By Paramus Post Thursday, July 16, 2009, 08:32 PM EDT
Deirdre Imus on Huffington Post
It's lunchtime at your child's school. Do you know what's on the menu?
You may have heard the expression, "there is no such thing as junk food...there is just junk." But are you aware just how much "junk" is being sold at school?
Over the past 20 years, at the same time physical education classes are being reduced or eliminated altogether leaving children with limited physical activities, our schools have been invaded by junk and soft drink vending machines.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 08:29 PM EDT
More people would recommend The Valley Hospital to their friends and family than any other general acute care hospital in New Jersey, according to the latest government-released Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) figures.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:25 PM EDT
Richard Dressel, Mukesh Malkan and Raj Bhatia
Various Fund-raising Efforts Help Make First Year Memorable
As a new Rotary year starts, members of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary gathered at a recent Installation Dinner to reflect on the progress made since its inception, as well as induct newly elected officers.
In its first year, the Paramus Sunrise Rotary has donated funds to various charities such as Gift of Life, Theo’s Work, Children’s Aid and Family Services, Freedom Walk Kids of America, Turn a Frown Around Foundation, Pony Power, New Jersey Wave Swim Team and the Rotary Paul Harris Foundation.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:23 PM EDT
By Paramus Post Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:21 PM EDT
Katrina Bowden, Star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” Will Kick-Off the Promotion on July 23
Daffy's, a leading Tri-State fashion retailer since 1961, and one of the creators of the off-price retailing segment, will kick off an incredible summer promotion designed to appeal to shoppers in the current economy. Beginning on July 23, Daffy’s will hold auditions offering consumers the chance to win a rental lease for a fully furnished luxury apartment at One 7th Avenue South in Manhattan’s West Village, at a fraction of the cost.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:18 PM EDT
The Enclave at Montvale
The Enclave at Montvale recently opened its stunning model homes to rave reviews from the public and the real estate community. “During the first week that these models were open, a number of homes quickly went under contract, and these buyers are now finalizing their selections,” said Tom Jablonski, vice president of sales and marketing for leading homebuilder Woodmont Properties. “These are buyers who recognize that The Enclave affords purchasers a unique and limited opportunity to move into a brand new home without sacrificing luxury, location and lifestyle.”
By Donna Perkosky Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:15 PM EDT
A series of concerts at the Paramus Bandshell are scheduled this summer to appeal to all ages. The Paramus Cultural Arts Council presents the Terrific Tuesdays Summer Concert Series with the following line-up:
July 14 "Kenny Vance and the Planotones" return with the sounds of the 50s & 60s sponsored by Westfield Garden State Plaza;
July 21 “The New York Rat Pack Show” a Tribute to Dino, Sammy and Frank;
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:14 PM EDT
The Clock is Ticking -- Time to Harness Your Home Buying Power’ Series Set for North Jersey Event, Scheduled for August 6, 6:00-8:00 pm in Totowa
The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) will continue its educational seminar series on August 6 at the Holiday Inn in Totowa with a free event from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Clock is Ticking -- Time to Harness Your Home Buying Power will give attendees insight on the many different aspects of buying a home.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:10 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health, in cooperation with Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, will conduct its annual Blood Chemistry Screening on Saturday, September 26, 2009. “The purpose of the program” according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, “is to identify individuals at risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes, and to prevent the associated premature death and disability associated with these diseases.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:04 PM EDT
Bergen Community College has entered into a finance agreement with the Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) to secure finances to acquire a property in the Meadowlands region to expand learning and career opportunities for students at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 04:01 PM EDT
At 3:30 pm on July 28, 2009 Mayor Russell Litchult, of the Borough of Waldwick will turn over the keys to 101 Wyckoff Avenue to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Habitat will begin the renovation of this blighted building and turn it into four (4) units of affordable housing for hard working families who will become first time homeowners.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 03:58 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) has been ranked in four specialties including geriatrics, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, and orthopedics in U.S. News and World Report’s 2009-10 publication of “America’s Best Hospitals,” accessible today online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands Tuesday, July 21. HUMC is the only acute-care hospital in northern New Jersey to be ranked in any specialty.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 03:53 PM EDT
Styx are on tour and heading to the bergenPAC on August 13th for their only New Jersey performance during their 2009 tour. Formed in the early 1970s, Styx has become one of the most successful "arena rock" groups of all time. They will be performing many of their hit songs off of their release of four consecutive triple platinum albums such as "Come Sail Away", "Lady", "Mr. Roboto", "Grand Illusion", "Too Much Time on My Hands", and "Renegade."
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 03:47 PM EDT
The Garden State Harmonica Club will be hosting its 37th Annual Harmonica Festival on November 19, 20 and 21, 2009 at the Holiday Inn at 283 Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights,NJ. Call 201-288-7777 for hotel reservations and special rate of $109 plus tax.
For three days there will be concerts, seminars, open microphone sessions and vendors featuring: Hohner, Suzuki, Hering products, harmonica related equipment and performer CDs
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 03:45 PM EDT
People Care of New Jersey, a comprehensive geriatric evaluation and home health agency based in Hackensack, New Jersey, has joined together with Potomac Group Homes and Heritage Pointe of Teaneck to offer a continuum of care for seniors in northern New Jersey and surrounding areas.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 11:13 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 16, 2009, 09:05 AM EDT
CB Richard Ellis' Private Client Group, a division of New Jersey's largest commercial real estate brokerage firm, recently completed the $1.215 million sale of two bank facilities in Union County, New Jersey at 2 North Avenue, Cranford, and 460 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains. CBRE's Dean Marchi and Gehane Triarsi represented the seller, Gramercy Capital, in this transaction. A real estate company bought the Cranford bank, and a local buyer purchased the Scotch Plains bank.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 02:02 PM EDT
OK, we know it's summer, and it is more difficult to cover up all those extra pounds compared to the winter months when coats are our best friends. So, why bother? In a country where more than half the women wear a size 12 or above, it makes sense to just take a deep breath and appreciate our bodies no matter how many swimsuits we've tried in the past month. Instead of sweating the small stuff we can't squeeze into (including that itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini), it's time to focus on looking our best — no matter what size we wear.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 02:00 PM EDT
Cruise At The Allendale Community
Residents of The Allendale Community for Mature Living recently enjoyed a special five-day "Cruise Week" event that provided a range of innovative and interesting activities similar to a real cruise. The "S.S. Atrium Voyager" offered residents a virtual cruise vacation to Mexico and the Caribbean. Highlights included: Zumba exercise/dance class, tropical postcard craft class, exotic bird show, tropical horticultural class, Caribbean dance party and Captain's Candlelight Dinner, to name a few.
By Paramus Post Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 06:22 AM EDT
The Accidental Housewife
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS SUMMER HELPFUL HINTS FROM “THE ACCIDENTAL HOUSEWIFE” – JULIE EDELMAN
(New York, NY) Summer is here but don’t let the sun cloud your judgment when it comes to safety! During this summer season, it is easy to lose yourself in the splendor of the hot summer days and warm summer nights, however, it is important to remember that the outdoors could easily be a dangerous place, especially for young ones. Luckily, TV Personality, New York Times best-selling author and Home & Lifestyle Expert – JULIE EDELMAN, aka “THE ACCIDENTAL HOUSEWIFE,” is always here to help!