Week in Review: New Restaurant to Open, Local Gift Guide Launches and Last Chance to Enter Contests

Here are some of the stories you may have missed this week.

Red's Dips and Chips Opening in West Caldwell

The Caldwells will be introduced to Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches when Red’s Dips and Flips swings open its doors in early 2013. The new eatery, located at 800 Bloomfield Ave. in West Caldwell, is the latest venture of Barbi Ellen Newman, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who is no stranger to the area... Read more.

Do you or a friend have a home in Caldwell? The Caldwell Public Library Foundation sells prints of photographs of homes taken by photographer Gene Collerd in 1950. It's a great gift for the new homeowner as well as someone who cherishes their Caldwell abode. All proceeds benefit the Caldwell Public Library.

Caldwell Police Crack Down on Drinking and Driving During Holidays

Caldwell Police are participating in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” a national effort to crack down on drinking and driving.

Firefighters Face Off in Annual Turkey Bowl

Members of the Caldwell and West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Departments met at the Kiwanis Oval to participate in their yearly "Turkey Bowl." Patch was there and got lots of great pics.

Plus, Sunday, Dec. 16 is the last day to:

Enter to Win $500 Gift Card to Unique Photo 

The submission deadline is Sunday, Dec. 16 at 11:59 p.m. The grand prize winners will be receive a $500 gift card to Unique Photo in Fairfield just in time for Christmas.

Enter the “Deck the House” Contest

Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Vote for Derek and Krystina to Win a Dream Wedding

Local sweethearts are in the running to win an engagement ring and dream wedding in Operation: Tie the Knot. U.S. Army Specialist Derek McConnell, who grew up in North Caldwell, and Krystina Dressler of Fairfield, are competing in an online giveaway presented by Venus Jewelers. Here's their amazing love story.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Teresa Akersten at Teresa.Akersten@patch.com. 


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