By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:41 AM EDT
For tri-state Blues-lovers, bergenPAC is the place to be when Grammy Winners, Jonny Lang takes the stage with Robert Cray on Wednesday November 11th at 8 p.m. Lang made his bones as one of the hot, young blues guitar slingers of the ’90s, playing alongside such legends as Buddy Guy and B.B. King. These days, Lang still gets out on the road to grind out all his hits with artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to Joss Stone. Eric Clapton regularly tours with Robert Cray, so if that endorsement isn’t enough, check out any number of Cray’s Grammy-winning albums beginning with “Strong Persuader” and hits including “Smoking Gun,” “Right Next Door” and “I Guess I Showed Her”. This is blues that’s sure to get you into a groove.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:39 AM EDT
Bob Malgieri, Terry McMahon and Michael Cioffi
Full-Service Landscape Company with Specialty in Organics Will Share Valuable Tips on Natural Alternatives in Horticulture
Bob Malgieri, tree and shrub division manager for Borst Landscape and Design, will give a free presentation to the Demarest Garden Club on Friday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. on organic gardening. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at United Methodist Church, 109 Hardenburg Avenue in Demarest, New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:35 AM EDT
Leading Brokerage Firm Enhances Reputation as Go-To Agency for Local and Regional Healthcare and Law Space Needs
Drawing on the recent expansion of its Healthcare Division and the formation of its new Legal Division, Newmark Associates, Inc., one of New Jersey’s preeminent brokerage firms, is moving forward with an aggressive growth strategy aimed at capitalizing on the strong demand that exists today for a specialized commercial real estate provider able to address the needs of landlords and corporations seeking value in the current market.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:27 AM EDT
In a year in which enrollment is up an all-time high of 12 percent at New Jersey's 19 community colleges, Bergen Community College has maintained its position as the largest community college in the state, according to figures released today by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Nearly 16,500 students are now enrolled in more than 90 academic degree programs at Bergen Community College. This is a 10 percent increase in enrollment from fall 2008.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:23 AM EDT
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company will help customers support their local schools every time they shop through its new A+ Bonus Bucks program. From now through March 25, 2010, customers can earn A+ Bonus Bucks Points for the school of their choice when they shop with their Stop & Shop card in store or online with Peapod by Stop & Shop. The points add up to valuable cash rewards for schools to use any way they choose. Stop & Shop’s A+ Bonus Bucks program will guarantee $1 million for schools this year to offset declining school budgets and charitable donations reportedly down 5.7% in 2008, the largest decrease since 1956 according to GivingUSA.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT
Lewis S. Goodfriend
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates (LSG&A), one of the top acoustical engineering firms in the country, is pleased to congratulate their company's founder, Lewis S. Goodfriend, for being one of the first outstanding members to be nominated and elected by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)/USA board to the grade of fellowship. "Lewis S. Gooodfriend is an outstanding leader and role model for the acoustical engineering industry as a whole and we are thrilled that the INCE/USA is recognizing him with this honor," said Matthew T. Murello, P.E., president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates. "I couldn't think of anyone more worthy of this nomination."
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:49 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22, 2009, 08:07 AM EDT
This Halloween, Applebee’s, located at the Fashion Center, Route 17 North & Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, is ‘treating’ all costumed kids to a free meal. Families who dine at Applebee’s anytime on Saturday, October 31 will receive up to four free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchase. The free meal is valid for children in costume, age 12 and under, on any Applebee’s “Kids’ Menu” entrée, dine-in only.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 06:49 PM EDT
It took five judges and five hours to determine the best new kosher products of 2009, sponsored by the largest international kosher food trade show, Kosherfest (www.kosherfest.com). A line of microwaveable Asian noodles- LUCK CHEN, NY, NY- took the Best in Show at the 21st Annual Kosherfest New Products Competition, held at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, NJ.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 05:13 PM EDT
Friday December 4, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday December 5, 10am – 6pm
Sunday December 6, 10am – 4pm
Free Event/All are Welcomed!
