Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to string up the Christmas lights, place Santa and the reindeer on the front lawn and deck the halls with candles, and menorahs too.This year, in an effort to foster community spirit the City of Perth Amboy's Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a "City of Lights" project to encourage residents and business owners to include their holiday decorations in a map that will highlight the city's decorated sites. The map will be used for self-guided tours.
Facility Will Be First LEED Platinum Building in Bucks County, Pa.
Solis Partners LLC, a leading developer and integrator of commercial solar power systems and one of New Jersey's most innovative providers of renewable energy solutions, announced that it has been awarded a turnkey contract for a 164-kilowatt rooftop solar system for the new Vertical Screen, Inc. world headquarters building.
Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the completion of two lease expansions totaling 59,000 square feet at 10 Waterview Boulevard. The three-story, 208,601-square-foot, Class A office building is located at the Waterview Corporate Center in Parsippany, N.J.
Piscataway Township resident wins $50,000 worth of Bonus Box Tops for her chosen school in nationwide Box Tops for Education® “The Difference One Makes” sweepstakes
Box Tops for Education will make a special presentation of 500,000 Bonus Box Tops (a value of $50,000) to Knollwood Elementary School, in Piscataway Township, NJ, during a school assembly on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Local resident Susan Mierzejwski won the nationwide Box Tops for Education “The Difference One Makes” sweepstakes and selected the school as the Box Tops recipient.
November 23, 2010 Don’t miss Kimmy Schwimmy on Saturday December 4th and December 18th at Riverside Mall in Hackensack, New Jersey. These performances are free and children of all ages are invited. Kimmy Schwimmy may be a new name to those in the national entertainment scene however she is regarded as a SUPERSTAR by the children and moms in the tri-state area. Kimmy Schwimmy performs live music with spirited live shows at some of Bergen County’s top pre-schools and camps including The Green House in Fort Lee and Palisades Country Day School and Camp in Closter, New Jersey.
Who: Bergen Community College faculty, staff and students
What: Bergen Community College is hosting Interfaith Week to celebrate the importance of faith and religion. The week’s celebrations will include a series of lectures, discussions, meditation and yoga classes.
When: Monday, November 29 to Friday, December 3, 2010
Where: Bergen Community College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus
The Rock and Blues singer Gregg Allman is coming to the Bergen PAC. Recovering from a liver transplant, Gregg Allman continues to be the powerful vocalist that he is known to be. Best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman has made a name for himself while never threatening to eclipse the band that carries his family name. With hit that include “I’m No Angel,” “Midnight Rider,” and “Can’t Keep Running,” Allman has solidified his place in Rock history.
Care Plus is proud to announce the next training in the Innovations Series! Join us for Recovery is Possible:Living with Mental Illness on December 7 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in the Paramus conference room presented by Emily Grossman. This presentation was designed to give you hope whether you work in the mental health field or know someone who is struggling with their mental health. Here you will learn first hand what it is like to struggle with mental illness. It is Emily's mission to spread a message that people with mental illness can live productive, satisfying, and most importantly, happy lives. The fee is $20 and includes a professional development certificate. If you are interested, please see flyer for registration and payment instructions. Seats are limited so register by December 1!
Suggestions on How Boaters Can Idle Away Their Winter Months
Across much of America, boaters, sailors and anglers have put away the boat for the season. With spring a long way away, what will keep boaters’ passion for water alive all winter long? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has these suggestions:
1. Make frequent visits to your boat club or marina: Hey, they aren’t expecting you, right? Gosh, who knows what goes on during the sleepy winter months, but you are about to find out. While you are at it, check up on your boat and make sure the family of raccoons living in the cuddy has everything they need.
The SBA's New Jersey District Office, in cooperation with the NJSBDC at Bergen Community College, will be conducting a forum to inform the small business community of the provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the critical resources the new law provides to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs.
On November 28th at 11:07 AM, a Mercedes Benz being driven by Alice Cichon of Clifton, NJ, failed to negotiate a right turn from Route 17 North onto Prospect Street. Her vehicle left the roadway, crossed over a curb, struck (2) metal posts, and finally came to a rest on top of a parked BMW. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage. The collision is being investigated by P.O. Ed Kukalski.
When I mentioned to Scott Gillman, CEO of Smashburger’s parent company, at their Clifton opening that a Smashburger with all the extras just wasn’t to my taste, Scott mentioned that they offer a chance to Create Your Own Smashburger. Duh! Here I thought that the first items on their menu were the norm and not subject to individual tastes.
Karine Abrahamyan, Bloomingdale’s Culinary Specialist, offered lessons on Italian cooking at the little cooking area over which she presides. For this occasion she had Maria Liberti, a chef who resides both in America and Italy. Maria was the recipient of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Of course she is very proud of that. She offered Torte di Pannettone and a risotto dish. Maria stresses using only the best ingredients like Arborio rice.
Thanksgiving week, the major news in our country is shopping and if retail sales will top last year. Judging from our media, you would think that Americans made the holidays specifically for shopping. We spend an average of $856 per person on the holidays, according to the American Research Group.
Most of those hard-earned dollars will go straight to China, since more than 70 percent of the goods on store shelves are from there. If we multiply that by the current U.S. population, that's $257,775,794,632 dollars leaving home for the holidays!
Hillsborough, NJ- November 19, 2010: The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is accepting nominations for the 16th Animal Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony at a public awards luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2011. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2010.
~ It’s as American as Apple Pie, and It’s Back ~
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 – Simplicity has a long tradition in America. From the Puritans, Quakers and Shakers to the author Henry David Thoreau through the Craftsman style to the mid-century modern of the 1930s to early 1960s, simplicity has been celebrated. It’s back today, not just in sleek urban lofts populated with someone’s grandmother’s Mies van der Rohe furniture, but in homes across the America. It’s not minimalism necessarily; it doesn’t celebrate the absence of pieces.
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. (November 23, 2010) - Companion Animal Advocates (CAA) is looking for volunteers to help wrap gifts at Barnes & Noble in Paramus on December 17th and December 20th. Volunteers gift wrap books and other items purchased at Barnes & Noble free of charge for customers. Customer donations for these services are voluntary, and all proceeds will benefit some of the many programs that CAA has. The hours available for volunteering on both dates are from 9am - 4pm in one-hour shifts.
One of my favorite television programs is "How It's Made" on the Science Channel. The documentary series shows "how the everyday objects people use become the things they are." From ketchup and flip-flops, to nail clippers and snare drums, to NASCAR engines, hydraulic cylinders and motor homes, the show takes viewers on wondrous autobiographical journeys of the mundane products we too often take for granted.
Area Professionals are Invited to Network, Meet Chapter’s New Members, Win Prizes on December 7
The Bergen chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) will host its annual New Member luncheon on Tuesday, December 7 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at The Clinton Inn, 145 Dean Drive in Tenafly. The cost for NJAWBO members is $17 and non-members is $22 (cash only please). The event is free for all Bergen chapter members who have joined the organization since last December.
(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 23, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning the public about a potential threat from an illegal pesticide product uncovered during an inspection of a shipment at a warehouse in Kearny, NJ. EPA discovered that a Brooklyn-based company had attempted to import mothballs from China that could be mistaken for candy and are not registered with EPA, as required by federal law.