By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 05:52 PM EDT
Children’s Hope India
Children’s Hope India, a New York volunteer organization committed to helping children in need, held their annual gala, “An Evening in Rajasthan,” to celebrate the State of Rajasthan’s people, music, dance and cuisine. Distinguished guest, Consul General of India, Ambassador Prabhu Dayal and Children’s Hope India honored residents of Saddle River, NJ, AJ and Poonam Khubani of TeleBrands, one of the world’s largest “As Seen on TV” products companies with the Lotus Award, the organization’s highest honor recognizing corporate philanthropy. Special guest was Princess Padmaja Kumari Mewar from the Royal House of Mewar, Rajasthan, India and heiress of the HRH Group of Hotels.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 04:46 PM EDT
Six photos are being recognized by National Geographic as the most-outstanding in their respective categories of the “Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest.” The photographers are now in the running for the “ultimate” grand prize: a trip of a lifetime for two to the Galápagos Islands accompanied by a National Geographic expert and the chance to see their photo grace the pages of National Geographic magazine in an ad for Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 04:42 PM EDT
The former Beach Boy, Brian Wilson is one of the great composers of the last 100 years and is coming to bergenPAC on October 27th. The Southern California native, along with his brothers, a cousin and a friend, formed the Beach Boys while still in his teens. With Wilson as chief songwriter and arranger, the band not only enjoyed dozens of hits, but changed music forever thanks to Brian's innovative melodies and harmonies.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 03:19 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Measure Protects Taxpayers In Public/Private Deals Gone Bad
Legislation Assemblymen Gary S. Schaer and Fred Scalera sponsored to enhance the protections and oversight surrounding public investments in private redevelopment projects was signed into law today by Gov. Jon S. Corzine. Schaer and Scalera crafted the bill (A-2650) following the collapse of the EnCap Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project, which squandered more than $300 million in public money from the state and Bergen County in an attempt to remediate abandoned municipal landfills in the Meadowlands.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, October 13 2009 @ 05:44 AM EDT
The mad men and women from the hit TV series, "Mad Men," may be all about the slick suits and sexy secretaries, but flash forward 40 years, and you'll find the professionals of today's business world are anything but uptight when it comes to fashion in the workplace. A sense of "cool" chic still, however, presides over the likes of Madison Avenue and other bastions of corporate style.
Here's a list of the latest power points of the modern wardrobe for mad men and women:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 08:11 PM EDT
When The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company Delivers a Taste of History to the Stage at bergenPAC
The renowned folk dance ensemble, named after Pavlo Virsky, is famous for its bright colors, the unity of content and form and the vivid embodiment of its stage concept. Witness the magic on Thursday, November 12th when the one-of-a-kind group embraces the beauty of its native Ukraine, and the wisdom of its people as well as the folk tradition of humor and optimism at bergenPAC. Dating back to 1937 when choreographic master Pavlo Virsky brought together a group of folk dancers, the ensemble’s diverse programs present the exquisite charm of the Ukraine and the wealth of its traditions. Though originally a classical ballet aficionado, Virsky became fascinated by folk dancing, which he believed more vividly explored the culture and soul of a people
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 08:02 PM EDT
Charity Effort to Help Bolster Inventory at Star of Hope Thrift Shop in Paterson
Borst Landscape and Design of Allendale will host a clothing drive to benefit the Star of Hope Thrift Shop in Paterson, N.J., from Oct. 15 to Nov. 13. Donations of clean, gently-used men’s, women’s, children’s and infant’s clothing can be dropped off at Borst’s headquarters, 260 West Crescent Ave., Suite 1, in Allendale. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations are to be placed in the clearly marked Borst van.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 10:25 AM EDT
With New Flexible Start Program, Students Complete a Semester in Less than Two Months
Thanks to the new “Flexible Start” program at Bergen Community College’s Hackensack location, the Ciarco Learning Center (355 Main Street), students still have an opportunity to enroll in fall 2009 credit courses – even if they have missed the College’s Paramus and Meadowlands start dates. The program, which begins Tuesday, October 27, allows students to complete a semester’s worth of coursework in less than two months.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 10:20 AM EDT
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RHMC-NYTSA) recently awarded $5,750 to Children’s Aid and Family Services. This grant will be used for tutoring and academic enrichment activities for foster children in the agency’s care.
