November -ART VIEWS -VIRTUAL MUSEUMS

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Try one of these sites and enter the world of art

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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.

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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.

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TRAVEL-NEW MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

A Short Trip to Luxury & Fun in the Heart of the Pocono Mountains

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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
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. 

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November Cover Story-Hoboken’s Water Music Recorders

grobbles-cover-nov.jpg…music history being made here

By Tom Dwyer

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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.

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Real Estate Developer Initiates Development in Jersey City

   Liberty State Park Area Benefits from Developers Vision

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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.

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Real Estate Profiles- BROKERS, AGENTS, DEVELOPERS CHANGING THE FACE OF HUDSON COUNTY

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

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WHAT YOU ARE READING- First Week of October,2007

TOP 5 FICTION AND NON-FICTION BOOKS

FICTION
A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
(Riverhead: $25.95)
Two Afghan women struggle to survive jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny. 

You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson

and Howard Roughan
(Little, Brown: $27.99)
A nanny falls in love with the father of her charges; trouble follows.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
 (Riverhead: $24.95)
A sci-fi-loving nerd and his immigrant family are haunted by the past.

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27)
The saga of an undercover CIA agent, beginning with the Tet offensive in Vietnam.

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
(Viking: $25.95)
The latest from Lake Wobegon details the funeral preparations for Evelyn Peterson, recently deceased.


NON-FICTION
Giving by Bill Clinton(Knopf: $24.95)The former president and now foundation head describes how giving our money and time can change the world


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Embankment Preservation Coalition Hosts Membership Drive & Celebration

Saturday, October 13 Resurrection School Gym (Holy Rosary complex)189 Brunswick St (at Sixth St) Noon to 4 pm.

Children’s Activities Tour of Gardens along Embankment/Displays/Music/Refreshments, see park designs and give your ideas.

An August ruling by the STB gave city, county, and state governments a second chance to acquire the Embankment on reasonable terms. The Embankment Preservation Coalition views this win as an inspiring example of citizen collaboration.

The Embankment Coalition would like those who have helped or are interested in helping to come and  celebrate!.

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 Honoring The Many Who Have Helped

Between 1 and 2 pm individuals will be honored who contributed to the STB Petition, including: Governor Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, NJ State Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., NJ State Assemblyman Louis M. Manzo, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Council President Mariano Vega Jr. and Members of the Municipal Council, and the neighborhood associations and individual citizens who sent statements and letters of support to the STB.

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Luxurious Decorating Trends Your Neighbors Will Envy

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DECOR for October

(ARA) – With the housing market in flux, more and more people are looking at the potential beauty of their current home. Changes can be as simple as redecorating and updating your home’s style. Some of the season’s most popular trends are producing surprisingly luxurious results that are much easier to implement than you might think.

“You no longer need to move or even do a heavy remodel to breathe fresh life into your home’s décor,” comments Ken Locicero, a Divisional Merchandise Manager for ShopNBC. “Subtle changes such as adding a touch of color or focal piece of furniture can really give your home some personality.”

 

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Jersey City Artist Richard La Rovere

Jersey City Artist Richard La Rovere
   la-la-small-small.jpg  Educated at New Jersey City University, Richard La Rovere holds a B.F.A. in commercial art. He is a professional freelance artist whose clients include real estate agencies, various corporations, stores, restaurants and private citizens as well. His client list includes Brown Harris Stevens and Stribling Associates. Archway Press, New York: Terrace Realty located in Queens, New York and Manhattan Buildings in Hoboken, NJ, along with Swenson Real Estate and Del Forno Real Estate in Jersey City, NJ. Other clients include The African – American Historical Society Museum in Jersey City, NJ. The Newark Landmark Commission of Newark, including other private parties has collected La Rovere’s art.

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