| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The Allentown Fire Department is collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign that will run until Dec. 20. Those looking to donate can bring a new, unopened toy to any of the five fire stations in Allentown, fire Capt. John...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.
Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
ABC is making Pixar holiday specials a network tradition, continuing this year with Christmas entry "Toy Story That Time Forgot."
Special revolves around a post-Christmas play date for the "Toy Story" gang when a group of action figures turns out to be...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Reader Kurt Kuhnle posted this on the Savvy Shopper Facebook page:
"$450 worth of kids clothes for $77 at Babies 'r Us! Major score! All clearance items are $4 or less, plus there is a 20 percent off coupon for Rewards members. I think it ends tomorrow....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A Gallup poll released Jan. 6 showed that Americans' daily spending has rebounded to an average of $96, the highest since the financial crisis in September 2008. That's not counting normal household bills or big purchases.
By coincidence, I've been...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys?
I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet."
With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner, who in October pleaded guilty to tax evasion, said that he should receive probation when he is sentenced by a federal judge later this month.
In a filing Wednesday in federal court that also describes his being a...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
One hundred years from now, when historians look back at the most significant events of 2013, they will probably conclude it was the "Year of the Milk Jug."
Just think about all the clever uses we shared this year for something ordinarily tossed in...