Two High Tech students nominated for scholarship program

Two High Tech School students were recently nominated for a New Jersey Blood Services’ High School Student College Scholarship Program.
According to High Tech and Academy of Architectural & Contemporary Themes Director Dr. Joseph Giammarella, North Bergen resident Crystal Shah and Secaucus resident Julia Eisler, both graduating this June, earned the nomination.
Both helped organize High Tech’s two blood drives in January and May of this year, which led to over 100 pints of blood donated to New Jersey Blood Services. This organization receives over 18 percent of its donations from high school and college students.
Their efforts qualified them each for a $1,000 scholarship.
New Jersey Blood Services is an affiliate of the New York Blood Center and has serviced the metro area with transfusion products for more than 40 years.
To donate in North Jersey, please call 800-933-2566 to find a donation center.

Flea Market at St. Rocco’s

St. Rocco’s Church will host an indoor flea market on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish social center, located at 42nd Street and Kennedy Boulevard.
Admission is free. For more information call (201) 854-6507.

Israeli presentation at local temple

Temple Beth El of North Bergen will be hosting a special presentation by Lt. Amit Shuker, a member of the Israeli Defense Forces Special Forces Unit, on the geo-political and terrorism situations facing Israel on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. The suggested donation for admission is $5. Refreshments will be served.

German society to host trip

The German-American World Historical Society, Inc. of North Bergen will host a bus tour to Amish County in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 13.
The trip will depart from Schuetzen Park Senator’s Lounge, located at 32nd Street and Kennedy Boulevard, at 9 a.m.
It will include refreshments on the bus, a luncheon, a two-hour tour of Amish farmland, and a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Village.
Tickets are $55 per adult and $42 for children 4-12 years old.
For reservations, call (201) 553-9171 or (201) 867-3585 at ext. 249.

WNY Farmers Market begins this weekend

The Town of West New York will kick off their new farmers market on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Donnelly Park, near the corner of 60th Street and Boulevard East. Farmers and vendors will sell various fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pies and other goodies.
The farmers market will take place at the same time and location every Sunday throughout October and may continue into November, depending on weather conditions.
For more information, call (201) 295-5226.

HC residents invited to ‘Birding for Beginners’

On two different days in October, the Bergen County Audubon Society and Teaneck Creek Conservancy will present a course in bird watching. Hudson County residents are encouraged to attend and discover how to identify birds, find out which optics are the best to use for birding, and learn how to use a field guide.
The course will be held on Oct. 5 and also on Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way in Teaneck. The course is free for everyone. For more information contact Don Torino at (201) 636-4022 or email

PMC releases schedule of upcoming free health screenings

During the month of October, Palisades Medical Center will once again offer free screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, heart rate, body mass index/BMI, peak flow, and pulse oximetery.
The following is a schedule of the free health screenings that will be held in local communities over the next few weeks:
• Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 530 35th St. in Union City
• Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Assembly of God Church, 51st and Kennedy Blvd. in North Bergen
• Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph/St. Michael Church, 1314 Central Ave. in Union City
• Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Church, 615 8th St. in Union City.
For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.

NAMI offers free course for caregivers of children with mental illness

Starting Oct. 9, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hudson County will offer a free, six week-session course called NAMI Basics, for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness.
NAMI is dedicated to improving the quality of life for both those who suffer with brain disorders and mental illness and those who are caregivers, by offering hope, awareness, and coping skills through education and family support.
Registration for the free course is necessary. Classes include ADHD, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Disorders, handling challenging behavior, etc. Classes will take place in Jersey City. Child care will be provided.
For more information, contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614 or Paula Hollenback at (201) 915-5140.

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