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BOOK COLLECTION BLOSSOMS…Several books have been added to the libraries of Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools, located in Westfield, thanks to a donation from the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield. More than $300 worth of books were purchased with the contribution. The books were selected by library/media specialists Janice Sheridan of Edison and Moira Abraham of Roosevelt. Pictured, left to right, are: seated, Rake and Hoe Garden Club Treasurer Lori Grow and President Colleen Schmidt, and, standing, Ms. Sheridan and Ms. Abraham.
Service League Thrift Shop To Hold Coat Sale Tuesday
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Service League Thrift Shop will hold a coat sale starting Tuesday, September 29. The shop will offer a large selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s fall and winter coats.
Patrons can also purchase fall and winter apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories to compliment their wardrobe. Merchandise is sold at attrac
WELCOME NEW PROVISIONALS…The Westfield Service League recently announced its Provisional Class for 1998-1999. Pictured, left to right, are: first row, Meme Binko, Marnie Ainslie and Mildred Orlando; standing, Mary McEnerney, Karen Biener and Pat Vlach. Missing from the photo is Dianne Mroz. Pamela Sayles is Recognized
For First Night Button Design
WESTFIELD — The First Night Committee has announced that Pamela Sayles is the winner of the contest to design this year’s admission button.
A resident of Fanwood, Mrs. Sayles is a children’s wear designer and CAD artist for the Mayfair Company in New York City. She is also active in the local community.
Mrs. Sayles won a dinner for two courtesy of the Jolly Trolley restaurant in Westfield, and four admission buttons. Her design was chosen from among dozens of entries, according to First Night spokeswoman Robin S. Quick.
Mrs. Sayles’ winning design, as well as the other submissions, will be on display at the Westfield Memorial Library through next Wednesday, September 30.
The First Night buttons will be sold as admission to the event. The goal of First Night is support of the arts; therefore, the artists and performers are paid for their participation, Ms. Quick confirmed.
Buttons will be available for sale at the Westfield “Y,” 220 Clark Street in Westfield, as well as other locations during the month of December. Purchase of a button will cover admission to all First Night events.
First Night is a town-wide New Year’s Eve celebration designed to strengthen the community through promotion of a public, alcohol-free festival of the arts.
The events, which are held at various venues around Westfield, offer something for people of all ages, according to the First Night spokeswoman. Events will include music, dance, theater, storytelling, magic, arts and crafts, puppets and more.
First Night is made possible, in large part, through contributions by the Westfield “Y” and the Westfield Foundation, along with support from the Town of Westfield and many local private and business donors, Ms. Quick said.
For further information about First Night, please call the Westfield “Y” at (908) 233-2700.
A WINNING DESIGNER…Barbara Karp, left, and Arlene Bertrand, center, Co-Chairwomen of the First Night Arts and Events Committee, present Pamela Sayles of Fanwood with a gift certificate for dinner for two at the Jolly Trolley restaurant. Mrs. Sayles’ entry in the First Night Button Design Contest was chosen as the winner from among dozens of entries. All of the submissions will be on display at the Westfield Memorial Library until Wednesday, September 30. Neighborhood Council Swings
Into Action for Street Fair
WESTFIELD — Members of the Westfield Neighborhood Council (WNC) community are gearing up for the organization’s street fair on Saturday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Cacciola Place. The rain date is Sunday, October 11.
The event will feature continuous entertainment by various multi-ethnic groups at a centrally-located stage. Performances were arranged by Janet Turner and Claire Lazarowitz. Walter Sawyer and Ken Wooster are in charge of the layout and sound system for the event.
Mary Withers, Sylvia Wilson and Joan Harris, are organizing volunteers to grill hamburgers and hot dogs at the street fair. Cookies and
brownies baked by members of the community will also be available.
Jean Attenborough and Susan Madorma have arranged for numerous rides, fairway games, and prizes for all ages. A 50-50 raffle will be supervised by Pat Faggins and Mary Enard.
Ezella Johnson, Director of the WNC, is coordinating arrangements for an information booth about the organization and a tour of the council’s building.
The WNC has served the local community for almost 30 years. It provides tutoring and enrichment programs for young people, a summer camp, and programs for senior citizens.
tive prices. All profits are donated to local charities.
