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Sunday, April 23 2017 @ 01:25 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Sunday, April 23 2017 @ 01:25 AM EDT
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Letting in the Light on a Heavy Tradition



Arts & Crafts light: A new addition to an old house goes easy on the heavy, dark tones usually associated with the style.
Q: We are considering a two-story addition to our vintage, Arts & Crafts-style 1900s house. The downstairs will be an expansion to the kitchen, while we'll get a new master bedroom upstairs. That's our problem: We've decided to go for "light and airy" in the bedroom instead of the usual dark and cozy typical Arts & Crafts look.
Our architect gets it, but I need inspiration about choosing colors and such.

A: Look no further for inspiration than the pictured "light and airy" bedroom. These homeowners did your homework for you: They researched the Arts & Crafts period personally, including visits to the real thing -- "exemplar houses," as author Frank Shirley puts it. His book, "New Rooms for Old Houses" (the Taunton Press), yielded this photo of a new "old" addition similar to the one you are considering.

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Paramus Earth Day



Paramus Earth Day
Free Admission, Bring your family & friends!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
12:00—4:00 PM Rain or Shine
Behind the Paramus Public Library
Century Road

Sponsored by: Paramus Environmental Commission  www.paramusec.org

Music, Exhibits, Workshops, Shows, Food, Fun, Projects, Protect & Celebrate our Planet

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Invest a Few Feet of Floor Space and Enjoy Great Returns



How to be caught napping in style: Curtained alcove encourages curling up with or without a good book.

Q: There is an alcove in the second parlor of our old Victorian house. It's too shallow for a sitting area. I don't know what to do with it, except maybe put in some plant stands and plants -- there is also a window.

A: Not a bad thought, but it just might be that you are squandering a chance to have that alcove give you a really dramatic return on the space investment.

Behold the glorious pictured hideaway that's been conjured from an arched alcove in a rambling country farmhouse. And all it took was a comfortable daybed and a double helping of imagination. Featured in designer Chippy Irvine's book "Shades of Country" (the Taunton Press), this alcove was evidently meant as a study nook -- the arch is flanked with bookcases and more are featured inside the alcove.

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Hat Attack



Hats are back this spring and summer.

The British are coming. The British are coming ... and wearing hats, of course! The royals across the pond have always had a penchant for donning dramatic headwear, and with the upcoming wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, hats are once again making a fashion statement here and abroad. But most of us probably won't be topping our spring outfits off with a daring hat like the ones London milliner Philip Treacy has designed for the likes of Lady Gaga and the royal wedding party. Instead, we may choose one of the big brim straw hats to wear to a festive occasion right here at home. Kentucky Derby party anyone? And we all know about the trick of plopping on a baseball cap for a bad hair day!

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Maxine Waters: Swamp Queen



Michelle Malkin
Confirmed: "Drain the swamp" is Washington-speak for "Let it fester." While House ethics watchdogs dither, it's shady business as usual for ethics scandal-plagued Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. Last summer, the House Ethics Committee charged the entrenched California congresswoman with three violations related to her wheeling and dealing on behalf of minority-owned OneUnited Bank in Los Angeles. The panel accused Waters of bringing discredit to the House for using her influence to seek and secure taxpayer-subsidized special favors for the failing financial institution.

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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 [email protected]  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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