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Roselle Catholic High School will hold a craft fair on November 20 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. at 1 Raritan Road in Roselle.
Scotch Plains Junior Women’s Club will host a craft fair at Scotch PlainsFanwood High School on November 21 from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
A Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar will be held on November 20 at Salt Brook School in New Providence. Christmas items, Norwegian sweaters, imported foods and a folk dance performance will be featured. For more information, please call (908) 6651292.
Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn will present Rags until Monday, December 13. For more information, please call (973) 3793717 or visit www. papermill. org.
The Westfield Symphony Orchestra will present its second concert of the season, “Fire and Ice” on November 20 at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. For ticket information, please call (908) 2329400 or visit www. westfieldnj. com/ wso.
The Crossroads in Garwood will welcome Soft Parade, a Doors Tribute and Iozzia on November 18; Royal Scam, Steely Dan Tribute on November 19; Skydog, Allman Brothers Tribute on November 20 and 2nd Reality on November 24. For more information, please call (908) 2325666.
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Swain Galleries in Plainfield will feature the artwork of Westfield resident Patricia Brentano Bramnick from November 13 to 30. For more information, please call (908) 7561707.
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The Wizard of Oz, a movie adapted from a book written by L. Frank Baum, is remembered in the famous scene when The Scarecrow, The Tinman, Dorothy and The Cowardly Lion skip out of a field of poppies.
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Governor Livingston Hilltop Players will present You Can’t Take It With You on November 19 and 20, at 8 p. m. at Governor Livingston High School. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens. For more information, please call (908) 4643100. Tickets are available at the door or at Berkeley Print and Copy Center or by calling (908) 4649038.
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COOKBOOK PUBLISHERS… The Ginko Twig of Muhlenberg Hospital is currently selling “A Taste Tour,” a cookbook that is a compilation of recipes from their Tasting Tours events of the past 25 years. All profits from the $16 cookbook go to the Muhlenberg Hospital Auxiliary. Pictured, left to right, are: Distribution Coordinator, Holly Hall; Cookbook Illustrator and Designer, Mary O’Herron; Treasurer and Editor, Bev Chandler; and Ann Robinson.
The “wizard” of many aliases, L. Frank Baum, who penned “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “The Marvelous Land of Oz,” and “Glinda of Oz,” has become synonymous with the four characters of Dorothy, The Tinman, The Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion, skipping down the yellow bricked road.
Born in 1856 in Chittennagno, N. Y., Baum got his literary jump start writing his own newspapers and magazines. He became interested in theater as a teenager and was gifted with several theaters and operas in New York and Pennsylvania by his father, a wealthy man in the oil business and barrelmaking industry.
In 1881, he crafted The Maid of Arran, a play which he had the good fortune to publish. He wrote for The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer, a local weekly newspaper and later became a reporter for the
Evening Post in 1891. Baum’s first book was “Mother Goose in Prose.” “Father Goose, His Book,” soon followed before the Wizard of Oz tale hit bookshelves in 1900. It was at this time that Baum became an established writer.
Baum was known under several aliases such as Floyd Akers, Laura Bancroft, John Estes Cooke, Captain Hugh Fitzgerald, Suzanne Metcalf, Schuyler Staunton and Edith Van Dyne.
Writing and publishing children’s books, producing traveling film shows, and forming the Oz Film Manufacturing Company, Baum was one of the most prolific writers and storytellers of his time. Before his death in 1919, he left behind a lore of characters that remind us all, “There’s no place like home.”
By MICHELLE H. LePOIDEVIN
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
WESTFIELD – Would you like a Blue Cheese Baguette or Maui Shrimp for an appetizer? Scallop Soup and Hacienda Salad would also be a delicious choice. Mmm… Oriental Nectar Chicken followed by Strawberries
Romanoff sounds ideal. No. These are not the offerings from a luxurious restaurant. They are just a sampling of the savory recipes compiled by the Ginko Twig in its new cookbook, “A Taste Tour,” which chronicles over 25 years of cooking history.
Established in 1958 by nine young mothers in Westfield, the Twig is a branch of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary. Currently, the group is 22 members strong.
Publicity Chairwomen Jane Burner of Scotch Plains and Nancy Longfield of Westfield, recently discussed “A Taste Tour” with The Westfield Leader and The Times of Scotch PlainsFanwood.
The 242page cookbook, which is divided into sections for hors d’oeuvres, main courses, desserts, holiday sandwiches and special tips for cooking preparation, costs $16. All proceeds benefit the Muhlenberg Hospital Auxiliary.
“We had stacks and stacks of recipes,” rec a l l e d Ms. Burner
when explaining why the Twigs decided to compile the volume of delicious fare. “We wanted to do something to benefit the hospital and something that would be appreciated by those trying the recipes,” added Ms. Longfield.
Held every spring, the Tasting Tour, which inspired the cook book, has raised over $50,000
during its 25year history. Each year, three Twig members open their homes to welcome approximately 200 guests to purchase tickets to taste hors d’oeuvres in one home, main courses in another and desserts in the third house.
