By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 09:15 AM EST
It is fitting to review The Shan: Refugees Without A Camp by Bernice Koehler Johnson
at a time when Myanmar (Burma) is a topic of current interest. Mrs. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition to the Burmese military government. Mrs. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had been under strict house arrest since 1989. She was recently sentenced to three years of hard labor in prison after being accused of violating her parole by harboring a man who swam across a lake to gain entry to her house.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 05:36 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:24 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:22 PM EST
Get a jumpstart on holiday shopping at Bergen Community College’s first “Holiday Gift and Craft Fair” on Tuesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center at 355 Main Street in Hackensack.
This shopping event is open to the College community and the general public. Twenty-five local vendors will showcase unique items including costume jewelry, gift baskets, handbags, home décor, perfume, cosmetics, sports memorabilia, artwork, and an assortment of foods.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:18 PM EST
In response to the strong demand that exists in the market for exceptional value, The Residences at Dixon Mills - the historic condominium conversion of Jersey City's landmark Dixon Ticonderoga pencil factory - has announced the unveiling of a new collection of originally designed condominium homes offering purchasers the opportunity to buy into the community's complete lifestyle experience at unparalleled pricing.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:15 PM EST
Events Will Start on Nov. 27 and Run Through Dec. 19 on Saturday and Sunday Afternoons
State Fair Christmas Superstore, a seasonal retail attraction in Belleville, NJ, today announced that it will be holding Children’s Storytime Events every Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 4pm, starting Saturday, Nov. 27 and running through Sunday, Dec. 19. Storytime will start at 2 pm on those days. Stories will be read by costumed characters and Santa’s helpers. Children will be served hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and popcorn. Storytime is free to State Fair shoppers.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:13 PM EST
2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour primed to astound fans at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft on March 16 and 17
Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive season when their dazzling 2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour stops in Lincroft, showcasing the wholesome family entertainment that has provided lifetime memories for generations of fans.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:08 PM EST
Fashionable Colors in Red, Pink, Purple, Frost, Green, Black, Orange, Blue, & Clear – Protective Cases & AntiGlare Covers Priced at $12.99 - $24.99!
Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, the leading provider of Mac® and PC performance upgrades, storage drives and accessories, announced today the NewerTech line of NuGuard™ iPhone 4 and iPad protective cases and NuVue anti-glare covers that add protection, style and functionality to the most popular Apple® gadgets sold this year. OWC makes it easy to buy affordable iPhone 4 and iPad accessory stocking stuffer gifts that your techie friends, family and co-workers will love, without breaking the bank.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 07:02 PM EST
Year after year The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition. It is an enchanting tale of child’s toys coming to life and having a grand adventure. With amazing special effects, beautiful costumes, fabulous scenery, and majestic dancing it will surely impress. The talented ballet company performing it will definitely do it justice.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:43 PM EST
Depicting the sordid lives of performers who work at a Berlin nightclub as the Nazis began their rise to power during World War II, “Cabaret” the musical will be performed at Bergen Community College. The play will be performed in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays on the weekends of December 2 through 4 and December 9 through 11 at 7:30 p.m., with additional Saturday performances at 3 p.m.
“Cabaret” is based upon a book written by playwright Joe Masteroff, who received a Tony-award
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:39 PM EST
NEW BOOK! NEW BROADWAY SHOW! NEW CONCERT at BERGENPAC!
Saturday December 4 – 8:00 PM
$99, $69, $59, $39, $29
Patti LuPone swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by the show’s author, Mr. Laurents, currently at the St. James Theatre.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:35 PM EST
By Jane M. Orient, M.D., http://www.aapsonline.org/
Some have suggested piecemeal repeal of the most obnoxious features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The risk of this approach is comparable to that in cancer surgery: you might not get it all. In 906 pages of arcane statutory language, a lot can be hidden. I suggest instead that we wipe the slate clean with a total repeal, and then consider reenacting any features that most agree are good. This would be the most efficient method because the list of items is shorter. Much shorter
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 15 2010 @ 03:30 PM EST
The Topp twins could not fly in from New Zealand for the Teaneck International Film Festival, but you can meet them in the documentary, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls. These yodeling, country-singing, comedic, lesbian twin sisters have used messages of love and equality to address issues as broad as apartheid, gay rights and nuclear disarmament. They are New Zealand icons, and are perfect for the theme of this year's festival: Activism: Making Change. See the film, November 20, 4:15 and November 21, 1:45, at Cedar Lane Cinemas. Buy tickets in advance for $5 at Animations, Brier Rose Books, or Teaneck General Store, or for $7 at the venues. Check www.teaneckfilmfestival.org
By Michelle Zakko Monday, November 15 2010 @ 07:06 AM EST
This year I’ve been hearing a lot about special Holiday Shopping Parties where small business owners can feature really unique items for the Holidays. Its a great way to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Here are two Holiday Boutiques that have really caught my attention.
1. YWCA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
* When: Thursday, November 18
* Time: 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
* Where: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. (diagonal from the Stop & Shop on Franklin Avenue)
By Post Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 06:43 PM EST
~ A New Role for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions ~
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 12, 2010 – Action heroes can put down their weapons and simply close the window fashions in the new sci-fi film, “Skyline,” directed and produced by the Brothers Strause, distributed by Universal Pictures and being released today. In the film, bright alien lights descend upon Los Angeles and mysteriously draw people out of their homes to vanish in thin air.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 03:12 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 02:46 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 01:54 PM EST
Paramus-Bat Sheva Hadassah will host noted author Carole Walter, a baking and culinary expert, at a brunch on Sunday December 12 at noon at the home of Debby Mazon in Emerson. Walter, a James Beard and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) winning author, will speak about her career and books, with a question-and-answer time for the guests. Those attending the brunch will receive a signed copy of her latest book, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More. All proceeds will be designated for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 05:30 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 13 2010 @ 03:32 PM EST
Computer Center at Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn is proud to announce the opening of its new Computer Center. Located in the Learning Center, the all new Computer Center will allow children in the Religious School and the Nursery School to take their studies into the 21st Century. “This Computer Center will continue to evolve and grow with our schools and our environment” said Temple President, Steven Ezratty. One of the new Computer Center's initial projects will be to support the Religious School of Temple Beth Sholom’s new partnership with a sister classroom in Nahariya, Israel. The center will allow the children as well as the children of the sister school to see and hear each other via live link.