Recreation Department to offer floral design workshop
Residents are invited to attend an Introduction to Floral Design workshop on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Senior/Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave.
The workshop offers techniques in floral arrangement and the basics of floral design. This is a hands-on lab. Fresh flowers and other supplies will be provided. Participants will make an arrangement to take home.
Registration is required. The $20 fee includes supplies for the class.
To register, please call the Weehawken Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061.
Weehawken Weekenders announce upcoming trips
The Weehawken Weekenders are once again going to The Nordic Lodge All-You-Can-Eat Lobster Fest in Charleston, R.I., with a trip following to the Mohegan Sun Casino. Join the trip on Saturday, April 30, leaving the Pathmark lot at 8 a.m. All you can eat buffet items at Nordic Lodge include quality seafood and prime meats as well as steamed whole lobster and sides and desserts. The Mohegan Sun component includes $10 gaming dollars and a $10 food coupon.
The ticket price of $115 includes deluxe motor coach transportation and all gratuities. To sign up, call (201) 319-6060.
The Weehawken Weekenders are also planning a four-day, three-night outing to Niagara Falls, scheduled for September. Participants will depart Weehawken on Monday, Sept. 12 and return on Thursday, Sept. 15. The trip includes meals and attractions. For information, call (201) 319-6060.
Also, their third New Year’s Eve cruise is scheduled to depart Bayonne on Dec. 30, 2011. Come aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Sea for a seven-night voyage that includes stops in Florida, the Bahamas, and Coco Cay. Choice of cabin locations is available. Deposits are now being taken. For information about either of these trips, please call the Weekenders Office at (201) 319-6059.
Party boat, Queen of Hearts, gets loose and floats around Weehawken
On Tuesday morning, three NY Waterway ferries helped rescue the “Queen of Hearts,” a party boat that somehow got loose from its dock and began floating just off Weehawken’s Lincoln Harbor, all alone.
All it needed was a man, or woman, but it had no one – until it was rescued by the fleet.
NBC noted: “Capt. Vincent Lombardi on The Abraham Lincoln said the New York Police Department Harbor Unit put out a call for help at about 10 a.m.
“Of course we came to the aid of a lady in distress,’ said Lombardi, who also helped rescue 56 people from Flight 1549 in “The Miracle on the Hudson” on Jan. 15, 2009.
Now the boat will be ready for Valentine’s Day.
State urges residents to sign up for emergency notification system
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is reminding Garden State residents and visitors to sign up for NJ Alert, the State’s mass text and email emergency notification system.
NJ Alert is a free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system that allows State Emergency Management officials to send e-mail or text messages to cell phones, and other email enabled devices during an emergency event. The public can sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to: www.njalert.gov or by visiting the NJOEM website at www.ready.nj.gov and clicking on the NJ Alert icon.
Additionally, NJ Alert can receive homeland security and crime related tips and leads via the www.njalert.gov site or via text messaging.
Another unique feature of NJ Alert is the opportunity for members to participate in the Human Emergency Grid (HEG), a collaborative effort in which the general public can volunteer their professional expertise to assist responders, if needed, in the event of an emergency.