Calling “A Taste Tour” a veritable “melting pot” of recipes that have stood the test of time, taste buds and accuracy, Ms. Longfield and Ms. Burner revealed that they have personally learned all of their cooking skills from fellow members.
As members, separated into three committees (one per cookbook section) tested and retested their recipes for nearly two years, deciding what to include in “A Taste Tour,” they had to be open to criticism and new ideas.
Proving correct the old adage, “practice makes perfect,” the resulting recipes were selected as the cream of the crop by the Ginko
Twigs and put aside for publishing.
Appetizing hors d’oeuvres in the
cookbook include Dilled Ricotta Torte, M a d r a s Chicken Balls,
C r a b m e a t M o u s s e , Florentine in the Round and Asparagus Canapés.
Ginko Tomato Soup, Wild Rice and Almond Salad, Crepes with Duxelles and BrandyCheese Sauce, Chicken Loaf with Watercress Sauce and Sole and Scallop Supreme are just some small highlights in the main course portion of “A Taste Tour.”
Leave room for dessert! Here comes the Mexican Chocolate Torte, Strawberry Frost, Brandied Cherries Royale, Pralines, Creamy Lime Sherbet and Mayfair Lady!
However, the Publicity Chairwomen have their own favorites. Ms. Burner recommended Strawberry Delight and AppleBerry Crisp. Ms. Longfield adores the “basic and easy” Cheesy Chicken.
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By MICHELLE H. LePOIDEVIN
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
GROVEPORT, OHIO – If plastic toy guns such as Toymax’ Laser Challenge V2, violent video games like Microsoft’s Urban Assault or action figures such as ReSaurus Company’s Duke Nukem makes you feel a little ill at ease, maybe it is time to take a serious inventory of your child’s toy box and trade them in for more creative entertainment.
ZanyBrainy. com, in conjunction with The Lion & Lamb Project, recently launched a national campaign entitled, “TradeAToy,” to encourage parents and caregivers to work with their children, trading violent toys that might discourage creativity for those that stimulate imaginations.
This first online toy tradein program “designed to turn children’s war chests back into toy chests” works to teach children that “violence is not child’s play.”
According to ZanyBrainy’s Web site, violent toys:
· Promote violence and aggression as the best way to settle disputes.
· Depict violent actions as fun, harmless and “cool.”
· Encourage children to act out aggressive scenarios.
· Foster aggressive competition.
· Depend on “enemies” that need to be “destroyed” by children.
Children and parents may trade toys until Friday, December 24, online by sending a violent toy
using the printable mailing label available on the ZanyBrainy Web site.
Suitable toys to trade include toy guns, swords, sabers,
knives, action figures, monsters, toy explosives, missiles or other weapons.
In turn, children will receive a toy in the mail from the folks at ZanyBrainy with a minimum retail value of $15 that is appropriate for children, such as a Terrestrial Construction Unit, a President Washington Train Engine, a Harold the Helicopter or other toys that promote creativity and imaginative play.
For further information, please visit the ZanyBrainy Web site at www. zanybrainy. com or email TradeAToy@ zanybrainy. com or visit The Lion & Lamb Project Web site at www. lionlamb. org.
A FLOCK OF FAIRIES… Titania’s fairies surround Demetrius and Lysander in the Westfield High School fall production of a modern interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Megan Rodd, J. D. Hyman and Erica Cenci; back row, Marian Pomann, Dania Aguero, Jack Gordon, Kathryn Logan and Ginny Paynter. The play will open today, Thursday, November 18, at 3: 30 p. m. and continue on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, at 8 p. m. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased in advance by calling (908) 7894549 or at the door. Please see story on Page 23
Chopin Concert Slated At Mount St. Mary
WATCHUNG – The Music Department at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung will present worldrenowned pianist Camille A. Budarz in concert this Sunday, November 21, at 3 p. m. in the parlor at the school.
The concert is free with only a freewill donation requested.
Ms. Budarz is known for her dedication to the memory and music of Chopin. She has a long standing affiliation with the Chopin Foundation.
The program will include works of Beethoven, Bach and Chopin and will be presented in memory of pianist and friend of Ms. Budarz, Jan Gorbaty.
For further information, please call Sister Mary Gomolka at (908) 7570108, Extension No. 4529.
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For reservations/directions, call (908) 889-8800 Sponsored by the Golush Family Fund Advanced Tickets: Reserved Seats $9 per person
General Seating $8 per person At The Door: $10 per person
Seniors/Students $6 per person
NJ Assemblyman Richard Bagger
(R) 22nd District
Sunday, November 21 at 7p.m.
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Kindermusik classes for ages 2 to 7
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Holiday Gift Market & Craft Fair
For more information, call (908) 889-9475 Admission $1 for Door Prize Over 200 Tables With an Assortment of
Holiday & Seasonal Gifts
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Breakfast Menu Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches; Coffee, Donuts & Bagels
Lunch Menu Sandwiches & Platters of Freshly-Carved Turkey and Baked Ham, Gourmet Desserts • Coffee, Tea, Soda
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