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HONOR IN ART – Artist Anthony Sienkiewicz of Bayonne presented his painting of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Mayor Michael Gonnelli recently. Sienkiewicz donated his artwork to the town of Secaucus. In addition, the painter and his wife also made a generous donation to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation.
HONOR IN ART – Artist Anthony Sienkiewicz of Bayonne presented his painting of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Mayor Michael Gonnelli recently. Sienkiewicz donated his artwork to the town of Secaucus. In addition, the painter and his wife also made a generous donation to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation.
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Special holiday deadlines

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, advertising and editorial deadlines for the Hudson Reporter newspapers have changed.

For the Dec. 1 editions of the North Bergen Reporter, Weehawken Reporter, Union City Reporter, and West New York Reporter, the deadline for classified and display advertising and editorial content is Monday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m.

For the Dec. 1 editions of the Hoboken Reporter and Jersey City Reporter the classified ad deadline is Monday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m., and the display advertising and editorial deadlines are Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m.

The offices of the Hudson Reporter newspapers will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of the holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 2.

Donations to be collected for typhoon survivors next two weekends at church

The Filipino Society of Secaucus has organized an emergency fund drive to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Donations in cash or check payable to Immaculate Conception Church were scheduled to be collected outside the church, 1219 Paterson Plank Rd., on the following days: Saturdays, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Maribel Anota at (551) 655-4811.

Meadowlands Pet Expo winding down on Sunday

The 6th Annual Meadowlands Pet Expo will hold its final show day on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Meadowlands Expo Center at Harmon Meadows, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus.

A pet fashion show and costume contest will be held. The event will also feature educational and entertaining performances, special attractions, and holiday shopping for pet lovers.

Additionally, there be area rescue and adoption groups with adoptable pets available.

Attendees are allowed to bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids 4 to 11, and free for children 3 and under.

Visit www.meadowlandspetexpo.com for discount coupons or to purchase discounted tickets.

For more information, call (631) 423-0620, email dennis@familypetshows.com or visit www.FamilyPetShows.com.

Time almost up to cast your ballot for Secaucus author

Melissa Pettignano is one of the 2013-2014 Finalists for the "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" award run by The Author Show Book Club, and the final voting phase is drawing to a close.

Balloting continues until Dec. 1, 2013, and can be done by using this link:

http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow50Writers2013-Contest-Finalists.html.

Social service group seeking help to end homelessness

The Garden State Episcopal CDC is seeking the public’s help in food and clothing donations.

Garden State Episcopal CDC, based in Jersey City and Union City, provides social services and housing for people touched by homelessness and loss.

The group is collecting food and clothing donations for its Homeless Memorial Service, the week of Dec. 15, to be distributed to people who are displaced or homeless.

For information on how you can help, call (201) 209-9301.

Hudson Animal League holding holiday gift event

The league will be hosting a Holiday Gift Extravaganza Tricky Tray on Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Michael’s Community Center, 21 East 23rd St., Bayonne, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open 6:30.

Admission is $12, plus a can or more of cat food, and, if possible, a non-perishable item (or more) for the group’s food bank to benefit the needy during the holiday season.

For tickets or more information, call (201) 332-7612.

Meadowlands Center sponsoring copper mine tour

The Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) is hosting a program for all ages about North Arlington’s Schuyler Copper Mine on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

“Join Joseph Macasek for an introduction to one of the Meadowlands’ buried historical treasures,” said Brian Aberback, MEC spokesman.

Located under a residential area of North Arlington, the Schuyler Copper Mine opened in 1719 and operated until 1901. It is the oldest copper mine in New Jersey. It was also the first mine in North America to use a steam engine to pump the minerals and other resources found beneath the surface. Although nothing remains of the mining operations above ground, the collapse of the underground shafts and tunnels caused damage as recently as 1989.

The cost is $5 for the public; $4 for MEC members.

Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register go to www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

For more information, call (201) 460-8300.

Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services

New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.

“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.

Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow rules.

For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or rzepka@nybloodcenter.org.

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