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Post and Auxiliary Plan Special Cocktail Party
WESTFIELD — The Martin Wallberg American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 3 of Westfield will honor its Past Commanders and Past Presidents at a cocktail party with a hot and cold buffet on Sunday, November 15, at 1:30 p.m. at 1003 North Avenue in Westfield.
All Past Commanders and Past Presidents are invited to attend. Peter Hogaboom is the current Commander of the Post, and Mary Blanes is Auxiliary President.
On Wednesday, November 18, at 6 p.m. at Lyons Veterans Administration Hospital, the Auxiliary will host a Bingo Party. Refreshments will be served to the patients.
‘Taste of Westfield’ Raises Funds for ‘First Night’ Event
WESTFIELD Local restaurants joined with the Westfield YMCA to raise funds for First Night at “Taste of Westfield” which was held on October 24 at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.
The event was organized by First Night committee members Lilian Louie, Lynne Applebaum, Ellen Smith, Elaine Slabe and Dan Black. The event featured over 275 attendees and 24 booths of restaurants offering a variety of cuisine.
Local establishments included Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery, Big Sky Bread Company, Brummer’s Chocolates, Chez Catherine, Classic Thyme, Clyne & Murphy, Cosimo’s
A TASTY FUNDRAISER…On October 24, area restaurants joined the Westfield YMCA to raise funds for First Night at “Taste of Westfield.” Pictured, left to right, are: organizational committee member Elaine Slabe; Diane Genco, a Westfield “Y” board member and Jim Slabe enjoying the fine cuisine offered at the event.
Restaurant & Pizza, The Crossroads, Domino’s Pizza, Ferraro’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Hershey’s Delicatessen, Hunan Wok III, Jade Isle, J&M Café, Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, Mojave Grille, Paprika Grill, South Side Roman Bistro, Theresa’s Restaurant, Trader Joe’s, Northside Trattoria, Vivian’s Kitchen, Westfield Restaurant, and Westfield Seafood.
Additional sponsors included Amberg Perennial Farm, Buona Pizza, The Brick Oven, CVS, Garden Botanika, King’s Supermarket, Nabisco, Parker Greenhouse Farm & Garden Center, The Party Stop, Pepsi, Salon Salon, Sam Goody’s, ShopRite, Temple Emanu-El, The Westfield “Y” and Williams Nursery.
“The room was decorated very festively for fall and there was a wide variety of delicious food, the baklava was the best I’ve ever had. We’re looking forward to next year,” said Lynn Castaldo of Westfield.
“The food was terrific and there was a good variety. It’s great to know that there are so many superior restaurants in our area. We went with several other couples, it was a great event to go to with a group,” commented Tom Bebout of Fanwood.
First Night is a family event held New Year’s Eve and is made possible through sponsorship of the Westfield “Y,” the Westfield Foundation, the Town of Westfield and local businesses. For more information on First Night, please call (908) 518-2983.
TEACHERS IN-SERVICE…More than 600 Catholic school faculty members from the Archdiocese of Newark recently attended the Seventh Annual Union County In-Service Day at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, where they were able to select from among 35 education workshops. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Elementary School Principals Association. Pictured, left to right, are: Elaine Bentsen, Principal of Blessed Sacrament School in Elizabeth; Sister Percylee Hart, Principal of Union Catholic; Dorothy Gudz, Principal of St. Michael’s School in Cranford, and Sister Joan Amelia Ferruggiaro, Assistant Superintendent of the Union County Catholic Elementary Schools. College Club to Feature
Class on Low-Fat Cooking
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD — The College Club of FanwoodScotch Plains will hold its next meeting on Monday, November 16, at 8 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 1171 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains. Guests are invited to attend the program.
Featured will be a lecture and demonstration by David P. Martone on creating low-fat dishes. Mr. Martone, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, is a partner at Classic
Thyme, a cooking school and retail store located in Westfield.
Classic Thyme offers retail products, a full schedule of cooking classes, kitchen design services, and a free help line for all culinary questions.
The College Club presents monthly enrichment programs for its members. For more information about the College Club, please call Membership Chairwoman Anne Johansen at (908) 232-4308.
BOOK SALE HELPERS…Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 33 of Fanwood recently assisted the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library during their ninth annual book sale. Pictured, left to right, are: troop members Nick Sette, Bob Murphy, Scott Flood and Jason Neves.
Boy Scout Troop No. 33 Contributes to Book Sale
FANWOOD — The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library recently held their ninth annual book sale at the library, with some help from Boy Scout Troop No. 33 of Fanwood.
Troop members, under the leadership of Dave Keeton, contributed approximately four hours to helping the Friends set up and take down the sale. Proceeds from the sale will go toward special purchases and programs for the library.
“This was a tremendous help. The scouts put in a lot of hard work,” stated
book sale coordinator Carol Campell. “The staff is always involved and Library Director Dan Weiss was very supportive,” she added.
Participating Friends members included Lisa and Steve Szanto, Eileen and Jim Morris, Katherine Balch, Tracey McColley, Ed Mitchell, Lisa Hayes, Marguerite Jahnsen, Barbara Strudler, Janice Tighe, Alan and Brian Campell, and Doris Sieczka.
