By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 04:32 PM EST
In an uncertain economy, is the holiday office party worth the price tag? A new survey by The Creative Groupshows a majority (52 percent) of advertising and marketing executives believe the annual corporate shindig is a good investment. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of respondents disagreed, and an equal number said their firms don’t have holiday celebrations. For firms that will be decking the office halls, the biggest draw is being able to mingle with coworkers, according to more than half (53 percent) of those interviewed.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 04:16 PM EST
Promotion Results in Over 65 Sales Since September Launch
Time is running out for homebuyers to benefit from Lennar’s historic incentive program which offers price discounts of up to $100,000 on select homes throughout the national homebuilder’s New Jersey portfolio of communities and up to an additional $10,000 to be used in a variety of ways
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 04:10 PM EST
Rutgers Writing Program and Higher Education, Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Students (“HEROES”) today announced new initiatives to meet the needs of New Jersey's most talented young writers. Rutgers and HEROES will award $2,100 in scholarships for a Writing Talent Search and have worked to create new writing courses for gifted teens.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 04:05 PM EST
Conducting interviews on this topic is WorldNetDaily Washington, D.C. staff writer, Brian Fitzpatrick.
Senate race headed for court on vote-counting technicalities
By Brian Fitzpatrick
(c) 2010 WorldNetDaily
The Alaska Senate race is looking more and more like the Bush vs. Gore hanging chad war of 2000, as GOP candidate Joe Miller plans to head to court. Incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost to Miller in the Republican primary, staged a write-in campaign that may have enough votes to win - but the outcome could hinge on how the votes are counted.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 08:37 PM EST
The Theater League of Clifton is holding auditions for “The Last Cruise of the SS Minnow” by John Logue, for our annual murder-mystery dinner theater.
"The Last Cruise of the S.S. Minnow" by John Logue.
Captain Jonas "Skipper" Stubing invites you to board the S.S. Millennium Minnow for a pleasant dinner cruise. Unfortunately, things quickly become unpleasant when it is discovered that a bomb is hidden on board, and the Skipper is murdered. Will detective Drew Burymore solve the mystery? Will Ginger be persuaded to sing a song? Will MaryAnn reveal her recipe for coconut cream pie? Did Thurston and Lovey bring enough clothes for the trip? And who is the mysterious Mrs Brown?
The cast consists of 2 men and 5 women:
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 03:15 PM EST
“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers”.
- Rosalyn Carter
More than 65 million people, or 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year according to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP. These family caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one, and as the aging population continues to grow, these numbers will continue to rise.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 02:37 PM EST
Whole Foods Market has a holiday deal in the seafood department that is sure to make you the host with the most. On Friday, Nov. 12, our stores will be offering medium-sized (31/40), tail-on cooked shrimp for $5.99 – that’s half off the everyday price! As with all of our farmed seafood, these shrimp are raised to the highest standards in the industry – ours! This one-day-only sale has a limit of 10 pounds per shopper and is available in the fresh case or in 2-pound bags of individually-frozen shrimp (easy to stock up for instant entertaining or surprise guests). Here are a few more reasons why you’ll want to catch our “shrimpsgiving” sale while you can.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 02:08 PM EST
TowBoatUS Yankeetown, Florida, Helps Boaters, Anglers Get Home
Capt. Larry Tieman, owner and operator of seven on-the-water recreational boat towing locations on Florida’s central Gulf Coast, has opened an eighth location — TowBoatUS Yankeetown, Florida. Located at Yankeetown Marina, the new location joins Tieman’s other TowBoatUS locations in St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Hudson, Homosassa River and Crystal River. Much like an auto club for boaters, an annual on-the-water towing plan with TowBoatUS gives boaters and anglers a reliable way to call for assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 02:06 PM EST
Partnership with Guinness World Records Promotes Fun Facts with Kids
From the tallest dog to the largest cheesecake, SONIC®, America’s Drive-in® is sharing some of the world’s craziest record-breaking feats this November with its consumers. In partnership with Creative Consumer Concepts and Guinness World Records®, SONIC is launching the SONIC® Edition: Guinness World Records book collection as part of a Wacky Pack Kids’ Meal. The collection includes four books: Wacky Records, Transportation and Travel, Amazing Animals and Sports. The books are not only fun and share crazy accomplishments; they promote literacy and parent-child interaction.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 08 2010 @ 02:04 PM EST
The Association of Collegiate Anglers announced today that Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will host the newly created “Big Bass Bash” at Pickwick Lake on March 25-27. The event is open to all institutionally-recognized college fishing clubs and becomes the third major, nationally televised event of the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.