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
Get a good gift? Show us!
Hey Cinnaminson, Palmyra and Riverton: We know how you and your family love to take pictures around the holidays. Show them to everyone. Upload a photo of your kid and her new gift, your Christmas dinner, your tree lit up, your house decorations, anything holiday-related! Simply sign in, upload to our gallery, add a caption, and we'll feature it on Cinnaminson Patch.
Friday, December 21, 2012
You can't see this light show from space...yet. Andrew Proctor is working on it.
The annual Park Avenue light show is back. Nearly 100,000 lights adorn the Proctor house. And the front lawn...and the side yards. And if you're a regular viewer of Andrew Proctor's light show in Cinnaminson, you'll notice some new additions this year. Proctor imported LED light strips that outline the house. There's also new star on top of the roof. And if you give Proctor a few days, you might hear some new songs on the radio that the lights dance to. "I'm in the process of synchronizing a new song," he said. "It’s just very time-consuming." And the matrix—the wall of lights that was a new addition last year—is down at the moment due to some technical difficulties. But it doesn't matter. Just pull up, tune in and watch the show. Every…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This marks the 50th year the Wilkins home at 13th and Maple avenues, in Glendora, has been elaborately decorated for Christmas.
Talk to Justin Wilkins for just one minute this time of year and you'll find it's near impossible to resist the Christmas spirit that emanates from the Glendora resident. This holiday season marks the 50th straight year the Wilkins family's home at 13th and Maple avenues has been covered with Christmas decorations. Literally. Covered. Justin Wilkins took over the tradition in 1990, when his father, John, who started the Christmas displays back in 1962, passed away. "I love kids. I've been doing this for years. I just like to see the smiles on their faces," the 53-year-old said. "It goes right to my heart." When you look at the number of lights on Wilkins' property and think about the electric bill he must receive each year to put on the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Post Offices in South Jersey will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service submitted the following news release: Post offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. South Jersey post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change. Revised hours will be posted at each post office and commercial customers are asked to check their Bulk Mail Entry Units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation. Blue collection boxes having final collection times before noon will not be affected by these changes. However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Rush School Music Makers finalists in the NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest and your votes will help them win.
The Cinnaminson Music Makers are finalists yet again. This time, their soulful rendition of "Merry Christmas Baby" earned them a spot in the finals for the New Jersey 101.5 Christmas Choir contest. The Music Makers won the middle school division in the same contest last year. Cinnaminson friends and families can help them win by listening to Dennis & Judi on NJ 101.5 at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec., 17. Voting will begin at noon that same day. Visit www.nj1015.com to cast your vote and support the Music Makers. You can vote until noon, Tuesday, Dec. 18. The school with the most votes will win in their age category—elementary, middle and high school. Those winners will receive $1,000 and the school with the most overall votes in any division…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Animal lovers can donate food, toys and more to homeless dogs and cats.
Local animal lovers can share their holiday spirit by donating food, toys and treats for homeless dogs and cats through Best Friends Pet Care’s 12th Annual Angel Tree campaign. All donations will benefit the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia. The tree in the Cinnaminson Best Friends lobby on Route 73 is decorated with paper ornaments featuring photos and information about needy dogs and cats. Pet lovers can call to select a card from the tree and donate from the shelter’s wish list for that dog or cat. All pets featured on the tree are available for adoption. “The holiday season is always difficult for our local animal shelters,” said Lynn Walsh, manager of Best Friends Pet Care in Cinnaminson. “This year, Hurricane Sandy has …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Product demonstrations, food, wine, music and more will be featured.
There are less than two weeks until Christmas and the owner of Rivertons’ River Line Inn is hoping to ease some holiday shopping woes by hosting a holiday party with local and home-based business owners representing their products. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, the Inn will host product demonstrations, showing off everything from candles, knife sharpening, reflexology, jewelry and more. “I think it’s a great way to focus on local, home-based businesses,” said Cindi Vee, River Line Inn owner. “It’s about produce and service and this is about getting the word out.” This is the first year Vee is holding the Christmas present party and if it does well, she has big plans for next year. This year’s event will feature musical guest Kate …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Live music, refreshments and carriage rides around the park will also be featured.
Santa Claus will come to Cinnaminson Friday during the township’s annual tree lighting ceremony that not only features pictures with St. Nick, but live music, kids’ activities, horse-drawn carriages and more. “It’s going to be a great night,” said Mayor Don Brauckmann. “I’m really looking forward to it.” The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. by the gazebo at Wood Park. The night kicks off with songs sung by Cinnaminson Middle School choirs. At 6:45, the mayor will speak, and soon after, Santa Claus will arrive. People can start lining up for pictures with Santa—which will be printed out on the spot. The tree will be lit after a group countdown. At 7 p.m., Fralinger String Band will perform on the basketball court. At 7:30 p.m., the Rush …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching 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’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 by clicking here. 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 or her local school district. Our contest is live, so now’s the time to get …