Monday, March 4, 2013
Are you a little too hairy for comfort? The European Wax Center in the ShopRite shopping center is offering complimentary waxing for men and women.
The business of beauty remains a strong and profitable retail segment, with spas and salons of all sizes expanding in every community across the country. European Wax Center illustrates this trend. The store opened for business on Saturday, March 2, at the St. Georges Crossing (ShopRite Plaza) in Woodbridge. With more than 400 locations nationwide, European Wax Center has been providing professional, convenient facial and body waxing for men and women at affordable prices since 1975. In a clean and professional environment, guests can enhance their experience and preserve their results with the European Wax Center’s specialized line of high-end pre- and post-care products. First time customers are invited to experience the results of the…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Maybe everyone went to the supermarket last night, because the lines were relatively light this morning at both Wegmans and ShopRite
We're getting good at storms in Woodbridge. Everything at Wegmans and ShopRite this morning was orderly, friendly, and practiced. There wasn't any pre-snowstorm panic (or maybe everyone did all that last night.) Wegmans was a bit slower than ShopRite, where the parking lot was packed. Inside, though, the lines moved fast. If you haven't done your shopping yet, ShopRite is open today for their regular hours - until 1 am. It's the same at Wegmans; they're open until midnight. TELL US: Did you do your shopping for the big snowstorm yet? How were the supermarkets? And if you haven't gone shopping, why not? Post your comments below!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Why and how to put this important ritual back into your busy family’s schedule.
If you found one thing that would help your child perform better academically, grow up with a solid sense of self-esteem and resist drugs, alcohol abuse and sexual promiscuity, would you do it? What if it was as easy as having dinner together regularly as a family? Research by the Emory University Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center) showed that having family dinners together around the table has the potential to provide a child with all of the above benefits. Here are some ideas and resources that can help you make having a nightly family dinner together a reality. Great Tips for Really Busy Families in The Family Dinner The thought of trying to sit down together to a homemade meal every day may seem like an …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Check out Woodbridge Wegmans and ShopRite for your Christmas prime rib roast
Prime rib is a very expensive "company's coming" cut of meat, and typically it only goes on sale around the holidays. Both Wegmans and ShopRite in Woodbridge have deals on prime rib and other pricey cuts of meat during the holidays. I like to buy Sheffield & Sons “Angus” standing rib roast which has large, traditional prime rib bones and a good grade of meat (USDA Angus Choice Beef). It is typically three to four pounds. (With tall college guys in my family, we usually think a pound per person, including a bone with each slice.) Select a roast that is "marbled" with bits of fat "speckled" in the center of the roast (ask their meat manager to help you select if you have a question). This "marble" will give the roast the best flavor and …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Today at the Port Reading Fire House, you will be rewarded for a blood donation.
It's always difficult to get people to donate blood, but during the holiday season, it's particularly hard. This year, blood banks report that their supplies are dropping to dangerously low levels for the area. And to entice people, busy with their holiday preprations the week before Christmas, the Blood Center of New Jersey is giving each donor a $10 gift card to ShopRite. The blood drive, which is belng sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Firefighters Local #290, is being held at the Port Reading Fire House at 916 West Avenue today from 3 pm to 8:30 pm. Donors are asked to bring a photo ID and to eat prior to donating blood. For more information, call 800-652-5663, ext. 100. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It used to be $400. But because of Hurricane Sandy, all you have to do is spend $300 by November 22, and you can get a free turkey for your holiday table.
It's all to help people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. ShopRite has lowered the amount shoppers must spend in order to qualify for a free Thanksgiving turkey, according to Supermarket News. The traditional ShopRite turkeyfest happens once a year. During that time, shoppers who spend a certain amount of money can pick up a free turkey for their Thanksgiving table. This year, the supermarket recognizes that people who were affected by the recent hurricane probably didn't have food shopping on their minds - especially with areas of central New Jersey not having electricity, in some cases, for more than a week. The free turkey threshold was $400. ShopRite has changed that to $300, Supermarket News reports. The promotion, which runs from …
Monday, July 23, 2012
If you like doowop, this is your ticket.
Three giants of Nostalgia Lane will be visiting Woodbridge tonight. The Passions, The Classics, and The Mystics perform tonight at the stage by Woodbridge High School at 7:30 pm. The concert is free; just bring your blankets and lawn chairs. In the case of weather issues, call 732-602-6045 for updates. The donation of a non-perishable food item for the needy families in Woodbridge is encouraged. The concert, part of the long-running Mayor's Summer Concert Series, is sponsored by Woodbridge Center, ShopRite, and Sansone Auto Mall. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A nationwide survey had ShopRite as one of the top supermarkets preferred by consumers, Supermarket News reports.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
ShopRite, based in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge, is one of consumers’ favorite supermarkets, according to a national survey by Market Force Information of Boulder, Colo. In the survey of 6,400 consumers conducted in March, eight different supermarket chains each tallied at least 2% of the vote, led by Wal-Mart Stores, Kroger Co. and Publix Super Markets. ShopRite won along with Giant Foods, the Supermarket News story reports. To determine which store was their favorite, the respondents were asked where they spend most of the grocery dollars. Publix was a clear winner in many of the specific attributes respondents were polled about, however. It indexed the highest in having high-quality produce, courteous staff, fast checkout, …
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Woodbridge supermarket will be getting rid of 'pink slime' from its ground beef - but not right away. Other supermarkets say they don't use it at all.
The notorious 'pink slime' story has been out for several weeks now, and Woodbridge-based supermarkets are feeling the heat. 'Pink slime' is an unflattering name given to a process by which 'waste' beef trimmings are spun through a centrifuge to separate the fat from the meat, which is then extruded through a pencil-sized tube while exposed to an ammonia gas to kill pathogens such as E. Coli. The resultant sludge is lean beef that is mixed in with other higher-quality ground beef, the end result being what winds up in the meat cases of some supermarkets. The process is primarily used by Cargill Meat Solutions, a privately held, Kansas-based company that is one of the largest meat processors in country. One of their ground beef customers …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Woodbridge High School students still can't drink the school's water. That doesn't mean they or other area schools affected by yesterday's 'boil water' alert will be without.
Woodbridge High School students who returned to the building today after yesterday's unexpected holiday from a burst water pipe still won't be able to drink water from school fountains. Instead, they'll be greeted with bottles of water, enough for every teen who wants a drink. That's because yesterday, several employees of the district's Buildings and Grounds Department delivered thousands of bottles of water to children in elementary and middle schools which were still in session, but who were told not to drink building water for precautionary reasons. "They were welcome to have it," said Anthony D'Orsi, supervisor of Buildings and Grounds who spearheaded the water delivery. Middlesex Water Company had issued a 'boil water' alert which …