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THE WEEK AHEAD: 09/30/10 issue

Thursday 09/30

• An Atlantic City casino bus trip will leave from the Wallington Senior Civic Center Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m. The bus leaves for Resorts from the VFW parking lot. Cost is $23, with $25 return. Free refreshments. Call 973-777-5815 or Kathy at 973-778-6535.

Friday 10/01

• The Ladies Auxiliary of Vic’s Hoofers will host an anniversary party at Michael’s in Lyndhurst on Friday, Oct. 1. The auxiliary meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Carlstadt Civic Center. Refreshments are served and new members are welcome. Call Eleanor at 201-935-2541.

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Eleanor Clift to speak at Bergen Community College

PARAMUS (Sept, 30, 2010) — Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek, who reports on the White House and a variety of national issues, will address women’s influential role in politics and how women can shape the country’s future at Bergen Community College’s Second Annual Women’s Conference “A New Decade of Self-Discovery.”

The conference is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center on the college’s main campus in Paramus, located at 400 Paramus Road. Tickets are $103. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

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News from the AMVETS

NORTH ARLINGTON (Sept. 23, 2010) — On Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., the New Jersey State Organization of AMVETS will conduct a memorial service for its deceased members of all wars. The VFW and American Legion are invited. Governor Chris Christie and other dignitaries have been invited. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the Meadowlands Hall. The ceremony will be held at the carillon, which was built by Philip Spanola, an AMVET and Post Commander of Post 20, Post State Commander and currently state judge advocate. Spanola served honorably in the U.S. Army and with the Jersey City Police Department. He received Service and Police Meritorious awards. As a councilman, he assisted senior citizens in North Arlington. Phil volunteered his time to erect a carillon to honor all veterans. He worked to get the project finished by October 2007. Phil and his wife Marie have three children and five grandchildren.


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THE WEEK AHEAD: 09/23/10 issue

Thursday 09/23

• A Job Seekers Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave., Rutherford. Participants are asked to use the Union Avenue entrance to the sanctuary or the Prospect Place handicap entrance.

• The Masonic Club of Lyndhurst is accepting donations for its Masonic Club auction Thursday night, Sept. 23 and Friday night, Sept. 24. Drop off your donations at the Masonic Club after 7 p.m. New and used items, tools, collectibles, electronics, DVDs, household items, antiques, tableware, paintings, stereos, radios and CDs. All money collected will fund the renovations of the Masonic Club. The auction starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Doors open at 11 a.m. to check out the items prior to the auction. The Masonic Club is located at 316 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst. Call 201-991-8227 for more information.

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Community briefs: 09/16/10 issue

LYNDHURST (Sept. 16, 2010) — The Lyndhurst Health Department, in partnership with the Meadowlands Area YMCA, is pleased to announce that registration has begun for its fall yoga and Zumba classes. Classes will be held at the health department, starting the week of Sept. 20. Chair yoga is a 30-minute session while yoga and Zumba meet for 60 minutes. Yoga will be held on Monday nights, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (bring a mat). Chair yoga will be held Fridays, starting at noon. Zumba is held Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each class meets for 10 weeks. Total cost for Lyndhurst residents is $30 for yoga and Zumba ($50 for non-residents). Chair yoga is free for Lyndhurst residents ($20 for non-residents). Registration can be done in person or via mail. Visit www.lyndhursthealth.org. Checks made payable to the Township of Lyndhurst.

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Special Needs presents sports programs

NORTH ARLINGTON (Sept. 16, 2010) — If you thought that there was nothing out there for your child to do you haven’t heard about us. Special Angels Recreation, a year round sports and leisure activity group, is here and has a lot to offer. Our fall line up of activities include football, soccer, movie day, cheer, dance, peer model groups, music therapy, hayride, Dinner with Santa and much more.

Music is on Tuesday evenings and is one hour long for 10 weeks.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 09/16/10 issue

THIS WEEK

Thursday 09/16

• St. Michael’s Leisure Club will have a bus going to Sands casino Thursday, Sept. 16. It will leave the church parking lot on Page Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20. Call 201-438-7847 for more info.

• VFW Calo-Sass Post 4697 will meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. at 222 River Road in North Arlington. All veterans are invited.

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Felician to host annual Golf Classic

LODI (Sept. 16, 2010) — Felician College will host its 25th-annual Golf Classic for the benefit of the college’s scholarship fund. The event will take place Sept. 27 at the Arcola Country Club in Paramus.

Golfers have the option of participating in morning or afternoon shotgun starts as well as a variety of fun activities. Prizes include an automobile, TV sets, sports memorabilia and gift baskets. Contact 201-355-1306 or events@felician.edu.


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Upcoming events in the local area

EAST RUTHERFORD (Sept. 9, 2010) — The East Rutherford Historical Society and East Rutherford PTA will sponsor a McKenzie School 100 year celebration Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. All current and former students, parents, faculty and administration are invited to attend the celebration.

The event will include a DJ, free food, lemonade and jumpie rides for the children. Additionally, a history of William McKenzie and McKenzie school will be presented. A time capsule is being created to commemorate the event that will buried at the site with a marker for future generations to unearth.

