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FROZEN – The Hudson River along Weehawken last week. Photo by Robert de Zeeuw.
FROZEN – The Hudson River along Weehawken last week. Photo by Robert de Zeeuw.
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Library to begin story time

The Weehawken Public Library will begin registration for the second session of its Story Time Tuesday Program on Monday, Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m.; the first class will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Registration may be done either in person or over the phone. Open to Weehawken Residents only.

Proof of residency and child's birth certificate or passport are required.

Story Time Tuesday for 2- to 3-year-olds is Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (only eight spots available at press time) or 12:30-1:30 a.m. (15 spots available). Child may participate in only one time slot.

For further information please call the Weehawken Public Library at 201-863-7823.

Woman’s Club holds special presentation

The Woman’s Club of Weehawken invites the public to an event Monday, Jan. 13, when they host a special presentation of Elizabeth Mulcahy and Elyssa Gunderson's entertaining “The Letters.” Written and performed by them, it is a funny and informative history of Weehawken and its historical residents. Weehawken Senior Nutrition Center, 210 Highwood Ave., Weehawken.

Come meet the members and hear about the Club and its charitable events. Light supper is provided. For more information, please call Carol Kravitz at 201-951-1114 or go to www.Womansclubofweehawken@gmail.com.

Countywide group will hold event featuring survivor of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its first event of 2014 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, which is also the fifth anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson.” The business networking event will be held at The Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen from 6 to 8 p.m. Featured guest speaker, Dave Sanderson, is a survivor of United Airlines Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, and safely evacuated by all 155 occupants on board.

Sanderson has shared his experience of that day and lessons learned with businesses and groups all over the country. His message focuses on positive thinking, teamwork and leadership. In addition to his speaking engagements, Mr. Sanderson continues to work as a Sales Manager for Oracle. Maria Nieves, the Chamber’s President, believes this is a great way to start a new year of networking at the Chamber. “As we continue to align events with our mission, our first event of 2014 is an opportunity for the business community and our members to network with an inspiring leader. Mr. Sanderson provides tangible proof from his own experience that positive thinking is a key asset even in the most challenging of situations,” she said. “We’re very pleased that Mr. Sanderson will join us and share his insights with our members.”

Founded in 1888, the Chamber has steadily grown over the last few years. The organization currently represents 350 members, has facilitated forums with local, state and federal officials, and provides a platform for business networking and partnerships. The organization will present more than 25 events in 2014.

The event is sponsored by the Palisades Medical Center. To register and for additional information, please call (201) 386-0699 x 27 or visit the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce website: www.hudsonchamber.org.

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.

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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