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Page 20 Thursday, April 22, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, West

field, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 866 Dorian Road, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 420 Kimball Avenue, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 511 Summit Avenue, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 569 Trinity Place, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 1605 Central Avenue, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced the listing and sale of the above home at 712 Gallows Hill Road, Cranford. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 1366 Mohawk Drive, Mountainside. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 202 Vinton Circle, Fanwood. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 320 Highgate, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 106 Surry Lane, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 159 North Cottage Place, Westfield. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

Carroll Mellor Realty, 223 Elmer Street, Westfield, New Jersey announced their participation in the sale of the above home at 1985 Birch Street, Scotch Plains.. The property was handled by Carroll M. Mellor.

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHP OF SCOTCH PLAINS ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on MAY 6, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, the Scotch Plains Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to consider the following appeal:

PETER WESTERLUND for a Temporary Operating Permit to allow the temporary placement of a mobile home during construction at the property located at 1981 Lake Avenue (Block No. 13301, Lot No. 23), Scotch Plains. Permission, if granted, is pursuant to

Section 23-4.3 of the Zoning Ordinance allowing for temporary permission for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER for a Conditional Use Variance, Front-yard setback variance and Site Plan Amendment for the temporary placement of a tent during summer daycamp activities and on limited occasions for special events during the year at the properties located at 1361-1391 Martine Avenue (Block No. 10301, Lot No. 16 and Block No. 10401, Lot No. 1.01), Scotch Plains.

JANIS VAN STEENBERGHE for a Variance to permit the construction of a wrap-around porch at the property located at 785 Westfield Road (Block No. 7001, Lot No. 29), Scotch Plains, contrary to the following section of the Zoning Ordinance:

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph C, Column 10 whereby minimum setback required from a side street for a corner lot is twenty-five (25) feet; existing and proposed: 20.17(+/-) feet.

KONSTANTINE and SUSAN LYMPEROPOULOS for a Variance to permit the retention of a deck at the property located at 185 Watchung Terrace (Block No. 3902, Lot No. 3),

Scotch Plains, contrary to the following section of the Zoning Ordinance:

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph H, Column 10 whereby minimum rear-yard setback required is thirty (30) feet; existing and proposed: approximately twentyone (21 +/-) feet.

WALTER and KARYN LESTARCHICK for a Variance to permit the construction of a porch addition at the property located at 561 School Place (Block No. 1401, Lot No. 28),

Scotch Plains, contrary to the following section of the Zoning Ordinance:

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph H, Column 10 whereby minimum rear-yard setback required is thirty (30) feet; existing and proposed: approximately fifteen (15 +/-) feet.

ANTONIO MASTROCOLA, SR. for Variances and Site Plan Approval for the construction of three (3) townhouses at the property located at 2304 Jersey Avenue (Block No. 9004, Lot No. 4),

Scotch Plains, contrary to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

Section 23-3.9d4 whereby minimum tract size required for town houses is one (1) acre; existing tract size: 14,145 square feet. Use variance required.

Section 23-3.9d1(a)(2) whereby all offstreet parking shall be located behind the required front building setback line; proposed: two (2) parking spaces located in front of building setback line. Variance required.

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph I, Column 10 whereby minimum rear-yard setback required is thirty (30) feet; proposed: 12.87 feet. Variance required.

Section 23-3.9a4 whereby a maximum of twelve (12) bedrooms is allowed per acre; proposed: six (6) bedrooms per .32 acres. Variance required.

In addition, the Board will consider whether the existing ten-foot-wide buffer satisfies the buffer requirement set forth in Section 23-3.9d13.

SETH M. KAPLOWITZ for Variances to permit the construction of garages and a front porch together with the reconfiguration and enlargement of an existing deck at the property located at 8 Alton Way (Block No. 14301, Lot No. 17.04), Scotch Plains, contrary to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph A, Column 7 whereby minimum front-yard setback required is sixty (60) feet; proposed (to larger garage addition); approximately twenty (20) feet; proposed (to smaller garage addition): approximately fifty (50) feet; and (to front porch) proposed: approximately fifty-eight (58) feet.

Section 23-3.4A, Paragraph A, Column 10 whereby minimum rear-yard setback required is fifty (50) feet; proposed: approximately thirty-eight (38) feet to the new deck area.

All interested persons may be present and be heard.

The file pertaining to this application is in the Office of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, 430 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, Scotch Plains, and is available for public inspection during regular office hours.

