By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 08:07 AM EDT
Saturday April 10th - 8:00 PM
$100, $85, $59, $39, $29
From Jazz guitar legend to soul-vocalist extraordinaire, eight-time Grammy winner George Benson is back at bergenPAC. Enjoy his songs from his 1976 hit “Breezin’” to such hits as “On Broadway” and “Give Me the Night.”
At various points along the four-decade continuum of George Benson’s career, he has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops, a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication or a combination of both. However, he regards himself as an entertainer in the broadest sense of the word – a singer of songs, a spinner of tales.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 08:05 AM EDT
Architects' Group Honors PREtty FAB House in Jersey City, N.J.
PREtty FAB, a prototype for an economically and environmentally sustainable single-family house designed by New York City-based GRO Architects, has won a Merit Award in the "Built" category from the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ). The award was announced at AIA-NJ's annual Design Day event at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J., and presented at a recent awards dinner held at Thomas Edison College in Trenton, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 08:01 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:52 AM EDT
On April 15, homeowners from Ridgewood and its neighboring communities are invited to West Side Presbyterian Church to participate in a discussion on environmentally responsible lawn care and landscape maintenance practices.Beginning at 7 p.m., Robert Schucker, president of R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscaping firm, will lead a workshop, “Eco Friendly Lawn and Grounds Care,” which will focus on the choices that homeowners have for reducing the use of pesticides on their grounds.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:50 AM EDT
AIA-NJ Encourages Attendance At May Gala
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) is encouraging everyone with an interest in architecture and design to attend the installation ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) in May to celebrate the induction of architect Michael Graves of Princeton, N.J., who will be the first architect to be so honored.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:48 AM EDT
Manhattan Backdrop Expected To Enchant Visitors To New Sales Suite And Model Residences
Trump Plaza Residences will be hosting a grand opening on April 10 and 11 to showcase their newly unveiled penthouse-level sales suite and two model residences at the extraordinary 55-story luxury condominium tower at 88 Morgan Street in downtown Jersey City, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:44 AM EDT
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program provides high-achieving students in the top 15 percent of their graduating class with no-cost tuition at the state’s 19 county colleges, including Bergen Community College. The program, which has given many students an opportunity to pursue their educational goals without having to turn to high-interest loans, is now in jeopardy of being suspended due to the state’s fiscal crisis.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:41 AM EDT
Chef Lidia Bastianich
National and Local Chefs Come Together for Children at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Guest of Honor Lidia Bastianich, beloved TV chef, restaurateur, business owner and best-selling author, will welcome other celebrity chefs including the winner of the Food Network's Chopped, Chef Michael Carrino from Restaurant Passionné in Montclair; Official Chef to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Scott Cutaneo of Restaurant Equus and the Claremont Tavern in Bernardsville; Chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino in Montclair and the newly opened Bar Cara in Bloomfield; and Chef John Benjamin of Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, NJ; along with more than 50 other chefs from the metropolitan area who will offer samplings of their signature dishes.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:36 AM EDT
Mandalay on the Hudson
With Both Communities Nearly Sold Out, The Pinnacle Companies Announces Newest Community, Winthrop Court
The Pinnacle Companies prides itself on owning communities that feature the utmost in luxury and convenience in prime locations. This philosophy has made two of Pinnacle’s communities, The Siena at Montclair and Mandalay on the Hudson, among the most popular in the New York Metropolitan Area.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 02 2010 @ 07:33 AM EDT
R&S Landscaping and Eco Earth Design Will Each Take Part in Event from April 9 to 11
Eco Earth Design and R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscape design and development firms, have announced that both companies will host booths at the upcoming Great Bergen County Spring Home Show from April 9 to 11, explaining the benefits of sustainable landscape design and showcasing their latest green roof technology and landscape services
By Nina Garin Friday, April 02 2010 @ 05:27 AM EDT
Time travel can happen in the strangest places.
In "Back to the Future," it happened in a superfast DeLorean. In "Somewhere in Time," all it took was an old penny and an antique suit to get the job done. And on "Lost" ... well, who really knows how it happens on "Lost"?
