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Increasing VA Accountability & Economic Opportunity for Our Veterans This Memorial Day

May 22, 2015

Dear Friend, Memorial Day is a time when Americans pay tribute, honor and remember those who have served our country bravely and sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

Vehicle Reported Stolen in Westfield

May 20, 2015

May 19, 2015 5:49 p.m. Officers Popleik and Davis arrested Soncivae Brown, age 33, of Elizabeth for two outstanding warrants (total $973) out of Union Township municipal court to a motor ...

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Columns

In the Schools

Westfield High School Senior Jorge Ledesma Named Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ledesma is one of 141 outstanding ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y Offers Cool Classes This Summer

The Westfield Area Y Summer Session runs June 21 – August 29. Registration for Gold and Silver individual and family members begins Thursday, June 4. Members can register online. Open ...

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Connecting Commerce and Community

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Introduces The Community Street map

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will once again produce its Community Street Map, which includes all of our five towns--Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. ...

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Weltman Home Services

SAVINGS FROM WELTMAN HOME SERVICES

SAVE SAVE SAVE! Call Weltman Home Services at 888 935 8626    

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ViaNutrition

Mindful Eating Tips to Help with Health and Weight Loss

Everyone just wants to feel better, move better, look better and be happy.  Not always in that order but they all rank up there. How we get there is different for everyone. Coming off of a ...

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Monday with Millicent

David’s Country Inn

At some special time in your life, you may be called upon to arrange a special affair for a family member, dear friend, or just because. Such was the case when we received an invitation to ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Soaring Dollar and Your Portfolio: What You Need to Know

Over the last year the Dollar has appreciated nearly 22% versus the world’s currencies.  With forecasts for continuing Dollar strength, what’s the next move for ...

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Join the Westfield Historical Society for Lunch and “Memories of Old Westfield”

By JACKIE LIEBERMAN

January 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ—On Wednesday, Jan. 9, longtime Westfield resident Bob Miller will present excerpts from the book “Memories of Old Westfield” by John Henry Frazee at the Westfield Historical Society’s monthly First Wednesday Luncheon.

Miller is the society’s program chairman, a member of the the Genealogical Society of West Fields and an “entertaining speaker,” according to Thena Rosahl, WHS Administrator.

The program will take place at noon at the Echo Lake Country Club, 515 Springfield Avenue, in Westfield.

John Henry Frazee was born in 1873 in a house where the town’s WWI monument stands today. According to Miller, this book conveys the feeling that Frazee enjoyed every minute of his long life in Westfield, from the pranks he played as a boy to learning masonry skills from his Uncle Milton. Other stories in the book tell of Westfield’s inns, its first church, the arrival of the railroad and even its first schools.

The book also contains a chart of Frazee’s noted family history, which includes his Aunt Betty Frazee of Revolutionary War fame.  

To reserve your place at the luncheon, call 908-233-2930.  The cost is $21 for members and $26 for non-members, including gratuity.

For more information about the Westfield Historical Society and its upcoming events, visit www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org.