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Page 12 Thursday, August 5, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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Westfield Playgrounds Have Fun and Busy End of July

The end of July was a fun-filled time for the Summer Playground Program. Some of the special days included Everybody's Birthday, the annual Playground Olympics, Neighborly Day and the third Annual Softball Tournament.

The Westfield Neighborhood Council celebrated Everybody's Birthday with a watermelon eating contest and a dance contest. First place winners of the watermelon contest included: Natasha Thomas for the 6-year olds, Morgan Bagley for the 7-year olds, Shaniqua Love for the 8-year olds, Anthony Baskerville for the 9-year olds and Nyessia Hendricks and Angie Jenkins for the 10 and 11-year olds, respectively.

The Playground Olympics took place at the Memorial Pool with exciting events lasting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Franklin playground had multi ribbon winners. Brian Maher took home 10 ribbons while brothers Brandon and Evan Heroux were awarded five ribbons and four ribbons, respectively. Katie Abruzzo took home three ribbons.

Neighborly Day was the next special day which entailed bringing chil

dren from different schools to visit other schools in the recreation program. The day ended up being a success as all the kids got a chance to know other playgrounders a little better and play some games together.

The Third Annual Softball tournament was held on July 29. The top four playgrounds with the best record played in the morning to decide the championship teams for the afternoon game. McKinley beat Franklin and Westfield Neighborhood Council (WNC) defeated a tough Wilson team. So, the afternoon game was between McKinley and WNC.

McKinley took a strong lead at the top of the fourth inning with a score of 5-1. WNC, however, came back strong in the fifth to bring the game within one. McKinley was able to score once more and then hold WNC to only five runs. McKinley won the tournament for the third year in a row.

The playgrounds are looking forward to their annual All Parks Picnic that takes place at Tamaques Park on August 11 to bring the summer program to a close. Kids at La Grande

Park Beat Heat

The children at LaGrande Park in Fanwood have been beating the heat by playing in the cool water of the fire hose. They enjoyed splashing in the refreshing water and riding bikes through the puddles to cool down.

The week began with a basketball shoot-out. Teddy Davidson took first place, Richie DeLusant came in second and Justin Eusebio came in third. The hula hoop contest winners were Jamie O'Neil, Gwen Zucker and Racheal Zucker.

Brandon Sterns and Brent Gonzalez led a three-man sling shot competition. Simmone Ali, Tiffany Frasier, Adam Grillo and Lisa McCall showed off their artistic talent by constructing colorful yo-yo's. Rebecca VonLangen, Dana Hinton, and Justin Frasier created cool airplanes. Officer Marrero instructed the children in Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) as a special treat.

PREPARING FOR A DOUBLES MATCH…Westfield Tennis Association members and active players on the WTA Ladies Doubles ladder pictured, left to right, are: Karen Dome, Clara Karnish, Liz Mitchell and Jean Power. Players are getting ready for a fun doubles match on a beautiful day in Tamaquas Park. For information on the doubles ladder, please call (908) 233-7669 or check out the Web site: www.westfieldnj.com/wta or stop by the new trophy case in Tamaques Park on the maintenance building adjacent to the tennis courts.

WTA Ladies Doubles Tennis Ladder Told

The WTA Ladies Doubles standings shown below reflect activity as of August 1. The reporting period actually ends on Sunday, August 8. Each team must play on match during each two week reporting period. To qualify for playoffs in September each team must play eight matches. Please call Karen Dorne to report match scores or check out the WTA Web site: www.westfieldnj.com/wta.

