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Nimbus Dance Works Gala at The Mack-Cali Harborside Atrium coming Saturday,…

first_imgJERSEY CITY – Nimbus Dance Works will present “Depth of Experience,” an immersive evening of dance and celebration at the Mack-Cali Harborside Atrium, on Saturday Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.This gala benefit for Nimbus Dance Works features the company in pop-up performances, excerpts of beloved Nimbus classics, and new works in development amid cocktails, light fare, live music, auction and dancing.The gala raises funds for the creation of new dance works performed by Nimbus’ professional company, and to support access to dance education for families in need at the School of Nimbus Dance Works and programs throughout the Jersey City schools.Nimbus Dance Works will honors Matt Weinreich of Hopkins Group, LLC for his work and generosity in creating space for dance, the arts and community in downtown Jersey City.The Nimbus Award for Service Through the Arts will be presented to Nimbus dancer and Assistant Director of Programming Hannah Weeks for her extraordinary commitment to dance at the highest levels and to access to dance education for Jersey City youth.The evening will include drinks, light fare, Live/Silent Auction, and dancing. Festive attire, please. Tickets are available at Ticket prices are $85 in advance, $95 at the door, $700 for a table of eight that will includes a Nimbus Gift Bag, $1,000 for a corporate table of eight that includes a Nimbus Gift Bag, two Nimbus Season Passes and one ad in the event program.The event is sponsored by the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. The Nimbus Award for Service Through the Arts will be presented to dancer and Assistant Director of Programming Hannah Weeks for her commitment to dance and to access to dance education for Jersey City youth. ×The Nimbus Award for Service Through the Arts will be presented to dancer and Assistant Director of Programming Hannah Weeks for her commitment to dance and to access to dance education for Jersey City youth.last_img read more


first_img93, of Bayonne passed away with family by his side on January 20, 2018. Born in Hazelton, PA, Nicholas was a proud and decorated WWII 10th Mountain Division Army Veteran and an avid member of The American Legion, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Catholic War Veterans, The National Association of 10th Mountain Division and The Disabled War Veterans. He was the husband to Catherine (nee: Eichenlaub) and father to Nicholas Polumbo Jr. and Deborah Krywinski (Steve) and step-father to Catherine Harman (Stephen), Lynn Mockyzcki, William Culver and Janet Urso. Nicholas was also the grandfather to Laura Rossi (fiancé Louis), Amy Nabors (Brian), 6 step-grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Joseph Polumbo, Salvatore Polumbo, Rosella Polumbo, Baby Nellie Polumbo, Mary Jubina, Anna Dooley and Mildred Dickenson and is survived by a host of other family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

