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Think inside the box: Last-minute shopping ideas

Think inside the box: Last-minute shopping ideas

Three shopping spots packed with unique gift items.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The most famous reindeer of all

The most famous reindeer of all

Tune in tonight for the 50th anniversary showing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

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Write a letter to Santa

Write a letter to Santa

Postal History Foundations makes it easy to write the jolly old elf.

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Are the stockings all hung by the chimney with care?

Are the stockings all hung by the chimney with care?

Decorations, cooking, even social media can add  hazards to your holiday.

December 08, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Beards, brew and bands

Beards, brew and bands

A hairy event: Fuzzy faces and foamy heads at the Arizona Beerd Fest.

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Bibliophiles take note — Indies First today

Bibliophiles take note — Indies First today

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Holidays in Tucson: Shop local, shop small today

Holidays in Tucson: Shop local, shop small today

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Minivan Momologues: The other woman is a car

Minivan Momologues: The other woman is a car

Shopping for wheels is nowhere near as fun as shoe shopping.

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Minivan Momologues: Another brilliant idea bites the dust

Minivan Momologues: Another brilliant idea bites the dust

So much for summer chores — seemed like such a good idea.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dating pressed glass can take some serious detective work

Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, “My wife 1909.” I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?

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Table Talk at Home reopens in Oro Valley

Table Talk at Home reopens in Oro Valley

Table Talk at Home has reopened under its new owners, months after its previous owners sold the trade name to their longtime employees Adam Hatfield and Morgan Trevers and to long-term customer Bill Raywinkle.

June 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summer brings another chance to try new vegetables

Spring is back and so are farmers markets. And that means a whole new chance to make friends with strange and unusual vegetables. Or to rehabilitate some old familiars.

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Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to check that out, twice each, with a different piece of jewelry each time to see which stores consistently offered more money for my goods.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 14

Dear Abby for Dec. 14

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know…

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Dear Abby for Dec. 13

Dear Abby for Dec. 13

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…

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Tucson Black Friday shopping: No sweat

Tucson Black Friday shopping: No sweat

Black Friday brought Tucson shoppers out in the wee hours, but the big rush for many big retailers was Thanksgiving night.

November 29, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Photos: Shopping on Thanksgiving

Photos: Shopping on Thanksgiving

Some people stayed home for Thanksgiving, but others went out and shopped. This is what you may have missed by staying home to enjoy Thanksgiving rather than trying to beat Black Friday.

November 29, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Garmin closes Tucson dog-collar plant, laying off 60

Tri-Tronics Inc., a subsidiary of GPS-device maker Garmin Ltd., has closed its local electronic dog-collar manufacturing operation, laying off about 60 production workers as production is moved to Taiwan.

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Christmas arrives at Tucson's Copper Country Antiques

Christmas arrives at Tucson's Copper Country Antiques

Copper Country Antiques, known for “Fred the Buffalo” that sits atop its roof in a boat, has opened a Christmas shop in the middle of its store on Speedway at Rosemont Boulevard.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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