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NAMD The Black Professionals News

Volume 10 Issue 12

December 2010

Season’s Greetings

Annemarie Lambings (center) participates in a Body Mass Index (BMI) screening, while her daughter looks on at Health Partners’ recent Holiday Wellness Party. Photo: Leaping Lion Photography

This little cutie enjoyed a healthy piece of fruit while posing with Santa Roo, Health Partners’ kangaroo mascot at the health plan’s recent Holiday Wellness Party. Photo: Leaping Lion Photography

Health Partners Offers Season’s Best Gift for Kids While many search the malls for the perfect gift for their children, Health Partners points out that the most important gift is ensuring that children have health care and other essentials when they need it. To help, the health plan, which serves over 170,000 Medical Assistance and CHIP members in the Greater Philadelphia region, recently hosted a party at its Center City headquarters with information about health coverage, food assistance and other services. “Our Holiday Wellness party is a fun event with some important messages,” says Leyla Moreno, supervisor, community relations, Health Partners. “It’s a way for us to remind children and teens to stay healthy by visiting their doctors for well checkups each year. It also allows us to let parents know that compre-

hensive health insurance is available to most kids, often for free, through CHIP programs such as our KidzPartners plan.” RadioOne kicked off the celebration, which included a health and resource fair with information and giveaways from KidzPartners, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Christmas Carolers helped usher in the holiday spirit, while attendees also enjoyed warm apple cider, face painting and a special appearance and a keepsake photo with Santa Roo, Health Partners’ kangaroo mascot. As part of its ongoing Body Mass Index (BMI) screening campaign, Health Partners provided over 80 BMI screenings and gave its 25th anniversary I KNOW (my BMI) T-shirt to everyone who participated. In addition, over 80 Health Partners members who provided proof of a recent pediatric well visit or lead screening, both vital for children’s health, received a gift card to Villa urban fashion stores.

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African American Chamber launches minority business site Advocates say they hear plenty of excuses when it comes to not supporting black-owned businesses, from not being able to find one to having had a bad experience in the past. The African American Chamber of Commerce hopes to put an end to the excuses with the unveiling of Reverse The site showcases places to eat, shop and secure a range of other services from black-owned firms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Chamber’s Reverse 90 campaign, launched over the summer, is aimed at turning around the dismal support for black businesses. The effort gets its name from research showing that 10 percent of money spent by blacks support black-owned businesses. For more information

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RAINBOW PUSH WALL STREET PROJECT & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FUND 14th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit A More Perfect Union: Time to Rebuild America January 12 – 14, 2011 Sheraton Hotel & Towers, New York To learn more about the Wall Street Project Project, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and Citizenship Education Fund, email, visit our website online or call 212-425-7874.

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Grammy-Award Winning Artist Israel Houghton and Health Partners Celebrates 25th Anniversary Health Partners celebrated its 25th anniversary with the second annual Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair, encouraging families to make dance and fitness part of healthy living. Guest emceed by Lonnie Hunter of Praise 103.9 FM, the Showcase was held at The Baptist Worship Center in Northeast Philadelphia and featured lively performances by The Baptist Worship Center Praise Dancers; Kollective Talent from Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; Heart of Praise Dance Ministry from Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church; and Orcheo Dance Ministries from Victory Christian Center. Grammy Award-Winning Artist Israel Houghton & New Breed joined the Crazy Praise Dance Showcase line up as the special musical guests. "Music and dance can be joyful, energizing displays of worship and have the power to bring people together in a healthy way,” says Houghton. “It was my pleasure to lend my talents to this positive event and be part of a truly uplifting community experience.” Reverend Marguerite E. Handy, executive director, Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, presented Health Partners with an official Citation on behalf of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, recognizing the health plan for “on-going innovations in managed care and its commitment to improving the quality of life for citizens that benefit from the life-changing programs and life-preserving health services that they have provided for 25 years.” Sponsored by Praise 103.9 FM; ShopRite; Villa, and the Mayor's Office of Faith-based Initiatives, the dance showcase attracted a healthy crowd of more than 2,000 people. Attendees at the pre-showcase health fair took advantage of the complimentary body mass index screenings offered by Health Partners, as part of a campaign to provide 2500 free BMI screenings to the community. Participants also

