Union City Day: an exhibit of photographs and historic artifacts
The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with City Historian Gerard Karabin, will be hosting Union City Day, an exhibit of photographs and historic artifacts on Saturday, June 1 at 12 p.m. at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th St. in Union City. Live music, refreshments, and free admission
The 2nd Annual Union City Artist Awards are coming
The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners will host the Second Annual Union City Artist Awards on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th St., Union City. The awards will honor the most talented and dedicated artists from all disciplines who have contributed to Union City’s artistic fabric. The red carpet event will feature live music and an art exhibit by Abby Levine.
Mayor Brian P. Stack said, “We are excited to host the second annual Union City Artist Awards, which will continue to demonstrate our City’s great appreciation for our artists and our flourishing arts community. This event will be both a celebration and showcase of the many contributions that artists have made to local culture.”
Amazing animals can be found in Mill Creek Marsh
A group of Bergen County nature lovers recently snapped several photos of snapping turtles – of course – in Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus recently (see photo). They wanted to describe what they saw.
Mickey Raine writes about what his wife and others witnessed: “They were of fairly decent size Snapping Turtles engaged in a very violent mating ritual. The male was very aggressive, and would practically run its powerful claws across the head of the mate and sometimes bite hard on the circular flap of thick skin on the neck that goes around the head. The pair would move in quick bursts, then suddenly slow the pace and exude signs of gentle behavior, before returning, once again, to the extremely violent and aggressive practice. This continued for awhile, and due to the rapid, bolt like movements, it was difficult to capture shots as clearly as [my wife Elaine] wanted; however, I believe that they came out quite nicely. When I asked about the length, she said that they had to be at least 16 to 18 inches with just the shell. Then when considering the long tails and neck, ultimately, the total length would be well into the 30+ range.”
But that’s not really what matters, right?
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