High Tech fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation to honor local resident
The High Tech High School “Spring Fling” fundraiser reached out to the community, raffling prizes donated by Applebee’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Chipotle, Café Archetypus, and many other local vendors. High Tech is the countywide public high school based in North Bergen, which draws from all of the towns in the county.
Students and staff took part in carnival games and table tennis tournaments, indulged in homemade food and desserts, and listened to a live DJ. Some even won goldfish as prizes.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation is very dear to our academy,” said Jamie Velazquez, history teacher at the Academy of Architectural and Contemporary Themes (AACT) and facilitator of the Spring Fling Fundraiser. “Our first fundraiser was held two years ago and honored one of our AACT students who participated in the Make-A-Wish program during his battle with childhood leukemia.”
AACT seniors and juniors, led by Guttenberg resident Dunia Fernandez, Ayushi Khanchandani of Secaucus, and West New York resident Jalisa Valladares, helped make the Spring Fling a success. AACT plans other fundraisers soon to reach its donation goal of $3,000 to grant a child’s wish.
This year, AACT will honor North Bergen resident Caitlyn Orbe, a freshman in High Tech, diagnosed with cancer at the age of nine. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://nj.wish.org/about-us.
Palisades Medical Center announces schedule of free health screenings
Throughout the year, Palisades Medical Center’s staff partners with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern N.J. to provide free health screenings and education programs. Screenings and information include blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, and Body Mass Index (BMI). Free health screenings will be held in the following communities in the coming months:
April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 407-23rd street, Union City.
May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows, 654 Ocean Ave., Jersey City.
For more information, contact Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.
Hudson Chamber of Commerce welcomes Federal Reserve Bank economist
The economic recovery continues, but where is our regional economy headed and what does it mean for your business? The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will host an informative business networking event on Wednesday, April 30 and welcome the New York Federal Reserve Bank for a regional economic outlook. Richard Peach, a senior vice president within the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies function at the N.Y. Fed, is the guest speaker.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that make up the Federal Reserve System. The N.Y. Fed serves a regional territory that includes the 12 northern counties in New Jersey. Mr. Peach will provide an outlook for our regional economy. This is also an opportunity to learn about Fed monetary policy and how it impacts local economies and businesses.
The special business networking event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the campus of host sponsor the University of Phoenix at 100 Town Square Place in Jersey City. Provident Bank is also sponsoring the event. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Admission is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers, prior to the event. For reservations call (201) 386-0699 x 27 or visit the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce website at www.hudsonchamber.org.