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Page 22 Thursday, April 1, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION


Music Marathon to Benefit Fund; Musicians Sought

The Fiordaliso Music Studio will host the Third Annual Music Marathon in April to benefit The Valerie Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps to provide financial support for the comprehensive medical care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

All local music students are invited to participate in the event. Any and all musical instruments are welcome.

The "Music Marathon" will take place on two consecutive Fridays: April 9 and 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.; on two Saturdays, April 10 and 17, from

Local Pianists to Perform With Plainfield Symphony

The Plainfield Symphony has announced that pianists Allen and Peter Yu of Westfield have been named winners of the orchestra's concerto competition for young musicians.

The fifteen year old brothers will appear with the Symphony in Camille Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Ani

A TRIP TO ENGLAND...Students in the Westfield Day Care Center's kindergarten class recently portrayed the British Royal Court. Pictured, left to right and dressed for their parts, are: Adam Ziering (guard); Anthony Mileto (policeman); Alec Friedlander (prince); Kevin Swan (king); Charlotte Haughney (queen); Krista Embrett (princess); Billy Hedley (policeman); and Adam Fischette (guard).

RING-A-LING…In conjunction with their study of sound and communication, students in Jaclyn Perlee's fourth grade class at School One Elementary in Scotch Plains recently viewed a collection of antique telephones and telegraphs. The collection was brought to their class by collector Michael Drum, father of Aileen Drum, who is a member of the class. Pictured, left to right, are: Luis Lescano, Ashley Cox, Mr. Drum, Aileen Drum, and Vincent Vicari.

GEOGRAPHY BEE WINNER...Kyle Gillyard, a fifth grader at McKinley School in Westfield, won the school level competition of the National Geographic Bee after a lively contest with other contestants from the fourth and fifth grade classes. He received a medal and a Certificate of Achievement for the honor. Kyle took the written test that could qualify him for the next level of competition in this 12th annual geography contest. Boy Scouts Enjoy Adventures

During Trip to Emerald Isle A TASTE OF IRELAND…Westfield Boy Scouts are pictured on a visit to the Gap of Dunloe, Slieve Mist Mountains, County Kerry during a recent trip to Ireland. The scouts are members of Troop No. 73 of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, and Troop No. 79 of St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church. Pictured, left to right, are: top row, Ivan Villafane, Matthew Toriello, Robbie Eckman, Richard Whitehead, Joey McCabe, Joe Monaco and Keith McCloskey, and bottom row, Jeff Lynes, Brendon Ryan, Scout Leaders Tim Avis and Robert Whitehead, and Ryan Duffy.

WESTFIELD — Watchung Area Council Boy Scout Troop No. 73, sponsored by the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, and Troop No. 79, sponsored by St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church, both in Westfield, recently traveled during winter recess to the Republic of Ireland.

This week-long International Tour, conducted in cooperation with the Scout Association of Ireland, involved 10 scouts and four leaders from Westfield. The host scout troop in Ireland was the 16th Limerick, Patrickswell Scouts.

The American Boy Scouts were housed at the Scout Center located within the Curragh Chase National Forest in Adare, County Limerick.

Their itinerary included scenic parts of the west coast of Ireland, including the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, the Lakes of Killarney and the Torc Waterfalls, along with the Gap of Dunloe in the Slieve Mist Mountains, the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, and the Cliffs of Moher.

In the village of Mullagh in County Clare, the Scouts performed a ser

vice project for the parish priest of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church there, and attended an assembly in their honor at the National School.

Scout Leader Rob Whitehead presented School Principal Sean McMahon with the insignia of the Boy Scouts of America and with a United States Flag, which had been specifically flown for this purpose over the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

The scouts also witnessed the capabilities of the Internet, as the Troop No. 73 web site was accessed via computer in a classroom 3000 miles from Westfield in a matter of seconds.

A Friday evening farewell campfire was attended by a delegation of three Irish Scout Troops at the Scout Center, as boys from both sides of the Atlantic sealed the friendships they had established during the Westfield scouts' visit.

Boys age 12 and up are invited to visit Troop No. 73 at Holy Trinity School or Troop No. 79 at St. Helen's Center on Monday evenings if interested in becoming part of Boy Scouting. mals for two pianos.

The Plainfield Symphony's upcoming concert on Sunday, April 11, will mark the memory of Otto Altenburg, president of the Altenburg Piano House in Elizabeth, who for many years contributed to the musical life of New Jersey. Mr. Altenburg was an authority on keyboard instruments.

