Monday, October 17, 2011

Next to Newsletter- Monday, October 17, 2011

Good morning!

Another day of golden opportunity!

BTW- I'm having some trouble with formatting the newsletter. For some reason, I can't insert the hyperlinks in the text. That's why they're typed out. Just so you know.

What's on sale?

Whoo-hoo! There's been a HUGE markdown!

30% OFF all GREEN tags
75% OFF all PURPLE tags
ALL new sidewalk rack!

New 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 15th. Click here ( to read "We love our gadgets, but sometimes too much"

My latest column was published September 30th. Click here ( to read "Sugar and spice has little value in some minds."


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. 21st and ends at 5 pm Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
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 who reads the longest and person who raises the most money for the Allia
nce for Literacy. Door prizes donated from throughout the local business community are plentiful...including some N2N gift certificates!

During this event authors will drop in 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 - 7:00 pm, Children's Bedtime Story (each 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!
There will be readings by local authors all day Saturday, too. Call 770-532-6693 for more details and to reserve your reading time slot in advance. You can visit Hall Book Exchange's Facebook page-!/event.php?eid=270641112976421- for updates.

Trick or Treat on the Trail

Kids will love Trick or Treat on the Trail from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 29. There will be trick or treating, petting zoo, bounce house food and more. It's at Rock Creek Park across from the main branch of the library in Gainesville. It's free to attend, canned food donations encouraged.


The North Hall High School Hollow Horse Players will present "A SHAYNA MAIDEL", this year's one-act play competition piece, on October 20, 22 (at 7:30 pm) and 23 (at 2 pm). Tickets are $5.00.

Rose Weiss emigrated to America as a child with her father, Mordechai. Stricken with scarlet fever, older sister Lusia stayed behind in Poland with Mama, planning to follow later. Now, it's 1946 and Rose is a young woman living in Manhattan when she learns that Lusia has been liberated from a concentration camp and is coming to New York. After a fifteen-year separation, the two women are almost like strangers and must struggle to reconnect.

"A Shayna Maidel" (meaning "a pretty girl" in Yiddish) is a powerful, poignant, and emotionally charged tale of sustenance and hope, and the belief that from a broken and bitter past, a better future may be born.

Something to Crow About

This is the most intriguing episode of PBS's "Nature" I've ever seen. Who knew that crows are some of the smartest animals, even more so than many primates? They can remember individual faces and teach their young to watch out for people they perceive as dangerous. They gather together to mourn as a community when one of their own dies. They use tools. Amazing.
Whatcha Eatin'?

A rotisserie chicken is a busy cook's best friend. Whether you get yours from the farmers market or from your local grocery store, nothing beats being able to have dinner on the table in about five minutes. When simple roast chicken gets boring, you can save time by using the precooked chicken in various recipes.

Wise Words

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

- James Baldwin

Weekly this 'n' that
A few weeks ago, N2N's Facebook friends had an opportunity to print a coupon good for a day of half price shopping. You don't want to miss out on deals like that so click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up.

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. September's winner is Kelly Lamparter.
Congratulations, Kelly!

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.

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.
Call him at 770-540-5100 or email him at

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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