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Congratulations to the 28 Winners in the The Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

Congratulations to the 28 Winners in the The Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) held weekly drawings from November 23 through December 21 for shoppers to win $50 gift cards to their favorite downtown stores during the holiday season. Six prizes of $50 were awarded each week in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards, courtesy of the DWC. 

And the winners are.....

Week 1 Winners:

Adrian Docampo (Jersey Boutique Spa), Grace Elliott (The Station Cafe), Samantha Herman (Sweet Waters Steak House), Ramaydalis Keddis (Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics), Kristin Stellingwerf (Boxwood Coffee), Christine Stirrat (Banana Republic) and Karen Taylor ($25 Town of Westfield, New Jersey parking card)


Week 2 Winners:

Michael Fay (Bridget’s Irish Cottage), Cathy Hawkins (Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics), Christine Kamil (Facial Reality Spa), Michelle Massa (Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics), Bill Thau (Lord & Taylor), Denise Ward (The Brick Oven), and Dina Melucci ($25 Town of Westfield, New Jersey parking card)

Week 3 Winners:

Jill Anderson (GAP), Sheila Blazovic (Bridget’s Irish Cottage), Mike DiMaio (Jersey Boutique Spa), Bernadine Liebrich (N & C Jewelers), Edward Palmer (Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics), Kathy Warren (Trader Joe’s), and Natalia Barriga ($25 Town of Westfield, New Jersey parking card)

Week 4 Winners:

Tanya Bachman (Fresh Bui), Bruce Einhorn (Westfield Shoe Repair), Glenn Gross Jr. (Woofgang Bakery), Maryann Ingenito (Limani Seafood Grill), Ron McGovern (Jersey Mike’s), Maria Pearce (Tutti Baci Italian Bakery and Deli), and Joan Cingar ($25 Town of Westfield, New Jersey parking card)

Established Local Law Firm Names New Partner

The law firm of Phelan, Frantz & Ohlig, LLC (formerly known as Phelan, Frantz & Peek, LLC) has served Westfield and the surrounding communities for almost a century.  Located in downtown Westfield on Orchard Street with ample parking, the firm recently announced that Gretchan R. Ohlig has become a partner in the practice. The firm will continue its practice specializing primarily in trust and estate planning and administration and real estate.  The firm looks forward to continuing its high caliber of service and long-standing commitment to the Westfield community and residents. For information regarding the firm practice and its attorneys, please visit our website at www.pfolawfirm.com.

Phelan, Frantz & Ohlig, LLC

210 Orchard Street

(908) 232-2244

www.pfolawfirm.com

Westfield Year-in-Review: The Biggest Stories of 2018

Westfield Year-in-Review: The Biggest Stories of 2018

According to TAPintoWestfield, it was an interesting year for Westfield residents with a retro arcade coming to the downtown, a mention in the magazine Traditional Home and a temporary ice rink that has delighted some people and riled others.

Gumbert Park Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

Rain Doesn’t Spook Crowds From Westfield’s AddamsFest

Addams Tavern in Westfield Reopens After Yearlong Closure

No Payday For Westfield PD Chief Who ‘Retired’ Suddenly

Chris Battiloro is Westfield’s New Police Chief, Mayor Says

 

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Top Best Selling Books of 2018 at the Town Book Store

Top Best Selling Books of 2018 at the Town Book Store

These were the top best selling adult books of 2018 at The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ. (270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535)

#1 Becoming

By Michelle Obama
Warm, wise, and revelatory, this book is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same.

#2 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 
By Gail Honeyman
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, this book is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes...the only way to survive is to open your heart. 

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2019 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars

2019 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (unless otherwise noted), here are some of the events coming to downtown Westfield in 2019. Please check back often, as dates may change and events will be added!

February/March:

  • NJ Festival Orchestra presents Puccini "Tosca" February 23, 7pm
  • Westfield Student Artwork in Downtown Stores hosted by WHS Public Schools Fine Art Dept. throughout March 

April/May:

  • Spring Fling (GWACC) May 5, 10am-5pm
  • Girls' Day/Night Out May 9, 11am-2pm, 5-9pm
  • A Tour of Notable Homes (Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra) May 11, 10am-3pm
  • Memorial Day Parade May 27, 9am 
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Food & Wine 

Food & Wine 

Don't feel like cooking for the holidays? Not sure what to give as gifts? Many downtown Westfield restaurants and bakeries offer catering services, and many of our food centric retailers are offering baskets and platters for all your entertaining and gift giving needs. 

Catering:

Farinolio is one of the 31 newly opened N.J. restaurants you need to try right now

Farinolio can cater your party or event with delicious baked goods, both savory & sweet. They are a casual Tuscan cafe with fresh baked breads, sandwiches and more. If you are looking for that unique idea to host or bring to a party, stop in and talk to them about their new catering menu. Enjoy this article about Farinolio on nj.com. 121 E. Broad St.  908.325.2486. www.farinolio.com 

Holiday Catering from Feast

Don't stress this holiday season! Talk to Stephen and order everything you need for the Holidays from Feast Catering. Whether it's for Christmas Day or just a holiday party you are having, let Feast look after it for you.  Drop in to pick up a menu or visit their website.  27 Elm St., 908.654.0045. www.feastcateringwestfield.com

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The Shopper’s Dilemma – Online vs. Downtown

The Shopper’s Dilemma – Online vs. Downtown

There seems to be a disconnect. People understand the need to go to the doctor when they’re sick to keep healthy. They understand why it’s important to get out and vote to influence their political landscape. They understand that a college degree is important for their future job opportunities.

And yet, when it comes to shopping, people don’t seem to understand the connection between patronizing downtown businesses in their own town and the benefit to them personally -- that shopping in local stores will keep their downtown vibrant and storefronts from becoming empty; that their own property values will be supported; that there is a direct connection between their own shopping habits and their home investment.

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Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Since there's no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories together. The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to sponsor the following holiday events in December:

  • Menorah Lighting
  • Free Holiday Parking
  • Holiday Entertainment
  • Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

 

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5 Ways to Give Back in Westfield During this Thanksgiving Season

5 Ways to Give Back in Westfield During this Thanksgiving Season

By Colleen Davis | Realtor with Keller Williams Realty

Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for what we have and helps us reflect on the year that’s passed. It’s the time we gather with family or with friends for a “Friendsgiving,” to break bread, cherish old memories and create new ones.

I’m so grateful for my friends and family, as well as for the Westfield community. Westfield has it all! Everything is at your fingertips - great dining, entertainment, sports & recreation and just a hop on a train to the greatest city in the world.

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful and abundant community. And it’s for that reason that we must remember to give back during this Thanksgiving season.

Here are 5 ways you can give back this Thanksgiving. I hope you can do one or even all five!

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Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Westfield

Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Westfield

The gift of free parking! The Town of Westfield is pleased to offer complimentary metered parking on-street and in lots during the holiday shopping season - December 15, 2018 - January 1, 2019  (Two Weeks!) * Parking restrictions and time limits apply. Thank you Town of Westfield!! 

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