UTICA, N.Y.—Just 14% of Americans have plans to go shopping on “Black Friday”, while 26% say they will be looking for great deals online, a new Zogby Interactive survey shows. Another 13% are still debating whether to brave the crowds in search of holiday deals the day after Thanksgiving and more than half (58%) said they don’t plan on shopping in stores or online.
NEWARK— Whether you’re traveling over the river or through the woods, NJ Transit is gearing up to ensure that your travel plans go smoothly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
CARTERET – Ty Low Productions will debut their play “A Grandmother’s Prayers” for two consecutive nights at the Renaissance Church in Carteret on Dec. 11 and 12.
RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-In previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about the annual Woodbridge-St. Mary’s Perth Amboy football games from 1932 and 1933. I was not able to pinpoint the exact year of this game, but it was in with a bunch of 1930s material given to me.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – When alarm clocks ring Friday, Nov. 27, waking thousands from their after-turkey slumbers to hit those early morning holiday sales at their local malls, Quick Chek, will offer these early risers complimentary medium coffees to help kick-off their Black Friday weekends!
QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is calling on cooks across the nation to include fire safety in their recipes because Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires.
EDISON—Multi [Ply], an exhibition of fine artwork, was held at Middlesex County in November through Dec. 10. The work explored the physical and graphic attributes of paper.
LINDEN – The recreation department will hold a holiday ceramics class for Linden students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projections indicate that fewer than 800,000 New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year, the smallest Garden State travel total in six years and a nearly five percent decrease compared to 2008.