FOLD PUMPKIN PALS… These youngsters get a head start on Halloween at Parker
Greenhouses, 1325 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, during its recent Fall Mum Fest. The familyoriented festivities included a “balloon typhoon,” visits by favorite cartoon characters, pumpkin coloring, face painting, a petting zoo and contests. The gigantic pumpkin cutouts pictured above added to the fun. THE GREAT PUMPKIN FAIR... will return to Franklin Elementary School,
700 Prospect Street in Westfield, on Saturday, October 17, rain or shine, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. The event will feature popular activities such as scarecrow making, a cookie walk, Chinese Auction, crafts, bake sale and pony rides. Caricatures and a toddler area will be available for the fourth year in a row. Tickets for the Chinese Auction will be presold at the school on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 and 14, from 3: 30 to 4: 30 p. m., and also on the day of the fair. Tickets for all events are available the day of the fair. For more information, please call (908) 2320234 or (908) 2332767. PICNIC IN THE RAIN… Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of these Wilson
Elementary School students, who recently attended the annual Sub N’ Soda Picnic held on the grounds of the Westfield school. The event was enjoyed by current students, their families and alumni. Pictured, left to right, are kindergartners Katherine McKinley, Emma Foley, and Jenelle Abbattista.
DELIGHTFUL DARBY… People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event this Saturday October 10, from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. at the PetsMart store, 1022 Route No. 22, East, at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Among the many cats and dogs available for adoption will be Darby, a fouryearold neutered male Retriever mix. He appears to be good with other dogs and cats, walks well on a leash, and is current with his shots, according to the organization. To adopt a pet, or for more information, please call (908) 6881073, or visit www. petfinder. org/ shelters/ pfa. html on the Internet. For low cost spay/ neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 9646887. Spay/ neuter surgery costs range from $35 to $55, and include rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Union Catholic to Hold October Clothing Drive
SCOTCH PLAINS — Union Catholic High School will conduct a used clothing drive throughout this month at the high school, located at 1600 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.
All types of clothing in clean, usable condition will be accepted. Shoes, belts and handbags, bedspreads, curtains and sheets are also needed.
Newcomers Club Plans New Member Coffee
WESTFIELD — The Newcomers Club of Westfield will host a New Member Coffee for women who are interested in meeting new people and getting involved in activities tonight, Thursday, October 8, at 8 p. m. at a member’s home.
Anyone interested in attending or who would like more information on the club may call either Barbara Lewis at (908) 2332851 or Jeannie Arida at (908) 6540313.
Founded in 1944, the Newcomers Club of Westfield offers a broad range of activities including ageappropriate play groups and activities for children, couples’ social events, monthly dinners for women at local restaurants, and a monthly book group.
Upcoming events include a children’s hayride and Halloween party, a beer tasting for couples, a dinner at the Mojave Grille, and a book group discussion of “Wait ’Till Next Year.”
Brook Stites Recently Awarded Irving P. Rothberg Scholarship
WESTFIELD — Westfield High School Spanish teacher Brook Stites has been awarded an Irving P. Rothberg Scholarship by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), of which she is a member.
As one of two recipients of the $400 scholarship in the northeast, Ms. Stites will attend AATSP’s Northeast Regional Conference at
Drew University in Madison this month.
To qualify for the Rothberg Scholarship, Ms. Stites was required to write an essay in Spanish explaining her reasons for wanting to attend the conference.
“I wrote that I wanted to attend this conference,” Ms. Stites said, “because I teach two courses at the high school with a heavy emphasis on the literature of Spain and Latin America.”
She added, “I hope to network with other Spanish teachers from the tristate area, and to broaden my perspective on trends in world languages instruction.”
As a participant in the twoday conference, Ms. Stites will attend lectures on Puerto Rican linguistics, Cuban literature, and women’s issues in the Hispanic world. The clothing should be bagged in
large garbage bags and may be dropped off in the gymnasium lobby before or after school.
