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Wednesday, February 22 2017 @ 11:48 PM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Wednesday, February 22 2017 @ 11:48 PM EST
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Honor Thy Children, Too


 


Connie Schultz
It's starting to look as if the heartland may be losing its pulse.
This latest Code Blue is brought to you by Michigan, where state elected officials are debating whether foster children deserve to wear new clothes.State Sen. Bruce Caswell wants the government to pay only for used clothes, insisting that the retreads of thrift shops are just fine for children who already have lost their homes and the parents who were supposed to love them.

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EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Leaders


(New York, N.Y. – Apr. 29, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has honored 10 individuals or organizations from New Jersey with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements protecting public health and the environment. EPA also recognized a student from Delanco Township who is one of ten students selected from across the country to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was joined by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at EPA’s offices in Manhattan.

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Fourth Annual Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere!


National and Local Chefs Come Together for Children at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

National and local chefs will come together for the fourth annual “Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere,” an evening of exquisite cuisine tastings on Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a VIP Reception starting at 6:00 p.m. This popular signature event, held at Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ, will raise funds for pediatric programs and services at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Guest of Honor Lidia Bastianich, acclaimed Public Television personality, chef, restaurateur, and best-selling cookbook author, will welcome other celebrity chefs and guests.

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The Melting Pot Of Westwood Offers A Limited Time Food Tour Of Latin America


Melting Pot Westwood

One might call this warm and friendly restaurant a melding pot of good flavors. Not only was the presentation tasteful and tasty, when we left, there was a rainbow in the sky, a fitting way of departing after a delicious meal. Co-publisher Sophie Stone and I visited the Pot and were embraced by General Manager Tara Lynn Masterson. Tara seems to know many of her patrons by first name.

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Paramus Sunrise Rotary Fashion Show Fashion Show Fashion Show


Paramus Sunrise 4-26-11
Fashion Show was the buzz topic at the Tuesday morning meeting of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. President Liz Mason is covering all bases to make sure that the attendees enjoy the production. The Fashion Show is the main fundraiser for the club and its proceeds go to both local and Rotary charities. Held at the IBEW Local 164 Training Center at the corner of W. Century and Robin Roads, the entertainment is offered at affordable prices and includes a meal as well.

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A Rested Leo McGuire, Former Sheriff, Now Garfield Boys and Girls Club Director


Leo P. McGuire

Former Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, always interested in the youth of this world, has joined the Garfield Boys and Girls Club. It was interesting to note that while his dynamic energy prevailed, he was much more at ease now that the pressures of his former position are not a part of his present life. Of course he does have a full agenda; the good part: not the pressures. After retiring from the Sheriff’s office, Leo started up a company; LPM Strategies, Your source for strategies to success. He can be reached at LEOPMCGUIRE@GMAIL.COM  phone 201 819 7824.

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Bergen County Gets Chic-Er!


Westfield Garden State Plaza Welcomes Cutting Edge Couture With the Arrival of New Chic Retailers

Westfield Garden State Plaza announced the debut of a new line up of chic retailers that will open beginning April 2011 throughout the year, broadening the selection of fashion from classics to designer labels in Bergen County. The first arrival is Anthropologie, which will open Friday, April 29th, 2011. On the fashion horizon this summer, Westfield Garden State Plaza will introduce to the market Aritzia, Karen Millen, Madewell, Love Culture and Adidas SLVR. In addition, Coach Men’s will open its second boutique worldwide at the center after completing a successful introduction on Bleeker Street in NYC.

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Mayor and Council Meeting April 26 2011


Mayor and Council meeting 4-26-11
No layoffs foreseen in the Shade Tree & Parks Department
Councilman Alan Brundage was the center of attention when the meeting started and he discussed the upcoming budget. His committee and Mayor Rich LaBarbiera have been diligently at work attempting to bring in a zero tax increase levy and trying to keep the borough employees roster intact. It was learned that the request for bids for certain Shade Tree responsibilities came pitifully short even though there was a solitary bid. Our Shade Tree and Parks Department under the leadership of Jay Sexton and the former leadership of Bill Comery performs their work for a fraction of the solitary bid.

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Dia! Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books


A multi-cultural event!
Tentative Schedule
2:00pm King Lai Cultural Dance Theatre performing Chinese dance
2:25pm Tomofuji-Kai Japanese Dance and Music Company performing Japanese dance
2:50pm Korean Storytelling
3:10pm Spanish Storytelling
3:30pm Tabla Indian Music
3:55pm Story-gami Traditional Japanese tale dramatized with origami creations
4:15pm Chinese Storytelling
4:35pm Indian Dancing
4:50pm Biwanko Japanese Drumming

Saturday, April 30, 2011
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Paramus Public Library
116 E Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Tel: (201)599-1309

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“JOY for Japan Luncheon” Fundraising in Midland School, Rochelle Park



Samantha Ang, Justin Mannenbach and Nancy Mannenbach
All Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Please click here for the flyer.
Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing to you on behalf of the organizers of the Help Japan lunch fundraiser event that will be held in the Midland School’s multi-purpose room on April 30, 2011. All of us have learned about the most recent devastation that has happened in Japan and it is with deep sadness that we express our sympathy to the entire Japanese nation in line with the earthquake and tsunami that struck its major cities and its people.

