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 remember how it works: we have cards labeled with different 30% off departments- ladies' tops, infantwear, dresses, 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

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

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