Weehawken High band wins state crown; will host contest next weekend
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the 5th Annual Weehawken High School Band Festival will take place at Louis A. Ferullo Stadium, Park Avenue in Weehawken, at 1 p.m.
The festival will follow the band’s win at the USBands New Jersey State Championship for Group 1A at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Oct. 20. Read more about that in next week’s paper!
At the festival, approximately 10 high school bands from across New Jersey will perform, and the day will be capped off with a performance by the award-winning Indians Band.
Tickets are available for a donation of $5 each (children age 5 and younger enter free).
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event.
The Reporter will include a feature story about the band in next week’s edition.
Women’s Club to meet
On Saturday, Oct. 26, The Women's Club of Weehawken is sponsoring it's Second Annual "Peanut Butter, Jelly and Beans" Food Drive to benefit the North Hudson Community Action Corp's Food Bank.
Volunteers will be in front of the Tower Plaza Pathmark Shopping Center on Park Avenue and 41st Street, Weehawken, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All non-perishable food items are welcomed to help replenish the Food Bank's severely depleted shelves. For additional information, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Kravitz at 201-951-1114.
Also, the Woman's Club is sponsoring a Weehawken Community Cookbook featuring recipes from Weehawken residents, family, and friends. If you would like your recipes and name to be included in this Cookbook please email them to: email@example.com or send them to: The Woman's Club of Weehawken, c/o Weehawken Senior Nutrition Center, 210 Highwood Ave., Weehawken, NJ 07086. Deadline for the recipes is Dec. 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please call Carol Kravitz, 201-951-1114. The Cookbook will be for sale in March/April, 2014.
at 201-951-1114 or go to www.Womansclubofweehawken@gmail.com.
North Jersey mayors to attend mDest13 conference on Super Bowl
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau (MLCVB) will host a lineup of speakers at its “mDest13: The Pregame Show,” in East Rutherford. The event will feature a panel of mayors from northern New Jersey municipalities.
The ninth annual conference, which takes place at the Lexus Club at MetLife Stadium, will kick off at 12:30 p.m., when Jack Groh, director of the NFL’s Environmental Program, gives his keynote speech about his experiences from previous Super Bowls, conveys what we can expect as the hosting region, and shares some behind-the-scenes information about the environmental aspects of the game.
“We’ve got area business and municipal leaders who are eagerly gearing up for the visitors and attention that will come to the area for the Super Bowl,” said Jim Kirkos, president and CEO of the MLCVB. “MDest2013 is a great opportunity for them to share best practices and concerns so that we ensure that the Meadowlands Liberty region puts its best face forward in February.
“MDest 2013 is designed to give our members a feel for the types of entertainment that typically surround the game,” Kirkos said, “and be able to envision how their businesses can make sure every visitor’s experience is special while they are here.”
For more information, call (201) 939-0707 or visit www.mlcvb.com.
Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services
New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.
“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.
Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow rules.
For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Drawing Nature’ course being offered by NJMC Science Center
A “Drawing Nature” beginner/refresher course for adults and teens will be offered by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.
“Sketching and drawing are the foundations of visual media,” said NJMC spokesman Brian Aberback. “If you’ve never drawn, or if it’s been awhile, this class will begin to unlock the secrets of realistic illustration. Exercises will focus on ‘seeing’ natural objects for their visual components; shape, proportions and values, and using pencil techniques to translate what you see onto paper.”
Take-home supplies will be provided.
Tickets are $20 for the public; $15 for Meadowlands Environmental Commission members.
For more information, call (201) 460-8300.
“Valley Brook Avenue will be closed on November 2nd,” Aberback said. “Participants must take the alternate to DeKorte Park route via Schuyler Avenue to Disposal Road.” A map of the alternate route can be found at http://www.njmeadowlands.gov/VB_AltRte2012.pdf.