The Thrift Shop’s annual costume sale will begin on Tuesday, October 6. A large array of Halloween dressup clothing and accessories will be available at low prices.
The Thrift Shop is located at 114 Elmer Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
‘Taste of the Towns’ to Include Local Restaurants and Chefs
Union County’s finest chefs will offer samples of their most-requested specialties during the Sixth Annual “Taste of the Towns” benefit on Monday, October 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Pantagis Renaissance Restaurant on Route 22 in Scotch Plains.
The benefit is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.
Over 30 of the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries and beverage mer
chants will participate in the event. Each year, the event generates over $20,000 for charities and scholarship programs in the greater Elizabeth area.
According to William Mealia, President of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, “Taste of the Towns is the premier food tasting event in Union County. Those who attend this event not only enjoy some of the finest foods to be found anywhere, they also help further the cause of many charitable organizations.”
He also noted that each year the event sells out of available tickets and he urges the public to purchase their tickets early.
Also at the event, a “super 50/50” drawing will be held, and a variety of door prizes will be offered which will include a color television and a $100 gift certificate to a restaurant of the winner’s choice.
“Taste of the Towns” tickets are priced at $30 if purchased before the event and $40 at the door. For tickets please call (908) 352-0900 or (908) 354-0011.
Magnet High School to Present Helpful Session for 2003 Class
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics and Technology will host its first informational session for interested applicants to the Class of 2003 and their parents, on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. in the main auditorium.
The Magnet High School is located on the Raritan Road campus of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools in Scotch Plains.
Students are admitted to the Magnet High School from all districts within Union County, and attend the school on a full-time basis. Student transportation is provided.
The rigorous academic curriculum prepares them for entry into baccalaureate degree programs, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas J. Bistocchi. 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.
According to Corinne Wnek, Director of Student Services, the informational session will feature speakers who will describe the nature of
Trail Boardwalk and Bridge Dedicated by Freeholders
Union County Freeholders Linda Stender and Chester Holmes participated in the dedication ceremony for the Sierra Trail Boardwalk and Bridge Project held last week in the Watchung Reservation.
As members of the Union County Hiking Club looked on, Freeholder Stender and Environmental Specialist for the Park, Betty Ann Kelly, cut the ribbon opening the walk and bridge to the public.
“The Union County Hiking Club is a tremendous asset to the Watchung Reservation. We are very grateful to members who donated their time and talent to design and build the 200foot boardwalk and three bridges to
BUILDING BRIDGES...Union County Freeholders Linda Stender and Chester Holmes participated in the dedication ceremony for the Sierra Trail Boardwalk and Bridge Project held last week in the Watchung Reservation. Freeholder Stender, right, presents a Resolution to Union County Hiking Club members Berthe Miles, center, her husband, Bill Miles, left, and Bob Hagon.
help protect a severely eroded section of the Sierra Trail,” stated Freeholder Stender.
“Since 1938, our members have served those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors,” said Club President Bill Miles. Mr. Miles, who is 85years-old, still walks 1,000 miles a year with his 80-year-old wife, Berthe, whom he met during a hike 20 years ago.
The club is affiliated with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation and is always quick to help improve Union County’s park system.
The Sierra Trail Project, located near the entrance to the Watchung Reservation on Glenside Avenue, took 63 volunteers 309 hours during a four-month period to complete.
“This project was funded by a $6,200 National Recreation Trails Act grant administered by the New Jersey Division Forestry and matching county funds,” Ms. Kelly said.
She added that the project was designed by Dan Bernier of the Bureau of Park Operations; Sandy Parr, Trail Crew Chief from the NY/NJ Conference, and Dean Talcott, Union County engineer.
For more information on the Watchung Reservation or activities open to county citizens, please contact the Union County Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 5274900. 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 in-depth rundown of the curriculum and other services being offered.
Mrs. Wnek added that the Magnet High School features a 38-station multi-media, high-tech classroom with full audio, video and data network interactive capabilities.
She added that a commitment has been made to high intellectual standards which incorporate both academic and technical training through an integrated curriculum in blockschedule format.
