A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood Thursday, May 7, 1998 Page 9
Williams Nursery Joining Gardeners in Supporting Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Home gardeners across North America will have the opportunity this month to buy an exclusive collection of impatiens and support breast cancer research at the same time, thanks to "Memories, Milestones & Miracles."
More than 300 garden centers across North America including Williams Nursery in Westfield are participat- ing in the ground breaking campaign involving all facets of the horticultural industry. The ultimate goal is to join forces to increase breast cancer aware- ness and raise research funds for The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foun- dation.
"Memories, Milestones & Miracles" is the brainchild of Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., one of the world's largest whole- sale breeders of hybrid flower seed, and
Ladies' Home Journal magazine. A special mixture of three pink shades of impatiens will be sold exclusively in a 12-inch hanging basket from Land- mark Plastic Corporation.
The hanging basket will be sold for $29.99 and identified with a designer plant tag from the John Henry Com- pany. Home gardeners who purchase these impatiens filled containers will receive free a sparkling pink, ribbon- shaped Swarovski crystal pin symbol- izing breast cancer awareness.
A portion of the proceeds from each will be donated to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The cam- paign was launched on May 1 in time for Mother's Day, this Sunday, May 10, and will run throughout the month.
A feature article will be in the May issue of Ladies Home Journal maga-
zine, listing Williams Nursery and other garden centers across North America. The exclusive mixture of impatiens, named the "Accent Miracle Collection," coordinates with the pink ribbon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest pri- vate funder of research dedicated solely to breast cancer education and research. Today, breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35 through 54. It is estimated that more than 1.8 mil- lion women and 12,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this de- cade. If detected early, breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of more than 95 percent, a spokesman for the promotion stated.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, with the North Jersey Chap- ter, located in Summit, was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker in memory of her sister, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36.
Volunteers from the North Jersey Chapter of Susan G. Komen foundation will be present this weekend at Will- iams Nursery to provide information to those interested.
To kick off the promotion, Williams Nursery raffled the Erin and Princess beanie babies, and has already pre- sented a check to the local Susan G. Komen foundation for $1,195.
To see the "Memories, Milestones & Miracles" impatiens visit Williams Nursery at 524 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, or visit their website at http:/ /www.williams-nursery.com for more information.
PNC Bank Forms 'Council' To Stengthen Community Ties COMMUNITY MINDED...As part of its cross leveraging activities, PNC
Bank's Greater Westfield Town Council is increasing the level of support it provides to local organizations such as the Westfield Symphony Orchestra. Joining the Symphony's David Wroe, Music Director and Conductor, second from left, and Patrick Gaines, Executive Director, far right, are PNC Bank Greater Westfield Town Council members, from left, Daria Placitella, David Metzler and Jean McDonnell.
PNC Bank has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to serv- ing the financial service needs of fami- lies and businesses in the greater West- field area and to supporting activities that benefit local communities includ- ing Clark, Cranford, Fanwood and Scotch Plains.
To demonstrate this renewed com- mitment, a "Town Council" of key staff members representing each of the bank's lines of business consumer banking, corporate banking, private banking and mortgages has been formed. The bank is also increasing the level of support it provides to local organiza- tions. In addition, to inform area busi- nesses about financial services and prod- ucts, the bank will conduct a "calling blitz" today, Thursday, May 7.
Members of the Greater Westfield Town Council include: Arnold Alston, Government Banking; Keith Costello, Medical/Dental Lending; Tom Dwyer, Retirement and Investment Services; Edward Harrington, Corporate Bank- ing; Jean McDonnell, PNC Private Bank; David Metzler, Business Bank- ing; Daria Placitella, PNC Private Bank; Lisa Toth, PNC Brokerage and Joe Zarra, PNC Mortgage.
"One of the goals of the Greater West- field Town Council is to use a cross leveraging approach to ensure that the full range of PNC Bank products and services is available and offered to our customers," said Daria Placitella, who heads the Council. "We are also dedi- cated to becoming a more visible and vibrant member of Westfield and the surrounding communities."
