Sunday, March 13, 2011

Next to Newsletter - Monday, March 14, 2011

Good morning! Wow, is it already time to change the clocks again? As my dear old mother always said, "Time flies whether you're having fun or not." Or as Groucho said, "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."
So let's move all the clocks up and hour and replace all the smoke detector here to learn all you need to know about Daylight Savings Time.

What's on Sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again- pick a card to see where your discount is. It could be 30% off ladies' tops, kids's clothes, menswear, 50% off one item of your choice- one card is for 30% off your entire purchase!


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 March 5th. Click here to read "Privacy online doesn’t exist, but that needs to be changed."

My column, published March 4th, is about a Georgia lawmaker's proposed legislation that's both hurtful and absurd . Click here.


N2N has a coupon basket, full of cents off coupons for name brand products. Stop in to get some you need, leave some you don't.

Cops & Kids BB Challenge

The 4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge will be 8 AM to 1 PM on March 19 at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road in Gainesville. Grades 4-8 will compete against Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement officers in marksmanship. Admission is free. For more details call 770-535-8291 or Click here to read about last year's event.


Gainesville High School theatre presents "The 25th Annual Putnam county Spelling Bee" on Wednesday and Thursday, march 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM. All tickets are $5.00.

The show centers around a fictional spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups.

You can reserve tickets by emailing They must be claimed by 7 PM on the night of the show or they will be released.

Calling all cracker queens!

Lauretta Hannon, author of "The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life," will speak from 1-3 PM April 6 at the Northeast Georgia Writers meeting. it will be at Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St. here in Gainesville. Admission is $25 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required- call 770-519-7279 or email

If you've ever thought of writing a memoir but couldn't seem to get started, this may just be the jumpstart you need. Lauretta Hannon is a funny, inspiring, generous writer who has helped countless people tell their stories through her workshops and
website. Click here to get a taste of what's in store.

Dream Rangers

One of my Facebook friends, Robin Hale, posted the link to this inspirational commercial - one of the best I've seen in a long time. It's based on a true story. Click here to take a peek.

Why old dogs are the best dogs

This is a wonderful article about life with an aging dog. It's one of the best I've ever read. Click here to take a look

N2N Family News

Congratulations to our Rachel! She placed second in the Gainesville Kiwanis Club's Charles J. Thurmond Performing Arts Scholarship Competition last week- $1500 scholarship! Thanks, Kiwanis Club!

For the competition, she sang "The Girl in 14G." I don't have a video of Rachel's performance, but you can click here to watch Kristin Chenowith sing the song, written especially for her.

Whatcha eatin' ?

Joyce Jones sent us this great recipe, a whole new take on stuffed cabbage.

"Unstuffed" Cabbage

1 head of cabbage
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup instant brown rice
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cans tomato soup (or one large can crushed tomatoes)
1 can of water
Sprinkling of grated cheese

Chop cabbage, and spread in a 9 x 12 pan sprayed
with Pam. Brown meat with onion. Stir in rice, salt and
pepper; pour over cabbage. Mix soup and water (if using
crushed tomatoes, use full strength) Pour over meat
mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Cover tightly with
foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1.5 hours. Boiling the cabbage
first lowers cooking time to 1 hour.

Serves 4


Be sure to look for the great N2N coupon (30% OFF) in the March edition of Gainesville's Little Coupon Book!

Wise Words

Weekly this 'n' that

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 remember Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

New message from Arthur:

Arthur says there are many forms of malware circulating the Internet. Some remain hidden in your computer, wreaking havoc with your system. Others appear as bogus utilities, warning you of non-existent problems. Often they will even give you a specific number of issues - something not possible if you hadn't run any scans with that utility. Others yet, are random pop-ups that you can't close. These all must be dealt with immediately. If they disappear on their own, they will return. They are not self-healing. If not eradicated, they will get worse, eventually blocking you from logging on to Windows, in many cases.

Call Arthur at 770-540-5100 or email him at if you need to set up an appointment. He guarantees his work, has rapid response times and reasonable rates. You've read his columns in the Times, now let him go to work for 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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