By Mel Fabrikant Monday, April 28, 2008, 03:10 PM EDT
Date: Wednesday May 7 and 21 at 7:00 PM
Event: Join us with your knitting, crocheting or other handwork for our “Knit-In.”
Date: Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 PM
Event: The Fiction in the Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline.
By Peter Rowe Monday, April 28, 2008, 05:55 AM EDT
Anthony Marek sounded optimistic, and he had his reasons: 1.4 million of them.
"Fair-trade certification is the next value-add," he said in fluent marketese. "It is the future."
"Fair-trade" companies agree to pay minimum prices for coffee, chocolates, sugar and other staples sold by farmers in impoverished nations.
By Anonymous Monday, April 28, 2008, 05:49 AM EDT
'THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY'
Sometimes you have to work harder for things that are better. "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Miramax, 4 stars) is one of those times.
You are expected to enter the story at an unexplained moment in an undisclosed character's life and view the universe through his consciousness and his single, unfocused eye. (The other eye is barely functional. But more on that in a moment.)
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, April 27, 2008, 06:20 PM EDT
Medicaid Grants to Help Improve Access To Primary Care and Avoid Unnecessary ER Visits
CMS today announced grants of $50 million to 20 states, including New Jersey, to help improve access to primary medical care so that Medicaid beneficiaries could avoid improper use of costly hospital emergency rooms.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, April 27, 2008, 11:05 AM EDT
Every Saturday morning in April and May from 10 a.m. - noon, Sammy's Bagels at 17-59 River Road in Fair Lawn (in the Shop Rite strip mall) presents a jazz duo featuring professional Bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz and Guitarist Bob Gordon. The two performers are local Fair Lawn residents whose experience and connection with their music, their instruments and each other bring an added dimension to their jazz interpretations.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, April 27, 2008, 10:41 AM EDT
The Peter S. Snell Garden
In honor of former Bergen Community College student and adjunct professor Peter Snell, who passed away suddenly last spring, his colleagues unveiled a memorial – the Peter S. Snell Garden – at an April 9 dedication ceremony. Snell was only 43 years old. As part of the dedication, a current Bergen horticulture student, Michael Szczecina, of Elmwood Park, received a $500 scholarship made possible by fund raisers held in memory of Snell. Dozens of Snell’s family and friends attended the event, including his widow Lisa.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, April 27, 2008, 10:34 AM EDT
MRSA IS TOPIC OF FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AT THE ALLENDALE COMMUNITY FOR MATURE LIVING
Guest Speaker to Address Symptoms and Prevention of Drug-Resistant Infection
The Allendale Community for Mature Living, a leading provider of senior housing, assisted living and long-term/subacute care, will be hosting a free continuing education program for healthcare professionals entitled “The Rising Burden of MRSA.” The program is being held Wed., May 7 at 6 p.m. at the community, located at 85 Harreton Road, off Route 17 South, in Allendale, N.J.
By Paramus Post Saturday, April 26, 2008, 02:01 PM EDT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the selection of 18 additional airports that will be part of the Model Ports Initiative. This joint venture between federal agencies, the travel industry, airlines and airport authorities was designed to improve our processes for clearing and welcoming travelers into the United States.
By Anonymous Saturday, April 26, 2008, 04:27 AM EDT
FLOUR INTO GOLD
Celebrity chef Mario Batali adoringly calls her the "goddess of the delicious," the bread-making maven who has long wowed Southern California with her artisan loaves and superlative sweets.
A pastry chef by training, Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery fame is yet again spinning dough into gold, this time with a cozy, crowded pizzeria.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 25, 2008, 04:14 PM EDT
Installation Ceremony to be held Monday, May 19 at Fair Lawn Jewish Center
The Fair Lawn Chapter of Hadassah will hold its installation for the 2008 -2009 Executive Board on Monday evening, May 19 at 7:45pm at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel, 10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 25, 2008, 04:11 PM EDT
Can you believe it's a beautiful, sunny April 25th and our wonderful, sensational, fabulous, GORGEOUS, 11TH Annual `Spring Fashion Fling has come and gone??? I asked Chris Cimino for a nice day and boy, did he come through for us with flying colors!!!!! It was a phenomenal, beautiful, exciting day and I'm so proud of our team's accomplishment! An amazing time was had by all and as Susan says; it truly is a day of celebration for the Center and all its accomplishments. The adjectives I've been receiving all week have been “sensational”, “flawless”, and “fabulous” and the list keeps going….
