New Jersey Blood Services Urges “Universal Donors” to Step Up Now

Hospital Patients Need Negative People:  O-Negative

EATONTOWN, NJ – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), is asking for the public’s help to maintain an adequate summer supply of “universal” blood.   People with O-negative blood are known as “universal donors” because their blood can be transfused into anyone in emergency rooms and trauma situations when there is no time for blood typing. 

“Our donor pool decreases sharply just as summer approaches,” said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis. “Since schools are out and people are on vacation, we need others to step up for the continued care of hospital patients.”  Overall, the supply of blood is strong, and NYBC is confident of its ability to provide its 200 partner hospitals with whatever they need. 

Each and every day there are patients – some who arrive in emergency rooms and others undergoing cancer treatment – who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive.  But blood can’t be manufactured. It can only come from volunteer blood donors who take an hour to attend a blood drive or visit a donor center.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive
Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566
Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

If you cannot donate but still wish to participate in bringing crucial blood products to patients in need, please ask someone to donate for you, or consider volunteering at a local blood drive.  NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during summer months.

New Jersey Blood Services Urges “Universal Donors” to Step Up Now

Hospital Patients Need Negative People:  O-Negative

EATONTOWN, NJ – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), is asking for the public’s help to maintain an adequate summer supply of “universal” blood.   People with O-negative blood are known as “universal donors” because their blood can be transfused into anyone in emergency rooms and trauma situations when there is no time for blood typing. 

“Our donor pool decreases sharply just as summer approaches,” said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis. “Since schools are out and people are on vacation, we need others to step up for the continued care of hospital patients.”  Overall, the supply of blood is strong, and NYBC is confident of its ability to provide its 200 partner hospitals with whatever they need. 

Each and every day there are patients – some who arrive in emergency rooms and others undergoing cancer treatment – who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive.  But blood can’t be manufactured. It can only come from volunteer blood donors who take an hour to attend a blood drive or visit a donor center.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive
Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566
Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

If you cannot donate but still wish to participate in bringing crucial blood products to patients in need, please ask someone to donate for you, or consider volunteering at a local blood drive.  NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during summer months.

Nuts, Candy and Magazines – Oh My!

Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program Begins This Friday

FARMINGDALE, NJ – Brace yourselves… fall is coming and that means local Girls Scouts are gearing up for the Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program! Starting this Friday, October 4th, through the end of November, Girl Scouts throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties will sell a variety of nuts, candy and magazines – great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. While the girls enjoy selling and we divulge in these delicious treats, the benefits of the fall product sale program extend far beyond the autumn months in giving our girls the skills they need to succeed.

Girl Scout product sale activities feature age-appropriate lessons that combine business basics with the fun commonly associated with Girl Scouts. The program builds financial literacy and leadership skills as girls actively make discoveries and decisions about marketing, budgeting, customer service and goal setting. When you purchase a can of chocolate covered pretzels from a Girl Scout, you’re helping her learn these important skills that will help her grow into the strong, confident women she was born to be.

Additionally, the fall product sale program provides a jump start at the beginning of the Girl Scout year for girls to work towards reaching the goals that they have set for themselves. When our girls dream, they dream big. Whether it’s a trip overseas, robotics competition, or a week at summer day camp, girls decide on a goal, assess the funds necessary to achieve that goal and work together to make it happen. Parents appreciate the program for both the life lessons taught to their daughters, as well as the goals and dreams the girls are able to achieve that might otherwise be out of reach financially.

Girl Scout product sales also support other community organizations and our military. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will continue its “Gift of Caring” program in partnership with the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties developed as a service project where each troop/group can donate product sale items to worthwhile causes. Girl Scouts in our community will also send nuts, candy and cookies to soldiers overseas. Over the past two years, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has donated more than 6,000 product sale items to help feed those in need both at home and abroad.

This year’s fall product sale lineup includes chocolate covered pretzels, double chocolate truffles, whole cashews, pistachios, chocolate covered almonds, a blueberry pomegranate nut crunch, chocolate covered raisins, peanut butter bears, dulce de leche owls, deluxe pecan clusters, dark chocolate mint penguins, a cranberry nut mix, honey roasted peanuts and fruit slices. Visit www.jerseyshoregirlscoutnuts.com for a full list of products and other fall product sale program information.

Nuts, Candy and Magazines – Oh My!

Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program Begins This Friday

FARMINGDALE, NJ – Brace yourselves… fall is coming and that means local Girls Scouts are gearing up for the Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program! Starting this Friday, October 4th, through the end of November, Girl Scouts throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties will sell a variety of nuts, candy and magazines – great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. While the girls enjoy selling and we divulge in these delicious treats, the benefits of the fall product sale program extend far beyond the autumn months in giving our girls the skills they need to succeed.

Girl Scout product sale activities feature age-appropriate lessons that combine business basics with the fun commonly associated with Girl Scouts. The program builds financial literacy and leadership skills as girls actively make discoveries and decisions about marketing, budgeting, customer service and goal setting. When you purchase a can of chocolate covered pretzels from a Girl Scout, you’re helping her learn these important skills that will help her grow into the strong, confident women she was born to be.

Additionally, the fall product sale program provides a jump start at the beginning of the Girl Scout year for girls to work towards reaching the goals that they have set for themselves. When our girls dream, they dream big. Whether it’s a trip overseas, robotics competition, or a week at summer day camp, girls decide on a goal, assess the funds necessary to achieve that goal and work together to make it happen. Parents appreciate the program for both the life lessons taught to their daughters, as well as the goals and dreams the girls are able to achieve that might otherwise be out of reach financially.

Girl Scout product sales also support other community organizations and our military. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will continue its “Gift of Caring” program in partnership with the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties developed as a service project where each troop/group can donate product sale items to worthwhile causes. Girl Scouts in our community will also send nuts, candy and cookies to soldiers overseas. Over the past two years, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has donated more than 6,000 product sale items to help feed those in need both at home and abroad.

This year’s fall product sale lineup includes chocolate covered pretzels, double chocolate truffles, whole cashews, pistachios, chocolate covered almonds, a blueberry pomegranate nut crunch, chocolate covered raisins, peanut butter bears, dulce de leche owls, deluxe pecan clusters, dark chocolate mint penguins, a cranberry nut mix, honey roasted peanuts and fruit slices. Visit www.jerseyshoregirlscoutnuts.com for a full list of products and other fall product sale program information.

Skewed View – September 30, 2013

tom brennan 120I’m on Facebook: http://facebook.com/tomonthenight
Ever want to know what the Monopoly properties look like in real life? http://bit.ly/16WkDkF
Forget about everything I said I wanted for my birthday…ever. This is really what I want: http://bit.ly/1faiLLd

AP: “Americans Increasingly Hungry For Hipster Foods”…or…”AP Increasingly Hungry For Page Views”: http://bit.ly/15oBybX
Blackberry hits a curve it can’t get out of. Set to lay off 4,500 employees: http://bit.ly/18Otdo8
Red Lobster & Olive Garden just can’t convenience you to eat their lame version of seafood & Italian: http://yhoo.it/1dCXh5n
The 1960’s era B61 atomic bomb has electronics that may fail in 10 years. Guess what Congress is doing about it: http://bit.ly/15l1pl5

In the 1st few days after their launch Apple’s 5s is selling more than 3x faster than the “cheap iPhone” (the 5c) http://bit.ly/1eDEFFy
Guess how much it costs Apple to make that $649 iPhone. If you guess a third of that…you’re wrong: http://ubm.io/1bbsors
Apple Maps is at it again, giving directions to an iPhone users to drive onto a runway: http://bit.ly/1aqWP8w
Verizon’s CEO has declared unlimited data plans dead: http://bit.ly/16svSEa
So there was a fake ad about how iOS7 was going to make the iPhone waterproof. Can you guess what people did? http://ind.pn/1gZxnIS

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the film: http://bit.ly/1fpOSXk

PSA: Whatever you do, don’t intentionally overdose on Viagra to impress your girlfriend: http://dailym.ai/1bCWx21
Two weathermen break out into a fight after arguing over the chance of rain. Brick Tamland unavailable for comment: http://bit.ly/14Gf359
Just what a Jack in the Box cheeseburger needs; to be topped with a grilled cheese sandwich: http://bit.ly/18oZJcF
There is a major debate happening right now in America…Does chili have beans or not? http://huff.to/1bHMDfz
Barilla Pasta won’t feature gay families in ads, says critics can, “Eat another brand of pasta”. I say, ‘OK, I will’: http://huff.to/16vfrH5
Want to see what happens every second on the internet? http://bit.ly/1ftV68D Gulp….Yelp’s review could be up to 20% fraudulent: http://bit.ly/1882wb7
Joe Son, “Random Task” in “Austin Powers” who is serving a prison term for rape allegedly has killed a fellow inmate: http://ti.me/1bgZcPK

