5Things Oct. 31: Library Halloween Party

"Five Things" is a daily Patch feature where we give you East Windsor, Cranbury and Hightstown's top five tips and events for each day of the week. Have a suggestion for a "Five Things" item? E-mail the editor at ashley.peskoe@patch.com. Click the blue links for more information about an item. There is a Halloween party for toddlers and preschoolers at the Hightstown Memorial Branch of the Mercer County Library starting at 10:30 a.m. for childen up to age five. Don't forget to dress Read more [...]

Halloween comes early for Chinese real estate

By Craig Stephen HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — When dealing with China, action can often speak louder than official numbers, especially when that action involves protests. Last year, an outbreak of strikes by workers demanding higher wages due to surging living costs told that China had a serious inflation problem, long before authorities began hiking interest rates. Read more [...]

13:00 Kempton Park

Verdict Nicky Henderson does well in this type of race at the track and Zama Zama is fancied to go well on his hurdling debut having run well when sixth in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham when last seen. Plenty Pocket also has plenty of scope, while Taigan won in minor company in the French provinces in June. IRON CONDOR wasn't beaten far behind Saturday's impressive Ascot winner Court In Motion at Cheltenham earlier this month, however, and a repeat of that effort may well suffice here getting Read more [...]

Health briefs for the Grand Strand

Health screenings | Tuesdays, mall area, Georgetown Memorial Hospital; Thursdays, front lobby, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Finger-stick lipid profiles with blood sugar test: $20; diabetes screening-hemoglobin A1C: $15; blood sugar levels: $3. Free blood pressure screenings from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 520-8447 or 520-8634. Seminar: Obesity surgery | 5 p.m. Thursday and again Nov. 17, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 545-8850 to register. Regional health Read more [...]

Bay mortgagee sales ‘sign of the times’

Mortgagee sales continue to bite in the Western Bay, with one agent warning home owners in trouble to take action before the bank does. In the first six months of this year there were 99 mortgagee sales in the Bay of Plenty, similar to a figure of 96 in the same period last year. Nationally, mortgagee sales fell 18 per cent in the first six months of 2011 from a year earlier, Terralink says. In June there were 22 mortgagee sales in the Bay a 57 per cent increase on the 14 sales last June. April Read more [...]

Good news for SA shareholders

Johannesburg – The proposal to adjust the listing status of companies with inward listings on the JSE could result in more South African shareholders for the British property company Capital Counties (CapCo). Last week, in his medium-term budget framework, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that all inwardly listed shares on the JSE are to be classified as local stocks. The companies Read more [...]