By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 05:54 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health will conduct its free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, on Wednesday,May 6th (dogs only) and Thursday, May 7th (cats only) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The clinic will be held at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 05:10 PM EDT
NJ Secretary of State Nina Wells and NJRA Chair Jimmy Thornton
Governor Jon Corzine has proclaimed April 20-27, 2009 as New Jersey Restaurant Week. In conjunction with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA), the state is actively encouraging residents to “dine out” and help rebuild the economy. New Jersey’s restaurant industry comprises nearly 16,000 full, casual and quick service restaurants, employing a labor force of more than 205,000.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 04:32 PM EDT
Mahwah Township Approves New Rain Gardens Design for Storm Waste Management
Today, more municipalities are adopting a zero run of policy for residential development to reduce the potential for downhill flooding from over development and help to replenish the watershed. Cipriano Landscape Design understands the need to help improve the quality of water before it enters the ground and, subsequently, the watershed.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 04:27 PM EDT
On Thursday, April 23, members of Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus in the Township of Washington will don their bright yellow and red trimmed aprons to signify that the annual fundraiser for the developmentally disabled has begun. Brother Knights will be “shaking the can” at key locations in the Township requesting donations. For this, and all such events, 100% of every dollar received by the K of C volunteers goes directly to aid our neighbors.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 04:23 PM EDT
In order to become a successful supervisor, people must learn how to effectively manage employees and the technical aspects of their job. The seminar "Becoming a Supervisor Is Not Just a Simple Title," presented by Bergen Community College's Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training and the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Technology Education Center, Room 128 (The Moses Family Meeting and Training Center) at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 04:18 PM EDT
Proper Waste Removal Essential to Eliminating Risks
Surveys by the Center for Watershed Protection found 41% of respondents rarely or never pick up after their dogs. Unfortunately, many pet owners are either unaware of the dangers not picking up after dogs presents or simply do not have the time to properly dispose of the waste. “Dog waste is a health hazard that needs to be managed consistently,” said Chris Rago, owner of Doggy Deuce Removal Service LLC and Pet’s Best Friend, a pet service company which provides dog exercise, walking, whispering/training, pooper scooper/cat litter service, sitting, and boarding, along with a wide array of at-home vet tech services.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 04:11 PM EDT
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than to plant a tree? And on April 24th R&S Landscaping of Midland Park will make it easy for anyone near Whole Foods at 44 Godwin Ave. Employees of R&S Landscaping, and its sister company Eco Earth Design, will be giving away free spruce tree saplings, which can be potted right at Whole Foods in honor of Arbor Day. The saplings will be given out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 03:11 PM EDT
The Berkeley College United Nations Student Club and Malaria No More have partnered in this unique evening dress and accessory design competition and auction to raise money for mosquito nets for children dying from malaria in Africa. Also featured: Silent auction of works by award-winning photographer Alan Kaplan and National Museum of Women in the Arts artist Aleathia Brown.
By Paramus Post Thursday, April 09, 2009, 01:17 PM EDT
In an effort to continually educate patients on the latest discoveries and innovations within the field of urology, David Shin, M.D., chief of the Center for Sexual Health and Fertility in the Department of Urology at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) will be offering a patient education seminar on Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 01:06 PM EDT
Parents take note: We're living in a time when being "different" actually pays off. Robin Fisher Roffer, author of The Fearless Fish Out of Water, explains how to nurture individuality in the formative years.
Few jobs are more daunting than raising well-rounded, happy, confident kids. On one hand, you adore what makes your child unique: your daughter's all-consuming love of science (she's bordering on nerdy!) or your son's quiet disposition and curious spirit. On the other, you worry that being too "different"—too shy, too short, too tomboyish (or, in the case of boys, too sensitive), too anything—is a sure path to unpopularity and isolation. What's a conflicted parent to do? Urge your child to succeed within socially prescribed boundaries? Or let him or her break the (unspoken) rules and risk being labeled "weird"?
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 12:56 PM EDT
On Sunday, April 26, future homeowners can learn why there has never been a better time to purchase a home, especially at one of Sterling Properties’ premier communities, when the Livingston, N.J.-based leading homebuilder hosts its “Home Buyer’s Spectacular.” At 1 p.m., prospective buyers are invited to RoseVallé, Sterling’s exclusive townhome community in Chatham, N.J., where mortgage expert Michael Borodinsky of Chase Home Loans will discuss why now is the most advantageous time for buyers to purchase a new home, especially from a respected and experienced homebuilder such as Sterling Properties.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 12:50 PM EDT
An Unlikely Weapon — an inspirational film narrated by Kiefer Sutherland which includes interviews with notables such as Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Morley Safer, Gordon Parks, Bill Eppridge and President Bill Clinton (to name a few), is the chilling story behind a photograph that some say ended the Vietnam War.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 12:38 PM EDT
2010 Prescription Drug Standard Benefit Deductible and Medicare Advantage Coding Pattern Differences Adjustment Announced
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced calendar year 2010 Medicare Advantage payment rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug benefit payment policies."The announcement provides Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans the information they need to structure their benefits and beneficiary cost sharing and prepare their bids for the 2010 plan year," said Jonathan Blum, Acting Director of CMS’ Center for Drug and Health Plan Choice.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 09, 2009, 12:34 PM EDT
The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in conjunction with Tejase Yoga of Ridgewood, NJ, is proud to offer a six-week, hour-long yoga class designed specifically for cancer center patients. These gentle, beginner classes will focus on breathing techniques, guided relaxation, meditation to calm and focus the mind, and postures to facilitate flexibility and balance.
By Sharon Mosley Thursday, April 09, 2009, 07:23 AM EDT
Memo to baby boomer moms everywhere — who says you can't look just as stylish as your daughter?
Yes, we've all heard the moans and groans from our daughters as we step out the door — "You're not really going to wear that out, are you?" Sounds vaguely familiar, doesn't it? It wasn't all that long ago that our mothers were asking us the same thing.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 08, 2009, 05:02 PM EDT
Written about a black community in Brooklyn, Dupree 'Numbers' Reginald Wallace graduates from running numbers to gambling and then to drugs. These ventures eventually take him to Virginia Beach where he reverts back to his drug dealings.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 08, 2009, 07:10 AM EDT
Rob and Kelli Nelson started Island Impact Ministries to meet the medical needs of the poor in Sosua, Dominican Republic. They have grown to 3 medical clinics in local villages. The have several sponsor schools. Many children are born without birth certificates. If they don't have a birth certificate, they are unable to attend a public school. By sponsoring a child you enable them to attend school and receive medical care. Rob also has an bilingual church that meets in the hotel that we are staying at.
By Amy Winter Wednesday, April 08, 2009, 05:04 AM EDT
The economic downturn has affected the average retirement age. Workers over the age of 60 are choosing to stay in the workplace longer in order to retire with some money in the bank.
Sixty percent of workers over the age of 60 say, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey that questioned 8,000 employees, retirement isn't in the immediate future. These workers intend to remain in the office due to the impact of the recession on their long-term savings.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, April 07, 2009, 02:56 PM EDT
Robin (aka 'Sammy'), our youngest, Cassie. her daughter, and Jan, Sammy's oldest sibling left last Saturday in the early morn for The Dominican Republic. Located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; it occupies two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, east of Haiti. 18,000 square miles (48,730 square kilometers), its capital is Santo Domingo. While travel brochures list it for its tourist values, Robin and The Island Ministries Mission group of which she is a member are visiting a different side, a more sordid side of the country.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, April 07, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT