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25 Things We Love About Paramus! Sponsored Content
 

We're celebrating the many things we all love about Bergen County's towns. The following sponsored content promotion features many of the parks, museums, businesses, community events and other things that make Paramus, New Jersey a great place to live, work and visit. We'll be updating and adding more things we love about Paramus in the coming weeks!

Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre 

The Anna Marie Ciccone Theatre, located on the campus of Bergen Community College in Paramus, provides a wide variety of concerts, theatre productions and other entertainment at reasonable cost for BCC students and the general public. The theatre seats 300 and also serves as a working laboratory for BCC theatre and dance programs. Visit the mybergen.com Events Calendar for listings of events and performances at the Anna Marie Ciccone Theatre. Click here for more information about the theatre.

Bergen Community College

For the second consecutive year, more students graduated with associate degrees and certificates from Bergen Community College than any other institution of higher education in the state, according to data compiled by Community College Week.  Bergen Community College enrolls nearly 17,000 students in its academic degree programs. The College has locations in Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands). BCC serves more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. Click here for more information.

Bergen County Zoo

The Bergen County Zoo, an accredited member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is located within the Paramus area of Van Saun Park. The mission of the zoo is to instill a strong sense of appreciation and understanding of wildlife and wild places. This is a “New World” zoo, exhibiting wildlife from North and South America. You will have the unique opportunity to view such rare and unusual species as Baird’s Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins, and many others. Be sure and visit the mybergen.com Events Calendar to find out about special events and classes happening at the zoo. For hours, directions and other zoo information, call 201-262-3771 or visit the zoo's website.

Bergen Regional Medical Center

Located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, Bergen Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive set of quality services including Long Term Care, Behavioral Health Care and Acute Care to the Bergen County community. Bergen Regional is both the largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey. For more information, visit bergenregional.com.

Biagio’s Ristorante and The Terrace Banquets & Events: Sponsored

You only need to peruse the 40+ pages of glowing reviews and customer testimonials on the Biagio’s website to understand why this family-owned and operated Paramus restaurant & banquet hall has been a local favorite for more than 25 years. From the warm and welcoming ambience to the delicious home-style Italian classics, Biagio’s is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner, corporate lunch, or family gathering. Biagio’s features a newly renovated bar and dining rooms and the restaurant features a recently updated menu that includes “small plates” for those who do not want a big portion of food, and prefer to experience a few different dishes from the restaurant’s famous fare. There’s also an excellent bar menu with signature burgers and happy hour plates,12 beers on tap and a large selection of wines by the glass. The late night menu at Biagio's is available until 2:00 am.

Whether dining at Biagio's Ristorante or holding a wedding, special family gathering or corporate event at The Terrace, (adjacent to the restaurant) you’ll experience friendly, personalized attention and great food at this Paramus landmark restaurant and banquet facility.

Biagio’s is conveniently located near Routes 4, 17, 208 and the Garden State Parkway at 299 Paramus Road in Paramus.

For more information, call 201-652-0201 or visit biagios.com.

Carin Williams Acupuncture: Sponsored

According to the National Institute of Health, an ever-increasing number of Americans are turning to alternative forms of medicine such as acupuncture to reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, and treat other ailments. Acupuncture is a 5,000 year-old complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine. Very thin needles are inserted through the skin at specific points in the body for the purpose of returning the flow of energy and blood back to normal and to reinstate organ function. An acupuncture session is a peaceful, meditative, enjoyable experience that can have a noticeable effect on a patient’s health.

At Carin Williams Acupuncture in Paramus, they strive to provide a calm, relaxing and quiet environment in which to balance your body, mind and spirit utilizing Chinese medicine and Carin’s accumulated knowledge and experiences in both Eastern and Western medicine. The following are some of the common health problems that are treated at Carin Williams Acupuncture: Addictions, Allergies, Asthma, Backaches, Chemotherapy Side Effects, Chronic Sinus Problems, Depression, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Infertility, Insomnia & Disturbed Sleep, Itchy Skin, Menopausal Symptoms, Nausea & Vomiting, Neuropathy, Numbness, Osteoarthritis, Pregnancy Symptoms (nausea/vomiting, breech baby, labor inducing), Skin Problems, Stress-Related Conditions, Tennis Elbow, Ulcers and Weight Loss.

Visit carinwilliams.com to learn more about this innovative practice.

Carin Williams Acupuncture is located at 299 Forest Avenue, Suite D, Paramus, New Jersey.

To make an appointment, call 201-368-9534 or visit carinwilliams.com.

The Cliff Gennarelli Paramus Sports Complex

Located at Paramus Road and Garden State Plaza Boulevard, this popular Paramus recreation facility features lighted baseball, little league, softball, soccer, football, basketball and tennis facilities. The restrooms are open to the public for scheduled events and the snack bar is run by volunteers from various Paramus athletic programs. The complex also offers a children's playground and a fitness walk. Permits are required for group activities.