Reverend Marguerite E. Handy, executive director, The Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (left), presented a Citation from the City of Philadelphia, in honor of Health Partners' 25th anniversary, to Merleen Harris-Williams, MD, medical director, Health Partners (right), at Health Partners’ second annual Crazy Praise Dance Showcase at The Baptist Worship Center. Photography: Leaping Lion Photography

received information and giveaways from Temple University, Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation,

Porter’s Day KidzPartners.





The Black Professionals News would like to thank our readers for supporting us in 2010 We look forward to expanding our coverage and circulation in 2011. If you would like to receive the electronic version newspaper online please send your email address to we will add you to our email subscriber list. If you would like to advertise we would be happy to assist you with a marketing plan.We reach over 10,000 readers per issue. We wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and a safe and healthy New Year. Earl Harvey, Publisher, The Black Professionals News 267-244-3860

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PRESIDENT'S HOUSE SITE NEARS COMPLETION, PREPS FOR OPENING Ribbon Cutting and Kickoff Event Planned for December 15

From 1790 to 1800, when the city of Philadelphia was our new nation’s capital, Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived and worked in a mansion – the President’s House – that stood roughly one block north of Independence Hall. In that house, the first two American presidents literally invented what it meant to be Chief Executive of the United States. The mansion also held a profoundly disturbing truth. It has been documented that George Washington, who owned over 300 enslaved Africans at his Mount Vernon home, brought at least nine of these servants to Philadelphia to live and work in the President’s House. This fact creates a challenge to the notion of American liberty; while the founders of our country declared “all men are created equal,” the brutal institution of slavery was still being cultivated and maintained. It was in this very house that George Washington signed the notorious Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. The presidential mansion is replete with stories of both achievement and infamy – the birth of a free nation and its tenacious first steps, co-existing with widely practiced, indefensible enslavement of human beings. It is worth noting that John Adams was not himself a slave owner, and his wife Abigail was an outspoken critic of slavery. Ultimately, President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation is designed with a dual purpose. The site indeed commemorates the location and importance of the original executive mansion of George Washington and John Adams – key architects of American democracy. It also tells the longobscured story of the enslaved Africans who toiled at the house, two of whom made a remarkable escape to freedom during Washington’s presidency. Moreover, we have a compelling obligation as a nation to illuminate the history of this house and all its inhabitants – willing and unwilling – to the fullest. What better place to tell these fascinating stories but in the Independence Mall footprint, at the very threshold of the Liberty Bell? "Visitors will learn a lot

The names of the nine enslaved Africans. Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

of thought-provoking new information as they tour the President's House footprint," said Roz McPherson. "We are hopeful that this site will serve as the catalyst in seeking more information about the obscure lives of the people who were such a significant part of the nation's past and that visitors will have an expanded context for reviewing early American history." Plans for the ribbon cutting event are being managed by the Office of the City Representative. Support for this important milestone in the project is also being provided by Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. In addition to signaling the official opening of President's House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation, the ribbon cutting also marks the day the site will transition to ownership by Independence National Historical Park. For more information, please visit

The Marian Anderson Historical Society Hosts The Marian Anderson Scholars Competition Concert, Dinner and Celebrity Ball The Marian Anderson Scholar/Artists will perform classical and spiritual selections from Marian Anderson’s repertoire in honor of her 114th Birthday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:00pm -10:00pm THE FRANKLIN 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA The Marian Anderson Scholar/Artists Concert, Dinner and Celebrity Ball will be celebrated in Memory of the late Philadelphia native Contralto, Marian Anderson. Hosted by the Marian Anderson Historical Society, the event will help

raise financial resources to advance aspiring young opera and classical vocal artists of great promise. Mervon Mehta will return to Philadelphia from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto to MC the concert. Following the concert under the stars in the planetarium, guests will be escorted to the Franklin Room for dinner and ball featuring celebrities (TBA) and for your dancing and listening pleasure, the Marian Anderson Historical Society Tribute Orchestra. HONORARY GALA CO-CHAIRS: Dr. Lorraine Brown, Dr. Constance Clayton, Earl Harvey, Audrey JohnsonThornton, Barbara Johnson, Shonda Johnson, The Honorable Kenyatta Johnson, Dr. Patrick and Evelyn Sample-Oates, Naomi Strange, The Honorable Anna C. Verna, Dr. Victoria Yancey. For information or RSVP: Blanche Burton Lyles, 215.732.9505 or

