Westfield High summer stage presents the popular musical comedy Grease on July 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Grease is set at the end of the summer at Rydell High School where the class of 1959 is ready to rule the school. Greaser Danny Zuko and the new girl in town Sandy Dumbrowski return from a sweet summer romance to the reality of peer pressure and social constraints of high school. While the T-Birds focus on rebuilding the car Kenickie worked all summer to purchase, the Pink Ladies, led by Rizzo, try to decide if Sandy fits in with the gang. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease features classic hits such as “We Go Together,” “Summer Nights,” and “You’re the One That I Want.” The show features more than 60 students ranging from rising eighth graders to recent graduates from the class of 2016, representing several local schools. Westfield Summer Stage is a theater arts workshop founded in 2001 by Westfield Theater Boosters that offers teen actors, technicians, and musicians a musical theater experience during a five-week summer camp. Proceeds benefit the Westfield High theater arts educational program. Tickets are $12 in advance online and with a valid student ID, and $15 at the door. Seating is reserved. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com. Contact Jennie Parker at email@example.com.
When Haycock Elementary created its new playground during the 2015-16 school year, school administrators and students made sure that a new buddy bench was part of the configuration. Barbara Bosworth, Haycock's reading resource teacher, worked with Haycock's SCA officers to ensure the bench, dedicated to the memory of former teacher Bonnie Lindberg, was installed. Lindberg was remembered as an inspiring special education teacher whose care and dedication encouraged learning and friendship to flourish. The buddy bench is a place where a student can sit to indicate that he or she would like a friend to play with at recess. Haycock SCA officers and representatives, who helped paint the bench, selected the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, "The only way to have a friend is to be one" to be displayed on the bench. Contact Deborah Callsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27, 2016