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Shelter Our Sisters Gala Will Honor Community Advocates and Celebrate a Historic Move

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ, : In a landmark year for the agency, Shelter Our Sisters (SOS) will host its Annual Gala, Building for the Future: Safety, Strength and Hope, on Monday, April 7 at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.
SOS, a comprehensive domestic violence resource center in Bergen County, is moving all of its non-emergency programs and services this Spring to one central location, a newly purchased and renovated building at 12 Overlook Avenue in Rochelle Park. The emergency shelter and transitional housing locations will remain the same.

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“Starting a Herb Garden" with Gert Coleman

Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club April Meeting & Presentation - “Starting a Herb Garden" with Gert Coleman
At the next meeting of the Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club on Monday April 28, 2014, there will be presentation by Gert Coleman, Vice president of the Staten Island Herb Society. The program will focus on how to start a herb garden from seed or transplants, in both gardens and containers, and provide tips and techniques on growing, using and storing fresh and dried herbs for recipes, remedies and household tasks.
Gert also writes a garden report column for the Society’s newsletter “The Herbal Thyme”, and is a frequent contributor to the International Herb Association, with articles on herbs and herb gardens in the north east.

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Let's Grow North Jersey!

Date: Sat., April 12

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at Bergen Community College's Ender Hall in Paramus.

Workshops will include "Getting Rid of Garden Pests," "Inside the Mind of a Horticulturist" "Your Trees: What Can Go Wrong," "Propagation 101," "Starting Early, Greenhouses & Projects," "Native Plants for Birds and Butterflies," "Right Tree, Right Place?" and "Proper Pruning: Mitigating Storm Damage."

The college is at 400 Paramus Road.

To register, head to www.northjersey.com/gardens4 or call 973-569-7562.

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Phone lines, Horizon Connect and Blue To You van all mobilized to get consumers covered

(Newark, NJ, March 26, 2014) – With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for individual policies just days away, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced an “Insure-A-Thon” to help consumers seeking to purchase a new health insurance plan by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) March 31 deadline. Under the ACA, most Americans are subject to a 2014 tax penalty if they do not obtain health insurance coverage by the deadline.

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Experts Predict Harsh Spring Allergy Season

-Englewood Hospital Offers Prevention Tips to Relieve Sneezing and Other Symptoms-
(Englewood, NJ, March 25, 2014) – Spring has finally arrived and experts are predicting a harsh allergy season in the Northeast, following the long winter and heavy snowfall. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is offering prevention tips to help keep sneezing and other allergic reactions in check.

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Ramsey Subaru donates $5,800 to New Jersey Autism Speaks Chapter During Subaru’s Share the Love Event

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to be the recipient of Subaru of America’s Share the Love event proceeds from the Ramsey Subaru dealership. Ramsey Subaru presented a check for $5,811.92 to support the New Jersey Chapter of the Autism Speaks.
“We are grateful to have the support of Subaru of America and Ramsey Subaru. Thank you to the staff, friends, family and loyal customers who supported the campaign,” said Dina Schwab, Autism Speaks Executive Director, New Jersey.

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West Brook Middle School Prepares for Relay Field Day

West Brook As West Brook Middle School students prepare for Relay Field Day on May 9, 2014, students have been actively involved with fundraising and t-shirt designs. The school held a jelly bean contest, raising $175.00 for cancer prevention. In addition, students designed patterns to be silk screened onto t-shirts to be worn by the students on the day of the event. Relay Field Day has been a successful school wide event at West Brook School. Students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff continue to support the world’s largest movement to end cancer.

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LEDucation 8 Event Exceeds Expectations for both Attendees and Exhibitors

LEDucation Completes Its 8th Consecutive Show In New York City And Deems The New Two Day Format And Show Expansion A Great Success.

Over 220 leading manufacturers from the United States, Canada, and Europe exhibited their latest Solid State Lighting technologies and products during the busy table top expo recently held in midtown Manhattan at the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel. Thousands of attendees from across the country joined other lighting designers, interior designers, architects, engineers, students, facility managers, building owners and more for one of the industry’s most popular events on LED technology.

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MaxLite Teams-Up with National Grid to Promote Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

LED Giveaway on Facebook Creates Significant Awareness for EISA Phase-Out

Consumers learned about sustainability and energy-saving lighting alternatives to phased-out, less-efficient incandescent bulbs during a promotion implemented by National Grid in conjunction with MaxLite®. The promotion, hosted on the Rhode Island (RI) Facebook page of National Grid, encourages its customers to use LED lamps as replacements to traditional 40- and 60-watt incandescents that are being phased-out as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)

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"Big Bang Theory" Star Mayim Bialik Encourages High School Girls to Pursue STEM during DeVry University’s National Her

Nationwide events use real-life role models to show young women that careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are realizable

Mayim Bialik, star of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” will again partner as spokesperson for DeVry University’s National HerWorld® Month, an annual initiative to spark high school girls’ interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Nearly 8 million jobs will be available in STEM-related fields by 2020, yet women comprise only 24 percent of the STEM workforce. HerWorld helps prepare the next generation of female graduates for these opportunities by introducing them to successful women in STEM careers.

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