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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, January 21, 1998 Page 5



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Resource Center For Women


The Resource Center for Women is non-profit, non-sectarian and located in Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Summit.

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Legal Information

“Sorting it Out” Consultations Career Counseling

• Simple Abundance • Becoming “Unstuck” • Difficult Relationships : Can You Grow or Should You Go? • Relationships in Transition: Coping with Separation/Divorce

Focused Support Groups

Finding The Work You Love “De-Cluttering” Talking Back to the Media Quilts as Women’s Art Get with the GIG: Computers don’t byte The Dating Tool Kit “The Women That We Are” Book Group Parent Effectiveness Matrimonial Law: Divorce in NJ Senior Smarts Art Start: Art for the Absolute Beginner Managing the Time of Your Life Financial Implications of Divorce Claim Your Voice As Your Daughter Grows Wings The ERA: Alive and Kicking! Resources for Lesbian & Gay Parents Emotional Intelligence Creative Job Search Strategies Mother-Daughter Book Club Self-defence for Teens & Pre-teens Writing a Memoir or Journal


“Demons and Angels” Poets Renee Ashley & Madeline Tiger – Jan 25

“Soul Satisfaction: Sisterhood is Biblical” Elizabeth Geitz – Feb 25

“Opps – You’re Stepping on My Boundaries” Anne Wallace – Mar 4

“Hot Off the Press” Poets & Writers Series

PMS (Phunny Motherlovin’ Sisters) Comedy Troupe – Fri, Feb 5, 7:30pm Singer/Songwriter Pat Humphries in Concert – Sat, Mar 20, 7:30pm

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SMILES OF THANKS ...United Fund volunteers Dolores Kosierowski, Residential Division Chairwoman, and Frank Isoldi, Retail Business Chairman, smile after they finish telephone calls to generous Westfield contributors. They are among over 200 campaign volunteers helping the United Fund to reach its $615,000 goal to fulfill the organization’s funding commitment to its 20 member agencies. The campaign has raised $574,389, or 93.4 percent, of its goal due to continuing support from the Westfield community. The current 1998-1999 campaign, with its theme “A Community United By Caring,” runs through Friday, April 30. Contributions may be sent to The United Fund, 301 North Avenue, West, Westfield.

Mountainside Republican Club Announces New Officers

MOUNTAINSIDE – During the annual meeting of the Mountainside Republican Club on January 13, new officers were elected.

The new officers are: President Bill Sanders; First Vice-President Clark Landale; and Treasurer Rosemarie Graziano.

Second Vice-President Dona Osieja; Recording Secretary Nancy Landale; and Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Hart will continue to serve in their current positions.

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to outgoing President Jack Graziano and outgoing First Vice President Glenn Mortimer.

Reports were presented on the past activities of the year. These events

included county and state officials as speakers; a dinner-dance honoring Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco; a local convention for choosing council candidates, and subsequent supportive activities for those candidates.

Mr. Sanders outlined his plans for the new year and thanked everyone for their continued support.

The club will sponsor a local convention on Wednesday, March 3.

To join the club or for more information, please contact Membership Chairman Clark Landale at (908) 654-1987 or Marilyn Hart at (908) 233-4036.

Washington School Players Prepare Houligan’s Island

WESTFIELD – The Washington School Players have been preparing for their 51st annual Washington School Show — Houligan’s Island.

The production will be held on Friday, February 5, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 6, at 2 and 8 p.m. at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield.

Tickets will be available on a reserved seating basis and may be obtained from Burgdorff Realtors in Westfield or by calling the ticket hotline at (908) 233-8005.

The chorus, which will be directed by Ed Warner and choreographed by Kathy Carlson and Judy Gale, have been rehearsing numbers such as “Chicago,” “This Joint is Jumping,” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.”

Chorus members include Doug Barash, Maylee Bluck, Mariana Burkey, Pat Burkhardt, Tom Byrne, Kathy Carlson, Marigo Chantzis, Nancy Connolly, Dan Couture, Joanne Couture, Angela Darchi, Sue Dubinsky, Jane Fietkiewicz, Ron Fishman, Janice Fusaro, Judy Gale, Mike Gale, Tom Ganley, John Hawkins, Michelle Heffernan, Sue Heine, Jennifer Hoblitzell, and Linda Krasnoo.

Other members include Marcy Lazar, Scott Lazar, Dolores LiSooey, Lisa Mandelblatt, Ruth Materek, Doreen O’Boyle, Vicky Reimlinger, Elizabeth Scollon, Jocelyne Shaffer, Paul Strauchler, Chris Storcks, Denis Sullivan, Patti Swadosh, George Thayer, Katie Virzi, Raya Warner, and Chris Wharam.

The Washington School Show has dated back to 1949 as a small-scale talent show. Through the years, it has become Washington Elementary School’s only fundraiser for the school year. Over 150 parents and faculty participate in the annual show.

