November 26 – January 3

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

5:00 – 10:00pm

Goodwin Park-Hartford, CT

It is time to bring some “sparkle and light” back into our lives! Look no further for Holiday Light Fantasia is back to fill your heart with cheer and delight once again! From the safety of your car you and your family can enjoy this timeless tradition completely socially distanced from anyone. 

Holiday Light Fantasia, presented by Johnson Brunetti, is in Goodwin Park at 1130 Maple Avenue on the Hartford/Wethersfield line, now though January 3rd, 2021. Hours are: Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. At just $15 per car, this holiday tradition is affordable family fun. In addition to the light show, children can enter to win a week away to camp!

This illuminated drive-through attraction is a beautiful collection of over one million lights, and features two miles of whimsical holiday sights, familiar characters, and local tributes shine bright in more than 200 individual displays. The lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but also Hanukkah, New Year’s, Three Kings Day, and the winter season.

For more information please visit: https://www.holidaylightfantasia.org/

 

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Salvation Army Bell Ringers needed for the holidays!

2 hour shifts available!

Ring the bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. From families in need, to people recovering from addiction, to veterans and the homeless, you’ll be supporting programs that change lives year-round.

To volunteer, visit 
https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/volunteer/

Red Kettle History

In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken. He only had one major hurdle to overcome — funding the project.

Where would the money come from, he wondered. He lay awake nights, worrying, thinking, praying about how he could find the funds to fulfill his commitment of feeding 1,000 of the city’s poorest individuals on Christmas Day. As he pondered the issue, his thoughts drifted back to his sailor days in Liverpool, England. He remembered how at Stage Landing, where the boats came in, there was a large, iron kettle called “Simpson’s Pot” into which passers-by tossed a coin or two to help the poor.

The next day Captain McFee placed a similar pot at the Oakland Ferry Landing at the foot of Market Street. Beside the pot, he placed a sign that read, “Keep the Pot Boiling.” He soon had the money to see that the needy people were properly fed at Christmas.

Six years later, the kettle idea spread from the west coast to the Boston area. That year, the combined effort nationwide resulted in 150,000 Christmas dinners for the needy. In 1901, kettle contributions in New York City provided funds for the first mammoth sit-down dinner in Madison Square Garden, a custom that continued for many years. Today in the U.S., The Salvation Army assists more than four-and-a-half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods.

Captain McFee’s kettle idea launched a tradition that has spread not only throughout the United States, but all across the world. Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile and many European countries. Everywhere, public contributions to Salvation Army kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.

Get yours at Price Chopper/Market 32 for for $10 each, and $3 will benefit the kids at Double H Ranch! Swim in today and pick yours up! Narwhalways yours, Price Chopper/Market 32

The Double H Ranch, located in New York’s Adirondack Park, is a demonstration of the commitment and generosity of philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman.  Since the Double H officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 60,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world. It was the second “Hole in the Wall Camp” in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illness.

 

The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks. The Double H Ranch is a 501 (c) (3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Co-Founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman.

 

www.doublehranch.org

 

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Every dollar makes a difference for St. Jude kids

Donate $1 at checkout to help St. Jude kids like Abraham.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000.

  • St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, which means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
  • Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80% today. In addition, St. Jude has achieved a 94% survival rate for ALL, up from 4% in 1962, and the survival rate for medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor, increased from 10 percent to 85% today.
  • Despite all that progress, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Globally, the vast majority of childhood cancer patients do not have access to adequate care and will not survive. St. Jude, ALSAC and our supporters are working hard to change this.

    • As one of the largest pediatric cancer hospitals in the world, St. Jude treats about 8,500 patients each year with 69 beds in operation and a license to go up to 80 beds. 
    • St. Jude believes a child should live as normal a childhood as possible even when battling life-threatening diseases. That’s why most of their patients are treated as outpatients and stay in one of four housing facilities with nearly 300 rooms specifically designed and managed by St. Jude for families of children with cancer and other diseases.
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    • The treatments for pediatric cancer can last up to three years or more and cost on average $425,000, including housing, travel and food. No family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for care and no family is asked to pay co-pays or deductibles. More than 50 percent of our patients are under- or uninsured.

     

    To learn more, visit www.stjude.org

 

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  • We are holding our annual pet food and supply drive, September 1-30, at Price Chopper/Market 32. Your generous donation will help support your local animal shelter. Check out the pet solution center of your local store for products you can purchase and donate. Look for the collection bin or carts at the front of the store. 

     

    Find a Price Chopper/Market 32 store near you to donate today.

 

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Help people affected by disasters big and small. Round up  at checkout for the Red Cross.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000.

