Page C12 Thursday, April 15, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
Special Education Committee Announces Awareness Expo
WESTFIELD The Westfield Parent-Teacher Council/Special Education Committee will hold its annual Awareness Expo on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.
The theme of this year's program is "You Can't Say You Can't Play," taken from a book of the same title which promotes empathy and respect in the classroom, on the playground and, ultimately, in life.
Several guest speakers from the professional community will present topics in a forum format, including: Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD) and depression; decoding versus comprehension; explaining your child's disability to
him/her; strategies for effective communication within middle school; social skills and gender differences, and early detection of learning disabilities.
The Special Education Committee is a unit within the Westfield ParentTeacher Council which acts as an information resource, a support network and a watchdog on local issues for parents of classified children and other concerned citizens.
During the year, the committee sponsors several presentations of interest to parents of all children in the school system, not just in special education.
For further information, please call Starr Ross at (908) 233-2050, or Kenney Steinbrecher at (908) 232-7293.
Hospital Guild to Present Leather Goods Sale Today
ELIZABETH The St. Elizabeth Hospital Guild will hold a Leather Handbag and Accessory Sale in the Main Lobby of the hospital today, Thursday, April 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The hospital is located at 225 Williamson Street in Elizabeth.
Leather products and accessories will be furnished by Murray Schwartz' "In the Bag".
Among the merchandise to be offered during this sale are leather handbags, backpacks, travel bags, belt bags, wallets, gym bags and tote bags.
All proceeds will benefit the Guild's "Pledge 2000" toward the hospital's recently completed Pedestrian
Bridge. The bridge connects the Medical Office Building with the Main Hospital.
The Guild holds four general meetings each year. Volunteers are invited to join and participate in the charitable works of the group. Activities include bake sales, raffles, bus trips and theme sales.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute care Catholic facility with 329 beds, 24 well-newborn bassinets, and seven intermediate-care bassinets. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, it is eastern Union County's teaching hospital.
Miller-Cory Museum Slates 'Sheep to Shawl' Celebration
WESTFIELD The Miller-Cory House Museum, located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, will hold its annual "Sheep-to-Shawl" celebration on Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the entire process of producing woven cloth from woolen fibers, which includes carding, spinning and weaving.
Master sheep shearer Jeremy Mills of Hamilton Square will use hand shears, as was done in the 18th and 19th centuries, to shear sheep provided by Beverely Eaton of the 4-H Club of Somerset County.
Children will also be able to try their hand at crafts. Early-American techniques for tin-piercing and felt making will be demonstrated. Homebaked goods, as well as cookies and lemonade, will also be available.
The Early American gift shop features books, crafts on wool processing, and other educational items, as
well as cookbooks. For information about the MillerCory House and its schedule of events, please call the museum office at (908) 232-1776.
The museum is open on Sunday afternoons. Costumed docents conduct tours of the house and grounds from 2 to 5 p.m. The last tour begins at 4 p.m.
Foothill Club to Hold Luncheon Meeting
MOUNTAINSIDE The Foothill Club of Mountainside will hold its luncheon on Thursday, May 6, at noon at B.G. Fields Restaurant in Westfield.
The meeting will also feature bingo and the installation of officers. The public is invited to attend.
For reservations, please call (908) 232-3626.
League of Women Voters To Hold Discussions On Shared Services
WESTFIELD The Westfield Area League of Women Voters will offer insights into Shared Municipal Services on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:45 p.m. at 408 East Dudley Avenue, Westfield, and on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:45 p.m. at 322 Lawrence Avenue in Westfield. The meetings are open to the public.
The discussion leaders, Margaret Walker and Ellen Cuddy of Westfield, and Yvonne Carbone of Fanwood, will present the results of several months research.
"We interviewed officials in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Mountainside, and digested the Governor's Property Tax Commission report and Alan Karcher's book, 'Multiple Municipal Madness,'" said Ms. Walker.
"This may not seem like the 'sexiest' topic, but we found it quite fascinating the more we learned," she continued. "We also found numerous newspaper and magazine articles and got help from Assemblyman Richard Bagger's office."
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to informing the public on matters of public policy. Individuals of voting age may join. All meetings are open to the public.
For more information, please call (908) 654-8628, or send e-mail to email@example.com, or visit the group's Internet web site, www.westfieldnj.com/lwv.
Westfield Library to Hold Program on Internet Safety
WESTFIELD The Westfield Memorial Library will sponsor a seminar entitled "Safe Surfing for Families" on Tuesday, April 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.
The goal of the program is to raise awareness and provide practical examples and information on how to parent use of the Internet in five specific areas: Safety, Security/Privacy, Costs, Counter Culture and Social Implications.
The seminar will demonstrate several ways to connect to the Internet, and present the advantages and disadvantages each has for controlling and monitoring children's activities once they are on-line.
An overview of the latest software packages designed to give
parents more control over their children's use of the Internet will also be included.
Consultant Debra Hallisey will conduct the seminar. Ms. Hallisey has a master's degree in home economics and has spent 15 years in the field of personal computer training and documentation.
In-person registration for adults and children (who must be accompanied by a parent) will begin on Monday, April 19, at the Circulation Desk. All attendees must be members of the Westfield Memorial Library.
The library is located at 550 East Broad Street in Westfield. For additional information, please call the Children's Department at (908) 789-4090.
