''age 2 Thursday, Mav 22, Urstfirh^ %tnbn and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood A WATCHUNC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
Corinne Liebrich Earns
Girl Scouts' Gold Award
Editor's Note: This is the second in a women at breakfast while T-shirts were
series of articles regarding Westfield's given out during lunch. Although about
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. 500 people were served, less than half
* * * * * that number of T-shirts were given out.
"I want to try to get more shirts for the
Corinne Brena Liebrich, the daughter men," said Corinne. "So many times we
of Bernadinc Liebrich and the late Robert give our used clothing and a new T-shirt
F. Liebrich, has completed the require- is such a little thing that could make a
ments recently for the Girl Scout Gold person feel good.
Award, the highest achievement in Girl
"Many of the people were very sur-
prised that a person my age would orga-
A member of Westfield Senior Troop nize the collection of (his new clothing
No. 696. Corinne planned and organized and then come to the soup kitchen to
a clothing drive collecting new T-shirts distribute them."
and new socks for homeless men at St. Mr. Smith noted that any group that TEACHING EXCELLENCE...Scotch PlainsFanwood third-grade teacher Jane
John's Soup Kitchen in Newark. She would like to come to the soup kitchen to Lawlor holds the plaque she received as the winner of the 1997 Joan Vagelos
enlisted the cooperation of local area help prepare the food, all of which is Currie Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is joined by members of the
men's organizations and the Washington donated, and serve the people may call selection committee, left to right, Dr. Carol B. Choye, Superintendent of the
Rock Girl Scout Council with its 24 com- him at 1-201-623-0822. Scotch Plalns-Fanwood Public Schools; Dr. Helen Barnes, the sister of Joan
HELPING THE HOMELESS...Vincent Smith, Pastoral Associate of St. John's munities. Corinne also volunteered to
Soup Kitchen in Newark, watches as Corinne Liebrich of Westfield stirs the The Girl Scout Gold Award is the- Currie; Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, the brother of Joan Currie whoendowed the award;
come before the men's organizations to Diane Kazazis, the daughter of Joan Currie; Dr. Donald Sheldon, President of
soup prepared for the homeless who frequent the kitchen daily. Corinne, a culmination of many years of commit-
speak on Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold the Scotch Plalns-Fanwood Board of Education; Dr. Carlo Parravano, Director
Senior Girl Scout in Westfield Troop No. 696 planned and organized a clothing ment and perseverance with opportuni-
Award and her project dealing with the of the Merck Institute for Science Education, and Andrew Vagelos, Mrs.
drive for new T-shirts and new socks for the homeless by enlisting the commu- ties to develop a sense of responsibility, a
homeless. She is continuing with her re- Currie's nephew.
nities in the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council and local men's organizations. spirit of cooperation, creativity and dedi-
quest to the men's organizations and Girl
cated service. Five requirements must be
\ I'lilliir*' i- in it- fnii-l IIIHMT liffori- il Ixyin- In anaK/.r ilx'lf.
Scout troops that may still want to help,
and the public in general through June.
Vincent Smith. Pastoral-Associate
completed in order for this award to be
approved by the Washington Rock Girl
Jane Lawlor Receives
—Mlri'il Nnrlli \ \ liil.li< ;ul Apostolatcs and Director of St. John's
Soup Kitchen located in the basement of
the church on Mulberry Street, was her
Earning the Senior Girl Scout Leader-
ship Torch requires at least 30 hours in
Currie Award for 1997
two or more activities in order to deepen
advisor during the project. The socks Mrs. Jane Lawlor, a third-grade bachelor's degree from Hunter Col-
Do You Need were distributed to over 100 men and
and broaden leadership skills.
The Girl Scout Gold Award project is
the final requirement whereby the young
teacher at McGinn Elementary School lege and a master's degree from Kean,
in Scotch Plains, has been named the College of New Jersey. Her early,
1997 recipient of the Joan Vagelos professional experience was in New
The Assistance Of A Don't ever take a fence down until you
know the reason why it was put up.
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton
woman puts into action for at least a four
month duration all that she has learned in Currie Award for Excellence inTeach- York City schools. She joined the
her previous Girl Scouting experiences. ing in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood teaching staff of Scotch Plains-Fan-
Public Schools. Announcement of the wood in 1989 as a second grade
Law Firm In Florida? award was made at a May 5 reception
and celebration in honor of the re-
teacher at McGinn, moving to third
grade in 1993. She has participated in
the district's Language Arts/Reading
As a native of Westfield who has been Westfield Art Association, Inc.
