Page C14 Thursday, April 15, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
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This stone front Colonial has vinyl siding, an attached garage and a screened porch that overlooks the fenced property. There are 3 Bedrooms, 1 full Bath, a Powder Room and recently refinished hardwood floors in the Living Room & Dining Room. Offered at $309,000 in Westfield.
Charming Cape with many custom features and updates throughout the years. 5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths. Updated Kitchen, new ceilings, new shutters, newer Timberline roof, paved stone walks & patio. Recently painted exterior & professionally landscaped property. Offered at $429,500 in Scotch Plains.
Center Hall Colonial has 6 Bedrooms, 2˝ Baths & many updates. Updated European Kitchen with newer appliances, newer half bath on 1st floor. Screened front porch, 2 tiered deck & professionally landscaped lot. Offered at $459,000 in Westfield.
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Beautiful Center Entrance Colonial Split has spacious rooms and plenty of storage space perfect for any growing family. Four Bedrooms, 2˝ Baths, hardwood floors, Family Room with custom builtins and fireplace, French doors from Dining Room to Florida Room. Updated Kitchen. Offered at $525,000 in Westfield.
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of this '2 years young" adaption of a 19th Century Mississippi River Plantation home with its low sweeping roof embracing a Southern style columned front porch. This custom built home captures traditional elegance while providing features most sought after by today's homeowner. Quality has not been compromised in this 4 Bedroom, 3˝ Bath, 10 room gem. Offered at $799,000 in Westfield.
Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical Upholds 'Hometown' Tradition
SCOTCH PLAINS — Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical was founded with the intention of maintaining the "hometown" tradition of small business — family owned and operated.
Pharmacist Joe Chebli and his wife, Liz, the owners of Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical, said they are committed to meeting the individual needs of their customers.
They maintained that this aspect of doing business is often lacking in today's era of the mega-store, where services are missed and products are sold in quantity.
"Scotch Plains still has the privilege to offer individualized services, and in that spirit, Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical is committed to your personal need," they stated. "It is a drug
HOMETOWN BUSINESS…Pharmacist Joe Chebli and his wife, Liz, welcome customers to the recent grand opening of Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical, located at 1778 East 2nd Street in Scotch Plains. The Cheblis describe their business as maintaining a "hometown tradition" of offering individualized services, as well as a diverse range of products.
store that upholds your health as its primary concern."
Products offered by Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical range from conventional prescription and surgical supplies to vitamins and nutritional supplements, allowing the pharmacist to incorporate both approaches for a better outcome, according to the Cheblis.
They have pledged to do their best not only to serve their patrons but also "to keep abreast of all the development that will be helpful to your health and your family's well-being."
Scotch Plains Drugs & Surgical is located at 1778 East 2nd Street in Scotch Plains, and may be reached by calling (908) 490-0252.
Glee Club Concerts to Feature Meredith Hoffmann-Thomson
WESTFIELD — Meredith Hoffman-Thomson, a senior at Cranford High School, will perform as the Special Artist at the Westfield Glee Club's Spring Concerts the first weekend in May.
She performed bassoon and vocal solos to win the 1999 Westfield Glee Club Competitive Auditions and Scholarship Award.
The Spring Concerts will be presented on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street in Westfield, and on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 725 Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights.
Meredith's instrumental background includes having been Principal Bassoon on All-State Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the High School Wind Ensemble, and
the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Youth Orchestra.
She has also been featured in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra and the All-State Wind Ensemble, and has performed with the Cranford High School Orchestra and Bands.
She has been a winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition for High School Women and the All-State High School Chorus, along with other musicianship awards. Meredith has actively performed solo and choral group programs and recitals with various ensembles, and appeared in a number of school plays and musicals.
For information about the upcoming concert with Meredith and the Westfield Glee Club, please call Dale Juntilla at (908) 232-0673.
College Woman's Club Sets Tour of Governor's Mansion
WESTFIELD — The College Woman's Club of Westfield will take a guided tour of Drumthwacket, New Jersey's executive mansion, in Princeton on Wednesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.
The mansion, which is currently the home of Governor and Mr. John Whitman, is a Plantation-style estate used extensively for entertaining state officials, foreign dignitaries and citizen's groups.
The Drumthwacket estate dates to 1696, when the land was purchased by William Olden, one of the earliest settlers of Prince-Town. The first governor to live in the mansion was Charles Smith Olden, who built the central portion in 1835 in the style of the plantations of New Orleans, where he had previously worked.
The estate features a portico that extends the full height and width of the original mansion, with six massive pillars topped by Ionic capitals.
The Mansion was purchased by Moses Taylor Pyne from Olden's widow in 1893. He enlarged the mansion to its present size by adding two wings and renovated the grounds to include park-like landscaping and formal gardens.
Mr. Pyne also gave the home its Celtic name, which means "wooded
hill." It was sold in 1941 to Abram Spanel, an inventor who created lifesaving devices during the war.
