St. Paul’s Giant Book Sale To Commence This Sunday

The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES
St. Paul’s Giant Book Sale
To Commence This Sunday
WESTFIELD — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is gearing up for its 27th
Annual Giant Book Sale in the church’s
newly renovated Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St.
Paul’s, the sale will run this Sunday,
November 2, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday,
November 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Tuesday, November 4, 9 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday will be Bag Day, when customers can purchase all they can put
into one grocery bag for $4.
The sale will feature thousands of
donated books in categories including hardback and paperback fiction,
history, biography, science and medicine, political science, psychology,
gardening, the arts, sports, pets, crafts,
how-to, self improvement, languages,
books for teens and a large selection
of children’s books, puzzles and
games. Also for sale will be low-cost
videos, software, CDs, records,
DVDs, oversized books and sheet
music. All sale proceeds are used to
fund the various musical programs at
St. Paul’s, to which the general public is always invited.
“The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s
wish to thank all book donors and
buyers who have made this annual
Giant Book Sale a success for the past
26 years,” said Charles Banks, director of music at St. Paul’s. “This year, as
always, our dedicated volunteers are
looking forward to meeting and greeting returning customers, and all new
customers will be welcomed as well.”
Donations for the sale currently
are being accepted and may be
dropped off daily through Saturday,
November 1. An outdoor pod unit is
available for book drop-offs in the
church parking lot; visitors should
use the Euclid Avenue driveway entrance. Weekday donations will be
accepted from 3 to 9 p.m. and all day
on Saturday. Donors are asked to
bag donations by category, if possible. St. Paul’s is unable to accept
donated textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street,
Westfield, near Euclid Avenue and
across from the municipal building.
To access the Parish Hall, use the
Euclid Avenue driveway entrance.
For more information, call (908) 4515082 or e-mail Mr. Banks at
[email protected]
THEIR SMILES SPEAK VOLUMES...Friends and book lovers Barbara Chupko
of Scotch Plains, left, and Ginny Takonis of Westfield explore the wide range of
books at the 25th Annual Giant Book Sale in 2012 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
in Westfield. This year’s sale will start on Sunday, November 2, noon to 5 p.m.;
continue on Monday, November 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and close on Tuesday,
November 4, 9 a.m. to noon, which is Bag Day. Donations are being accepted for
the sale through Saturday, November 1.
Nominations Are Sought
For Women of Excellence
AREA — Nominations for the 23rd
Annual Women of Excellence Awards
are now being accepted. The award,
sponsored by the Union County
Board of Chosen Freeholders and the
Commission on the Status of Women,
celebrates the diverse achievements
of women who have distinguished
themselves in professional or volunteer fields in Union County.
“The Women of Excellence Awards
honor the many ways in which women
strengthen the Union County community, by sharing the inspiring stories of awardees from many different
backgrounds,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Nominate
an extraordinary woman in your life,
and help contribute to this effort.”
Women can be nominated for their
contributions in the categories of Arts
and Humanities, Business and Entrepreneurial, Community Service, Education, Government, Law, Law En-
Caregivers Meeting
Set Monday Night
WESTFIELD —A support group for
those caring for elderly or chronically ill
loved ones meets on the first non-holiday Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the parish center of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church on Lamberts Mill
Road in Westfield. The next meeting
will take place on November 3. These
are information and sharing sessions.
For more information, call Marilyn Ryan
at (908) 232-1214.
The Board of Adjustment of the Town of
Westfield, New Jersey will hold a special
meeting on November 18, 2014 at
7:30pm in the Council Chambers in the
Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street,
Westfield, New Jersey to hear and decide
upon the following application for site plan
approval with c and d variance relief. Formal action may be taken.
Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, 748
East Broad Street. Applicant is seeking
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval with c and d variances to use the
existing house as a small-scale meeting
place for approximately two to thirty people;
to modify the interior of the existing house;
to install exit signs, emergency lights and
other code required items; to construct a
new grade entry porch at the rear of the
house and to add a pathway from the
existing Temple parking lot to the back of
the house. Applicant is seeking variance
relief for: coverage by all improvement,
front yard setback, side yard setback, building mass at a zoning side yard, parking
spaces, parking lot striping, driveway setback, driveway width, driveway thickness,
granite block curb, location of accessory
structure, height of accessory structure
and total sign area.
