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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Netherwood Heights Calendar, Drake House ornament great stocking stuffers


 
Two great Plainfield-themed stocking stuffers for last-minute holiday shopping!

If, like me, you find yourself looking for small gifts in the last few days before Christmas that will be 'keepers' (and not the Old Spice gift kit that was always my default gift for my dad when I was a kid), look no further.

NETHERWOOD HEIGHTS CALENDAR

The Netherwood Heights Historic District's annual calendars have becpme a collector's item looked forward to by many each year.

This year's calendar is themed around the fabled Netherwood Hotel, which gives its name to the district. Each month features a photo and facts concerning this high-Victorian retreat that was popular with the late 19th-century Wall Street crowd.

One new fact I learned is that in later years, the hotel was considered for use as a TB sanitorium.

The calendar is available at $20 each, tax included. Proceeds help fund the Netherwood Heights Historic District's community outreach programs. If you want one for the holidays, call Harold at (908) 668-0388 and leave a message. You will get a callback with details. If you're not in a rush, reserved  your copy online at netherwoodheights.com/.

DRAKE HOUSE TREE ORNAMENT

 

The Drake House is issuing its 2016 Tree Ornament, a gorgeious holiday red globe.

Not only will it be a special treat on your holiday tree, proceeds will help the Drake House extend its community activities throughout the year.

The ornaments are $10 each, tax included, and make perfect stocking stuffers for your history-minded friends. If you want to give them for Christmas, stop by the Drake House this afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00 PM and pick them up.

The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue) is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment. For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at drakehouseplainfieldnj.org/.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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