By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 06:45 PM EDT
As remarkable as their imaginations were, could William Shakespeare, Mark Twain or Charles Dickens ever have dreamt that their stories would be told on a smart phone, or in an eBook? And since international airline prices and other basic travel costs are convincing U.S. travelers to stay close to home these days, says a recent report by AAA, why not ‘escape’ to far off places without leaving your house—through digital movies, eBooks and social media.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 06:42 PM EDT
College Employees who met at Bergen in 2008 to marry
When Bergen Community College employees Aretha Harrison, of Teaneck, and Richard McMillan Jr., of Pearth Amboy, first met at Bergen in 2008, they never imagined they would be married less than two years later in the first-ever wedding to take place at the College. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 4 p.m. in the gazebo, adjacent to the Technology Education Center on the College’s main campus in Paramus. The reception will follow in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 05:48 PM EDT
If your boat trailer is going to spend the off-season outside exposed to the elements, Boat Owners Association of The United States has five tips to protect your investment and eliminate problems down the road: A little spray will do you: Spraying lubricants such as WD-40 on metal trailer roller assemblies, winch gears and electrical connections will keep moisture away and rust at bay. It’s also best to take care of any rust spots now on the (galvanized) metal trailer frame: sand, prime and paint. (Trust us, this will be the last thing on your mind come springtime.)
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 05:46 PM EDT
As autumn’s cooler days arrive, the annual migration south for millions of birds has begun. Joining the avian flocks are “snowbirds” — recreational boaters traveling down the eastern seaboard to escape winter’s cold grasp. And along the way, they’ll have over 250 BoatUS Cooperating Marinas ready to offer discounts on fuel, overnight slips and repairs.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 05:44 PM EDT
Wide range of Medicare health and drug plan options continues in 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that, on average, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 1 percent lower in 2011 than today. The majority of Medicare beneficiaries, on average, enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans this year should find little or no change in their benefits in 2011, in addition to seeing more drug plans offering coverage in the prescription drug coverage gap or “donut hole.” Medicare Advantage plans project that enrollment will increase by 5 percent in 2011. And, consistent with the Affordable Care Act, beneficiaries, in most Medicare Advantage plans and Original Medicare, will gain access to preventive benefits with no out of pocket costs.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 05:42 PM EDT
Although the economy has shown gradual signs of improvement, on-the-job pressure is mounting for some supervisors, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Thirty percent of managers interviewed said they are more stressed at work today than they were one year ago; just 11 percent indicated work-related pressure has declined. In addition, 28 percent of respondents expect their anxiety levels to increase in the coming year, compared to 8 percent who anticipate reduced stress.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 06:44 AM EDT
Dr. Marina Jacobson
(All proceeds to provide expert, humanistic cancer care to women throughout the community)
Thursday October 7th, 2010
Alpine Country Club
6pm – 9pm
With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Approaching, Jacobson Shares Her Personal Story Englewood OB/GYN and Tenafly Resident, Dr. Marina Jacobson, will be speaking at the 5th Annual Steps for Survival to be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Alpine Country Club in Demarest.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 20 2010 @ 05:35 PM EDT
Mark your calendars for the Walk for Awareness: Our Fight Against Breast Cancer, a community-wide “don’t miss” and a local highlight of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that hits the pavement on Sunday, October 24. This year’s Walk for Awareness features an exciting “rewards” program for supporters who raise $100 and up – a way to say “thanks” and raise the excitement level of this spirited event even further. Prizes include digital cameras, iPods, MP3 shower radios, backpacks and cooler bags, among other boast-worthy gifts.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 20 2010 @ 05:32 PM EDT
Theatre and Museum Trips are Part of Busy Activities Schedule for Active Retirees
Residents enjoy a full roster of activities at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck including outings twice every week to museums, theatres and other points of interest throughout the New York metropolitan area. The trips give residents of the full-service retirement community an opportunity to broaden their horizons, indulge in their interests, and enjoy each other’s company in new surroundings.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, September 20 2010 @ 03:53 PM EDT
The Garden State Harmonica Club monthly meetings will be held on Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 at 7:30 pm in room 103 at the Community Church of Glen Rock, 354 Rock Road in Glen Rock. Enter the parking lot at Hamilton Avenue. The church is handicapped accessible. Business meetings and playing are held regularly on the first Monday of each month with an informal second meeting taking place on the third Monday. On Oct.4, celebrity member Enrico Granafei, who has mastered playing the chromatic harmonica “hands-free” while playing the guitar and bass guitar at the same time will demonstrate and play some selections for us. This is a mini-preview of his performance at our Festival in November!