On this occasion, the Altenburg Piano House also has named Allen and Peter Yu co-recipients of the Otto Altenburg Young Pianist Prize. The honor brings with it a $3,000 scholarship stipend the brothers may use to further their musical studies.

In 1996, Allen and Peter Yu made their debut, offering a benefit performance for the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark. They have played at the annual convention in New York City of the Chinese-American Academic and Professional Society, and for Governor Christine Whitman and the New Jersey State Legislature in Trenton.

In the spring of 1997 Allen and Peter were named co-winners of the Alex Chiappinelli Memorial Etude Competition sponsored by the Piano Teachers Society of America and played subsequently in Carnegie Hall. They were successful in the same competition in 1998. Allen and Peter also appeared recently as soloists with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra.

During the concert, Allen will perform Tchaikovsky's First Concerto and Peter Rachmaninoff's Third (popularized by the movie Shine)

next season. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. Admission is free.

2 to 8 p.m.; and two Sundays, April 11 and 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Participants who play in individual practice rooms will be asked to create an individual plan of continuous play, provide an estimate of how long they may play, and collect monetary pledges based on the number of minutes they expect to play.

Following the marathon, students will be responsible for collecting the money owed based on the official tally of the number of minutes they played.

Families and friends of participants are welcome to visit during the marathon, which will take place at 508 Livingston Avenue, Livingston.

All students will receive participation certificates, and prizes will be awarded based on the most minutes played and the largest amount of money collected.

The Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is one of six centers in the state that will benefit from this fundraiser.

The Valerie Fund at Saint Barnabas was established in 1996 and is staffed by five pediatric hematologists/ oncologists.

In early 1999, The Valerie Fund moved into spacious new quarters in the Saint Barnabas East Wing. The 7,000-square-foot facility provides the latest in technology and innovation to ensure the highest quality care is administered in a comfortable setting.

For further information on the "Music Marathon," please call the Fiordaliso Studio at (973) 716-0060.

April Talk Scheduled For Getting Youngsters

Ready For School

PLAINFIELD Early Childhood Educators at St. Bernard's School, 368 Sumner Ave., Plainfield, will host a talk, "Helping Your Child Get Ready for School!" on Monday, April 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.

All parents interested in helping a preschooler or kindergartner adjust to a new classroom situation or school in September are welcome to attend.

Linda Klebe Larsen, an educational consultant from Westfield; Beverly Cirino, Director of St. Bernard's School; and early childhood educators Carol Mueller, Darlene Schultz and Mary Gattermeir, will present the talk.

Call Beverly Cirino at (908) 7563393 for additional information.

Westfield Memorial Library Sets Registration Dates

WESTFIELD The Westfield Memorial Library has announced registration dates for Pre-School Story Time and Magic Carpet Story Time.

Magic Carpet Story Time registration begins Saturday, April 10th, for children in kindergarten through third grade.

The sessions will meet Thursdays, April 2-May 20, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Registration for ThreeYear-Old Story Time begins Tuesday, April 6.

The sessions will meet Tuesdays, April 20-May 18, from 10:30 to 11:00

a.m., or Wednesday afternoons, April 21-May 19, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Four-Year-Old Story Time registration begins Monday April 5. The sessions will meet Mondays, April 19-May 17, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. or Thursdays, April 22-May 20th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Children must have reached their third or fourth birthday by the first story session.

To participate in all story hours, children must be registered in person, when a Westfield Memorial Library card for each child must be presented.

Westfield Cadette Scouts Learn Art of Printmaking

WESTFIELD — Seventh-grade Cadettes in Washington Rock Girl Scout Troop No. 99 from Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield recently visited the Printmaking Council of New Jersey in North Branch to work on the Graphic Communication Interest Project Badge.

The scouts, each of whom designed an individual silk-screen

ORIGINAL ARTWORK…Members of Girl Scout Troop No. 99 display festive T-shirts created with silk-screen prints which the girls designed themselves during a visit to the Printmaking Council of New Jersey in North Branch. Pictured, left to right, are: Bottom row, Lauren Musacchia and Lauren McCrea with instructors Benita Wolffe and Greta Anderson; second row, Christine Connor, Ashley Yarusi, Brooke Austin, Kate Albino and Marykate Maher, and third row, Shari Thomashow; Lauren Bannworth and Leigh Mary Bannworth.

print, used their designs to create greeting cards and T-shirts. They also designed their own personalized letterhead with a logo to reflect something about themselves. Troop No. 99 is led by Mary K. Bannworth.

