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WORLD OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP HELD-See results

WORLD OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

  

Master Kenny Brown, Hanshi 9th Dan Ralph D. Passero, President Don Nagle’s  AOKA, and Black Belt Denzel Arlington, 2012 Don Nagle World Open Free Style  Fighting Grand champion of the Don Nagle World Open Karate Championship, held at  Marist High School, Bayonne NJ. and Master Sensei, and owner of Kedar’s Martial  Arts School,  Tyrone Arlington,      Denzel victoriously defended his 2011 title against Master Kenny Brown,representing Grandmaster Isaac Henry’s BKG Shool, an excellent fighter challenging every movement of Denzel, and was out pointed by one point after a  nine minute match, that was the high light of the days events. Master Kenny Brown, had defeated all the 1st place,  winners of the day before he earned the right to challenge the defending Grandchampion.

Don Nagle’s 2011American Okinawan Karate Assn, Inc, World Open Karate Championship, Bayonne New Jersey. This event is hosted by 9th Dan Dennis Hoare, Senior instructor of Don Nagle’s Karate in JC, and Shihan Rick Norris 8th Dan, also representing Don Nagle, and is the senior student of Shihan Dale Jenkins. This tournament is under the direction of Hanshi Ralph D. Passero 9th Dan, and President of Don Nagle’s AOKAINC. Continue reading WORLD OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP HELD-See results

Noted Artist Judy Taylor to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Artist Talk Series

Appearance scheduled for Thursday evening, November 10th will be the artist’s only speaking engagement in the New York-New Jersey area this fall

                                                                                  

October 14, 2011, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College Foundation will host another segment in its Artist Talk Series on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. That evening, portrait and classical figurative artist Judy Taylor will talk about the 36-foot murals she painted portraying the labor history of Maine. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. Continue reading Noted Artist Judy Taylor to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Artist Talk Series

News from Hudson County Community College

HCCC Announces Alumni Celebration Scheduled for November 7

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. / October 18, 2011 — Hudson County Community College Vice President for Development Joseph D. Sansone announced that the College has scheduled the Fourth Annual Hudson County Community College 2011 Alumni Celebration for 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening, November 7. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street — just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City. The $50 donation includes cocktails and dinner.

            Additional information and tickets for the event may be obtained by phoning (201) 360-4006 or emailing jsansone@hccc.edu. Continue reading News from Hudson County Community College

Golden Door International Film Festival-And the Winners are…


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All photos by Steveamack.com                                   

By River View Observer Staff

On Sunday evening October 16th at the grand finale of the four day Golden Door International Film Festival held at the Loew’s Theater and other venues within Jersey City from October 13th to October 16th, 2011 the winners were announced at the Loew’s theater for the people and films nominated for this first ever Jersey City  film festival.

In attendance was actor Paul Sorvino, uncle to Bill Sorvino Executive Director of the GDIFF,  also in the audience, Jersey City resident and Film Director Leon Gast; Oscar winner for “When We Were Kings,” the 1997 Academy Award–  nominated documentary about Muhammad Ali,  both Sorvino and Gast were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the GDIFF  at Sunday nights finale gala.

Talented actor and painter Federico Castelluccio attended (Acting credits include:The Sopranos, Made, and other films) Castelluccio  won for Best Director and Male Actor of a Short for “Lilly of the Feast”.

Earlier in the day the film “Proud” was shown the true story about the men of the USS Mason which focused on the meritorious service of the USS Mason (DE-529) of World War II, the first US Navy ship with a predominantly African American crew, and how three of the men were finally honored in January 1994 for their meritorious service.                             See more photos and winners Continue reading Golden Door International Film Festival-And the Winners are…

Largest Margarita Ever Made for Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas


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during the grand opening celebration for the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino set the Guinness World Records title for largest gallon beverage with an 8,500-gallon, two-story Margarita named "Lucky Rita."

