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There is No Such Thing as Junk Food...There's Just Junk! Let's Get It Out of Our Schools


Deirdre Imus
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.
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The Valley Hospital Continues to Earn High Marks from Patients in a National Consumer Assessment Study


Valley Hospital
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.
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Paramus Sunrise Rotary Marks First Anniversary After a Successful Start


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.
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Kenny Vance And The Planotones, 2009

Kenny Vance And The Planotones - Another big hit for the Paramus Cultural Council, this one sponsored by Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center. The huge crowd of over 2,000 people was welcomed by Chairlady Valerie Coniglio sporting her Planotone cap. She and Tony Bucco accepted a hefty check from Lisa Herrmann, Merchandise Manager for Westfield Garden State Plaza. Coniglio thanked her and remarked with a sigh of relief to the audience "Now we can pay our bills!"
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Daffy's Offers A Once In A Lifetime Discount to One Lucky Winner To Live In A Luxurious NYC Apartment At A Fraction Of The Cost

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.
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New Model Homes a Tremendous Success at The Enclave at Montvale


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.”
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Summer Concert Series at Paramus Bandshell

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;

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Time to Harness Your Home Buying Power’ Series Set for North Jersey Event

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.
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Board of Health To Conduct Blood Chemistry And Prostate Screening

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.”
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Bergen Community College Enters into a Finance Agreement for Purchase of a New Office Building

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.
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Habitat For Humanity of Bergen County Begins Work On Waldwick Property

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.
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HUMC has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s 2009-10 publication of “America’s Best Hospitals,”

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.
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bergenPAC Presents STYX Thursday August, 13th


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."
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The Garden State Harmonica Club will be hosting its 37th Annual Harmonica Festival on November 19, 20 and 21, 2009

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
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People Care Of New Jersey To Assist Seniors At Potomac Homes, Heritage Pointe Of Teaneck

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.
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Paramus Sunrise Rotary President, Mukesh Malkan, Announces Gift Of Life Child Arrival

Meeting 07/14/09 President Mukesh Malkan announced that we will have a Gift of Life (GoL) child this weekend. GoL Foundation Chairperson Paul Platek informed Malkan and Past President Anthony Iacono that he anticipates arrival of Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club's first GoL child (from Jamaica) this weekend. Iacono, who in his year as Charter President, not only raised the $6,000.00 needed but also volunteered to host the child and family.
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CB Richard Ellis' Private Client Group Completes $1.215 Million Sale Of Two Bank Properties In Union County, NJ


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.
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Slim Fast Fashion: How to Look 10 Pounds Thinner


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.
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Residents Enjoy Cruise At The Allendale Community

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.
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Simple Safety Tips For Fun In The Sun


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!

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