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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, April 22, 1999 Page 21


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20 Prospect Street • Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-0300 County to Host Workshop

On Museums, Antiques

A workshop for curators and staff members of historic house museums and private collectors will be held on Thursday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield Public Library.

The workshop is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Department of Economic Development. This workshop is funded in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State.

The workshop, “Treasures vs. Trashy” will be hosted by Phyllis R. Sanftner, who is known for her work at Acorn Hall in Morristown and other area museums.

“Union County is fortunate to have 16 historic house museums within its boundaries,” said Nicholas P. Scutari,

Freeholder Chairman. “We are pleased to sponsor this workshop to enhance the work of the dedicated volunteers who operate these historic sites.”

Mrs. Sanftner’s talk will include techniques on how to determine what items should be added to a collection, what items are not appropriate for a particular collection but might be of value to another collector, and what to dispose of because it lacks value.

Workshop participants are invited to bring one item to the workshop for discussion and identification. Appraisals will not be offered.

There is a $5 fee for this workshop. To register or for additional information, contact the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, 07202, (908) 558-2550. Relay users may dial 1-800852-7899.

County Accepts Applications For Improvement Grants

ELIZABETH —Municipalities interested in upgrading and beautifying their downtown areas can receive assistance from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through “Project Downtown Union County.”

The program began this year and will provide direct grants to municipalities that meet certain criteria for the size and economic activity of the downtown areas.

Union County has allocated $5 million for the downtown grant program, and is administering it through its Department of Economic Development. There is no minimum or maximum amount available for the grants, but the county will use a rigorous selection process to determine which municipalities will receive funds.

Eligible communities must have a central business district or a commercial or civic downtown center. Grants can be used for the downtown area or for redevelopment areas nearby that would have an impact on downtown revitalization.

Municipalities could also use the funds to assist in efforts to renovate or rehabilitate buildings in or adjacent to downtown areas.

Funds will be available in three phases and work on the proposed projects must begin in 1999. Applications for the first phase are due on Saturday, May 15.

“These grants can help municipalities to replace aging sidewalks, street

features and roads in their downtowns, or to remove dangerous or abandoned structures,” said County Manager Michael Lapolla. “Our Department of Economic Development will recommend projects to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on the basis of their importance to their downtown areas and the availability of matching dollars from the municipalities.”

Freeholder Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari said: “The downtown area is the heart of a community. It is where people congregate and meet with their friends and neighbors. It’s an important generator of jobs and economic activity and in many ways it defines the community.

“We want this grant program to help communities to preserve their downtowns as vibrant, active areas,” said Freeholder Scutari. “Small businesses, such as the ones we find in our downtowns, generate 213 of the nation’s new jobs each year and represent nearly 40 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. As downtown business districts are improved, this county and its residents will see strong reruns on every dollar we invest through this grant.”

“Project Downtown Union County” is one of three initiatives proposed by Freeholder Scutari when he was chosen as chairman of the Freeholder Board. It is part of the board’s overall efforts to encourage economic growth and activity by improving the quality of life for the residents of Union County.



Public notice is hereby given that an ordinance of which the following is a copy was introduced, read and passed on first reading by the Westfield Board of Health at a special meeting held on April 14, 1999. The Board of Health will further consider the same for final passage on May 3, 1999 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Westfield Municipal Building located at 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey; at which time and place members of the public will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance.

Marylou Fashano-Soltis Board Secretary


An ordinance by the Board of Health of the Town of Westfield to amend Ordinance No. 80 of the Board of Health entitled “An ordinance relating to salaries of officers and employees of the Board of Health of the Town of Westfield, County of Union, State of New Jersey.”

Be it ordained by the Board of Health of the Town of Westfield, County of Union, State of New Jersey, that General Ordinance No. 80 entitled as above be amended as follows:


The following annual salaries are hereby fixed for officers and employees of the Board of Health and shall be retroactively payable from January 1, 1999.

Regional Health Officer $56,359.00 (Base Pay Westfield) $26,645.00 (Base Pay Health Contracts)


This ordinance shall take effect immediately, after final passage and publication according to law. 1 T – 4/22/99, The Leader Fee: $44.88

A Realtor for 20 years and Assistant Manager at Weichert, Westfield Office for 12 years, Lou is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in economics. A Regional Award winner, Lou has been a NJAR Million Dollar winner since 1984, a NJAR Distinguished Sales Club winner, Weichert's Ambassador's Club, and Weichert's 100 Marketed and 100 Sales Clubs, NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club Silver Level 1997 and 1998. Besides being a Broker, The Fanwood resident of 24 years also serves on the Professional Standards Committee. You can reach Lou at The Westfield Office at 9086547777.