Christmas Parade Dashes Down Asbury Avenue on Friday

first_imgMORE HOLIDAY EVENTS IN OCEAN CITYFREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES (Weekends through Dec. 23): Enjoy an old-fashioned ride down Asbury Avenue noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Start in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.BREAKFAST WITH SANTA (Weekends through Dec. 23): 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Jon & Patty’s (637 Asbury Avenue, 609-399-3377) and Sunday, Dec. 3, at Yianni’s Cafe (841 Asbury Avenue, 609-391-1113). See for full schedule.PHOTOS WITH SANTA (Weekends through Dec. 23):  Join Santa in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard boat for photos noon to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.WINTER SKATE JAM II (Dec. 2): A skateboarding competition with prizes in multiple divisions starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the new park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is donation of a child’s Christmas present for Waves of Caring. Call 609-399-6111 for more information.TRAIN SHOW (Dec. 2 and 3): Display of model trains on the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace) will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information, call 609-399-6111.COMMUNITY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND HISTORIC TROLLEY TOUR (Dec. 3): Join the Ocean City Historical Museum 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Start at the museum (at the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue), travel this historic downtown, visit Life Saving Station No. 30 and return. Tours will be 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Price is $10 per person. Children 16-and-under accompanied by an adult are free. Visit Mrs. Claus’s Market at the museum, which opens Dec. 3 and continues through December. Call 609-399-1801 for more information.NEW YORK TRIP TO THE MET (Dec. 7): The Ocean City Arts Center is again sponsoring a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets cost $50 and must be reserved in advance by calling the Arts Center at (609) 399-7628. The bus leaves from the Ocean City Community Center at 7 a.m. and leaves New York at 5:30 p.m.  Admission to the Met is by donation at the door.TENOR JOHN TAYLOR (Dec. 9): Taylor will be in concert with the Tapestry Strings and Angelus Chorus directed by Richard Stanislaw at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue. Traditional Christmas music including carols, Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” and Taylor singing “O Holy Night.”  Ruth Fritsch, principal accompanist, with Carolyn Lothian on the grand piano and Jeff Seals at the pipe organ.‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL’ (Dec. 8-16): Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16. 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 16 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Tickets are on sale now at NIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION (Dec. 31): Get your FIRST NIGHT ADMISSION BUTTONS NOW! for Ocean City’s gala New Year’s Eve Celebration that provides continuous family entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight capped by a fireworks display. Buttons are now available for $15 at or by calling 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th Street and Asbury Ave., or at the Route 52 Welcome Center. After December 15, buttons will be priced at $20.FIRST DAY AT THE BEACH (Jan. 1): Ocean City greets the new year with its annual 5-kilometer boardwalk run at 1 p.m. and its “First Dip” in the Atlantic Ocean at 2 p.m. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ for more information. Online registration is open at Santa Claus waved to the crowds as he headed down the parade route in last year’s parade. Ocean City’s Christmas Parade returns at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The season at America’s Greatest Family Resort extends far past the summer, and the annual parade is a highlight of the Christmas season — with an array of bands, floats and other entries bringing a little warmth to the winter.The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts on the Avenue at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street.This year’s parade features the Ocean City High School Band, Absegami High School Band, Wildwood High School Band, Egg Harbor Township High School Band and Pennsport String Band. Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel, second runner-up in the Miss America Pageant, will participate. Alexa Noone, New Jersey’s representative in the Miss USA Pageant also will be part of the procession. The combined choirs of the Upper Township Elementary and Middle Schools will be in the parade and sing in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue after the event. The cast of Ocean City Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol: The Broadway Musical” also will join the lineup.Mrs. Claus will be able to join her husband this year. As part of the annual tradition, Santa Claus provides a finale to the parade, greeting boys and girls by horse-and-carriage.For more information, call 609-399-6111. TICKETS ON SALE FOR FIRST NIGHT OCEAN CITYAll-inclusive First Night admission buttons – good for entry to every venue in Ocean City’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebratration – are on sale now for a discounted $15 (if purchased before Dec. 15). Visit to buy them online or stop by Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the City Hall Welcome Center at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.The legendary Chubby Checker will help Ocean City celebrate with three performances on the Ocean City Music Pier as part of the 2018 festivities.Checker first performed “The Twist” on “American Bandstand” in 1960, and dancing has never been the same. Checker will be part of a spectacular lineup of more than 75 shows and activities at venues throughout Ocean City during the alcohol-free celebration on Dec. 31, 2017.Checker will perform shows at 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the Music Pier, before fireworks cap off the evening’s entertainment and welcome the year 2018.last_img read more

