November 2010 NEWSLETTER
In this issue:
- JUST FOR FUN
- RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
- FIND US ON FACEBOOK
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- FACES & PLACES
- FREE MONTHLY DRAWING
JUST FOR FUN
I thought I would put some Lexi photos up for the fun of it. I bought this cute outfit for her but she didn't get to wear it for Halloween! She is saying, "I'm a hot biker chick!"
Lexi in action!
Click for a Youtube video of Lexi!
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
My mom sent me the story below . It is one of those emails floating around the internet and many of you have probably already seen it. I don't know if it is true or not but that doesn't really matter. What DOES matter is that, during this time of Thanksgiving, we remember the random acts of kindness that can change the lives of others - and yourselves. It doesn't even have to be monetary - a smile and a hello can go a long way to making someone's day!
I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the quickie mart building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay. When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.
At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.
I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying 'I don't want my kids to see me crying! So we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, 'And you were praying?' That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, 'He heard you, and He sent me.'
I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little.
She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan. 1, and finally, in desperation, had called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there.
So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there. I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, 'So, are you like an angel or something?'
This definitely made me cry. I said, 'Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'
It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.
Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
The following list are new paid sponsors to the website. Please support them. The links to their websites are on: www.ILoveNewHope.com / www.ILoveLambertville.com
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn - Beautiful views along the Delaware River
The Mansion Inn & Restaurant - A wonderfully romantic get-away or dining experience.
The Inn at Bowman's Hill - Was rated #2 Luxury B&B Inn on TripAdvisors Top ten list!
Tortuga Cocina - yummy, yummy Mexican cuisine.
Topeo North and South - Oh, so beautiful glassware and fine crafts!
The Landing Restaurant - Isn't it time to enjoy a cozy dinner next to the blazing fireplace.
FIND US ON FACEBOOK
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Saturday, November 20 - January 1, 2011- New Hope Arts' Works in Wood Show.
If you missed the opening, definitely go check out this show. Awesome. Amazing. Beautiful. .
November 27, 28, 29 and December 4 & 5, 2010 - Annual Nutcracker performance by the Roxey Ballet. See FACES & PLACES article.
Sunday, November 28, 2010 At 6:00 pm - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
PREMIERING A SPECTACULAR NEW LIGHT SHOW! I am pretty excited about this and have it on my calendar. Hope to see you there!
Special Guest Appearance By Santa Claus.
December 3 & 4, 2010 Riverside Symphonia Annual Christmas Concert
On-Going - Bob Egan's New Hope. Cabaret is back - at the new Ramada of New Hope. Support Bob Egan and his return as New Hope's cabaret connoisseur!
Free Metered Parking December 15, 2010 – January 1, 2011
For a list of events, visit these pages:
Calendar of Events
Specials / Coupons
LOCAL COLOR - Tim Blaike - Interesting story about Uncle Drosselmeyer - one of the characters in The Nutcracker.
AROUND TOWN -Taste of Lambertville. Well, sadly it is over but it was a wonderful event and had fabulous food. Make sure you visit the delightful restaurants in Lambertville (refer to list of restaurants in the article) to enjoy some tempting tastes!>
AROUND TOWN - Ramada New Hopeand Bob Egan's Cabaret. There are now on-going activities in the cabaret room at the new Ramada of New Hope (formerly the Nevermore.)
AROUND TOWN - The Nutcracker. What can I say? Go see it!
TECH TALK -Another installment of Tech Talk! Part II of Password Management. Rob is a whiz at this stuff. Take advantage of his expertise!
This month's FREE Monthly drawing is sponsored by the Inn at Lambertville Station - a Brunch for two at the Inn's Riverside Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet - a $57.90 value!
The October winner of 3 tickets to the Roxey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on Thanksgiving weekend (Tickets are valued at $25 each) was John NcNiff.
To enter the FREE DRAWING, go to www.ILoveNewHope.com - the Free Drawing entry form is on the home page. Good Luck!!!
A special giving of Thanks to all my faithful readers!