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Page 22 Thursday, October 1, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION






Sue Checchio Wins Sales Award Twice For Prudential Realty

WESTFIELD — Sue Checchio of Westfield has won the Sales Associate of the Month award at Prudential New Jersey Realty’s Westfield Office for June and August.

“She’s become a prime example of a growing trend; in recent years, the summer months have become increasingly good months for real estate sales,” said Prudential spokeswoman Pam MacKenzie.

“With Sue’s deep roots in Westfield, growing up here herself and raising her family here, she’s something of an expert on the community,”

she added. Ms. MacKenzie stated that, therefore, “it’s natural for folks to turn to her for information, advice, and an inside view on what’s going on in the market.”

According to the spokeswoman, Ms. Checchio chose a real estate career “as a natural extension of her love for the community.” The Sales Associate has been involved in a number of local service projects, as well as the local Parent Teacher Organization and St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

For information about the real estate market, please call Ms. Checchio at Prudential New Jersey Realty’s Westfield Office at (908) 2325664.

Dr. Josiane Cobert Named Diplomate By Forensic College

WESTFIELD — Dr. Josiane Cobert has been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine by the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE).

Dr. Cobert and her husband, Dr. Barton L. Cobert, have been residents of Westfield since 1986. She is the head of inpatient child psychiatry at Elizabeth General Medical Center.

The ACFE recognizes experience and education of individuals engaged in forensic examinations covering multidisciplinary training in medical, scientific and investigative sciences.

Individuals approved for Diplomate status must achieve proficiency in a variety of topics, procedures and ethical standards, and meet rigorous criteria of the certification program.

The ACFE is comprised of a group of professionals actively engaged in the field of medical forensic examination and consultation.

Board membership includes such disciplines as psychiatry, medicine. psychology, and all forensic areas.

Senior Social Club Sets New Meeting Date

WESTFIELD — The Senior Social Club of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield has announced that it will meet on Monday, October 5, at 1: 30 p. m. in the cafeteria of the elementary school.

Attendees are asked to use the Watterson Street entrance. The club has changed its meeting date from the second Monday to the first Monday of the month.

There is only a waiting list available for the “Oktoberfest” trip to Pennsylvania. However, future trips will be discussed.

Refreshments will be served. Contributions to the food pantry are always welcome.

Spaces Remain Open For Some YMCA Trips

Prudential Award Granted to Westfielder

WESTFIELD — Michele Beaulieu of Westfield, Manager of Marketing Program Management with Prudential Insurance Company of America, Livingston, recently received a Prudential Community Champions Rising Star Award of $250 for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex County, Montclair.

The Prudential Community Champions Awards program, administered by the company’s Local Initiatives Division, recognized 636 Prudential employees and retirees who excelled in volunteer commitment, leadership and service in their communities.

Ms. Beaulieu serves as coleader of Brownie Troop No. 625 in Verona. This troop, founded two years ago, meets in the evenings to accommodate the daughters of working parents who cannot attend after school programs.

As coleader, Ms. Beaulieu organizes and plans troop meetings, schedules activities and manages troop funds and administrative functions.

Dracula to Open Next Friday At Cranford Dramatic Club

CRANFORD — The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) will open its 19981999 season with Dracula, directed by Michael Marcus. It will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays, October 9 and 10, 16 and 17, 23 and 24.

Cast members include Jack Drucker in the title role, Timothy

JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN... Amy Metroka, left, and Ed Wittel practice their parts for the upcoming Cranford Dramatic Club production of

Dracula, which opens next weekend.

Bryk, Jim Caffrey, David Heck, Amy Metroka, Becky Randazzo, Bernie Weinstein, and Ed Wittel.

Sandi Pells is the Assistant Director, and Elliot Lanes will serve as Stage Manager for the show.

All performance are at 8 p. m. at the CDC theater located at 78 Winans Avenue in Cranford just off Centennial Avenue.

For reservations or further information, please call the theater at (908) 2767611.

Whereabouts of Graduates Sought for 50th Reunion

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains High School Class of 1949 will hold its 50year reunion next fall, and is seeking the whereabouts of the following class members: Barbara Anson, June Baker, Peggy Darby, Paul Fischer, David Griswold, Kathryn Gutoski Hovermale, Donald Harris, Barbara Keller Eaton, Bill Kerfoot, Ray Lewis, Sonja Lund

Cobb, Harold McCrea, Mel Schott, and Walter Simmons.

Anyone with information is asked to call Jackie Harper Cecchettini at (908) 6470368, or Dolores and Frank Lestarchick at (908) 3222759.

Odyssey of the Mind Program Improves Thinking Skills

The Odyssey of the Mind School Program, under the auspices of OM Association, Inc., a notforprofit corporation, makes learning fun by promoting divergent thinking and developing creative problemsolving skills in students from kindergarten through college.

A team of students from Westfield participated in regional, state and world final competitions last spring.

Seven thousand students from around the world, representing 30 countries and 48 of the United States, participated in the world final competition held in Florida in May.

Pam Newell, program coordinator stated, “Each and every team in the OM Program, along with one million students worldwide, showed us the strengths, successes and vitality of our youth.”

“The effectiveness of our society depends upon dedicated young students striving to achieve the utmost from not only their education but their extracurricular activities,” she said.

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Citizen Bazaar Slated for Saturday

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Tenants’ Association has announced that it will hold its annual bazaar and flea market this Saturday, October 3, from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the community room of the housing complex at 1133 Boynton Avenue in Westfield.

Ellie Butler and Tony Camera are CoChairmen for this event, which will feature handmade items and crafts as well as used clothing, new and used household items, jewelry and baked goods.

There will also be a raffle table available featuring new merchandise and gift certificates which were donated by local merchants.

For further information or directions to the building, please call Susan Lampert at (908) 2331733. gram fosters this atmosphere of

creativity and helps children acquire the following skills: teamwork, selfconfidence, resourcefulness, leadership and risktaking,” she concluded

Westfield began participating in this unique program three years ago through the efforts of Leslie Lewis.

Plans for expansion of OM are underway. The challenges and opportunities of this program were presented to each principal in the district during the summer

A coordinating staff will assist teams and coaches in school. Students from third to twelfth grades are welcome to join a team and become part of the worldwide Odyssey of the Mind Organization on a local level.

Parents and teacher volunteers are needed to coach Westfield students as they meet the challenge of OM. Coordinators Jeff Paul and Pam Newell invite those interested to join the efforts of this committee. Contact Pam Newell at (908) 6543614 for further information.

WESTFIELD – The Westfield “Y” has announced that, due to the high demand for tickets, a second bus has been added for its trip to the Nicholas and Alexandra Exhibit in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, November 12, for the “Sixty and Better Set.”

The day includes roundtrip transportation, lunch and a tour of the exhibit.

There are also a few remaining seats available for the trip to the Lower East Side in New York on Thursday, October 15. This trip includes roundtrip transportation, a tour of the Eldridge Street Syna gogue, lunch at the French Culinary

Institute, and a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

The museum tour will also include a onehour walking tour of this historic area.

The fee for each of these trips is $75 per person, which is nonrefundable unless an individual’s seat can be sold.

Please visit the Westfield “Y” at 220 Clark Street to register for one or both of the trips. For more information, please call Karen F. Simon, Director of Adult and Senior Programs, at (908) 2332700.

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