Concerned Citizens offering free classes starting on Saturday, Aug. 24

The North Bergen Concerned Citizens Group is offering a series of free classes in an effort to fulfill its commitment of providing assistance and resources to area residents.
Among the courses are: “How To Be More Successful In School,” author Manuel Marte, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m.; Introduction to ESL (English as a second language), Sept. 2 to 30, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.; and “How To Earn A Degree At Home,” Professor Esteban A. Torres Marte, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.
For further information, or to register, call Larry Wainstein (201) 766-4108 or email
Programs and schedules are subject to change. For updates, please visit the group’s Facebook page ( and click “like”) or website, Classes are for informational purposes only.
For more information on the group itself, contact: North Bergen Concerned Citizens, 1215 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen NJ 07047, (201) 766-4108,, or

‘Bronx Wanderers’ in Guttenberg on Tuesday, Aug. 27

The Town of Guttenberg will host “The Bronx Wanderers” as part of its summer concerts for residents on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. between 70th and 71st Streets on Boulevard East.
“This show echoes the past, while breathing new life into the sounds of today,” said Capt. Joel Magenheimer, who planned the concert series. He said the Wanderers are the “ultimate tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the Jersey Boys.”
Among the selections attendees are likely to hear will be “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Run Around Sue,” and “The Wanderer.”
“This group is a major crowd pleaser,” Magenheimer said.
For more information about the concert, call (201) 868-2315, ext. 128.

Youth football registration ongoing in North Bergen

The North Bergen Youth Football program will continue holding registration through the end of August or until teams are filled.
Interested parties can sign up from Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lou Piantadosi Youth Center (Pop Warner building), 6302 Meadowview Ave., or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recreation Office.
In addition, volunteer coaches are needed.
For more information, call (201) 861-9601 or (201) 869-6950.

Weehawken pharmacy providing free vitamins to help combat flu

To get a jump start on curbing seasonal flu, locally owned and operated Park Avenue Pharmacy in Weehawken is providing a free, one-year supply of multiple vitamins for all children and senior citizens in the community.
“Introducing a wellness approach for our community is exciting,” said Rene Rodriguez, chief pharmacist at Park Avenue. “Laying in bed sick and taking medication isn’t something most of us look forward to, so an ounce of prevention can really be worth a pound of cure.”
The vitamins included in this offer are limited to select lines. To ensure patient safety, the pharmacy will confirm with patients’ doctors that there is no problem adding a particular supplement to their regimens. Patients will initially receive a one-month supply, which will be refilled monthly for free.
If one does experience flu-like symptoms, Park Avenue Pharmacy carries a line of wellness products and homeopathic remedies that, when taken early enough, can often lessen the severity of symptoms and shorten the duration of illness, Rodriguez said. The pharmacists at Park Avenue Pharmacy are available to counsel patients seeking advice.
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International Short Film Festival in Union City seeking entries

Union City is hosting its Sixth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, Oct. 15 to 19, and is seeking entries from the public. This year’s five-day festival will include two days of screening feature films, two evenings of screening the finalists of the short film category, and a red carpet awards ceremony on the final day.
Submissions are being accepted in all categories (no pornography), including foreign language films. Entries should be no longer than 15 minutes and should be submitted in DVD format. The contact name, email, and genre should be written on the DVD cover. Since this is a juried festival, entrants should include if this is a “World Premiere,” “USA Premiere,” “New Jersey Premiere,” or “Union City Premiere.”
Along with the film and contact information, a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, and awards, if any, should be submitted to: Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez, Department of Public Affairs, 3715 Palisade Ave., Union City, NJ 07087, Attn: Film Entry. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (no exceptions). There is no fee, and no application form is required.
Include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and is giving Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival. Finalists will be notified via e-mail. DVDs will not be returned.
The red carpet awards presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the William Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th Street in Union City. Admission is free.

Training program will help you make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill and their families? If so, you can register for the volunteer training class beginning Sept. 10 at the Hudson Hospice Office, 93 Clerk St., Jersey City.
The program consists of eight classes on eight consecutive Tuesdays. Participants must attend all eight. They can be taken mornings from 10 to noon or evenings from 7 to 9. The classes end on Oct. 29.
Volunteer roles offered include companionship for the patients, emotional support for patients and families, errands help, and telephone reassurance.
For more information, call Sister Carol Van Billiard at (201) 433-6225.

‘Broadway Under the Stars’ on Weehawken waterfront on Monday, Aug. 26

Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present a free celebration of the Great White Way on Monday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken waterfront.
Performers scheduled to participate include: Beth Leavel (Tony Award, The Drowsy Chaperone), Vivian Reed (Tony nominee, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Marie Christine), Max Von Essen (Evita), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes), and Jeff McCarthy (Beauty and The Beast),
The concert will include classic Broadway song and dance, with a special tribute to Jersey City native and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).
The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey not-for-profit, presents this summer-long series of concerts to the public. The series is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter. Limited seating is available. However, audience members are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to picnic on the lawn.
Lincoln Harbor Park is easily accessible by car, NJ Transit Bus no. 158, and NY Waterway ferry. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be rescheduled for the following night.
For more information, directions, late-breaking concert news, and updates, check the HRPAC website,, or call the concert information line at (201) 716-4540.

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