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Page 42 Thursday, October 28, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION


Drug Abuse Prevention Group Schedules November Trainings

WESTFIELD – The Congregation Assistance Program (CAP) task force, which coordinates a structured prevention and intervention ministry within church congregations, will host a twoday training at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of Union County on two consecutive Saturdays, November 6 and 13, from 8: 30 a. m. to 3 p. m.

The training will take place in NCADD offices at 300 North Avenue East, Westfield.

The training is open to all congregations in Union County.

The training is free through funding from the New Jersey arm of the NCADD.

The Union County Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse functions as an autonomous arm of the NCADD of Union County.

CAP, a branch of the Union County Coalition for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, exists to assist congregations of all denominations and faiths in helping individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems.

For further information or to register, please call (908) 2338810.

SAGE Slates Relaxation Day For Caregivers on Nov. 6

In recognition of November as National Caregiver’s Month, SAGE will present a day of rest and relaxation for caregivers, entitled “You Deserve a Break,” sponsored by the Overlook Hospital Foundation.

This free event, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, November 6, from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. at SpendADay., located at 530 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

The purpose of “You Deserve A Break” is to give caregivers the opportunity to take time out to focus on themselves and learn how to provide for their own well being while others care for and pamper them for a day.

Highlights of the day’s events will include a healthful snack upon arrival; a scheduled manicure, chair massage, back rub or minifacial and

makeover; workshops on meditation, yoga, stress reduction and nutritional habits; a catered buffet lunch; an energizing address by speaker, Micki Williams, entitled “We Interrupt This Life to Bring You...,” and a chance to win special door prizes for caregivers that include an overnight stay at the Short Hills Hilton.

To register, please call (908) 2734598. Reservations are limited. Those who call before Friday, October 22, will receive an extra chance to win door prizes.

SAGE is a private, notforprofit organization that serves as a community resource for eldercare, with services that promote independence and a dignified quality of life for older citizens and their families.

SAGE offers 10 programs, including SpendADay adult health center, home care and MealsonWheels.

Burgdorff ERA Recognizes Members of Westfield Office

WESTFIELD — Burgdorff ERA has announced that two Sales Associates with its Westfield office recently received special recognition. In addition, the company welcomed four new members to the Westfield team.

Lois Berger achieved the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR)

Million Dollar Sales Club Award Silver Level for production in excess of $7.1 million during 1998.

She is a f o r m e r member of Burgdorff E R A’s President’s Council and earned the NJAR Million Dollar Award, attaining Silver Level in 1987, 1992, and 1997 and 1998. She achieved Bronze Level from 1981 to 1986, from 1988 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1996.

Ms. Berger has been a member of ERA’s Leader’s Circle and President’s Elite. She is an original member of NJAR’s Distinguished Sales Club for over 10 years of membership in the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club.

She has been a Realtor for 22 years and earned her broker’s license as well as the Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS) designation.

Faith Maricic has been honored for a third time this year as Salesperson of the Month, this time for September, with sales of six units sold and d o l l a r s amounting to over 1.6 million.

She has received many distinguished awards during her career, the latest being the Burgdorff ERA, Realtors’ President’s Council Award for 1999.

The President’s Council is the highest honor an associate can attain at Burgdorff ERA Realtors. The Council accepts as members only the top 17 producers out of more than 950 associates each year.

Membership requirements are based on closed dollar volume production and number of homes sold, as well as meeting the criteria for the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club.

She has also earned the NJAR Million Dollar Club Gold Level Award, the Association’s highest honor which is given to less than 1 percent of realtors in the state for production exceeding $10 million and 25 or more closed transactions in a single year.

Ms. Maricic has been a member of the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club for 11 years, attaining Silver Level in 1992, 1996 and 1997 and Bronze Level from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1997.

She has been a member of the company’s President’s Club for five years and ERA’s Leader Circle for two years.

Newcomers to the Westfield office include Broker/ Sales Associate Carole Dubas Kosciuk, husbandandwife Realtor team Jim and Julie

Murphy and Sales Associate Dorothy McDevitt. A Realtor and broker since 1980, Ms. Kosciuk holds the GRI (Graduate, Realtors I n s t i t u t e ) designation. As a multimillion dollar producer, she is a member of the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club for 1997 and 1998.

The Union County native is also a member of the Greater Union County Association of Realtors, covering the Union and Somerset County area. Ms. Kosciuk is a Certified Marketing Specialist and a former member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.

Mrs. Murphy has been a professional Realtor for 14 years and holds the GRI designation.

