By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:54 PM EDT
~ Hunter Douglas Executive Discusses Window Fashion Benefits and Trends with Students at The New School, Parsons School of Design ~
Students at New York City’s The New School, Parsons School of Design enjoyed an intricate and stimulating lesson about window fashions from Joe Jankoski, Hunter Douglas Vice President of Corporate Merchandising. Offering insight on the design world as an executive of the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions, Jankoski presented to students studying Window Treatment Design with Adjunct Professor and interior designer Jamie Gibbs.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:50 PM EDT
— Steady Stream of Move-Ins Breathes Life Into Premiere Value Companies Community —
Since residents began moving into 140 Mayhill last month, the community has sprung to life. As this steady stream of renters occupies the community’s brand new apartments and enjoys its many lifestyle-enhancing amenities, 140 Mayhill is taking on a unique character. Both upscale and comfortable, the Bergen County enclave stands out amongst other rental communities by providing residents with an array of high-end features usually reserved for luxury condominium communities.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:40 PM EDT
Bergen Community College will pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust with a remembrance day commemoration on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Technology Education Center, Room 128 (The Moses Family Meeting and Training Center) at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. The event is free and open to the public.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, March 27, 2009, 07:36 AM EDT
Q: We are buying a foreclosed home that was built in the 1970s — the bargain price leaves us enough to afford a modern makeover of the really blah, old-fashioned kitchen. Both my husband and I love to cook, mostly together. Eventually, we hope to modernize the entire house, but meanwhile, do you have any suggestions?
By Joe Weider Friday, March 27, 2009, 07:34 AM EDT
Tip of the Week: If you're looking to reach a goal, take a page from the book of Arnold.
I've known Arnold Schwarzenegger for over 40 years, and in that time I have never known a person more driven to succeed than him. Through a unique combination of drive, discipline and focus, he has managed to reach a broad range of goals, both in the long term and the short.
By Terry Savage Friday, March 27, 2009, 07:28 AM EDT
In the midst of all the bad news about mortgages and home foreclosures, there is really some very good news for qualified borrowers. If you're purchasing a new home, or if you've decided to refinance, you can now lock in some enticing low rates, thanks to the Federal Reserve's determination to bring mortgage rates down and get the economy growing.
According to Bankrate.com, the national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage has fallen to 5.06 percent. Choose a 15-year fixed-rate, and you can pay as little as 4.76 percent.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 05:28 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 04:08 PM EDT
By Paramus Post Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 12:16 PM EDT
An Evening with Star Chef Martin Yan
Moderated by New York Times Reporter and Author, Jennifer 8. Lee
Co-Presented by Asia Society and New Asian Cuisine, Sponsored by Tsingtao Beer
March 24, 2009 (New York, NY) –Asia Society and New Asian Cuisine will co-present the Asian Food Series “An Evening with Star Chef Martin Yan, Ambassador of Chinese Food and Culture” on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. at the Asia Society and Museum in New York. World renowned Chef Martin Yan will be joined in conversation with New York Times reporter and author of “The Fortune Cookies Chronicles,” Jennifer 8 Lee. The event is sponsored by Tsingtao Beer.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 05:09 PM EDT
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney announced that the county will be awarding $76,000 in grants to the Urban League for Bergen County. The funding will be used to finance housing assistance and job bank programs at the Urban League’s facility located at 106 West Palisade Avenue in Englewood.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 05:06 PM EDT
The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health will host a free educational program entitled “Getting a Handle on ADHD” on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in The Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 05:03 PM EDT
Rafael Da Silva, AIA, was recognized as "Young Architect of the Year" at the annual New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) awards dinner on Jan. 31, 2009, at the Liberty House, Jersey City, N.J. AIA helps architects serve the public's needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The organization was created in 1857. Today, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and nearly 300 local chapters, the organization represents 86,000 licensed architects and associated professionals.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 04:59 PM EDT
The Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) will host a blood screening program, “Know Your Numbers,” on Tuesday, March 31, from 7 – 10 a.m. at the Iron Horse Restaurant, located at 20 Washington Avenue in Westwood.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Profiles includes total cholesterol HDL/LDL, triglycerides, blood glucose, chemistry, and complete blood count (CBC), and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) will be available.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 06:31 AM EDT
It only takes a few minutes of scanning your favorite stores online or strolling through the mall to realize that now is a great time to give yourself (and your wallet) a break. Emerge from that stuffy old parka and come into the daylight savings plan. It's time to get stimulated again.
Retailers are ready to make you a deal. You'll find winter clearance sales in full swing ... and even bargains on new spring merchandise.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 06:09 AM EDT
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and the H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure) Fund, will benefit from an evening of dinner, giveaways, and entertainment. The reception will be held at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, located at 105 Old New Bridge Road, in New Milford, on Thursday, March 26, from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 23, 2009, 09:04 PM EDT
Despite the impact of the economic downturn on charitable organizations nationwide, gifts to Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation totaled more than $25.3 million in 2008. According to the Foundation’s executive vice president and chief operating officer Robert L. Torre, although the $25.3 million is less than the $27 million raised in 2007, gifts have actually exceeded expectations, especially given the hits taken in the region’s financial sector.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 23, 2009, 08:29 PM EDT
Deirdre Imus Keynote Speaker at Housatonic Community College
BRIDGEPORT, CT, March 23, 2009 –College students can play a role in making their campus an epicenter for "greening" in their community, said author, philanthropist, and children's health advocate Deirdre Imus as part of a keynote speech at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
More than 150 students, faculty, administrators, and visitors attended the February 17 presentation including Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch who praised Ms. Imus for her help with the "City B-Green 2020 Sustainability" initiative that launched in December.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 23, 2009, 08:13 PM EDT
Sophia Jones, Associate AIA, was recognized as "Intern Architect of the Year" by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) at the annual awards diAIA helps architects serve the public's needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. The organization was created in 1857. Today, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and nearly 300 local chapters, the organization represents 86,000 licensed architects and associated professionals.nner on Jan. 31, 2009, at the Liberty House in Jersey City, N.J.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 23, 2009, 08:00 PM EDT
Clowns Around With Medical Center’s Patients
Two clowns, Doctor Barnum T. Ballyhoo (aka Joel Jeske) and Nurse Lulu (aka Juliet Jeske), came to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). The visit helped boost the spirit of pediatric patients and their families, courtesy of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, known to many as the Greatest Show on Earth. The clowns brought red clown noses and colorful hats that lit up for the children. They performed magic in the Reuten Clinic, a section of the Tomorrows Children’s Institute, as well as at the bedsides of patients in the children’s hospital.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 23, 2009, 06:56 PM EDT
The Northern New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI-NNJ) will host their second annual N.J. Urban Revitalization Conference on April 21 at the Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J.