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FIRE ON THE WATERFRONT – The investigation into the cause of a fire at the Lincoln Harbor Marina early last Saturday morning is still ongoing. Authorities said three boats were badly damaged in the blaze, but that no one was on board any of the vessels and that there were no other injuries.
FIRE ON THE WATERFRONT – The investigation into the cause of a fire at the Lincoln Harbor Marina early last Saturday morning is still ongoing. Authorities said three boats were badly damaged in the blaze, but that no one was on board any of the vessels and that there were no other injuries.
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Weehawken library hosting do-it-yourself interior design workshop

The Weehawken Public Library will welcome artist Janet Tava on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. for a do-it-yourself workshop on how to freshen up any interior – with a very small budget.

According to statistics, Seasonal Affective Disorder affects somewhere between 5-6 percent of the population. Along with getting more light, eating healthier, and sleeping right, many experts list revamping your environment as a great way to beat those winter blues.

Colors, clutter, even the wrong basic style can affect a person’s mood, said Tava.

“A home should be a sanctuary, a place of peace in which you can relax and restore your soul for the next day’s work,” she said.

Included in the session will be tips on how to rearrange furniture and paint old or dull pieces to give a room a lift, an explanation of interior design terms and basic rules, how to best shop in a stores such as Home Goods, as well as color theory and selection.

Tava will also lead a question-and-answer session that she says will get creative juices flowing and inspire participants to go and tackle a design problem.

The program is free; for additional information contact the Library at 201-863-7823.

Woman’s Club of Weehawken announces next meeting

The Woman’s Club of Weehawken will hold their next meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Nutrition Center, located at 201 Highwood Ave. The club invited all local women join them and find out more about their upcoming plans and interests. The club is preparing a Weehawken Community Cookbook and all are invited to participate. For further information, please email womansclubofweehawken@gmail.com.

Hudson County CASA recruiting to help foster kids

Hudson County CASA, a non-profit organization, is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to insure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) 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 for those interested will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Room #400 of the Hudson County Administration Building, located 595 Newark Avenue, 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, please call (201) 795-9855, e-mail mgarcia@hudsoncountycasa.org or visit our website at www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Hudson County Community College celebrating sixth annual community literacy day

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) announced this week that it will hold its Sixth Annual Literacy & Family Day on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk Street, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City. There is no charge for admission, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert said the event, which is prepared and presented by the college’s Academic Affairs Division and the Culinary Conference Center, is an annual celebration of the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, who is better known to generations of Americans as Dr. Seuss, author of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and 44 more beloved children’s books.

The event will include a whole host of interactive activities for children of all ages, including a Dr. Seuss Reading Theatre, a preschool reading station, game table, arts and crafts, Dr. Seuss-themed refreshments and giveaways.

“This is a great opportunity for families from all over the County to come together for a lot of fun, and more importantly to teach our youngest children about the importance of reading,” Dr. Gabert said. “It’s also one of the few family events to be found that is free,” he added.

For additional information, call HCCC’s Academic Affairs Office at (201) 360-4010.

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