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Man Without A Kitchen -Our Guide to Excellent Dining in Hudson County

herb-fluke-photo1man-without-kit-logo1By Herb Fluke


 Here is a restaurant  list I will be updating every month by adding new restaurants in our  River View Observer Print publication and here at

Try one of these fine restuarants for a delicious night out.- Enjoy Herb 

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Art Views -A Look at Artist Duda Penteado

Call Him “The People’s Artist”art-views-page-4-aug-rvo-09
World Renown Jersey City Artist gives Back to the Community
The River View Observer first met artist Duda Penteado 10 years ago when he was involved with opening the now established Hope Center Arts Academy of Jersey City.
What was evident while interviewing him back then was his unwavering commitment to that project, and how he felt it would benefit the community.
Throughout his career this talented, and gifted artist has never lost sight of that belief; that art, benefits the community.
    For over a decade Duda Penteado has done extensive community
work utilizing the arts, both in the New York Metro Area, and abroad, and that is why there are many who feel Penteado should be called “The People’s Artist”.

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Could Your Recipe Earn You $25,000?

 recipe-contest-photo(Family Features) If your family thinks you have a winning recipe, they could be right. Enter an original recipe into the French’s Foods Live National Cook-Off and you could win $25,000.

How It Works
Submit an original, easy-to-make recipe that makes your family’s mouth water. Entering is easy, and you can encourage friends and family to vote for your recipe submission online.

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Good Times in Bad Times-July 09

When the Yellow Brick Road Hits a Speed-bump,these seven Hudsonities follow their hearts

By Sally Deering

Most folks weren’t around to witness The Great Depression of 1929 cover-photo-2-monya-mccarty-nurse2when the stock market crashed and people lost their savings, their jobs and sometimes their lives. But many of us do remember the Dotcom crash of 1987 that caused the stock market to nosedive and Internet entrepreneurs to lose their cybershirts. Well, here we are again, folks, rafting through the troubled waters of another photo-6-laura-schaffnit-of-another-mans-treasures-vintage-shop3recession in a yellow rubber dingy without a paddle.
Uncle Sam is up to his red, white and blues in I.O.U.’s. We owe a trillion and change to to China and according to, every household in America has more than $8 grand in credit card debt with no end in sight. But Americans are a rugged bunch. When all we have are lemons in the fridge, we thumb our nose at the bad times and toast to better days with a swig of lemonade. 
It’s the American Way and it’s the Hudson way, too.

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The Honorable Jerramiah T Healy (left), Mayor of Jersey City, presents a Proclamation to Peter Kelly, President and CEO of Christ Hospital


The Honorable Jerramiah T Healy (left), Mayor of Jersey City, presents a Proclamation to Peter Kelly, President and CEO of Christ Hospital, recognizing, acknowledging and thanking Christ Hospital and its School of Nursing for the outreach program, “Know Your Numbers.” On May 29, 2009, students from the hospital’s nursing school conducted blood pressure and glucose screenings throughout Jersey City to educate the community on hypertension and diabetes. Nearly 300 residents were screened in four sites which included City Hall, the Brennan Courthouse, the Newport Mall, and the Shop-Rite on Marin Boulevard.

Pine Hill Lodge, Mount Pocono Pennsylvania – A FUN PLACE

River View Observer Best Pick – “Poconos”  Close to Home” Vacation

pine-hill-lodge1Pine Hill Lodge is a fun place for Private Groups, Couples and Families where you can rent your own Lodge in the Pocono’s

Located at Pine Hill Road in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania  (570)-839-8060 or

(570)- 839-9579 for rates and information

Pine Hill Lodge, a member of the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau is a large year ‘ round, completely furnished 3-story country inn located in the heart of the Pocono Resort Area with 11 Bedrooms- 7 Bedrooms on 2nd floor, 4 Bedrooms on 3rd Floor, 3 1/2 baths, Large Living Room, with cozy stone Fireplace , and Color TV, 2 Dining Rooms, Kitchenette and large, fully -equipped Kitchen Situated on 2 1/2 acres of lovely, parklike country setting- 1 acre of woods and 1 acre of lawn. Continue reading Pine Hill Lodge, Mount Pocono Pennsylvania – A FUN PLACE

Blessing of the Bikes in Bayonne -4th Annual Event

blessing-of-the-bikesOn Sunday April 19th, hundreds of Bikers arrived at Bayonne’s 9/11 Monument at the Penisula, located at Bayonne Harbor at the former Military Ocean Terminal. 

The event was the 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikes. Ecumenical Service, Interdenominational.

The BLESSING OF THE BIKES provides an opportunity for all motorcycle riders to have their bikes blessed for a safe riding season, while at the same time providing an opportunity for camaraderie and friendship and promoting a positive image of motorcyling to the community at large. The event also helps raise donations for the local Bayonne Elks. The Bayonne ELks Lodge 434 MC hosted the event.

 The event ran from 1 olock til 5 oclock . A priest from the area was there blessing the bikes of the many participants. Food & Beverage, a bike show, vendors, and Live Music by Mudbelly Blue Band all came with the $20.00 participation fee.

As one participant told our reporter ” This goes on all over the country but our event here in Bayonne gets larger every year, we welcome more bikers from the metropolitain area next year.”

If you wish to find out more about this event please contact  the Bayonne Elks Lodge 434 MC, Bayonne, NJ

Movies for June

Opening June 8, 2007

oceans13What would Sinatra, Sammy and Dean think about the Ocean series? In this next installment Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his ever expanding band of merry men plot their latest heist. Also starring, of course, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle and Carl Reiner. But joining the cast are Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin, one of whom will play Danny’s love interest.

Cast George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin plus others.

Opens June 22, 2007

A Mighty HeartOff the front pages this story is Based on the horrific true story of Danny Pearl (Dan Futterman), the Wall Street Journal reporter who was abducted by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan. When his wife Marianne (Angelina Jolie) hears the dire news, she rushes overseas to find Danny before he is executed. Alas, she never did …
Cast Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Will Patton, Sajid Hasan plus others

Opening June 29, 2007

SickoHe’s back and once again controversial filmmaker Michael Moore aims his camera and this time he looks at the diseased American health care industry for his latest documentary.