New Jersey Restaurant Owners bring to
Two Unique Styled Restaurants
By Evelyn Bonilla
When forming a restaurant, many restaurant owners take into consideration the type of restaurant they would like to introduce to the public. The food, location and setting are important entities when formulating its beginning.
David O’Brien and his sister Anne Marie took careful consideration when selecting perfect locations for their restaurants. Not only have they selected perfect environments for their restaurants, they have also preserved and added to the history of Jersey City. Their restaurants are unique in style and also bring to the forefront an incredible environment, delicious cuisine and an ambiance like no other.
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During the course of a party or event the artist creates a picture as the perfect gift to the hosts and a different kind of entertainment for the guests. Original art, from an original idea.
Martin Ashley Hardy is a known landscape and figurative painter who has forged many styles, one of which has evolved into vibrant impressions of upscale corporate and society parties. Using acrylics, Hardy can rapidly capture the people and ambiance of any occasion.
Hardy, who is of English and Canadian origin, has maintained the tradition of plein air painting and is often found working outside all year round. He is well known for his colorful depictions of Union Square and in 2003, Toastie’s Deli commissioned a ceiling rotunda of the “Four Seasons of Union Square.”
Hardy has also gained a reputation in the beauty industry for his flattering pastel portraits of customers at the point of purchase for all the major lines of cosmetics including Chanel, Givenchy, and Lancome.
Continue reading August Art View-THE PARTY PAINTER
Dining With the Stars
Pair cinematic classics with Italian Food and Wine
for a night to remember
Want to create a memorable evening? Bring the glitz and glamour of the silver screen into your own home by hosting an elegant, Italian-themed dinner-and-a-movie party, complete with great food, fine wines and a stirring film.
Start with a favorite classic Italian film and use that as a springboard for the rest of your night. Add in thoughtfully chosen food, wine and décor for the full red-carpet treatment.
The recipes featured here are simple, but sophisticated. Grilled Polenta With Triple Mushroom Sauce features crisp, seared polenta wedges with a zesty tomato-mushroom topping. (And, best of all, it can be made ahead and finished on the grill at the last minute for an easy appetizer or side dish.) Tuscan Chicken With Garlic and Capers takes thinly-pounded chicken breasts, tosses them lightly in flour and seasonings and lightly sautés them. A savory sauce of white wine, garlic, capers, anchovies and a premium prepared pasta sauce, such as Classico, comes together quickly on the stovetop.
Want to guarantee an award-winning performance at your motion picture soiree?
Follow these simple planning tips:
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…Friendly Homes Needed
By Tom Dwyer
It’s a dog’s life…and a cat’s life too for that matter …here in Hudson County. Over the last decade, a whole new industry dedicated to pet comfort has sprung up: a boutique industry of dog and cat spas, professional dog walkers, holistic veterinarians, and even a special Mass in Hoboken that bestows yearly blessings on pets. But for every lucky pet that has a home, there are still those unfortunate creatures living on the street or in a shelter. Thankfully many Hudson County shelters and animal lovers are working hard to make sure every home finds the pet that’s right for them. It’s not just good for the animals; after all, it’s a medical fact that having a pet is good for one’s body and spirit.
Tragedy Not To Be Repeated
On June 20th a grisly discovery was made when 15 animal carcasses were found in an unplugged freezer in the recently closed Hudson County SPCA located on Johnson Street in Jersey City. This horror not only took the lives of innocent animals, it also cast a shadow on other well-run organizations that care for animals in Hudson County, including two of the most respected, the Hudson County Animal League www.hcalnj.org and the Liberty Animal Shelter www.libertyanimalshelterpetfinder.org both located in Jersey City. Aurora Piacenpino, the manager of the Liberty Animal Shelter, admits that the incident at the SPCA shelter initially damaged the reputation of other shelters. “A lot of the public is unclear exactly which shelter the incident happened in. And when a story like this comes to light it makes our job harder. But in respect to this SPCA incident we have had an overwhelming positive response from the public with donations and adopting pets—a huge response.”
Continue reading July Cover Story-Hudson County Cats and Dogs
Aries ^-Recent changes have neutralized some of your former power. So accustomed to royal treatment, a reality check is badly needed. The innate majesty of the Ram is still intact but your position has changed. In the past those who have listened to your every word now turn a deaf ear. A new set of recruits for you to inspire will be shortly on the way. Exciting challenges to conquer put you again on the path to growth and prosperity.
