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The Farmhouse Store

The Farmhouse Store has commissioned 5 hand painted glass Christmas ornaments featuring Westfield landmarks. New this year are designs featuring the North Ave. Fire House and Arcanum Hall. Back by popular demand are the Rialto Movie Theater (with It's a Wonderful Life on the marquee), the Presbyterian Church, and the First United Methodist Church. They have put them out early to give everyone a chance to pick them up. Get them while they last. They have been sellouts in prior years. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. Facebook.

Adlers Jewelers

Adlers is hosting a Holiday Trunk Show and Sale on November 17 and 18, from 10am-5pm. Customers will enjoy refreshments while shopping the worlds top jewelry designer collections. Designer reps will be on hand to help you shop the best prices of the year, with brand new Fall Collections in store just for this 2-day event only. Brands include Marco Bicego, Hearts on Fire, Roberto Coin, John Hardy, Gurhan, Simon G and Alex Sepkus. 217 North Ave. W., 908.233.4760. www.adlersjewelers.com/vip-trunk-show

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Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

There are many downtown Westfield restaurants offering seasonal menus, wine dinners and happy hours. Many have also received great accolades in the press.

Feast Catering is Offering a Full Thanksgiving Catering Menu 

Whether you want to order the entire dinner or just need help with elements of it, they have you covered. Place your orders by November 18 for your Thanksgiving feast and your order will be ready Wednesday, November 22 between 1-4pm. Call or stop in. See the full menu here and on their website. 27 Elm St., 908.654.0045. www.feastcateringwestfield.com

Casa di Pizza has a Holiday Catering Menu

Let Casa cook your Thanksgiving meal entirely or simply supplement your efforts. Their holiday catering menu is now available on their website and offers both main dishes and sides. From stuffed turkey breast to roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, Casa offers half (for 6-8 people) or full trays (18-20 people). 50 Elm St., 908.654.3232. www.casadipizzawestfield.com/cateringmenu.html  

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Holiday Events Begin Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Westfield

Holiday Events Begin Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Westfield

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Since there's no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories.


The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to sponsor the following annual holiday events beginning Thanksgiving weekend:

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Co-Sponsored by Lord & Taylor)

November 24-­26 at Lord & Taylor, Westfield

609 North Ave. W., Westfield, NJ

Friday & Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-4pm

Free 5" x 7" Photo with donation of 2 cans of non­-perishable food for the Holy Trinity Westfield Food Pantry. Nominal shipping fee will apply. Additional online photo packages may be purchased from Paul Mecca of Westfield Neighbors Magazine, www.Meccography.com 

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Retail Buzz: The French Martini Launches Home & Retail Styling Services

Retail Buzz: The French Martini Launches Home & Retail Styling Services
With over 20 years experience in retail merchandising, visual styling and marketing, style creators and partners Angela & Brandi know how to put their most polished foot forward. Whether you are a retail business hoping to make your displays more visually creative and appealing, or a private client looking to create balance and scale with your favorite home decor pieces, TFM will work with you to maximize the potential of your existing pieces in your current space. They will give your space proportion, scale and balance, and most noticeably, TFM will create STYLE.
 
RETAIL SERVICES include: Window Display, Space Styling, Layered Merchandising, Fixture Placement. 

PRIVATE/RESIDENTIAL SERVICES include: Space Styling (bookshelves, mantel, tabletop), Furniture Placement, Blending Vintage & Contemporary Pieces. 
 
Please Join them to celebrate the launch of TFM Home & Retail Styling Services on 
Thursday, November 16, 6-9pm at The French Martini Shop. Lite bites & refreshments will be served plus enjoy special promotions! 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776.  www.thefrenchmartinishop.com 

DWC will be sponsoring a Best Window Decorating Contest in December. Stay tuned!

