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									Page 8              Thursday, December 9, 2010                                        The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES                                                               A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

   Trinity Slates Open House,                                                                                                                                                     Area Participants Sought
   Lessons and Carols Service                                                                                                                                                    For Christmas Bird Counts
   CRANFORD – The public is in-           the parish by reusing key architectural                                                                                                 AREA – Birding and nature enthu-                            The circle includes the Raritan River
vited to attend an open house event       elements in the new building.                                                                                                        siasts are invited to participate in the                       in Piscataway, Highland Park and New
for the newly renovated Trinity Epis-        Following a bidding process, the                                                                                                  National Audubon Society’s annual                              Brunswick, the Raritan Bayshore in
copal Church building this Saturday,      project was awarded to the team of                                                                                                   Christmas Bird Counts in Central New                           Perth Amboy, South Amboy and Old
December 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the      Siano Brothers Contracting of Cranford                                                                                               Jersey during the holiday season.                              Bridge, the Metuchen/Edison Dismal
corner of North and Forest Avenues        and Thomas DiGiorgio Architecture of                                                                                                    Every year, thousands of volunteer                          Swamp, Rutgers Ecological Preserve
in Cranford. The new building re-         Westfield. Deconstruction on the old                                                                                                 bird watchers participate in hundreds                          and Cheesequake State Park.
opened last Sunday with a thanksgiv-      building began in the fall of 2009.                                                                                                  of counts across North and South                                  Each team will include veteran
ing service of Holy Eucharist.               “Our design goals were to give the                                                                                                America over a three-week period be-                           birders, moderately experienced people
   Trinity parishioners will be avail-    building the look and feel of the origi-                                                                                             fore and after Christmas Day. Scien-                           and beginners. If a participant sees a
able to show visitors around the new      nal 1875 Trinity Church, while incor-                                                                                                tists and planners use data collected to                       bird that cannot be readily identified,
church building and to answer ques-       porating modern convenience and du-                                                                                                  assess a region’s environmental health.                        others will figure out what it is. Binocu-
tions about the renovations or the        rability,” said Thomas DiGiorgio, owner                                                                                                 There are two annual counts in this                         lars are helpful, but not required.
history of the church. The newly re-      of Thomas DiGiorgio Architecture.                                                                                                    area, each covering a 15-mile diam-                               After the count, participants and
stored and expanded pipe organ will          Working with James Lenney,                                                                                                        eter circle. The Great Swamp/                                  guests will be invited to join a wrap-
be played during the open house.          Trinity’s organist and choirmaster, the                                                                                              Watchung Ridges circle and the                                 up dinner. The Great Swamp wrap-
   In 2006, after years of unsuccess-     Peragallo Pipe Organ company de-              SONGS OF CHRISTMAS PAST…Musicians Mary Heller, on guitar; Mel Freda,                   Raritan Estuary circle have been sur-                          up will be held at 6 p.m. at the Chim-
fully grappling with structural issues,   signed the organ and organ cabinetry          standing, and Deborah Schnapf, with flute, will be featured during “A Civil War        veyed for the past 63 years.                                   ney Rock Inn in Gillette. The Raritan
the parish voted to construct a new       for the new church building. It incor-        Christmas Concert” on Sunday, December 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crane-                 This year, the Great Swamp count                            Estuary wrap-up is held at a veteran
building. In 2007, the Trinity II capi-                                                 Phillips House Museum in Cranford. The Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee            will take place on Saturday, Decem-
                                          porated the pipes from the old organ as       of the Cranford Historical Society will present the program.                                                                                          participant’s home.
