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Back to School

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  • I Am Not 'Back-to-School' Shopping

    I Am Not 'Back-to-School' Shopping
    Anyone with me? According to this article on Yahoo Shine, "The average family spends over $600 annually on back-to-school shopping, making it the second-biggest consumer-spending season of the year." But, honestly, we don't need anything right now,...
  • Make sure 'back-to-school' isn't 'back-to-cruel' for your dog

    The end of summer's carefree days and a return to classes, schedules and after-school activities is an adjustment for everyone in the family, including our dogs. Being left alone while their families go to school or work is especially difficult for dogs...
  • September to be busiest back-to-school month, analyst predicts

     
    Back-to-school promotions showed up in many area stores in mid-July. But now that the kids are back in classrooms -- or headed there soon -- the real shopping will begin, one analyst believes....
  • Spending jumps during back-to-college season

    Spending jumps during back-to-college season
    At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles. "Back to College" is a well-...
  • Where to get free school supplies... while they last

    Where to get free school supplies... while they last
    Local residents can collect free school supplies in the Yorkshire Downs parking lot in Yorktown on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A special "Back-to-School Bash" will take place including food, music, face painting and other activities, along...
  • Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

    WASHINGTON Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study it costs a lot to send kids back to school. The federation said this month that families will spend an average of $101.18 per student for...
  • Store credit cards have perks, but can be costly

    Store credit cards have perks, but can be costly
    If you've put off your-back-to-school shopping and will be hitting the stores in the next few days looking for last-minute savings, one deal you may want to avoid is the one offered to sign up for a store credit card. Stores often dangle an additional...
  • Church packs good wishes for Lehigh Valley pupils

    Church packs good wishes for Lehigh Valley pupils
    Always this time of year, long ago, we knew the tide of summer was withdrawing, because television would start carrying commercials about such items as blue jeans and notebooks. One commercial in particular had a man calling out "Levi's" in a sort of...
  • Back to school: $10 cuts for kids, mini-makovers for mom at JCP salon

    Back to school: $10  cuts for kids, mini-makovers for mom at JCP salon
    JC Penney salons are offering $10 kids' haircuts as a back-to-school special. Call to make an appointment for children in grades K-6. All salons are participating, and walk-ins are welcome.  While you're waiting, mom is eligible for a $25 “Just...
  • We took back the night, for what? [Letter]

    So we took back the night, Wednesday night at Mondawmin Mall, and seeing what we have become, my heart sank just a little. The night was very much a success. The attendance was a wee bit sparse, but that was to be expected; it was, after all, dreadfully...
  • Glastonbury's Monaco Ford Holding Clothing Drive

    GLASTONBURY — Monaco Ford is hosting a clothing drive to help children get ready for back-to-school. The dealership is teaming up with Style Saves for an event on Sunday at Casona, 681 Wethersfield Ave. in Hartford. Style Saves will be helping 60...