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A retirement party like no other as Ernie Jones leaves PWDC. A host of local business leaders, politicians, friends and family came out to help Ernie Jones say..."My Best is yet to come", at his retirement at the Afrian American Historical Museum. Surrounded here with friends Eve Lewis, Mr & Mrs Nelson Diaz, Dr. Arlene Ackerman, Ernie Jones and Rep Dwight Evans. Photo: Martin Regusters

The Philadelphia (PA) Alumni Chapter would like to congratulate Brother Robert Hunter on his Individual Achievement Award (Non-Supervisory) given by the Federal Executive Board (FEB) and the Partners-In-Equality (PIE) Council on their 14th Annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Diversity Day of Training (DOT). Brother Hunter was given the award based upon his exemplary dedication and participation in outreach and community affairs as well as his demonstrated excellence and leadership in the achievement of the agency’s EEO/diversity goals. As 2nd Vice Polemarch of The Philadelphia (PA) Alumni Chapter, his duties call for time assisting and mentoring minority students, both at the high school and college levels.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fattah Homes in the 4000 block of Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia. Developed by People's Emergency Center Community Development Corporation (PECCDC), Fattah Homes is named after Congressman Chaka Fattah, who is a long time champion of PEC and a strong supporter of economic growth efforts throughout West Philadelphia. Pictured here at the ribbon cutting are: David Fattah, Queen Mother Falaka Fattah, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Deborah McColloch, Dainette Mintz, Farah Jimenez, Bernadine Hawes and Kira Strong.

Jill Scott's Blues Babes Foundation hosted and evening of song, sights and shopping for a cause at Material Culture over the weekend. An overflow attendance came to support The Blues Babe Foundation and indeed hear Jill Scott sing those smooth songs. Blues Babe Foundation seeks to provide support and mentoring for those students who have shown the aptitude and commitment to education but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of an undergraduate degree. For the past few years the foundation has worked to procure corporate sponsors and merge forces with local, community-based service agencies. Pictured at the Blues Babes reception is one of the sponsors, Universal Companies. L-R: Donyale Rogers, Blues Babe board of directors, Artist and Photographer Martin Regusters, Jill Scott and Eve Lewis, Universal Companies, a corporate sponsor for the event. Photo:Martin Regusters

Photo: Martin Regusters

The owners of Tommi Lifestyle Boutique celebrated their grand opening. The boutique is the first of its kind, full service photography studio, salon & spa. They are located at 718 Chestnut St.

State Senator Shirley M. Kitchen and HUG's, Inc. presented the Annuala Older Adult Appreciation and Awards Luncheon. For quite a few years now Senator Kitchen has presented these great events throughout her district. Needless to say, They just get better. Held at the Lenfest PAL Center, 3809 N. !0th Street and presentations by the Philadelphia Fire Departments fire prevention division and BRAVO Health, a contributing sponsor. Pictured here at the luncheon are: Derrick Sawyer, Battalion Chief fire prevention division, Philadelphia Fire Department, Linda Eskridge, HUGS, Inc. Senator Shirley M. Kitchen, Elba Torres-Duca, BRAVO Healta and BRAVO Health senior ambassador. Photo Credit: Martin Regusters

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State Representative Dwight Evans, Leslie Bowser Hope awarded the Dwight Evans Living Legacy Award for her late father Charles Bowser, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, UAC President and CEO

Urban Affairs Coalition 41st Anniversary Breakfast More than 600 executives, community leaders and government officials came out to show their support on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Urban Affairs Coalition's 41st Anniversary Breakfast. The organization raised more than $250,000 that will go towards youth and families in Philadelphia. Guests also contributed nearly 300 books and magazines to the library of Arise Academy Charter High School, the nation's only public high school for youth in the foster care system. Thanks to all who contributed.

