The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “Healthy Eating for the Holiday Season” on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker is Kathy Tigue, RD, CDE, MPA, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Management Services, LLC, Emerson, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center with special guest Chef Dan Frey of the Culinary Institute of America.
For further information and directions, please contact the Paramus Board of Health’s Public Health Nurses at 201-265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618, or the Diabetes Foundation at 01-444-0337. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are suggested.
The free screening program for diabetes and hypertension will be offered again for all Paramus residents according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer. This health prevention program will be available on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 and on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Paramus Borough Hall. Pre-registration is necessary; call the Board of Health Nurses for an appointment and dietary instructions at 201-265-2100, Ext. 618 or 615.
The New Jersey office market is reaching a state of equilibrium, with landlords reducing the number of concessions they offer tenants while trying to lock them down for early renewals, according to Colliers International New Jersey. The market may still slightly favor tenants, with an overall flight to quality, but landlords are increasingly confident the market has already reached the bottom and that activity will continue to increase.
The NJ Advertising Club today launched “Choose Jersey Talent,” a six week campaign to highlight the breadth and scope of New Jersey’s advertising agencies, talent pool and media. Organizers have focused on the importance of the New Jersey advertising market and its contribution and support of New Jersey’s economy with a variety of media businesses donating an estimated $500,000 in advertising space including 17 billboards lining New Jersey’s busiest highways.
“The House of Bernarda Alba,” is a dramatic play that depicts a Spanish mother, who is obsessed with family honor and forces her five daughters to repress their feelings for men and relationships. The play will be performed at the Ender Hall Laboratory Theatre on Bergen Community College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, October 28 and November 4 and Friday, October 29 and November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday performances will be held on October 30 at 3 p.m. and November 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “The House of Bernarda Alba” is written by Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet, dramatist, musician and theatrical director, before the start of the Spanish Civil War.
By David and Andrea Reiser, coauthors of Letters From Home: A Wake-up Call for
Success & Wealth (Wiley, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-4706379-2-0, $27.95, www.ReiserMedia.com)
Refuse to acknowledge anyone who doesn't say "please" and "thank you." It's the best way to showcase the critical importance of courtesy and good manners—with your children, yes, but also with other adults. Do the right thing, even if it's really, really tough. (Especially if it's really, really tough.) Whether you're blowing the whistle on an embezzling boss or returning the extra $10 the cashier gave you by mistake, acting with integrity is its own reward. Plus, it's a more powerful teaching moment for your kids than all your lectures combined.
Fifteen Virtues That Can Bring Our Nation Back from the Brink. Worried about the state of our nation? You're not alone. David and Andrea Reiser, authors of Letters From Home: A Wake-up Call for Success & Wealth, want to restore America to its former glory—and they know just the values that will take us there.
Everywhere you look, from talk shows to the office water cooler to the dinner table, you see people wringing their hands about the state of our nation. No wonder: It feels like we're living through a slow-motion train wreck. Our national debt is out of control. Our politicians are corrupt. Our business leaders are greedy, inept, or both. Our young people are disrespectful and lazy. And a shocking number of citizens are more interested in grabbing entitlements than in working hard to pursue the American dream.
Westfield Garden State Plaza announces the 2010 Westfield Style Tour, a weekend-long fashion and beauty event to be held October 22-23, 2010. Produced by IMG (the producers of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) and sponsored by Virgin Mobile, the award-winning Westfield Style Tour will be stopping at eight Westfield centers across the country and features two full days of a complete fashion extravaganza at Westfield Garden State Plaza. As part of the comprehensive weekend line-up, Stacy London will appear at Westfield Garden State Plaza on October 23rd at 1pm to host an exclusive style showcase on the Westfield Fashion Stage to offer fall fashion tips and advice to all Westfield shoppers in attendance.
Designers Challenged to Design Residences at Luxury Tower
Trump Plaza Residences in Jersey City, one of New Jersey's most luxurious residential condominium towers, was featured in an episode during the fifth season of HGTV's top-rated design competition show, "HGTV Design Star." The episode featured the show's designer finalists, who were divided into two teams and brought on location to Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City. Each team was challenged to design a two-bedroom residence in the 443-unit Gold Coast property, which at 55 stories is the tallest residential tower in the state.
