By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, November 09 2009 @ 06:59 AM EST
Our children are growing up in a vastly different world from the one in which we grew up. By the time they graduate, much of what we taught them will be obsolete. Our country is in a period of transition, moving away from dependence on fossil fuels to a greener future. Let's prepare our children by transitioning them and their school environment.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 08 2009 @ 01:09 PM EST
Sake, sake, sake .. bang, bang, bang was the noise that pervaded Yummy Sushi in San Diego. More about that later on. Five of us visited Yummy Sushi, a restaurant that offers Japanese Eclectic Cuisine. This is a place that offers a napkin and chopsticks as a table setting. Their menu was in English, the selection of ethnic food extensive.
By Anonymous Saturday, November 07 2009 @ 05:43 AM EST
There's a fifth taste? Absolutely — just as there was a fifth Beatle.
Most people know the John, Paul, George and Ringo of taste buds: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. But scientists insist there is a fifth, a gustatory Billy Preston: umami.
Preston, naturally, played keyboards for the "Let it Be" album and most of "Abbey Road."
By Dr. Rallie McAllister Friday, November 06 2009 @ 05:38 AM EST
People have been catching colds since the beginning of time — and for just as long, we've been trying to cure them. In spite of our best efforts, the common cold remains one of the most frequently acquired illnesses in the world.
If you're like most adults, you can expect to catch a cold two to four times each year. With each infection, you'll likely spend around eight to 10 days coughing, sniffling, sneezing and generally feeling miserable.
By Paramus Post Thursday, November 05 2009 @ 02:23 AM EST
Cathy Poulin,Principal Robert Heidt, Talia Axelrod
Bob’s Discount Furniture Random Acts of Kindness
Every month, Bob’s picks a school that submits either online or in stores, a post card. Once they do this, they have a chance to be selected for a $1,000 donation from Bob’s. On October 20th, The Von E Mauger Middle School in Middlesex, NJ donation was part of Bob’s surprise Random Acts of Kindness.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, November 05 2009 @ 12:53 AM EST
Q: Our son and his two young children are moving in with us after his divorce. We had planned to move ourselves, but now we'll stay put and add a great room for the kids. Our house is Tudor-style, so we want the new room to blend with the old things, such as the woodwork, stained glass and hardwood floors. We were thinking of using reclaimed wood for the floors and woodwork, but my husband hates the thought of "used" wood. Is it a bad idea?
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 04:48 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration's Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Thanksgiving is almost here. Families across the nation will come together to share more than a meal — to share warm memories, and to make them. You may plan to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, toss a football on the leaf-covered yard, or simply sit together over coffee or wine to talk. While the family is together, it may be the perfect time to help Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or your favorite Aunt or Uncle. Just ask them to pass the mouse.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 04:33 PM EST
New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus
The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will perform choral music at Bergen Community College on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, children, and seniors (65 and over). The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 19th season of performing, is comprised of 45 singers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Chorus believes in creating a positive image of the gay community and reducing discrimination through their music. Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance music to more contemporary pop songs. They performed at Carnegie Hall in 2005 and 2007.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 03:38 PM EST
Halloween Partyat Gilda’s Club Northern NJ
NOOGIEFEST! Tricks n treats, fortune telling, haunted house, spooky storytelling, Halloween crafts, games, costume parade, food, and fun. Free and open to the public. Members of Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey – men, women and children touched by cancer held this Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Gilda’s Club NNJ, 575 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 03:34 PM EST
Robert C. Garrett
J. Fletcher Creamer Jr., chairman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors, today announced that the Board has named Robert C. Garrett as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Garrett has served as acting President and Chief Executive Officer since May. He joined Hackensack University Medical Center in 1981 and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1986.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:56 PM EST
Events Will Feature Resume, Cover Letter, Interviewing Skills
Bergen Community College is offering a free “Job Readiness” workshop series. As part of the series, the College will offer workshops on resumes, cover letters, soft skills, interviewing and customer service. The workshops will take place in November through January at the Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst. Although the series is free and open to the public, preregistration is required. To register, or for additional information, please call (201) 460-1707 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:40 PM EST
