CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK both political parties.
“Being a Democrat, I think it is very important for us to build our infrastructure and prepare ourselves for the elections yet to come,” Senator Lautenberg said, noting that generating young candidates occurs first at the community level.
Prior to the Senator’s speech, Fourth Ward Councilman and Chairman of the Westfield Democratic Town Committee, Lawrence A. Goldman, went on the attack against Washington Republicans, including Seventh District Congressman Bob Franks.
He indicated that the Congressman’s vote to impeach the President will be a major issue in the campaign next year if Mr. Franks seeks a fifth term in the House of Representatives. The district has been in the GOP’s hands for over 30 years.
“The message coming from Washington is that the Republican Party is out of touch with mainstream America,” he told the crowd.
He said Congressman Franks “wants to have it both ways.”
“Two days after he voted to impeach the President, he said the President shouldn’t be convicted. Well, Bob Franks can’t have it both ways, and he is going to be grilled in the year 2000,” he told party supporters.
Senator Lautenberg Speaks At Democrat Fundraiser
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Mayor Jardim, Westfield’s first two-term Democratic chief elected official, noted that he is hoping to head the first Democratically-controlled council in the town’s history next year.
Noting this past November’s Democratic victory in the Mayor’s race and in three of the four council races, he said he believes the town as a whole has benefited.
“We have talked about something called the politics of producing and the politics of results,” said Mayor Jardim. “And I’m convinced that when you get good people (seeking office) who are willing to work hard, and produce results, the people (electorate) are going to reelect them.”
Among those attending the fundraiser were former Governor James J. Florio, Union County Freeholders Mary P. Ruotolo of Westfield and Linda d. Stender of Fanwood, Freeholder Vice Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan, and state Assemblyman Joseph S. Suliga of Linden.
Town Council members Carl A. Salisbury and John J. Walsh were also on hand, as were former governing body members James Hely and Donnell Carr, and former mayoral candidates Anthony Laporta and Carolyn Klinger-Keuter.
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Ring Siblings Earn Dean’s List Status
WESTFIELD — Stefanie Ring and Toni Ring, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Ring of Westfield, have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall semester at the University of Rhode Island.
Both Stefanie and Toni are graduates of The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.
Stefanie was inducted into the National Freshman Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma.
Toni is a Human Development and Family Studies Major.
Arc of Union County Slates Health Fair for February 18
The Arc of Union County, a notfor-profit organization which provides support and advocacy services and programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families, will sponsor a Health Fair next Thursday, February 18.
Entitled “Love Yourself and Grow With The Arc” will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the board room of the organization’s corporate office at 1225 South Avenue in Plainfield. The public is invited to attend.
The event is part of The Arc’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary.
“As we begin to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we would like to initiate a greater outreach and create even stronger partnerships to help foster inclusion within our community,” said Pat Duda, Training Administrator for The Arc.
“Our mission is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families in achieving their maximum potential and making them a part of their community,” continued Ms. Duda, who described the health fair as a means of giving something back to the community.
According to the Training Administrator, the fair will offer diabetes screenings, blood pressure readings, a blood drive, and private and confidential HIV testing. There will also be information and resources available regarding cancer, high blood pressure, fire safety, wellness, exercise, medic alert, poison control, nutrition, a healthy heart, “Vials of life,” (bottles which contain written medical information forms that can be easily accessed by emergency personnel); medication and asthma.
Some of the participants in the event will be Aetna US Healthcare;
Diabetes Management Center; Planned Parenthood; Partners Pharmacy; Visiting Nurse AssociationSmoking Cessation Program; the Plainfield Red Cross; the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey; St. Barnabas Burn Foundation and the Blood Bank of New Jersey.
The Arc of Union County provides residential services, transportation, educational services, child-care services, clinical services and family support through its 18 group homes, two child development day care centers, a summer camp, three work sites and an adult medical day care facility.
For more information on the health fair, please call (908) 754-7826.
SIGN OF THE TIMES…The outdoor sign at Terrill Middle School is popular with students, parents and community members. Almost daily, the messages on the sign changes. There are approximately 40 students with sixth, seventh and eighth graders, who gave up Guided Study time after lunch to put up messages on the sign board. Pictured, left to right, are: sign committee members, Danielle Stanley, Eddie Zazzali, Erica Schwartz, and Theresa Son.
Planned Parenthood Center Sponsors Cancer Screening
The Elizabeth Center of Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern Jersey, in conjunction with the Union County Cancer Screening Program and Plainfield Department of Health, will offer cancer screenings for Union County women 50 and over on Thursday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 208 Commerce Place, Elizabeth.
