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A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME…Jefferson Elementary School students recently participated in the Fourth Annual Sub and Soda Picnic. Duke’s Deli provided submarine sandwiches and Matt Kuczinski of Crystal Image Music of Staten Island provided Karaoke music. Pictured, left to right, are: Karaoke singers Jennifer Dilzell, Cara Paulan, Stephanie Slodyczka, Cheryl Tarnofsky and Kristen Dilzell. PLEASE VOTE “YES”…Westfield resident and conservation co-chair of the
Plainfield Garden Club, area chapter of the Garden Club of America, Penelope Taylor, is joined Governor Christie Todd Whitman and Liz Gruen, right, members of the Coalition to Preserve Natural Resources at the Governor’s residence. The focus is to urge a “yes” vote on public question No. 1 on the Tuesday, November 3 election ballot. A “yes” vote will dedicate existing revenue for purchase of one million acres of open spaces, farmlands, parks, historic sites, and provide protection for water supplies, habitats, recreation, urban sprawl, and quality of life for future generations, according to the club.
Miller-Cory House Museum Prepares for Fall Festival
WESTFIELD The Miller-Cory Museum at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield will host its Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Activities which include pumpkin painting, nature crafts, candlemaking, and butter churning are available to children free of charge. Children will also learn 18 th century farm skills and how to operate a two-man saw.
Cecilia Brauer will play the Glass Armonica, a glass instrument of the most ethereal sound, invented by Benjamin Franklin; and Crosswick’s Country Dancers will entertain with an informative program by Frederick Ross, a mid-1700s fur trapper and trader.
There will be an opportunity to walk through the 18th century farmhouse and gift shop. There will also be a bake sale and refreshments to purchase.
Although there is no admission charge, donations are welcome and are used to support the educational programs at the museum.
For more information, please contact the museum office at (908) 2321776.
High School to Offer College Prep Program
SCOTCH PLAINS A college preparation program will be offered at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Westfield Road on Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the high school.
A panel of counselors and parents will participate in a presentation and answer questions from parents of 10, 11 and 12th graders.
Topics to be covered include: “What tests should I take?,” “How do I choose a college?,” “When should I start college visitations?,” and “What can I do at each grade level to get ready for college?”
For further information, please call (908) 889-1764.
Welcome Wagon Posts October Activities
WESTFIELD The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield has announced a number of activities planned for the month of October.
The club will hold its monthly dinner on Wednesday, October 21. This night out gives area women an opportunity to socialize and enjoy the company of other local women while offering the occasion to meet new people.
On Saturday, October 31, the club will offer a Halloween party for the children of club members.
In addition, the club holds monthly book discussions, play groups for children, a walking group, community service projects and more.
The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of daytime and evening activities for women and their families who would like to get to know others in the community.
Membership is open to all women in the Westfield area.
For more information about the club and the times and places of the events, please call Rachel Binkowitz at 789-7373 or Cyndi Salemy at 3178076, or visit www.westfieldnj.com/ welcome on the Internet.
Tricky Tray to Benefit Homeless Pet Group
People for Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a “Tricky Tray,” formerly known as a “Chinese Auction” on Friday, October 16, at Farcher’s Grove at 1135 Springfield Road in Union at 6:30 p.m.
Prizes will include a color television, watches, electrical appliances, toys, holiday decorations, handmade craft items, and baskets of goodies. Cake and coffee will be served. For information, tickets or to donate prizes, please call (908) 688-1073.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the People for Animals pet rescue and adoption program. This program provides food, shelter, veterinary services, and tender loving care for many homeless cats and dogs. A donation of $4 for admission is requested.
Magnet High School to Host Informational Session
SCOTCH PLAINS—The Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains will present its an informational session for applicants to the Class of 2003 and their parents this Saturday, October 17, for science, mathematics and technology at 10 a.m. in the main auditorium.
The Magnet High School is located in Mancuso Hall on the Raritan Road Campus of the Union County VocationalTechnical Schools.
According to Corinne Wnek, Director of Student Services, the informational session will feature speakers who will describe the nature of magnet high schools and how they differ from the local comprehensive schools. In addition, admissions policies will be explained in full detail along with an indepth rundown of the curriculum and other services being offered.
Ms. Wnek added that the Magnet High School features a 38-station multimedia classroom with full audio/video/ data network interactive capabilities.
A commitment, she adds, has been made to high intellectual standards that
incorporate both academic and technical training through an integrated curriculum in block-schedule format.
Learning is project-based and special emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills. Students are admitted to the Magnet High School from all districts within Union County and attend the school on a full-time basis.
Transportation is provided. The academic curriculum prepares them for entry into baccalaureate degree programs, according to a school spokesman. The school, in collaboration with Union County College, also offers the opportunity for its students to earn up to one year of college credit prior to Magnet High School graduation.
For additional materials on the Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics and Technology and to make reservations for the informational session, where seating will be limited, please call Ms. Wnek in Student Services at (908) 889-3800, Extension No. 201.