As part of its community involve- ment activities, PNC Bank currently supports Westfield and neighboring communities through sponsorships of the Westfield Symphony, First Night Westfield, Spring Fling, the Downtown Westfield Corporation, Education Fund of Westfield, Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Westfield High School Ice Hockey Association, Westfield His- torical Society, Westfield Rotary Club,
The United Fund of Westfield, Cran- ford Municipal Alliance and The Women's Games. PNC Bank also co- sponsors the Scholar Athlete of the Year from Westfield High School with The Westfield Leader.
"This is just the beginning," said Ms. Placitella. "We will continue to support these and other worthwhile organiza- tions and activities that make the greater Westfield area a better place to live and work."
The calling blitz will introduce PNC Bank's new cross leveraging approach to banking to approximately 50 busi- ness customers and prospects. William H. Turner, President of PNC Bank, New Jersey, will join members of the Coun- cil and Union County business bankers and product specialists to call on local businesses and professionals through- out the day.
PNC Bank serves the greater West- field area through its branch offices located at 1 Lincoln Plaza, Westfield, and 361 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains.
For more information on the Council and the calling blitz, please call Ms. Placitella at (908) 317-6665.
Romance, Romance Continues Next Two Weekends at Players
ETIQUETTE OF THE FLAG...Amy McHugh, of Cranford, hands a flyer with instructions on the Etiquette of the American Flag, to Westfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley. She distributed 871 sample copies for third and fourth graders of Westfield public schools. Dorothy Szot, Principal of Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield, also accepted flyers on the flag code for third and fourth graders there. Ms. McHugh holds the position of Concierge in La Boutique Des 8 Chapeaux et 40 Temmes, Union Salon 146. One of her projects for Americanism was to instruct children in the proper respect and display of our flag. The salon is an affiliate of the American Legion Auxiliary, which meets at the Martin Wallberg Post No. 3 in Westfield. For information, please call (908) 276-8465.
Hope Hospice Auxiliary Plans Art and Craft Show
The Center for Hope Hospice Aux- iliary will present its 1998 Art and Craft Collection on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mindowaskin Park on East Broad Street in Westfield.
The show and sale will benefit the Center for Hope Hospice. The rain date for the event is Sunday, May 17.
Paula Kolojeski, who will be pre- senting original pastels as well as
ART APPRECIATION Maryanne Waldron and Ginger DeLuca of the Center for Hope Hospice Auxiliary review a sampling of the work of artist Paula Kolojeski of Princeton.
limited edition prints, will be among upwards of 100 artists and crafters whose work will be featured.
For children, there will be clowns, face painting, balloons and a magic show. A 20-piece string band will additionally be in attendance to en- tertain visitors.
Breakfast items will be available, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, beverages and ice cream throughout the day. Drude Roessler, Director, has as-
sembled a mix of Westfield Commu- nity Players (WCP) veterans and newcomers for the musical produc- tion of Romance, Romance. The show continues this Saturday, May 9, and next Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, and concludes with a sold out benefit matinee on Sunday, May 17, in the WCP theater at 1000 North Avenue, West, in Westfield.
Described as "sparkling with charm and intelligence" by The New York Times, this musical combines two acts that take different looks at romance seekers. Act one gives the- atre-goers the "Little Comedy" about disguised lovers looking for intrigue who mistakenly find each other. Act two is "Summer Share," with two married couples summering in the Hamptons on Long Island who fall in and out of love with one another.
Musical Director Jonathan Flow- ers, of Livingston, has been working
with the cast to explore the music by Westfield native, Keith Herrmann, that complement the book and lyrics by Barry Harman.
Featured in the ensemble cast are Rick Brown, of Jersey City; Frederick Cuozzo, of Westfield; Joanne Guida of Garwood; Karen Rozansky, of Short Hills; John Schweska, of West- field, and Jessica Zeus, of Summit.
Rounding out the production team are stage manager Elliot Lanes, in Livingston, and producer Vincent Parlapiano, of Roselle Park.
All tickets are $15 and are available at Rorden Realty in downtown West- field and at the box office by calling (908) 232-1221. Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jer- sey State Council on the Arts, Depart- ment of State, through a grant admin- istered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
Space Still Available For Pow Wow Event
The Scotch Plains Recreation De- partment has announced that there is still space available for the trip to the Indian Pow Wow on Saturday, May 16, in Sayreville.