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 04:52 PM EDT
Continuing its impressive leasing activity in the building, landlord S/K Bed One Associates signed AMCS Corporation to a long term, 13,171-square-foot lease at its Bedminster One facility in Bedminster, NJ. FirstService Williams New Jersey, the Garden State office of the world’s fourth largest commercial real estate services firm, represented the landlord. AMCS Corporation is a leading global supplier of industrial gas and process plants, technology and engineering services. It will occupy the space in December.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 09:24 AM EDT
The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel is holding Family Portrait Day courtesy of Visual Impressions Photography on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the FLJC, 10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn. This is the perfect opportunity to take family portraits in time for holiday gifts. Packages are prices from $49.95 to $149.94 including portraits plus custom Hanukkah cards and/or wallets.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 09:19 AM EDT
Members of the Knights of Columbus of Mother Seton Council #5427 in the Township of Washington will remember their deceased brothers at a Memorial Mass to be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 668 Ridgewood Road, on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at noon. The Service will include musical accompaniment by the OLGC Choir. An Honor Guard of the Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree Joseph F. Lamb Assembly will provide escort and ceremonial services. Families and friends of the Council’s deceased members are cordially invited to attend.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 09:14 AM EDT
The Jefferson In Ewing, N.J.
Fun Fall Event to Benefit Local Food Bank
(October 16, 2009) - The Jefferson, American Properties Realty's premiere condominium community in Ewing, N.J., welcomes 94.5 PST -- a hit music radio station broadcasting to the Central New Jersey and Philadelphia region -- from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25. The Jefferson has partnered with 94.5 PST for the community's first annual Turkey Bowling Tournament, where the radio station will broadcast every strike, space and "fowl" live from The Jefferson's spacious parking lot.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 09:11 AM EDT
Scholar Peter Balakian
Bergen County native, Armenian scholar and author Peter Balakian conducted two discussions at Bergen Community College on October 8, outlining the history of genocide and the plight of the Armenian people. Approximately 200 students, faculty and members of the community attended the morning and evening lectures organized by the College’s Peace, Justice and Reconciliation Center and the Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding – arms of the institution that promote cultural diversity, awareness and recognition. During his visit, Balakian discussed the Armenian genocide and participated in a dialogue with students.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 09:06 AM EDT
Grammy-Award Winner Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield, legendary rock-pop musician, is expected to tear down the house at bergenPAC on Friday, November 6. Springfield, well-known for his catchy tunes and lyrics, has dedicated the majority of his life to his music. In his early twenties, he gained momentum with his music in Australia under two bands – Wickedy Wak and Zoot. Before leaving Australia, he landed a #1 spot for his single called “Speak to the Sky”.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 08:00 PM EDT
AAA North Jersey’s highest award
On October 15, 2009, the Paramus Police Department’s Traffic Bureau was awarded AAA North Jersey’s highest award for a community traffic safety program. The 2009 Award of Excellence was presented at the 2009 AAA Community Traffic Safety Awards Luncheon on October 15th.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 06:58 PM EDT
Christopher DiGirolamo and Keith Roberts
Enroll in the People's Law School at Bergen Community College
Are you interested in learning about different types of laws that govern your daily life but don't have the time or resources to attend law school? Learn about important issues like estate planning, workers' compensation and understanding your auto insurance policy from experienced attorneys by enrolling in the People's Law School, presented by Bergen Community College's Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 06:25 PM EDT
Dr. Beth Grosshans
In the 50’s and 60’s, we had Dr. Spock. Now, in the 21st century, there is Dr. Beth Grosshans, a clinical child psychologist in private practice in Princeton, New Jersey, and, with Janet H. Burton, LCSW, author of the book, Beyond Time-Out – From Chaos to Calm. Two hours with Dr. Grosshans could restore peace and tranquility to your household.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 06:22 PM EDT
The Bergen Community College Board of Trustees approved an agreement with the College faculty on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 that extends their employment contract for one year, and at the same time makes important changes in the student evaluation process. The agreement between the College and the Bergen Community College Faculty Association extends their current contract, which was due to expire on June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2012, and provides for a salary increase of about 4 percent during that period. The faculty association has voted to approve the agreement.