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Page 22 Thursday, November 19, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

PUBLIC NOTICE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO.

F-2935-976 CIVIL ACTION NOTICE TO REDEEM FUNB Custodian for DH Associates, Plaintiff(s), v. Walter Joseph Czerepuszko and Georgette Czerepuszko, his wife; Christine Frances; Irving Weintraub and Mahiter Weintraub, his wife; County of Union, Defendant(s).

TO: Christine Frances.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an order made on the 13th day November, 1998, the Superior Court Fixed the 15th day of January, 1999, between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and four o’clock in the afternoon, prevailing time, at the Office of the Tax Collector of the City of Elizabeth, located at City of Elizabeth, City Hall, Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the time and place when and where you may pay to the plaintiff the amount so found due for principal and interest on its certificate of tax sale as follows:

Lot 801, Block 4, on the tax duplicate of the City of Elizabeth. Total amount required to redeem is $13,657.94, together with interest from April 24, 1998 and costs.

And that unless, at the same time and place, you or one of you redeem by paying the aforesaid sum so found due to plaintiff, then you, and each of you shall be debarred and foreclosed of and from all right and equity of redemption of, in and to the lands and premises above set out and described in the complaint and every part thereof, and that the plaintiff be vested with an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in said lands and premises.

Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, redemption shall be permitted up until the entry of final judgment including the whole of the last date upon which judgment is entered.

DEBORAH FELDSTEIN, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff ALLOCCA & PELLEGRINO 4 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 1 T – 11/19/98, The Leader Fee: $46.92

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD

Date Adopted: November 12, 1998 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraordinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 1314-98 (Amending Resolution No. 685A-98) AWARDED TO: Garrubbo & Romankow, Esq., 53 Cardinal Drive, Westfield, New Jersey.

SERVICES: Providing additional legal services for assistance with various legal matters at Runnells Specialized Hospital and appeals with the New Jersey Department of Health.

AMOUNT: In an amount of $15,000, for a new total amount not to exceed $50,000.

Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 11/19/98, The Leader Fee: $24.48

PUBLIC NOTICE

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD

Date Adopted: November 12, 1998 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraordinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

RESOLUTION NO.: 1313-98 AWARDED TO: The Consortium, 227 Fairfield Road, Suite 210, Fairfield, New Jersey.

SERVICES: To provide physical therapy services to the patients/residents of Runnells Specialized Hospital.

AMOUNT: In an amount not to exceed $61,000.

PERIOD: For the period January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

M. Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 11/19/98, The Leader Fee: $23.97

Wilson Brownie Troop Sets Mitten Tree Project MITTEN COLLECTORS…Brownie Troop No. 498 members of Wilson El

ementary School in Westfield, will collect new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, and socks for needy children and adults in New Jersey for their Girl Scout Mitten Tree project. A town-wide collection will be made at the Town Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. Pictured, left to right, are: Allison Sharkey, Samantha Luscombe, Kate Young, and Katherine Gelinne.

WESTFIELD — Brownie Troop No. 498 of Wilson Elementary School in Westfield has announced the beginning of the Westfield Girl Scout Mitten Tree project in their school.

The troop will collect warm new gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and socks for needy children and adults in New Jersey.

Recipients will include St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth, St. Claire’s Home for Children with AIDS and HIV in Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Neptune, and

the Madonna House in Neptune. Donations can be brought to a box in the front hall of Wilson School until Thursday, December 10, and a town-wide collection will also be made at the Westfield tree lighting ceremony in early December.

Workshop for Arts to Share In Town Bank Festivities

WESTFIELD — The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) will participate in the Saturday, November 21, festivities honoring the opening of the Town Bank on South Avenue in Westfield.

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., The Music Studio Jazz Band, a division of the NJWA, will perform a variety of jazz and pop selections from the 1940s

through the 1990s at the bank. The band, directed by NJWA founder Dr. Theodore Schlosberg, includes professional musicians, faculty members and adults and students who currently study at the NJWA.

To reserve the band for an event or for information on becoming a member of the group, please call the NJWA at (908) 789-9696.

Electronic Funds Transfer Outlined by AARP Group

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has announced that the United States Treasury Department is encouraging Americans who receive federal government checks to use an option called Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Under EFT, anyone who receives a monthly government check in the mail can choose to have their money directly deposited into a personal account at a federally insured bank, credit union, or savings and loan association. The federal government is offering EFT to 510,300 New Jersey residents who now receive their checks in the mail.

These residents include anyone who receives federal payments for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement, Veteran’s benefits (VA), federal pensions, and federal employees’ and contractors’ compensation.

“The concept of direct deposit is not new,” said Nancy Haynes, AARP New Jersey State President. “Many residents are already taking advantage of direct deposit. In New Jersey, 71 percent of Social Security beneficiaries already have their checks directly deposited into their checking or savings accounts,” she said.