Tradewinds Motel Checks-out

first_imgDemolition crews began work to demolish the Tradewinds Motel at 600 E. Ninth Street in Ocean City Monday. By Maddy VitaleThe Tradewinds Motel boasted that its convenient location, just a five minute jaunt to the Ocean City Boardwalk, casual rooms and inviting pool were some of the reasons guests should explore this laid back alternative to pricier accommodations.On Monday, the thought of staying at the 1950s-looking era motel at 600 E. Ninth Street, were just a memory, as demolition was underway to turn the building that was pet friendly and touted its mini fridges and free Wi-Fi, into rubble.“A demo permit was issued today, and they are working on it,” confirmed Ocean City Construction Officer Neil Byrne Monday.The Tradewinds Motel boasted comfortable accommodations and a pool in a convenient location. (Tradewinds Motel Facebook page)The Tradewinds Motel was one of just a few left like it in Ocean City. The Forum, at 800 Atlantic Avenue, evokes similar nostalgia of the old style motels but unlike the Tradewinds, it will remain standing, at least for the near future.The Forum was purchased on March 1 by brothers Raj Khatiwala and Yogi Khatiwala.In an interview with they said they will continue to operate the 1950s-era business as a motel.The Khatiwala brothers said they plan to enhance the property by making some improvements inside and out. They also said they will keep the same staff.“We have no plans to knock this down,” Raj Khatiwala said in an interview last month . “A lot of these hotels have so much history. The people who come back every year are generational. We look forward to having the same guests year after year.”The Impala, another motel in town, was purchased by developers Chris Glancey and Bob Morris last year.Glancey and Morris are planning to build a new boutique-hotel across the street from The Impala, which is at the corner of Ocean Avenue and 10th Street.The Forum Inn, located at 800 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City, is a similar style property to the Tradewinds Motel.Other similar properties are being converted into multi-unit housing, according to realtors.According to the Ocean City Vistor’s Guide 2019, there are 28 hotel and motel accommodations in the resort. That does not include B&Bs.It is unclear what is planned for the lot where the Tradewinds once stood.Dan Young, attorney for the owners, could not be reached for comment about potential plans for redevelopment on the site.Tradewinds Motel demolition continues through the day.Crews take down the Tradewinds Motel.last_img read more

Recycling Forum Slated April 19

first_imgIn celebration of Earth Month, the Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 is hosting a public forum on recycling.The event is free to the public and will be held 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Ocean City Free Public Library in Room 111.The featured speaker is Linda Crumbock, recycling coordinator for Cape May County. She will discuss the county’s Educational Outreach Program, the Waste Wizard app and the do’s and don’ts of recycling.Crumbock also writes and records all of the TV and radio jingles and commercials for the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority’s recycling program. Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority Recycling Coordinator Linda Crumbock is the featured speaker at the forum.last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Debut New Song, Welcome Eric “Benny” Bloom For Triumphant NOLA Return [Full-Show Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits kicked off their two-night run at the newly opened Fillmore New Orleans on Friday night, with opening support from instrumental prog-jam quartet TAUK.The excitement and anticipation were at an all-time-high, as The Disco Biscuits had not performed in the “Crescent City” in over a decade. Their last trip to the “Big Easy” was back in 2008, when they played a pair of shows at the very beginning of that year’s Jazz Fest season. Now, eleven years later, the band landed right where they were meant to be with an after-midnight show on the First Friday of the 50th anniversary of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.In typical NOLA fashion, The Disco Biscuits welcomed local musician and touring Lettuce trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom to the stage to close the first set with a brass-heavy “Afro Blue” and “Mulberry’s Dream”. To open their jam-laden second set, the jamtronica pioneers introduced a brand new song they’re calling “That Sample Has a Name” before going into a wild back-to-back “Caterpillar” and “Helicopter” sandwich.The Disco Biscuits – 4/26/19 – Full ShowTonight, The Disco Biscuits will return to the stage with opening support from local brass band Naughty Professor. You can still grab your tickets to The Disco Biscuits at The Fillmore New Orleans tonight via the band’s website here. For fans sticking around Sunday night, Marc Brownstein will be performing with his latest project, Star Kitchen. For their NOLA late-night, the nascent band—which also features Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Rob Marscher (Jennifer Hartswick Band/Matisyahu), and Marlon Lewis (Lauryn Hill/John Legend)—will welcome keyboardist and fellow Disco Biscuits member Aron Magner as well as a slew of Jazz Fest late-night stalwarts: guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz), and saxophonist Khris Royal (Rebelution). Tickets to Star Kitchen at The Maison with special guests Eric Krasno, Aron Magner, Shira Elias & Khris Royal are now on sale via Eventbrite.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore New Orleans | New Orleans LA | 4/26/19I: Triumph-> Minions-> Save the Robots (inverted)-> Triumph-> Afro Blue*, Mulberry’s Dream*II: That Sample Has a Name^, Caterpillar-> Great Abyss-> Tempest-> Caterpillar, Helicopters-> Munchkin Invasion (inverted)-> HelicoptersE: Frog Legs*: with Benny Bloom^: first time playedlast_img read more

