By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 10:35 AM EDT
Money Management International releases infographic about how kids learn about and spend money
Money Management International (MMI), the largest nonprofit credit counseling agency in the nation, has just released a new interactive infographic that visualizes how kids of different age ranges use and learn about money.
Following are statistics over three age groups (under 10, 10-14, and 15-18) as they relate to the infographic and tips on teaching those groups good money management skills.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 09:21 AM EDT
The wrath of hurricanes like Katrina and Ike spread deep into the nation’s midsection and affected millions of people. In preparation for more storms in the very near future, Bark Busters USA, the world’s largest dog training company, offers hurricane preparation and safety tips for your pet.
“The hurricane season brings a lot of stress for pets and pet owners alike,” says Greg Kleva, dog behavioral therapist and master trainer with Bark Busters. Kleva, who hosts ‘It’s A Dog’s Life’ on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius XM satellite says, “Sometimes people get caught up in the chaos of the storm and forget to make preparations for their pets. However, following a few tips to make sure you have done everything you can, will help ensure the safety and well being of your pet.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03 2010 @ 03:04 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 05:23 PM EDT
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents and businesses along the U.S. coastline from North Carolina to Maine to take steps now to minimize potential wind and water damage from Hurricane Earl. On Monday, this powerful storm pummeled islands in the Caribbean tearing roofs off buildings and knocking down power lines and trees. As of Wednesday morning, Earl was a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, with sustained winds of 125 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to continue gaining strength as it runs parallel to the U.S. eastern seaboard, potentially affecting states from North Carolina to Maine.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:10 PM EDT
Whether you’re trying to raise funds with a small PTA bake sale or a major college scholarship, it’s tougher and tougher to get potential donors to part with their dollars. How can charities compete in these rough economic waters? Gail Perry, a nationally recognized fundraising expert and author of “Fired Up Fundraising” says that if you want to be on donors’ short list of favorite charities, be sure you give them what they are looking for today.
Gail offers these four tips:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:07 PM EDT
Hanna’s Rains — Not Surge — Damaged Hundreds of Boats
Four days before 2008’s Hurricane Hanna struck the South Carolina coast and ran up the eastern US seaboard, she was downgraded to a tropical storm. But that still didn’t stop the damage to hundreds of recreational boats deluged by the storm’s intense rains. And with Hurricane Earl now forecast on a parallel course just eastward of Hanna’s old track, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is again urging boaters from the Mid-Atlantic to New England to protect their vessels from the forecasted heavy precipitation.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 04:01 PM EDT
University of Haifa professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Safir, widely considered the “mother” of Israel’s feminist movement and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s rights, will present her latest findings in a speech at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ on Thursday, October 14. The event, “Women in Israel --- Is Equality a Myth?,” is co-sponsored by the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), Temple Sinai of Bergen County’s Sisterhood and Renaissance Group, and the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 03:57 PM EDT
The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (NJSPJ) will end a 15-month celebration of its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on Tuesday, September 14, at the Crowne Plaza, Route 1, in Edison. The dinner, which will feature addresses by past chapter presidents, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails; there will be a cash bar.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 03:50 PM EDT
$3.99/lb. Ground Grass-fed Beef at all U.S. Whole Foods Market® Stores
All U.S. Whole Foods Market stores are offering ground grass-fed-and-finished beef for a special price of $3.99/lb on Friday, Sept. 3, just in time for Labor Day grilling.
Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
Your local Whole Foods Market meat department
Whole Foods Market – Paramus
300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 07652
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 03:47 PM EDT
Additional Course Offerings Include Exercise and Art Programs
Back to school isn’t just for youngsters, teens and college students anymore. The arrival of September also marks “back to school” for area seniors who want to take advantage of free collegiate-level courses being offered at The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. The senior community is kicking off its new series, The Teaching Company’s Great Courses, with “Ancient Egypt” in September. “This program is an extension of The Atrium’s life-long learning courses in the arts and history that have been offered to our residents and area seniors for many years,” said Mary Stampleman, ADC, Director of Therapeutic Recreation & Community Relations. “The Great Courses series allows us to bring prominent, engaging professors to our community, where we encourage adventures in learning at any age.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:28 PM EDT
ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
On Monday August 30th at approximately 1:00 PM a resident of Rochelle Avenue reported a suspicious vehicle. Responding police officers spoke with the homeowner and discovered that the suspicious vehicle was actually a botched burglary attempt. The resident heard his interior garage door begin to open. He walked to the garage to investigate and found a black male party standing in his garage. The resident questioned the male, described as a black male wearing shorts and a t-shirt, with a large build and a shaved head. The male stated that he was looking for landscaping work and then abruptly fled in a Grey 2007 Nissan with California license plate 5XRL305. The vehicle was additionally reported to have damage to the rear. It is believed that this same person attempted to burglarize a home in Washington Township earlier in the day. Police urge residents to be on the lookout for this vehicle, and report this or any other suspicious vehicles and/or individuals. Anyone with information can contact the Rochelle Park Police Department at 201-843-1515.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:14 PM EDT
Sponsored by the Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center
Almost 80 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. However, only 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive because the vast majority of those witnessing the arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. To help county residents, Bergen Regional Medical Center is hosting a free public CPR class for county residents on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30 p.m – 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is required, and participants can call 201.225.7141 to sign up.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:12 PM EDT
Deadline is This Friday, Sept. 3
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging boaters, anglers and sailors in the Sunshine State to weigh-in on proposed changes by the National Park Service (NPS) concerning the anchoring and mooring of vessels in Biscayne National Park, Florida. The deadline for comments is September 3.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:11 PM EDT
Members of the New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Alliance (www.njcrea.com) have had a relatively active 2010, full of new projects, adapting business strategies and plenty of observations on the Northern New Jersey commercial real estate market's climb out of the hole dug that was by this devastating recession. Below are comments from the members themselves, who would be happy to speak with you further about this new, one-of-a-kind alliance.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:08 PM EDT
POLICE CHIEFS' MESSAGE
Welcome back everyone. Hope you all had a great summer vacation. It sure was "Hot" enough! As we all know, once school starts there will be children walking, bicycling, and busing to school. I urge students to be especially careful when crossing the streets. I have personally witnessed children talking to their friends or on a cell phone, and obviously not watching for traffic. Please do not talk on the phone while crossing streets, it is a very unsafe and dangerous practice. Parents and other drivers, please be aware that once the school year begins children will be present between 7:30 and 8:30 am, and 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Although we should always be alert, it is especially important during the school year. I wish everyone a happy and safe school year.
Chief Richard Zavinsky
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:06 PM EDT
Knitting Club Members Enjoy Friendship and Shared Love of Knitting While Creating Lap Blankets for Bergen County Cancer Patients
Every Monday, a group of knitting enthusiasts gather together at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck to talk, learn a new stitch and knit lap blankets for people undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. While enjoying their social time together, the women create beautiful, one-of-a-kind blankets meant to comfort and warm local cancer patients.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:04 PM EDT
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, one of Northern New Jersey's oldest and most respected real estate owners and developers, has announced the completion of a 17,000-square-foot lease expansion with BioReference Laboratories Inc. and a 4,167-square-foot lease renewal with Medhealth Management Inc. at Elmwood Park Plaza, bringing occupancy at the 64,000-square-foot office building to more than 90 percent.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 02:01 PM EDT
CANCOpark to Offer Residents and Neighborhood an Outdoor Oasis
CANCOlofts, an industrial-to-residential condominium conversion located at 50 Dey Street in Jersey City, N.J., recently announced that construction has commenced on CANCOpark, a lush, shady haven that will be located across the street from CANCOlofts. CANCOpark, which is expected to be complete by the end of October 2010, will add to the appeal of living at CANCOlofts, the former American Can Company factory. The park, which will be open to the public, will offer 15,000 square feet of relaxing green space with park benches, a walkway and beautiful scenery.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 01:59 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 01:56 PM EDT
R&S Landscaping & Backyard Living Continue Seminar Series With 'Floral Design: Dried & Permanent Botanicals Inspired by Nature' and 'Hands-On Pruning: Fall' In New Jersey, fall is perfect for spending time outdoors -- the weather is pleasant and the colors are beautiful. As part of their ongoing seminar series, local companies R&S Landscaping and Backyard Living are planning two events that will help homeowners and gardening enthusiasts prepare for the season.