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The bended knee, the little velvet box, the moment you exclaimed “yes!” – getting engaged is such a magical time. With 39 percent of marriage proposals occurring between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, you and a lot of your friends may be newly engaged. Now comes the fun part – planning your dream wedding.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alec Martinez scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 11:45 to play, Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Saturday for their third victory in four days since the Olympic break.
(NewsUSA) - If you're reading this story, you're probably one of the approximately 825,000 couples who've just gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and are now planning your wedding. So here's perhaps the single most important reminder -- and grooms do seem to need more reminding than brides -- anyone will offer: Tradition holds that you both exchange wedding presents.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by survivors of a shooting that left four members of a Jupiter family dead. The survivors of the Thanksgiving Day 2009 shooting sought damages from the parents of 39-year-old Paul Merhige. The mentally ill man is serving two life sentences.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by survivors of a shooting that left four members of a Jupiter family dead.
(BPT) - You’ve seen it time and time again. Your favorite football team is trailing late in the game with the ball not far inside the opponent’s territory. It’s what’s commonly referred to as “four-down territory.” Attempting a field goal is either a long shot or doesn’t garner enough points to win the game. The best option is to “go for it” on fourth down. As the saying goes, the future is now.
(BPT) - A flurry of congratulatory phone calls, social media announcements and sparkling ring pictures all mean one thing: engagement season has arrived. With approximately 39 percent of marriage proposals taking place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, engaged couples are taking note of one of the fastest-growing nuptial trends – destination weddings.
Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season – that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry, millions around the world welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year arrived.
LOS ANGELES, Cali. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The holidays are about family, fun and food, but most of us get carried away when it comes to enjoying a holiday meal. In fact, the average American stuffs down as much as 45-hundred calories on Thanksgiving Day! What if you could make your holiday meals healthier, without sacrificing your favorite foods?
(StatePoint) Traveling this season? You’ll be in good company. Of the 43.4 million estimated Thanksgiving travelers who journeyed 50 miles or more, 90 percent were expected to do so by automobile, according to 2013 AAA projections. But if your budget is tight, you’re probably looking for ways to cut back on travel expenses.
Be among the first to experience the pleasure of enjoying food and beverage in a comfortable treetop setting while watching city life unfold in Sarasota’s best and most popular downtown park. For the official opening night of the Rooftop Lounge at eat here, proprietor Sean Murphy is honoring and supporting the Mayors Feed The Hungry by asking guests to contribute $25 for an evening of fun that will directly benefit the area’s neediest.
Giving back is a big focus of the holiday season. This year, because Thanksgiving fell a week late, Americans have five fewer days to give back and help charities earn much-needed funds that keep yearlong programming afloat. That could translate into shortfalls of millions of dollars for charities, so the stakes are high. Yet it can be difficult to decide which charity will do the most with the donations it receives – and how those donations can positively impact the donor come tax season.
With Thanksgiving running a bit later in the calendar this year, fewer days are left for traditional shoppers this year. That means you might be doing some of your holiday shopping right up to the last minute. The good news is, you can still take advantage of special deals and coupons and save money while crossing everyone off your list.
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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - 21 Christmas trees have turned up missing at the tree sales lot at Lemon Bay High School. The school sells the trees as a fundraiser for the ROTC and Project Graduation groups.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications was seccussfully sent into space Tuesday evening.
SARASOTA, Fla. - It's a big day for online retailers, as just about everyone is looking to cash in on Cyber Monday. Two local Suncoast businesses say their use of e-commerce will set the tone for the rest of the holiday season.
(Family Features) With frigid weather and gloomy days, adding some charm and pizazz to your front porch can seem like a lost cause in the winter. But there are a few ways to bring a fresh, chic feel to your porch that will last well past the holidays.
SARASOTA, FLA. - Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, fans of shopping local now have Small Business Saturday. American Express created the new shopping day three years ago but many Suncoast shoppers are happy to support local businesses.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Many people in Sarasota enjoyed their turkey dinners Thursday. But Friday morning one man was greeted by a wild turkey.
SARASOTA, Fla. - It's Black Friday on the Suncoast, and at University Town Center, shoppers have been packing out the parking lots since 6pm on Thanksgiving day.