Poking at consciousness

first_imgConsciousness — our sense of ourselves in the world — seems at first glance to be a profoundly human trait, the basis of civilization. But its roots may rest in biology and social behaviors we share not only with other primates, but possibly with many other living things.That was the subject of a talk given on Monday by Brian D. Farrell, a biology professor and the director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Speaking to an overflow crowd at the Geological Lecture Hall, Farrell drew from social sciences and the humanities to discuss the development as well as the meaning of consciousness, specifically referencing the work of a pair of Harvard giants from the 19th and 20th centuries, psychologist William James and ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes.Even before his post-talk discussion with Davíd Carrasco, the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at the Divinity School, Farrell was mixing science with mysticism and art with molecular biology.To introduce his multidisciplinary approach, Farrell cited James, who cast himself as a naturalist before essentially creating the field of psychology. Although James had been wooed from the arts to the sciences by his interest in empiricism, the author of “Varieties of Religious Experience” never forgot that not everything can be either directly experienced or proved. Picking up on the theme, Farrell shared a central tenet behind his far-reaching talk: “A compass is more useful than a map.”It was James who first imagined consciousness as a stream. Working from this image, it is easy to see how both science and the humanities can play a role in clarifying the concept, Farrell said.Davíd Carrasco and Brian D. Farrell conduct a forum on the biology of consciousness following Farrell’s lecture. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe talk cited the work of Michael Graziano, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton, whose attention schema theory looks at how we choose to process and prioritize input from our senses. This can be either “top-down,” a conscious choice, or “bottom-up,” as when a loud noise startles us, firing the instincts.But to act, we must be aware of ourselves — of who we are separate from the environment. Is that, then, what defines human consciousness? Winging through the works of biologists from Harvard’s E.O. Wilson to Francis Crick, who co-discovered the structure of the DNA molecule, Farrell explored the fallacy of that idea. Frogs, for example, have a sense of themselves. Studies of oxytocin and eye contact show that mice can feel each other’s pain. Even fish can remember when other fish cheat — as in the case of a wrasse, which will refrain from biting the client fish it is cleaning when other potential clients are watching.One key may be socialization. Noting the correlation between brain size and sociality, Farrell explored the idea that sociality may help us solve problems. It may also allow us to imagine the experience of the other — or of a creator, opening the door to a discussion of faith and mysticism.Indeed, the idea of mystical experience connecting to consciousness is an ancient one. Although most recently popularized by the likes of Aldous Huxley and onetime Harvard professor Timothy Leary, psychedelic substances were originally used by shamans seeking a greater sense of both the divine and the self. Neurobiology may even support this line of inquiry: the hallucinogenic psilocybin, for one, does seem to increase connections among certain parts of the brain, Farrell noted. Does this mean it increases consciousness?Perhaps not. “The best things are the eternal things,” he concluded, adding that the goal is not “altered states, but altered traits.” Music and the arts, for example, have long been known to improve health, as have friendships and community — that idea of sociality again.And with that, Farrell brought the discussion back to the arts and perhaps the most powerful knowable truth: “What we touch, touches us.” Or, to quote Keats, as he did, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.”last_img read more

Lt. Governor Dubie Declares Home Heating Emergency

first_imgLt. Governor Dubie Declares Home Heating EmergencyWHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.WHERE: Lt. Governors Office, Vermont State House, MontpelierWHO: Northeastern Vermont Area Agency on Aging Director Ken Gordon will join Lt. Governor Dubie.(MONTPELIER) Citing the sharply rising cost of home heating oil, Lt. Governor Dubie today will call for immediate action at the state level to draft emergency plans to assist Vermonters who are unable to adequately heat their homes this coming winter.He will also call for action to address the growing cost of delivering home-based services and meals to home-bound elders.last_img read more

