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Always Best Care for Seniors

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many older adults have found themselves feeling lonely and isolated. Considering what has been going around for the last few months, we can no longer visit our senior loved ones the way he used to. Thankfully, the internet and video calls have somehow helped ensure their well-being in these uncertain times. Here is a list of some other activities you can do to make them feel connected with the family while maintaining a safe distance Send them a letter or a card No number of video calls can ever ...

A Top Producer’s Blueprint for a Standout Real Estate Career

With interest rates under 2.5% it’s a great time to buy a home.   Summer is generally a slow time in the market for listing homes and this year is no different.  It is a Sellers’ Market with few homes on the market and buyers available to buy.  I live in a community of 1600 homes.  As I write this, there are only six homes on the market!   Normally there used to be 10% of homes on the market, and a five-month supply was a normal market. Now you have a month, or less of supply. Today, buyers are ...

Creator's Workshop Art Instruction

Tuesday night, the setting sun was an incredible neon orange color. I headed back into the studio and announced to my students, "Class trip! Everyone outside!" Together we walked to the end of the parking lot to share this solar phenomena. What made it so different was the surrounding sky wasn't nearly as lit up, it was more of a light gray violet with a touch of orange, but very subtle.  I learned later it was caused by the smoke emanating from the tragic fires in the Northwest, which made the visual experience ...

Family Matters with Fern Weis

Night Walk: In memory of 9/11   A cool night, finally. A soft breeze.   Walking, walking, no distractions other than an occasional car passing by. Crickets and katydids surround me with their chirping song.   No real sense of distance in the darkened streets. Houses make themselves known by lights peeking through window shades.   A half moon throws shadows of leafy branches across my path. All is calm.   I turn the corner and ...

Health Matters – Chilton Medical Center

As communities throughout New Jersey return to a “new normal”, it is more important than ever that patients know Atlantic Health System has resumed care for planned surgeries, treatments and check-ups, and that they can depend on us to keep them safe. Learn more from Atlantic Health System caregivers in this television commercial, appearing here as well as select television networks in the coming weeks. To learn more about how Atlantic Health System is keeping patients safe, ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission

Passaic Valley Water Commission shut down water service in Clifton on Notch Road between Grove Street and Donnalin Place after NJDOT contractor hit service while digging. Customers on Notch Rd. between Grove St. and Donnalin Pl will have no water. Connect with us at www.PVWC.com, follow PVWC on Twitter (@PVWC), Instagram (@passaic_valley_water) and connect with us on Facebook (@thePVWC).  

PCCC Update

There’s still time to go forward this Fall and register for classes at Passaic County Community College (PCCC). Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student just starting or returning to college, there’s never been a more critical time or better place than PCCC to prepare for your future. PCCC offers academic excellence, close-to-home convenience, and strong support for student success, all at one of the most affordable tuition rates in Passaic County. In fact, students who do their first two years of ...

Wayne Education Association News: Your Local Teachers & Support Staff

As the school year gets underway, concern for the health and safety of the students and staff of the Wayne Public Schools continues to grow.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) shares those concerns and has taken a step to help to ease one of them. With the limited number of PPE being supplied by the administration, the WEA wanted to step up and provide additional protections. To this end, the WEA has purchased close to 500 desk shields for the students within our district’s schools. These shields can be used along with ...

Wayne Financial Advisor - Conan Ward

Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you might want to consider the following moves: • Contribute to their education. If you want to help your grandchildren pay for college, you have a variety of options, including 529 plans. You could also simply set aside some ...

Your Health

First day of school jitters are common across all age groups, including parents and teachers who often report feeling a little anxious as summer comes to an end. In general, students tend to experience a mix of anxiety and excitement about the first day of school due to various changes that can include a new teacher, increased work load and making new friends. If they have experienced bullying or academic struggles, this anxiety may be heightened. However, the past six months have been anything but routine due to the COVID-19 pandemic which ...

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WEA Donates Desk Shields to Help Keep Students and Teachers Safe

As the school year gets underway, concern for the health and safety of the students and staff of the Wayne Public Schools continues to grow.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) shares those concerns and has taken a step to help to ease one of them.

With the limited number of PPE being supplied by the administration, the WEA wanted to step up and provide additional protections. To ...