Fashionable Pets at Westfield Garden State Plaza: Sponsored

In addition to being cute, loving and loyal companions, the emotional, social and even physical benefits of dog ownership have been well documented. With their tendency to be ever-faithful, full of fun and unconditionally loving, while also demonstrating sensitivity to your moods and feelings. "Man's best friend" can have a powerful and positive impact on you and your family. For many years, Fashionable Pets at Westfield Garden State Plaza has been the preferred option for many North Jersey dog lovers in search of the perfect puppy for their home and family.

This highly-reputable Paramus business specializes in all types of breeds, including teacups, toy, and designer hybrids. All puppies at Fashionable Pets come from a select group of United States Department of Agriculture registered breeders. These USDA registered breeders are regulated licensed breeders that have to follow strict guidelines and rules and are required to meet federal humane standards of care for their dogs. Fashionable Pets puppies are also exposed to critical human and puppy socialization on a daily basis to ensure their development into mentally healthy adult dogs. All Fashionable Pets puppies come with: AKC Bundle Package Microchip Pet Recovery System with "amber alert" system Dog Registry (AKC, ACA etc) Vet examinations and Health Certificates Up to Date Vaccinations 4 Generation Pedigree Certificate 1 Year Health Guarantee Basic Puppy Training including a 65 week online training program Fashionable Pets features an appointment only Grooming Spa that offers haircuts, shampoo, conditioner, nail cutting, teeth brushing, blow dry and cologne! Hair color dye services are also available in pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. This hair dye is non-toxic and semi-permanent. They also specialize in custom jewelry for your pet. The team at Fashionable Pets can custom design any of your ideas into diamond, platinum, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or sterling silver.

If you would like to view photos of available puppies, visit the Find a Puppy section of the Fashionable Pets website. Simply select a breed from the dropdown list and click the "Find A Puppy" button.

Fashionable Pets is located at 1 Garden State Plaza, Suite # 2228, Paramus. For more information, call 201-368-7878 or visit fashionablepetsnj.com. Be sure to ask about WAGS Lending!

Firemen's Park

The Paramus Fire Dept is a volunteer dept that is made up of four fire companies and a total of 130 members. These companies are on call around the clock 365 days. Firemen's Park is a monument park area at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Spring Valley Road in Paramus dedicated to the Paramus Volunteer Fire Department.

Fritz Behnke Historical Museum

The Fritz Behnke Historical Museum, located on Paramus Road in Paramus, is named after Fritz Behnke, who was born in Paramus in 1919. The Behnke family has lived in Paramus since 1886, and Fritz grew up on his family's vegetable farm until it was sold in 1951. At that time, Fritz and his brothers Walter and Donald opened Behnke’s Paramus Building Supply on Route 17 at Century Road. For many years, Fritz was the official Historian of Paramus, and was the driving force behind the creation of the museum. His goal was to preserve the memories of the past by showing people the way life was lived many years ago in Paramus. Click here for more information.

Independence Day Fireworks

One of the most popular annual Paramus community events is the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. The 2016 Paramus Independence Day fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at the Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex next to the Westfield Garden State Plaza. Gates open at 6:00 pm and admission is free. Food is available for purchase and the Paramus Community Orchestra and other entertainment will be featured. For more information, click here.

Malls

Paramus is famous for its malls. Between The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, The Fashion Center, Paramus Park and Westfield Garden State Plaza, this mall shopping paradise offers an incredible variety of national retailers, independently owned stores and excellent restaurants to choose from.

Next Step Chiropractic: Sponsored

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? When it comes to understanding your healthcare options, a video can be incredibly valuable. If you’ve been living with pain or discomfort and feel you might benefit from chiropractic care, you should consider viewing the informative video on the Next Step Chiropractic website. This excellent video will quickly provide you with a better understanding of how chiropractic care may help you with your pain or related health issues. The team at Next Step Chiropractic, recent Chiropractor Patients' Choice Award winners for Paramus, emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. If you’re already in pain, chiropractic care at Next Step can provide relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and more. Click here to watch the informative video on nextstepchiropractic.com.

237 W Midland Avenue, Suite 2, Paramus.

201-857-5279

Click for Next Step Chiropractic office hours 

Nortons Paint: Sponsored 

No Paramus directory would be complete without including Nortons Paint, a local retail-home improvement institution for more than 50 years. Everyone seems to know Nortons and that’s no surprise since this is the largest retailer of Benjamin Moore paint in Bergen County, and the winner of eight "Best of Bergen" Reader's Choice polls for "Best Paint Store"! Nortons offers Benjamin Moore paint, Fine Paints of Europe, stains, wallpaper, painting supplies, Hunter Douglas blinds and more. This is the go-to showroom for consumers and home decorating professionals seeking a diverse selection of high quality products and tools as well as expert advice. Nortons’ special services, including color matching, custom colors, and color consultations, will help to ensure that you achieve the professional look you desire for your project.

632 Route 17 North, Paramus New Jersey

201-447-4747

www.nortonspaint.com 

Orchard Hills-Bergen County Golf Course

Orchard Hills Golf Course is a 9-hole layout adjacent to the Bergen Community College Paramus campus. The course features rolling hills and tree-lined fairways and plays a modest 2,776. Small well-protected greens will test your golfing skills!  Click here for more information.

