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EARTH DAY – Students from the Daniel Webster Elementary School celebrated Earth Day in our school’s Reading Garden on Monday, April 22, by planting 400 pansies and petunias in the garden. Every child in the school participated in the activity, and children also enjoyed readings from volunteer Book Pal reader Charles Walters and Kelly Fitzgerald and Donna Richardson from the Weehawken Public Library.
EARTH DAY – Students from the Daniel Webster Elementary School celebrated Earth Day in our school’s Reading Garden on Monday, April 22, by planting 400 pansies and petunias in the garden. Every child in the school participated in the activity, and children also enjoyed readings from volunteer Book Pal reader Charles Walters and Kelly Fitzgerald and Donna Richardson from the Weehawken Public Library.
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Township holding floodwall meeting Monday night

Mayor Richard Turner and 1st Ward Councilwoman Carmela Silvestri-Ehert will hold a community meeting regarding the township’s plan to discuss a proposed plan to harden the 18th Street pump station. This plan includes the installation of flood walls, and according to Turner, by installing these walls the Shades neighborhood will also be protected from the possibility of flood waters. This is a long-term project that the Township and North Hudson Sewage Authority had to submit to FEMA for approval (this has not been approved by FEMA yet).

The meeting will take place Mon., May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Daniel Webster School, located at 2700 Palisade Ave. Along with Turner and Silvestri-Ehert, representatives from the North Hudson Sewerage Authority will be present to answer any questions or hear any concerns.

The meeting is not expected to run longer than one hour. The township will provide a bus for those who wish to attend. The bus will be departing 19th Street and Hackensack Plank Road at 6:45 p.m. and returning to the same location at the end of the meeting. Parking is also available in the school lot by the Maple Street entrance.

Weehawken Elks to participate in NJ Elks Walk Out on Drugs on Sunday

The Weehawken chapter of the New Jersey Elks Club will take place in the club’s 15th Annual Walk Out on Drugs on Sunday, and all are welcome to participate. The Walk Out on Drugs, which will about a mile-long walk from the field at the Weehawken Waterfront Park to the ferry terminal just north, will help to benefit the Elks’ drug awareness program, and will fund various scholarships as well.

Registration for the event will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the field, and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested.

Union City Art Museum unveiling new cabaret May 17

The Union City Museum of Art presents "Cabaret at the Museum," the new monthly music/cabaret series held at the William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 15th St. in Union City, NJ. On Friday May 17, 2013 at 8 p.m., Susan Scherman of The Robert Lawrence Orchestra & Quartet will present featured vocalist Barbara Rosene, accompanied by Kelly Friesen on bass, and Ray Macciarola on guitar for an evening of hit vintage and big band-era tunes.

Refreshments will be served and admission is free. For more information, visit www.UnionCityMuseum.org

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