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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,...
  • Back-to-school tax holiday starts Aug. 1

    Prepare to legally cheat the tax man Aug. 1-3 when Florida's sales-tax holiday gets underway for back-to-school shopping. New this year, clothing items exempted from the state's 6-percent sales-tax increases to $100 per item. For computers and...
  • Back to school means ... shots! Where to get yours

    Back to school means ... shots!  Where to get yours
    On the to-do list for families with kids heading back to school this fall is be sure vaccines are up to date. Families who have a regular doctor or a medical home, and private insurance should get their children’s vaccines at those offices, said...
  • Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products

    Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products
    A Detroit artist-turned-businessman said he was "floating" Tuesday afternoon after his company, Trash-Ease, which makes portable trash-bag holders, landed its biggest order ever at Wal-Mart's "Made in the USA" open call to find American-made products....
  • Fun DIY projects for back to school

    Fun DIY projects for back to school
    Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience. After an extended vacation, going back to school and getting back...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Acts 4 Ministry Hosting Fundraiser

    Acts 4 Ministry in Waterbury will host a fundraising outing Sunday, July 27 to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville to watch the Connecticut Sun Women's basketball team face off against the Minnesota Lynx. Funds raised will help support Acts 4 Ministry's...
  • Sponsors needed for clothing drive

    VERNON- Vernon Social Services is doing its Back-to-School Clothing program for the 2014-15 school year. The program is for low-income families who continue to face hardships in trying to clothe their children for school. If you or your organization would...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Doesn't Scare Licensing Partners

    There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts. When signing on to...
  • Hurricane tax holiday doesn't blow me away

    Hurricane season is officially here. Long-range forecasters are calling for a tepid storm year, and that means one thing: Run for your lives, the Big One is coming!!!! Seriously, any time all the so-called experts agree on something (remember how the...
  • Ask Amy: Arts grad mulls switching fields

    Ask Amy: Arts grad mulls switching fields
    Dear Amy: I'm looking for insight. I am in my mid-20s and hold a liberal arts degree. Since graduating from college, I've held five jobs for a variety of reasons (including being laid off twice). I'm currently unemployed and questioning whether I should...
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....