SECAUCUS BRIEFS
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SECAUCUS BRIEFS
LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU! – Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Executive Producer Guy Gsell visit the life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex at Field Station: Dinosaurs, the 20-acre outdoor Jurassic learning expedition and family tourist attraction in Secaucus. The visit is part of Guadagno’s “Tourism Tuesday” initiative, promoting the diversity of New Jersey’s tourism industry during the busy summer season and showcasing the state as the premier tourism destination in the Northeast to vacationers of all ages and interests.
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Last chance for vendors to participate in library mini-fair/book sale

The Friends of the Secaucus Public Library’s 17th annual mini-fair/used book sale will take place on the library grounds on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Vendors planning to be part of the mini-fair need to sign up soon as space is quickly growing scarce,” said Library Director Jenifer May. “Space is limited and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.”

The cost for table space up to eight feet is $25. Space for a larger table space is $45. Vendors must supply their own tables and chairs. As an alternative, there are a limited number of tables and chairs available at the library for a rental fee of $10. There is also limited access to electricity on the library grounds but accommodations for that must be approved well in advance. All arrangements for a table, tent, or any other special accommodations must be approved by the library director and reservations must be paid no later than Friday, Sept. 12. Vendor service contract forms are available at the front desk in the library.

The cost for a bag of books at the used book sale will be $4, including a re-usable tote bag that can be filled to capacity. Categories to be judged in the popular baking contest are cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies/bars/cupcakes, miscellaneous and a new “special diet” category including desserts made especially for people with restricted diets such as gluten-free or sugar-free. All baking entries must be received at the library by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and late entries will not be judged.

Among the raffle prizes will be four Giants tickets with a parking pass, four passports for Chelsea Piers, a large gardening and landscaping prize from Jarrod and Sons, a leaf blower and numerous gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. Winners of the $1 tricky tray prizes will be announced throughout the afternoon. No additional tickets will be sold after 2:30 p.m., at which time the winners of the larger prizes will be announced.

The annual Friends of the Library mini-fair/used book sale is the group’s main fundraiser and provides the means to maintain the library as the community’s informational, cultural and educational hub. For more details or information, call (201) 330-2083, ext. 4011 or e-mail may@bccls.org.

Meadowland Hospital gets a new CEO

After its most recent CEO – the third in three and a half years – left after only three months on the job, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has named a new leader. Chief Nursing Officer Felicia Karsos has taken the promotion to the position, NJ.com reported on Tuesday. Karsos has been the hospital’s chief nursing officer since 2010.

Reports indicated that Thomas Considine, who took over as head of the hospital on May 1, ran into conflicts with Richard Lipsky, Meadowlands’ co-owner and board chairman. Considine was initially told he would be running the hospital without interference. Instead he apparently found his decisions repeatedly challenged by Lipsky.

Considine has taken a job as consultant for TruPlan, a self-insurance plan affiliated with the hospital.

Giant flea market on Sept. 6

Mark your calendars for the giant flea market coming to the Meadowland Hospital parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of family fun with face painting and a barbecue. Proceeds will benefit the Secaucus Animal Shelter.

Table rentals are available to all town residents. Buy a table now – or two or three. Each table costs $20, which goes to help the Animal Shelter. For registration and donation info, contact Sue Pirro at (201) 563-2161.

Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 7.

Concerts upcoming throughout town

The Secaucus 2014 Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 28 with The Cameos, New Jersey’s favorite oldies group, in Buchmuller Park.

On Sept. 5 it’s over to the town pool for seven-time Emmy award winner Hunter Hayes. Then on September 11 it’s time for America’s number one show band, The Infernos, at Harmon Meadow Plaza. All shows start at 7 p.m.

The Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Secaucus Reporter.

Back to School sale at United Way in August

Save big from now through Aug. 31 at the United Way of Hudson County Resale Store, 79 Metro Way. All kids’ clothing and designated items are $1.

All money raised goes to help the community through United Way’s many programs. A portion of all proceeds also benefits the Secaucus Emergency Fund. Help others, and get some great deals with low prices on housewares, décor, clothing, glassware, sofas, chairs, furniture, pictures, toys, and much more.

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