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					Page     6        Thursday, April 22, 2004                                                       The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                            A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

                                                                                                                     Westfield Welcome Club
                                                                                                                      To Hold Open House
                                                                                                              WESTFIELD – The Westfield               club, please visit its website at
                                                                                                           Welcome Club, a not-for-profit or- on
                                                                                                           ganization that offers various activi-     the Internet.
                                                                                                           ties for area women and their fami-
                                                                                                           lies, has invited new and prospective
                                                                                                           members to attend an open house.
                                                                                                                                                           Arenas Welcome
                                                                                                              The event will take place on
                                                                                                           Wednesday, May 5, at 8 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                           Stephanie Nicole
                                                                                                           home of an organization member.               Joe and Jennine Arena of Scotch
                                                                                                              The club is open to women in            Plains have announced the birth of
                                                                                                           Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood,         their daughter, Stephanie Nicole
                                                                                                           Mountainside, Garwood, Clark and           Arena, on Tuesday, November 18, at
                                                                                                           Cranford. Ongoing club activities          Overlook Hospital in Summit.
                                                                                                           include monthly dinners at local res-         Stephanie weighed 7 pounds and 5
                                                                                                           taurants, couples outings, a book          ounces and measured 20½ inches in
                                                                                                           club, movie night, children’s activi-      length at birth. She joins her sister,
               Brian T. Murphy and Ms. Rebecca L. Gewirtz
                                                                                                           ties and community service projects.       Emily, who just turned two.
                                                                                                              Anyone wishing to receive an in-           The baby’s maternal grandparents

   Ms. Rebecca L. Gewirtz                                                                                  vitation to the open house or who is
                                                                                                           interested in joining the club may
                                                                                                           call Lauren at (908) 301-0819 or
                                                                                                                                                      are George and Marie Leide of
                                                                                                                                                         Her paternal grandparents are Aldo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ms. Jessica Lentz and Gregory J. Murphy

   To Wed Brian T. Murphy                                                                                  Jennifer at (908) 317-5871.
                                                                                                              For more information about the
                                                                                                                                                      and Linda Arena of Smithtown, Long
                                                                                                                                                      Island, N.Y.                                     Ms. Jessica Lentz
   Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Murphy of
Westfield have announced the en-
                                               ness management and minored in                                       NAMI Meeting to Focus                                                          To Marry Gregory Murphy
                                               finance and philosophy. He is em-
gagement of their son, Brian T.
Murphy of Westfield, to Ms. Rebecca
                                               ployed as a credit risk control analyst
                                               for UBS Financial Inc. in                                            On New Resource Guide                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Murphy          pany in Lexington, Mass., as a
L. Gewirtz of Fanwood. She is the              Weehawken.                                                                                                                                        of Westfield have announced the          Clinical Research Associate.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard                  The couple will be married in                               COUNTY — During its monthly                Two NAMI members will be guest          engagement of their son, Gregory            Born and raised in Westfield, her
Gewirtz, also of Fanwood.                      October.                                                    presentation on Tuesday, April 27,         speakers at the meeting. Larisa            J. Murphy of Quincy, Mass., to           fiancé graduated from Westfield
   Born and raised in Fanwood, the                                                                         the National Alliance for the Men-         DePalma, President of the Michael’s        Ms. Jessica Lentz of Woburn,             High School and The College of
bride-to-be is a graduate of Scotch              Garwood Knights Post                                      tally Ill (NAMI), Union County Chap-       Journals Foundation, which provided        Mass. She is the daughter of Mr.         the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.,
Plains-Fanwood High School and                                                                             ter, will distribute its 2004 edition of   the funding for this book, will speak on
Kean University in Union, where she
                                                 Date For Blood Drive                                      “Resource Guide – Help in Navigat-         “Sibling and Family Relationships.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Mrs. Douglas A. Lentz, also          where he was an accounting and
                                                  GARWOOD – The Garwood                                                                                                                          of Woburn.                               economics major. He earned his
majored in psychology. She is pres-                                                                        ing the Mental Health System.”                In her talk, she will address the         The bride-elect was born and           Certified Public Accountant desig-
ently attending Seton Hall Univer-             Knights of Columbus will hold a                                The program will begin at 7:30          impact on family members who are
                                               blood drive on Saturday, May 1, from                                                                                                              raised in Woburn. She graduated          nation in Massachusetts in 2001.
sity in South Orange, where she will                                                                       p.m. at the Osceola Presbyterian           struggling to cope with the mental         from Woburn High School and                 Mr. Murp hy wo rked fo r
receive a master’s degree in occupa-           9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Council Hall,                     Church, located at 1689 Raritan Road       illness of a loved one.
                                               located at 37 South Avenue (across                                                                                                                from Fairfield University in Con-        PricewaterhouseCoopers from
tional therapy in June.                                                                                    in Clark. Refreshments will be served.        Pamela A. Eagan, editor of the          necticut, with a major in sociol-        1998 to 2003 as an auditor and tax
   The future bridegroom was born              from Pathmark) in Garwood.                                     Members of the public are invited       Resource Guide, will review some of
                                                  Parking is available behind the                                                                                                                ogy and a minor in women’s stud-         associate before starting Suffolk
and raised in Westfield. He gradu-                                                                         to attend. Free copies of this guide to    the highlights, tell about its compila-    ies. Ms. Lentz is employed with          University Law School in 2003.
ated from Westfield High School and            building on Willow Avenue. For more                         mental health resources of Union           tion and answer questions.
                                               information, please call (908) 789-                                                                                                               Antigenics, Inc., a biotech com-            A wedding is planned for July.
from Fairfield University in Con-                                                                          County will be available to all at-           The handbook serves as a guide
                                               9809 after 4 p.m.                                           tendees.                                   for those seeking help in locating
necticut, where he majored in busi-
                                                                                                                                                      psychiatric services, treatments, self-
                                                                                                                                                      help groups, day programs, counsel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mountainside Library Slates
  Piggybank Savings and                                                                                                                               ing and medication management,
                                                                                                                                                      among other services.
                                                                                                                                                         Other topics include crisis inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Spring Reading Programs
                                       FREE gifts!
                                                                                                                                                      vention; emergency services; privacy          MOUNTAINSIDE             –      The   youngsters will listen to stories and
                                                                                                                                                      and consent; housing, work and sup-        Mountainside Public Library, located     create simple crafts.
                                                                                                                                                      ported employment; legal help; trans-      at Constitution Plaza, has announced       In Storytime Theatre, five-year-
                                                                                                                                                      portation; long-term planning; par-        its schedule of spring reading pro-      olds are invited to participate in
                                                                                                                                                      tial hospitalization and intensive         grams for children.                      storytelling activities involving cos-
                                                                                                                                                      outpatient care.                              During Toddler Time, stories and      tumes and role playing. It will take