Learning is project-based, she said, and special emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills.
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 Mrs. Wnek in Student Services at (908) 889-3800, Extension No. 201.
Corinne Liebrich Awarded Junior League Scholarship
WESTFIELD — The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield, in celebration of its 75 years of community service, has awarded a $1,000 Community Service Scholarship to recent Westfield High School graduate Corinne Liebrich.
Miss Liebrich’s selection was based on her “academic achievement, leadership abilities and outstanding commitment to volunteerism and community service,” according to league spokeswoman Anne-Marie Crowley.
While in high school, she had achieved honor roll status for four years and membership in the National Honor Society.
Her volunteer service began over 13 years ago when she joined scout
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT…Junior League scholarship recipient Corinne Liebrich, center, of Westfield recently received a $1,000 scholarship check from Vicki Sweeney, left, Past President of the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield, and sustainer member Marge Szymona, right, both of Cranford, at the Jumble Store, the league’s headquarters.
ing, Ms. Crowley said. She earned both the Cadette Silver and the Gold Awards – two of the highest commendations scouting has to offer.
Miss Liebrich is a peer minister at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, where she has held leadership roles on retreats and participated in the Appalachia Work Week in West Virginia, according to Ms. Crowley.
She has also done extensive volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, both in Plainfield and in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Miss Liebrich will attend American University in Washington, D.C., where she will major in communications.
Scout Council Sets Date For Masquerade Ball
The Washington Rock Girl Scout Council will celebrate Halloween with a Masquerade Ball for adults 18 and over on Friday, October 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at The Westwood in Garwood.
Roaming palm readers and fortune tellers will entertain guests with their predictions, and revelers will have an opportunity to “catch a lucky star” for a $10 donation. A disk jockey will play tunes from the 1940s through the 1970s, and a dinner buffet will be served.
Trophies for the funniest, scariest, and most original costumes will be awarded, along with outstanding door prizes.
Tickets for the event, which cost $40 per person, may be purchased by mail from the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council, 201 Grove Street, East, Westfield, 07090, or by calling (908) 232-3236, Extension No. 0.
All proceeds from the ball benefit the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council and its programs and activities.
St. Peter’s Prep to Host Open House on Sunday
St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City will hold its Fall Open House on Sunday, September 27, from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Students, faculty, parents, administrators and coaches will be available to give tours and provide information on the school’s college preparatory curriculum; its athletic and other co-curricular programs, including 15 varsity teams and an awardwinning music program; admission, tuition, scholarships and financial aid, and transportation.
Established in 1872, St. Peter’s Prep is New Jersey’s only Jesuit high school. The student body numbers approximately 800 young men in grades 9 to 12 who represent 83 New Jersey communities, plus three boroughs of New York City.
Tour highlights will include $3 million in recent renovations to the library and athletic facilities, as well as the new state-of-the-art computerization of the physics laboratory.
St. Peter’s Prep is located at 144 Grand Street in Jersey City, just blocks from the Jersey City waterfront and convenient to public transportation.
For information and directions, please call Michael Mazur, Director of Public Information, at (201) 5476420.
Charles Ivory Receives Top Military Award
MOUNTAINSIDE – Charles F. Ivory of Mountainside was one of 61 New Jersey residents who were expected to receive the Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s top military award, during a special award ceremony scheduled for yesterday, Wednesday, September 16.
First Lieutenant Ivory served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
In order to be eligible for the award, a veteran must currently be a resident of New Jersey, and must have been a resident of the state at the time of service.
The individual must also have been honorably discharged and must have received at least the equivalent of the Air Medal (Purple Heart, Bronze Star) while on active duty during wartime.
Mitchell Krauss Named To Chemical Group
Board of Directors
WESTFIELD — Mitchell Krauss of Westfield was recently named to the Board of Directors for 1998-1999 for the New Jersey Group of Small Chemical Businesses. He will serve as Public Relations Director.
Mr. Krauss is Chairman of J.M. Kesslinger & Associates of Union, a marketing communications firm with several clients in the chemical industry.
The New Jersey Group of Small Chemical Businesses serves the business and professional needs of New Jersey’s chemical industry, with a special focus on its smaller companies.