Face it: it's too late to come up with something as adorable and creative as this baby Prince costume for your kids to wear to their school Halloween party this year. (Find Discount Diva column on this subject here.)
And even if you had started in May, you probably wouldn't have been able to pull this off:
Let's not even talk about this family that went as the cast of Labyrinth:
But don't freak out and run to the store. You've got plenty of stuff laying around the house to come up with a perfectly respectable Halloween costume.
Quaker Steak & Lube will give away free six-pack "Sprintsters" of jumbo chicken wings next week in its "Six Wings for Six Days" promotion.
One six-pack of wings per person will be given away free Oct. 20 through Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 6727 Transit Road in Lancaster, near Main Street. No purchase is necessary. The wings, which come with celery or carrots and ranch or bleu cheese dip, are not available to go.
I guess her famous catchphrase is true: one day you're in, and the next, you're out.
A stroller hawked by Project Runway host and former supermodel Heidi Klum has been given a "don't buy" rating by Consumer Reports magazine.
In a series of consumer product safety tests, a buckle on the safety harness of the Truly Scrumptious Travel System by Heidi Klum repeatedly came unlatched, leaving kids at risk of falling out of the stroller. The most common cause of stroller-related injuries sustained by children are related to the child falling out of a stroller.
In fact, Consumer Reports is urging consumers who've already bought the stroller to say, "auf wiedersehen" and ask for a refund for the $220 piece of posh baby gear.
"If you already own the Heidi Klum TR252BQR stroller, you can continue using
the car seat in the car and on the stroller, since it doesn’t rely on the
stroller’s restraint system. But don’t use the stroller on its own. Consider
asking the retailer for a refund on the entire travel system," Consumer Reports said, in a press release about the rankings.
Take a free, guided walk at Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda Saturday as part of the "Be Active Erie County!" series sponsored by the Erie
County Department of Health and Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Register at the park's casino, 1 Ellicott Creek Drive in Tonawanda, at 9 a.m.
There will also be free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) screenings, brochures, lessons in healthy living and help to quit smoking.
Sanders, a Rochester native, waxed obsessive about the supermarket's charms.
She lauded its cheese and baked goods, subs and sushi; called its olive bar "a vast land of mysterious allure" and averred its "bulk candy section will restore your faith in everything."
She deemed its private label brands less expensive and higher quality than national brand items and touted everything from Wegmans' diverse selection of shopping carts to its employees' great attitudes.
"This is not an ad, it’s just how I FEEL," Sanders wrote.
The high-tech tractor-trailer will be at the Clearfield Branch of the Amherst Public Library, 770 Hopkins Road in Williamsville on August 16 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be at the Orchard Park Public Library, 4570 South Buffalo Street, on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to borrow titles from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library as well other libraries around the country using your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Kindle, Sony Reader or NOOK.
Patrons of the Nioga Library System and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library can use their library cards to borrow digital titles anytime by searching the Overdrive database.
Two years ago, Joe's Crab Shack celebrated its grand opening by giving away a year of free crab dinners to the first 100 diners through the door. The promotion drew 200 people to the Maple Road store in Amherst, some of whom camped out overnight to increase their chances of winning.
For its second anniversary Thursday, the Houston-based chain restaurant is trying to recapture the same excitement. The first 100 people in line will win one free crab bucket per month for a year. Doors open at 11 a.m.
For the rest of the day, diners at the restaurant can enter to win free crab dinners for life. One lifetime winner will be chosen and surprised Publisher's Clearinghouse-style August 14.