| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2.
During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can purchase common school supplies free of state and locality retail tax. On July 1, the retail tax in Hampton Roads increased...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It’s back-to-school time and that means it’s time for students to get their necessary vaccines, too.
That’s why the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is offering free immunizations for school-age children starting...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
The Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation urges community participation in its 10th annual Back to School Campaign, which runs July 26 through Aug. 22.
The organization is soliciting donations of school supplies, clothing and other items.
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| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Here are some ideas to get you ready for the back to school lunch bag rush. Occasional treats make indulgences seem truly special. Trim fat and keep the flavor in cookies by substituting egg whites for whole eggs and using applesauce for some of the fat....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The hit to your wallet isn’t the only thing that will raise your blood pressure during Back-to-School shopping season. Shopping for supplies with your student in tow is likely to add conflict.
According to a survey conducted by the bargain website...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period.
The National Retail Federation expects families with...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Your daughter's friends get back-to-school gifts from their parents. Can you resist this trend without guilt?
(from our panel of staff contributors)
Yes, with pleasure. Going back to a good school where friends and great experiences...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The bloggers at dealnews.com, a bargain shopping website, have put together a list of the best and worst things to buy in July.
Among the best deals are seasonal summer items, which are starting to hit rock-bottom prices to make way for back-to-school...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:26 PM
With nearly two months before the new school year starts, retailers want to make sure you have enough time to gather supplies — and spend money.
Big box chains like Walmart, Office Max and Staples are already rolling out Back-to-School displays,...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...