On October 14th, Margaritaville Las Vegas Reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Margarita Ever Made in Celebration of the Margaritaville Casino Opening at Flamingo

 photo by  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Now On Sale, Lucky Rita is A Concoction With A Cause

LAS VEGAS (OCTOBER 14, 2011) – On Oct. 14th at 5 O’clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Jimmy Buffet and Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at the event

 Halfway through the ceremony celebrating the new World Record, Jimmy Buffett surprised fans by coming out and raising a glass of Lucky Rita with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team along with Flamingo’s Rick Mazer and Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza in front of more than 1,000 Parrotheads and onlookers.

 “Much appreciation for these great wounded warriors, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Gentleman, thank you for coming out. We’re going to have a good time this weekend. Let the FIN begin,” said Buffett.

Continue reading Largest Margarita Ever Made for Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas

Opening Night Photos of The Golden Door Film Festival Oct. 13th, 2011

 

Bill Sorvino, Paul Sorvino and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy

The Golden Door International Film Festival Opening Night at the Loew’s Theater in Jersey City.

See who was there…

Bill Sorvino and his uncle actor Paul Sorvino

 

Real Estate Developer Joe Pantepinto and friends
Paul Sorvino and "Night Club" Director Sam Borowski
Paul Sorvino, Joe Calamito and Director of "Group Harmony" documentary Abe Santiago
Diane Brennan and her Director husband Keith Rennar

 

 

Paul Sorvino and friends at the Golden Door International Film Festival Opening

 

Hudson County Community College to Host College-Wide Open House

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July 18, 2011, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College invites prospective students to become better acquainted with the College at its Open House on Thursday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Open House will be held at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station.  In addition to information about HCCC’s course offerings and degree and certificate programs, members of the College staff will be available to acquaint attendees with the financial aid and student support services HCCC provides.

Hudson County Community College offers courses during sunrise (early morning), day and evening hours, online and on weekends. Fall classes will begin on Wednesday, August 31.

More information about the College, the Open Houses, and the registration process may be found online at www.hccc.edu/mystart. To RSVP for the Open House, please email Enrollment Services at admissions@hccc.edu.

Sinatra Fans- Something for you!!!

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The films are being shown at the “Museum Of The Moving Image” in Astoria, Queens.
Screening Schedule

Presented in collaboration with The Paley Center for Media

Photo: David Sutton/Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Photo: David Sutton/Frank Sinatra Enterprises

The Films of Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was one of the biggest show business stars of the 20th century. In addition to his phenomenal success and influence as a recording artist, he was also a prolific star in movies and television. In August and September, Museum of the Moving Image and the Paley Center for Media will join forces to celebrate Sinatra’s legacy as a performer on the big screen and on television. From the 1940s to the 1980s, he made more than 60 films. After his early success for MGM in a number of lightweight musicals, he lobbied for the substantial dramatic role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity, and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He then showed his range in a surprising variety of roles—in comedies, melodramas, gangster films, action movies—revealing surprising depth and ambition as an actor. In September, The Paley Center for Media will present a number of television specials, focusing on Sinatra’s collaboration with the Count Basie Band. For more information, visit paleycenter.org.
August 12–September 4 
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Saint Peter’s College Launches Largest Capital Campaign in the College’s History

Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter’s College to Raise $62 Million to Benefit Fundamental Elements Including Academics, Jesuit Mission, Athletics, Endowment and the
Construction of the College’s First Ever Student Center

Jersey City, N.J. – May 7, 2011 – Saint Peter’s College has officially launched the public phase of the most transformational capital campaign the College has ever seen, Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter’s College. With a minimum goal of $62 million, the construction of the College’s first ever student center stands at the heart of this comprehensive Campaign. In addition, the Campaign will help to grow the College’s endowment and The Saint Peter Fund, formerly known as the annual fund, as well as invest in Saint Peter’s Jesuit mission and identity, academics and athletics. Continue reading Saint Peter’s College Launches Largest Capital Campaign in the College’s History