 

NJWA Music Studio Offers Bands and Orchestras for All Ages and Ability Levels

NJWA Music Studio Offers Bands and Orchestras for All Ages and Ability Levels

In addition to individual music lessons, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is offering opportunities for musicians of all ages and ability levels to participate in a multitude of bands and orchestras.

The latest bands include the Inspired Instrumentalists, offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  This group is intended for adults who have little or no playing experience.

Another new band is The Rockets, for students in second and third grade.  They will meet  on Wednesdays, between 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  This is an introduction to playing band instruments and no experience is necessary.

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Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

October 19, 2017, Westfield NJ -- The candy business has been in George Brummer’s family since 1904, for over 100 years. George’s grandfather first established his business in Jersey City. His two sons eventually took over the business, then his grandsons, George and Robert. When the original store closed in 1988, Robert moved to Ohio and George bought the old Martha Lorton Candies in Westfield. He changed its name to Brummer’s, where he continued his family’s candy business to this day. 

George has been working in his current location at 125 E. Broad Street in Westfield since 1988. That’s nearly 30 years!

Brummer’s is an old fashioned candy shop in every sense of the word. The place looks like it did originally, down to the Victorian wallpaper and vintage candy molds.  They manufacture all the chocolates and fudge on premises in the back using old family recipes, and they sell them by the pound. They also carry retro candies such as Mary Janes, buttons, jaw breakers, Pez and more, all in grab-and-go pre-packaged bags from $2.95. Chocolate pops and bars start at $1.99. Kids are welcome, although they request that backpacks and skateboards remain outside due to the narrow aisles and packed shelves.

Brummer’s has a strong business in party favors for weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. They also do corporate gifts and can customize logos by embossing on the chocolate or on specially printed boxes.

Let’s show George some Westfield love! Stop in and buy some homemade chocolates. They have some of the best dark chocolate covered sea salt caramels anywhere. Or consider ordering your holiday corporate gifts or next party favors from Brummer’s.

Brummer's Chocolates has also been selected as one of the best Candy Shops in New Jersey by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media! Read more: 

125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904. www.brummershomemadechocolates.com

 

Rock Performance Workshop Registers for Fall Session at NJWA

Friday and Saturday evenings can be a very exciting time for teen musicians to rock out with their peers with the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Rock Performance Workshop.

Vocalists, and those who have had experience on drums, guitar, bass and keyboards or other rock instruments, are encouraged to become members of this group, which will meet beginning October 20 and 21. There is also an Intro to Rock Performance group for new or inexperienced players.  Registration is ongoing and teen musicians can join at any time.

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New, User-friendly, Solar Powered Smart Parking Meters Have Arrived

New, User-friendly, Solar Powered Smart Parking Meters Have Arrived

The town has begun installing new, solar, smart parking meters in the Downtown area that are user friendly and offer more convenient payment options for shoppers, diners, and all visitors. In addition to the traditional forms of payment – Westfield tokens, coins (quarters, dimes, and nickels), and Smart Card – you can now pay with a credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover) or a debit card (minimum of $1.00 for credit/debit) and soon to come, by mobile app! Included in the new meter’s programming is the free 15 minute feature.

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Update on Mayor's Downtown Task Force

Update on Mayor's Downtown Task Force

The Mayor 's Task Force has published an update to their  accomplishments to date. The First Addendum Report is available on the Town's website. See Addendum I to the Initial Report of Research and Recommendations (September 26, 2017)

 www.westfieldnj.gov/mdtf

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There are terrific shopping bests this fall to be had in Westfield. Look at these! 

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The Farmhouse Store 

Order a reclaimed barnwood table at The Farmhouse Store today and transform your dining room for the holidays! Their Amish craftsmen build rich, beautiful tables that are full of rustic character. Build your family memories around one of these gorgeous, handcrafted tables. Available in sizes to fit any room, the tables also come with an option of company boards which add 3 feet to the table when you need some extra room. Stop in before the production schedule fills up for the holidays. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. 

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