A life in art, that’s exactly what William La Rosa set out to do in his 30-year tenure as Director of the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs. Before retiring in September 2017, La Rosa facilitated programs that helped local visual and performing artists. He founded the Local Arts Program (LAP) grants that, over the years, provided thousands of dollars to local artists and arts organizations.
Metropolitan-area Photographers Spotlight Women’s Strength and Hudson County Dignitaries Honor Women who make a Difference
By Sally Deering
On March 8th, on a visit to my cell phone provider to pay my bill, the young man behind the counter handed me my receipt and said with a smile, “Happy Woman’s Day!” Not sure I was hearing correctly, I naturally replied, “Wha?” He repeated, “Happy Woman’s Day! You know, March being Women’s History Month, today is National Women’s Day.”
A WELL-RESPECTED MAN – Board Chairman Michael A. Ryan for the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. received deserved smiles from partiers as he passed by at the Hot Times at the Fiesta fundraiser because Mike’s efforts at making sure everyone had tasty tacos from Michael Anthony’s restaurant and in keeping his guests happy made this event the success that it was!
FESTIVE AT THE FIESTA – With Treasurer John Mehos of the Jersey City Library Board of Trustees (2nd from left) being accompanied by his sister-in-law Elain, who retired from the Jersey City Free Public Library several years ago, and friends Bill La Rosa (2nd from right), director of the Hudson County Division of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, with his wife, Suzanne Clare. All proceeds from the June 10th Hot Times at the Fiesta fundraiser are dedicated to the purchase and installation of security cameras throughout the library system. Cameras have already been installed at the Five Corners, Greenville and Miller branches, and the Main Library.
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