Think You Know About Wines?

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Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good fortune? Now you can make like a sommelier at the CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Wine Club. I started the club for unpretentious foodies… Read More

If you could ask your elected officials for one thing, what would it be?

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Mickey Steinberg: Why are you so polarizing and not willing to compromise for the good of the Democracy?” Cherie Marvel: How can we keep the city [and] the harbor clean? Mark Margolis: Why do people work for their whole life to get ahead for their families, and then find stop signs at every turn? Want to place an… Read More

Funding Hometown Communities

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States. It grants approximately $100 million each year to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Since 1980, the foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.7 billion,… Read More

Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid

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By Joshua Safran Hyperion, 288 pages “Free Spirit” is an autobiography of a boy raised by a mother whose main quest is to change modern society 10 years after the hippie movement of the 1960s. She believed that government and corporations were corrupt and needed to be stopped and was always in search of a… Read More

Is the groundhog right? Will we have six more weeks of winter?

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Beth Bluman: On Facebook, the groundhog said, “I’m a groundhog, not a meteorologist.” Allison Jennings-Roche: Yes, I don’t think it’s going to warm up anytime soon. Gwen Shar: Sure, the groundhog is always right, obviously. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Strategy Is Everything

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Whether you’re a business or nonprofit, a well-thought-out strategy will make the difference between success and failure for a social media campaign. First, define your goals and objectives. Why are you on social media? To create awareness? Build an engaged community of followers? Solicit donations? Once you have that figured out, make certain your objectives… Read More

Life With a Superhero: Raising Michael Who Has Down Syndrome

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By Kathryn U. Hulings University of North Texas Press, 288 pages Get ready for some humor and sensitivity training in biographical form. This is the life story of a Down syndrome boy and his very special family, told by his remarkable and loving mother, Kathryn Hulings. It isn’t just Michael who is a superhero; his… Read More

Will your Super Bowl plans change if the game is on Saturday instead of Sunday due to severe weather?

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Adam Taxin: It means I will win my bet for dinner at Citron & Rose near Philly even sooner after the Seahawks turn Peyton Oldmanning and the Broncos into Alpo. L.O.B.! Chris Girodano: I have no concept of the Super Bowl right now, I am going right back to Afghanastan. It is probably just going to get… Read More

A Fine September Morning

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By Alan Fleishman CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 382 pages Just as the Israelites fled Egypt for Sinai while chased by Pharoah’s chariots, so did Eastern European Jewry flee for the promised land of America, in many cases chased by pogroms. Alan Fleishman’s novel follows Avi Schneider from 1905 Russia to the immigrant’s dream — and… Read More

Israel’s Excellence in Cyber Security

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There’s no better example of Israel’s cyber security prowess than the contrast between the ineffectual hacking attack on Israeli government websites last year by the cyber terror gang Anonymous and last month’s successful cyber attack on giant retailer Target that resulted in the theft of credit card information from more than 100 million customers. Once… Read More