Real Thiel: What’s Up This Week

Melanie Thiel

Happy In Between Thanksgiving and Christmas and Happy Hanukkah (starts December 6)!

So many great community events to write about this week so I think I’ll go in chronological order beginning with Saturday December 5 and Hometown Holiday in Downtown Washington Boro.  You name it, they have it; strolling musicians including Mike Mitsch and Michael Long, not one but two tree lightings, special sales in the great shops, and of course, photos with Santa at Arcana Toys & Games.  The festivities run from 4-8 pm and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the fine restaurants in town.

Thursday December 10 marks the six year anniversary for the Festival of Trees.  Once again, I am honored to be the emcee for one of the highlights of the season.  50, yes I said 50, amazingly decorated fresh cut Christmas Trees, each with a unique and different theme, on display in the showroom of Rossi Chevrolet on Rt. 31 in Washington Boro.  Don’t worry, they take the cars out of the showroom first.  The Arc of Warren and Abilities of Northern Jersey are the beneficiaries of the proceeds.  What a terrific way to have a fun time and support these really cool organizations!  $40 per person to attend which includes appetizers, drinks, music, and Santa…that guy really gets around.  I recommend making this your holiday party if you own a small business.  No fuss no muss, take your employees to the Festival of Trees and enjoy.

Live Music Friday on December 11 on WNTI.ORG with Karen Kamenetsky on my morning show.  Karen paid a loving tribute to her parents in 2014 by recording a CD of original Hanukkah music.  She asked me last year if she could come on air and play a few and now we are making it a tradition.  Karen will be our Local Artist Spotlight of the Day at 8:00am.  It’s easy to listen if you haven’t started already. click on LISTEN NOW and there you are!  Or you can use the TUNE IN app on your phone, tablet, PC, Apple TV, Rocu stick, Bluetooth in the car, Bluetooth mini speaker, have I made it easy enough for you yet?

December 20 is our very first WNTI.ORG benefit show with James Maddock at the Stanhope House but I’ll save that for the next write up.  Until next time, go see some live music, it feeds your soul.

Melanie “the Dawnbird” Thiel


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