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  • Back-to-school spending adds up

    Back-to-school spending adds up
    Parents, watch your checkbooks. Back-to-school spending is kicking into high gear. From clothing and accessories to backpacks, computers and calculators, the average family is expected to spend about $635 in the weeks ahead, according to the National...
  • July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying

    July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying
    Retail sales rose a smidgen in July, growing 0.2% amid back-to-school shopping even as auto dealers and home goods merchants lagged. The slight month-to-month uptick represents the fourth straight gain, according to the Commerce Department. Wall...
  • How to save money midweek

    How to save money midweek
    THIS WEEK’S BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS If you’re a procrastinator, check out these deals this week for back to school: click on these links for back to school savings here  and school supplies here.    EVENTS WineArt Wednesday--First...
  • Whole Foods giving away back-to-school lunches during Sunday events

    Whole Foods giving away back-to-school lunches during Sunday events
    Whole Foods Market locations in Winter Park and Orlando will give away 900 back-to-school lunches during three back to school events Aug. 11 and 18. The first 300 children under age 12 to arrive with a parent at each event will get a pre-packed lunch. ...
  • Don't get schooled going back to school

    Don't get schooled going back to school
    The back-to-school madness has begun at my house. We're springing for school supplies, loading up our children's online lunch accounts and juggling after-school care. We won't get a breather even after the schools open their doors in a few weeks. Our...
  • Community announcements for July 11

    Community announcements for July 11
    Upcoming public government meetings Stanford Water Commission: Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m., Stanford Water Dept. Office Hustonville City Council: Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m., Hustonville City Hall Stanford City Council: Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.,...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • Calming the first-day-of-school jitters

    Calming the first-day-of-school jitters
    When my son Eli started first grade last year, he was anxious about the things that most kids fear. What if he didn't like his teacher? Or something was really hard? Or none of his friends were in his class? The last one was his worst-case-scenario: no...
  • 2013 Lexus GX 460: Real-World Mileage

     
    It's the end of summer, and that means another trip to take my daughter back to school. This time out, we made the college run in a 2013 Lexus GX 460. Overall, it provided a capable, if crowded, ride, but......
  • How You Can Help: Info on donating to Salvation Army and Victory Mission back-to-school programs

    How You Can Help: Info on donating to Salvation Army and Victory Mission back-to-school programs
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Although summer has just begun, The Salvation Army is already gearing up for its 2013 Back-to-School Assistance Program.  Each year, The Salvation Army helps hundreds of local children by providing them with basic school supplies,...
  • Back-to-school time already? No thanks (unless your kid isn't registered. Then it is time)

    The first back-to-school sales flyer arrived just as my dog was recovering from fireworks anxiety and what for him is The Worst Day of the Year. As we do every year, my daughter and I groaned at this mid-summer, post-Independence Day intrusion. "Don't...
  • Virginia's back-to-school tax holiday begins Aug. 2

    Virginia's back-to-school tax holiday begins Aug. 2
    Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2. During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can purchase common school supplies free of state and locality retail tax. On July 1, the retail tax in Hampton Roads increased...