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God bless the hands that help, & save.

Ghandi xi Nghid

Thursday night, 17 July, was the heaviest yet since Israel’s bombardment of Gaza began almost two weeks ago.

Dozens of people arrived to Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, where I was on shift that night. Some arrived torn to pieces, some beheaded, some disfigured beyond recognition, although still alive and breathing.

Seemingly indiscriminate artillery fire, a new element in Israel’s assault, had exacted a heavy toll on civilians.

The medical staff were lucky to get a break of less than half an hour. Some spent it watching the flares and bombs Israel was raining on the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, while others refueled with coffee or lay down for a few moments.

The relative calm did not last long. At around 3am, about eight or nine casualties arrived at the emergency room all at once. The last to come in were four siblings — two of them little children…

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On being a mom

Thoughts of truth for Moms & Dads alike!

Mollie Player

Something different for you today: a poem I wrote during my first year of being a mom.

We Expect

We expect our children to share everything they own. But do we share everything we own?

We expect our children to enjoy sleeping alone. But do we enjoy sleeping alone?

We expect our children to realize they’ll be okay immediately after falling down. But do we realize we’ll be okay immediately after we fall down?

We expect our children to let other people decide what they will wear, what they will eat and where they will go. We expect them to always eat their vegetables and to go to school for eight hours a day. We expect them to sit still, play quietly, contain their excitement and never, ever show they’re mad. But are these things always such a good idea?

We parents don’t always go to bed on time. We don’t always manage our money wisely…

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Fast Facts: New Jersey service delivery for tomorrow, November 3

NEWJERSEY REDCROSS NOV 3RD 2012 plse reblog info or share!

American Red Cross Disaster Newsroom

AMERICAN RED CROSS FEEDING THOUSANDS IMPACTED

BY SUPERSTORM SANDY IN NEW JERSEY

Thousands of volunteers providing water, hot meals and snacks in hardest hit areas

 

Below is Planned Mass Care for South New Jersey for November 3 (subject to change)

 

Fixed Feeding sites Time Address
Atlantic CityConvention Center 2:00 PM One Convention Blvd., ATLANTIC CITY NJ, 08401
BelmarMunicipalBuilding (In Gym) 2:00 PM 601 Main St., Belmar, NJ07719
Long Branch EOC 2:00 PM Union & 3rd Ave, Long Branch, Nj07740
Church of Precious Blood 2:00 PM 72 Riverdale Ave, Monmouth Beach, NJ07750
Asbury ParkSeniorCenter TBD 1201 Springwood Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ07712
Highlands   360 Navesink Ave, Highlands, NJ
UnionBeach   650 Poole Ave, Union Beach, NJ

 

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Double Event-Recap: Big Ronnie at Nat Sherman & De La Concha

Tobacco, and Brandy, of course in NYC!

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This week, I was happy to be invited to 2 cigar events in NYC. The privilege of being wined and dined at flagship NYC cigar establishments is not wasted on me. I humbly enjoy every minute of spreading the good word of FineTobaccoNYC.com and The Cigar Rights of America.

Nat Sherman

The first was a release party at The Nat Sherman Townhouse for Mi Amor Reserva Cigars. This Nicaraguan blend made for Ashton was a nice full bodied smoke. Not too spicy, but not mild. As usual, no tasting notes from me, as you know, I have no palate.

Hosting the event were the team of Michael Herklots, Executive Director Retail and Brand Development, Nat Sherman and Pat Felitti, Director of Store Sales, Hospitality & Operations, Nat Sherman.

The event was excellent, with Cuban food catered by Sophie’s Cuban.

Tony from Ashton Cigars was on hand and talked…

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Chicago Restaurant Association Chef’s Table 2012 at Union Station

chef’s Table Union Station, Chicago: Get Tickets Please!

Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events

The 35th Annual Chicago Restaurateurs for Education Event is “From the Chef’s Table.” This premier Foodie event will feature some of Chicago’s top restaurants and executive chefs.

WHEN: Friday, November 9th, 2012

WHERE: Union Station in Chicago at 500 W. Jackson

To buy your tickets online please click here.

Founded in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, educating and improving the restaurant industry in Illinois.

The foodservice industry in Illinois produces $19.2 billion in annual sales and is the largest private sector employer in the State. The Association’s events provide networking opportunities for members and raise funds for their Educational Foundation Scholarship Initiative. This organization also sponsors The Chicago Gourmet.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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For Kids Of All Ages: A Very Gooooy Treat!

Kids Are From Pluto - A Mother's Guide to a Child's World

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One of my favorite things about Halloween is being able to use this day as an excuse to eat more dessert, good ol’ Halloween sweet treats. =) Sure you’ll be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or to your child’s friends and classmates, but is that going to stop you from sneaking in a piece or two? Of course not, it’s Halloween!

If you’re in the giving mood and want to make treats for your family, friends, coworkers, or anyone else really, you definitely have plenty of options in terms of Halloween-themed food ideas. You can obtain inspiration from my Halloween Board, bake Halloween-themed cupcakes, follow my kid-friendly pumpkin recipes, or do an endless Google search for Halloween inspired dishes.

Today, I’d like to disclose to you a simple, quick, affordable, and SHAREABLE Halloween Sweet Treat called Marshmallow Popcorn Cake. This wonderful dessert is colorful, sweet, crunchy, sticky…

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Nat Sherman Unveils Daniel Marshall Custom Humidors

Humidors & Vintage NY License Plates, gotta have one: GIFT!

FineTobaccoNYC

News from our friends over at Nat Sherman, via the blog of Michael Herklots:

In partnership with Daniel Marshall, we are proud to offer these beautiful custom humidors featuring Vintage New York License Plates.  The humidors are each one of a kind, with a hand carved design, Spanish Cedar lining, and come equipped with Humidification and a Hygrometer.  The humidors hold 125 Cigars, and are available exclusively at the Nat Sherman Townhouse, 12 East 42nd Street, in New York City.  Call  646-442-1850 for more information. ($1,595)

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