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Thins to do this weekend in Monmouth County NJ


Paperwhite Escape on  Saturday, January 22; Tuesday, January 25; Wednesday, January 26; Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 at 1pm

Stop by the Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center, Middletown, and pot a paperwhite narcissus bulb to take home and coax into bloom. Warm beverages will be provided. The cost is $5.00 per person; registration not required.


Seashore Open House on Sunday, January 23 from 1-4pm
Head over to Seven Presidents' Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch, for some fun during this Open House. Enjoy engaging hands-on activities while learning about the seashore.  See the aquatic animals on display and talk to a Park System naturalist. Visitors are invited to drop in between 1 and 4pm and enjoy this program free of charge.

Old World Christmas Charm In New York City

You don't have to travel to Vienna, Austria or Germany to experience the Christkindlmarkt.

Now in its 16th year the Union Square Holiday Market is modeled after the European style markets. Union Square market seems to be filled with local artisans and crafts people.

There are other markets as well for those who prefer the Upper West Side by central park and a stroll away from Lincoln Center. This market is in it's 7th year and it features original handmade, recycled and organic gifts and decorations.

My favorite market is Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and I can't wait for it to get cold and go there, window shop, look at the skaters and drink some mulled  wine.

Below are the markets and the times that they start as well as the website if they have one.

Union Square Holiday Market
South end of Union Square at West 14th Street
November 19–December 24
Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
(Closed Thanksgiving Day)

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Southwest entrance to Central Park
December 1–December 24
Open daily 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 40th and 42nd Streets

Grand Central Holiday Terminal
Grand Central Terminal, Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street

Holiday Gift Shops at St. Bartholemew’s
325 Park Avenue

5 Great Google Chrome Extensions You Should Install

5 Great Google Chrome Extensions You Should Install

Posted in: Chrome, Google

So yesterday we saw how we can install extensions in Google Chrome by switching to Chrome’s beta channel. As promised I am back with a list of cool extensions for Chrome that enhance your experience of using this browser.

1. Google Quick Scroll

When you search for some text or a phrase in Google, it displays the results in the form of website links accompanied with snippets of the destination page.

Although the text snippet shows your search query, when you go to the original page, the search query seems to be buried somewhere in the page and you usually need to use Ctrl+F to find that text (happens a lot of times in my experience).

Google Quick Scroll is a useful extension by Google that aims to solve that problem. This extension helps you locate the search query on the destination page when it is difficult and time-consuming to do that manually.

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How to Avoid Emergency Vet Visits this Thanksgiving

This was emailed to me and I thought it best to copy for everyone to see

How to Avoid Emergency Vet Visits this Thanksgiving
Karen Nichols

mercyThe holidays are stressful enough without having to make a trip to the emergency vet. With Thanksgiving approaching, the ASPCA has published info on what holiday foods you should avoid feeding your cat. Sure, a little well-cooked, boneless turkey is okay as a treat, but other common foods are poisonous to your pet. Here’s the list:


If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.


Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.

Bread Dough

Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

Pie Filling and Cake Batter

If you’re baking Thanksgiving pies and cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

Other forbidden foods:

  • Macadamia nuts (can cause weakness and tremors)
  • Raisins and grapes (can cause kidney failure)
  • Onions and garlic (can cause anemia)
  • Chocolate (contains caffeine and theobromine, two different types of stimulants that affect the central nervous system and the heart muscle, as well as increasing the frequency of urination)

Of course, the safest route is to avoid feeding Fluffy table scraps entirely. For the ASPCA’s safe Thanksgiving guidelines, go to

More Safety Tips

  • Make sure that if you truss your turkey, the string is disposed of where your cat can’t find it. Turkey-flavored string is appealing to cats. If ingested, it may need to be removed via surgery.

  • Having holiday guests? Keep your cats sequestered in a quiet room so that they don’t escape to the outdoors when Uncle Fred leaves the door open for the eightieth time (despite being told eighty times to keep in closed).

  • If young children are visiting you, spend a few minutes educating them about proper cat-handling (No tail-pulling. No loud noises. No sudden movements. Let the cat come to you.) If your cats are not accustomed to having children around, supervise the interactions until you’re comfortable that neither the kids nor the kits will harm one another. A good experience could turn the child into a lifelong cat lover.

The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center

The ASPCA is an excellent resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $60 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

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Tax Credit chart with explanations also for current home owners

Congress has extended and expanded the homebuyer tax credit. The modifications in the column labeled

“December 1 – April 30, 2010” become effective when President Obama signs the bill. All changes made

to the current credit become effective on that date, as well.

Download Government_affairs_tax_credit_ext_chart_110409

All Clad has coupon for newlyweds...

Newly wed ALL CLAD Coupon

I love my ALL CLAD cookware and I am always searching for great prices on this product. Also looking to see if they have a factory store. NO luck so far. However I ahve come upon this coupon link above for newly weds between April 5 2009 and APril 4 20010. Just thought this would be of interest.

All Clad has coupon for newlyweds...

Newly wed ALL CLAD Coupon

I love my ALL CLAD cookware and I am always searching for great prices on this product. Also looking to see if they have a factory store. NO luck so far. However I ahve come upon this coupon link above for newly weds between April 5 2009 and APril 4 20010. Just thought this would be of interest.

Identity theft a growing problem

Identity theft a growing problem here are some contact numbers:
Stolen Checks:

National Check Fraud Service 843-571-2143
Scan: 800-262-7771
Tele Check 800-710-9898
CheckRite: 800-766-2748
Equifax Cehxk Systems: 800-437-5120
International Check Services:800-526-5380
Stolen ATM card, get a new card, new account number and password.
Fraudulent Change of Address: Notify Us Postal Inspector go to website for all numbers 
Social Securty Number Comprimised:

800-269-0271 or website:


PO Box 105873 Atlanta Ga. 30348-5873
Credit Report: 800-997-2493 Fraud Alert: 800-525-6285

Experian  PO Box 949 Allen tx 75013-0949
Credit Report: 888-397-3741
Fraud Alert: 888-397-3742

Trans Union PO Box 390 Springfield, Pa 19064-0390
Credit Report: 800-916-8800
Fraud Alert: 800-680-7289

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