Friday, December 16, 2011
Tree farms in N.J. where you can cut your own
There are two types of Christmas tree people: those who prefer to buy at garden centers and local stands, and those who like the adventure of cutting their own. If you are a "cut-your-own" type of person, or think you might be if given a saw and permission, here are the tried and true places in New Jersey where you can release your inner-yuletide lumberjack. Rest assured. Almost all cut-your-own Christmas tree farms will cut them for you. Advice: bring gardening gloves to wear because the needles will pinch, and remember that most farms accept cash only. Dixiedale Farms: Family owned and operated since 1911, Dixiedale farms is a short ride from Essex County. Dixiedale never disappoints. Chatham is also a great place to grab a bite to eat…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Free public admission to 100,000 light display starts Friday
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, November 25, 2011
Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in the South Mountain Recreation Complex will be illuminated this holiday season with more than 100,000 lights and 50 Winter Wonderland figures starting Friday Nov 25. The Holiday Lights Spectacular is now in its fifth year and will be free for the second year in a row. "Given the difficult economic times we are experiencing, we are offering free admission to make this exciting attraction available to everyone," Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said in a statement. "Turtle Back Zoo will be turned into a Winter Wonderland, with extraordinary seasonal lighting exhibits and costumed characters. Stroll the landscaped paths of our zoo and admire the illuminated images of everything from toy soldiers to…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Do you make a non-conventional dessert? Side dish? Main course? Tell us about it!
While the “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner usually consists of turkey and trimmings, we have all established different traditions through the years. That said: Do you bake or cook anything that strays from conventional Turkey Day cuisine? Perhaps it is a dessert, a side dish – or maybe even the main course. We are looking for your non-traditional recipes to share with our Patch readers. Please e-mail them (and pictures) to email@example.com and we will publish them early next week. And, of course, feel free to share below in the comments.
Monday, November 14, 2011
What's your fave shop in Montclair?
With the simple flip of the calendar, in comes the holiday season and the beginning of Christmas and Hanukkah shopping. Starting early this year may relieve some of the stress so Montclair Patch has put together a list of local shopping tips to get you started. Here you go: 1) At Buds For You at 4 Midland Avenue, you can order your flowers for Thanksgiving and save 10 percent when you give your email address. 2) At Hip Chic at 533 Bloomfield Avenue, check out an expanded shoe department that features Steve Madden, Roxy, Wanted, Restricted, Seycheles, and NoMade. 3) A good gift idea is the $99 introduction program gift card from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 604 Valley Road. 4) Another great gift idea (I just bought two for my kids for …