Weehawken Briefs
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TIGERS, MEET THE MAYOR – The Weehawken Tiger Cubs visited Mayor Richard Turner’s office on March 2 as part of what it takes to earn their Tiger badge. The cubs must visit a local government office, and the mayor was more than accommodating. Left to right: Juan de la Hoz, Harry Halper, Jacob Sarabhayavanija, Rolando Palma, Merrick Fritze, and Daniel Daly; top, Turner.
TIGERS, MEET THE MAYOR – The Weehawken Tiger Cubs visited Mayor Richard Turner’s office on March 2 as part of what it takes to earn their Tiger badge. The cubs must visit a local government office, and the mayor was more than accommodating. Left to right: Juan de la Hoz, Harry Halper, Jacob Sarabhayavanija, Rolando Palma, Merrick Fritze, and Daniel Daly; top, Turner.
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One-alarm fire smokes out meat section of Weehawken supermarket

A one-alarm fire broke out in the meat section of the Weehawken Pathmark at 3 a.m. Monday morning after an electrical supply cable shorted and set a stack of Styrofoam meat trays on fire, North Hudson Regional Fire Director Jeff Welz said Monday.

The smoke from the burning Styrofoam set off the sprinkler system, which contained the fire until the fire department arrived and put out the remaining fire, he added.

"There wasn't a lot of damage to the area, but it generated a lot of smoke because the Styrofoam is petroleum-based," Welz said.

He added, "In this case the smoke did more damage than the actual fire. The good news is there was no major structural damage. The sprinklers did what they're designed to do, and the department reacted quickly."

The supermarket re-opened Monday afternoon.

Les Paul and Mary Ford tribute moved from library to senior nutrition center

The Weehawken Free Public Library will host musicians Tom Doyle and Sandy Cory in a musical tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Because of the enthusiastic response, the concert will be moved from the library to the Senior Nutrition Center, located at 201 Highwood Ave.

The free interactive concert will feature guitar, flute, percussion and vocals, interspersed with recollections from Doyle who spent 40 years as a sound performance engineer and guitarist. He was also a close confidante of Les Paul, the legendary guitar player, inventor, and acknowledged architect of rock and roll.

The husband and wife team of Les Paul and Mary Ford could be found at the top of the pop music charts throughout the1950s. Their biggest hits included "Tennessee Waltz," "How High the Moon," "Lady of Spain," and "I'm Sitting on Top of the World." Also during the mid-1950s, the duo starred on television program, “The Les Paul and Mary Ford Show.”

Seating for the concert at the center will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is necessary. There will be a short intermission and light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the library at (201) 863-7823.

VFW to hold annual Atlantic City fundraiser trip

The Weehawken Oulton Kraft Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1923 will hold its semi-annual fundraiser with a trip to Atlantic City. Attendants will depart on March 25 at 8 a.m. from 309 Park Ave. and will be home by 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35. For more information call (201) 863-2613 or (201) 863-9067.

Weehawken Weekenders to see Copacabana

The Weehawken Weekenders will be traveling to the Brownstone in Paterson, N.J. on April 11 to see the musical “Copacabana” as part of an afternoon of dining, dancing , and entertainment. Tickets are $45. For more information or to sign up, call (201) 319-6059.

Town of Weehawken to hold annual Easter party for seniors

The mayor and Weehawken Town Council invite all Weehawken seniors to the annual Easter party on March 31 at 12 p.m. at the Weehawken Elks located at 2 50th St. There will be music, food, and prizes for original Easter bonnets. To sign up, call the Senior Center at (201) 319-6060.

Hudson Theatre Works to hold benefit evening

Hudson Theatre Works will hold a benefit evening on March 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Park Avenue Bar & Grill in Union City located at 3417 Park Ave. in Union City. The fundraiser will support the theatre company and help to fully stage a play this coming year.

The evening’s events will be hosted by Nancy Giles from CBS News and will include performances by various artists, including actor Patrick Richwood, violinist Eric Grossman, woodwind players Alan Brady and Jeff Nichols, and readings by Nancy Giles, Greg Erbach, and Sean Patrick Riley.

Tickets cost $65 a piece or two for $120, and there will be food and silent auctions.

For more information visit www.hudsontheatreworks.org, or call (201) 401-3337.

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