By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 08 2010 @ 02:54 PM EDT
The Giants Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to Children’s Aid and Family Services. This grant will be used for tutoring, SAT preparation and academic enrichment activities for foster children, many of whom have a history of six to 10 different school placements by the time they enter the agency’s care. As a result, the vast majority of them are performing more than two years below grade level and in critical need of individual educational support.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 08 2010 @ 02:50 PM EDT
BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course Approved by OR State Marine Board
The state of Oregon requires boaters operating a motorized watercraft having greater than 10 horsepower to carry a Boater Safety Card issued by the Oregon State Marine Board. The catch is, to get the card a boater must complete an approved boating safety course but those courses aren’t always available in every town and can be expensive.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 08 2010 @ 11:43 AM EDT
Members of the Paramus Fire Department visited Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center for Fire Prevention Week. They taught the children about the importance of smoke detectors in helping to prevent fires. They also had several of the children participate in the stop, drop and roll fire safety technique.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 08 2010 @ 11:23 AM EDT
Known as a “brain bleed,” an aneurysm can be a deadly condition. While open brain surgery was previously the only solution to stop the bleeding, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) is home to one of only 100 surgeons in the country taking a minimally invasive approach to treating this condition.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 08 2010 @ 11:21 AM EDT
Starlight Children’s Foundation “Send a Smile, Send a Bear” Program Distributes Bears to Seriously Ill Children at Local Hospitals
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (englewoodhospital.com) welcomed the arrival of 50 sweet little teddy bears, courtesy of the Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT. The donation is part of the Foundation’s “Send a Smile, Send a Bear” Program which distributes these lovable toys to seriously ill children. The Child Life Department at Englewood Hospital will distribute the teddy bears to children in the pediatric unit.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Friday, October 08 2010 @ 09:45 AM EDT
"Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That's the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community," so notes climate activist and author Bill McKibben.
McKibben founded 350.org to draw attention to climate activism around the world. The name comes from 350 parts per million, which is the "safe" level of carbon emissions in the atmosphere according to NASA scientist James Hansen.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 08:19 PM EDT
SAVE PARAMUS WETLANDS :
CRITCAL UPDATE: NEXT WEEK’S BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING (10/14- 730pm) COULD PROVE TO BE THE LAST BEFORE THE BOARD TAKES A VOTE ON THIS APPLICATION. PLEASE SHOW UP IN FORCE AS IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER / DEVELOPER MAY COMPLETE TESTIMONY RELATED TO THEIR “ENCHANTMENT” APPLICATION. IF THIS PROVES TO BE THE CASE, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL NOT ONLY BE ABLE TO LISTEN AND ASK QUESTIONS BUT WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK PRIOR TO THE VOTE. PLEASE ATTEND AND VOCIE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THIS OVERSIZED, HIGH-DENSITY PROPOSAL. WE MUST SAY “NO” TO ENCHANTMENT AT PARAMUS !!
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 07:54 PM EDT
Fall is in the air at The Atrium, the residential senior community offering supportive services at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. In preparation for this festive season, Atrium residents Geraldine Thompson (left) and Violet Trippodo (right) along with area seniors decorated pumpkins in a craft class led by Bernadette Hicks, coordinator of the Senior Social Club, an adult day program at The Atrium. Prior to becoming full-time Atrium residents and neighbors, Mrs. Thompson participated in the Senior Social Club and Mrs. Trippodo “vacationed” as part of the community’s Short-Term Stay Program.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 07:50 PM EDT
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau Invites Santa Monica Fans to Suggest Their "10 Best" List for a Chance to Win A Package of 10 Dinners for Two to 10 Santa Monica Restaurants
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) announced
today a social media contest in celebration of 10/10/10 (October 10, 2010), asking their Facebook fans and Twitter followers to submit their original themed "10 Best" list in Santa Monica.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 07:48 PM EDT
Concert to Benefit Multi-Faith Pastoral Care Program at Bergen Regional Medical Center
Renowned jazz guitarist John Paul “Bucky” Pizzarelli headlines a night of music filled with inspiration and diversity at the Concert for the Chapel to benefit the restoration of the chapel at Bergen Regional Medical Center. The concert will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at The Theatre at Bergen Community College.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 07:45 PM EDT
Small Business Development Center Seminars at Ciarco Learning Center
Whether you are seeking career advancement or a cash advance to jumpstart your business, the N.J. Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC), at Bergen Community College’s Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack will offer helpful advice at two free seminars in October. Both are open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 07:40 PM EDT
Textured Lucite Cuff
A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit
THE BERGEN FAMILY CENTER and ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL
Saturday, November 14th- 10am -6pm - Open to the General Public! Event Free!