Mrs. Campell said all those who took part in the book sale “deserve a big thank you.”
John Gutberlet evaluated and sorted books into categories for buyers to make choices easier.
“We couldn’t do the sale without Mr. Gutberlet’s and the scouts’ help,” Mrs. Campell concluded. “Their contributions are the main reason for its success.”
Books are still available for sale at the library for $3 per bag, the sale coordinator confirmed.
Collectable Ornaments To Be Featured At Parker Greenhouses
SCOTCH PLAINS Parker Greenhouse Farm and Garden Center at 1325 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains will feature Christina’s World Collectable Ornaments on Saturday, November 28. Christina will be on hand to sign the ornaments.
A Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas trees, custom decorated live wreaths, grave blankets, garland, and a selection of poinsettias will be available. Carolers from neighboring schools will also attend and Santa Claus will be available for pictures.
DECA Chapter to Hold Thanksgiving Dinner For Homeless, Needy
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School DECA Chapter will sponsor its eighth annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for homeless and needy families in the area on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day.
It will be held at the Black United Fund Community Complex, located on the corner of West 7th Street and Central Avenue in Plainfield.
The dinner will include a home cooked turkey with all the trimmings, and will be served between noon and 3 p.m. DECA students, with the help of their parents, will cook the dinner.
Attendees will be served the sitdown dinner by DECA students, and will also be given take-home dinners to enjoy after the holiday.
The students can accommodate up to 200 at their dinner. Any organization or agency with clients interested in attending may call DECA at (908) 889-8600.
St. Paul’s Day School Offers Music, French Instruction
WESTFIELD — St. Paul’s Day School, located at 414 East Broad Street in Westfield, has announced the addition of weekly music and French instruction to its full-day kindergarten academic curriculum and weekly movement class.
Maria Genova, a former translator, will provide a 30-minute French class that immerses the children in the language.
During the class, the children will sing, recite, play learning games with puppets, and listen to stories, all in French. The kindergartners are presently learning basic phrases, colors and songs.
LEARNING FRENCH…St. Paul’s Day School in Westfield recently added French and music instruction to its full-day kindergarten curriculum. Pictured is Maria Genova, a former translator, teaching youngsters a counting song in French.
Carol Klinger-Keuter, a Westfield resident and music teacher, will provide the weekly 30-minute music classes. The children learn how to sing, move rhythmically, and use instruments.
St. Paul’s Day School began offering a full-day kindergarten five years ago and emphasizes smaller classes. In addition to the full-day kindergarten, the school offers a preschool for children ages 2 to 5.
Registration for the 1999-2000 school year will occur in February and March. For additional information, please call the school at (908) 233-5417.
Thomas D. Cherin, Jeweler Marks 25th Anniversary
WESTFIELD Thomas D. Cherin, Designer-Goldsmith, located at 112 Quimby Street in Westfield, has announced its 25th year as the oldest originally owned jeweler in Westfield, providing customer service to residents of varying interests and tastes.
Mr. Cherin, the owner of the store, began his career while still in high school with a jewelry establishment in New York. He then trained with a master goldsmith in Miami, Florida concurrent with studying at the Gemological Institute of America.
During the years of his apprenticeship, he shared studio space in New Hope, Pennsylvania. In 1974 he opened his own store on East Broad Street, and 11 years ago relocated his store to its current location.
Mr. Cherin enjoys presenting his expertise to the public in original ways, and has said, “we offer highly specialized and personal services,” and stresses that his customer service centers around unique and limited edition jewelry.
Mr. Cherin emphasizes that he designs and copyrights everything he creates, with a full service shop located at his establishment on Quimby Street.
“The studio offers traditional handmade pieces, such as items made of platinum and 18 karat gold,” he stated.
Mr. Cherin has said that 95 percent of his business is referral and repeat, and that he has developed relationships with his clients and understands their needs.
He works with his wife, Susan Cherin, each day.
Youth Service Groups To Share Resource Fair
Community Access Unlimited and New Jersey’s Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) will co-sponsor the New Jersey Adolescent Providers Networking Conference at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Monday, November 23, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Community Access Unlimited a nonprofit agency based in Elizabeth that provides person-centered support services, housing options, and individual case management for New Jersey adults with disabilities and transitioning youth.
The conference will feature experts who will offer tools and techniques to
enhance the participants’ approach to service delivery.
Thomas Sparough will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Known as The Space Painter, he has been a professional entertainer for two decades. He combines storytelling and juggling arts to demonstrate important life challenges and conquests.
Foster parents, service providers and DYFS workers are expected to attend the conference and resource fair.
For more information, please call Caroline Krall at (908) 354-3040.
Policeman’s Association Announces Toy Drive
SCOTCH PLAINS — Members of the Scotch Plains Policeman’s Benevolent Association will hold their fourth annual “Toys For Tots” toy drive through Friday, December 18. This will allow for distribution in time for the holiday season.
Last year, over $2,000 in games and toys were donated. These gifts were placed in baskets and distributed to local churches and religious organizations throughout the community.
New toys and games are needed for this year’s drive. All donations may be dropped off in the police department lobby, where a special barrel has been placed.
For more information, please call (908) 322-7100.