By Nina Garin Friday, April 25, 2008, 05:23 AM EDT
In "Young@Heart," the inspiring documentary about a chorus of 70-, 80- and 90-year-olds zestfully singing tunes by Sonic Youth, the Police, Talking Heads, the Ramones, James Brown and others, you comprehend the power of rock 'n' roll music any old way you choose it.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, April 25, 2008, 04:45 AM EDT
ONCE NEGLECTED, NOW CHERISHED
Q: We have a large foyer that seems like wasted space to me. There's the requisite console and mirror, a chair and area rug, but all we do is pass through and drop our keys and stuff. The house itself is large and my husband keeps telling me we don't need more "rooms," but I'd to hear like your ideas.
A: I'm fielding your query to a designer who seems to specialize in energizing neglected spaces.
By Nina Garin Friday, April 25, 2008, 04:17 AM EDT
The film "88 Minutes" seems to be the shortened title for "88 Minutes of Your Life You'll Never Get Back," or possibly "88 Minutes That Could Be Better Spent Giving Yourself a Series of Paper Cuts."
A real-time thriller in the spirit of "High Noon," "24" or an eventful trip to the dentist, the film stars Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Gramm, a famous serial-killer expert who receives a phone call announcing his imminent death. "Ticktock," says the baddie, with voice disguised. "You have 88 minutes to live."
By Paramus Post Thursday, April 24, 2008, 02:28 PM EDT
Assemblyman Says Smoking Ban in Atlantic City Casinos Closes Last Loophole to Clean Air
(TRENTON) – Assemblyman John F. McKeon, co-sponsor of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, today welcomed the Atlantic City Council’s passage of an ordinance that will ban smoking in casinos as of October 15.
Gaming areas in Atlantic City’s eleven casinos were exempt from the statewide ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places that took effect in 2006. The city council unanimously voted last night to ban smoking on casino floors.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 24, 2008, 01:26 PM EDT
‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL’
Apple Cider Players Spring Workshop Concluding; Summer Camp Registration Has Begun
The Apple Cider Players Spring Workshop will be coming to a close with a performance of “High School Musical” on May 15. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Tice Community Center in Woodcliff Lake and is open to the public.
By Anonymous Thursday, April 24, 2008, 04:40 AM EDT
My husband, Randy, and I were watching television when the promo came on. A woman sitting in a chair is asked a question: "Do you think you will still be married to your husband five years from now?"
Randy and I just looked at each other and groaned. No, not that we would have had trouble answering that question. Our uneasiness came from watching the woman squirm, not to mention the look on her husband's face as the camera panned for his reaction.
By elyssadimant Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 05:09 PM EDT
Uniondale, NY—April 22, 2008—Charles Chinni, Fortunoff Chairman and CEO, announced the appointment of Christopher Sim as Executive Vice President and CFO of the company, which was acquired by NRDC Equity Partners in March. Sim will be reporting directly to Chinni, who explained, “Sim’s expertise will facilitate Fortunoff’s retail expansion and enhance our profile as a high-end jewelry and home wares vendor.” Fortunoff jewelry shops with bridal registries will ultimately roll out in NRDC’s 47 Lord & Taylor stores, and the 23-unit Fortunoff chain is expected to nearly double its current size over the next five years.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 02:46 PM EDT
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and founder of the Byrds Roger McGuinn brings his folksy charm to Bergen Community College on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Tickets are $24 for general admission, $22 for students and senior citizens (65+) and are available by calling 201-447-7428 or going online at www.tickets.bergen.edu. Seating is reserved so advanced ticket purchase is recommended.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 02:32 PM EDT
Prof. Keith Chu
Bergen Community College Professor of History and Geography Keith Chu, of Rutherford, will attend the U.S. Institute of Peace 2008 Community College Faculty and Administrators Seminar “Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve.” Among hundreds of applicants from across the U.S., only 18 received invitations to the seminar – Chu is New Jersey’s lone representative.