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‘GO GREEN, SAVE GREEN’ POSTER CONTEST WINNER  – Front Row: Alexandra Colta, contest grand prize winner Catherine Castellon, Mayor Nick Sacco, and NBMUA Executive Director Frank Pestana; Back Row: NBMUA Recycling Program Aide Tom Stampe, North Bergen Recycling Coordinator John Shaw, North Bergen Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Solter and NBMUA Board Member Frank Piazza.
‘GO GREEN, SAVE GREEN’ POSTER CONTEST WINNER – Front Row: Alexandra Colta, contest grand prize winner Catherine Castellon, Mayor Nick Sacco, and NBMUA Executive Director Frank Pestana; Back Row: NBMUA Recycling Program Aide Tom Stampe, North Bergen Recycling Coordinator John Shaw, North Bergen Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Solter and NBMUA Board Member Frank Piazza.
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Registration to open for North Bergen Free Public Library's winter/spring programs

Mayor Nicholas Sacco announced the opening of registration for North Bergen Free Public Library's winter/spring programs.

Registration for both the main library and the Kennedy branch will begin on Monday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at the main library and 10 a.m. at the Kennedy branch.

Programs will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Registration is open to North Bergen and Guttenberg residents. Register in person. Proof of age and residency are required. Registration is limited.

The library is at 8411 Bergenline Ave. The Kennedy branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd.

For more information contact the library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org to view the program listings.

National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting

Are you close to someone with mental health issues? NAMI Hudson County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold their next meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Hoboken Community Mental Health Center. A representative from Jersey City Medical Center Mobile Crisis Unit will be the guest speaker.

The Hoboken Community Mental Health Center is located at 506 Third St. in Hoboken. Parking is available on Madison Avenue between Third and Fourth streets.

For more information or in case of inclement weather contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614 or (201) 320-0484.

Gynecological health informational event

The North Bergen Free Public Library will host a gynecological health informational event on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Gynecologist Stefano Stella, MD, will discuss the latest issues, advances and information in gynecological health.

This event is made possible by the Hispanic Outreach Program and Holy Name Medical Center for Wellness Wednesdays.

The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.

North Bergen MUA announces winners of the second annual ‘Go Green, Save Green’ poster contest

Thousands of North Bergen students participated in the Second Annual North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) ‘Go Green, Save Green’ poster contest. Winning posters were chosen because they demonstrated the concept of saving money through recycling.

First, second, and third place winners were voted on by members of the North Bergen MUA for each grade category. Three pieces of artwork were selected from each of the following grade levels: grade 1 through 3; grade 4 through 6; grade 7 through 8; and grade 9 through 12.

Prizes include: winning artwork featured on one month of North Bergen MUA Calendar, a party with Mayor Sacco to celebrate the winners, eReaders, and $100 and $50 gift certificates.

Contest grand prize winner Catherine Castellon was selected from the 12 winners as the student artist who best illustrated the ‘Go Green, Save Green’ concept. Her winning artwork is featured on the calendar’s cover and on the side of a North Bergen MUA recycling truck. In addition, she will receive an Apple iPad.

The contest began in October, in honor of America Recycles Day. The North Bergen MUA 2014 ‘Go Green, Save Green’ calendars will be distributed to North Bergen Schools.

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.

Hudson County Animal League hosting January and February flea markets

The Hudson County Animal League will be hosting a flea market at the old fire house and senior center, 27th Street and Broadway in Bayonne, on Jan. 18 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tables are available to rent for $10 each.

For more information, or to rent tables, call Chris at (201) 437-8732.

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