Many of you have been following our coverage of Hugo, Carla, Hugo, Jr., Oscar & Alfredo Gonzales. www.ParamusPost.com thought it would be nice to see how our town has helped these fine people and what they have done with their new home. With this in mind, we called Rotarian Marty Diamond, Councilwoman Wagner and Mayor Tedesco to accompany our tour. They responded promptly and positively.
The first thing that attendees saw were three pretty ladies waiting to check them in. Doing their duty at the entry table were Maryann Siniscalchi, Kathy Rinaldi and Mary Lou Baldonado. Not only did they take in the tickets, but they graciously pointed out and at times escorted the guests to their table.
The USDA Dietary Guidelines suggest that adults devote 60 minutes each day to exercise for weight control and cardiovascular benefits. With the arrival of Spring, many people choose to spend that time walking or hiking outdoors. Paramus Health Officer John Hopper reminds them to be aware of the risk for Lyme disease when walking through grass or past bushes. Lyme Disease is caused by the bite of a tiny deer tick, which feeds on animals and people. Most cases are found in northeastern states during the spring months, when the tick is active. Lyme Disease may not be detected until symptoms begin, which may be days to weeks after the bite has occurred.
LONDON - The man called the First American actually spent much of his life far from the shores of North America.
So closely connected with Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin also played out his life for 16 years in the coffeehouses and parlors of London at the critical time when ties between Britain and its American Colonies were unraveling toward revolution.
"I don't think Americans realize how long Franklin spent in London," said historian Gordon S. Wood, a professor at Brown University and author of "The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin." "Except for a brief visit back to America, he was there from the time he was 51 to 69 - major years in his life."
Today, Sunday, was the grand re-opening of the Joseph Cipolla Senior Center on Farview Avenue. Many seniors came out for this gala event as well as officials from Paramus, Bergen County and New Jersey State. In addition to these officials, there were many Paramus help departments on hand to guide and inform the participants. Mayor Tedesco introduced everyone and had to admit to a â€˜Senior Momentâ€™
â€œAh, Wilderness,â€ a play by Eugene Oâ€™Neill, will be performed at the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ, Fridays and Saturdays, April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The matinees will be on Sundays, April 23 and 30 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors (65+). To purchase tickets visit the Office of Community and Cultural Affairs, Room A-315 at the College or call 201-447-7428.
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.