Emblazoned on Joan Kelly Broeâ€™s business card is the motto â€˜Excellence in Educationâ€™. The principal of West Brook Middle School takes this quite seriously.
It is evident by the demeanor in which she greets students, parents and visitors. It is evident in the way she treats her staff. Another indication of her confidence is the varied education career she has had in New York and New Jersey.
During the week of November 6th, Paramus Rescue Squad Extrication Competition Team traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the TERC National Competition. This competition was held in conjunction with Fire Rescue Magazine Trade Show, and was the 2nd year it was held in Las Vegas.
25 teams from across the United States, including St. Croix and Alaska, competed in this national event.
By unleashing the XBOX 360 a year earlier than the competition, Microsoft has a head start on the next generation of console gaming. But Sony and Nintendo are now ready to enter the virtual boxing ring with their new consoles, the PlayStation 3 and the Wii.
While Sony seems to be directly competing with Microsoft by trying to create the most technologically advanced gaming console ever created, Nintendo is going in another direction.
This holiday season, it's a good thing to think red - and buy red. The red alert went out from Irish rock star Bono and entrepreneur Bobby Shriver. They have teamed up to fight AIDS in Africa by raising money from the sale of Product Red collectibles from T-shirts to sneakers.
As part of Gap's global partnership with Product Red, half of the profits from the sales of their clothing and accessories will go to The Global Fund to finance programs that help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
It takes only a few seconds to send a text message. Flip open the cell phone, tap some keys, spell out a few words, and hit "send."
But try doing all that while driving. It's not easy.
"You're not supposed to read or put your makeup on while driving a car, either, but people do it," said Ashley Saari, 23, who said she frequently sends text messages while she's driving in Southern California.
As we head into cold and flu season is there anything you can do to protect yourself?
A lot of folks are coughing and sneezing already. It appears there's no escaping nasty germs. Dr. Tony Lazcano of Aultman Hospital in Ohio offers some answers to frequently asked questions.
Q: What is a germ?
A: When physicians talk about germs, we talk about bacteria, which are small, living organisms, but when others talk about germs, they generally are referring to anything that can produce disease, which can include viruses, bacteria and small parasites.
Thanks to Ohio State University medical researchers, some women who suffer endometrial, or uterine, cancer will get advance warning about a genetic component that could affect them and their families.
What was found during the four-year project was that a small percentage of women - one in 50 - diagnosed with uterine cancer carry genetic mutations for Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer.
Lynch syndrome patients are at high risk for gastric, colon, endometrial and ovarian cancer. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is the most common cancer in women with the condition.
"Clerks II" (Weinstein/Genius, 2 stars, but 3 1/2 stars if you are a Kevin Smith fan) is vulgar and offensive. But, then again, so is the Sacha Baron Cohen hit "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
In fact, "Borat" is far more vulgar and offensive. And far funnier. I guess it is a different kind of vulgarity.
For people who believe taxes or bonds issues should be used to support the arts, Nov. 7 was a great day.
Ten arts-related ballot measures that went before voters in California, Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah were passed - some overwhelmingly. There were no other such ballot propositions elsewhere.
Windows Vista is almost here! Businesses with volume license agreements can get it in November 30, 2006. Home users must wait until January 30, 2007. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare. This is particularly true if you're buying a new computer.
Upgrading to Vista is sure to be confusing. So here are some things you need to know.
As it prepares to celebrate its two-month birthday, the fledgling CW network is struggling to find a seat at the grown-ups' table.
Formed in January when the youth-oriented WB and UPN merged, the CW made its broadcast debut Sept. 20 with a lineup that featured two new programs and 11 old favorites inherited from its parent networks.
It was a safe prime-time schedule that reflected the new broadcast outlet's modest goal.
I chose Paramus as an ideal location to raise my family, moving in to a quiet cul-de-sac in 2000. Ed Onorato, my neighbor, has resided here for over 40 years, and also takes great pride in this community.
Our homes, part of the Soldier Hill development, are surrounded by the cemetery, wetlands, trees/forested areas, municipal land, Reid Park, and a nature trail. Upon learning of a proposal to build an oversized, high-density development on a piece of environmentally sensitive land off of Soldier Hill Road, Ed and I have been conducting extensive research.
Regina Spektor has been favorably (if not always accurately) compared to so many notable artists - from Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey to Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald - that it's difficult not to roll your eyes.
It's also difficult not to react with suspicion to her status as the current darling of New York's "anti-folk" movement, a heady if nebulous accolade previously bestowed on everyone from Beck to San Diego-bred Cindy Lee Berryhill.
Q: We have bought a turn-of-the-century house that had sat empty for several years and was vandalized.
Someone came in and pried the marble mantelpiece off the fireplace in the second parlor. There's nothing but a flat wall left around the fireplace opening. We've haunted the architectural salvage yards and junk shops in our neck of the woods, but haven't found anything that fits either the fire surround or the mood of our room (Victorian with a twist).
Do you have any suggestions?
A: Here's my hottest tip about fireplaces: Race to your nearest bookstore or library for a copy of a new tome by expert Jane Gitlin, called, simply enough, "Fire Places" (The Taunton Press, $25).
Clocking in at more than two hours, "Little Children" starts to feel like a slab of time you might want for a different eternity. This nail-down-their-souls drama has real suction of solemnity.
Todd Field directed, losing the compressed power of "In the Bedroom." Novelist Tom Perrotta adapted his book with Field, and there are long stretches of narration that echo the dry, godlike voice in high school science films.