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Back to School

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  • YMCA says overscheduling students can be unhealthy

    It's back-to-school time! Meet Jane Doe*, a well-rounded high school junior who volunteers at the Y. Consistently named to the honor roll, Jane is preparing to apply to college next year. She plays on the varsity lacrosse team, and just landed a small...
  • August retail sales climb 0.6%, boosted by back-to-school shopping

    August retail sales climb 0.6%, boosted by back-to-school shopping
    American consumers opened their wallets for back-to-school shopping in August, boosting retail sales as gas prices fell and the job market improved. U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6% last month from the month before, the Commerce Department said Friday....
  • Apodaca: Running the gauntlet that is the start of school

    It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way. For those of us with kids in school, this time of year tests our strategic skills, logistics...
  • Broadway Box Office: A Mild Labor Day Slump as 'Play' Hits Top 10

    The week after Labor Day is always a tough one on Broadway. But although this year did see some sales slippage, the falloff looks a lot less dire than it would have five or 10 years ago, as seven shows topped the $1 million mark last week including new...
  • Teens model back-to-school fashion at the Burbank Town Center

    Teens model back-to-school fashion at the Burbank Town Center
    Teenagers took to a fashion runway in Burbank on Friday, showing off new trends as well as decades-old styles just in time for another school year. The Burbank Town Center hosted its second annual "Back to School" fashion show in the mall's Center...
  • Niki and Gabi share beauty tips at Lehigh Valley Mall

    Niki and Gabi share beauty tips at Lehigh Valley Mall
    The Beatles had Shea Stadium to greet legions of teenage fans. Teen fashion icons and YouTube sensations Niki and Gabi DeMartino had the Lehigh Valley Mall on Saturday. For parents and adults who probably haven't heard of them, Niki and Gabi are the teen...
  • Five things for Monday, August 11

    Five things for Monday, August 11
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: back to school in Seminole; go along for the ride as an eagle learns to hunt; and thousands of old coins were found during the demolition of a house. It's Monday and some of you are heading back to...
  • Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions

    Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions
    Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23. During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....
  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off in Florida

    Back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off in Florida
    Shoppers across South Florida hit the malls Friday to get ready for the new school year, buying tax-free school supplies, new outfits and electronics. Throughout the weekend, Floridians will be spared the usually required 6 percent state sales tax and...
  • Various backpack drives get Broward youth back to school

    The economy is getting back on its feet, and the unemployment rate is declining in South Florida, but that hasn't had much of an effect on the number of children in the community who cannot afford back-to-school supplies. Several nonprofit organizations,...
  • Back-to-school fair helps parents and kids

    Back-to-school fair helps parents and kids
    Kindergartner Isaiah Brazell, 5, sat patiently for a back-to-school haircut Saturday as volunteer barber Cliff Colston wielded his clippers. Nearby, Isaiah's mother, Yolanda Robinson, waited with other parents whose children were getting free haircuts at...