Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers
Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.
For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org
West New York Cuban Lions Club Health Fair set for April 23
The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed with Hackensack Meridian Health - Palisades Medical Center to present its annual Community Health Fair. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Joseph of the Palisades Church’s Lower Community Room, 320 64th St., West New York.
Free health tests and screenings will include:
- Blood Pressure & Pulse
- Blood test for Diabetes (A1c)
- Percent of oxygen in the blood
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Hearing screenings
- Vision screenings
- Dental screenings
Free information will also be provided about:
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Mental health
- Sleep disturbance
Several physicians will also be in attendance to answer questions. Attendees will also receive free samples and giveaways. For more information, please call Manny Reyes (201) 424-1201 or Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702
‘Photographers Unknown’ exhibit features phone photography
How do Hudson County residents capture the flow of life around them if something picturesque happens in an instant and they don’t have a camera handy? By grabbing for their phones.
In a new exhibit at Hoboken’s hob’art gallery, the only cooperative art gallery in the mile-square city, the space will feature 11 area residents with their best photos of life around them, taken with their phones. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 29.
Artists include Kevin Delaney, Emma Lamperti, Freeman, Michael Mele, Lily Zane, Steve Zane, Caren Lissner, Keith Manyin, Cassie Murray, Amanda Norton, J. Picard, Kathy Rowlett, Brenda Torres, David White, and Liz Cohen.
The gallery is located at 72 Monroe St., E 208. The website is www.HOB-ART.org.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or by appointment (201) 319-1504.