tal campaign raised $1.7 million for      well as additional new pipes.                                                                                                        ber 18, and the Raritan Estuary count                             A $5 participation fee for all counters
the project. The sale of a small parcel      On November 13, the parish held a                                                                                                 will be held on Sunday, December 26.                           goes toward analysis and publication
of church property raised the addi-
tional funds necessary for the $2-
                                          “Thank You” dinner for the
                                          craftspeople, advisors and workers
                                                                                         Christmas Concert to Recall                                                              The Great Swamp circle is cen-
                                                                                                                                                                               tered in New Providence in Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the data. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              visit the National Audubon Society
million project.                          and their families.                                                                                                                  County. The circle covers all of the                           website: birds.audubon.org/christmas-
   After evaluating multiple design
options, ranging from a completely
                                             In addition to the open house, Trinity
                                          Episcopal will hold an Advent Lessons
                                                                                          Music of Civil War Period                                                            Great Swamp, Lord Stirling Park,
                                                                                                                                                                               Morris County Outdoor Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interested persons should contact
new building to a major renovation, the   and Carols service this Sunday, De-              CRANFORD – The Civil War Ses-             Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir, and        Center, Rahway River Greenway                                  one of the coordinators. Pete Axelrod
Trinity Executive Building Committee      cember 12, at 4 p.m. A reception will         quicentennial Committee of the               has performed with The Celebration        along Echo Lake and Lenape Parks,                              is coordinator for the Great Swamp
recommended doing a major renova-         follow and the public is invited. The         Cranford Historical Society will             Singers, the Oratorio Singers of          the Watchung Reservation, South                                count and can be reached at (908)
tion that would preserve the history of   Reverend Gina Walsh-Minor is rector.          present “A Civil War Era Christmas           Westfield and the New Jersey Choral       Mountain Reservation and multiple                              347-2308 or paxel55@hotmail.com.
                                                                                        Concert” on Sunday, December 19,             Art Society. She also has appeared at     other parks and habitats.                                      Tom Ostrand is coordinator for the
                                                                                        from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crane-Phillips       the Westfield Workshop for the Arts          The Raritan Estuary circle is cen-                          Raritan Estuary count and may be
                                                                                        House Museum.                                and the Westfield Bach Festival.          tered in the Bonhamtown section of                             reached at (732) 549-8118 or
                                                                                           Local musicians Mary Heller, Mel            Ms. Schnapf has performed as an         Edison Township, Middlesex County.                             tostrand@gmail.com.
                                                                                        Freda and Deborah Schnapf will be            oboist with the Plainfield Symphony,
                                                                                        featured during the program, which
                                                                                        will be presented in the museum par-
                                                                                                                                     the Livingston Orchestra and the Sum-
                                                                                                                                     mit Orchestra and has played in cham-     Dr. Mira Stotland Joins Team
                                                                                        lor. They have been researching and          ber music recitals in the NewYork area.
                                                                                        practicing 19th-century musical
                                                                                        pieces which would have been famil-
                                                                                                                                       The 150th anniversary of the
                                                                                                                                     American Civil War will begin in
                                                                                                                                                                                At Advanced Dermatology
                                                                                        iar to soldiers and their families in the    2011 and run until 2015. On October          WESTFIELD – Advanced Derma- certified dermatologist and fellowship
                                                                                        1860s and 1870s.                             27, 2009, the Township of Cranford        tology, Mohs and Laser Surgery Cen- trained Mohs Surgeon who special-
                                                                                           Ms. Freda has taught piano in the         adopted a resolution designating the      ter is pleased to announce the arrival izes in the removal of skin cancer,
                                                                                        Cranford area for more than 25 years.        Cranford Historical Society as the        of Dr. Mira Stotland. Dr Stotland is a plastic reconstructions, dermatologic
                                                                                        She has accompanied the Orange Av-           lead organization for celebrating that    board certified dermatologist who surgery, laser procedures and cosmetic
                                                                                        enue School Chorus and Orchestra, the        defining period of American history.      specializes in general dermatology dermatology. Dr. McFalls is a board
                                                                                        Hillside Avenue School Orchestra and           The Crane-Phillips House Mu-            for adults and children, skin cancer certified dermatologist specializing in
                                                                                        the Brookside Place Chorus. She cur-         seum is located at 124 North Union        and cosmetic dermatology. She has general dermatology for adults and
                                                                                        rently is church organist for the Cranford   Avenue in Cranford. Admission will        received extensive                                       adolescents. Rachel
                                                                                        United Methodist Church and accom-           be free. For further information,         training in laser treat-                                 Cittone, P.A.-C is a cer-
                                                                                        panist for the vocal group the Westfield     call the historical society’s office at   ments for hair re-                                       tified Physician Assis-
NEW BEGINNING…Pictured above is the interior of the Trinity Episcopal                   Chansonettes.Additionally, she accom-        (908) 276-0082 or e-mail                  moval, acne and scars,                                   tant who specializes in
Church in Cranford following recent renovations. The community is invited to an         panies the Schola Chorus at St. John         cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net.    chemical peels, Botox                                    dermatology.
