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Family Fun, Music, Movement & More! Family Fun, Music, Movement & More! Family Fun, Music, Movement & More! Family Fun, Music, Movement & More! Family Fun, Music, Movement & More! 1006 South Avenue, Westfield (908) 232-6440 SensetAl@aol.com Located next to the Westwood Cleaners in the Village Plaza Mall
C. Alan Simms
9th Degree Grand Master American Goshi Shun Karate
Jafa Jitsu AikiJutsu Member World Christian Black Belt Hall of Fame
THE WARDLAWHARTRIDGE SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE
for PREKINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN
AND FIRST GRADE
Thursday, December 2nd from 6: 45 p. m to 8: 30 p. m. 1295 Inman Avenue in Edison
Come meet our faculty! Special presentation by WardlawHartridge Language Specialist Regina BassoulRestivo, M. Ed., C. C. C.
“Readiness for Formal Education” Childcare Available To register please call Whitney at 9087541882, ext. 156
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Piano Keyboard Organ Accordion Strings Woodwinds Brass Voice Guitar Drums
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County Seeks Nominations For Women of Excellence
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is accepting nominations for the Commission on the Status of Women’s Eighth Annual Women of Excellence Awards.
“We are searching for women who demonstrate superior qualities in many areas including uncommon courage, leadership, artistic skills and volunteerism. The Board of Freeholders knows the importance of recognizing and commending women who have made outstanding contributions or have a personal or professional achievement. They are examples of excellence for girls or other women to emulate,” said Union County Freeholder Mary P. Ruotolo, the board’s Liaison to the commission.
The Commission is bipartisan and dedicated to supporting and acknowledging the achievements of Union County women. Categories for the award include business/entrepreneurship, government, health care, journalism and public relations, law, law enforcement and community service/volunteerism.
Applicants for the award must live in Union County. To submit a nomination please send a cover letter, resumè and biographical statement highlighting accomplishments in a particular category to Joan Abitate, 322 Dietz Street, Roselle, 07203.
Among those women honored last year were:
· Adele Kenny of Fanwood is a writer and community volunteer. She founded the Scotch Plains chapter of the Secular Franciscan Order and she is coordinator of the Carriage House Poetry Reading Series in Fanwood.
· Susan M. MacMullan of Westfield serves as Municipal Court Judge for Fanwood, Garwood and Roselle. She served as Municipal Court Judge for Fanwood, Garwood and Roselle. She served in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office from 1988 to 1997 and was assigned to numerous units, notably the Violent Crimes Unit.
· Geri M. Samuel of Scotch Plains serves as Mayor of her hometown after serving as a council member in 1998. She has served as Co-Chairwoman of the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Division and Operation Exodus. Last year, she donated a kidney to save the life of a Cranford woman.
· Nellie Suggs of Westfield is a career employee with the United States Customs Service serving as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist. She has been instrumental in enabling women to reach supervisory and management positions in the Customs Service.
For more information, please call the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at (908) 527-4100.
Clark Man Dies Following Car Accident in Westfield
By SUZETTE F. STALKER
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
An elderly Clark resident died last Thursday and his wife was injured after the car in which they were traveling struck a utility pole in the 800 block of Lamberts Mill Road in Westfield.
Authorities said Daisy Horn, 81, and her husband, Harold, 84, were riding northbound in their 1989 Honda when Mrs. Horn apparently failed to negotiate a bend in the road.
The vehicle left the road and slid into a Public Service Electric and Gas pole, according to Detective Sergeant John M. Parizeau of the Westfield Police Department.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Horn were transported to Rahway Hospital by members of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad and a medic unit from the hospital, he said.
Mr. Horn died at 7:40 p.m. that evening, a report released by Westfield Police Chief Anthony J. Scutti confirmed. Mrs. Horn was listed in fair condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Sergeant Parizeau said that, as of press time, Mrs. Horn had not been able to give them any further information on the cause of the accident. The Westfield Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau was in charge of the investigation.
A police report indicated that weather conditions were clear and that the road surface was dry at the time of the accident. It was unknown how fast the Horns’ vehicle was traveling or where the couple was headed, Sergeant Parizeau said. There were no other people in the Honda when the incident occurred.
Scouts Construct Boardwalk At Fanwood Nature Center BACK TO NATURE…Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 111 and family
members display construct a 100-foot-long section of elevated boardwalk at the Fanwood Nature Center. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Andrew Lynch, Bill Fowler, Trevor Rowbotham, Peter Miller, Ryan Lynch, Alex Clark and Kyle Rowbotham, and back row, George Lopez, Don Rowbotham, Andrew Lopez and Fanwood Environmental Commission Chairman and Nature Center Caretaker Dean Talcott.
FANWOOD – Boy Scouts and family members from Troop No. 111 constructed a 100-foot-long section of elevated boardwalk at the Fanwood Nature Center on November 6.
Participants included Andrew Lynch, Bill Fowler, Trevor Rowbotham, Kyle Rowbotham, Peter Miller, Ryan Lynch, Alex Clark, George Lopez, Don Rowbotham, Andrew Lopez, Harold Clark, Justin Brennan, Tyler Armstrong and Lu
Gerveshi. Fanwood Environmental Commission Chairman and Nature Center Caretaker Dean Talcott designed the project, purchased the material and precut the boardwalk planks. Denise Rowbotham, Troop No. 111’s work outing administrator, coordinated the work through Mr. Talcott.
