| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Ted Williams wasn't at the pool last week. Nor was he on the basketball court, polishing off an ice cream cone, sleeping in till noon or catching a movie.
One gloriously sunny midsummer day found him at Target, clutching a dictionary and gazing...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 2:06 PM
My colleague Jill Rosen wrote this week that retailers are pushing back-to-school shopping in July, far earlier than usual.
But if you want to save sales tax – or 6 percent on certain purchases – do your back-to-school or other shopping...
| Jul 31, 2011
As fair season approaches, a group of talented students from Glenelg High School are preparing for an annual tradition…running the fried dough stand!
Ever since I was a young kid, this stand has been one of my favorites at the Howard County Fair,...
| Aug 30, 2011
With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, I once again borrow (as I do every single year) from the lyrics of the late musical geniuses. "Our County Fair is the Best County Fair. Don't miss it. Don't even be Late."
Early August means only one thing in...
| Feb 4, 2009
A slow economy and labor market can lead many workers to consider going back to school. In fact, schools geared toward working professionals generally report higher enrollments during recessionary periods.
But it might not be the right choice for...
| Jul 25, 2008
It's back-to-school time, and you're going over your child's zillion-page school supply list. Don't panic; we'll help you check off that supply list in no time. Our guide covers everything from standard yellow pencils to talking rulers. Yeah, they make...
| Jul 25, 2008
Although the rate of recycled waste in America has nearly doubled over the past 15 years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, many families still find it challenging to 'live green,' while dealing with the hustle and bustle of daily life....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Back-to-school shoppers could see the state's popular sales-tax holiday expand from three to 10 days.
A measure to suspend sales tax Aug. 1-3 on clothing, backpacks and shoes less than $75, school supplies less than $15 and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Consumers could get an extra few days of tax-free shopping this year if Florida's Retail Federation has its way.
Expanded back-to-school tax holidays and the return of a hurricane tax holiday are among the things the retail industry will be lobbying for...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and Florida legislators will be in a giving mood when they start their annual 60-day lawmaking session Tuesday.
With an election in November and a projected $1.3 billion budget surplus, Republican leaders in the House...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Julie Phicien, Orlando
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
Former weight: 232
Current weight: 204
Total lost: 28 pounds — and counting. We will be checking back in with Julie as she continues her journey.
Julie Phicien of Orlando used...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Chairman of the Andover Norton Children's Fund Commission, Betsy Houle, has announced that the Commission will once again be offering a scholarship to a deserving Andover high school senior to help finance their post high school education.