Deadline drawing near for film festival entries
The deadline is almost here for entries to Union City’s Sixth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, Oct. 15 to 19. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 (no exceptions).
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. 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.
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.
The red carpet 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.
Health Fair being held for North Hudson residents
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free community fair on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St., West New York.
Residents of North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Union City, and Weehawken are welcome to attend.
There will be blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, and more.
For information, call (201) 617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.
Palisades Medical Center releases schedule of free community health screenings
Palisades Medical Center’s has released dates for free health screenings that will be held in Guttenberg and North Bergen in the coming months.
All of the screenings and information will be about: blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, body mass index, sugar and cholesterol.
On Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a screening will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6823 Jackson St., Guttenberg; on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., one will be held at
the Woodcliff Reformed Church, 7605 Palisade Ave., North Bergen; and on Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a screening will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 9034 Barr Pl., North Bergen.
Palisades Medical Center partners with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ to provide free health screenings and education programs.
The New Jersey Hospital Association recognized Palisades Medical Center's Community Outreach Program with its Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents.
Palisades Medical Center’s community outreach and education programs are generously funded in part by TD Charitable Foundation, Abbott Nutrition, the Aetna Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation and Schering-Plough Corporation.
For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.
‘Muskrat Ramble’ offered by NJMC in Lyndhurst
A ramble through the Meadowlands to see and learn about muskrats will be offered by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Don Smith, retired chief naturalist with the NJMC, will lead the way. Born and raised in Little Ferry, Smith is an expert on the Hackensack River and its marshes.
“Come hear Don talk about life growing up in the Meadowlands in the late 1950s, including his childhood adventures trapping muskrats in the marshes,” said Brian Aberback, commission spokesman.
The program, for all ages, is held at the Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC), 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. The tour price is $5 per person for the public and $4 for MEC members.
For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.