By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 03:41 PM EDT
While New Jerseyans are quick to give blood when a major disaster occurs, not enough residents donate on a regular basis to maintain a stable blood supply for daily medical and emergency needs. To respond to New Jersey’s state wide blood shortage, Bergen Regional Medical Center is hosting a blood drive at the Medical Center on June 25, 2010 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Auditorium of Building Six.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 03:23 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 01:52 PM EDT
Children’s Aid and Family Services has received a $10,000 grant from the United Water Foundation Inc. and a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation for its Baby Basics Program. Baby Basics provides free nutritional formula, diapers and other baby essentials to low-income families with children ages newborn through 2 years from distribution sites in Carlstadt, Englewood, Paramus and Ridgewood. In 2009, the program served 177 children and their families, a record number. The program distributes more than 16,000 diapers each month to needy families.
By Paramus Post Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 01:43 PM EDT
Proceeds From ‘Squishy’ Summer Extravaganza Will Go To Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
East Rutherford, NJ – June 1, 2010 – State Fair Meadowlands will hold New Jersey’s 1st Annual State Fair Jersey Tomato Fight on Saturday, June 19, at 6 pm. The hour-long, squishy summer extravaganza – which will be held during the 19-day fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds in East Rutherford, NJ – is open to fairgoers ages 16 and up. Participation is free, but tomato hurlers and spectators will be encouraged to make a $5 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 12:56 PM EDT
We stop and stare. Who is that wearing that hat? We think it must be somebody special. Indeed, hats have been crowning us with glory for thousands of years, ever since the first Phoenician women entered competitions for their glorious headpieces.
Today, celebrities know the glamorous power of the hat and the attention it creates. Just look at the toppers of Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore, Beyonce Knowles and Harrison Ford — all of whom have been "hat dressed" by Ellen Colon-Lugo, the milliner for both the theatre and the couture fashion crowd. Her famous "Ellen Christine" hats have turned heads for over 30 years.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 01:20 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 31 2010 @ 01:24 PM EDT
After doing a story on Fairway’s passion for coffee
, my interest was piqued. With the help of Benny Lanfranco, Coffee & Tea Director and Mark Miller, Paramus Coffee Manager, I began to enter the mystique of the coffee world. Questions abounded: Is tasting the bean a way to determine flavor; What does one look for in determining the differences in the coffee beans; Is it better to grind your own coffee; Why does one get different tastes from the same coffee; to freeze or not to freeze just to name a few. They were very patient; they still are!
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 29 2010 @ 11:31 AM EDT
Walter D. Head Foundation Scholarship Winners
Rotary District 7490’s Walter D. Head Foundation has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to two local students: Annette La Rocco of Fair Lawn and Twisha Mehta of Hillsdale. The Walter D. Head Foundation, founded in 1965, serves as the Rotary District’s charitable clearinghouse for projects sponsored by several clubs within the Rotary district. The Foundation offers scholarships on a competitive basis to students who reside in Bergen, Passaic, or Hudson Counties (or whose parents are Rotarians in those counties) who wish to pursue any graduate-level studies, or to college Juniors or Seniors who plan to work with people with disabilities, to become journalists, or to work in the environmental field. This year, ten students applied for scholarships.
By Amy Winter Saturday, May 29 2010 @ 05:41 AM EDT
Summer is almost here. That means teens will be out of school and looking to make money. Will summer jobs be available to them? Last year proved to be difficult with a low percentage of open summer positions. Older and more experienced job-seekers took the traditional summer jobs at malls, restaurants and movie theaters.
It is still a tough market for summer jobs, but this year should be better than the last few years, according to an outlook by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a global outplacement agency.
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, May 29 2010 @ 05:35 AM EDT
For Father's Day, how about giving Dad a belt? A belt of cake, that is.
Sean Allen is the bartender/baker behind Cake Buzz, a Los Angeles cakery that makes pound cakes based on cocktails. From coladas to cosmos, Cake Buzz offers up to 500 hooch-drenched flavors that are as moist as they are rich and tasty. (The divine Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka Cake can be wrung out like a bar towel it is so "wet.")
