, may be contacted through Graceland Cemetery in Kenilworth Saturday through Monday, May 23 to 25.
For flags or information about ser- vices for veterans, please call the
Office of Veterans Affairs, a division of the Union County Department of Human Services, at (908) 527-4946.
Spring Fishing Derby For Disabled People To be Held on May 16
The Spring Fishing Derby for people with disabilities, sponsored by the Union County Board of Cho- sen Freeholders and the East Cen- tral District Elks, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, starting at 10 a.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
Amateur and experienced anglers are invited to participate in the event, according to Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan.
Individuals with disabilities may fish with their own pole or borrow one. Equipment will be provided for those who need it.
Everyone who is pre-registered is treated to lunch and there will be chances to win prizes in various cat- egories, said county spokeswoman Debra Judd.
This event is free; however, pre- registration is required. In the event of rain, the derby will be held on Sunday, May 17.
Information and registration ma- terials may be obtained by calling the Union County Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 527-4900.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader
STAMPING OUT HUNGER...For the fifth consecutive year, the Westfield and Mountainside Post Office, Branch 1492, is participating in the National Associa- tion of Letter Carriers' annual food drive in a continuing effort to stamp out hunger. Pictured above is Postman Emil Anthony surrounded by approximately 1,500 pounds of food that was picked up last Friday from Franklin, Wilson, Jefferson, Tamaques, McKinley and Washington Elementary Schools, Holy Trinity Interparochial School, all in Westfield, and from Deerfield Elementary School in Mountainside. All residents are asked to place non-perishable food at their mailbox on Saturday, May 9, for collection by their letter carriers. All food will be taken to a redistricting point for transport to a local food bank.
IN CHARACTER…Alexandra Queripel's second-grade class at McGinn El- ementary School in Scotch Plains dress in costumes relating to the biographies they read. As an incentive to read, the students do weekly book reports through a program entitled "Racing To Read." They have also read chapter books, fairy tales, animal fact books and poetry, among other topics. Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Brian O'Donnell, Lindsay Zuber and Ken Artz, and front row, Alana Bencivengo, Joanna Naugle, Jackie Lenoff and Jane Newcomer.