Saturday, December 31, 2011
Add any other parties you know about to the comments section
2011's holiday season is almost up – do you know how you're spending the rest of it? If not, don't fret! We at Patch are here to help you with the big finale: New Year's Eve. You could go to Times Square with one million of your closest friends, but why deal with traffic, or hotel reservations, or finding a bathroom, when there are plenty of great things happening right here in Bergen County? Here are a few special events happening right in our own back yard. Skip the crowds. In some cases skip the late-night driving. And finish off the year with a safe, fun, and happy bang! Biagio's Ristorante, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus Biagio's is hosting a gala event in their ballroom, and for $99 you'll get a five course meal and an open bar till 2am. …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Add taxi numbers to the comments section
It's New Year's Eve, a time for revelry, celebration—and responsibility. If you're heading out to party tonight, and plan on drinking, Patch urges you to have a designated driver or other safe method of transportation home. The following taxi companies operate in and near town. It's going to be a busy night, and some cab companies prefer advance appointments, so consider calling during the day before you head out. If you know of others, leave the info in our comments to help your fellow partiers out:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Delicious starters for your party
Stumped on what to serve your guests when they arrive? Need something to nosh on while you and your guests watch the ball fall? Look no further! A few local chefs offered their favorite crowd pleasing appetizer recipes: Buffalo Shrimp 1 pound medium size cooked shrimp 1 or 2 jars wing sauce 1 bottle bleu cheese salad dressing celery sticks Sauté shrimp in wing sauce until warm and bubbly. Place shrimp on platter with celery sticks. Pour bleu cheese dressing into a bowl for dipping and you're ready to go. Courtesy of Mahwah Bar & Grill owner Craig Kunisch Smoked Salmon and Caviar Checkerboard 8 slices white bread 1 8 oz. container soft cream cheese 1 jar black caviar 1 package smoked salmon slices 1 jar capers 1 onion, chopped lemon wedges …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Add your Christmas photos to the gallery
Before his big trip Saturday night, Santa Claus was in Mahwah last week greeting township kids and making sure he knew what they wanted for Christmas. Add your family's holiday photos to this gallery from Santa's test run.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
If so, send us the video. We'd love to check them out. Even if they are not, though, send us a photo and you could win $100,000 for the schools in your town.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Are you Christmas lights set to music like these from Absecon? If so, we'd love to check them out. While your at it, send us a photo of your lights looking their finest and you could win $100,000 for the schools in your town.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at town hall
The community is invited to the township’s annual menorah lighting Thursday, December 22. Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan of the Chabad Jewish Center of Northwest Bergen County in Franklin Lakes says this is the fifth year the group has held a lighting ceremony at Mahwah’s town hall. “We are very happy to host this event every year,” Kaplan said. “It’s what America is all about, being proud of your heritage and celebrating it.” The lighting will be followed by a party with food and music inside the senior center. “People can stay for five minutes or an hour and a half,” Kaplan said. “It’s fun no matter how long you’re there.” The Rabbi said the event usually draws about 100-150 people from Mahwah and surrounding towns. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Members of the Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom gathered Tuesday night for a ceremonial lighting of the first candle of a giant menorah outside the temple. Mahwah officials attended the ceremony, thanking the congregation for what it does for the community, and celebrating the first night of the "Festival of Lights."
Mahwah charity is looking for donations
The Center for Food Action in Mahwah is looking for donations this holiday season, so if you are looking for a meaningful and local cause this Christmas, why not get involved? “The main goal of the Center for Food Action is to try to make sure that our families are provided with a nourishing supply of foods at all times, and that they are in a comfortable home environment with their family. To do this, we ask our supporters for donations of all types food items, financial support such as monetary donations, as well as supermarket gift cards,” Jim James from the CFA says. The Center for Food Action was formed in the year 1976 with the goal of “preventing hunger and homelessness and improving the lives of individuals and families living in …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
If you want to send gifts, get to the PO!
Want to mail something out from Mahwah 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 Web site 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.
The whole community is invited
In honor of the first night of Hanukkah, Mahwah’s Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom is hosting a community menorah lighting Tuesday night at 6 p.m. “It’s a short event, but we try to make it a great time for families in the area,” Rabbi Joel Mosbacher said. “We’ll have songs, hot cocoa and we’ll be lighting the beautiful menorah that will grace the front of the synagogue throughout the duration of Hanukkah.” According to Mosbacher, the temple has invited the mayors and town council members of Mahwah and surrounding towns to attend the event. “We really want to open this to everyone in the community,” he said. This will be the second annual lighting at the temple, which Mosbacher says he hopes will continue. “In years past, I was invited to …