Pursuing their interest in involving the community. Fairway Market held a cookoff competition with several firehouse chefs displaying their culinary abilities. In addition to Mel Fabrikant, Susan Leigh Sherrill, newly appointed food editor of The Record and Ray Venezia , longtime meat mogul and director of that department for Fairway were enlisted to taste the various preparations and to judge them. Fairway donated all the food, water and shade canopies to the participating contestants and rewarded them with gift certificates plus a trophy and a donation to the winner’s charity of choice.
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents and businesses along the U.S. coastline from North Carolina to Maine to take steps now to minimize potential wind and water damage from Hurricane Earl. On Monday, this powerful storm pummeled islands in the Caribbean tearing roofs off buildings and knocking down power lines and trees. As of Wednesday morning, Earl was a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, with sustained winds of 125 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to continue gaining strength as it runs parallel to the U.S. eastern seaboard, potentially affecting states from North Carolina to Maine.
Whether you’re trying to raise funds with a small PTA bake sale or a major college scholarship, it’s tougher and tougher to get potential donors to part with their dollars. How can charities compete in these rough economic waters? Gail Perry, a nationally recognized fundraising expert and author of “Fired Up Fundraising” says that if you want to be on donors’ short list of favorite charities, be sure you give them what they are looking for today.
Gail offers these four tips:
Hanna’s Rains — Not Surge — Damaged Hundreds of Boats
Four days before 2008’s Hurricane Hanna struck the South Carolina coast and ran up the eastern US seaboard, she was downgraded to a tropical storm. But that still didn’t stop the damage to hundreds of recreational boats deluged by the storm’s intense rains. And with Hurricane Earl now forecast on a parallel course just eastward of Hanna’s old track, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is again urging boaters from the Mid-Atlantic to New England to protect their vessels from the forecasted heavy precipitation.
University of Haifa professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Safir, widely considered the “mother” of Israel’s feminist movement and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s rights, will present her latest findings in a speech at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ on Thursday, October 14. The event, “Women in Israel --- Is Equality a Myth?,” is co-sponsored by the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), Temple Sinai of Bergen County’s Sisterhood and Renaissance Group, and the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
The New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (NJSPJ) will end a 15-month celebration of its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on Tuesday, September 14, at the Crowne Plaza, Route 1, in Edison. The dinner, which will feature addresses by past chapter presidents, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails; there will be a cash bar.
Additional Course Offerings Include Exercise and Art Programs
Back to school isn’t just for youngsters, teens and college students anymore. The arrival of September also marks “back to school” for area seniors who want to take advantage of free collegiate-level courses being offered at The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living. The senior community is kicking off its new series, The Teaching Company’s Great Courses, with “Ancient Egypt” in September. “This program is an extension of The Atrium’s life-long learning courses in the arts and history that have been offered to our residents and area seniors for many years,” said Mary Stampleman, ADC, Director of Therapeutic Recreation & Community Relations. “The Great Courses series allows us to bring prominent, engaging professors to our community, where we encourage adventures in learning at any age.”
On Monday August 30th at approximately 1:00 PM a resident of Rochelle Avenue reported a suspicious vehicle. Responding police officers spoke with the homeowner and discovered that the suspicious vehicle was actually a botched burglary attempt. The resident heard his interior garage door begin to open. He walked to the garage to investigate and found a black male party standing in his garage. The resident questioned the male, described as a black male wearing shorts and a t-shirt, with a large build and a shaved head. The male stated that he was looking for landscaping work and then abruptly fled in a Grey 2007 Nissan with California license plate 5XRL305. The vehicle was additionally reported to have damage to the rear. It is believed that this same person attempted to burglarize a home in Washington Township earlier in the day. Police urge residents to be on the lookout for this vehicle, and report this or any other suspicious vehicles and/or individuals. Anyone with information can contact the Rochelle Park Police Department at 201-843-1515.
Sponsored by the Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center
Almost 80 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. However, only 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive because the vast majority of those witnessing the arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. To help county residents, Bergen Regional Medical Center is hosting a free public CPR class for county residents on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30 p.m – 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is required, and participants can call 201.225.7141 to sign up.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging boaters, anglers and sailors in the Sunshine State to weigh-in on proposed changes by the National Park Service (NPS) concerning the anchoring and mooring of vessels in Biscayne National Park, Florida. The deadline for comments is September 3.
Members of the New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Alliance (www.njcrea.com) have had a relatively active 2010, full of new projects, adapting business strategies and plenty of observations on the Northern New Jersey commercial real estate market's climb out of the hole dug that was by this devastating recession. Below are comments from the members themselves, who would be happy to speak with you further about this new, one-of-a-kind alliance.
Welcome back everyone. Hope you all had a great summer vacation. It sure was "Hot" enough! As we all know, once school starts there will be children walking, bicycling, and busing to school. I urge students to be especially careful when crossing the streets. I have personally witnessed children talking to their friends or on a cell phone, and obviously not watching for traffic. Please do not talk on the phone while crossing streets, it is a very unsafe and dangerous practice. Parents and other drivers, please be aware that once the school year begins children will be present between 7:30 and 8:30 am, and 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Although we should always be alert, it is especially important during the school year. I wish everyone a happy and safe school year.
Knitting Club Members Enjoy Friendship and Shared Love of Knitting While Creating Lap Blankets for Bergen County Cancer Patients
Every Monday, a group of knitting enthusiasts gather together at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck to talk, learn a new stitch and knit lap blankets for people undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. While enjoying their social time together, the women create beautiful, one-of-a-kind blankets meant to comfort and warm local cancer patients.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, one of Northern New Jersey's oldest and most respected real estate owners and developers, has announced the completion of a 17,000-square-foot lease expansion with BioReference Laboratories Inc. and a 4,167-square-foot lease renewal with Medhealth Management Inc. at Elmwood Park Plaza, bringing occupancy at the 64,000-square-foot office building to more than 90 percent.
CANCOpark to Offer Residents and Neighborhood an Outdoor Oasis
CANCOlofts, an industrial-to-residential condominium conversion located at 50 Dey Street in Jersey City, N.J., recently announced that construction has commenced on CANCOpark, a lush, shady haven that will be located across the street from CANCOlofts. CANCOpark, which is expected to be complete by the end of October 2010, will add to the appeal of living at CANCOlofts, the former American Can Company factory. The park, which will be open to the public, will offer 15,000 square feet of relaxing green space with park benches, a walkway and beautiful scenery.
Officials from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office today announced that more than 700 firearms were taken in over the weekend as part of the county’s first-ever Gun Buy Back initiative, which allowed individuals to anonymously surrender their unwanted firearms for cash. “We’re very grateful this program was such a tremendous success,” Sheriff Leo P. McGuire said. “As a father and Bergen County resident, it gives me peace of mind to know we've done all we can to ensure the safety of our communities. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to use all the resources we have at our disposal, including partnering with clergy, to make Bergen County a safe and great place to live and raise a family.”
R&S Landscaping & Backyard Living Continue Seminar Series With 'Floral Design: Dried & Permanent Botanicals Inspired by Nature' and 'Hands-On Pruning: Fall' In New Jersey, fall is perfect for spending time outdoors -- the weather is pleasant and the colors are beautiful. As part of their ongoing seminar series, local companies R&S Landscaping and Backyard Living are planning two events that will help homeowners and gardening enthusiasts prepare for the season.
According to recent statistics*, non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox® injections have increased 231% since 1997 and now account for more than 85% of all cosmetic procedures. Increasingly, dentists are putting their experience and expertise to work in the facial injectable market, using their in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy to introduce services that complement their existing work. At the forefront of this trend is Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based Dr. Bruce G. Freund, co-founder and CEO of the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, an institution created specifically to educate and train healthcare professionals in facial injectable procedures.
Community Designed For Families in Search of Convenience
Centex, one of the award-winning brands of PulteGroup, Inc., has announced the opening of its newest community, Signature Place at Garfield in Garfield, N.J. A response to the demand among Bergen County homebuyers for a community designed with families in mind, Signature Place at Garfield will feature 184 stunning townhomes built for families in search of a convenient and fulfilling lifestyle.