March 20, 2017, is National Proposal Day. National Proposal Day was created to give people an opportunity to ask for their loved one’s hand in marriage. When it comes to the setting, 53% of people prefer to have a public proposal while 18% don’t want a proposal with a crowd, and 29% are unsure (source). Even though National Proposal Day is in March, December is the most popular month to propose.

Hynes Jewelers in Cranford offers jewelry, fine china, crystal, watches and wedding bands. They also offer jewelry repair. For more information, call 908-272-0785.

Family & Co. Jewelers in Marlton offers appraisals, custom design, engraving, watch repair and more. They also buy, sell and trade gold and diamonds. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 856-983-6337.

LaViano Jewelers in Westwood offers diamonds, rings, watches and more. Their hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 201-664-0616.

Lincroft Village Jewelers in Lincroft offers rings, diamonds, bracelets, watches, and earrings as well as appraisals, custom design and engraving. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 732-842-7001.

March 20 is also National Ravioli Day, The First Day of Spring and International Astrology Day.


Today in NJ, 2016: First Day of Spring

March 20, 2016, is the First Day of Spring. It is also called the spring equinox. During spring equinox, night and day are both almost exactly 12 hours. The weather also changes from cold to warm, causing snow to melt and flowers to bloom. Spring lasts for exactly 92 days, 18 hours, and 32 minutes. To celebrate the first day of spring, you could plant flowers, hang a bird feeder, or take a walk or bike ride.

At Dering’s Garden Supply in Succasunna, you can find trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, roses, and more. They will soon be open for the spring season. For more information, call 973-584-4488.

Coppola’s Garden Center in South Plainfield specializes in annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and herbs. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, call 732-985-2166.

Lang’s Garden Market in Linwood offers trees, shrubs, flowers, tropicals, landscaping supplies, and more. They also offer landscaping and landscape design services. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, call 609-927-6283.

Green Lea in Voorhees is a garden center, nursery, florist, and patio shop. The Garden and Patio Furniture department is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 856-767-4413.


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