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Hudson County Art Supply

Hudson County Art Supply – 511 Willow Ave. – Hoboken, NJ

Hudson County Art Supply Hoboken NJNew to Hoboken is a business that we don’t have an overload of: An art supply store! Yay! Recently opened Hudson County Art Supply is located smack dab in the middle of town at 511 Willow Avenue.

Hudson County Art Supply also has a second location at First & Coles in Jersey City, and sells all the basic things any artist could use!

Canvases, paint, brushes, easels, sketch pads, markers, pens and much more. All the major and known brands – and special orders can be made for products they don’t carry on hand.

In addition, we were told that they will expand their KIDS selection of crayons and other kiddie-related merchandise, which will surely make tons of moms happy (and their housekeepers mad!)

Welcome to the neighborhood, Hudson County Art Supply!

Description: Art Supply Store
Address: 511 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)413-0900 (J.C. number)
Email: info@hudcoart.com
Online: hudcoart.com

Baby Physical Therapy

Baby Physical Therapy in Hoboken

After glancing at this flier in front of Orlando Physical Therapy at 14th & Washington – my first thought was “Oh God, since when did we need baby physical therapy? All they do is lay down all day!”

But after reading one – it’s actually quite a helpful service for both infants and moms. Read below to find out.

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Pediatric conditions often benefit from physical therapy

Just because they’re kids – doesn’t mean they’re free from medical issues. Some of the conditions that Orlando Physical Therapy treats for kids are:

  • Hypotonia (weak muscle tone)
  • “Toe Walking” (either via habit or congenital defect)
  • Torticollis (neck issues)

Additionally – moms go through quite the physical ordeal during pregnancy and birth. Other services for pregnant and postpartum ladies include:

  • Manual physical therapy
  • Pelvic strengthening
  • Therapeutic massage, posture adjustments

Who knew all the potential troubles giving birth entailed. I can only imagine how people managed before the days of advanced treatment like this.

Anyway – to find out more, you can contact Dr. Anthony L. Orlando at (201)876-0001 or visit their website at orlandopt.com.

Cleanup at Hoboken Gas Works

Hoboken Gas Works site “clean” – how can you be sure?

Close to a year and a half after PSE&G started this “cleanup” at the Hoboken Gas Works site near 13th & Clinton Streets – they seem to be “done” cleaning up whatever toxic mess was there.

You’d expect that if a public utility corporation would go through the hoops to appear that they did indeed clean it up – that the job was done to a satisfactory level of completion. But how can the public be sure? I know there are “tests” and reports – but can they be trusted? Do they get three or more independent companies to do the testing to ensure legitimacy?

One might never know, and it’d be great if all doubt can be removed (last thing you’d want to hear is that the ground underneath whatever building is built is still toxic 20 years down the road). Do they offer guarantees?

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Constant Contact (2015)

(Too Much) Constant Contact?

Just a brief editorial about the state of communication in today’s day and age. And I’d like to chime in about what I call (and is commonly known as) “constant contact.”

What did people do just 50 years ago? (That’d be 1965 for those that are wondering). What was the “mindset” for people going about their way back in those times?

People did things. With no “digital entertainment” options available 50 years ago, most people actually did tangible things. Whether they were reading (much diminished today) or physical work (fixing stuff, exploring the world, personally meeting up with others, etc.), time was spent in much different ways.

Less (remote) talking – more alone time (or face to face). Back in the day, people either talked face to face, or via LANDLINE telephone (or “pay phone” in cases urgent in nature). Things that happened were very much physical – and mental (via contemplation, study).

Memory and physical artifacts. When you talk to a person a generation or two beyond yours – you might sense a different way of recollecting life. Yep. The old-fashioned way: via memory and story-telling. That is nearly absent in today’s world. And instead of digital photos – physical photos, or even drawings or poems documented an important occasion worth remembering.

Constant Contact hurting humanity Hoboken NJ

Hey! Why is “too much contact” bad? Doesn’t it make life better?

This is a good question. Much like many new modern “conveniences,” those in favor will tout the “benefits” of our new found ways of disseminating information. But they will never discuss the detriments that come along with them. (Or at least think for more than one second about it).

