Friday, May 17, 2013
Nancy Schuring will be honored at a May 29 gala for her globe-trotting efforts toward mental health and education.
Three Bergen County women will be honored at a May 29 gala for their contributions in support CarePlus NJ, an advocate and provider of mental health services.. The 15th annual Courage Awards, to be held at the Venetian in Garfield, will honor Nancy Schuring, owner of Wyckoff’s Devon Fine Jewelry, along with former Care Plus Foundation chairperson Mary Ann Uzzi and Bergen County Housing, Health,and Human Services Center Director Julia Orlando. Schuring’s philanthropy has taken her from New Jersey volunteer work to Madagascar, where a trip to purchase gems inspired her to begin the Devon Foundation, providing gem-cutting training and scholarships to East Africans working toward careers in the industry. In the last two years, she and her …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Local merchants try to stay afloat despite tough economy and big box competition.
The closing of two long-standing businesses in Wyckoff — See U Saturday and StrideRite — has sent shock waves through the small business community. Both stores were located in Boulder Run and many here had speculated neither would be able to compete against Marshalls, a discount merchandise retail chain that moved into the Franklin Avenue complex in 2011. “Big name retailers are hurting small businesses,” said Carissa Mulloy, co-owner of Close Knit. “It’s just so sad.” “You can’t stop people from doing business in town but when it hurts a smaller operation, it might be good for other businesses to help them out,” said Blue Moon restaurant owner Howie Felixbrod, who is also second vice president of the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce. “These …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thirty-three pieces of jewelry worth a total of $32,000 will be hidden in nearby towns
Jewelry worth $32,000 will be hidden around New Jersey for local residents to find as part of Devon Fine Jewelry's fourth annual "Finders Keepers" promotion. The Wyckoff jewelry store's owner, Nancy Schuring, is a believer in giving back to the community. “I started Devon Fine Jewelry 33 years ago,” she said. “About four years ago we stumbled on this idea to thank our customers for their patronage.” Starting this Monday, the store will be using the internet to post clues on its website, Pinterest, YouTube, and on Facebook, about where each piece of jewelry is hidden. . The jewelry will be placed in Devon Fine Jewelry bags with an orange card reading “Finders Keepers." The bags will be hidden throughout 11 towns in Bergen County as well …
Monday, April 2, 2012
10 percent of sales on Nina Nguyen designs will benefit Julia's Butterfly Foundation
Monday, April 2, 2012
The following is a press release from Devon Fine Jewelry: For the entire month of April, Devon Fine Jewelry will donate 10 percent of their total sales on Nina Nguyen designs to Julia's Butterfly Foundation, a Wyckoff based non-profit that helps terminally and chronically ill children get services they need, typically not covered by medical insurance. Nina Nguyen is a unique artist who transforms the shapes, colors and textures nature provides into wearable art. “The jewelry I design is a reflection of my spirit. I create each piece to be unique, feminine and stylish,” said Nguyen. Julia’s Butterfly Foundation honors the memory of six-year-old Julia Marie Bommer, who passed away in 2005, following a battle against a rare kidney disorder…