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HOLIDAY SHOPPING… The Westfield Service League Thrift Shop is getting ready for its annual Christmas Sale this Saturday, December 4, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The shop, located at 114 Elmer Street, will offer special holiday and party clothing and holiday decorations. Featured also will be a toy section with new toys available that were contributed by Service League members. Pictured preparing for the sale, left to right, are: League members, Anne Laird, Doreen O'Boyle and Kathy Carlson. Cheryl Wagner's Scout Patch
Celebrates the Jersey Shore BACK TO THE BEACH… Volunteer staff members for the "NJ: Shore to Please" workshop designed by Cheryl Wagner prepare to greet guest Brownie Girl Scouts from the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council. Pictured, left to right, are: Bianca Jones, Carolyn Keeton, Christine Morris, Delsa Slaugh, Cheryl Wagner,Beth Gigantelli,LisaWagner,Katherine WalkerandJonathanWagner.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Recently, more than 50 Brownies representing Westfield,BerkeleyHeights,Roselle Park and Warren became the first girls to earn the brand new patch
"NJ: Shore to Please." This was a special program developed by Cheryl Wagner of FanwoodScotch Plains Senior Troop No. 561 kick off the availability of the new
which she designed for Girl She coordinated the effort as of her Gold Award project.
Brownies toured Jenkinson's Aquarium, enjoyed the beach and boardwalk at Point Pleasant and then
in workshops designed and organized by Cheryl.
They learned about mollusks, bivalvesand univalvesandthechanging tides; painted surf clams and made their own shoreinspired paperweights. They also tasted some homemade crab dip and reviewed a table display of items that can be found at the Jersey Shore.
Each girl additionally received a goodie bag to take home with shells, Ocean County brochures and salt water taffy. In addition, they were able to select more souvenirs from the display table. Cheryl took several Brownies down to the water's edge where they learned to skip the extra surf clams over the water.
While workshops at the beach are convenient, this patch was designed to be earned by any troop, Brownie through senior level, who happen to be visiting any beach at the Jersey Shore,according toTroop561Leader
Wagner. Leadersplanning totaketheirtroop to the shore are invited to stop by the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council pick up a copy of "NJ: Shore to Please," to learn about the program.
In addition to implementing the patch, Cheryl's Gold Award project also involved enhancements to Jenkinson's Aquarium, including an improvedseining area(anareawhere visitors can search through sand for items); a new penguin display case and new shark display signs to be installed.
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Volunteers are Needed To Assist Seniors With Tax Returns
Volunteers are needed to help Union County senior citizens prePat pare their federal and New Jersey tax returns and rebate applications in early 2000.
in income tax preparaand tion and assistance will be provided to volunteers in January under the direction of the Internal Revenue Service, the New Jersey Department of Taxation and the American Asso ciation of Retired Persons.
Individuals interested in being trained for tax preparation and assis may call (without obligation) Jim Walsh at (908) 2763152 or Sal Conforti at (908) 3519050.
High Tech Maps Unveiled By County Prosecutor's Office
To Yield More Drug Arrests
ELIZABETH –TheUnionCounty Prosecutor's Office last week veiled a new hightech weapon that
will send more drug dealers to state prison.
An arsenal of computer generated maps delineating the 500foot tection zones around playgrounds,
parks, libraries and other public buildings, such as museums, is now officially in circulation for use by the 1,800 enforcement officers in Union County.Anyone uting drugs within the 500foot areas
face much stiffer penalties if victed in court. These accurate maps will make the job of proving someone is selling drugs within the 500foot zone easier for law enforcement officials.
Union County is the first county government in New Jersey to prove the new technology.
"Thesemaps, alongwiththebooks, CD's and area enlargements that correspond to them, are the first of their kind in New Jersey and they are selfauthenticatingevidencethatwill be used as part of our cases in court," said ProsecutorThomasV.Manahan, who presented the array in public for the first time at an afternoon press briefing in Elizabeth.
He said the collection of maps, which depict the 500foot area that is the protected zone under a new ute that went into effect on January 9,
1998, were coordinated through data submitted by municipal engineers, presented by the county engineer and
unanimously adopted by the UnionCountyBoard holders last month.
unAccording to Deputy First Assiscalled
tant Prosecutor Richard P. Rodbart, the overseer of the 15month project, the maps were prepared under a contract with T & M Assoto prociates, a Middletown firm that utipatch
lized official tax maps and univerScouts. sal engineering measurement techpart niques to identify each official recThe reation area and then delineate the zones. convictedofdistrib"It really did take a lot of comparticipated
pilation and rechecking more than con500 sites in all, to develop the maps,"
Mr. Rodbart said. The penalty for a person who is convicted of distributing a drug such as cocaine, heroin or marijuana within the 500foot recreation zone is severe. ap"Before the law was changed, the
offense was a thirddegree crime where a person without prior inTraining volvement with the courts could get probation and a criminal record," said Executive Assistant Prosecutor Robert P. O'Leary.
"Now the exact same conviction carries a seconddegree penalty with a presumption of seven years in state prison for the same offender," Mr. O'Leary noted.
The maps and the freeholder resotance lution making them an official map statfor measurement purposes, are now
in place and will be used in court. Every narcotic bureau and unit in every police department has their own copies and the trial teams in the prosecutor's office all have access to ofChosenFreethe collection, Mr. Rodbart said.
Essay Contest is Announced In Tribute to Life of Dr. King
WESTFIELD – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield will once again sponsor an essay contest open to all students in the town. The deadline for entries to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest is Tuesday, January 4, 2000.
This year's theme, "The Future of Race Relations in the New Millen nium," was chosen to illustrate the positive impact of the message of Dr. King, according to Sylvia let, Chairwoman of the essay mittee.
Essay contestants are being asked to address whether progress has been made in the area of race tions, if more needs to be plished and what should be done to
its momentum into the 21st century.
First,second andthirdplaceprizes will be awarded to students in each of the three school levels.
High school essays should be at least 1,500 words long and must be typed. Intermediate school students
submit essays from 300 to 500 words long that are typed or written legibly. Elementary school entries do not have a minimum length requirement, can be clearly handwritten and will be evaluated based on grade level.
The first place winner at the high school level will receive a computer with a color printer. Savings bonds varying in amounts from $50 to $500 will be awarded to all other essay contest winners.
First place students in all three categories will be asked to read their essays during Westfield's commemorative service on Monday,
January 17, at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
The Reverend La Verne Ball, Pastor of the Rose of Sharon Com munity Church in Plainfield, will preside as guest speaker at the service.
To honor the life and struggles of Dr. King, a march through Westfield will begin at noon in front of the Bethel Baptist Church, 539 Trinity BalPlace. This year, in recognition of
comthe new millennium, intermediate
andhigh schoolstudentsinWestfield are encouraged to march as a statethen ment against racism. As always, the relapublic is invited to join in both the
accomprocession and service.
Last year's first place essay concontinue test winners included Alexis Jemal (12th grade), Mary Bogatko (8th grade) and Matthew DeSorbo (5th grade).
For further information about Westfield's 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative sershould vice and essay contest, please call the Reverend Leon Randall at (908) 2332547.
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