Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hallmark Channel's Holiday Movie Mix: Being Good is Good for Business

I have been a fan of holiday TV movies for over a decade. It started with Falalala Lifetime many moons ago.

Then Lifetime started to diversify. Reality, more movies, more drama, not the goody-two-shoes plots of say, Comfort and Joy or Holiday Switch.

Back then the days before Christmas would be filled with holiday movies on Lifetime. You wouldn’t have to switch the channel. But that changed, and turning on Lifetime at some hours during the holiday season did not guarantee you would be seeing an elf, a handsome man named Nick or a pretty female heroine with some very important decision to make.

But alas, some clever executives over at the Hallmark Channel noticed this hole and filled it. And filled it and filled it and then started another channel and filled that one too.

The Hallmark Movie Channel and the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel are chock full of holiday faire, an up-to-the eyeballs menu of over-the top Christmas cheer.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Molly Ringwald Visits NJPac: Watch The Breakfast Club and Chat with This Iconic Pretty in Pink Lady

Come to NJPac on December 11th to see 80's fave Molly Ringwald, all grown up. View a showing of the iconic movie The Breakfast Club and then get the full scoop on the movie, the actors, and that school in a Q & A after. For tickets visit: www.NJPac.org.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Shop Local: Gina Avino Artistic Design of Ramsey NJ Holds Holiday Shopping Event for Bergen CASA to Help Children in Foster Care - Actress Martha Byrne to Appear

Ramsey, NJ  - Enjoy an evening of shopping for a cause and receive some complimentary treatments. 

Gina Avino Artistic Design of  Ramsey will host a Holiday Shopping Night to benefit Bergen County CASA for Children December 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 9pm at 103 Main Street in Ramsey, NJ. Bergen County CASA is a non-profit organization that provides advocates for children in foster care and also provides these young victims of abuse and neglect with needed items such as pajamas, birthday, holiday gifts, and other items. Actress Martha Byrne, known for her role on As The World Turns, Bergen CASA's spokesperson, will make an appearance. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Broad Street Pictures Announces Its First Feature Film "Equity" Accepted into Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2016: First Female - Driven Wall Street Film Features Females In Front of and Behind the Camera

Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn plays successful investment
banker Naomi Bishop, who fights to lead an IPO.
Broad Street Pictures, LLC is proud to announce that their first feature film, Equity, has been selected into Sundance Film Festival 2016 in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Broad Street Pictures was founded in 2014 by Alysia Reiner (OITNB,  How Two Get Away with Murder. Rosewood) and Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards the Movie).

Sarah Megan Thomas states, “We are thrilled to be having the world premiere of our film, Equity in the Dramatic competition at Sundance. We hope audiences will enjoy this first female driven Wall Street film”.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Special Price Offered and Portion of Proceeds Supports Research for this Little-Known Condition

NJ - Aurorae Aqua, a division of the popular active family lifestyle e-retailer Aurorae, has teamed up with the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association as part of RSD Awareness Month. From this point on until December 31, 2015, Aurorae Aqua will offer customers a special 10% discount on their oversized microfiber Swim & Sport Towel, available in 8 vibrant colors and 10% of that sale will be donated to RSDSA for research and support. The towels can only be purchased online at:

http://www.auroraeyoga.com/aurorae-aqua-microfiber-beach-swim-towel-1-rated-in-customer-satisfaction-super-absorbent-extra-large-lightweight-and-ecofriendly.html. Put in code RSDAWARE  to receive the discount.

Shop Local: Rejuvenate Sanctuary of Westwood NJ Hosts Holiday Open House

Rejuvenate Sanctuary
Shop Local and Get Pampered! Rejuvenate Sanctuary,  A Holistic Spa, 174 Westwood Avenue (second floor), in Westwood NJ will host a Holiday Boutique and Open House on Saturday, December 5th from 1 - 5pm.

Come tour the facility, enjoy complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres, take advantage of some complimentary eye and hand treatments and enjoy live music with Larry Stevens. Band starts at 2pm