Great Gifts for Dad @Crocker Park

Timex® vintage field army watch @J.Crew

Shoes @J.Crew

Oxford Shirt @J.Crew

The Admirals @Barnes & Noble

Thinking Fast & Slow @Barnes & Noble

Freedom’s Forge @Barnes & Noble

Great Dad Black & White Wood Box Sign @Barnes & Noble

NOOK @Barnes & Noble

Shoes @Eddie Bauer

Polo Shirt @Eddie Bauer


Rimmed Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses @Express Men

Non-Iron Fitted Spread Collar Oxford Shirt @Express Men

Francesca’s Collections Holiday Shopping Event

Come and finish or event start your holiday shopping at Francesca’s Collections – They will be hosting a private holiday shopping event December 11th from 6pm-8pm after regular shopping hours. Come enjoy a relaxing shopping atmosphere, refreshments & appetizers, and 30% off select items. Space is limited so stop in or call to sign up by December 9th. **See a manager for more details or call 440-899-2860.
Here are a few featured holiday outfits from Francesca’s Collections:

Holiday Shopping at Crocker Park: Part 1

A Holiday Gift Guide for Her

It’s hard enough to shop for yourself let alone someone else so; give yourself plenty of time. Don’t rush it. It seems as though most folks want to get their shopping done in one day and expect to find the perfect gifts. Give yourself plenty of time and plan. It seems juvenile but, ask yourself the five W’s and make a list to get started.

Who are you buying for?

What do they like? What are their interests?

Why would it be appropriate for you to get this for them?

Where can you purchase these gifts?

When will you give them these gifts? (keep in mind you may not do your entire gift giving Christmas morning)

The next couple of weeks I will share with you my shopping plans. I am currently shopping for my mother. I thought to myself, why not get her something that I know she won’t get herself.  Right now she is very health conscious & she’s been working hard to lose weight. I’m going to sign her up for a membership at Urban Active. They have great workout groups like Zumba & Yoga, which I know she’ll love. I’m going to stop-in Urban Active and register my mom for a membership to start in January. I will be giving her this awesome gift Christmas morning so a membership in January is perfect.

I’m going to add a few items to her membership to get her started & excited to workout! Here’s what I found:

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Victoria's Secret Water Bottle $12 (pink to match the tote below)

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Victoria's Secret Tote $19.50

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LOFT Yoga Pants $29.99 (Black)

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Dick's Sporting Goods - Reebok Women's Athletic Tee $8.99 (Pink)

It’s not necessary, but I think cards are a nice touch to add to your thoughtful gifts. Francesca’s Collections has a rack full of cute & clever cards (see below) In the card to my mother, I am will enclose her Urban Active pass with a little note. Next, I will wrap up the water bottle, pants, t-shirt and put them in the pink tote with some pink & white tissue paper and tie a big bow on the handles. No need to wrap up the bag, it’s too cute.

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Francesca's Collections - Card $2.95

The next person on my list is my big sister. She likes simple things (sometimes a little sparkle) She recently went back to school so I’m thinking come January she’s going to need some cute coldweather gear to keep her warm on campus. Also, last time we went shopping she mentioned hoops earrings are all-over style magazines so I’ll add those in too.

Always look for sale or special discounts (30% off coldweather accessories- Perfect)

Francesca's Collections Showstopper Scarf in Ivory $19.60

Francesca's Collections Showstopper Gloves in Ivory $11.20

Charming Charlie Sparkly Hoop Earrings $5.97

Presentation of your gift is important. I’m going to wrap the items above in a bag with snowflakes on it and little sparkle with a white & silver bow on the top. Then, I’ll tie the keychain pictured below through the bow. All done.

Francesca's Collections Keychain

Stay tuned for more gifts – hopefully this gives you some ideas! I will be posting more gifts for my little sister, my dad, nephews & niece, my brothers and their wives, my boyfriend & his family…lots of shopping to do!

- Sarabeth

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Happy Hours at Crocker Park Restaurants & Bars

Hyde Park
The Bar at Hyde Park

·   Offering 40+ wines by the glass, extensive martini lists, and creative small plate selections as well | Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm
·   Home of the $4 – $6 Martini & Cocktail Happy Hour and $5 Small Plates

Late Night Happy Hour
·   $5 Small Plates 9pm-Close
·     Available in the bar area only.


