NJ) July 17, 2006 â€“ Road rage, drunk drivers, traffic jams, car
accidents, crowded highways -- todayâ€™s driving environment can be
stressful and intimidating, especially to a teen driver. It is well
known that young drivers are a high-risk group. The National Traffic
Administration estimates that more than 8,000 teens in the United
States are involved in fatal car crashes each year, and the risk of
being in one is almost four times greater for 16 â€“ 20-year-olds than
for drivers ages 25 - 65. For a parent, this is a cause of worry and
An art exhibition was held at the Paramus Library this past weekend. Under the direction of Julie Lin, an art instructor of Childrenâ€™s Expression Through Arts, 4 to 11 year old Chinese boys and girls displayed their talents. Their drawings were displayed on the walls and they also did some drawings. One of the projects was to make a visor out of Â½ a paper pie plate.
The official unveiling of the new Community Blood Services logo and tagline took place on Monday, June 19th at its Paramus, NJ and Goshen, NY facilities. This company-wide initiative was celebrated by all members of the Community Blood Services staff in recognition of their role in the selections.
Attendees at the Paramus site were treated to a lavish buffet breakfast, with lunch served at Goshen, while Dr. Dennis M. Todd, Community Blood Servicesâ€™ president and CEO, explained the centerâ€™s new vision and announced some staff promotions.
Outdoor temperatures that are 10 degrees or higher above average and last for several weeks define â€œextreme heat.â€ However, the temperature doesnâ€™t have to be extreme to pose a health risk. Heat-related illness occurs when the body is unable to cool itself sufficiently through sweating. High body temperatures may not only damage the brain but also other vital organs. While high humidity adds to the discomfort, it is also harmful because it can decrease the bodyâ€™s ability to sweat. In addition poor circulation, dehydration, heart disease, obesity and alcohol use can all contribute to heat-related illness.
Interior Design Vanessa De Leon from â€œHGTV Design Starâ€ will be moving
her design studio to Ridgewood, NJ. As of July 20th, her studio will be
located on 127 E Ridgewood Ave unit 204. Vanessa is a well-established
designer whoâ€™s business started over seven years ago out of Fairfield,
NJ, and is now looking forward to taking part in Ridgewoodâ€™s
"Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?" The
answer would seem to be yes, if only because time always moves forward,
drawing not just "we few" but everyone and everything "onward to new
But what if time is like the palindrome above? What if the
so-called arrow of time flies both ways, forward and back? What then?
What now? What next?
People have debated the nature of time since, well, people invented it.
Time is, in many ways, a fabrication of our minds, a superficial
construct that helps us explain the universe, plot our course through
existence and show up when we're supposed to.
After reading www.ParamusPostâ€™s article on maps, Lt. James Sheehan of the Operations Division contacted me to state that the Paramus Police Department mapping system was so up to date that his people could zero in geographically on any Paramus location. No matter that it is a cell phone call, police or fire emergency, the GIS system that they use is as modern as can be and is being updated all the time. Piquing my interest, I visited headquarters and was introduced to the pinpoint system.
It took a lot to get a broad smile out of this dedicated police officer. It occurred during our interview when, after stating that he had served 10 years with the Police Department but has worked for the Borough for 20 years. Vincent who is known as Vinnie by his co-workers has worked for the Shade Tree and Parks Department and the Paramus Municipal Court. I asked him why he became an officer, his eyes rolled back reflectively, that winning smile came forth and he stated â€œI always wanted to become a police officer. My lifelong dream.â€
Terrific Tuesdays were introduced by Cultural Arts Council Chairperson, Valerie Coniglio. In turn, she introduced a bevy of dignitaries who attended including her husband, State Senator Joe Coniglio, County Executive Dennis McNerney , Surrogate Mike Dressler, Mayor James Tedesco, Councilwoman Connie Wagner, Father Peter Lekkas and members of the Cultural Council.
Lisa Herrmann, Marketing Director of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center, presented the Cultural Council with a blowup of the $20,000.00 check that Westfield presented. Mayor Tedesco not only thanked them, but also mentioned their support of the fireworks display on the 4th of July.
Police officer Cheryl Avagnano sent out a request that we help her to make the School Crossing Guard program more palatable. She wants to encourage residents to pitch in and help relieve the strain on the regular police force. If there is no guard or substitute available, then the regular police officers have to step in to fill the gap. The safety of our schoolchildren and parents are paramount in her mind and her superiors.