Greeting Each Other with the Right Number of Kisses… in France!
Since we just celebrated Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write about an issue that baffled me when I lived in France– how many kisses you’re supposed to give someone when greeting them.
Living in France was awesome! And while I was able to conquer the French language (mostly), one of the great mysteries of my time living there was how many kisses you’re supposed to give when greeting someone– 2, 3, 4? What happens if you give someone the wrong number of kisses? Are you banished to smooch purgatory? Which cheek do you start with– the right or the left? And how did all this kissing come about anyway? It was way more confusing to me than learning the language!
A few years ago, I came across a chart in a French newspaper, called “Combien de Bises.” In English, that means “how many kisses.” Why didn’t someone think of this before!?! The chart breaks down the number of kisses given…by department! Uh, department? Continue reading
Our sincerest condolences to Donna Vassallo on the loss of her beloved father Domenic “Dom” Vassallo of Vineland. He was 84.
Dom was also the proud grandfather of Atlantic Cape Nursing adjuncts, Deandra Consalo and Gabrielle Oleszewski.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish (St. Isidore the Farmer Church), 1655 Magnolia Rd., Vineland, NJ, followed by a Memorial Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dom’s memory may be made to: Atlantic Cape Foundation, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330, attn: Vassallo Scholarship Fund or Cumberland County SPCA, 1244 North Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360.
Expressions may be sent to Donna at 13 Beaver Drive, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.
Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2018 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and will provide emergency funds for students with unforeseen financial needs.
Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each and are available now just in time for holiday gift giving. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 28 Restaurant Gala at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus will offer workshops this fall designed to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners.
Planning for Successful Retirement will cover important money management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or near retirement, 9 a.m.-noon, two Saturdays, Feb. 17 and 24, at the Cape May County Campus.
Who Are You Leaving Your Money To? will focus on long-term care; how to avoid estate tax traps that can affect the whole family; wills and trusts used in estate planning; and durable powers of attorney and health care declarations, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at the Mays Landing Campus; and 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Cape May County Campus. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a series of entrepreneur training workshops at its Cape May County Campus this spring for those interested in successfully marketing their own business.
The Perfect Pitch: The Secret Weapon for Successful Pitches, Presentations and Communications teaches how to tell a story in the most effective way to connect with an audience at an emotional level, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21. Cost is $39. During this interactive workshops, attendants will learn what a story is and why it matters; the seven key elements for creating a stellar story within a pitch or persuasive presentation; using stories to build their brand; and how to create stories for their arsenal of call-to-action strategies that are appropriate for different occasions and audiences. Continue reading
The Press of Atlantic City did a feature on Dr. Gaba’s one-year anniversary at Atlantic Cape here.
The Press of Atlantic City featured the January graduation of the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program participants here, ShoreNewsToday.com featured the graduation here; and the Cape May Herald Newspaper did here.
The Press of Atlantic City featured the recent dual admission pact between Atlantic Cape and Georgian Court University here.
The college was mentioned in this Atlantic City Weekly article about the Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kick-Off event happening Feb. 13, and here by ShoreNewsToday.com. Continue reading
A message from Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations:
Dear faculty and staff:
Atlantic Cape Community College is grateful for the partnership with The Foodbank of South Jersey and the AAUW who volunteer at each location to provide boxes of non-perishable food for students/staff Continue reading
The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will mark its 35th annual event by honoring Kevin Ortzman, regional president for Caesars Entertainment (Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City), and Academy of Culinary Arts graduate and local chef, Georgeann Leaming, at the March 28 event at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion each year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid may also help pay for such related expenses as a computer and dependent care.
Sessions at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., will be held on the following dates: Continue reading
Join us on March 28, 2018 for the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala – South Jersey’s annual premier food and beverage event. Faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets, maximum of two tickets for $150 each (a discount of $75) through Friday, March 9. Limited number of tickets available.
The 2018 theme is “Culinary Magic,” showcasing the extraordinary talent and cooking expertise of the students and alumni of the Academy of Culinary Arts. The Gala will be hosted once again by Harrah’s Resort at the Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Continue reading