CHORUS REHEARSAL…The chorus from the Washington School Players havebeenpreparingfor their51stannualWashington SchoolShow—Houligan’s Island — which will be held on Friday, February 5, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 6, at 2 and 8 p.m. at Roosevelt Intermediate School. Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Maylee Bluck, Mariana Burkey and Angela Darchi, and front row, Jennifer Hoblitzell, Ruth Materek, Nancy Connolly and Linda Krasnoo. Recreation Commission

Schedules Art Courses

FANWOOD —TheFanwoodRecreation Commission will sponsor an art program on Fridays, starting on January 15, at LaGrande Park. Space is still available for classes.

Barbara Prestridge, an art teacher and artist will conduct the classes.

A class for children 6 to 9 years of age will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Another class for children between 10 to 15 years of age will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m.

For more information or to register for classes, please call (908) 8892080.

DECA Wins 79Awards At Regional Competition

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School DECA Chapter, an association of marketing students, earned 79 awards at the Central New Jersey Regional Competition at Middlesex County College.

Seventy-fiveScotchPlainsstudents were among 700 marketing students from 25 schools to compete. The 79 awards included 51 trophies which marked one of the chapter’s most successful achievements in their 29year history.

David Budd won four first place awards in the Marketing Management event; Doug Gillie, Jim McClintock, Chris Gawryluk, and David Larkin each won first place awards in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing and the Hospitality Services events.

Megan Kiel and Tom Gentile won first and second place trophies in the Retail Merchandising Management Event. Dan Kalisky won second place in the Retail Associate Level event.

Other second place winners included Tricia Hellstern in Food Marketing Management; Sara Vilim in Full Serve Restaurant Management,

and Paul Velenzano in Business Services Marketing.

Third place trophies were awarded to Erin Watson in Quick Serve Restaurant Management;RobbBuggand Eric Konzelman in Financial Services Marketing; R. J. Milligan in Vehicle and Petroleum Marketing; R. J. Raszka in Retail Merchandising; Matt McCarthy in Marketing Management; Steve Averbukh in Technical Marketing; and Carla Grabert and Adena Plesmid in Travel and Tourism Marketing.

These awards make the students eligible to compete on the state level.

Honorablementionswereawarded to Jeff Wagner, Matt Messina, Pete Kobliska, Marc Ricca, Joe Franzone, Alex Valera, Caleb Andrews, Caroline Mattar, Evan Campbell, Jordan Reid, Mena Bernaba, Beckie Vilim, Russell Rabadeau, Diane Ferrara, Stan Pearson, Tyler Locke, Melissa Cicalese, Jackie Sanders, Lauren Regenthal, Jennifer Miller, Nick Cahill, Paul Nadolny, Sandra Franco, Tim Gander, Nick Buteas, Pat Dinsmore, David Bell, David Baumwoll, Christine Troiano and Kellie LaForge.

Patriot District Boy Scouts To Hold Klondike Derby

The Boy Scouts of the Patriot District of the Watchung Area Council will hold their 42nd Klondike Derby sled race and scout-skill contest at the picnic area above Surprise Lake in the Watchung Reservation in Mountain

side at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 30.

Tom Bruening of Berkeley Heights will again serve as Derby Governor, andabout100 adultleadersandvolunteers from various scout troops will assist in conducting the event.

On Derby day, the Reservation will be transformed into the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory, and the spots where different skill events occur will take on the names of Klondike towns, according to event spokesman George P. Gross.

Scout patrols, using compass directions to map out their routes, will pull Eskimo-style sleds between the towns, where they will be graded on their performance of different scout-skill problems, such as first aid, lashings and knots, measuring, and fire-building.

Each team’s test scores and elapsed times are relayed to a central score board and determine the winners in each age group.

If there is too little snow for sleds, the patrols will use back-packs loaded with the required equipment to hike around the course. Severe rain or mud conditions may cause cancellation, as happened in 1998.

The public is invited to visit at any time. The awards will be presented around 2 p.m., when the last waves have completed the race. The Patriot District includes towns and troops in the area between Westfield, Scotch Plains, Summit, Millington and North Plainfield.

College Club to Present Special Art Discussion

SCOTCH PLAINS – The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains, a woman’s organizationdevotedtoraising money for college scholarships, will hold its next meeting on Monday, January 25, at 8 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Scotch Plains.

The meeting will feature a lecture on masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Andrea MacRitchie, a docent for the past 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor in Art History at College of St. Elizabeth, willdiscusspaintingsfrom the museum’scollectionrangingfrom the 15th to 19th centuries.

The discussion will include a slide presentation of paintings and the relationship to important topics of the period as well as the patrons who commissioned these works.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Anne Johnansen, Membership Chairwoman, at (908) 232-4308.

Toastmasters Schedule Upcoming Meeting

WESTFIELD — Toastmasters of Westfield, a public speaking club, willholdtheir nextmeetingonThursday, January 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Community Room of the First Savings Bank in Fanwood.

Last week’s meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.

The club meets the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 8 to 10 p.m.
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