The Pow Wow is a cultural event celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Indigenous People in the United States, and will be held rain or shine.
The bus will leave from the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 430 Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $8 for children ages 5 through 12, and covers the cost of admission to the Pow Wow plus bus transportation.
Interested individuals may call (908) 322-6700.
Raritan Valley Line Commission To Hold Its Monthly Meeting
The Raritan Valley Line Commuter Commission (RVLCC) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7:45 p.m. in the Administrator's Conference Room of the Westfield Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street in Westfield.
The RVLCC was formed to identify and address problems with the train commute along the Raritan Valley Line.
Any interested commuter is invited to attend and participate in this meeting.
LONG TERM CARE PROTECTION
Tele: (908) 889-5699
Choose Your Own Policy Provisions Determine Your Own Rates
Monday-Friday 9-9 Saturday 9-6 Sunday 9-4 39 S. Martine Avenue Fanwood (908) 322-4008 irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's irma's
only at... MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
Fresh-Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Order Now for Saturday, May 9 th & Sunday May 10 th
OPENSaturdayMay 9 9-9 Mother's DayMay 10 9-4
Westfield Gift Coin Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce $ 25 00
The Perfect Gift for Mom, Dad, Grad and Teacher!
Purchase Gift Coins at: Summit Bank Scotts Shoes DWC (125 Elm St.)
WACC 111 Quimby Street
For information call (908) 233- 3021
redeemable at over 60 Westfield Merchants
WESTFIELD ~ ARTSLINK ~
Presented b y Ar tslink, the Westfield Ar ts Commission, Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Downto wn Westfield Cor por ation
Events Coming Saturdays in May Carolyn Klinger- Kueter Music Studio, Westfield Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, Happy Medium Barbershop Quartet,
Westfield Coalition for the Arts, and many, many more!
Saturdays In May 11am 3pm Dance Prospect Street, Between North Ave. & E. Broad St.
Student from the Deirdre Shea School of Irish Dance perform. 11am
Figure drawing at Marylou's Memorabilia, 17 Elm St.
"Mothers from Yesteryear" Sketch or just enjoy the fashion show of silhouettes mothers wore through the decades. Victorian, 1920's, 1940's, 1950's 12 noon 2pm
Profile Portraits at NJ Workshop for the Arts, 152 E. Broad St.
Artist Susan Sedia creates your portrait in charcoal or sepia for a small fee.
Landscape Painting throughout Downtown Westfield
Local Streetscapes are the subject matter for Westfield Art Asso. artists.
Musical Theatre Prospect Street, Between North Ave. & E. Broad St
Young performers from American Performance Studios in scenes and songs from American musical theatre. 1pm
Live Music at NJ Workshop for the Arts, 152 E. Broad St.
Live performances of the Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra and student solos.
Art Exhibits George Fritz at Backroom Antiques, 39 Elm St.
Brooke Gardiner, Gladys Reimers at Adlers Jewelers, 219 North Ave. W. Barbara Zietchick's, & Joseph Hulsen's work at Lancaster's, Ltd.
MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC THEA THEA THEA THEA THEATRE TRE TRE TRE TRE
ART ART ART ART ART DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE Artists Celebrate W Artists Celebrate W Artists Celebrate W Artists Celebrate W Artists Celebrate Westfield estfield estfield estfield estfield
Highlights of Events on Saturday, May 9
H. Oliver Brown, MD 523 Westfield Avenue Westfield
I will be retiring from the practice of Internal Medicine on May 31, 1998. My office staff will be available for a time to help with any problems of transition to another physician.
Starting in June, remaining charts will be located at the office of Dr. Peter Weigel:
324 East South Avenue Westfield (908) 233-1444
H. Oliver Brown, M.D. H. Oliver Brown, M.D. H. Oliver Brown, M.D. H. Oliver Brown, M.D. H. Oliver Brown, M.D.
NOTICE THE TOWN BOOK STORE
presents an extensive collection of
Children's Book Art
by Harry Devlin
May 9 th May 17 th
Parking in rear Open 7 days 255 E. Broad Street Westfield 908-233-3535