Sunday, April 25, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, April 26, 2010



Good morning!


What's on Sale?

Monday- Thursday and Saturday, it's the Wild Card Sale!

Choose a card and get 30% off a particular department (ladies' pants, menswear, infant's clothes- you get the idea.) There's even one card for 30% off your entire purchase!





And of course next Friday is not the FIRST FRIDAY of the month, but the way the days fall, the first Friday in May isn't until the 7th- and that entirely too long to wait for a half price sale... so plan on stopping in for our regular First Friday sale on the LAST Friday:

Storewide
Half Price Sale
Friday, April 30
10 AM-6 PM
50% off
original price
unless already priced less.
Cash, credit/debit card or check only, please.
You can use your store credit but the discount won't apply.

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 April 17th. Click
here to read Arthur's piece on a free alternative to Windows.
BTW- do you have computer questions and you're not sure who to ask? Drop Arthur an email (support@glazerthepctech.com) or give him a call at 770-540-5100. He'll be happy to help. Don't be shy- he lives for this stuff.

My April 16th column is about learning how to loosen the apron strings. Click here to go to it.


Field Trip!


Mark your calendar- N2N's having a FIELD TRIP! Here's the deal: twice a year, the Cleveland-White County Optimist Club holds a $6.00 Jewelry Sale. It's a bargain cavalcade of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, purses, even reading glasses.

Let's all go together! We'll meet up at the N2N parking lot on Friday, May 14th at 10 AM. We'll caravan up to the sale (it's in the Roy Ash community Building on Jarrard St. behind United Community Bank). Any of ya'll in the northern counties can meet us there at about 10:30.

We'll s
hop ourselves silly, then have lunch at Glenda's at 11:30. Next we'll stop by Deb's Deals and Discounts and Just $2.00 More or Less. You'll be home in plenty of time to meet the school bus.

RSVP to next2new@aol.com Feel free to bring friends and family- the more the merrier!


No Spell Check Allowed

The Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy's annual Spelling Bee will be Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 PM in Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University. Admission is $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Students. Tickets are available at the door or you can buy them at Hall Book Exchange.

This ain't your usual ho hum spelling bee...it's a happening! Think door prizes, costumes, skits, long-simmering feuds...lots of fun for a good cause.


Could you wear the same dress for 365 days?


Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress every day for 365 days (to be fair, she had seven copies of the same dress, so at least she could rotate them) as part of The Uniform Project. The Project is both an exercise in sustainable fashion and a fundraiser/publicity tool for
Akanksha, a foundation that funds schools for Indian children growing up in slums. Click here to see the video and check out Racked for an interview with her.


Something for everyone



North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present St
ephen Schwartz and John Caird's musical "Children of Eden".

Dates are April 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm and May 1 and May 2 at 2:30 pm at Brenau University's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center

Tickets are $8.00. For more information call 7
70-983-7331 ext. 7250

also...

Gainesville High School Drama Department presents"42nd Street" at 7:30 p.m. May 5-7 in the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center (The Ware House), 830 Century Place, Gainesville.

Admission is $5.00. E-mail ticket requests to ghstheatre@bellsouth.net. Tickets must be picked up by 7:10 p.m. the night of the play.

and...

West Hall High School's Spartan Players present "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at 7 pm April 29- May 1 and 2:30 pm on May 2. Performances will be in the high school theatre at 5506 McEver Rd. in Oakwood. Admission is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. For info call 770-967-9826, ext. 350.




Food for...thought?



From the people who brought you LOL Cats--now there's My Food Looks Funny...cute culinary creations from folks with entirely too much time on their hands. Click
here to help yourself.




This week's recipe


I love black beans- they're cheap, tasty and oh-so good for you. It's a win-win situation. Real Simple magazine has a great recipe for Cuban black beans and rice. They make great quesadillas the next day, too!


Wise Words



Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

"Anthem"- Leonard Cohen


Weekly this 'n' that

Next to New is now on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and join up. We'll be posting great deals when we find them during the week and linking to other great frugal sites. We'll have the Deal of the Day and any other Hot Flashes that come our way. Last Saturday, we even had a storewide 30% off rainy day special for our Facebook friends!


Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner for March was Bonnie Pershing. Congratulations, Bonnie!


Get a $5.00 store credit any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!

...and don't forget Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn't
running as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off your
PC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction is guaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends together for an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote access if necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computer will thank you.

You can click
here to go to his website.



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
770-534-9070

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, April 19, 2010

Good Morning!


