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Preservation Commission Sets Commendation Awards
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission, which is preparing for its Seventh
Annual Commendations Awards Reception on Thursday, June 10, in the Municipal Council Chambers at 8 p.m., recently appointed a panel of Judges who toured the community in order to recognize property owners who have demonstrated generally-established historic preservation standards when expanding, altering, restoring and maintaining their buildings and grounds.
The buildings should retain architectural integrity from the period, or periods, of their significance.
Nominating categories include:
• Preservation or Restoration Project — suitable for a successful rehabilitation/restoration of a building, or group of buildings, for its original use or a museum use.
• Continuing Use — suitable for well-preserved commercial, industrial and civic structures (still used for original or similar functions) that have retained their architectural integrity due to continued and sensitive maintenance over the years.
• Adaptive Use — suitable for a successful rehabilitation of a build
ing or group of buildings for a changed use while maintaining the original architectural integrity.
• Structure/Object-Site — suitable for the successful preservation of a structure, object or site, such as a building, monuments or garden, or the successful preservation or excavation of an archeological site.
• Special Recognition — suitable for individuals, groups and governmental agencies displaying outstanding leadership, which has contributed to, or continued to contribute to, the preservation of historic resources in Westfield.
• Education — suitable for a specific program, educational institution, publisher, group, or individual displaying excellence in increasing knowledge about historic preservation and Westfield’s historic sites.
Harry A. Devlin, noted artist and architectural specialist, chaired this year’s judging panel, assisted by Bonnie Danser, Chairman, Todd Evans, Jane Stoner and Betty List, Community Relations Committee Chairman.
Information about the selected sites will be forthcoming. The public is invited to attend the Awards Presentation on June 10.
HEALTH WORKSHOP…Lieutenant James Schneider of the Westfield Police Department was one of the featured lecturers at a recent four-hour Saturday morning Visiting Health Service inservice training conference held in St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall in Westfield. Lieutenant Schneider is pictured with, left to right, Ynes Garcia, Altagrasso Dias, Luz Zambrano, Luz Gonzales and Lourdes Majano. some of the more than 90 certified home health aides who attended the event.
Thrift Shop in Westfield To Hold End-of-Year Sale
WESTFIELD — The annual endof-year sales of the Westfield Service League’s Thrift Shop and Consignment Shop, both located at 114 Elmer Street, will begin on Saturday, May 29.
The Consignment Shop will be conducting a 50 percent off sale on all merchandise on Saturday, May 29. From Tuesday, June 1 until Friday, June 4, all items will be reduced by 75 percent. On closing day Saturday, June 5, merchandise will be priced at $1 per item.
The Consignment Shop stocks adult and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
For information regarding the Consignment Shop, please call (908) 232-1223.
The Thrift Shop is currently featuring special sales in various departments.
Starting May 29, all merchandise will be reduced 50 percent. Bag day will be held on June 5, at which time customers can purchase a grocerysize paper bag for $3 and fill it to the brim with clothing, accessories, books, household items and toys.
There is no limit on the number of bags that may be purchased.
For information regarding the Thrift Shop, please call (908) 2332530.
The shops hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After business hours on June 5, the shops will close for the summer. All proceeds from the sales are donated to local charities.
Union County F.E.M.A.L.E. Announces June Events
On Wednesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., members of the Union County chapter of F.E.M.A.L.E. (Formerly Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge) will gather at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue in Cranford to discuss how they incorporate part-time work into their busy lives.
Presenters will include members working outside the home as well as those running home-based businesses.
On Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m., the chapter will host a Welcome Tea for new members. All current and prospective members are invited to attend.
F.E.M.A.L.E. is a national support group for all women who have
decided to temporarily leave the work force to stay at home with their young children.
What began as one Illinois mother reaching out to another in 1987 has now grown to over 6,300 members and 166 chapters in the United States and Canada.
The Union County Chapter offers a variety of activities including: evening discussion groups, presentations with outside speakers, mom’s night out, book discussion and weekly daytime play gatherings.
For additional information on F.E.M.A.L.E., please call Karyn (908) 272-2471 or Debbie (908) 8627781.
