Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at the hot toys for tots this holiday season.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, but now they’ll be too intrigued with their own smartphone to chew on. The Jellystone smartphone teether comes in seven funky colors and is BPA …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
It's not even Halloween yet and some stores are already putting up Christmas decorations. Is it too soon to deck the halls or are you ready for the 2012 Holiday Season to begin?
It's an annual question for merchants and shoppers: How soon is too soon to deck the malls and shopping centers for the Christmas holiday season? Some stores have already begun the process. Christmas music, decorations and layaway ads can already been seen in the shopping aisle at local stores. Halloween decorations still dominate, but signs of Christmas are already creeping in. So what do you think? When is too early for the Christmas shopping season to begin? Do the decorations and Christmas ads entice you to buy early or make you grit your teeth and wish for more time before the holiday rush begins?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Chamber of Commerce hopes special event will bring residents to Madison businesses.
If you're reading this, you probably live in Madison. If that's the case, then you have probably gotten breakfast with your family at The Bagel Chateau. Maybe you have met a buddy for a drink and enjoyed some live music at Shanghai Jazz. You might have surprised your wife with jewelry from Rose City Jewelers, (and if you haven't, she might read this first...). Whether eating, drinking, strolling or shopping, Madison wouldn't be Madison without its downtown district – little in size, but absolutely stocked with great businesses. This week, residents, the Chamber of Commerce, and downtown merchants are coming together for Madison Holiday Shopping Days. As part of the "Home for the Holidays in Madison" initiative, people can expect to "…