Linda M. Lies Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

Township of Scotch Plains 1 T – 4/22/99, The Leader Fee: $112.20

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By MICHELLE H. LePOIDEVIN

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader

Whether it was a playful paper mache pig by Rona Rankin, a masterfully muted landscape by Larry Horowitz or a colorful glass menorah by Tamara Baskin, the Westfield Hadassah Art and Crafts Show on Sunday, April 11, at Temple EmanuEl was a medley of innovative artistry.

Mr. Horowitz offered oil paintings and pastels including landscapes from Colorado, Rhode Island and Hudson River Valley, New York. The pieces featured vibrant shades of color without lines or definition, but muted and blurred edges.

In one oil on canvas entitled, “Fall,” a small white house is perched as the focal point atop a brown field, surrounded by fuzzy trees of maroon, red and green. A bold blue sky hangs above.

One of the most unique collections featured in the exhibit included the paper mache sculptures of Ms. Rankin. Mostly depicting animals or people in humorous situations, these pieces were delicately painted with painstaking detail.

While viewing her exhibit, art enthusiasts enjoyed such clever depictions as a tall rabbit sporting sunglasses, a pig lounging with a box of

chocolates and a poodle taking a nap on a sofa.

Marlene Waldorf of Marlene’s Treasures in Montville, who represents 90 to 100 artists, supplied a bountiful display of glasswork and glazed ceramics, wooden baskets and crafts with tin and brass materials.

One striking piece by Ms. Baskin, a client of Marlene’s Treasures, was a menorah with chips of colored glass,

layered beautifully to allow the candle lights to illuminate throughout. All of the pieces could be considered individual works of art as well as cherished family keepsakes.

L&M Art Gallery in Elizabeth displayed a bevy of oil paintings ranging from the genre of abstract art to the ethereal, fine landscape detailing of oil painter, Thomas Kincade.

The gallery supplied a fascinating oil painting by Rob Gonsalves within an elegant tortoise shell frame. The piece, “Autumn Cycling,” which could also be considered an optical illusion, featured children riding along a street paved with fall leaves, but later appeared as if the children were riding atop the trees.

Westfield High School students were also spotlighted in the Hadassah’s show. A pencil drawing by Daisy Um, an Art IV student, exquisitely detailed a grouping of wine glasses, bottles and glass Christmas ornaments. The depth of each item was clearly defined and depicted with the professionalism of a seasoned artist.

Susan Preston of “Handpainted Clothing and Glassware” of Springfield featured a wooden hutch filled to the brim with painted glassware. Wine glasses, trays, plates, pitchers and domestic tableware were sprinkled with dainty, painted flowers and designs.

Although this type of glass tableware craft seems to be up and coming, Ms. Preston offers a unique collection that demonstrates that particular care was taken with each piece.

Donald B. David exhibited some of the most cherished and memorable Westfield scenery through his arresting and life-like paintings of the Rialto Theater, Ted’s Smoke Shop and the Elm Delicatessen.

With storefront images that pop out and welcome the art enthusiast, even if one hadn’t the faintest idea where these buildings were located, they would still view the paintings as remarkably vibrant with a commanding presence.

CBL Fine Art of West Orange featured a unique collection of intricately crafted stained glass houses and Judaica specialties, including menorahs.

Members of the Hadassah also offered tempting desserts and generous helpings of a minestrone at The Café which was situated to the back of the room. The aromas that served as a

superb backdrop to the show were simply indescribable.

But, one attendee adequately stated the sentiment of the show as she rose from her chair at The Café table and proclaimed, “I just have to go and look at all of this beautiful art!”

COZY COTTAGE… L& M Gallery in Elizabeth featured the artwork of Thomas Kincade during the Westfield Hadassah Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday, April 11. Pictured, above, is “Foxglove Cottage,” one of Mr. Kincade’s striking oil paintings.

MUTED AND MASTERFUL… Larry Horowitz exhibited his collection of vibrant and muted oil paintings featuring landscapes from around the country during the Westfield Hadassah Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday, April 11. Pictured, above, is “Fall,” an oil on canvas.

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By MICHELLE H. LePOIDEVIN JOSEPH P. DeALESSANDRO

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and the Times

Tucked away on Elm Street in the shadow of Westfield’s bell tower is Ferraro’s Restaurant — a virtual landmark that caters to children of all ages. The restaurant boasts two styles of culinary art — the special family restaurant and the beautifully decorated fine dining restaurant.

Ferraro’s has been a focal point Westfield restaurant for more than 30 years. Anna and Palmiro Ferraro have been epitomized, hardworking, dedicated restauranteurs who know how to add the family touch to an experience in dining.

