Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WildFlour Bakery launching new café with gluten-free products in May.
Whet your appetite and prepare to follow your nose: A new artisan bakery and daytime café is flinging its doors open in Lawrenceville on May 11 at 9 a.m. Serving quick breakfasts, brunches and lunches of made-to-order savory crepes, house-made soups, salads and smoothies, as well as a line of classic breads and desserts, WildFlour Bakery & Café nails delicious. And it nails nutritious too – all the offerings are gluten-free. “I saw a real need for freshly made, fabulous gluten-free foods right here in central New Jersey,” said Marilyn Besner, a veteran baker and cook whose longtime dream of opening her own place is being realized as she transforms the Lawrenceville Inn into a community gathering spot and computer hotspot with free WIFI…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Report warns even small reductions in Social Security, Medicare would be big drain on state's economy.
Concerned that their voices are being ignored in Washington, D.C., New Jersey small-business owners and advocates spoke out yesterday against potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The teleconference highlighted a white paper from the Main Street Alliance, which argued that even small cuts to the two programs could have disproportionately large effects on businesses still struggling to work their way out of the Great Recession. “Even a 3 percent cut to Social Security and Medicare would mean an annual loss of more than $1 billion a year to New Jersey’s economy,” said Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), who participated in the presentation. The report’s release came in the wake of the budget cuts presented by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Owner Jim Nawn hopes Agricola will become a community gathering place much as Lahiere’s was for generations of locals and visitors alike.
The farm-to-table restaurant Agricola Eatery will launch a "soft opening" on Sunday on Witherspoon Street in Princeton, in the location formerly occupied by Lahiere's. Reservations are being accepted beginning for Sunday dinner. The renovated restaurant, located near the intersection of Nassau Street, will have 200 seats, a lively bar and space for private events for up to 60 people. It will open for dinner seven days a week. Shortly after opening, it will add weekday lunch, plus brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and catering services. “Agricola is the culmination of my journey to create a warm and welcoming gathering place that celebrates fresh, seasonal foods and the kind of extraordinary service that can accommodate the needs of the …
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, March 4, 2013
The Woodbridge-based oil business will now divest itself of 1,350 gas stations, many of which operate in New Jersey and 17 other Eastern Seaboard states.
The familiar green and white Hess signs that dot the Woodbridge landscape and much of New Jersey may soon be no more. Hess Corporation announced Monday in a letter to shareholders at their annual meeting that it was divesting itself of its retail gasoline and convenience store operations, in an effort to restructure the company and improve its balance sheet. The move will affect 1,350 gas stations - many owned by Hess itself - that operate in 18 states on the Eastern Seaboard. The gas stations serve as many as 1.3 million customers a day, according to a report in Supermarket News. Hess did not say when it would begin either closing or selling off its gas stations, although a press release accompanying the news said that their closure, …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes outlined the rise in economic activity in the county concluding that although “times are still tough … the road ahead looks promising.”
Mercer County is seeing a surge of economic activity and is faring better than the state and nation from an employment standpoint, according to government and business leaders who spoke at the eighth annual Mercer County Economic Summit on Feb. 28. The event, held at Mercer County Community College, was titled “The Road Ahead: Preparing Your Business for 2013 and Beyond.” It was presented Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development & Sustainability, in partnership with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Hughes outlined the rise in economic activity taking place across Mercer County, concluding that although “times are still tough … the road ahead …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Central Jersey franchise of Bricks 4 Kidz - located in Lawrence Township - works with local school districts and uses Lego construction toys to help children learn about science, technology, engineering, math and architecture.
Most people have ridden on a Ferris wheel or played on a see-saw at some point in their life. And most have seen a catapult, even if only in a movie or on television. But how many could actually build one of those things? A group of local youngsters actually did just that recently. Meeting on Thursday evenings over the course of several weeks, these children – some of whom are still in kindergarten – constructed those machines and others and, in the process, learned a little about the science behind how they work. Of course, we’re not talking about Great Adventure-sized Ferris wheels or catapults of the caliber that could have been used to lay siege to a castle in the Middle Ages. We’re talking about a much smaller scale. We’re talking …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Simon Kidgits Club “Book Blast” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township is intended to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.”
The Simon Kidgits Club at Quaker Bridge Mall will host its annual “Book Blast” event tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 16, to inspire families to “read together at home and beyond.” Noting that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, has found that children who are read to at home enjoy substantial advantages over children who are not, Simon Property Group, the Indiana-based owner of the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township, is holding similar events at its malls across the country to encourage children “to develop a love for literature and learning with books.” All “Book Blast” activities will take place in Quaker Bridge Mall’s Center Court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Book Blast” offerings …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Check out our gallery of more than 200 photos showcasing some of the newest products from Lego, Playmobil and other manufacturers that will hit toy store shelves later this year.
Toys and games of every size, shape, color and design imaginable stretched for as far at the eye could see. There pretty much was something for everyone: from wooden treasures crafted by hand to machine-produced gizmos fitted with space-age microprocessors; from plastic construction bricks to the vitamin-enriched drink whose bottle could be tossed football-like 100 feet or more; from centuries-old board games like Chess to modern video games like Skylanders… And while there was a lot of playing going on, there wasn’t a child to be seen. There were just adults – thousands of them, in fact – wandering the 375,000-square-feet of exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan examining, handling, testing, discussing, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Once partners in a controversial plan to install an inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification facility in a building developer John Simone owns on Federal City Road, Florida-based Sunrise Detox has filed a lawsuit against Simone alleging fraud.
Monday, February 11
Once partners in a controversial plan to install an inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification facility in a building developer John Simone owns on Federal City Road, Florida-based Sunrise Detox has filed a lawsuit against Simone alleging fraud, according to a report published today (Feb. 11) by The Times of Trenton. A copy of that lawsuit is available for reading from the Patch media box to the right. Previous Coverage