Variances, waivers or exceptions from
certain site plan details or relief from requirements may be sought as appropriate.
Plans and application are on file in the
office of the Town Engineer, 959 North
Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey and
may be seen Monday through Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kathleen A. Nemeth
Secretary, Board of Adjustment
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forcement, Medicine and Health Care,
or Women’s Advocacy.
The Women of Excellence Award is
open to all women, age 21 or older,
who live, work or volunteer in Union
County. Awardees will receive a certificate and will be celebrated at the
annual Women of Excellence gala
awards dinner, to be held on Friday,
March 20, 2015, at Galloping Hill
Caterers in Union Township.
For more information about submitting a Women of Excellence
nomination, or to download a nomination form, visit Questions about the
nomination process can be e-mailed
to [email protected]
All nominations should be mailed
to Jane O’Hara at 708 Newark Avenue, Westfield, N.J. 07090 and postmarked no later than Monday, December 1, 2014.
Public Notice is hereby given that the
ordinance as follows was passed and
adopted by the Town Council of the Town
of Westfield at a meeting thereof held on
October 21, 2014.
Claire J. Gray
Town Clerk
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jazz Performer to Appear
At Willow Grove Church
Miss Morgan B. Lang and Lt. Ian P. Hutter
Miss Morgan B. Lang
To Wed Lt. Ian P. Hutter
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Lang, Jr.
of Scotch Plains, formerly of
Westfield, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Morgan Betner
Lang, to Lieutenant Ian Patrick Hutter,
U.S. Navy. Lt. Hutter is the son of
Mary and Colonel Paul Hutter, U.S.
Army (Ret.), of Manassas, Va.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Westfield High School, where
she was a dual-sport athlete and
captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams her senior year. She
graduated from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology. While at William &
Mary, Miss Lang was a member of
Phi Beta Phi Sorority and the varsity
lacrosse team, where she served as a
tri-captain her senior year. She received her Master of Science degree
in Sports Management from Virginia
Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Lt. Hutter is a 2001 graduate of
Osbourn Park High School in
Manassas, Va., where he was a member of the wrestling and lacrosse teams.
He graduated from the University of
Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. While attending UVA,
he was a part of the NROTC program
and an active member of Delta Kappa
Epsilon Fraternity, the Madison House
charity organization, and the University Judiciary Committee. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an
ensign in the U.S. Navy.
The pair met in Virginia Beach,
Va. while the future groom was stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana
as an F/A-18 Weapons System Officer at Strike Fighter Weapons
School Atlantic, and the future bride
was the Executive Director of the
local sports commission.
A graduate of the U.S. Navy
“TOPGUN,” Lt. Hutter currently is
the Training Officer of Strike Fighter
Squadron 102 stationed at Naval Air
Facility Atsugi in Japan. Miss Lang
currently is the Event and Development Manager for the Alzheimer’s
Association in San Diego.
A January 2015 wedding is
planned in Williamsburg, Va.
Presbyterian Church to Hold
Theology Book Discussion
WESTFIELD — The Presbyterian
Church in Westfield has announced its
upcoming theology book discussion
sessions. Alan Smith, facilitator of the
Monday evening small group discussions, will continue to lead the group
in responding to published works of
regarded theologians. This year’s series will meet on the first and third
Mondays of the month, beginning
November 3, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in
the church’s Parish House Library at
140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield.
“We typically read one chapter
for a session, and delve into the
meaning and implications for us as
Christians in the modern world,” Mr.
Smith explained.
This year’s book will be Eberhard
Self-Help Book Group
To Begin on Monday
FANWOOD — A new self-help
book group discussion on personal
growth will begin at the Fanwood
Memorial Library on Monday, November 3, at 6 p.m., with “The Gifts of
Imperfection” by Brene Brown. The
library is located at 5 Forest Road.
Facilitated by Nathalie Concepcion,
a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and
a certified executive coach, this book
group will delve into the idea of growth
and living a more meaningful life.
Later books will be “Daring Greatly”
on January 12; “The 360 Degree
Leader” on March 9 and “Living Like
You Mean It” on May 4.
