Check out my friends at the “Believe in a Healthy Newark” initiative!

February 16, 2017


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New Jersey Health Initiatives is a national program
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

NJHI is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations
to build healthier New Jersey communities.

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The Believe in a Healthy Newark (BHN) Initiative will develop Impact Teams that will focus on three areas of health relevant to the Initiative’s target population – the residents of the South and West Wards of Newark. These three areas include: Healthy Homes, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Food and Fitness.

Collaborating
for long-term healthy living
in Newark.

BHN will utilize a collective impact approach that will allow them to identify common measures, develop common interventions, and use assessments of their success to modify and strengthen their initiatives. These areas closely align with the interests and expertise of steering committee members, and it is expected that this work will result in demonstrable improvements of certain health measures enumerated in the County Health Rankings data for Essex County.  rwj_logo2

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Check out my friends at Wild Honey Catering!

September 14, 2016

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I met Daniel Stein at an opening reception at an art gallery. He was (in my way—just kidding!) at the buffet table. I confided to this stranger, “Wow, I was hoping for crackers & cheese, but these fabulous-looking canapes are awesome!” He thanked me. “Excuse me?!” I retorted. “Oh, I’m the caterer; my partner is in the kitchen!” So I went right to Sylvia Becker, to gush further…

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Well, they’re both also as handsome as they are sweet-hearted—and those qualities are commensurate to the well-matched excellent front-of-house/back-of-house skills that this dynamic duo provide…

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Check out my friends at Ecológica La Olivilla!

June 1, 2016

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Producers of the internationally-renowned
organic extra virgin olive oil,
branded as Dehesa de la Sabina

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Check out “My Winter Walkabout” with Cynthia Kirk!

March 5, 2016

In NYC, on the Highline, and to several art galleries,
to a coffeeshop and a restaurant,
and to a Broadway play

On March 3rd, the birthday of dear Jim Leisy

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I took the train into NYC, from Millburn, for the first time. Direct to midtown—very civilized. She came up from Fulton St., where she had gone to the TKTS booth to score us tickets to see The Crucible, on Broadway. We rendezvoused (so much easier, to coordinate, with mobile phones!) on 8th Ave. & 30th St. We walked over to the Highline, and then down it, to 17th St. We stopped at Caffe Bene for a respite. Then we checked out the lobby of the awesome building that is now the Highline Hotel. Then we went up to the Gagosian Gallery (522 West 21st Street) for an exhibition of 31 very large/interesting photographs by Gregory Crewdson, whose work both Cyn & Jim had seen/appreciated.

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Check out my friend Carissa Borraggine!

February 17, 2016

on bricks350.com

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“Small business owner
serving healthy, delicious options”

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“Serving fresh food, to downtown Newark, since 2007”


About the place:

Harvest Table

 

 

About the person and her team:

Carissa Borraggine

on bricks350.com

 

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Check out the Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s “Frost Bites” event!

February 8, 2016

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Our first winter soiree. Sold out, and a total success, in every other way.
With a new Executive Director–kudos to Lisa Davies!

Find #mfwf #mfwf16 on the web
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These photographs
(and do make sure you peruse all 17 montages!)
courtesy of (the amazingly talented)
Christina Nuzzo,
of LifeMosaic Photography
Find her on the web
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Check out some of my current favorite graphic messages!

January 1, 2016

 

Featured: an “infographic” created by
Sara Greenhouse of GENERATE BUZZ, LLC
(and animated by me).

Click it to see a larger size
(and then [close that window to]
come back to this site).

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Click
HERE
to see my page of other fun/interesting infographics
(and then come back to this site)…