As summer comes to a close, it's time to shift our focus from beach trips to back-to-school preparations. And one important consideration for college students is deciding on the right vehicle. With limited funds and no source of income, a used car is a practical and cost-effective option. Not only do used cars save you money, but they also allow you to allocate your funds toward essential expenses like textbooks, housing, and supplies.
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Topics: Back to school cars for college kids
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Whether you are sending your child off to college or have a recent high school or college graduate in your family, we can provide this service for any of your cars. We are offering a special Service Special for your vehicle as part of our back-to-school promotion.
Topics: Back to School Savings Peace of Mind
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We are so excited to announce that on Saturday, June 10th we will host a Grand Opening Celebration for our new Fleet and Truck Center.
The event is from Noon to 4, and we will have a band, food, drink, a bouncy house, and other family-friendly activities. To celebrate, we are also hosting a 50/50 for Benny’s Bodega. Each ticket is $25, and if all the tickets are sold, the winner could receive up to $25,000! When you purchase a ticket, you receive a coupon to DeBoer’s Auto for $25 towards your service, and another coupon for 20% off at The Barnyard in Branchville.
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What do you call it when you get to do what you love and completely love it?
Blessings in the Batter seemed like the most fitting name for the mother and daughter baking team of Joyce and Lisa.
Joyce, (mom of the duo) turned to the kitchen for inspiration. The moment she got the ingredients and tools out she would start to create and focus on something wonderful. She would think of times baking in her mother's kitchen, and the wonderful memories.
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You would think it would be quite simple to get a really good picture of your finances and insurance options in today's world. Resources are limitless, every website has a solution for you, and every ad claims that they are there for you. You would think that with all these resources at your fingertips, it would be easy.
When you start to dig into financial topics, they can be extremely confusing and the details, options,; and legal mumbo-jumbo are overwhelming.
Having someone, a real-life person, who has spent their entire career learning and growing, and helping people answer their questions to guide them to what it is that they really want is like having an angel by your side.
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This spotlight is a little different than some of the others, due to the fact that Bob's Collectables has some history in our town and in our personal lives. Bill Jr. recalls being dropped off on a Saturday to spend hours there, while Bill Sr. and Rita ran the shop a few doors down. We're eager to share with you, and quite possibly introduce you to this gem in our neighborhood, and we'd love to share with you how it all began. The way that Linda and Bob Adams started out, and how Jon Reynolds operates it today.
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If you have a sweet tooth you’ll want to keep reading because we’ve discovered quite a gem in the chocolate category. Let us introduce you to The Village Sweets Shop in Lafayette Village. They’ve been providing excellent home made chocolate for the local community as well as tourists passing through for almost thirteen years now.
Tracey Williams was raised in England, and because of her upbringing, she had the good fortune of growing up with the level of quality found in
Topics: Chocolate, Sweets, Ice Cream
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And just like that it’s the week of Thanksgiving. We’re hoping that your gatherings bring you together with the people that you are most grateful for...
The shelves are already lined with Christmas regalia and the Black Friday sales circulars and ads are coming in at warp speed. We want to help support our local businesses, especially this year, for a lot of them have experienced closings, layoffs, or worse. They are being hit even harder with the online shopping competition than they’ve experienced in the past.
What we want to help you remember is that our community supports you. Shopping local this year means more now than ever. There is such a difference when you shop in your community businesses. We weren’t at all surprised to hear the extent of precautions they are all taking to protect their customers through this Covid-19 time.
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Tucked away in the mountains of Vernon NJ lies 170 acres of farmland known to locals as "The Farm at Glenwood Mountain." For around 30 years this land was left unattended and seemingly in disrepair.
"You couldn't even see the farm from the road. The fields were so tall." Although they had little, actually, no experience in farming, Steve MacLean and his wife Candice decided to embark on a new adventure.
Steve, formerly a chef in NYC, always had a love for following the path of food, cooking and using the freshest ingredients available for his preparations. Then he changed directions in his career from NYC to become a chef on a working farm which had plans to become a restaurant and market in Hopewell NJ. It was there that he was inspired and enlightened by the farmers who managed the farm. He fell in love with the entire process from the seed to the ripened vegetable, from the egg to raising the chicken and then the finished part where the meal is prepared and served. The ability to use what was grown and raised there in his preparations was a new an exciting experience for him. Getting to know the farmers and how they treated and respected the animals was a game changer for him.
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Your Ride is Looking SWEET!!
Don’t you just love when you get your car looking bright and shiny and beautiful? When it’s detailed inside and out. It catches your eye because the wax job is flawless. When you get inside and it smells amazing. You might feel a little taller, kind of like a proud peacock. Imagine getting that feeling and not having to spend your whole weekend dedicated to getting that result.
You might have already accomplished the infamous spring cleaning of the house. Having that accomplished will free you up to enjoy the summer and the outdoors . One thing that always gets more use is your vehicle, but you may not necessarily be giving it the attention it deserves. Road trips to the beach or the lake, day trips, long weekends away.
Take some time to focus on your ride, be it a motorcycle, a minivan toting the kids around, or a leisurely trip out on the lake in your boat. You possibly are lucky enough to take life literally on the road in the RV.
Schlepping out the bucket, hose, and sponges is definitely an option. BUT...We’ve discovered a gem of a secret that we’ll share with you.
Brian Kosa is Owner and Chief Suds Officer at Mobile Detail Masters. He started his business in 2015. He owned a few business, including owning and operating his health club company, and managed professional gyms before retiring at the age of 54 . With kids still in school and his wife at work, he started spending a lot more time doing the things he loved. His father taught him at a young age that keeping your things nice and clean added value to them, and he felt a sense of pride when he worked all day getting the inside and out of the family car shiny and beautiful.
So he put together a business plan. Starting as a one-man show, he invested in the Mobile Van, which is fully equipped with all the tools needed to take his show on the road. He attended training and received certificates to back his skills. This was not a fleeting dream, he was invested in making this the best it could be.
Today he’s got a team of four on his crew, and each member of the team has been trained and certified as well. He enjoys all the work that goes into cleaning the vehicle inside and out of every vehicle and making it look amazing.
There are many different chemicals out there that state they are good for all. What Brian has found is that the products he uses are specific for each application; they are professional grade and he uses biodegradable soap and cleaners. All the solutions are VOC compliant and environmentally friendly. They use microfiber towels and they do the best job. He’s proud to use Eco friendly products that are non toxic.
When his team gets to work the interior gets a deep cleaning using special tools and techniques. No crack, crevice, vent or button goes untouched. Seats are steam processed and cleaned depending on the material. They go over everything not once or twice, but three times at minimum.
Mobile Detail Masters team is dedicated to providing expert mobile detailing to you and provides the highest value and variety of detailing options. Always professional and convenient to make sure you can go about the fun things.
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ONE STEP CLOSER TO RESCUE (O.S.C.A.R.)
You already know DeBoer's Auto is family-friendly, but did you know we are also Pet-Friendly?
That's right, we love all furry friends. In fact, we sometimes get excited when we see adorable fur-babies going for walks outside our shop. Which is why we simply must tell you about One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R), and the donation drive we are hosting here at our shop.
We are excited to support our furry friends and contribute to O.S.C.A.R. (One Step Closer Animal Rescue.) For years they have operated their shelter in Sparta/Andover, NJ. They have been providing care for animals and making the health and well being of them their highest priority. These animals are sometimes with them for a longer period of time than you may hear of in city shelters.
(Right) Shop Mascot Piper - Dreams of all the amazing Forever Homes that Rescue doggos and kitties will have.