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HUDSON COUNTY LIONS ROAR – The local Lions Club, based in West New York, installed on Sept. 15 new President Mario Corrales and his cabinet. Jose Nieto, past president, along with other former officials, introduced Corrales. The ceremony was brief with a “celebration the Cuban Lions’ way,” said Manny Reyes.
HUDSON COUNTY LIONS ROAR – The local Lions Club, based in West New York, installed on Sept. 15 new President Mario Corrales and his cabinet. Jose Nieto, past president, along with other former officials, introduced Corrales. The ceremony was brief with a “celebration the Cuban Lions’ way,” said Manny Reyes.
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Back to School Night at Webster School

The Daniel Webster School in Weehawken will hold its annual Back to School Night on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parents will meet their children’s teacher. Bus transportation will be provided.

For more information, call (201) 422-6150 or email acolasur@weehawken.k12.nj.us.

Recreation golf lessons available

Weehawken Recreation announced fall golf lessons for residents 18 and up beginning on Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Nov. 18 at the Edgewater Driving Range from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants must provide their own transportation to the Edgewater Driving Range. To register, please call the Recreation Department at 201-319-6061. Proof of residency is required.

Also, the tennis lessons have been filled up.

Cystic Fibrosis Run on Saturday

The Fourth Annual O’Connell’s Run To Cure Cystic Fibrosis, a 5K run in Union City and Weehawken, was scheduld for Sept. 21 to help raise money to fight this often fatal disease. Runners and walkers start the race from Second Street and Palisade Avenue in Union City at 10 a.m. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8 a.m., but pre-registration is encouraged.

Steve Bell, a 29-year-old Hoboken resident with cystic fibrosis, is running O’Connell’s run this year. Bell has done five marathons, is an accomplished college athlete, and is an advocate for Cystic Fibrosis children and their families.

Registration for the 5K is $25 prior to the race and $30 on the day of the event. Race fees are tax deductible. Participants can register online. The race starting line is a short walk from Hoboken. Past races have included participation from Hoboken’s running clubs, The Hoboken Harriers and The Hoboken Elysianettes.

A Kids’ Fun Run will take place after the 5K. Younger runners ages 5-13 will complete a ½-mile out and back route starting at 11 a.m.

For more: http://www.oconnellsrun.com/ / www.facebook.com/OC.Run

Library holds Circle Time and Story Time

The Weehawken Free Public Library will begin registration for the fall sessions of the popular Circle Time and Story Time classes on Monday, Sept. 30.

Residents can register either in person or by calling the Library at 201-863-7823 beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. This program is open to Weehawken residents only; pr

oof of residency and the child’s birth certificate or passport are also required. If they register over the phone they must bring their documents to the first class.Three different programs are being offered by the Library for Weehawken children between 6 months to 4 years of age.

The Circle Time program classes, which runs from October through December, are designed to encourage socialization and early learning skills through finger-play, music and dance. Classes are limited to 15 participants. Two classes are offered for various ages and times.

For more information please contact the Library at 201-863-7823 and ask for the second Floor Circulation Desk.

Weekenders take reservations

The Weehawken Weekenders are still taking reservations for a couple of upcoming events. On Wednesday, Oct. 16 they will be going to The Brownstone for a tribute to Dean Martin. The afternoon which icludes a family style lunch, music, and dancing promises to be a great time for all. The price of $45 per person includes dinner, transportation, and gratuities.

We are also planning a trip to the Hunterdon Playhouse, in Hampton on Sunday, Dec. 8. The show we will be seeing is " A Playhouse Christmas." This is a variety show, with lots of entertainment for everyone. A three course dinner, with your choice of an entree, will be served. The price is $86 per person, which includes transportation, dinner, the play, gratuities, and taxes.

Call The Weekenders Office at 201-319-6059 to sign up, or for more information.

Deadline drawing near for film festival entries

The deadline is almost here for entries to Union City’s Sixth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, Oct. 15 to 19. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (no exceptions).

Submissions are being accepted in all categories (no pornography), including foreign language films. Entries should be no longer than 15 minutes and should be submitted in DVD format. The contact name, email, and genre should be written on the DVD cover. Since this is a juried festival, entrants should include if this is a "World Premiere," "USA Premiere," "New Jersey Premiere," or "Union City Premiere."

Along with the film and contact information, a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, and awards, if any, should be submitted to: Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez, Department of Public Affairs, 3715 Palisade Ave., Union City, NJ 07087, Attn: Film Entry. There is no fee, and no application form is required.

Include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and is giving Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. DVDs will not be returned.

This year's five-day festival will include two days of screening feature films, two evenings of screening the finalists of the short film category, and a red carpet awards ceremony on the final day.

The red carpet presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th Street in Union City. Admission is free.

Health Fair being held for North Hudson residents

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free community fair on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St., West New York.

Residents of North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Union City, and Weehawken are welcome to attend.

There will be blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, and more.

For information, call (201) 617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.

Palisades Medical Center releases schedule of free community health screenings

Palisades Medical Center’s has released dates for free health screenings that will be held in Guttenberg and North Bergen in the coming months.

All of the screenings and information will be about: blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, body mass index, sugar and cholesterol.

On Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a screening will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6823 Jackson St., Guttenberg; on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., one will be held at

the Woodcliff Reformed Church, 7605 Palisade Ave., North Bergen; and on Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a screening will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 9034 Barr Pl., North Bergen.

Palisades Medical Center partners with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ to provide free health screenings and education programs.

The New Jersey Hospital Association recognized Palisades Medical Center's Community Outreach Program with its Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents.

Palisades Medical Center’s community outreach and education programs are generously funded in part by TD Charitable Foundation, Abbott Nutrition, the Aetna Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation and Schering-Plough Corporation.

For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.

‘Muskrat Ramble’ offered by NJMC in Lyndhurst

A ramble through the Meadowlands to see and learn about muskrats will be offered by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Don Smith, retired chief naturalist with the NJMC, will lead the way. Born and raised in Little Ferry, Smith is an expert on the Hackensack River and its marshes.

“Come hear Don talk about life growing up in the Meadowlands in the late 1950s, including his childhood adventures trapping muskrats in the marshes,” said Brian Aberback, commission spokesman.

The program, for all ages, is held at the Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC), 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. The tour price is $5 per person for the public and $4 for MEC members.

For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

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