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Carl Smith Graduates Rochester University

Carl Smith of Westfield recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Applied Music.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Westfield High School.

TOURNAMENT PLANNERS…Family and Children’s Services of Elizabeth will host its first annual Golf Tournament at the Basking Ridge Country Club on Monday, September 15. Tournament Committee members, left to right, are: Seated, Ann Growney of Mountainside, Committee Co-Chairwoman Rose Rivers of Westfield and Nida E. Thomas of Elizabeth; standing, Ghitana Dickerson of Elizabeth, Committee Co-Chairwoman Nancy King of Summit and Gina Varady of Hillside. Among other committee volunteers are Bernadette Houston and Eileen McIntire, both of Westfield. All tournament proceeds will support agency services to abused and neglected children in Union County.



Ms. Calenda Is Named

Senior Vice President

In Banking Division

Jennifer Calenda, a resident of Westfield, has been named a Senior Vice President in Summit Bank’s Retail Banking Division.

She will assume the duties of Director of Small Business Banking, responsible for overseeing development and implementation of products for the small business market and the activities of the small business loan center, community real estate, and government guaranteed and minority lending.

Ms. Calenda began her banking career 14 years ago at National State Bank. In 1987, she joined Summit Bank as an Assistant Vice President. Most recently, she served as Manager of community real estate lending.

Ms. Calenda serves on the Board of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. She also has been Chairwoman of the Income Property Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and a member of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Fundraising Committee.




Trailside Evening Programs

To Explore Wildlife and Sky

Sunset and early evening are two of the best times for viewing wildlife in the Watchung Reservation.

The day feeders like squirrels and chipmunks, chickadees and crows, are heading for their holes or roosts, while the night crew of white-tailed deer, raccoons, skunks and owls are coming out to feed.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that this fall, Trailside Nature and Science Center is offering a variety of nocturnal programs to acquaint the public with some of the less frequently seen residents of the Watchung Reservation.

A naturalist will lead "Discoveries at Dusk," a special sunset hike, on Thursday, September 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 23, an evening pond search will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants, who should don a pair of boots, will wear a headlamp and use collecting equipment to help capture fish and insect larvae at Seeley’s Pond. After the creatures are identified, they will be released.

"Night Out With the Stars" is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Using Trailside’s telescope, participants will be able to take a close-up look at some planets and other celestial wonders, and will learn where to locate the fall constellations.

Trailside’s night programs are open to adults and children-ages 6 and up. "Discoveries at Dusk" is suitable for all ages. Trailside is a facility of Union County Division of Parks & Recreation. It is located at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside. For further information, please call (908) 789-3670.



Fairies and Frogs Features

Creative Decor for Children

Fairies & Frogs, unique furnishings for children, offers creative ideas for infants’ and children’s bedrooms.

The store is a must-see for all moms, especially moms-to-be. Persons will find hand-painted furniture and decorative accessories to match with any decor. They will also find custom bedding, blankets, throws and pillows.

The owner, Debbie Meltzer, custom paints shelves, lamps, rocking chairs, step stools, cribs, highchairs, tables and chairs - and the list goes on.

Fairies & Frogs offers baby registry, birth announcements and invitations. It is located at 757 Central Avenue in Westfield, and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and evenings by appointment.

For more information, please call (908) 317-4730.

A FAMILY PLACE…Fairies and Frogs, 757 Central Avenue in Westfield, offers hand-painted furniture and accessories, as well as bedding, blankets and other needs for infants and children’s bedrooms. The store also features a birth registry, invitations and announcements.

African Violet Society

To Meet on Sept. 18

The Union County Chapter of the African Violet Society will meet on Thursday, September 18, at 1 p.m. in the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Avenue.

The program is titled "Hands On Re-Potting." All are invited to attend.





Keisha Mayer, 22, of Scotch Plains, was arrested and charged with obstructing the administration of the law for interfering with the arrest of two juveniles who were creating a disturbance at the festival at St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church that evening.


A patron at Bowcraft Playland reported that damage was done to her vehicle’s lock and window, possibly during an attempt to gain entry.


A resident of Lake Park Terrace reported the fraudulent use of his credit card. It was reported that $6,000 in charges were made by unknown persons over the last several months

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