Political leaders came out to kickoff the health conference during a special ceremony held at the National Constitution Center. Shown are: Michael Rashid, President of AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, (conference host) Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Virgin Islands; Tracee Hunt, VP of Human Resources, Philadelphia Coca Cola Company; Amy Githens, Global Community Initiatives Director, The Coca Cola Company, Altanta, GA; U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah; State Representative Kenyatta Johnson; and H. Ray Welch Jr., Chairman of Mercy Health Systems.

National Conference on Health Disparities bring interested parties from across the nation Some 200 government and private-sector healthcare officials, community activists, and elected officials, came from across the country to take part in the Fourth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities last week. The national conference addressed questions about non-medical determinants of health, including education levels, health literacy, poverty, public safety, community design, access to care, environmental quality, environmental justice, and personal, government and corporate responsibility. Conference presenters and participants discussed solutions, review “programs that work”, and recommend policies to strengthen and enhance the current “medical model” of health care through diverse, multi-disciplinary partnerships and perspectives. Conference organizer Dr. David Rivers and Amerihealth Mercy Family of Companies CEO Michael A. Rashid were please by the outcome of the conference and the many who came to Philadelphia to take part.

State Senator Shirley M. Kitchen & Lady-G Enterprises presented Mother and Daughter Day at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs. This was a domestic violence awareness event for mothers, daughters, sisters, granddaughters and women who are friends of women. Workshops, discussions groups and special speakers including Miss Black PA, USA, 2010 Valerie Moore who also acted as mistress of ceremonies. State Senator Leanna Washington was onhand adding support and encouragement to abused women and prevent abuse. Pictured seated here are: Valerie Moore, Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2010; Gwendolyn West-Sutton, Lady-G Enterprises; State Senator Shirley M. Kitchen, Third District; State Senator LeAnna Washington, 4th District. standing: Ron Dutton, Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Bank; Kristin Voris Kuipers, The Career Wardrobe; Azucena Ugarte, Women Against Abuse; and Darryl Coates, Philadelphia Anti Drug Anti Violence Network (PAAN). Photo: Martin Regusters

Michael Rashid, President of AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, (conference host) is joined by Faatimah Gamble, Wellness of You; Monica Braxton, NBC 10; Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Community Connections, The Coca Cola Company, (Atlanta, GA); and Kenny Gamble, Philadelphia International Records. Ron Allen Photographer

Pictured are Rhonda Yancy, owner Platinum Grille and the Ciroc hostesses for the evening Platinum Grille located 7719 Crittenden St. in Chestnut Hill celebrated it's Christmas Party and Eagles Cowboys viewing party. Over 100 guests enjoyed the festivities and sipped cocktails compliments of Ciroc Vodka. The party featured the sounds of DJ Gary O, and guests danced the night away to the Eagles victory. The party was hosted by Rhonda and William Yancy, Jr.and Earl Harvey

Pictured are Chef Carl Redding and Meli'sa Morgan Redding's Restaurant Celebrates 1st Celebrity Open Mic Night with R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan Redding's Restaurant is located 1545 Pacific Avenue on the famous corner of Kentucky Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401, 609.348.3270 •

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New Jersey News Atlantic City Offers Cool Hotel Deals This Winter! Atlantic City will be the destination of choice for visitors this winter as this year-round resort offers special seasonal promotions that make getaways easily affordable. From deeply discounted prices to extra amenities, casino packages, shows and more, there are plenty of reasons to visit this season. Following are details on the packages available for your winter vacation in Atlantic City. For more information, call the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority at 1-888-AC-VISIT (228-4748) or visit Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features The Blue Martini bar, pool, spa and full service salon for women and men, and retail. Specials packages include Go Wild: and Romance in the West: valid thru March 31, 2011 For more information, or to book visit Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ – The property offers an indoor pool, 54,000 sq. ft. spa with 30 treatment rooms, health club, hair salon, 11 restaurants, food court, 11 retail shops, and the casino. Call 1-866-MYBORGATA (692-6742) for reservations. Specials include Eat, Drink & Be Merry: valid Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, 2010 For more information, visit Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue and Missouri Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features a swimming pool, Qua Baths & Spa, full service salon, and shopping and dining at the adjacent Pier Shops at Caesars. Specials featured include Girlfriends Getaway and Taste of the Empire: valid thru March 31, 2011 For more information, or to book this package, visit The Chelsea, 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ – The property offers cozy fireplace lounges, happening bars, and poolside cabanas. Destinations within this destination include two signature restaurants, a saltwater inspired spa, a fitness center, and a pristine beach with the only full beach service in Atlantic City, providing luxurious towels, lounge chairs, and umbrellas exclusively for guests of the Chelsea. Highlights include Shop and Drop valid thru February 28, 2011, The Chelsea Supper Club valid through February 11, 2011,Chelsea Family Style Package: valid thru February 28, 2011 For more information, or to book call 800-548-3030 or visit Clarion Inn & Suites Atlantic City North, 342 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ – The property features a complimentary continental breakfast, gym access, indoor pool and sauna, corporate business center, on-site laundry facility and high speed internet access. Check out the Romance Escape Package: valid thru February 28, 2011, For more information or to book this package, call 888-568-6499 and ask for ROM1010. Come Wright Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5003 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, NJ – Located three blocks downbeach from Atlantic City, the property features a off street free parking, fireplace, family gathering area, private cable television and DVD player, video library, games, refrigerator, and free wireless internet service. For reservations on winter special rates call 609-822-1927. Comfort Inn & Suites West Atlantic City, 7079 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ – The property features a seasonal bayside beach at hotel, fitness room, and wireless high speed internet access. Two Night Midweek Getaway with Shuttle: valid December 1-February 28, 2011,. For reservations, call 609-484-1900. Comfort Inn Victorian, 6817 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ The property features well appointed rooms, complete with iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, HBO and wireless internet access, some rooms have refrigerators.VIP Winter Special: valid thru March 10, 2011, For more information or to book package, call 609-646-8880. Harrah’s Atlantic City, 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ – The

Restaurants and Sponsors Lining Up for Atlantic City Restaurant Week, February 27 - March 5, 2011 The marketing team at the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) reports that 18 sponsors and nearly 70 restaurants are already committed to participating in the third annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week, February 27 through March 5, 2011. During the week, fine restaurants throughout Atlantic County will offer value priced three-course lunches for $15.11 and three-course dinners at just $33.11. A full list of participating restaurants is online at The list is updated regularly, and menu items, chef biographies and other details will be added as the date approaches. Restaurant Week hotel packages will also be available through the site, as well as the ability to book reservations online through Open Table at restaurants that use the Open Table reservation service. A variety of sponsors have also signed on to be part of Atlantic City Restaurant Week. The ACCVA receives funding for Atlantic City Restaurant Week though a grant from the New Jersey Department of State Division of Travel and Tourism. Additional sponsors include A.C. Central Reservations, Inc.; Atlantic City Country Club; Atlantic City Special Improvement District; Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa; Casino Connection; Ed Hitzel; Greater Atlantic City Chamber; Interstate Outdoor Advertising; Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Richard Stockton College; OIP; Open Table; Peroni/Miller/Coors; Philadelphia Magazine; Press of Atlantic City Media Group; TD Bank; Tropicana Casino and Resort and Trump Entertainment. “We’re on track for a record number of both restaurants and sponsors – a sure