The clothing and accessory items will be sold by the pound to an organization that will send the collection to Poland for families in need. All of the clothing will be used. Proceeds from this drive will benefit the school’s Technology Fund.
For more information, please call (908) 8899475.
Westfield Library Plans October 24 Appearance
By Children’s Author
WESTFIELD – Children’s author, illustrator and Caldecott Award winner Peggy Rathmann will be featured at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, on Saturday, October 24, at 10: 30 a. m.
Ms. Rathmann is the author of “Officer Buckle and Gloria,” “Good Night, Gorilla” and “Ruby the Copy Cat.” She will present her newest book, entitled “10 Minutes Till Bedtime” during her visit to the library, along with some drawing tricks.
Free tickets will be available for adults and for children in kindergarten and up at the Children’s Desk of the library beginning this Saturday, October 10.
Seating is limited, and tickets are required for admission. For more information, please call (908) 7894090.
This program, the eighth in a series of events celebrating the 10th birthday of the “new” library building, is made possible through a donation from the Hylan Family of Westfield.
Literacy Volunteers Announce Fall Dates for Tutor Training
Literacy Volunteers of America Union County Affiliate has announced its new 1998 Fall Workshop Programs for the training of tutors.
The first English as a Second Language (ESL) Workshop will be held at the Elizabeth Library’s Main Branch at 11 South Broad Street.
Registration will take place at 9 a. m. on Saturday, October 17. Classes
will be held on Saturdays, October 17, 24 and 31, and November 7, 14 and 21, from 9: 30 a. m. to 12: 30 p. m.
Another ESL Workshop will be held at the Hillside Library at Liberty and Hillside Avenues. Registration will take place on October 17 at 9: 30 a. m. Classes will be held on October 17, 24 and 31, and on November 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.
The last ESL Workshop for the fall will be held at the Westfield “Y,” 220 Clark Street. Registration will be at 6 p. m. on Wednesday, October 21. Classes will run on Wednesdays, October 21 and 28, and November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, from 6: 30 to 9: 30 p. m.
There also will be a Basic Literacy Workshop held at the Scotch Plains Public Library, located at 1927 Bartle Avenue. Registration will take place this Saturday, October 10, at 9 a. m. Classes will run on Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24 and 31, and November 7 and 21, from 9 a. m. to noon.
There is a workshop fee of $15 to cover supplies. For additional information or to register for any of the workshops, please call (908) 4900333.
Arthritis Foundation Offers PACE Program
At Westfield YMCA
WESTFIELD — The Westfield “Y,” located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield, is presenting the Arthritis Foundation PACE program (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) for the fourth consecutive year. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10: 15 a. m.
The PACE program is designed to increase flexibility, strength and endurance for people with arthritis. In addition to the exercise component, participants receive health education information and helpful suggestions on living with a chronic illness.
According to Kathy Geller, the “Y” ’s Arthritis Foundation PACE Trainer and class instructor, participants who attend the class three times per week have noticed a definite improvement in strength and stamina, and are more capable of performing their daily activities.
For more information, please call the “Y” at (908) 2332700.
PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F1797797.
INLAND MORTGAGE CORPORATION D/ B/ A IMC MORTG CORP, PLAINTIFF vs. ALBERTO GOMEZ, ET AL, DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 17, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D., 1998 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $94,731.04. ALL THAT CERTAIN tract or parcel of land and premises situate lying and being in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey more particularly described as follows:
BEGINNING at a point on the southwesterly side of Marshall Street distant south 27 degrees 30 minutes east 125.00 feet from the intersection of said side of Marshall Street with the southeasterly side of Fifth Street; thence
(1) South 62 degrees 30 minutes west 100.00 feet to a point; thence
(2) South 27 degrees 30 minutes east 25.00 feet to a point; thence
(3) North 62 degrees 30 minutes east 100.00 feet to the southwesterly side of Marshall Street; thence
(4) Along Marshall Street north 27 degrees 30 minutes west 25.00 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING.
