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W. Cary Edwards Foundation

Recently, the family of former New Jersey Attorney General W. Cary Edwards was treated to a private unveiling of the new W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton.

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing provides students with innovative degree programs that meet the educational and career needs of students who want an alternative to traditional campus-based instruction.

The W. Cary Edwards Foundation continues to do great work around the Garden State.

To further support their mission of enriching, enhancing, and supporting New Jersey’s youth through education, join #HipNJ at their annual gala, Saturday Sept.24th at Avenue A Club in Newark.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to their website.

Far Hills Race Meeting To Have Pari-Mutuel Wagering

Big things are happening over at Far Hills Race MeetingNew Jersey state and local officials have approved pari-mutuel wagering at the industry-leading steeplechase race meet, starting in 2017.

“Far Hills wishes to thank all those who have made it possible for Far Hills to offer pari-mutuel wagering to its on-site patrons and to steeplechase fans around the globe beginning in 2017,” Far Hills Chairman Guy J. Torsilieri said.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 marks the 96th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting, featuring an international field of the world’s finest thoroughbreds vying for the richest purses in American steeplechase racing.

The event, sponsored by Open Road Auto Group and Peapack-Gladstone Bank, draws 35,000 spectators to the Borough of Far Hills.

While the short timetable will not permit wagering on Saturday, Oct. 15, the meet will be under the supervision of the New Jersey Racing Commission, and Far Hills officials will have the opportunity to assess needs for providing a full menu of wagering options in 2017.

Torsilieri said that Far Hills Mayor Paul Vallone and Borough Council members were instrumental in obtaining wide support for Far Hills wagering. “Dr. Vallone and the Borough Council were crucial to our effort,” Torsilieri said. “They had the foresight to see how enhancements at Far Hills will benefit the race meet itself and the community.”

Proceeds from the daylong series of races benefits healthcare in the region, including RWJBarnabas Health and Cancer Support Community Central NJ.

To learn more, head over to FarHillsRace.org.

Ninamarie Bojekian on Rocco’s Dinner Party & Ooh La La Catering

Ninamarie Bojekian sat down with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss her experience on Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party and her various duties managing Ooh La La.

This NJ native  is never too far from the kitchen, having spent time on Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party and ABC’s The Taste, as well as being Chef and Owner of Ooh La La Catering.

“It was such a crazy experience,” she says of Rocco’s Dinner Party, where was put against identical twin brothers who she recognized from Iron Chef. She finished as the runner-up. “The whole thing was fun,” she explains. She was selected to be on Anthony Bourdain’s team on The Taste, which she says “was huge.”

“I love that I’m in an industry where there are so many unique and fun things you can do,” she says. “That’s what I love about this. I never know what the next opportunity is going to be, and that’s what really motivates me.”

To learn more about Ninamarie Bojekian, check out her Ooh La La profile.