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

Credits: The Westfield Historical Society

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.

Sign Up for E-News

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Westfield

'MardiBRA' Event in Clark Will Help Women in Need

February 18, 2017

CLARK, NJ — When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Feb. 7

February 10, 2017

 

PERSONNEL

 

Following my recommendation to the Board, the appointment of Dr. Derrick Nelson as Principal of Westfield High School was unanimously approved effective February 8. Dr. Nelson has served admirably as Acting Principal at the High School since August 2016.  During that time, he has demonstrated proven leadership skills while building positive relationships ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b0537cc48766203f3bbf_presidents_day_jump_2017

Mon, February 20, 11:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President's Day Jump

Mon, February 20, 7:30 PM

Westfield Community Players, Westfield

Auditions for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, February 21, 3:45 PM

Westfield

Crimson 2nd Advanced Math

Education

Westfield Police Blotter: Jewelry Reported Stolen in Home Burglary & More

February 15, 2017

February 7, 2017 6:12 p.m.

Officer Jaramillo and Officer Loffredo arrested Andre F. Rebelo, age 23, of Westfield, NJ, on the strength of an outstanding ATS warrant out of the Westfield Municipal Court in the amount of $89 pursuant to a motor vehicle stop in the area of the 700 block of West South Avenue. Subject was transported to Westfield Police Department headquarters where he posted the ...

Rake & Hoe Garden Club 'Juniors' Prepare for New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

February 20, 2017

Rake & Hoe Garden Club of Westfield "Juniors" have been busy preparing their entries for the Garden Club of New Jersey flower show where they will compete in their age groups for ribbons in Artistic Crafts, Horticulture, Design and Photography. The kindergarten through high school members have been working hard on kaleidoscope mosaics and colorful bird masks that must be made of ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Will President Trump Make Real Estate Great Again?

You would think with Donald Trump’s transition from real estate mogul to President of the United States would make this answer a resounding “yes.”  

According to Allan Glass, founder of ASG Real Estate in Los Angeles, President Trump's presidency will result in fewer business regulations, which allows lenders to be more liberal with underwriting standards, and ...

How to Make Filing Taxes Easier

People want their refunds quickly, but sometimes can't get seem to get started or have only partial information available. Getting your refunds sooner means collecting your information and paperwork in an organized fashion. As soon as we receive your complete tax package, we prepare the tax return, submit the e-filing and in turn, you will have your refund faster.

So, try and get ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - PreK4 and PreK4+

A day in the Holy Trinity School PreK-4 and PreK-4Plus program is always exciting! The PreK -4 year old program at Holy Trinity Mountainside Campus is based on the knowledge that a child’s early years are ones of tremendous development – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. The curriculum challenges the child to develop through experience with language, mathematics, ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Financial Considerations Divorcing Couples Need To Understand

Individuals engaged in a divorce understand that the dissolution of their marriage can be a difficult and complicated process.  For individuals of high net worth, the divorce process can present a complex maze of responsibilities and decisions which need to be addressed.  The prospect of valuing marital assets, including properties, business interests, investments and the like, along ...

Shopfunding for a Cause. This week's spotlight: Jenny’s Hope Rescue

Jenny’s Hope Rescue was founded in honor of Jenny, an adopted adult puppy mill rescue dog. As a puppy mill pup, bred over and over again, her health was precarious.  Her owners knew Jenny was very sick, but there was a great chance of survival and a very happy life filled with the love she never knew. With some care, dollars spent, and lots of love, Jenny lived a healthy, wonderful ...

Parent Volunteers Active in Westfield Schools

The 2016-2017 Parent-Teacher Council (PTC) of the Westfield Public Schools launched the second half of the school year at its monthly meeting sharing ideas, interests and news about each school. The PTC, led by President Monica Bergin, is an umbrella organization which includes all 10 schools’ parent-teacher-student organizations.  The PTC has scheduled one meeting a month during ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, Morris County Woman Gets an Award

February 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a lifelong Morris County resident who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, of Chester, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her ...