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‘Holiday Treasures’ On Tap This Weekend at Armory CHECK THAT CHECK — Harvey Alter and his mother, Beatrice Alter, second
from right, present a check for $2,000 to kick off the Children’s Specialized Hospital Fundraiser, “Holiday Treasures,” set for Friday through Sunday, November 20, 21 and 22, in the Westfield National Guard Armory. The donated funds were realized from raffles of “Beanie Babies” at the Alters’ Bayberry Card and Gift Shop in Mountainside. Pictured accepting the donation are Hillary Weldon, Vice President of the hospital’s auxiliary, left, and Elizabeth Loland, Chairwoman of the fund-raiser, co-sponsored by volunteers in the Auxiliary and Twigs from Westfield, Mountainside, Fanwood-Scotch Plains, and Summit-Short Hills.
WESTFIELD — Seventeen professional designers have donated their time and talents to help create over 600 unique tabletop trees, wreaths, centerpieces, topiaries, garlands and other seasonal items which will be offered for sale next week at “Holiday Treasures,” a new fundraiser to benefit patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The three-day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, in the National Guard Armory on Rahway Avenue in Westfield.
A preview party to kick off the event will be held tonight, Thursday, November 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Armory. Admission to this event is $50. For further information, please call (908) 232-0405.
“Holiday Treasures” is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and Twig Groups from Westfield, FanwoodScotch Plains, Mountainside and Summit-Short Hills.
In addition to seasonal and non-seasonal items, seven theme-decorated trees will be featured at the benefit. Five of the trees will be auctioned at the preview party, and all will remain on display throughout the weekend.
Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase. General admission at the door will be $5, and $4 for senior citizens. All proceeds from the fundraiser will assist youngsters at CSH, the only rehabilitation hospital in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to children.
Located in Mountainside, CSH provides a network of services for children faced with chronic illnesses and disabilities, including acute rehabilitation, long-term care, ambulatory services, and education.
Local FBLA Chapter Sponsors Bowl-A-Thon BOWLING FOR BABIES…On October 26, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High
School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter participated in a Bowl-A-Thon to benefit prenatal centers, research for children with birth defects and equipment for handicapped children. Members were given pledge sheets to collect pledges per pin and donations. Pictured above are members of the FBLA as they display a banner spotlighting the fundraiser.
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter held a Bowl-A-Thon on October 26 to aid the March of Dimes.
The organization’s 50 members participated in the “You Can Make a Difference Day” project to support the March of Dimes’ campaign against birth defects.
Beforehand, FBLA members were given pledge sheets on which to collect
pledges per pin and donations. Proceeds will be presented to Marylou Dawson, a March of Dimes representative, who attended the BowlA-Thon. The funds will be used for prenatal care centers, research for children with birth defects, and equipment for handicapped children.
The chapter expects to raise over $2,000 as a result of the Bowl-A-Thon.
Recent SPFHS Grads Earn Advanced Placement Status
SCOTCH PLAINS — Twenty students in the Class of 1998 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Examinations which they took in the spring of this year.
Only about 13 percent of the more than 635,000 students nationally who took the AP Examinations in May performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition, according
to Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district spokeswoman Kathleen L. Meyer.
Top performing students on the 1998 AP Exams from SPFHS included Sheri Weinberg, Jenny Finkel and Molly Johnson, who were designated as “AP Scholars with Distinction” for receiving an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Designated as “AP Scholars with Honors” were Douglas Bishop, Cynthia DeLisi, Masayuki Gibson, Michael Grossman, Micky Hingorani, Nicole Kreger, Carla Lewandowski and Marisa Mangione.
These students received an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more tests.
Jeanette Bonner, Joyce Chen, Ian Doebber, Jaimee Hills, John Lazzaretti, James Luciano, Amanda Palmatier, Jean Sih, and Jessica Warchol were named “AP Scholars” for having earned grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
These students took a combined total of 84 AP Examinations and achieved an overall average of 4.1. They and other top-ranking SPFHS graduates are now continuing their education at some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, Mrs. Meyer said.
Lancaster, Ltd. Sets Drawing To Win Byers’ Choice Santa
WESTFIELD — Lancaster, Ltd., located at 76 Elm Street in Westfield, will hold a special drawing on Sunday, November 22, around 3 p.m. to win a signed Old World Santa created by Byers’ Choice Ltd. to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
The 14-inch figurine, called a Belsnickle, is a rustic fellow in a hooded fur costume, grinning beneath a bushy beard, carrying a buggy whip, lantern, jingling sleigh bells and a sack of toys on his back.
Individuals may fill out entry cards to win the Belsnickle between noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday, when a Byers’ Choice representative will also be on hand at the store to answer questions about the company’s Caroler Figurines.
Entries may also be submitted at that time to win an oversized recreation of the Belsnickle, only 20 of which have been created by Byers’ Choice. Standing 31 inches high, the figure is being distributed via drawing for those collectors who attend select Byers’ Choice Ltd. events across the country.
After the event, Lancaster, Ltd., along with other stores nationwide, will send the entry cards for the oversized Belsnickle to Byers’ Choice, where a drawing will take place in early December.
