Friday, November 23, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Millburn. "It seems more small businesses are involved than ever before," owner of participating business The Red Carpet Boutique, Gina Colabelli, said. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
D & I is holding an informal, no-cost Turkey Trot in South Orange
Get those turkeys trotting! In anticipation of the big meal to follow later, Delon Nelson of D & I Fitness is hosting an informal Thursday morning run at Floods Hill. The Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, Nov. 22, from approximately 7:30 a.m. until about 8:15. Nelson explains, "D & I is a small fitness studio based in South Orange. Our members were interested in doing a run before classes on Thanksgiving morning." Nelson decided to "put it out there for anyone to take part in. So feel free to join us and run at your own leisure. My objective is to get folks moving before we start eating." The run itself will be between three and four miles, a "do what you can type of thing," says Nelson. "If a fun time is had by all, we'll really …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ben Salmon is the only retailer in New Jersey who stocks these popular towels
Virginia is on the way. Pennsylvania and West Virginia are en route. They'll join several other state towels at Kitchen a la Mode in South Orange, where the vintage-inspired dish towels are selling like hot cakes. Ben Salmon, owner, poses here with the Garden State dish towel, which is a popular Thanksgiving host and hostess gift, he says. The towels, explains Salmon, are modelled on European souvenir towels, and represent 40 states so far. Kitchen a la Mode 19 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079
Monday, November 19, 2012
Another restaurant perhaps?
Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table. In an occasional column, we'll present a new vacant space and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules, and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. We launch this new occasional feature by focusing on the now vacant space at 6 Lackawanna Place? Last time we ran this piece we asked the community about 313C Millburn Avenue. Residents suggested a new restaurant or bakery but many voted for a bookstore. One Patch user asked for a sporting good store. With tons of shopping, restaurants and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It used to be $400. But because of Hurricane Sandy, all you have to do is spend $300 by November 22, and you can get a free turkey for your holiday table.
It's all to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. ShopRite has lowered the amount shoppers must spend in order to qualify for a free Thanksgiving turkey, according to Supermarket News. The traditional ShopRite turkeyfest happens once a year. During that time, shoppers who spend a certain amount of money can pick up a free turkey for their Thanksgiving table. This year, the supermarket recognizes that people who were affected by the recent hurricane probably didn't have food shopping on their minds - especially with areas of central New Jersey not having electricity, in some cases, for more than a week. The free turkey threshold was $400. ShopRite has changed that to $300, Supermarket News reports. The promotion, which runs from October…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Gas rationing will end, but stores remain crowded and the commute is difficult
The second full week post-Sandy brought some good news to the area: gas rationing ends Tuesday; power is back in most parts of town; NJ Transit has begun running Midtown Direct trains. However, life is far from normal days after the superstorm knocked out power for thousands in Essex County. Many residents note long lines for commuter buses and trains, and, surprisingly, in food stores. "Every store I've seen has been packed," said Julia Stern of South Orange. "I think we all need to restock refrigerators and freezers. Add to that the disruption of all the travel; the food couldn't travel either." And with many residents getting power back over the weekend, local grocery stores have been crowded. "Not to mention," says shopper Amanda …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Governor's new gas plan and restrictions imposed by station owners results in slightly shorter waits in some places, same story in others.
At noon Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie's even-odd gas rationing mandate went into effect for 12 New Jersey counties, including Bergen, Essex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. The result, in some cases, was modestly shorter gas lines than have been seen in the days since Sandy hit. Of course, other stations featured the same long lines and interminable waits that have dotted North Jersey in recent days.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Recharge in all kinds of ways at Anthony Garubo
Recharge those batteries and relax at Anthony Garubo Salon & Day Spa in Maplewood, NJ. The popular salon is offering hot beverages, wifi, a place to charge phones, and complementary shampoos and a spot to blow dry. Thursday afternoon saw many locals taking advantage of the offer, enjoying a respite from the ravages of Sandy. 174 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973) 762-1212