Paramus Public Library

The Paramus Public Library provides countless services to the community, a robust calendar of special events, access to endless information, promotion of literacy, and free books and eBooks! Visit the mybergen.com Events Calendar to learn about community events or children and adults at the Paramus Public Library.

Main Branch: 116 Century Road

Charles E. Reid Branch: 239 West Midland Avenue

For more information, click here.

Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce

Paramus boasts one of the fastest-growing, active and influential chambers of commerce in northern New Jersey. The Paramus Chamber's mission is to help its members grow their businesses. Members benefit from numerous advantages including relationship-building, promotional opportunities, exclusive advertising and networking options, education and additional exposure for their companies or organizations. Click here to learn more about the Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Perfectly Kneaded: Sponsored

The fast-paced and hectic lifestyle that so many of us ‘Bergenites’ lead can be stressful to say the least. Simply navigating Route 17 on a daily basis is enough to tie anyone up in knots! Fortunately, there is a business in Paramus with a main focus on helping us to release stress, and add balance and happiness to our lives. Perfectly Kneaded, conveniently located inside of Next Step Chiropractic at 237 W Midland Avenue in Paramus, focuses on developing the deep connection between the mind and body. Licensed Massage Therapist Ellen Levine takes a holistic approach to healing that considers the whole person. Whether helping a client to relax, feel nurtured through touch, relieve pain, or recover from injury, Perfectly Kneaded offers massage as a healing modality that increases body awareness and assists the body to heal. If office visits are inconvenient, they are also available for out-calls within the Bergen County area and will supply and bring the table, sheets, etc! Ask about their Introductory Client Offer and Loyalty Programs! Flexible hours by appointment only.

237 West Midland Avenue, Paramus.

201-523-1273

ellen@perfectlykneaded.com

perfectlykneaded.com

PGA TOUR Superstore: Sponsored 

Paramus is home to the region’s leading resource for golf and tennis equipment. PGA TOUR Superstore, located on Route 17 South near the Garden State Parkway, features the areas largest selection of golf and tennis equipment, accessories, apparel, and footwear. The staff at PGA TOUR Superstore Paramus is as passionate about improving your game as you are about playing it. They demonstrate this every day by providing golf and tennis players alike with unparalleled selection, exceptional services and guaranteed low prices to help you take your game to a whole new level. Count on PGA TOUR Superstore for club repair, golf lessons, custom fitting, indoor driving range, tennis gear and more. If it’s on TOUR, it’s in here. Be sure to visit the PGA TOUR Superstore website to find out about their free clinics and other fun in-store events.

295 Route 17 South, Paramus

Saddle River County Park Dunkerhook Area

One of Bergen County's most popular recreation areas for joggers, cyclists and walkers, Saddle River County Park actually consists of five park areas that are linked by a multi-use path. The Dunkerhook area in Paramus and Fair Lawn is home to the Easton Tower, a Bergen County historic site. Just past the tower is an area with an all-purpose athletic field and an open area. There are other amenities including a picnic area and a pavilion,  tennis courts, and a playground. There is also fishing in the Saddle River and a scenic waterfall too!

The Terri Roemer Paramus Run

For more than 30 years, serious runners, recreational joggers, walkers and their friends and families have been coming to Paramus in October to participate in one of the most popular running events in North Jersey. Benefitting the Paramus Scholarship Fund, the Terri Roemer Paramus Run features a 5K, 10K, 5K Health Walk and a 1-Mile Fun Run. For more information, visit paramusrun.com.

Valley Natural Health: Sponsored 

Dr. David M. Coonrad, his wife Linda Schefers Coonrad and their daughter Dr. Hailey D. Coonrad of Valley Natural Health in Paramus, bring unique health and wellness treatment options to the region based upon a philosophy that the whole body is an integrated system and should be treated as a whole for a fast and complete recovery. Valley Natural Health provides chiropractic care, sports injury treatment, classical homeopathy, soft tissue manipulation, postural exercises, lifestyle advice and Standard Process Nutritional and Herbal Supplement Plans. Their unique combination of treatments have been extracted from the most effective elements of many different methods and merged into a system that leads to consistent and predictable results. They are a physically active local family with deep roots in area athletics, and draw on each other's knowledge and skills adding a unique dimension to the quality of care offered by the Valley Natural Health team. Valley Natural Health is located at 122 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus. To make an appointment or for more information, call 201-634-9004 or visit valleynaturalhealth.com

Wild Birds Unlimited: Sponsored

Are you ready to join the growing legion of Bergen County's backyard birders? When it comes to backyard bird feeders, bird feeding equipment, bird seed and qualified advice from a local team with over 60 years (combined) wildlife experience, there's no place better than Wild Birds Unlimited of Paramus. Conveniently located on Route 17, Wild Birds Unlimited of Paramus can help you to transform your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.  Wild Birds Unlimited of Paramus is located at 189 South Route 17 South, Paramus. For more information, call 201-599-0099 or visit wbu.com/paramus.

Winter Carnival 

The Paramus Winter Carnival is a popular  family fun event that features inflatables, rides & games and the lighting of the holiday tree. The 2016 Winter Carnival will be held at the Paramus Borough Hall Complex. The 2016 date and time are not yet scheduled..

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