Vieng’s Asian Bistro
Happy Hour

·   Monday-Thursday 4-7pm
·   Friday & Saturday 2-6pm
·    $2 off draft beer, mixed drinks and wine
·    $1 off bottled beer

Blake’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Happy Hour
·    $1.95 half-pound cheddar burger with fries and shrimp gazpacho
·    $1.95 barbecue chicken pizza
·    $3.95 ahi tuna bites
·    $3.95 Thai shrimp
·    Cocktails $2 off and beers discounted by $1


Champps Americana
Happy Hour

·   Monday-Friday 3:30-6:30
·   $3.50 well drinks and $5 wine
·   Select draft beer discounts.

Weekly Specials
·   $5.99 Burgers All Day Monday
·   $9.99 Fajita Wednesdays
·   Pint Night Every Thursday all pints of beer are $2.50 from 11am-9pm


Brio Tuscan Grille
·    Thursdays $2 off martinis
·    $2.95 Tuscan Tasters Bar Menu | Available weekdays in the bar only | Everyday 3pm-7pm and 9pm-close
o   Brio Burger
o   Ravioli Caprese
o   Beef Carpaccio
o   Spicy Shrimp & Eggplant
o   Margherita Flatbread
o   Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread
o   Shrimptini
o   Roasted Red Pepper & Fresh Mozzarella Bruschetta
o   Sliced Steak Bruschetta


Max & Erma’s
Happy Hour

$5 Munchies | 4pm-7pm bar & patio only
·   6-piece wings
·   Erma Size Nachos Grande
·   Black Bean Roll Ups
·   Horseradish Burger Sliders
·   Erma Size Soft Pretzel Sticks

$3 Drinks
·   Margaritas
·   Mojitos
·   Well Drinks
·   Select 23 oz. Domestic Drafts
·   Erma’s House Wine
87 West
$4 Happy Hour
Monday – Friday 4-7pm | Saturday 12-4pm, All Day Sunday

Daily Specials at 87 West

Monday Ladies Night
·   $6 Specialty martinis and $4 house wines for ladies 7-close

Tuesday S.I.N Night
·  15% off your check for anyone in the “biz”

Wednesday Date Night
·   A bottle of our seasonal selection house wines & a cheese or chocolate fondue for only $25

Saturday/Sunday Brunch – 11am/12pm – 3 pm
·   Bloody Mary bar with all the favorites and mimosas to go along with our special brunch menu

Monday – Wednesday
·   Residents living and employees working in Crocker Park receive 15% off their checks all day

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Fall Farmers Market

The North Union Farmers Market has had a great summer season and we hope you all have been out to enjoy it!  There has been strawberries, crepes, music, & more and we’re not done yet!  Lots of tomatoes, peppers, peaches and melons will be available the next few weekends, as the market will continue until November 19th, 2011.  Tomatoes, corn and peppers will only be in abundance for a few more weeks due to the rough spring this year.  This is the best time to get vegetables for canning and freezing for the winter so get them while you can!

Check out the North Union Farmers Market website for a seasonal produce chart and more information!

Back to School – Back Packin’ it

Notebooks, folders and pens oh my!  So many items on the back to school list!  But how to get all those items to and from school?  The perfect backpack of course!  And you’re in luck because Crocker Park is here to help!  With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, the perfect bag is within your grasp!

After scouring the stores, a list has been compiled of some of the favorites from around the park.  Whether your looking for sporty, fashionable, or for the kids, theses are some great finds to choose from!

Morris Cadillac Buick GMC Liberty Fest!

It was a crazy weekend, but totally worth it as Morris Cadillac, Buick, GMC Liberty Fest was such a success! With all the face-painting, balloons, bounce house’s, pony rides, carnival rides, stilt walkers, music and more our heads were left spinning! But we had an amazing time and we’re so happy to hear that everyone had as much fun as we did! Here’s a recap of this great event!

Make sure you check out Facebook for more pictures from the event!