Saturday, December 8, 2012
Restaurant giving portion of Wednesday proceeds to help a Morristown food bank.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
In the true spirit of holiday giving, Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains is donating $2 for every lunch or dinner entrée served on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown. “No one should go hungry this holiday season," said owner Alyce McGreevy. "We recognize that many people here in Morris County are still struggling through tough economic times. The devastation from Hurricane Sandy is still affecting many of our neighbors. With this donation, the Soup Kitchen will be able to purchase pantry items in bulk at lower costs. "All of these funds will go directly to feeding and helping those in need." McGreevy said the tavern is making the donation in memory of her late mother Doretta, who volunteered …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For grandparents, that number might be a little higher.
Here's the first thing you need to know about holiday shopping for grandparents: We just can't get enough pictures of our grandchildren. Whether they're printed on Kodak paper or popped in as wallpaper on our iPad screens, grandparents love, love, love looking at those precious faces. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking in the right direction: These are available on-line through sites like Snapfish.com, or you can order them when you take your digital images or film to Walgreen's, CVS, Rite Aid, or wherever you order prints. My personal favorite is a 4x6 album that fits into my purse. (Go ahead, ask me about my grandchildren.) Help the kids make a frame using a craft-store kit, or simple materials like heavy cardboard or Popsicle …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Earlier and staggered store openings result in shorter lines, less frenzy the day after Thanksgiving.
Varied opening and sale times at retailers for the Black Friday rush seemed to spread out shoppers throughout North Jersey’s biggest stores this weekend. This year marked a new marketing tactic—more retailers opened Thanksgiving night. While some stores bought into the new trend, others stuck to the traditional early-morning opening times Friday, while others chose to open at 7 or 8 a.m. And, the different opening times gave shoppers a lot of options, and the ability to hit multiple stores. Long nighttime lines awaited shoppers at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which saw customers skipping Thanksgiving dinner to line up almost a day before some stores’ 8 and 9 p.m. openings. The line at the Walmart in Watchung started forming at 1 p.m. …
Willowbrook frenzy fades early Friday morning.
Willowbrook Mall at 6 a.m. was almost quiet. Many of the overnight bargain hunters had gone home or to the next site. Black Friday shoppers had waited for hours late Thanksgiving night for the mall's opening at midnight.
Essex County malls busy, but not overcrowded most of the day.
Essex County's two malls—Short Hills and Livingston—had a steady stream of shoppers throughout Black Friday. However, staggered store openings helped to keep the lines to a minimum Friday morning in Short Hills. By the early afternoon, Livingston was busy, but not overcrowded.
Hundreds wait in lines after turkey meal to be the first to get holiday deals.
Hundreds rushed to the Rockaway Mall Thursday night to be the first to check out this year's Black Friday deals and to get a head start on holiday shopping. Some headed over right after their turkey meal, while others even skipped their dinner to make sure they could be the first in line. The line at Best Buy started a full day before its midnight opening on Friday. Maplewood resident Amanda Meehan was the first to get to the store at midnight on Thursday. She slept in her car, camped out all day, and skipped her Thanksgiving dinner to get the Toshiba 40-inch TV special for $179.99. Most customers who waited in the Best Buy line were also hoping to get the Toshiba deal that saved $240 on the TV. By 11:30 p.m., the line wrapped around the …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sixth annual event benefits Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.
More than 2,500 participated in the sixth annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at Ginty Field. Sponsored by the Sweetie Pig Foundation, the event featured a 5K race, 1-mile fun run/walk and a kids trot. More than 2,200 participants pre-registered and an estimated 400 to 500 more signed up Thursday morning. The event proceeds benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
What's open, what's closed Thanksgiving and how to get around during the holiday season.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The day before Thanksgiving is known as the most traveled day of the year. Getting around North Jersey can be a difficult task any time, but with the start of the holiday season Thursday, traffic will be more congested. Want to find a better way to get around our area? From trains, to buses, to light rails, here’s a Patch list to help you plan how to get around this holiday weekend and what’s open and closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. • NJ Transit trains will run on a weekend/major holiday schedule, with extra trains running on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley and Morris & Essex lines to accommodate customers traveling to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Gladstone branch remains suspended…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s time for Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, there are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie has been served at our table and now, I would like to share some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½…
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on this Thanksgiving fun facts.