On occasion, I’ll browse a stupid “feed” of tweets that have a common similarity. And I’ll notice things like:

  • Someone mentioning it’s “cold” in Hoboken. Really? Did you need to just say “Brrr?” Yeah so? It’s like me telling the world I just had diarrhea squirts. Not necessary. We know it’s cold.
  • A stupid sports “tweet” like – “He should have caught that…” (really? Does “the world” need to know that you’re dissatisfied that some over-paid “actor” didn’t catch a ball? Pathetic!)
  • Yet another “selfie.” One thing that should absolutely just “go away” on it’s own – are selfie photos. Truly believe they are THE most pathetic examples of human life on earth.

My point is – that all this “fluff” flying around is NOT beneficial to society. It doesn’t provide philosophical perspective. No critical thinking. No deep contemplation. 99% of what you see is meant for “instant” reaction. Anything worth “deep thought” is really not that at all. It usually has “social” connection – and in no way will be “thought about later.”

We’ve received many emails from readers who “get” what we’re talking about. But how many don’t get it? You reach who you reach, and that’s about it. Others will hopefully follow in due time. It’s up to them.

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Dave Hopla Shooting Clinic

Dave Hopla Basketball Shooting Clinic – 2/26

Here’s something “physical” to do with your kids while we all reach the end of our tolerance of the cold weather – and it includes a big-name NBA shooting coach Dave Hopla!

(Register here: nextbasketwins.com/hoboken-nj-skills—drills-clinic.html)

Dave Hopla Basketball Shooting Clinic Hoboken NJ

Former NBA Shooting Coach Dave Hopla comes to Hoboken

What: Dave Hopla Shooting Clinic
Where: Hoboken High School (8th & Clinton)
When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $50 per participant

Boys and Girls all ages! Dave will give an entertaining and informative lecture followed by a breakout session at each basket where the kids will practice shooting techniques. Dave will cover all the areas of shooting a basketball as well as take the kids through a workout at each basket so they can each try it.

About Dave Hopla:
Dave is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world. He regularly knocks down 495 out of 500 shots. Dave regularly keeps track of all his shots when he practices and lectures. In 2004 he made 98.89%. In 2005 he shot 98.20% by making an unbelievable 35,332 out of 35,979 shots!

During the summer of 2007 Dave attended 31 camps where he shot an unbelievable 99.19%! He knocked down 11,093 out of 11,183 shots. Dave has worked with many NBA, WNBA, college, high school teams and players. In 2006 Dave was hired as a shooting consultant for the Toronto Raptors. After joining the Raptors, Toronto increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2% in November 2006 to 47.5% in January 2007. They also increased their 3-point shooting percentage from 30% in November 2006 to 40% in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an Assistant Coach for Player Development and worked for the New York Knicks as a shooting coach from 2012-2014.

Oh, and take a look at this video where he sets the world record for making 18 3 point shots in 60 seconds. Who wouldn’t want a coach that proves his skill?

After School Homework Helpers

For your kid: After School Homework Helpers (tutoring)

Now open for business over at the Monroe Center (720 Monroe St. Suite E504) is After School Homework Helpers, an after-school tutoring service for kids in kindergarten to the 8th grade.

Founded by lifetime Hoboken resident Chantel Figueroa – and staffed by advanced degree educators – tutoring will be available Monday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm.

Tutoring is $50 per hour, and is semi-private – with no more than five students per tutor.

Chantel says: “I am hiring only the city’s best educators. Both active and retired teachers who have received awards, recognition and accolades for their achievements. These educators have assisted students throughout the years in academic acceleration and comprehension as well as behavioral and emotional complications. Many of the educators also have specialization in special education and are able to assess whether students have any issues such as ADHD, Autism, and other various disabilities.”

To book a session or to find out more, call (201)889-6380.

After School Homework Helpers Hoboken NJ

Description: After school tutoring for kids K-8.
Address: 720 Monroe Street, Suite E504, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)889-6380
Email: clfigueroa18@hotmail.com
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