These programs will be free and
open to the community. For more
information, call the library at (908)
322-6400 or visit
Notice is hereby given that bid proposals will be received via the Internet until 10:00:59
A.M. on 11/13/14, downloaded, and publicly opened and read, from Bidders classified
under N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.1 et seq.; in the CONFERENCE ROOM-A, 1st Floor F & A
Building, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton,
New Jersey 08625; for:
Maintenance Bridge Painting Contract 2014-1, Twenty Two (22) Bridges,
Routes I-78 and NJ 173; Bethlehem, Clinton, Greenwich, Hillside, Pohatcong,
Readington and Union Townships and Alpha, Bloomsbury and Lebanon
Boroughs, Hunterdon, Union and Warren Counties
Federal Project No: NHP-C00S(621), DP No: 14404
*NOTE: All Contractors interested in this project must have valid SSPC-QP1 and
SSPC-QP2 certifications issued by The Society for Protective Coatings (http:// within 30 State Business Days after the bids are received and for the
duration of the contract.
Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964. Specifically, “the contractor, sub recipient or subcontractor shall not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. The
contractor shall carry out applicable requirements of 49 C.F.R. part 26 in the award and
administration of DOT-assisted contracts. Failure by the contractor to carry out these
requirements is a material breach of this contract, which may result in the termination of
this contract or such other remedy as the recipient deems appropriate.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, contractor must submit the Department of Treasury,
Division of Revenue Business Registration of the contractor and any named subcontractors prior to contract award or authorization.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51, contractors must be registered with the New Jersey
Department of Labor, Division of Wage and hour Compliance at the time of bid.
The Department, in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252
U.S.C., 49 C.F.R., Parts 21 and 23 issued pursuant to such Act, and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will afford minority business enterprises full opportunity to
submit bids in response to this invitation and will not discriminate against any bidder on
the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap in the project award.
Plans, specifications, and bidding information for the proposed work are available at Bid
Express website You must subscribe to use this service. To subscribe
follow the instructions on the website. Fees apply to downloading documents and plans
and bidding access. The fee schedule is available on the web site. All fees are directly
payable to Bid Express. Plans, specifications, and bidding information may be inspected
(BUT NOT OBTAINED) by contracting organizations at our Design Field Offices at the
following locations:
200 Stierli Court
One Executive Campus Rt 70 West
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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Busch’s “Drawn to Freedom – Christian Faith Today in Conversation with
the Heidelberg Catechism,” which
may be purchased on
or in a Kindle version.
“This particular book helps to
clarify the purpose of the defining
Protestant catechism from 1563 and
helps us orient our thinking and actions in response to circumstances
today,” Mr. Smith noted.
This will be the start of the eighth
theology discussion session at the
church. In the past, the group, which
ranges from 15 to 30 participants who
attend sessions when they are available, has read and discussed Calvin’s
“4th Institute, Confession of St. Augustan,” Barth’s “Word of God and
Word of Man,” Diogenes Allen’s “Theology for a Troubled Believer,”
Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together,” N.T.
Write’s “Surprised by Hope” and
McClaren’s Why Did Jesus, Moses,
the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross
the Road?”
These sessions will be free and
open to all. The introduction and chapter 2.1 – “God’s Word of Assurance”
will be discussed at the first session
on November 3. For additional information, call Mike Samson, associate
pastor, at (908) 233- 0301.
TAKE NOTICE that on the 24th day of
November, 2014, at 7:30 o’clock p.m., a
hearing will be held before the Westfield
Historic Preservation Commission at the
Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street,
Westfield New Jersey on the designation
of the portion of Walnut Street between
Mountain Avenue and Elm Street as a
historic district pursuant to Section 5 of the
Historic Designation and Preservation Ordinance. The proposed properties that may
be included in the historic district are as
263 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 9
259 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 10
255 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 11
257 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 11
251 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 12
249 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 13
245 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 14
239 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 15
231 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 16
227 Walnut Street Block 2401 Lot 17
302 Elm Street
Block 2401 Lot 18
309 Walnut Street Block 2402 Lot 6
303 Walnut Street Block 2402 Lot 7
204 Elm Street
Block 2406 Lot 1
232 Walnut Street Block 2406 Lot 2
234 Walnut Street Block 2406 Lot 3
238 Walnut Street Block 2406 Lot 4
244 Walnut Street Block 2406 Lot 5
250 Walnut Street Block 2406 Lot 6
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0001
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0002
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0003
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0004
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0005
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0006
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0007
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0008
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0009
260 Walnut St Block 2406 Lot 7 C0010
Copies of the Commission’s Report,
maps, photographs, and all other information gathered during the course of the
Commission’s research can be obtained
without cost in the Town Clerk’s Office at
the Westfield Town Hall, 425 East Broad
Street, Westfield, New Jersey during normal business hours.