Since 1887, the Englewood Field Club has been a private year round sports and activities club for the whole family. Just minutes from the George Washington Bridge, their facilities blend a turn of the century club house with modern multipurpose sport facilities. Each year the holidays are celebrated with the tradition of a Holiday Boutique inviting the general public.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 04:16 PM EDT
Sunday, October 10, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for the 3rd annual “Celebrating Indian Heritage: A Health and Wellness Seminar” on Sunday, October 10 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The program, now in its third year, gives participants an opportunity to learn more about a series of health issues that affect the Indian community through open discussions with a panel of leading Englewood Hospital physicians of Indian descent.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 04:12 PM EDT
Laurie Berkner Band
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 11:00AM
Rickie Lee Jones
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tickets: $75, $55, $35
Laurie Berkner Band
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tickets: $35, $25
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 04:09 PM EDT
Members of the Knights of Columbus of Mother Seton Council #5427 in the Township of Washington will remember their deceased brothers at a Memorial Mass to be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 668 Ridgewood Road, on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. The Service will include musical accompaniment by the OLGC Choir. An Honor Guard of the Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree Joseph F. Lamb Assembly will provide escort and ceremonial services. Families and friends of the Council’s deceased members are cordially invited to attend.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 04:04 PM EDT
BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE BEWARE: SOCIAL MEDIA MAY BE YOUR BIGGEST ENEMY
----New book reveals the deadliest corporate enemy of the 21st century
Coke vs. Pepsi, Ford vs. Chevrolet, Apple vs. Windows - knowing your competition makes fighting back easy. Problems begin when you don’t know who your enemy is or where they’re coming from. Traditional high-level corporate battles involve hostile takeovers, corporate espionage, and insider trading. But today’s enemies are unlike anything we’ve seen before - frequently unseen, silent, stealthy, and posing as well-doers.
By definition, insidious is something that proceeds in a gradual, subtle way with harmful effects. With over 15 years of competitive intelligence and strategy consulting experience, Richard Telofski is an expert in identifying and combatting corporate enemies. In his newest book Insidious Competition: The Battle for Meaning and the Corporate Image, Telofski uncovers a new business competitor, one irregular in approach and revolutionary in tactics; a formerly benign advance in Internet technology that has morphed into a silent corporate killer – social media.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 03:53 PM EDT
Nominations Needed for BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award: Comes with $1000
Who is helping boaters, sailors and anglers stay “green”?
With a call for entries now underway through December 15 for the 2010 BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award, now is the time to shine the spotlight on those who have made significant contributions in helping others become more environmentally responsible. The Award honors people, organizations or businesses who have helped show boaters how to take better care of their local lake, river or bay, and the recipient will take home $1,000 to help continue their environmental efforts.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 03:50 PM EDT
JAY AND THE AMERICANS, THE DUPREES, THE HAPPENINGS plus MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:30 PM
Tickets: Gold Circle $95.00; P $67.00; A $57.00; B $47.00;
Four tremendous acts will help the audience relive joyful memories at the State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jay and the Americans began with four teenagers singing in Sandy Yaguda’s Brooklyn basement. From 1962-1971, the group charted twelve top 10 records. The three original members, Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and Marty Kupersmith, and Jay Reincke continue to recreate the authentic, unforgettable sound of their great hits, to the delight of their fans. The hits include “She Cried,” “Only in America,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” You’ll see why they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, October 07 2010 @ 09:00 AM EDT
Q: Our den is very small, only about 10 feet by 12 feet. We need it to be a guestroom, too, so the first thing we bought was a sleep sofa that fits on one side of the room with the TV against the other wall. There's barely enough space for a cocktail table. We need advice on how to make such a tiny space look bigger and better!
By Michelle Zakko Wednesday, October 06 2010 @ 11:44 AM EDT
It’s a small world. Here’s one of my ‘it’s a small world’ stories. Recently a co-worker was telling me about her sister in law who started a new Mommy & Me program. As it turns out the sister in law is a girl named, Cassi, whom I went to elementary school with in Paramus. We haven’t spoken in years but I’m excited to hear that she's just launched a new Mommy & Me program.