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3 Ways to Vote in November, Per Bergen County Election Officials

September 13, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Polling locations for the 2021 election will be open from 6am to 8pm on Election Day. Unlike last year due to the pandemic, it is not an all Vote by Mail Election. Voters do not need to opt out to vote in person. Voter’s local polling location will be printed on their sample ballot or can be looked up on vote.nj.gov    

Voters who can ...


Bergen County Voter Registration Deadline Set for General Election: Oct. 12

September 15, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ — The last day to register for the fall general election is Tuesday, October 12, according to Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Debra M. Francica.

In order to be eligible to vote in the November 2, 2021 election, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 2, 2021, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by ...


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Healing the Body Naturally

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach. 

Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing:

On her transition from ...

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How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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OktoberSingfest Free Singing Workshops

September 23, 2021

Love singing? Come sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on Wednesday evenings in October from 7 to 9 pm. OktoberSingFest singing workshops will be held via Zoom or in-person for fully vaccinated members and guests as covid safety protocols permit. Participants will learn more about chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part harmony. Broadway, Beatles, and more!

Hickory Tree is an award-winning ...

Young Professionals of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation to Hold New Member Interest Meeting on Sept. 26

The Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation will hold a virtual interest meeting on September 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Foundation are a team of leaders from diverse college and career backgrounds. Member ages range from 18 to 35. The group places an emphasis on professional ...

How to Prep Your House for a Quick & Easy Sale

Preparation is the key to success when it comes to putting your home on the market. If you are thinking of selling your home and want to maximize its value, you should start to prepare at least two months prior.  This process takes time, and a stress-free selling experience requires some elbow grease.

Your home needs to be ready to show.  You may be asking yourself where to start ...

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Paramus Flash Flood Watch Today through Friday Morning...again

September 23, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - More foul weather is forecasted for this afternoon into tomorrow morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Bergen County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of a cold front ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)


Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...