Black Friday is knocking at the door. Whether you brave the maddening hoards or plan to wait, here are some gift ideas ranging from less than $20 to $150 for the energy sticklers on your list. You know the ones -- always turning down the heat or shutting off extra lights. This is the list for them!
In fall, herb gardeners are overcome with the need to harvest and dry our herbs. We scout flat surfaces around the house. Spare tables, the top of the clothes dryer, nothing is safe. Clippers in hand, we raid our gardens for armfuls of basil, rosemary and sage. Green mounds spring up in the house and may spill over into the garage.
NEW YORK -- When the latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute opens this week, celebrating the style of French fashion figure Jacqueline de Ribes, an important guest will be missing: The 86-year-old de Ribes herself.
In the 1990s comedy "Father of the Bride," Steve Martin, as George Banks, bursts into a grocery store on a rampage. After ripping into a package of hot dog buns and removing four he doesn't need in the hopes of saving money, Banks yells at a store clerk, "I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!"
When planning your holiday lights, you probably think about decorating evergreens and not deciduous trees. But, each year, a handful of volunteers from Clark Public Utilities heads to Esther Short Park to do just that. They put the twinkly holiday trimmings on five deciduous trees in preparation for Vancouver's annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony.