By Caroline Dipping Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 10:24 PM EST
Throwing a cocktail party on New Year's Eve is a time-honored tradition for bidding adieu to the auld and ringing in the new. But, as the last hurrah of a jam-packed holiday season, such a party needs to be as easy to pull off for the host as it is festive for the guests.
What to serve besides the cavalcade of nonalcoholic beverages, champagne and cocktail fixin's?
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 06:33 PM EST
Jacobsen Landscape and Design of Midland Park
recently opened its newest Garden and Landscape Gallery in the historic Barnstable Court District in Saddle River. A national award-winning landscape company with over 30 years’ experience in the green industry, Jacobsen brings an exceptional design and hardscape construction tapestry of patio and wall construction material ideas.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 06:29 PM EST
The vocal stylings of the Teaneck High School Madrigals put residents in the holiday spirit as they performed a special concert at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck. Seniors at the full-service rental retirement community lauded the talent and professionalism of the group, as they performed traditional carols and selections in Hebrew, French, Russian, German and Spanish.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 06:25 PM EST
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner
Assemblywoman Connie Wagner on Tuesday reminded consumers to make certain they clearly know all expiration dates and dormancy fees for gift cards and certificates they received this holiday season.
“Gift cards are becoming more and more popular and are regulated by state law, but consumers are often unaware of unreasonable expiration dates and hidden fees,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “Consumers should make sure they know all the rules so they get the most of out of their gift cards and avoid being hit with fees they never saw coming.”
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 06:23 PM EST
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AND OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FANS, ALUMNI, PLAYERS AND COACHES TO GATHER AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER FOR A FINAL RALLY BEFORE THE BIG GAME
Santa Monica will host over 40,000 fans, alumni, players, coaches, cheerleaders, marching band, and VIPs, at the official Rose Bowl pep rallies. Both pep rallies are free and open to the public, will include food vendors, activities and entertainment, and will make for great photo opportunities as visiting fans cheer on their teams.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 06:17 PM EST
38 Charitable Organizations Receive $936,500
William J. Marino, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey (Foundation), announced today that the Foundation awarded more than $1.9 million in grants to 96 organizations in 2009. “I am proud to announce the following 38 organizations received fourth round grants from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey,” said Marino. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2004, the Foundation has awarded nearly 500 grants totaling over $18 million to charitable organizations across the state.”
Fourth round grant recipients are:
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 05:00 PM EST
For most people thinking about adopting a child, there are numerous questions, such as “Where do I start?” “How long does it take?” “What is a home study?” “Should I adopt domestically or internationally?” and “Can I afford to adopt?” To help families get the information they need to make this life-changing decision, Children’s Aid and Family Services is presenting “Adoption 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about adoption,” at its Family and Adoption Services Center, 148 Prospect Street, Ridgewood, NJ. This free workshop is Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:56 PM EST
Public is Invited to Attend Free Presentation on How to Enhance Home’s Curb Appeal and Entertaining Options
Kelly Tuttle and Terry McMahon, landscape designers from Borst Landscape and Design in Allendale, N.J. will address members and guests of the Cresskill Garden Club on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 on “Enhancing Your Home Front to Back.” The presentation will focus on how homeowners can enhance curb appeal and create backyard retreats that expand entertaining options. The free presentation will be held at the Cresskill Borough Hall, 67 Union Avenue in Cresskill, N.J. at 1 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:53 PM EST
2009 Closing of 2 Long Island Shelters, the Bad Economy, & Rising Medical Costs Force Little Shelter to Cut Back on Crucial Medical & Community Services
Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center www.littleshelter.com, one of Long Island’s oldest no-kill shelters dedicated to saving all companion animals in need, announced today that its Holiday Donation Drive has been extended until January 7, 2010. Little Shelter is under financial pressure and must cut back on services for needy animals due to a 30% decrease in donations, the 2009 closing of two Long Island shelters (Bide-A-Wee in Wantagh and Animal Haven in Flushing), and the bad economy, unemployment and foreclosures causing more animals to be surrendered to the shelter. Without holiday donations, Little Shelter will be forced to cut back on medical care for its 400 cats and 50 dogs and will reduce essential community animal care services.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:50 PM EST
25 E. Spring Valley Ave. Maywood, NJ
Bergman Real Estate Group, a privately owned real estate investment firm that owns and manages office properties throughout New Jersey, announced today three new long-term leases at 25 East Spring Valley Avenue in Maywood, New Jersey.
