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STILL STANDING – A house in the downtown Weehawken neighborhood known as The Shades displays a large American flag in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
STILL STANDING – A house in the downtown Weehawken neighborhood known as The Shades displays a large American flag in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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Marching band festival rescheduled for Sunday

Around 10 high school bands from around the state will march onto the field of Weehawken High School’s Ferullo Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take part in the fourth Annual Weehawken Invitational Band Festival.

A list of participating schools has not yet been finalized, but Weehawken’s Music Director and band leader Michael Lichtenfeld confirmed that his band would be the show’s grand finale, performing from a repertoire entitled “Sights & Sounds of New York.” Their performance will include popular favorites such as “New York, New York,” “Take the A Train,” “Harlem Nocturne,” and “Birdland.”

The Weehawken band is enjoying a very successful 2012 fall season. On Oct. 13, they won first place in their division at the Yamaha Cup, a marching band competition held at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, and on Nov. 3 competed in USBANDS’ N.J. state championships.

“All of them understand that they’re not in competition with the other schools as much as they’re in competition with themselves,” Lichtenfeld said. “We try to make each performance better than our last.”

Weehawken establishes emergency fund for Sandy victims

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy to many victims in Weehawken’s downtown “Shades” neighborhood, Mayor Richard Turner announced yesterday the formation of an emergency relief fund. The Weehawken & You Civic Association Emergency Fund, which will stay in effect indefinitely, will go towards repairs, recuperation and necessary material items which residents are in need of. Donations should be sent to the Weehawken & You Civic Association Emergency Fund, PO Box 3016, Weehawken N.J. 07086.

Woman’s Club to discuss last will and testament at next meeting

The Woman’s Club of Weehawken will host a guest speaker at its November meeting. Surrogate Court Judge Donald DeLeo will give a presentation regarding the services provided by his office and the importance of developing a last will and testament. All are welcome.

The group encourages non-members, men and women alike, to join them on Monday evening, Nov. 19. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the senior center located at 201 Highwood Ave., Weehawken. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, contact womansclubofweehawken@gmail.com.

Upcoming meetings

The Weehawken Town Council will meet Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the town’s municipal building, located at 400 Park Ave.

The Weehawken Planning Board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the second floor chambers of the municipal building.

The Rent Leveling Board’s meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7p.m. in the first floor chambers of the municipal building.

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