Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Aficiandos of Hess toy trucks can rest assured that Christmas sales of their toy trucks will continue at the corporation's convenience stores.
Recent headlines announcing Hess Corporation's exit from the energy marketing and refining end of its global business will not affect what is perhaps its second-most-coveted consumer item after the petrol: the Hess Toy Truck. "The toy trucks which have been a tradition for 48 years will continue," a Hess spokesperson said, adding that "this November, the company will continue to sell the trucks at their stores." Since 1964, Hess Corporation has sold its classic toy trucks; offering a variety of collectible miniature trucks to consumers at the start of the holiday season each year in November. Despite the corporation's impending closure of its 1,350 retail gas stations, consumers will still be able to find the eclectic toys at Hess …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sometimes the Christmas lights get out of hand. And so do the lack of Christmas lights.
In honor of the season, Springfield Patch presents this classic holiday article. -AB No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, 'tis the season to be festive, and in this neck of the New Jersey woods we take festive seriously. I don't think there is any official rule book or anything, but the competition to see who can outdo their neighbors by putting up the most and the brightest decorations has gotten totally out of hand. Some people here cheerfully indulge in the festive nature of the season by hanging a few strings of lights outside their home or even putting one of those marginally scary inflatable Santas on their front lawn. Others enthusiastically indulge their "totally gone 'round the bend" side by covering every square …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at the hot toys for tots this holiday season.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, but now they’ll be too intrigued with their own smartphone to chew on. The Jellystone smartphone teether comes in seven funky colors and is BPA …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Willow Grove Presbyterian Church offers worship and adult classes during the month of December.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
In the season of Advent when Christians prepare their hearts and homes for Christmas, Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invites the community to worship and to adult classes during the month of December. Sunday morning worship services at 10:00 am include Christmas carols, a time for children, lighting the Advent wreath, classes for all ages and special music. Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney will be preaching a series of sermons based on the book “God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Childcare is provided for young children. After worship there is a time for refreshments. On Sunday, Dec. 16, the children and youth of the church will present a modern Christmas pageant at 10:00 am. The story …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The holidays arrive in style for Springfield.
This year's holiday celebration attracted record crowds. People flocked to the family friendly attractions, which included a petting zoo, a horse-drawn wagon and a visit from Santa himself. For the latest Springfield news, like Springfield Patch on Facebook.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Mark the holidays with your neighbors.
Santa is coming to town today. The annual municipal tree lighting ceremony is tonight. The tree lighting will again be held outside town hall at Town Hall Lawn and North Trivett Avenue. Santa Claus will again come to town to make himself available to children following a daredevil descent from the municipal building’s roof via a fire engine ladder. In addition, the afternoon will have hayrides, a petting zoo and an edible craft tables for children. And for those looking to give, local charity Springfield H.O.P.E will be collecting new unwrapped toys and Barnes and Noble gift cards. Are you going? Add photos of your family and friends to this article or email them to email@example.com.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Earlier start time and additional attractions for this year’s holiday ceremony.
Santa is again coming to Springfield. And this year, he’s bringing a bag stuffed with new attractions. The annual municipal tree lighting ceremony, set for Sunday, Dec. 2, will feature its traditional mainstays of lighting the tree, a dramatic Santa appearance and children singing holiday songs. But this year, the event has been supersized with new features, including a petting zoo, hayrides and more. “After last year, the office staff and I discussed all year about expanding the event a bit,” Springfield recreation director Mike Tennaro said in an email, adding that they were looking “to create a better community event for all to enjoy." The tree lighting will again be held outside town hall at Town Hall Lawn and North Trivett Avenue. In…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
A look back at the photos that shaped our winter.
Here are our photos of the season. Add yours!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Springfield homes have started showing holiday spirit.
Trees are on sale and decorations are on display; with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony approaching on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Springfield homes have already started showing their holiday spirit.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Parmesan puffs for now and to freeze for later
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Amy Currie
Monday, November 28, 2011
As we bid farewell to Thanksgiving, we welcome with open arms the "silly season." You know, a few weeks of mad shopping, parties and revelry followed by Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve. It's the party season at full tilt and it's fun as long as you're organized. Taking that first step to managing all the silliness is having an hors d'oeuvre in the freezer that's ready to go. We're not talking pigs-in-a-blanket from Costco. Don't waste your freezer space unless it's catering-quality homemade yet easy, unfussy and tasty. Parmesan puffs are just the ticket. It's amazing what a few well chosen ingredients can do: Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, a small onion and thin sandwich bread. These four flavors create an addicting little bite. …