Also, the chance to show some generosity to those less fortunate.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The snow may be melting, but there is still plenty of holiday spirit to be found in and around the Chathams this weekend. Troop 8 Coat Drive When/Where: All day Friday, The Chatham Club, 484 Southern Blvd, Chatham Why Go: Drop off your gently-used coats for the less fortunate this holiday season. Cost: Free. Chatham Twp. Firefighter's Benevolent Fund Christmas Tree Sale When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, 495 River Rd, Chatham Why Go: Get a Christmas tree and help benefit volunteer firefighters Cost: Bring your wallet Friday Night Skate When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mennen Arena, Morris Township Why Go: You want to start your weekend on ice Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate …
AAA New Jersey predicts about 1 million residents of the Garden State will travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend.
Monday, November 19, 2012
About one million New Jersey residents and 43.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving weekend, AAA New Jersey predicts. The impact of Hurricane Sandy is still uncertain, especially in the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions. Cathleen Lewis, the director of Public Affairs for AAA New Jersey, said, "While many residents [of New Jersey] may cancel travel plans, many others may change travel plans to accommodate or assist displaced friends and family." How will we get there? Sandy may influence how New Jerseyans will travel this holiday. As Lewis said, "Rental cars have become a coveted commodity by those who lost vehicles in the storm.” AAA recommends confirming any existing reservations for a rental car with the …