By Lana Christian
How can you beat the economic blight on your vacation plans?
Think one-tank trips.
One-tank trips are places you can visit on a single tank of gas.
One-tank trips can take you through your area or state, giving you a new appreciation for state parks, scenic drives, artist colonies, local history and culture.
Continue reading TRAVEL Beat the Gas Pump Blues with a 1-Tank Trip
(ARA) – Every homeowner knows that the kitchen is the perfect place to please the palate. But it can also be the perfect place to add character with the color palette. When remodeling the hub of your home, choosing the right colors is an important part of the decision making process. But how do you choose colors that are compatible with your space and your taste?
Connie Edwards, CKD, CBD and director of design for American Woodmark, offers some helpful tips for guiding your color choices to banish kitchen boredom.
Cabinetry Color vs. Wall Color Continue reading Kitchen Color Trends & Tips for 2008
HELP UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN, THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The Jersey City Police Department, East District, is preparing for their 13th Annual Children’s Christmas Party. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2007, at P.S. 4 located on Bright and Grand Streets, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Unwrapped children’s toys and donations will be accepted until December 14, 2007. Please drop off gifts at the East District, 207 7th Street, or pick-up arrangements can be made through Officer Dina Reilly at 201-547-5470, Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:00, after hours please contact Officer Frank Molina at 201-481-7673. Donations can be made by check to “East District Toy Drive.”
Thanks to the generosity of the community, last year’s event was a tremendous success. Last year “Santa” and his police officers distributed several hundred gifts to under-privileged children residing within the East District.
Your contribution is an investment in the future of our children and our community is greatly appreciative of your generosity.
If you would like to assist in any manner or if you have any questions contact the Community Relations Liaison, Officer Dina Reilly or Secondary Employment Coordinators: Officer Frank Molina and Officer Bill Loughlin at 201-547-5470.
COUNT DOWN TO THE 2011 HOLIDAY SEASON
(ARA) “Tis the season for making merry. Whether you are celebrating a traditional family holiday at home or entertaining some friends for a festive cocktail party, use decorations to transform your home into a winter wonderland this holiday season.
Here are some quick and simple holiday decorating tips from the experts at ProFlowers:
Classic Country Christmas
Your family tends to make all of your holiday decorations from scratch, and everyone pitches in while stringing the popcorn to go around your oversized Christmas tree. This year, take your homemade decorating a step further and transform your home into a festive country cottage. Hang pinecone garland, bought or homemade, along your staircase to bring the outdoors inside. For an added country touch, add plaid red and white ribbons to your garland. Hanging greenery on your mantel is always a classic touch, and this year you can take it a step further by sprinkling fake snow on the greenery to give your home a cozy feeling.
Continue reading DECOR -What’s Your Holiday Decorating Style?
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The Permanent Collection is comprised of more than 20,000 objects of regionally significant art and historical objects, and important 20th century acquisitions. The Collection includes over 300 paintings and works on paper by local illustrator and landscape painter August Will (1834-1910), as well as drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, maps, textiles, decorative arts and industrial objects. The museum’s commitment to showing the work of both emerging and established artists has helped build their reputation as a force for contemporary art in New Jersey.
Henry Miller is regarded as one of the most important American Writers in twentieth Century literature, his only true peer being Ernest Hemingway. Little know to most, however was Miller’s life-long passion for watercolor painting,
He began painting even before he began writing and painted an estimated 1200 watercolors over a period of six decades.
If you love art then you have to visit this website set up by his daughter Valerie.
Among its many items you will find a biography, gallery and tribute by his daughter to her father. There are also original prints that can be purchased off the website.
Continue reading November -ART VIEWS -VIRTUAL MUSEUMS
A Short Trip to Luxury & Fun in the Heart of the Pocono Mountains
The reinvention of the Poconos as a gambling destination gets its official start with the opening of the Mount Airy Casino Resort, a $412 million destination resort which is the first stand alone casino to open in Pennsylvania. The casino offers 2,523 slot machines, video poker, and blackjack with virtual dealers and roulette games.
The casino features a mix of reel-spinning machines and the newest themed video slots, as well as progressive jackpots. Patrons will also be able to play the latest video poker, blackjack with virtual dealers, and roulette games. Slot denominations will range from penny machines to $25 machines.
Continue reading TRAVEL-NEW MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT
…music history being made here
By Tom Dwyer
Rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop, country and everything in between has been recorded at Hoboken’s famed music recording studio (Water Music Recorders) over the past twenty-seven years. Music legends and international stars like Dave Mathews, the Allman Brothers, Joey Ramone, Spyro Gyra, U2, Sarah McLachlan and even Nancy Sinatra have recorded at this residential music studio.
The creator behind this worldwide-known recording studio is Rob Grenoble, a musician in his own right who back in the late 1970’s and 1980’s played with a group called Cries. He was signed as a recording artist with RCA Records in 1989. But it was in 1980 when he created Water Music studio solely for his band to record that things really got interesting. No sooner did the recording studio get up and running, that Steve Fallon, the owner and visionary behind Maxwell’s–the famed rock club in Hoboken—asked Rob to record a solo album for songwriter Chris Stamey (who still records at Water Music). The original studio was located at 201 Grand Street and before long, a line of extraordinary musicians like Yo La Tengo, Freedy Johnston, the Feelies, Chris Stamey, Marshall Crenshaw and dozens of other bands made Water Music their home.
Continue reading November Cover Story-Hoboken’s Water Music Recorders
Liberty State Park Area Benefits from Developers Vision
By Evelyn Bonilla
Jersey City is located on the west bank of the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan in New York City. According to the United States 2000 Census it is New Jersey’s second largest city behind Newark. Throughout the years Jersey City, N.J. has seen its share of ups and downs in the real estate market. While some areas have thrived, other areas still remain underdeveloped after years of commercial and industrial inactivity.
Continue reading Real Estate Developer Initiates Development in Jersey City
New Jersey Gold Coast Real Estate LLC.
The Future Gateway of Real Estate
by Evelyn Bonilla
The region from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge is known as the “Gold Coast” of New Jersey. For many this region provides a chance to see the sights, but for Scott Selleck this region is a special place, a place where many individuals and families can begin a “new life”. A new life in a new home. A graduate of Ryder University in Lawrenceville, NJ, Selleck majored in Finance. He moved down to Florida and for several years worked for Barnett Bank. He left Barnett Bank and joined the real estate property management firm of Gerber & Somma. After working there for a year Selleck moved back to New Jersey where his experience and passion for the real estate business would once again lead him into another real estate management firm where he worked for several years. His drive and determination was strong and he set out and acquired his own broker’s license. Selleck decided that it was time to branch out on his own, so in the fall of 2001 he formed his own real estate property management firm and titled it, New Jersey Gold Coast Real Estate LLC. Continue reading Real Estate Profiles- BROKERS, AGENTS, DEVELOPERS CHANGING THE FACE OF HUDSON COUNTY