1. Thomsen/Hansen 2. Nichols/Thompson 3. Dreyer/Masterson 4. Goldberg/Cohen 5. Power/Mitchell 6. Fechter/Perry 7. Dorne/Karnish 8. Bender/Zoidis 9. Louie/Ostrowski 10. Barber/Lowenstein 11. Pecker/Mack 12. Barabas/Clevenger 13. Page/Augis 14. Gordon/Hodges 15. Goldberg/Erlich 16. Leong/Zorn 17. MacRitchie/Michell 18. Weisman/Annis 19. Cohen/Gioia 20. Fisher/Dunn 21. Bernstein/Shusman 22. Evans/Sulentic 23. Betencourt/DeCorral 24. Mandellatt/Horowitz 25. Healy/Gennert 26. Matino/Hickey

Bernstein Discovers Gold at Nike Festival

Irwin Bernstein of Westfield won a gold medal at the Nike Summer Track Festival at Underhill Field In Maplewood on August 1. Representing the Shore Athletic Club in the 60-69 age group, Bernstein won the 800-meter title with a time of 2:44.3.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS

NOTICE is hereby given that at a meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Scotch Plains, held in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building of said Township on Tuesday, July 12, 1999, there was introduced, read for the first time, and passed on such first reading, an ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER VII OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS ENTITLED TRAFFIC

The purpose of the ordinance: Designating Roosevelt Avenue (east side) as a bus stop at the easterly curb line of Trenton Avenue running in a southeasterly direction for 152 feet; providing for a loading zone on Roosevelt Avenue (east side) beginning at a point 152 feet from the easterly curb line extended to Trenton Avenue running in a southeasterly direction of Roosevelt Avenue for 233 feet and to clarify the definitions of Loading Zones and Bus Stops.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, or any time and place to which a meeting for the further consideration of such ordinance shall from time to time be adjourned, and all persons interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning such ordinance. (Previously scheduled for hearing on August 10, 1999 but due to meeting change rescheduled for August 17, 1999).

A copy of same may be obtained from the office of the Township Clerk, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by any member of the general public who wants a copy of same without cost.

BARBARA RIEPE Township Clerk 1 T – 8/5/99, The Times Fee: $37.74

PUBLIC NOTICE

BOROUGH OF FANWOOD PLANNING BOARD

Notice is hereby given that on August 16, 1999 at 8:00 P.M. in the Borough Hall of the Borough of Fanwood at 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey the Fanwood Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the appeal of David Jaxheimer for a preliminary and final site plan (74-5) and from the requirements of Chapter 93 of the code of the Borough of Fanwood and from provisions of subparagraphs 93-18A,D (buffer zone) on the property at 38 South Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey also known as Block No. 56 Lot No. 4 on the Fanwood Tax Map.

All interested persons may be present and heard.

The file pertaining to this application is available for public inspection during normal business hours from the Secretary of the Board at the Administration Offices of the Borough of Fanwood at 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey.

Mr. David Jaxheimer 1340 Cushing Road Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076 1 T – 8/5/99, The Times Fee: $24.48

PUBLIC NOTICE

SHERIFF'S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-2818-98.

BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, PLAINTIFF vs. MANUEL PIMENTEL A/K/A MANUEL E. PIMENTEL, AND MRS. PIMENTEL, H/W, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MARCH 22, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the above-stated 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 11TH DAY OF AUGUST A.D., 1999 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 $136,164.32. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.

It is commonly known as 70-72 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

It is known and designated as Block No. 2, Lot No. 181.

The dimensions are approximately 37.50 feet wide by 100.00 feet long.

Nearest cross street: Situate on the southwesterly line of East Jersey Street, 225.00 feet from the southeasterly line of First Street.

Prior lien(s): Tax Sale Certificate, recorded April 15, 1996, Mortgage Book 6602, page 81.

There is due approximately the sum of $139,807.56 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 STERN, LAVINTHAL, NORGAARD & KAPNICK, Attorneys Suite 300 293 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston, New Jersey 07039-1711 CH-754490 (WL) 4 T 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 & 8/5/99 Fee: $179.52

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Planning Board of the Township of Scotch Plains will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting of August 16, 1999, at 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains to hear the application of 350 Park Avenue Associates, LLC/North Jersey Eye Care Center for Preliminary and Final Site Plan to expand the existing building at 346-350 Park Avenue, Block No. 1001, Lot No. 51. The following variances are requested:

