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RECENTLY CONFIRMED…First United Methodist Church of Westfield recently honored its 1999 confirmation class. Those confirmed, pictured left to right, are: Julia Sheffield, Allison Newcomer and Jane Anderson with the Reverend Herb Brynildsen.
First Congregational Church Hears Newark Councilman
WESTFIELD — Members of The First Congregational Church (FCC) of Westfield recently heard a service led by Newark City Councilman Cory Booker on God’s gift of the earth and man’s use and abuse of it.
The special service was part of FCC’s outreach ministry to the Aspen Riverpark Apartments, a Housing & Urban Development (HUD) project in Newark.
First Congregational Church formed an alliance six years ago with St. Stephan’s Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in Newark’s Ironbound district, to enter into a joint ministry with the HUD Tenants Association to improve the quality of life for people living in the housing development.
Church volunteers and students in the Middle High Fellowship visit the Aspen project every month to develop programs such as lead testing
and removal and cultural enrichment and exchange.
Councilman Booker appeared at the request of the church’s Middle High Fellowship after they heard him speak about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., during the January Aspen program. He has been invited to return this fall.
The Aspen Riverpark program is only one of the projects conducted by First Congregational Church’s board of outreach ministries. Other programs include the Bridges program to provide food and toiletries to the homeless in New York City, and Heifer Project International to help feed poor families by providing them with livestock. FCC has also been leading efforts locally to sponsor refugee families from Kosovo.
For further information, please call the church office at (908) 233-2494.
GUEST PREACHER…Newark City Councilman Cory Booker, center, was the guest speaker at a recent service of the First Congregational Church. Councilman Booker appeared as part of the church’s outreach ministry to the Aspen Riverpark Apartments in Newark. He is shown with students in the church’s Middle High Fellowship and residents of the housing project following a talk on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., earlier this year.
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Since1947 ELECTED ELDERS…Redeemer Lutheran Church of Westfield has elected a
new slate of Elders. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Mike Kzirian, Alex Faust, Ron Burkett, Dick Ahnert and back row, Ken Krommenhoek, Head Elder Russ Mangione, Gerry Cleaves and Art Dombro. Redeemer Lutheran’s Vacation Bible School this year will be from Monday, August 2, to Friday, August 6. This year’s program, Son Castle, has a medieval theme. For more information, please call Kerri Abruzzo or Anna Dennelly at (908) 232-1517.
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-20524-98.
REPUBLIC NATIONAL BANK OF NEW YORK, PLAINTIFF vs. JERRY ALLISON, ET AL., DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED APRIL 1, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 11TH DAY OF AUGUST A.D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $119,441.25. The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth in the County of Union, New Jersey.
Commonly known as: 452 Third Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07206.
Tax Lot No. 1369 in Block No. 5. Dimensions of Lot: (Approximately) 25 feet wide by 110 feet long.
Nearest Cross Street: Situate on the southwesterly side of Third Avenue 50.54 feet from the southeasterly side of Loomis Street.
There is due approximately the sum of $122,652.46 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF ZUCKER, GOLDGERG & ACKERMAN, Attorneys 1139 Spruce Drive P.O. Box 1024 Mountainside, New Jersey 07092-0024 1-908-233-8500 File No. XWZ L 38833 CH-754487 (WL) 4 T 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/5/99 Fee: $171.36
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-18749-98.
EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. EUGENE EARLE, ET AL., DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 24, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 21ST DAY OF JULY A.D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $135,700.33. The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth in the County of Union, New Jersey.
Commonly known as: 843 Summer Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207.
Tax Lot No. 1556 in Block No. 4. Dimensions of Lot: (Approximately) 32 feet wide by 125 feet long.
Nearest Cross Street: Situate on the northeasterly side of Summer Street 518 feet from the northwesterly side of Grier Avenue.
There is due approximately the sum of $139,316.91 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF ZUCKER, GOLDBERG & ACKERMAN, Attorneys 1139 Spruce Drive P.O. Box 1024 Mountainside, New Jersey 07092-0024 1-908-233-8500 File No. XVZ 38682 CH-754445 (WL) 4 T 6/24, 7/1, 7/8 & 7/15/99 Fee: $171.36
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at the Planning Board Meeting of the Township of Scotch Plains held on July 12, 1999, the application of J & E Southern, LLC, for a minor subdivision and waiver of site plan for 1810-1828 East Second Street, Block No. 1201, Lot Nos. 30 and 31, B-2 zone was approved and the action was memorialized by the Board. The file pertaining to this application is in the Office of the Planning Board and is available for inspection during regular office hours.
