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Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Some important reminders for the Monday holiday
Municipal offices, the borough's public library and senior center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. There will be no garbage collection on Monday in observance of the holiday. The next garbage collection for that zone will be Thursday of the same week. For the full 2013 collection schedule see the attached PDF. Hasbrouck Heights public schools will be open on Monday. Corpus Christi School will be closed. Also in observance of the holiday there will be no mail delivery and the Hasbrouck Heights Post Office will be closed.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Area organizations seek volunteers for early celebrations, day of and anytime after
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. The Volunteer Center of Bergen County will be collecting items for Homeless Veterans through Jan. 19. Donations of backpacks, toiletry kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, small bag to hold items and a set of towels), sweatshirts sizes large and extra large, and gift cards to Walmart, Shop Rite, …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
High School Multicultural Club celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday by teaching their younger peers about his message.
Every year the high school's multicultural club students work together to celebrate and live out the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King. This year the students focused their efforts on spreading the message of Dr. King with their younger peers visiting the students at both Euclid and Lincoln schools, talking to them about the importance of celebrating diversity and how his work has made the world a better a place. Although Martin Luther King Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 21 his actual birthday is Jan. 15 and the students decided to spend Tuesday honoring his message, said teacher Lauren Czekaj, the club's advisor. The students work to serve on King day making it a day on, not a day off, she explained. The students who all represent …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Multicultural Club hosted "Living the Dream" for fellow students on Monday
Hasbrouck Heights High School not only opened its doors for regular instruction on Martin Luther King Day but it used the opportunity to open several other doors into the culture and lives of many different areas of the world. Throughout the day Monday, students had the opportunity to visit the media center during their gym period to explore other cultures and learn about diversity. The event was brought to them by fellow students in the Multicultural Club who put together displays, demonstrations and even a video devoted to learning about other cultures in honor of Martin Luther King’s dream. The event, which held the fitting title of “Living the Dream,” was originally born out of one student's vision to bring together a group of students…