Friday, December 21, 2012
Here are some ways to celebrate Christmas with your neighbors.
Toys For Tots Donate new, unwrapped toys to Toys For Tots at the Laundry Mill or the Cliffwood VFW. Holiday Book Drive Barnes & Noble of Holmdel will host a holiday book drive through Jan. 1. This year Barnes & Noble in Holmdel's annual bookdrive will be benefiting Holiday Express, a local charity benefitting individuals in need right here in our own neighborhoods. Everytime you visit Barnes & Noble in Holmdel purchase the books of your choosing and let any cashier or bookseller know you would like to donate it to Holiday Express. Hope For The Holidays Galleria Dental will be accepting your donation of new unwrapped toys and gift cards for the youngest victims of Hurricane Sandy. We will be collecting and distributing all donations to …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The agency will also offer discounts to families traveling over the holidays.
NJ TRANSIT is offering additional service over the holiday week, along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, according to a press release from the agency. The Family Super Saver Far allows up to two children 11-years-old and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult and will be offered from 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 21 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 on all trains, buses and light rail lines. Extra service will provide more travel options, according to the release, whether customers are heading toward the mall for some last-minute shopping or getting a head start on the Christmas holiday. Friday, Dec. 21 Trains, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and River Line will operate on the current weekday …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around town.
If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25. Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service. The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Freehold Township post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Method Last day to ship First Class Mail Thursday, Dec. 20 Priority Mail Friday, Dec. 21 Express Mail Saturday, Dec. 22 FEDEX Method Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver Wednesday, Dec. 19 FedEx 2Day Thursday, Dec. 20 FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Capturing holiday lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your home decorated with holiday lights. Post the picture to Freehold Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for Freehold schools. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas. 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion. Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
The holiday season can bring many dangers to the pet in your life.
The holiday season is filled with family, friends, and parties, but don't forget about your pets. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your animals safe and happy this holiday season. Fore more ways to keep your animals safe during the holiday season check out ASPCA.org.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Jolly Trolley rides will begin on Friday, Dec. 14 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 16
The Freehold tradition of the Jolly Trolley will continue this year with the help of Ocean First Bank and Freehold Regional High School students. From Friday evening, until Sunday night, the Jolly Trolley will be rolling out of Sun Bank on Main Street and will give riders an historic and seasonal look back at Freehold through the years. Students from Howell High School’s Fine and Performing Arts Academy (FPAC) will be highlighting many historical stops throughout Freehold aboard the trolley, which will be festively decorated with bows, garlands, and wreaths, for the occasion. The Jolly Trolley will begin by picking up riders from Sun Bank on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Jolly Trolley rides will also continue throughout the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tickets still available for Freehold Borough Historic Preservation Commission’s second annual Holiday House Tour.
For the second year in a row, the Freehold Borough Historic Preservation Commission is getting residents into the holiday spirit with a historic twist. On Saturday, Dec. 8 the commission is hosting their second annual Holiday House Tour. The tour will bring guests to a select number of decked-out homes and buildings that visually celebrate the traditional holiday season. According to a press release, stops on this year’s tour include Olive Branch Lodge No. 16, Covenhoven House, and three neighborhood homes. Guests on the tour will be able to enjoy festive decor inside and outside the homes, many of which feature family heirlooms and traditions. The tours will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will all start at the American Hotel. Prior to …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology …