By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 12 2010 @ 03:15 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), in conjunction with Heights Flower Shop in Hasbrouck Heights and Teleflora, will celebrate National Make Someone Smile Week on Wednesday, July 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m., as part of a nationwide benevolent project. Florists around the country coordinated efforts to deliver floral arrangements in commemorative Teleflora Be Happy® mugs to those most in need of a smile: hospital patients, children at foster-care facilities, residents of nursing homes, and others who might need a lift. Floral arrangements will also be distributed at Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley, located at 250 Old Hook Road in Westwood, beginning at 1:30 p.m
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 12:42 PM EDT
Containing short spy stories by authors who specialize in novel length mysteries, Agents of Treachery offers the prowess of these long length writers to develop a story within a limited number of pages. Edited by Otto Penzler, an author and bookseller, he introduces the selections with some poignant and pithy remarks. Included are authors Lee Child, James Grady, Robert Wilson and Stella Rimington to name a few.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 11:45 AM EDT
I must confess that my personal feelings are chauvinistic when it comes to female authors. Ice Cold seems to break down that barrier. Her stars, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, are not only featured here in this novel, but rizzoli & isles can now be seen on TNT. Gerritsen uses her experience as a physician to interact with the plot. I suppose that living in Maine has given her an inside view of the cold.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 10:40 AM EDT
For all you mystery book fans, A Plague of Secrets will not disappoint you. John Lescroart has once again produced a novel that will capture your imagination and put your mind to work. Set in the San Francisco area, he blends in his longtime protagonist, Dismas Hardy, into another murder solution. Familiar with the Bay area, the author uses that as his setting for a murder that is baffling unto the end of the tale.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 09:57 AM EDT
Legislation Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblyman John Burzichelli sponsored to authorize exchange wagering on results of in-state and out-of-state horse races was recently approved by the Assembly and is set for more consideration.
The bill was approved 78-0 by the Assembly and is set for Thursday consideration by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 06:21 PM EDT
Adding to a slate of summer courses at its Paramus and Lyndhurst locations and online, Bergen Community College will offer credit courses at its Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack, this August.
Students can complete three-credit courses in less than a month – classes run August 2-25, Monday through Thursday; there are no Friday classes. Bergen’s summer courses are open to both Bergen students and students attending other colleges, helping them accelerate their studies and graduation.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:42 PM EDT
Crew Sends Mayday Just Before Capsizing
The day before departing Crescent City, California, on July 1 for an offshore passage bound for Alameda, California, the shore-bound father of one of three crewmembers aboard the 32-foot catamaran sailboat Catalyst wanted to ensure his daughter was safe. So he went to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/EPIRB to rent an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:39 PM EDT
Princeton's Newest Luxury Development Now Writing Contracts
The Residences at Palmer Square, a new luxury townhome and condominium community at Palmer Square in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., is officially open for sales and is writing contracts with prospective buyers. "We are delighted to be launching sales," said Jay Goldberg, sales manager for The Residences. "We encourage interested buyers to visit our sales office to view our billiard table-sized scale model of the development and to visit our first five townhomes, which are expected to be completed early this summer."
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:32 PM EDT
First-Ever Nationwide Wii Tournament Kicks Off July 16 at Liberty State Park with Special Appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson
Nintendo is hosting a kickoff event at Liberty State Park on July 16 to celebrate the first-ever nationwide Wii™ video game tournament. Participants will get off the couch and on their feet for a chance to win great prizes while having fun playing Nintendo’s motion-control video games together – whether they’re kids, adults, teens, seniors or families. Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson, the official Wii Games: Summer 2010 Ambassador, will make a special appearance to greet participants and fans.
By Post Friday, July 09 2010 @ 11:03 PM EDT
BERGEN COUNTY PROGAMS AND SERVICES
We all know that Bergen County has a lot to offer, but do you know about some of the super savings programs that are available?
