By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT
New Business Caters to Boaters, Anglers
Boaters and anglers on Raystown Lake, PA, now have a reliable helping hand to call when their boats break down on the water. Captain Stephen Prosser, a thirty-year veteran of the boating industry, has opened TowBoatUS Raystown Lake which provides on-the-water assistance and tows back to launch ramps or marinas. The business is licensed by the Department of the Army to offer on-the-water towing and assistance services.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT
Two-Day Pow.wow Brings Tribes Together in Paramus
Bergen Community College will offer a week-long opportunity to explore Native American culture, including a two-day intertribal Pow.wow, when the College presents its Native American Celebration “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse” from September 20 through Sept 25.
The Native American Traditional Intertribal Powwow will be open to the public as well as the College community. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, the pow.wow will feature children’s story telling, the Spirit of the Mountain Drummers and Singers, flutist Frank Menuson, Native American Dancers of the Eagle and the Condor. Falconer Jennifer Pena also will be on campus Thursday and Friday with wildlife display of eagles and birds of prey, along with the presenting of tribal colors and Native American craftspeople and vendors.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT
Money Management International releases infographic about how kids learn about and spend money
Money Management International (MMI), the largest nonprofit credit counseling agency in the nation, has just released a new interactive infographic that visualizes how kids of different age ranges use and learn about money.
Following are statistics over three age groups (under 10, 10-14, and 15-18) as they relate to the infographic and tips on teaching those groups good money management skills.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03, 2010, 09:21 AM EDT
The wrath of hurricanes like Katrina and Ike spread deep into the nation’s midsection and affected millions of people. In preparation for more storms in the very near future, Bark Busters USA, the world’s largest dog training company, offers hurricane preparation and safety tips for your pet.
“The hurricane season brings a lot of stress for pets and pet owners alike,” says Greg Kleva, dog behavioral therapist and master trainer with Bark Busters. Kleva, who hosts ‘It’s A Dog’s Life’ on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius XM satellite says, “Sometimes people get caught up in the chaos of the storm and forget to make preparations for their pets. However, following a few tips to make sure you have done everything you can, will help ensure the safety and well being of your pet.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 03, 2010, 03:04 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02, 2010, 05:23 PM EDT
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.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02, 2010, 04:10 PM EDT
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:
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02, 2010, 04:07 PM EDT
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.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02, 2010, 04:01 PM EDT
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.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 02, 2010, 03:57 PM EDT
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.