‘The bum from Bayonne’ Chuck Wepner puts the Peninsula City on the big screen

c66d1a668c2066a2NJ.com – Chuck Wepner may have been the main event, but the city of Bayonne received just as much worthy recognition in last night’s special premiere of “Chuck.”

“The bum from Bayonne who got a chance at the title” got his hometown welcome last night when hundreds of people turned out for a VIP dinner and Hollywood-style red carpet event in the South Cove Commons plaza.

The biopic film — directed by Philippe Falardeau, produced by Mike Tollin and co-written by Jeff Feuerzeig and Jerry Stahl — was carried by a strong performance by Liev Schreiber and received a standing ovation from the audience at the Frank Theatres.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Collecting Art

twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Bayonne to hold special observance, celebration of Polish Constitution Day

2017-05-02_11-11-15The city will hold a special ceremony this week for Polish Constitution Day, celebrating the first written adopted constitution in Europe more than two centuries ago.

Polish Constitution Day will be observed Wednesday, May 3, with a 5:15 p.m flag-raising ceremony at city hall. A dinner and a polka concert at the Polish-American Home at 27 West 22nd St. will follow from 6 to 10 p.m.

“The City of Bayonne is proud to join with our Polish-American community to celebrate this great achievement of the Polish nation,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement. “We welcome everyone in the community to join in remembering the Polish Constitution of 1791, a highlight in the history of freedom in the world.”

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Easter Recipes & Table Settings

Plan your Easter Sunday celebration with menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas from the experts at Southern Living.

 2017-04-04_10-06-20Purple Party Table

Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud’s Festivite and Herend’s Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you’re thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother’s silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.

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Around Town: The Windmill Alliance, Inc

2015-02-19_14-10-17Since the beginnings of the Windmill Day Center in 1985, the Windmill Alliance, Inc. has been dedicated to serving those most in need in our community Windmill serves 2,000 every year combined with our Social Service Program at HIGHWAYS.

Programs include:

The Windmill Center, an adult day training program serving nearly 40 developmentally disabled adults every day
The Supervised Apartments, housing 14 residents with multiple physical and developmental challenges 24/7
HIGHWAYS, a multi-service program providing crisis intervention, emergency food pantry, thrift shop, job training, counseling and life coaching.

The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Transportation is provided to and from the Center every day. There is no fee if the participant is referred through the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities. A sliding scale fee applies if privately referred.  Inquire about this service by calling 201-858-8706. Continue reading

The Journey to a Calm & Happy Home

2017-03-16_10-05-48There’s more to a beautiful home than just the decor and furnishings you put into it. Your home also needs to function well, and be a calm and happy respite from the rest of your hectic life. If you can’t say those things about your space, then it’s likely you might feel a little off-balance in your life, overall. A happy home is the finishing touch on a happy life.

How this particular deficit might manifest in your life is an overall feeling like you don’t have a good routine down; like you’re always catching up instead of keeping up. Instead of being a consistently calm environment, your home functions in cycles, first into a chaotic mess and then—after the resulting tornado of cleaning—spotless but short-lived harmony.

In order to bring your life into balance, it can help to see a top-down, bird’s-eye view.

If that sounds all too familiar, you need to find homeostasis. And a routine that works for you. Read through some of these resources to see if you can figure out how to bring this part of your life back into balance.

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