By Paramus Post Friday, May 28 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
Talia Rapps (Yavneh)
Debbie Glass (Yavneh)
Katie Murray (Parkway)
Liat Frumer (Ben Porat Yosef)
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 28 2010 @ 10:45 AM EDT
By Paramus Post Friday, May 28 2010 @ 06:22 AM EDT
Patients who benefited from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s world-renowned bloodless medicine and surgery program joined physicians and other caregivers in an evening of celebration at the hospital on April 10 to mark the 15th anniversary of the hospital’s Institute for Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Medicine and Surgery. In one of the evening’s highlights, musician and eight-time GRAMMY®-award-winner George Benson, a former Institute patient, spoke about what the program means to him, thanked the Institute for 15 years of service and dedication to patients, and treated the audience to rousing musical numbers.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 07:28 PM EDT
The Residences at Palmer Square
New Development Offers Luxury Living In the Heart Of Princeton
Construction is progressing at The Residences at Palmer Square, the new luxury townhome and condominium community in the heart of downtown Princeton. The project, which is about one-third through its three-year timetable, is rising rapidly, with on-site construction cranes lifting the steel infrastructure into place.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 07:26 PM EDT
R&S Landscaping & Backyard Living Continue Seminar Series With ‘Container Gardening II’; ‘Hands-On Perennial Care’; and ‘Hands-On Pruning: Summer’
As summer approaches, the free seminar series hosted by R&S Landscaping and Backyard Living is heating up.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 07:22 PM EDT
Sunday, June 6, 2010
3pm & 7pm
$17.00 for Students and Seniors
(Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-May 26, 2010) beyond dance @ bergenPAC presents INSPIRATION-a dance ensemble featuring ballet to broadway, tap to modern, hip hop to jazz, including new works by roberta mathes and a very special tribute to Michael Jackson dedicated to beyond dance’s premiere instructor- hip hop teacher “franKey”, Franklin Rodriguez for his many years of commitment. The younger students will be featured at the 3pm show; their more advanced students, ensemble dancers and some of the instructors will be featured at the 7pm show.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 06:27 PM EDT
Plan for Active Adult Community Replaces Golf Course With Exciting Recreational Amenities, More Open Space and Significantly Lower Homeowner Association Fees
There’s a new look to Vistamor, an active adult community under way in Orange County, where the focus is on vacation style living with exciting recreational amenities including a spectacular Clubhouse called The Veranda at Vistamor.The Veranda at Vistamor will be the center of activity for the active lifestyle at Vistamor. It will feature an outdoor pool, indoor circular exercise pool, fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga classes, library and a state-of-the-art theater with a 5000 movie collection. There will also be a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and a dedicated activities director from American Leisure, one of the nation’s leading fitness, lifestyle and spa management companies.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 06:25 PM EDT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN ANTICIPATION OF LAUNCH
- State-of-the-art, hands-on training center gains five additional workstations, plus computer-aided educational tools, prior to fall 2010 ribbon-cutting and open house -
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 06:13 PM EDT
More than 40,000 students have graduated from Bergen Community College, transferring to four-year schools and beginning new careers. At an upcoming dinner sponsored by the Bergen Community College Foundation, those alumni will have an opportunity to reconnect, network and celebrate their accomplishments at one of Bergen County’s finest restaurants: Le Jardin.
The “Annual Alumni Dinner” will take place Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Le Jardin Restaurant, 1257 River Road in Edgewater. The evening will include a one-hour cocktail reception with open bar, followed by a dinner buffet. Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, or learn more about this event, please call (201) 447-7117. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 1.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, May 27 2010 @ 06:08 PM EDT
Palisades Financial, a leading real estate investment banking and advisory firm, has announced that Principal and CFO Ira Bergstein will be a panelist at the 11th annual U.S. Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Forum. Hosted by Information Management Network (IMN), the forum will be held on June 3 and 4 at the Sheraton in New York City.