Section 23-3.4A, Col. 7, Para. K-Front Yard Setback

Required: 10 feet Proposed: 9.9 feet

Section 23-3.4A, Col. 1, Para. K-Free Standing Signs

Allowed: none Proposed: 2

Section 23.3.11(d)2-Buffer

Required: 10 feet Proposed: none

Section 23.3.11(d)3c-Parking Spaces

Required: 26 Proposed: 21

Section 23-3.11(d)1-Truck Loading and Unloading Facilities

None Provided

Section 23-5.2(h)-Signs

Requires the approval of the Planning Board

Section 23-2.3(1)7-Off-street pay for parking

Off-street parking shall be provided on the same lot as intended to serve…and the owner or applicant shall contribute to the township the sum of $5,000.00 for each off-street parking space… All interested persons may be present and be heard. The file pertaining to this application is in the office of the Planning Board and is available for public inspection during office hours.

Barbara Horev Secretary to the Planning Board 1 T – 8/5/99, The Times Fee: $43.35

PUBLIC NOTICE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO.

F-18574-98 CIVIL ACTION NOTICE TO REDEEM FUNB as Custodian for DH Associates, Plaintiff(s), v. Norman Silverstein, et als.; Defendant(s).

TO: Norman Silverstein and Mrs. Norman Silverstein, his wife; Mary J. Kullander

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an order made on the 29th day of July, 1999, the Superior Court Fixed the 29th day of September between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and four o'clock in the afternoon, prevailing time, at the office of the Tax Collector of the City of Elizabeth, located at City Hall, Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the time and place when and where you may pay to the plaintiff the amount so found due for principal and interest on its certificate of tax sale as follows:

Lot No. 0956, Block No. 3, on the tax duplicate of the City of Elizabeth. Total amount required to redeem is $6,101.66, together with interest from June 9, 1999 and costs.

And that unless, at the same time and place, you or one of you redeem by paying the aforesaid sum so found due to plaintiff, then you, and each of you shall be debarred and foreclosed of and from all right and equity of redemption of, in and to the lands and premises above set out and described in the complaint and every part thereof, and that the plaintiff be vested with an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in said lands and premises.

Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, redemption shall be permitted up until the entry of final judgment including the whole of the last date upon which judgment is entered.

Deborah Feldstein, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiff ALLOCCA & PELLEGRINO 4 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 1 T – 8/5/99, The Leader Fee: $45.39

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

BY THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS CONTRACTOR: MICHAEL R. BUCHALSKI, ESQ., Buchalski, Reynolds & Brodowski, 400 West Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

NATURE OF SERVICE: To assist the township in tax appeal of Snuffy's/Pantagis based upon his knowledge, experience, and expertise in appraising these types of properties.

DURATION: Until completion of above matter.

AMOUNT: Not to exceed $6,000. THE RESOLUTION AND CONTRACT FOR SAME ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK.

BARBARA RIEPE TOWNSHIP CLERK 1 T – 8/5/99, The Times Fee: $19.89

UCC Foundation Awards Grants For Local Projects

SCOTCH PLAINS — To promote innovation in educational endeavors, the Union County College Foundation has awarded $60,000 in grants for 13 projects designed and to be implemented by faculty and staff members.

Among the top award recipients are projects that creatively integrate the use of instructional technology into the classroom. Each of the awards

is for an effort to be undertaken during the 1999-2000 academic year.

Among the recipients are Margaret McGroary of Scotch Plains, Program Coordinator, who received $5,940 for her proposal in which a computer software solution is established to fit the current business flow at the college.

In addition, $2,858 was awarded to Dr. Helen Aron of Scotch Plains, the Director of the Institute for Intensive English. During Fluency First Workshops, she will train 20 English as Second Language adjunct instructors in Fluency First.

Scotch Plains Woman's Club Awards Two Scholarships

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch Plains Woman's Club awarded scholarships to two young women who will pursue careers in the nursing field — Marisa Lorenz and Tammie Frazier.

Marisa, a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) graduate, was

a member of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Senior Prom Committee and Student's Concern for the Needy. She was also a member of the soccer, softball and intramural volleyball teams. She will receive $500 and plans to attend Seton Hall University.