                                                               Earn       2% interest —                                                                  It also explains in detail how to
                                                                                                                                                      obtain free or low-cost care, through
                                                                                                                                                      eligibility for public assistance pro-
                                                                                                                                                      grams, Social Security, Medicare and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 nursery rhymes will be shared with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 two-year-olds and their adult
                                                                                                                                                                                                 caregivers. This program will be of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fered for 30 minutes on Wednesdays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          place on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          p.m., June 1 through June 22.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Registration is required for all pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          grams and proof of age is required

                                                                        2.02% APY*                                                                    Medicaid, among other avenues.
                                                                                                                                                         Anyone unable to attend the meet-
                                                                                                                                                      ing but who would like a copy of the
                                                                                                                                                      handbook, or who is interested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. It will run from
                                                                                                                                                                                                 May 5 through May 26.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Preschool Storytime is scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for three- and four-year-olds on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for each child in the Toddler and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Preschool Storytimes upon first-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          registration. For further information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          please call (908) 233-0115.
                                                               No minimum balance required.                                                           obtaining more information, is asked       Thursdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., be-
                                                                                                                                                      to call (908) 233-1628 or e-mail           ginning May 6 and continuing              SP Library to Present
                                                       Open with $10 or more and we’ll add another $10!                                               NAMI at            through May 27. In this program,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Program on Vitamins
                                                       Take home a Piggybank too, with our compliments!                                                                                                                                      SCOTCH PLAINS – On Saturday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 1, at 2 p.m., the Scotch Plains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Public Library will welcome Barry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gaunt, the owner of Vitamin Express
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Scotch Plains. He will speak on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Vitamins: Fact and Fiction – All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You Need to Know about Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. Gaunt has 14 years of health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          care experience, including eight years
                                       520 South Avenue                         44 Elm Street                                                                                                                                             as a pharmacy technician and six
                                       Westfield, NJ 07090                    Westfield, NJ 07090                                                                                                                                         years researching and selling vita-
                                         908-301-0800                           908-518-9333                                                                                                                                              mins and food supplements.
                                       Fax: 908-301-0843                      Fax: 908-518-0803                                                                                                                                              Admission is free. No pre-registra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tion is required. The Scotch Plains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Library is located at 1927 Bartle Av-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          enue. For further information or di-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rections, please call (908) 322-5007.
                        * Rates subject to change based on market conditions and without further notice. Account must remain
                                  open for one year to earn $10. premium. Piggybank offer good while supplies last.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Westfield ‘Y’ to Hold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Single Parent Event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WESTFIELD — On Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 25, single parent families are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          invited to an outdoor event from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3:30 to 5 p.m., sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Westfield “Y,” including a kickball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          game and play time on the play-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Families will meet at the Franklin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Elementary School playground at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          700 Prospect Street in Westfield.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There is no charge for this event,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          but attendees are asked to bring a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          snack or baked good to share. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Y” will supply the juice and paper
                                                                                                                                                                The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Presents                             Interested individuals are asked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          respond by calling Jill Brown in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Y”’s Family Life Department at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (908) 233-2700, extension no. 233.

                                                                                                                                                                     April 25th • 11am to 5pm                                                    Neil Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                                         Celebrate Spring with Scores of Vendors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (908) 518-0800
                                                                                                                                                                   Juried Arts & Crafts Show • Non-Stop Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                         Todd Robbins From the Hit Show, Carnival Knowledge, Presented by Kings
                                                                                                                                                                KidZone with Rides, Contests & Activities • Fantastic Food
                                                                                                                                                                     Sun & Fun for Everyone in Downtown Westfield!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Equal housing lender.
                                                                                                                                                                Event Hotline (908) 233-3021 •                     Licensed by the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance.