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 Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette
Reindeer, like this one found at a Big Lots, are an iconic Christmas decorating symbol.

Take a shine to holiday decoration aisle

It's the “bling deer” for me.

December 24, 2021 1:00 am

 Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette
The Urban Hippie sells a variety of merchandise, such as clothing, candles, incense, jewelry and bags.

Local shoppers share their ideas

One item that caught Sarah M. Strimmenos’ attention on a recent shopping trip was initially priced at $99, but she got it for...

December 17, 2021 1:00 am

Deferred interest can prove costly

More than half of consumers don't understand how deferred interest on store credit cards works.

December 10, 2021 1:00 am

A sweet gift idea

We all have them on our Christmas lists – those neighbors, friends and family members who have everything they need.

December 10, 2021 1:00 am


Local business in the spotlight

Last year, Oprah Winfrey paid attention. This year, it's

December 8, 2021 1:00 am

'Hub' delivery convenient, safer than porch

Once upon a time ... people delivering packages rang the bell.Maybe they knocked, if you didn't have a doorbell.

December 4, 2021 1:00 am

Gift cards popular with procrastinators

I've done it. Don't pretend you haven't done it.

December 3, 2021 12:01 am

Christmas arrives on time with online orders

We've all heard the warnings about ordering online this year.

December 1, 2021 4:00 pm

Giving Tuesday gives nonprofits a much needed boost

When we think of giving this time of year, the first thing that comes to mind might be the presents under the Christmas tree ... and the...

November 29, 2021 12:20 pm

Appreciating the supply chain and those who keep it moving

This holiday season has me thinking of imports in a different way.

November 26, 2021 1:00 am

  • Downtown shops count on multi-Saturday event
  • Being creative appeals to shoppers
  • Close call in parking lot provides needed reminder
  • Charging for Christmas
  • Local Village Marketplace returns
  • Stacking up the Black Friday discounts
  • HoliDaze needs to start earlier this year