2012 HOLIDAYS

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Keep kids engaged and occupied during holiday shopping trips

Holiday shopping with kids can be fun. Kids enjoy giving gifts, and bringing them along on shopping excursions to offer their input can make the season that much more special for youngsters. But bringing the little ones along on a holiday shopping trip also can be tricky, as kids can easil...

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Holiday giving for special needs kids

Everyone wants to get the perfect gifts for people on their holiday shopping lists. Shopping for a child with special needs can make gift-giving a bit more difficult. After all, buyers want to ensure the gift is practical as well as thoughtful. However, there are many great gift ideas for special...

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Help college students this holiday season

College is a time when many students form friendships and make memories that last a lifetime. College is also a time when students learn to stretch a dollar, and the right gift come the holiday season can have a big impact on a college student's life. The following are a few gift ideas that may h...

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Easy ways to be 'green' for the holidays

While the holiday season is a time of joy, giving and religious reflection, it also can be a time of excess. Holiday parties, meals brimming with more food than the average person can consume, wrapping paper tossed aside after minimal usage, and shoppers venturing for miles in cars in search of p...

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Prevent lost children while holiday shopping

The only thing scarier during the holidays than the tally on a credit card bill come January is the idea of a child getting lost or abducted while out shopping. Safety tips can keep children by your side or help caregivers find kids fast should they wander off. These are a busy few months ...

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The right age to gift children mobile phones

Gadgets often top the list of desired gifts for the holiday season. Adults and children alike fawn over the latest technology, and giving a loved one a new phone, portable video game console, tablet or e-reader for the holidays is sure to please. When gifting children with the latest tech ...

12:00am

Gifts from the heart

The holidays have arrived. Let the shopping begin! And so it begins’ the days and days of shopping on end for the perfect gift for each and every person on your list. You’re all gung-ho at first with the best of intentions, but as the days whittle down and you realize you haven’...

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Holiday entertainment for the family

You don’t have to leave Lewiston-Auburn to find an array of holiday entertainment offerings suitable for families. Here are a few upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. Just Us Entertainers Christmas Show, December 1 & 2 Just Us is a local choral group that fea...

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Guest lists: The magic number

The holiday season is fast approaching, and this year, you’re going all out and hosting your first party ever! You’ll need a date, time and location for the party first and then you can start work on the guest list. Creating a guest list is not always as simple as it sounds. Yo...

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Games: Christmas tunes challenge

Turn on the radio any day in December, and chances are you will catch a Christmas tune or two. Some stations, in fact, play nothing but Christmas music throughout the month. We all have our favorite holiday tunes, but how many of us know who penned them? Did you know, for example, that Irving Ber...