open house event this Saturday, December 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. An         the Apostle School in Clark.                   This program will be made pos-
Advent Lessons and Carols service, also open to the public, will be held at the                                                                                                treatments and filler                                       Advanced Derma-
church this Sunday, December 12, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.                        Ms. Heller has sung with the St.          sible in part by a HEART (History,        injections including                                     tology, Mohs and La-
                                                                                                                                     Education, Arts Reaching Thousands)       Restylane           and                                  ser Surgery Center is a
                                                                                                                                     Grant from the Union County Board         Juvederm.                                                comprehensive der-
                                                                                                                                     of Chosen Freeholders.                       After completing                                      matology center pro-
                                                                                                                                         Temple Schedules                      her undergraduate                                        viding patients with a
                                                                                                                                                                               education at the Uni-                                    wide range of medical
                                                                                                                                         Coat Drive Sunday                     versity of Pennsylva-                                    and cosmetic services.
                                                                                                                                        WESTFIELD – Temple Emanu-El            nia, Dr. Stotland                                        Apart from skin
                                                                                                                                     will once again participate in the New    graduated summa cum                                      screenings, general
                                                                                                                                     Jersey Cares Annual Coat Drive this       laude from the State               Mira Stotland         dermatology and sur-
                                                                                                                                     Sunday, December 12, only from 8:30       University of New                                        gical dermatology, we
                                                                                                                                     a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide gently       York (SUNY), Downstate Medical offer laser treatments for hair removal,
                                                                                                                                     used winter coats to state residents in   Center, in Brooklyn. She completed acne, nail fungus, tattoo removal,
                Whether you’re new to the community                                                                                  need. Volunteers will be stationed in     her internal medicine internship at spider veins and broken blood ves-
                                                                                                                                                                               St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New sels, dark and age spots. We perform
                                                                                                                                     the temple parking lot, located at 756
                 or looking for a deeper connection,                                                                                 East Broad Street in Westfield, to
                                                                                                                                     accept donations.
                                                                                                                                                                               York and then returned to SUNY chemical peels, microdermabrasion,
                                                                                                                                                                               Downstate to complete her residency Botox and Dysport and dermal fillers
                                                                                                                                                                               in dermatology, where she was named like Restylane and Juvederm.
                J Connection has something for you.                                                                                     Donations should not be dropped off
                                                                                                                                     at any other time. For more informa-      Chief Resident in Dermatology in              Our practice offers extended
                                                                                                                                     tion, contact Carolyn Shane, executive    her final year of training.                hours on Tuesday evenings, Thurs-
                                                                                                                                     director, at (908) 232-6770, extension       Dr. Stotland has published on vari- day evenings and Saturday morn-
                                                                                                                                     no. 114, or cshane@tewnj.org, or visit    ous topics including acne treatments, ings. We participate with Medicare
                                                                                                                                     the temple’s website, tewnj.org.          sunscreen safety and laser treatments. and many other insurance plans.
                                                                                                                                                                               She is an active member of the Ameri- Our office is located at 240 East
                                                                                                                                                                               can Academy of Dermatology and of Grove Street in Westfield, N.J. Call
                                                                                                                                                                               Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious today to schedule an appointment:
                                                                                                                                                                               national medical honor society.            (908) 232-6446.
                                                                                                                                                                                  She joins the practice of Dr. Sabatino          Paid Bulletin Board
         Next meetings are Tuesday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 14                                                                                                       Ciatti, Dr. Susan McFalls and Rachel              goleader.com/express
                                                                                                                                                                               Cittone, P.A.-C. Dr. Ciatti is a board

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