Archive for December, 2010

CNA Schools in Vermont

December 27, 2010 in Outside NYC | Comments (0)

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As we can see that there is a huge demand of medical personnel in the country due to outgrowing population. The medical services are increasing day by day and people are expecting more for better health facilities. Certified nursing aides are the professionals that can meet some of the growing medical requirements of the people. A certified nursing aide is an individual that takes care of the patient in the hospitals and clinics under the supervision of Registered Nurse. In Vermont, students are aware if making nursing as a profession.

Those students who are interested in becoming a certified nursing aide, they should look for good CNA schools in Vermont. The CNA programs of schools should be approved by Vermont State Board of Nursing. The students should apply for a course in the school. The course covers the essential duties and responsibilities of a nursing assistant. After that, the students have to go for training in a hospital, a clinic or a nursing home in Vermont. Thereafter, the students must challenge the competence examination held by the Vermont State to get complete certification. The examination has written and performance tests.

Some of the leading schools that offer CNA programs are as follows:

Northlands Job Corps Center CNA Class – Vergennes
100A MacDonough Drive, Vergennes, Vermont 05491

Birchwood Terrace Healthcare – Burlington
43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Northwest Technical Center Nurse Aide Training – St. Albans
71 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

Genesis Eldercare Mountain View CNA Training Course – Rutland
9 Haywood Ave., Rutland, VT 05701

Otis Health Care Center – Townshend
P.O. Box 216, Townshend, Vermont 05353

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Nurse Assistant Course – Windsor
49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089

Stafford Technical Center – Rutland
8 Stratton Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701

Union House Nursing Home – Glover
3086 Glover St., Glover, Vermont 05839

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Program – Barre
98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vermont 05641

River Bend Career and Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Bradford
P.O. Box 618 Upper Plain, Bradford, Vermont 05033

Therefore, those students of Vermont who are willing to become certified nursing aides may apply to the above mentioned online cna schools and colleges.

New Year’s Eve in New York City – Part II

December 20, 2010 in Entertainment,Night Life | Comments (0)

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BargemusicThe list of events and performances to attend on New Year’s Eve is almost endless. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Big Apple Circus – this is a great family-friendly option for the big night. Take your kids to New York City’s celebrated circus at 9:30 pm on New Year’s Eve; tickets range from $45 – $125.

Bargemusic – this is a quintessential Brooklyn phenomenon – sit in a barge in the harbor facing Manhattan, and listen to Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos just before fireworks light up the water. The concert begins at 7 pm and tickets are $125.

Radio City Music Hall – what could be more New York than that? See Moe’s 5-hour show, beginning at 9 pm, at Radio City, for $52.50 per person.

New Year’s Eve in New York City – Part I

December 19, 2010 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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The clock is ticking as the year 2010 winds down. Where do you plan to be on New Year’s Eve? Of course, for New Yorkers, watching the ball drop at the annual Times Square celebration is always an attractive option. But you can also ring in the New Year with some of the best concerts the city has to offer.

The Roots, playing their legendary mix of fun, jazz, rock, rap and soul, at the Brooklyn Bowl, beginning at 10 pm. Tickets are $85.
Guided by Voices, the beloved cult band, will be back at Irving Plaza at 8 pm; tickets cost $86.75
Patti Smith, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be singing in the intimate setting of the Bowery Ballroom.

Kids Music Class

December 15, 2010 in Entertainment,Neighborhood News | Comments (0)

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pianoLooking for a music class for your little one that you can also enjoy? Most of the options out there are far too noisy and cutesy for parental tastes, but no one ever wants to deprive their child of the potential enrichment. Now you have your answer:

Songs for Seeds is a series of 45-minute classes ($561 and up for sixteen weeks) which are led by a three-piece band that every adult can enjoy. Each week, kids are introduced to the music of a different country or culture. They always get the chance to do Kid-Karaoke as well, to help develop their self-confidence and their own unique style.

For more info Contact Apple Seeds: 212-792-7590

Brooklyn Hotels

December 14, 2010 in Neighborhood News | Comments (0)

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Nu-Hotel1For those wishing to be near the big city but not pay those Manhattan island prices, Brooklyn represents an attractive option. The catch is: there are only two major hotels in Brooklyn (so far – some major players, including the Sheraton, are reportedly getting into the Brooklyn business), so your choices are limited.

The first is The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, the only full-service hotel in the borough, which is located just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. Its location means that you can either walk the 30 minutes across to Manhattan or take one of the four subway lines on the hotel’s doorstep. Plus, if you choose well among the hotel’s 659 rooms and suits, you can have that skyline view that reminds you that Manhattan is right across the water. The hotel is very “corporate,” however, without much unique style. The opposite is true of your second option: Brooklyn’s first true boutique hotel, the Nu Hotel, which opened in 2008. Its Smith Street view of the high-rise city jail is not too pretty, but this artsy hotel provides enough style to compensate for an unsightly outdoor views. The hotel offers custom-made beds, and even hammocks in a few of the suites, as well as local photography and quotes from famous Brooklynites. There is a bar at night as well as lots to eat at Smith Street’s many dining spots.

“Wicked” is Good!

December 12, 2010 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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Both tourists and natives alike are flocking to the musical hit, “Wicked.” The Broadway show, based on the classic story of The Wizard of Oz, is a kid-friendly musical spectacle that was the winner of three 2004 Tony Awards. The 2-hour and forty-five-minute show features a wonderfully imaginative story by Gregory Maguire and a harmonic score by Stephen Schwartz. With all that plus real flying monkeys, Wicked has something for every member of the family to enjoy.

You can also get tickets to Wicked’s “Behind the Emerald Curtain Tour,” which runs every Saturday morning at 10:00 am at the Gershwin Theater. Tickets to the show are not required for the tour.

Seven-Day Sale for New Year’s Travel to New York City

December 9, 2010 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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American-AirlinesAmerican Airlines and American Eagle have once again joined forces with NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to launch a seven-day airfare sale between New York City and 30 North American cities, including Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fares start at $49 each way for flights from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, based on round-trip purchase.

“The sights and sounds of New York City bring in visitors from all over the world,” said Art Torno, American Airlines Vice President – New York. “NYC & Company and American share the goal of increasing the number of travelers to New York. With low fares from popular North American cities, travel to New York has never been more affordable.”

“We are proud to once again partner with American Airlines to provide visitors to New York City with incredible value offers this winter,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “By working with American Airlines, we are making it easier and more affordable than ever to travel to New York City. This combined with a range of savings and promotions through our Get More NYC Winter campaign, there is no better time to visit. Winter Restaurant Week, the first-ever Broadway Week and our On The House two-for-one Off Broadway ticket promotion are just samplings of what visitors can experience and enjoy this winter.”

BAM Makes an Impact

December 8, 2010 in Entertainment,Museums | Comments (0)

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You may not think of Brooklyn as a cultural capital. But in fact, the borough south of Manhattan has many delightful cultural attractions, often with fewer crowds and lower prices than their counterparts across the bridge.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM as it is usually known, is a flourishing urban arts center that offers a wide-ranging repertoire of theater, opera, dance, music, literature, film, and the visual arts to Brooklyn. BAM’s current programming can be seen on their website:

The Celebrity Real Estate Market in New York City News

December 7, 2010 in Neighborhood News | Comments (0)

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Harrison-FordCelebrities are both buying and selling real estate in New York City right now, with reports that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford is selling his penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and TV star Sarah Jessica Parker has just bought a townhouse on Central Park West.

Harrison Ford, who also owns houses in LA and Wyoming, has put his home, which has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and 360 degree views of New York City, up for sale for $16 million. Parker and husband Matthew Broderick, along with their children, are moving from their current home in Manhattan’s West Village to their new $21 million-residence, an establishment with eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms that is the former home of philanthropist Laurie Tisch.

Winter Restaurant Week Returns!

December 6, 2010 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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Winter Restaurant Week will be returning to New York City this winter, during the two weeks of January 24th to February 6th. This is the nineteenth year in which Restaurant Week will take place – and the prices will remain the same as they have since 2006: A three-course fixed-price lunch will cost $24.07 and dinner will cost just $35.

Over 200 restaurants, ranging from A Voce on Madison Avenue to Zengo on Third Avenue, participated in last year’s Restaurant Week. Stay tuned for this year’s participants, to be publicized soon.