Now, we have the hot tub.
In the latest bromantic comedy, "Hot Tub Time Machine
," three estranged friends and a geeky nephew go on a journey of self-discovery via a magical Jacuzzi.
By Michelle Zakko Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 11:57 AM EDT
Daisy Troop 94340 with leaders
On Thursday March 18th, Troop 94340 had their daisy investiture and officially entered the world of Girl Scouts. Daisy Troop 94340 was established in November 2009 and is the members reside in beautiful Paramus, NJ.
The troop is 12 girls strong, all individual Daisies, forming one beautiful garden. All of the girls in the troop are in the Paramus public school system, all presently in Kindergarten. The troop is lead by three dedicated mothers, troop leader Yvette Lattof and Co-Leaders Phyllis Cherba and Lisa Fuld.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 11:13 AM EDT
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, Wellness
Bergen County Physicians, Home Health Agencies, Partner with Retirement Community to Offer Medical and Support Services, Ongoing Educational Programs
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, has created a new alliance with several Bergen County physicians and home health agencies to better serve its residents, announced Donna Zayat, executive director of Heritage Pointe.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 11:06 AM EDT
CB Richard Ellis' Capital Markets Debt & Equity Finance group recently arranged a $38 million, short-term fixed rate mortgage loan for Metropolitan Center, a premier 421,050-square-foot Class A office building located at 1 Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford, New Jersey. CBRE's Debt & Equity Finance New Jersey and Chicago offices represented the borrower, Strategic Partners U.S. Value V, in this transaction and Northwestern Mutual Life acted as the lender.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 11:01 AM EDT
New amenities aim to maximize patient comfort and ease during hospital stay
A hospital stay can bring about a host of emotions for patients and their families, especially if the stay is an unexpected one. To accommodate and help patients feel more at ease during their hospital stay, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (www.englewoodhospital.com
) now offers a wide range of amenities through its new Guest Services Program.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 10:59 AM EDT
Johnny and Lizza Cruz
Limited Inventory Remaining at Chic Jersey City Condominium
Johnny Cruz and his wife, Lizza Cruz, formerly of lower Manhattan, searched throughout the New York metropolitan area for a year and a half before buying a condominium at CANCOlofts, the hip industrial-to-residential conversion of the former American Can Co. building at 50 Dey St. in Jersey City, N.J.As an architect, Johnny Cruz was drawn to the building's unique design elements: the famed industrial art deco architecture; the soaring ceilings --
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 10:44 AM EDT
A well-known soprano is coming to Bergen Community College – but she has no relation to Tony and Carmela.
Cristina Fontanelli, an award-winning singer who performed at the 2005 Stars and Stripes Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C., will visit the College for an afternoon performance Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The event is free and open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 10:43 AM EDT
Qualified Buyers Able to Take Advantage of 3.5 Percent Down Payment
Since opening, The Residences at Dixon Mills has successfully outperformed the local marketplace as the fastest-selling condominium in Jersey City. Now, with the announcement that the community has available Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financing, which requires only a 3.5 percent down payment, first-time homebuyers are finding that Dixon Mills also represents the best option to own a one-of-a-kind luxury home at an enhanced value.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 10:25 AM EDT
Ellen Elias Rocca, director of The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources and vice president of prevention and addiction services, Children’s Aid and Family Services, was recently honored by County Executive Dennis McNerney and the County’s Commission on the Status of Women during Women’s History Month. County Executive McNerney hosted a ceremony that honored Bergen County women who have had a positive impact on our communities by sharing their expertise.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 01 2010 @ 10:18 AM EDT
Simple tips for updating your pool
After a harsh winter, there are a number of ways to update your pool in preparation for the summer. “A great way to celebrate summer is to refresh your pool with simple upgrades that enhance a family’s backyard getaway at any budget,” said Tom Casey, Vice President of Anthony & Sylvan Pools, the largest builder of in-ground concrete pools in the Northeast.