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.
STATE – In order to get the most value for holiday shopping, many people are going off the beaten path of mainstream online vendors. The New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit detectives routinely receive complaints of citizens ripped off by crooks on the web. Many of these crimes can be avoided if consumers follow some common sense advice.
ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Rotary Earlyact Club of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Elizabeth, donated 11 complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.
One of the first things good parents teach their children is the importance of saying please and thank you for something we want or have received. What’s cuter than a three-year-old echoing the “thank you” his parents said for the cookie you just gave him?
EDISON — An armed robber apparently committed suicide today after an armored car company employee foiled the gunman’s attempt to rob a bank in the township, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Thomas J. Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the airport rail station’s busiest day of the year, with ridership levels about twice that of a typical weekday.
Falling leaves, pumpkins, a cornucopia and turkeys: Whether we are conscious of it or not, some of the most prevalent Thanksgiving symbols come from nature. No matter where you are in the country, whether the leaves change, the snow falls or you spend Thanksgiving on a beach, you are bound to see some of these influences at your celebration.
STATE — With the holiday season quickly approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents that simple preventive measures can keep families and guests safe from food-related illness.