Thursday, November 28, 2013
Are you making a list and checking it twice? If not, it’s time to get snapping. Operavore can help you choose holiday treats – recordings, books and DVD – that will tickle the fancy of even the most persnickety opera fans.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Last week, listeners called in to talk about what they buy online. Now, let's hear it for face-to-face holiday shopping. Tell us why your brick-and-mortar store is the place to shop, and give shoppers advice on how to make the most of the in-store experience.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Catherine Ruetschlin, policy analyst at Demos and the author of the study Retail's Hidden Potential: How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Overall Economy, calls for higher wages for retail workers to spur the economy, as holiday shopping goes into high gear.
Monday, December 19, 2011
By Mark Simpson
This holiday season if you’re looking for something that is unique to Central Florida you might want go where astronauts stop off to do their shopping. Yep, after a hard day of clocking in with the U.S. Space program astronauts head out State Road Three and stop at the aptly named “Space Shirts”.
It’s been a must stop destination for engineers, managers, tourists, and astronauts all looking for a bit of holiday space swag. Co-owner Brenda Mulberry says more than six months after the final shuttle mission people are stilling coming in for the special bit of shuttle memorabilia, “This is going to last for the next couple of years. It’s not like the frenzy right after the final mission. But we still get people coming in who say the Space Center is sold out.”
She says community support is strong for the “Space Shirts” business which sells everything from embroidered shirts (done onsite) to coffee mugs, mission pins, and yes holiday items.
Mulberry says top holiday items include holiday cards with the International Space Station decked out in Christmas lights, and tree ornaments of a shuttle and an astronaut framed by a wreath.
Space Shirts is easy to find. It’s located right next to the aptly named “Shuttles Dugout Bar and Grill.” So you don't have to orbit far to grab a bite after spending your shekels on shuttle swag!
Monday, November 21, 2011
The week starts out on an ominous note as the Congressional "super committee" charged with reducing the national debt announces that they will not reach a deal. What went wrong during their negotiations, and where do we go from here? How will markets react? Also, the Euro crisis rages on as another government falls in Spain with the election of a new Conservative party. Finally, another GOP debate, the start of the holiday shopping season, and Thanksgiving traditions from Takeaway guests.