25 East Spring Valley Avenue, a three-story, 45,000-square-foot Class-B building that offers convenient access to Route 4, Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway, is also less than 20 miles away from the George Washington Bridge.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:38 PM EST
Aretha Franklin for bergenPAC’s Gala May 22nd and Upcoming Performances by Patti Labelle, Michael Bolton, Fab Faux, Kansas, Dan Zanes & Friends, Bernie Williams
Tickets on Sale Now www.bergenpac.org or call 201 227 1030
Patti LaBelle - Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - Time: 8PM - Tickets: $124, $99, $99, $59, $29
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:34 PM EST
The Neville Brothers
Saturday February 6th - 8:00 PM - $99, $74, $59, $39, $29
For almost 30 years, the Neville Brothers have proudly carried the torch of their native New Orleans’ rich R&B legacy. They have sold millions of records, including such hits as “Tell It Like It Is,” “Fire On The Bayou” and “Fever.” Grammy Winner Dr. John proudly stands alongside Louis Armstrong and Fats Domino as one of New Orleans’ all-time distinctive voices. His music is considered to be one of the most infectious sounds in both jazz and popular music. His hits include “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Iko Iko.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 04:29 PM EST
With his New CD AT HOME WITH FRIENDS at #1 and A PBS Special that Airs January 21st
See Joshua Bell Perform Live at bergenPAC
Thursday February 11th - 8:00 PM
$89, $64, $49, $39, $29
Joshua Bell performs live at bergenPAC Thursday February 11, 2010 in Englewood New Jersey. The release of his new CD entitled AT HOME WITH FRIENDS debuted at #1 and inspired a PBS special that will air January 21st.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 29 2009 @ 10:39 AM EST
The brainchild of Gary Spivak, Will It Play? guests have included Mel Fabrikant, Chief Reporter for Paramus Post; Peter Harris, President of Silver Palate; Charmaine Jone, a.k.a The Cake Diva who designed cakes for Jay Leno and Michael Jordan; Mike Micholowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur; Jerry Silberman, President of Corporate Turnaround and author of How to Pay Business Debts You Can't Afford; David Zrike, President of Zrike; and John Dilley, President of Defcon Sauces which has won numerous awards as well as Joe Pizza, President of Interchem.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Monday, December 28 2009 @ 08:59 AM EST
Q: Our city apartment is so small that the bed has to be wedged into the guest room, wall-to-wall. We have a lot of company — we're both college professors with a long list of former students who come to visit. I'm looking for ways to make those visits more comfortable and pleasant.
A: Repeat after me: It's not what space you have; it's what you do with it.
By Caroline Dipping Sunday, December 27 2009 @ 01:57 AM EST
If you have a foodie on your holiday gift-giving list, rejoice. With all the kitchen gadgets, gizmos and heavy artillery out there, shopping should be a piece of cake.
(Speaking of shopping, there are just 14 days left until Christmas. If you're still hunting for Hanukkah gifts, you better get cracking. You've got until sundown.)
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, December 26 2009 @ 01:50 AM EST
Last New Year's Eve, we asked, "What is your culinary resolution for 2009?"
Marilyn Biggica, associate professor of Foods and Nutrition through the Continuing Education program at the San Diego Community College District, was one of the first to jump in with a culinary commitment.
By Sharon Mosley Friday, December 25 2009 @ 01:43 AM EST
We may all be in the mood to party hardy this holiday season, but are our clothes in a festive mood, too? You may not want to buy a whole new outfit for that New Year's Eve soiree, but we can all use a few tips on making the most of whatever we do have in our closets ... even if we need to add just a little something to jazz things up.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24 2009 @ 10:54 AM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 24 2009 @ 10:00 AM EST