__________________________________

Tom Brennan                                             

 Station Manager                                        

 Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night

 Now broadcasting 3 HD Multicast Channels

 Mobile App Available: http://wbjb.org/mobile             

 __________________________________

Skewed View – September 30, 2013

tom brennan 120I’m on Facebook: http://facebook.com/tomonthenight
Ever want to know what the Monopoly properties look like in real life? http://bit.ly/16WkDkF
Forget about everything I said I wanted for my birthday…ever. This is really what I want: http://bit.ly/1faiLLd

AP: “Americans Increasingly Hungry For Hipster Foods”…or…”AP Increasingly Hungry For Page Views”: http://bit.ly/15oBybX
Blackberry hits a curve it can’t get out of. Set to lay off 4,500 employees: http://bit.ly/18Otdo8
Red Lobster & Olive Garden just can’t convenience you to eat their lame version of seafood & Italian: http://yhoo.it/1dCXh5n
The 1960’s era B61 atomic bomb has electronics that may fail in 10 years. Guess what Congress is doing about it: http://bit.ly/15l1pl5

In the 1st few days after their launch Apple’s 5s is selling more than 3x faster than the “cheap iPhone” (the 5c) http://bit.ly/1eDEFFy
Guess how much it costs Apple to make that $649 iPhone. If you guess a third of that…you’re wrong: http://ubm.io/1bbsors
Apple Maps is at it again, giving directions to an iPhone users to drive onto a runway: http://bit.ly/1aqWP8w
Verizon’s CEO has declared unlimited data plans dead: http://bit.ly/16svSEa
So there was a fake ad about how iOS7 was going to make the iPhone waterproof. Can you guess what people did? http://ind.pn/1gZxnIS

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the film: http://bit.ly/1fpOSXk

PSA: Whatever you do, don’t intentionally overdose on Viagra to impress your girlfriend: http://dailym.ai/1bCWx21
Two weathermen break out into a fight after arguing over the chance of rain. Brick Tamland unavailable for comment: http://bit.ly/14Gf359
Just what a Jack in the Box cheeseburger needs; to be topped with a grilled cheese sandwich: http://bit.ly/18oZJcF
There is a major debate happening right now in America…Does chili have beans or not? http://huff.to/1bHMDfz
Barilla Pasta won’t feature gay families in ads, says critics can, “Eat another brand of pasta”. I say, ‘OK, I will’: http://huff.to/16vfrH5
Want to see what happens every second on the internet? http://bit.ly/1ftV68D Gulp….Yelp’s review could be up to 20% fraudulent: http://bit.ly/1882wb7
Joe Son, “Random Task” in “Austin Powers” who is serving a prison term for rape allegedly has killed a fellow inmate: http://ti.me/1bgZcPK

__________________________________

Tom Brennan                                             

 Station Manager                                        

 Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night

 Now broadcasting 3 HD Multicast Channels

 Mobile App Available: http://wbjb.org/mobile             

 __________________________________

New Jersey Willing to Give Local Liquor A Chance

fdu public mind pollMADISON, NJ – Although few are aware of a recent change in New Jersey law that allows for the small scale production of artisanal spirits, Garden State voters are game when it comes to giving these distillers a chance. Almost three-quarters (71%) say they’ve heard nothing at all about recently passed legislation that makes it easier for craft distillers to buy a license at a greatly reduced rate, and produce up to 20,000 gallons of hard alcohol per year. However, assuming one drinks hard alcohol (43%), most (37%) say they would be willing to give artisan distillers a chance over large-scale, name brands, with significantly fewer (10%) who say they would not be willing to go local with their hard alcohol choice.

“With the law going into effect on December 1st, craft distillers are poised to benefit from the new opportunities for sales over the holiday shopping season,” said Krista Jenkins, director of PublicMind and professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “New Jersey artisan distillers now have a more level playing field against, for example, Russian vodka.”

As the old saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and this applies to the temptation of trying a local artisan’s elixir over better known brands. The under 30 crowd is the most likely to say they would try a local label (50%), with the 60 and over crowd the least likely to say the same (22%).