The Treasury Department claims it saves nearly 41 cents per check using electronic transfer, which along with administrative efficiencies, adds up to about $100 million

in savings a year. Under EFT, beneficiaries have four choices. They can do nothing unless notified by the government agency issuing the check; sign up for direct deposit to an existing account or open a new account to receive direct deposit; consider an Electronic Transfer Account (ETA), which is a low-cost account set up by the federal government and scheduled to become available in 1999; or request a “waiver.”

Some federal agencies may eventually require beneficiaries to request a “waiver” from using direct deposit or ETA. According to the Treasury Department, beneficiaries may not have to use EFT if: opening an account and using direct deposit costs more than cashing the check; beneficiaries have a physical or mental disability; a bank is not close by; or beneficiaries have difficulty reading or writing English.

While a number of federal agencies have yet to inform beneficiaries of their plans for EFT and waivers, the Social Security Administration is giving Social Security and SSI beneficiaries the option to “do nothing” and continue to receive checks by mail.

Anyone interested in receiving more information about EFT, can write to AARP New Jersey, Forrestal Village, 132 Main Street, Princeton, 08540, or call (609) 987-0744.

GOP HONOR…Senator Donald T. DiFrancesco was recently recognized for his unprecedented fourth-time election as State Senate President during a dinnerdance held in his honor by the Mountainside Republican Club at the Berkeley Plaza in Berkeley Heights. Pictured, left to right, are: Dr. Marilyn Hart, Senator DiFrancesco, and Dona Osieja. Dr. Hart and Ms. Osieja were the Co-Chairwomen of the dinner dance.

AT THE ZOO…Third graders from McGinn Elementary School in Scotch Plains recently visited the Bergen County Zoological Park in Paramus. The trip reinforced the students’ study of animals in the school’s science curriculum. The children visited the exhibits and attended a lecture on animal survival. Pictured above is Joan Costello with members of her class. SNUGGLES NEEDS A HOME…

People for Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event this Saturday, November 21, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the PetsMart store, 1022 Route No. 22, East, at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Among the pets available for adoption will be Snuggles, a fivemonth-old kitten. He is a gray and black tiger stripe with a white chest and described as affectionate. To adopt a pet, or for information, please call (908) 688-1073 or visit the organization’s Web site on the Internet at www.petfinder.org/shelters/ pfa.html. For low cost spay/neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 964-6887.

Blood Drives Are Slated For Westfield, Scotch Plains

Weavers Guild Plans Holiday Boutique

WESTFIELD The Westfield Weavers Guild will hold its 12th annual Holiday Boutique on Friday and Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 715 Dorian Road in Westfield.

Items offered for sale will include hand-woven household linens, apparel and accessories, pottery, jewelry, and baked goods.

For more information, please call (908) 654-1540.

The Westfield Weavers Guild was formed in 1947 by 12 people interested in weaving. The group has grown to 25 members who meet monthly to study the art of weaving and related fiber crafts.

The purpose of the guild is to establish a cooperative learning environment where there is a free exchange of weaving information and where there is encouragement to improve skills and expand knowledge of weaving.

Patient Care, Inc. Recognizes November As Home Care Month

WESTFIELD — Patient Care, Inc. of Westfield has joined home care providers across the nation in recognizing November as National Home Care Month.

The theme of this year’s event, “Home Care: Partners in Caring,” will honor the nurses, home health aides, social workers and therapists who provide quality health care and supportive services within their patient’s homes.

Founded in 1975, Patient Care provides hourly or live-in homemaker/ home health aide and nursing services. The company serves the tri-state area through a network of community-based branch offices. The Westfield branch is located at 120 Elm Street. For more information, please call (908) 654-5656.

Local Chamber Orchestra To Assist Children’s Hospital

WESTFIELD — The Chamber Orchestra of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), under the direction of Dr. Theodore Schlosberg, will perform at a fundraiser to benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital on Saturday, November 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

Comprised of students, faculty and other area musicians, the ensemble will play a medley of music including jazz, Disney tunes, Broadway show music and popular classical selections.

The Chamber Orchestra will also perform during Westfield’s First Night celebration this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Broad Street.

The orchestra has performed for service organizations, played at fundraisers for non-profit groups, and appeared at arts festivals in Westfield, Cranford, Union, Metuchen and Somerville.

To engage the Chamber Orchestra for an event, or to become involved as an active player, please call the NJWA at (908) 789-9696 for further information.

Three-Week Courses Offered During UCC’s Winter Session

Union County College (UCC) in Cranford will offer an array of threeweek courses during what has traditionally been the winter holiday break at the school.

These intensive courses provide students with the same number of credits they would earn during a regular 15week semester, according to UCC spokeswoman Georgia Hartnett.

From Tuesday, December 22, through Friday, January 8, 1999, the college will offer 25 of its most popular courses. During the session, in observance of the holidays, no classes will be held on Friday, December 25, or Friday, January 1, 1999.

