PIAZZOLLA RISTORANTE

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By Monica Prestia

The new 60 seat restaurant, designed by world-renowned architect/designer R. Alexander German will celebrate its theme with a Roman Stone Hearth Oven.  The name, Piazzolla gives homage to the stylish and classic Argentine Tango musician.  The Bayonne Waterfront restaurant, in Southcove Commons Shopping Center, serves up Modern Classic, Italian Cuisine with timeless Roman style and Argentine flair.
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HUDSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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By Tom Dwyer

These days, running a business is not easy.  The volatile stock market is creating heartburn for many and shoppers are holding on to their money. One thing that business people in Hudson County are doing to get a leg up, is networking with other business people at events promoted by the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce. It’s a smart way to find out what’s working and not working for other businesses and a great way to pitch one’s own company.  The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, located at 660 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, has been a center of networking for businesses since 1888 when it started as the Jersey City Chamber of Commerce.  With close to four hundred members, the organization provides support for Hudson County businesses.
Joanne Vandorn, the president of HCCC has been with the organization since 1992 and the president of the organization for the past five years.  Before joining the chamber, she was the assistant executive director for the Jersey City Economic Development Association.  “We’re here to help companies in Hudson County who are interested in growing. We are an advocacy group that helps with certain legislative concerns that companies might have, and, are a countywide resource when it comes to running a business,” Vandorn said. Continue reading HUDSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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TRAVEL Beat the Gas Pump Blues with a 1-Tank Trip

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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.

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Kitchen Color Trends & Tips for 2008

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(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.

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The Jersey City Police Department, East District,13th Annual Children’s Christmas Party.

HELP UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN, THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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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.

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DECOR -What’s Your Holiday Decorating Style?


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 COUNT DOWN TO THE 2011 HOLIDAY SEASON

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(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.
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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

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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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