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Miss Diane H. Flynn and Michael T. Rubino
Miss Diane H. Flynn To Wed Michael T. Rubino
Edward and Irene Flynn of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Diane Hayes Flynn of Edison, to Michael Todd Rubino, also of Edison. He is the son of Theodore and Theresa Rubino of South Plainfield.
A graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, the future bride recently earned a master’s degree in human resource management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is employed as a human resources coordinator at American ReInsurance Company in Princeton.
Her fiancé graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is employed as a design engineer for
Smurfit-Stone Container in Teterboro.
A wedding is planned for May.
Jake Tanner Born to Payamis
Renee and Maurice Payami of Scotch Plains have announced the birth of their son, Jake Tanner Payami, on Monday, March 8, at 9:36 p.m. at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Jake weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and measured 19 inches in length at birth.
His maternal grandparents are Michael and Mari Jayne Borch of Linden.
Jake’s paternal grandparents are Nourollah and Miriam Payami.
Youth and Family Counseling Sets Annual Benefit Concert
WESTFIELD — The ninth annual benefit for the Youth and Family Counseling Service (YFCS) will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. The benefit will feature a performance by the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea.
Founded as an ensemble devoted to aiding charitable organizations in their fund-raising efforts, the orchestra’s founder, director and conductor, Fr. Alphonse Stephenson, will lead the orchestra.
Father Alphonse and his 42 member orchestra have played for audiences for the past 14 seasons, both on tour and at their summer open-air concert series, the Festival of the Atlantic at Point Pleasant Beach.
The fundraising event will help to
ANNUAL BENEFIT…The Youth and Family Counseling Service officers prepare for their annual fund-raising benefit to be held Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church in Westfield. The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will perform. Officers, left to right, are: Vice President Joan Gallagher; President Austin Sayre, Executive Director Milt Faith, Treasurer Milton Kupfer; and Secretary Elenora Campbell.
support the agency’s programs relating to parenting skills, parent/teen communication and relationships, in addition to other family issues.
Headquartered in Westfield, YFCS also serves the seven other communities of Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Rahway and Scotch Plains.
Tickets for the May 1 concert are $25 for general admission; $22 for seniors. Patron seating is also available at $50.
Local ticket outlets include Country Squire Men’s Wear in Clark, The Enchanted Garden in Cranford, Encore Books in Garwood; Richard Roberts Ltd. in Scotch Plains, and Lancaster Ltd. in Westfield. Tickets may also be ordered by calling YFCS at (908) 233-2042.
Officer Marrero Helps Kids Resist Drugs and Alcohol
SCOTCH PLAINS — Officer Frank Marrero of the Fanwood Police Department has become a familiar face around Coles Elementary School in Scotch Plains, through his active role in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
As part of a 17-lesson plan, “Officer Frank” visits with fifth-grade students at the school on Wednesdays. He covers such topics as selfesteem, peer pressure and stress, and teaches students the skills necessary to resist pressure to use drugs or alcohol.
“D.A.R.E.’s emphasis is on prevention. Part of the reason D.A.R.E. works so well is because it is a collaborative effort between our police department, our schools, parents, and community leaders,” revealed Maura Berger, spokeswoman for the Coles School Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
“D.A.R.E. works because it surrounds children with support and encouragement from all sides,” she added.
According to the spokeswoman, D.A.R.E. teaches youngsters how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
“And since between 70 percent and 90 percent of all crime is drug
related, it is absolutely vital that we reach the children of America before it is too late,” she remarked.
In addition to his morning visits, Officer Marrero continues interacting with the students over lunch in the cafeteria.
He has also been found playing a game of football on the school field, always giving the students opportunities to bring their concerns and questions to him in a relaxed environment, the PTA spokeswoman said.
Secret Service Agent to Speak At Two Hundred Club Event
SCOTCH PLAINSGerald Bechtle, former White House Secret Service Agent, will be the keynote speaker at The Two Hundred Club of Union County’s Valor Award Luncheon.
Each year police and firefighters in Union County are selected to receive the coveted Valor Award for action above and beyond the call of duty.
This year’s luncheon will be held at L’Affaire Restaurant in Mountainside on Friday, May 14. It will be the 30th Anniversary of the organization, which has over 400 members.
Mr. Bechtle, a Union County native now residing in Virginia, is married with three sons. He is a
graduate of the University of Maryland, and was appointed to the U.S. Secret Service in the Washington
Field Office upon his graduation.
Assigned to the White House detail in the 1970s, he guarded Vice Presidents Lyndon Baines Johnson, Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford. Upon retiring from the Secret Service, Mr. Bechtle was appointed Director of Security
for the Federal Reserve Bank, where he acted as a consultant on all security matters.
Tickets may be obtained by calling the Two Hundred Club of Union County headquarters in Scotch Plains at (908) 322-2244. Tickets are $45 per person.
Gerald Bechtle MENTOR IN BLUE…Officer Frank Marrero of the Fanwood Police Depart
ment gives fifth-grade students at Coles Elementary School in Scotch Plains a lesson in self-esteem during one of his Wednesday morning visits to the school as part of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
Toastmasters Plan Meeting for Tonight
WESTFIELD — Anne Baker of Westfield and Noel Crawford of Mountainside will represent Toastmasters of Westfield in a club speech contest at ScheringPlough in Kenilworth tonight, Thursday, March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The competition is a step along the way in Toastmasters’ annual International Speech and Evaluation Contest.
Bill Hetfield of Plainfield and Jim Vandewater of Union will represent the group in the evaluation portion of the competition.
The event will be held in the Building 6 conference room, and will be hosted by the two Schering-Plough Toastmasters clubs, Wesearch and the Gaveliers. Directions will be available at the gate house, 2015 Galloping Hill Road.
Music Boosters to Hold Special Golf Fundraiser
SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Boosters Association will sponsor a golf outing to benefit students of all ages throughout the school district on Monday, Mary 24, at the Apple Mountain Golf and Country Club in Belvidere.
The activity is part of a series of entertainment events designed to raise funds in order to purchase instruments, performance costumes’ choral equipment and uniforms.
The registration fee, which is $85 per person, includes lunch, cart, golf and dinner. Door prizes and awards will be presented for closest-to-pin, longest drive (female/male) and winning score.
For registration information, please call (908) 889-6400, Extension No. 4.
Clinical Psychologists Treat Individuals, Groups, Couples
SCOTCH PLAINS — Drs. Maxine Brooks Lehrer and Arnold Curtis Lehrer of Associates in Psychotherapy, P.A., in Scotch Plains seek to help patients learn about themselves and successfully interact with others through interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The clinical psychologists treat individuals coping with conditions such as anxiety, psychological depression, negative feelings, irrational guilt, feelings of inferiority and inability to act well in one’s own interest.
Patients have the same therapist for individual sessions and, if they wish to participate in weekly group meetings, their therapist conducts those sessions as well. Groups are continuous and have the same members each week, so that patients have an opportunity to build a rapport with one another.
Individual sessions, which last 45 minutes, are verbally interactive and guided by interpretations and questions as needed. Group sessions run for an hour and a half.
Couples’ sessions are also available, along with a couples’ group that
meets regularly and is facilitated by the same therapist each week.
Associates in Psychotherapy, P.A. is located at 2129 Meadow View Road, and may be reached at (908) 654-4118 or (908) 654-3677.
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