Winter Session courses will include Introduction to Contemporary Business; Organization and Management; Mass Communications; Principles of Economics I and II; English Composition I and II; Creative Writing, and Music

Appreciation. Others to be offered are Introduction to Western Civilization I and II; Review of Computational Skills; Basic Skills/Elementary Algebra; Introduction to Mathematical Ideas; Algebra; General Psychology; Beginning Spanish I and II, and Principles of Sociology.

All sections will be offered on the college’s Cranford campus. There are no classes scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays during this session.

For information on the Winter Session, please call the college at (908) 709-7500 or visit the Admissions Office on any UCC campus.

Women for Women Sponsors Counseling

Women for Women of Union County is a non-profit agency that serves greater Union County, providing short-term counseling services for area women and their families of all ages and socioeconomic status.

The group’s office is located at 511 North Avenue in Garwood, but counseling is also available in counselors’ offices throughout the area.

Counseling involves a confidential meeting between a licensed counselor and a client, for the purpose of resolving a specific problem or discussing a client’s conflict.

Counseling addresses issues such as parenting, separation and divorce, interpersonal relationships and specific issues that contribute to a client’s crisis or dilemma, according to Women for Women spokeswoman Ellen Radin.

Sessions may be of brief duration or continue for up to six months. Fees are based on a sliding scale and are determined by an individual’s ability to pay, Ms. Radin said.

For more information, please call (908) 232-5787 to initiate a request for service.

Other services provided by Women for Women include support groups, monthly community education workshops, and referrals to professionals for brief consultation in a specific area.

Mindy H. Wu Named Scholarship Semifinalist

SCOTCH PLAINS — Mindy H. Wu, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wu of Scotch Plains, was among 14 seniors at The Pingry School’s Martinsville campus who were recently named as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

The semifinalists are now part of a group of high school students nationwide who distinguished themselves as academically talented and are eligible to continue in the competition for some 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $28 million.

The students entered the 1999 Merit Program as juniors by taking the Preliminary Standard Assessment Test (SAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which initially screened nearly 1.2 million students from over 20,000 United States high schools.

Those with the highest scores in each state were designated as semifinalists and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s total high school graduating classes.

The semifinalists must now fulfill the requirements for advancement to finalist status. These include exhibiting an outstanding high school academic record, receipt of a recommendation by their current school principal or headmaster, and SAT scores which confirm their earlier qualifying performance.

All National Merit finalists then compete for Merit Scholarship awards.

WESTFIELD The Blood Center of New Jersey, based in East Orange, has announced that blood drives will take place on Tuesday, November 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Masonic Atlas Pythagoras, 1011 Central Avenue, Westfield, and Saturday, November 28, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Bagel Trek, Inc., 1742 East 2nd Street, Scotch Plains.

The Blood Center is also looking for people willing to help sponsor a blood drive in their place of business, religious organization, or community group, particularly in December and January.

Donors must be 18. Seventeen-yearolds may donate with parental permis

sion. There is no upper age limit for donors provided those over 65 have donated within the last two years, or have a doctor’s note.

Donors should know their Social Security number and bring a signed form of identification. People with cold or flu symptoms should wait until they are feeling better before donating, and there is a 72-hour deferral for dental work, including routine teeth cleaning.

Those who have traveled outside of the United States recently should call the blood center for eligibility criteria.

For more information or to sign up for a blood drive, please call the blood center at (800) BLOOD NJ (256-6365) or for information on planning a blood drive, call (800) 652-5663, Extension No. 156.

Jerseyaires Schedule Two Weekend Shows

The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus, the local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., will present its 51st annual barbershop show, “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” this weekend.

Performances are scheduled for Saturday, November 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, at 2 p.m. in Rahway High School, 1012 Madison Avenue in Rahway. Tickets for both shows cost $12, and $15 at the door. For children 12 years old and under, the cost is $5.

For program information, please call Show Chairman Ray Walker at (732) 251-2326, or Joe Weiss at (908) 4865218. For ticket information, please call Charles De Agazio at (732) 4943580. For information on joining the organization, please call (908) 233-7188 or (732) 382-2870.

Jodi Goldberg in Italy For Study Program

WESTFIELD — Jodi Goldberg, a junior government major and history minor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a participant in the college’s offcampus study program this fall.

The daughter of Don and Barbara Goldberg of Westfield, Jodi is enrolled in the Syracuse University Program in Florence, Italy. She is a 1996 graduate of Westfield High School.

GOBBLE, GOBBLE…Some curious turkeys recently trotted their way onto the property of Martha McDonald on Springfield Avenue near Echo Lake Park in Westfield. Visiting the McDonald’s for a brief period, they eventually meandered off into the park where it is reported they are hiding out until after Thanksgiving.

Appreciation Day

Saturday, November 28th

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Fax: 322-6082

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Bagel. Drawing to be held 11/28/98. Winner need not be present to win. Enter To Win

Great Prizes!! Name: ____________________ Address:___________________ Phone:____________________

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