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Holidays

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  • 'Green' pet gifts are big this season

    The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common...
  • Not sure the value of those inherited treasures? Simple research online can be priceless

    Today's column introduces readers who inherited art. Clueless about value, each wonders if their item(s) is worth anything. The lesson is that we all need to be smart about researching value. If/when you think an item may have potential, it pays to pay...
  • Fast, fabulous Christmas gift-wrapping

    When December 25 looks like an approaching train, you know it's because you're overloaded with things to do. Just shopping for gifts can be a monumental task, much less wrapping them attractively. What you need is a fast-wrapping strategy that will reduce...
  • Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props

    Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props
    Instead of just tossing candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween this year, send them home with something to talk about. Using simple props around your home and yard, items, you can create a mini haunted house right on the front porch or some spooky...
  • 8 survival tips for hosting holiday feasts

    8 survival tips for hosting holiday feasts
    If you've hosted any holiday meals at your house, you know how stressful it can be. And while hosting tips usually centers around making guests comfortable, it's the host who may need the most help. Here are some simple ideas to get you through the day...
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas tree

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas tree
    Years ago, it was always the eccentric aunt who bought a small, spindly Christmas tree. Today, though, small trees have begun to play a bigger role in holiday decorating. Whether it's a live pine or a rosemary bush festooned with ornaments, mini trees can...
  • Talking turkey: Try some new tricks to cook and serve your Thanksgiving bird beautifully

    Thanksgiving conjures images of family feasts, and the star of this annual holiday is always the turkey. Whether you're most concerned about cooking or serving your bird, there are plenty of ways to make these time-honored chores easier and more fun....
  • Holiday safety tips for pets

    Here are 12 safety tips to insure your pets enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season: 12) Candles Burn: Curiosity can kill a cat. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire may start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be...
  • Boo! On Halloween, real stories of the afterlife in Central Florida

    In Mount Dora, two doomed lovers from the 1930s are still seen strolling arm in arm through the halls — and straight through the doors — of the Lakeside Inn. In Orlando, an 8-year-old girl plays with visiting schoolchildren while she waits...
  • Universal: Friday, Saturday added to Halloween Horror Nights passes

    Universal: Friday, Saturday added to Halloween Horror Nights passes
    Universal Studios has extended the buying power of its Frequent Fear and Frequent Fear Plus passes, added admission for Friday and Saturday night's editions of Halloween Horror Nights.  Those are the final two nights of the after-hours event. The...
  • A Chilling Look Into Adam Lanza's World

    A Chilling Look Into Adam Lanza's World
    Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader. "Let's hurt children." The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...