Barbara Horev Secretary to the Board 1 T – 7/15/99, The Times Fee: $15.81
William James, 71, Was Army Veteran; Construction Worker With Local No. 702
William James, 71, of Plainfield died on Monday, July 5, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.
Born in Scotch Plains, he was a lifelong resident of Plainfield.
Mr. James was employed as a construction worker by Local No. 702 in Elizabeth.
He attended Plainfield public schools.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1945. Surviving are a son, Leo Brown; a
daughter, Lita Lewis; three sisters, Daisy Campbell, Teodora Hayden and Catherine Perkins and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 10, at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Scotch Plains. Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
Arrangements were handled by Plinton Curry Funeral Home in Westfield.
July 15, 1999
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Dr. John Crews to Participate In Round Table Discussion
SCOTCH PLAINS — Dr. John Crews, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the Scotch PlainsFanwood Public Schools, is one of 34 participants who have been identified as a school leader in a U.S. school system who could best benefit and contribute to the Third Annual Oxford International Round Table on the Superintendency and the Principalship.
This year’s Round Table theme is, “Overcoming Barriers to Change – What Leaders Must Do.” This program will include problem-solving of issues in school leadership, the decision-making process, central government reform issues and responses to them and alternative avenues to deal with issues of reform.
These topics will be amplified through discussions with colleagues
from the United Kingdom who have also experienced dramatic change in autonomy, school choice and curricular standards during the past decade.
In addition to his instructional responsibilities in Scotch PlainsFanwood, Dr. Crews is also an adjunct professor for Fairleigh Dickinson University and a senior faculty member of the Principals’ Center for the Garden State. He is the recipient of a Dodge Foundation Curriculum Leadership Award, has been cited in Manhattan College’s Profiles in Distinction and is on the Governor’s Teaching Scholar Selection Committee.
The conference will be held from Sunday, July 25, to Friday, July 30, at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, England.
Joseph Thome, Sr., 78, WW II Vet; Was Food Service Administrator
Joseph E. Thome, Sr., 78, of Clearwater, Florida died on Monday, July 12, in Mease Hospital in Dunedin, Florida.
Born in West Grove, he had lived in Westfield before moving to Clearwater in 1991.
Mr. Thome had been a food service administrator for the County of Essex in the Essex County Courthouse in Newark for many years before retiring.
He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Madelyn Thome; three sons, Dennis Thome, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. Thome, Jr. and Timothy Patrick Thome; a daughter, Betty J. Maloney; a sister, Lillian Smalley, and nine grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be offered tomorrow, Friday, July 16, at 11 a.m. in the Light of Christ Church in Clearwater.
Arrangements were handled by the Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater.
July 15, 1999
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Sixty and Better Set Schedule Announced by Westfield Y
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Y has announced its fall schedule of trips for the Sixty and Better Set. The series of three trips includes The Bronx Zoo, The Culinary Institute of America, and the Princeton Art Museum and Duke Gardens.
The first trip, scheduled for Thursday, September 16, with a rain date of September 23, is the Bronx Zoo. Included in the $50 per person fee is transportation, admission to the zoo, a round trip Zoo Shuttle, Bengali Express Monorail, Skyfari Cable Car one way, World of Darkness, World of Reptiles and JungleWorld, the Children’s Zoo and a box lunch.
On Thursday, October 7, the group will travel to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, for a tour and lunch in the Caterina De Medici Restaurant. Following the luncheon, there will be a tour of the Mills Mansion, an example of the estates built by America’s financial and industrial leaders from 1876 to
1917. The fee for this trip is $75 per person.
The last trip in this series is on Friday, November 12. A docent will lead a tour at the Art Museum of Princeton University, followed by a buffet lunch at the Nassau Inn. After lunch, there will be a guided tour of the glass-enclosed Duke Gardens in Somerville, a collection of 11 thematic gardens from diverse cultures and regions of the world. The cost of the trip is $60 per person.
