Westfield Garden State Shopping Center donated $20,000 dollars to the Paramus Cultural Arts Council. In return, the Council will call the band shell the Westfield Bandshell to thank them for their sponsorship for the year 2006 productions. Official opening will be Tuesday, July 11th featuring The Moonlighters.
This past Monday night was an unofficial opening of the band shell and thanks were given to Vornado/Bergen Town Center who donated $5,000 to the Cultural Arts Council. Vornado sponsored the Paramus Community Orchestra on Monday evening as a part of the four day 4th of July town wide celebration.
At 7:45 AM, the chimes of Our Lady of Visitation started ringing forth, first with a religious tune and then branched out into patriotic songs. That was the unofficial start of the celebration planned by Rich Siniscalchi and his Committee. Today was also the culmination of the four day town wide celebration of the holiday.
Senator Joseph Coniglio took time out from pressing state budget problems to visit the Paramus Mayor and Council meeting on the 27th of June to present a NJ State Senate Resolution to Jessica Diamond. Mayor James Tedesco followed with a Certificate of Commendation. Jessie, as she prefers to be known, received the prestigious 2006 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
For the first time in 12 years, the Paramus firemen beat out the police officers in a highly contested softball game. Fighting back from a six to one score, the firemen battled their way to a well deserved victory. The final score was 15 to 11.
Both sides made some beautiful plays and catches, but this year the Fire Department won out.
The truth can be very slippery. It is about perspectives, points of view, and experiences. Frankly truth, like life, is much too complicated to believe that there is a simple, single "truth."
Maps are powerful shapers of truth about the world. In their newly revised book, SEEING THROUGH MAPS: Many Ways to See the World, authors Denis Wood, Ward L. Kaiser (a former Paramus resident), and Bob Abramms take a hard look at truth by carefully inspecting the familiar images we experience every day.
Jimmy Kourgelis, the owner of Seasons in Washington Township, a member of the Paramus Rotary Club, stood before the group today and presented Saint Josephâ€™s Hospital with a check for $51,000. He and co-chairman Marty Diamond raised that much from the recent club golf outing. St. Josephâ€™s in Paterson has been very generous in their support of Rotaryâ€™s Gift of Life program and the chairmen felt that they were deserving of this largesse.
TEANECK, NJ - Summer is just around corner, and school-aged children are gearing up for two warm months of fun and relaxation. Although school will not be in session, the learning process does not have to stop. In fact, it is imperative that children, and particularly children with special needs, continue to practice and review what they've learned during the year in order to maintain educational goals and ease the transition back to school in September. Parents can help keep their children's academic skills sharp this summer by incorporating learning into everyday activities.
The appointment of Mr. Smith, approved by the Bergen Community College Board of Trustees at the June 7, 2006 meeting, is effective July 1, 2006.
â€œRaymond Smith brings to his responsibilities strong leadership skills and a rich academic and student services administrative background in higher education,â€ says Dr. Winn. â€œRaymond Smithâ€™s vision and energy will enhance student services that are critical to student outcomes and success.â€
After a deluge of rain this past week, we visited the fairgrounds to see what was happening. The vendors were all upbeat and expected the public to come out in droves as the good weather progressed. Chatting with the fair officials and the vendors, they all said that the State Fair Meadowlands was one of the best stops in their travels. The free entertainment was terrific.
Offered this year is unlimited ride passes with a hand stamp after purchase. To find out more visit http://www.njfair.com/ and peruse the site.
In Darfur, Sudan, 180,000 Africans have died in government-backed
genocide campaigns. Another 2 million people have been displaced.
During World War II, 11 million people, including 1 million children, were murdered in Nazi concentration camps.How do such things happen? Is it human nature to do evil? Or is it an external being that forces the human hand?
has been grappling with questions about the origins and existence of
evil for centuries. "Mainstream Judaism doesn't see evil as having an
independent existence," said Rabbi John Spitzer of Temple Israel in