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Get rewarded for showing your love on Instagram. Tag @Kmart #MoreLove for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Valentine’s Day will be here soon. The folks over at Kmart are really getting into the spirit of things with a fun giveaway. if you’re on Instagram (follow me, I’m @valmg there too!) here’s how you can enter to win.
As special as Valentine’s Day is, it’s not the only day out of the year that you show your loved ones how special they are or how much you care. You might treat your best friend to brunch when you catch up, just to let her know you appreciate spending time with her. You and the kids bake Grandma her favorite cookies—using the recipe from when you were little. And let’s not forget the little things that your loved ones do for you, too. Maybe your husband surprises you with roses and a bubble bath at the end of an especially hectic week, or your tempestuous teen gives you a big hug when they come home from school.
Gestures like these help us show our friends and family that we love them, and when they do the same for us, it lets us know that they love us too. Sharing these moments with the other people in our lives helps to spread those warm and fuzzy feelings – and with social media, it’s even easier to share these moments with your friends and family who live miles away. What could be more rewarding that showing someone you love them?
Now through Wednesday, January 22, Instagram users who share these special moments and gifts of affection with Kmart Instagram will get the chance to win a $25 gift card. To be considered, tag @Kmart in your photo and use #MoreLove in the photo’s description.
LOCAL ORGANIZATION JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER! Welcome to the table, a Community Outreach Brunch serving residents of Long Branch and surrounding towns.
LONG BRANCH, NJ – Providing Hope, a 501 (c) (3) organization welcomes residents of Long Branch and surrounding towns to the table for a monthly Community Outreach Brunch. The Brunch will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 535 Broadway, Long Branch on January 26th from 12noon to 2pm and every 4th Sunday thereafter.
In an effort to address hunger and the stigma associated with asking for help, the brunch provides a social, relaxing environment for our neighbors that are struggling with food insecurity. The goal of the brunch is to unite families to create healthy communities with support from local businesses and community groups.
The hunger epidemic has resulted with our neighbors barely surviving, the tragedy of one in six children not having enough to eat, families must depend on convenience stores and take out for their food supply, where stress is high because people feel so alone. It doesn’t have to be like this.
Providing Hope, a local non-profit organization envisions a world where attention to the whole person—body, mind and spirit-leads to healthy and strong communities. We employ successful healing techniques with an emphasis on the model of change from the behavioral health field and elevate them to a community level, literally providing HOPE: H=Helping Hand, O=Options, P=Pathways, E=Encouragement. Currently we bring together schools, local businesses, government agencies, churches and concerned individuals around community gardens to address both hunger and childhood obesity. In the next year, we have committed to grow enough food to feed every family living below the poverty level in the town of Long Branch, NJ and provide supportive programs to address the roots of food insecurity.
Providing Hope welcomes individuals and families to the table for a Community Outreach Brunch, January 26th, 12noon to 2pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 535 Broadway, and Long Branch. Contact Providing Hope for more information to include ways to get involved @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to the following community businesses for their donations.
- La Scarpetta, West Long Branch
- Illiano’s, Eatontown
- Por Do Sol / Mar Belo, Long Branch
- Party Corner, Ocean
- Caputo’s Bakery, Long Branch
- Meat & More, Asbury Park
- Boutique Laundry, Long Branch
- Christopher Café, Eatontown
- Wennings, Long Branch
- Bagel Hut, Aberdeen
- Stop and Shop, West End
- Foodtown, Oakhurst
- Tuzzio’s, Long Branch
- Costco, Ocean
- Finefair, Long Branch
- Denino’s Pizza Place, Aberdeen
NYC Runners to Run in Undies for Children¹s Tumor Foundation February 15
On February 15 – hundreds of New Yorkers will be braving the cold in a “mile-ish” run in just their undies to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis (NF) and donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF).
Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest organized underwear run, is a FUNdraising event held the weekend of Valentine’s Day in 27 cities across the United States. This year, the event hopes to raise more than $3 million to the research of NF.
What started as an idea between a few friends to help a family member suffering with NF has now turned into a national fundraising phenomenon and successful 501(c)3 non-profit operated by hundreds of volunteers around the country.
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek on iOS on January 16th
Save your best friend and an entire 1950s town from a terrifying threat in 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek! Your closest friend, journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she’s missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she’d discovered. She asked you to come immediately…
Investigate mysterious locations and solve challenging puzzles to piece together clues about what happened to Helen. Reveal the evil that clutches this crippled town and stop a nefarious plot to bring the Snake God back to our world!
Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call on Kindle Fire on January 16th
In Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call, Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, is again unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. She receives a mysterious package and as she begins to remove an artifact from the package, assailants instantly descend on the museum and snatch it. In disbelief, Sarah realizes that yet again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep! Soon she finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing village with an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the town’s other denizens are gradually turning into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures. And this curse was cast by none other than Mayor Murray and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones! Answer the siren’s call to save this beleaguered village and defeat Davy Jones, Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken!
Twin Moons on Windows Store on January 16th
In Twin Moons, Jack, a researcher at the isolated Twin Moons Institute, has no memory following a car accident. But a few fuzzy flashbacks suggest he participated in some kind of dangerous experiment. Help Jack find answers to his numerous questions and decide whether his friends, colleagues and even his fiancée are worthy of his trust. Explore eerie locations and piece together the truth about a mysterious portal that could change the world as we know it!
Back side of the Earth: Pilot Brothers 3 comes to iOS as a full app on January 15th
In Back side of the Earth: Pilot Brothers 3, the restless sleuths and daredevils Brother Chief and Brother Colleague, read in the paper that the population of blue-striped elephants is in rapid decline on the island of Tasmania. As Tasmania is the only home to these marvelous creatures, the brothers embark on a long and dangerous trip around the globe to get to the bottom of the case. When they arrive, they discover that all the mishaps are no more than the knavish tricks of the notorious Karbofoss.
Elixir: The League of Immortality launches in a full version on iOS on January 15th
Elixir: The League of Immortality. Something is scaring your small town to death, but the police deny that anything’s out of the ordinary. Now the mayor has been found dead, and there are strange claw and teeth marks all over his body. Not surprisingly, everyone is terrified and on edge. The only good news? One of the best detectives in the country has agreed to take the case. Help the investigation by searching for clues and interrogating suspects. Learn the incredible truth about an immortality elixir and an eerie secret league in this head-spinning tale of beasts and betrayal!
Where Angels Cry launches in a full version on Windows Store on January 15th
When Angels Cry is a mesh of a semi-classic adventure and a hidden object/puzzle game. In the game you will explore the monastery and its eerie surroundings while investigating its inhabitants, completing challenging tasks, solving perplexing puzzles and playing dozens of mini-games. Uncover a sad and shocking story of love and treachery in this exciting adventure game!
Starting January 13th through January 19th Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds will be available free on iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire, Nook and Mac.
Try your hand at investigating a crime, crack the case and catch the criminal in Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds! Detectives Turino and Lamonte have been assigned to a new investigative unit: Special Enquiry Detail. Their first case is the shocking death of the daughter of wealthy benefactors. Under pressure from the Captain and the Mayor to solve this scandalous case quickly, the two detectives must uncover the trail that leads to the murderer. You’ve got to help with forensics, investigate the clues and interrogate suspects to find the criminal and unveil the secrets and deceptions of those involved! Dive into Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds and become a New York City detective pursuing justice.