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POOL LUAU – Mayor Nicholas Sacco with the staff from The North Bergen Pool for the annual pool Hawaiian Luau. (Photo courtesy of Christina Ampudia)
POOL LUAU – Mayor Nicholas Sacco with the staff from The North Bergen Pool for the annual pool Hawaiian Luau. (Photo courtesy of Christina Ampudia)

Palisades Medical Center schedules events

Holy Family Church, 530 35 St., Union City, will offer free health screening and information by Palisades Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, covering blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, Body Mass Index (BMI), sugar and cholesterol. For more information call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.

A maternity class is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The more you understand about the process of labor, the better prepared you and your partner will feel. The class includes: understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth. Child birth classes cost $125 per couple if delivering at PMC; $150 if delivering at another hospital.

To register or for more information call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.

Memorial services for 9/11 in North Bergen and Guttenberg

North Bergen’s annual 9/11 Memorial Service will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in front of North Bergen High School. The ceremony will be attended by Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Superintendent Dandorph along with many others.

Guttenberg residents are cordially invited on Tuesday, Sept. 11 by Mayor Gerald Drasheff, the Town Council and the Public Safety Department to join their fellow residents in ceremonies to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and pay tribute to all who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a flag raising ceremony and candle light vigil to honor the men and women of all uniformed services, as well as the civilians who lost their lives on 9/11, in front of the municipal building, 6808 Park Ave.

Library events announced

Serious Cinema, hosted by Wilson Santos, is a monthly film screening and discussion. “The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes,” a film by the Quay Brothers, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco, the Board of Trustees, and Library Director Sai Rao are pleased to announce the library’s fall programs, which begin on Sept. 17 and run through Dec. 21. Fall programming registration begins on Monday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. and those interested must register in person. Programs are open to North Bergen and Guttenberg residents from ages two and a half to adults. A copy of a birth certificate and proof of residency are required for enrollment.

For a complete list of programs, call (201) 869-4715 at extension 5, or visit the library’s website

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Fall events

Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt on Sept. 12, 14, 18 and 20 at 5 p.m. and are $15. They are open to ages 10 and up.

Pre-registration is required. For directions, a complete schedule and to register, visit or call (201) 460-4640.

A special screening of “The Lost Bird Project” is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. “The Lost Bird Project” is an acclaimed new documentary about the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain’s project to memorialize them. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Bergen County Audubon Society and Ramapo College are proud to sponsor a free special screening of the film along with a question-and-answer session afterward with McGrain, director Deborah Dickson, producer Muffie Meyer, executive producer Andy Stern, Jim Wright from the Meadowlands Commission, and Don Torino from Bergen County Audubon Society. The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum will have specimens of the extinct Passenger Pigeon on display at the center. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. To RSVP, go to

Volunteers needed for CASA

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County CASA is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to insure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

CASA (court appointed special advocate) and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.

If interested, attend an information session to learn more about the program and the role of its volunteers. A session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.

Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email or visit

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