Category Archives: shopping

5 of the Best Things to Buy from a Thrift Store

5 of the Best Things to Buy from a Thrift Store

Chances are you’ve already heard about how important it is to shop sustainably. Not only does it greatly benefit the environment, but it also does wonders for keeping your bank account from running empty. But with all the talk about how it’s better to shop at secondhand stores rather than supporting fast fashion, nobody’s really…

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Garage Mahal is ON!

     Garage Mahal (the name is rumored to be French for “Stuff”) has the potential to be the biggest ever, with everyone out looking for great bargains. Besides, one good aspect of the sheltering in place is that  everyone had a chance to clean out their basements and garages. This year’s event, to be…

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Business Marketing During Quarantine

     During these strange times, Businesses are having to get creative. This is the time to think “out of the box” – LITERALLY! Now is Not the time to think you can have a “vacation.” Small Business Owners have to work even harder!     Marketing is an investment. It takes steady investing over…

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Senior Shopping Hours & Discounts due to Coronavirus

     Some retailers are setting aside time for their most vulnerable customers to shop.      Because older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19, a number local of stores are dedicating time or opening earlier for senior shoppers and other at-risk groups.      In addition, panic shopping has left many…

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Things to do In Merrillville Indiana

Create Art At Busy Bees Art Studio at Southlake Mall Southlake Auto Cruise Nights NwIndiana Symphony Orchestra Concerts at Living Hope Church Seasons Cajun & Southern Cuisine Restaurant and Catering Visit Albanese Candy Factory Visit Hidden Lake Park – Drive Thru Christmas Lights during the Holidays Concerts & Shows at Living Hope Church Shake up…

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It’s Just Serendipity – A Unique Shopping Experience

     “Serendipity” means to make desirable discoveries by accident. “It’s Just Serendipity,” is a ececltic store with a new and unique concept in downtown Hammond by Karen Maravilla and Raymundo Garcia. Helping to revitalize the downtown district, the couple wants to celebrate the nostalgia a downtown district brings to the community.      Several…

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BBB Black Friday Tips and Advice

     According to a recent survey by Google & Ipsos, 75% of shoppers will be looking to do holiday shopping around Black Friday, and 18% will be doing most of their shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you fall into those categories, the time leading up to the holidays might be stressful…

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Moms And Tots Resale Shop

In order to do that they must have the volunteer help.       While volunteering at the store, you would be: cleaning, sorting and tagging donations, hanging clothing, straightening the sales floor, bagging merchandise, working the jewelry counter, working the register, greeting customers, and selling merchandise. It is a great way to make a difference in…

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J&L This & That Store Opens in Whiting

by Gayle Kosalko        I had looked forward to going into J&L This & That store located in the old Michelle’s Dance Studio on 119th Street.  For a few weeks, eye-catching and interesting window displays kept beckoning to me. It’s so interesting when you first walk in,  you don’t know what to look at first. …

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Thanksgiving Costs Are Down in Indiana

According to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey, Hoosier shoppers should expect slightly more affordable grocery store prices on traditional Thanksgiving food items this year. The average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year, including 12 traditional food items, is $47.22 or $4.72 per person, which is approximately 7 percent cheaper…

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