By Everett M. Lo
Social Security Administration's Regional Public Affairs Office in the New York Region
Each and every day of the year, Americans in the armed forces serve our nation. At Social Security, we honor our nation’s military personnel and all of America’s veterans not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year. In fact, military service members receive expedited processing of their disability applications from Social Security. Under an agreement initiated by Social Security, the Department of Defense transmits information that allows us to quickly identify military personnel injured in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:33 PM EST
-- U Café wins “Best Kosher Sandwich” Competition at Show Event --
There was pecan pie, hot croissants, Asian noodles, mock shrimp and scallops, mozzarella sticks, wasabi peanuts, custom imprinted cookies made on the spot and chocolate fountains for dipping at this 21st annual trade show known as Kosherfest. But the only thing that gave it away as kosher was perhaps the Gey Kak’in Tea, salt shakers of Lot & Lot’s wife, and the designation of parve, dairy or meat at the more than 325 booths that filled the Meadowlands Expo Center for the two-day kosher food, wine & spirits show Oct 27-28.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:26 PM EST
First Ever ShopRite Partners In Caring Turkey Bowl Invitational To Benefit Local Food Banks
Harlem Globetrotters Team Up with New York and New Jersey Food Banks as they Compete for Bragging Rights and Additional Turkey Donations
For years, New Yorkers and New Jerseyans have rivaled over which state has better drivers, tastier pizza and claim to the Statue of Liberty, but on November 10th these states will face-off for a different kind of challenge – fighting hunger in their local communities. In honor of ShopRite Partners In Caring Annual Turkey Donation, representatives from New York and New Jersey have been challenged to a friendly competition as they participate in the first ever ShopRite Partners In Caring Turkey Bowl Invitational.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:20 PM EST
Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan and President Dr. Jose Lopez-Isa
Dr. José López-Isa Championed Educational Opportunities for International Students
More than 5,000 Bergen Community College students claim citizenship in countries other than the United States, making cultural diversity a hallmark of the College. On October 21, the College celebrated the architect of its international identity, its third president, Dr. José López-Isa, by renaming its Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding in his honor. The renaming ceremony highlighted the College’s annual Latino Heritage Awards dinner.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:08 PM EST
The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in conjunction with Tejase Yoga of Ridgewood, NJ, is proud to once again offer a six-week, hour-long yoga class designed specifically for cancer 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 Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:01 PM EST
Team Ranked No. 2 in Nation; Forward Elgin Brown Named No. 1 Sophomore in N.J.
The Bergen Community College Men’s Basketball Team was ranked second in the nation in the Division III pre-season poll by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Three hundred schools compete in NJCAA Division III basketball. In addition, Bergen’s top player and last season’s Region XIX MVP, Elgin Brown (of Jersey City), has received preseason honorable mention All-America honors from the NJCAA, and was recently named the best junior college sophomore in the state by NJ Hoops – a recruiting publication. Brown, a forward, averaged a “double-double” last season, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12.8 rebounds per game.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 02:00 PM EST
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that Academy Award winner Patty Duke and David Kessler, M.D., former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have teamed with Social Security to launch a flu prevention public service campaign. Ms. Duke and Dr. Kessler are featured in a new public service announcement letting people know some simple steps they can take to prevent the spread of the flu, as well as the fact that most business with Social Security can be done online by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 01:55 PM EST
Rosalyn Stahl, Arline Schwechter, and Merle McIntosh
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Arline Schwechter, owner of the Suzanne Breast Care Boutique, held a series of seminars, consultations and fitting in light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday October 28, dozens of women affected by breast cancer, including survivors and their family and friends, came out to the boutique to participate and listen in on discussions about highly pertinent breast care issues.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, November 04 2009 @ 01:52 PM EST
Viera at Hanover Township
— New Building Is Last to Offer Walkout Basements —
Sterling Properties has announced that construction is now underway on Building 8 at Viera at Hanover Township, its exclusive community of 40 townhomes for active adults. Containing four stunning residences in an extremely private location, Building 8 is the last at Viera to provide homes that feature walkout basements.