IM and Ayala complete Southeast Asia’s largest solar project

first_imgIM and Ayala complete Southeast Asia’s largest solar project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Vietnamese company BIM Group and Filipino firm AC Energy have completed and connected to the grid 330MW of PV capacity spread across three projects in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam, with one 250MW plant being the largest solar installation in Southeast Asia to date.Work began on the projects in January 2018 and took around nine months to complete, with a power purchase agreement (PPA) being signed with monopoly utility EVN at the end of last year. Grid connection for the BIM 1 (30MW), BIM 2 (250MW) and BIM 3 (50MW) solar power plants took place earlier this month.Rivalling these projects, a Thai and Vietnamese partnership are also working on a 420MW plant in Tay Ninh due for completion in June.Collectively, the BIM plants required VND7,000 billion (US$301 million) investment. They will provide power to the equivalent of 200,000 households, producing 600 million kWh annually.BIM Energy and AC Energy of major Filipino corporation Ayala Group had established a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in Ninh Thuan Province. This province has high levels of irradiation but has also been subject to fears about grid and transmission capacity given the high concentration of solar plants being developed there. This is why the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) recently updated its next feed-in tariff (FiT) rules incentivising developers to set up projects in less sunny parts of the country and spreading the load.Doan Quoc Huy, vice chairman of BIM Group, general director of BIM Energy Renewable Energy, said: “BIM Group oriented to become the leading pioneer investor in renewable energy in Vietnam to 2022, the total clean energy capacity supplied by BIM Energy will reach a total scale of 1,000MWp of solar and wind power. With the inauguration of a cluster of three plants with the largest capacity in a short period of time is a testament to BIM Group’s long-term commitment to clean energy. We look forward to contributing and joining to protect the environment, fight climate change, support national energy security, build sustainable energy sources for the country’s future.”More: BIM and Ayala complete Southeast Asia’s largest solar projectlast_img read more

The initiative process and the legal profession

first_imgThe initiative process and the legal profession March 15, 2004 Senior Editor Regular News The initiative process and the legal profession Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The ongoing legislative debate over changing Florida’s constitutional amendment initiative petition process may have a major impact on the legal profession.Steve Metz, the Bar’s chief legislative counsel, reported to the Board of Governors last month that the Florida Medical Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers are still pushing amendments considered harmful to each others’ professions. But the fate of those petitions could rest on whether the Florida Legislature sends its own amendment to voters to make it harder to amend the constitution.And figuring out whether that will happen is no easy task, Metz said.He noted the FMA is pushing an amendment that would limit what contingency fees lawyers could make from medical malpractice cases. The academy has responded with an amendment that would require doctors to charge all patients whatever their lowest rate is for any payor, such as an insurance company. Another amendment would revoke the license of any doctor who loses three medical malpractice cases.The academy has offered to withdraw its amendments if the FMA drops its campaign, but the FMA has refused.Metz said he does not believe doctors will fare well in an expensive statewide election. He added that the business interests that are pushing to raise requirements for constitutional amendments have held a press conference to tell the doctors their efforts are “ill conceived.”The bigger concern, he said, is how the state should protect the constitution from issues that don’t belong in the state’s framework of government. In recent years, amendments have included a mandate for a high-speed train and protections for pregnant pigs.One possible outcome is that voters will be asked on the August 31 primary ballot to approve an amendment requiring a 60 percent or higher approval for any subsequent amendments — including any that will be on the November general election ballot, Metz said.But that could run into problems with Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering seeking repeal of the high-speed train amendment and the 1992 amendment requiring the state to reduce the class sizes in public schools. The academy and the FMA might also oppose such a proposal because it would severely handicap any chances for their amendments.“That is probably going to be the number one issue this session,” Metz said.He also touched on court funding, the independence of the judiciary, and financing for legal aid programs and law libraries in his report to the board.While there is still a $50 to $70 million gap between what the courts need and what the governor has recommended to fund Revision 7 of Art. V, Metz said there is reason for hope. That amendment transfers more funding for trial courts from counties to the state.“I’m fairly optimistic and confident, at the end of the day, we actually will end up having a number that will keep the courts running and will keep our court system one of the best in the country,” he said.As for law libraries and legal aid programs, Metz noted that counties had the authority to impose a surcharge on filing fees to raise money for those programs, but are losing that ability July 1 under the legislature’s Revision 7 implementation law. Counties are indicating they don’t have enough money from other sources to pick up those expenses.“The Senate is willing to work on increasing the filing fees for those programs; the House at this point is saying. . . they have a difference of opinion,” Metz said. “We, the Bar, will push hard, hard, hard all session long to try to have that reinstated.”The session begins March 2.last_img read more