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Author, Educator to Speak On Child Character Building
WESTFIELD – As part of the monthly Community Education Workshop series offered by Women For Women of Union County, Author Susan Ann Merino, a 20-year educator and community advocate, will present “Character Counts!” on Monday, November 15, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street.
This workshop will focus on concepts and techniques for building a stronger community through child character development, including trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Having implemented a conflict resolution program in the Roselle school system, Ms. Marino is currently working to establish the complimentary “Character Counts!” educational program.
“Character Counts!” is designed to teach and promote ethical conduct among students, providing school support and reinforcement to parents in instilling positive and productive values in children.
With a bachelor’s degree in education from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in early childhood education/family life from Kean University, Ms. Marino has also received training in related areas, including special education and substance abuse.
Women for Women of Union County, headquartered at 511 North Avenue in Garwood, is a non-profit agency offering short-term, low cost individual counseling and self-help support groups for women.
For membership information or to register for the workshop, please call (908) 232-5787.
Mountainside Health Board Plans Rabies Clinic for Pets
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Mountainside Board of Health will conduct a free rabies inoculation clinic for cats and dogs on Tuesday, November 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mountainside Fire Station, New Providence Road in Mountainside. No appointments are required.
The public should follow some simple preventive measures to limit the possibility of exposure to rabies. Please note the following:
· Make certain that all cats and dogs are vaccinated against rabies.
· Do not leave family pets outdoors overnight, or feed animals outdoors.
· Avoid contact with all wild animals.
· Discuss with children not to bring home, pet, or attempt to help a sick wild animal.
If bitten by any animal, please consult your physician immediately and contact the Westfield Regional Health Department at (908) 789 4070 to report the incident.
Sons of Revolution to Discuss Pulaski Legion, Troop Events
WESTFIELD – The West Fields Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building.
The program will feature James Sieradzski in a presentation on Pulaski’s Legion and his troop’s activities in the Revolutionary War.
Casimir Pulaski, who experienced action with the Polish Army against Russia, became interested in the American Revolution after meeting Benjamin Franklin in Europe. After he distinguished himself in the Battle of Brandywine, Congress appointed him a Brigadier General in charge of the Cavalry. Pulaski then organized an independent corps of cavalry and
light infantry that became known as Pulaski’s Legion.
Mr. Sieradzski a Clifton attorney, has been a Revolutionary War reenactor since 1979 and is now recreating Pulaski’s Legion for re-enacting programs.
Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.) is open to any man who is a lineal descendant from a man or woman who served in the cause of American independence as a soldier, sailor, marine or civil officer.
The West Fields Chapter originated in 1921, and its current membership exceeds 100.
For member ship information, please call Chapter Registrar George P. Gross at (908) 232-3845.
Westfield Lions Club Plans Antique and Toy Show
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Lions Club of Westfield will hold its 4th Annual Antique and Collectible Doll, Toy and Train Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains.
Adult admission is $2, while children ages 4 to 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted for 50 cents. Due to space constrictions, no strollers will be allowed inside the show.
As part of this year’s show the Lions District 16E Eye/Earmobile will be on site to offer free hearing and sight screenings to the public.
The screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
These screenings are free to the public and funded by the Westfield Lions Club as a way to help sight and hearing problems to be spotted before they become irreversible health problems. Other free, sight related health information from the Lions
Eye Bank of New Jersey, from the Lions Eye Research Foundation and other Lions-supported programs will be available to the public in the lobby of Snuffy’s.
Admission to the show is not required to participate in the health information/screenings.
The Doll, Toy and Train Show will be held in two of the downstairs catering rooms of Snuffy’s and will offer collectible and antique items.
Limited dealer space is currently available for the Doll, Toy and Train Show, with 8-foot tables provided, at $30 for the first table, and $25 for each additional table, with a maximum of three tables per dealer.
For vendor information, please call Lois Schembs at (908) 232-8551.
Lions International is the largest international service organization in the world, serving a variety of humanitarian needs in both local communities and in communities around the world.
Deerfield School Kicks Off Campbell’s Label Drive
MOUNTAINSIDE – Deerfield School in Mountainside recently announced its 1999-2000 Label Collection Drive for the Campbell’s Labels for Education program.
“We ask our community to support us by collecting Campbell’s product labels. With these labels, the Deerfield School can earn valuable educational resources,” stated Carol Goggi, a spokeswoman for the Mountainside Parent-Teacher Association.
Eligible Campbell’s products include soups, beans and juices; Pepperidge Farm products including Goldfish; V8 beverage products;
Franco-American pastas and gravies; Prego sauces and Swanson broths and poultry products.
Community members are asked to check the individual product labels for information on which part of the package to collect.
Labels will be collected throughout the school year and may be brought to the Deerfield School office or to the special collection box at the Recreation Office at Borough Hall.
For information on the Deerfield School Campbell’s Labels for Education Program, please call Nancy Kinney at (908) 789-8593.
Assemblyman Bagger to Speak At Jewish Community Center
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey, Wilf Jewish Community Campus, 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains, is currently accepting reservations for the Perspectives Lecture Series, featuring Assemblyman Richard H. Bagger on Sunday, November 21, at 7 p.m.
Assemblyman Bagger will present, “Inside Trenton,” a discussion of issues that impact us as residents of New Jersey communities.
Issues to be discussed include:
· Where does the $17 billion state budget go?
· Why did New Jersey auto insurance go down?
· Why is the state buying $1 billion of land?
· Do campaign contributors have too much influence in Trenton?
Assemblyman Bagger is a resident and former Mayor of Westfield. Presently, he is the Majority Budget Officer, the Chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Co-Chairman of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.
He has been described by the New Jersey Monthly magazine as “one of the most powerful people in the state.”
Reserved seats in advance are $9 per person, $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors/students and $10 per person at the door.
For additional information, please call the JCC at (908) 8898800. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation and the United Way.
Owner of Wine Store to Speak At Next Soroptimist Meeting
WESTFIELD – Phil Reilly, owner of Peterson’s Wines Unlimited in Westfield, will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, November 17, meeting of Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area (S.I.G.W.A).
Mr. Reilly has been in the wine business for four years and conducts wine tasting demonstrations throughout the state. He has taught introductory wine courses at the Westfield Adult Education and has written wine related articles for various publica
tions. Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area, founded in 1982, is a volunteer service organization for business and professional women.
Approximately 100,100 Soroptimist in 119 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women.
For more information about S.I.G.W.A., please contact Lenore Scurry, President, at (908) 232-4759.
Boy Scout Troop No. 72 To Hold Recruiting Event
WESTFIELD – Boy Scout Troop No. 72, based at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, will hold a recruiting evening on Monday, November 15, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Westminster Hall on the corner of East Broad Street and Mountain Avenue.
There will be various demonstrations of scouting activities, including camping, canoeing, Klondike derby and cooking, as well as a slide show and refreshments.
All boys who have completed at least the fifth grade, are at least 11
years-old or have (or will have) earned the Arrow of Light Award are eligible to join the Boy Scouts. There is no need to have been in Cub Scouting, but all cubs are encouraged to continue on into Boy Scouts.
Troop 72 has been around for more than 75 years. In addition to hikes, service projects, camping, canoeing, skiing, snow-shoeing and bicycle trips, the troop also spends two weeks each summer at a high adventure camp on its own island Erincliff in Birch lake, Canada.
If it is not possible to make this recruiting evening, call and then attend any regular meeting, most Monday evenings, at Westminster Hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Ralph Maines at (908) 232-2877 or Neil Sheflin at (908) 317-9761, or view the Web site at: www.westfieldnj.com/troop72.
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