Taurus Issues of devotion and honor in partnerships are highlighted by intense 7th house energies. Events are a part of a larger pattern so be aware of potential problems. Like gazing at the vastness of the ocean and noticing the humble beginnings of a tsunami, something is brewing. Use the patient side of your persona to transverse these emotional waves. Stay safe on dry land and under protective cover until beneficial aspects arrive in August.
Gemini ` The 8th house Moon and Mercury show much correspondence between you and authorities of tax and insurance. A threatening notice may have arrived. You are frazzled but luckily this notice is not based on reality. Your returns have been filed diligently. If given attention, this matter will dissolve into an unpleasant memory that will soon be forgotten. Focus on a positive outcome and it will be yours.
Cancer a Your solar return and birthday are of great importance. They are an indication of trends developing in the next year. Where should you direct your energy? The astral advice suggests towards education. There is always more to learn and experience. Mystical, spiritual, or subjects more mundane, you desire a challenge. Registration is now open in the College of the Universe. A degree ensures happiness and tranquility. Go for it. Continue reading July- Stargazine 2008
Summer Exhibits at Museums
Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City 201-413 0303
Now– August 24, 2008
In this exhibition, internationally renowned fiber artist Xenobia Bailey collaborates with several artists and designers to transform the museum’s Project Gallery into an intimate and enchanting environment which the artist calls an “urban tea ceremony with a twist”.
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MORTON WILLIAMS QUALITY PRODUCE AND SERVICE NOW AT NEWPORT’S DOORSTEPS
Morton Williams is now open and the bustling around the store entrance on River Drive is a sign that both residents and visitors are enjoying the convenience of a full service supermarket just steps from their building.
In addition to the usual supermaket stock, busy cutomers returning from work flocked to the prepared foods section for deliciously prepared items for dinner.
“This is convenient ” said Chris Hurley a resident of the Shore South building. I can pick up everything I need for our family amd make last minute decisions about dinner.”
Continue reading July -Views and News
FIRST ANNUAL GREEN RIVER AWARDS
CAPTION: Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, Councilwoman Viola Richardson, and Councilman Peter Brennan pose with this year’s recipients of the Jersey City Green Building Awards. The awards, presented by the City and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency recognize projects that have been built with “green” standards and that are sustainable. This year’s honorees were the Jersey City Housing Authority for Pacific Court Townhouses and Woodward Terrace, the Franklin Group for the Harriet Tubman Homes, Genesis Partners for the Webb Apartments, and Goldman Sachs for 30 Hudson Street.
Bayonne First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest July 19th
Bayonne’s first Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest;” will be held on July 19th at 12 noon in front of Bayonne’s most famous hot dog business Petridis Hot Dogs, located at Broadway and 25th Street.
Pictured above holding hot dogs for the July 19 Hot Dog Eating Contest; Mary Divock, executive director of the Bayonne Town Center, Interim Bayonne Mayor Terrence Molloy, and Bishop John Robinson, pastor of Evangelical Gospel Tabernacle, all three will be judges for the event.
Also in the picture (far left) Petridis manager Melanie Kapnisis, Owner Jack Musarra (in back) and Bayonne Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo who first introduced the idea for the contest.
The event is being sponsored by the BayonneTown Center and the City of
Registration for the event was held from Thursday July 3 to Wednesday July 9th.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants who eat the most hot dogs.
Everyone is welcome to come watch the event.
Jack Mussara the owner of Petridis Hot dogs along with his wife Carol who is a third generation Petridis; have been selling hot dogs at the 25th and Broadway location for 20 years.
Musarra said “The business was first started by Carol’s grandfather using a cart in 1923; then his son George; Carol’s father, continued running the business from a store across the street.”
The Rain date for the event will be July 20th.
By Holly Medallion
Who’s in talks to star in DreamWorks/Universal’s adaptation of the graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, “Cowboys & Aliens -Ironman’s Robert Downey, Jr. the story centers on an Old West shoot’em up between the Apache and Western settlers. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine will produce alongside Platinum Studios’ Scott Mitchell Rosenberg…
Roman Polanski’s (Now lives in Paris, will never come back here) political thriller “The Ghost. ” an adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel of the same name, about a ghostwriter who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister Just added to the cast: Tilda Swinton who will join Nicolas Cage and Pierce Brosnan.
Tammy Blanchard (one talented and beautiful actress )just finished filming in Louisiana with Brittany Murphy; “Deadline”a thriller about a screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown. Continue reading July -HOLLYWORLD -Inside the biz of Showbiz