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Your Charming Child:Cool Charm School – Donna Bostany and Lisa Butowsky Teach Kids about Manners and Social Interactions

 Your Charming Child Workshops begin  this  August in Hoboken

By Sally Deering

Donna and her sister
Sisters Lisa Butowsky and Donna Bostany teach etiquette to children, from good talble manners to fighting off bullies.

Teaching children how to behave in social situations runs the gamut from handling a salad fork to a nasty bully.  And that’s just what Donna Bostany of Union City is prepared to do as she launches her new business, Your Charming Child, an etiquette training program for children 4 through 12 that her sister Lisa Butowsky started a year ago in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Bostany and Butowsky are Certified Etiquette Consultants trained at the International School of Protocol in Hunt Valley, Maryland, who teach manners and social skills to kids so they can become good citizens of the world. The sisters started teaching the classes to children in the Bucks County area and are now branching out to towns in Hudson.  On Mon, Tues, and Wed, August 5, 6, and 7, at the Hoboken Man salon, Bostany will teach her first series of etiquette classes to local recruits.

“Good manners help you make good decisions when dealing with other people which leads to respect for others as well as self-respect,” Bostany says. “By having good social skills, one does not need to engage in risky behaviors, but finds that popularity comes from being a good listener, a good friend and someone who makes other people feel at ease.”

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Calling all Foodies! Hudson Restaurant Week and A Taste of Hoboken invite Foodies to Feast

 By Sally Deering

GP's Restaurant located in downtown Jersey City. One of the 35 restaurants participating in this year's Hudson Restaurant Week.
GP’s Restaurant located in downtown Jersey City. One of the 35 restaurants participating in this years Hudson Restaurant Week.

It’s January and the winter blahs are knocking on the door, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit home with another Lean Cuisine. Why not skip the frozen dinner, throw on your overcoat and head out for some yummy neighborhood dining during Hudson Restaurant Week and a night of yummy delights at A Taste of Hoboken. Both events are a terrific way to spice up these cold wintery days – and nights.

 On Tues, Jan. 22, A Taste of Hoboken, the Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA’s annual gala fundraiser celebrates its 22nd anniversary. It will be held at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Canavan Arena in Hoboken with 40 restaurants, bakeries and cafes participating. These eateries will be offering tasty bites from the dishes on their menus and some chef surprises, too.  And for the first time since A Taste of Hoboken started all those years ago guests will have the opportunity to sample beer and wine from all over the world.  Continue reading Calling all Foodies! Hudson Restaurant Week and A Taste of Hoboken invite Foodies to Feast

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Hoboken’s New Reality Stars – A&E’ “Storage Wars: New York” stars Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton of The Frayed Knot

By Sally Deering    

Photo of Tad Eaton and Chris Morelli in front of  The Frayed Knot by Sally Deering

Tad Eaton  and Chris Morelli in front of thier furniture and bric-a-brac emporium in Hoboken, NJ
Tad Eaton and Chris Morelli in front of thier furniture and bric-a-brac emporium in Hoboken, NJ

Move over “Cake Boss”! Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton, owners of The Frayed Knot, a vintage furniture and brick-a-brack emporium in Hoboken are fast becoming the new darlings of reality TV. Friends and business partners, Morelli and Eaton star in “Storage Wars: New York” an A&E TV reality show that follows an eclectic group of ‘treasure hunters’ from the Metropolitan area who search for hidden bounty in repossessed storage units. It’s like a twist on that old game show “Let’s Make a Deal”. You get to see what’s behind Door No. 1 but you don’t know the true value of your deal until you rip open the boxes and pick through the spoils.

 

The cast of Storage Wars: New York
The cast of Storage Wars: New York

Photo Courtesy of A & E TV

Making its January 2013 debut with six episodes, “Storage Wars: New York” is a spin-off of the “Storage Wars” franchise which also includes “Storage Wars: Texas.”  The New York cast features Joe Pauletich of Queens, Candy Olsen and Courtney Wagner of Brooklyn, Mike Braiotta of the Bronx and Morelli and Eaton of Hoboken. Auctioneer is New Yorker John Luke. 

In the debut episode, “Beg, Borough and Steal” several cast members including Morelli and Eaton bid on and buy goodies inside three separate storage units. The girls unearth several pairs of high-heeled shoes and possibly a pole dancer’s costume; Joe ‘P’ discovers some interesting art and photography; and Morelli and Eaton excavate a brand new gas grill and two French chests called commodes they bring back to their shop, paint bright red and put out for sale in one of The Frayed Knot’s splashy showrooms. Continue reading Hoboken’s New Reality Stars – A&E’ “Storage Wars: New York” stars Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton of The Frayed Knot

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HOBOKEN CHOIR BRINGS THE GIFT OF Cantigas’ Winter Concert

Features Music from Around Globe on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Hoboken Choir gives concert December 15, 2012 in Hoboken
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Hoboken’s all-women community chorus, Cantigas Women’s Choir, presents its 11th annual winter concert entitled A GIFT FOR THE SEASON: Songs from Near and Far on Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Trinity Church at 57 Eighth Street (at Hudson Street) in Hoboken, N.J. The suggestion donation for the concert is $15 ($5 for seniors and students).

