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Page 8 Thursday, April 22, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY…John’s Meat Market, located at 389 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains, celebrated its 60th anniversary on Saturday, April 17. Joining the celebration was the Metro Stars Soccer Team who signed autographs for customers and fans. Pictured with the Metro Stars, standing, left to right, in white coats, are Vinnie Losavio, with his hands on the shoulders of his son Vinnie, Nick Losavio and John Losavio.

The Arc to Present Awards To Area Residents at Ball

WESTFIELD — Bert and Sylvia Schwartz of Westfield will be honored by The Arc of Union County at its 50th Anniversary Candlelight Ball on Saturday, April 24, at L’Affaire in Mountainside.

The Schwartzes will receive the 1999 Betty McGhee Spirit of The Arc Award during the annual dinner dance. “Few individuals have been involved with The Arc in length and quality of time as Sylvia and Bert Schwartz,” said Frank X. Caragher, Executive Director of The Arc.

“Whether through their volunteer involvement in committees or on our Board of Directors, jointly and individually, they represent the best qualities of The Arc volunteers — advocates for all who we serve, monitors for the delivery of the highest level of service, and overseers of an operation based on integrity, respect and family values.”

He continued, “They have helped guide and support The Arc through its developing years and must take great pride when they see how their early and continuing efforts have helped so many people,” Mr. Caragher added. “The Betty McGhee Spirit of The Arc Award is a fitting tribute to their support.”

Kevin O’Brien, a resident of Poet’s Place, a group home sponsored by The Arc of Union County, will be presented with the 1999 Florence M. Levine Community Achievement Award from the organization during the ball.

Mr. O’Brien is employed at The Arc’s Cranford Opportunities. “The Arc is proud to honor Kevin with this award,” said Mr. Caragher.

The Arc of Union County, located at 1225 South Avenue in Plainfield, provides support, advocacy service and programs annually for 700 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

It maintains 18 group homes, five work centers, two child development centers, a private school, a summer day camp, and an adult medical day care facility.

The Candlelight Ball will begin with cocktails at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m. During the evening, there will also be a preview of The Arc’s new video. A raffle and silent auction will round out the celebration.

Prizes include Kiwi Airline tickets, brunch for two, theater tickets and autographed sports memorabilia.

For more information on the Candlelight Ball, please call The Arc at (908) 754-7826.

SPECIAL AWARD…Bert and Sylvia Schwartz of Westfield are the recipients of The Arc of Union County’s 1999 Betty McGhee Spirit of The Arc Award, to be presented at the organization’s 50th Anniversary Candlelight Ball on Saturday, April 24, at L’Affaire in Mountainside. The Arc, located in Plainfield, provides support and services annually to 700 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The ball will begin with a cocktail hour at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Miller-Cory House to Present

Tribute to George Washington

WESTFIELD – In observance of the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s death, the Miller-Cory

House Museum, located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, will feature “A Tribute to George Washington” on Sunday, April 25, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Michael Sherry, a student at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, will portray Washington as a young boy and present a narrative of the first President’s life through age 14.

Visitors can also visit the cooking kitchen in the Frazee building. Volunteer cooks Patricia Looloian of Mountainside and Janet Murphy of Kenilworth will prepare authentic recipes from Mount Vernon.

Attendees will also be able to sample treats such as “hoecakes” which were a favorite breakfast of Washington.

The Miller-Cory House Museum offers visitors the opportunity to experience life as it was in early America. The museum’s gift shop offers a variety of Colonial-era reproductions, teas, cookbooks, crafts, educational toys and reading materials.

Admission is $2 for adults, 50 cents for students, and children under six years old are admitted free. For more information about the museum and its spring schedule of events, please call the museum office at (908) 232-1776.

Jewish Federation Responds To Refugee Crisis in Kosovo

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey has established a Kosovo Relief Fund to aid refugees fleeing the conflict in their homeland.

The funds raised will be used for needed medical supplies, as well as food, blankets, and clothing. Monies will also assist in the airlifting of refugees.

“The Jewish people remember what atrocities a ruthless dictator can perpetrate when the world does not act in a swift manner. We hope that anyone who wants to support this worthy cause will send a donation immediately,” stated

Zygmunt Wilf, President of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey.

The Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, through its annual campaign, supports vital social welfare programs in Central New Jersey, Israel, and worldwide.

Checks should be made payable to: The Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey/ Kosovo Relief Fund: 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, 07076.

For further information, please call (908) 889-5335, or e-mail to jfedcnj.org. The contact person for the campaign is Stanley Stone.

Optimist Club Sets Deadline For Award Nominations

WESTFIELD — The Optimist Club of Westfield has announced that the deadline for receipt of nominations for the second annual Intermediate School Outstanding Teacher Award is Friday, April 30.

Two intermediate school teachers – one from Edison School and one from Roosevelt School – will be chosen to receive the award on Wednesday, June 9.

Nominations should specify ways in which the teacher has demonstrated outstanding teaching, interest in children, and continued pursuit of professional growth.

The nominee must be a full-time teacher in the Westfield Public Schools in grades 6 through 8 for a minimum of five years.

Students, parents and staff are encouraged to submit nomination letters to: Sandy Fleming, President, Optimist Club of Westfield, 245 Tuttle Parkway, Westfield, 07090.

According to Dr. William J. Foley, Superintendent of Schools, “The Outstanding Teacher Award gives deserving credit to our intermediate school teachers who are dedicated to providing an educationally stimulating and supporting environment during the critical stage of adolescence.”

The recipients of the first Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998 were retiring social studies teacher Frank Nolde of Roosevelt Intermediate School and Robert Sanders, a special education teacher at Edison Intermediate School.

Support Offered to Loved Ones Of Breast Cancer Survivors

SUMMIT — Pathways will offer a support and discussion group for the family and friends of breast cancer survivors on Wednesday, April 28, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Resource Center for Women, 31 Woodland Avenue in Summit.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet others who share similar experiences and emotions. Information on how to help a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, along with support and encouragement, will also be available.

The meeting will be facilitated by Bob Farina, who holds a Master of Social Work Degree. It is designed for anyone who cares about a woman who

has been diagnosed with breast cancer, including a spouse, partner, parents, grown children, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Loved ones may be accompanied by the woman who has received the diagnosis, or are welcome to come alone. There is no charge to attend.

Pathways is a nonprofit program that provides breast cancer resources and is sponsored and coordinated by Overlook Hospital in Summit, the Resource Center for Women and The Connection for Women and Families (formerly known as the Summit YWCA).

For more information or to register, please call (908) 277-3663.

PRESIDENTIAL TRIBUTE…To commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s death, the Miller-Cory House Museum, located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, will feature “A Tribute to George Washington” on Sunday, April 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Pictured above is Michael Sherry, a student at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield. He will portray George Washington as a young boy and present a narrative of the first President’s life through age 14.

Barie Salmon Named To Terrill Honor Roll

Barie Salmon, a seventh grade student at Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains, was inadvertently left off the second period honor roll listing submitted by the school to The Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

Barie achieved regular honor roll status.

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