By Mel Fabrikant Monday, May 03 2010 @ 10:14 AM EDT
State Fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds will donate up to 10,000 State Fair entry tickets to underprivileged children in New Jersey this Spring, for use during this year’s 19-day event, running daily from June 17 – July 5.
“State Fair Meadowlands – New Jersey’s largest annual family-friendly event – is close to home, and we want to make sure that all kids, regardless of income, have a chance to come and share the fun. For our Tix 4 Kids program, we are looking to partner with non-profit organizations throughout the state to identify children who could benefit,” said Al Dorso, President of State Fair at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, May 03 2010 @ 08:40 AM EDT
We Americans eat almost as much fossil fuels as we burn in automobiles. American agriculture directly accounts for 17 percent of our energy use, or the equivalent of 400 gallons of oil consumed by every man, woman and child per year, according to 1994 statistics.
We have seen a major leap in farm productivity in the last 50 years, with food production doubling and even tripling in the case of cereal grains. This amazing leap did not come from new farms or farmlands, since we have lost more than half our small farms in that same period. Farmlands are also in decline and being gobbled up by urban sprawl.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 06:24 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 04:57 PM EDT
The Avenue at South Orange
Buyer Interest at All-Time High Following Successful Grand Opening Events for Sterling Properties' New Luxury Transit-Oriented Condominium
Last weekend, the excitement in South Orange was palpable, as hundreds of prospective buyers and brokers lined up to get the first glimpse of The Avenue at South Orange, Sterling Properties' new luxury condominium community.
By Caroline Dipping Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 07:59 AM EDT
When it rained six Saturdays out of eight in San Diego this winter, Catt White wasn't fazed. She could still be found at dawn, dodging between downpours and dragging barricades into place, setting up for the Little Italy Mercato, the certified farmers market she created 18 months ago.
Rain or shine, like mail delivery, White, who has been dubbed the Maestra of the Mercato, and her outdoor store prevail every Saturday on Date Street in the urbane neighborhood just north of San Diego's downtown overlooking the bay.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, May 01 2010 @ 06:14 AM EDT
The first annual “Go the Distance for Autism” Family Bike Event has garnered support from many local businesses in support of autism education in Bergen County. The event takes place on May 16th at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale and is a collaborative effort by three Bergen County schools for learners with autism - Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, The EPIC School in Paramus and REED Academy in Garfield.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:56 PM EDT
R&S Landscaping & BYL Will Provide Valuable Gardening and Landscaping Tips at Backyard Living in Ridgewood
With the month of May approaching, the popular series of free seminars hosted by R&S Landscaping and Backyard Living is in full swing. After a string of extremely successful events over the past two months, the companies will continue to offer the following free seminars in May:
• May 12: Container Gardening I — Basic techniques: Consider soil, flowers, foliage, placement, maintenance, color, seasonal plantings and more.
• May 19: Enhancements: Low-Cost Tips to Spice Up Your Landscape — Learn how to add interest, dress up your garden and value without spending lots of money
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:53 PM EDT
'Eco Friendly' workshop
— Homeowners from Ridgewood and the surrounding area gathered on April 15 at West Side Presbyterian Church to hold a discussion on environmentally responsible lawn care and landscape maintenance practices.Robert Schucker, president of R&S Landscaping, the region’s leading environmentally responsible landscaping firm, hosted the well-attended event, which consisted of a workshop titled, “Eco Friendly Lawn and Grounds Care,” focusing on the choices that homeowners have for reducing the use of pesticides on their grounds.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:49 PM EDT
One World, One Sky
The One World, One Sky Planetarium show was staged at the IBEW Local #164 Training Center in Paramus. Made possible by PNC Grow Up Great program, the event provided an opportunity to host several preschool classes from the Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center. The children entered the traveling planetarium’s large inflatable dome and were treated to a thrilling, interactive 20-minute show that followed Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from China. The program provides the children with an introduction to astronomy, while allowing American and Chinese children to learn more about one another.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:47 PM EDT
I hope this email finds you all happy, healthy & getting ready for the beautiful stretch of weather that lies before us. This is just a reminder that our Fashion Show is coming up very quickly and we'd love for you to join us!
Date: Saturday May 15th
Location: Glenpointe Marriott
Ticket Price: $100
Fashions by Nordstrom Garden State Plaza
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:43 PM EDT
Leading Shelter Magazine Partners with New World Home to Build LEED® Certified Green Modular Home
Country Living, the nation’s leading shelter magazine, today announces its 2010 House of the Year building project ‘Home Green Home.” Developed by New World Home and designed by the Country Living editors, this home will showcase compelling style and “green” products and features for every room. For the first time, Country Living’s House of the Year will be built and temporarily set in New York City at the World Financial Center, the heart of the world’s financial mecca. On June 3, 2010, Country Living will host an event unveiling the House of the Year and will open its doors to the public June 4th.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:40 PM EDT
Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin
Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin will visit Bergen Community College for a pair of performances Saturday, May 15.
