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DRESS-DOWN DAY – Anna L. Klein’s new Superintendent Michelle Rosenberg has implemented Dress Down Day for teachers and administrators every Friday. Funds will be raised from Dress Down Day and the money will go towards a scholarship for a former Anna L. Klein student who will be graduating from North Bergen High School at the end of the year.
Pictured are: Bookeeper Tara Tholen, Assistant Superintendent Jolene Mantine, and Karen Huebsch, confidential secretary. (Photo Courtesy of Michelle Rosenberg)
DRESS-DOWN DAY – Anna L. Klein’s new Superintendent Michelle Rosenberg has implemented Dress Down Day for teachers and administrators every Friday. Funds will be raised from Dress Down Day and the money will go towards a scholarship for a former Anna L. Klein student who will be graduating from North Bergen High School at the end of the year. Pictured are: Bookeeper Tara Tholen, Assistant Superintendent Jolene Mantine, and Karen Huebsch, confidential secretary. (Photo Courtesy of Michelle Rosenberg)
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Board of Commissioners meeting rescheduled

The Board of Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled from Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation sets events

North Hudson Community Action Corporation has scheduled two events in North Bergen. The first at Temple El, 300 75th St., on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 12 to 4 p.m. will offer free screenings and information on 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 second mobile van event will be on Monday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Bergen Free Public Library, 8400 Bergenline Ave.

Free tax preparation services offered to seniors and disabled residents

The Nicholas Sacco Foundation is providing a Certified Public Accountant to provide seniors and disabled residents of North Bergen free tax preparation services beginning Feb. 1 until April 15. You must be a North Bergen resident 55 years or older or in possession of proof of disability with a yearly income below $55K to qualify for this service. This service will be provided by appointment only.

For an appointment call (201) 364-9022. Appointments will be provided on Wednesdays between 12 to 5 p.m. at Lawlor Tower, 6121-6131 Grand Ave., and at the North Bergen Library on Tuesdays between 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested must bring proof of identification, Social Security card, tax documents for 2012 and a copy of your 2011 tax return.

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission schedules events

At “Animals and Their Environment,” on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages, guests will join the Bergen County Zoological Park naturalist Carol Fusco as she introduces a variety of animals, including rabbits and hedgehogs, and learn how they make their way into the world. The audience will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of their furry and not so furry friends. Admission is $5 and $4 for MEC members. It will be located at Meadowlands Environment Center on 2 DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.

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

At “Love in the Ocean,” on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages, guests will meet Dr. Angela Cristini, director of the MEC, to learn about how and where some of their favorite sea critters find their mates. Guests will learn how blue crabs recognize each other, what goes on deep in the Sargasso Sea and more. It will be located at Meadowlands Environment Center on 2 DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.

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

“Great Backyard Bird Count Walk at Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus” will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The free two-hour guided nature starts at the entrance to the Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Guests will walk along the park’s trail system, counting waterfowl, raptors, along with any other birds. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Guests will also have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or call (201) 230-4983.

North Bergen Free Public Library presents events and reading incentive

“A Taste of China” originally to be presented at The North Bergen Free Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., has been rescheduled due to inclement weather to Saturday, April 20. Admission will still be free and residents can look forward to an afternoon of food, literature, music and dance. The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.

There will be two Book Club meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The first meeting will be for “The President’s Club” by author Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy which will be from 2 to 3 p.m. The second meeting will be for “Swamplandia” by author Karen Russell and will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The monthly Book Club meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of every month.

Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant has joined with The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Reading Incentive Program. The restaurant is located at 7407 Broadway and will give away a free slice of cheese pizza to any child once 10 books are checked out. Vouchers can be obtained in the Children’s Department of the library. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.

Guttenberg announces Senior Bus Schedule

Seniors can take advantage of the town’s free bus service to visit various shopping locations from Monday through Friday. Guttenberg seniors can be picked up at 69th and Broadway; 68th and Boulevard East, 7005 Boulevard East, 7000 Boulevard East; 69th and Park Avenue; along with all of 68th or 70th Westbound to Bergenline.

For further information contact (201) 868-2315 ext. 152 or Tony, the bus driver, at (201) 424-9494.

Senior trips are sponsored by Mayor Gerald Drasheff and the Town Council.

Palisades Medical Center runs weight loss, maternity classes

Palisades Medical Center offers maternity instruction to expectant mothers. The child birth classes cost $125 per couple if delivering at PMC; $150 if delivering elsewhere. Classes include 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.

Newborn Baby Care Classes cost $25 per couple if delivering at PMC; $50 if delivering elsewhere. The basics of newborn care will be discussed, starting with the appearance and characteristics of a newborn. Other topics include: bonding, understanding cues, crying, colic, safety measures, health and development, sponge bathing, and bathing. You’ll practice swaddling, dressing and diapering.

Keys to Successful Breastfeeding classes are $35 per couple if delivering at PMC; $50 if delivering elsewhere.

Mommy and Baby Care Group requires no registration and meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New mothers with babies ages 2 weeks to 16 weeks can get information and support in this group. The Mommy and Baby Care Group is led by a board-certified lactation consultant to offer breastfeeding support.

There will be Sibling Preparation for Birth Class and Pizza Party which costs $10. This is a fun and effective way to teach soon-to-be siblings ages 3 and up all about babies.

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

Inaugural assembly at Robert Fulton Annex

On Jan. 22, the 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Robert Fulton Annex participated in an assembly focusing on the inauguration of President Barack Obama, featuring Richard Blanco, a Cuban-American poet, who recited an original poem written especially for the occasion. The students gathered around a large screen set up in the gymnasium/cafeteria to hear “One Today,” a poem about all Americans.

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