“This bill represents many things: the creation of new manufacturing for the state, which, although small now, could spur a cottage industry of job creation,” said Joseph Tormey, professor of hospitality and tourism management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “It could also promote new tourism activities, as well as support local farmers and suppliers since the bill requires that a majority of the raw materials used in the production of distilled alcoholic beveragesbe grown or purchased from New Jersey providers.” Tormey goes on to point out that craft distilling and small batch artisan production of alcoholic beverages, including beer, are growing rapidly across the U.S. “Anything with a local moniker is likely to be good for New Jersey,” said Tormey.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 700 registered voters in New Jersey was conducted by telephone with both landline and cell phones from August 21 through August 27, 2013, and has a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points.

New Jersey Willing to Give Local Liquor A Chance

fdu public mind pollMADISON, NJ – Although few are aware of a recent change in New Jersey law that allows for the small scale production of artisanal spirits, Garden State voters are game when it comes to giving these distillers a chance. Almost three-quarters (71%) say they’ve heard nothing at all about recently passed legislation that makes it easier for craft distillers to buy a license at a greatly reduced rate, and produce up to 20,000 gallons of hard alcohol per year. However, assuming one drinks hard alcohol (43%), most (37%) say they would be willing to give artisan distillers a chance over large-scale, name brands, with significantly fewer (10%) who say they would not be willing to go local with their hard alcohol choice.

“With the law going into effect on December 1st, craft distillers are poised to benefit from the new opportunities for sales over the holiday shopping season,” said Krista Jenkins, director of PublicMind and professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “New Jersey artisan distillers now have a more level playing field against, for example, Russian vodka.”

As the old saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and this applies to the temptation of trying a local artisan’s elixir over better known brands. The under 30 crowd is the most likely to say they would try a local label (50%), with the 60 and over crowd the least likely to say the same (22%).

“This bill represents many things: the creation of new manufacturing for the state, which, although small now, could spur a cottage industry of job creation,” said Joseph Tormey, professor of hospitality and tourism management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “It could also promote new tourism activities, as well as support local farmers and suppliers since the bill requires that a majority of the raw materials used in the production of distilled alcoholic beveragesbe grown or purchased from New Jersey providers.” Tormey goes on to point out that craft distilling and small batch artisan production of alcoholic beverages, including beer, are growing rapidly across the U.S. “Anything with a local moniker is likely to be good for New Jersey,” said Tormey.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 700 registered voters in New Jersey was conducted by telephone with both landline and cell phones from August 21 through August 27, 2013, and has a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points.

Foodtown to Help Clean Up Rte. 36

Family Owned Business Volunteers Time

Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Food Circus Super Markets, a local family owned business operated by the Azzolina and Scaduto families out of Middletown, will voluntarily clean a section of Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands from milepost 14 to milepost 15 for the New Jersey Clean Communities Adopt-A-Highway Program.

On October 3rd many team members of Food Circus Super Foodtown will take the time to clean a section of Route 36.  This will help reduce litter on the highway in an ongoing effort to improve the appearance of New Jersey’s landscape.

This company has always been committed to helping the community whether it is through the Adopt-A-Highway program or another; it is something we make every effort to succeed in.  Last year nearly $70,000.00 was raised through an Icon Sales Program for local and national nonprofit organizations. Since 2010 over $250,000.00 has been raised for charity.  Adopt-A-Highway adds to this corporate commitment to serve the communities surrounding the company’s stores in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties. 

Foodtown to Help Clean Up Rte. 36

Family Owned Business Volunteers Time

Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Food Circus Super Markets, a local family owned business operated by the Azzolina and Scaduto families out of Middletown, will voluntarily clean a section of Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands from milepost 14 to milepost 15 for the New Jersey Clean Communities Adopt-A-Highway Program.

On October 3rd many team members of Food Circus Super Foodtown will take the time to clean a section of Route 36.  This will help reduce litter on the highway in an ongoing effort to improve the appearance of New Jersey’s landscape.

This company has always been committed to helping the community whether it is through the Adopt-A-Highway program or another; it is something we make every effort to succeed in.  Last year nearly $70,000.00 was raised through an Icon Sales Program for local and national nonprofit organizations. Since 2010 over $250,000.00 has been raised for charity.  Adopt-A-Highway adds to this corporate commitment to serve the communities surrounding the company’s stores in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties.