Sunday, December 16, 2012
Capturing holiday lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your home decorated with holiday lights. Post the picture to Matawan-Aberdeen Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas. 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion. Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Old Bridge Township Fire Department will be helping Santa wish local children a Merry Christmas.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After completing a trip through Matawan, Santa Claus will travel through Old Bridge Township, according to a press release issued by the North Pole. Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company will carry Santa through Old Bridge Township Fire District No. 2 on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email email@example.com for the route and schedule, which is subject to change. You can also 'like' the Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company on Facebook or visit their website.
Friday, December 7, 2012
A collection of cut-your-own Christmas Tree farms in Manalapan, Marlboro, and Aberdeen.
Phone: 732-583-6436 Address: 329 Wilson Avenue, Matawan Directions: Route 9 North or South towards Old Bridge. Take Ticetown Rd. exit, going east for 3 miles. Cross over Greenwood Rd. at stop sign. Second driveway on right after bridge. Species: 200 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Scotch Pine Firewood is also available. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. from Dec. 1 to 23. Phone: 732-786-9277 Address: 114 Daum Road, Manalapan Directions: Garden State Pkwy Exit 123, Rte. 9 S to Gordon Corner Rd. exit. Right on Tennent (5.4 mi.) to Daum Rd. NJ Turnpike Exit 8, Rte. 33 E (7.9 mi) left on Woodward Rd. (.4 mi.). First left onto Daum Rd. Website: www.anneellenfarms.com Species: 3,000 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The tree and Menorah lighting at town hall will take place Thursday, Dec. 6.
Come kick off the holiday season with your fellow Aberdeen residents at the township's annual Holiday Fest. Stop by town hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 to enjoy a Christmas tree and Menorah lighting. Refreshments will be served as residents enjoy music and a performance by Next Level Dance. Santa Claus will also make an appearance at the event. The Aberdeen Township Municipal Building is located off of Church Street near the intersection of South Atlantic Avenue.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Santa will drive through the borough to waive to children and toss candy.
Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice before he cruises through Matawan to say Merry Christmas to local children. The Matawan First Aid Squad will tow Mr. Claus on his sleigh from Monday, Dec. 10 to Thursday, Dec. 13, according to elves at the North Pole. Mr. Claus plans to leave the Matawan First Aid Squad each evening promptly at 6 p.m. A senior elf on Mr Claus' staff was kind enough to share his sleigh riding schedule with Patch: Monday, Dec. 10 Ravine Drive, Jackson Street, Church Street, Wyckoff Street, Spring Street, Main Street, Washington Avenue, Jackson Street, Monroe Street, Franklin Street, Route 34, Fierro Avenue, Lakeside Drive, Taylor Road, Weldon Road, Fierro Avenue, Annmar Drive, Elm Place, Elizabeth Drive, …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Where will you go to get your tree?
With less than a month to go until Christmas many people will be going down into their basements or up into their attics to set up their tree for the holiday season. For those people brave enough to want to cut down their own real trees the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has put together a list of local farms that have plenty of options to choose from. The lists are even broken down by county and here in Monmouth County some of the most popular sites are in Manalapan, Howell, Aberdeen and Colts Neck. For more information check out this website or the list below. Phone: 732-583-6436 Address: 329 Wilson Avenue, Matawan Directions: Route 9 North or South towards Old Bridge. Take Ticetown Rd. exit, going east for 3 miles. Cross over …
There are a lot of holiday events, craft shows and fundraisers happening this weekend.
Operation Sleighbells Giving Tree Program at The Hobby Shop When: Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. Where: The Hobby Shop at 1077 Route 34 in Aberdeen What: The Hobby Shop's Annual Giving Tree Program is helping Operation Sleighbells provide gifts for Monmouth County families in need this holiday season. Names and gift requests from 50 children are on tags hanging on the Giving Tree. For each gift purchased, The Hobby Shop will donate a gift in kind to Operation Sleighbells. How much: Participate determines donation amount. Washington Engine Christmas Tree Sale When: Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Washington Engine at 176 Jackson Street in Matawan, behind the police station What: …