Multi-Level ESL Courses Set for Saturdays at UCC
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-020480-97. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCCIATION, A CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF vs. SAM RAPUANO (A/K/A MASSIMINO RAPUANO) AND JOANN RAPUANO, HIS WIFE; ET AL, DEFENDANT. CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED JULY 02, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES. By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 30TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER A.D., 1998 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales. The judgment amount is $171,131.11. The property to be sold is located in the Town of Westfield, County of Union and State of New Jersey. It is commonly known as 517 Edgar Road, Westfield, New Jersey. It is known and designated as Block No. 2909, Lot No. 5. The dimensions are irregular. Nearest cross street: Situate on the southeasterly line of Edgar Road, 212.00 feet from the southwesterly line of Lynwood Place. Prior lien(s): None. There is due approximately the sum of $175,620.53 together with lawful interest and costs. There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale. RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF STERN, LAVINTHAL, NORGAARD & KAPNICK (LIVINGSTON), Attorney Suite 300 293 Eishenhower Parkway Livingston, New Jersey 07039-1711 CH-753991 (WL) 4 T 9/3, 9/10 9/17 & 9/24/98 Fee: $187.68
Welcome Wagon Club Invites New Members To Coffee Gathering
The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield will host an evening of fun, food and new friends at a new member coffee on Monday, September 28, at 8 p.m. The Welcome Wagon Club of Westfield is a non-profit organization that was established to extend a friendly welcome to new people moving into the area and to help them become acquainted. This is a social club for women and their families who are either new to the area, or who find themselves with a lifestyle change, such as, marriage or a new baby. If you are interested in attending, please call Rachel Binkowitz at (908) 789-7373 or Cyndi Salemy at (908) 317-8076.
Lecture Series to Focus On Crime Investigations
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Lecture Series, sponsored by the Westfield Foundation and the Westfield “Y,” will present “Catching Criminals: Crimes That Could Have Been Solved Without Forensic Investigation,” as its first program. The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, located at 140 Mountain Avenue. Clues considered by forensic anthropologists such as insects, plants that look different, and mounds or depressions in the soil will be discussed, along with dozens of other aspects of crime investigation, according to “Y” spokesman David Mueller. The lecture will be given by Dana D. Kollmann, a forensic anthropologist working for the Baltimore County Police Department, who has handled the inves
tigation of approximately 2000 crimes. The lecture series will include talks about culinary history, music and astronomy, among other subjects. Mayor Thomas C. Jardim will attend the first lecture to introduce the speaker and help launch the series. Admission is $5, and tickets may be
purchased in advance at the Westfield “Y” or immediately before the lecture at the door. For additional information, please call Mr. Mueller at (908) 233-2700, Extension No. 233.
Open House Scheduled At Mother’s Center
SCOTCH PLAINS — Central New Jersey moms are invited to learn about the Mothers’ Center, a support group for mothers of children of all ages, at an Open House on Thursday, September 24, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Watchung Avenue and East 7th Street in Plainfield. Children are welcome to attend and play while their moms relax, meet Mothers’ Center members, and learn about the group’s upcoming activities. Among the group’s upcoming activities is “Women’s Forum,” a discussion group for new Mothers’ Center members, which will begin on Thursday, October 8. Other weekday morning groups beginning in the fall include “The Mother Dance,” based on the book of the same name; “Creative Memories,” a scrapbooking group; “Tired of Nagging? 30 Days to Positive Parenting;” “The Joys of Boys Raising a Son in the 90’s;” “Wishes and Whims;” and group facilitator training. The Mothers’ Center welcomes new members at any time. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Mothers’ Center is a non-profit, nonsectarian organization founded in 1978 by mothers, to help mothers. The group aims to take the stress out of parenting by offering discussion groups, day and evening workshops, guest speakers, social activities, library resources, and play groups. On-site child care is available for participants in most daytime activities. Please call (908) 561-1751 or visit http://westfieldnj.com/mccnj for membership information if you are unable to attend the Open House, but are still interested in The Mother’s Center.
Union County College (UCC) will afford non-native speakers the chance to learn English, yet still maintain their regular weekday schedules, through a non-credit English-as-a-Second Language program to be offered on Saturdays this fall at its campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Students will have the opportunity to learn English at beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels, according to UCC spokeswoman Georgia Hartnett. New this semester is “American English Pronunciation,” designed for non-native speakers who have a command of the English language but still retain a foreign accent. Students will learn to diminish their accents by becoming more familiar with the sound system and intonation patterns of American English. The course will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Saturdays, September 26 through November 14, at the Cranford or the Elizabeth campuses. UCC will also offer its traditional “Beginning ESL Grammar,” in which participants practice basic grammar and simple instructions; “Intermediate ESL Grammar,” which deals with the same content on a slightly higher level, and “Advanced ESL,” which focuses on advanced English gram
mar and conversation, while also improving students’ listening skills. The courses will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays from September 26 to November 14 at the Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield campuses. “Beginning ESL Conversation,” during which participants practice conversational skills in English while also improving listening skills, and “Intermediate ESL Conversation,” which covers the same material on a slightly higher level, will be conducted from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the same dates and at the same locations. For further information, please call the Division of Continuing Education and Community Services at (908) 7097600.
Jerseyaires to Perform At Festival Saturday
The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus, the local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., will appear at the Union Township Chamber of Commerce Arts and Craft Festival on the Green. The group will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, in Friberger Park, 1976 Morris Avenue. Admission is free. Jim Batykefer will direct the ensemble, with William Laurie assisting. The chorus meets every Monday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Men of all ages and interests are invited to learn more about the chapter and to participate in fellowship and singing. Singers are required to have blending voices, but the ability to read music is not a prerequisite. For further information, please call Dick Bodmer at (908) 233-7188.
Sir Puff’s Café to Host Networking Party For Single Professionals on September 19
WESTFIELD — Area single professionals are invited to “The Ultimate Networking Party” on Saturday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sir Puff’s Café, located at 43 Elm Street in Westfield. In addition to networking, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and live jazz performed by the Alfred Patterson Trio. The café offers an air purification system to accommodate non-smoking guests. The cost of the evening is $10 per person and includes refreshments. This gathering is sponsored by The Marriage Connection, a networking service for marriage-minded singles based in Westfield. For more information, please call (908) 232-8827, or visit the organization’s Internet Web site at www.njpages.com/singles.
Dana D. Kollmann