By Michelle Zakko Monday, July 26 2010 @ 10:17 AM EDT
The Girls from Ames
If you looking for light weight, enjoyable memoir that you can curl up on the lawn chair in the back yard then Meet the Ames Girls.
The Girls from Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, is a memoir about eleven childhood friends who stand the test of time and have managed to maintain the friendship for forty years. That’s amazing just on it’s own!
This is the story of Karla, Kelly, Marilyn, Jane, Jenny, Karen, Cathy, Angela, Sally, Diana and Sheila whose bonds were formed in early childhood.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, July 26 2010 @ 09:06 AM EDT
In his recent book, "Outliers," author Malcolm Gladwell cites a study that proves a strong localized community actually improves your health. The study is centered on Roseto, Pa., a small community comprised mainly of immigrants from a small Italian village also named Roseto. This village attracted international attention in 1950 when it was exposed as having the lowest rate of heart disease in our whole nation.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 26 2010 @ 07:30 AM EDT
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration’s Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York region
Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work and pay Social Security taxes. More than 53 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits. In 2009 alone, those benefits came to about $675 billion.
By Dr. Rallie McAllister Monday, July 26 2010 @ 04:59 AM EDT
A once-monthly injection of an abstinence-promoting drug, known as Vivitrol, may help people suffering from alcoholism break the chains of addiction and reclaim their lives.
Alcoholism is a potentially deadly disease with staggering personal, social and economic costs. Nearly 18 million Americans currently abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent.
By Post Saturday, July 24 2010 @ 07:25 AM EDT
Wednesday, August 4th
6:00 – 10:00pm
Paramus Elks Club
200 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ (behind Raymour and Flanigan)
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 24 2010 @ 07:20 AM EDT
Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire
Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire was elected to the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Board of Directors at NSA’s annual conference from June 26 through 30, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Sheriff McGuire, a career law enforcement official and graduate of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, also serves on several NSA committees including legislative and governmental affairs and homeland security.
By Post Saturday, July 24 2010 @ 07:07 AM EDT
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., July 22, 2010 – Hunter Douglas, Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in the U.S. and Canada, was ranked 12th among all home products companies in North America in a recent report on Top Home Suppliers in the July issue of HFN: Home Furnishings News for Industry Decision Makers. The prestigious trade magazine based the list on annual revenue for 2009. Hunter Douglas shared the listing with the likes of Whirlpool and General Electric and was the only window covering company on the list of the top 25 suppliers.
By Caryn Starr-Gates Friday, July 23 2010 @ 06:18 PM EDT
RTBI Invites Parents, Caregivers and Young Children to Enjoy Song, Stories, Crafts and More Together
MAYWOOD, N.J., July 23, 2010 – Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI) announces the formation of Gan Katan (“Little Garden”), a new preschool program for children ages 5 and younger and their families, which will begin on Sunday, September 12. The classes, held every other Sunday morning, will be led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield, the synagogue’s rabbi, who has extensive experience in children’s Jewish education. The one-hour sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in details or enrollment information should call RTBI’s education line at (201) 845-7550, ext. 4.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 06:01 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 05:37 PM EDT
Create-A-Mattress™ (www.Create-A-Mattress.com) has launched as an innovative website allowing consumers to choose the materials, softness, features and other dimensions to create made-to-order mattresses based on personal preferences as well as health requirements, with national delivery.
