By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 25, 2013, 03:56 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 25, 2013, 03:56 PM EST
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 25, 2013, 03:53 PM EST
At one point in time it was not unusual to hide or institutionalize an individual with a disability. Barbara and Michael Brill however, made it a point to give their two adopted disabled children an adventurous and joy-filled life.
In Barbara Brill’s book titled An Unlikely ‘Ordinary’ Family, she shares her personal story of what she and her family have overcome. A family of four, each having either a physical or mental disability, triumph over life’s challenges.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 25, 2013, 03:50 PM EST
At work, as in life, people get by with a little help from their friends, a new OfficeTeam survey shows. When asked recently what they are most thankful for in their jobs, aside from a paycheck, nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of office professionals said friendly coworkers. One in five (20 percent) respondents most appreciate a good benefits program.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 25, 2013, 03:39 PM EST
From “Silent Night” to “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”, music and poetry have been an essential part of the holidays for centuries.
This Christmas season, author, poet and musician Marsha MacLeod brings readers A Word Wreath: Creating Christmas Poems, a Scripture-based family devotional that encourages people of all ages to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas by introducing them to the joy of creating poetry.
A Word Wreath is the perfect activity for family fun and togetherness, as readers of all ages learn to draft song lyrics, write poems in traditional and contemporary styles, and assemble a crafty “word wreath” that displays the entire family’s creativity for the holiday season.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, November 24, 2013, 11:11 AM EST
The Restaurant is Proud to Have Served the Bergen County Community for 10 Years
The Melting Pot of Westwood, Bergen County’s premiere fondue eatery, is officially celebrating its 10th year in business on Monday, November 25, 2013. The restaurant has been the mecca of "FUN-do" entertainment for countless intimate as well as large party gatherings due its delectable fondues being served in a beautiful ambiance. Ownership, management and staff look forward to maintaining this special relationship with their patrons by continuing to provide them all with an exceptional dining experience for many years to come.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 22, 2013, 04:32 PM EST
Applebee’s Marks Five Years of Thank You Meals by Serving Nearly 1 Million Free Entrees on Veterans Day
The Applebee’s neighborhood of Lindenhurst, NY, will host a free concert by multi-platinum recording artist and Applebee’s Thank You Movement Ambassador Gavin DeGraw after contributing more than 23,000 messages of appreciation for veterans and active duty servicemembers as part of Applebee’s 2013 Veterans Day effort.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 22, 2013, 04:24 PM EST
by Doug Hall
The October 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics state employment data released this morning shows the ongoing challenges faced in most regions of the country, as slow employment growth continues to take a toll on the workforce.
From July 2013 to October 2013, 34 states and the District of Columbia saw gains in employment, with California (+70,900), Florida (+70,500), and New York (+49,700) experiencing the largest net increases in jobs. North Dakota, Louisiana, and Nevada led employment gains as a percentage of jobs gained, each recording gains of 1.0 percent or more. During the same period, 16 states lost jobs.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 22, 2013, 04:21 PM EST
The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending.
Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.
The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we cherish. But for many of us, there are a few not-so-joyous holiday sights (a purse overflowing with credit card receipts) and sounds (the ca-ching! of the cash registers marking our escalating debt). These negatives can easily outweigh all that we love about the holiday season, especially during this less-than-prosperous economic period.\
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 22, 2013, 04:10 PM EST
The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee will meet on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, New Jersey.
The committee will take testimony from invited guests and the public concerning the decision by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to close, without prior public notice, access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey from September 9, 2013 to September 13, 2013. The committee will also take testimony concerning the safety hazards and economic losses resulting from that closure.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 22, 2013, 03:52 PM EST
The Paramus Fire Department Company 3 recently received a donation of four sets of pet oxygen masks from Norwood Girl Scout Troop #1056, The Canine Company and an anonymous supporter of Companion Animal Advocates (CAA). The masks come in three sizes for large, medium and small dogs/cats. These specially sized masks will enable firefighters or EMT’s to deliver oxygen to pets in need and in some cases save their lives.
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