Instructor Greta Anderson discussed career and education opportunities in the arts with the scouts, and gave them a tour of the Printmaking Council's galleries.

Fellow Instructor Benita Wolffe demonstrated the use of an antique letter press.

The Printmaking Council of New Jersey is a non-profit organization founded by a group of artists in 1973 to promote interest and provide activities in printmaking.

Westfield Art Association Presents Special Awards

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Art Association celebrated its artists with an awards presentation at the Westfield Art Association's 74th Annual Members' Oil, Pastel, and Sculpture Exhibition.

The show, which was co-chaired by Art Association President Barbara Schwinn and Burton Longenbach, was held in December in the Westfield Community Room. Guitarists Clive Smith and Bob Kaus of the musical group In Real Time provided a soft jazz background for the Saturday afternoon reception.

Ms. Schwinn announced the 18 winners, chosen by judge Tim Gaydos of Paterson.

The Kathryn and Denzil Bush Award was given to Alfred Kaercher for his two-part stone sculpture, "Supplication." Maxwell Sang received the Catherine Barnett and Fred Sitzler Award for her oil painting, "Roommates."

Awards of Excellence were presented to Harry Devlin, for his oil portrait, "Annabelle;" Melvina Feldman, for her pastel, "Seated Fig

ure;" Joseph Grieco for his pastel landscape, "Autumn Guardians;" and S. Allyn Schaeffer for his pastel, "First Light."

Awards of Merit were won by Elizabeth Grotyohann for her untitled pastel; Hanna Keselman for still life in oil, "Three Angels;" Robert A. Loder, Jr., for his acrylic, "End of the Line;" and Dorothy Spilner for her oil still life, "Memories."

Honorable Mention was given to Dolores Brink for her pastel, "Easter Morning;" Wende Devlin for her oil portrait of "Heather;" Muriel Harris for her painting-with-assemblage, "Remnants Flight;" Richard Grotyohann for his city street scene "In the Wastelands" in oil; Michael Kane for pastel pencil piece, "Lehigh Valley Train;" Alex Mambach for his oil painting, "Adam and Eve;" Gladys Reimers for her sculpture, "Madonna;" and Edmund Spiro for his fused metal sculpture, "The Kiss."

For membership information or upcoming events, please call membership chairperson Jane Annis (908) 232-3381 or Ms. Schwinn at (908) 232-7058.

BRINGING WINTER CHEER…Cub Scouts from Pack No. 4 in Scotch Plains spent a recent pack meeting creating colorful collages of wintry scenes. Each den created its own large collage. The completed collages were later delivered to Runnells Hospital for the enjoyment of the patients. Pictured, left to right, are: Robert Cunningham, Gregory Rappaport, Patrick Doliber and Chris Murphy. Matthew Corson Ends

Marine Basic Training

SCOTCH PLAINS – United States Marine Private First Class Matthew R. Corson recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, and was promoted to his present rank.

The training involved a physical conditioning program as well as numerous hours dedicated to classroom and field assignments.

Recruits learned first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training.

They also received instruction in the Marine Corps' core values of honor, courage and commitment, and how they relate to personal and professional conduct.

Training was completed with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team problemsolving endeavor that culminated in a ceremony at which the recruits were presented with the Marine Corps Emblem and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since their arrival at boot camp.

Private First Class Corson graduated from Union County Vocational Technical High School in Scotch Plains last year.

Crewmen Sought From USS Coral Sea

For April Reunion

The U.S.S. Coral Sea CVA 43 Association is seeking crewmen who have served aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea for a mini-reunion on Saturday, April 24, at Sir John's Restaurant in North Brunswick.

The yearly reunion will be held from October 8 to 10.

For more information, please contact Jack Weber at (732) 828-1234.

Daniel Post Completes Marine Basic Training

FANWOOD – Marine Private Daniel P. Post of Fanwood has completed 12 weeks of basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Private Post and fellow recruits began training at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. They also learned first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-tohand combat, assorted weapons training, and close order drill.

The training was completed with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort of problem-solving. Private Post graduated Scotch PlainsFanwood High School in 1998. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Post of Fanwood.

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