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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

With 63 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday doesn’t offer the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday.

WalletHub determined that more than two in 10 items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — “Forgot 2 defrost early. What 2 do now?” Butterball, which has been fielding phone calls from Thanksgiving cooks for three decades, is letting people text their turkey-related questions this year for the first time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Q. What exactly is tartar, that stuff on your teeth?

Bacteria, mucus, and food particles in our mouths produce a colorless film on the surfaces of teeth. This film is called “plaque.” Plaque contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar.”

Brushing your teeth will remove plaque but not tartar. Once tartar builds up, you need a professional cleaning, one of those fun things we all look forward to. Well, it’s definitely better than gum disease.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Don’t let dust deck your halls this holiday season

Once the Thanksgiving leftovers are all packed up, many people head for their dusty attic to unpack their holiday decorations. However, according to an allergy expert at Baylor College of Medicine, those who suffer from dust allergies should take extra precautions as they prepare to deck the halls this year.

“Dust is a noxious material that needs to be avoided,” said Dr. David Corry, professor and chief of the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor.

What is dust?

Monday, November 21, 2016

ets are people, too — at least when it comes to holiday gifts.

More than half of dog owners and nearly 40 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah, according to the American Pet Products Association, an industry trade group.

Potentially, that’s 39 million dogs and 32 million cats on holiday lists this year, the group reports. And don’t forget all those pet aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends, let alone pleasing favorite pet parents and all-around animal enthusiasts with human gifts just for them.

Some ideas:

Pet toys

Monday, November 21, 2016

NEW YORK — Thanksgiving Day shopping — a delight to some, an anathema to others — isn’t going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be open on the holiday itself.

Many of the nation’s major mall operators and the big retailers that anchor them, such as Toys R Us, J.C. Penney, and Macy’s, are sticking with what they want to be a new tradition, kicking off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Marian Catholic High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America held induction ceremonies for 85 students and officers on Oct. 12.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Terrariums are mini greenhouses that continue to grow in popularity, don’t require a lot of care and are perfect for the holiday season whether given as gifts or used for décor. PHOTO COURTESY GARDENER’S SUPPLY COMPANY

Dress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these low-maintenance gardening trends. Just add a little fun, classic beauty or style to make it even more memorable now and throughout the year.

Terrariums:These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid gardeners. Just plant a few small tropical plants, moisten the soil, close the lid and you have a self-contained growing chamber. Show off your green thumb with a modern, classic or vintage style vessel.

Friday, November 18, 2016

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

• Friday, Vanilla Fudge with special guest Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Slaughter and Lynch Mob, 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 1, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

• Dec. 3, Foghat with special guest, Blackfoot, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 8, An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits and Peter Noone, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 9, Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 10, DeadPhish Orchestra, 8 p.m.