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October 22, 2007
Merry Halloween, holiday shoppers

Grand Rapids-- Consumers are seeing red.Red, that is, in Christmas ornaments and tinsel hanging right next to pumpkins, goblins and broomsticks.This holiday creep is making some shoppers grumble about three, even four months, of retail... more »

October 22, 2007
Port Jefferson merchants knock parking meters

Dozens of Port Jefferson merchants are hopping mad about parking meters installed in recent months in the village, saying the 50-cent hourly fee is driving away customers and hurting their bottom line.Stacey DiFazio, owner of... more »

October 22, 2007
A little mall with big ideas

It's not quite yet like a walk through a quaint little town within Doylestown.One side of the first floor of the old County Linen building, which is being transformed into a small mall of about... more »

October 22, 2007
Art gallery shines light on folk artists

The home's clapboards were falling down. The roof was caving in. Drywall was crumbling. The kitchen's floorboards were gone."The grass was all growing up, and there was a raggedy, raggedy fence," recalled folk artist Alania... more »

October 21, 2007
Retailers brace for ho-ho-hum sales

Kim Letke bought her first Christmas gift of the season recently when she found the Moon Sand castle play set for her kids.But the Timonium woman believes it's probably going to be a tough season... more »

October 21, 2007
Recent recalls raise concerns about holiday buying

Addi Belle Rudman of Ramsey celebrated her first birthday a week ago. Among the gifts she received were a clock, a beanbag chair and other furniture for her playroom and bedroom; books; and gift certificates... more »

October 20, 2007
As airports look to retail revenue, travelers get more shops

New York -- If you've done any traveling lately, you've likely noticed that many airports are looking more like malls."I was kind of surprised to see jewelry here," said Jackie Steven of Aberdeen, Scotland, while... more »

October 18, 2007
Cynthia Webb Designs Assists Effort to Rebuild Camp Stevens; Sales of Popular Piece Will Help Repair Buildings Damaged by Fire

San Diego gift designer Cynthia Webb is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of her "Quiet Time" treescape ornament to help rebuild Camp Stevens, the Julian conference and retreat center heavily damaged by a Sept.... more »

October 17, 2007
STUDIO Development Continues With Exhibitor Selection & Logo Introduction

White Plains, NY - Suppliers of the industry's most-trend forward merchandise are gravitating towards STUDIO , a new lifestyle division debuting at the winter 2008 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF).STUDIO - a showcase for... more »

October 17, 2007
ImagiPLAY makes Green Pages list

Boulder, CO - Just as children are the offspring of human beings, human beings are the offspring of the earth. And it's her passionate belief in that philosophy that drives Barbera Aimes, founder and President... more »

October 17, 2007
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc. Features Annabelle’s Blossoms

Hendersonville, NC - Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc, introduces Annabelle's Blossoms, a beguiling home decor collection including tabletop ceramics and finely woven tapestry decor.While autumn reaches its peak with the leaves, rewind the hands of... more »

October 15, 2007
Mother and son turn glass making into business

Phyllis L'Hommedieu planned to be a computer scientist.But her interest shifted when she took a stained glass class at Cal State Fullerton.Unfortunately, she had to drop the class after one of her son's suffered an... more »

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