“Our theme ‘A Gift for the Season’ was chosen well before Hurricane Sandy devastated our community,” says Joan Litman, Cantigas founder and director. “In light of all of the damage and loss Hoboken suffered, more than ever, music is truly a gift — and unites us by bringing hope and healing.” Continue reading HOBOKEN CHOIR BRINGS THE GIFT OF Cantigas’ Winter Concert

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New Jersey National Guard soldiers helping Hoboken residents -Afermath of Superstorm Sandy

Spc. Jesse de la Cruz, center on truck, assists in evacuating a toddler at a rescue mission at Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 31. New Jersey National Guard soldiers from Foxtrot Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, were the first company from the NJNG to arrive in Hoboken. They successfully completed more than 25 missions, which included rescues and delivering food and water to local shelters. In addition, de la Cruz rescued a pregnant woman going into labor, who was held up in her home for two days without food, water, and electricity. The unit immediately transported her to the shelter hospital for medical treatment. (U.S. Army photo by Chaplain (Cpt.) Andre Ascalon/Released)

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Beyond Basic Learning in Hoboken, NJ. Receives Loan from Hudson County Economic Development Corporation and Bayonne Community Bank of Bayonne

Pictured from left to right: Jack Belton – HCEDC Loan Officer, Bette Spinelli – Director HCEDC , Bill Gaughan – Hudson County Chief of Staff, Zuleika Fertullien – Director Beyond Basic Learning, Hudson County Freeholder – Anthony Romano and Ken O’Neill – Senior VP Bayonne Community Bank.

$100,000. Loans are available to businesses within Hudson County. For more Information visit our web site at www.hudsonedc.org or call us at 201 369-4370.

Loan applications are on the web site.

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Sinatra Fans- Something for you!!!

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The films are being shown at the “Museum Of The Moving Image” in Astoria, Queens.
Screening Schedule

Presented in collaboration with The Paley Center for Media

Photo: David Sutton/Frank Sinatra Enterprises
Photo: David Sutton/Frank Sinatra Enterprises

The Films of Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was one of the biggest show business stars of the 20th century. In addition to his phenomenal success and influence as a recording artist, he was also a prolific star in movies and television. In August and September, Museum of the Moving Image and the Paley Center for Media will join forces to celebrate Sinatra’s legacy as a performer on the big screen and on television. From the 1940s to the 1980s, he made more than 60 films. After his early success for MGM in a number of lightweight musicals, he lobbied for the substantial dramatic role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity, and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He then showed his range in a surprising variety of roles—in comedies, melodramas, gangster films, action movies—revealing surprising depth and ambition as an actor. In September, The Paley Center for Media will present a number of television specials, focusing on Sinatra’s collaboration with the Count Basie Band. For more information, visit paleycenter.org.
August 12–September 4 
Source Sinatra Family News

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Summer Fun Jersey Style


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Just for you Free Shows, Movies and Other Happenings on the Jersey Side

By Sally Deering

Well, its summertime and that means blowing up beach balls and dashing to the sandy Jersey shore to slather on sunblock and frolic in the Atlantic’s waves. But for urban dwellers who can’t slip away for some beach blanket bingo, there are plenty of fun and free activities in Hudson to help you enjoy the sunny days and balmy nights ahead

 Hoboken’s Cultural Affairs Department offers movies, kids’ shows, even Shakespeare in the park

 Family Fun

Free Outdoor Performances 

Shipyard Park, 13th Street & McFeeley Drive

June 28 – Mother Goose, rhymes, songs and stories, www.after3theatre.org; July 12 – The Hey Ya Brothers, slapstick comedy, www.heyyabrothers.com; July 19 – Yosi, kids sing-along, www.yosimusic.com; July 26 – The Fuzzy Lemons, family-friendly rock band, www.thefuzzylemons.com; Aug 2 – Music Together, music and movement for babies and toddlers, www.musictogether.com; Aug 9 – Big Jeff & the Bouncy People, singer-songwriter, www.bigjeffmusic.com; Aug 16 – Starfish, kids/family band, www.myspace.com/rockwithstarfish; Aug 23 – Americana Family Jamboree, bluegrass and folksongs, www.facebook.com/americanafamilyjamobree

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