WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
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BEND IT LIKE WEEHAWKEN – Young soccer hopefuls own the Waterfront Complex athletic field with moves they’ve learned during Weehawken’s summer recreation program.
BEND IT LIKE WEEHAWKEN – Young soccer hopefuls own the Waterfront Complex athletic field with moves they’ve learned during Weehawken’s summer recreation program.
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Weehawken to present Hamilton Park Concert Series

The Hamilton Park Concert Series, sponsored by Mayor Richard F. Turner, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation will be held Thursday nights at Hamilton Park on Boulevard East from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the following local musicians:

- July 26, Jeremy Beck on keys and vocals

- Aug. 2, Jennifer Lampert on vocals

- Aug. 9, Craig Handy on saxophone

- Aug. 16, Tom Costagliola on drums with Davey and TheTrainwreck

- Aug. 23, Julian Peterson on vocals and guitar

- Sept. 6, Matt Chertkoff on guitar

- Sept.13, Jillian Giacchi on vocals

Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in summer, fall

On Aug. 12, the Weehawken Weekenders will visit Magnanini’s Winery in Wallkill, N.Y. for a wine tasting, dinner, and dancing, for $75.

On Oct. 3, they will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.

On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.

The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.

All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.

Gold outing to benefit Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad

On Aug. 9, the Township of Weehawken will hold its seventh annual golf outing, and the proceeds will benefit the Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad. There will be activities and dinner included for both golfers and non-golfers at the Wild Turkey Golf Course in Hamburg.

To register online, visit golf.wvfas.org and receive a one-year subscription to Golf Digest Magazine. The first 20 online registrants will receive a free round of golf at Great Gorge Country Club.

For more information, call the squad at (201) 773-7614.

Child advocate volunteers wanted

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.

Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email mgarcia@hudsoncountycasa.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice

While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.

The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.

NHCAC announces registration for new programs

North Hudson Community Action Corporation celebrates National Community Action Month by announcing the beginning of its new programs.

They will offer two semesters of free English as a Second Language classes. The summer semester begins in June, and the fall semester in September. Call (201) 943-2410 for more information or to register.

They will also offer a financial literacy workshop series. Call (201) 866-9320, ext. 213, for more information. Both individual and corporate instruction is available.

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