Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A few ideas that jumped out as we toured the stores for back-to-school shopping.
If you are in the market for back-to-school items, you won't have to leave Middletown. All along Route 35, retailers are touting deals on everything from clothing to computers to crayons. Here are some deals we found last week on a scouting mission. Middletown School's suggested school supply list for 12 elementary schools can be found on the district website.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Readin’ and writin’ and huntin’ for newly listed properties in Middletown
It’s Labor Day, and for the second week in a row, there will be few, if any, open houses. Hurricane Irene ruined last week’s opportunities, and next week brings the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The last time house hunters were afforded the opportunity to tour properties for sale was Aug. 21; and it looks like they will be waiting a month until Sept. 18 to hunt again. This week House Hunt decided to look for newly listed properties in our area, with an eye towards the coming school year. In the caption under each picture, you’ll not only find the details about the homes, but also which public schools the kids will attend, according to our source Realtor.com. It won’t take lots of ‘rithmetic to see the starting prices for these homes that …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
There's a new addition to our family's first-day-of-school-photo gallery.
There’s a picture pinned to the bulletin board in my kitchen, half hidden by silly greeting cards and bumper stickers that I fancy, which is our iconic family back-to-school photo. In it, my oldest two children stand on the front step of our old house, a basket of late-summer impatiens drooping behind them, on the occasion of the eldest’s first day of preschool, just shy of his fourth birthday. These were the days when they dressed in what I picked out for them, so they are wearing patterned, elastic-waist shorts – his in plaid and hers are floral – with their polo shirts neatly tucked in. Pinned to the front of each shirt is a construction paper nametag that had been sent by the teacher to be worn on the first day of school. My son’s has …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The best student bargains in Monmouth County
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It's back to school shopping time and the deals are for the taking at almost every store in Monmouth County. The down economy has stores cutting prices lower than ever, which is a plus for busy moms and dads who have to get their kids off to school in style. This week, the deals are all about basic needs for kids and every store is having them. If you don't see your favorite store listed here, don't despair. Check your local circular for some of the best buys of the season, and don't forget to continue to send us your tips on the hottest deals in your neck of the woods. We'd love to hear them. This week at Five Below, you can grab the hottest deal in town: 17" backpacks for just $5. The store has tons of ladder back, bungee and messenger …