The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) was recently honored by hunger-relief organization Share Our Strength for their participation in the Great American Dine Out during the organization’s recent New Jersey Statewide Restaurant Week. The NJRA was honored for recruiting more restaurants to create partnerships with the program than any other state. The announcement was made by National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney, who recognized the winners Share Our Strength's Conference of Leaders recently. The New Jersey Restaurant Association recruited 44 member restaurants through mail, fax and email, as well as print and radio advertising. NJRA President Deborah Dowdell accepted the award for the association. Follow the NJRA's path to the award.
Annual Design Competition Benefits Community Food Programs
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) has announced that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held this year for the second time at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Through their "Jersey Hockey Fights Hunger" initiative, the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils will host Canstruction along with their annual food drive.
Riveting documentaries, thought-provoking independents, Q&A sessions with writers, directors, documentary subjects and actors: this isn’t Tribeca, this is Teaneck.
The fifth annual Teaneck International Film Festival (www.teaneckfilmfestival.com) starts November 19 and will run through November 21. Jeremy Lentz, executive director of the festival’s organizing committee, says this year’s movies are “timely, in some ways controversial, and really intended to spark debate and bring about a greater sense of awareness.”
The Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. (“HBCSF”) announces that applications are now being accepted for the annual scholarship and book stipend awards for current college and college-bound Hispanic students for the 2011-2012 school term. The HBCSF, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has a mission to advance the educational aspirations of Hispanic students to become professionals, leaders and valued citizens of the community. Open to all New Jersey residents of Hispanic heritage, the current application can be accessed through www.hbcsf.org. Applications and all required information must be postmarked by Monday, February 28, 2011. Scholarships of up to $4,000 each will be disbursed directly to the college or university of the student's choice during the 2011-2012 school term
As the fall 2010 college semester gets underway, collegiate anglers throughout the country are looking forward to the opportunity to represent their schools as they compete in bass tournaments. Many college fishing clubs will hold intra-club events this fall before the competition heats up during the spring of 2011.
Five Lucky Families Will Win a Trip Home to Celebrate this Holiday Season
Today, Folgers® announces the launch of the second annual “Home for the Holidays” Essay Contest. This year, five more lucky families will have the chance celebrate the holidays at home with their families. Entries are now being accepted through November 30, 2010, and America can visit www.Folgers.com for a chance to win a trip home to celebrate the holiday season with family. Five winners will receive a seven day, six night trip in December, 2010 for themselves and up to three other guests to travel to their hometown destination within the 48 contiguous United States.
The Fifth Annual Steps for Survival Fundraiser took place at the Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey. The event was well attended and featured guest speaker Englewood OB/GYN, Dr. Marina Jacobson.
Steps for Survival has become a landmark event for cancer survivors, their families and their healthcare providers. The annual gala during Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised funds for The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and perhaps more importantly, provides an opportunity for everyone to spend a high-spirited evening together celebrating life – and one another.
The New Jersey Press Foundation has recognized The Torch, the student newspaper of Bergen Community College, with six awards in the Foundation’s 2009-2010 Better College Newspaper contest.The Torch won first place in Enterprise/Investigative Reporting as well as first and second Place in Editorial Cartoon/Story Illustration. For the second year in a row, the press foundation awarded The Torch first place in Layout and Design. The paper also picked up two third-place awards. “These awards recognize the students’ hard work and dedication to covering the college community. The award-winners are part of a team of talented, energetic, diverse, creative and motivated young journalists,” said Lew Wheaton, assistant professor of journalism and advisor for The Torch.
The fifth annual Teaneck International Film Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, November 19-21 and, according to executive director Jeremy Lentz, “The theme is Activism: Making Change, and the stories being told are designed to provoke discussion, stimulate debate, and bring about a greater sense of awareness.”
The Holiday Inn will once again usher in its holiday season with many magical sounds of the harmonica. Players converge from all ends of the earth for their annual pilgrimage to the Garden State Harmonica Club’s 38th Music Festival from November 18-20 that includes seminars, workshops, blues and jazz jams, evening performances, Saturday Matinee with Beginning Childrens Class, open mic, cocktail party with cash bar, gala Sat. evening dinner and show, harmonicas and equipment for sale and of course hanging out in the halls and playing day and night!
Garbagnate Monastero (Lc) - Italy – October 29, 2010 – Cama Group, a leading global supplier of high-technology packaging systems to the food and beverage, personal care, household products and other consumer industries, today announced the establishment of its U.S. operations with the opening of a new branch office in Paramus, New Jersey. The U.S. office is part of a network of Cama facilities located in Europe and Asia serving customers worldwide.
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This year, Halloween was offered by Firehouse 3 and the Paramus Rescue Squad. Both volunteer organizations go way out to make sure that the children of Paramus are given a safe Trick or Treat evening. Starting at Firehouse 3, I met State Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Council President Cathy Bentz and her husband, Councilwoman Maureen O’Brien , Councilman and Mayoral candidate Rich LaBarbiera, his wife, Maryann, and their three sons as well as Council hopeful Pat Verile.
Rich LaBarbiera won the mayoral election in Paramus defeating Sam Casiello. His two running mates, Rich Conte and Pat Verile did not fare as well. Although there were still absentee ballots to be counted and accounted for, the Democrats went with the count that they had and conceded defeat to Ralph Amato and Eric Nazziola.
SCORE Bergen offers free, in person, business counseling to entrepreneurs who are looking to start up a small business or have the need to grow their existing business. It is a part of SCORE National which is a non-profit business counseling organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration. SCORE Bergen has 47 experienced business executives who volunteer their time to help small businesses form and grow. Their backgrounds encompass Accounting, Financing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Operations, Legal, Sales and General Management. Score counselors can help solve business problems or direct clients to outside resources.
The annual cooking competition at Kosherfest 2010 – this year for the best appetizer – was won by Chef Avram Wiseman of the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Brooklyn, NY.
Chef Avram’s winning entry was a striped bass that was prepared with a lentil salad, mango and pineapple salsa and tarragon vinaigrette. Each of four contestants had five minutes to prepare their dish.
I want to take this opportunity to "THANK" the youngsters of Rochelle Park and their parents for the co-operation in complying with the curfew on Mischief Night. During the night we had a few reported instances of mischief, two of which could be considered somewhat serious. Damage to Halloween decorations at a Chestnut Ave. home, and the arrest of two juveniles in possession of paint. The two will be charged and remanded to Juvenile Court in Hackensack. A 16 year old from Hackensack and a 15 year old from Fort Lee were taken into police custody and released to their parents.
Residents and staff members of Heritage Pointe of Teaneck participated in the Bergen County Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on October 24 at Van Saun Park in Paramus. The annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks® are held nationally to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The Bergen County walk is one of four that are hosted every fall throughout northern and central New Jersey by the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
In their quest to train one million Hispanic Professionals in the next decade, CHL will focus heavily on educating the Fortune 500 C-suite on the importance of developing Hispanic leaders in order to most authentically capture the growing Hispanic consumer purchasing power that is estimated to reach $1.3 trillion by 2014.
Congress handed the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) some assumptions, the computers came up with the mix of adjustments needed to give a magic number under $1 trillion in 10 years, and the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) emerged. The “affordable” trillion apparently means net additional federal government expenditures, with the Treasury envisioned as one big pot of liquid gold. All the revenue gets mixed in, and the financial engineers turn the valves to direct the outgo. Less will go into some channels (“savings”), and more into others.