By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 26 2009 @ 03:20 PM EDT
Just in time for Halloween, Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, announced today that its 2003 sleeper hit, THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks, has topped 1 million copies in print. Brooks, a former writer on Saturday Night Live, was inspired to write THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE after the Y2K scare. “I wrote THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE for me, stuck it in a drawer for a while, and never imagined it would be published, let alone be this successful. I think its longevity is due largely to its realistic tone. Take out the zombies and it is still a general disaster survival guide.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 26 2009 @ 03:17 PM EDT
Program Takes a Backward Look at the Profession, As Well As Examining What Lies Ahead
About 300 members of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) took a broad look at their profession during their annual Design Day event held recently in Princeton, examining both the achievements of their profession and the outlook for the future in light of the current economic downturn.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 26 2009 @ 03:14 PM EDT
Halloween Pumpkins at The Allendale Community
Halloween pumpkins were recently decorated by Atrium residents for the Renaissance Dining Room tables of the Allendale Community. Pictured left to right are residents Geri Thompson and Violet Trippodo, formerly Senior Social Club members. Standing is Bernadette Hecks, Senior Social Club coordinator. The Club is held from Monday through Friday at the Atrium, a residence of the Allendale Community for Mature Living.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 26 2009 @ 11:14 AM EDT
Jackson Avenue Elementary School First Graders to Receive Donation as Part of Tata’s Partnership with First Book to Provide 40,000 New Books to Children in Need Nationwide
Jaguar Land Rover North America and the Tata group of companies in the United States announced a donation of 10,000 books to children throughout New Jersey as part of the companies’ partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need. Representatives from the premium-niche luxury automobile company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited, will gather today with the first graders of Jackson Avenue Elementary School to kick off the first distribution of 1,000 new books.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 26 2009 @ 10:40 AM EDT
Paramus Rescue Squad will be hosting its 9th Annual Safe Halloween Party at Paramus Rescue Squad, located on Carlough Drive across from the Paramus Police Department on Halloween, Saturday October 31st from 5pm – 8pm. This yearly event, which has grown in size every year, promises to be fun for the entire family.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 24 2009 @ 06:34 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 24 2009 @ 10:15 AM EDT
John Saul's 36th novel deals, once again with the supernatural. The story revolves around a 14 year old girl and her need to mature rapidly. Forced into a foster home after her father is incarcerated because of a drunken frenzy, she encounters resistance not only from her foster family, but also the small town to which she has moved. Across the street, a boy her age, a neighbor with hallucinatory problems, takes a liking to her.
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, October 24 2009 @ 01:28 AM EDT
Lima beans don't get no respect. Routinely, they crop up on Top 10 lists of the most loathed foods in America, right next to liver and Jell-O.
There is even a Facebook page called "Lima Beans Make Me Gag."