She has a c h i e v e d m e m b e r ship in the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club c o n s e c u tively from 1992 through 1998. She is also a member of the ERA Leaders Circle, which places her in the top 1 percent of 27,000 ERA agents worldwide. She belongs to the Greater Union County Association of Realtors.

Mr. Murphy entered the real estate field in 1996 after many years as a regional sales manager in the garment industry. He a c h i e v e d membership in the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club in 1998 for outstanding production and is a member of the Greater Union County Association of Realtors.

A licensed Realtor since 1982, Ms. McDevitt is a member of the Greater Union County Board of Realtors. She has served on the board’s Standards Committee since 1992 and was a member of its Associates Committee in 1994.

Ms. McDevitt is a member of the NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club for 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1996 and has r e c e i v e d many office awards for top production and client satisfaction.

She holds GRI and CRS designations and is a former secretary of the state chapter of Certified Residential Specialists. Ms. McDevitt specializes in serving the special real estate needs of senior citizens.

Nancy Humphrey Takes Part In Avon Breast Cancer Walk IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT… Nancy Humphrey of Coldwell Banker’s

Westfield office takes a break near the George Washington Bridge before catching up with fellow participants in the recent Avon Breast Cancer 3Day Walk from Bear Mountain, New York to Manhattan.

WESTFIELD — Nancy Humphrey of the Westfield office of Coldwell Banker recently hosted a wine and cheese party to thank all of the people who generously supported her in the Avon Breast Cancer 3Day Walk.

The event started in Bear Mountain, N. Y. and ended in Manhattan. More than 1,900 walkers participated in the grueling 55mile trek. Each walker needed to raise at least $1,800.

Ms. Humphrey walked to honor a friend, Mary Ann Schafer, who succumbed to cancer after battling the disease for more than three years.

“Mary Ann was a wonderful soul and I miss her every day. We need not only to make early detection financially possible for all women, but we need to make very public statements about this insidious killer, so that all women are aware of how to keep themselves safe,” Ms. Humphrey re marked. “The walk was the hardest

thing I have ever done. But it was also one of the most rewarding.

“I also had a most unexpected surprise as I was walking,” she continued. “I came upon an old acquaintance who was also in the walk and we renewed our friendship, supported each other when we thought we could not take another step and cried together at the finishing ceremonies.”

Marilyn Kelly, the Manager of Coldwell Banker’s Westfield office, cohosted the celebration with Ms. Humphrey. “Our office was very proud to support Nancy’s determination and dedication in participating in such a monumental feat,” Ms. Kelly said.

“This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going the extra mile’ and I thank Nancy for bringing such an important issue to us on such a personal level,” she concluded. www. goleader. com

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MOUNTAINSIDE – Spacious 10room, 3½ Bath home on gorgeous property. Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Eatin Kitchen, Family Room with fireplace, Rec Room also with fireplace, finished basement, 2car garage. Kingsize rooms, slate roof, sumptuous Atrium, new heat and more. $575,000

SCOTCH PLAINS – Lovely 4 Bedroom, 2½ Bath SplitLevel on professionally landscaped lot. Living Room with fireplace and skylights, Dining Room, Eatin Kitchen, Family Room, tiered deck and Sylvan Pool. $424,900

WESTFIELD – Traditional Center Hall Colonial on approximately 1/ 3 acre treelined lot. Spacious Living Room, Dining Room, Eatin Kitchen with skylights, Family Room with raised hearth fireplace, 4 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths, basement, attached garage, gas heat, central air conditioning, hardwood, ceramic and vinyl floors. $389,900

ELIZABETH BATAILLE First Runnerup with 4½ units sold FAITH MARICIC

Salesperson of the month with 6 units sold

JOYCE ANTONE Second Runnerup

with 4 units sold LINDA DALY

Second Runnerup with 4 units sold

WESTFIELD $439,900 NEWLY LISTED Start planning your Holiday entertaining in style, gracious older Colonial offers the perfect setting for the family. Stone fireplace in the Living Room, formal Dining Room and newer Eatin Kitchen. Three plus Bedrooms and 2½ Baths in convenient Tamaques School area. Offered at $439,900.

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Value packed 4/ 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath expanded Ranch conveniently located near Tamaques School. Sided exterior, finished Rec Room and sunny Eatin Kitchen. Take a close look, more than meets the eye at $285,000.

Lois Berger Faith Maricic

Carole Kosciuk Julie Murphy

Jim Murphy Dorothy McDevitt
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