The screening will include a Pap test, cervical and breast exam, blood pressure check and a mammogram and will be given at no charge to women who qualify.
A limited number of slots are open for women aged 40 to 49, also at no charge if qualified.
An appointment is required. For reservations, please call the Planned Parenthood Elizabeth Center at (908) 3515384.
St. Barnabas to Host Program Featuring Epilepsy Experts
Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery will sponsor “Meet the Epilepsy Experts” at a free community program on Thursday, February 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Woodbridge Place Hotel on Route 1, South in Iselin.
The medical experts from the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery – Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers at St. Barnabas, who provide the epilepsy care, will discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy for children and adults.
The speakers, representing the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Comprehensive Epilepsy
Centers, will include Dr. Orrin Devinsky, epilepsy expert, Dr. Eric Geller, adult epileptologist, Dr. Mary Zupanc, pediatric epilepsy specialist, Dr. Marilyn Kubichek, pediatric neurologist, and Dr. Cornelia Santschi, a clinically-trained neuropsychologist.
Following the presentation, the physicians will be available for a question and answer session and to meet with audience members.
Pre-registration for the program is required and seating is limited. Please call 1-888-SBHS-123 to register. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call to confirm in case of inclement weather.
AIDS Benefit Volunteers Prepare to Host Auction
AIDS Benefit Committee of New Jersey (ABCNJ), a non-profit organization, will host its 11th annual auction on Saturday, March 6, at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street, Westfield.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Committee’s efforts to help people afflicted with the AIDS virus.
Cocktails, preview and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. A live auction, coffee and dessert will begin at 8 p.m. Jon Bramnick of Westfield, voted the “Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey,” will serve as auctioneer once again this year.
Items including art, antiques, and services will be available at the auction. Minimum bids range from $50 and up.
The Committee’s newly-elected President is Mike Kenny of Westfield. He became familiar with the committee through managing Temple Emanu-El.
Two of his nephews are HIV Positive. They are hemophiliacs and contracted the disease through blood transfusions. Mike and his wife have lived in Westfield for eight years. He has four children.
ABCNJ was founded in 1986 by John DeMarco, a Westfield realtor. Mr. DeMarco first learned of the scourge of AIDS in 1980. He started to raise money in 1982 when he saw
that AIDS was becoming an epidemic. Mr. DeMarco will be honored for his vision and commitment at this year’s auction.
The mission of the AIDS Benefit Committee is to help people with AIDS to live as comfortably as possible. The committee reaches this goal through raising funds that it distributes to organizations that can help people live with AIDS, but may not have the ability or resources to raise substantial funds independently. The committee is made up entirely of volunteers.
The first auction was held at Mr. DeMarco’s home in the Sleepy Hollow section of Plainfield. 350 individuals attended. In addition to annual auctions, the AIDS Benefit Committee has held holiday house tours and theater parties. The organization is also seeking corporate donations and major gifts this year.
Tickets for the cocktails, dinner and the auction are $50 each. Individual sponsorships are available for $75 each. Corporate sponsorships, which include ten tickets and a listing in the program journal, are available for $750.
For information on tickets, sponsorships or donations, please call Ron Oberdick at (973) 993-8255. Donations can be sent to ABCNJ, c/ o Pereaux, 126 South Street, Morristown, 07960.
HOW WELL CAN THEY SPELL…The Junior Woman’s Club in Westfield recently sponsored the Annual 4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee Competition for students in all Westfield elementary schools. Fifth grade students at Washington Elementary School in Westfield participated in the event. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Christopher Gallego, Thomas O’Brien, and Drew Davy; back row, Alexandra Nish and Rachel Fallig. Registered Nurses Group
Sets Program On Dementias
SCOTCH PLAINS — Denise Ann Orovio, Nurse Clinician at Barnert Hospital in Paterson, will address the League for Educational Advancement for Registered Nurses (LEARN) on Monday, February 22, at 7:45 p.m. at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Parish House, 559 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.
The program, “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” will provide information and descriptions of the various types of dementias and treatment options.
Nurses attending the program will learn how to differentiate between the various types of dementias, and comprehend behavioral and pharmacological treatment options.
The educational program, approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), will provide 2.4 Contact Hours. NJSNA is accredited as an approver of Continuing Education in Nursing by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
LEARN, a professional organization for registered nurses, offers eight programs per academic year on cur
rent nursing topics. The remaining programs and dates are as follow: “Violence in Children/Violence Towards Children,” on Monday, March 22; “Cardiac Vascular Emergencies — Its Not TV’s ‘ER,’ on Monday, April 26, and “Insulin Patterns: Management and Complications” on Monday, May 24.