Willow Grove Pre-School Displays Art at Library
SCOTCH PLAINS During the week of Monday, April 19, as part of the celebration of The Month of the Young Child, Willow Grove Pre-School will display samples of artwork throughout the Children's Department of the Scotch Plains Public Library, located at 1927 Bartle Avenue in Scotch Plains.
Featured will be samples of art media from the children in the 3minus, 3, 4, and 4-plus classes.
In addition to the standard preschool art of easel paint, finger paint and collage, the 4-Year-Old
Class will offer samples of their construction art featuring lids, tubes and wood. The 4-plus Class will display examples of their loop art.
Willow Grove Pre-School, located at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, is a Christian preschool sponsored by the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church. It is licensed by the State of New Jersey, and its teachers are state certified educators.
Class openings are still available. For more information, please call the school Director, Kathy Calello, at (908) 232-7117.
One of Westfield's Finest
This exquisite Mediterranean Revival home sits proudly on nearly an acre of property with splendidly landscaped grounds in the historic "Dudley Park" area of Westfield. This gracious fifteen room house, built circa 1910, is distinguished by architectural elegance and classical design, exhibiting uncompromising quality throughout. The charm of yesteryear remains. A comfortable elegance flows through all of the spacious rooms, offering a warm invitation to relax and enjoy the amenities of this extraordinary home. Located within walking distance of schools, town and NYC transportation. Offered at $1,350,000. By appointment only.
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In just her second full year as a real estate professional, HeidiAnn has earned the New Jersey Association of Realtors Gold Award for outstanding sales achievement. This is the most prestigious award given by NJAR the threshold for recognition is $10,000,000 in sales with a minimum of 25 transactions.
All of us at Marc Kelley Realtors are happy for HeidiAnn, and very proud of her!
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Heidi-Ann Mucci Earns NJAR Gold Level Recognition Hye-Young Choi Renamed
Salesperson of the Year TOP SALES Following a tremendous sales performance for 1998, in which she
sold over $27 million in real estate, Hye-Young Choi has once again earned Salesperson of the Year honors for the Westfield office of Coldwell Banker. Pictured, left to right, are: Westfield Office Manager Marilyn Kelly, Ms. Choi and her husband, Paul Tse.
WESTFIELD Following a tremendous sales performance for 1998, in which she sold over $27 million in real estate, Hye-Young Choi has once again earned Salesperson of the Year honors for the Westfield office of Coldwell Banker.
Throughout her 15-year career, Ms. Choi has sold nearly $200 million in real estate, earning substantial recognition within the industry and the admiration of her clients, according to Marilyn Kelly, Manager of the Westfield office.
Ms. Choi additionally earned membership to the 1998 New Jersey Association of Realtors' (NJAR) Million Dollar Club at the Gold Level, marking her 12th consecutive year of receiving the association's highest honor.
Her sales production has earned her a place among Coldwell Banker's International President's Elite, an honor reserved for sales professionals who rank among the company's top 2 percent nationwide.
Ms. Choi invariably ranks among the top five of Coldwell Banker agents in the greater New York metropolitan region.
"Hye-Young's enduring success is indicative of her enormous talent," stated Ms. Kelly. "She has truly made her mark as one of the most accomplished individuals in both the company and the industry."
A member of the Westfield Board of Realtors, Ms. Choi possesses the highest sales volume of all agents on the board for 1998, a feat she has accomplished every year since 1994.
She credits much of her success to her thorough knowledge of Westfield and the surrounding communities of Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Cranford.
The Westfield office sales team has achieved top ranking throughout the greater New York metropolitan area for 14 consecutive years. According to Ms. Kelly, sales associates in the
Westfield office sell more homes and earn more NJAR Silver and Gold Level memberships than any real estate office in the area.
To reach Ms. Choi, please call the Westfield office of Coldwell Banker at (908) 233-5555. The office is located at 209 Central Avenue.
Margaret McGuire Is Named To NJAR Million Dollar Club
WESTFIELD For the 12th consecutive year, Coldwell Banker's Margaret Maguire has been named to the New Jersey Association of Realtors' Million Dollar Club.
A relocation specialist with the firm's Westfield office, Ms. Maguire reached distinguished Gold Level status for 1998 by helping many transferees and their families meet their real estate requirements.
As further indication of her outstanding sales performance, Ms. Maguire has established membership in the Coldwell Banker International President's Elite. She earned this appointment by ranking among the top 1 percent of sales professionals within the company nationwide and throughout Canada and Puerto Rico.
With more than 13 years experience in the highly competitive Westfield market, Ms. Maguire has garnered the respect of many satisfied clients, according to Marilyn Kelly, Manager of the Westfield sales office.
"Co-workers and clients repeatedly acknowledge Margaret as a highly motivated team player who provides exceptional customer service," Ms. Kelly stated. "She fully
commits herself to her clients' objectives and always keeps their best interests in mind. By doing so, the end results are pleasing to everyone."
A third generation Realtor, Ms. Maguire was educated in the business at any early age. She credits much of her current success to the rewarding experience of working beside both her father and grandfather in the industry.
A resident of Scotch Plains, Ms. Maguire's knowledge of the Westfield area is an attribute which relocation clients have found both beneficial and comforting, Ms. Kelly explained.
"I love having the ability to help my buyer and seller clients achieve the best possible results while making their transitions as smooth as possible," said Ms. Maguire.
"With the added anxiety of relocating to a new area, it can be a very stressful time. I try to educate clients so that they feel confident throughout this often confusing process."
The Westfield sales office of Coldwell Banker is located at 209 Central Avenue. To reach Ms. Maguire, please call (908) 2335555.
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