Lou Faruolo

A Real Estate Professional, Carole has been in Real Estate since 1984. A member of NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club. In 1998 Carole has accomplished the Silver Level of the NJAR Million Dollar Club selling over $5,000,000 of Real Estate. She achieved Ambassador's Club status in 1998 an accomplishment obtained by only 5% of all Realtors. Carole resides in the area has 3 children, 4 grandchildren. Carole can be easily reached via, pager and cell phone or Weichert Realtor's Westfield Office 9086547777.

Carole Edzek

James M. Weichert, President, has announced that Holly Cohen, a sales associate at Weichert Realtors’ Westfield Office, has qualified for the company’s 1998 President's Club.

Awarded to the top one percent of the company’s 8,000+ sales associates, membership in the President’s Club is the highest annual sales award bestowed by Weichert. Ms. Cohen has earned this distinction repeatedly during her association with the company.

Bob Albanese, Manager, says, "Holly has been a consistent top producer and has earned both office and company awards for the greatest number of sales and greatest number of sold listings. It is her dedication to her clients that has enabled her to achieve this standard of excellence.”

Cohen, who is licensed in NJ, NY and Pa, also holds a NJ Broker’s license. She is a member of the Greater Union County Association of Realtors and the Middlesex Board of Realtors. A longtime resident of the Westfield area, she can be reached for real estate transactions at Weichert Realtors’ Westfield Office, 9086547777, located at 185 Elm Street.

Holly Cohen

County’s ‘Litter Day’ Scheduled For Saturday at Echo Lake Park

ELIZABETH — Union County Freeholder Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari has announced that “Litter Day ’99” will be held at Echo Lake Park on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cleanup will be sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Manager, the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Environmental Affairs.

“Scout groups, civic organizations, families and friends have always helped with cleaning up the environment of our parks,” said Freeholder Scutari. “They not only donate their time to a worthwhile cause but they enjoy themselves.”

According to Freeholder Scutari, “Maintaining our county park system

is a big job. And although we try our best year-round to keep it clean, this volunteer effort will go a long way in achieving our goal.”

Volunteers will meet at the pavilion by the Lower Lake, off Springfield Avenue in Mountainside. Refreshments, T-shirts and gloves will be provided. Since the cleanup will take place outdoors, rain or shine, along roadsides, waterways and wooded areas, appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the Union County Bureau of Environmental Affairs at (908) 654-9890.

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EDUCATION LESSON…Westfield Superintendent of Schools, Rotarian Dr. William J. Foley, left, spoke to members of the Westfield Rotary Club at last week’s meeting on the plan to test New Jersey students in fourth, eighth and eleventh grades. He issued copies of selected questions to the Rotarians from the fourth grade mathematics paper and concluded that the results were “mixed” at the end of the allowed time period. Cooperative learning, formerly known as cheating, was not allowed. Rotarian Linda Maggio spent all day attempting to find six combinations of a number of coins to total 65¢, unsuccessfully. Dr. Foley checked the solution to this problem and found her answer of five combinations was correct. Mrs. Maggio will receive the prize, a bag of M&M’s, at the Rotary meeting next week. Pictured with Dr. Foley is Rotary Club President, Stanley A. Kaslusky.

Kim Haley of Coldwell Banker Awarded NJAR Gold Status

WESTFIELD — Kim Haley of Coldwell Banker’s Westfield office capped off a highly successful 1998 with property sales totaling over $10 million during her first year as a realtor.

The sales volume has earned Ms. Haley Gold Level membership in the 1998 New Jersey Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Club. Ms. Haley is also a member of Coldwell

Banker’s International President’s Elite.

“Kim is incredibly self-motivated and strives to do her absolute best for her clients. Nowhere is this quality more apparent than through the record of achievement she has attained in such a short period of time,” commented Marilyn Kelly, Manager of the Westfield sales office.