First Day of School Anxiety and COVID-19

First day of school jitters are common across all age groups, including parents and teachers who often report feeling a little anxious as summer comes to an end. In general, students tend to experience a mix of anxiety and excitement about the first day of school due to various changes that can include a new teacher, increased work load and making new friends. If they have experienced bullying or ...

Grandparents: Consider These Financial Moves 

Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you might want to consider the following moves:

• Contribute to their education.

Staying Connected With Your Senior Loved Ones Living Away

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many older adults have found themselves feeling lonely and isolated. Considering what has been going around for the last few months, we can no longer visit our senior loved ones the way he used to. Thankfully, the internet and video calls have somehow helped ensure their well-being in these uncertain times. Here is a list of some other activities you can do ...

The Color of Light

Tuesday night, the setting sun was an incredible neon orange color. I headed back into the studio and announced to my students, "Class trip! Everyone outside!" Together we walked to the end of the parking lot to share this solar phenomena. What made it so different was the surrounding sky wasn't nearly as lit up, it was more of a light gray violet with a touch of orange, but very ...

Thinking of Buying A Home?

With interest rates under 2.5% it’s a great time to buy a home.   Summer is generally a slow time in the market for listing homes and this year is no different.  It is a Sellers’ Market with few homes on the market and buyers available to buy.  I live in a community of 1600 homes.  As I write this, there are only six homes on the market!   Normally ...

Night Walk: In Memory of 9/11

Night Walk: In memory of 9/11

 

A cool night, finally. A soft breeze.

 

Walking, walking, no distractions other than an occasional car passing by.

Crickets and katydids surround me with their chirping song.

 

No real sense of distance in the darkened streets.

Houses make themselves known by lights peeking through window ...

Paterson Beach Extends Summer, Sparks Launch of Effort to Transform Historic Site

September 12, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - When Labor Day hit earlier this week the realization set in for countless New Jerseyians that not only was summer over, but it also passed without them ever getting to the beach. Such is the reality in a COVID-19 environment.

However, now, thanks to the vision of developer Levi Kelman, the beach came to Paterson and summer has been extended. Located in the heart of ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

Passaic County's Ribbon Cutting for New Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

September 18, 2020

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a ribbon cutting for the Passaic County Animal Response Team (CART) Trailer on September 17, 2020.

Passaic County was among eight counties to receive the American Kennel Club Pet Disaster Relief Trailer, which was funded by The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, among other sponsoring entities.

New Jersey 2020 Census Reaches Record 68.1 Percent Self-Response Rate

Secretary of State Tahesha Way, chair of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, announced today that New Jersey has reached a self-response rate of 68.1 percent for the 2020 Census, surpassing the last three censuses in self-response: the 1990 Census self-response rate of 65 percent, the 2000 Census self-response rate of 68 percent and the 2010 Census self-response rate of 67.6 ...

Wayne Art School, Creator's Workshop Goes Virtual

Wayne – The Creators Workshop Art School announces the launch of virtual art classes that will be a part of their art school curriculum, starting October 6th.

"We're very excited to join the online world in sharing our passion for art. After teaching painting, drawing, and cartooning for 19 years, it took some planning but I think we have a great plan so students can learn and ...

Tips for Improving your Zoom Presentations

September 12, 2020

By now, we’ve all been on at least one Zoom presentation, perhaps many… perhaps too many.

I have seen Zoom presentations range from OK, I got through it, to boring or just flat out painful. If you’re like most virtual presenters, you are: 

Winging it, because it doesn’t count if it’s virtual, right?
Reading your notes instead of “reading the ...

The Power of Facial Expressions in Zoom Presentations

Throughout my career I have fully come to understand the power of facial expressions. They have always been a big part of my ability to get my point across. I was not always good at them and I really learned the hard way.

Things were going well in my career, and I was asked to represent the United States at the International Clown Festival in Nagasaki, Japan. I agreed and was thrilled, yet I ...

Milestones

Elite Executive Training Program Graduates

August 25, 2020

MaryCarla Hofsommer from Realty Executives Wayne has successfully completed our Elite Executive Training Program and graduated on Monday, November 11th. Congrats MaryCarla Hofsommer!

Realty Executives Wayne is very proud of MaryCarla and her commitment to being the best! She will be happy to assist you on all of your real estate needs!

MaryCarla Hofsommer can be reached at Realty ...

Obituaries

Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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