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WRITING WHIZZES – On Sept. 12, Weehawken student writers received plaques from the N.J. State Assembly and Proclamations from the Weehawken Town Council for winning first place last year in the Weehawken Elks Drug Awareness essay and poster contest. Each went on to place as runners-up on the state level contest. Pictured, left to right: Robert Sosa, Abigail Gamboa, Carmela Silvestri-Ehret, Ruchi Amin, Lisa Rovito, Sabrina Perez, Mayor Richard F. Turner, Alexsa Ruiz, John Charlesworth, Per, Rosemary Lavanigno, Laura Vion, Robert Zucconi, and James Marchetti.
WRITING WHIZZES – On Sept. 12, Weehawken student writers received plaques from the N.J. State Assembly and Proclamations from the Weehawken Town Council for winning first place last year in the Weehawken Elks Drug Awareness essay and poster contest. Each went on to place as runners-up on the state level contest. Pictured, left to right: Robert Sosa, Abigail Gamboa, Carmela Silvestri-Ehret, Ruchi Amin, Lisa Rovito, Sabrina Perez, Mayor Richard F. Turner, Alexsa Ruiz, John Charlesworth, Per, Rosemary Lavanigno, Laura Vion, Robert Zucconi, and James Marchetti.
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Free flu and pneumonia vaccines for seniors

The seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine will be distributed on Sept. 21 and Oct. 12 at the following sites and times:

-The Senior Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

-The Community Room, 525 Gregory Ave., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All interested seniors are asked to call the Senior Center at (201) 319-6060 to sign up for the vaccine. Vaccines will be distributed for free by North Hudson Community Action Corporation.

Weehawken Recreation offers tennis lessons

Weehawken Recreation will offer tennis lessons at the Weehawken Waterfront Complex and is holding registration for classes. Class size is limited to eight students and must be paid for prior to first class.

For students age 5 to 6, one-hour classes will be held Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 5 weeks beginning on Sept. 22. Total cost is $30.

Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays for students age 7 to 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for students age 9 to 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Lessons are one hour long and will meet twice a week for five weeks beginning Sept. 24. Total cost is $60.

Please sign up by at weehawkentennis@gmail.com. Please email or call the Recreation Dept. at 201-319-6061 with any questions.

Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in fall

On Oct. 3, the Weehawken Weekenders will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.

On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.

The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.

All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.

Weehawken Seniors Club seeks new members

The Weehawken Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members. They meet on the first and third Friday afternoons of each month.

Why not come and spend a couple of hours in an air conditioned room, and visit with your old friends? Refreshments will be served, a “Share the Wealth” drawing will be held, and games will be played.

In addition, the club holds special holiday dinners, luncheons, and other events and activities. New members are only strangers the first time they come. Those interested can call (201) 867-5126.

Holy Family Parish to hold annual international festival

Union City’s Holy Family Parish will hold its 15th Annual International Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Central Avenue between 32nd and 35th streets.

The festival will begin with Mass at 10:30 a.m. and then move across the street for the festivities. Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to share and enjoy the great diversity of cultures that make up the neighborhood. There will be food, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, international displays, and games for children.

For more information, call (201) 867-6535.

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