LEARN’S annual membership is $35, or a guest fee of $10 per program. For more information, please write to LEARN, P.O. Box 6, Scotch Plains, 07076, or call the Program Coordinator at (908) 272-7239.
Wesley Hall Nursery School Director Slates Retirement
WESTFIELD – Cindy Heinbach, Director of the Wesley Hall Nursery School in Westfield, recently announced that she will retire after the school graduation in the spring.
Ms. Heinbach, who has served Wesley Hall for 27 years, came to the school in 1971.
“My position with this school enabled me to raise my children in town and also to live a dream of directing nursery school. I’ve known since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a teacher of young children,” said Ms. Heinbach.
Her youngest son, Mark Heinbach, and her granddaughters all attended Wesley Hall.
During her tenure at Wesley Hall, the staff grew from six teachers to 13. The school has expanded from a program that included one class for three-year olds and one for fouryear olds to 12 classes ranging in age from two and a half to five-year old students.
Ghost Hunters Society Slates Next Meeting
WESTFIELD — The New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society (NJGHS) will hold its next meeting on Friday, February 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Westfield Municipal Building Community Room at 425 East Broad Street, Westfield.
To become a member, please attend the meeting or call (908) 6547502.
The NJGHS is a non-profit group focused on sharing the interest and information of paranormal investigations. After School Workshop Slated
At Watchung Trailside Center
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Trailside Nature and Science Center in the Watchung Reservation held an afterschool workshop, “Watching Winter Wildlife,” for students in grades 3 to 5.
Students discovered the techniques which animals use to survive in the winter months. They learned how to identify animal tracks and took a hike to search for animal signs.
“The great thing about children visiting Trailside and the Watchung Reservation during the winter, is that they have the opportunity to observe first-hand an abundant amount of natural happenings, during a time known for hibernation,” stated Freeholder Deborah Scanlon, Liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
“During a hike in the forest, children may spot a live hawk, deer or evidence of animals, such as tracks,
that provides interesting facts. Trailside’s staff of experienced naturalists plan activities, appropriate by age, that educate as well as entertain,” stated Freeholder Scanlon.
Workshops for third to fifth graders entitled, “Trailside Explorers,” are held on alternate Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
On February 24, a program, “Hurray for Herptiles Day,” will be held. Students will learn how to care for reptiles and amphibians, such as frogs, snakes, and turtles.
On March 10, a workshop, “In Like A Lion” will be held. Children will learn how to make weather predictions and design a handmade barometer to take home.
“Colonial Pastimes” will be held on March 24. Students will play games such as comets, graces and trundle the hoop. They will learn how these games were developed and make a comet of their own.
Trailside also offers afterschool workshops for first and second grade students.
“Afterschool Explorations,” a workshop for nature buffs, is held each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
“Afterschool Skywatchers,” a program for young astronauts to learn about the wonders of space, will be held on alternate Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Each class has a different nature, science or astronomy theme.
Classes are $8 per child. Pre-registration is required. There is a limit of 13 children per class.
For more information and a winter workshop brochure, or information on “February Festivities” for families or “Preschool Science Discoveries” for children aged 3 to 6, please call (908) 789-3670.
Area Violin Students Named Concertmasters
WESTFIELD – After competitive auditions, Peter Wu of Westfield and Grace Lin of Millburn were chosen as concertmasters of the Region I (North Jersey) and Region II (Central Jersey) Orchestras. Both study violin under the instruction of Stephen Wolosonovich of Westfield.
David Louie of Westfield, Oliver Eng of Mountainside and Cassandra Lambrose and Kevin Ng, both of the Bridgewater area, achieved Region II status as well. They are also students of Mr. Wolosonovich.
Why You Should Be My Valentine
Who is always on my mind You are! Who is just one-of-a-kind
You are! Who can make me cry a river Who can cause my heart to quiver Who’s my great all-time love-giver
You are! Who is why there’s joy in living
You are! Who is always there – and giving
You are! Who has made my life worthwhile Who has walked that extra mile Who’s the one that does beguile
You are! So for all the reasons cited Say our hearts will be united Then, at last I’d cease to pine Knowing you’re my Valentine.
— Faye DeGoff
Jodi Goldberg Spends Semester Overseas
WESTFIELD – Jodi Goldberg of Westfield recently completed a semester in Florence, Italy, through Syracuse University’s Division of International Programs Abroad.
Jodi is a sophomore majoring in political science at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Now in its 40th year, Syracuse’s Division of International Programs Abroad offers credit-bearing study opportunities for Syracuse University students, as well as those enrolled at other colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
The Florence program, established in 1959, enrolls more than 600 students each academic year. Students may study art history, studio art, architecture and Italian language, or take a wide range of courses in the liberal arts.