By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 08:01 PM EDT
Money Management International launches site to teach kids money skills
HOUSMoney Management International (MMI), the largest nonprofit credit counseling agency in the nation, has just launched a free new online resource to teach kids about good money management: MoneyBunny.com. On the site, children can explore the world of the Money Bunnies and jump-start their learning about wise financial choices.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 07:51 PM EDT
In Depth Descriptions Attached
Chick Corea Trio featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Richard Marx & Matt Scannell Pat Metheny
Friday, October 1, 2010 Friday, October 8, 2010
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 06:20 PM EDT
All eight Democratic members of the Assembly Education Committee today applauded the final passage of the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in Congress, while underscoring the urgent need for New Jersey to apply for these funds in light of the drastic fiscal situation throughout the state.
“This is about putting our children and our families first,” said Education Committee Chair Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex). “We should eagerly accept this money for what it is– a life preserver in a dire situation.”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:32 PM EDT
This Labor Day, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar located at The Fashion Center in Paramus will pay tribute to working parents by “paying” for kids’ meals. Families who dine at Applebee’s anytime on Monday, September 6, will receive up to two free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchase. The free meals are valid for children ages 12 and under, on any Applebee’s “Kids’ Menu” entrée, dine-in only.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:30 PM EDT
Children’s Aid and Family Services is presenting a free workshop, “The Adopted Child’s Journey: Questions Along the Way,” at its Family and Adoption Services Center, 148 Prospect Street, Ridgewood, NJ. It will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The workshop will address issues that often arise for adopted children, including school and peer concerns, as well as questions about identity and loss, and how parents can help children navigate through them. Based on the book Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Families Knew, by Sherrie Eldridge, the workshop will be led by Dana W. Fried, assistant director of the New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH) and Kinship Legal Guardianship Clearing House (KinKonnect), both programs of Children’s Aid and Family Services.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:25 PM EDT
Save 15 percent on purchases during the event; First 50 kids get a free backpack
This season, Lands’ End makes it easier for parents and kids to try before they buy with its largest ever selection of school uniform items in-store. On Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., take a field trip to the Lands’ End Shops at Sears to receive 15 percent off purchases and register a school into a drawing for a chance to win $1,000. The first 50 kids at the event will receive a free backpack. Lands’ End School Uniform experts will be available to answer parents’ questions.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:13 PM EDT
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Destination Maternity, home of the world’s leading maternity brands A Pea in the Pod® and Motherhood® Maternity, is hosting an event in celebration. On Saturday, August 21st from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, nursing moms and moms-to-be are invited to Destination Maternity, 65 E State Rte 4 in Paramus, for complimentary bra fittings, a chance to win* a Nursing Gift Basket from Lansinoh (valued at $250), light refreshments, and a breastfeeding class held in the Destination Maternity Learning Studio from 12-1pm. The class is taught by a Valley Hospital professional. Attendees can call (201) 843-5895 or visit www.destinationmaternity.com
for more information.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:10 PM EDT
Series Begins With Video on Creating More Functional Living Space
For more than 25 years, New Jersey homeowners have turned to Midland Park-based R&S Landscaping for their expertise in making the most of outdoor spaces. Thanks to the company's new series of video tutorials, this knowledge is now just a mouse click away. R&S Landscaping has announced a series of videos that will provide homeowners with valuable landscaping and gardening tips.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 13 2010 @ 04:05 PM EDT
Nigel Barker—fashion photographer, TV personality, humanitarian—has drawn upon twenty years of experience in the beauty business and fourteen seasons of judging on America’s Next Top Model, to give us NIGEL BARKER’S BEAUTY EQUATION (Abrams Image; September 2010; U.S. $19.95; Can. $23.95; ISBN: 978-0-8109-9642-7).
With NIGEL BARKER’S BEAUTY EQUATION, Nigel shares the formula for revealing inner beauty that will have readers looking great and feeling even better. Casting aside conventional rules (Be tall! Be skinny! Have flawless skin!), Nigel shares the elements that, when added together, equal true beauty: humor, honesty, and confidence, to name a few.
By Anonymous Friday, August 13 2010 @ 03:58 PM EDT
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Celebrating 75 Years
By Michael J. Astrue
Commissioner of Social Security
This month Social Security, the most successful domestic program in our nation’s history, celebrates its 75th anniversary.
On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. With one pen stroke he laid the foundation of modern American social policy. Today, millions of retirees live in dignity thanks to their monthly Social Security benefit payment. Over the decades, Social Security expanded to not only protect against the risk of poverty in old age, but also the economic risk of career-ending disability and the premature death of a worker.