Troop No. 111 is affiliated with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
SALUTING OUR HEROES…Principal Ken Shulack of Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield shakes the hand of Fred Ritter, a veteran of World War II. Mr. Ritter was the guest speaker for the school’s First Annual Veteran’s Day Honor Ceremony. Seventh graders David Reinhardt and Christina Cordeiro presented Mr. Ritter with “The Heroes Among Us” award. Mr. Ritter, who is a substitute teacher in the Westfield school system, described his experiences as an 18-year-old Marine who was sent to defend the United States in World War II. Members of the United States Marine Corps served as Color Guard for the school’s ceremony, while Roosevelt’s band, orchestra and eighth-grade choir performed patriotic songs.
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Status of Technology In Westfield Schools Subject of PTA Forum
By SONIA V. OWCHARIW
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader
WESTFIELD – The Washington Elementary School Parent Teacher Association discussed further plans to integrate technology in Westfield’s classrooms and to prompt parent’s awareness and involvement on the topic of Technology during a special forum held Monday night at Washington School.
The forum, entitled “Technology Today & Beyond,” was conducted to raise awareness and where the status of technology in Westfield stands. Earlier this year a study was prepared based on 10 school districts surveyed in New Jersey who pay similar school property tax to Westfield.
The study was implemented from the Parent Teacher Council (PTC) Educational Studies Committee.
Schools surveyed in the study were Bridgewater/Raritan High School, Summit High School, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School, Briarcliff Middle School in Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes High School, Princeton High School, the Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics and Technology and the Bergen County the Bergen County Academy of Science and Technology.
Based from the study, the goal of the committee according to PTC representative, Carolyn Fleder, is to put a computer in the hands of all Westfield High School teachers by 2000.
Jeff Becker, Washington School PTA Technology Chairman, noted that Westfield High School ranks near the bottom in terms of the number of students per computer when compared to the other 10 high schools in the survey.
In Westfield High School, there are about 5.5 students per computer. The other high schools have between two and three students per computer.
“I think Westfield’s goal is to get to 4:1,” Mr. Becker told The Westfield Leader.
In Westfield’s intermediate schools, there are around 3.5 students per computer.
Currently, the technology infrastructure which began last summer of the wiring of all eight Westfield School is almost near completion. Wiring for the project to connect all of Westfield’s eight schools resulted from the passage of a $11.7 million bond passed last December by voters.
According to Westfield Coordinator of School and Community Relations Lorre Korecky, Roosevelt and Edison Intermediate Schools should be cabled by the end of December.
Tamaques and Washington will also be cabled respectively by December. Jefferson, Wilson, McKinley and Franklin Elementary Schools to follow and the second phase of cabling of WHS is expected to be completed by June.
According to Technology Director, Darlene Nowak, Roosevelt Intermediate School is completed and Edison Intermediate School is almost completed. Washington School is should be completed in December. Tamaques will be worked alongside with Washington respectively.
“This is a big project,” Ms. Nowak exclaimed.
In addition, during the slide-presentation Ms. Fleder outlined how technology implements change and how it challenges students to remain in the forefront of competition and knowledge.
“Technology is a change agent. It changes how teachers teach and creates a collaborative relationship between student and teacher. And also facilitates communication between school, parent, and the community,” Ms. Fleder said.
Other topics addressed were funding for the computers once the wiring has been completed and the need to purchase more computers to assure further progression of technology in Westfield schools. Through various grant funding, Ms. Nowak noted that Westfield High School received 100 computers. She also noted that 65 computers were purchased through a Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Access 2000 grant; another 30 were bought via a matching grant called Computers for Kids and 16 were purchased for the World Language Resource Center from Teaching Literacy Challenge Fund from the state.
Ms. Fleder also discussed other means for raising additional funds for the computers. One such idea presented from Monday’s meeting was an education program of Westfield to be sponsored by the Educational Fund of Westfield, which is a not-for-profit corporation in conjunction with Somerset-based United National Bank established to raise funds for Westfield Public Schools.
It is a VISA card application where every time a purchase is charged on the VISA card, Westfield Schools will receive a percentage back. Applications can be received by calling (800) 308-2100.
In January 2000, there will be a review of the budget according to Ms, Nowak, to see where Westfield stands.
“Technology is a tool. And we need to ask ourselves, how are we educating your child,” Board of Education member Annmarie Puleio said.
Westfield Residents Invited To Meeting on Parking Deck
WESTFIELD — The Town of Westfield has invited the public to attend a Downtown Parking Public Forum on Wednesday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Westfield Town Hall, Council Chambers, 425 East Broad Street, to discuss the issues of parking, facility design and site location.
The issues that will be discussed are to be considered in developing a comprehensive parking strategy for downtown Westfield, including one or more tiered parking structures as part of the concept.
A Design Work Session, open to the public, will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 2 and 3, at 8 a.m. in Westfield Town Hall, Town Administrator’s Conference Room, 425 East Broad Street.
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