Archive for December, 2011

Salute, a Little Phil, Upstairs, in The Office, with Samba A.K.A. 5 Great Restaurants in Montclair

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

1) Since early October, local foodies have been quietly buzzing about Upper Montclair’s new bar and restaurant, Upstairs. Owned by Aki Kaneda 2) Earlier this year, a great new “artisanal delicatessen” named Little Phil’s opened in Upper Montclair Plaza. Little Phil’s is a lovely place, where customers can select from a vast array of traditional […]

Short Sales vs. Foreclosure, That is the Question?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Short Sale Vs. Foreclosure: A Short Sale Always Wins Today’s ever changing real estate industry has brought upon some very challenging questions from our clients. We as “advisors,” want to put forth the best, non-emotional advice that we can, in hopes that we can help our clients and their families navigate the rough waters of […]

How to Beat the New and Higher Mortgage Fees being put into effect

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Another great article by Dan Green of Waterstone Mortgage Mark SladeKeller Within weeks, new, required loan fees will make buying a home — and refinancing one — more expensive. Save money on your next FHA mortgage, or conventional one. Start your mortgage loan application today. Click here to get today’s mortgage rates.U.S. Payroll Tax […]

Soup de Jour

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I’m having so much fun finding out some wild and crazy things about our beloved state. So, how about this: Campbell Soup is headquartered in Trenton NJ (they supposedly picked their brand logo colors from Cornell University). But here is the rub as It is apparently illegal in NJ to slurp your soup in any […]

ChanukahMania-Last Minute Shopping? Sunday Dec 18 at Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel 9-11:30AM

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Dreidels for a Good Cause — or Two Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel’s Seventh Grade students are selling their handmade mosaic dreidels at ChanukahMania to benefit two good causes. By Mary Mann December 15, 2011 When is a dreidel not just a dreidel? When Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel’s Seventh Grade students turn it into a beautiful […]

Famous NJ Celeb Trivia: You say Hat Trick, I say Hair Trick–From Hairdressers to Celebs

Friday, December 16th, 2011

1 Born in Plainfield, NJ, George Clinton, the funk musician–a.k.a. Dr Funkenstein–is konw for his outlandish fashion and strange stage etiquette. Before his debut in the music industry, he was a hairdresser in Jacksonville, FL 2. We may know Danny DeVito as a funny bald actor, he was born in Neptune, NJ and raised one […]

Some of NJ’s Crazy Laws: Horse Drawn, Horsing Around & Horse Power

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It is illegal for cars to pass horse-drawn carriages on the road. The law was initiated in the early 1900’s in Newark, but remains on the books today Horse racing on the NJ Turnpike is forbidden by law. Ironically, NJ has at least 200 horse farms and more horses–9.31-per square mile than any other state. […]

NJ Trivia–World’s Largest Elephant Scuplture Building

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The owners and purveyors of Lucy The Elephant, the world’s largest zoomorphic wooden sculpture, claim that no legend of the elephant’s history can match the sight of the sculpture in all of her 65-foot glory from where she now sits astride the Atlantic City Boardwalk. They may be right, though Lucy the Margate Elephant does […]

75+ Holiday Recipes from Our Favorite Celebrity Chefs

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

75+ Holiday Recipes from Our Favorite Celebrity Chefs Celebrity chefs are just as busy as we are this holiday season; roasting turkeys, baking up Christmas cookies, and mixing New Year’s aperitifs. And guess what? You can steal their recipes. We asked the top celebrity chefs, from Paula Deen and Martha Stewart to Giada De Laurentiis […]

No More Bullies! Benefit Concert at Union PAC in Rahway 12/15

Friday, December 9th, 2011

my friend Jill Criscuolo will be performing at the Union County PAC in Rahway, NJ, at a very important event on Dec 15th 2011. This event is focusing on bulling and the organizers plan to bring people together and make bullies a soon to be extinct commodity. Mark SladeKeller