By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 10:39 AM EST
The brainchild of Gary Spivak, Will It Play? guests have included Mel Fabrikant, Chief Reporter for Paramus Post; Peter Harris, President of Silver Palate; Charmaine Jone, a.k.a The Cake Diva who designed cakes for Jay Leno and Michael Jordan; Mike Micholowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur; Jerry Silberman, President of Corporate Turnaround and author of How to Pay Business Debts You Can't Afford; David Zrike, President of Zrike; and John Dilley, President of Defcon Sauces which has won numerous awards as well as Joe Pizza, President of Interchem.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Monday, December 28, 2009, 08:59 AM EST
Q: Our city apartment is so small that the bed has to be wedged into the guest room, wall-to-wall. We have a lot of company — we're both college professors with a long list of former students who come to visit. I'm looking for ways to make those visits more comfortable and pleasant.
A: Repeat after me: It's not what space you have; it's what you do with it.
By Caroline Dipping Sunday, December 27, 2009, 01:57 AM EST
If you have a foodie on your holiday gift-giving list, rejoice. With all the kitchen gadgets, gizmos and heavy artillery out there, shopping should be a piece of cake.
(Speaking of shopping, there are just 14 days left until Christmas. If you're still hunting for Hanukkah gifts, you better get cracking. You've got until sundown.)
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, December 26, 2009, 01:50 AM EST
Last New Year's Eve, we asked, "What is your culinary resolution for 2009?"
Marilyn Biggica, associate professor of Foods and Nutrition through the Continuing Education program at the San Diego Community College District, was one of the first to jump in with a culinary commitment.
By Sharon Mosley Friday, December 25, 2009, 01:43 AM EST
We may all be in the mood to party hardy this holiday season, but are our clothes in a festive mood, too? You may not want to buy a whole new outfit for that New Year's Eve soiree, but we can all use a few tips on making the most of whatever we do have in our closets ... even if we need to add just a little something to jazz things up.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24, 2009, 10:54 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24, 2009, 10:00 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24, 2009, 09:29 AM EST
Patricia Smith, Toni Falato, JoAnne Gentry and Grisel Maza
Newly appointed Municipal Borough Clerk Toni Falato and her staff want to wish everyone Happy Holidays. We would be remiss if we didn't include Patti Smith, the Mayor's Secretary who helped www.ParamusPost.com by setting up the Happy Holiday pictures you have seen here. Shown in the picture are:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24, 2009, 08:05 AM EST
Paramus Borough Golf Course
Gary Pucci and his staff at the Paramus Golf Course would like to wish the residents of Paramus and all the people who have played at the course a Happy Holiday. That goes for the main and miniature courses. Due to a computer glitch, we can't list all the members of Gary's staff, but please accept the good wishes extended from the golf course personnel.
By Sharon Mosley Thursday, December 24, 2009, 01:26 AM EST
When the weather outside is frightful, you really want a coat that is not only delightful but also very warm. Hey, you might look swell strutting about in that purple, velvet trench coat, but is it really going to keep out that icy wind and rain?
Maybe Santa will bring you one of the season's hottest fashion items to warm you up: a down vest or coat. Oh so stylish and yet so functional. Now, don't we all love that?
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:28 PM EST
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Bergen), vice chairwoman of the Assembly health committee, on Wednesday released the following statement on the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ decision to deny Hackensack University Medical Center more time to pursue plans to re-open a full-service hospital on the site of the former Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:22 PM EST
Public is Invited to Attend Free Presentation on How to Enhance Home’s Curb Appeal, Create More Welcoming Entrance
Kelly Tuttle and Terry McMahon, landscape designers from Borst Landscape and Design in Allendale, N.J. will address members and guests of the Wyckoff Garden Club on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 on “Front Yard Design.” The presentation will focus on steps homeowners can take to beautify their homes’ entrances and boost a home’s curb appeal. The free presentation will be held at the James A. McFaul Environmental Center on Crescent Avenue in Wyckoff, N.J. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin promptly at 10 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:16 PM EST
Recognizes Projects In “Built,” “Un-Built,” “Design-Build” and “Historic Preservation” Categories
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) recently announced the winners of its Annual Design Awards program, which brings public and professional recognition to architectural projects that exhibit design excellence. The awards were announced during a recent AIA-NJ Design Conference held at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. A formal awards gala to recognize the winners will be held in January at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:12 PM EST
The Paramus Board of Shade Tree & Parks Commissioners will conduct their Annual Re-organization Meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 13, in the Mark S. Hillman Boardroom at the Shade Tree & Parks Commission Office, on the first floor of the Life Safety Building, off Carlough Drive.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:10 PM EST
Small businesses are considered the economy’s “engine.” In the case of small business owner James Dziekonski, engines are his business.
Dziekonski, owner of Tim’s Auto and Truck Care Center, LLC in Sussex, is the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Bergen Community College 2009 Success Award winner. The SBDC, a private, national nonprofit organization supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides no-cost counseling, seminars, workshops and certificate programs for existing and prospective business owners. Every year, each of the 11 centers of the SBDC recognizes a top client with the Success Award.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:07 PM EST
Once upon a time in faraway Russia, the villagers believed that every New Year the fairy Babushka would grant every worthy person their special wish for the holiday season. A toymaker named Dimitri and his wife Katya were sad, for they had no child of their own to love. One night Dimitri made a wish to Babushka that he might find a way to make Katya happy. Like magic, an idea came to him—he'd form a child from the ice and snow surrounding their tiny cottage!
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:03 PM EST
Hartz Mountain Industries, a New Jersey-based owner of commercial properties, has named Chip Conklin, Dan Foley and Gregg Najarian of international commercial real estate services firm Studley, 2009 Office Brokers of the Year. They were three of the 11 office and industrial brokers who were presented with this award at an event hosted by Hartz back in November.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 06:01 PM EST
- Ranked #2 in New Jersey by CareChex® -
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as a top cardiac care hospital, ranked #2 in the state of New Jersey, by CareChex®, a division of The Delta Group, a leading healthcare information services and consulting company. The Delta Group recognized Englewood Hospital in its CareChex 2009 release of America’s Top Quality Hospitals.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 05:59 PM EST
“Bergen’s Students Take the Lead as Part of Generation E”
Bergen Community College’s student-led initiatives toward raising awareness about sustainability and creating an environmentally friendly campus were recently cited in a new report issued by the National Wildlife Federation that detailed the ways students are creating a sustainable future at U.S. colleges and universities by cutting carbon emissions and saving resources. The report “Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future” stands for the three “E’s” of sustainability: ecology, sustainable economics, and social equity.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 05:57 PM EST
First Family Of Coats in Paramus
The Milsteins, who founded and ran Burlington Coat Factory for over 30 years, are outerwear experts with a great selection, the most current styles and unbeatable values!
Retail and outerwear expert Stephen Milstein opened Best Coat Factory in Paramus, New Jersey on October 30th. The store is filled with designer coats and has quickly become the place to go for all of the latest styles in coats for men, women and children at unbeatable prices. In addition, they've added discounted designer men's shirts and ties and ladies handbags, shoes and boots to their sales floor.