Sunday, October 10, 2010

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Finally it's really, really FALL! Come on by N2N for the best deals around on outerwear, sweaters, cozy tops and name brand jeans!

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Menswear
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets

Wish List

Outerwear for everyone
Shoes and Bags
Costume Jewelry

Latest Columns

My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Times here in Gainesville. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

Arthur's latest was published on October 2nd. Clic
k here to read his thoughts about online banking.

My October 1st column is about deer in the city. Click here to read it.


It's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon time again! A yearly fundraiser for the Gainesville/ Hall County Alliance for Literacy, it's hosted by Hall Book Exchange on Thompson Bridge Road.

It starts at 5 pm Friday, Oct. 22nd and ends at 5 pm Saturday, Oct. 23rd.
Readers come, sign in with a donation, register for door prize drawings then read for however long they wish to themselves. You may bring a book, borrow or buy a book from the store.

Free coffee and refreshments donated from the community are available. Grand prizes are awarded for the person w
ho reads the longest and person who raises the most money for the Alliance for Literacy. Door prizes donated from throughout the local business community are plentiful...including some N2N gift certificates!

During this event authors will appear to discuss
and autograph their books with all proceeds from these sales donated to the Alliance for Literacy. You may choose to attend the author event instead of read and still count as an active participant.

Friday - 7:30 pm, Children's Bedtime Story (ea
ch participant twelve and younger receive a goody bag and are entered into separate door prize drawing). Our Rachel will perform "Martina, The Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" from the book by Carmen Agra Deedy. This piece won her numerous first place awards and a slot as an alternate in national competition- it has to be seen to be believed!

At 9 pm, Author Reese Christian will discuss and autograph her book "Ghosts of Atlanta"

Saturday - 11 am, Author Jennie Miller Helderman will present and autograph "As the Sycamore Grows."

12 pm, Author Gerald Stokes will discuss/sign his "The Colonial Southeast Series."

1 pm, Author Bob Folsom will discuss and autograph "The Money Trail,"

2 pm, Janice Hardy returns to sign the 2nd book in The Healing Wars Series entitled "Blue Fire."

More events and authors may be scheduled before the Read-a-Thon begins on October 22nd. Call 770-532-6693 to reserve your
reading time slot in advance. You can visit Hall Book Exchange's Facebook page for updates.


You have the opportunity to change a person's life. You are the hero. You are the benefactor.

The premise of 141 Eyewear is simple. For each pair of 141 glasses sold, they give a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need. No percentages. No portions of proceeds. You Buy, They Give. One for One. What a simple, powerful idea. Click here to learn more.

Free Seminar!

Pandy Thomas sent us this invitation and we're pass it on to all of you:
"Are you looking to look more youthful? Drs. Rodan and Fields, inventors of PROACTIV SOLUTION have the answer! They are advancing Skin Care like never before! If you have wrinkles, dry skin, red blotches, sensitive skin, blemishes and you want dermatologist results without the cost you are invited to a Business Presentation at the Family Life Center behind the First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Green St."

"The date is Thurs. Oct. 14th at 7:00 p.m. Bring 3 friends and get a free gift and register for a door prize! For a sneak preview into the new revolution of skin care go to: Be sure to click on learn more."

"For futher information call Pandy at 678-617-2818. Her website is You can email her at Please RSVP if you and friends can attend."

Sounds intriguing. I'm going to check it out...if Pandy's beautiful complexion is any indication of the results, sign me up! Hope to see you there!

North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 21.

Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl. His friend, Lucy, has similar difficulties with her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.

This is a wonderful first theatre experience for little ones. Load up the minivan and bring the whole crew to see this high-energy heart-warming production!

Admission is $5. For more information, contact 770-983-7331 or


Family TIES ("Teaching, informing,empowering and supporting today's families") is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment for their children and teenagers. Their programs seek to educate prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18. They serve families who are wishing to improve their parenting skills as well as families who are incarcerated or mandated by DFCS or the court system.

Family TIES also offers programs for teenagers whose parents are enrolled in their Empower Parents class, and for middle school students in the YMCA after school program. These classes are aimed at helping teens deal with issues of bullying, drugs, self esteem, anger management, and character building.

The annual "Diamonds and Denim" fundraiser is a fun, casual evening with a dinner buffet, live band and live and silent auctions (amazing sports and entertainment memorabilia, getaway trips, gift baskets and more!)

This year's date is November 13 at Grove Street Station featuring music by Moby Dick and food catered by Johnny's BBQ.

Tickets are $50.00 each and include dinner, a beer/wine bar, music and lots of fun. You can purchase your tickets from Teressa at N2N.

ALSO- be sure to get in on the 50/50 raffle! Purchase your raffle tickets for $5.00 each. At the fundraiser, one ticket will be drawn- the winner gets HALF of the proceeds for the raffle ticket sales, with the other half going to Family TIES. You don't have to be present to win. You can get your raffle tickets at N2N. Just think- the odds of winning are SO much better than the lottery!

N2N Family News

Many of you know our Molly. She grew up in the shop, worked here during high school and then went off to college at UGA, earning a degree in English. Then she went to graduate school at North Georgia where she became certified to teach middle and high school language arts.

For the last two years she's been an education fellow with the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, MS.

Last week we got the good news- beginning in July 2011, Molly will be the Director of Education at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, NC.That puts her two hours closer to home which makes her parents and sister VERY happy!

Congratulations, Molly!

Easy Mexican Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
2 cups salsa
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, drained
3 cups tortilla chips, crushed
2 cups sour cream
1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
2 cups shredded cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef or turkey until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans, and heat through.
  3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crushed tortilla chips in dish, and then spoon beef mixture over chips. Spread sour cream over beef, and sprinkle olives, green onion, and tomato over the sour cream. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Wise Words

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." ~Anna Quindlen

Weekly this 'n' that

N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot sure don't want to miss out on that!

We'll be doing more drawings for credits and other goodies on a regular basis, so be sure to get in on the action!

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit.

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 to use on your next visit.

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?

Arthur can fix your computer, rid it of viruses and malware or tune it up for you. He'll make it run faster than it did when you first bought it. You can drop it off at N2N or he can do a house call. He writes a column on computer care for The Times every other Saturday. You can visit his blog at to see an archive of columns, searchable by keywords.

Most times he will have your computer back to you within two days and his rates include a free follow-up phone consultation.

Call Computer House Calls at 770-540-5100 or email him at Your computer will thank you.

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

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