Sunday, November 21, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, November 22, 2010

All of us here at N2N wish you a happy, safe Thanksgiving. One of the things we're most thankful for is YOU- your patronage, your friendship, your support and your many kindnesses to us. Have a wonderful holiday!
We will be closed on Thanksgiving day but other than that it's the usual schedule.

Pick a card to find out where your 30% off discount is. It could be pants, menswear, 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!

Saturday, November 27, is Small Business Saturday.

It's a day to come together in support of the small businesses we love, the shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home, the businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.

It's a celebration very close to the heart here at N2N. Stop by on Saturday the 27th, mention Small Business Saturday, and take 20% off your entire cash purchase!

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 November 13th. Click
here to learn high tech cameras at bargain prices.

My November 12th column is about bumper stickers. Click here to read it.

The Reach of Song

"From chips and shards, in idle times,
I made these stories, shaped these rhymes;
May they engage some friendly tongue
When I am past the reach of song."

I know this is awfully short notice, but I just learned about it: A number of northeast Georgians appear in "VOICES - Finding Byron Herbert Reece", Georgia's Appalachian poet/novelist. It will be telecast by Georgia Public Broadcasting at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 21 and again Friday the 26th at 1:30 a.m...set your TIVO.

here to read about local folks who appear in the documentary.

here to learn more about the Byron Herbert Reece Society.

Family Fun

Experience a live nativity scene and holiday celebration at the North Georgia Zoo, 2912 Paradise Valley Road in Cleveland. There's a marshmallow roast, caroling, live animals and hay rides 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 27. Starry Night guided zoo tours are $20 before Nov. 25; $25 Nov. 26 and 27. Reservations are recommended. Concessions available for purchase. For more information, call 706-348-7279 or email

It's heartwarming to see how many people step up to help others during this season of giving. We get lots of folks in shopping for needy families. May I make a suggestion?

Why not give a N2N gift certificate as part of your Angel Tree gift?

I've discovered that often those who would most benefit from resale shopping don't know about us. They spend their meager clothing budget at cut-rate discount stores where the clothing is poorly made and wears out in no time. The same money goes MUCH further here at N2N and the items are well-made name brands and mall brands that are far more durable and (IMHO) cuter, too.

We'll be glad to convert some of your store credit to a gift certificate or sell you a credit to use as part of your Christmas giving. You'll know the recipient will be able to find great fashions and learn about the many benefits of resale shopping at the same time.

Now, that's the gift that keeps on giving!

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club's 54th Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser starts on Friday. You'll find beautiful trees of all sizes and hand crafted wreaths at the tree lot on Browns Bridge Road next to Gallery (Wolfman's) Furniture.

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club is dedicated to serving the kids of our area and your tree purchase helps further that mission. Stop by the tree lot any time...if there's no one there, you can just pick out your tree and drop a check through the "Honest John" slot in the door. How's that for easy?

Hot Flash Toffee

This is a repeat of a recipe that ran a couple of years ago. It makes a great hostess gift or contribution to an office party spread.
1/2 cup butter (NOT margarine)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water

Rub butter to edge of a glass bowl. Put remaining butter into center of bowl. Pour sugar on top of butter. Next pour salt and water on top of sugar. Do not stir. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Continue cooking on high at 30 second intervals until candy turns light brown. Do Not Stir! Pour onto foil-covered buttered cookie sheet sprinkled with sliced almonds. Cool. Top with almonds. Do not stir or use spatula- candy sugars if stirred.

*I used what I had on hand- a can of lightly salted mixed nuts instead of almonds. I sprinkled chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee and let them melt and then spread them around.

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

~Author Unknown

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 says that if you have an old computer- whether a desktop or laptop- and you have data on it that you'd like to have removed or copied, he can do that for you.

If you've recently changed computers or plan to soon, he can extract those photos and documents you may have thought were lost for good. Well, they are not lost and your computer may even be salvageable. Let him take a look at it. He can also replace a small or defective hard drive or add a second one if you've run out of storage space.

He reminds you that just as with your car, your computer requires periodic tune-ups, usually twice a year. He can clean the junk from your system, check it for viruses and malware and make it run faster. Even if you think yours is running fine, he can make it run faster. His rates are reasonable and he stands behind his work.

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
Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

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