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Community briefs: 9/9/10 issue

CARLSTADT (Sept. 9, 2010) — The William E. Dermody Free Public Library, 420 Hackensack St., is offering free computer classes. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, getting on the Internet, and how to email. Each class meets once a week and is one hour. Class size is limited to four students. Laptops will be provided. Classes start in September. Registration is required. For registration and further information, please call 201-438-8866 or email carlref@bccls.org.

EAST RUTHERFORD — The East Rutherford Historical Society and East Rutherford PTA will be sponsoring a McKenzie School 100 year celebration on Friday, September 10th at 6PM. All current and former students, parents, faculty and administration are invited to attend the celebration.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 08/26/10 issue

Thursday 08/26

• The Wallington Senior Civic Center will host an Atlantic City casino bus trip Thursday, Aug. 26. The bus leaves the VFW parking lot at 8 a.m. $23, with $25 return. Going to Resorts. Call 973-777-5815 or 973-778-6535.

• A regular meeting of the Wallington Borough Council will be held in the council chambers of the municipal building Thursday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 08/19/10 issue

Thursday 08/19

• An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group will meet Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at 55 Kip Center, 55 Kip Ave., Rutherford.

• VFW Post 4697 will meet Thursday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. at 222 River Road, North Arlington. Call 201-991-9597. All veterans are welcome. Bring your DD214.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 08/12/10 issue

Thursday 08/12

• Cliffhanger Productions presents The Cameos Aug. 12 at Buckmuller Park in Secaucus. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Friday 08/13

• The Friends of the Library of Rutherford will sponsor a performance of Shakespeare in the Park Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Lincoln Park will be the venue for the Bard’s “As You Like It,” performed by the Next Stage Ensemble of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The event is free. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for seating. In the event of rain, the performance will be held in the auditorium of the Rutherford Public Library, 150 Park Ave.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 08/05/10 issue

Thursday 08/05

• Join us Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Williams Center for an art fair featuring more than 15 talented local artists displaying/selling their work. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd Church. The event will include live music as well as live art performances. The Williams Center is located at 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford. Call Jackie Bruno at 201-321-6024.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 07/29/10 issue

Saturday 07/31

• On Saturday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Isralowitz and Dr. Seth Jawetz, a cardiologist, will conduct a lecture on “Risk Factors of a Heart Attack.” There will be a general discussion, followed by a question and answer session. Anyone planning on attending is encouraged to bring a copy of their most recent cholesterol blood test for a free heart attack risk assessment. 55 Kip Center, 55 Kip Ave., Rutherford.

Sunday 08/01

• The Lyndhurst Elks Lodge #1505 presents “Sunday Breakfast” at 251 Park Ave., Lyndhurst. Sunday, Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call 201-507-1505.

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Boiling Springs to hold food drive

RUTHERFORD (July 22, 2010) — Boiling Springs Savings Bank is holding its annual food drive to benefit the New Jersey Center for Food Action with collection areas in all of its 17 branch locations. The collection has begun and will continue until Friday, Aug. 13.

The New Jersey Center for Food Action is a nonprofit agency that provides assistance to New Jersey individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardships. The organization is also the founder of the NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition, which serves as a clearing house for information on hunger and poverty in our state and carries out anti-hunger advocacy on behalf of those in our state who are living in poverty.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 07/22/10 issue

THIS WEEK

Thursday 07/22

• The North Arlington Health Department presents “Living a Healthy Life — Take Control of Your Health,” a chronic disease self-management program, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 10 Beaver Ave. The program will continue Thursdays, July 22 and 29 and Aug. 5, 12 and 19. You will learn strategies for managing chronic symptoms, how to work with your health-care professionals, setting weekly goals and how to exercise safely, among other topics. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Call 201-955-5695.

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Local events in South Bergen (July 15, 2010)

• The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Rutherford and the Woman’s Club of Rutherford will hold a “Jewels by Park Lane” fund-raiser to benefit their state projects: the Valerie Fund and Gilda’s Club. All profits (40 percent of the retail price of the jewelry) will be donated to these two organizations. The fund-raiser will be held July 22, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Linda Daniels’ home at 230 Springfield Ave., Rutherford. The Valerie Fund’s mission is to support comprehensive health care for New Jersey children diagnosed with solid and brain tumors; leukemia; sickle cell disease; and other blood disorders. The mission of Gilda’s Club is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer. Call Laura at 201-893-1172, or visit RutherfordJuniors.com or RutherfordWomansClub.org.

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BRIEFS (July 15, 2010) --

A Job Seekers Support Group will meet Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave., Rutherford. This meeting will focus on résumé writing and job interviewing tips. Use the Union Avenue entrance.

The Wallington Chapter #4115 will hold no meetings in July and August. Meetings will resume Sept. 21. New members are welcome.

North Arlington Jr. Vikings final football/cheerleading sign-ups will be held Thursday, July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the rec house.


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Is your heart at risk?

Dr. Seth Jawetz and Dr. David Isralowitz will offer a lecture Saturday, July 31 at the Kip Center, 55 Kip Ave. in Rutherford, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a general discussion, followed by questions and answers. If attendees bring a copy of their cholesterol blood test, we can calculate their 10-year risk of a heart attack. The “Heart Attack Risk Assessment Tool” is used by health insurance companies to advise patients whether they should see a cardiologist and be tested for heart disease. Visit www.njpllc.com for more information.


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·   Upcoming events in the local area

·   Community briefs: 9/9/10 issue

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