Sunday, November 25, 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!
Sunday, November 25, 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 from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. 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 is right around the corner, so now’s the time to …
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 …
Thursday, November 22, 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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Township Committee said they would revisit the permanent location of the holiday display next year.
Main Street in Cranbury will be adorned with more than just a Christmas tree this year after the Township Committee unanimously approved Monday the addition of a menorah to the holiday decorations. This year both a Christmas tree and a menorah will be displayed in Memorial Park, however the Committee said they would discuss a possible change in location next year. Memorial Park honors veterans from World War I through the Vietnam war, and is the current location of a Christmas tree. Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky of Chabad Jewish Center in Monroe said he received requests from Jewish residents for a menorah in town. “In the spirit of the holiday [Hanukkah] we try to spread the light and spread the warmth by putting up menorahs and I just …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Township Committee is mulling whether to implement a formal policy.
The Cranbury Township Committee discussed Monday the issue of early dismissal for township employees before holidays. In the past, the township administrator would call for an early dismissal the Friday, or day before, a holiday if it was deemed appropriate. Township employees, which include 33 workers, would typically leave at 1 p.m. and continue to receive pay for the hours not worked. At the meeting Monday, Mayor Winthrop Cody suggested that there be a decision on whether there should be a uniform policy in place, or if the administrator would continue to make the decision on a case-by-case basis. Committeeman David Cook said, “A formal policy is taking it too far. I am fine with leaving the decision to the township administrator.” Cook…