After the names are drawn, a “special messenger” will personally deliver each Belsnickle to the winners’ homes, according to Byers’ Choice representative Greg Roth.
The 14-inch Byers’ Choice 20th Anniversary Belsnickle figurines are currently available for sale at Lancaster, Ltd.
American Girl Show Openings Remain For This Weekend
The Junior League of ElizabethPlainfield has announced that tickets are still available to two out of its four American Girls Collection Fashion Shows.
Show openings remain for tomorrow, Friday, November 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 21, at 10 a.m. at L’Affaire on Route No. 22 in Mountainside.
Tickets are $24 each and may be purchased by calling (908) 709-1177.
All proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and other local charities.
Town Bank of Westfield Names William H. Metz
To Senior Positions
WESTFIELD — William H. Metz was recently named Branch Manager and Vice President of the Town Bank of Westfield by the bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Frank N. Goffreda.
Mr. Metz, a resident of Linden, has nearly three decades of management level banking experience in Union County with a number of commercial banks, including the United Counties Trust Company.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In addition, Mr. Metz is active in his local community as Treasurer of the Linden Lions Club and the Linden Economic Development Corporation and as a member of the Linden Industrial Association and the Union Township Chamber of Commerce.
He has been married for 35 years to his wife, Carol, and has two children, Michelle and Douglas.
The Town Bank of Westfield is located “on the circle” and is easily accessible to such surrounding Westfield communities as Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Springfield and Cranford.
The bank provides commercial bank services to residents, professionals and small businesses. For additional information about the bank’s products and services, please call (908) 301-0800.
Journalist-Author to Discuss Alzheimer’s at Saturday Event
The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Union County Counsel for Caregivers will present a half-day seminar entitled “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” this Saturday, November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop, sponsored in cooperation with the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on
Aging, will be held in the Nomahegan Building of Union County College’s Cranford campus, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
The featured speaker will be Stuart Awbrey, the author of “Chronicles of a Community Journalist,” who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. His address will take place from 9:10 to 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Awbrey will discuss the impact of the illness on him and his family in his presentation, entitled “One Man’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.”
The seminar, which is open to the public, will also focus on disease treatment and research, caring for the caregiver, essential steps for providing care at home, and providing care for the newly-diagnosed individual and his or her caregiver.
Registration is $10 per person, and limited scholarships are available. To register for the Union County Counsel for Caregivers or for more information about chapter programs and services, please contact the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, 07054, or call (973) 3166676.
Miller-Cory Museum to Hold Special Thanksgiving Feast
WESTFIELD — The Miller-Cory House Museum will feature its annual Colonial Thanksgiving feast demonstration over an open hearth this Sunday, November 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield.
Museum cooks will prepare foods using authentic recipes and cooking methods of the period. Pumpkins, apples, corn, cranberries, potatoes and turkey are some of the traditional foods that will be prepared for the feast.
A presentation on early American table customs will also be part of the
festivities. Tours of the 1740 farmhouse will be available throughout the afternoon, with the last tour scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
A gift shop on the premises features Colonial-era reproductions, cook books, and educational items.
Admission is $2 for adults and 50 cents for children. Children under 6 will be admitted free. The museum will be closed on Sunday, November 29.
For information about the museum and its schedule of events, please call the museum office at (908) 232-1776.
Area Parks Department Sets Programs for Tots
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains Recreation Department of Parks has arranged two programs for youngsters, including live productions of Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland and Walt Disney’s Anastasia On Ice.
Babes in Toyland, featuring the “Wooden Soldiers,” will be presented at the Union County Arts Center in Rahway on Sunday, December 13.
The bus will leave from the Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains, at 2 p.m. Participants will see the 3 p.m. performance and return immediately after the show.
Tickets are $11 for residents, children or adults, and $13 for all nonresidents. For more information or to register for the performance, please call (908) 322-6700, or visit the Recreation Office, Room 113.
Anastasia On Ice will be presented in the Continental Airlines Arena at the Meadowlands on Sunday, January 24, at 3:30 p.m. The bus will leave from the Municipal Building in Scotch Plains at 1:45 p.m.
Tickets cost $22 each for residents and $25 for non-residents. Registration starts on Tuesday, December 1. For further information, please call (908) 322-6700.
Overlook Hospital Sets Holiday Craft Show
Overlook Hospital in Summit will host a holiday craft show on Sunday, November 22, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Monday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wallace Auditorium at the hospital, located at 99 Beauvoir Avenue.
The event will feature crafters of country, Victorian and contemporary items, decorations and jewelry. Admission is free.
Proceeds from the show will benefit Overlook Hospital services, including the Valerie Center, which provides comprehensive health services for children with cancer and blood disorders.
For more information, please call Sherri Mraz Green at (908) 754-3120.
Toastmasters Club Issues Final Call For Speaking Event
WESTFIELD — The Toastmasters of Westfield has announced that there is still room available for its Public Speaking Boot Camp this Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.
The goal of the program is for everyone attending to deliver a short autobiographical speech.
To register, please call (908) 2767935.