Around Town

East Newark

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. The group will provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa 201-246- 7750, Fatima 973-485-4236 or email emidura2@yahoo. com. Together we will fight this disease.


St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny will host a fish and chips supper on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Hedges Hall. Cost will be $14 per person. The supper will be catered by Argyle Restaurant, Kearny.

All are welcome. Meals may be eaten in or taken out. All are asked to access Hedges Hall via the Washington Avenue entrance.

First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., is holding a Winter Blowout Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sale items include clothing for the whole family, small household items, books and more.

Kearny High School PTA is having a Tricky Tray on April 20 in the Kearny High School gym and the cost is $15. Any questions, call Lisa at 201-955-9070.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in the church hall. Plans for the upcoming fundraiser, “Tea for Three,” starring Elaine Bromka, scheduled for June 3, will be discussed. A fish fry is scheduled for March 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. at the LCC on Davis Avenue in Kearny. Palm Crosses will be sold on the weekends of March 17 to 18 and March 24 to 25 at all Masses.


The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, is offering free dog food, both canned and dry, to anyone having problems feeding their dog due to unemployment, disability or any financial situation. Just stop by or call 201-896- 9300. The facility is open seven days a week.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst, member of the GFWC/NJSFWC, will sponsor a program to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as part of the of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program on March 1 at Lyndhurst Public Library. Past Club President Annette Bortone will read to children at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst announces its annual fundraiser, “Spring Into Fashion” Sunday brunch and fashion show, on Sunday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Ave., Moonachie. There will also be a tricky tray and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $35. For tickets, please call Rosemary at 201-935-4836 or Marge at 201-694-5976. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The Lyndhurst High School Class of 2013 and the LHS World Language Honor Society are sponsoring a Children’s Tricky Tray for children in grades pre-k through 4. This event will be held at the Senior Citizen Building on Cleveland Ave. in Lyndhurst on Saturday, March 31, at noon. Numbers will be called promptly at 1 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. Children as well as their parents will require an admission ticket. This price will include a full sheet of tickets for the small prize category. There will be three categories of prizes and those tickets can be purchased upon arrival. Food and drinks will also be served. Therefore, outside food will not be allowed.

Please call Janet Ricigliano at (201) 935-1208 for further information.

The Lyndhurst Public Library invites the community to join in a continuous program “Connecting With Your Inner Self.” This program is geared for people age 50 and older. The purpose is to get people to talk about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically and appreciating where you are in life. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 201-804- 2478, ext. 7.

North Arlington

Dr. Richard Ekstein is offering a free seminar about the benefits of implants and veneers at his new facility, at 312 Belleville Turnpike, Suite 3B, North Arlington on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Afterwards, light snacks and beverages will be served and Dr. Ekstein will be available to answer your concerns and questions. Seating is limited so please call our office to reserve your space before Feb. 28. Call Fran at 201-991-1228 or email at

Join Liz Nossier, RD, Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) Clinical Nutrition Manager, and North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon for dietary and nutritional tips as well as a heart-healthy lunch. There is no cost to attend this event. Wear red to show your support! To register, please call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4 or visit Walk-ins are welcome.

Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 is reorganizing a Squires Circle for Catholic young men between the ages of 10 to 18 years. Anyone interested in participating is invited to come and find out more at an open house on March 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the LaSalle Center at Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington. For more information about joining, please contact: Squires Chief Counselor Tom Jenkins (201) 772-5124 or Peter Briody (201) 991-8892.


Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at Nutley Public Library on Monday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group was formed to read works-in-progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

Preschool Story Time, for children from 3 to 5 years old, and their caregivers, is held at the library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Participants can enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children. Registration is required. Story Time, for children from 24 to 36 months, and their caregivers, is held on Fridays at the library at 10 a.m. Registration is required.

BabyGarten, for babies from birth to 22 months, and their caregivers, is held Mondays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the library. The program includes books, nursery rhymes, playtime, and meeting other babies from the Nutley area. Registration is required.

Preschool Story Time, for children 3 to 5-yearsold, and their caregivers, is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children. Registration is required.

Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Girls Softball Program. This program is open to Nutley girls in grades 1 through 8. The fee for this program is $25 per youngster. Online registration is available at or applications are available at the Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave. The deadline for registration is March 26. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 973-284-4966.

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