Miss Melissa Winberry and Mathew Gleeson
Miss Melissa Winberry To Wed Mathew Gleeson
Gunning Family Welcomes Megan Julia
Mr. and Mrs. Terence Gunning of Roselle Park have announced the birth of their daughter, Megan Julia Gunning, on Saturday, October 24, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Megan weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measured 20½ inches in length at birth.
The mother is the former Ms. Karen Dietz.
Megan’s maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Dietz of Westfield.
Her paternal grandparents are Mrs. Elizabeth Gunning of Brielle, formerly of Westfield, and the late James F. Gunning.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winberry of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Melissa Ann Winberry of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, to Mathew Thomas Gleeson, also of Chagrin Falls. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gleeson of Solon, Ohio.
A 1992 graduate of Westfield High School, the bride-elect was awarded a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1996. She is employed as a
college recruiter with Progressive Insurance in Cleveland.
Her fiancé graduated from Solon High School in Solon, Ohio, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is employed as a systems manager for CBC Companies in Cleveland.
A wedding is planned for September of next year in Cleveland.
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MERRY CRAFTERS…Members of the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield recently gathered to work on holiday crafts which will be sold at “The Holiday Inspirations Boutique.” The boutique will be a feature of the club’s holiday home tour, “Deck the Halls” on Saturday, December 5. Pictured, left to right, are: Colleen Schmidt, President; Frances Hickman, Rosemary Atwell, Karen Tate and Anna Lanam. Tickets for the tour are available in Westfield at Rorden Realty, Lancaster Ltd., Periwinkle’s and Clyne & Murphy. Welcome Wagon Donates
$1,200 For Local Hospice
WESTFIELD — Dawn Dursee and Liz Winfrey, Co-Chairwomen of the Fundraising Committee for the Welcome Wagon of Westfield, recently made a contribution of $1,200 to Peggy Coloney, President of The Center for Hope Hospice in Linden.
The donated funds were raised through internal club activities and public events.
The Center for Hope Hospice, a free-standing, non-profit organization, was founded in the late 1970s by Ms. Coloney and the late Reverend Charles Hudson.
The center’s mission is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to terminally ill individuals and
A WELCOME DONATION…Members of the Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield’s Fundraising Committee recently donated $1,200 to The Center for Hope Hospice. Pictured, left to right, are: Co-Chairwomen of the committee, Dawn Dursee and Liz Winfrey, along with Margaret Coloney, President and cofounder of The Center for Hope Hospice.
their families, regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information on The Center for Hope Hospice, please call (908) 486-0700.
The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield is a non-profit organization that was established to help new members of the community get acquainted with the town.
It also serves as a social club for women and their families who are either new to the area or have recently experienced a lifestyle change, such as marriage or a new baby. For more information, please call Rachel Binkowitz at (908) 789-7373 or Cyndi Salemy at (908) 317-8076.
Old Guard to Attend Radio City Music Hall
In New York City
WESTFIELD — The Old Guard of Westfield has scheduled a trip to Radio City Music Hall’s annual Christmas show in New York City on Wednesday, December 2.
The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the west end of Lord & Taylor’s parking lot on North Avenue in Westfield, and will return at 4:30 p.m.
The next major Old Guard event is the group’s Christmas Luncheon, which will include entertainment, on Friday, December 11, at The Westwood in Garwood.
For more information, please call Don Finter at (908) 2331407.
Pamela McClure Recognized For Charity By State Dept.
WESTFIELD Attorney General Peter Verniero recently recognized Pamela McClure of Westfield as one of more than 50 Department of Law and Public Safety employees awarded for acts of valor, as well as through government and community service.
Ms. McClure, who was recognized for her volunteerism, was acknowledged for her work in charities including a local hospice and caring for the terminally ill.
Awards were presented during a ceremony at the Hughes Justice Complex, in Trenton.
“The employees we are recognizing have made unique contributions to both the Department of Law and Public Safety, as well as to all the citizens of this state,” Mr. Verniero said. “I applaud these individuals for their commitment and dedication in helping all New Jerseyans.”
Specifically, awards are presented
VALUED VOLUNTEERISM…Pamela McClure of Westfield was recently awarded for her volunteerism along with 50 other recognized employees of the Department of Law and Public Safety. Pictured, left to right, are: Division of Consumer Affairs Director Mark Herr; Pamela McClure and Attorney General Peter Verniero.
in the following categories:
· Awards of Valor: presented to employees who, through strength of character and spirit, have encountered danger with courage, dedication and self sacrifice.
· Special Commendations of the Attorney General: presented to employees whose performance of duty or service to the public merits special recognition or praise.
· Certificates of Appreciation for Exceptional Service: awarded to employees in recognition of outstanding services provided to the Department of Law and Public Safety.
· Certificates of Appreciation for Distinguished Services: presented to employees who have worked morethan 25 years in state government.
· Certificates of Appreciation for Community Service: awarded to employees who volunteer their time to help others.
Old Guard Announces List Of 1999 Proposed Officers
WESTFIELD — The Inter-Chapter Council of the Westfield Old Guard, which oversees the 22 regional New Jersey chapters, has announced the proposed governing officers for 1999.
The proposed roster is as follows: President, Dr. William Thornton of the Westfield chapter; First Vice President, Ralph Walsh of the Oceanport chapter; Second Vice President, Don Finter of the Westfield chapter; Secretary, Jack McHugh of the Westfield chapter; Assistant Secretary, Everett Yacker of the Westfield chapter, and Treasurer, John Macaluso of the Long Branch chapter.
Others on the proposed roster include Parliamentarian, Al Hirsch of the Warren chapter; Chaplain, Frank Upton of the Point Pleasant Beach chapter; Sports Chairman (North), Bill De Baum of the Millburn chapter, and Sports Chairman (South), Ben Mayerowitz of the Asbury Park chapter.
Outgoing President Jack Beverley has scheduled an officers’ luncheon meeting at the Lincroft Inn in November to officially vote in the proposed roster of officers.
The Westfield Old Guard chapter, representative of the others throughout New Jersey, provides activities, special programs and fellowship for retired and semi-retired men.
There are also regular group activities such as golf, bowling, bridge, day trips, luncheons, a chorus group which performs regularly at charity functions, public gatherings and formal concerts, and shuffleboard.
The Old Guard of Westfield, organized in 1933, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Westfield “Y,” located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.
For more information about the Westfield Old Guard, as well as other state chapters, please call Mr. Finter at (908) 233-1407.