But Evelyn Weidner, owner of Weidner's Gardens in Encinitas, Calif., and a board member of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, wasn't going to take that kind of guff lying down.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 07:46 PM EDT
The newest, most upscale, and exciting venue in Atlantic City, The Chelsea Hotel, will be transformed into The Haunted Hotel on Saturday October 31st, 2009. Nightlife impresarios Alan Philips and Josh Shames have coordinated the most fabulous and over the top Halloween extravaganza in Atlantic City. Coming off an impressively successful summer with a roster of celebrity appearances, including John Mayer, Benji Madden, Vanessa Minnillo, Alexandra Richards, Chloe Sevigny, Lance Bass, and Travis McCoy, The Chelsea is the ultimate nightlife destination.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 07:39 PM EDT
Program Will Examine Requirements for Licensure in New Jersey
Architecture students and intern architects from throughout the State of New Jersey are invited to participate in a seminar on the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) to be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) School of Architecture in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 3.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 06:27 PM EDT
Zapi & NEW Zapi POP Toothbrush Sanitizers are the Ultimate Gift of Health for the Holidays
Last holiday season, VIOlight’s adorable egg shaped Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer proved that good oral hygiene doesn’t need to be boring as it rocked, bobbed and wobbled its way onto nearly everyone’s list of hot holiday gifts! As savvy consumers become more knowledgeable about hygiene and germs, toothbrush sanitizers are becoming the must-have item in bathrooms everywhere.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 06:22 PM EDT
More than 70,000 glow sticks being given to Bergen County Students
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and Bergen County Freeholders Julie O’Brien and Vernon Walton visited the Ridge Ranch Elementary School in Paramus to hand deliver glow sticks to students as part of an annual program.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 06:20 PM EDT
World Renowned Conductor Leads Residents, Guests in Invigorating Conductorcise® Class
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck recently hosted a Conductorcise® class led by the creator of the program, World Renowned Maestro David Dworkin (at front). A long-time conductor, Dworkin retired from the music scene and now spends his days traveling around the world, leading groups in the alternative exercise class.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 06:16 PM EDT
Still carrying the banner for those who “learned the truth at seventeen,” Janis Ian remains an international sensation. Her famous melody “At Seventeen” about adolescent cruelty received five Grammy nominations in 1975 – the most any solo female artist had ever received. Ian visits Bergen Community College on Thursday, November 19, 2009 for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, located at 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Tickets are $28 for adults and $26 for students, children (17 and under) and senior citizens (65 and over).
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 06:13 PM EDT
NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, recently completed a 1,147-square-foot long-term retail lease agreement on behalf of Dina's Bagels at 154 Washington Ave in Nutley, New Jersey. NAI Hanson's Michael Jamgotchian, sales associate, represented the landlord, Felicia Stafford of G&F Realty.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, October 23 2009 @ 12:34 PM EDT
Q: What should I do with the large landing at the top of the stairs in our condo? I thought of putting in a sleeper sofa and making it a guest "room," but it's in the middle of all the upstairs hallway traffic.
A: Good catch: Guests should neither be seen nor heard from till the host has a chance to slip down for that first cup of coffee. Besides, as a guest, I'd sure hate to have to sleep in the midst of the morning traffic in anyone's household, including my own.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 23 2009 @ 10:37 AM EDT
Seven schools in seven states win money for cultural arts programming
(Manchester, CT) September 21, 2009 – Bob's Discount Furniture
, through its Bob’s Outreach program, announced today the winners of its annual Celebrate the Arts contest. In an effort to support and maintain dance, music and the arts in schools this year, Bob's Outreach is awarding $35,000 in cultural grants to deserving schools throughout the Northeast.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22 2009 @ 08:13 PM EDT
This is one of those books that takes awhile to get into. Waiting For Columbus may start out slowly, but Trofimuk proves to be a masterful author as he slowly brings the reader into the plot. By the time the ending comes, the reader is eagerly awaiting it. The suspense keeps the interest, although the ending is, in my estimation, a bit of a letdown. Chess and wine play an important segment appearing quite often in the encounters and meetings.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22 2009 @ 04:34 PM EDT
Natural Approach to Lawn and Tree Care is Focus of Presentation by Borst’s Tree & Shrub Manager
Borst Landscape and Design in Allendale, a leader in the field of organic lawn care, has been busy educating Bergen County homeowners in how to apply “green” techniques to their lawn care. Bob Malgieri, Borst’s tree and shrub division manager, recently shared some of these tips during an interactive presentation on organics at the Montvale Public Library.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 22 2009 @ 04:30 PM EDT
Daniel M. Foley
The Bergen Community College Foundation will honor Daniel M. Foley, of Mahwah, Senior Managing Director of Studley Commercial Real Estate Advisors and member of the College’s Foundation Board of Directors, with the 2009 Medallion Award of Merit for Corporate Responsibility at the 25th Annual Medallion Awards Dinner on November 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton in Woodcliff Lake. The evening’s activities will include an awards dinner, silent auction and 50/50 raffle to help raise funds to support scholarships and educational programs for Bergen Community College students.