Westfield Week in Review
Here's what happened in Westfield this week.
The Knights of Columbus hosted the 10th annual Memorial Day Baseball Tournament. Organizer James Marner said the event, which supports local charities, was a great success. Area restaurants stepped up to the plate to donate a portion of the proceeds of purchases made through Sunday, June 3. For more information, click here.
Patch previewed the family-friendly, high-seas musical 'How I Became a Pirate' presented by Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8, and at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
The theatre company has also put together its first-ever sensory-sensitive performance set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 for children with special needs and their families. Hedgehog & Feather's website contains a printable social story that children can view before attending to prepare for the show. Admission for adults is $15 and $10 for children. Hedgehog & Feather is using online ticket agent Brown Paper Tickets to allow attendees to purchase their tickets with ease.
NJ Greek Fest began on Thursday, May 31. The four-day event is hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthdox Church. In additional to live music and entertainment, the festival includes traditional Greek fare. Patch contributor Manny Garcia highly recommends the baklava.
Westfield resident Jeff Janota said the Town of Westfield needs a new tree ordinance in place to preserve the decades-old trees that give the town its unique and historic look. Two trees were cut down this week on Quimby Street in front of Scott's Shoes and Robert Treat Deli. Janota points out that it will take half a century before new trees reach the height of those that were removed.
Lincoln School students walked for one of their own as their annual Walk-A-Thon benefited The Valerie Fund, which supports children with cancer and blood disorders, and subsidizes the Valerie Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. This center has become a second home of sorts for kindergartener Aaron Taylor, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October.