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Bradford T. Ainslie Spends Semester Abroad
WESTFIELD – Bradford T. Ainslie of Westfield is currently spending a semester abroad in Australia as a participant in the Bates College Junior Semester Abroad program.
Students who participate in the program have the opportunity to study and conduct research at their choice of colleges and universities throughout the world.
Bradford, an economics major who has achieved Dean’s List status, is a member of the men’s lacrosse team.
He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William Ainslie of Westfield. He graduated from the MorristownBeard School in 1996.
BINGO NEEDS A HOME…People for Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event on Sunday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetsMart store, 1022 Route No. 22, East at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Many cats, kittens and dogs will be available. Among these pets will be Bingo, a one-year old tan and white hound mix. Bingo is a medium-sized, neutered dog who is current with shots and is housebroken. To adopt a pet or for more information, please call (908) 688-1073 or visit the web site: www.petfinder.org/ shelters/pfa.html. For low cost spay/ neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 964-6887. Spay/neuter surgery costs range from $35 to $55 and include rabies and distemper vaccinations. MUSIC LESSON…Teachers from the Carolyn Klinger-Kueter Music Studio
recently attended a seminar by Deborah Magrath, a music teacher, arranger and editor for Alfred Music Publications. The session featured works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Scott Joplin, as well as various other music composers and arrangers. Also attending the session was Paul Nazzaro, a former student, teacher, and now associate of the Klinger-Kueter studio. Pictured, left to right, are: Molly Rock, Mr. Nazzaro, Deborah Magrath, Ms. Klinger-Kueter and Janet Fitterer.
HONORING STUDENTS…The Mountainside Rotary Club recently honored students who have been recognized by Governor Livingston High School for academic excellence and community service. Pictured, left to right, are: William Biunno, President of Mountainside Rotary Club; Christopher Schnakenberg, the October honoree; Robert Phillips, the November honoree; Esther Yun, the September honoree; and John Schnakenberg, Chairman of the Student of the Month Program. All of the students are Mountainside residents and attend Governor Livingston High School. Historical Society to Host
Quilting Expert, Workshop
SCOTCH PLAINS – Local quilting artist, Laurie Galan, owner of the Cozy Corner Creations Quilt Shop in Scotch Plains, will present a handson workshop at the monthly meeting of The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday, January 26, at 8 p.m. at the Fanwood Train Station on North and Martin Avenues.
A brief lecture on quilting will precede the basic hand-quilting piecing workshop. The public is invited. Quilting kits may be purchased for $10 at the meeting. Refreshments will following the meeting.
For further information, please call Richard Bousquet, President of the Historical Society, at (908) 2321199.
Terrill Middle School Bands Schedule Winter Concert
SCOTCH PLAINS — The bands of the Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains will hold their winter concert on Tuesday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Terrill Middle School.
The concert, which will be directed by Glenn Van Benschoten, Instrumental Music Teacher, will feature more than 180 Terrill instrumentalists who will perform in three musical groups.
The Concert Band, which consists of seventhand eighth-grade stu
dents, will play a selection from West Side Story, “Seventy-Six Trombones” and other selections.
The Jazz Ensemble, which includes 25 students, will play “April in Paris” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.”
The sixth-grade bank, which features 100 members, will play music from the Pink Panther and the “Foxwood Overture.”
Admission will be $2 at the door and $1 for students. Children under 5 and senior citizens may attend for free.
Song and Dance Company To Perform for Girl Scouts
WESTFIELD – The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique will hold a performance for area Girl Scouts on Tuesday, January 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cranford High School in Cranford.
The event will be sponsored by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council.
Tickets will cost $1 and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The program will include a performance by the dance troupe and a discussion by the group’s Musical Director with a question and answer period.
Girl Scouts have been asked to wear their uniforms or other girl scout clothing.
For more information, please call Washington Rock Girl Scout Council Program Director, Catherine Davis, at (908) 232-3236, Extension No. 210.
Single Parents Group Sets Upcoming Meeting
The Single Parents Association of Essex and Union Counties will hold its next meeting on Monday, January 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cranford United Methodist Church in Cranford.
Remi Bousseau, a therapist with St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston will offer tips on alleviating stress and time pressures as a single parent.
Admission will be free and babysitting will be available.
For more information, please call (973) 313-0481.
Nurses League Announces Meetings and Programs
SCOTCH PLAINS – The League for Educational Advancement for Registered Nurses (L.E.A.R.N.) will hold its next program, “Who Lives – Who Dies? Ethical Issues” on Monday, January 25, at 7:45 p.m. at All Saints Church Parish House in Scotch Plains.
Marilyn B. Campbell, a registered nurse and Professional Education Manager at The Sharing Network in Springfield, will address the group and provide information about the ethical principles involved in organ and tissue transplantation.
Participating nurses will have the opportunity to examine their role in maintaining the re-donation of a deceased person’s brain.
The program, which has been approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), will provide 2.4 contact hours. NJSNA is an accredited approver of Continuing Education in Nursing by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accredita
tion. On Monday, February 22, L.E.A.R.N. will present “Understanding Alzheimer Disease and other Dementias.” “Violence in Children/Violence Toward Children” will be presented on Monday, March 22.