It's another day of golden opportunity! The seasons seem to have leapfrogged straight from winter to summer. Here at N2N we're in high cotton...cotton tops, shorts, sun dresses, capris...everything you need for this wonderful warm weather.

It's been an amazing buying week. There's something for everyone- plus sizes, infantwear, some beaded formals in size XL if you're looking for a last minute prom dress, Chico's fashions in size large and XL (or as Chico's says it, 3 and 3.5), teen wear (all the much-loved mall brands) in XS and S, unusual costume jewelry and a wall full of toddler fashions. Lisa and her team have out-done themselves in getting these things processed and out on the floor. Thanks, thanks, thanks!

What's on Sale?
Monday- Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Skirts
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Shoes
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months

Hot off the press!


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 April 17th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on file sharing. BTW- do you have computer questions and you're not sure who to ask? Drop Arthur an email (support@glazerthepctech.com)
or give him a call at 770-540-5100. He'll be happy to help. Don't hesitate to call- he lives for this stuff.

My April 16th column is about learning how to loosen the apron strings. Click here to go to it.


Whatta deal!
On Thursday, April 22nd, Walgreens will have their print cartridge refills on sale for just $1! (These are normally $12.99.) There is a coupon in this week’s ad and it is good on black and color ink.

I refill my ink at Walgreens and I have always been happy with the quality. Make sure you check to see if they refill the cartridges for your printer here.


Now Playing and Coming Attractions


Improv This!, North Hall High School's improvisation team, presents a showcase of off-the-cuff talent featuring the senior members. Think "Whose Line Is It Anyway" with a hometown twist. The performance is Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm in the school theatre. Admission is $5.00



North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's "Children of Eden", a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith freely based on the story of Genesis. It is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-
old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the Father who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: "the hardest part of love is letting go."

Dates are April 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm and May 1 and May 2 at 2:30 pm at Brenau University's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center

Tickets are $8.00. For more information call 770-983-7331 ext. 7250




West Hall High School's Spartan Players present "Thoroughly Modern Millie", a story of a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. Shows are at 7 p.m. April 29- May 1 and 2:30 p.m. May 2 Performances will be in the high school theatre at 5506 McEver Road in Oakwood. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For info call 770-967-9826, ext. 350.

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - one time per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.

This organization serves the entire USA and currently has
547 partners to help. Click here to learn more and, please, pass the word on.






Wise Words

SMITH Magazine, the online community for personal storytelling, posed the challenge: Can you tell your life story in six words? Tens of thousands of people responded, and the six-word memoir was born.

Forty-two years ago the only advice famous fictional graduate Dustin Hoffman needed came in one word: plastics. Since then, the world has gotten a little more complicated. Thankfully, though, some of the best advice remains the simplest. Thousands shared the favorite half-dozen words of wisdom they've either given or received. Here are a some favorites:

Books and dogs make good companions.

Forget head, heart. Go with gut.

Greatest things in life aren't things.

When cookies are passed, take one.

Life's a rummage sale. No returns.

Love unlovely; they need it most.

Moderation in all things (including moderation).

So what's your six word memoir? Send it in and we'll share it with the N2N community...come on, don't be shy! Here, I'll go first. This isn't original and I don't know who said it but it's served me well throughout the years:

Living safe ain't living at all.

Now, it's your turn. Send your contributions to next2new@aol.com.

Also...I don't want to get preachy, but this is one of the best pieces I've ever read on how to treat other people. It's by the Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Zaslow, the columnist who introduced us to Randy Pausch and the Last Lecture. Click here.


Beer for Breakfast?

This is great to have in the recipe file when the family's begging for pancakes and you're out of milk...use beer!

If you imagine beer pancakes would taste bitter and foamy, you're oh so wrong! Only the sweetness of beer goes to these pancakes, and their foam yields the softest, fluffiest pancakes you'll ever imagine. Don't worry about getting high, as the alcoholic content evaporates during cooking.

Click here to see the recipe.



Next to New Friends and Family News

Kudos to Beverly Penland's son, Tyler. He's been accepted at Georgia Tech! Tyler's a senior at White County High School. We've known him since he was just a little muchkin and we join his parents and grandparents in congratulating this talented, hard-working young man!



Happy, happy belated birthday (April 16th) to N2N's Cheryl Hughes! Sorry I didn't have it in last week's newsletter- I'm blaming it on the pollen!



Speaking of Cheryl: her daughter, Lindsay, is an EMT and a paramedic student at Lanier Tech. Last week she got to show off her acting skills as one of the "victims" in the “Fatal Vision,” program put on by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Click here to see the Times article.

(Have Friends and Family news? Email it, along with a picture if possible, to next2new@aol.com)


Weekly This and That

Next to New is now on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and join up. We'll be posting great deals when we find them during the week, giving out N2N coupons to our Facebook friends and linking to other great frugal sites. We'll have the Deal of the Day and any other Hot Flashes that come our way.

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner for March was Bonnie Pershing. Congratulations, Bonnie!

Get a $5.00 store credit any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friend
s shop retail!

...and don't forget Senior Discount Day- each Monday,
everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.



Computer Problems?

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




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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, April 12, 2010


Spring Break and Easter are behind us. Summer vacation is right around the corner. Stop in soon and often for great bargains on fair weather apparel...we're putting out more every day!


Let's do the Wild Card Sale this week...you remember how it works: we have cards labeled with different 30% off departments- ladies' tops, infantwear, dresses, menswear...you get the idea. One card even wins you 30% off of your entire purchase.


The Coke Lady's Back!


Great news! Many of you know about the Coke Lady (so nicknamed because of her employer)- she brings wonderful plus size fashions and size 9-9.5-10 shoes.

She brought us a car load of magnificent fashions on Saturday, April 10.
There's everything- tops, bottoms, shoes, dresses, coats, night wear. Many are still have the retail tags attached!

Some of the pieces are fall/winter and before we send them off to storage on Tuesday, we'll make them available for you to check out- just ask. Plan on stopping in soon- these bargains won't last long!


Current 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 April 3rd. Click here to read Arthur's piece on a free alternative to Windows.

My April 2nd column is about the pervasiveness of urban legends. Click here to go to it.

Just up the road...


The 14th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an incredible weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains on April 16-18, 2010. During that weekend, old time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. There will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians on Saturday and Sunday, and a juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a Saturday night street dance, a live country auction on Friday night, family activities, and food complete the offerings. For more info go to www.bearonthesquare.org.



This is the latest You Tube video to go viral--and with good reason. The dad who filmed it writes: "So my 3 year old. He apparently loves the song Single Ladies by Beyonce. Little did I know how much he loves that song. I was simply making a point that he, in fact, is not a single lady. I thought he would laugh and keep singing...Man was I wrong." Click here to see this great little slice of family life.


Play in the Dirt


Check out the Spring Plant Sale at the North Hall High School greenhouse. It's going on 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-April 16, April 19-21 and 26-30. There are flowering plants, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and broccoli. Prices range from $1.50-$9.00. The school is located at 4885 Mount Vernon Road.

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about eating local, organic or farm-fresh food. There’s a reason for that: Sustainable produce is great for your health, community and sometimes even your wallet. Unlike food that's been shipped across the country, local food is at the peak of its freshness and flavor. Vegetables, fruit or meat shipped from far away lands also often come with transportation costs tacked to your bill.

To help you go local, Woman's Day magazine found three websites that teach you everything, from where to find organic produce to how to join a food co-op. Click here for more info.




The Gainesville Theatre Alliance Discovery Series presents "Little Women," featuring GTA senior Marissa Druzbanski.

Old-fashioned in the best possible way, Little Women makes a good complement to Wicked for those trying to entice a younger audience to the delights of the musical theatre. Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of family solidarity --especially the powerful bond between sisters-- evokes memories of curling up with Alcott's novel to read breathlessly of the adventures in love and destiny for Jo March and her three sisters.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 17-19 at the Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St. Admission is free.
The cast includes long-time N2N friend, Sherry Franklin. Break a leg, Sherry!


Embrace Life


From across the pond, this British public service ad for seat belt use is one of the best ever. Click here.


Trivia learned while researching something else


What does it mean when a British friend says "Shall I be Mother?"

This would happen when the family sits down to a pot of tea or a slice of cake and someone needs to pour or cut for everyone. Whoever gets to do the honors (or, rather, honours) is being "Mother". Now, class, try to use this phrase in a sentence this week...


Wise Words


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson



Weekly This and That


Next to New is now on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and join up. We'll be posting great deals when we find them during the week, giving out N2N coupons to our Facebook friends and linking to other great frugal sites. We'll have the Deal of the Day and any other Hot Flashes that come our way.


Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner for March was Bonnie Pershing. Congratulations, Bonnie!


Get a $5.00 store credit any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!


...and don't forget Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.



Computer Problems?


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


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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6