Cipriano Landscape Design has awarded four scholarships totaling $10,000 to students at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Departments of Landscape Architecture and Plant Biology and Pathology. The 3rd Annual Cipriano Landscape Design “Keeping It Green Foundation” scholarships are presented to encourage careers in the green industry & environmental stewardship, according to Chris Cipriano, CEO/Founder of Cipriano Landscape Design.
Eleanor Clift, a panelist for the nationally syndicated television show “The McLaughlin Group” revealed that she knew she had finally been accepted by her male colleagues on the program when they began to insult her. Ms. Clift was the keynote speaker for Bergen Community College’s Second Annual Women’s Conference on October 1, 2010. A contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, Ms. Clift discussed women’s influential role in politics and the upcoming elections in November with more than 120 local businesswomen, as well as the College’s faculty, staff and students. She also shared the difficulties she faced as a young female reporter breaking into a male-dominated business.
The first two months in a new position can be a crucial time for professionals to prove their value and fit with the firm, a new survey by The Creative Group suggests. Advertising and marketing executives interviewed said it takes about nine weeks, on average, to determine if an employee is well suited for the job.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced Sheriff Leo McGuire was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. As a member of the steering committee, he will be responsible for supporting NACo’s legislative agenda and making recommendations on issues and legislation of national and regional importance.
Spivak’s Sangria-Flavored Vodka, Vodgria, Hits Local Market
For sangria drinkers not quite ready to kiss their favorite summertime sipper goodbye, Paramus’s own Gary Spivak is proud to introduce VODGRIA, the first and only sangria-flavored vodka. Renowned for its vibrant ruby red color, VODGRIA has already won legions of fans and was honored with the silver medal at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America tasting competition earlier this year.
Oh, this is side-splitting: After exporting U.S. jobs, importing foreign debt and kowtowing to global thugs shamelessly over the past two years, the Obama administration is now playing the America First card. Democrats deserve a Guinness World Record award for their election-season cognitive dissonance.
To state the obvious: I am not a man.
So I don't know what it feels like to be a guy who makes his living wearing a hard hat and flannel shirts. I do, however, know what this sort of person looks like, as I am the daughter of just such a man.
After seeing a couple of recent political ads, I thought a brief tutorial in labor menswear might be helpful.
Please note: A hard hat is meant to protect, not accessorize.?
The Mayor and Council meetings seem to be coming together. The meeting started at 7:58, almost on time. As Council President Cathy Bentz remarked, they were even there earlier than the scheduled 7:45 PM time. Was that because Councilman Alan Brundage was there? Was it because Councilman Mike Rohdieck wasn’t there? Or was it because Mayor Tedesco has been able to bring some harmony to the business meetings? Have the Democrats and Republicans been able to agree on something? They did on the Agenda because each item passed without controversy.
How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance
In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, the image of Wall Street’s most influential powerbrokers being called before Congress to give an accounting of their actions will not soon be forgotten. One name was repeatedly invoked during this time, a reminder of when the government first had to step in to protect the American people from Wall Street’s excessive greed: Ferdinand Pecora.
Jeremy Lentz, executive director of the Teaneck International Film Festival, has announced that the Bergen County Chapter of The Links, Inc., will sponsor the film Promised Land, a documentary about land reform and racial reconciliation in the new South Africa. A New Jersey premiere, the 53-minute documentary, directed by Yoruba Richen, will be shown at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Sunday, November 21, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance, and $7 at the door (if they are still available).
Bicycling is the lowest-carbon-producing form of transportation (along with walking), which gives you exercise, and a great view, at the same time. Many cities are actively encouraging cycling, as it helps alleviate traffic congestion and increase foot traffic in downtowns. Here are the 10 most bicycle friendly cities in the world, and what they do to get that way. Some of these methods can be incorporated in your hometown with very little cost, and huge benefit.