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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, January 14, 1999 Page 5


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Metuchen SCHOOL BOARD SCOUTS… On December 9, the Cub Scouts of Den No. 4,

Pack No. 34 of Evergreen School held a mock Board of Education meeting in the Scotch PlainsFanwood Board Office. The scouts were aided by School Board member Lance Porter, who helped the boys construct an agenda meeting. The scouts voted on issues such as whether all elementary schools should be equipped with video games and if recess should be extended to two hours. The boys will use their knowledge toward their attainment of a Citizen Activity Badge. Pictured, left to right, are: seated, Christopher Luby, Mr. Porter, John Acito, Anthony Ricci, Stephen Wenson, and standing, Rudyard Plesmid and Ryan Sharkey.

Deerfield School Announces Kindergarten Registration

MOUNTAINSIDE – Deerfield School in Mountainside has announced that it will hold registration

for 19992000 kindergarten classes. Registration and screening will be held by appointment on Monday, February 8, Tuesday, February 9, and Thursday, February 11 Appointments for registration and screening will begin at 8: 45 a. m.

Parents are requested to call Susan Nugent to make an appointment for the screening that will be conducted by kindergarten teachers, a speech therapist and an occupational therapist.

Barbara Komoroski, Deerfield’s guidance counselor, will assist with screening.

Parents may call Deerfield School at (908) 2328828 to receive forms that should be completed and returned at registration. Children must be five years of age by Friday, October 1, to be eligible. A birth certificate and proof of residency need to be presented to Mrs. Nugent at the time of the appointment.

Candidacy Information Available for Board of Ed

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains – Fanwood Board of Education will accept nominating petitions from individuals who wish to run for positions on the board until Monday, March 1, at 4 p. m.

The school board election will be held on Tuesday, April 20. Prospective school board candidates may obtain a “School Board Candidate Kit” at the local school district office.

The kit, which was published by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), will include information about legal qualifications for school board candidacy, campaign procedures, and the role of the school board member.

Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act, important dates in the school election process, and briefing sessions for the school board candidates are also included in the kit.

“I urge citizens who believe they can make a contribution to their communities’ schools to consider board of education membership,” said Charles V. Reilly, NJSBA president.

“You don’t have to be an education expert to serve on your local school board. What counts most is a sincere interest in children and their education,” he stated.

Councilman Sullivan Seeks Sunday Hours for Library

WESTFIELD — Westfield Third Ward Councilman Neil F. Sullivan has announced that he will propose that the Town Council allocate sufficient funds to open the Westfield Memorial Library on Sundays in 1999.

“We can, and we should, open our library to the families of our community on Sundays.” Sullivan said. “For only a 3 percent increase in funding, totaling less than $40,000 on a budget of over $1.1 million, we can make this valuable community resource available on a day especially suited to families.”

“Opening on Sunday will give parents and grandparents the opportunity to share fun and enjoyment with

their children. Our library has something for residents of every age from picture books to Internet access; from the latest best seller to the classics of literature. Sunday can become ‘Family Day’ at the Westfield Memorial Library, ’ he explained.

In addition to his support for Sunday openings, Councilman Sullivan announced a plan for a study to expand the resources of the library though regionalization.

“Through the initiatives of Governor (Christine Todd) Whitman and the state legislature, state funding will soon be available to conduct a thorough study of combining the resources of Westfield’s library with our neighboring communities of Mountainside and Garwood. Under the Governor’s plan, state aid for the shared services will be guaranteed not to be cut, allowing the benefits to stay in the communities involved,” the councilman further explained.

“By combining the resources the three municipalities are currently spending on individual libraries, some of which are currently spent on duplicative services, we can improve the library services of all three communities. This sharing would not only expand the resources available to residents of the smaller communities, eliminating the redundant expenditures will ensure adequate funding to expand the hours of operation and services provided by the Westfield facility,” Councilman Sullivan stated.

The library, located on East Broad Street, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Historical Society to Host Photographic Historian

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Historical Society will welcome Gail Buckland, professional photographic historian, during its meeting on Thursday, January 21, at 7: 45 p. m. in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building.

Mrs. Buckland will present a slide show and lecture about her new book, “The American Century.”

She has spent over 12 years researching and compiling photographs for her 700page book that includes over 900 photographs. The pictures depict American history from 1889 to 1989.

The book was written by President and Publisher of Random House, Harold Evans. Kevin Baker spearheaded the research team for the publication.

Mrs. Buckland, who has been a Westfield resident for 18 years, has authored eight books of photography and history. She graduated from the University of Rochester and was a curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

She is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.

She has held several notable photo graphic exhibitions, including the “Visions

of Liberty” show by the New York Historical Society which marked the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.

The meeting will be open to the public and refreshments will be available.

Community Center Sets Breakfast to Remember

Martin Luther King

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Community Center will sponsor its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Monday, January 18, from 8: 30 to 10: 30 a. m. at 558 West Broad Street in Westfield.

Tickets will cost $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children age 12 and under.

For more information, please call (908) 2324759.

PTA Schedules Coffee With Superintendent,

Dr. Carol B. Choye

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch PlainsFanwood PTA Council will host a coffee with the Scotch PlainsFanwood Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol B. Choye, on Wednesday, January 20, at 9 a. m. in the Media Center of Terrill Middle School, Terrill Road, Scotch Plains.

Members of the community will be invited to speak with the superintendent and ask questions.

An evening coffee will also be held on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p. m. at Park Middle School, Park Avenue, Scotch Plains.

Girl Scout Council Receives Special Grant from County

WESTFIELD – The Washington Rock Girl Scout Council (WRGSC) recently received a $3,000 HEART grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Elizabethtown Gas Company in Union.

The grant will make several workshops and programs available for scouts who will be encouraged to express their creativity through handson ceramics and painting.

Scouts will also have opportunities to earn “Discovering Art” patches

GENEROUS GRANT… Washington Rock Girl Scout Council (WRGSC) President Dolores Kresge, left, recently accepted a $3,000 HEART grant for WRGSC’s Women in the Arts program from Susan P. Coen, Director of Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, at the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Recognition Event.

and “Try Its” and complete art projects designed for their age levels.

Three handson art programs will be planned for this year on each Girl Scout level; providing a total of 15 workshops for 16 girls per workshop, reaching approximately 250 girls over the course of the year.

Health Van Available For SP Senior Citizens

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Healthy Avenues Van of Overlook Hospital in Summit will make an appearance on Thursday, February 11, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. at the Scotch Hills Clubhouse on Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains.

The van will travel to the clubhouse under the auspices of the Scotch Plains Recreation Department and the Golden Age Senior Citizens Club.

As a special service, free pulse and blood pressure screenings, as well as free rhythm strip tests for those with an irregular pulse, will be available. No disrobing is required.

All Scotch Plains senior citizens are invited to attend, regardless of whether or not they are members of the Golden Age Club.

Pathways Prepares Upcoming Meeting

Pathways, a local nonprofit program that provides breast cancer resources and offers free professionallyled support groups for breast cancer survivors, will meet on Wednesdays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 7 to 8: 15 p. m. each evening.

Meetings will be held at the Connection for Women and Families, formerly the Summit YWCA, located at 79 Maple Street in Summit. Cynthia Weaver will facilitate the group.

The group assists women at any stage of recovery from breast cancer and provides an opportunity for participants to share information and coping techniques.

To register for the group or for more information about services offered by Pathways, please call Margaret Meola, Director of Pathways, at (908) 2773663.
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