Being known as Lot No. 12, Block No. 20 on the tax map.
COMMONLY KNOWN as 452 Marshall Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
There is due approximately the sum of $97,919.51 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FARR, BURKE, GAMBACORTA AND WRIGHT, Attorney 211 Benigno Boulevard Suite 201 P. O. Box 788 Bellmawr, New Jersey 080990788 CH753790 (WL) 4 T 10/ 8, 10/ 15, 10/ 22 & 10/ 29/ 98 Fee: $218.28
UCC Foundation Anticipates An Evening of Finery at Gala
The Union County College Foundation will host its sixth annual Gala, a fundraiser to benefit college students and programs, on Saturday, October 24, in The Commons of the college’s Cranford campus.
The Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation of East Hanover will be the evening’s honored firm. Novartis also operates an extensive Union County facility in Summit.
The Gala will begin at 6: 30 p. m. with a cocktail hour, to be followed
by a gourmet dinner and entertainment. For dessert, a Viennese table will be offered.
From 7: 30 to 8 p. m., the foundation will conduct its presentation in recognition of Novartis.
The pharmaceutical firm is being honored for its longstanding “friendship” with the college in support of its many programs, including employee training through UCC’s IndustryBusiness Institute, according to college spokeswoman Georgia Hartnett.
Throughout the evening, the “East Side Mix,” an eightpiece band, will provide music for dancing. The band’s saxophone and keyboard duo will perform during the cocktail hour, and a group of dancers will entertain with an original choreography routine related to the evening’s theme.
The foundation will also conduct a raffle featuring 20 prizes. Among the prizes are a getaway vacation for two; roundtrip airline tickets; a woman’s steel and gold Tag Heuer Sel watch, and up to 15 circus tickets in a Madison Square Garden skybox. Purchasers of raffle tickets are not required to attend the Gala.
For further information, please call Nadine Brechner, Executive Director of Business and College Development, or Joy Appelbaum, Special Events Coordinator, at (908) 7097505.
Area Students Honored For Service, Academics
At Seton Hall Prep
WESTFIELD — Seton Hall Prep began the new school year by honoring 50 students selected as Ambassadors by the faculty and administration based on their academic achievement, service to the school community, and positive feelings toward their overall activities.
Edward Smith of Westfield was among those honored from the area.
The Ambassadors will represent Seton Hall Prep to the community at large during the 19981999 school year, offering service to the Headmaster’s Office, the Guidance and Admission Offices.
They are now charged with projecting their commitment to the 105 towns from which students come to Seton Hall Prep and to the Archdiocese of Newark.
The Advisor to the Ambassadors, Michael Jordan of Seton Hall Prep’s Mathematics Department, remarked that the response to the Ambassadors’ inaugural effort last year was extraordinarily positive.
This year’s activities will begin with the Ambassadors’ participation in Seton Hall Prep’s Open House on Sunday, October 18, during which they will host over 500 visitors and direct tours of the campus.
During the Open House, eighth graders and their families will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, staff, activities advisors and athletic coaches. Academic and club presentations, exhibits and tours will round out the program.
Interested families are invited to arrive between 2 and 4 p. m.
Westfield ‘Y’ to Present Discussion on Viagra
WESTFIELD — The Westfield “Y,” located at 220 Clark Street, will present a program on the new impotence drug Viagra on Wednesday, October 21, at 12: 30 p. m.
Dr. Michael Miller, a urologist in Westfield, will discuss current data on the use and effectiveness of the drug, as well as who should be using it.
As part of the “Y” ’s series of Lunch & Learns for the Sixty and Better Set, this program will deal with a topic of interest to the senior population. However, men and women of all ages are invited to attend.
Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and enough dessert to share with about four people. The “Y” will supply the beverages.
These monthly programs are free and open to the public. Please call the “Y” at (908) 2332700 for more information and to reserve a spot.
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