“The children in the agency’s care have a history of six to 10 different school placements by the time they come to us,” says Bob Jones, Ph.D., president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:42 AM EDT
HOSTS VISIT WITH UNO
The Department of Volunteer Services at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), the first hospital in Northern New Jersey to partner with the Westminster Kennel Club’s charity, Angel On A Leash, is hosting a visit with Uno, the renowned Beagle who was the first of his breed ever to be named Best In Show at the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:39 AM EDT
There's no way that Eddie Money could stop writing songs; it's in his nature to discover a new melody when just strumming a guitar at home. Twenty-six of his singles wound up charting in the Top 100, and 10 in the Top 40. Money and British rocker John Waite are invading the bergenPAC on October 23rd. Just start naming Eddie Money hits and one has to include "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Take Me Home Tonight," "Want to Go Back," "Think I'm in Love" and of course "Shakin'." He recorded more than a dozen albums and sold more than 12 million records around the world.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:37 AM EDT
Bob Malgieri, Terry McMahon and Michael Cioffi
Full-Service Landscape Company with Specialty in Organics Will Share Valuable Tips on Natural Horticulture and Repelling Deer
Bob Malgieri, tree and shrub division manager for Borst Landscape and Design, will give a free presentation to the Sundial Garden Club of Hillsdale on Monday, November 9, at 7 p.m. The topics covered will be organic lawn care, and ways to keep deer from eating and harming a home’s landscaping. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at Meadow Brook Elementary School, on Piermont Ave. and Ruckman Road in Hillsdale, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:33 AM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and the New York Giants football team have literally “teamed up” to form The Touchdown Fund: Score for Kids, Cardiac and Cancer. This exclusive charitable partnership, a first of its kind for the New York Giants, will raise funds for the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation.
The Touchdown Fund officially “kicked off” with an on-field announcement at Giants Stadium to be held during the first half of the Giants game on Sunday, October 11.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:29 AM EDT
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Junot Diaz and Political Humorist Bill Mahr to Speak This Fall
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a former U.S. congressman and a popular comedian and political commentator – among other notable personalities – will appear at Bergen Community College this fall for the 2009 Speaker Series. The Speaker Series, which begins Friday, October 16 with education author Dr. Mark Milliron and concludes Wednesday, December 2 with Islamic philosopher Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, gives students and the public an opportunity to participate in lectures conducted by stars of stage and screen, former politicians and scholars. Each speaker visits the College to address topical issues or to coincide with heritage/awareness-week celebrations. Most Speaker Series events are free and open to the public; all take place at Bergen’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. For more information, please call (201) 447-7215.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:17 AM EDT
Colonel Dennis Devery
Colonel Dennis Devery, Chief of Staff for the New Jersey Army National Guard, will draw upon his 27 years of military experience to discuss “Organizational Leadership – The Five Fundamentals,” on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, on the Paramus campus of Bergen Community College. The lecture is presented by the College’s Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honors society, as part of the College’s annual Honors Week. This event is open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:14 AM EDT
Geosyntec/Whitman Team to Provide Key Environmental Consulting Services at Site
Whitman, one of New Jersey’s leading environmental and engineering management firms, has announced that the Somerville landfill redevelopment project has been designated a Brownfield Development Area (BDA) by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Whitman is an integral part of the team providing environmental consulting services to aid in the redevelopment of the area that contains the former borough landfill.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 07:07 AM EDT
Dennis C. Miller
Bergen Community College has named Dennis C. Miller, of Denville and formerly of Woodcliff Lake, interim dean of its Division of Business, Social Sciences and Public Service. The academic departments in the division include Business, Accounting & Finance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice & Homeland Security, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality & Restaurant Management, Information Technology, Legal & Related Studies and Social Science.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 06:55 AM EDT
Free Event Open to the Public, Healthcare Professionals Receive One Continuing Education Unit for Attending
Benjamin Pearce, chief executive officer of Potomac Homes, will present an informative seminar titled “Preventing Falls and Hip Fractures,” on Thurs., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. The event, being held at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, is free and open to the public. Healthcare professionals also receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending. Approximately 90 percent of more than 352,000 hip fractures in the U.S. each year are the result of a fall. The remaining 10 percent of hip fractures occur spontaneously due to low bone density or osteoporosis, which happen before the actual fall. Among seniors, falls are the most common cause of hospital admissions and nonfatal injuries.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 12 2009 @ 06:52 AM EDT
There are funny men, and then there are legends; Don Rickles is firmly in the latter category, having kept America laughing for over 50 years. Now he is bringing laughter to bergenPAC on October 13th with his one-of-a-kind humor. Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957 when Frank Sinatra wandered into the small Hollywood nightclub where Rickles was performing. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion, and I want to tell you, the cannon’s acting was great. And, make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra doubled up laughing and became one of Rickles’ biggest boosters among Hollywood celebrities. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to his nightclub engagements to become the targets of his insults.