All trips are open to the public. Y membership is not required. Payment in full is due upon registration and no refunds will be issued unless the reservation can be sold. Transportation is provided to and from Lord and Taylor in Westfield.
To register, please visit the Y at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. For more information, please contact Karen Simon at (908) 233-2700, Extension No. 246.
Westfield AARP Chapter To Explore Hudson Valley
WESTFIELD – The Trips and Tours Committee of the Westfield AARP Chapter No. 4137 will hold a trip entitled, “Explore the Hudson Valley” from Monday, September 20, to Thursday, September 23.
Lodging will be at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, Pennsylvania. A hot breakfast will be served each morning and dinner will include live entertainment each evening.
The tour will include a visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home and library, the Vanderbilt Mansion and The Culinary Institute of America which will serve lunch the first day.
A West Point tour and a Hudson Highlands cruise with a box lunch,
then a Brotherhood Winery tour will be held on the second day.
A Gillinder Glass Factory tour will be offered on the morning of the last day. A Roaring Twenties Festival with a Cabaret Revue and a three hour beer, wine and soda bar and a buffet feast will be the final event.
The group will depart for Lord & Taylor parking lot in Westfield at 4 p.m.
The cost is $392 for a double and $482 for a single and includes bus, lodging, meals and all entrance fees. For further information, please call (908) 232-7153.
Rutgers Cooperative Accepting Master Gardener Applications
WESTFIELD — Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is currently accepting applications for its 1999-2000 Master Gardener Program, which offers individuals with an interest in horticulture an opportunity to become more educated in a variety of topics, and to share their expertise with county residents through volunteer programs sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
The program is open to all Union County residents without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, disability or handicap, or age.
Master Gardeners complete a course by attending weekly horticulture and entomology lectures taught by Extension faculty and staff from Rutgers University. They are also trained to answer telephone inquires, diagnose plant problems and identify insect pests.
The students, as a team, complete a landscaping project for a Union County Park; an Integrated Pest Management assignment for their home, and a Garden Hotline Training Workbook.
The lectures will be held on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon
in the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County Auditorium, 300 North Avenue, East, in Westfield. Classes will begin on Friday, September 24, and run through May of 2000.
Forty applicants will be accepted into the program Applications must be returned by Sunday, August 15. A $135 tuition fee is due upon acceptance to the program. Tuition covers the cost of a textbook, notebook and other class materials.
Students in the Master Gardener Program will be asked to commit 100 hours of volunteer service to Rutgers Cooperative Extension within a three-year period.
Applications for the Master Gardener Program may be obtained by calling Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (908) 654-9854.
Master Gardeners provide county residents with information on gardening and maintaining their property through a Speakers’ Bureau, a Garden Hotline Service at (908) 654-9852, and Garden Fairs.
The volunteers also provide horticultural therapy programs for disabled adults and youth.
Blake C. Doyle Ends Basic Training Course
WESTFIELD — Navy Seaman Blake C. Doyle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey N. Doyle of Westfield, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and received the United Service Organization Award.
The award is presented to the recruit who best exemplifies the spirit and intent of the term “shipmate.”
Blake is a 1990 graduate of Westfield High School.
Area Boy Scout Council Earns $2,000 Exxon Grant
WESTFIELD — The Watchung Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, has received a $2,000 grant from the Exxon Volunteer Involvement Fund, which was established to encourage volunteerism by Exxon employees and retirees.
The Boy Scouts of America have created a new computer system called ScoutNet 2000, which will replace its current Unix based system. ScoutNet 2000 will be a PCbased system that will link all local councils, and additionally, will be connected directly with all the employees in other councils as well as directly with the National Office.
This will create a single national data base, easier access to information and improved service to volunteer leaders. The grant from Exxon Volunteer Involvement Fund will be used to help purchase the hardware necessary to create the ScoutNet.
It is anticipated that this new system will be operational by November of 1999.
Arrangements for the Grant were Made by the two Exxon retirees, Gordon Specht of Westfield and John F. Coburn of Cranford who presented the $2,000 Grant to Donald A. Watt, Scout Executive of the Watchung Area Council.
Mr. Specht is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop No. 72 in Westfield and Mr. Coburn is a Member-AtLarge and Executive Board Member of the Watchung Area Council.