By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 08:25 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 06:28 PM EST
By Anonymous Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 02:35 PM EST
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION BESTOWS ADVOCACY AWARD TO CONGRESSMAN STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
Greater New Jersey Chapter Presents Highest Honors during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter presented the Advocacy Award, one of its most prestigious awards, to Congressman Steven R. Rothman in honor of his outstanding contributions to improving the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Presented at a reception during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – a time to recognize the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 350,000 New Jerseyans and their primary caregivers – the Advocacy Award is one of four Circle of Honor Awards given annually by the Chapter’s board of directors.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 01:55 PM EST
Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman
Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman on Thursday will host her first ‘Second Chance’ hearing in North Jersey to discuss ways to improve education and training to prevent individuals released from prison avoid returning to crime.
The hearing will be the third in a series of hearings the Majority Leader is holding across New Jersey.
By Anonymous Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 05:54 AM EST
Quick, somebody call the irony police! Britney Spears is back with a new album, "Circus," and she's apparently still as clueless as ever about the difference between art and artifice, earnest expression and empty ear-candy.
Then again, this MTV-bred teen-sex-doll-turned-adult-train-wreck clearly owes much of her past success precisely to her lack of depth and to her synthetic,
By Anonymous Monday, December 08, 2008, 11:26 PM EST
Students at the Ridge Ranch School in Paramus have a new outdoor classroom; a beautiful water garden installed by Premium Aquascapes of New Milford, New Jersey. The 10’ x 14’ pond was installed under the company’s recently implemented S.E.E.D. program. The Schoolyard Environmental Education Development program teaches children about the vital role of our eco-system and provides an opportunity for students to gain a unique, “hands on” education that they are sure to not forget.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 08, 2008, 05:49 PM EST
Senior Center Moments
In case you are wondering, the New Year's Eve Party/Dance won out. There will be no trip to Atlantic City this month, but wait until next year! A water person is still needed, a nature lover with a green thumb to water the plants on the lower level. Contact Eileen and tell her you are the one!
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 08, 2008, 04:28 PM EST
The Pastoral Care Department at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) will host its first annual “Candle Lighting Ceremony” on Sunday, December 14, from 6 - 8 p.m., with the candle lighting beginning promptly at 7 p.m. All parents, families, friends, and healthcare professionals, who have lost a child at any age are invited to participate in the worldwide ceremony and “Light a Candle for all the children who have died… that their light may always shine.”
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 08, 2008, 04:24 PM EST
After witnessing excellent pre-leasing interest among savvy renters, 140 Mayhill – Bergen County’s premier luxury rental community – is now experiencing strong leasing activity following the recent grand opening of its leasing center, two model residences and impressive clubhouse, which showcase the unparalleled luxury finishes and desirable lifestyle features afforded by this community.
By Bob Goldman Monday, December 08, 2008, 05:50 AM EST
Good news, fellow slackers, goof-offs, and workplace ne'er-do-wells. The current economic situation may be reigning havoc on hardworking workers nationwide, but for those of us who have spent the last few years hardly working our way through a time of prosperity, this financial meltdown could be our time to shine.
At the risk of waking you from your midmorning nap, let me explain.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, December 08, 2008, 05:43 AM EST
Thanksgiving is a holiday built around food. We gather and gorge, sometimes acknowledging the hands of the cook, perhaps thanking the divine, but rarely do we honor the hands that feed us.
Growing the food that feeds our country is one of the most thankless and low-paying jobs a person could have. In 2002, the median net income for a U.S. farmer was $15,848, while hired hands and migrant workers averaged about $10,000 per year.
By Dr. Rallie McAllister Sunday, December 07, 2008, 07:15 AM EST
If you're working on improving your diet and enhancing your health, eating more fiber is a great place to start.
Also known as roughage or bulk, fiber forms the structural framework of plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and nuts. Because humans lack the enzymes necessary to fully digest it, fiber travels through the gastrointestinal tract relatively unchanged, and that's precisely what makes it so beneficial.
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, December 06, 2008, 08:02 AM EST
For cookbook publishers, there's an upside to the economic downturn. As budget-conscious consumers dine out less and cook at home more, sales of food books and magazines are on the rise.
Amazon.com reports double-digit growth in sales of books on food, cooking and wine this year. And the Borders Group says sales have been especially robust for "comfort-food cookbooks" — not a surprise, given the anxious times.
By Nina Garin Friday, December 05, 2008, 09:21 AM EST
"Slumdog Millionaire" is a giddy, breathtaking experience, kind of like winning a million bucks. It's also tough, violent and shocking in depicting the welfare of poor children in Mumbai (the former Bombay).
In the end, though, taking a cue from the Bollywood films of India, there's a dance to joy.
It's the story of an orphaned teenager from the slums named Jamal, who somehow makes it onto the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," climbing to the show's final question worth $20 million rupees (about $400,000).
By Shawn Dell Joyce Friday, December 05, 2008, 06:10 AM EST
Christmas tree in New York's famous Rockefeller Center
Nothing says Christmas quite like a wild evergreen decked out with sparkling lights and loaded with gift-wrapped boxes. Before you head out into the woods with your ax, consider a greener alternative.
The greenest tree is a potted Douglas fir from a local nursery, which you can plant outdoors in warm weather. Your little fir will clean your indoor air during the holidays and clean carbon out of the atmosphere year-round when you transplant it.
By Paramus Post Friday, December 05, 2008, 12:14 AM EST
NJRA 2008 Restaurateur of the Year
The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) recently held its annual Gold Plate & Restaurant of the Year Gala Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. The NJRA 2008 Restaurateur of the Year was awarded to Marc Gillman of The Mascott Corporation-Markers Harborside Grille, Popeye’s & Cinnabon’s in Jersey City and Statewide. Also honored were the 2008 NJRA Gold Plate Award Winners, Steve Bidgood of Salt Creek Grille in Rumson & Princeton and Carlo & Raoul Momo of Terra Momo Restaurant Group in Princeton & Kingston.
By Paramus Post Friday, December 05, 2008, 12:06 AM EST
December 1, 2008 (Paramus, NJ) – On the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) displayed two panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in its chapel for a public viewing and prayer service.
BRMC displayed the panels as part of the NAMES Project Foundation AIDS Memorial Quilt display, a national program for AIDS awareness and remembrance of its victims.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 04, 2008, 11:10 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 04, 2008, 11:00 PM EST
John DeBouter, David Cranford and Richard Dressel
Program is Part of Local’s “Union with Heart” Outreach Efforts
To assist The Salvation Army respond to a surging demand for gently used clothing items, IBEW Local 164’s 3,900 members recently collected hundreds of clothes to help those most impacted by the current economic downturn. The donated apparel will help replenish The Salvation Army’s Thrift and Family Stores and support its many programs in New Jersey.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 04, 2008, 04:49 PM EST
Better Breathers Support Group Gives Advice to Those Suffering From Breathing Problems, Allergies, Asthma and Chronic Lung Disease
The public is invited to The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, for its second meeting of the Better Breathers Support Group on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Cinema.