Flu season is upon us! With people spending more time indoors because of the colder weather, it becomes easier for the virus to pass from person to person. The virus can be passed through coughing, sneezing and touching contaminated surfaces.
The best way to reduce your risk and the severity of the illness, especially in the very young and the elderly, is by getting an annual flu shot.
The Paramus Board of Health is offering free flu shots to persons 18 years and older.
Doktor Kaboom is an interactive one-man Science variety show created by actor/comedian David Epley. It creatively combines theater and scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom uses humor and comedy to demonstrate the practices of modern and physical science.
David Epley used these shows to combine two loves: science and performing. He studied at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
By: Alieta Eck, MD, www.aapsonline.org
Will you trust the government to keep all of your personal medical information private and are they even capable of this? With Wikileaks, a master hacker was able to bribe a disgruntled government worker to help him access millions of very sensitive documents and e-mails and send them into cyberspace for all to see. The US government is embarrassed but worse yet, our national security and the lives of our agents overseas may be jeopardized. So if top-secret documents are now accessible to unauthorized viewers, what would stop this same hacker from putting all of your personal medical records out there?
Coat Drive Seeks to Collect 50,000 Coats with Increased Collection Sites and Ongoing Sorting Events
Over the past 14 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 300,000 coats to New Jersey residents through the Annual Coat Drive program. This year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations to collect coats throughout the state, aiming to distribute 50,000 coats to more than 250 nonprofit agencies serving our neighbors in need.
On Tuesday December 7th at 10:00 AM, police were called to the area of Shop Rite on a report of a theft, assault, and robbery. Karla Trumpler, age 38, of Jersey City, was observed by Shop Rite security committing a theft within the store. When approached by the security guard she assaulted the guard, causing injuries.
New York-Based Firm Acknowledged for Excellence in Sales and Marketing
The Marketing Directors, Inc. is once again enjoying national recognition for its outstanding achievements in the industry, receiving an impressive nine Silver Awards from The NationalsSM. The awards were recently announced by the National Association of Homebuilders’ National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), which oversees The NationalsSM, the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards competition for new home sales and marketing professionals.
As New Jersey residents know, Mother Nature can be especially cruel once the winter months arrive. Blustering winds, bone-chilling temperatures and bountiful snow accumulations can quickly turn a regular day into a nightmare. When aging adults live alone, their family members can become concerned about their health and safety during snowstorms and cold weather. Tasks such as shoveling snow, driving in bad weather and the possibility of power outages can prove dangerous for older adults. Heritage Pointe of Teaneck residents and their families, however, are at ease knowing they are safe and secure at the full-service rental retirement community.
On December 5th at approximately 4:45 PM, P.O. Donna Porcaro was confronted by a juvenile resident of Rochelle Park, who reported being robbed at gunpoint near the 7-11 Store on Rochelle Avenue. The victim explained that he was walking to a friends home in Maywood when he was confronted by two hispanic males. The males demanded that the juvenile turn over all his belongings, As this demand was made, one of the suspects pulled a black handgun from his waistband.
Out in the Silence, the Emmy-award-winning documentary about religious attitudes toward same-sex unions and the struggles faced by gay teens, will have a second showing thanks to the Teaneck International Film Festival and the Puffin Cultural Forum. The film will be shown at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Saturday, December 18, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved in advance at email@example.com or by calling 201/836-3499, or purchased at the door if space permits.
Riverfront Community’s New Phase of Condos Welcomes First Homeowners
Welcome mats will soon roll out for new homebuyers at Henley on Hudson as the first wave of closings have occurred at the riverfront community’s brand new luxury condominium collection, The Residences at Henley on Hudson.
The closings are the latest signs of how the Weehawken, NJ community has continued to attract interest from a wide range of buyers, with the first phase of condominiums and multi-story brownstones sold out.
The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater New Jersey Chapter recently recognized The Allendale Community for Mature Living for its on-going efforts to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The senior living campus, which includes The Atrium, Carlton Court and The Allendale Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, recently organized a team of residents, families and staff members who participated in Memory Walk 2010.
Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus will put on a charity Beefsteak Dinner, Friday December 10, 2010 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at their hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ. Appetizers of shrimp cocktails, baked clams and buffalo nuggets will precede the All-You-Can-Eat beefsteak dinner and there will be a full open bar included for all attendees. The dinner is to benefit Hyundai Hope On Wheels which funds children’s cancer research and all profits will go to that cause directly. The price per person is $75.00 and is payable in advance in the K of C Members Bar afternoons or at the door. For reservations or more information call Chairman Bob Catherman, 201-707-0214.
Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, located at Bergen Mall (Rte 4 & Forest Ave) just got a fresh, contemporary new look. The store will continue to offer Paramus area shoppers designer fashions, shoes and home accents at prices up to 60% less than department and specialty stores every day, plus add two new features: The Marshalls Shoe MegaShop and The CUBE.
Ever on the alert to bring cooking and decorating skills to the forefront, Karina’s Cuchina at Bloomingdale’s hosted two sessions for Girl Scouts to learn the art of decorating gingerbread houses. This is a traditional part of Cuisinart Specialist Heather Wikander’s Hungarian background. Executive Chef of Verve, a catering company, Heather made all the gingerbread houses from scratch, something she has been doing since she was two years old. Making these works of art from her family’s recipe for forty Girl Scouts did not daunt Heather.
Michael Aram, specialist in cookware and Ninamarie Bojekian of Ooh La La recognized the sterling qualities that each possessed. Quite recently, Michael Aram and Ooh La La staged a cooking demonstration at Bloomingdales using Michel Aram cookware. Ninamarie made some tasty dishes on some gorgeous serving ware.
Two Assembly committees will meet on Monday to discuss ways to promote shared services among municipalities to control property taxes and consider legislation to restore income eligibility for an AIDS drug distribution program, create a statewide oral health campaign and combat Huntington's Disease.
The 11th annual Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run resulted in a $45,000 donation to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's new emergency care center, thanks to the outstanding support of numerous volunteers, police officers, sponsors, donors, and 850 bikers.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation trustee Don Dickstein and his son, Alan, organized the event with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers, including Linda Dickstein, Don and Alan’s spouse and mom, respectively.
Hawthorne Gospel Church invites the community to its free Christmas concert “Love Has Come” being performed on Saturday, December 11th at 6PM and Sunday, December 12th at 4:00PM. The concert will feature the Worship Community of Hawthorne Gospel Church with more than 160 members, including the Children’s Choir, Worship Team & Sunday Bands, HGC Chorale, Worship Choir, Orchestra and soloists. John W. Minnema, Senior Pastor at HGC, will also share the joyous message of Christmas.
Walgreens is holding a holiday gift drive to benefit the children and families served by Paramus, NJ-based Children’s Aid and Family Services. Walgreens shoppers are asked to purchase a gift such as diapers, bibs, baby wipes, gift cards, gift sets socks and hair accessories and place it in the gift drive display located in each store. The drive will be held at all Walgreens stores in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic and Union Counties.