Ms. Haley is a West-field native, and resides here with her husband and three children. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, she was employed as a business analyst with Pershing Financial, a division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette before entering the real estate industry. Toastmasters to Welcome

Accountant at Meeting

WESTFIELD – The Toastmasters of Westfield will welcome local accountant Todd Schwartz to its Thursday, April 22, meeting at 7:45 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living of Westfield.

Mr. Schwartz will be assisted at the two-hour meeting by Sue Kujawski of Westfield, who will give the Opener, and Steve Bacque of Linden, who will run the Table Topics impromptu speaking.

Scheduled speakers will be Anne Baker and Ed Cruikshank of Westfield, and Mark Hauptman of Fanwood. Evaluators will be Noel Crawford of Mountainside, Debbie Krajcik of Cranford and Bill Hetfield of Plainfield. Phil Munkacsy of South Bound Brook will the Master Evaluator.

Max Florville of Metuchen will be the Grammarian and Robert Fontaine

of Roselle will be the “Ah” Counter. The mission of Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

Women For Women Sets Fashion Show

WESTFIELD – The first annual benefit for Women For Women of Union County will be held on Wednesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Talbots of Westfield, located at 219 North Avenue.

The benefit will feature a “Night of Fashion” with all the latest spring and summer fashions.

The event will help to support the agency’s programs, which include oneto-one counseling with a staff of trained therapists, support groups for self esteem, meditation and wellness, separation and divorce. Support groups for children of families experiencing divorce also are offered.

Headquartered in Garwood, Women For Women serves women throughout Union County.

Tickets for the fashion show are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Local ticket outlets include Talbots, Vicki’s Diner, Baron’s Drugs and the Town Book Store, all in Westfield; Encore Books in Garwood; and Richard Roberts Ltd. in Scotch Plains.

Tickets may also be ordered by calling Women For Women at (908) 2325787, 511 North Avenue in Garwood. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Groups to Recognize Crossing Guards During Ceremony

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Police Department and the BRAKES Group of Westfield will recognize the efforts of the professional school crossing guards on Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Westfield Municipal Building.

Refreshments will be served. The crossing guards are employed by the Police Department under the leadership of Sergeant Carl Geis.

This ceremony will help kick off National Pedestrian Safety Month, which begins on Saturday, May 1. The public is invited to attend.

Welcome Wagon Club Attends Program At Rejuvenations

WESTFIELD — The Welcome Wagon of Westfield recently attended a special evening program hosted by Rejuvenations Hair and Body Spa, located at 887 Mountain Avenue in Mountainside.

Club members learned about skin care and makeup, along with massage therapies and spa treatments, designed to maintain health and reduce stress. Rejuvenations offers services for both men and women.

For an appointment or further information about these evening programs at Rejuvenations, please call (908) 232-1067.

Westfield Dance Group To Hold Free Concert

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Dance Company (WDC), a young people’s dance ensemble, will hold its annual spring concert, “Dance in the Park,” on Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Mindowaskin Park in Westfield.

The concert will feature a variety of dance styles such as ballet, tap and modern set to music from classical to contemporary.

“Dance in the Park” will celebrate National Dance Week.

The concert is free. For more information, please call (908) 7893011. The rain date will be Sunday April 25, at 1 p.m.

Historical Society Seeks Volunteers for Project

On Oral History

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Historical Society has identified 66 people to interview for an oral history project and is seeking volunteers to participate in the endeavor.

For more information about the interview process, please call Darrick Sampson at (908) 317-2760. He will send data and/or discuss the project personally.

Before calling Mr. Sampson, the Historical Society recommends that individuals visit the Westfield Memorial Library and review transcripts of already-completed interviews for additional information.

Applications Available For Scholarship From Women’s Club

MOUNTAINSIDE — Scholarship applications are available for the annual scholarship offered by the College Women’s Club of Mountainside.

A candidate should be attending college or graduate school, be a resident of Mountainside, or be in the immediate family of a member of the club. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Awards will be announced at the annual Pot Luck Supper to be held on Tuesday, June 1.

For an application or information concerning the scholarship, please call Pat Connolly on (908) 233-6156 by Friday, April 30.

Garrels Siblings Named To Commended List

At Blair Academy

WESTFIELD — Christopher and Jay Garrels, the sons of James and Maureen Garrels of Westfield, have been named to the Commended List at Blair Academy in Blairstown.

They achieved this honor by maintaining a 4.5 average on a 6.0 scale in their courses during the winter term at the independent secondary school.

Kim Haley
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