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Americans estimated to spend more during 'Cyber Monday'

Retailers may be hoping for big sales on thanksgiving and black Friday, but 'Cyber Monday' may be even bigger. Adobe Analytics is forecasting this coming Monday as the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. Americans are expected to spend 6.6-billion dollars online the Monday after Thanksgivin

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-11-24 21:22:00

Salvation Army serves annual Thanksgiving dinner in Rochester

The Salvation Army served its annual hot Thanksgiving dinner in downtown Rochester Thursday morning. Volunteers served turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and other traditional Thanksgiving favorites at the free annual dinner. People got together and shared stories about what they were thankful

KTTC - 2017-11-23 22:28:00

Home Free brings 'Country Christmas' to Rochester

Home Free, the homegrown a cappella country music group, is back just in time for the holidays. "A Country Christmas," Home Free's annual holiday show, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mayo Civic Center. Home Free, formed in Mankato in 2000, went nationwide in the 2013 season of NBC's "Th

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-11-24 14:20:57

Rochester Boy Surprised with Thousands of Birthday Cards

(ABC 6 News)--On this Thanksgiving Day, one Rochester boy has a lot to be thankful for after people from all across the country sent him thousands of birthday wishes. Like most kids who are 8 years old, Sammy Chesney wanted a birthday to remember, but instead of asking for toys from family and frien

KAAL-TV - 2017-11-24 05:18:00

Rochester Public Library plans new programming for transgender families

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Rochester Public Library is working to fill a need in the community by offering new programming for transgender families. "Studies show that transgender and gender non-conforming kids that don't feel loved and accepted and seen in their community are much more likely to face de

KIMT - 2017-11-24 19:37:00

Science fair has a future in Rochester

Buy Now Akshat Singh receives a blue ribbon at the Rochester Regional Science & Engineering Fair in February 2016. The 2018 fair may be cancelled if new leaders for the program can't be found.File photo Scott Jacobson / sjacobson@postb The science fair must go on. That's what a couple community memb

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-11-24 05:42:05

Throwback Thursday: Santa visits Rochester in 1985

Visiting with Santa Claus is a tradition for many families. On November 29, 1985, Rochester Post Bulletin photographer Jim Welch captured this image of people braving the cold, snowy sidewalks outside of Old City Hall for their chance to see the man in the red suit and tell him what they'd like for

KTTC - 2017-11-23 17:31:00

Runners pound the pavement for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Before gathering around the table, many people in the Med City pounded the pavement at Thursday's Turkey Trot Race. Walkers and runners of all ages lined up Thursday morning for the event's 5k race at Soldiers Memorial Field. Once they finished the run, participants received 'finish line' cinnamon

MYFOX47.COM - 2017-11-24 00:37:00

Elgin recognized statewide for growth plans

ELGIN, TEXAS - The Central Texas town, Elgin, made up of just under 10,000 people, is getting statewide recognition for their efforts to grow their local economy. Gregg Brown is the co-owner of ATX Homemade Jerky and Artisan Market in Elgin. "People really want to support local small businesses,"

KVUE - 2017-11-24 00:36:21

Meyer Family honored for efforts

Masonic Lodge #328, of Elgin honored the Meyer family as recipients of the Community Builder Award for 2017. The award recognizes community dedication, service and contribution by families who are not members of the Lodge, but exhibit and share the same values of its members. During an after-dinner


Tamales: a holiday staple and tradition

According to some accounts, there are 2.1 million tamales sold every year for the holiday season. I do my part to contribute to that total. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, I consider myself something of a connoisseur, some might say a tamale snob, when it comes to choosing the best ta


Junior varsity steps up to fill holes

When one player was called up to fill a hole on the varsity, another junior varsity player stepped up to fill the gap during the JV's 5-5 season. "It's difficult when you take a key player. We took a young man who was playing quarterback for them and had a lot of dynamic plays and he moved over to v


Holiday festivities set to usher in season

Elgin is kicking off the holiday season with several festive events between now and the end of the year, starting this Saturday with Shop Small Saturday. Join in the Where's Priscilla Scavenger Hunt and find images of the locally famous mascot hidden in downtown stores and enter drawings to win Down


City solicits public input on trash options

A new trash pickup contract is on the horizon, but the city wants public feedback before new service dawns in Elgin. On Nov. 14, Elgin City Council voted to recommend a 7-year contract renewal with Republic Services for curbside collection of household trash, recyclables and bulk trash. The contract


Lights of Tejas returns for holiday cheer this weekend

Lights of Tejas will take place over 20 magical nights, beginning Friday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 29, at Tejas Camp and Retreat Center in Giddings. With more than one million lights, Lights of Tejas features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, Christmas crafts, several dining options, an i


Another 'routine' doctor's visit

Any cop will tell you there is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop." I have ridden along with Brenham PD cops at night, and I assure you that is true. I will further iterate that we continue to owe our lives to these 24-hour guardians of the law. I tell anyone who will listen that when you're r


Must-see attractions and best things to do in downtown Miami

Downtown Miami's striking skyline is not just another pretty sight, but an architectural testament to an impressive collection of historic landmarks, futuristic structures and show-stopping attractions. Standing out among the skyscrapers of Downtown Miami is the National Historic Landmark Freedom To

MIAMI.COM - 2017-11-24 16:46:11

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Blue Bottle Coffee, Jack Daniel's, and MKTPlace

As you recuperate from yesterday's Thanksgiving feast, turn your focus to this weekend's food and drink events. Blue Bottle Coffee is now open in the Aventura Mall, Jack Daniel's Barbecue and Beats will take place in Hialeah Park on Saturday, MKTplace at Goombay Plaza will debut in Coral Gables, and

MIAMI NEW TIMES - 2017-11-24 13:00:00

Top Camping Miami Destinations to Try Out This Week

Camping can be recreational, medicinal, refreshing and totally awesome! But camping in Miami (FL), can be doubly interesting and adventurous. The nature, the weather and the beaches all make the camping event exotic and exciting. There is plenty of wilderness, abundant nature and of course diversity

COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM - 2017-11-24 18:02:22

This Miami couple makes mermaid sculptures. Now they want to sink them.

Ernest Vasquez and Sierra Rasberry are two local artists who want to make mythical mermaids a reality. The couple created the 1000 Mermaids Project this year with a goal of creating an underwater sculpture garden using cement and limestone body molds transformed into beautiful mermaids. Vasquez and

MIAMI.COM - 2017-11-24 14:16:47