cipient and the other 25 nominees for
the award. Cyclical Review Committee, "Fam-
ily Math Nights" for students and
a Florida attorney since 1979, JOSEPH Sidewalk Show and Sale
The Currie Award was established
in memory of Joan Vagelos Currie, their families, and the "Winners"
seminar sponsored by the Rutgers
MANNINO can offer you professional an elementary and middle school
teacher who served the Scotch Plai ns- University Literacy Program in which
she reviewed the 1O0 best children's
advice on a personalized basis relating Fanwood schools with distinction for
16 years. The award was endowed by books of 1996 in order to link quality
literature to curriculum themes. She
to all Florida legal matters. Scenes of Westfield
Mrs. Currie's brother, Dr. P. Roy
Vagelos, and is given annually by her was described in nomination materi-
als as a teacher whose motto ought to
on the fence family as a tribute to her lifelong love
JOSEPH MANNINO ') of teaching and her dedication to her be "Carpe Diem!" as she truly seizes
community. The recipient of the every day of herstudents' third-grade
SCIARRETTA & MANNINO Saturday, May 31st • 9 AM to 5 PM award is chosen for excellence in year and makes it a positive learning
classroom teaching, commitment to
ATTORNEYS AT LAW Mindowaskin Park • Rain Date - June 7 • (908) 232-3381 parental involvement in their Mrs. Lawlor received a plaque as
(561)338-9900 children's education and service to the Currie Award winneralong witha
Musical ensembles from the NJ Workshop for the Arts the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school check for $1,000. She also won the
Fax.: (561) 338-5432 and community. right to direct the expenditure of a
Mrs. Lawlor received her matching grant from the Scotch
Plains-Fanwood Board of Education
forprograms or materials inherclass-
YOU'RE IN THE MONEY!
room or her school.
Other nominees, named by col"
leagues, Board of Education mem-'
bers. or parents for their professional
excellence, included Atine Algeri,
Linda Bohlen, Joan Costello, Lorna
Everhart, Joseph Filep, Jr., Elizabeth
AT THE GRAND OPENING OF HAVEN SAVINGS BANK'S Gasiorowski, Marcia Hack, George
Hilger, Bernadette Hoyer, Robert
Junio, Karen Kelly, Edward Leonard,
Catherine Mattfield, Ted MacVicar,
NEW WESTFIELD BRANCH OFFICE Margaret Mindnich, "Terene'
Labrecque, Nancy Noppenberger,
Vicki Price-Pennino, Kristin Santin,
Ruth Sessler, Merrie Snow, Dolores
Staiano-Petri, Joan Vollkommer, Jean
Wahlers and Gail Williams. •',
You could instantly You're in the money... Adult School Officers /
win $1,000 on with over $2,500 in Elected at Meeting
Dr. Vern H. Smith of Scotch Plains
INSTANT CASH PRIZES!
SATURDAY, MAY 31. Stop by our new Westfield office on opening day and it could mean
was reelected President of the
Westfield Adult School, Association,
Inc. at its annual meeting on May 5.
Officers elected to serve with Dr.
Just show up at cash in your pocket! Just pick one of our zippered, leather pouches, open
it up, and see what you've won. Every pouch is a winner, whether it be
cash or a prize. If you're really lucky, you could win a grand prize of
Smith include the following Westfield
residents: Lawrence Pargot, Vice
President; Dominic Lisanti, reelected.
128 Elm Street $1,000 cash! Both the money and the pouch are yours to keep . . . no strings
attached! But come early; this opportunity is open
only to the first 700 adult visitors . . .
Treasurer, and Barbara Gigon, Sec-
Noting that the Westfield Adult'
in Westfield between and only on opening day.
School is completing its 58th yean
offering educational services and pro-•
grams to the residents of Westfield ^
9 a m and 1 p.m. One-day-only and neighboring communities. Dr.
Smith said that the new challenge is
to increase future enrollment.
If you haven't experienced Haven Savings Bank yet, SUPER CD. RATES Carol Phelan, Executive Director
and Registrar for the Adult School,
this is the time to get to know us. Stop by and meet
a staff committed to serving you and the Westfield
community, see our new office, and be prepared for
keep you in the money! stated: "There is definitely a place for
the Adult School in our community."
She said that she sees "a need to meet
some old-fashioned fun! Open a new Haven C D . on Saturday, May 31 the changing nature of Westfield and
and lock in a Special, One-Day-Only BONUS RATE. surrounding communities by devel-
For actual rates, see our ad in this newspaper oping courses that will keep the school •
the week of May 26. viable."
Anyone interested in suggesting
• F R E E EISENHOWER DOLLARS FOR courses for the Adult School to con-
THE FIRST 100 ADULTS ARRIVING! sider and resources available in the-
community for teaching these courses
is invited to call the Adult School at
» F R E E DONUTSAND 232-4050.
FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE! The fall semester will begin Sep.-
tember 29. Catalogs listing course
• F R E E HELIUM-FILLED offerings will be mailed after Labor
BALLOONS FOR THE KIDS! Day to all residents of Westfielil,
Mountainside, Fanwood, Scotch
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BY A FACE-PAINTING CLOWN! people who have taken a course at the
school sometime in the past three;
Raritan Bay Hospital'••
Cites Borough Doctor
Dr. Anangur Swaminathan of
Mountainside has been named 1996
Distinguished Physician of the Year
by the Board of Directors of Raritan
Bay Medical Center.
t h e award recognizes Dr.
Swaminathan for "outstanding efforts
in promoting medical staff, adminis-
tration and Board of Directors soli-
At Raritan Bay Medical Center,
Dr. Swaminathan was appointed Se-.
nior Attending in Surgery and naif
128 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ served on the Executive Committee;
Cancer Committee and Quality As-
(908) 518-9800 surance Committee.
He is a member of the American
Banking Hours: College of Surgeons, the Association
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. of Academic Surgery and the Society
Thurs. Evening 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. of Head and Neck Surgeons.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon Dr. Swaminathan and his wife,
Sara, have three children.