SECAUCUS BRIEFS
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READY TO DIG IN – Sisters Sanjana and Sadhana Paulson, participants in the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program at the Secaucus Library, pose by the Natoli’s Pizza donation of 15 pies to the program pizza party on Aug. 8. Nearly 120 children between the ages of 3 and 17 participated. Also pictured are Cecilia Mucciolo, supervisor of children’s services, and Natoli’s deliveryman Maikel Zamora.
READY TO DIG IN – Sisters Sanjana and Sadhana Paulson, participants in the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program at the Secaucus Library, pose by the Natoli’s Pizza donation of 15 pies to the program pizza party on Aug. 8. Nearly 120 children between the ages of 3 and 17 participated. Also pictured are Cecilia Mucciolo, supervisor of children’s services, and Natoli’s deliveryman Maikel Zamora.
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Larry Chance and the Earls gracing Buchmuller Park stage

On Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m., the sounds of “Larry Chance and the Earls” will be heard at Buchmuller Park as part of the 2013 Secaucus Music & Movie Summer Series.

“This is the golden era of the ‘50s and ‘60s,” said Deputy Mayor John Bueckner, of the concert.

Along with the free performance, there will be a classic cars show.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center, 11 Mill Ridge Rd.

The series is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.

Annual carnival comes to Harmon Meadow Labor Day Weekend

Hartz Mountain Industries invites the community to celebrate the Labor Day weekend at its annual carnival, Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at 400 Park Plaza Dr. in Secaucus (Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club parking lot) in its Harmon Meadow development.

The fun includes rides, carnival treats, and games of chance on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m. and Labor Day from 2 to 8 p.m.

Harmon Meadow is easily accessible from Route 3 and the New Jersey Turnpike. For directions and transportation options, visit www.harmonmeadow.com or www.njtransit.com. Or call NJ Transit at (973) 275-5555.

For more information and rain updates, call (201) 348-1200.

Donate ‘good stuff’ for ‘Trash ’n Treasure’ table at fundraiser

The 16th annual Friends of the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center’s Mini-Fair and Used Book Sale is quickly approaching. The event will be held at the library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21, with a rain date of Sept. 22.

One of the most popular events at the mini-fair is the Trash ‘n Treasure Table and the library is currently seeking “gently used” items for it.

“Many people have items stored in a garage or attic that are ‘too good’ to throw away, but aren’t really needed any more,” said Library Director Jenifer May. “Donating these items for the Friends of the Library to sell at its Trash ’n Treasure table serves a dual purpose: you get to make space in your home and the library gets to use the funds generated from the sale to expand and upgrade the library’s technological equipment and services.” Among those donations can be toys, lamps, and pocketbooks.

“The items can be brought to the library to be stored until the mini-fair,” said Lee Penna, who is coordinating the event. “If small appliances are donated, please make sure they are in working condition. If you have an item that you’re not sure we’ll want for the sale, or an item too big or heavy for you to carry in, you can contact me at (201) 330-2083 to arrange for a pickup and/or for more information.”

Vendors and volunteers are still needed to make the event a success. Vendor forms are available at the library. Space for a table up to 8-feet long is $25, and space for a table up to 16-feet long is $45. Sellers requiring electricity must get prior approval because there are few electrical opportunities on site. For more information, contact May at (201) 330-2083.

Secaucus library offers free online tutoring

Secaucus residents now have access to live online tutoring available through the database Tutor.com, courtesy of a donation by the Steven Strobert Foundation. The Internet-based service offers one-to-one online tutoring for students (including adult and student education) and career assistance with a valid Secaucus Library card.

“As the 2013-2014 school year approaches, we are looking forward to providing this valuable resource to students,” said Youth Services Librarian Lanora Melillo. “Tutor.com allows users to chat, consult, and upload files to a real tutor Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.”

Melillo also explained that those seeking help before and after the dates and times of the live tutoring are welcome to use the Student Center, College Center, Adult Education, and Career Centers for resources in more than 40 different subjects, including math, science, social studies, and English, as well as Advance Placement courses, SAT, Citizenship and GED test preparation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“Over the past decade, we have been incredibly fortunate to have the continued support of the Steven Strobert Foundation, which has enabled us to expand the collection that we provide to children and youth in our community,” said Library Director Jenifer May. “This year, we are focusing on learning aids and academic resources for students in our community. By adding Tutor.com to our educational resource offerings for the 2013-2014 school year, we hope to assist community members with life and school development from any computer, tablet, or phone with an internet connection.”

For more information about using Tutor.com, visit the library’s new website at http://secaucus.bccls.org or call Melillo at (201) 330-2085.

Gently used school uniform donations sought

The town is seeking gently used Secaucus school uniforms as a continuance of the program started by the local Girl Scout troop.

“We are accepting pants, shirts, skorts and sweaters for all sizes for students all ages for the uniform recycling program,” said spokeswoman Judy Kennelly.

Uniforms should be clean and in good condition, and dropped off at the Secaucus Social Services Department, 101 Centre Ave., between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Snedeker, at (201) 617-5917.

Town animal shelter seeks photos for first pet calendar

Send your pet’s photo in and maybe make it a star. The Secaucus Animal Shelter will be producing a pet calendar for the first time and wants your contribution.

Dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, and other pets will be showcased in the group’s 2014 calendar.

Send in your pet’s name and photo (your name and phone number on back) by Sept. 30 to: Friends of the Secaucus Animal Shelter, 42 Harmon Cove Towers, Secaucus NJ 07094.

Computer printouts are acceptable. Pictures will not be returned.

Calendars will be available for purchase starting in November at all Secaucus Animal Shelter

events for a $10 donation.

All proceeds go to the Secaucus Animal Shelter. For more information, call (201) 650-4225.

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