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Monday, March 4, 2013
When to move your clocks forward in 2013 — and why we do it.
You’ll want to think about going to bed early or sleeping in next weekend: Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. That means you’ll spring ahead and move your clocks forward one hour — and, unfortunately, lose that hour of sleep. The benefit is that we’ll get more sunlight later in the evening and it’s a pleasant sign that spring is just around the corner. Spring 2013 officially starts on Wednesday, March 20. Many electronic devices, like your cell phone and computer, automatically adjust when Daylight Savings Time begins or ends. So, why do we do this at 2 a.m., and why shift our clocks at all? According to Webhibit: In the United States, 2 a.m. was originally chosen as the changeover time because it was practical and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Follow your favorite hyper-local news site from the palm of your hand.
New electronic devices are one of the biggest gifts of the holidays, and now with smartphones, tablets and the like available, Patch has a free present for you. You follow Patch on websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, but have you downloaded our Patch app? Well, now that you've got that new smartphone/tablet/fun electronic device, you should download the Patch app, which gives you up to the minute information from your local Patch site. You can search through the App Store on your device, or you can click here to get the Patch app for free on iTunes. Not only can you read news on it, but post photos and videos as well. Your storm-battered neighbors will attest, the Patch app was a big help when the power went out for days at a…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you plan on shopping elsewhere in Essex County, then check out these deals in the Caldwells!
Black Friday deals are not just for big box stores. Small businesses in the Caldwells are offering incentives to kick-off your holiday shopping locally. Pink Bungalow, at 347 Bloomfield Ave., in Caldwell, has a special gift for customers who spend $100 or more on Vera Bradley—a free holiday tote in the new Dogwood pattern. The shop also has a door-buster deal. The first 25 customers to spend $25 or more will receive a free market tote. Runway, at 3 Smull Ave., in Caldwell, is taking 25% off items throughout the store. The boutique sells women and children’s clothing, accessories and gifts. My Daughter's Closet, a girls consignment shop at 3 Brookside Ave., in Caldwell, is offering 25% off all merchandise on Black Friday. Flair Jewelry & …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Caldwells Patch is paying it forward—and offering you the royal treatment on Small Business Saturday. We're paying for Bloomfield Avenue parking meters in Caldwell. Stop by and meet us!
We want you to have one day when parking on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell is a pleasure—no rooting around for coins in the bottom of your purse or pocket, no running outside frantic, mid-conversation, to feed the meter. Caldwells Patch has paid for dozens of parking meters on Bloomfield Avenue for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Come out and support local businesses for Small Business Saturday. Visit and take photos with Santa at Caldwell Flowerland and take part in the Caldwell Merchants Association's Holiday Treasure Hunt. However, keep in mind, the regular time limits will still be applied to ALL meters. Staff, including Local Editor Teresa Akersten, Essex County Regional Editor Giovanna Fabiano, and others will be…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts — or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devastated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Patch editors score tickets to live taping of 'America's Got Talent' at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark – and they liked what they saw
Even despite my inherent love as a reporter for the occasional happy, heart-wrenching human-interest story, I was skeptical of what I was about to sit through Tuesday night during a live taping of "America's Got Talent." A miniature mariachi singer belting out a love ballad? Muscular men clogging in tight jeans in front of a massive American flag? Tiny dancers cartwheeling in nauseating succession? For two full hours? This was not the Newark I knew. This was some alternate universe. Since early July, NBC's ratings-topping "America's Got Talent" has been filming twice a week at NJPAC, drawing hundreds of out-of-towners to Brick City for the feel-good, all-American show that you can't help but fall in love with. I did. After snagging two VIP…