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PURCHASE OR REFINANCE! AWARD RECIPIENTS…Webelo Cub Scouts from Pack No. 98 in Scotch Plains
received their Arrow of Light – the highest achievement obtainable in Cub Scouting. Picture, left to right, are: front row, Robert Almo, Matt Anderson, Jamie Dukelow, Andrew Lopez and Alex Resnick, and back row, Michael Lepri, David Herman, Jeffery Bergo, Chris Barry, Richie DeLusant, Colin Weber and Steven Spagnuolo. The following boys earned all 20 activity pins, far beyond the seven pins required for the Arrow of Light: Matt Anderson, Chris Barry, David Herman and Alex Resnick. Career Day Scheduled
At Edison Intermediate
WESTFIELD — On Wednesday, May 26, Edison Intermediate School in Westfield will host a Career Awareness Program designed to provide insight into careers and assist students in selecting courses at the high school level based on their interests.
“The Guidance Department at Edison feels it is our responsibility to provide as much career information as possible to guide our students in becoming productive and self-sufficient members of society,” stated Guidance Counselor Gloria WhiteJames.
More than 40 speakers have agreed to share their careers with Edison students.
Among those scheduled are stockbrokers, professional athletes, ap
parel designers, doctors, nurses, engineers, chemists, judges, tax fraud investigators, an actress, a Broadway producer, professional musician, attorneys, psychologist, cabinet maker, an architect, calligrapher, bloodless medicine and holistic wellness practitioners, journalist, speech pathologist, social worker and cardio kickboxer.
A speaker will be assigned to each teacher for the first three periods of the school day (8:33 10:39 a.m.)
Registration and a reception will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the school library with Mayor Thomas C. Jardim, Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley and the Director of Guidance for the Westfield Public Schools, Dr. Cas Jakubik and the guest speakers.
Adrian Lobo Elected to Board Of Hotline at Crisis Agency
WESTFIELD — Adrian Lobo of Westfield, Vice President of Finance for Easter Seals, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour telephone hotline and crisis intervention service based in Union County.
“Being a CONTACT telephone worker for the past year has been so rewarding that I wanted to get more involved with the agency,” said Mr. Lobo. “The organization is such an important one, and I wanted to offer my financial and fundraising experience.”
CONTACT We Care trains and supervises adult volunteers who listen, understand and assist anonymous callers to work through their problems. Volunteers do not solve the callers’ problems or offer solutions, but facilitate problem solving
WELCOME TO THE BOARD…Adrian Lobo of Westfield, newly elected Board Member for CONTACT We Care, receives welcoming handshakes from CONTACT’s Executive Director Michael Nicholson and Program Director llona Tomaszewsky.
by offering the gift of listening. Nearly 1,000 calls are handled each month.
“Volunteering for CONTACT has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life,” said Mr. Lobo. “As a member of the Board of Trustees, I hope to offer my help so that CONTACT can serve an even greater number of callers.”
Mr. Lobo, who was born and raised in India, has more than 12 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector working for organizations such as Easter Seals, the New Jersey Symphony and Amnesty International.
His volunteer experiences include work at the Center for Hope Hospice in Elizabeth.
Mr. Lobo lives in Westfield with his wife Doreen and two daughters.
Williams Nursery Sale Proceeds To Benefit Cancer Foundation
WESTFIELD — Williams Nursery, 524 Springfield Avenue in Westfield, will donate $2 for every flat of impatiens sold this Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, to the North Jersey Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s largest private funders of breast cancer research.
This is the second year Williams Nursery has designated a weekend for the sale of impatiens to benefit the North Jersey Affiliate, which is located at 447 Springfield Avenue in Summit and serves nine counties.
Seventy-five percent of the proceeds received from Williams Nurs
ery will remain in the North Jersey Affiliate service area to fund grant programs on breast health education, screening and treatment projects for the medically under-served and under-insured.
The remaining 25 percent will go to the national Foundation in Dallas to be used for research.
For further information regarding the Williams Nursery event, other upcoming Affiliate events and activities, or Affiliate volunteer opportunities, please call (908) 277-2904.
Arc of Union County Holds Anniversary Celebration PAST ARC PRESIDENTS…During the 50th anniversary Candlelight Ball Arc
past presidents gathered to reflect on the expansion of the organization’s many programs and services. Pictured, left to right, are: Bud Alley, Bert Schwartz, Alice Knecht, Bert Michaels, Betty McGhee, Guy Pallante and Stephen Smith.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Arc of Union County marked its 50th Anniversary with an annual Candlelight Ball held at L’Affaire in Mountainside on April 24.
New Jersey Senator Donald T. DiFrancesco chaired the celebration.
The Arc honored several individuals for their commitment including, The United Ways of Cranford; Union County; Eastern Union County, Mountainside; Summit, New Provi
dence and Berkeley Heights, Inc. and Plainfield, North Plainfield and Scotch Plains, and Westfield that received The Arc’s 1999 Community Service Award.
Bert and Sylvia Schwartz received the Betty McGhee Spirit of the Arc Award for their continuous support of the organization.
Dr. Jerry Fry, who is a member of the Arc’s Corporate Advisory Board, was honored with this year’s Humanitarian Award.
Pat Duda, received the first Mary Lou Panella Award commemorating her advocacy to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The 1999 Florence M. Levine Community Achievement Award was presented to Kevin O’Brien of Westfield. Karen Faye Schwendeman of Clark is The Arc’s 1999 Ambassador of Goodwill.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary there also was a preview of The Arc’s new video. A raffle and silent auction rounded out the evening.
Gardenaires Next Meeting To Feature Slide Show
WESTFIELD — Vi Debbie will present a slide show of the “Birth of a Butterfly” at the Gardenaires’ meeting on Wednesday, May 26, at noon at the Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains.
The show will feature slides from Mexico City, Mexico where the Monarch Butterfly migrates. Live butterflies will be featured during the pre
sentation. The public is invited to attend. Regular meetings of the Gardenaires are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding July and August, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Scotch Hills Country Club.
For more information, or to become a member, please call (908) 754-5160.
Daisy Fair On Tap At School One
SCOTCH PLAINS — School One Elementary in Scotch Plains will hold its annual Daisy Fair on Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.
Activities at the fair will include rides, games, prize raffles, crafts, a school-wide garage sale, a bake sale and fire and automobile safety demonstrations.
Some of the prizes in the raffle include tickets to the Rosie O’Donnell Show and the Live with Regis and Kathie Lee show, NBC Studio passes, a weekend stay at a New York City hotel, Mets tickets and various autographed sports items.
School One is located on Willow Avenue in Scotch Plains. For more information, call Peggy Greaney at (908) 322-6539 or Donna Ostrowski at (908) 322-9432.
Women For Women Prepares Shoe Drive
GARWOOD — Women For Women, a private non-profit organization that provides self-help services and professional counseling for women and their families in crisis and transition, is holding an “Informal Drop Off,” of shoes for the refugees from Kosovo who have arrived at Fort Dix.
Pairs of shoes for men, women and children may be dropped off at the rear door at Women For Women, 511 North Avenue in Garwood during the month of May.
Yard Sale to Benefit People for Animals
UNION — People for Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will conduct a yard sale this Saturday, May 22, at 966 Rahway Avenue in Union, off of Morris Avenue, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Toys, household goods and holiday decorations will be among the items featured at the sale, according to People for Animals spokeswoman Dawne Wood Luetscher.
Donations of merchandise may be delivered to the People for Animals Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, 433 Hillside Avenue in Hillside.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the People for Animals pet rescue and adoption program. This program provides food, shelter, veterinary services and loving care for many homeless cats and dogs.
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.
FUTURE PHYSICIANS…Students in the 4-plus class at the Westfield Cooperative Nursery School recently attended the “Teddy Bear Clinic” at Overlook Hospital in Summit. They performed checkups on their favorite stuffed animals and learned about a healthy lifestyle. Westfield Cooperative is located at the First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street in Westfield. For more information, please call (908) 233-4501. LEARN Program to Focus
On Insulin Management
SCOTCH PLAINS – Registered nurse Tanya M. Engel, who serves as Diabetes Center Coordinator for the Regional Diabetes Center of Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover, will address the League for Educational Advancement for Registered Nurses (LEARN) on Monday, May 24, at 7:45 p.m. at the All Saints’ Church Parish House, 559 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.
The program, entitled “Insulin Pattern Management and Its Complications,” will enable participating nurses to describe the types of insulin, their uses and potential complications of therapy.
The educational program, approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), provides 2.4 Contact Hours.
NJSNA is accredited as an approver of Continuing Education in Nursing by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
LEARN, a professional organization for registered nurses, offers eight programs per academic year on current nursing topics.
The fall programs, all on Mondays, include: “Eating Disorders in the Millennium,” on September 27; “Asthma: Traditional Medicine versus Holistic Approach,” on October 25, and “Brain Tumors: What’s New on the Horizon,” on November 22.
LEARN’S annual membership is $35, or a guest fee of $10 per program. For information, please write to LEARN, P.O. Box 6, Scotch Plains, 07076, or call the Program Coordinator at (908) 272-7239.
Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers for Shop
WESTFIELD — The American Cancer Society is seeking Saturday volunteers to work at the Discovery Shop, located at 311 South Avenue in Westfield.
The positions are flexible and offer individuals the opportunity to work one or more Saturdays per month, with a minimum of four hours.
The Discovery Shop sells gentlyused merchandise such as clothing and knickknacks, and is stocked through public donations.
Proceeds from the Discovery Shop benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education and patient service programs.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is staffed entirely by volunteers.
Volunteers are responsible for accepting, pricing and displaying donations, as well as manning the store.
Interested individuals may call Susan at (908) 354-7373 for additional information.