Thursday, December 27, 2012
Vote now in our Deck the House contest and help someone win $100,000 for his or her local schools.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
We’re continuing our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America — the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page at http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/. Voting ends tomorrow at noon. A grand prize winner will be announced on Dec. 29. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Children get in the spirit.
Thanks go out to Gina Levy for the great photos. Happy holidays!
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
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? How about homemade gifts?
Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Patch explores the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find something to inspire you to enjoy the season more. Healthy options: Pack energy in a jar with healthy snacks like energy bars, dark chocolate…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Team brought toys and took to the ice.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Precisely Right Synchronized Skating Team, a competition team out of Mennen Arena in Morristown, is proud to have participated in the Hurricane Sandy Holiday Toy Drive at the Palisades Center Ice Rink this past Saturday. Our Junior and Pre-Juvenile Teams brought toys for victims of Hurricane Sandy to the Palisades' Holiday Ice Show, and also performed their programs as part of the show. Springfield residents, Jessica Kaplan and Marissa Steiner, were among the participants from Precisely Right. The skaters will be performing their programs again on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Snowball Classic at Mennen Arena. Precisely Right's Junior Team will also be featured as part of the 'Sing & Skate Against Breast Cancer' ice show on Jan. 5, 5 p.m. at …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This holiday season, local charity asks for your help.
To the parents of the Springfield Schools, We hope this letter finds you and your family well during this joyous holiday season. The events of this year reinforce the need to think of others who are less fortunate than ourselves. For the past four years, Springfield H.O.P.E, in conjunction with the Springfield Public Schools, Fire Department, Township, local businesses and many religious institutions have been running it’s annual Toys for Springfield Kids Program. From very humble beginnings, it has grown to a substantial collection.We would like this year to be as successful as years past, and then some…If you and your family wish to help our cause, please send your child to school with a New, Unwrapped toy to be deposited in one of …
Sale goes on all week.
All this week, EV Walton students for gifts for their family and friends at the school's Holiday Boutique. Thanks go out the PTA's Gina Levy for the great shots.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Poll shows support for a Menorah outside of Town Hall, but comments show concerns.
While a majority of Springfield residents in Springfield Patch's informal poll said they favored having a Menorah outside of the municipal building as part of the the township's holiday celebration, a significant minority oppose the measure and several commenters voiced reservations about adding an overt religious symbol to the Springfield holiday display. Of the 87 votes in the poll, 63 respondents favored having a Menorah dispay and 24 opposed. In addition to voting in the poll, several readers took to the comments to debate the Menorah. While the Menorah would be fitting of the town in light of its considerable Jewish population, readers worry that the Menorah would be too overt of a religious symbol. Several readers drew a …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Firefighters offered public refreshments at annual holiday celebration.
This year, members of Springfield Fire Department FMBA Local 57 continued their annual tradition handing out hot chocolate and doughnuts at the township's annual tree lighting. Thanks go out to Springfield Fire Chief James Sanford for providing the photo.
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.