The Ferraro’s, who are natives of Southern Naples, Italy, opened their restaurant in January of 1969 with a small pizzaria and later expanded with the fine dining restaurant in 1981 and later expanded in 1984.

Boasting one of the most authentic tomato sauces in the area, Mrs. Ferraro told The Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch PlainsFanwood,

“You have to buy the right ingredients to make the right sauce.”

Sticking to traditional Italian fare, Mrs. Ferraro confided, “The way I make it here, that’s how I make it at home.”

She revealed that all ingredients are not only fresh, but purchased from smaller, dependable companies.

The fine dining restaurant with beautifully decorated walls and wall hangings, boasts white linen tablecloths and napkins with appropriately set tables. The tables are slightly oversized to accommodate relaxed dining.

Ferraro’s is an exponent in the major culinary requirement which is consistency. The food presentation and preparation are always on point. Recipes are meticulously followed by the entire cooking staff.

Service by waiters and waitresses is courteous, prompt, and dependable. Entrees are served promptly without leaving a lapse of time between ordering and receiving the meal. The food is politely placed and the dishes are appropriately hot to the touch, but not unsuitably piping hot.

The liquor list offers beer, wines, even Louis VIII.

The menu is very extensive, delighting ones palate with a wide array of appetizers, soups, salads and entree. Pasta Fagoli and the home style minestrone soup are musts. Spedini ala Romana and Fried Zucchini delight the palate.

A variety of pastas, including Linguini with Clam Sauce, red or white; Ravioli, Lasagna, Rigatoni, are some of the wellprepared aldente presentations.

The fish menu varies to accommodated “The Best Catch of the Day.” Talipia, Swordfish Snapper or Bass, Baked Clams which are succulent, Mussels and Calamari in season are wonderfully prepared.

When ordering Ferraro’s Shrimp Fra Diavolo, one can enjoy a subtle piquancy with bundles of basil, pieces of garlic, and bits of parsley and onion with portions of plump tomato.

The sauce satisfies the taste buds that yearn for edgy spiciness, but does not overwhelm them and force the meal to be a trial of the taste buds instead of a treat.

The shrimp itself is not disappointing. Approximately six large, fresh shrimp are wrapped in the savory sauce and are fittingly sized for the meal.

The Veal Chop is a major find on the menu, choice broiled to perfection a thick veal chop with mushrooms pleases the most critical palate. Veal Marsala and Veal Française should be experienced.

A medley of fresh vegetables of the day accompanies the artistic presentation.

Great rounds of Italian bread arrive daily from a Newark bakery and is customary served with butter or garlic butter which is patterned into petite rosettes.

Portions are generous and wellprepared. In a word, the menu keeps its promise.

Desserts extol a wide variety of venous cheesecakes, cannoli, Tartufo and fruits complete with cappuccino or espresso.

A freshlyfilled cannoli arrives perched upon fluted cannoli cream. Strawberries are fanned upon a flowery dollop of the cream.

Ferraro’s cannollis are sweetly laced with spirited cinnamon and the cream is rich, but not overwhelming with a balanced texture of fresh ricotta.

It is a very warm feeling to be greeted in the dining room by Mrs. Ferraro with a wonderful smile and, for the lucky ones, a big kiss.

Ferraro’s is truly the restaurant to attend. Dining in this Westfield landmark restaurant is a dining experience to be fondly remembered.

Village Green Concert On Tap in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Cultural Arts Committee has been planning the 20 th Annual Village Green Concert Series, which will be held during the summer. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 3, the Moonglowers and Sensations of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will feature jazz and song and dance.

Captain Hawkers and the All Stars will perform oldies music on Thursday, July 1. The Hanover Wind Symphony will present “America: her History Through Music,” as part of its orchestral program on Thursday, July 8.

On Thursday, July 15, Kamar the Magician will present a magic show for children. Verdict, a music group will feature reggae tunes.

Disco music will be spotlighted when Saturday Night Fever performs on Thursday, July 22. Thunder Rose, a Country Western band, will perform on Thursday, July 29.

A 60s British pop group, Carnaby Street, will perform on Thursday, August 5. A swing music band, Crescent City Maulers, will join the fun on Thursday, August 12.

On Thursday, August 19, the Voodudes, a Mardi Gras band will perform. The final performance on Thursday, August 26, will feature New Power Soul, with swing, rock and dance music.

At the July 15 and August 5 programs, children’s entertainment will be available from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Classic cars will be showcased at the July 1 and August 12 concerts.

To place an advertisement in the concert program or to sponsor beverages at a concert, please call Laura Botto at the Scotch Plains Recreation Department at (908) 322-6700, Extension No. 220.

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