How would you like your youngster to be reading prepared for school? That is the purpose of the Pearson Educationâ€™s program in sponsoring an early literacy event hosted by Westfield Garden State Plaza. At 11 AM mothers and their offspring gathered at the Playtown area of the shopping center where Pearson staff and members of Jumpstart not only acted out The Little Engine That Could for their attentive little readers, but also did a one on one to help them to see and read the story.
We would like to invite www.ParamusPost.com to our Grand Opening on Wednesday, 8/23/06 at 10 AM was the request we received. Eager to cover news in Paramus, we agreed! However, it is a little confusing. After locating the 315 Rte 17 S location near Einstein Moomjy, there were two doors to enter. Naturally I picked the wrong one!
Not seeing too many people on the one to the right, I opted to take the doors on the left. Wrong choice! The new center opening was on the right.
Behind every great man is a woman; Rona Brummer is the living proof! This was proven when US Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) learned from Rona that Sam, her husband, had never received the Bronze Star medal for his bravery during WW II. Lautenberg researched it and on August 22nd 2006 delivered that medal to this veteran at his place of business, Hobbyâ€™s Delicatessen & Restaurant, 32 Branford Place in Newark.
Cultural Council President Valerie Coniglio came to the microphone almost with tears in her eyes. This was the last show of this yearâ€™s great season. She gave thanks to all the sponsors and to the town residents and to the Mayor and Council. Mayor James Tedesco spoke and not only praised the Cultural Council efforts, but mentioned that through their efforts and that of Councilwoman Concetta (Connie) Wagner, they had made a big town into a home town.
Len LoPinto, the Paramus Librarian, treated me to an insight of the nooks and crannies in our library. Of course he is very proud of the fact that since he has been there, November 2000, the library activity has skyrocketed and is still going up. There has been an increase from 310,000 to 370,000 and projected to reach over 400,000 this year. This in an age of Internet technology where people scoffed and said that the Library was done for.
The Paramus Cultural Arts Council is hosting the Ring of Fire Band and their â€œTribute to Johnny Cashâ€ at the Westfield Garden State Band Shell this evening. The Band Shell is located behind the Paramus Public Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus.
The â€œRing of Fireâ€ band stems from central NJ and is an offspring of the successful country-rock group entitled "The Suburban Hillbillies." While the original band continues to tour locally, its members have put together this special project. . . A tribute show to honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons - Mr. Johnny Cash!
Although the bus driver couldnâ€™t locate the Joseph Cipolla Senior Center on Farview Avenue and arrived late for the trip to Atlantic City, that didnâ€™t daunt the people who were ready to go. Eileen McDowell, had everything prepared so that we all knew exactly where we were sitting. We quickly piled on the bus and away we went.
On the trip down, we played Bingo for part of the way and after that listened to a cacophony of voices as the women blissfully chatted away.
Paramus residents (l to r) Michael Mariniello, Sam Casiello, Maureen Oâ€™Brien and Patrick Oâ€™Brien, chair, Vantage Health System Board of Trustees, recently participated in Vantageâ€™s 8th Annual Golf Outing and Awards Dinner event at White Beeches Golf and Country Club in Haworth.
Vantage, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare center, provides a comprehensive range of community based mental health, addiction and eldercare services to individuals and families in Bergen County.
"...the people of our community deserve a thorough public discussion of the key issues facing them this fall
â€“ issues on which our candidates fundamentally disagree." -- Parisa Sabeti, Campaign Manager, Paul Aronsohn for Congress
Paramus -- Paul Aronsohn for Congress Campaign Manager Parisa Sabeti sent a letter today to her counterpart in the Garrett Campaign requesting four debates in four counties. The full text of the letter is below.