property features the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, The Pool at Harrah’s, Waterfront Shops, and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant. Special promotions, 82 Degrees and Bed and Bottle: valid rhru March 31, 2011,For more information, or to book this package, visit Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N. Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ – The property features a winery- founded more than 140 years ago featuring daily wine tours- a 7,000-yard 18-hole championship golf course, a hotel with 45 guest rooms, two award-winning restaurants, and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting facilities. For more information, or to book your package, call 609-965-2111 extension 403, or visit Resorts Atlantic City, 1133 Boardwalk and North Carolina Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features gourmet and casual restaurants, Superstar theater, two lounges, Boogie Nights dance club, retail, and a health spa with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. For more information, or to reserve your special Tourist Package or The Players Package package, call 800-336-6378 or visit Sheraton Atlantic City, 2 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features a concierge services, fitness center, indoor pool, Boulevards Cafe and Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery. For more information, or to book the Econo ‘Me’ Savings Package: valid through March 31, 2011 call 866-716-8115 or visit Showboat Atlantic City, 801 Boardwalk and New Jersey Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features a spa, full-service salon and the House of Blues. For more information, or to book the Fat Tuesday or Taste of New Orleans package visit Tropicana Casino and Resort, Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ– The property features 147,000 square feet of gaming space, 2,129 guest rooms, gourmet and casual restaurants, retail, lounges, health club, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and Tropicana’s expansion, The Quarter, with 200,000 square feet of dining, entertainment, retail, spa and an IMAX Theater. Cuba Libre Gourmet Getaway Package valid through January 2011 includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two people at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar featuring 15 Tastes of Cuba menu. For more information, or to reserve the Romantic Getaway or Palm Gourmet Getaway Package package, call 800-THE TROP or visit Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ – The property features a casino, 728 guest rooms, award-winning gourmet and casual dining, Health Spa and Salon, 24-hour room service, showrooms, famous Wave nightclub and retail. Managed by Trump Marina, the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina features 640-boat slips capable of berthing boats from under 20 feet to over 300 feet. For more information, or to reserve the Feast or New Year’s Eve Weekend Package packages, call 800-777-8477 or visit Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Boardwalk and Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ – The property features guest rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, world-class casino, dining options including Roberto’s Italian cuisine and the Rainforest Café, along with bars including Liquid Bar, Jezebel’s Casino Lounge and in-season beach bar. For more information or to reserve your Just the Two of Us, Wine and Dine New Year’s Eve or Rock in the New Year: package, call (800) 677-7378 or visit Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City – The property features five-star restaurants, non-stop casino, retail stores with something for everyone all on one place on Spice Road, spa, fitness center, indoor pool and salon. For more information or to reserve your New York Flavor, Casbah Nightclub New Year’s Eve Package or Rock the Boardwalk package valid through March 31, 2011 call (609) 449-1000 or visit With these hotel specials and many more value-priced hotels and resorts, Atlantic City is ideal for a winter escape. Experience all that an ‘Always Turned On’ Atlantic City has to offer this season—including the best in headline entertainment, fine dining, cultural and historic venues, and new attractions. sign that Restaurant Week offers value for the sponsors, restaurants and diners alike,” said Jeff Vasser, ACCVA’s president. “It’s going to be an exciting week for anyone who enjoys fine food. We’re looking forward to being able to offer our visitors and local residents a fun and inexpensive way to sample some great restaurants, including several that are new to the area or are first-time participants.” Additional sponsors and restaurants are welcome to participate. For information, contact Doreen Prinzo at 609-449-7156.

COMING SOON THE PULSE in Atlantic City, New Jersey! The PULSE is excited to host an amazing weekend of nonstop dance excitement January 8-9, 2011 in the beautiful AC Convention Center! Take classes all day Saturday and Sunday from members of our esteemed Celebrity Reality TV faculty including: Emmy Award Winners Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Brian Friedman (Americas Got Talent), Laurie Ann Gibson (Choreographer to Lady Gaga and MTV’s Making the Band), Desmond Richardson (Complexions Dance Company), Cris Judd (Lifetime’s Your Mama Don’t Dance) Dave Scott (Stomp The Yard, Step Up 3D), and Gil Duldulao (Janet Jackson). Our workshop is more than just classes, it's a weekend experience of a lifetime! For more information visit our website at or check out this link:

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