On Monday, April 26, “Cardiac Vascular Emergenices – It’s Not TV’s ‘ER’” will be held. “Insulin Patterns: Management and Complications” will be held on Monday, May 24.
L.E.A.R.N. annual membership is $35. A guest fee of $10 per program is also available. For more information, please write to L.E.A.R.N., P.O. Box 6, Scotch Plains, 07076 or call the Program Coordinator at (908) 272-7239.
Odyssey of the Mind Plans Fourth Year of Competition
WESTFIELD – Westfield students participating in this year’s Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition are already busy creating imaginative solutions to one of five long-term problems.
Organized by the OM Association, Inc., the creative problem-solving program encourages youngsters to incorporate creative thinking into the learning environment.
“This year, we have 13 teams ranging from grades third to eighth, with a total of 82 students, 35 veteran OM team players and 47 new team players,” remarked Westfield Coordinator Pamela Newell.
“This is our fourth year of competition, and the kids are developing their problem-solving skills,” she continued. “We expect this year’s problem solution to be even more exciting than those in years past.”
According to Mrs. Newell, this year’s problems will not only encourage creativity but help students to develop respect for one another by focusing on cooperation, caring and teamwork rather than winning.
OM is a schooland communitybased program for which teams are organized through local schools and coached by parent or teacher volunteers. Teams of seven have a choice of five problems to solve, from categories such as vehicular, technical, theatrical, structural or classical.
Regional competitions will take place in March, after which the winning teams will go on to the statewide competition in April. Winners at this level advance to the OM World Finals, which will be held Wednesday, May 26, to Saturday, May 29, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The National OM Association, Inc., a New Jersey-based, not-forprofit organization, provides tools and curriculum for incorporating creative and divergent thinking into regular classroom activities for children of all ages.
This year, as OM celebrates its 20th anniversary, more than 250,000 children from 50 states and 36 countries are expected to participate in the program.
Scholar-In-Residence Event Planned At Local Temple
Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, 111 Valley Road, Clark, will hold its annual Edith and Mark Lief Honorary Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton on Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, at the Temple.
The husband and wife team of attorney and ethicist Adena Berkowitz and media executive Zev Brenner will be the keynote speakers for the two-day event.
Dr. Berkowitz is the community liaison to New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, a member of the Medical Ethics Committee of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York, and a consultant to the Hadassah women’s organization.
She will speak on “Doing Well and Doing Good: A Look at Jewish Business Ethics” during the Friday evening Shabbat service at 8:30 p.m. During a luncheon at 1 p.m., following Shabbat services on Saturday morning, she will discuss “A Jewish Perspective on Medical Ethics.”
At approximately 4:30 p.m., following afternoon services, Mr. Brenner will address “How Israel is Portrayed in the Media.”
Mr. Brenner is the president and executive producer of Talkline Communications Network, America’s leading Jewish radio and television network with programming on more than 900 cable stations and over 65 radio stations.
A Shabbat dinner will also be held on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. A luncheon will be held on February 6 at noon.
For further information and costs of the luncheon and dinner, please contact the Temple at (732) 3818403.
Free College Courses Slated For County Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, the Westfield Foundation and the Learning Is Forever (LIFE) Center of Union County College will sponsor two free classes during the spring semester at the Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, 1133 Boynton Avenue, Westfield.
The first course, “American Experience in the 20th Century,” will
begin on Friday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held on Fridays and will be taught by Dr. Christopher Gibbs.
This three-credit course will continue from the fall beginning with World War II and continuing through the Cold War, the counter-Culture, and the complexities of current national life.
The second three-credit course, “Decisions of Wellness,” will begin on Monday, January 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. The class, which will be taught by Professor William Dunscombe, will be held on Mondays.
This course will offer a variety of ways to help senior citizens lead a healthier life.
Both courses are offered free of charge to Union County residents who are 62 or older. Registration will take place during the first session of each class.
Parking will be available in designated visitor parking areas and along Boynton Avenue, or the access road between the two buildings.
For further information or directions to the facilities, please contact Susan Lampert at (908) 233-1733.
Literacy Volunteers To Hold Library Day
The Union County Affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) will hold a Literacy Library Day for all potential or current students and tutors on Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roselle Public Library on West Fourth Avenue in Roselle.
Tutors will have an opportunity to learn what materials are available to use and how to solve problems they are having. Potential tutors may also find out about the literacy program.
Interested students may be assessed by calling the LVA office at (908) 490-0333 to make an appointment for that day.
Westfield Music Club To Hold Auditions
WESTFIELD – The Music Club of Westfield will hold auditions on Wednesday, February 3, at a private home in Westfield.
Interested individuals must call Barbara Krause at (908) 272-5549 to arrange an audition time.
Participants must choose one selection from the Classical or Baroque periods, and another selection from the Romantic or Modern periods for their audition.
Men and women are invited to join the Music Club of Westfield which is now in its 83rd season.
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