Thursday, December 27, 2012
Lots of interesting, fun stuff to do over the Christmas break.
Want to keep the kids entertained during their winter break from school and have some family fun? Explore New Jersey through special museum events throughout the state during the holiday season. These programs are definitely worth the road trip. This list was compiled by the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. *Dec. 21 thru Jan. 13 - Morris County Victorian Christmas at Acorn Hall The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall will be having its annual Victorian Christmas. Lavish decorations, including the famous upside down Christmas tree, and an enthralling gift shop filled with wonder. The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1946, is a member-supported, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Its headquarters, Acorn …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lights celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas are on display at the municipal complex.
East Brunswick is celebrating the holidays with a light show of its own. On Saturday, the first day of Hanukkah, the township's Menorah was lit up. The township Christmas tree was turned on at the same time. Stop by and take a look at both, on display at the municipal pond next to the Municipal Building. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? How about homemade gifts?
Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Patch explores the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find something to inspire you to enjoy the season more. Healthy options: Pack energy in a jar with healthy snacks like energy bars, dark chocolate…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Monday, November 26, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page at http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/eastbrunswick until Dec. 16 and enter. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The East Brunswick police have some tips on how to shop safely and how to keep your home secure.
So there you are, weighed down by a giant bag of electronics in one hand, and an even bigger bag of toys in the other. But you’re not done, and absent a third arm, you have to get rid of some of your purchases to make room for the next round, so it’s off to the car, where hopefully, they will be safe. But fear not. With just a few common sense precautions can make that trek to your car a little safer for you, your purchases, and your loved ones. “Biggest tip is do not leave packages (or even GPS/radar detectors/cell phones) in plain sight inside the vehicle. Put them in the trunk,” said Patrolman Drew Walsh. “Thieves like to window shop too and this is just an invitation to have your car broken into. Officer Walsh said that, if possible…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Bowne-Munro students created cards to be sent to U.S. Troops.
Students at Bowne-Munro got the holiday season started by sharing the joy with American troops. Students in the school's art classes created cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program and sent them out to lift the spirits of those who need it. "To kick-off the holiday season, Bowne-Munro's art classes created festive cards as part of the Red Cross 'Holiday Mail for Heroes' program. The cards are being forwarded to our troops to serve as small pick-me-ups and tokens of our appreciation for those that aren't able to spend the holidays with their loved ones," said art techer Lisa Gombas.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Donations helped provide a record number of families for Thanksgiving.
Just a few short days ago, the East Brunswick annual Holiday Food Drive and Gift Basket Program was in desperate need. With a record number of families in need—146, plus an additional 16 seniors and others—organizers of the annual food drive were wondering where the food would come from. But as usual, the generosity of East Brunswick residents came through. “Once again people stepped up and helped us provide food and gift cards for 146 East Brunswick families and 16 seniors and others who are in need,” said Recreation Supervisor Karen Kesckes. “A huge thank you to all those generous individuals, Scouts, groups and organizations! We are now concentrating on the December holidays and families can either be adopted or the donation of gift …
This bird deserves attention beyond its starring role on the holiday table.
As Thanksgiving approaches, turkey may be on your mind. The Butterball on your table might seem like a far cry from the wild birds we sometimes spot stalking through the pines, but they actually belong to the same species – one with some interesting characteristics and a long history with humans. What it is: The wild turkeys that roam our forests and farmlands belong to one of several subspecies found all over the U.S. Our eastern wild turkeys are big birds – males can grow to 4 feet and may weigh more than 20 pounds. The females, or hens, are smaller and slimmer, with relatively dull brown and gray feathers. The male’s plumage is bulkier, with feathers that can contain iridescent shades of purple, green and gold. In the spring, his naked…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Help an East Brunswick family in need for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
East Brunswick is conducting its annual Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program and needs people, groups or organizations to adopt needy families in East Brunswick. Those who “adopt” these families will then provide them with food and or gift baskets for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to shop, you can still help by purchasing gift certificates to grocery or department stories These cards will then be distributed those in need. To adopt a family or for more information, please call Karen Kecskes, Supervisor of Community Services for the East Brunswick Division of Recreation & Community Services, Monday-Friday at 732-390-6797 or email email@example.com. All adoptions are kept confidential.