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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 CreditCard.com, 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

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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, 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.

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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

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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

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Movies for June

OCEAN’S THIRTEEN
Opening June 8, 2007
Comedy

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.

A MIGHTY HEART
Opens June 22, 2007
Drama

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

SICKO
Opening June 29, 2007
Documentary

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.

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Looking for Fun & Quirky Events:Visit the Florida Keys

(NewsUSA) – Visitors to the Florida Keys always find something unique and exciting to do, especially in the summer. The choices range from watching championship offshore powerboat races to enjoying culinary, musical, historical and cultural celebrations.

And for those in search of quirky, off-the-wall fun, the Keys certainly don’t disappoint. Key West even hosts an annual event celebrating chickens. Yes, chickens!

Fun-seekers should visit the Keys for these and other not-to-be-missed events.

* ChickenFest Key West: This celebration, which occurs each June, honors the vivacious, squawking Key West chicken with a variety of lighthearted events culminating in the “Poultry in Motion” parade.

* Underwater Music Festival: This unique annual concert in July is broadcast underwater for divers and snorkelers. It is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Hemingway Days* Hemingway Days: Fans of Ernest Hemingway’s literature and lifestyle commemorate the author’s July birthday each year in Key West, the island where the author lived and wrote throughout the 1930s. Events include a “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, the catch-and-release Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and an offbeat “Running of the Bulls.”
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Book Helps Navigate the World of Wine- Wine for Dummies

(NewsUSA) – Serious wine connoisseurs can make wine seem intimidating, but Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, the authors of “Wine For Dummies” (Wiley, $21.99), say wine can be appreciated by everyone.

The fourth edition of the guide, which is part of the popular “For Dummies” series, provides updates on wineries both new and old and where they stand in quality today. The book also contains up-to-date pricing information on the authors’ favorite wines.

“Wine For Dummies” helps readers conquer the numerous grape varieties and wine regions of the world and shows them how to select the best wines for the best price. The book also exposes 10 “wine myths” (for example, just because a wine is expensive or old doesn’t mean that it is good) and shares the secrets to understanding lists and labels; wine tasting and storing; and pairing wine with food.

“Wine For Dummies” is available in bookstores nationwide and through www.dummies.com.

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Porto Leggero Restaurant in Jersey City

A Wonderful Addition to the Jersey City Waterfront

Beyond the glass facade of Porto Leggero, the bright newcomer to the waterfront-dining scene in Jersey City, there are two restaurants.

One has the undercurrent of an electric charge that moves through the restaurant when the power lunch crowd fills the place with finance types on weekdays. The other is the relaxed hum of families and friends enjoying an evening out in the neighborhood.

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