Thursday, January 24, 2013
Why and how to put this important ritual back into your busy family’s schedule.
Thursday, January 24
If you found one thing that would help your child perform better academically, grow up with a solid sense of self-esteem and resist drugs, alcohol abuse and sexual promiscuity, would you do it? What if it was as easy as having dinner together regularly as a family? Research by the Emory University Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL Center) showed that having family dinners together around the table has the potential to provide a child with all of the above benefits. Here are some ideas and resources that can help you make having a nightly family dinner together a reality. Great Tips for Really Busy Families in The Family Dinner The thought of trying to sit down together to a homemade meal every day may seem like an …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Local opportunities to shop and eat for a cause
Updated: There truly is a way for nearly everyone in the community to support Relay for Life! MSO Softball will be holding the 5th Annual Softball Day on Sunday, June 10. This year Softball Day will be held in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Donations will be collected on Softball Day (and at the All-Star Game) - or just click on the above link or logo to donate online. Come out to cheer on our girls as they compete for the Recreation Softball championship! The festivities and competition start at 10:30am on Sunday June 10th. This week offers South Orange and Maplewood two opportunities to support local Relay for Life teams while shopping and eating. TODAY, Ben Salmon, owner of Kitchen a la Mode, will donate a …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Kitchen a la Mode's Ben Salmon participated in a county event with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. showed Ben Salmon, owner of South Orange's Kitchen a la Mode, a few tips for making his signature cavatelli and broccoli. In return, Salmon prepared pulled pork open faces sliders with bacon cheddar corn bread. Mike Menaker, a member of the Essex County Economic Development Corporation's Board of Trustees, who is pictured with the two men, offered guests beef bourguinon at the Fourth Annual Essex Men Who Cook. "I've been active in and around town, but was excited about the opportunity to herald downtown South Orange across the county," said Salmon. Proceeds benefited the Essex County Economic Development Corporation and will help the agency expand its outreach to the business community. The…