Packages full of Easter and Passover treats awaited customer pickup at the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe on White Street Wednesday evening.
The holiday weekend will deliver a mixed bag, starting with gusty, cool conditions Friday and bringing warm sunshine Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
PieHole knows that local foraging is the best foraging. For the food lovers on your gift list we have assembled 12 Days of PieHole’s First Annual Shop Local Holiday Food & Drink Gift Guide. This is the 4th in the series.
Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe on White Street makes its own chocolate. While a box of homemade chocolates might make a good gift, this dipped bottle caught our eye.
“Our chocolate-dipped wine or champagne bottle makes a great host gift,” says Jackie Cherko. “When you open it up, the chocolate breaks around the bottle and makes a great centerpiece. ”
Bring in your own bottle. It costs $23.95 to have it dipped.
The Red Bank PBA is running its annual toy drive at the police station. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)
By REBECCA DESFOSSE
Calling all wannabe Santas theres no need to don a red suit to make a difference in a childs life this holiday season. Just check out one of the many local toy drives that local businesses, legislators, and non-profits are pulling together to make sure that every child has a happy Chanukah or Christmas especially those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Among them: Margaret Spicer, owner of Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven, knows the holiday season may not be a great one for her business, so she is channeling her efforts to help those in need. She’s banded together with the Knights of Columbus, Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation (LGEF), and Rebuild/Recover to create Sandys Toy Shoppe,” where affected parents can come and select new toys for their children.
The event comes together beginning Saturday in Eatontown.
Kaitlin & Joe Baiata of Point Pleasant Beach took the streets of downtown Red Bank Friday night for some photos before their wedding that night at the Molly Pitcher Inn, and found themselves enjoying a movable feast of champagne, courtesy of a waiter at red, and sweets provided by a passing employee of Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe, right.(Click to enlarge)