Kelly Kessler, Chairman
Westfield Historic Preservation
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SCOTCH PLAINS — New Yorkbased jazz pianist, composer and vocalist Deanna Witkowski will perform
a solo concert on Sunday, November
9, at 4 p.m., as part of the “Music for
the Soul” series at the Willow Grove
Presbyterian Church. The concert will
be free and open to the public.
Ms. Witkowski is well known both
for her work as an instrumental composer and as an innovator in bringing
together jazz and liturgy. She is a
frequent presenter on jazz and spirituality and currently serves as the interim minister of music at the Park
Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan. She was the winner of the Great
American Jazz Piano Competition in
2002 and has appeared on Marian
McPartland’s radio show “Piano Jazz.”
Her brand-new solo piano recording,
“Raindrop: Improvisations with
Chopin,” will be released on Saturday,
November 15, and will be available at
the Willow Grove performance.
On her newest recording Ms.
Witkowski marries Chopin works as
a solo pianist with Brazilian, jazz and
free improvisation. Her earlier recordings also illustrate her huge musical range. “From This Place” (2009:
Tilapia Records) features her liturgical jazz material in formats ranging
from three-voice a cappella to an
instrumental quartet. “Length of
Days” (2005), “Wide Open Window”
(2003) and “Having to Ask” (2000)
showcase her fusions of jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music.
Immediately following the concert,
there will be a reception with light
refreshments and an opportunity to
talk with Ms. Witkowski. To find out
more about her music, visit
The Willow Grove Presbyterian
Church is located at 1961 Raritan Road,
Scotch Plains, across the street from
the south-side firehouse and south-side
soccer park, near the corner of South
Martine Avenue. The facilities are
handicap-accessible. For information
about Willow Grove events, visit or call (908)
232-5678. The Music for the Soul concert series is funded by a grant from the
Presbytery of Elizabeth.
Deanna Witkowski
Community Event to Address
Being Jewish in 21st Century
SCOTCH PLAINS – Area synagogues and Jewish organizations
will collaborate to sponsor a oneday program, “Why Be Jewish in
the 21st Century? Beginning the
Conversation,” on Sunday, November 16. It will take place at the
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
of Central New Jersey.
The day will be divided into two
sessions: a session from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m. for parents and grandparents of children from infants
through age 15, and the other from
1 to 4 p.m. for parents and grandparents of older children, age 16
through adulthood. This participatory event is free and open to the
community. Pre-registration is
strongly suggested.
The program will feature remarks
from best-selling author Doron
Kornbluth, whose books include
“Why Be Jewish?” and “Raising
Kids to LOVE Being Jewish.” An
internationally renowned speaker,
Mr. Kornbluth makes presentations
in more than 50 cities annually to a
wide range of audiences.
The morning session, entitled
“Everything You Need to Empower
Your Children to Lead an Inspired
Jewish Life,” will focus on raising
children from infancy through
middle school. Free babysitting and
a children’s program will be available during the morning session.
The afternoon session will address “Beyond ‘JDate’… Talking
to Your Adult Children About Making Jewish Life Choices.” This session will explore the ways in which
young adults can connect to and
In accordance with the ordinances of the
Borough of Garwood, and the statutes of
the State of New Jersey, Notice is hereby
served upon you that an application for
development NO. PB 14-02 to be located
in a Central Business District (B-2 and R3) zone on the premises known as BLOCK
NO. 111; LOT NO. 21, with an address of
336 North Avenue, Garwood, New Jersey
has been submitted by 336 North Avenue,
LLC, Applicant, 336 North Avenue,
Garwood, New Jersey 07207.
