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 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Area residents take time to share traditions that make their holiday bright.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? We took some time over the weekend to ask. Here's a sampling of what we found. Seven-year old Katie VanArnam of Haddonfield said, “I make gingerbread houses every year with my friends, Sophie and Rosie.” Katie’s mom, Casey said, “A tradition for regulars who come to Crow’s Woods includes decorating a pine tree along one of the paths in the woods.” Josh and Jack Bolling were helping their dad walk their family dog, Sally. Josh, who will turn 6 on Jan. 1 said, “I leave presents for my mom and dad every year.” Big brother Jack said, “I get to put an old silver star on top of the tree!” Their dad Lance elaborated: “My wife Carla and I moved to Haddonfield in 1998. For our first Christmas here, we …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Carolers from Haddonfield United Methodist Church shared songs of the season throughout town.
Buddy the Elf would be proud. More than 50 singers of all ages caroled through downtown Haddonfield Wednesday evening spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear. Associate Pastor Jessica Brendler Naulty from the Haddonfield United Methodist Church led carolers in "O Christmas Tree" while standing among the evergreens for sale at the Y's Men's Christmas tree stand. From there the carolers spread Christmas cheer at the PATCO high-speedline, the Hadrosaurus foulkii sculpture and the gazebo in Kings Court. Patrons at The Bistro, The Little Tuna, Ralic's Steakhouse and The British Chip Shop enjoyed free entertainment while dining. Retail shops and stores, including A Taste of Olive, Starbucks and the Acme, were greeted by holiday carols and …
Students focus on peace at the annual Christmas show.
Some parents fought back tears as students sang "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" during the annual Christmas show at Christ the King Regional School. Watching students perform as shepherds and angels made it impossible to forget about events happening in Connecticut this week. "Our Christmas show was designed to invite people to see Christmas through the eyes of a child and see a Christmas filled with hope, joy and the promise of peace," principal Anne Hartman said. The show was a gift from the eighth-grade students to the school's family and friends. Performances included a Peanuts skit featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang, songs by all grade levels included "O Christmas Tree," "Jingle Bells" and other …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Post Offices in South Jersey will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
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 …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The past comes alive in pictures.
These photos are from the archives of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.
Heed these safety tips from Haddonfield Police.
Holiday deliveries stolen from porches were not uncommon in Haddonfield over the Christmas season last year. Borough police sent out a holiday greeting this week that didn't include candy canes and sugar-plum fairies. It did offer commonsense reminders on how to not be a crime victim over the holidays:
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Perfect weather brought hundreds to Library Point to kick off the holiday season.
Hundreds gathered at Haddonfield's Library Point Nov. 23 to watch the lighting of the tree formerly known as the Holiday Tree. Only a few spectators heard about the event sponsor's request to change the name from a holiday tree lighting to a Christmas tree lighting. "The name change from holiday tree to Christmas tree was a general consensus of the association members," Ken Tomlinson, the committee chair of the lighting ceremony for the Haddonfield Celebrations Association, said. "The town solicitor researched it and learned that a private group holding a tree lighting is permitted to call the celebration a Christmas tree lighting." Mayor Tish Colombi said that the Christmas tree lighting was the same as always. The only difference was …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Don't forget the annual Christmas Tree lighting Friday at library point.
The annual Haddonfield Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Library Point, at Haddon Avenue and Tanner Street. Here are details from the borough: Bring: Canned foods for local needy families/food banks and Candles or flashlights Opening remarks: Ken Tomlinson HMHS Choir performance Holiday prayer and treelighting and countdown: Mayor Colombi Santa: arrives and all follow him to Kings Court Gazebo. Santa has a mailbox for children's letters and hands out candy canes. Please make sure all letters have a return address so Santa can respond to each letter. For more information about holiday entertainment and shopping in Haddonfield, visit shophaddonfieldnj.com Don't miss any Haddonfield or Haddon Township news. Sign up …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The last day to send First Class through USPS is today.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Want to mail something out from Haddonfield in time for Christmas? The time to hit the post office is now! FedEx is offering a variety of shipping options throughout the week, and on Sunday, Dec. 25, is offering FedEx Same Day shipping. USPS also recommends using its website to print shipping labels and pay for postage or using one of their Automated Postal Centers, which, like ATMs, perform many of the same functions of a trip to the post office. And if you want to overnight something by Thursday, USPS Express Mail may cost a little more, but it may also get your gift to the right door at the right time.