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
Lawns in the Woodbridge area are covered with a magical holiday snow.
No one was expecting it, but a dusting of snow Christmas Eve gave the Woodbridge area the White Christmas of song and legend. The light snow began late Monday evening, so that before midnight, at least lawns were covered with a respectable covering of the white stuff. Roads were for the most part clear, and there wasn't news of accidents from the covering. The National Weather Service had predicted a 20 percent chance of snowfall Christmas Eve. Temperatures hovered right around freezing - just enough to keep the snow as a decorative element for the holiday. The Christmas Day forecast predicts a chance of rain and snow in the early morning with no significant accumulation. The day should finish out partly sunny, with a high near 44 degrees…
Friday, July 13, 2012
It's Christmas in July at Hallmark's Ornament Club premiere, where the 2012 ornaments will go on sale starting Saturday.
Though the calendar and thermometer may say it's the dead of summer, a store in the Woodbridge Center Mall begs to differ. Behind a red curtain in the Hallmark store, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This weekend marks the debut of the 2012 Hallmark Ornaments, and the store is celebrating with early openings of 8 AM each day. "This is the 40th anniversary of the Keepsake Ornament Club, and this weekend, we show off the premiere of our ornaments (for 2012)," said Woodbridge store Sales Lead Jon Delosreyes. "There are a lot of collectors out there." The event, which is years past has seen eager ornament-buyers line up outside of the store up to a half hour before the early opening, is the first chance to buy first-in-series …
Friday, December 23, 2011
How about some Matzo Ball Soup, Swedish Pancakes or Ground-Nut Stew? Try these easy and delicious recipes and celebrate all the holidays!
The month of December is a busy one! Hanukkah runs December 20-28, Christmas is on Sunday, December 25 and Kwanzaa begins December 26 and ends January 1. Here are three delicious recipes to help celebrate the season: First up, Matzo Ball Soup. If you have not made this soup, you are missing out on a different, tasty and easy soup the whole family will love. The matzo balls are light as a feather and filling on a cold day. If you have your own home-made chicken soup, why not add some matzo balls to it for a nice change of pace. Making Matzo Balls: Makes about 10 1/2 cup of matzo meal (or use 1 packet from the Manischewitz box) 2 eggs 2 T vegetable oil In a small bowl, mix the matzo meal, eggs and oil well. Cover with plastic wrap and …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A lifelong Barbie collector explains her fascination with the Princess of Plastic
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and for me, Barbie and Christmas are so closely intertwined I couldn't write a Christmas piece without my favorite doll. If Barbie isn't the ultimate Jersey girl herself with big hair, gorgeous tan, and all those designer clothes, I don't know who is. There was always a Barbie under the tree, until I got to that age where you don't want to get caught with a child's plaything. Now that I'm old enough to know better but still too young to care, she's made a comeback - well, not really. She never quite left since I played with my sister's dolls when no one was looking. When I first moved away from my parents, I got myself a Pilot Barbie, and she helped me through some tough times. Now that I'm settled…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Is your house on our video? Let us know! Did we miss you? Show us your videos!
Have you been out to see the holiday light displays? This used to be a fun family thing, taking a car trip around town to see how Woodbridge residents decked their halls while giving onlookers a dose of real Christmas cheer. You might not have time for a road trip, so we've done it for you! Take a video tour around Woodbridge and see some fantastic nighttime decoration displays. You'll see people really put their hearts into their holiday displays. Let us know if you're house is featured! If we missed your Christmas extravaganza, take some video and post it here! We want to see what you've done! Merry Christmas!