Friday, November 23, 2012
See our list of participating merchants for Small Business Saturday.
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses in Washington Township and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
From Christmas trees to coffee, Long Valley's vendors are ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
While the malls and big box stores are usually the first stops for major holiday shopping, residents can’t forget what’s being offered locally by small businesses. Small Business Saturday, created by American Express in 2010, takes place on Nov. 24 this year, and asks patrons to shop local and support their small businesses. In Long Valley, there are a handful of businesses offering specials or deals this shopping weekend, which are listed below: Know of a local business making a special offer this Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? Let us know in the comments below!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Despite a natural disaster, three houses came off the market this week in the area.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
This week was all about Washington Township, as no homes were sold in Mendham or Chester this week. So see which hearty three signed on the dotted line before Hurricane Sandy stormed into town.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Governor's new gas plan and restrictions imposed by station owners results in slightly shorter waits in some places, same story in others.
At noon Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie's even-odd gas rationing mandate went into effect for 12 New Jersey counties, including Bergen, Essex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. The result, in some cases, was modestly shorter gas lines than have been seen in the days since Sandy hit. Of course, other stations featured the same long lines and interminable waits that have dotted North Jersey in recent days.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Residents hit Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe in Chester for the fuel both figurative and literal.
The lights were on, the water was running and the plugs were ready for devices and the Wi-Fi password was posted on the wall. Oh, and the delicious contest winning cupcakes were still being sold. At the Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe in Chester, owner Cheryl Burger was letting residents know they could make themselves at home as the store was spared during the fury of the storm. “We were lucky, we never lost power,” Burger said. And it was with their generous offer of goodies beyond confections that drove many people to the Sweet Spot. “I heard from you that you were going to be here and they had power,” said Mike Tomasco. Tomasco, who is a write-in candidate for the Chester Consolidated School system board of education, had come with his wife and…