TD Bank, through its charitable giving arm the TD Charitable Foundation, has given a $7,500 grant to Children’s Aid and Family Services to help provide funding for the agency’s Life Skills Youth Development Program. This program teaches the foster children in the agency’s care critical skills -- such as doing laundry, cooking dinner, opening a bank account and managing money, paying bills, getting a driver’s license and applying for a job or to college -- helping them to attain self-sufficiency and successfully transition to independent living when they become young adults.
Driving the 2011 Shelby GT500 is like sitting on a cauldron of boiling performance. It burbles, snarls, pops and cracks -- in all the right ways. At last, Ford's Special Vehicle Team has been able to build this car the way they wanted it, not to a strangled budget. Shelby Mustangs have always been about power -- crude but effective power. And while the 2011 GT500 has more power than ever -- 550-horsepower from a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 -- it is pure pleasure to drive.
Every year, UCLA's Higher Education Research Center does a national study of college freshmen, some 200,000 in all. This year, the big news is emotional health -- or lack thereof. Nearly half of the students surveyed -- and more than half of the young women -- ranked their emotional health as "below average," the highest numbers since the survey began 25 years ago.
It's not hard to guess who the "president" of style is in America. First lady Michelle Obama has captured the fashion public's attention with her knack for mixing high fashion with affordable labels -- and for good reason. She is writing her own rules, establishing a new etiquette and changing the definition of what it means to be a woman in America today.
There's a new king of the jungle, and it is the Jaguar XJ. There is not one drop of provincial, teatime baggage with this all new flagship sedan. It is all about power, passion and prestige made so very sexy by the veteran Brit designer Ian Callum. And the top-line XJ Supersport is the paragon of pulchritude. Jaguar has aimed this 17-foot streamliner straight at the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7-series and Lexus LS.
- CBRE's 2010 New Jersey MarketView Report finds positive signs, including lower availability rates -- Now is the time to make deals -
As the economic climate continued to strengthen at the close of the fourth quarter of 2010, the time to capitalize on the existing lower-priced leasing and sales opportunities within New Jersey's industrial market is quickly disappearing. This is the finding of CB Richard Ellis' Fourth Quarter 2010 New Jersey MarketView Report.
The Company Store today announced the launch of a Buy One, Give One Comforter Donation Program to benefit homeless children across the country. With this initiative, The Company Store will donate a new comforter to a homeless child with every comforter purchased from their web site or catalog. As the children transition from temporary to more permanent housing, the children will be able to take their new comforters with them to their new home.
Prominent Leader on Women’s Rights Gloria Steinem and Columnist for the New York Times Nicholas Kristof to Speak This Spring
A columnist for The New York Times, a senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation and the co-founder of New York Magazine – among other notable personalities – will lecture at Bergen Community College this spring during the 2011 Speaker Series. The Speaker Series kicks off on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 with Ntozake Shange, a playwright and poet, and concludes on Thursday, April 7, 2011 with Gillian Sorensen, senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation.
Exclusive Community of 13 Townhomes Offers Spacious and Sumptuous Living Coupled with Convenience and Accessibility
Sterling Properties today announced that the move-in process has begun at The Brownstones at Morris Township, an ultra-luxurious rental community of 13 spacious townhomes. Built with the same high level of quality and elegance that is found at Sterling Properties' new home communities, The Brownstones at Morris Township provides residents with a lavish lifestyle that is unmatched at other rental communities in the area.
When snow is in the forecast, most homeowners dread the prospect of shoveling out their walkways, driveways and cars. But it doesn't have to be that way. At Wanaque Reserve, developer Del Webb's community of 755 turnkey condominium homes, active adults benefit from a luxurious maintenance-free lifestyle that means they can put those shovels away and enjoy the snow for a change.
Successful Re-Branding Campaign Leads to Robust Sales Activity at Premier Luxury Condominium
Trump Plaza Residences Jersey City, one of New Jersey's most luxurious residential condominium towers, triumphed in 2010 with a successful marketing campaign that spurred phenomenal condominium sales and the lease-up of the building's entire retail space.
Care Plus is proud to announce the next training in the Innovations Series! Join us for Identifying and Responding to Adolescent Substance Abuse on February 16, 2011 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in the Paramus conference room presented by Stephanie Sarabia, LCSW, LCADC. Participants will learn how to recognize adolescent substance use as well as concrete strategies to intervene. The fee is $20 and includes a professional development certificate. If you are interested, please see flyer for registration and payment instructions. Seats are limited so register by February 14!
Even though you may be up to your elbows in snow, it may be the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your closet. Stuck indoors on a dreary day? Start tackling the deep dark hole that is your closet. "Get rid of those skeletons of seasons past and make room for your fashionable future," says Eric Daman, Hollywood costume designer and stylist and author of "You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence" (Clarkson Potter, $29.99). These are Daman's favorite three words for the closet purge no matter what time of year: "Edit, edit, edit!"
Don't judge a Juke by its cover. Nissan's new sport-ute of a car has a tree-frog smirk, but it is truly fun to drive and functional. There are seat belts for five, four doors, a folding rear seat and expanded cargo capacity. But Juke is not exactly a sedan, a wagon or a hatchback -- though it can function as each of those. Nissan calls it a sport cross.
Savings and Revenue Surpass $27 Million
WASHINGTON — Lean Green Teams helped the Postal Service reduce energy, water, solid waste to landfills and petroleum fuel use, saving the agency more than $5 million in 2010. They also helped the Postal Service recycle more than 222,000 tons of material — an increase of nearly 8,000 tons over the prior year — which generated $13 million in revenue, and saved an additional $9.1 million in landfill fees.
President Obama's storytellers recently launched a White House blog series called "Voices of Health Reform," where "readers can meet average Americans already benefiting from the health reform law." I propose a new White House series: "Voices of Health Reform Waivers," where taxpayers can meet all the politically connected unions benefiting from exclusive get-out-of-Obamacare passes -- after squandering millions of their workers' dues to lobby for the job-killing, private insurance-sabotaging law from which they are now exempt.
Thursday, January 27, from 5 PM to 10 PM to Benefit Rebuilding Together Bergen County
The Melting Pot in Westwood hosts a FONDUE-raiser benefit for Rebuilding Together on Thursday evening, 5 to 10 PM, January 27. Diners may choose any items from the menu. A portion of all food and beverage purchases will be donated directly to Rebuilding Together Bergen County to assist the non-profit in its mission of helping low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.
"We're going to have to out-educate other countries," President Obama urged this week. How? By out-spending them, of course! It's the same old quack cure for America's fat and failing government-run schools monopoly. The one-trick ponies at the White House call their academic improvement agenda "targeted investing" for "winning the future." Truth in advertising: Get ready to fork over more Cash for Education Clunkers.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the Reverend Doctor Samuel M. Stone from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Paramus was installed as Moderator of the Presbytery of the Palisades. The Presbytery encompasses 49 churches primarily in the Bergen and Passaic areas. Dr. Stone was installed by Elder Sophie Corporan, the immediate past Moderator. She also installed the Vice Moderator, Barbara Ryder as well.
A play depicting two Manhattanites seeking stable relationships with the help of their psychiatrists will premiere at Bergen Community College.
The play will be performed in the Ender Hall Laboratory Theatre on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays on the weekends of February 24 through 26 and March 3 through March 5 at 7:30 p.m., with additional Saturday performances at 3 p.m