| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 PM
For Black Friday, the Whisper restaurant and bar at the Grove is offering "The Longest Happy Hour," from noon to 7 p.m. with menu specials including oysters with cucumber mignonette ($2 each), short-rib croquette ($5), crudité with marinated olives,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
For those of us who look forward to Thanksgiving, it's hard to imagine the appeal of a $99 big-screen TV or an extreme discount on socks and underwear, but Black Friday has now moved to Thanksgiving Day and shoppers are already camped out at box stores,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle.
"It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Music to my ears: Not in the mood to go to the mall on Black Friday but want to find a classic(al) deal? The Pacific Symphony is hinting to its email subscribers about special one-day-only deals available on its website, http://www.pacificsymphony.org....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Nov 25, 2012
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Jarrett stopped by...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Don't wait till Small Business Saturday to support your local brewers. Head to Due South in Boynton Beach to drink beer, not shop, like the gods intended everyone do every Friday.
The brewery will tap its Cafe Ole Espresso Porter and Roasted Cocoa Stout...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:55 AM
So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase....
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Jon Ostendorff with USA Today writes about charities trying to create a new holiday tradition: #GivingTuesday: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) In the days following Thanksgiving, there's already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:13 PM
The classy Christmas at the Ritz holiday luncheon Saturday benefiting Chapman University attracted a sold-out crowd, raising nearly $190,000. The 26th annual celebration is produced by the Women of Chapman support group, this season chaired by the...