A children’s show (3:00 p.m.) and the main show (7:30 p.m.) will take place in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre located at the College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, N.J. Tickets for the 3:00 p.m. performance are $14 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $24 for adults and $22 for students and senior citizens.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 07:37 PM EDT
Dr. Steve Elias
Clinical Trial Conducted by Dr. Steve Elias
Elias, The Leader in Treating Venous Disease
Results from the initial clinical trial of the ClariVein® catheter, used in a new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, have been announced. The device combines mechanical and chemical modalities to accomplish vein treatment in an in-office setting. Steve Elias MD FACS FACPh was the principal investigator of this IRB-regulated trial conducted at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, NJ. “Results were excellent,” Dr. Elias stated. “The initial success rate is equal to that from radiofrequency or laser treatment of great saphenous vein disease.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 05:55 PM EDT
Substitute Yourself Skinny
By Chef Susan Irby,The Bikini Chef
For most of us trying to eat right and lose weight can feel like a never ending battle. There are so many diet plans out there and so many promises how can we be sure we have picked the right one? And how can we be motivated to stay on a diet when they all focus on what we can’t eat? What if you could eat all the foods you love and still lose weight? Enter Substitute Yourself Skinny by Chef Susan Irby, known to her fans as The Bikini Chef, the ultimate healthy cookbook that actually allows us to eat the foods we love with simple, calorie-slashing ingredient swaps.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, April 30 2010 @ 05:51 PM EDT
Mother’s Day calls to mind images of flowers, greeting cards and Sunday brunches. But for mothers affected with postpartum depression (PPD) or other perinatal mood disorders (PMD), the holiday is far from joyful. In New Jersey, women have numerous resources available to them to overcome the effects of PMD, but first they must ask for help
By Paramus Post Friday, April 30 2010 @ 01:51 PM EDT
Former star of TLC’s Cake Boss at Whole Foods Market Paramus
WHAT: On Saturday May 8th, 2010 Whole Foods Market Paramus’ newest team member, cake decorator Tony Albanese, most recently featured on Cake Boss, will entertain customers with live cake decorating demonstrations and classes with Mother’s Day creations.
The Mother’s Day event includes:
By Paramus Post Friday, April 30 2010 @ 09:12 AM EDT
A Mano – The Ridgewood based Neapolitan trattoria that specializes in authentic Neapolitan fare
Free demo and tasting. A Mano’s specially trained chefs and pizzaiuoli will make montanare, fried dough puffs with A Mano’s freshly made tomato sauce and a touch of pecorino romano cheese, and will also make and pull mozzarella from scratch.
Williams-Sonoma, Garden State Plaza
Saturday, May 8th, 1:00 pm
By Paramus Post Friday, April 30 2010 @ 09:09 AM EDT
On June 17, the Board of Trustees of the Care Plus Foundation and Care Plus NJ, Inc., at the recommendation of The Bergen County Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (262-HELP), will honor all Bergen County Municipal Police Departments at the 12th Annual Care Plus Foundation Courage Awards Dinner. Chief Patrick O’Dea, Past President of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, will be accepting the honor on behalf of the municipal police departments.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 29 2010 @ 08:34 PM EDT
Region’s Leading Advisory and Workout Firm Teams with Respected Opportunity Fund to Purchase Homes at Substantial Discount
On the heels of having taken over the development of more than a dozen distressed projects in New Jersey and Connecticut, Pinnacle Solutions, the workout subsidiary of The Pinnacle Companies and the KABR Group today announced their purchase of a nonperforming construction loan for 39 unsold residences at Winthrop Court, a community of 270 luxury homes in Clifton, N.J. Pinnacle will now commence the sales and marketing of these residences, which were purchased at a substantial discount from their original face value.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, April 29 2010 @ 08:31 PM EDT
Heller Industrial Parks, one of the country’s largest and most highly respected privately held owners and developers of industrial real estate, today announced that Jacques Moret, Inc. has signed a multi-year lease for 103,752 square feet at the company’s 381,828-square-foot warehouse building on Ridge Road off of Route 130 in Dayton, N.J. Jacques Moret, Inc. is an apparel design, sourcing and marketing company headquartered in New York City. In August 2009, the company leased 28,000 square feet of space at another building owned by Heller in Dayton.