Thursday, November 15, 2012
New Jersey Colonials travel hockey team coaches, New Jersey Devils alum to play benefit game at Mennen Arena at 7 p.m.
Mennen Arena, in Morris Township, hosts ice skating Friday nights. At least, it did, before Sandy hit. Then, it was the county's designated storm shelter. While it again will not be a place to lace up your skates and take to the ice this Friday, folks will get the opportunity to see others do just that—and help others in the process. A benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, called "War to Restore New Jersey," is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the arena. The coaches of the New Jersey Colonials traveling youth ice hockey team will face off against the alumni team of the New Jersey Devils. "Call it the 'War to Restore NJ,' 'War to ReShore NJ,' or 'Ice Cool Duel,' but the New Jersey Colonials travel hockey club’s coaches will be taking on the …
Local food pantries struggling to keep up with the demand this holiday season.
For food pantries across Northern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy dealt a double blow: It increased the number of families in need of assistance and shortened the span between Halloween (which Gov. Chris Christie moved to Nov. 5) and Thankgsiving, which comes early this year. Prior to the storm, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey reported more than 960,000 residents of Northern New Jersey are food insecure, meaning at times they lack access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy life. The Community Food Bank is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am to 2pm at the following locations: Morris County Passaic County Sommerset County
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The fourth annual Chatham Turkey Trot takes place on Nov. 22.
This Thanksgiving season, there is an easy way for Chathamites to give money to charity—and maybe even shed a few pounds—all without roaming too far from home. The fourth annual Chatham Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The race takes place at the intersection of Seminole Way and Van Houton Avenue. Pre-registration begins at 8 a.m., with the one-mile and 5k races to follow. Curt Ritter, president of the Chatham Turkey Trot, said last year over 215 people participated in the event, which includes a one-mile Family Fun Run and a 5k race. "Organizers anticipate a larger turnout this year as participation and interest in this Chatham Highlands holiday tradition continues to grow each year," Ritter said. Registration can be…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Shoppers can now pay with PayPal at their local Foot Locker, The Home Depot, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
PayPal announced this year that shoppers at The Home Depot, Hollister, Foot Locker and Abercrombie & Fitch can now pay with their mobile number and a PIN associated with their PayPal account. For more than 15 years, people have used PayPal to shop online and on mobile devices. Now, the more than 117 million PayPal users worldwide, can also pay securely at their favorite local stores. The new in-store payment system is free of transaction fees for shoppers. Using PayPal for payment in-store or online means you will never have to share your personal financial info, such as your credit card number, with retailers. Plus, PayPal security specialists monitor transactions 24/7. They also have a customer service line for shoppers to call with any…