By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 12 2010 @ 03:15 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), in conjunction with Heights Flower Shop in Hasbrouck Heights and Teleflora, will celebrate National Make Someone Smile Week on Wednesday, July 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m., as part of a nationwide benevolent project. Florists around the country coordinated efforts to deliver floral arrangements in commemorative Teleflora Be Happy® mugs to those most in need of a smile: hospital patients, children at foster-care facilities, residents of nursing homes, and others who might need a lift. Floral arrangements will also be distributed at Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley, located at 250 Old Hook Road in Westwood, beginning at 1:30 p.m
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, July 11 2010 @ 09:57 AM EDT
Legislation Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblyman John Burzichelli sponsored to authorize exchange wagering on results of in-state and out-of-state horse races was recently approved by the Assembly and is set for more consideration.
The bill was approved 78-0 by the Assembly and is set for Thursday consideration by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 06:21 PM EDT
Adding to a slate of summer courses at its Paramus and Lyndhurst locations and online, Bergen Community College will offer credit courses at its Ciarco Learning Center, 355 Main Street, Hackensack, this August.
Students can complete three-credit courses in less than a month – classes run August 2-25, Monday through Thursday; there are no Friday classes. Bergen’s summer courses are open to both Bergen students and students attending other colleges, helping them accelerate their studies and graduation.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:42 PM EDT
Crew Sends Mayday Just Before Capsizing
The day before departing Crescent City, California, on July 1 for an offshore passage bound for Alameda, California, the shore-bound father of one of three crewmembers aboard the 32-foot catamaran sailboat Catalyst wanted to ensure his daughter was safe. So he went to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/EPIRB to rent an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:39 PM EDT
Princeton's Newest Luxury Development Now Writing Contracts
The Residences at Palmer Square, a new luxury townhome and condominium community at Palmer Square in the heart of downtown Princeton, N.J., is officially open for sales and is writing contracts with prospective buyers. "We are delighted to be launching sales," said Jay Goldberg, sales manager for The Residences. "We encourage interested buyers to visit our sales office to view our billiard table-sized scale model of the development and to visit our first five townhomes, which are expected to be completed early this summer."
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 10 2010 @ 04:32 PM EDT
First-Ever Nationwide Wii Tournament Kicks Off July 16 at Liberty State Park with Special Appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson
Nintendo is hosting a kickoff event at Liberty State Park on July 16 to celebrate the first-ever nationwide Wii™ video game tournament. Participants will get off the couch and on their feet for a chance to win great prizes while having fun playing Nintendo’s motion-control video games together – whether they’re kids, adults, teens, seniors or families. Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson, the official Wii Games: Summer 2010 Ambassador, will make a special appearance to greet participants and fans.
By Post Friday, July 09 2010 @ 11:03 PM EDT
BERGEN COUNTY PROGAMS AND SERVICES
We all know that Bergen County has a lot to offer, but do you know about some of the super savings programs that are available?
The Savvers Discount Program which provides discounts and services for Bergen County Seniors, military Veterans, Volunteers, Active Military Personnel, Emergency Responders, and their families.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 09 2010 @ 04:31 PM EDT
Health and Finance Professionals Advise Seniors on Safety, Security
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, will host a “Safe Time in the Summertime” walk and discussion group on Monday, July 19. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and travel from Heritage Pointe through the trails of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. The lively discussion will start at 10:45 a.m. back at Heritage Pointe. Members of the surrounding community are invited to attend either or both events. Reservations are requested.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 09 2010 @ 04:27 PM EDT
For most teenagers, their 18th birthday is an exciting milestone. They will be graduating from high school, enjoying summer trips to the shore with their friends and counting the days until they go to college. But for adolescents in foster care, this time in their lives is often filled with anxiety. Once they reach their 18th birthday, they face the prospect of “aging out” of foster care and moving onto independent living with little or no family help and few support services available.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 06:14 PM EDT
Residents at The Atrium, the supportive independent living senior residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, donned colorful leis and grass skirts to mark the beginning of summer at a recent Hula Bingo Party. The festivities included authentic fare such as piña coladas, pineapple sunrises and pineapple upside down cake, and attendees received prizes for best costume. Resident Lucille Lia, center, did the Hula dance to win a prize.