Tammie, a SPFHS graduate, was a member of Junior Statesman, Black

Student Union, SADD, Senior Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Student Government Representative, Future Business Leaders of America and was a basketball manager. She will receive $1,000 and will attend F a i r l e i g h Dickinson University.

The Scotch Plains Woman's Club, a member of The General Federation of Women's Clubs, has been awarding scholarships since 1941 to students of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood area interested in the field of nursing.

The club meets every second Wednesday from September to May at the Scotch Hills Country Club at noon.

Marisa Lorenz Tammie Frazier

Univ. of Vermont and UCC Sign Agreement to Aid Pupils

SCOTCH PLAINS — Dr. Thomas H. Brown, Union County College (UCC) President and his counterpart, Dr. Judith Ramaley, President of University of Vermont, recently signed an agreement that will provide an easier transition for students to enter the four-year New England college as juniors after graduation from UCC.

In the document, known as an articulation agreement, both institutions pledged to mutually cooperate in establishing and maintaining articulation (i.e. an interrelationship) between UCC's degree programs and the University of Vermont's baccalaureate program. Under the agreement, students who earn an Associate Degree at UCC have maintained a grade-point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale and have completed 60 transferable academic credits, may be admitted to the University of Vermont and enter with junior status.

"The principal beneficiaries are students whose progress toward their degrees is best assured when they are provided with current information about courses and programs and protected by firm arrangements between institutions," said Dr. Brown. "Agreements such as these provide students the opportunity of planning a total baccalaureate degree program at the outset of their college education," he

added. Central to the successful negotiation of the agreement between the two institutions was UCC's Dr. Sondra Fishinger, Faculty Chair and Transfer/Articulation Coordinator. Also instrumental was former Vice Chairman of the UCC Board of Trustees, Frank Bolden of Berkeley Heights.

Mr. Bolden recently stepped down from 16 years as a UCC Trustee and is now serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Vermont.

"Mr. Bolden's stature and appreciation of both schools was invaluable to the successful negotiation of this agreement," said Brown. "We truly owe him our thanks."

SP-F Student Receives Award

SCOTCH PLAINS — Erin Baer of Scotch Plains has been named a United States National Award Winner in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

The Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

Erin, who attends Scotch PlainsFanwood High School (SP-FHS), was nominated for this national award by Diane McGovern, her creative writing teacher at the SP-FHS.

Erin will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

The Academy selects winners upon the recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon a set of standards set by the Academy.

The criteria are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a teacher or director.

Erin Baer is the daughter of Lynn and David Baer of Scotch Plains.

Oak Knoll Names Honor Students

Several area residents recently achieved first honors or were named to the honor roll for the third trimester at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit.

Students achieving first honors receive no grade lower than an "A." Students on the honor roll receive no grade lower than "B."

Oak Knoll is a Catholic independent coeducational school from kindergarten through grade 6. It offers education for young women only in grades 7 through 12.

The students, listed by town, include: Mountainside: First Honors Nicole Kress, 11th grade. Honor Roll Stephanie DeVos, eighth grade.

Scotch Plains: First Honors Katherine Abramson, ninth grade; Elena Goetz, ninth grade, and Birgit Unfried, 11th grade. Honor Roll Alicia Mazzucca, seventh grade, and Karli Perrine, 11th grade.

Westfield: First Honors Tracy Evans, 11th grade, Maire Abraham, 12th grade, and Colleen Higgins, 12th grade. Honor Roll Caitlin Farrell, seventh grade, Larissa Curlik, 8th grade and Sara Pankratz, ninth grade.

Seton Hall Prep Names Students

To Honor Roll

Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, has announced its third trimester honor roll.

Rory Verducci, grade 9, and Russell Verducci, grade 11, both of Fanwood, received second honors. Second honors is comprised of students whose grade point average is between 3.5 and 4.0.

Robert Murphy, grade 9, of Scotch Plains, was named commended student. Commended students maintain a grade point average of between 3.0 and 3.5.

Robert Murphy, grade 9, of Scotch Plains, was named commended student. Commended students maintain a grade point average of between 3.0 and 3.5.