Wednesday, April 24, 2013
See the bevy of upcoming shows, activities and events coming up in the next three weeks in town that will be put on by the Montclair Business Improvement District.
Spring is here and climbing temperatures will be accompanied by music throughout Montclair Center every Saturday. Bands will take the stage in different venues throughout the Montclair Center Business District on Saturdays. Sponsored by the Montclair Business Improvement District, these free concerts will offer different tunes every hour and new bands each week. This Saturday, April 27, seven bands will play on Church Street between noon and 6 p.m. The band line-up for will be: Go to http://www.montclaircenter.com/montclair_center_stage/ for more information. Next Saturday, May 4, will be Church Street Family Fun Day and GLAM! Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Church Street and Glenridge Avenue. Local merchants…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at the hot toys for tots this holiday season.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, but now they’ll be too intrigued with their own smartphone to chew on. The Jellystone smartphone teether comes in seven funky colors and is BPA …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Nearly half of Americans are expected to spend some time holiday shopping online while at work before Christmas, according to a recent study.
If you shop online while you are at work this holiday season, you won't be alone. Nearly half of all Americans will spend some time shopping online while on the clock before Dec. 25, according to a recent study by CareerBuilder. Of more than 3,900 workers surveyed from coast to coast, 49 percent said they would browse the Internet to find holiday gifts while at work. The numbers are similar to the past two years, according to the study. In addition, women were found to be more likely to shop online while at work (43 percent) compared to men (36 percent). The survey was conducted between Aug. 13 and Sept. 6 by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder, and also surveyed more than 2,400 employers. And office shopping will only increase as …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping by staying local.
There is no better place to shop than Montclair's business district this holiday season. If you ask any business owner, he or she will affirm Montclair can compete with any big box store. So stay local this weekend and take advantage of the sales and deals today, Saturday, during Small Business Saturday. Enroll your American Express card and get back $25 when you spend $25 or more at any qualifying small business location. Director of the Montclair Center Business Improvement District Luther Flurry said local shopkeepers are expecting a large turnout once again for Small Business Saturday. "Montclair is in many ways the anti-mall," said Flurry. "It is filled with small businesses, unique offerings and a wonderful on-street setting." …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales -- even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day -- has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 179,000 signatures on the petition. Check out the petition here A press release from Change.org reported that they have seen dozens of new petitions pop up about Black Friday hours. "…
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…