If all goes well, you’ll see only one thing on MyVeronaNJ.com’s calendar for Wednesday, March 24.
Wednesday is Family Night, a seven-year-old effort by the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee to clear Verona’s usually hectic schedule of meetings, sports and homework twice during the school year. And to get our families to sit down for something that often gets lost during the week–a family dinner.
To make that even easier, VMAC, which sponsors a wide range of in-school and community programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances, has once again convinced many Verona eateries to offer Family Night specials and discounts. Jack’s Cafe and Sonny’s On The Avenue are both offering 10% off, with frills: a free dessert for the kids at Jacks and free pasta for the kids at Sonny’s. (You do need to make a reservation to get the discount at Sonny’s.) The tab will be 15% less at Avenue Bistro Pub, Capri Pizza, Trattoria Bella Gente, Tortilla Sunrise and R’s Place. There are deals at Lakeside Deli, Verona Pizza and Dominos, and entrees for less than $10 at O’Neil’s Restaurant & Pub and Miele’s. And no matter where you go for dinner, you can cap the night off with buy one, get one free soft-serve ice cream at Towne Scoop. All the coupons are in a PDF on VMAC’s Web site (see the bottom of the home page). If you don’t want to go on a Web site (horrors!) and you lost the one that came home in your kids’ backpacks, the coupons are also available at the Verona Community Center .
Speaking of that Web site, VMAC recently revamped it to make it easier to use. It now has information on all the VMAC program and its Links page offers an easy way to get more information on alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, cybersafety, and teen dating violence. VMAC also now has a Facebook page, which it says it will use to provide information on upcoming prevention events, news, alerts, and activities.