UC homeless shelter to hold annual gala
On Tuesday, May 21, the Palisades Emergency Residential Corporation (PERC) is hosting its annual gala. This year’s gala theme, “You Change Lives,” honors Bruce J. Markowitz and Palisades Medical Center for their continued commitment and support to all residents of Hudson County. The event is being held at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen.
The evening will include a reception, dinner and awards, plus a silent auction and raffle. Tickets will cost $125. For more information on the event, visit http://www.percshelter.org/gala-2013.php
Correction to last weekend’s edition
An article entitled “A Tale of Two West New Yorks,” which appeared in last weekend’s Union City Reporter and West New York Reporter, erroneously stated that Allan Yallof, West New York waterfront resident, had spoken directly with former Board of Commissioners candidate Doug Richards about Richards’ decision to remove his name from contention. In actuality, Yallof discussed Richards’ decision with a third party familiar with the situation.
Amazing animals can be found in Mill Creek Marsh
A group of Bergen County nature lovers recently snapped several photos of snapping turtles – of course – in Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus recently (see photo). They wanted to describe what they saw.
Mickey Raine writes about what his wife and others witnessed: “They were of fairly decent size Snapping Turtles engaged in a very violent mating ritual. The male was very aggressive, and would practically run its powerful claws across the head of the mate and sometimes bite hard on the circular flap of thick skin on the neck that goes around the head. The pair would move in quick bursts, then suddenly slow the pace and exude signs of gentle behavior, before returning, once again, to the extremely violent and aggressive practice. This continued for awhile, and due to the rapid, bolt like movements, it was difficult to capture shots as clearly as [my wife Elaine] wanted; however, I believe that they came out quite nicely. When I asked about the length, she said that they had to be at least 16 to 18 inches with just the shell. Then when considering the long tails and neck, ultimately, the total length would be well into the 30+ range.”
But that’s not really what matters, right?
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