The development is located within 200
feet of property owned by you and involves
in a Central Business District (B-2 and R3) existing two-story mixed use building,
first floor is currently being used as a
restaurant and the second floor is being
used as a dwelling unit. A change of use is
proposed from restaurant and one apartment into restaurant and two apartments.
The existing deck on the second floor will
be removed. A new first floor rear addition
to be used as walk-in cooler is proposed.
The existing front facade will be renewed.
New folding doors (Na-Na Door) will be
installed at the front seating Area. A new
canopy with Spanish tiles, new light fixtures and new signs (one blade sign and
one mounted along canopy) are proposed,
and requires the granting of relief from
zone requirements that require site plan
approval and variance approval for building coverage and parking.
The Garwood Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on this matter on
November 12, 2014 at, 7:30 P.M., in Council Chambers 403 South Avenue, Garwood,
New Jersey. Any person or persons affected by this application will have an opportunity to present any objections you
may have to the proposed development.
The Board, does, however, have the right
to exclude repetitious testimony.
All documents relating to this application
may be inspected by the public Monday
through Friday between the hours of 9:00
A.M. until 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. until
4:00 P.M. in the Planning/Zoning Office,
403 South Avenue, Garwood, New Jersey.
Flor Mendonza,
Managing Member
336 North Avenue LLC
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experience Judaism throughout
high school, college and in their
20s and 30s.
During both the morning and afternoon sessions, participants will
break into small discussion groups
facilitated by educators in the community. Refreshments will be served
at the end of each session, allowing
participants further opportunities to
connect with one another.
This program was developed
through a partnership of Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains;
Congregation Anshe Chesed, Linden; Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah,
Clark; Temple Beth-El Mekor
Chayim, Cranford; The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning;
the JCC of Central New Jersey and
Jewish Federation of Greater
MetroWest. This partnership, along
with many private donors from the
community, provided support for
this program.
The JCC of Central New Jersey
is located at 1391 Martine Avenue,
Scotch Plains. To register for the
program, visit For more
information, call Davida Berkowitz
at (908) 889-1830.
Take notice that in accordance with
N.J.S.A. 39:10-16*, application has been
made to the Chief Administrator of the
Motor Vehicle Commission, Trenton, New
Jersey, to receive title papers authorizing
and issue New Jersey certification of ownership for, Make: Lincoln Continental, Year:
1964 VIN/Hull Identification Number:
4Y86N409796. Objections, if any, should
be made in writing, immediately in writing
to the Chief Administrator of the Motor
Vehicle Commission, Special title Unit,
P.O. Box 017, Trenton, New Jersey, 086660017.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30
PM in the Town of Westfield Municipal
Building, Council Chambers, 425 East
Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, a
PUBLIC HEARING will be held by the
Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Town of
Westfield for preliminary and final site plan,
use variance and bulk variance approvals
(Section 11.25A3: first floor medical use
not permitted in CBD Zone; Section
17.02C5: off-street parking – 37 spaces
required, 0 spaces provided; Section
16.04E1: wall signs – 1 permitted, 3 proposed; Section 16.04E1b: height of wall
sign – 12 feet maximum, 16 feet 4 inches
& 20 feet proposed; Section 16.04E1d:
vertical dimension of wall sign – 1.5 feet
maximum, 3 feet proposed; Section
11.25E2: side yard setback – 10 feet required, 5.58 feet & 0.5 feet existing nonconforming condition) and such other variances, relief and/or waivers that may be
required upon an analysis of the plans and
testimony at the Public Hearing on the
Application submitted by the Applicant,
Westfield Health & Rehabilitation, for property located at 222 North Avenue West,
Block 3116, Lot 12 on the Tax Map of the
Town of Westfield. The property is located
in the CBD Zone District and is owned by
222 North Avenue Realty, LLC. The Applicant is proposing interior renovations to
the existing building for use of the first floor
as a medical office with ancillary retail, use
of the second floor for physical therapy
and maintain the existing office tenant on
the third floor. New wall signs are proposed for the building.
When the case is called you may appear
either in person or by agent or attorney and
present any objections which you may
have to the granting of this Application. A
copy of the Application and plans are on
file and available for PUBLIC INSPECTION in the office of the Town Engineer,
959 North Avenue West, Westfield, New
Jersey, during that office’s normal business hours.
Attorneys for the Applicant
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