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May Flowers Bring Two Events for Kids and Families at Symphony Space


As part of their Sonidos: A Celebration of Latino Arts series, Symphony Space presents a rare and special family concert with the Cuban group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas on May 7th. Then, on May 9th, acclaimed Thalia Kids’ Book Club presents an interactive event with John Flanagan, the best-selling Australian author of The Ranger’s Apprentice series.

Visit http://www.symphonyspace.org/genre/family  for complete Just Kidding and Thalia Kids’ Book Club information. Join Just Kidding on Facebook

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“Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event Announces New Sponsors, Family Friendly Activities


Weight Watchers International, Inc. tops list of corporate sponsors for May 15, 2011 event

More than 600 riders are already signed up for the second annual “Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event on May 15 to benefit four non-profit schools for autism. Held at the Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, the event is open to the public and will feature three long-distance rides, a Loop Ride and a Family Ride. Riders and volunteers can visit www.gothedistanceforautism.kintera.org to sign up.

Starting at 11:00 a.m., attendees will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, clowns, a raffle for a BMW bike, a caricature artist, DJ, food and snacks. The 50- and 25-Mile Rides begin at 7:30 and 10:00am respectively and the 10-Mile, Family and Loop Rides begin at 11:00am.

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Arrival of Verizon's Droid Incredible 2 on April 28th



The New Droid Incredible by HTC on Verizon Wireless

The long awaited continuation of the Droid Incredible line by HTC is now announced for an April 28th release on Verizon Wireless.  Sporting a larger 4in touch screen display and next generation hardware, the Droid Incredible 2 is now also a world phone.  All this will be availble at the launch date for $199 via the standard two year contract.  While this phone does not utilize the Verizon's new 4g LTE network, many mobile hotspot cards as well as the Droid Charge by Samsung are also slated for the April 28th release date.

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Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp


A 8-Week Summer Screenwriting Bootcamp held by Screenwriter Susan Skoog, Montclair State University Film Program.  Will be held during June 14 to August 4, 2011; Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at  Montclair State University, University Hall. For a fee of $795.

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Danny Meyer Wow’s the Crowd, Mixologists Leave Both Shaken and Stirred



NJRA Group

Mortgages Go Up in Flames at the 2011 Restaurant Operators Conference (ROC)

The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) hosted its annual Restaurant Operators Conference (ROC) on Tuesday April 12th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.  Keynote speaker and New York Times Best-Selling Author Danny Meyer truly wowed all attendees with his presentation: The 51% Solution: The Team Sport of Hospitality. Meyer was introduced by Grace Hanlon, Director of New Jersey Office of Travel and Tourism in order to highlight the importance of New Jersey visitors as the summer months approach.

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Headliners Include: Third Eye Blind, The Misfits, Good Charlotte, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, And More!


Discounted Tickets Available Until May 1st!

- The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey called the Festival for Humanity have announced headliners Good Charlotte, John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours, Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum and many more! The festival has been created and aims to benefit charities of suicide prevention, health and nutrition. Non-Profit organizations and companies participating in Humanity Village are: 1-800 Suicide, Mad To Live, PostSecret, To Write Love on Her Arms, Keep-A-Breast, PETA, Invisible Children, American Red Cross, Oxfam, Vet2Vet, Feeding America, Abundant Farm Life, Celebrate The Children, Daisi, Rodale Institute, Music For Humanity, Guidstar, Sante' Bus, Kids Educational Enrichment Program, Cop2Cop and more. Purchase your tickets for 25% off with special discount code: "HOPE". For tickets and more information, please go to: www.festivalforhumanity.com .

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Springfest Jazz and Blues Celebration at Trumpets Jazz Club on May 19



Rob Paparozzi

As part of an ongoing program, the Garden State Harmonica Club and Trumpets Jazz Club are again co-sponsoring an educational and fun evening at Trumpets in Montclair, NJ on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. By attending our “Springfest Jazz and Blues Celebration,” this is an opportunity for the public to learn about different styles of harmonica playing that will be accompanied by a fantastic three piece band of musicians.

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Gregory M. Hirsch Memorial Foundation Holding Annual Fundraising Event


7th Annual “Evening From the Heart” to held May 4, 2011

The Gregory M. Hirsch Memorial Foundation (GMHMF), a foundation dedicated to pediatric heart care, research, treatment, and education for the detection of heart conditions in children, is holding a fundraiser at The Venetian, in Garfield, to benefit the Gregory M. Hirsch Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).

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Global Professional Services Firm Signs Lease to Become Anchor Tenant at Summit Executive Center


First Deal Drives Momentum for New State-of-the-Art Business Center

The new ownership of Summit Executive Center, a partnership of industry veteran Mark Yeager and leading private equity real estate firm Normandy Real Estate Partners, announced today that a leading global professional services firm has signed a deal to be the anchor tenant at the new, state-of-the-art business center. The firm, which inked a long-term lease, is expected to take occupancy in the late summer of 2012. When completed, Summit Executive Center will feature 65,000 square feet of Class-A, headquarters-quality office space in the downtown central business district.

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Changes In Legislative Map Alter Prospects For Women


Disproportionate Number of NJ Women Legislators Must Step Aside Because of Shifted District Lines. Five incumbent New Jersey assemblywomen – more than one fifth of the women currently serving – will not run for reelection because of the redrawn state legislative map.

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