HOBOKEN –U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Jorge Silva-Puras, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) at “Big Fun Toys” store earlier this week to promote Small Business Saturday, an event encouraging residents to shop locally for holiday gifts. Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26.
CLARK — For the fifth year, Clark Cub Scout Pack 145 will be collecting new, unwrapped toys during Clark’s Holiday Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27 in support of the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program. Scouts will be accepting these toys personally at the Municipal Building on Westfield Avenue in Clark from 3 to 6 p.m. during the town’s annual Holiday Festival.
As we head into the holiday season, we come face-to-face with a dirty little secret: plastic bags and over-packaging. Why not join the BYO Bag movement this holiday season and shop sustainably?
SOUTH AMBOY – City residents are invited to celebrate the holiday season, beginning with South Amboy’s annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 6.
AREA – The Friday after Thanksgiving has traditionally been considered the biggest shopping day of the year, but for many it also marks the unofficial start of the holiday season. Local communities will begin holding their tree lighting ceremonies and other holiday events this weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering holiday gift-giving tips that will help support a healthy environment this season and all year long.
There are thousands of toys on store shelves to choose from, but making sure a toy is safe and age appropriate for a child is well worth the search to prevent injury or even death.
BRANCHBURG – Although it seems that the holiday season begins after Labor Day based on advertisements and retail displays, the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as “Black Friday” traditionally launches the holiday shopping season.
How will you spend your Thanksgiving Day this year? Sleep in because you have extra days off? Settle down to watch football? Pull up a chair at four o’clock to eat a huge feast? Make plans for Black Friday, plotting with the multitudes to storm the stores and “shop-until-you-drop?”
CLARK — Students in Grigoli’s Kindergarten classes at Valley Road School in Clark celebrated Thanksgiving by having a fruit feast.