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Bergen Performing Arts Center: On Stage

October 8, 2014 4:03 pm

The John Harms Center in Englewood originally opened in 1926 as a movie theater, and over the intervening decades, the venue has evolved to become one of the leading cultural institutions in the state. It closed its doors in 2003, but a group of people formed a nonprofit to breathe new life into the venue.

Now named the Bergen Performing Arts Center, this excellent theater space plays host to a wide variety of musical acts, including Sting, Vanessa Williams, and Woody Allen. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra also plays here regularly. In fact, no less an authority than Tony Bennett has called the hall the “best-sounding theatrical hall in the American song tradition.”

Visit the Bergen Performing Arts Center's website to see a calendar of upcoming shows!

Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 816-8168
www.bergenpac.org
www.yelp.com/biz/bergen-performing-arts-center-englewood-2

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Refuel and Replenish by Eating These Foods After a Workout

September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

The foods that you eat before your workout help to increase your energy level, but it’s the food that you eat afterward that’s really important. What you eat after exercising helps to repair muscle tissue and to replenish glycogen, which is an important aspect of building the lean, toned body that you strive for. Here are some of the best foods to refuel with after a workout.

  1. Bananas. Bananas are high-glycemic carbohydrates, which provide you with an instant boost to replenish your energy quickly. Try slicing one up and eating it with peanut butter on top of a rice cake.
  2. Greek yogurt with berries. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, which is very important in building muscle. Your muscles are depleted of their usual amino acids after lifting weights or performing an intense cardio workout, and this healthy snack helps to build them back up.
  3. Tuna sandwich. The combination of healthy carbs and proteins is one of the very best things to eat after working out. Spread some tuna on whole wheat bread to refuel after that gym class.
  4. Water. Replenishing your body’s fluids is just as important as replenishing its food supply. Be sure to drink plenty of water after working out to avoid becoming dehydrated.

6 Smart Snacks to Eat After Your Workout [Fitness Magazine]
What to Eat After You Work Out [Spark People]
Food as Fuel – Before, During and After Workouts [American Heart Association]

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5 Uncommon Uses for Fabric Softener Sheets

September 18, 2014 5:03 pm

There are a number of different household uses for dryer sheets other than reducing static cling and making your laundry smell fresh. If you want to learn how to use dryer sheets around the house, check out these creative ideas.

  1. Freshen a pair of stinky gym shoes. When your sneakers or daily loafers smell less than fresh, stuff a dryer sheet inside to absorb the odor and leave only a fresh scent behind.
  2. Remove pet hair from furniture. No matter how often you scold him, you just can’t seem to get Fido to stay off of the furniture. If your couches are covered in dog hair, rub a dryer sheet along the surface and it will lift right off.
  3. Clean dried food from a pan. When last night’s casserole is stuck to the pan this morning, lay a dryer sheet in the bottom and fill the pan with water. In a few hours, the food will be much looser and easier to clean off.
  4. Keep books fresh in storage. If you’re a bibliophile with too many books for your shelves, keep them smelling fresh even while in storage. Tuck a dryer sheet between the pages of a few books and you’ll feel much more confident about storing them in the dusty attic.
  5. Clean your blinds. Rub a dryer sheet along the top and bottom of venetian blinds to remove dust with ease.

12 Surprising Uses for Dryer Sheets [All You]
25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets [Curbly]
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets [Apartment Therapy]
10 New Uses for Dryer Sheets [Real Simple]

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