There were two general highlights of the Mayor and Council meeting. One was recognition of Shinae Hyun, a library intern from Korea . Shinae was introduced by Len LoPinto, head librarian and awards given to her by Councilwoman Connie Wagner. The second was recognition of the Shim family of KiKu Restaurant at 365 Route 17 South.
Tom Eastonâ€”banking expert and the New York Bureau Chief for The Economistâ€”to discuss Microfinancing and the crucial role it plays in improving the lives of the poor on Monday, April 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center in the Technology Education Center, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. Mr. Easton is the Keynote Speaker for â€œWorld Week,â€ sponsored by the Bergen Community College Office of Student Life. This event is free and open to the public.
If you're like Roger Schlaifer, you don't just recoil in shock when you see a headline about a swimmer being attacked by a shark - you want to know what the odds are of something similar happening to you.
"Getting hit by lightning, getting mugged on the street - we all harbor fears about these things, even though our fears are disproportionate to the likelihood of it actually happening," Schlaifer said. "So you can't help but wonder, just what are the chances?"
Our selection for a Paramus Business Profile was Robert M. Allison, CPC, CTS. Bob is a fellow Rotarian, well respected and well liked. His firm, Normann Staffing Services at One Mack Centre Drive in Paramus, is located on the top floor of the South Wing affording a beautiful vista of the Paramus Park Mall and the surrounding area. Their specialty: Temp help in the following fields:
Playthings are grouped together by decade in Tim Walsh's new book "Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them" (Andrews McMeel; $30), but that doesn't mean the title of the book is misleading.
Walsh notes that the birth of Flexible Flyer sleds, Lionel trains and Crayola crayons came shortly after the turn of the century. Monopoly, Slinky spring toys and Tonka trucks were conceived in the 1930s and 1940s. Silly Putty, the Magic-8 Ball, Pez and Play-Doh were born in the 1950s. Etch-A-Sketch, Lego blocks, G.I. Joe dolls and the Nerf ball were first made available in the 1960s and 1970s. And the 1980s and 1990s saw the emergence of Trivial Pursuit, Cabbage Patch Kids and the Super Soaker.
Ryan Uyeji is learning to hold a pencil, though he mostly traces and scribbles. The 2-year-old isn't enrolled in preschool yet, but attends weekly math and reading tutoring sessions and tackles homework packets nearly seven days a week.
At home, a small study table has been set up in the corner, and he's already learning to read short sentences and do timed math exercises.
Sophie Stone suggested that I do a story on a play, My Fair Lady, being presented at the Paramus High School by the students. She never prepared me for the lovely Kei Muto who is starring as Eliza nor for her co-star David Marcus. The only insight I had was when I contacted Guidance Counselor (and Councilwoman) Mrs. Connie Wagner. Mrs. Wagner was right, Kei is delightful.
ORLANDO, Fla. - There were no plasma TVs, walk-in closets, granite countertops or grand staircases, but the tiny Katrina Cottage was a showstopper among homes on display at the recent International Builders' Show.
Bright yellow with white trim, the simple four-room structure encompassed only 300 square feet. Resembling the English-style cottages built by American settlers in the 17th century, the dwelling drew crowds to the parking lot outside the Orange County Convention Center.