Calico Country Flowers
December 9, 2013, Hackettstown, NJ — The Featured Business in our Hackettstown office this week is Calico Country Flowers, a family owned and operated shop serving the greater Hackettstown area for over 40 years.
Calico Country Flowers takes pride in offering the community a variety of fresh and artificial flowers, plants, fruit and gourmet baskets, plush animals, balloons, and much more. The store is located at 634 Willow Grove Street, just north of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
Calico's staff is here to help you with your floral needs 7 days a week, including most holidays. They cater to the needs of local customers as well as customers wiring in orders from out of state. They strive for a welcoming, intriguing atmosphere with a variety of displays complimenting the current season. In addition, once you step inside the store, you will notice the aroma and beauty of the fresh flowers delivered daily from local wholesalers.
Customers are invited to visit Calico Country Flowers to view catalogs and pre-made arrangements or to place a custom order. Their products are available for purchase by placing an order by telephone or stopping by in person. "Like" them on Facebook to view previous arrangements created by Calico and to view specials, events, and promotions.
Calico Country Flowers prides itself on guaranteeing fresh, long-lasting flowers, and plans to meet that promise with each and every one of its customers!
Store hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 6pm; Wednesday through Friday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday from 8am to 6pm; and Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Give Calico Country Flowers a call locally at (908) 852-0556 or toll free at (800) 532-9412, or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2, 2013, Blairstown, NJ — The featured business in our Blairstown office this week is Gallery 23, a cooperative artists' showroom featuring ongoing art exhibitions and a gift shop.
In the spring of 2001, thirteen artists united to organize a cooperative gallery owned and operated by all of the artists together. Thus, Gallery 23 was born, opening its doors in July 2001.
Located in at 23 Main Street in Blairstown, Gallery 23 represents art in varying styles and media, including paintings, photography, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, fiber art, hand turned wood, quilting, painted tiles, dioramas, and more.
The Gallery's exhibitions change throughout the year, so there is always something new and interesting for patrons to experience!
Currently, Gallery 23 boasts over thirty artists. Artists interested in becoming members may obtain an application for membership at the Gallery, or request the form by mail by contacting Gallery 23, Inc., P.O. Box 141, Blairstown, NJ 07825 (Attention: Jury Committee Chair). Along with the form, prospective members will be asked to send representational photos or slides of their work.
The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM.
For more information, visit the gallery’s website at www.gallery23.net. Be sure to check out their Artists' Showcase!
Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market
November 25, 2013, Sparta, NJ — This week, our Sparta branch spotlights Weihnachtsmarkt, the annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market, which is held on the boardwalk overlooking beautiful Lake Mohawk in Sparta, New Jersey.
This annual event was conceived over 10 years ago and is now firmly established as a Sussex County local tradition. It is the only market of its kind run specifically to donate back to the community.
The idea came to life in 2001 by a group of volunteers desiring nothing more than to raise funds for local charities while creating a unique event that is open to the public along the idyllic boardwalk of the Lake Mohawk Country Club.
Lake Mohawk and its surrounding countryside has been a magnet for immigrants of German descent. The Bavarian village architecture and local shoppes show this influence. The group that formed the Market was nostalgic for the German Christmas Market with which they grew up and decided to bring this long-loved tradition to Lake Mohawk.
Vendors at the Market, both on the boardwalk and inside the Country Club, offer unique and traditional gift items from European chocolates to hand-crafted pottery and everything in between. Fine artisans offer works across a variety of media such as wood and fabrics. As you browse the Market, you will find timeless German traditional handmade wooden nutcrackers, pyramids, schwibbogen, and smoker men to decorate your home for the holidays.
The continued generosity of the Market's sponsors and service providers allows the group of dedicated volunteers to continue organizing this truly unique event each year. The Market delivers fun and festivity to everyone who attends, but most importantly, the proceeds raised are distributed back into the local community. The 2012 Market saw approximately $15,000 distributed among fifteen local charities, including United Way of Sussex County, the German Language Departments of the Sparta School District, Domestic Abuse Services Inc (DASI) of Newton, Meals on Wheels, Samaritan Inn, and several other charitable pillars of the Sussex County community.
The 2013 Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market is open to the public on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Sunday, December 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, including details on the new Park & Ride option and the 2013 Christmas Crawl Discount Shopping Card, visit the Market's website.