(Family Features) Every year as the holidays approach, parents are faced with the dilemma of which toys to buy for their kids. With over 10,000 new toys to choose from, selecting the right toy for a child can be a daunting task.
That’s where Jim Silver and Chris Byrne come in. Silver, editor-in-chief at TimetoPlayMag.com, and Byrne, renowned toy and children’s lifestyle expert (aka The Toy Guy), each have over 25 years of experience in the toy and family entertainment industry and are known for accurately predicting each season’s hottest toys and trends.
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PO2 (EOD2)(Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq, giving his life to save his fellow Seals.
During Mike Monsoor’s funeral in San Diego,
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(ARA) – Holiday entertaining can feel overwhelming to even the most seasoned host. Between shopping, cooking, cleaning and decorating, it can feel like there’s no time left to enjoy the festivities. But with a little time management and some creativity, having friends and family over to celebrate can be fun again.
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(ARA) – Tough economic times may mean your holiday budget is tight this year. But trimming your holiday spending doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. With some creativity, you can add extra icing to your holiday decor – for less than $25.
“We’re all more conscious of our spending right now, so that means it’s time to be imaginative and resourceful, especially when it comes to decorating for a specific season,” says Gary Babcock, a design expert with Arhaus Furniture (www.arhaus.com). “By using existing items in your home and purchasing just a few ‘key,’ but inexpensive elements, you can create a show-stopping holiday display within your budget.”
Babcock offers some festive and fresh ways to deck the halls:
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Photo caption: Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Lt. Joe Delaney, Pres. of the PSOA, place cellphones into a box at the kick-off of Jersey City’s Cell Phone for Soldiers campaign.
The Jersey City Police Superior Officers Association will be participating in Cell Phones for Soldiers, a national cell phone drive for military personnel overseas. All used cell phones will be collected at each of the citys four police districts in specially marked boxes from November 15, 2008 through January 15, 2009.
The phones are then sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone — enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. The goal of the Jersey City drive is to collect enough cell phones for more than 150 troops overseas, while nationally the non-profit hopes to obtain 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501C3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
The Jersey City Police Superior Officers Association and Cell Phones for Soldiers address an everyday emotional need that many have experienced: the imperative to phone home, to hear a familiar voice while far away. Although overseas calls are expensive, to a military family, a phone call home is priceless. Please help our troops by donating your used cell phones today. For more information, go to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Ontario Town Says Pony’s Smell Is Problem
Pony named Emily is therapy for three year old little boy with Cerebal Palsy who can’t walk or crawl
Town threatens to evict disabled boy’s pony Boing Boing
“Anyone interested in helping the mother of the boy has established a PayPal account to fund the legal work of keeping the pony. That address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caffeinated Chocolate Energy Chews Creating Quite A “Buzz” Among Consumers.
12 tablets of Foosh Energy Mints has the caffieine content of 12 cups of coffee, 15 cans of energy drink, 36 cans of the leading cola, 24 cups of tea, 17 cans of Jolt, 6 Tablets of No Doz, 13 lbs of chocolate
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Local Actor Sees Big Things on the Homefront
by Oded Shoshan + Jon Garcia
As a working actor, George Pogatsia considered a move to Los Angeles
A Brooklyn native who’s called Jersey City his home for the past six years, Pogatsia was doing well. Over the past few years, he’d starred in more than 20 art-house films like Bookies,Your Honor and Showdown Of The Godz. He won key roles in some of the most popular television series in recent history. His career was on the right track here at home. But, he found himself planning a move to the West Coast to take things to the next level.
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The following photo’s depicts the task that firemen across the country have fighting fires and saving lives every single day and night.
When an early morning fire was called in on November 24th in Bayonne, New Jersey; our photographer for the River View Observer was there, and very happy the Bayonne Fire Department responded in less than 5 minutes….because this fire broke out in a home under repair- right next door to our photogaraher’s.
Thanks Bayonne Firemen for a job well done!