The Savvers Discount Program which provides discounts and services for Bergen County Seniors, military Veterans, Volunteers, Active Military Personnel, Emergency Responders, and their families.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 09 2010 @ 04:31 PM EDT
Health and Finance Professionals Advise Seniors on Safety, Security
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, will host a “Safe Time in the Summertime” walk and discussion group on Monday, July 19. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and travel from Heritage Pointe through the trails of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. The lively discussion will start at 10:45 a.m. back at Heritage Pointe. Members of the surrounding community are invited to attend either or both events. Reservations are requested.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 09 2010 @ 04:27 PM EDT
For most teenagers, their 18th birthday is an exciting milestone. They will be graduating from high school, enjoying summer trips to the shore with their friends and counting the days until they go to college. But for adolescents in foster care, this time in their lives is often filled with anxiety. Once they reach their 18th birthday, they face the prospect of “aging out” of foster care and moving onto independent living with little or no family help and few support services available.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, July 09 2010 @ 07:36 AM EDT
Q: We loved the idea when our contractor suggested that we put skylights in our new master bath addition. But he didn't tell us how hot that would make the bath, not just in the summer but all year-round when it's sunny. The ceiling is slanted, so I can't use regular curtains.
A: Help is as close as your nearest window treatment center. Skylights are cool to look at, but as you've found, they can be hot to live with. You have a couple of smart solutions to consider:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:14 PM EDT
Residents at The Atrium, the supportive independent living senior residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, donned colorful leis and grass skirts to mark the beginning of summer at a recent Hula Bingo Party. The festivities included authentic fare such as piña coladas, pineapple sunrises and pineapple upside down cake, and attendees received prizes for best costume. Resident Lucille Lia, center, did the Hula dance to win a prize.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:13 PM EDT
Jeffrey Dunne, Kevin Welsh and Christopher Leonard of CB Richard Ellis' New York Institutional Group teamed with Bill Moylan of the CBRE Boston office to represent the seller in the $23 million sale of the leasehold interest in 100 Route 206 North in Peapack, New Jersey. The seller was Hamilton Associates Limited Partnership and the purchaser was Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC, an entity controlled by Pfizer, Inc.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:10 PM EDT
July 16: Heritage Pointe Of Teaneck Invites Public To Free Seminar On Disability AwarenessSheryl Heffernan, RN Continues Health & Wellness Series with Discussion on “People-First Language”
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, will host the second seminar in a series of free monthly presentations by Sheryl Heffernan, RN, on Friday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. The seminar, which is open to the public, is entitled “People-First Language and Disability Awareness.” Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Heritage Pointe at (201) 836-9260.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:02 PM EDT
Thursday August 19, 2010- 8:00 PM
$89, $59, $49, $29
Dennis Miller is an American entertainer, stand-up comedian, political and social commentator and television personality. Miller, an Emmy award-winning comedian and actor, didn't get his start in comedy until after his graduation from Pittsburgh's Point Park College. It was in 1984, while doing standup at a Los Angeles comedy club, that he was discovered by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 05:59 PM EDT
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Notes NJ’s Overreliance on Property Taxes Remains a Problem
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner on Wednesday released the following statement on the plan to cap annual property taxes at 2 percent:
“This is a strong leap forward for New Jersey residents who for too long have carried the heavy burden of property taxes. Taxpayers throughout New Jersey now have reason to hope that this tax without a conscience will be controlled.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 05:52 PM EDT
Nature Buff Bill Rini Leads Weekly Walks and Talks Along Teaneck Creek Conservancy Trails
The Teaneck Trailblazers of Heritage Pointe, a walking club formed by residents of the full-service rental retirement community, recently kicked off with an event that brought walkers from the surrounding area to the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. The 46 acres of woodlands, which borders Heritage Pointe, have been the exercise destination for community residents who frequently take brisk daily walks. The group, now led by Heritage Pointe resident and trail guide Bill Rini, has expanded to include retirees from local towns. The Teaneck Trailblazers meet every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. to hike the trails and socialize.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 05:50 PM EDT
Spring Bling-Think Pink Scores One for Englewood Hospital
Thanks to Joanne and Ronald Rollieson of Englewood Cliffs and a bevy of supporters including more than 150 guests, volunteers and area businesses, $5,000 was raised at the fourth annual Spring Bling-Think Pink for The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center