“We recognize that traditional mattress shopping often leaves consumers confused and frustrated,” said Create-A-Mattress Founder/CEO Evan Saks. “By offering shoppers the opportunity to configure their beds, along with the information they need to make the right choices, we are making both the buying and sleeping experiences more comfortable.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 05:34 PM EDT
The BoatUS Trailering Club’s Top 3 Reasons for Trailer Mishaps
With the boating season now in full swing, the miles are starting to add up for the thousands of boaters and anglers trailering their boats and fishing rigs to their favorite waterway. The BoatUS Trailering Club, which offers “Trailer Assist” roadside assistance for both disabled boat trailers and their tow vehicles, says if you want your trailer travels to remain trouble-free, now is the time to keep a close eye on your trailer for wear and damage.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 05:31 PM EDT
Property Manager Honored for Contributions to City's Ongoing Revitalization
Matrix Development Group, one of the Northeast's most active and well-regarded real estate investment and development companies, has announced that property manager Michele Cade has been awarded the prestigious Valuable Service Award for her work with New Brunswick City Market.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 05:23 PM EDT
Residents and guests of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, got timely advice from area banking and healthcare professionals during a recent presentation titled “Safe Time in the Summertime.”
Attendees learned important details on what identity theft is and how it happens from Danny Lu, assistant manager, and Craig Nichols, branch manager, of The Berkshire Bank in Teaneck. The bankers also shared tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, and the necessary steps to take in order to re-establish one’s identity and credit stability if it occurs.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:46 PM EDT
The 5-K loop around the City of Englewood, which was founded in 1999 by then-mayor Paul Fader and his wife Jill after her successful treatment for breast cancer, benefits The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The walk also pays for mammograms and other potentially life-saving care for uninsured and underinsured women.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:25 PM EDT
Hartz Mountain site positioned for residential, retail or mixed-use redevelopment
Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that it has been appointed as exclusive sales agent for a 16.5 acre redevelopment site located at 192 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, N.J. - one of the largest redevelopment sites in the area. The property, currently home to a multi-building manufacturing plant totaling 400,000 square feet, is located half a mile south of downtown Bloomfield and is ideally positioned for residential, retail or mixed-use redevelopment.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:23 PM EDT
Poet Laureate of Allendale Laurie Byro, center, holding book, recently met with residents at The Atrium, the supportive independent living senior residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. During her visit, Byro, an employee of the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, read some of her award winning poems from her newly published book, “The Bird Artists.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:21 PM EDT
They may be ready to hand over the keys to the company car, but they aren’t ready to hit the links full time. For this group, a career in consulting can hold appeal, suggests a Robert Half Management Resources survey. More than one in four (26 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) surveyed said the security of remaining actively employed was the number-one reason they’d consider consulting. This top response was followed by flexible schedules (21 percent) and the variety and challenge of consulting work (20 percent).
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:17 PM EDT
Tours Of Elegant, Luxurious Development Draw Strong Interest From Real Estate Community
The Residences at Palmer Square, a new luxury townhome and condominium community located at Palmer Square in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., recently hosted its first open house for the brokeragecommunity, inviting them to tour one of the ready-to-move-in townhomes. More than 75 brokers and agents turned out for the event, which was held DATE at the sales office for The Residences at 53 Hulfish St.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:13 PM EDT
Post-Season Battle for “Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year” Begins This Weekend
John Crews, veteran Professional Anglers Association tour pro and BoatUS Angler member, is on his way to the “Super Bowl” of fishing competition — the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. That also puts him in a highly-competitive group of 12 top pro anglers competing “post-season” for the “Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year” honors. To find out who will have bragging rights, these talented 12 will fish tournaments the next two weekends — at the Ramada Trophy Chase July 24-25 on Lake Jordan near Wetumpka, Alabama, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Trophy Triumph July 30-31 on the Alabama River near Montgomery, Alabama.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 23 2010 @ 03:11 PM EDT
Follett today reported that more than 800 of the bookstores it serves in the U.S. and Canada will offer textbooks for rent for the first time this fall, making the company the largest and fastest growing multi-channel textbook rental provider in North America. Follett is bringing rental to campuses through multiple offerings available to its network of Follett-managed bookstores and online virtual bookstores via Follett Rent-A-Text, as well as independent bookstores via the first and only online and in-store rental program designed specifically for independently-managed college stores. Follett is the only company that offers a full spectrum of rental solutions to such a wide variety of educational institutions.