High School Marching Band Festival to be held Sunday at Weehawken Stadium

Weehawken’s third annual Marching Band Festival will be held at Weehawken Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
Marching bands from several area high schools will perform, and Weehawken High’s award-winning marching band will perform the season finale. Children under 5 get in free, and adult entry will be $5.
For more information, contact Weehawken High School at (201) 422-6130 or visit www.weehawken.k12nj.us.

Charity to hold fundraiser at Chart House

“Jersey Cares Celebrates: Room for Dessert!” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Chart House in Weehawken.
Jersey Cares is a charity organization that helps busy professionals who wish to volunteer throughout New Jersey. There will be a dessert tasting featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner buffet, and an auction to celebrate notable individuals who work hard to effect positive change in the community.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.jerseycares.org or call (973) 424-1091.

Free health screenings held at St. Lawrence Church

Palisades Medical Center will administer free health screenings on Sunday, Nov. 6 at St. Lawrence Church on 22 Hackensack Ave. in Weehawken from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendants can have their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, heart rate, pulse oximetery, peak flow, and body mass index measured. For more information, please call (201) 854-5793.

Hudson Theatre Works will feature Weehawken playwrights

Hudson Theatre Works will be holding readings of new plays by some of New Jersey’s best playwrights on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in November. The readings will be held at the Park Performing Arts Center on 560 32nd St. in Union City.
Weehawken residents Joanne Hoersch (Nov. 7) and Eric Conger (Nov. 21) will be featured. The suggested donation is $10. Please visit www.hudsontheatreworks.org for more information.
A future Weehawken Reporter story will feature the two playwrights.

Sen. Robert Menendez and NHCAC unveil dental suite

Senator Robert Menendez and the staff of the North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 21 to celebrate the opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art dental center in West New York.
The center used a $1.2 million federal grant to turn their former 195 sq. ft. office into a 2,400 square foot suite, which will much better accommodate and perhaps even double the center’s 7,000 annual dental patients, according to NHCAC President Chris Irizarry. The suite, which takes up an entire floor, will employ electronic record-keeping and digital radiography, provide education on the importance of dental health, and is child-friendly.
“Dental care is incredibly important, particularly to young people,” Sen. Menendez said, “in terms of the quality of their lives and their ability to perform to their God-given potential.”
The NHCAC treats needy residents throughout Hudson County, on a sliding scale.
In honor of Menendez’s long-term dedication to the NHCAC, a new inlaid-wood sign was unveiled in the downstairs pavilion that read “United States Senator Robert Menendez Pavilion.” This replaced the old blue plastic sign that read “Congressman,” which was Menendez’s previous position.

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