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Holiday Tipping Guide

This time of year, a lot of people are wondering what type of gift or tip should they give service workers. People like babysitters, day care providers, sanitation workers or mail delivers. Whatever you give, you should always put it in a card. Here’s a guild line to follow for tipping.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Unwanted Gifts for Christmas

Christmas present buying is at crunch time now but you still should put some thought into the present and who it for. What do they like, what would they actually use. There are a lot of unwanted gifts that are bought during this time of the year and according from years past, here are the gifts people hope not to receive.

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Bethany Clarke, Getty Images

Self-Gifting a New Trend During Christmas

Something that has been building for a couple of years and now has reached an all-time high is ‘self-gifting’. There has been a 27% jumping in the last 5 years of people buying gifts for their own personal use. They usually spend $237 on self-gifting.

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Minerva Studio, Thinkstock
Minerva Studio, Thinkstock

Should Stores In Maine Be Able To Open On Thanksgiving?

Maine has a law where retail stores of more than 5,000 square-feet can not open on holidays. The are exceptions in the law, for example, L.L.Bean.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

The ‘Odd’ Holidays in August

With a few weeks left in August there is still time to celebrate some of the unusual holidays in the month. On the 10th it is ‘Lazy Day’ a day to goof off and not work best spent in a hammock. On the 13th we celebrate ‘Left Hander’s Day’.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Le Festval de la Bastille

Coming this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12 is the Le Festival de la Bastille at the Calumet Club in Augusta. Live music, fun and fireworks are on the agenda for the two days, but why do the French celebrate Bastille Day?  calumetclub.com

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Sharon and Chad singing karaoke
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Celebrates National Karaoke Week!

Awwww......YEAH!!!!!!!!!

It's like Christmas for me!

The kids are probably thanking their lucky stars they are not home with us this week because THIS WEEK my house is EXTRA full of music! That's right...I karaoke ALL DAY LONG....IN MY HOME!!!

Poor Chad.....

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Some Offbeat Holiday’s Still to Come in February

With February half gone there is still time to celebrate some wacky holidays. We don’t get a day off and we don’t have a storewide sale for these holidays, but they are fun not to mention a little strange.

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youtube.com video

Happy ‘Festivus’, The Holiday For The Rest Of Us

Happy Festivus everyone! What? Not sure what Festivus is? It is the holiday for the rest of us. To comes from an episode of Seinfeld.  Here is where our story begins....

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Christmas Gifts + Tips to Give + How Much

Every year it seems people struggle with the question, 'How much of a holiday tip should I give to the person that supplies services to me during the year?’ Good question because it does vary from service to service. Here’s a few to get you started.

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