Sunday, November 25, 2012
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For grandparents, that number might be a little higher.
Here's the first thing you need to know about holiday shopping for grandparents: We just can't get enough pictures of our grandchildren. Whether they're printed on Kodak paper or popped in as wallpaper on our iPad screens, grandparents love, love, love looking at those precious faces. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking in the right direction: These are available on-line through sites like Snapfish.com, or you can order them when you take your digital images or film to Walgreen's, CVS, Rite Aid, or wherever you order prints. My personal favorite is a 4x6 album that fits into my purse. (Go ahead, ask me about my grandchildren.) Help the kids make a frame using a craft-store kit, or simple materials like heavy cardboard or Popsicle …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Large cards signed by residents are displayed at the township municipal building.
With Thanksgiving almost here, it seems almost fitting that Montville residents gave thanks to the township for helping them celebrate Halloween this year. For the second year in a row, Halloween was the holiday that almost was not, as Superstorm Sandy's damaged created unsafe road conditions for trick-or-treaters to go door-to-door. Gov. Chris Christie officially changed the celebration date of the holiday to Nov. 5, but Montville officials waited longer to delcare when it would be safe enough for Halloween festivities to be held. Ultimately, the township decided to host a "Scare, Share and Care" event where children were able to trick-or-treat at vehicle trunks in a parking lot and residents were able to make donations to Sandy victims. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off until Dec. 9.
The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department will be collecting new and unwrapped toys as part of the Toys for Tots program by the U.S. Marine Corps. According to Jason Pitz, president of the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department, the toy drive will be held until Dec. 9. "We collect toys at our station and then we deliver them to the Marines at Picatinny Arsenal for distribution to less fortunate children," Pitz said. Toys can be dropped off by those wishing to donate at the firehouse at 27 Whitehall Road in Towaco. Collection boxes are placed in the front foyer of the fire station.