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Next to Newsletter- Monday, June 15, 2009

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- June 15, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Morning, everybody!

What a wonderful week it's been! Finally, it feels like summer. Stop in to get great deals of shorts, sun dresses, T's, tanks... your entire vacation wardrobe!

Let's put it to a vote...

Folks, I'm not quite sure what to do about July's First Friday Sale (for you newcomers, on the first Friday of each month we have a big storewide half price sale.)

Only thing is, the first Friday in July is the 3rd. I'm afraid a lot of you will be out of town for the 4th or otherwise busy with holiday preparations. What do you think? Should we move the sale to either June 26 or July 10? Keep it on the 3rd? Let me know which you'd prefer- email me at

Majority rules and I'll let you know the results in next week's newsletter.

There's CA$H in your closet!

Each week, we'll be doing cash buying for one area in the shop that really needs inventory. For the second week, it's PLUS SIZES. Here's how it works... bring your plus size fashions (size 1X/18 and up) that are in perfect condition. We'll buy them for cash.

You can bring in other clothing and accessories as well- we'll buy them for credit as usual. Please pack your plus size pieces separately and let us know that you have cash items when you come in. Buying hours are the same: Monday thru Thursday 10AM to 4PM and other times by prior arrangement.We'll be buying plus sizes for cash all week- through Thursday, June 18th.

Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

What's On Sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again. Pick a card to find out where your 30% off discount is. It could be pants and shorts, shoes and bags, infant wear, dresses and sets, even storewide...who knows? And we believe in do-overs. If you don't like your first card, feel free to draw again!

New columns

My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Gainesville Times. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy. His latest was published on June 6.

Click here to read Arthur's piece on picking out a webcam.

My June 12th column is about the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Click
here to read it.

Uncle Ron

My brother-in-law,
Ron, is a professional photographer based in Manhattan and East Hampton. His mixed media images are absolutely amazing. Is it a photograph or is it a painting? I'm never quite sure. He now has a You Tube slide show of some of his work. Click here to see it. Wow.

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

June 14 was World Blood Donor Day. Why does blood donation need a day? Because it’s one of the simplest gifts of life and too few people give it. Why June 14? Because June 14th was the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the man who discovered the ABO blood system that is used to categorize the type of blood we have. Click here to learn more.

Bring in documentation that you donated blood during the week of June 14 - 21 and get 50% off that day's ENTIRE purchase. Just our way of saying thanks for giving the gift of life!

Let's ALL go!

Back again this summer is Movies on the Green, sponsored by the Arts Council. Thursday, June 18th you can see HOTEL FOR DOGS at the Smithgall Arts Center (the Depot) at 331 Spring St.

Gates open at 7:30 PM, Movie starts at approximately 8:45 PM (or as soon as it's dark.) This season will feature family oriented films shown on a giant inflatable screen on the lawn. The movies are FREE and will also feature fun activities (games and other kid friendly activities) prior to the start of the movie. Last year there were bouncy slides, strolling magicians and drawings for prizes. Food, candy, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase on site or you can bring your own.

Bring quilts or lawn chairs. We're gone for the past couple of years and it's been so much fun! Hope to see you there!

No more sandy seats!

If you're heading to the beach this summer, this is a good one to know! Remember how aggravating it is trying to get sand off of your legs and feet.. and hands and other parts?

It likes to cling to you and stay there, even after a hose-down. Little kids are always be the sandiest, and seem to spread it just about everywhere - especially all over the back seat of the car. There is a very clever remedy for this. Rinse well, and after you towel dry, sprinkle baby powder on and rub it in. Like magic, it removes all the leftover sand from your skin in a jiffy.

Pick UR Own!

I love blueberries but I don't always like the prices at the grocery store. Now's the time to get great deals on berries and other produce and have a fun family outing at the same time.

There are lots of pick your own farms nearby. This website provides local listings of pick your own (also called U-pick or PYO) farms in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries. There are
crop calendars for each local area to tell you what is available to pick throughout the year, local weather forecasts and really easy illustrated directions to show you how to make jam, jelly, salsa, pickles, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter and 150 other recipes with step by step step directions to can, freeze, dry or preserve the harvest.

here to locate farms in the north Georgia area.


The Humane Society of Hall County will hold a Microchip Clinic & Rabies Clinic at
Tailwaggers Pet Boarding and Daycare at 2376 Murphy Blvd. in Gainesville on Saturday, June 27 from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon.

Rabies shots are $10.00. Microchipping (including registration) is also available for each pet for only $20.00. For the protection of all, every pet must be contained in a carrier or leashed. Puppies and kittens must be 3 months old for rabies shots.

For more information on other events, go to or call 770-532-6617.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

Weekly this 'n' that

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner of this month's drawing was Cynthia Vey.

Congratulations, Cynthia!

If you'd like to be added to the N2N Hot Flash list and receive freebie and bargain alerts during the week, just email me at

All of Arthur's Computer Care columns are now accessible through his
Computer House Calls blog. There are also key words to click to research specific questions or problems and lots of extra information and new product reviews.

You can add comments or questions and add the blog to your list to follow. Click
here to check it out.

Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn'trunning as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off yourPC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction isguaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends togetherfor an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote accessif necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computerwill thank you. You can click here to go to his website. (770) 540-5100

That's it for now. Remember-email goes both ways...

If you run across any exceptional bargains or impressive new products, let us know. We'll put the word out!

Have a remarkable week!

Teressa and the Next2New Crew

Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501

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