Drumthwacket was bought by the state of New Jersey in 1966 and used for fundraising benefits and other entertaining. It was designated the official residence of the governor in 1981 and renovated with the help of the New Jersey Historical Society. The Drumthwacket Foundation now acts as curator and manager.
Following the tour, club members will have lunch at the Peacock Inn in Princeton for $20, including wine. An optional afternoon tour of the Princeton University Art Museum will also be offered.
Please call Gaile Boothe, club president, at (908) 233-3780 to attend.
Founded in 1917, The College Woman's Club awards scholarships to deserving young women from Westfield and provides enrichment opportunities for its members.
A coffee for new and prospective members will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at the home of Susan Snauffer, 432 Alden Avenue. To attend, please contact Lynda Sperry, membership chairman, at (908) 233-2586.
GOVERNOR'S MANSION…The College Woman's Club will host a guided tour of Drumthwacket, New Jersey's executive mansion, on Wednesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch in Princeton and a tour of the Princeton University Art Museum. Anyone interested in joining the club, which awards scholarships to young women from Westfield, is invited to attend an informational coffee on Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. Please call Lynda Sperry, Membership Chairman, at (908) 233-2586.
Budget Committee Reviews Requests to United Fund
WESTFIELD – The Budget Committee of the United Fund of Westfield, which reviews budget requests and programs from the United Fund's member agencies, has begun its process of studying funding requests for the year 2000.
"What would you do if you were suddenly given over half a million dollars, then told you must divide the sum among 21 agencies which are your dependents?" asked Matt Forstenhausler, Chairman of the Budget Review committee.
Committee members are charged with determining how much money
tives, as well as the agencies' effectiveness in reaching these objectives, based on past performance and the need for particular programs in the community.
"Each agency answers questions on what their programs are achieving, how many people they are serving, what alternative sources of income are available to them, and what the opportunities or problems in the next year will be," the committee Chairman explained.
"After all the requests for the agencies have been reviewed and evaluated, the committee takes on the task of deciding what the actual alloca
MONEY WELL SPENT...The Budget Review Committee of the United Fund of Westfield is in the process of analyzing requests for financial support from its 21 member agencies for 2000. Pictured, left to right, are: standing, Jeff Christakos, Noel Brown, Dick Rippe, Marilyn Gulotta, Bill Taylor and Vaughn Buntain, and seated, Tony DelDuca, Matt Forstenhausler, Dr. Carol Molnar, Chris Kaveney, and Steve Geltzeiler. Not pictured are: Stan Ciemniecki, Mark Friedman and Steven Pomerantz.
the agencies need and how much each will receive. "These agencies provide essential services and programs for you, your family, your friends and your community," Mr. Forstenhausler continued.
"Should the most money go to the handicapped and severely ill? How about child care and senior citizens services? Should some be used for recreation programs or preventative services that will help stop problems from becoming even greater?
"What would you do? These are some of the questions that face the committee," Mr. Forstenhausler said.
"More and more, people are expressing an interest in where their donation goes, and our extensive citizen review process is the most effective way of reflecting these concerns," he added.
"The input and involvement of our volunteers provides a critical link to the community. We want to assure United Fund contributors that their money is being used effectively and economically," noted Mr. Forstenhausler.
"The committee's study will span more than 1,000 hours and three months reviewing agency requests, profiles, program goals, and objec
tions will be for each," Alan Gutterman, President of the United Fund's Board of Trustees, said.
"The combination of changing needs and available funds make the allocation process a continuing challenge and more difficult task each year," he added. "After final recommendations from the committee to the Board of Trustees, the campaign goal for the 1999 fall campaign will be established."
The United Fund's 21 member agencies include The American Red Cross, The Arc of Union County, the Boy Scouts, Community Access Unlimited, CONTACT We Care, the Girl Scouts, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Services, the Mental Health Association, Mobile Meals of Westfield, and Union County Legal Services.
Others are the UCPC Behavioral Healthcare, the United Cerebral Palsy League, the United Services Organization, Visiting Health Services of Union County, Visiting Nurse Service System, the Westfield Community Center, the Westfield Neighborhood Council, the Westfield "Y," Youth and Family Counseling Service, and a new member agency this year, Women For Women.
Fanwood's Annual Cleanup To Take Place on April 24
FANWOOD — Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining Fanwood's 10th Annual Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 24. Participants will assemble at 8:30 a.m. in the southside parking lot of the Fanwood Train Station.
Earth Day T-shirts, carry bags and gloves will be given to all participants, and refreshments will be provided by local merchants upon completion of the cleanup.
The Fanwood Lions Club will also participate and clean the entire length of South Avenue as part of its AdoptA-Highway commitment. Business
owners will also be asked to make a pledge to keep their properties clean.
The annual cleanup is organized by the Fanwood Clean Community Committee in conjunction with the Fanwood Department of Public Works.
Committee spokesman and Fanwood Planning Board Chairman Gregory Cummings commented that this event instills community pride and urges Fanwood residents of all ages to become "pickup partners."
Interested volunteers are asked to call the DPW at (908) 322-7404, or to simply show up on the day of the event.
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