Community-Wide Program To Discuss Israeli Elections
SCOTCH PLAINS — A community-wide program called “After Israeli Elections: What is Next?” will take place on Monday, June 7, at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.
This recent elections in Israel are crucial in determining the future of the Peace Process. With the announcement of the Israeli elections last winter, peace negotiations took a break.
People in Israel, the U.S. government and the Arab world are anxiously waiting for the results.
The speakers will be Dr. Rafi Danziger, Director of Research and Information, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Editor of the Near East Report and Dr. Gil Kahan, Professor of Political Science and Middle East expert at Kean University of New Jersey.
The program, which is free of charge, is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey. For further information, call Dr. Luis Fleischman at (908) 889-5335, Extension No. 325.
Westfield AARP Chapter Plans Spring Luncheon
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers on Monday, June 7, at the Westwood in Garwood at noon.
Entertainment will be performed by the Choral and Orchestral Group of the Westfield Old Guard. Attendance is for members only and reservations may be made by the payment of $14 before Saturday, June 5.
For more information, please call Marie Stock at (908) 9252536 or Hazel Hardgrove at (973) 376-3348.
The Trips and Tours Committee has seats available for its September
20-23 tour trip to Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, Pennsylvania for a Roarin’ Twenties Festival and side trips to the Hudson Valley to the American Culinary Institute, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vanderbilt mansions, Gillinder Glass Factory and the Brotherhood Winery. For more information, please call (908) 232-7153.
The next meeting of the Chapter will be held on Tuesday, September 7, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield at 1 p.m.
The program will be presented by a representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Fanwood Flea Market Seeks Buyers, Vendors
FANWOOD — Saint Marks A.M.E. Church Usher Board will hold its annual flea market at Fanwood Train Station at North and Martine Avenues on Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
An assortment of homemade pastries and other refreshments will be available. Buyers are free to browse. Vendors must pay $13 per car space and $5 for each additional space.
For more information, please call Dorothy Kirkley at (908) 654-3813.
ROTARY SPEAKERS…At a meeting held recently at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club, Mayor Geri M. Samuel addressed the club about current issues in Scotch Plains including the township’s desire to provide more recreation space, athletic fields, picnic parks and the development of the former Terry Lou Zoo property. Pictured, left to right, are: President-elect Andy Calamares, club President Carol Wood, Mayor Samuel, and Robert Kraus past-President. The F-SP Rotary Club meets at noon every Wednesday at Park Place Restaurant in Scotch Plains. Old Guard Sets Final Events
Leading to Summer Recess
WESTFIELD — The Old Guard of Westfield, an organization that provides activities, programs and fellowship for retired and semi-retired men, has announced its programs for Thursdays in June:
· June 3 — Michael Miller of Paine Webber will discuss IRAs.
· June 10 — John Rusnak, an insurance consultant, will speak about long-term care insurance.
The June 10 meeting will be the last of the season, followed by a summer recess. Old Guard meetings will resume again on Thursday, September 9.
The Old Guard of Westfield, organized in 1933, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Westfield “Y,” lo
cated at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. The Westfield chapter is one of 22 in New Jersey and also serves Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Cranford, Clark, Roselle, Roselle Park, Garwood and Rahway.
Weekly meetings feature guest speakers, films and other programs in addition to committee updates.
Also offered are regular group activities such as golf, bowling, bridge, day trips, luncheons, ladies events, the Merrymen (a chorus group that performs regularly at charity functions, public gatherings and formal concerts), and shuffleboard.
For further information, please call Don Finter at (908) 233-1407.
HISTORIC HOME…Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spiegel of 400 Elm Street in Westfield will receive an award for the period addition, restoration and painting of their home during the Westfield Historic Preservation Commission’s Seventh Annual Awards Reception, which will be held on Thursday, June 10. AWARDED HOME…The Westfield Histori
cal Preservation Commission (WHPC) will present an award to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Marhefka for the period addition, restoration and painting of their 1903 home at 524 Lawrence Avenue at the WHPC Seventh Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, June 10.