  • Every eight minutes someone needs the Red Cross.
  • The Red Cross responds to nearly 60,000 disasters a year nationwide, 90% of which are home fires.
  • 90 cents of every dollar is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.

 

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To learn more, visit redcross.org.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will give the American Red Cross 100% of all donations collected at its stores September 1–30, 2019. The American Red Cross name, emblem and copyrighted materials are being used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by The American National Red Cross. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.   

 

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Help fight childhood cancer

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Freihofer’s will donate 10 cents to the Melodies Center with the purchase of specially marked Freihofer’s products. 

 

The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Med is leading the way. They are the only provider of care for children and teens with cancer and blood disorders in the 25 counties they serve.

 

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Veterans with disabilities are more susceptible to the impact of COVID-19.

Donate to DAV at checkout and help them get access to the benefits and services they need.

Price Chopper/Market 32 will match all donations, up to $5,000 from July 1 – 31, 2020.

  • •For our nation’s 4.7 million disabled veterans, the coronavirus creates a set of unique challenges—not only do service-connected illnesses place these individuals in higher-risk categories, but many now also face a dire financial situation due to lost income.
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  • •DAV is a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. This continues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of virtual hiring events.
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  • •Provides emergency relief funding to help veterans who’ve lost income due to the pandemic or suffered as a result of a natural disaster.
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  • •With your help, DAV can continue to support more than a million veterans every year in life changing ways by providing them with access to employment resources, healthcare, benefits, and advocacy to help them through this pandemic and beyond.
  •     To learn more, visit dav.org.
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Now more than ever, families need milk.

Round up your change at checkout and Fill a Glass with Hope®.

Funds raised will be used to provide milk to families in need through the regional food bank in your area. 

  • • Fill a Glass with Hope® provides a means for food banks to purchase milk for the families they serve.
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  • • Milk is the number one requested item at food banks.
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  • •Donations raised stay local and benefit regional food banks.
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  • • Food Banks use the donations raised to purchase milk locally at a discounted rate and distribute it to the families they serve.
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  •  To learn more, visit americandairy.com 
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Meatless meals come in all shapes and sizes, and are another option to explore with families looking for different meals to make together. Pasta, cheese, beans, veggies, eggs – there are a lot of delicious dinners waiting for you, and they are budget-friendly too!

These are stressful times, and even younger children feel some of the effects. More family meals may be a silver lining of this chaotic moment – more time to cook and eat together promotes family bonds and feeling of security for kids of all ages. The more meals families eat together, the stronger their connection. 

Where to start?

Keep it simple – consider a new twist on old favorites, like a cheddar grilled cheese with thin slices of apple, or grilled mozzarella cheese with raspberry preserves – yum! Pasta has so much potential, and recipes are somewhat flexible – frozen or packaged tortellini is boiled, then sautéed with lemon and broccoli or peas – easy! Try (1 bag) frozen PICS ravioli boiled with (1 bag) of fresh or PICS frozen spinach. Drain, reserving one cup of pasta water. Mix a (6 Oz.) jar of pesto with the pasta water, then add to hot pasta and spinach. Top with some fresh grated parmigiana, and that one pot meal is a done deal!

Eggs are eggsciting – especially when you pair them up with tomatoes and chickpeas, like this Price Chopper Spicy Peppers and Chickpeas,  a crock pot time saver. The eggs are poached in the chopped tomatoes and spices, and the chickpeas ramp up the protein and texture. Dip slices of a fresh Bakery Vienna baguette in the tomato and egg combo, and watch it all disappear! Savory quiche is another eggscellent idea – quick and comforting. The base is the same for any variety – 4 eggs and 3/4 cup of milk, or 1 (12 OZ can) evaporated milk whisked together with veggies, cheese, leftovers, favorite seasonings – quiche is a great way to max flavor and stretch budgets! Make it fun with a container of fresh zucchini noodles, a 15 Oz. can (drained) of PICS Italian Diced tomatoes, and 1 cup of your favorite PICS shredded cheese. Breakfast for dinner is another opportunity for fresh fun – how about pancakes or waffles with chopped fresh or frozen fruit and whipped cream! You will put smiles on everyone’s faces – keep this one in your back pocket for rainy days.

Looking for a break from cooking? Our Food Service teams are serving up more pasta favorites, like Stuffed Shells, Linguini and Sauce, or Cheese Lasagna – look for the family size meals or mix and match the different options for a pasta buffet. Add a bagged salad mix and dinner is done!

Cabot Pita Pizzas

Hummus Naan Flatbread | Sabra-Flippo Berio