Arts & Entertainment

Westfield Symphony Fundraiser Offers the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

May 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ—Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? The Friends of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra are offering a stunning faux pearl necklace to commemorate the 30-year “Pearl Anniversary” of Westfield Symphony Orchestra. This timeless classic, available in two styles—smaller pearls and larger pearls—is just $30 at Bittersweet Designs, 221 Lenox Ave., Westfield. All proceeds will benefit the WSO.

With revenue from ticket sales covering about 30 percent of the actual cost to put on a concert, The Friends of the WSO came up with the idea for elegant single-strands of individually knotted white opalescent faux pearls as a way to raise funds this year in addition to their annual home tour, which will take place May 11. The very affordable $30 price tag makes it accessible to all and also ties in with the 30th anniversary theme.  

“The idea of the pearls came up while we were brainstorming special ways to commemorate Westfield Symphony's 30th year,” said Christine Bailey, a member of The Friends of the WSO. “Historically, the thirtieth anniversary is symbolized by pearls—so what better way to mark the occasion than with strands of pearls in honor of the symphony?”

Sign Up for E-News

The faux pearls also represent timelessness and elegance, making this the perfect gift for Mom or Grandma.

“It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift not just because they’re pearls but also because you’re making a positive commitment to the musical life of the community,” said Elizabeth Ryan, director of marketing for the WSO.

“The feedback we've received thus far is that people not only enjoy the beauty of the necklace itself, but they also appreciate the notion of being able to give back and help fund the arts locally,” said Bailey. “And what woman doesn't like to don a strand of pearls with a sense of purpose? These help you to look good on the outside and feel good on the inside, as well.”

“Westfield Symphony Orchestra was founded 30 years ago by a group of visionary Westfield citizens who believed that the performance of symphonic music at a professional level adds value to the quality of community life,” noted Ryan. “Through its musical excellence, creative concerts, valued outreach programs, and thanks to unprecedented support from the WSO Friends, WSO has continued to grow and thrive artistically. Few communities of our size can boast a fully professional symphony orchestra or a world-class conductor such as Maestro David Wroe on their doorstep. The Westfield Symphony Orchestra is truly a gift of musical excellence that we hope will continue indefinitely.”

In addition to Bittersweet, the pearls will be available at upcoming WSO events, including the the May 11 Tour of Notable Homes and the June 2 WSO season finale.

For tickets to these events and more information about the WSO, The Friends of the WSO and the pearl fundraiser, visit www.westfieldsymphony.org.

Editor's Note: The Friends of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra is an advertiser on TheAlternativePress.com. To learn more about becoming an advertiser, please call 917-676-2302 or email jlieberman@thealternativepress.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Westfield

Citing Respect for Springsteen, Tribute Band Pulls Out of Garden State Inaugural Ball in DC

January 16, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ — For more than three decades, The B Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, has played Jersey Shore bars and festivals, as well as the 2009 Garden State Ball for Barack Obama's first Inauguration and a return engagement four years later. However, the group, which pioneered the "tribute band" concept in 1980, has never received as much flak ...

Conversion of Single Family Zoning to Multi-Family Zoning Could Start 'Gold Rush' of Development

January 14, 2017

Dear Editor,

I am writing to oppose the construction of a multi-family residence (6 residential units) at 1481 East Broad Street in Westfield.  The construction of a multi-family residence at this location (RS-12 zone district) is contradictory to the township’s 2005 Master Plan, which has zoned this district for single-family home construction only.  Additionally, it requires ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Shoplifting, Drug-Related Arrest & More

January 12, 2017

January 4, 2017 6:23 p.m.

Pietro Maioriello, age 20, of Scotch Plains, NJ, was arrested for possession a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Subject was processed and released on a summons.

January 4, 2017 9:21 p.m.

Stephen Thomas, age 21, of Plainfield, NJ, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding warrants for his arrest from Highland ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Tells Bloomberg Says Content Move Makes Sense for Apple

January 16, 2017

Point View's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio (Interview starts at 1:35) discussing Apple's potential move into making original video content:

assets.bwbx.io

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

5 Questions to Ask at an Open House

When you go to your next open house, ask the listing agent these key questions to help you make an informed decision. When a property is hot, a public open house may be your best opportunity for due diligence before submitting an offer. While the hosting agent may not be able to answer all of your questions, there is a lot you can learn.

1. How long has it been on the market?  You may ...

Today’s Bond Market - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2016’s final days left bond investors unsettled.

Just a few months ago, with the backdrop of the surprise July Brexit vote, U.S. Treasury yields hit record lows. Donald Trump’s election as president has increased concerns of a new round of tax cuts and greater government spending, which could stimulate inflation. The Federal Reserve has finally raised interest rates and is ...

It Even Happened to Me

Beware of credit card fraud — it can happen to anyone.

I was shopping at a retail establishment over the holidays and purchased some items with my business credit card. The next day, I was downloading my credit card activity into QuickBooks and spotted some strange charges - they were not large amounts, but they originated from establishments I don't frequent, like ...

Video: Mistreated, Harassed, Abused, Discriminated Against or Retaliated Against at Work?

Have you been mistreated, harassed, abused, discriminated against or retaliated against by your employer?

Watch this video to learn how Westfield employment attorney Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, who for the last 25 years has aggressively represented employees, can help you.

If you are the victim of prejudice or spend every day in a hostile work environment, you can give him a call for ...

Westfield Students & Parents Learn Positive Steps in Navigating the Digital World

How much screen time is too much?  More than 1,500 Westfield intermediate school students probed the answer to that question this week in grade level assemblies arranged by their counselors. In a film called "Screenagers," sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools were shown examples of how excessive digital use can impact school, family ...

Westfield Area YMCA is Ready to 'Bring on Summer'

It may be cold outside but the Westfield Area YMCA is gearing up for summer camp!  In-person registration is now underway.  Each year campers ages 3-15 try new activities, learn new skills, get creative, have a blast and make new friends in a safe environment.

 

 

The Y is excited to offer new S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - 6th Grade

Sixth grade is a transitional year for students as they enter middle school.  Holy Trinity School embraces this change through its continued commitment to creating an environment in which its students can grow and develop academically, socially, and spiritually. 

In sixth grade, the curriculum becomes more departmentalized with students rotating classes for various subjects and ...

Cat Missing from Fanwood Home

Shadow has been missing from vicinity of Russell Road, Fanwood since Dec. 26. Shadow is a timid, long-hair gray male, about 6 years old. He may have been spotted on Fairacres Avenue in Westfield Tuesday.

Call 908-294-0340 with any information. 

Police Identify Body Found as Missing Woodland Park Senior

January 14, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Woodland Park Police Chief Anthony Galietti announced earlier that the identify of a deceased man found in Woodland Park on Jan. 13 was Thomas Kozell, 85, of Woodland Park. 

Kozell, 85, had been reported missing by his family in the evening on Jan. 12, ...